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respiratory abbre


ABGS arterial blood gases
PA posteroanterior; pernicious anemia
AFB acid-fast bacillus (bacteria)
PaCO2, PCO2 partial pressure of carbon dioxide
AP anteroposterior
PCP pneumocystic carinii pneumonia
ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome
PFT pulmonary function tests
CO2 carbon dioxide
pH symbol for degree of acidity or alkalinity
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
PND paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
CT scan computed tomography scan
PO2 partial pressure of oxygen
CXR chest x-ray, chest radiograph
RD respiratory distress
FEV forced expiratory volume
RDS respiratory distress syndrome
FVC forced vital capacity
SaO2 arterial oxygen saturation
HMD hyaline membrane disease
SIDS sudden infant death syndrome
Hx history
SOB shortness of breath
IPPB intermittent positive-pressure breathing
T & A tonsillectomy & adenoidectomy
IRDS infant respiratory distress syndrome
TB tuberculosis
MRI scan magnetic resonance imaging scan
URI upper respiratory infection
NMTs nebulized mist treatments
VC vital capacity
O2 oxygen
Created by: Kellygour