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Termanology

TermDefinition
C celsius
C&S culture and sensitivity
c/o complains of
CA cancer
CAD coronary artery diesease
cap capsule
cardio heart
caps capsules
carpal wrist
cath catheter
cav hollow,cavity
CBC complete blood count
CC chief complaint
cec cecum
celiac abdomen
cephalic head
cephalo head
ceptor receptor
cerebello cerebellum
cerebro cerebrum
cerumino cerumen
cervical neck
chemo chemical
CHF congestive heart failure
chondro cartilage
clast to break
cm centimeter
CMA certified medical assistant
coagulant clotting
coagulo clotting
cocci berry-shaped
coch snail
col colon or large intestines
colono colon
colpo vagina
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
corne dead,flattened,scaly
corpo body
cortic outer region, cortex
costal ribs
costo rib
cranial skull
CRC colorectal cancer
crine to secrete
crural lower leg
cryo cold
CS cesarean section
CT computed axial tomography
cubital elbow region
cubitum elbow
cup c
cutaneo skin
cutaneous skin
CVA cerebrovascular accident
Cx cervix
CXR chest xray
cyano blue
cyt cell
cyte cell
cyto cell
d day
d/c discontinue
DAW dispense as written
dendr tree
derma skin
dermo skin
di two
dia through, complete
alveol tiny cavity
alveolo air sac
BPH benigin prostatic hyperplasia
gram record
granulo granules
graph instrument to record
graphy process of recording
gravido pregnancy
groin between abdomen and thigh
gtt drop
GTT glucose tolerance test
GU genitourinary
gust taste
GYN gynecology
gyneco woman
h hour
H&P history and physical
H/A headache
H/O history of
H2O water
HBP high blood pressure
Hct hematocrit
hemato/hemo blood
Hep B hepatitis B vaccine
Hg mercury
Hgb hemoglobin
histo tissues
holos whole
homeo sameness
hormono hormone
hr hour
HR heart rate
HRT hormone replacement therapy
ht height
HTN hypertension
Hx history
hydro water
hyper above
hypo below
ia condition of disease
iatrics branch of medicine
IBS irritable bowel syndrome
ic pertaining to
ID intradermal
ileo ileum
IM intramuscular
immuno immunity
in into
inguinal between abdomen and thigh
inter between
intra within
ion condition of
IPV inactivated polio vaccine
ischo deficiency
ism state of
itis inflammation of
IV intravenous
IVP intravenous pyelogram
juxta near to
karyo nucleus
kerato hard
keytono keytone
kg kilogram
kilo thousand
kinesis movement
L liter
L left
LA left arm
lab laboratory
lac laceration
lacr tears
lacto milk
laryngo larynx
lat lateral
lax laxative
lb pound
leg between knee and ankle
lemm peel
lemma covering
leuko white
linguo tongue
lipo fat
liq liquid
lith stone
LL left leg
LLQ left lower quadrant
LMP last menstrual period
logia study
logy study of
LP lumbar puncture
LRQ lower right quadrant
lucent transparent
lumbar lower back
LUQ left upper quadrant
lute yellow
lysis breaking apart
macro large
macul spot
mal bad
mammary breast
mcg micrograms
mechano mechanical
med medications
mega large
melano black
meningo membrane
meno menstruation
meter instrument used to measure
metrio/metro uterus
metry measurement
mg milligram
MI myocardial infraction
micro small
mict to pass
min minute
mineralo pertaining to minerals
mL milliliter
MMR measles, mumps, rubella
mod moderate
mono one
MRI magentic reasonance imaging
MS multiple scerosis
multi many
musculo/ myo/ mys muscle
myelo bone marrow
N/A not applicable
N/V nausea and vomiting
naso nose
nati/nato birth
navel umbilical
neg negative
nephro kidney
neuro nerve
diff differential
dil dilute
disch discharge
DM diabetes mellitus
DNKA did not keep appointment
DOB date of birth
DRE digital rectal exam
drop gtt
DTaP diphtheria, tetanus toxid, acellular pertussis
ducto to lead or carry
DVA distance visual acuity
DVT deep vein thrombosis
Dx diagnosis
dys abnormal, difficult
ECG electrocardiogram
echo sound
Echo echocardiogram
ecto/ex outside
ED emergency department
EDD expected date of delivery
EEG electroencephalogram
EENT ears, eyes, nose, throat
ef away
electro electrical
embryo embryo
emia blood condition
empiricus experienced
endo within
entero intestine
epi above
ergo work
erythro red
ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate
eu normal
exo away from
F fahrenheit
F/U follow up
famil family
FBG fasting blood glucose
FBS fasting blood sugar
Fe iron
femoral thigh
fibro fiber
fluoro fluorescence
FOBT fecal occult blood test
frontal forehead
Fx fracture
g gram
gangli knot
gastro stomach
GC gonorrhea
GCT glucose challenge test
GDM gestational diabetes mellitus
gen producing
genesis production
gesto pregnancy
GI gastrointestinal
gingivo gums
glia glue
globin protein
globulin class of protein
gluco sugar
gluteal buttock region
glyco sugar
gnosis knowledge
gon seed
gonado gonad
Created by: ShawnaGreen