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- Adrenergic beta-agonist : Class of drugs used to treat asthma and other pulmonary disease states.
- Amanita muscaria : A psychoactive fungus (mushroom) commonly known as the fly agaric.
- American College of Physicians : American organization of doctors of internal medicine (internists), and physicians.
- Artificial respiration : Any method of artificial breathing that employs mechanical or non-mechanical means to force the air into and out of the lungs.
- Asthma : Disease process that is characterised by paradoxical narrowing of the bronchi, making breathing difficult.
- Digital object identifier : Unique label for a computer readable object that can be found on the internet, usually used in academic journals.
- Enzyme : A protein that catalyzes (i.e. accelerate) chemical reactions.
- Homeopathy : System of alternative medicine involving administration of highly diluted substances with the intention to stimulate the body's natural healing processes, not considered proven by mainstream science.
- Metered dose inhaler : A handheld medical device that lets a patient inhale one or more puffs of medication, usually through the mouth, which contains a known amount of drug
- Obstructive lung disease : Group of usually progressive lung disorders with overlapping signs and symptoms, including asthma, bronchiectasis, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema.
- Oxford University Press : Major international publisher of scholarly books, journals and reference works.
- Peak expiratory flow rate : Measurement of the maximum amount of expelled air that leaves the lungs on forced exhalation.
- Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis : A lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica (sandlike) dust, mostly found in volcanoes.
- Respiratory emergencies : Medically established procedures for assessment and management of potentially life-threatening conditions involving the respiratory system, with appropriate anatomical, physiological, and pathological context
- Smoking cessation : Medical term for quitting smoking of tobacco and tobacco-related products.
- Stethoscope : Instruments intended to detect and study sound produced by the heart, lungs, or other parts of the body, sometimes with electronic amplification
- Symptom : A subjective description of an abnormal state, recounted by a patient, which is informative, but different from the objective result of a sign.
- Vaccination : A preventative health measure that can confer immunity to an infectious disease, without requiring that the vaccinated individual actually contract the disease.
- World Health Organization : United Nations' agency for health, focussing on the control and prevention of diseases, and the support for international health programs.