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BS

breath sounds

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CF

cystic fibrosis

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COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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PE

pulmonary embolism

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SIDS

sudden infant death syndrome

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TB

tuberculosis

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URI

upper respiratory infection (common cold)

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PCN

penicillin

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CO2, -capnia

carbon dioxide

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O2, ox/i. ox/o

oxygen

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RT

respiratory therapy

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SOB

short of breath

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DNR

do not resuscitate

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DOA

dead on arrival

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T&A

tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy

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nas/o, rhin/o

nose

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muc/o

mucus (substance secreted)

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pharyng/o

pharynx (throat)

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sept/o

septum (wall dividing a structure)

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sinus/o

sinus cavities

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tonsill/o

tonsils

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adenoid/o

adenoids (behind nasal cavity)

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laryng/o

larynx (voice box)

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trache/o

trachea (windpipe)

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brach/o, bronchi/o

bronchi (transports air to and from trachea to the lungs

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pulmon/o, pneumon/o

lungs, brings oxygen in body

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diaphragm

muscle that separates thoracic and abdominal cavities

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thorac/o, thora/o, and -thorax

thoracic cavity, protects the lungs and heart

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otorhinolaryngologist (ENT)

specialist of the ears, nose, and throat

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pulmonologist

specializes in treating diseases and disorders of the lungs

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RT

respiratory therapist, provides treatment to ease breathing

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spir/o

to breathe

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-metry

to measure

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-meter

instrument used to measure

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auscultation

process of listening to sounds within the body with a stethoscope

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normal adult RR

respiration rate, 10-20 breaths a minute

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-pnea

breathing

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tachy-

fast

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brady-

slow

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eu-

good, normal

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a-, an-

without

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inhale, exhale

breathe in, breathe out

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COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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-ectasis

dilation

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bronchiectosis

dilation of bronchi

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asthma

allergic disorder characterized by breathing difficulty

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influenza

the flu, contagious viral respiratory infection

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SIDS

sudden infant death syndrome

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CF- cystic fibrosis

passed down in families; thick, sticky mucus that builds up in the lungs and digestive system

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PE- pulmonary embolism

blockage caused by blood clots in the lungs; can be life threatening

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URI- upper respiratory infection

"common cold"

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pneumonia

inflammation of lungs where air sacs fill with puss

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TB- tuberculosis

infectious disease that attacks the lungs