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acute bronchitis
- Bronchi are the branches of the main windpipe that carry oxygen into the lungs. Acute bronchitis is inflammation, or swelling, of one or more bronchi.
- Biofeedback refers to methods that allow people to have conscious control over body functions that usually occur automatically. The heartbeat, blood pressure, muscle tension, pain response, and brain waves have all been targeted. An instrument measures changes in these functions. The person is made aware of the measurements. The name biofeedback comes from this biological feedback.
- A cough is a sudden, noisy expulsion of air from the lungs that sometimes includes mucous.
carotid endarterectomy
- Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is a procedure used to remove a blockage in the carotid artery to prevent a stroke from occurring. The carotid arteries are blood vessels located in the neck that supply blood to the brain. There is one carotid artery on each side of the neck. When these vessels become narrowed or blocked, blood flow to the brain is reduced. This can lead to a stroke.
drug-induced erectile dysfunction
- Erectile dysfunction, or impotence, is a condition in which a man is unable to get or maintain an erection. There can be several causes for this condition. One factor may be the medications the man is taking.
- A laryngectomy is an operation to remove the larynx. The larynx, or voice box, is the organ that produces the sound that allows us to speak. It also prevents food from entering the air passage.
chronic bronchitis
- Chronic bronchitis is an ongoing inflammation of the breathing tubes. It is almost always the result of long-term smoking. The official definition of chronic bronchitis requires coughing up phlegm most days for at least 3 months of the year for at least 2 years in a row.
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
cytology exam of sputum
- A sputum cytology test can identify cancer cells in a sample of sputum.
macular degeneration
sudden infant death syndrome
intrauterine growth retardation
tobacco use: smoking and smokeless tobacco
stomach cancer
thoracic aortic aneurysm
- An aneurysm is an abnormal widening of a blood vessel. In this case, the blood vessel is in the aorta. This is the main blood vessel that takes blood from the heart to the rest of the body. The thoracic aorta is the part of the aorta that travels through the chest.
Useful Links
Australian Council on Smoking and Health - ASH Australia - OxyGen: Young People Smoking - Interactive smoking prevention site for young people. - Quit Now - The National Tobacco Campaign - National Quit Smoking Line: 13 18 48
smoking cessation
What You(th) Should Know About Tobacco
What You(th) Should Know About Tobacco - Tobacco and Athletic Performance Donít get trapped. Nicotine in cigarettes, cigars, and spit tobacco is addictive. Nicotine narrows your blood vessels and puts added strain on your heart. Smoking...
erectile dysfunction
- Male erectile dysfunction is a condition in which a man cannot get or keep an erection long enough to have sexual intercourse.
- Leukoplakia is a white patch, often inside the mouth, that will not rub off.
- Vasculitis is an inflammation of the blood vessels.
lung transplant
- In lung transplantation, a healthy donor lung is removed from a person who is brain dead and implanted into a person with lung disease who needs a healthy lung. Sometimes one lung is transplanted and sometimes a person is in need of a double lung transplant.
- Wheezing describes a form of difficult, noisy breathing.
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