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Respiratory and Cardiovascular System Lecture

Respiratory and Cardiovascular System Lecture

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Published by: Kat Ponce on Oct 03, 2013
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RESPIRATORYSYSTEMand itsMANAGEMENT
 
CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARYDISEASE
characterized by airflow limitations that isnot fully reversible
COPD can co-exist with asthma. Both of these diseases have the same symptoms;however, symptoms are generally morevariable in astma than in COPD.
 
Pathophysiology
Inflammatory response(occurs throughout the airways and pulmonary vasculature) Narrowing in the small peripheral airwaysCauses scar tissue formation and narrowing of the airwaylumen

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