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Medical Terminology

*< less than
*> greater than
c (with line on top) with
° degree
# pound
' foot or minute
" inch or second
I or i or T one
II or ii or TT two
V 5
X 10
L 50
C 100
D 500
M 1000
CRT Certified Respiratory Therapist or Certified Respiratory Technician
ABG Arterial Blood Gas
ac before meals
cl chlorine or chloride
AP apical pulse
BP blood pressure
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
♀ or F female
♂ or M male
AED Automated External Defribillation
BMI body mass index
bid twice a day
cc cubic centimeter
AM in the morning
BR bed rest
BRP bathroom privileges
CCU critical care unit or coronary care unit
Bl wk Blood Work
CBC complete blood count
BUN blood urea nitrogen
cap capsule
ADL activities of daily living
cl liq clear liquid
:|= two
CVA cerebral vascular accident (stroke)
CT computerized tomography
ACLS advanced cardiac life support
dc discharge/discontinue
drg diagnostics related group
hipaa health insurance portability accountability act
gtts drops
h hour
hs hours of sleep
ht height
ecg electrocardiogram
h2o water
fbs fasting blood sugar
hg mercury
EENT ear eyes nose throat
gyn gynecology
ffl force fluids
EMT Emergency Medical Technician
dx diagnosis
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
c/o complains of
ICD International Classifications of Diseases
I & O Intake & output
OR Operating Room
PO phone order
NA sodium
LMP last menstrual period
LTC long term care
IM intramuscular
OZ ounce
OJ orange juice
N/A not applicable
NACL sodium chloride (salt)
mm millimeter
NPO nothing by mouth
op outpatient
mL milliliter
N/S normal saline
IV intravenous
OB obstetric
Mg magnesium
OU each eye
O2 oxygen
IPPB Intermittent positive pressure breathing
KCL potassium chloride
OPD Outpatient Department
prn whenever neccessary
stat immediately; at once
RN Registered Nurse
wt weight
Rx prescription
T temperature
spec specimen
ss (with line on top) one half
s (with line on top) without
PT Prothrombin time or Physical Therapy
R respiration
vp venipunture; venous pressure
TPR temperature pulse respiration
q every
qod every other day
tsp teaspoon
qt quart
SSE soap suds enema
tab tablet
pt pint or patient
pc after meals
pre-op before operations
OB obstetric
VS vital signs
q2h every two hours
sig follow doctors orders
po by mouth
tid three times a day
LPN Licensed Practicing Nurse
ROM range of motion
w/c wheelchair
HA headache
Created by: michelegrierr
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