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Inter. Vocab. Week 3

Inter. Medical Terminology - Week 3 Vocabulary

9 types of medical administration are: PO, IV, IM, Gtts, SL, SQ, Topical, Vaginal, Rectally
PO By mouth
IV Intravenous
IM Intramuscular
Topical Applied directly to skin
Gtts Drops
SQ / SC subcutaneous
SL sublingual
BP blood pressure
Normal BP of adult: 90/60 to 140/90
Top # of BP: systolic
Bottom # of BP: diastolic
P pulse
Normal P of adult: 60-100 bpm
Normal P of child (1-8 yrs): 100 bpm
Normal P of infant (B-1 yr): 100 to 120 bpm
3 good places to check P: brachial artery, radial artery, carotid artery
Brachial P located: upper arm
Radial P located: radial side of wrist
Carotid P located: side of neck
R respiration
Normal R of adult: 10 to 12 per minute
Normal R of child &infant: 20 per minute
T temperature
Normal T: 98.6°
4 ways to check T: tempanic, axillary, sublingual, rectally
4 ways to check T in order of best to least accurate: Rectally, Tempanic, SL, Axillary
angina pectoris chest pain brought on by exhaustion
myocardial infarction heart attack
MI myocardial infarction
osteoporosis loss of bone density resulting in open spaces within bony substance
osteoma benign tumor or mass of the bone
dorsalis pedis pulse point on top of foot
cyan/o Blue
erythemat/o red
erythr/o red
leuk/o white
albin/o white
melan/o black
glauc/o gray
poli/o gray
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