Homeostatic imbalances of respiratory system

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Homeostatic imbalances of respiratory system - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) : o obstructive emphysema alveolar walls o chronic bronchitis : chronic excessive mucus production by lower respiratory tract as well as inflammation & fibrosis - asthma (bronchial asthma): characterized by episodes of coughing, dyspnea (difficult o periods of acute symptoms followed by symptom-free periods
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Unformatted text preview: o treatments changed from inhaled bronchodilators to inhaled steroids- tuberculosis ( TB ): infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis o spread by exposure to airborne bacteria usually from coughing o 12-month course of antibiotics for treatment- lung cancer : incidence strongly associated with cigarette smoking o squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma & small cell carcinoma o treated with surgical removal of cancerous lung tissue, radiation PAGE8...
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