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Abbreviation & Key Terms for A&P 1

KUB Xray of Kidney, Ureters & Bladder
GERD Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
CVA Cerebrovascular Accident
Triangle Symbol Change
c with a line over it With
p with a line over it After
a with a line over it Before
s with a line over it Without
NSAID Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drug
NIDDM Non Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
po By Mouth
npo Nothing By Mouth
ht Weight
wt Weight
c/o Complains Of
CC Chief Complaint
BMI Body Mass Index
BP Blood Pressure
BPM Beats Per Minute
BM Bowel Movement
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
AIDS Acquired Immunodeficiency Sydrome
afebrile without fever
antecubital space space located at front of elbow
antipyretic an agent that reduces fever
aorta largest artery in body
apnea temporary cessation of breathing
axilla armpit
Bradycardia abnormally slow heart rate
Bradynea abnormal decrease in respiratory rate
cyanosis bluish discoloration of skin & mucous membranes
Diastolic Pressure the point of lesser pressure on arterial wall
dypsnea shortness of breath
dysrhythmia irregular rhythm
eupnea normal respiration
febrile fever
hypernea abnormal increase in rate & depth of respiration
hypertension high blood pressure
hypotension low blood pressure
hypothermia body temperature below normal
hypoxemia decrease in the oxygen saturation of blood
intercostal between the ribs
malaise vague sense of body discomfort, weakness and fatigue
orthopnea condition in which breathing is easier when sitting or standing
pulse oximetry instrument used to measure the oxygen saturation of arterial blood
hypoxia reduction in the oxygen supply to the tissue of body
Created by: dcarafa