Respiratory Diseases

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1. What is the definition of emphysema?

  • A disease that destroys the walls of the alveoli, resulting in a loss of surface area available for the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide during breathing
  • uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells
  • respiratory condition causing spasms in the bronchi
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2. Two symptoms of asthma

  • persistent chest infections & lack of motivation
  • frequent coughing & shortness of breath
  • headache & weight loss

3. Two symptoms of lung cancer

  • coughing & wheezing
  • coughing up blood & persistent chest infections
  • sore throat & headache

4. What is the definition of asthma?

  • respiratory condition marked by attacks of spasm in the bronchi, causing a difficulty in breathing
  • Infection of the airways causing the bronchi to become inflamed and irritated
  • uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the lungs

5. What is the definition of bronchitis?

  • respiratory condition causing spasms in the bronchi
  • in airways of the lung causing them to become inflamed and irritated
  • uncontrolled cell growth of abnormal cells

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