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Med Term RAD'12

QuestionAnswer
ab- away from
a, an- without
ante- front
bi- two
co- together
contra- against
decub- side
dors- back
dys- difficult
ect- outside
en- in
endo- within
epi- upon
ex- out
hemi- half
hydro- water
hyper- above/greater
hypo- below/lesser
infero- below
megal- large
pan- all
peri- around
poly- many
post- back/after
pre- before
pseudo- false
retro- backward
sclera- hard
sub- below
super- above
trans- across
tri- three
vent- front
angio- vessel
arth- joint
cardi- heart
cephal- brain
cerebro- head
cerv- neck
chiro- hand
chole- bile
chondr- cartilage
cost- rib
crani- skull
cysto- bladder
derm- skin
encephal- brain
enter- intestine
gastr- stomach
hem- blood
hepat- liver
hyster- uterus
leuk- white
lith- stone
nephr- kidney
ostero- bone
phren- diaphragm
pneum- air
pyel- pelvis/renal
radi- ray
viscer organ
algia- pain
centesis- puncture
dia- through
ectomy- excision
emia- blood
ectasis- expansion
genic- origin
lasis- condition
itis- inflammation
megaly- enlargement
myel- spinal cord
oid- like
oma- like
osis- condition
pathy- disease
plasty- surgical correction
pulm- lung
pyel- pelvis (renal)
rhaphy- suture
scopy- inspection
tomy- incision
ASAP as soon as possible
BE barium enema
BID twice a day
BP blood pressure
C with (cum)
CA cancer
CBC complete blood count
Cc cubic centimeter
CCU coronary care unit
CHF congestive heart failure
Cm centimeter
CNS central nervous system
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
KUB kidney
lat lateral
LMP last menstrual period
MI myocardial infraction
mm millimeter
MRI MR
NG nasogastric
OP outpatient
OR operating room
post-op after surgery
prn as needed
pt patient
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CT computed tomography
DOB date of birth
ER/ED emergency room/department
GI gastrointestinal
Hx history
ICU intensive care unit
IM intramuscular
IV intravenous
IVP intravenous pyelogram
R/O rule out
s without (sine)
SOB short of breath
STAT immediately
TB tuberculosis
TPR temperature
UGI upper gastrointestinal series
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary track infection
VD venereal disease
y/o years old
Appendicitis inflammation of appendix
CaBG Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (open heart surgery)
Catheter tube passed through body for injecting or removing fluids
CVA Cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
Dx diagnosis
edema swelling of tissue due to accumulation of fluid
ET tube tube entering tracheea for passage of air
Fistula abnormal opening between two organs
Fx fracture
Hpertension HBP / HTN elevated blood pressure
Anoxia Total depletion of oxygen in tissue
Hypoxia low oxygen to the tissues
Hysterectomy surgical removal of the uterus
NCP no chance of pregnancy
NG tube tube inserted through the nose to stomach
Pulmonary edema accumulation of fluid in the air sacs and tissue of lung
Pneumonia inflammation of lung tissue
T tube Tube in the shape of T used for drainage
Created by: bpCCCRad14