Medical Terminology for Respiratory System

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edema

swelling caused by execss fluid in body tissues

apnea

the absence of spontaneous respiration

bronchoscopy

the visual examination of the bronchi using a bronchoscope

CXR

chest x-ray

dyspnea

difficult or labored breathing; also know as shortness of breath

COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

cyanosis

blue discoloration of the skin caused by a lack of adequate oxygen

RRT

registered respiratory therapist

SOB

shortness of breath

stat

immediately

T&A

tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy

TCDB

turn, cough, deep breath

CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

pulmonologist

physician who specializes in the care of diseases of the lungs

tracheostomy

surgical creation of an artificial opening in the trachea

lobectomy

surgical removal of a lobe of the lung

spirometer

an instrument used to measure the air taken in and out of the lungs

hemoptysis

spitting up blood from the lungs or bronchi

CO2

carbon dioxide

URI

upper respiratory infection

BS

breath sounds

ABG's

arterial blood gases, taking a blood sample from the artery to check the oxygen and carbon dioxide content

thoracentesis

puncture of the chest wall to obtain fluid for diagnostic purposes

crepitation

crackling sounds felt and heard when a patient takes a deep breath

epistaxis

bleeding from the nose

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