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Med Term Lesson 11

More Abbreviations

S with line over it without
sig write, to be labeled
ss half
staph staphylococcus (looks like bunch of grapes)
stat immediately
strep twisted looking bacteria - streptococcus
syr syrup
T temperature
tab tablet
tbsp tablespoon
tsp teaspoon
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
wt weight
CCU critical care unit:coronary care unit
EENT eyes, ear, nose, & throat
ER emergency room
GI lab gastrointestinal lab
lab laboratory
NICU nerve intensive care unit: neonatal intensive care unit
OB-GYN obstetrics and gynocology or referring to this discipline's doctors
pedi pediatrics
PT physical therapy
RT respiratory therapy
BUN blood urea nitrogen (with creatinine can indicate renal failure)
CBC complete blood count (blood's capacity to carry O & cells to fight infection)
chem chemistry
CSF cerebral spinal fluid
DPT diphteria, pertussis, tetanus
HCT hematocrit (volume of the blood in relation to volume of cells)
Hgb hemoglobin (carries O)
lytes electrolytes (potassium K+, sodium (Na), chloride (CI), CO2, & sometimes glucose (GLU)
O2 oxygen
RBC red blood cells
TB tuberculosis
WBC white blood cells
Ca calcium
CRE creatinine (with BUN can note renal failure)
Fe iron
GLU glucose
K+ potassium
Na sodium
SOB shortness of breath
SSE soap suds enema
tid three times per day
TO telephone order
TPR temp, pulse, & respiration
UP universal precautions
v.o. verbal order
v.s. vital signs
w/c wheelchair
cs central supply
MICU medical intensive care unit (pts with CHF, COPD, septis, contagious)
SICU surgical intensive care unit
ABG arterial blood gas
ACP acute care panel (collection of chem tests (AKA: electrolyte panel
C & S culture & sensitivity (check for bacterial growth)
CXR chest x-ray
FBS fasting blood sugar
O & P ova and parasites (re: fecal matter)
UA urinalysis
CI chloride
NeHCO3 sodium bicarbonate (part of arterial blood gas: notes ph acid base balance)
< less than
> greater than
# pound
@ at
& and
circle with arrow male
circle with plus under female
up arrow increase
down arrow decrease
Created by: tutorreading