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  • pulmonary disease
  • Spirometry (measuring breathing capacity) is the most common of the pulmonary function tests.
  • A pulmonary embolism is almost always caused by a blockage in the pulmonary artery.
  • When I was little, I was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind

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  • I experience so many different health conditions—rapid heart rate, elevated blood pressure, dry mouth, pulmonary shock, muscle spasm—that it is impossible for me to even chronicle the degree of body breakdown.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • For at least a minute, perhaps longer, I shuddered and heaved in the throes of a pulmonary spasm, having had in the meantime to endure the humiliation of submitting to Nathan in the role of medical savant: "You’ve got a regular smoker’s cough there, Cracker.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • His voice was very faint, very scratchy, very cordial, with a ghastly pulmonary whistle.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Langdon fought the gag reflex and relaxed his chest while his pulmonary capillaries dilated.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • But Biosyn modified the rabies virus to cross the pulmonary alveoli; you could get an infection just inhaling it.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • The pulmonary distress caused by the denser atmosphere and greater gravitational attraction was only too evident in the convulsive movements of the outer skin.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds

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  • He has one of the worst cases of pulmonary edema I’ve ever seen.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • The same with a pulmonary embolus.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Her health seemed for the moment completely deranged—appetite quite gone—and though there were no absolutely alarming symptoms, nothing touching the pulmonary complaint, which was the standing apprehension of the family, Mr. Perry was uneasy about her.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • And Mortenson quizzed Vaughan intently about the research he was doing on pulmonary edema, the altitude-induced swelling of the lungs that caused so many deaths and injuries among climbers.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • The keynote speaker that night was Dr. Francis Blackman, an African-American pulmonary specialist.
    Sampon Davis, et. al.  --  We Beat the Street
  • A series of pulmonary gasps.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Then, with his right lung filled with blood from a severed pulmonary artery, he fell to the sidewalk and died.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Barnard also gasped asthmatically, while Miss Brinklow was engaged in some grim pulmonary warfare which for some reason she made efforts to conceal.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • An elderly man in treatment for pulmonary tb who makes me think of Ray Charles.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • She had pulmonary phthisis, and people like that are frequently highly stimulated.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • They’ve ruled out pulmonary problems and asthma.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Another is that people in an advanced stage of pulmonary disorder had better not marry at all.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • The auctioneer heard, without much surprise, that his was a constitution which (always with due watching) might be left to itself, so as to offer a beautiful example of a disease with all its phases seen in clear delineation, and that he probably had the rare strength of mind voluntarily to become the test of a rational procedure, and thus make the disorder of his pulmonary functions a general benefit to society.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • After that accident Anna Ivanovna developed a pulmonary weakness.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Eight weeks ago I was released from the hospital after suffering a pulmonary embolism.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • He died of a pulmonary embolism on January 3, 1967, at the age of fifty-five.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Another is that people in an advanced stage of pulmonary disorder had better not marry at all.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • Probably a pulmonary embolus.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • And if you were to continue your life just as before down below, my good man, the whole pulmonary lobe would go, willy-nilly, to the devil.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Pulmonary clinic.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • ) blames the sanitary conditions in which our greylunged citizens contract adenoids, pulmonary complaints etc. by inhaling the bacteria which lurk in dust.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • He then takes from his pocket a pair o f spectacles and from the basket a book) COMMON MAN (Reading) "Whether we follow tradition in ascribing Wolsey’s death to a broken heart, or accept Professor Larcomb’s less feeling diagnosis of pulmonary pneumonia, its effective cause was the King’s displeasure.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • A pulmonary embolism can take your life in an instant.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • You heard him say yourself that if I had stayed down below and continued my life just as before, it’s quite possible my whole pulmonary lobe would have gone, willy-nilly, to the devil.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • The little girl had pulmonary tb.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • The root of the problem is believed to be a paucity of oxygen, compounded by high pressure in the pulmonary arteries, causing the arteries to leak fluid into the lungs.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • The director of CERN, Maximilian Kohler, opened his eyes to the cool rush of cromolyn and leukotriene in his body, dilating his bronchial tubes and pulmonary capillaries.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) is less common than High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE), but it tends to be even more Deadly.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • As he continued to grow sicker and sicker even at low altitude, the doctors postulated that his illness was perhaps not simple HAPE but rather HAPE complicated by tuberculosis or some other preexisting Pulmonary condition.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • John Connally died of pulmonary fibrosis on June 15, 1993.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Then the inferior vena cava, then the superior vena cava, then the pulmonary artery, and finally, the aorta.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • The Hassassin held him down for another thirty seconds to let the water flood all of his pulmonary tissue.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • One man experienced swelling of his body, from head to foot, a hot, bloated swelling until he suffocated from pulmonary edema.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Since then I’ve gone for an examination, as a result of which Director Behrens told me flat out that it would not pay for me to return home, that I would have to come back in very short order, and that if I were to continue my life just as before down below, the whole pulmonary lobe would go, willy-nilly, to the devil.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • By the time he arrived at the tents late that afternoon Ngawang was delirious, stumbling like a drunk, and coughing up pink, bloodlaced froth: symptoms indicating an advanced case of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema, or HAPE-a mysterious, potentially lethal illness typically brought on by climbing too high, too fast in which the lungs fill with fluid.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • The following morning Wlasich complained that he felt ill and then lost consciousness; a Norwegian doctor who happened to be present determined that the Austrian was suffering from both pulmonary and cerebral edema.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • "Fine was suffering from pulmonary edema, an altitude-induced flooding of the lungs that can kill those it strikes if they aren’t immediately evacuated to lower ground.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • I told that to a Sioux City pulmonary specialist one time and he laughed at me—said it wasn’t scientific—and I said to him, ’Hell!’
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
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