COPD Glossary A - E
Definition of acid-base balance.
Airway hyperresponsiveness is a term used often in asthma and COPD. Learn the definition of airway hyperresponsiveness.
Acute bronchitis is not the same as chronic bronchitis. Learn more about the definition of acute bronchitis.
Antibiotics are powerful medications that help fight bacterial infections. But, antibiotics do not work if you have a viral infection. Learn more about antibiotics for COPD treatment.
Definition of anorexia.
Definition of Anticholinergics
Definition of alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency.
Definition of Alveoli
Arterial Blood Gases
Definition of arterial blood gases.
Definition of asthma.
Definition of Barrel Chest
Definition of Beta-Agonists
Biomass is a term that is often misunderstood. Learn the definition of biomass.
Definition of body plethysmography.
Definition of bronchiolitis obliterans.
Definition of chest physiotherapy.
Definition of bronchiectasis.
Definition of bronchopulmonary hygiene.
Definition of Cachexia
Definition of chest tightness.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a type of lung disease that is long-term and irreversible. Find out more about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Chest CT Scan
Definition of chest CT scan.
Definition of co-morbidity.
Definition of chest x-ray.
Definition of chronic bronchitis.
Definition of chronic cough.
Definition of clubbing.
Complete Blood Count
Definition of complete blood count.
Definition of cor pulmonale.
Definition of cyanosis.
Definition of diffuse panbronchiolitis.
Definition of CPAP.
Definition of dyspnea.
Definition of edema.
Exogenous is a term that is used a lot in science. Find out the definition of the term exogenous.
Endogenous is a term often used in medicine. Find out the definition of endogenous.
Expiratory Reserve Volume
Definition of expiratory reserve volume, or ERV.
Expiratory Volume in One Second (FEV1)
Definition of forced expiratory volume in one second, or FEV1.