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Medical Terminology - Respiratory

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alveol
tiny cavity
-i
pertaining to
alveol/i
pertaining to tiny cavity
a-
without
-pnea
breathing
a/pnea
without breathing
bronch
major branch of windpipe
bronch/itis
inflammation of major branch of windpipe
scope
instrument used to examine
-y
pertaining to
bronch/o/scop/y
pertaining to examination of the windpipe
dys-
difficult
dys/pnea
difficult breathing
emphysem
blowing up with air
-a
pertaining to
emphysem/a
pertaining to blowing up with air
ex-
out
spira
breathe
-tion
process
ex/pira/tion
process of breathing out
in-
in
in/spira/tion
process of breathing in
laryng
voicebox
laryng/itis
inflammation of voicebox
pharyng
throat
pharyng/itis
inflammation of the throat
pneumon
lungs, air
-ia
abnormal condition of
pneumon/ia
abnormal condition of the lungs
-thorax
air in the chest cavity
spiro
breath
-meter
instrument used to measure
spiro/meter
instrument used to measure breaths
tachy-
fast
tachy/pnea
fast breathing
TB
Tuberculosis
CF
Cystic Fibrosis
COPD
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
PFT
Pulmonary Function Tests
SIDS
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
URI
Upper Respiratory Infection
ARDS
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome