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Med Terms

Bronch/o- bronchioles
Trache/o- trachea
Nas/o- nose
Rhin/o- nose
-plasty surgical repair
Stomat/o mouth
Gloss/o- tongue
Esophag/o- esophagus
Gastr/o- stomach
-ectomy excise/cut out
Enter/o- intestines
Rect/o- rectum
Proct/o rectum & anus
-oma tumor
Col/o- colon
-ostomy to make a new opening
-scopy process of looking
Cardi/o- heart
Angi/o- blood vessels/veins/arteries
Ven/o- veins
Arteri/o- arteries
Hem/o- blood
Hemat/o- blood
-ia condition of
Tachy- fast
Brady- slow
-graphy process of taking pictures
-grapher person who takes pictures
-gram picture
-logy study of
Electro- electricity
Erythr/o- white
-cyte cell
Melan/o- black
cyst/o- bladder
-algia pain
Urether/o- urethra
Skelet/o- skeleton
Muscul/o- muscle
Orthr/0- bone
Oste/o- bone
Arthr/o- joints
Crani/o- skull/cranium
Kinesi/o- movement
Dent/o- teeth
Neur/o- nerve
-logist specialist/one who studies
Spin/o- spine
Cerebr/o- brain
-tomy incision/cut into
BID twice daily
cc cubic centimeter
IV intravenous
PO orally/by mouth
NPO nothing by mouth
prn as needed
q every
1/2 NS half normal saline o.45%
ac before meals
am morning
APAP acetaminophen
as left ear
ATC around the clock
BP blood pressure
BS blood sugar
comp compound
D/C discontinue
DAW dispense as written
disp dispense
elix elixir
fl fluid
gr grain
h or hr hour
aa of each
ad right ear
amp ampule
aq water/aqueous
ASA aspirin
au both ears
BM bowel movement
brady slow
BSA body surface area
cap capsule
CHF congestive heart failure
d.t.d. give of such dose
D5W 5% Dextrose in water
dil dilute
DNR do not resuscitate
et and
g or gm gram
gtt(s) drops
HA headache
HBP high blood pressure
hs hour of sleep/bedtime
Hypo below/deficient
IM intramuscular
IVPB intravenous piggy back
mEq milliequivallent
Min minute
mOsm milliosmoles
N.R./non rep no refil/do not repeat
neo new
NKDA no known drug allergies
NS normal saline 0.9%
NTG nitroglycerin
oint ointment
ou both eyes
per by/through
pulv powder
q2h every 2 hours
q4h every 4 hours
qd everyday
HC hydrocortisone
hyper above/excessive
ID intradermal
inj injection
IVP intravenous push
L liter
mcg microgram
mg milligram
ml milliliter
MS morphine sulfate
N/V or N&V nausea & vomiting
NKA no known allergies
noct nocturnal
od right eye
os left eye
pc after meals
pm evening/afternoon
q4-6h every 4-6 hours
q6h every 6 hours
qh every hour
qod every other day
qs a sufficient quantity to make
RL Ringer's Lactate
S without
SOB shortness of breath
SL sublingual
sos if there is need
stat immediately
susp suspension
tab tablet
Tbs/T tablespoon
tiw three times weekly
TPN total parental nutrition
tsp/t teaspoon
ung ointment
UTI urinary tract infection
w/ with
wk week
x times
R by rectum/rectally
Rx recipe/take
SQ subcutaneous
sig/signa write on label/directions for patient
sol solution
ss one half
supp suppository
syr syrup
tachy fast/rapid
Top topical
tr tincture
ud/ut direct as directed
URI upper respiratory infection
vs vital signs
w/o without
WBC white blood cell count
Pulm/o- lungs
Pulman/o- lungs
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