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(Science: chest medicine) a pathological accumulation of air in tissues or organs, applied especially to such a condition of the lungs. An abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function; associated with smoking or chronic bronchitis or old age.A disease which results in the breakdown of lung tissues and can be fatal over the long term.

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Re: Practical Examination (AS)

... area to volume ratio on the uptake of a substance. In addition, you will need to understand the following topics: · Diffusion · The effects of emphysema on lung function · Cigarette smoking and the risk of coronary heart disease · Size and surface area · Gas exchange" Im guessing it'll ...

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by Mahoganyjoint
Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Practical Examination (AS)
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If you have tried to quit smoking >>>>

... addicted but how addicted you are. OH smoker . . . Your Heart is grace from God . . . keep it Almost everyone knows that smoking causes cancer, emphysema, and heart disease; that it can shorten your life by 14 years or more; and that the habit can cost a smoker thousands of dollars a year. So ...

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by alwaleed
Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you have tried to quit smoking >>>>
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passive smoking

... black (not the normal pink) because of lack of air. Second-hand smoke is more harmful for people who suffer from asthma. You could possibly get emphysema or lung cancer, which is diagnosed during the latter stages, most of the time. Carcinogens found in smoke; if inhaled it you could develop ...

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by atypical10
Wed May 17, 2006 11:17 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Passive smoking
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Alpha Anti-trypsin

... for example, a ZZ genetic makeup is at risk for either lung or liver disease. About 80% of ZZ alphas who have any symptoms at all will develop emphysema. About 20% will develop liver disease. The liver disease occurs because the mutant molecule is folded and cannot get out of the liver, eventually ...

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by nancycropper
Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alpha Anti-trypsin
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Fish & respiration

4. When the alveolar walls break down large empty spaces called emphysema are formed. This greatly reduces the surface area of the lungs for the absorption of oxygen. Also the lungs may lose its elasticity.

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by Navin
Tue Nov 15, 2005 9:54 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Fish & respiration
Replies: 4
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