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Med Term.

TermDefinition
a- an- without
-ectomy surgical removal of
brady slow
tachy- fast,rapid
Ca/CA cancer
esophag/o esophagus
gastr/o stomach
dermat/o derm/o skin
mamm/o breast
colon/o col/o large intestine or colon
pancreat/o pancreas
arthr/o joint
uter/o uterus
pharyng/o pharynx ( throat )
gloss/o tongue
geront/o old age
cardi/o heart
abdomin/o abdonmen
h/o history of
c/o complains of
met/mets metastasis metastasize
-cyte cell
-itis inflammation of
intra- within
sub- under
endo- within
pre- before
post- after
-esthesia sensation,feeling
-ia abnormal condition of
-emia blood or blood condition
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
FBS fasting blood sugar
BS blood sugar
HAI hospital acquired infection healthcare association infection
DTV due to void
MVA motor vehicle accident
IV intravenous
CC Chief complaint
cc cubic centimeter
DOA dead on arrival
abd abdomen
US ultrasound
DJD degenerative joint disease
ENT ear nose and throat
EENT eye ear nose and throat
PCN penicillin
LMP last menstrual period
Bx/bx biopsy
SIDS sudden infant death syndrome
GI gastrointestinal
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
UGI upper gastrointestinal
EBL estimated blood loss
BRP bathroom privileges
BR bedrest bathroom
HOH hard of hearing
BSC bedside commode
MI myocardial
HA headache
Rx prescription
PEG percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
HOB head of bed
VRE vancomycin resistant enterococcus
E.coli Escherichia coli
PICC peripherally inserted central catheter
PVD peripheral vascular disease
STD sexually transmitted disease
NG nasogastric
BM bowel movement
CAD coronary artery disease
EKG=ECG electrocardiogram
DM diabetes mellitus
ICU intensive care unit
FUO fever of unknown origin
Tx treatment
VS vital signs
P pulse
DOB date of birth
HS bedtime
I + O intake + output
y.o. year old
AKA above the knee amputation
UA urinalysis
DNR do no resuscitate
IDDM insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
TIA transient ischemic attack
NRM no resuscitative measures
NIDDM non-insulin diabetes mellitus
BKA below the knee amputation
PMH past medical history
WNL within normal limits
UTI urinary tract infection
NPO nothing by mouth
CT computed tomography
DAT diet as tolerated
ED emergency department
OPD outpatient department
CHF congestive heart failure
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CDC centers for disease control and prevention
MDRO multiple drug resistant organism
CVA cerebrovascular accident ( stroke )
NAD no acute distress
CEU continuing education unti
MRSA methicillin resistant stapylococcus aureus
DRG diagnosis related groups
`c with
N + V nausea and vomiting
Ax axillary
CNA certified nursing assistant
RN registered nurse
NKA no known allergies
`s without
Meds medication
F Fahrenheit
MD medical doctor
BP blood pressure
NP nurse practitioner
OOB out of bed
w/c wheelchair
R respirations or rectal
SOB shortness of breath
GSW gunshot wound
AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
C Celsius
HCV hepatitis C virus
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
HTN hypertension
T temperature
HIPPA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HBV hepatitis B virus
Dx diagnosis
PA physician assistant
DOE dyspnea on exertion
OD right eye
OS lefteye
OU both eyes
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
PHI protected health information
OA osteoarthritis
HEPA high efficiency particulate air
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease
URI upper respiratory infection
GU genitourinary
NKDA no known drug allergies
TB tuberculosis
C + S Culture + Sensitivity
TPR temperature, pulse, respirations
Pt patient
ADL's activities of daily living
ER emergency room
OT occupational therapy
PT physical therapy
po by mouth
PPE personal protective equipment
LPN licensed practical nurse
OBRA Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
stat immediately
HAV hepatitis A virus
TPN total parenteral nutrition
ante- before
supra- above
peri- surrounding
tox/o poisonous
-phagia swallowing
-ictal seizure
-pathy disease
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
-rrhage bleeding, abnormal excessive fluid discharge
-rrhaphy surgical suturing
bronch/o bronch/i bronchus
my/o muscle
ac before meals
pc after meals
-phasia speech
lingu/o tongue
cyt/o cell
proct/o rectum/anus
cost/o rib
-poiesis formation making
stenosis abnormal narrowing
-ologist specialist
-orexia appetite
-oma tumor or swelling
-lysis destruction
-rrhea flow or discharge
laryng/o
nephr/o kidney
encephal/o brain
gynec/o female/woman
hyster/o uterus
py/o pus
ASAP as soon as possible
enter/o small intestine
necr/o death
neur/o brain
osteo/o bone
CXR Chest x-ray
AD LIB as desired
OBS organic brain syndrome
-scopy visual examination
-penia deficiency
-scope instrument used for visual examination
-logy study of
-ptosis drooping sagging
-magaly enlargement of
-partum childbirth, labor
epi- on, over upon
contra- against
pan- all
micro- small
xanth/o yellow
melan/o black, dark
erythr/o red
leuk/o white
cyan/o blue
-pnea breathing
malacia softening
-plegia paralysis
-paresis weakness
-ar pertaining to
-algia pain
-dynia pain
-ous -ic -ial pertaining to
or/o mouth
heapat/o liver
cholecyst/o gallbladder
angi/o blood vessel
peri- surrounding
ante- before
supra- above
dent/o dent/i tooth
trache/o trachea
capill/o capillary
pneum/o lung, air
pseudo/o false
ven/o vein
pyr/o heat
-otomy cutting surgical incision
psych/o mind
thromb/o clot
laryng/o larynx
-stomy creation of an artificial opening
-tripsy surgical crushing
bio- life
uni- one
-gram a picture or record
-graphy process of producing a picture or record
ot/o ear
phleb/o vein
Xer/o dryness
Urethr/o urethra
men/o menses/ menstruation
Cyst/o urinary bladder or cyst
-rrhagia rapid flow of blood
scelerosis localized hardening
-logist specialist
-rrhexis rupture
L + D labor and delivery
fx fracture
salping/o fallopian tube
oophor/o ovary
crani/o skull
nas/o nose
sangu/i sanguin/o blood
splen/o spleen
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
ung ointment
vascul/o blood vessel
seb/o sebum (oil)
herni/o hernia
chondr/o cartilage
Quadr/i Quadr/o four
stomat/o mouth
dips/o thirst
Cerebr/o brain cerebrum
CRF Chronic renal failure
IVP intravenous pyelogram
WDWN well developed well nourished
DVT deep vein thrombosis
ur/o urine
hydr/o relating to water
rhin/o nose
therm/o heat
esophag/o esophagus
ocul/o eye
myel/o bone marrow/ spinal cord
tox/o poisonous
trache/o trachea
Capill/o capillary
Created by: dirah