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Medical Pre/Suf BJ

Medical Terminology - A Word Association Approach

QuestionAnswer
a, an without
ab away from, rotate
ad toward, rotate
algia pain
ante before; wall part
anti against
bi two; double
brady slow
circum around
co, con together
de down or away from
desis binding; fixation of
dis through
dys diffcult; abnormal
ecto outside
ectomy excision
endo within
epi outer, on top of over
exo away from
extra outside, beyond
ferro iron
fore before
form shape of
graphy writing, record
hemi half
hydra, hydro water
hyper above
hypo below
iasis condition of
iatric medicine
ic pertaining to
inter between
intra within
isis, asis condition of
itis inflammation of
juxta near
kinesis movement
kpho humped
logia, logy science of
lysis disintegration
macro large, long
malacia softening
med, medi, medio middle
mega, megaly enlargement
micro small
mono single, one
multi many
neo new
ob against
oid like, shape, resemble
oligo few
ology study of
oma tumor
osis condition
otomy incision
para near, departure from the norm
path disease
penia deficiency
peri around
pexy fixation, suspension
phobia fear of
phoresis transmission
plegia paralysis, stroke
poly many
post after
pre before
pro in front of, on behalf of
pseudo false
ptosis falling
re back, again
retro backward
rrhaphy suture
rhexis rupture
scopy exam
semi half
sphygmo pulse
sub below
super, supra above
sym, syn together
tachy swift, fast
tele distance
toxo toxic, poison
trans across
tri three
ultra above
uni one
xeno foreign
xero dry
albus white
chloro green
chrom color
cirrhos yellow
cyano blue
erythr red
erthema flush
leuko white
melano black
polio gray
purpura purple; porphyria
rhodo rose
rubeo red
xantho yellow
a before
aa of each
abd abdominal
a.c. before meals
ADL activity of daily living
ad lib as desired
a.m. morning
amt. amount
AROM active range of motion
AX axillary
BID two times a day
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
BRP bathroom privileges
C Celsius
cal calorie
cath catheter
CBR complete bed rest
CC cubic centimeter
CHF congestive heart failure
cm centimeter
CN charge nurse
CNS central nervous system
c/o complains of
DC discontinue
DON director of nurses
Dr. doctor
DX diagnosis
F fahrenheit
fx fracture
GI gastrointestinal
gtt drop
GU genitourinary
h hour
H20 water
HOB head of bed
HOH hard of hearing
HS hour of sleep
I/O intake and output
IV intravenous
kg kilogram
L liter
lb. pound
LE lower extremity
LLE left lower extremity
LUE left upper extremity
Lt. left
MI myocardial infarction
mm millmeter
noc right
NPO nothing by moutn
N/V nausea and vomiting
O.D. right eye
OOB out of bed
O.S. left eye
O.U. both eyes
oz. ounce
P pulse
p.c. after meals
PO by mouth
p.m. evening
prn as needed
PROM passive range of motion
pt. patient
qd everyday
qh every hour
q2h every two hours
qid four times a day
qod every other day
QNS quantity not sufficient
QS quantity sufficient
R respirations
RE right extremity
RUE right upper extremity
RLE right lower extremity
ROM range of motion
Rx prescription
sig. write; to be
SOB shortness of breath
ss half
SSE soap sud enema
staph staphylococcus
stat immediately
strep streptococcus
syr syrup
T temperature
tab tablet
tbsp. tablespoon
tid three times a day
TO telephone order
TPR temperature, pulse, and respirations
tsp. teaspoon
UP universal precautions
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
v.o. verbal order
v.s. vital signs
W/C wheelchair
wt. weight
CCU coronary care unit; critical care unit
CS central supply
EENT eyes, ears, nose and throat
ER emergency room
GI lab gastrointestinal
lab laboratory
MICU medical intensive care unit
NICU neuro intensive care unit; neontal intensive care unit
OB-GYN obstetrics and gynecology, or obstetrician gynecologist
OR operating room
pedi pediatrics
PT physical therapy
RT respiratory therapy
SICU surgical intensive care
ABG arterial blood gas
ACP acute care panel
BUN blood urea nitrogen
C culture and sensitivity
CBC complete blood count
chem. chemistry
CSF cerebal spinal fluid
CXR chest Xray
DPT diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus
FBS fasting blood sugar
HCT hematocrit
Hgb hemoglobin
lytes electrolytes
O ova and parasites
O2 oxygen
RBC red blood cells
TB tuberculosis
UA urinalysis
WBC white blood cells
Ca calcium
Cl chloride
CRE creatinine
Fe iron
Clu glucose
K+ potassium
Na sodium
NaHCO3 sodium bicarbonate
S (with the line over it) without
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