Describe an overview of the key anatomical parts of the respiratory system and how it works

Describe an - Describe an overview of the key anatomical parts of the respiratory system and how it works Describe possible diagnostic or surgical

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Describe an overview of the key anatomical parts of the respiratory system and how it works. Describe possible diagnostic or surgical procedures associated with the respiratory system that are not mentioned in the Q&A section of this unit. Include at least 10 medical terms including anatomy, diagnostic, and surgical terms. The respiratory system is made of lungs that facilitate oxygen exchange. The airway starts at the mouth, goes down the larynx to the trachea which breaks up into bronchi and then divides into smaller bronchioles. The airway leads to lung tissue which is made up of air sacs called alveoli and the air exchange happens through these as small blood vessels called capillaries facilitate gas exchange/transfer to the blood vessels which then are pumped through the left atrium and ventricle to the rest of the body. The most common diagnostic procedure performed on the respiratory system is a chest x-ray. Another diagnostic procedure is a catscan of the chest. Surgery procedures are manifold, one example is a VATS or video assistic thoracic surgery which is minimally invasive and used to do manipulations in this manner. Another surgical procedure is a lobectomy which is removal of a lung lobe which can be done in circumstances such as cancer. Do an in-depth analysis of 5 of these terms. Identify the root, suffix, prefix, and their literal meaning. Describe how clinicians commonly use the word. In order to analyze medical words, you need to understand the three main elements that are used to form words: prefixes, root words, and suffixes. There are many terms to each of these elements and it would be impossible to expect you to learn them all, but you will become familiar with some of the most common ones. You can purchase medical terminology dictionaries that will help you in identifying medical terms, but they are not necessary for this course. In this lesson you will learn the definitions of the three elements used to make up a medical term : word roots, suffixes, and prefixes, and common medical examples.
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This note was uploaded on 07/28/2010 for the course DUS 28937414 taught by Professor Mr.rock during the Spring '10 term at Acton School of Business.

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