What Is Emphysema? - Definition, Causes Symptoms & Treatment


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What is emphysema?

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1. What is the primary cause of emphysema?

2. What is the primary symptom of emphysema?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of what emphysema is and what pulmonary rehabilitation carries out. Students will be tested on lung volume reduction surgery and the primary symptom of emphysema.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Emphysema
  • Primary cause of emphysema
  • Primary symptom of emphysema
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Lung volume reduction surgery

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the emphysema lesson
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the purpose of lung volume reduction surgery
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as emphysema and pulmonary rehabilitation

Additional Learning

To learn more about emphysema, review the accompanying lesson on the causes, symptoms and treatment of emphysema. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify what emphysema is and how it affects the lungs
  • Review the causes of emphysema such as smoking and chronic bacterial infections
  • Learn about the symptoms of emphysema such as shortness of breath, inability to breath and appetite loss
  • Recall the treatment options available for emphysema