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Med Terms 4

Patient Care

TermDefinition
myel spinal cord
pulm lung
-ac, -ic pertaining to
-algia pain
-centesis puncture
-dia through
-ectomy excision
-emia blood
-ectasis expansion
-genic origin
-iasis condition
-ism condition; process
-itis inflammation
-megaly enlargement
-oid like
-oma tumor
-osis condition
-pathy disease
-pepsia to digest
-pexy surgical fixation
-phagia to eat; swallow
-phasia to speak; speech
-pheresis removal, remove
-phobia fear
-physis growth
-plasia formation; produce
-plasty surgical correction
-plegia stroke, paralysis
-pnea breathing
-poiesis formation
-ptosis prolapse, drooping, falling down
-ptysis spitting
-rrhagia/-rrhage to burst forth
-rrhea flow, discharge
-rrhexis rupture
-rrhaphy suture
-scopy inspection
-sepsis decay
-some body
-stasis control, stop, stand still
-stomy new opening
-tome instrument to cut
-tomy incision
-tripsy crushing
-trophy nourishment, development
AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome
AODM adult onset diabetes mellitus
ARDS adult respiratory disease syndrome
ASCVD arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease
ASHD arteriosclerotic heart disease
BP blood pressure
BPH benign prostatic hypertrophy
CA cancer
CAD coronary artery disease
CHF congestive heart failure
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CVA cerebrovascular accident
CVD cardiovascular disease
DT delirium tremens
FUO fever of undetermined origin
fx fracture
GSW gunshot wound
HA headache
HBP high blood pressure
HCVD hypertensive cardiovascular disease
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
LBP low back pain
MI myocardial infarct
MVA motor vehicle accident
N & V nausea and vomiting
OD overdose
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
PUD peptic ulcer disease
SIDS sudden infant death sydrome
STD sexually transmitted disease
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
VD venereal disease
ACR American College of Radiology
AEIRS Association of Educators in Radiological Sciences
AHRA American Healthcare Radiology Administrators
AMA American Medical Association
ANA American Nurses Association
ARDMS American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
ARRT American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
ASRT American Society of Radiologic Technologists
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
EMT Emergency Medical Technician
ISRRT International Society of Radiographers and Radiologic Technologists
JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
JRCERT Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
LPN Licensed Practical Nurse
MD Medical Doctor/Physician
MT Medical Technologist
NCRP National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements
NMTCB Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PPO Preferred Provider Organization
RDMS Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
RN Registered Nurse
RPH Registered Pharmacist
RPT Registered Physical Therapist
RRT Registered Respiratory Therapist
RSNA Radiological Society of North America
RT (CT) Registered Technologist in Computed Tomography
RT (M) Registered Technologist in Mammography
RT (N) Registered Technologist in Nuclear Medicine
RT (R) Registered Technologist in Radiogaphy
RT (T) Registered Technologist in Radiation Therapy
RT (Cl) Registered Technologist in Cardiac Interventional Radiography
RT (VI) Registered Technologist in Vascular Interventional Radiography
RT (MRI) Registered Technologist in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
RT (QM) Registered Technologist in Quality Management
RT (BD) Registered Technologist in Bone Densitometry
SNM Society of Nuclear Medicine
WHO World Health Organization
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