Flashcards in Respiratory System Deck (28)
What does the respiratory system do?
Brings oxygen from the air into the body for delivery via the blood cells
What is the diffusion of gases between the atmosphere and the cells of the body called?
What is ventilation?
Intake of fresh air
What does the upper respiratory tract consist of?
Nose, Mouth, Pharynx, Epiglottis, and Larynx
What does the lower respiratory tract consist of?
Trachea, Bronchial Tree, and Lungs
What are the thin hairs inside of the nostrils called?
What are the olfactory receptors responsible for?
Sense of Smell
What is the larynx commonly called?
What is the pharynx commonly called?
What is the trachea commonly called?
What does inhalation/inspiration mean?
Drawing in of breath
What does exhalation/expiration mean?
Release of breath
What is the act of listening called?
What is apnea?
Absence of Breathing
What is dyspnea?
What is bradypnea?
Abnormally Slow Respiratory Rate
What is tachypnea?
Abnormally Rapid Respiratory Rate
What is hyperpnea?
Abnormal Increase in Rate/Depth of Respirations
What is hypopnea
Abnormally Slow/Shallow Respirations
What is hyperventilation?
Abnormally Rapid Deep Breathing
What is Agonal Breathing?
Respirations Near Death/During Extreme Suffering
When auscultating, what is the sound of popping bubbles that suggests fluid accumulation called?
When auscultating, what is the sound of fine or coarse interrupted crackling coming from collapsed or fluid-filled alveoli during inspiration called?
When auscultating, what is the sound of less or no sound of air movement, suggesting consolidation of lung tissue called?
Decreased Lung Sounds
What is respiratory rate?
Number of Respirations per Minute
When auscultating, what is the sound of abnormal, continuous, musical, high-pitched whistling sounds heard during inspiration called?
When auscultating, what is the sound of snoring, squeaking, or whistling that suggests airway narrowing called?