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Medical Term Final

AAA abdominal aortic aneurysm
ABG arterial blood gas
a.c. (ante cibum) before meals
AP anteroposterior
b.i.d. (bis in die) twice a day
BP blood pressure
BPH benign prostatic hypertrophy
bx biopsy
c (line over c) with
C&S culture and sensitivity
CA cancer/carcinoma
CABG (pronounced cabbage) coronary artery bypass graft
CAD coronary artery disease
CBC complete blood count
*cc (use mL) cubic centimeter
CCU cardiac/coronary care unit
CHF Congestive heart failure
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CT computed tomography
CVA cerebrovascular accident
CXR chest x-ray
D&C dilation and curettage
*DC discontinue
DJD degenerative joint disease
DIP joint distal interphalangeal joint
Dx Diagnosis
ECG; EKG electrocardiogram
ENT ear, nose, & throat
EOM extraocular movement
ESRD end-stage renal disease
FBS fasting blood sugar
Fx fracture
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease
GI gastrointestinal
gtt (guttae) drops
GSW gunshot wound
Hb, Hgb hemoglobin
Hct or H&H hematocrit; hematocrit & hemoglobin
HCV hepatitis C virus
HEENT head, ears, eyes, nose, and throat
HOH hard of hearing
h.s. (hora somni) bedtime
HTN hypertension
I&D incision and drainage
I&O intake and output
IBD irritable bowel disease
IDDM insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
I.M. intramuscular
I.V. intravenous
K potassium
KUB kidney, ureters, bladder
LMP last menstrual period
LFTs liver function tests
MI myocardial infarction
MRSA methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
MS multiple sclerosis; musculoskeletal
MVP mitral valve prolapse
Na sodium
NG nasogastric
NIDDM noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
NKDA no known drug allergies
n.p.o. (nil per os) nothing by mouth
NSAID (pronounced en-said) nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
O2 oxygen
OCD obsessive-compulsive disorder
ORIF open reduction, internal fixation
P&A percussion and auscultation
PAD peripheral artery disease
PERRLA pupils, equal, round, react to light and accommodation
p.r.n. (pro re nata) as needed
P.T. physical therapy
PT prothrombin time
q. (quaque) every
q.4h. every four hours
*q.d. (use once daily) every day
q.h. every hour
q.i.d. (quarter in die) four times a day
RA rheumatoid arthritis
RBC red blood cells
ROM range of motion
s (line over s) without
*SC; subcu; SQ (use subcut) subcutaneous
SOB shortness of breath
sp. gr. specific gravity
STD sexually transmitted disease
T&A tonsillectomy & adenoidectomy
TB tuberculosis
TIA transient ischemic attack
t.i.d. (ter in die) three times a day
TM tympanic membrane (eardrum)
TJR total joint replacement
TPR temperature, pulse, respirations
Tx treatment
UA urinalysis
URI upper respiratory infection
US ultrasound
UTI urinary tract infection
WBC white blood cells
WNL within normal limits
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