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Terminology Lesson11

Medical Terminology Lesson 11 - Common Medical Abbreviation S through W

S with a line over (sine) without
sig. write, to be labeled
SOB shortness of breath
ss (solo semi) half
SSE soap suds enema
staph staphylococcus (bunch grapes, clustered bacteria)
stat (statim) immediately
strep (twisted) streptococcus
syr syrup
T temperature
tab tablet
tbsp. tablespoon
tid (ter in die) three times a day
TO telephone order
TPR temperature, pulse, and respirations
tsp. teaspoon
UP universal precautions
URI upper respiratory infection
dyspnea difficulty breathing
UTI urinary tract infection
v.o. verbal order
v.s. vital signs (BP, T, P, R)
W/C wheelchair
wt. weight
CCU coronary care unit, critical care unit
angina chest pain
cardiac heart
ICU intensive care unit
CS central supply
EENT eyes, ears, nose, and throat
ER emergency room
GI lab gastrointestinal lab
lab laboratory
MICU medical intensive care unit
CHF congestive heart failure
COPD congestive obstructive pulmonary disease
NICU neuro intensive care unit, neonatal intensive care unit
OB-GYN obstetrics and gynecology, or obstetrician gynecologist
Pap smear an exam to detect uterine cancer
OR operating room
pedi pediatrics
PT physical therapy
RT respiratory therapy
SICU surgical intensive care unit
ABG arterial blood gas
ACP acute care panel
BUN blood urea nitrogen
renal kidney
C&S culture and sensitivity
CBC complete blood count
chem. chemistry
CSF cerebral spinal fluid
CXR chest X ray
DPT/DTP diphtheria, pertussis (wooping cough), tetanus
FBS fasting blood sugar
HCT hematocrit
Hgb hemoglobin
lytes electrolytes
k+ potassium
Na sodium
Cl chloride
CO2 carbon dioxide
Glu glucose
O&P ova and parasites (stool, bowel movement)
O2 oxygen
RBC red blood cells
TB tuberculosis
UA urinalysis
dysuria painful urination
WBC white blood cells
diff. differential
Ca calcium
Cl chloride
CRE creatinine
Fe iron
WNL within normal limits
NaHCO3 sodium bicarbonate
pH acid base balance
Created by: josimaryduke