Pulmonology is a medical speciality that deals with diseases involving the respiratory tract. The term is derived from the Latin word pulmō, pulmōnis (“lung”) and the Greek suffix -λογία, -logia (“study of”). Pulmonology is synonymous with pneumology (from Greek πνεύμων (“lung”) and -λογία), respirology and respiratory medicine.
Pulmonology is known as chest medicine and respiratory medicine in some countries and areas. Pulmonology is considered a branch of internal medicine, and is related to intensive care medicine. Pulmonology often involves managing patients who need life support and mechanical ventilation. Pulmonologists are specially trained in diseases and conditions of the chest, particularly pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema, and complicated chest infections.
The study of the respiratory system and organs.
The branch of medicine dealing with diseases of the lungs and respiratory tract
The branch of medicine that deals with the lungs; pulmonary or respiratory medicine.
The branch of medicine concerned with diseases of the respiratory system; respiratory or pulmonary medicine.