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Ch 9: Pathologies of the Respiratory System: Help and Review

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The Pathologies of the Respiratory System chapter of this College Pathophysiology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master respiratory system abnormalities. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of respiratory system pathologies.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering college pathology material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding cystic fibrosis, lung cancer, pneumonia, tuberculosis or other respiratory conditions.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about pathologies of the respiratory system.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra science learning resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Pathologies of the Respiratory System chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Pathologies of the Respiratory System chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • What are the parts and functions of the human respiratory system?
  • How do patients develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?
  • What is the difference between bacterial and viral pneumonia?
  • How do physicians diagnose tuberculosis?
  • What are the symptoms of lung cancer?
  • How to physicians treat cystic fibrosis?

18 Lessons in Chapter 9: Pathologies of the Respiratory System: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Gross Anatomy of the Airway and Lungs: Conducting & Respiratory Zones

1. Gross Anatomy of the Airway and Lungs: Conducting & Respiratory Zones

The respiratory system includes the lungs as well as other organs that help to get oxygen into the blood and carbon dioxide out of the blood. The conducting zone of the respiratory system carries oxygen into the lungs and carbon dioxide out of the lungs. The respiratory zone is where oxygen and carbon dioxide move into and out of the blood.

Function of Pleural Cavities and Pleural Membranes

2. Function of Pleural Cavities and Pleural Membranes

Each lung is contained within a pleural cavity, the space between the outside of the lung and inside of the chest wall. Pleural membranes cover the outside of the lungs and line the inside of the chest wall. The lungs remain expanded when we breathe due to a vacuum effect within the pleural cavity.

Carbon Dioxide Transport in the Blood

3. Carbon Dioxide Transport in the Blood

While carbon dioxide is a metabolic waste product, it plays some important physiological roles as well. This lesson describes how carbon dioxide is transported in our blood, how carbon dioxide is converted into a pH buffer, and how carbon dioxide helps with oxygen transport.

Respiratory Acidosis: Causes and Regulation

4. Respiratory Acidosis: Causes and Regulation

This lesson will discuss an important relationship between the kidneys and the lungs and how both of them play a role in respiratory acidosis. We'll also discuss some of the major causes of respiratory acidosis.

Respiratory Alkalosis: Causes and Regulation

5. Respiratory Alkalosis: Causes and Regulation

This lesson will discuss a condition called respiratory alkalosis. We'll define and compare alkalosis vs. alkalemia as well as what may cause respiratory alkalosis and how it may be controlled.

The Causes of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

6. The Causes of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

This lesson explores the causes of obstructive lung disease, including COPD, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis. We'll also discuss asthma, cystic fibrosis, and bronchiectasis.

Pneumothorax and Atelectasis: Similarities, Differences & Causes

7. Pneumothorax and Atelectasis: Similarities, Differences & Causes

This lesson will discuss two conditions, both of which are sometimes called a collapsed lung, that have some similarities and some major differences. These two conditions are known as pneumothorax and atelectasis.

Extrinsic Causes of Restrictive Lung Disease

8. Extrinsic Causes of Restrictive Lung Disease

Did you know that air can actually cause you problems breathing? It's true. Find out in this lesson how air, fluid, fat, and all sorts of other stuff causes difficulty breathing.

Intrinsic Causes of Restrictive Lung Disease

9. Intrinsic Causes of Restrictive Lung Disease

What does popcorn have to do with lung disease? Well, this lesson will help you find out as we venture into the world of the intrinsic causes of restrictive lung disease.

Conditions Associated with Respiratory Failure

10. Conditions Associated with Respiratory Failure

This lesson will discuss two causes of respiratory failure, one of which occurs in adults and one of which occurs in infants. You'll also find out how too much alcohol can lead to one of these respiratory problems.

Tuberculosis: Diagnosis, Treatments & Latency

11. Tuberculosis: Diagnosis, Treatments & Latency

This lesson will discuss the disease known as tuberculosis. We will talk about mycobacterium tuberculosis, latent TB, TB disease, mycolic acid, and the symptoms, signs, and treatments used for this terrible disease.

Bacterial Pneumonia: Causes, Signs & Treatments

12. Bacterial Pneumonia: Causes, Signs & Treatments

This lesson will discuss the causes of bacterial pneumonia. We'll also look into how bacterial pneumonia is diagnosed and treated as well as the common signs and symptoms associated with this condition.

Viral and Fungal Causes of Pneumonia

13. Viral and Fungal Causes of Pneumonia

This lesson will discuss two causes of pneumonia: viruses and fungi. We'll go over some of the main agents that cause these types of pneumonia and how viral and fungal pneumonia differ from bacterial pneumonia.

Pulmonary Embolism: What is it and Why Does it Occur?

14. Pulmonary Embolism: What is it and Why Does it Occur?

This lesson will discuss a condition known as deep vein thrombosis, including the three main reasons for its formation, as well as its very famous and deadly complication: a pulmonary embolism.

Lung Cancer: Causes, Signs & Treatments

15. Lung Cancer: Causes, Signs & Treatments

Lung cancer is actually one big term for many different types of cancers. This lesson will help you understand how lung cancer is classified based on its origins and appearance.

Cystic Fibrosis: Cause, Progression, and Treatment

16. Cystic Fibrosis: Cause, Progression, and Treatment

This lesson will discuss a genetic disorder called cystic fibrosis as well as it how it affects the respiratory and digestive system, the ways by which it can be diagnosed, and treated.

The Lungs and the Heart: One Affects the Other

17. The Lungs and the Heart: One Affects the Other

This lesson discusses how the heart and lungs may cause one another problems when one or the other becomes sick or damaged. Namely, we will discuss something known as cor pulmonale and pulmonary edema.

Airborne Diseases: Definition, Types & Examples

18. Airborne Diseases: Definition, Types & Examples

In this lesson, we'll learn about the different types of airborne diseases and how they spread. We'll also discuss our natural defense mechanisms and the routes of infection or exposure, as well as the seriousness and symptoms of some common airborne diseases.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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