Respiratory System Terminology

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-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

adenoid/o

adenoids

alveol/o

alveolus, air sac

anthrac/o

black, coal

ARDS

adult respiratory distress syndrome

atel/o

incomplete, imperfect (pertaining to lungs)

BA

bronchial asthma

bronch/o, bronchi/o

bronchus, air tube in lungs

bronchiol/o

bronchiole (smaller branches)

BS

breath sounds

capn/o

carbon dioxide

carcin/o

cancer

COLD

chronic obstructive lung disease

coni/o

dust

COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

cost/o

rib

CRD

chronic respiratory disease

dys-

difficulty

epiglott/o

epiglottis

hypo-

decreased

IPPB

intermittent positive pressure breathing

laryng/o

larynx (voice box)

LLL

left lower lobe

lob/o

lobe of the lung

LUL

left upper lobe

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

PE

pulmonary embolism

pector/o

chest (pertaining to muscle)

PFTs

pulmonary function tests

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)

RDS

respiratory distress syndrome

resp

respirations

RLL

right lower lobe

RUL

right upper lobe

sinus/o

sinus cavity

SOB

short of breath

spir/o

breathing (combining word)

steth/o

chest (pertaining to listening to)

T&A

tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy

TCDB

turn, cough, and deep breathe

tel/o

complete

thorac/o

chest (organ)

tonsill/o

tonsils

trach

tracheostomy

trache/o

trachea (windpipe)

URI

upper respiratory infection

viscer/o

internal organs

VPS

ventilation/perfusion scanning

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