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Definition of Therapy, respiratory

Therapy, respiratory: Exercises and treatments designed to help patients maintain and recover lung function, such as with cystic fibrosis and after surgery.

Also used for COPD and asthma.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=17904
Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2012

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