Respiratory Diseases

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1. What is the definition of emphysema?

  • respiratory condition causing spasms in the bronchi
  • 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
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2. 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

3. Two symptoms of asthma

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

4. Two symptoms of emphysema

  • shortness of breath & coughing and wheezing
  • persistent chest infections & tiredness

5. Two symptoms of bronchitis

  • sore throat & headache
  • persistent chest infection & wheezing


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