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1118 terminology

QuestionAnswer
abdblood abdomen
a.c. before meals
ASLs activities of daily living
adm admitted
ax. axillary
b.i.d. twice a day
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
BRP bathroom priviledges
c with
cap. capsule
c/o complains of
CSF cerebal spinal fluid
d/c discontinue
DOA dead on arrival
dsg. dressing
Dx. diagnosis
Fr. french
fx. fracture
H&P history and physical
ICU intensive care unit
I&D incision and drainage
IM intramuscular
IV intravenous
KVO keep vein open(with intravenous infusion)
LLE left lower extremity
LLQ left lower quadrant ( of abdomen)
LUE left upper extremity
LUQ left upper quadrant (of abdomen)
N/A not applicable
NPO nothing by mouth
O2 oxygen
PERRL pupils equal, round, reactive to light
p.c. after meals
p.r.n. when needed
qid 4 times a day
RLE right lower extremity
RLQ right lower quadrant ( of abdomen)
R/O rule out
ROM range of motion
RUE right upper extremity
RUQ right upper quadrant
s without
s.o.b. short of breath
stat immediately
tab. tablet
t.i.d. 3 times a day
TPR temerature, pulse, and respiration
UA urinalysis
ung. ointment
W/C wheelchair
AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome
AK Amp. above-knee amputation
ARDS adult respiratory distress syndrome
ASCVD arteriosclerotic heart disease
BE bacterial endocarditis
BK AMP Below-knee amputation
BPH benign prostatic hypertrophy
Ca cancer (carcinoma)
CF cystic fibrosis
CHD coronary heart disease
CHF congestive heart failure
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CVA cerebral vascular accident
D&C dilation and curettage ( of uterus)
DIC disseminated intravascular coagulation
STs delirium tremens
FUO fever of undetermined origin
GB gall bladder
GC gonococcal infection
HCVD hypertensive cardiovascular disease
IDDM insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
LTB laryngotracheobronchitis
MI myocardial infarction, mitral insufficiency
MODM maturity onset diabetes mellitus
MRSA methicillin resistant Stapholococcus aureus
MS multiple sclerosis
PAP primary atypical pnuemonia
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
PVD peripheral vascular disease
RDS respiratory distress syndrome
RF rheumatic fever
RHD rheumatic heart disease
RIND reversible ischemic neurologic deficit
SBE subacute bacterial endocarditis
SIDS sudden infant death syndrome
STD sexually transmitted disease
T&A tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
TB or Tbc tuberculosis
TIA transient ischemic attack
TURB transurethral resection of the bladder
TURP transurethral resection of the prostate
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
VD venereal disease
a-,an without
ab- away from
ad- to, toward
adeno- gland
-algia pain
ambi- on two sides
angio- vessel
ano- anus
ante- before, forward
arterio- artery
arthro- joint
bis- two
broncho- bronchus
cardi-, cardio- heart
-cele hernia, tumor, protrusion
-centesis puncture
cepha-, cephalo- head
cerebro- cerebrum of brain
cervico- neck
chole- bile
cholecysto- gall bladder
chondro- cartilage
circum around
cranio- head
cysto sac, cyst, bladder (most often urinary bladder)
-cyte cell
derm- skin
dys- abnormal, painful
-ectasis expansion, dilation
-ectomy excision
-emia blood
encephalo-brain endo-withn, inner layer
entero- intestines
ex- out, out of, away from
Created by: pittsleanne