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Final Med Term

Final for Medical Terminology and abbreviations

Hematoma a semisolid mass of blood under the tissue caused by injury
Hemangioma a birthmark
Contusion a bruise
Concussion an injury to the head that can cause temporary disorientation
Priapism an erection lasting longer than 6 hours, often as a result of head trauma
Hyperkalemia High potassium
Conjunctiva Pink eye
Hema Root word for blood
Emesis Vomit
Melena Blood in stool
Hemophiliac a condition were the blood is unable to clot efficiently
Quadriplegic The inability to move all four limbs or the entire body below the neck
Paraplegic total inability to move both legs and usually the lower part of the trunk, often as a result of disease or injury of the spine
Halitosis bad breath causes of halitosis include dietary factors, poor oral hygiene
Nephrotoxic damaging or deleterious to the kidney. literally toxic to the kidney
Scleroderma a disease of connective tissue with the formation of scar tissue (fibrosis) in the skin and sometimes also in other organs of the body
Shingles An acute infection caused by the herpes zoster virus, the same virus as cuase's chickenpox. Shingles is most common after the age of 50 and the risk rises with advancing age.
Epistaxis Medical term for nosebleed
Blanch Turn pale, white
Apex Highest point of something
Dystrophy Progression of degeneration of body tissue
Hypoglycemic low blood sugar
Hyperemia high levels of blood
Dilated to become wider
Systolic the top # to a BP
distolic the bottom number of a BP
Supine laying down facing up
Prone laying face down
SIDS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome SIDS
FDA the Food and Drug Administration
The Food and Drug Administration FDA
FTT Failure to thrive. refers to a child whose physical growth is significantly less than that of peers
Failure to Thrive FTT
g Gram
Gram g
mm millimeter
millimeter mm
ABD abdomen
abdomen ABD
AOB Alcohol on breath
Alcohol on breath AOB
CP Chest Pain
Chest Pain CP
DAT diet as tolerated
diet as tolerated DAT
LOC loss of consciousness
loss of consciousness LOC
GSW gunshot wound
gunshot wound GSW
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD
O.D. Right eye
right eye O.D.
O.S. Left eye
left eye O.S.
O.U. both eyes
both eyes O.U.
AKA Above the knee amputation
above the knee amputation AKA
DVT deep venous thrombosis(Blood clot in large vein)
deep venous thrombosis DVT
gtt drops
drops gtt
URI upper respiratory infection, such as sinusitis or the common cold
Upper respiratory infection URI
GERD Acid Reflux disease
acid relux disease GERD
ADD Attention deficit disorder
Attention deficit disorder ADD
e.d. Eating disorder
eating disorder e.d.
E.D. Erectile Dysfunctin
erectile dysfunction E.D.
K potassium
potassium K
Ht. height
height Ht.
Wt. Weight
Weight Wt.
Habitus The physique or body build
Created by: Seanmorrone