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Terms and Abbrevations

Thoracic Pertaining to the chest
Sternal Pertaining to the sternum
Intercostal Pertaining to between the ribs
s with a line over it Without
VS Vital signs
Tachycardia Fast heart rate
Tachypnea Fast Respiratory rate
HTN Hypertension
Oximeter An instrument for measuring oxygen
Hypoxemia Low oxygen in the blood
STAT Immediately
CXR Chest x-ray
Radiologist Person who specializes in interpreting x-rays
RUL Right upper lobe
Pleural Space between the lung and the chest cavity
Pneumothorax Air in the pleural space
OR Operating room
Hemostasis stopping bleeding
Thoracentesis A procedure that inserts a needle into the pleural space to remove fluid
Clavicular Referring the the collar bone or clavicle.
Created by: cmerrigan