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  Respiratory System
A sufficient supply of oxygen is required for the aerobic respiratory machinery of Kreb's Cycle and the Electron Transport System to efficiently convert stored organic energy into energy trapped in ATP.
Many terrestrial animals have their respiratory surfaces inside the body and connected to the outside by a series of tubes.
Respiratory pigments increase the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood.
www.emc.maricopa.edu /faculty/farabee/BIOBK/BioBookRESPSYS.html   (1625 words)

  Respiratory therapy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Respiratory therapy is an allied health field involved in the treatment of breathing disorders which include chronic lung problems (i.e., asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema) as well as more acute health problems related to other injury.
Respiratory therapy might be needed to clear excess mucus and fluid from the bronchial tree, or to control swelling and inflammation of the bronchial passages.
The operating principle of a Respiratory Therapist is to assist patients to generally improve breathing capacity and the quality of life.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Respiratory_therapy   (261 words)

 Respiratory therapists
Respiratory therapists provide temporary relief to patients with chronic asthma or emphysema, as well as emergency care to patients who are victims of a heart attack, stroke, drowning, or shock.
Respiratory therapists also administer aerosols—liquid medications suspended in a gas that forms a mist which is inhaled—and teach patients how to inhale the aerosol properly to ensure its effectiveness.
Employment of respiratory therapists is expected to increase faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2012, because of substantial growth in numbers of the middle-aged and elderly population—a development that will heighten the incidence of cardiopulmonary disease.
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 XI. Splanchnology. 1. The Respiratory Apparatus. Gray, Henry. 1918. Anatomy of the Human Body.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The respiratory apparatus consists of the larynx, trachea, bronchi, lungs, and pleuræ.
—The rudiment of the respiratory organs appears as a median longitudinal groove in the ventral wall of the pharynx.
The tube is lined by entoderm from which the epithelial lining of the respiratory tract is developed.
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FVR, feline viral rhinotracheitis, is an acute respiratory disease of cats caused by feline herpesirus type 1 (FHV-1), a DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) virus that is quite labile (unstable or easily deactivated), being sensitive to acid, heat, and most disinfectants.
FCV infection is an acute respiratory infection of cats caused by one of number of strains of calicivirus.
An important aspect of the spread of the respiratory diseases of cats is the presence of a carrier state.
sllewellyn.homestead.com /Respiratory.html   (1339 words)

 Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection is a viral disease of the lungs.
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection is one of the most important causes of lower respiratory illness in infants and young children.
RSV infection is caused by the respiratory syncytial virus.
www.astdhpphe.org /infect/rsv.html   (727 words)

An important concept is that a wide variety of respiratory pathogens may cause one clinical syndrome and, vice versa, any one pathogen may cause a wide range of clinical diseases - see diagram attached, followed by a list of the main respiratory viruses.
Isolation of a paramyxovirus from a patient is strong evidence for a cause of a respiratory infection.
Respiratory syncytial virus and measles virus infections are fairly clearcut.
web.uct.ac.za /depts/mmi/jmoodie/vires2.html   (2059 words)

The occurrence of severe viral upper respiratory disease is rare in adult, properly vaccinated cats.
Lesions generally are confuted to the respiratory tract, conjunctivae, and oral cavity.
FVR tends to affect the conjunctivae and nasal passages, caliciviruses the oral mucosa and lower respiratory tract.
www.maxshouse.com /Resp_Di_.Comp.htm   (1317 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a very common virus that causes mild cold-like symptoms in adults and older healthy children.
It can cause serious respiratory infections in young babies, especially those born prematurely, who have heart or lung disease, or who are immunocompromised.
Seasonal outbreaks of acute respiratory illness occur each year, on a schedule that is somewhat predictable in each region.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/001564.htm   (1033 words)

 RESPIRATORY SYSTEM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
From the trachea distally, the respiratory tree divides into paired branches of unequal length and diameter and is, therefore, described as having an arborizing branching pattern of irregular dichotomy.
1092 The acinus is the functional or terminal respiratory unit of the lung and includes all structures from the respiratory bronchiole to the alveolus (alveolar ducts, alveolar sacs, and alveoli).
Infections occur more frequently in the respiratory tract than in any other organ, yet this might be anticipated when one considers the heavy and constant environmental exposure to which the lung is subjected by breathing.
edcenter.med.cornell.edu /CUMC_PathNotes/Respiratory/Respiratory.html   (12734 words)

 Respiratory System Theme Page
Human Body: Respiratory System: Part 1 In Part 1, students learn about the respiratory process and participate in a project where a lung is built inside a bottle.
Human Body: Respiratory System: Part 4 Students measure the circumference of their chest befor and after exhaling.
Written for elementary students, this is a one page description of how the parts of the respiratory system work together to get air into your lungs and exchange the oxygen and carbon dioxide with your blood.
www.cln.org /themes/respiratory.html   (1253 words)

 Encyclopedia: Severe acute respiratory syndrome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
There are two forms of respiratory distress syndrome: ARDS, which is acute (or adult) respiratory distress syndrome or infant respiratory distress syndrome which is a complication of premature birth.
Initially, electron microscopic examination in Hong Kong and Germany found viral particles with structures suggesting paramyxovirus in respiratory secretions of SARS patients; subsequently, in Canada, electron microscopic examination found viral particles with structures suggestive of metapneumovirus (a subtype of paramyxovirus) in respiratory secretions.
With news of the 2002-2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), which evidently originated in China and spread from Asia to North America, many have become worried that there may be accusations and racial discrimination against Asians in general.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome   (8623 words)

 Respiratory System Web Resources for Students   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The respiratory system is the system by which oxygen, essential for life, is taken into the body and the waste product, carbon dioxide, is expelled from the body.
The function of the respiratory system is rather simple in concept: to bring in oxygen from the atmosphere and get rid of carbon dioxide from the blood.
The lungs are the center of the respiratory system and the nose, throat and trachea (windpipe) comprise the respiratory tract.
www.stemnet.nf.ca /CITE/respiratory.htm   (447 words)

 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Respiratory and Enteric Viruses Branch
Clinical features: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most common cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia among infants and children under 1 year of age.
The virion is variable in shape and size (average diameter of between 120 and 300 nm), is unstable in the environment (surviving only a few hours on environmental surfaces), and is readily inactivated with soap and water and disinfectants.
Excluding children with colds or other respiratory illnesses (without fever) who are well enough to attend child care or school settings will probably not decrease the transmission of RSV, since it is often spread in the early stages of illness (read about RSV in the Child Care Setting).
www.cdc.gov /ncidod/dvrd/revb/respiratory/rsvfeat.htm   (641 words)

 Introductory Anatomy: Respiratory System
(Description of respiratory tract from nose to trachea here from overheads) (There is a brief complication where the airstream crosses the path taken by food and drink in the pharynx: air flows on down the trachea where food normally passes down the oesophagus to the stomach.
The respiratory tract, from nasal cavities to the smallest bronchi, is lined by a layer of sticky mucus, secreted by the epithelium assisted by small ducted glands.
The length of the respiratory tract helps in both bringing the air to the right temperature and humidity but hinders the actual ventilation, as a long tract has a greater volume of air trapped within it, and demands a large breath to clear out residual air.
www.leeds.ac.uk /chb/lectures/anatomy7.html   (1895 words)

 Encyclopedia article on Respiratory system [EncycloZine]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Even trees have respiratory systems, taking in carbon dioxide and emitting oxygen during the day, consuming oxygen and producing carbon dioxide at night.
In humans and other mammals, the respiratory system consists of the lungs, the series of tubes leading to the lungs, and the chest structures responsible for bringing air into and out of the lungs during respiration.
The large surface area the respiratory tract is constantly exposed to microbes, and the respiratory system includes many mechanisms to defend itself and prevent pathogens from entering the body.
encyclozine.com /Respiratory_system   (777 words)

 Respiratory Syncytial Virus
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a major cause of respiratory illness in young children.
In adults and children older than 3 years, RSV usually causes symptoms of a simple upper respiratory tract illness or common cold.
In children younger than age 3, RSV can cause a lower respiratory tract illness like bronchiolitis or pneumonia and in more severe cases can lead to respiratory failure.
www.kidshealth.org /parent/infections/bacterial_viral/rsv.html   (467 words)

 The Respiratory System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The primary function of the respiratory system is to supply the blood with oxygen in order for the blood to deliver oxygen to all parts of the body.
This exchange of gases is the respiratory system's means of getting oxygen to the blood.
The oxygen then passes through the larynx (where speech sounds are produced) and the trachea which is a tube that enters the chest cavity.
sln.fi.edu /biosci/systems/respiration.html   (275 words)

 Guthrie - Respiratory
As a typical respiratory therapist working in a hospital, you will travel about the hospital, meeting and caring for patients of all ages, from newborn infants to the elderly.
This increase is expected because of the substantial growth in the elderly population and the increasing incidence of asthma and chronic lung disease.
The median annual salary for respiratory therapists in 2002 was $40,220.
www.guthrie.org /AboutGuthrie/Education/allied/Respiratory   (416 words)

  Most respiratory diseases are at least partly caused by bacteria and prior to the invention and use of antibiotics not that long ago, respiratory disease was a very common way to die.  Shoot, most people didn't get old enough to die of cancer or heart disease because pneumonia got them first. 
Respiratory Fungal Infections are complicated by being possibly contagious to people, often difficult to cure, and the needed medications are both expensive and potentially dangerous.
Somewhat helpful for some respiratory problems so we will sometimes try them.  I usually use chlorpheniramine or benadryl which are very inexpensive.
animalpetdoctor.homestead.com /Respiratory.html   (3707 words)

 Respiratory Care Education at the University of Kansas Medical Center
KU offers a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care (BSRC) academic program with the option to specialize in pulmonary rehabilitation, perinatology, adult critical care, management, education, sleep disorders, cardiopulmonary diagnostics, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
The KU Respiratory Care program was founded in 1968 and has received full accreditation since its implementation.
The Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care (BSRC) was initiated in 1978 and was one of the first Respiratory Care BS programs.
www.kumc.edu /SAH/resp_care   (174 words)

 Pre-Respiratory Therapy
Respiratory therapists' primary practice setting is in a hospital environment.
Students graduating with a degree in respiratory therapy must be accredited by the Council on Medical Education, American Medical Association, and the Joint Review Committee for Respiratory Therapy Education.
In addition to the attainment of academic knowledge and skill required for professional duties, students are guided toward the development of the necessary communicative and personal skills needed to function smoothly as a member of a health care team.
www.uca.edu /divisions/academic/chas/resp.html   (521 words)

 NeLH - Respiratory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The specialist library addresses a wide range of topics relating to the health and well being of individuals with respiratory problems or concerns.
It is primarily aimed at professionals, but it is hoped that it will be of value to anyone seeking high quality information relating to respiratory health and diseases.
The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the National Collaborating Centre for Acute Care have issued guidance for the NHS in England and Wales on the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer.
libraries.nelh.nhs.uk /respiratory   (579 words)

 Respiratory Problems in Cats   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Upper respiratory infections in kittens that are housed in circumstances that expose them to other kittens or cats are so common that they just become routine occurrences.
The general categories of problems that can lead to this are respiratory illnesses, cardiovascular disease, anemias, cancers or space occupying lesions in the chest and anatomical problems such as pectus excavatum, a condition in which the sternum is improperly formed and restricts the size of the chest cavity.
Cats are a little more prone to respiratory signs when they have allergies so antihistamines may be helpful if that is part of the problem.
www.vetinfo.com /catrespir.html   (11438 words)

 Respiratory System
Most people experience minor respiratory problems in the form of a sore throat, cough, or bronchitis from an illness.
Find out how the respiratory system works, what asthma is, and why the incidence of asthma is writing.
This lesson focuses on the parts of the respiratory system and their functions, as well as diseases of the lungs and their effect on breathing.
www.42explore.com /respsyst.htm   (1412 words)

 Listing by Alphabetical Subject Heading: Respiratory system   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) has been defined as "a multi-disciplinary program of care for patients with chronic respiratory impairment that is individually tailored and designed to optimize physical and social performance and autonomy." PR services include critical components of assessment,physical reconditioning, skills training, and psychological support.
The ATS was established in 1905 and focuses on issues pertinent to respiratory and critical care medicine.
It is aimed at Primary Care Trusts to help them commission and deliver high quality allergy and respiratory care, reduce emergency hospital admissions, and improve the quality of services for patients with serious respiratory diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, rhinitis, obstructive sleep apnoea, and tuberculosis.
www.omni.ac.uk /subject-listing/WF100.html   (8637 words)

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