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Vocab for IHO

Vocab # 4 & H-L Abbreviations

What is the progressive decline in thinking? Dementa
What is the term for "Cause of disease"? etiology
What is the armpit area called? Axillary
What is the groin area called?? inguinal
What is the area above the stomach? epigastric
What is the generalized feeling of discomfort? malaise
what is the term for "spreading to another area"? Metastasis
What is the death of tissue? necrosis
What does "supportive" mean? palliative
What is the care of a terminal patient with less than six months to live? hospice
What is the term for "open"? patent
What is the term for face down, or lying on your stomach? prone
What is the term for face up, or lying on your back? supine
HBV hepititis B virus
Hct hematocrit
Hgb hemoglobin
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
HOB head of bed
HS hours of sleep
Ht height
Hx history
ICU intensive care unit
IM intamuscular
IV intravascular
J joint
K potassium
Kg kilogram
L&D labor and delivery
LLQ left lower quadrant
LMP last menstrual period
LP lumbar puncture
LPN licensed practical nurse
LUQ left upper quadrant
Created by: Destuhnee