Respiratory System Terminology

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adenoid/o

adenoids

alveol/o

alveolus, air sac

anthrac/o

black, coal

atel/o

incomplete, imperfect (pertaining to lungs)

bronch/o, bronchi/o

bronchus, air tube in lungs

bronchiol/o

bronchiole (smaller branches)

carcin/o

cancer

capn/o

carbon dioxide

coni/o

dust

cost/o

rib

epiglott/o

epiglottis

laryng/o

larynx (voice box)

lob/o

lobe of the lung

mediastin/o

mediastinum

ment/o

chin

muc/o, muc/us

mucus

myc/o

fungus

nas/o, rhin/o

nose

or/o

mouth

orth/o

straight, upright

ox/i, ox/o, ox/y

oxygen

pector/o

chest (pertaining to muscle)

steth/o

chest (pertaining to listening to)

thorac/o

chest (organ)

pharyng/o

pharynx (throat)

phon/o

voice, sound (combining word)

phren/o

diaphragm

pleur/o

pleura, side rib

pneum/o, pneumon/o

air, lung

pulm/o, pulmon/o

lung (organ)

sinus/o

sinus cavity

spir/o

breathing (combining word)

tel/o

complete

tonsill/o

tonsils

trache/o

trachea (windpipe)

viscer/o

internal organs

dys-

difficulty

hypo-

decreased

-centesis

puncture

-ectasis

dilation, distention

-ema

condition

-emia

blood condition

-osmia

smell

-phas, -phasia

speech

-phonia

sound, voice (suffix)

-pnea

breathing (suffix)

-ptysis

spitting

-sarcoma

malignant (cancer)

-sphyxia

pulse

-stomy

artificial opening

-thorax

chest, chest cavity

A&P

auscultation and percussion

ARDS

adult respiratory distress syndrome

BA

bronchial asthma

BS

breath sounds

COLD

chronic obstructive lung disease

COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CRD

chronic respiratory disease

IPPB

intermittent positive pressure breathing

LLL

left lower lobe

LUL

left upper lobe

PE

pulmonary embolism

PFTs

pulmonary function tests

RDS

respiratory distress syndrome

resp

respirations

RLL

right lower lobe

RUL

right upper lobe

SOB

short of breath

T&A

tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy

TCDB

turn, cough, and deep breathe

trach

tracheostomy

URI

upper respiratory infection

VPS

ventilation/perfusion scanning

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