CHAPTER 9 - The lymphoid tissues located behind the nasal...

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The lymphoid tissues located behind the nasal cavity are called tonsils “small mass or almond” . Both food and air travel through the mouth and pharynx or throat . The double-sac membrane that covers each lung and lines the thoracic cavity is the pleura . The surgical term for the puncture of the chest cavity in order to aspirate fluid is called thoracocentesis . The medical term “hypoxemia” means deficient oxygen in the blood . The area in the lungs where oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged is called the alveolus or cavity (alveolar sacs) . Pulmonary Endo/scop/y is best used to view and diagnose diseases of the Respiratory System. The term Ortho/dont/ist literally means straight/teeth/specialist . The term Eu/pnea actually means well, easy, true, normal, or good breathing . The term Dys/phasia means difficulty or faulty speech or utterance . The term Trache/os/tom/y actually means creation of an artificial mouth-like opening in the throat and neck . The suffix –centesis is added to word part Pneumono-/-centesis to refer to the surgical procedure of puncturing the lung and aspirating fluids like blood, pus, & lymph. This procedure promotes easy breathing and cell oxygenation. The diagnostic term for pus in the pleural space in the chest is pyo/thorax . The diagnostic term for narrowing or contraction of the larynx or voice box is laryngospasm or laryngo/stenosis . A patient with diagnosis of blood in the chest has a hemo/thorax
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course HLTH 354 taught by Professor Bard during the Summer '11 term at Texas A&M.

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