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abbreviations and terminology

alveol/o alveolus
aspir/o or aspirat/o inhaling, removal
brachy- short
bronchiol/o bronchiole
-capnia or capn/o carbon dioxide
epiglott/o epiglottis
laryng/o larynx
mediastin/o mediastinum
mediastin/o mediastinum
nas/o nose
ox/o or -osmia oxygen
pector/o chest
phas/o or -phasia speech
phon/o or -phonia voice, sound
-pnea breathe
pneum/o lung, air
pneumon/o lung, air
pulmon/o lung
respir/o or respirat/o beathe, breathing
rhin/o nose
sept/o partition
sinus/o cavity, sinus
steth/o chest
therm/o heat
thorac/o chest
trache/o trachea
ABC airway, breathing & circulation
ABG arterial blood gases
ARDS adult/acute respiratory distress syndrome
ARF acute respiratory failure
CF cystic fibrosis
CO2 carbon dioxide
COPD Chronic obstuctive pulmonary disease
CPAP continuous positive airway pressure
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CPT chest physiotherapy
CXR chest x-ray
EIA exercise-induced asthma
FEF forced expiratory flow
FEV forced expiratory volume
FRC functional residual capacity
FVC forced vital capacity
IPPB intermittent positive pressure breathing
O2 oxygen
pO2 partial pressure of O2
R, resp respiration
RT respiratory therapy
SOB shortness of breath
TB tuberculosis
TLC total lung capacity
URI upper respiratory infection