Ch 12: Terminology for Diagnosis & Treatment of Respiratory Diseases

About This Chapter

This chapter covers common terms used in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory diseases. Video lessons are featured across the chapter, making these particular words fun to learn about and easy to remember.

Terminology for Diagnosis & Treatment of Respiratory Diseases - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Medical professionals have a large vocabulary when it comes to discussing how respiratory diseases are diagnosed and treated, which will be effectively broken down for you in this chapter. The terms that you'll see involve medical tests as well as common procedures that address respiratory diseases. The practice quizzes throughout the chapter will inform you of your grip on the content as you go. You'll get to learn about the following in this chapter:

  • Several ways to shorten common terms used for the respiratory system
  • Prevalent words concerning respiratory therapy
  • Terms that involve the use of tuberculosis tests
  • What some medications used for respiratory diseases are called

Video Objective
Diagnostic Imaging for Respiratory Diseases: Terminology Study different types of diagnostic imaging.
Testing for Respiratory Problems: Terminology Learn about ways that you can test for respiratory issues.
Terminology of Tuberculosis Tests Become familiar with major kinds of tuberculosis tests.
Terminology for Medications for Respiratory Diseases Learn the names of medications that people take for respiratory diseases.
Terminology for Treatment of the Nose, Throat & Larynx Check out different medical procedures involving the throat, nose and larynx.
Vocabulary of Treatments for Trachea Issues Discover some major terms dealing with medical care for trachea problems.
Treatment Vocabulary for Lungs, Pleura & Thorax Explore operations done to improve the pleura, lungs and thorax.
Terminology of Respiratory Therapy Examine different terms associated with respiratory therapy.
Abbreviations for the Respiratory System A-M Become aware of a number of abbreviations that are used in reference to the respiratory system.
Abbreviations for the Respiratory System N-Z Study additional abbreviations that come in handy when discussing the respiratory system.

10 Lessons in Chapter 12: Terminology for Diagnosis & Treatment of Respiratory Diseases
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Diagnostic Imaging for Respiratory Diseases: Terminology

1. Diagnostic Imaging for Respiratory Diseases: Terminology

This lesson addresses the ways doctors can diagnose respiratory problems using diagnostic imaging techniques. Learn about procedures such as chest imaging, bronchoscopy, and laryngoscopy.

Testing for Respiratory Problems: Terminology

2. Testing for Respiratory Problems: Terminology

This lesson defines several different types of tests used to diagnose respiratory problems: sputum cytology, spirometry, pulmonary function tests, pulse oximetry and peak flow meter. Then, test your memorization of the terms with our quick quiz.

Terminology of Tuberculosis Tests

3. Terminology of Tuberculosis Tests

This lesson defines the two major tests used in testing for tuberculosis: the tuberculin tine test and the Mantoux PPD (Tuberculin) skin test. It also defines antigen and tuberculin.

Terminology for Medications for Respiratory Diseases

4. Terminology for Medications for Respiratory Diseases

This lesson covers some of the major kinds of medications (general classes) used for respiratory disease as well as their administration. Terms include: bronchodilator, nebulizer, meter-dose inhaler, antitussive and dry powder inhaler.

Terminology for Treatment of the Nose, Throat & Larynx

5. Terminology for Treatment of the Nose, Throat & Larynx

This lesson discusses surgical treatment terminology related to the nose, throat, and larynx, including laryngoplasty, laryngectomy, pharyngoplasty, pharyngotomy, and septoplasty.

Vocabulary of Treatments for Trachea Issues

6. Vocabulary of Treatments for Trachea Issues

This lesson will define and discuss the following terms and (when necessary) their differences: trachea, tracheotomy, tracheostomy, tracheoplasty, stoma, and their respective suffixes.

Treatment Vocabulary for Lungs, Pleura & Thorax

7. Treatment Vocabulary for Lungs, Pleura & Thorax

This lesson is going to define several terms related to procedures involving the chest, lungs, and pleura: thoracotomy, thoracostomy, thoracentesis, pleurectomy, lobectomy, and pneumonectomy.

Terminology of Respiratory Therapy

8. Terminology of Respiratory Therapy

This lesson will define a multitude of respiratory therapy techniques and devices: ventilators, respirators, supplemental oxygen, CPAP, and diaphragmatic breathing.

Abbreviations for the Respiratory System A-M

9. Abbreviations for the Respiratory System A-M

This lesson is going to go over quite a few different abbreviation associated with the respiratory system (A-M), including BR, Br, BRO, CSB, CF, COPD, CPR, ARF, ARDS, and many others.

Abbreviations for the Respiratory System N-Z

10. Abbreviations for the Respiratory System N-Z

This lesson discusses some common abbreviations related to the respiratory system (starting with letters N-Z). These include NG, OSA, O2, PCP, PNO, PPV, URI, and SIDS.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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