The Causes of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)


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COPD traditionally entails which of the following conditions?

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1. Emphysema involves an inflammatory response in the lungs that results in:

2. What is one important component of chronic bronchitis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

COPD is a common respiratory disease and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of this disorder. Some things you'll be assessed on include causes, features and treatment of COPD.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Common causes of COPD
  • Differential diagnosis of COPD
  • Pathophysiology of bronchitis and emphysema

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about causes of COPD
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and interpret information regarding COPD
  • Knowledge application - access the knowledge you've gained regarding COPD pathophysiology and treatment

Additional Learning

To learn more about respiratory diseases, review the accompanying lesson called The Causes of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the basic anatomy of the respiratory system
  • Define COPD, emphysema and bronchitis
  • Differentiate between COPD and similar diseases such as asthma and bronchiectasis
  • Identify the most common cause of COPD
  • Explain basic treatment of COPD