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Yellow- Terminology

QuestionAnswer
adenoid/o adenoids
AAA abdominal aortic aneurysm
ABG arterial blood gases
-osis abnormal condition
ACE angiotensin-converting enzyme
trans- across;through
ACS acute coronary syndrome
AED Automatic external defibrillator
aer/o Air
pneau/o, pneaumon/o air; lung
-al pertaining to
-algia pain
alveoli/o alveolus; air sac
aneurysm/o widened blood vessel
angi/o vessel
angin/o choking pain
anthrac/o coal; coal dust
aort/o aorta
AP anteropostior
-ar pertaining to
ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome
peri- around
arteri/o arterty
arteriol/o arteriole
-ary pertaining to
AS aortic stenosis
asbest/o asbestos
ASD atrial septal defect
ASHD arteriosclerotic heart disease
AST angiotensin sensitivity test, aspartate aminoptransferase
Afib Atrial Fibrillation
atel/o incomplete; imperfect
ather/o fatty plaque
atri/o atrium
AV atrioventricular; arteriovenous
dys- bad, painful, difficult
BBB bundle branch block
hemo/o blood
thromb/o blood clot
-emia blood condition
hemangi/o blood vessel
cyan/o blue
BP, B/P blood pressure
brady- slow
spir/o breathe
-pnea breathing
bronch/o bronchus
bronchi/o bronchus
bronchiol/o bronchiole
CA cardiac arrest, chest assessment
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CAD coronary artery disease
-capnia carbon dioxide
cardi/o heart
-cardia heart condition
CC cardiac catheterization
CCU coronary care unit
-centesis surgical puncture
chalic/o limestone
CHD Coronary Heart Disease
pector/o, steth/o, thorac.o, -thorax chest
CHF Congestive Heart Failure
Chol cholesterol
CK creatine kinase
-clysis irrigation, washing
CO2 carbon dioxide
COLD Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
-ia condition
coni/o dust
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder
coron/o heart
CPAP Continious Positive Airway Pressure
CPR cariopulmonary resuscitation
CSM curculation, sensation, movement
CT computed tomography
CTPA computer tomography pulmonary angiography
CV Cerebrovascular
CVA cerebrovascular accident
CXR chest x-ray
DB&C Deep Breathing & coughing
DES drug-eluting stent
phren/o diaphragm; mind
-ecstasis dilation; expansion
-pathy disease
DOE dyspnea on exertion
DPI dry powder inhaler
DPT diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus
DSA digital subtraction angiography
DVT Deep Vein Thrombosis
ECG/EKG electrocardiogram(aphy)
ECHO echocardiogram(aphy)
echo- repeated sound
-ecstatis dilation; expansion
-ectomy removal, exision
EEG electroencephalogram(aphy)
EF ejection fraction
electr/o electricity
ELT endovenous laser ablation; endoluminal laser ablation
embol/o embolous(plug)
emphys/o to inflate
CVD Cerebrovascular disease
en- in, within
endo- in, within
-megaly enlargement
epiglott/o epiglottis
EPS electrophysiology studies
ETT exercise tolerance test
eu- good, normal
hyper- excessive, normal
extra- outside, outward
pyro/o fire
silic/o flint
-stomy forming of an opening
FVC forced vital capacity
-gram record, writing
-graph instrument for recording
-graphy process of recording
scler/o hardening; sclera
Hb, Hbg hemoglobin
HCO related to the pH of blood
HDL High density lipoprotein
therm/o heat
HF heart failure
HMD hyaline membrane disease
HTN Hypertension
Hx history
-ia condition
ICD implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
ICU intensive care unit
-tomy incision
-itis inflammation
IPPB Intermittent positive-pressure beathing
IRDS infant respiratory distress syndrome
isch/o block, to hold back
IV intravenous
L/min liters per minute
LA left atrium
laryng/o larynx(voice box)
LBBB left bundle branch block
LD lactate dehydrogenase; lactic acid dehydrogenase
LDL low density liproprotein
lob/o lobe
-logist specialist in the study of
pulmon/o lung
LV left ventricle
-lysis separation; destruction; loosening
MDI metered-dose inhaler
-megaly enlargement
-meter instrument for measurement
MI myocardial infarction
mm Hg millimeters of mercury
MR mitral regurgitation
MRA magnetic resonance angiograpm(aphy)
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
MS mitral stenosis
MUGA scan multiple-gated acquisition(scan)
my/o muscle
MVP mitral valve prolapsed
sten/o, -stenosis narrowing, stricture
nas/o nose
NMT nebulized mist treatment
rhin/o, nas/o nose
NP nasal prong
NSR normal sinus rhythm
O2 oxygen
-oid resembling
-oma tumour
orth/o straight
OSA obstructive sleep apnea
-osis abnormal condition
-osmia smell
ox/i oxygen
ox/o oxygen
-oxia oxygen
PA pulmonary artery; posteroanterior
PAC premature atrial contraction
-plegia paralysis
PAT paroxysmal atrial tachycardia
-pathy disease
PCO2 partial pressure of cardon dioxide
PCP pneamocystis pneaumonia, pneumocystic carinii pneaumonia
PFT pulmonary function tests
pH symbol for degree of acidity or alkalinity
pharyng/o pharnyx(throat)
phleb/o vein
-phonia voice
-plasty surgical repair
pleur/o pleura
PMN point of maximum impulse
PND paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
PO2 partial pressure of oxygen
PTCA percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
-ptsys spitting
pulmon/o lung
sphygm/o, -sphyxia pulse
py/o pus
pyr/o fire
RA right atrium
tachy- rapid
RD respiratory distress
RDS respiratory distress syndrome
RRCP registered respiratory care practitioner
-rraphy suture
-rrhexis rupture
RT respiratory therapist
SA, S-A sinoatrial
SaO2 atrial oxygen saturation
-scope instrument for examining
sept/o setpum
SIDS sudden infant death syndrome
silic/o flint
sinus/o sinus, cavity
brady- slow
-osmia smell
SOB shortness of breath
-spasm involuntary contraction, twitching
SPD sterile processing department
-stasos standing still
sten/o narrowing, stricture
-stenosis narrowing, stricture
steth-o chest
-stomy forming an opening
T & A tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
tachy- rapid
TB tuberculosis
therm/o heat
thorac/o chest
thorax/o chest
thromb/o blood clot
TPR temperature, pulse, respiration
TIA Transcient Ischemic Attack
-tic pertaining to
-tomy incision
tonsil/o tonsils
trache/o trachea(wind pipe)
URI upper respiratory infection
US ultrasound
valv/o valve
vavul/o valve
vas/o vessel; vas deferens; duct
vascul/o vessel
VC vital capacity
ven/o vein
ventricul/o ventricle
VSD ventricular septal defect
VT ventricular tachycardia
Created by: d_knight13