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Terminology List

Albin white
aden gland
angio blood vessel
arterio artery
artho joint
blepharo eyelid
bucca cheek
carcin cancer
carido heart
cephal head
cerebro brain
cervic neck
cheril lip
chem drug
chole gall,bile
chrom color
colo colon
costo ribs
cranio skull
cyan blue
cysto bladder, sac
cyte cell
derma skin
echo sound
embyr fertiliozed ovum/ embryo
entero intestine
epidemi among the people
erythro red
esophag esophagus
gastro stomach
genit related to birth
gingiv gum
gloss tongue
hepat liver
hem, hemat blood
hom same,alike
hydro water
hygien healthful
hystero uterus
leuko white
lingua tounge
lymoh fluid
mamm, mast breast
myelo bone narrow
myo muscle
nephro, ren kidney
neuro nerve
ocul, ophthal eye
odont tooth
onc tumor
oo egg
oophor ovary
orch testis
osteo bone
oto ear
ovario ovary
ped, pod foot
pharying pharynx
phleb vein
pneumo, pulm lung
procto rectum
psch mind, soul
radio passing off rays
rhin nose
salpingo tube
sept infection
soma body
splen spleen
stric narrowing
therm tempature
thrac thorax, chest
trach trachea
viscera organ
vit life
ab away from
acr, acro extremities (arms and legs)
ambi both, both sides
ante before`
anti against
aut self
bi both, two
brady slow
circum round
contra against
di two
diplo double
dys painful, difficult
ecto outside
en, endo inside
epi upper, above
ex out, from
hemi half
hyper excessive, above, more than
hypo deficient, below, less than
inter between
intra inside, within
marco large
mega large
meta between
micro small
mono one, single
neo new
para beside, beyond
a, an without
ac, ic pertaining to
peri around
poly many, much
post behind, after
pre before, in front of
pro forward
pseudo false
retro backward, behind
semi half
sub below
tachy fast
tele distant, far
trans across
ultra beyond, excess
able capable of
al like, similar, pertaining to
algia pain
ase enzyme
centre punture
cide causing death
centesis puncture
crine secrete
ectomy surgical removal
emesis vomit
emia blood
esthesia sensation
genesis, genic origin, source
gram, graph pictures, record
ia a disease
iasis abnormal condition
ic, cial, is pertaining to
ism state of
itis inflammation
lysis destruction
malacia softening
megaly enlarged
oid like, similar
ologist specialist
ology study of
oma tumor
orrhea flow
osis condition of
ostomy surgical repair
plegia stoke, paralysis
ptosis drooping, down
rhagia bursting forth
scelerosis hardening
scope picture, insepection
spasm contraction
stasis to stop
trophy development, growth
uria urine
@ at
abd abdomen, abdominal
ABG arterial blood gas
ac before meals
ad lib as desired
adl activities of daily living
AIDS acquired immune deficiency
amb ambulatory
ASA aspirin
ASHD arteriosclerosis heart disease
ASAP as soon as possible
ax axilla
bid twice a day`
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
BR bedrest
BRP bathroom privileges
BS blood sugar
Bx biopsy
c with
Ca calcuim
CA cancer
CAT computerized axial
cath catheter
CBC complete blood count
CBR complete bed rest
cc cubic centimeter
CC chief complaint
CCU coronary or critical care unit
CHF congestive heart failure
CI chloride
cl liq clear liquids
cm cenitmeter
c/o complains of
CO2 carbon dioxide
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CS central supply
C&S culture and sensitivity
CVA cerebral vascular accident
D&C dilation and curettage
D/C of dc discontinued, discharge
Diff differential white count
DNR do not resuscitate
DOA dead on arrival
DOB date of birth
DON director of nursing
dr dram or drainage
dsg dosage
D/W dextrose in water
Dx diagnosis
EEG electronencephalogram
EENT ear, eyes, nose, and throat
EKG or ECG electrocardiogram
Exc excision
Exp expolratory
f degrees fahrenheit
FBS fasting blood sugar
FE iron
FF force fluids
FL or Fl fluid
Fx fracture
FUO fever of unknown origin
GB gallbaladder
Gi gastrointestinal
Gm gram
gr grain
gtt drop
GU genitourinary
Gyn gynecology
H hydrogen
H2O water
HA headahce
HBV hepatitis B virus
hct jematrocit
Hg mercury
Hgb hemogoblin
HOB head of bed
Hr, h hour
Ht height
HS hour of sleep
I&D incision and drainage
I&O intake and output
ICU intensive care unit
IM intramuscular
inj injection
int internal, interior
irrig irrigation
IV intravenous
IVP intravenous pyelogym
K potassium
KCL potassium chloride
Kg or kg kilogram
KUB kidney, ureter and bladder x-ray
L&D labor and delivery
L with a circle around it left
Lap laparotomy
lb pound
liq liquid
LLQ left lower quadrant
LP lumbar puncture
LUQ left upper quadrant
M minim
mEq millequivalent
mg milligram
MI myocardial infraction
ml milliliter
mm millimeter
MN midnight
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
Na sodium
NA nurse assistant
NaCL sodium chloride
ng nasogastric
noct night
NPO nothing by night
N/S normal saline
N&V nausea and vomiting
O2 oxygen
O&P ova and parasites
Obs obstetrics
Od overdose
OD right eye
OOB out of bed
OR operating room
OS left eye
OT occupational therapy
OU both eyes
oz ounce
p after
PAP papanicolaou smear
Path pathology
PC after meals
PDR physician's desk reference
per by or through
pH measure of acidity
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
po by mouth
pre-op before an operation
prn as necessary
pt patient or pint
PT physical therapy
q every
qd every day
qh every hour
q2h every 2 hours
qhs every night at bedtime
qid four a times a day
qs quantity sufficient
qt quart
r respiration or rectal
r w/ a circle around it right
RBC red blood cell
RLQ right lower quadrant
R?O rule out
ROM range of motion
RR recovery room
RT respiratory therapist
RUQ right upper quadrant
Rx prescription, take
S&A sugar and actenone
S without
sc subcutaneous
SIDS sudden infant death syndrome
SOB short of breath
sp gr specific gravity
ss one half
SSE soap solution enem
stat immediately
T&A tonsils and adenoids
TB tuberculosis
tbsp tablespoon
TIA transient ischemic attack
tid three times a day
TLC tender loving care
TPR temperature, pulse and respiration
tsp teaspoon
tx traction
UA or U/A urinalysis
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
VS vital signs
WBC white blood cells
w/c wheelchair
wt weight
x times (2x is 2 times)
x-match cross match
> greater than
< less than
arrow pointing up increse,elevate, higher
arrow pointing down decrease, lower
# number of pound sign
1 one
V five
X ten
L fifty
C one hundred
D five hundred
M one thousand
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