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Pt Care Med terms 2

S1 Unit 2 Med terms Hoang

TermDefinition
AMA against medical advice
CC chief complaint
CCU coronary care unit
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CNS central nervous system
DOA dead on arrival
Tdap diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus
dx diagnosis
ENT ear, nose, and throat
ER or ED emergency room or emergency department
ET tube endotracheal tube
gb gallbladder
GI gastrointestinal
GU genitourinary
gyn gynecology
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act of 1996
HL heparin lock
hx history
ICP intracranial pressure
ICU intensive care unit
ID identification
I & D incision and drainage
IM intramuscular
MMR mumps, measles, rubella
mets metastasis
NKA no known allergies
OB or obs obstetrics
OP outpatient
OR operating room
ORIF open reduction internal fixation
PACU post anesthesia care unit
NICU neonatal intensive care unit
PE physical exam
p/o post operative
PO phone order
pt patient
PT physical therapy
r/o rule out
RR recovery room
sx symptoms
T & A tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
TAH total abdominal hysterectomy
TB tubercle bacillus/tuberculosis
TIA transmitted ischemic attack
TKO to keep open (refers to IV line)
TURP transurethral resection prostate
vo verbal order
WNL within normal limits
ab- away from
a-, an- without
ambi- both
ante- front
anti- against
auto- self
bi- two; twice
bil- bile; gall
bin- twice
brachy- short
brady- slow
bucc- cheek
chromo- color
co- together
contra- against
decub- decubitus
dia- through, between
dis- apart
dors- back
dys- difficult, painful, abnormal
ecto- outside, outer
en- in
endo- within
epi- upon
ex-, exo- out, away from
extra- outside, beyond
hemi- half
hydro- water
hyper- above or greater; excessive
hypo- below or lesser; deficient
inter between
intra- within
infero- below
mal- bad
megal- large
meso- middle
micro- small
mono- one
multi- many
neo- new
nulli- none
oligo- scanty, little
pan- all
para- beside, alongside, abnormal
per- through
peri- around
poly- many
post back, after
primi- first
pyro- fire
pseudo- false
quadri- four
retro- backward
sclera- hard
semi- half
sub- below
super- /supra- above, beyond
sym-, syn- together, with
tachy- fast
trans- across
tri- three
un- back, reversal, not
uni- one
vent- front
Created by: paigeduh