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Obstructive Lung Disease Quiz


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​Normally the respiratory drive is triggered by changing levels​ of:

A. pH

B. glucose

C. oxygen

D. carbon dioxide


Bronchial asthma is a disease which affects:

A. Lung parenchyma

B. Trachea

C. Airways

D. Sinuses


At the end of the bronchioles are structures called

A. alveoli

B. blastocytes

C. villi

D. none of these


Gas exchange between the pulmonary blood and alveoli is called ____. 

A. pulmonary ventilation

B. inhalation

C. external respiration

D. internal respiration


What is Asthma?

A. lung condition where your airways or bronchial tubes narrow and swell

B. a obtained disfunction

C. a tumor only in children

D. a chronic disorder in the alveoli


What is the direct cause of asthma attacks?

A. Blood clots in the trachea

B. Swelling and excess mucous in the airways

C. Excess fluid in the air sacs

D. Infection of the lungs


What is the function of the bronchi?

A. Transport air from nose to lungs

B. Transport air from trachea to lungs

C. Transport air from lungs to alveoli

D. Transport air from alveoli to blood


The study of how disease processes affect the function of the body is called:

A. biology

B. pathophysiology

C. etiology

D. epidemiology


what ethnic group is cystic fibrosis found most in?

A. Asian

B. African American

C. Hispanics

D. Caucasian


What does Cystic Fibrosis affect?

A. The Heart

B. The Mind

C. The Lungs

D. The entire body


What surrounds the alveoli?

A. oxygen

B. carbon dioxide

C. capillaries

D. bronchioles


The respiratory conducting passageways perform all of the following functions except ____.

A. allow air to reach the lungs

B. purify air

C. humidify air

D. gas exchange


Etiology means

A. a specific disease is identified by evaluating symptoms and conducting lab tests.

B. cause of a disease (genetic, infection, dysfunction, etc.)

C. cause is unknown

D. the results from a treatment, procedure, or medical error


What type of disease is CF?

A. Hereditary Disease

B. Brain Disease

C. Heart Disease

D. Restrictive lung disease


The normal respiratory rate of 12-15 breaths per minute is known as ____. 

A. hyperpnea

B. eupnea

C. dyspnea

D. apnea


A respiratory disorder caused by a sensitivity to an allergen is ____. 

A. asthma

B. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

C. bronchitis

D. emphysema


What chromosome is affected by CF?

A. 10

B. 7

C. 8

D. 26


The adjustments the body makes to correct inbalances are called

A. diaphoresis

B. natural adjustments

C. compensation

D. compromising


Abnormal buildup of carbon dioxide in the blood is called

A. hypercapnia

B. hypoxia

C. asphyxia

D. tachypnea


The constriction of bronchi and bronchioles, cough, and thick secretions that is brought on by allergens and pollutants are associated with….

A. cystic fibrosis

B. copd

C. asthma

D. restrictive lung disease


The volume of air that is breathed in and out with each breath is called​ the:

A. minute volume.

B. alveolar volume.

C. tidal volume.

D. dead space.


Respiratory capacities are measured with a ____. 

A. thermometer

B. spirometer

C. sphygmomanometer

D. stethoscope


______________ is the permanent dilation of the bronchi caused by chronic infection and inflammation.

A. atelectasis

B. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

C. bronchiectasis

D. emphysema


Which of the following sounds is produced in the chest of an asthmatic patient?

A. Stridor

B. Wheezes

C. Barking cough

D. Rales




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