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COPD

pulmonary arteries into the lungs. By having high blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries, this puts pressure on the right ventricle leading to a failure in pumping the blood effectively to the lungs to pick up oxygen because the ventricle has become too stretched and dilated ("COPD and Heart Failure ", n.d.). Due to the weak pumping of the heart’s muscle, blood will back up in the blood vessels and fluid may leak throughout the tissues in the body and around the lungs (ANRP, Thompson, & Thompson...

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Respiratory System Webquest

which is the trachea. 3. Describe the structure and location of the trachea. Explain its function in relation to respiration. The trachea is lined by cartilage and divided into two branches, called the bronchi, which enter the left and right lungs. It is composed with pseudostratified columnar epithelium. The trachea is the windpipe which conditions – warms, moistens, and removes particles – of the air inhaled. 4. Describe the structure and function of the cricoid cartilage. The cricoid...

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Anatomy and Physiology of Respiratory System

so that food will not be directed to the lower respiratory passages. The food will be then routed to the esophagus and in cases where it enters the larynx, a cough reflex is triggered to expel the substance and prevent it from continuing into the lungs. This protective reflex does not work when a person is unconscious that is why it is not allowed to offer or administer fluids to an unconscious client. Vocal folds – a pair of folds which is also called the true vocal cords that vibrate when air...

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Pneumonia Notes

inflammation of the lung, caused by viral, chemical, bacterial, fungal agents. Usually happens in people with compromised immune systems, or people who have compromise to the structures that protect the airway (i.e. the nares dry up and can't humdify air anymore, bronchioles shrivel and can't filter the air) If anything occurs with the mucocilliary system, the epiglottis, or the nares, we are inviting pneumonia into our bodies. Aging also causes a huge predisposition for pnuemonia because lungs are smaller...

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Case Study for Copd Anatomy

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is an umbrella term that refers to a group of lung diseases that block airflow during exhalation, which makes it increasingly difficult to breath. Emphysema and chronic asthmatic bronchitis are the two main conditions that make up COPD. In all cases that damage to the airways eventually interferes with the exchange of the oxygen and carbon dioxide in the lungs (mayo). COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States. It is estimated that...

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Cari's Story

Describe the process that Cari’s respiratory system is using to clear her lungs by coughing. The cough reflex is used to clear sputum and irritants that are in the nasal passages and pharynx. There are cilia in her trachea that is moving mucus up from the lungs. When the mucus becomes abundant, it triggers the cough reflex. C.) Which structures found in the bronchioles and alveoli normally would protect Cari’s lungs from infectious pathogens and particulate matter? There are macrophages...

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Case Study Pneumonia

INTRODUCTION Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs caused by an infection. It is also called Pneumonitis or Bronchopneumonia. Pneumonia can be a serious threat to our health. Although pneumonia is a special concern for older adults and those with chronic illnesses, it can also strike young, healthy people as well. It is a common illness that affects thousands of people each year in the Philippines, thus, it remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the country. There are many...

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Cari's Story

Describe the process that Cari’s respiratory system is using to clear her lungs by coughing. The cough reflex is used to clear sputum and irritants that are in the nasal passages and pharynx. There are cilia in her trachea that is moving mucus up from the lungs. When the mucus becomes abundant it triggers the cough reflex. C) Which structures found in the terminal bronchioles and alveoli normally would protect Cari’s lungs from infectious pathogens and particulate matter? There are macrophages...

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COPD Case Study

Theophylline, a bronchodilator is used to treat COPD. It decreases resistance in the airway and increases the airflow to the lungs. It relieves the symptoms, reverses airway obstruction, delays disease progression and slows down the decline in lung function. B2 agonist, also a bronchodilator, relaxes and dilates the airways in the lungs making breathing easier. It is effective in improving lung function such as shortness of breath. Both of these drugs strengthen the bronchodilator effect, they relax and open...

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Fantastic Voyage

Voyage to the Right Lung Jenna Bullard HS130-06 Unit 4 Assignment Kaplan University 06/10/2013 Everyone board the mini-sub! Lora has a bacterium that is invading the lower lobe of her right lung. We must go now! We must destroy this bacterium before it makes her sick! We cannot let that happen her Lora. As of right now, we are entering the right femoral vein, close to the groin. The right femoral vein is parallel with the femoral artery through the upper thigh and pelvic region. It is...

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