Respiratory Abbreviations

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ABGs

arterial blood gases

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AFB

acid-fast bacillus

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ARDS

acute respiratory distress syndrome

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CF

custic fibrosis

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CO2

carbon dioxide

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COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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CPAP

continuous positive airway pressure

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CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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CPT

chest physiotherapy

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CXR

chest x-ray

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DOE

dyspnea on exertion

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MDI

metered dose inhaler

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O2

oxygen

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OSA

obstructive sleep apnea

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PE

pulmonary embolism

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PFT

pulmonary function test

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pH

potential of hydrogen

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PND

paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea

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PPD

purified protein derivative

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R

respiration

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RA

room air

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SIDS

sudden infant death syndrome

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SOB

shortness of breath

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stat

immediately

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T&A

tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy

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TB

tuberculosis

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TV

tidal volume

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URI

upper respiratory infection

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VC

vital capacity