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Glossary for Retractions, costal and sternal

  • Arrhythmias: Irregularity in the heart's beating rhythm.
  • Chest conditions: Any condition affecting the chest
  • Child health conditions: Any medical conditions typically afflicting children.
  • Chronic Bronchitis: Chronic bronchitis is a chronic inflammation of the bronchi (medium-size airways) in the lungs.
  • Emphysema: Emphysema is a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is defined as an abnormal, permanent enlargement of the air spaces distal to the terminal bronchioles accompanied by destruction of their walls and without obvious fibrosis.
  • Infant health conditions: Medical conditions typically affecting infants (including newborns and babies under one year old).
  • Respiratory conditions: Any condition that affects the respiratory system

 

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