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all abbreviations from respiration unit

ABG arterial blood gas
AFB acid-fast bacillus (TB organism)
AP anteroposterior
ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome
CO2 carbon dioxide (-capnia)
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPAP continuous positive airway pressure
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CT computed tomography
CXR chest x-ray
DPI dry powder inhaler
DPT diptheria, pertussis, & tuberculosis
EEG encephalogram
FVC forced vital capacity
Hb, Hgb hemoglobin
Hx history
IPPB intermittent positive-pressure breathing
IRDS infant respiratory distress syndrome
MDI metered dose inhaler
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
NMT nebulized mist treatment
O2 oxygen
PA posteranterior
Pco2 partial pressure of carbon dioxide
PCP polycystic pneumonia
PFT pulmonary function test
pH acidity or alkalinity
PND paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
PO2 partial pressure of oxygen
RD respiratory distress
RDS respiratory distress syndrome
SaO2 arterial oxygen saturation
SIDS sudden infant death syndrome
SOB shortness of breath
T tonsillectomy & adenoidectomy
TB tuberculosis
TPR temperature, pulse & respiration
URI upper respiratory infection
VC vital capacity
TIA transient ischemic attack
CHF congestive heart failure
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