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SA Medical Term

Stars Academy Medical Terminology Test

a- away from, negative, not, without
-algia pain, suffering
append/o appendix
arteri/o artery
arthr/o joint
carcin/o cancerous
cardi/o heart
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
col/o colon, large intestine
-ectomy surgical removal, cutting out, incision
-emia blood, blood condition
endo- within, in, inside
gastr/o stomach, belly
-graphy writing, process of recording
hem/o blood, relating to blood
hepat/o liver
hyster/o uterus, womb
-itis inflammation
laryng/o larynx, voice box
lymph/o lymphatic tissue
-malacia softening
myel/o spinal cord, bone marrow
my/o muscle
nephr/o kidney
neur/o nerve, pertaining to nerves
-ology the science of, study of
-oma tumor, mass
-osis abnormal condition
oste/o bone
-ostomy to furnish with a mouth, outlet, cutting, incision
ot/o ear, hearing
-otomy cutting, incision
-pathy disease, suffering, feeling emotion
peri- around, surrounding
-plasty surgical repair
psych/o mind
-rrhage bursting forth
-rrhapgy suture, stitch
-rrhea to flow, discharge
-sclerosis hardening
-scopy to see, visual examination
-spasm sudden contracture of muscles
-stasis stopping, controlling
tonsill/o mass of lymphatic tissue
ABGs arterial blood gases
ABO blood group system
BUN blood urea nitrogen
CBC complete blood count
CO2 carbon dioxide
crit hematocrit
diff differential count of white blood cells
Hb, Hgb hemoglobin
Hct hematocrit
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
K+ potassium
Mg++ magnesium
Na+ sodium
NPO nothing by mouth
O2 oxygen
PT prothrombin time, protime
PTT partial prothrombin time
pt patient
RBC red blood cells, red blood count
Sed rate erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)
STAT immediate
T&C type and cross-match
UA, ua urinalysis
UTI urinary tract infection
WBC white blood cells
AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome
ASAP as soon as possible
BBT basal body temperature
BC blood culture
bio life
BM bowel movement
B/P blood pressure
BS blood sugar
C carbon
C&S culture and sensitivity
CAT computerized axial tomography scan
CCU coronary care unit
CDC center for disease control
ABR absolute bed rest
Aer/o air, aerobic
ATP adenosine triphosphate (energy)
Which test includes RBC, WBC, and platelet count? CBC
Which additive is in a light blue tube? sodium citrate
Can you test whole blood in a green top tube? Yes
Tube used for testing glucose? gray
Order of Draw 1) Sterile - Blood Culture 2) Light Blue - Sodium Citrate - Coagulation tests 3) Red - Gel Barrier 4) Green - Sodium heparin, lithium heparin - chemistry tests, BUN, Creatnine 5) Lavender - EDTA - CBC 6) Gray - Potassium Oxalate - Glucose
Light blue top tubes are used for ESR Tests. True or False? False
What color tube for PT test? Light Blue
What additive is in a gray top tube? Potassium Oxalate
How many inversions? 6-8
What color tube for serum? Red
You can re-palpate the skin after sterilization for a blood culture. True or False? False
ABG's require what special handling? Must be chilled.
"Post prandial" means what? after a meal
Hematoma can be prevented by? Pressure is placed on the venipuncture site until bleeding stops.
You need a tourniquet for a bleeding time test. True or False? True
Created by: kbbruner