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Respiratory System

Medical Terminology

nas/o nose
rhin/o nose
sept/o septum
sinus/o sinus, cavity
pharyng/o pharynx (throat)
adenoid/o adenoids
tonsill/o tonsils
epiglott/o epiglottis
laryng/o larynx (voice box)
trache/o trachea (windpipe)
bronchi/o bronchus
bronch/o bronchus
bronchiol/o bronchiole
alveol/o alveolus, air sac
pleur/o pleura
pneum/o air, lung
pneumon/o air,lung
pulmon/o lung
anthrac,o coal, coal dust
atel/o incomplete, imperfect
coni/o dust
lob/o lobe
orth/o straight
ox/o oxygen
pector/o chest
steth/o chest
thorac/o chest
phren/o diaphragm, mind
spir/o breathe
-capnia carbon dioxide
-osmia smell
-phonia voice
-pnea breathing
-ptysis spitting
-thorax chest
brady- slow
CSA central
epistaxis nosebleed
pertussis whooping cough
Mantoux test tuberculosis test
ABG arterial blood gas
ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome
CF cystic fibrosis
CPAP continuous positive airway pressure
CXR chest x-ray, chest radiograph
DPI dry powder inhaler
DPT diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus
DVT deep vein thrombosis
EEG electroencephalogram
Hb, Hgb hemoglobin
HMD hyaline membrane disease
MDI metered-dose inhaler
NMT nebulizer mist treatment
OSA obstructive sleep apnea
PCP pneumocystis pneumonia, primary care physician
PFT pulmonary function test
PPD purified protein derivative
SOB shortness of breath
TB tuberculosis
URI upper respiratory infection
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