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Ch. 2 Flashcards

Terms and Abbreviations from Chapter 2.

exacerbation A general subjective term meaning it is getting worse.
noncontributory A general subjective term meaning not related to this specific problem.
idiopathic A general assessment term meaning there is no known specific cause or it just happens.
prophylaxis A general plan term meaning preventative treatment.
distal A term used when describing directions in the body. It means farther away from the center.
Dx The abbreviation for diagnosis.
PCP The abbreviation for primary care provider.
WNL The abbreviation for within normal limits.
QD The abbreviation for daily. It comes from the Latin phrase "quaque die" which means "each day."
BID The abbreviation for twice daily. It comes from the Latin phrase "bis in die" which means "two in a day."
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