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Cystic Fibrosis Terminology

Learn the meanings of common words and phrases that you may hear related to cystic fibrosis.

Allele
What is an allele, how do you pronounce it, and what does it mean to people with cystic fibrosis?

Amylase
What is amylase, how do you pronounce it, and what does it mean to people with cystic fibrosis?

Aspergillus
What is aspergillus and what does it mean to people with cystic fibrosis?

Bronchiectasis
What is bronchiectasis, and what does it mean to people with cystic fibrosis?

Bronchodilator
What is a bronchodilator, and what does it mean to people with cystic fibrosis?

CFRD
What is CFRD and what does it mean to people with cystic fibrosis?

CFTR
What is CFTR, and what does it mean to people with cystic fibrosis?

Chronic
What does the term "chronic" mean, and how do you pronounce it?

Cilia
What are cilia and what do they have to do with cystic fibrosis?

Colonization
What is colonization, and what does it mean to people with cystic fibrosis?

Delta F508
What is Delta F508, and what does it mean to people with cystic fibrosis?

Enzyme
What is an enzyme, and what does it mean to people with cystic fibrosis?

Glucose
What is glucose and what does it mean to people with cystic fibrosis?

Insulin
What is insulin and what does it mean to people with cystic fibrosis?

Lipase
What is lipase, how do you pronounce it, and what does it mean to people with cystic fibrosis?

Malabsorption
What is malabsorption, and what does it mean to people with cystic fibrosis?

Mucolytic
What is a mucolytic, and what does it mean to people with cystic fibrosis?

Mucoviscidosis
What is mucoviscidosis, and what does it mean to people with cystic fibrosis?

Mucus
What is mucus, how do you pronounce it, and what does it mean to people with cystic fibrosis?

Pancreas
What is the pancreas, how do you pronounce it, and what does it mean to people with cystic fibrosis?

Pancreatic Insufficiency
What is pancreatic insufficiency, and what does it mean to people with cystic fibrosis?

Phthalates
What is a phthalate, how do you pronounce it, and what does it mean to people with cystic fibrosis?

PICC Line
What is a PICC line, and what does it mean to people with cystic fibrosis?

Progressive Disease
What is a progressive disease?

Protease
What is protease, how do you pronounce it, and what does it mean to people with cystic fibrosis?

Steatorrhea
What is steatorrhea, and what does it mean to people with cystic fibrosis?

Vector
What is a vector, and what does it mean to people with cystic fibrosis?

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