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abbreviations ch.8

abbreviations for chapter 8

QuestionAnswer
ABGs arterial blood gases
AFB acid fast bacillus
ARDS adult respiratory distress syndrome
BUN blood urea nitrogen
CBC complete blood count
CF cystic fibrosis
C&S culture and sensitivity
CO2 carbon dioxide
COLD chronic obstructive lung disease
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CXR chest x-ray
FEF forced expiratory flow
FEV forced expiratory volume
FRC functional residual capacity
FVC forced vital capacity
HCO3 bicarbonate
HMD hyaline membrane disease
IPPB intermitten positive-pressure breathing
IRDS infant respiratory distress syndrome
L liter, left, lumbar
mg milligram (1/1000 grams)
NMTs nebulized mist treatments
PCP pneumocystis carinii pneumonia
PE physical examination
PEFR peak expiratory flow rate
PFT pulmonary function test
pH symbol for degree of acidity or alkalinity
pO2 partial pressure oxygen
PND paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
PPD purified protein derivative
RAD reactive airway disease
RD respiratory disease
RDS respiratory distress syndrome
RSV respiratory syncytial virus
RV residual volume, right ventricle
SaO2 arterial oxygen saturation
SIDS sudden infant death syndrome
SOB shortness of breath
TB tuberculosis
TPR tempature, pulse, respiration
TV tidal volume
VC vital capacity
Created by: stephtaylor