Chap 7 Abbreviations.txt

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