respiratory therapy

Exercises and treatments that help improve or restore lung function.

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  • respiratory therapy — n therapy that is concerned with the maintenance or improvement of respiratory functioning (as in patients with pulmonary disease) * * * see under care …   Medical dictionary

  • Respiratory therapy — articleissues citations missing = July 2008 cleanup = July 2008 expand = July 2008 globalize = September 2008Respiratory Therapy is categorized as an allied health profession in the United States and Canada. In the United States there are… …   Wikipedia

  • respiratory therapy — Medical profession concerned with assisting the respiratory function of individuals who have severe lung disorders. Practices include suctioning to clear secretions from the airway, use of aerosol mists (sometimes medicated) or gases to ease… …   Universalium

  • College of Respiratory Therapy — A respiratory (therapy) school is a type of educational institution, or part thereof, providing education and training to become a fully qualified respiratory therapist[1]. The nature of respiratory care education and respiratory therapist… …   Wikipedia

  • American Association for Respiratory Therapy — (AART) Organización nacional de enfermeras y de otros profesionales sanitarios en el campo de la terapéutica respiratoria. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • respiratory therapist — n a specialist in respiratory therapy * * * a person who has graduated from an approved respiratory therapist program or is registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care and is qualified to provide respiratory care under the supervision… …   Medical dictionary

  • Respiratory minute volume — TLC Total lung capacity: the volume in the lungs at maximal inflation RV Residual volume: the volume of air remaining in the lungs …   Wikipedia

  • therapy — /ther euh pee/, n., pl. therapies. 1. the treatment of disease or disorders, as by some remedial, rehabilitating, or curative process: speech therapy. 2. a curative power or quality. 3. psychotherapy. 4. any act, hobby, task, program, etc., that… …   Universalium

  • respiratory — /res peuhr euh tawr ee, tohr ee, ri spuyeur euh /, adj. pertaining to or serving for respiration: respiratory disease. [1780 90; < LL respiratorius, equiv. to L respira(re) to RESPIRE + torius TORY1] * * * (as used in expressions) severe acute… …   Universalium

  • respiratory care — 1. the health care profession providing, under a physician s supervision, diagnostic evaluation, therapy, monitoring, and rehabilitation of patients with cardiopulmonary disorders. 2. a general term for the type of medical care provided by the… …   Medical dictionary

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