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Respiratory System

Medical Abbreviations

Adenoidectomy -Surgical removal of the adenoids.
Adenoid Hypertrophy -Excessive growth of the adenoids.
Alveolar -Pertaining to the alveolus.
Bronchospasm -Contraction of the bronchus muscle.
Bronchiectasis -Widening of the bronchus.
Bronchodilator -Medication or something that makes the bronchus widen.
Bronchopleural -Pertaining to the bronchus or the pleural cavity (space).
Bronchiolitis -Inflammation of the bronchiole.
Hypercapnia -Condition of excessive carbon dioxide.
Pneumoconiosis -Abnormal condition of dust in the lungs.
Cyanosis -Abnormal condition of blue (skin).
Epiglottitis -Inflammation of the epiglottis.
Laryngeal -Pertaining to the larynx.
Laryngospasm -Sudden contraction of the larynx.
Laryngitis -Inflammation of the larynx.
Lobectomy -Surgical removal of the lobe in lungs.
Mediastinoscopy -Process of viewing the mediastinum with a lightened instrument.
Paranasal Sinuses -Empty cavity near the nose.
Nasogastric Intubation -Process of putting a tube in the nose to get to the stomach.
Orthopnea -Breathing, sitting up straight.
Hypoxia -Deficient amount of oxygen.
Expectoration -Process or condition of getting something out of the chest.
Pharyngeal -Pertaining to the pharynx.
Dysphonia -Condition of difficult/painful voice.
Phrenic -Motor nerve pertaining to the diaphragm.
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