acute bronchitis

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What is acute bronchitis? An acute bronchitis is an acute inflammation of the mucous membranes in the bronchi . It is usually associated with inflammation of the upper airways (nose and throat) and is widespread, especially in …

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alveoli

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Alve o le [von * alveoli -], pulmonary alveoli , gas-filled end chamber of the lungs , site of diffusion-based gas exchange ( alveolar air , blood gases ) with the blood(release of carbon dioxide [CO 2 ] to the respiratory air and absorption of oxygen [O 2 ] from the respiratory air [ respiratory …

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asthma

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What is asthma? The term asthma comes from the Greek and means oppression. It is a chronic (that is, long-lasting) and seizure-like, inflammatory disease of the respiratory tract, which is associated with increased sensitivity …

COPD

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What is COPD? The international technical term “COPD” is an inherited from the English abbreviation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and refers to chronic obstructive bronchitis (COB) with or without emphysema. “Obstructive” stands for a …

Edema

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Edema Edema refers to the increased accumulation of fluid (water, lymph) in the tissue of the body, outside of cells and blood vessels. Normally, about two-thirds of body water is in …