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Respiratory System Abbreviations

alveol/o alveolus
aspir/o, aspirat/o inhaling, removal
brachy- short
bronch/o bronchus
-capnia, capn/o carbon dioxide
epiglott/o epiglottis
laryng/o larynx
mediastin/o mediastinum
nas/o nose
ox/o, -oxia oxygen
pector/o chest
phas/o, -phasia speech
phon/o, -phonia voice, sound
pleur/o pleura
-pnea breathe
pneum/o lung, air
pneumon/o lung, air
pulmon/o lung
respir/o, respirat/o breathe, breathing
rhin/o nose
sept/o partition
sinus/o cavity, sinus
steth/o chest
thorac/o chest
trache/o trachea
ABG arterial blood gases
ARDS adult/acute respiratory distress syndrome
ARF acute respiratory failure
CF cystic fibrosis
CO2 carbon dioxide
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPAP continuous positive airway pressure
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CPT chest physiotherapy
CXR chest x-ray
EIA exercise-induced asthma
FEF forced expiratory flow
FEV forced expiratory volume
FRC functional residual capacity
FVC forced vital capacity
IPPB intermittent positive pressure breathing
O2 oxygen
R, resp respiration
RT respiratory therapy
SOB shortness of breath
TB tuberculosis
TLC total lung capacity
URI upper respiratory infection