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Med.Term Ch.12 Abbre

Chabner, Language of Medicine 11th edition-Chapter 12 abbreviations

AbbreviationMeaning
ABGs Arterial blood gases
AFB Acid-fast bacillus
ARDS Acute respiratory distress syndrome
BAL Bronchioalveolar lavage
Bronch Bronchoscopy
CF Cystic fibrosis
CO2 Carbon dioxide
COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPAP Continuous positive airway pressure
CPR Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
C & S Culture and sensitivity testing (of sputum)
CTPA Computed tomography pulmonary angiography
CXR Chest x-ray (film)
DICO Diffusion capacity of lung for carbon monoxide
DOE Dyspnea on exertion
DPT Diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus
FEV1 Forced expiratory volume in 1 second
FVC Forced vital capacity
ICU Intensive care unit
LLL Left lower lobe (of lung)
LUL Left upper lobe (of lung)
MAC Mycobacterium avium
MDI Metered-dose inhaler
NSCLC Non-small cell lung cancer
O2 Oxygen
OSA Obstructive sleep apnea
PaCO2 Carbon dioxide partial pressure
PaO2 Oxygen partial pressure
PCP Pneumocystis pneumonia
PE Pulmonary embolism
PEP Positive expiratory pressure
PEEP Positive end-expiratory pressure
PFTs Pulmonary function tests
PND Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
PPD Purified protein derivative
RDS Respiratory distress syndrome
RLL Right lower lobe (of lung)
RML Right middle lobe
RSV Respiratory syncytial virus
RUL Right upper lobe (of lung)
RV Residual volume
SABA Short-acting beta agonist
SCLC Small cell lung cancer
SOB Shortness of breath
TB Tuberculosis
TLC Total lung capacity
URI Upper respiratory infection
VT Tidal volume
VATS Video-assisted thoracic surgery
VC Vital capacity
V/Q scan Ventilation-perfusion scan
 



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