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Respiratory Sys. A&T

Respiratory System Abbreviation and Terms

QuestionAnswer
CO2 CARBON DIOXIDE
COPD CHRONIC BRONCHITIS AND EMPHYSEMA
CPR AIRWAY OPENED, BREATHING AND CIRCULATION RESTORED
CXR POSTERIOR/ANTERIOR AND LATERAL LUNG X-RAY
O2 OXYGEN
PE BLOOD CLOT IN THE LUNG
PFTs TEST THAT MEASURES BREATHING FUNCTION OF THE LUNGS
SOB SHORTNESS OF BREATH
URI INFECTION OF THE THROAT AND UPPER AIRWAY
VATS ASSISTED SURGERY OF THE THORACIC REGION
CPAP MACHINE THAT AIDS WITH BREATHING, PRIMARLY USED FOR SLEEP APNEA
NSCLC TYPE OF LUNG CANCER
DOE DIFFICULT BREATHING ON EXERTION
ABGs TEST THAT MEASURES OXYGEN AND CARBON DIOXIDE
ARDS ACUTE RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME
MDI METERED DOSE INHALER
PEEP METHOD OF MECHANICAL VENTILATION
VQ VENTILATION-PERFUSION SCAN
ADENOID/O ADENOIDE
ALVEOL/O ALVEOLI (AIR SACS)
BRONCH/O BRONCHIAL TUBE
BRONCHIOL/O BRONCHIOLE
CYAN/O BLUE
EPIGLOTT/O EPIGLOTTIS
LARYNG/O LARYNX
NAS/O NOSE
RHIN/O NOSE
PHARYNG/O PHARYNX
PHREN/O DIAPHRAGM
PNEUMON/O LUNG
PULMON/O LUNG
TONSILL/O TONSILS
TRACHE/O TRACHEA
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