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medical terms

albin white
aden gland
angio blood vessel
arterio artery
arthro joint
blepharo eyelid
bucca cheek
carcin cancer
cardio heart
cephal head
cerebro brain
cervic neck
cheil lip
chem drug
chole bile
chrom color
colo colon
costo ribs
cranio skull
cyan blue
cysto sac
cyte cell
derma skin
echo sound
embyr fertilized
entero intestine
epidemi among the people
erythro red
esophag esophagus
gastro stomach
genit related to birth
gingiv gum
gloss tongue
hepat liver
hemat blood
hom same
hydro water
hygien healthful
hystero uterus
leuko white
lingua tongue
lymph fluid
mast breast
myelo bone marrow
myo mucle
nephro kidney
neuro nerve
ophthal eye
odont tooth
onc tumor
oo egg
oophor ovary
orch testis
osteo bone
oto ear
ovario ovary
ped,pod foot
pharyng pharynx
phelb vein
pulm lung
procto rectum
psych mind
radio passing off rays
rhin nose
salpingo tube
sept infection
soma body
splen spleen
stric narrowing
therm temperature
thorac thorax
trach trachea
viscera organ
vit life
ab away from
acro extremeties
ad toward
ambi both
ante before
anti against
aut self
bi bothy, two
brady slow
circum round
contra against
di two
diplo double
dys painful
ecto outside
endo inside
epi upper
ex out
hemi half
hyper above
hypo below
inter between
intra inside
macro large
mega between
meta between
micro small
mono single
neo new
para beside
peri around
poly many, much
post behind
pre before
pro forward
pseudo false
retro behind
semi half
sub below
tachy fast
tele distant
trans across
ultra beyond
able capable of
al like, simular
algia pain
ase enzyme
centre punture
cide causing death
centesis punture
crine secrete
ectomy surgical removal
emesis vomit
emia blood
ethesia sensation
genesis orgin
gram pictures
ia a disease
iasis abnormal condition
ic pertaining too
ism state of
itis inflamination
lysis destruction
malacia softening
megaly enlarged
oid like, simular
ologist specialist
ology study of
oma tumor
orrhagia hemorrhage
orrhea flow
osis condition of
ostomy surgical opening
pathy disease
penia deficiency
phobia fear
plasty surgial repair
plegia stroke
ptosis drooping down
rhagia bursting forth
sclerosis hardening
scope picture
spasm contraction
stasis to stop
trophy development
uria urine
@ at
abd abdominal
ABG aterial blood gas
ac before meals
ad lib as desired
ADL activities of daily living
AIDS aquired immune deficiency syndrome
Amb ambulatory
ASA aspirin
ASAP as soon as possible
ASHD arteriosclerotic heart disease
Ax axilla
BE barium enema
bid twice a day
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
BR bed rest
BRP bathroom privilages
BS blood sugar
Bx biopsy
C degrees celsius
c with
Ca calcium
CA cancer
CAT computerized axial tomography
cath catheter
CBC complete blood count
CBR complete bed rest
cc cubic centimeter
CC chief complaint
CCU critical care unit
CHF congestive heart failure
CL chloride
cl liq clear liquids
cm centimeter
c/o complains of
CO2 carbon dioxide
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CS central supplies
C&S culture and sensitivity
CVA cerebral vascular accident
D&C dilatation and curettage
D/C dicounted, discharge
Diff differental white count
DNR do not resuscitate
DOA dead on arrival
DOB date of birth
DON director of nursing
dr dram of drainage
dsg dressing
D/W dextrose in water
Dx diagnosis
EEG electronecephalogram
EENT ear,eyes, nose, and throat
EKG electrocardiogram
Exc excision
Exp exploratory
F degrees fahrenheit
FBS fasting blood sugar
Fe iron
FF force fluids
Fl fluid
Fx fracture
FUO fever of unknown orgin
GB gallbladder
Gl gastrointestinal
Gm gram
gr grain
gtt drop
GU genitourinary
Gyn gynecology
H Hydrogen
H2O water
HA headache
HBV hepatitis B virus
hct hematocrit
Hg mercury
Hgb hemoglobin
HOB head of bed
Hr hour
HS hour of sleep
Ht height
I&D incision and drainage
I&O intake and output
ICU untensive care unit
IM intramuscular
inj injective
int internal
irrig irrigation
IV intravenous
IVP intravenous pyelogram
K potassium
KCL potassium chloride
kg kilogen
KUB kidney, ureter and bladder
L&D labor and delivery
L left
Lap laparotomy
lb pound
liq liquid
LLQ left lower quadrant
LP lumbar punture
LUQ left upper quadrant
M minim
mEq millequivalent
mg miligram
MI myocardial infarction
ml mililiter
mm milimeter
MN midnight
MRI magnetic resonance imagining
Na sodium
NA nurse assistant
NaCl sodium chloride
ng nasogastric
noct night
NPO nothhing by mouth
N/S normal saline
N&V nausea and vomiting
O2 oxygen
O&P ova and parasites
Obs obstetrics
Od overdose
OD right eye
OOB out of bed
OR operating room
OS left eye
OT occupational therapy
OU both eyes
oz ounce
p after
PAP papanicolaou smear
path pathology
Pc after meals
PDR Physicians desk reference
per by or through
pH measure of acidity
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
po by mouth
pre-op before an operation
prn as necessary
pt patient
PT physical therapy
q every
qd every day
qh every hour
q2h every 2 hours
qhs every night at bed time
qid four times a day
qs quanity sufficient
qt quart
R respiration
R right
RBC red blood cell
RLQ right lower quadreant
R/O rule out
ROM range of motion
RR recovery room
RT respiratory
RUQ right upper quadrant
Rx prescription, take
S&A sugar and acetone
s without
sc subcutaneous
SIDS sudden infantdeath syndrome
SOB short of breath
sp gr specific gravity
ss one half
SSE soap solution enem
stat immediately
T&A tonsils and adenoids
TB tuberculosis
tbsp tablespoon
TIA transient ischemic attack
tid three times a day
TLC tender loving care
TPR temperature pulse and respiration
tps teaspooon
tx traction
UA urinalysis
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
VS vital signs
WBC white blood count
w/c wheelchair
wt weight
x times
x-match cross match
> greater than
< less than
^ increase
down decrease
# number
I one
V five
X ten
L fifty
C one hundred
D five hundred
M one thousand
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