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Respiratory ////


ABG arterial blood gas
AFB acid-fast bacillus
ARDS adult respiratory distress syndrome
BiPAP bi-level positive airway pressure
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPAP continuous positive airway pressure
DLCO diffuse capacity of lungs for carbon monoxide
FEF forced expiratory flow
FEV forced expiratory volume in 1 second
FEV, FVC maximum amount of forced expiratory volume in 1 secound
FRC functional residual capacity
FVC forced vital capacity
HHN hand-held nebulizer
IPAP inspiratory positive airway pressure
IRDS infant respiratory distress syndrome
MDI metered-dose inhaler
MVV maximum voluntary ventilation
PAWP pulmonary artery wedge pressure
PCWP pulmonary capillary wedge pressure
PEAP positive end-airway pressure
PEEP positive end-expiratory pressure
PFT pulmonary function test
PND paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
RDS respiratory distress syndrome
RSV respiratory syncytial virus
RV respiratory volume
RV:TLC ratio of respiratory volume to total lung capacity
TLC total lung capacity
TLV total lung volume
URI upper respiratory infection
V/Q ventalation/perfusion scan
Created by: Sharon Rainer