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Med 104

Jessica chapter 1

TermDefinition
gen/o creation
hydr/o water
morph/o change
myc/o fungus
necr/o death
orth/o straight
path/o disease
plas/o formation
py/o pus
scler/o hard
sten/o narrowing
traph/o nourishment/development
xen/o foreign
xer/o dry
-ac, pertaining to
-al pertaining to
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-eal pertaining to
-ic pertaining to
-tic pertaining to
-ous pertaining to
-ia condition
-ism condition
-ium tissue,structure
-y condition/procedure
-icle small
-ole small
-ule small
-ula small
-iatrics medical science
-iatry medical science
-iatrist specialist in medicine of
-ist specialist
-logist specialist in the study of
-logy study of
-algia pain
-dynia pain
-cele hernia
-emia blood condition
-iasis presence of
-itis inflammation
-lysis loosen,breakdown
-malacia abnormal softening
-megaly enlargment
-oid resembling
-oma tumor
-osis condition
-pathy disease
-penia deficiency
-ptosis drooping
-rrhage excessive flow
-rrhagia excessive flow
-rrhea -flow
-rrhexis rupture
-spasm involuntary contraction
-centesis puncture
-gram written record
-graph instrument used to produce a record
-graphy process of recording
-meter instrument used to measure
-metry process of measuring
-scope instrument used to look
-scopy process of looking
-desis binding,fixation
-ectomy removal
-pexy surgical fixation
-plasty reconstruction
-rrhaphy suture
-stomy creation of an opening
-tomy incision
-a -ae
-ax -aces
-ex -ices
-ix -ices
-is -es
-ma -mata
-on -a
-um -a
-us -i
-y -ies
a- not, without
an- not,without
anti- against
contra- against
de- down,away from
ante- before
pre- before
pro- before, on behalf of
brody- slow
tachy- fast
post- after
re- again
ab- away
ad- toward
circum- around
peri around
dia through
trans- through
e- out
ex- out
ec- out
ecto- outside
exo- outside
extra- outside
endo- in,inside
en- in,inside
intra- in,inside
epi- upon
sub- beneath
inter- between
bi- two
hemi- half
semi- half
hyper- over
hypo- under
macro- large
micro- small
mono- one
uni- one
oligo- few
pan- all
poly- many
multi- many
con- with, together
syn- with, together
sym- with, together
dys- bad
eu- good
impression imprint
diagnosis the art of identifying disease
differential diagnosis different diseases with same signs and symptoms
benign harmless
malignant spreads
remission act or process of remmiting
morbidity rate of illness
mortality quality or state of death
prognosis the prospective recovery as anticipated from the course of disease
pathogen a specific disease
lesion injury
sequelae a after effect of a disease
disposition prevailing tendency, mood,inclination
observation judgement,a record or description obtained
reassurance the action of removing someones doubts or fears
superior upper
interior inner
distal away from
proximal close to
anterior front,foward
posterior behind
supine face up,on back
prone face down on belly
unilateral affected on one side of the body or parts
bilateral affecting right and left side of body part
dorsum (hand or foot) front of the hand and top of foot
palmer (hand or foot) inside, bottom of the foot
Transverse plane separating top half from bottom half of the body
coronal plane frontal plane passes through axis of body
Sagital Plane separating the right half of the body from the left side
pre-op before surgery
PACU post anesthesia care unit
post-op before surgery
ICU intensive care unit
CCU critical care unit
SICU surgical intensive care unite
PICU Pediatrics intensive care unit
NICU newborn intensive care unit
ER emergency room
ED emergency department
ECU extended care unit
L&D labor and delivery
circle with arrow pointing up male
circle with cross female
(r) right
(l) left
(b) bilateral
arrow point up increase
arrow pointing down decrease
VS Vital signs
HR heart rate
RR respiratory rate
BP blood pressure
T temperature
I/O Input/output
Dx Diagnosis
ddx differential diagnosis
Tx treatment
Rx prescription
Hx history of
PMHx patient medical history
FHx family history
H&P history and physical
CC Chief complaint
HPI history of present illness
ROS review of systems
PE Physical examination
PCP primary care provider
PO by mouth
IV intraveneous
Sc Subcutaneous
CVL central venous line
PR PER rectum
NPO nothing by mouth
PRN as needed
QID 4 times a day
QD everyday
AC before meals
TID 3 times a day
BID twice daily
PC after meal
QHS At night
Created by: jescla4772
 

 



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