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Vocab wk 1 - wk 5

medical terminology

AC Before Meals
Bx Biopsy
phot/o light
PO By Mouth
GI Gastroenterologist (Specialist of the digestive system)
Intra- Within / Into
NPO Nothing By Mouth
Supra- above / over
Sx Surgery
T & A Tonsillectomy with Adenoidectomy
TIA Transient Ischemic Attack
Anterior Front
BMR Basal Metabolic Rate
Distal away from point of reference
Dorsal Posterior
Laterial away from mid-line
OTC Over The Counter
PC Post Consumption / After meals
Proximal Close to point of reference
WNL Within Normal Limits
-algia pain
BIN Twice at Night
C & S Culture & Sensitivity
-iasis Abnormal Condition
-oma tumor
-otomy incision
-penia Lack / Deficiency
-pexy suspension
PSA Prostate-Specific Antigen
-rrhexis rupture
-scopy Observation through lighted scope
-stomy Surgical creation of an opening for drainage
UE Upper Extremities
URI Upper Respiratory Infection
ASA Aspirin
-asthenia weakness
BUN Blood Urea Nitrogen
CAD Coronary Artery Dieseas
Hx Medical History
MI Myocardial Infarction
-plegia paralysis
PWB Partial weight bearing
-sclerosis hardening
TMJ Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome
ABG Arterial Blood Gases
an- no / not / without
anti- against
-ary pertaining to / connected to
CXR Chest X-Ray
ED Emergency Department
D/C discontinue
Dys- Abnormal
Plural of Alveolus? Alveoli
Plural of Bronchus? Bronchi
Plural of Bursa? Bursae
EENT Eye, Ears, Nose and Throat
-gram Picture
-ia Condition
Mal- Bad
-metry Process of measuring
OR Oporating Room
PVC Premature Ventricular Contraction
T-DAP Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis
Trans- Across-through
VD Venereal Dieseas
Plural for Vertebra? Vertebrae
Created by: danni460
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