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Descriptor English: Respiratory Therapy
Descriptor Spanish: Terapia Respiratoria
Descriptor Portuguese: Terapia Respiratória
Descriptor French: Thérapie respiratoire
Entry term(s): Inhalation Therapies
Inhalation Therapy
Respiratory Therapies
Therapies, Inhalation
Therapies, Respiratory
Therapy, Inhalation
Therapy, Respiratory
Tree number(s): E02.880
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012138
Scope note: Care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system. It includes the therapeutic use of medical gases and their administrative apparatus, environmental control systems, humidification, aerosols, ventilatory support, bronchopulmonary drainage and exercise, respiratory rehabilitation, assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and maintenance of natural, artificial, and mechanical airways.
Annotation: do not confuse with ADMINISTRATION, INHALATION
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ED education
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
Public MeSH Note: 78; was INHALATION THERAPY 1963-77
Online Note: use RESPIRATORY THERAPY to search INHALATION THERAPY 1966-77
History Note: 78; was INHALATION THERAPY 1963-77
Entry Version: RESPIRATORY THER
Related: Airway Management MeSH
Breathing Exercises MeSH
DeCS ID: 12558
Unique ID: D012138
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Date Established: 1978/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2010/06/25
Respiratory Therapy - Preferred
Concept UI M0018916
Scope note Care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system. It includes the therapeutic use of medical gases and their administrative apparatus, environmental control systems, humidification, aerosols, ventilatory support, bronchopulmonary drainage and exercise, respiratory rehabilitation, assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and maintenance of natural, artificial, and mechanical airways.
Preferred term Respiratory Therapy
Entry term(s) Respiratory Therapies
Therapies, Respiratory
Therapy, Respiratory
Inhalation Therapy - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0018915
Preferred term Inhalation Therapy
Entry term(s) Inhalation Therapies
Therapies, Inhalation
Therapy, Inhalation



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