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Ch 1 Basics and Body


AAF African-American female
abd abdomen; abdominal
CBC complete blood (cell) count
c/o complains of; complaining of
consult consultation
CT computerized tomography; computed tomography
CXR chest X-ray
ECG, EKG electrocardiogram
ER emergency room
hs half strength; bedtime
ht height
NKDA no known drug allergies
NPO nothing by mouth (from the latin "nil per os")
OB/GYN obstertrician/ gynecologist
OR operating room
postop after surgery; postoperative
preop before surgery; preoperative
Pro. time prothrombin time (blod-clotting test)
Pt, pt. patient
PTT partial thromboplastin time (blood-clotting test)
SOB shortness of breath
stat, STAT immediately (from the Latin "statim"
T&C type and cross-match
UA urinalysis
VS, V/S vital signs
WNL within normal limits
wt weight
y/o years(s) old; year-old (as in 19-year-old)
Created by: chawa12