Therapy that is concerned with the maintenance or improvement of respiratory functioning (as
in patients with pulmonary disease).
A respiratory therapist (RT) is a healthcare professional who usually provides these treatments and evaluates the patient's response to the treatments.
“Respiratory therapy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/respiratory%20therapy. Accessed 01 Jun. 2020.