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Chapter 18

Chapter 18 Key Root Words, Abbreviations, & Acronyms

Bacteri/o bacteria
Bi/o life
Cyt/o cell
Gen/o gene
Hemat/o blood
Immun/o immune
Micr/o small
Myc/o fungus
Parasit/o parasite
Path/o disease
Vir/o virus
BAC Blood alcohol content (or concentration)
Cr Creatinine
CSF Cerebrosinal Fluid
Hct Hematocrit
Hgb or Hb Hemoglobin
MRSA Methicillin-resistant Staphyloccus Aureus
PSA Prostate Specific Antigen
UA Urinalysis
ACS atypical squamous cells
ASC-US atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance, pronounced "ask-us) for ASC-US
ASC-H atypical squamous cells cannot exclude a high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion
AGC atypical glandular cells
AIS endocervical adenocarcinoma in situ, Ca in situ or CIS (carcinoma in situ)
LSIL low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion
HSIL high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion
Created by: BBracha