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Medical Terminology


PH Acid/alkaline balance
PID Pelvic inflammatory disese Prolapsed interverbral disc
PMH Past medical history
PN Postnatal
PND Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnoea or post-nasal drip
POM Prescription only medicine
PP Placenta previa or private patient
PPH Postpartum haemorrhage
PR Per rectum (rectal examination)
PTH Parathyroid hormone
PTSD Post traumatic stress disorder
PU Peptic ulcer
RA Rheumatoid arthritis/right atrium
RBC Red blood cell
REM Rapid eye movement
RTA Road traffic accident
SA Sarcoma
SAD Seasonal affective disorder
SB Still birth
SIDS Sudden infant death syndrome
SLE Systemic lupus erythermatosus
SOB Shortness of breath
STD Sexually transmitted disease
T Tumour
T&A Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
TB Tuberculosis
THR Total hip replacement
TIA Transient ischaemic attack (in the brain)
TLC Tender loving care
TSH Thyroid-stimulating hormone
TSS Toxic shock syndrome
TUR Transurethral resection (of prostate gland)
U&E Urea and electrolytes
UC Ulcerative colitis
URTI Upper respiratory tract infection
WBC White blood count
YOB Year of birthk
Created by: Owly