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Glossary for Pulmonary cystic lymphangiectasis

  • Congenital conditions: Any condition that you are born with such as birth defects or genetic diseases.
  • Congenital conditions -- physical defects: Congenital (birth) defects causing a physical structure defect (rather than metabolic).
  • Cough: The noise produced from the sudden expulsion of air from the lungs
  • Cyanosis: Blueness or purple coloring of skin.
  • Lung conditions: Various conditions affecting the lungs or related airways.
  • Lymphangiectasies and lymphedema Hennekam type: A rare disorder characterized by buildup of lymphatic fluid in the limbs, face and genitals, seizures and mental and growth retardation.
  • Lymphangitis: Inflammation of the lymphatic channels caused by an infectious agent.
  • Lymphoedema -- lymphangiectasia -- mental retardation: A rare disorder characterized by buildup of lymphatic fluid in the limbs, face and genitals, seizures and mental and growth retardation.
  • Pulmonary hypertension: Pulmonary hypertension refers to high blood pressure in the blood vessels that carry blood to the lungs. Blood pressure in other parts of the body is normal or sometimes even low. The condition may be caused by such things as lung conditions (e.g. emphysema, chronic bronchitis), heart conditions (e.g. congestive heart failure, birth defects involving heart), AIDS or medications such as fenfluramine (a diet drug). Sometimes it occurs for no apparent reason and is called primary pulmonary hypertension.
  • Rales: are the clicking, rattling, or crackling noises heard on auscultation of the lung caused by the"popping open" of small airways and alveoli collapsed by fluid, exudate, or lack of aeration during expiration
  • Respiratory distress: A condition which is characterized by poor respiration that results in the body being under stress
  • Respiratory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
  • Respiratory system conditions: Conditions affecting the respiratory (breathing) systems, such as lungs and airways.
  • Stillbirth: Where a woman delivers a child who is dead
  • Wheezing: A whistling like continuous sound that is caused by the respiratory system

 

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