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Respiratory

Meanings and phrases

respiratory

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adj.
  1. pertaining to respiration

adult respiratory distress syndrome

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n.
  1. acute lung injury characterized by coughing and rales; inflammation of the lungs which become stiff and fibrous and cannot exchange oxygen; occurs among persons exposed to irritants such as corrosive chemical vapors or ammonia or chlorine etc.; ARDS; wet lung; white lung

lower respiratory infection

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n.
  1. infection of the lower respiratory tract

lower respiratory tract

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n.
  1. the bronchi and lungs

lower respiratory tract smear

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n.
  1. any of several cytologic smears obtained from different parts of the lower respiratory tract; used for cytologic study of cancer and other diseases of the lungs; bronchoscopic smear; sputum smear

respiratory acidosis

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n.
  1. acidosis resulting from reduced gas exchange in the lungs (as in emphysema or pneumonia); excess carbon dioxide combines with water to form carbonic acid which increases the acidity of the blood; carbon dioxide acidosis

respiratory alkalosis

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n.
  1. alkalosis resulting from increased gas exchange in the lungs (as in hyperventilation associated with extreme anxiety or aspirin intoxication or metabolic acidosis)

respiratory center

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n.
  1. the center in the medulla oblongata and pons that integrates sensory information about the level of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood and determines the signals to be sent to the respiratory muscles

respiratory disease

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n.
  1. a disease affecting the respiratory system; respiratory illness; respiratory disorder
E.g.
  • Although most cases are mild, severe respiratory disease has also been reported.
  • Scruggs died on 2 February 2006 in Nashville, Tennessee from respiratory disease.
  • Nick Reynolds died on October 1, 2008, in San Diego, California from acute respiratory disease.

respiratory disorder

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a disease affecting the respiratory system; respiratory disease; respiratory illness

respiratory distress syndrome

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an acute lung disease of the newborn (especially the premature newborn); lungs cannot expand because of a wetting agent is lacking; characterized by rapid shallow breathing and cyanosis and the formation of a glassy hyaline membrane over the alveoli; respiratory distress syndrome of the newborn; hyaline membrane disease
n.
  1. an acute lung disease of the newborn (especially the premature newborn); lungs cannot expand because of a wetting agent is lacking; characterized by rapid shallow breathing and cyanosis and the formation of a glassy hyaline membrane over the alveoli; respiratory distress syndrome; hyaline membrane disease

respiratory illness

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n.
  1. a disease affecting the respiratory system; respiratory disease; respiratory disorder

respiratory infection

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n.
  1. any infection of the respiratory tract; respiratory tract infection

respiratory organ

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any organ involved in the process of respiration

respiratory quotient

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n.
  1. the ratio of the volume of carbon dioxide expired to the volume of oxygen consumed by an organism or cell in a given period of time

respiratory rate

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n.
  1. the rate at which a person inhales and exhales; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health; rate of respiration

respiratory syncytial virus

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n.
  1. a paramyxovirus that forms syncytia in tissue culture and that is responsible for severe respiratory diseases such as bronchiolitis and bronchial pneumonia (especially in children)

respiratory system

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the system for taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide; in terrestrial animals this is accomplished by breathing; systema respiratorium
E.g.
  • They assumed sauropods had a reptilian respiratory system.
  • Chlorine is a toxic gas that attacks the respiratory system, eyes, and skin.
  • Also in 1884, Jellinek demonstrated the effects of cocaine as a respiratory system anesthetic.

respiratory tract

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n.
  1. the passages through which air enters and leaves the body; airway
E.g.
  • It can cause lesions in the respiratory tract.
  • Tracheostomy is often used to relieve upper respiratory tract infections.
  • Cat flu Cat flu is the common name for a feline upper respiratory tract disease.

respiratory tract infection

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any infection of the respiratory tract; respiratory infection

severe acute respiratory syndrome

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n.
  1. a respiratory disease of unknown etiology that apparently originated in mainland China in 2003; characterized by fever and coughing or difficulty breathing or hypoxia; can be fatal; SARS

upper respiratory infection

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. infection of the upper respiratory tract

upper respiratory tract

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the nose and throat and trachea
E.g.
  • Tracheostomy is often used to relieve upper respiratory tract infections.
  • Cat flu Cat flu is the common name for a feline upper respiratory tract disease.
  • Nasal inhalers contain decongestant drugs to relieve nasal congestion in the upper respiratory tract.

respiratory failure

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He died at the age of 65 of respiratory failure.
  • The cause of his death was respiratory failure.
  • Metabolic acidosis is compounded by respiratory failure.

respiratory distress

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It leads to pulmonary hypertension and acute respiratory distress syndrome.
  • ADHF is a common and potentially serious cause of acute respiratory distress.
  • Therefore, oxygen is currently only recommended if oxygen levels are found to be low or if someone is in respiratory distress.

upper respiratory

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Individuals with AGU also show increased upper respiratory infections.
  • Tracheostomy is often used to relieve upper respiratory tract infections.
  • Cat flu Cat flu is the common name for a feline upper respiratory tract disease.

respiratory problems

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E.g.
  • He died on 16 September 2012, aged 84, from respiratory problems.
  • She died on 16 March 2011 in Cantabria, due to respiratory problems, aged 85.
  • Many protests have happened about it as it has given many people respiratory problems.

acute respiratory

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E.g.
  • In acute respiratory acidosis, compensation occurs in 2 steps.
  • It leads to pulmonary hypertension and acute respiratory distress syndrome.
  • ADHF is a common and potentially serious cause of acute respiratory distress.

respiratory depression

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • This may progress in severe overdoses to respiratory depression or coma and possibly death.
  • These include allergic reactions, over-sedation, respiratory depression, and hemodynamic effects.
  • Extreme doses may result in a decreased effort to breathe (respiratory depression), coma, or death.

respiratory diseases

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Accidents, injuries, malignant and respiratory diseases are other primary causes of death.
  • In 1989, a sanitary gallery was established where respiratory diseases are treated within rest cures.
  • Belize has a high prevalence of communicable diseases such as respiratory diseases and intestinal illnesses.

respiratory infections

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The risk of developing respiratory infections is increased.
  • Individuals with AGU also show increased upper respiratory infections.
  • The most important pathogens are rotavirus for diarrhoea and pneumococcus for lower respiratory infections.

respiratory chain

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • testing for mitochondrial abnormalities, ANT deficiency and decreases of respiratory chain complexes I and IV can also be done.
  • Lactobacilli are unusual in that they can respire oxygen, but have no respiratory chain or cytochromes — the consumed oxygen ultimately ends up as hydrogen peroxide.
  • Testing for mitochondrial abnormalities including adenosine nucleotide transporter deficiency and decreases in the respiratory chain complexes I and IV can also be done.
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