Which of the statements below best describes abdominal breathing?
a. Breathing which occurs because of the contractions of the small intestine
and other abdominal organs.
b. Breathing which occurs because of changes in the intrathoracic volume.
c. Breathing which occurs because of the contraction and relaxation of the
d. Breathing which occurs because of changes in the position of the rib cage.
Pneumonia is best described as _____________________.
a. A condition in which fluid collects in the interstitial spaces of the lungs
caused by the left heart's inability to pump efficiently.
b. An infection of the lungs caused by bacteria or viruses in which the walls
of the alveoli become inflamed.
c. A condition in which the patient has large portions of the walls of the
d. A state of impaired breathing caused by spasms of the bronchi.
Mucolytic agents are drugs which _____________________.
a. Relieve bronchospasms.
b. Dissolve mucous in the respiratory tract.
c. Are used to irritate the gastric mucosa.
d. Relieve or prevent coughing.