Etymology of Medical language.docx - Choose 2 anatomic terms 1 Dyspnoea(bad breathing Dyspnoea difficult or labored breathing shortness of breath

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Choose 2 anatomic terms: 1. Dyspnoea (bad breathing) Dyspnoea: difficult or labored breathing, shortness of breath Dyspnoea may be a sign of serious disease of the airway, lungs or heart. The onset of dyspnoea should not be ignored is reason to seek medical attention. Dyspnea may be induced in four distinct settings: increased ventilatory demand such as with exertion, febrile illness, hypoxic state, severe anemia, or metabolic acidosis decreased ventilatory capacity such as with pleural effusion, pneumothorax, intrathoracic mass, rib injury, or muscle weakness increased airway resistance such as with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease decreased pulmonary compliance such as with interstitial fibrosis or pulmonary edema. This was the beginning of the Greek era of the language of medicine, which lasted even after the Roman conquest, since the Romans, who had no similar medical tradition, imported Greek medicine.
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