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Abbreviation & Terminology

anthracosis black lung disease, caused by coal dust in the lungs
apnea without breathing
atelectasis lungs fail to expand completely
anoxia absence of oxygen from the body's gases, blood or tissues
asphyxia the condition that occurs when the body cannot get the air it needs to function
bronchoplasty surgical repair of the bronchi
cyanosis a bluish discoloration of the skin caused by lack of adequate oxygen
dysphonia any voice impairment
epiglottis closing off the trachea during swallowing
hemoptysis coughing up blood or spitting
hypoxia condition of having below-normal oxygen levels in the body tissues and cells
laryngoplegia paralysis of the larynx
laryngoscopy visual examination of the larynx
laryngospasm involuntary contraction of the larynx, spasmodic
pleuralgia pain in the pleura
nasopharynx pertaining to the nose and throat
pleurectomy surgical removal of the pleura
rhinoplasty surgical repair of the nose
sinusitis inflammation of the sinuses
tachypnea rapid breathing, abnormal rapid rate of respiration
thoracentesis surgical puncture of the chest wall to remove fluid
tracheostenosis abnormal narrowing of the trachea
tracheorrhaphy surgical suturing of the trachea
otolaryngologist a physician who specializes in the ear, nose, and throat
ROA received on account
NSF nonsufficient funds
BR bronchitis
CSB cheyne-stokes breathing
CF cystic fibrosis
Diph diptheria
SAS sleep apnea syndrome
URI upper respiratory infection
PPV positive pressure ventilation
COPD continuous obstructive pulmonary disease
ENT ear, nose, throat
ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome
TB tuberculosis
CPAP continuous positive airway pressure
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