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Vocab# 3 & D-G abbreviations

What does noscomial infection mean? hospital aquired infection
what is a thrombus? blood clot (stationary)
what is a embolus?? blood clot that originated elsewhere
what is vertigo? dizziness
what is tinnitus? ringing in the ear
What is an epistaxis? nosebleed
what is amnesia? loss of memory
what is lethargic? sluggish, drowsy
What is ascites? abnormal accumulation of the fluid in the abdomen
what is atrophy? wasting away of muscle due to lack of use
what is benign? not cancerous
what is malignant? cancerous
what is a biopsy? removal and examination of a living tissue
what is coagulate? to change from a liquid to a thickened mass
d day
D & C dialation and curettage
d/c discontinue or discharge
Dept. department
DHHS department of health and human services
DNR do not resuscitate
DOA dead on arrival
DOB date of birth
DON director of nurses
DPT diphtheria, pertussis, tetnus
drsg dressing
DT delirium tremens
dx diagnosis
EEG electroencephalogram
EKG electrocardiogram
ENT ear nose throat
EPA environmentak protection agency
ER emergency room
Ex or exam examination
Etoh alcohol
FBS fasting blood sugar
FC foley catheter
Fe iron
FF force fluids
fx fracture
GB gallbladder
GI gastrointestinal
gtts drops
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