Lung & Airway Disorders

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The lungs and associated airways are part of the body's respiratory system. The primary function of the respiratory system is to bring oxygen into the lungs, transfer it to the blood, and expel carbon dioxide. Air is inhaled through the nose and mouth, where it travels down the throat and into the trachea. The trachea is a large airway which splits into two smaller airways leading to the lungs.

View sub-topics at right to learn more about some specific lung and airway disorders and some of their common causes.

See Also

  1. Asbestosis: Overview
  2. Asthma: Overview
  3. Berylliosis: Overview
  4. Breathing: Overview
  5. Bronchiolitis Obliterans: Overview
  6. Bronchitis: Overview
  7. Bronchospasm: Overview
  8. Byssinosis / Brown Lung Disease
  9. Chocking: Overview
  10. Cyanosis: Overview
  11. Cystic Fibrosis
  12. Drowning: Overview
  13. Emphysema: Overview
  14. Farmer's Lung
  15. Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis: Overview
  16. Legionnaire's Disease: Overview
  17. Mesothelioma
  18. Metal Fume Fever: Overview
  19. Pleural Effusion: Overview
  20. Pleurisy: Overview
  21. Primary Pulmonary Hypertension / PPH
  22. Pulmonary Edema: Overview
  23. Pulmonary Embolism: Overview
  24. Pulmonary Fibrosis: Overview
  25. Radiation Pneumonitis: Overview
  26. Silicosis: Overview
  27. Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury / TRALI: Overview
  28. Tuberculosis: Overview
  29. 1,1,1-Trichloroethane
  30. 1,2,3-Trichloropropane
  31. 1,3-Butadiene
  32. 2,3-Benzofuran
  33. 2-Butoxyethanol
  34. Accupril / Quinapril Hydrochloride: Overview
  35. Acetone
  36. Acrylonitrile
  37. Actos / Pioglitazone Hydrochloride
  38. Aluminum
  39. Antimony
  40. Anvil Exposure: Overview
  41. Arava / Leflunomide
  42. Avandia / Rosiglitazone
  43. Barium
  44. Bellvue, Colorado
  45. Bextra / Valdecoxib
  46. Bis(2-chloroethyl) Ether
  47. Bis(chloromethyl) Ether
  48. Boron
  49. Bromoform and Chlorodibromomethane
  50. Bromomethane
  51. Cadmium
  52. Calumet Lubricants/Pennzoil-Quaker State Refinery Site - Shreveport, La
  53. CCP Paper: Overview
  54. Chlorfenvinphos
  55. Chlorinated Dibenzofurans (CDFs)
  56. Chlorine
  57. Chlorine Dioxide
  58. Chromium IV Exposure: Overview
  59. Claritin / Loratadine
  60. Colfax Treating Co. & Durawood - Pineville, Louisiana & Alexandria, Louisiana
  61. CYPHER Sirolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent (CYPHER Stent)
  62. Cytosar-U / Cytarabine: Overview
  63. Diesel Exhaust
  64. Diethyl Phthalate Exposure: Overview
  65. Ephedra Recall
  66. Fiber Glass
  67. Fire Suppression Sprinklers: Overview
  68. Fruit Avenue Plume Site - Albuquerque, New Mexico
  69. Furan
  70. Gas Cans
  71. Gasoline
  72. Group B Strep - Diagnosis Errors
  73. Hall Street Plant - Beaverton, Oregon
  74. Herceptin / Trastuzumab
  75. Hexachlorocyclopentadiene (HCCPD)
  76. Hexamethylene Diisocyanate
  77. Hinkley, California: Overview
  78. Hydraulic Fluids
  79. Hydrogen Chloride
  80. Hydrogen Peroxide
  81. Hydrogen Sulfide
  82. Iodine
  83. Irradiation: Overview
  84. Jet fuels JP-4 and JP-7
  85. Jet fuels JP-5 and JP-8
  86. Lewisite (Blister Agent)
  87. Los Alamos National Laboratory - New Mexico
  88. Malathion
  89. Manganese Exposure: Overview
  90. Methyl Isocyanate
  91. Methyl Parathion
  92. Methylamines Exposure: Overview
  93. Monopril / Fosinopril Sodium: Overview
  94. Mustard Gas
  95. Natick Laboratory - Natick, Massachusetts
  96. Nerve Agents
  97. NHC Healthcare Center Fire
  98. N-hexane
  99. Nickel
  100. Nitrobenzene
  101. Nitrogen Dioxide Exposure: Overview
  102. Nitrogen Mustards (HN-1, HN-2, HN-3) (Blister Agent)
  103. Nitrogen Oxides
  104. n-Nitrosodi-n-propylamine
  105. Norvir / Ritonavir: Overview
  106. Novantrone / Mitoxantrone Hydrochloride
  107. Otto Fuel II
  108. Oxytocin
  109. Pace, Florida: Overview
  110. Pacerone / Cordarone / Amiodarone Hydrochloride
  111. Pentachlorophenol
  112. Permax Recall
  113. Phenol
  114. Phosgene
  115. Phosgene Oxime
  116. Platinol / Cisplatin: Overview
  117. Plutonium
  118. Poles, Incorporated - Oldtown, Idaho
  119. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons / PAH
  120. Prince William Sound
  121. Proleukin / Aldesleukin: Overview
  122. Pyridine
  123. Radon
  124. Railroad Workers & The Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA)
  125. Respirator Masks
  126. Respironics, Inc. ComfortGel Nasal Masks
  127. Rheumatrex / Methotrexate
  128. Selenium
  129. Selenium Hexafluoride
  130. Shiley TracheoSoft XLT Extended Length Tracheostomy Tubes
  131. Sodium and Calcium Hypochlorite
  132. Sodium Hydroxide
  133. Stadol / Butorphanol Tartrate
  134. Stoddard Solvent
  135. Styrene
  136. Sulfur Dioxide
  137. Sulfur Mustards H/HD and HT (Blister Agent)
  138. Sulfur Trioxide
  139. Symmetry Bypass Connector
  140. Synthetic Vitreous Fibers
  141. Tetryl
  142. Teveten / Eprosartan Mesylate: Overview
  143. Thallium
  144. Thorium
  145. Tin
  146. Titanium Tetrachloride
  147. Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH)
  148. Toxaphene
  149. Trichloroethylene
  150. Troy, Montana
  151. Vanadium Exposure: Overview
  152. Vicodin / Acetaminophen & Hydrocodone Bitartrate
  153. Virazole / Ribavirin
  154. Welding Rods
  155. White Phosphorus
  156. Xylene
  157. Zenapax / Daclizumab
  158. Zinc
  159. Zonolite/W.R. Grace Plant - Dearborn, Michigan
  160. Lung & Airway Disorders: Frequently Asked Questions
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