COPD Glossary P - Z
Particle pollution, also known as particulate matter, is a mixture of tiny particles and liquid droplets. Find out more about particle pollution.
Partial Pressure of Carbon Dioxide (PaC02)
Measuring the partial pressure of carbon dioxide, or PaC02, is done through arterial blood gases. Learn the definition of partial pressure of carbon dioxide, or PaC02.
Partial Pressure of Oyxgen (Pa02)
Partial pressure of oxygen, or Pa02 is a term used when measuring arterial blood gases. Learn more about the definition of partial pressure of oxygen.
Definition of postural drainage.
Phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitors (PDE4) are a class of drug that suppress inflammation in COPD and asthma. Learn more about PDE4's.
Definition of Pulmonary
Learn what the term pulmonary means as it applies to COPD.
Definition of pulmonary edema.
Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs)
Definition of Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs)
Definition of pulmonary tuberculosis.
Definition of pulmonary hypertension.
Definition of pulse oximetry.
Definition and technique of pursed-lip breathing.
Reduced Exercise Tolerance
Definition of reduced exercise tolerance.
V/Q mismatch is a condition whereby ventilation and perfusion of the lungs are not evenly matched. Learn more about V/Q mismatch.
Definition of Respiratory Failure.
Definition of a respiratory stimulant.
Definition of Spirometry.
Definition of Tachypnea.
Definition of Vibration.
Total Lung Capacity
Definition of total lung capacity, or TLC.
Definition of wheezing.