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Med Term Lincoln A&P

ABBR prefix suffix root combining form

mono/o one, single
phas/o speech
poli/o gray matter
quadri/i four
-iatrist specialist, physician
-iatry treatment, specialty
-ictal seizure, attack
-paresis slight paralysis
gangli/o, gaglion/o gaglion
gli/o glia, gluey substance
meningi/o, mening/o meninges
myel/o spinal cord, also means bone marrow
neur/o nerve
radic/o, radicul/om rhiz/o nerve root
estesi/o sensation, sensitivity, feeling
ment/o, psych/o mind
-clasia, -clasis, -clast surgical fixation, fusion
-physis split, fissure
cerebell/o cerebrum, brain
dur/o hard, dura mater
-desis break
-schisis growth
-cerebr/o cerebellum
encephal/o brain
ADD Attention Deficient Disorder
BM Bowel Movement
BP Blood Pressure
BPM Beats Per Minute
FBS Fasting Blood Sugar
CA Cancer, Calcium
CHF Congestive Heart Failure
CVA Cerebral Vascular Accident
DM Diabetes Mellitus
IDDM Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
NIDDM Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
GERD Gastro Esphogeal Reflux Disorder
GI Gastro Intestinal
TIA Transient Ischemic Attack
HTN Hypertension
N/V Nausea & Vomiting
SOB Shortness of Breath
URI Upper Respiratory Infection
UTI Urinary Tract Infection
ETA Estimated time of arrival (guessed this one)
MI Myocardial Infarction
cap capsule
tab tablet
triangle symbol change
suspension SUS or SUSP
PCN penicillin
K Potassium
c with
p after
a before
PRN as needed (take as needed)
stat as soon as possible (immediately)
noc evening, night, nocturnal
S/S signs and symptoms
d/c discharge, discontinue, diarrhea/constipations
po by mouth
npo nothing by mouth
q every
qd every day
bid twice a day
tid three times a day
qid four times a day
qod every other day
ac acute also before meals
pc after meals
gtt drops
OD right eye
OS left eye
OU both eyes
top topical or (termination of pregnancy)
NKA No known allergies
SL slight or sub-lingual
SC scapula or self care
IM intramuscular (injection)
ID infectious disease
sx surgery, or also symptoms
tx treatment
rx treatment or also perscription
otic pertaining to the ears
ETOH Ethyl Alcohol (Eyes, Throat, Ears, Throat)
oral taken by mouth (pertaining to the mouth)
pleural pertaining to the lungs
cardio pertaining to the heart
CNS Central Nervous System
CBC Complete Blood Chemistry
NSAID Nopn-Steroidal AntiInflammatory Drugs
PDR Physician's Desk Reference
pt Patient
r/o rule out or returning on
Na Sodium
Wt weight
C/O complains of
CC Chief Compliant
TPR Temperature Pulse Respiration
AED Automated External Difibrillator
ROM Range of Motion
RBC Red Blood Cells
WBC White Blood Cells
AMA Against Medical Advise (American Medical Assoc)
e.g. for example
COPD Chronic Olstruction Pulmonary Disorder
CO2 Carbon Dioxide
mg milligram
BMI Body Mass Index
ASA Asprin
PERL PERRL pupils equal, round, reactive to light
PID Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
OCP/BCP Oral Contraceptive Pill / Birth Control Pill
LAC laceration
ICU intensive care unit
WNL Within Normal Limits
PVC Premature Ventricular Contraction
y/o years old
pos positive
neg negative
SIDS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
H/A head ache
S/T Sore Throat
NAD no appreciable disease; nothing abnormal detected
LOC loss of consciousness
Created by: dwall2674