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Surgical Term: excision of the adenoids
Surgical Term: surgical instrument used to cut the adenoids
Surgical Term: surgical repair of a bronchus
Surgical Term: excision of the larynx
Surgical Term: surgical repair of the larynx
Surgical Term: creation of an artificial opening into the larynx
Surgical Term: excision of a lobe (of the lung)
Surgical Term: surgical fixation of the pleura
Surgical Term: incision of the lung and bronchus
Surgical Term: excision of a lung
Surgical Term: surgical repair of the nose
Surgical Term: surgical repair of the (nasal) septum
Surgical Term: incision into the (nasal) septum
Surgical Term: incision of a sinus
Surgical Term: surgical puncture to aspirate fluid from the chest cavity (also called thoracentesis)
Surgical Term: incision into the chest cavity
Surgical Term: excision of the tonsils
Surgical Term: surgical repair of the trachea
Surgical Term: creation of an artificial opening into the trachea
Surgical Term: incision of the trachea
Diagnostic Term: instrument used for visual examination of the bronchi
Diagnostic Term: visual examination of the bronchi
Diagnostic Term: instrument used for visual examination within a hollow organ or body cavity. Current trend is to use endoscopes for surgical procedures as well as viewing.
Diagnostic Term: pertaining to visual examination within a hollow organ or body cavity.
instrument used for visual examination of the larynx
Diagnostic Term: visual examination of the larynx
Diagnostic Term: instrument used for visual examination of the thorax
Diagnostic Term: visual examination of the thorax
Diagnostic Term/Pulmonary Function: instrument used to measure carbon dioxide
Diagnostic Term/Pulmonary Function: instrument used to measure oxygen saturation of the blood.
Diagnostic Term/Pulmonary Function: instrument used to measure breathing
Diagnostic Term/Pulmonary Function: a measurement of breathing or lung volumes
polysomnography (PSG) (pol-ee-som-NOG-rah-fee)
Diagnostic Term/Sleep Studies: process of recording many tests during sleep. These tests include electrocardiography, electromyography, electroencephalography, air flow monitoring,...
chest x-ray (CXR)
Diagnostic Imaging Term: an x-ray image of the chest used to evaluate the lungs and the heart.
chest computed tomography (CT) scan (toe-MOG-ra-fee)
Diagnostic Imaging Term: computerized images of the chest created in sections from front to back. Used to diagnose tumors, abscesses, and pleural effusion. Computer tomography is...
ventilation perfusion scanning (VPS) (ven-ti-LAY-shun) (per-FEW-zhun)
Diagnostic Imaging Term: a nuclear medicine procedure used to diagnose pulmonary embolism and other conditions- also called a lung scan
acid-fast bacilli (AFB) smear (AS-id-fast) (bah-SIL-eye)
Diagnostic/Laboratory term: a test performed on sputum to determind the presence of acid-fast bacilli which caused tuberculosis
arterial blood gases (ABGs) (ar-tee-ree-al)
Diagnostic Term/Pulmonary Function: a test performed on arterial blood to determine levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other gases present.
pulmonary function tests (PFTs) (PUL-moh-ner-ee)
Diagnostic Term/Pulmonary Function: a group of tests performed to measure breathing, which is used to determine respiratory function or abnormalities.
pulse oximetry (ok-SIM-e-tree)
Diagnostic Term/Pulmonary Function: a noninvasive method of measuring oxygen in the blood by using a device that attaches to the fingertip
purified protein derivative (PPD) skin test
Diagnostic Term: a test performed on individuals who have recently been exposed to tuberculosis. PPD of the tuberculin bacillus is injected intradermally. Positive tests indicate...
condition of absence (less than normal level) of carbon dioxide (in the blood).
anoxia (a NOK-see-a)
absence (deficiency) of oxygen
absence of voice
absence of breathing
pertaining to the bronchi and alveoli
spasmodic contraction in the bronchi
pertaining to the diaphragm
difficulty speaking (voice)
pertaining to within the trachea
condition of excessive carbon dioxide (in the blood)
condition of deficient carbon dioxide (in the blood)
hypoxemia (hi-pok-SEE-mee-a) *note: the o from hypo has been dropped. The final vowel in a prefix may be dropped when the word to which it is added begins with a vowel.)
deficient oxygen in the blood
deficient oxygen (to the tissues)
pertaining to within the pleura (space between the two pleural membranes)
pertaining to the larynx
spasmodic contraction of the larynx
pertaining to mucus
pertaining to the nose and the pharynx
able to breathe only in an upright position
pertaining to the lungs
discharge from the nose (as in a cold)
pertaining to the chest
passageway by which air enters and leaves the lungs as well as a mechanical device used to keep the passageway unobstructed.
deprivation of oxygen for tissue use, suffocation
to withdraw fluid or to suction as well as to draw foreign material into the respiratory tract.
agent causing narrowing of the bronchi
agent causing the bronchi to widen
sudden, noisy expulsion of the air from the lungs
sudden catching of breath with a spasmodic contraction of the diaphragm
ventilation of the lungs beyond normal body needs
ventilation of the lungs that does not fulfill the body's gas exchange needs
containing both mucus and pus
slimy fluid secreted by the mucous membranes)
device that creates a mist used to deliver medication for giving respiratory treatments
nosocomial infection (nos-O-KOH-mee-al)
an infection acquired during hospitalization
periodic, sudden attack
open (an airway must be patent)
mucous secretion from the lungs, bronchi, and trachea expelled through the mouth
mechanical device used to assist with or substitute for breathing when patient cannot breathe unassisted.