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Medical Terms Unit1

Medical Terms Unit 1

a before
ac before meals
AM before noon
amp ampule
bid twice a day
c with
disc discontinue
DC discontinue
hr hour
inj injection
IV intravenous
p after
pc after meals
po by mouth (per os)
PRN whenever necessary
qd every day
q2h every two hours
Rx take
s without
SC subcutaneous (below the skin)
stat immediately
supp suppository
C centigrad/Celsius
cc cubic centimeter
F Fahrenheit
g gram
in inch
kg kilogram
lb pound
ml milliliter
oz ounce
gm gram
amb ambulatory
BR bedrest
wc wheelchair
WB weight bearing
abd abdomen
ant anterior
AP anterior posterior
BP blood pressure
C/O complaining of
DOB date of birth
ext extension
flex flexion
HR heart rate
ht height
LLQ left lower quadrant
RLQ right lower quadrant
LMP last menstrual period
reg regular
resp respiration
SOB shortness of breath
T temperature
Temp temperature
TPR temperature
vd voiding
wt weight
adm admit
ASAP as soon as possible
cath catheterization
cont continue
CT chest tube
d/c discharge
FC foley catheter
NPO nothing by mouth
N/S normal saline
O2 oxygen
alb albumin
BE barium enema
BS blood sugar
BUN blood urea nitrogen
bx biopsy
CAT computerized axial tomography
CBC complete blood count
CT computerized tomography
CXR chest x-ray
cysto cystoscope
ECG electrocardiogram
EEG electroencephalogram
EMG electromyography
ERCP endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
hgb hemoglobin
IVP intravenous pyelogram
KUB kidneys
LP lumbar puncture
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
procto rectum
RBC red blood cell count
UA urinalysis
UGI upper gastrointestinal
US ultrasound
WBC white blood cell count
EKG electrocardiogram
gm gram
Created by: annstar