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Math 114 Spring 2008

Tech Math for Allied Health Basic Flash Cards

1 kg = ? g 1 kg = 1000 g
1 g = ? mg 1 g = 1000 mg
1 mg = ? mcg 1 mg = 1000 mcg
1 kL = ? L 1 kL = 1000 L
1 L = ? mL 1 L = 1000 mL
@ At
ac before meals
AD Right ear
ADL Activities of daily living
ad lib As desired
AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome
AM, am morning (before noon)
amal amalgam (dental restoration material)
AP apical pulse
AS left ear
ASA aspirin
ASHD arterosclerotic heart disease
AU both ears
Ax axilla, axilary, armpit
bid twice a day
Bl blood
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
BR bedrest
BRP bathroom privileges
BSA body surface area
the letter "c" with a line over the letter with
deg C degrees Celsius
cal calorie
Cap capsule
CBC complete blood count
CDC Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Cl chloride or chlorine
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Cr Crown
C-section Caesarean section, surgical removal of infant
CVA cerebral vascular accident, stroke
dil dilute
DNR do not resuscitate
D/S dextrose in saline
DW distilled water
D/W dextrose in water
ECG electrocardiogram
EEG electroencephalogram
EMS emergency medical services
EMT emergency medical technician
ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate
ext extract, extraction, external
Dent Dental
deg F degrees Fahrenheit
FBS fasting blood sugar
FF or FFI force fluids
Fl Fluoride
Fl Tx Fluoride Treatment
GB gallbladder
GI gastrointestinal
GTT glucose tolerance test
hct hematocrit
Hg mercury
hgb hemoglobin
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
Hr, hr, or h hour, hours
HS hour of sleep, bedtime
Ht height
I&O Intake and output
ID intradermal
IM intramuscular
inj injection
IPPB intermittent positive pressure breathing
IV intravenous
K potassium
KCl potassium chloride
LA local anesthesia
LPN licensed practical nurse
MD medical doctor
Med Hx medical history
Mg magnesium
min minute
MN midnight
NaCl sodium chloride
NG or ng nasogastric (nose to stomach) tube
NPO nothing by mouth
N/S or NS normal saline
OD right eye, ocular destro
OR operating room
OS left eye, ocular sinistra
OT occupational therapy
OU each eye
the letter "p" with a line over the letter after
pc after meals
PCA patient controlled analgesia
PDR Physician’s Desk Reference
pH measure of acidity or alkalinity
PM, pm after noon
po by mouth, per orum
postop after an operation
PP or pp postpartum, after delivery
preop before an operation
prn whenever necessary, as needed
PT physical therapy
q every
qd every day
qh every hour
q2h every 2 hours
q3h every 3 hours
q4h every 4 hours
qhs every night at bedtime or hour of sleep
qid four times a day
qod every other day
qoh every other hour
qs quantity sufficient
RBC red blood cell or count
RDA recommended daily allowance
RDH registered dental hygienist
RN registered nurse
RT respiratory therapist
Rx prescription, take, treatment
the letter "s" with a line over it or w/o without
sc or SC subcutaneous
Sig give the following directions
Sol solution
sos if necessary
ss one half
staph staphylococcus infection
stat immediately, at once
STD sexually transmitted disease
strep streptococcus infection
Surg surgery
T temperature
tab tablet
tid 3 times a day
TPR temperature, pulse, and respiration
URI upper respiratory infection
VS vital signs (TPR and BP)
WBC white blood cell or count
wt weight
X-ray radiograph
1 mL = ? cc = ? L 1 mL = 1 cc = .001 L
1 km = ? m 1 km = 1000 m
1 m = ? cm 1 m = 100 cm
1 cm = ? mm = ? m 1 cm = 10 mm = 0.01 m
1 cup = ? oz = ? mL 1 cup = 8 oz = 240 mL
1 tablespoon = ? tsp 1 T = 3 tsp
1 tsp = ? mL 1 tsp = 5 mL
1 drop = ? mL 1 drop (gtt) = 0.0667 mL
15 drops = ? mL 15 drops = 1.0 mL
1 pound = ? oz = ? g 1 pound (lb) = 16 oz = 454 grams
1 kg = ? lbs 1 kg = 2.2 lbs
1 in = ? cm 1 in = 2.54 cm
1 grain = ? mg; 1 gram = ? grains = ? tsp gr 1 = 60 mg; 1 g = gr 15 = 1/4 tsp
4 grams = ? drams = ? grains 4 grams = 1 dram = 60 grains
1 oz = ? mL = ? cc 1 ounce = 30 mL = 30 cc
16 oz = ? pint 16 oz = 1 pt
1 mL = ? minims = ? drops 1 mL = 16 minims = gtt 15
what is the temperature of freezing water in both Fahrenheit and Celsius? 32 degrees Fahrenheit and 0 degrees Celsius
What is average body temperature in both Fahrenheit and in Celsius? 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit and 37 degrees Celsius
What is the temperature of boiling water in both Fahrenheit and in Celsius? 212 degrees Fahrenheit and 100 degrees Celsius
Give the formula to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit F = (C x 9/5) + 32
Give the formula to convert Fahrenheit to Celsius C = (F - 32) x 5/9
amp Ampule or ampoule
disc, DC Discontinue
IVP Intravenous push
IVPB Intravenous piggy back
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