Symptoms And Symptoms Of Bacterial Pneumonia

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Bacterial Pneumonia Lucas Nguyen Medical terminology 161 Night Session 7:00-9:50pm October 27, 2016 II. Introduction Bacterial pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that can make it difficult to exchange gases. It can cause inflammation in the alveoli that fill up with fluids, which the lungs will become less elastic and cannot take oxygen or remove carbon dioxide in the blood efficiently. Therefore, it can be difficult to breathe for your lungs may need to work harder to retrieve oxygen and chest pain may occur as well. I chose bacterial pneumonia as my topic because I have a huge interest in the respiratory system. At San Joaquin Valley College, I was in the respiratory therapist program where I wanted to write about bacterial pneumonia. Unfortunately, I had to leave before I can even start the paper about this pulmonary disease. III. Medical Terminology 1. Abdominal: The anterior portion of the body between the thorax and the pelvis; contains the abdominal cavity. Called also belly and venter. 2. Arterial: Pertaining to an artery or to the arteries. 3. Bacterial: An acute croup like bacterial infection of the upper airway in children, with coughing and high fever. 4. Bradycardia: Slowness of the heartbeat, so that the pulse rate is less than 60 beats per minute or less. 5. Bronchitis: Inflammation of one or more bronchi. 6. Bronchoscopy: Inspection of the interior of the tracheobronchial tree through a bronchoscope, usually a fiberoptic

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