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HHS Respiratory Syst

Medical Word Elements & Abbreviations

O2 Oxygen
CO2 carbon dioxide
Ventilation process in which exchange of O2 and CO2 happens
Nas/o, Rhin/o Nose
Sept/o septum
adenoid/o adenoids
Tonsill/o Tonsils
Pharyng/o Pharynx
Epiglott/o epiglottis
Laryng/o larynx
Trache/o trachea
Bronchi/o, Bronch/o Bronchus
Bronchiol/o Bronchiole
Alveol/o alveolus
Pleur/o pleura
Pneum/o, Pneumon/o air, lungs
Pulmon/o lung
Lob/o Lobe
Ox/i, Ox/o Oxygen
Thorac/o, -thorax Chest
Phren/o Diaphragm
pnea breathing
ptysis spitting
ARDS Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CPR Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CXR Chest X-Ray
Hb, Hgb Hemoglobin
Hx History
RD respiratory distress syndrome
SOB shortness of breath