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ABG
AFB
A&P
AP

Arterial blood gases
Acid-fast bacillus
Auscultation and percussion
Anteroposterior (view on chest x-Ray)

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ARDS

Acute respiratory distress syndrome;
Adult respiratory distress syndrome

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BS

Breath sounds

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C&S
CF

Culture and sensitivity.
Cystic fibrosis

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CO
CO2

Carbon Monoxide
Carbon dioxide

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COPD
CPAP
CPR
CXR

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Continuous positive airway pressure.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Chest X-ray.

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DOE
ETT

Dyspnea on exertion
Endotracheal tube

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FEV1
FIO2
FVC

Forced expiratory volume(in one second)
Fraction(percentage) of inspired oxygen
Forced vital capacity

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HMD

Hyaline membrane disease

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LLL
LLU

Left lower lobe (of the lung)
Left upper lobe (of the lung)

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MDI

Metered dose-inhaler

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O2
PA

Oxygen
Posteroanterior (view on chest X-ray)

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PCO2
PCP*
PFT
PND

Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (also pCO2)
Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia
Pulmonary function test
Paroxysmal noctural dyspnea

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PO2
PPD

Partial pressure of oxygen (also pO2)
Packs per day (of cigarettes)
Purified protein derivative(TB test)

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RA
RDS

Room air (no supplemental oxygen)
Respiratory distress syndrome

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RLL
RML
RUL

Right lower lobe (of the lung)
Right middle lobe (of the lung)
Right upper lobe (of the lung)

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RRT

Registered respiratory therapist

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SARS
SIDS
SOB**

Severe acute respiratory syndrome
Sudden infant death syndrome
**Shortness of breath

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TB

Tuberculosis

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TPR

Temperature, pulse, and respiration

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URI

Upper respiratory infection

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V/Q

Ventilation-perfusion (scan)

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*

Abbreviation is still used, but is incorrect.
Now is Pneumocystis jiroveci

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**

This abbreviation is still in use, but many hospitals have removed it from their official list of abbreviations.