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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
pyo-
pus
-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
O2
oxygen
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