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Respiratory System

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Diseases: Asthma | Broncheal Diseases | Lung Diseases | Mediastinal Diseases | Pleural Diseases | Respiratory Infections

Other Topics: General Respiratory System | Anatomy | Diagnostic Procedures | Lung Surgery | Lung Transplantation | Respiration Disorders | Respiratory Disease Management


Respiration Disorders

(Jump to: Overviews | Apnea | Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome | Cough | Dyspnea | Hyperventilation | Stridor | Wheezing )

Overviews
Symptoms of Lung Disorders:Merck Manual, Home Edition
Breathing Problems (as we age):American Geriatrics Society
Breathing Problems:MedlinePlus


Apnea
See Nervous System, Sleep Disorders


Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome
Central Hypoventilation Syndrome, Congenital:NORD
Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome:GeneReviews


Cough
Cough: Self-Care Flowchart:FamilyDoctor.org
Cough Medicine: Understanding Your OTC Options: FamilyDoctor.org
Chronic Cough in Adults:UpToDate Patient Information
Cough:MedlinePlus


Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath)
Shortness of Breath:ACCP
Shortness of Breath: Self-Care Flowchart:FamilyDoctor.org
Shortness of Breath in a Child or Infant: Self-Care Flowchart: FamilyDoctor.org
Living With Dyspnea - 4 Ways to Breathe Easier:NIH Clinical Center
Breathing Difficulty – Lying Down (Orthopnea):MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia


Hyperventilation (Rapid Deep Breathing)
Hyperventilation:MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia


Stridor (Noisy Breathing)
Stridor:Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Congenital Laryngeal Stridor / Laryngomalacia:Lucile Packard Children's Hospital


Wheezing
Wheezing:MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia


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