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MT Short Course Sys9

Respiratory System Abbreviations and Terms

adenoid/o adenoid
alveol/o alveoli
bronch/o bronchial tube
bronchil/o bronchiole
cyan/o blue
epiglott/o epiglottis
laryng/o larynx
nas/o rhin/o nose
pharyng/o pharynx
phren/o diaphragm
pneumon/o pulmon/o lung
tonsill/o tonsils
trache/o trachea
CO2 carbon dioxide
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; examples are chronic bronchitis and emphysema
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation; airway opened, breathing restored and circulation restored
CXR chest x-ray; posterior/anterior and lateral lung x-rays are taken
O2 oxygen
PE pulmonary embolism; blood clot in the lung
PFT's pulmonary function tests; tests to measure the breathing function of the lungs
SOB shortness of breath
URI upper respiratory infection; infection in the throat or upper airway
VATS video-assisted thoracic surgery
CPAP machine that aids with breathing primarily used for sleep apnea; continuous positive airway pressure
NSCLC a type of lung cancer
DOE difficult breathing on exertion
ABG's arterial blood gas; blood test to measure oxygen and carbon dioxide
ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome
C-PAP continuous positive airway pressure
MDI metered dose inhaler
PEEP positive end-enspiratory pressure (method of mechanical ventilation)
VQ ventilation-perfusion scan (also called VQ scan)
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