11.34: Respiratory System Diseases Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12 % Progress MEMORY METER This indicates how strong in your memory this concept is Practice Progress % % Practice Now MEMORY METER This indicates how strong in your memory this concept is Share Add to Library Turn In Read Practice Resources Details Loading... Notes/Highlights Having trouble? Report an issue. Color Highlighted Text Notes Show More Vocabulary Language: English ▼ English 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. Image Attributions Show Hide Details Description Introduces common respiratory diseases. Learning Objectives None Related Materials Respiratory System Diseases and Disorders - Advanced Respiratory System Diseases Difficulty Level: At Grade Authors: Jessica Harwood Douglas Wilkin, Ph.D. Contributors: Doris Kraus, Ph.D. Niamh Gray-Wilson Jean Brainard, Ph.D. Sarah Johnson Jane Willan Corliss Karasov Editors: Douglas Wilkin, Ph.D. Tags: asthma bronchitis emphysema (4 more) lung cancer SCI.BIO.934.3.L.2 SCI.LSC.934.3.L.1 tuberculosis Subjects: science Life Science Concept Nodes: SCI.LSC.934.3 (Respiratory System Diseases) Grades: 7 , 8 Date Created: Nov 29, 2012 Last Modified: Dec 01, 2016 Vocabulary None Save or share your relevant files like activites, homework and worksheet.To add resources, you must be the owner of the Modality. Click Customize to make your own copy.