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- Less than 1 in 3 patients and caregivers are prepared for how IPF will affect their daily life RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Feb.
Asthma educators at the recent 2014 Association of Asthma Educators conference in San Antonio, TX recommend breathing exercises, staying active and relaxing meditation to people with asthma.
The Pulmonica made its debut at the Society for the Preservation and Advancement of Harmonicas annual convention.
Integrating ExSpiron(TM) Respiratory Depression Monitor with Other Devices can Automate Response to Changing Patient Respiration, Facilitate Remote Care WALTHAM, Mass., Nov.
First FDA Approved Treatments in United States for Devastating Lung Disease Affecting More than 200,000 Americans, with Survival Rate of Just Three to Five Years CHICAGO, Oct.
Five presentations at Anesthesiology 2014 and SASM demonstrate superiority of company's ventilation monitoring technology WALTHAM, Mass., Oct.
WARRINGTON, Pa., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Laboratories, Inc.
WARRINGTON, Pa., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Laboratories, Inc.
- Company Reinforces Commitment to Pipeline Advancement and Scientific Excellence - WARRINGTON, Pa., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Laboratories, Inc.
Cystic fibrosis, also called mucoviscidosis, is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of the viscous secretions in the body. In turn, it effects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines, as well as all other exocrine glands in the body. The most common genetic mutation that causes CF is a deletion of three nucleotides that results in a loss of phenylalanine, an amino acid at the 508th position on the protein. It should be noted, however, that there are over a thousand other mutations that...
The pharynx is situated directly after the mouth and nose and lies right before the esophagus. Formation and Orientation The pharynx is divided into three separate sections. The nasopharynx is the first part of the pharynx that lies between the soft palate and the base of the skull. The pharyngeal tonsils are located on the back wall of the nasopharynx. This portion of the pharynx is connected to the middle easr by the Eustachian tubes. The nasopharynx is linked to the nasal cavities...
The trachea, commonly called the windpipe, is the air passage-way from the mouth to the lungs. Non-fish vertebrae all have a trachea. The moist with mucus walls of the tube-like structure trap inhaled particles to keep them from entering the lungs. Structure The trachea is an open-ended cylindrical structure that starts at the larynx and ends at the bifurcation. It is about one inch in diameter and can run four to six inches in length. Within the pipe there are anywhere from 15 to 20...
The lung is a vital organ that is a part of the respiratory system. Generally a person has two lungs; however, the body can function with only one. The lung’s main function is to move oxygen and carbon dioxide into and out of the bloodstream through gas exchange. The lungs are located lateral to the heart in the thoracic cavity. Each lung has a tip called the apex, which is superior in the body. The bases of the lungs rest on the diaphragm. They appear to be spongy due to their bundles of...
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