The pleura is a 2-layered sac that holds the lungs and separates them from the chest wall, diaphragm, and heart. Pleurisy is an inflammation of this sac. The pl...learn more »
CT was discovered independently by a British engineer named Sir Godfrey Hounsfield and Dr. Alan Cormack. It has become a mainstay for diagnosing med...learn more »
The heart is a pump that works together with the lungs. It pumps blood in two ways. Heart failure is a serious condition, but it can be managed.
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Asthma is a chronic (long-term, ongoing) inflammation of the breathing passages (bronchi) of the lungs. The inflammation irritates the airway, causing breathing...learn more »