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11.34: Respiratory System Diseases

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12
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TermDefinition
asthma Illness in which the bronchioles are inflamed and become narrow.
bronchitis Inflammation of the membrane lining of the bronchial tubes of the lungs.
emphysema Chronic lung disease caused by the breakdown of the lung tissue.
lung cancer Disease in which the cells found in the lungs grow uncontrollably.
pathogen Organism that causes disease.
pneumonia Illness that occurs when the alveoli become inflamed and filled with fluid.
tuberculosis Lung disease caused by a genus of bacterium called Mycobacterium.

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