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Definition of Respiratory therapist

Respiratory therapist: A person who has graduated from an approved respiratory therapist program and is qualified to provide respiratory care under the supervision of a physician. In the US, respiratory therapists may be is registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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