Pulmonary Medical Transcription Terms / Word List For Medical Transcriptionists


acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
 
aerosol therapy
 
air trapping
 
airflow
 
airflow obstruction
 
alveolar volume
 
anosmia
 
aphonia
 
arterial blood gas (ABG)
 
asbestosis
 
aspiration pneumonia
 
assist-controlled mechanical ventilation (ACMV)
 
AutoPap
 
BiPAP
 
bronchial washings
 
bronchiogenic
 
bronchodilator therapy
 
bronchoscopy
 
bronchospasm
 
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
 
CO2
 
CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure)
 
CPAP titration level was _____ cm of water
 
daytime somnolence
 
diffusing capacity

DLCO (diffusing capacity of lung for carbon monoxide)
 
dyspnea on exertion
 
emphysema
 
empyema
 
endotracheal intubation
 
Epworth sleepiness scale
 
ethmoid sinuses
 
exercise-induced asthma
 
FEF (forced expiratory flow)
 
FEF25-75%
 
FEV1
 
FEV1/FVC
 
fiberoptic bronchoscopy
 
FiO2
 
flow volume loop
 
FRC (functional residual capacity)
 
frontal sinuses
 
FVC
 
ground-glass appearance
 
ground-glass opacification
 
hand-held nebulizer
 
hemoptysis
 
hypercapnia
 
hyperinflation
 
hyperpnea
 
hypoxemia
 
hypoxia
 
ILD (interstitial lung disease)
 
incentive spirometry
 
inhaled corticosteroid
 
IPF (interstitial pulmonary fibrosis)
 
IPPV (intermittent positive pressure ventilation)
 
lingula
 
maxillary sinuses
 
maximum voluntary ventilation
 
MDI (metered-dose inhaler)
 
MVV (maximum voluntary ventilation)
 
nocturnal polysomnography
 
nonrebreathing mask
 
O2
 
obstructive defect
 
obstructive impairment
 
obstructive lung disease
 
orthopnea
 
OSA (obstructive sleep apnea)
 
overnight oximetry
 
parenchyma
 
parenchymal
 
PCO2
 
PEEP (positive end-expiratory pressure)
 
PFTs (pulmonary function tests)
 
PND (paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea)
 
Pneumocystis carinii
 
Pneumovax
 
PO2
 
polysomnography
 
PPD (tuberculosis test)
 
PSG (polysomnography)
 
pulmonary artery wedge pressure
 
pulmonary capillary wedge pressure
 
pulmonary hypertension
 
rebreathing mask
 
restrictive impairment
 
saturations on room air
 
sawtooth pattern
 
Shiley tracheostomy tube
 
silicosis
 
sleep disordered breathing
 
somnolence
 
spirometry
 
steroids with taper
 
three-pillow orthopnea
 
tidal volume
 
TLC (total lung capacity)
 
TLV (total lung volume)
 
tracheostomy cuff
 
tracheostomy stoma
 
two-pillow orthopnea
 
updraft treatment
 
Venti mask
 
ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) scan
 
Wegener granulomatosis
 
witnessed apneas
 
work of breathing (e.g., increased work of breathing)

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