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Acidosis
Excessive acidity of body fluids
Anosmia
Absence of the sense of smell
Apnea
Temporary loss of breathing
Asphyxia
Condition caused by insufficient intake of oxygen
Epistaxis
Nosebleed; nasal hemorrhage
Hypoemia
Deficiency of oxygen in the blood
Hypoxia
Deficiency of oxyen in tisuses
Rhonchus
Abnormal breath sound heard on auscultation
Stridor
High-pitched, harsh, adventitious breath sound caused by a spasm or swelling of the larynx or an obstruction in the upper airway
Oximetry
Noninvasive method of monitoring the percentage of hemoblobin (Hb) saturated with oxygen; also called pulse oximetry
Pulmonary function tests
Multiple tests used to evaluate the ability of the lungs to take in and expel air as well as perform gas exchage across the alveolocapillary membrane
Spirometry
Measurement of ventilatory ability by assessing lung capacity and flow including the time necessary for exhaling the total volume of inhaled air
Aerosol Therapy
Lung treatment using various techniques to deliver medications in mist form directly to the lungs or air passageways.
Lavage
Irrigating or washing out of an organ, stomach, bladder, bowel or body cavity with a stream of water or other fluid.
ABG
Arterial blood gas(es)
COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CT
Computed tomography
DPI
Dry power inhaler
FVC
Forced vital capacity
MDI
Metered dose inhaler
NMT
Nebulized mist treatment
RDS
Respiratory distress syndrome
SOB
Shortness of breath
URI
Upper respiratory infection