Respiratory System

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Respiratory System
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  1. VC
    vital capacity
  2. URI
    upper respiratory infection
  3. TPR
    temperature, pulse, and respiration
  4. TB
    tuberculosis
  5. T&A
    tonsillectomy & adenoidectomy
  6. SOB
    shortness of breath
  7. SIDS
    sudden infant death syndrome
  8. SaO2
    arterial oxygen saturation
  9. RDS
    respiratory distress syndrome
  10. RD
    respiratory distress
  11. PO2
    partial pressure of oxygen
  12. PND
    paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
  13. pH
    symbol for degree of acidity or alkalinity
  14. PFT
    pulmonary function test
  15. PCP
    • pneumocystis pneumonia
    • primary care physician
    • phencyclidine (hallucinogen)
  16. Pco2
    partial pressure of carbon dioxide
  17. PA
    • posteroanterior
    • pernicious anemia
  18. O2
    oxygen
  19. NMT
    nebulized mist treatment
  20. MRI
    magnetic resonance imaging
  21. MDI
    metered dose inhaler
  22. IRDS
    infant respiratory distress syndrome
  23. IPPB
    intermittent positive-pressure breathing
  24. Hx
    history
  25. HMD
    hyaline membrane disease
  26. Hb, Hgb
    hemoglobin
  27. FVC
    forced vital capacity
  28. EEG
    • encephalogram
    • encephalography
  29. DPT
    diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus
  30. DPI
    Dry Powder Inhaler
  31. CXR
    • chest x-ray
    • chest radiograph
  32. CT
    computed tomography
  33. CPR
    cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  34. CPAP
    continuous positive airway pressure
  35. COPD
    chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  36. CO2
    carbon dioxide
  37. ARDS
    acute respiratory distress syndrome
  38. AP
    anteroposterior
  39. AFB
    acid-fast bacillus (TB organism)
  40. ABG
    arterial blood gas(es)

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