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ABG

arterial blood gas

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ARDS

acute respiratory distress syndrome - tachypnea, dyspnea, tachycardia, hypoxemia, cyanosis

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CF

cystic fibrosis

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COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease- airway obstruction associated with emphysema and chronic bronchitis

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CPAP

continuous positive airway pressure

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C&S

culture and sensitivity

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FVC

forced vital capacity- amount of gas that can be forcibly and rapidly exhaled after full inspiration

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LLL

left lower lobe

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LUL

left upper lobe

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MDI

metered-dose inhaler

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OSA

obstructive sleep apnea

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PaCO2

co2 partial pressure- measure of c02 in arterial blood

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PaO2

oxygen partial pressure - measure of o2 in arterial blood

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PE

pulmonary embolism

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PEP

positive expiratory pressure

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PEEP

positive end-expiratory pressure

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PFTs

pulmonary function tests

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RDS

respiratory distress syndrome- newborn, dyspnea and cyanosis

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RSV

respiratory syncytial virus

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RV

residual volume- amount of air remaining in lungs at the end of maximal expirations

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SCLC

small cell lung cancer

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TLC

total lung capacity- volume of gas in the lungs at the end of maximal inspiration

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URI

upper respiratory infection

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Vt

tidal volume- amount of air inhaled and exhaled during normal ventilation

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VC

vital capacity- equals inspiratory reserve volume plue expiratory reserve volume plus tidal volume

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V/Q scan

ventialtion-perfusion scan , radioactive test of lung ventilation and blood perfusion through the lung capillaries. If no ct bc low GFR

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