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ANGI O VESSEL
ANGIOPLASTY SURGICAL REPAIR OF A VESSEL
AORT O AORTA
AORTIC STENOSIS NARROWING OF AORTA
ARTERI O ARTERY
ARTERIOSCLEROSIS HARDENING OF ARTERIES
ARTERIOL O ARTERIOLE
ARTERIOLITIS INFLAMMATION OF SMALL ARTERIES
CARDI O HEART
CARDIOMYOPATHY DISEASE OF HEART MUSCLE
CORON O HEART
CORONARY ARTERIES BLOOD VESSELS THAT CARRY OXYGEN RICH BLOOD FROM THE AORTA TO THE HEART MUSCLE
PHLEB O VEIN
PHLEBOTOMY INCISION OF A VEIN
VEN O VEIN
INTRAVENOUS PERTAINING TO WITHIN A VEIN
VENUL O VENULE
VENULITIS INFLAMMATION OF A SMALL VEIN
ANEURYSM LOCAL WIDENING OF AN ARTERY CAUSED BY WEAKNESS IN THE ARTERIAL WALL OR BREAKDOWN OF THE WALL FROM ATHHEROSCLEROSIS
ANGINA CHEST PAIN CAUSED BY DECREASED BLOOD FLOW TO THE HEART MUSCLE. ALSO CALLED ANGINA PECTORIS.
ARRHYTHMIA ABNORMAL HEARTBEAT RHYTHM FIBRILLATION AND FLUTTER ARE EXAMPLES
ATHEROSCLEROSIS HARDENING OF ARTERIES WITH A COLLECTION OF CHOLESTEROL LIKE PLAQUE
CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE INABILITY OF THE HEART TO PUMP ITS REQUIRED AMOUNT OF BLOOD.BLOOD ACCUMULATES IN THE LUNGS CAUSING PULMONARY EDEMA
HYPERTENSION HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. ESSENTIAL HYPERTENSION IS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE WITH NO APPARENT CAUSE IN SECONDARY HYPERTENSION ANOTHER ILLNESS KIDNEY DISEASE OR AN ADREAL GLAND DISORDER IS THE CAUSE OF THE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION HEART ATTACK AN INFARCTIONIS AN AREA OF DEAD NECROTIC TISSUE
SHOCK A GROUP OF SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS PALENESS OF SKIN WEAK AND RAPID PULSE SHALLOW BREATHING INDICATIONG POOR OXYGEN SUPPLY TO TISSUES AND INSUFFICIENT RETURN OF BLOOD TO THE HEART
CARDIOVERSION BRIEF DISCHARGES OF ELECTRICITY PASSING ACROSS THE CHEST TO STOP A CARDIC ARRHYTHMIA ALSO CALLED DEFIBRILLATION
CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFTING CABG VESSELS TAKEN FROM THE PATIENTS LEGS OR CHEST ARE CONNECTED TO CORONARY ARTEIRES TO MAKE DETOURS AROUND BLOCKAGES
ENDARTERECTOMY SURGICAL REMOVAL OF THE INNERMOST LINING OF AN ARTERY TO REMOVE FATTY DEPOSITS AND CLOTS
HEART TRANSPLANTATION A DONOR HEART IS TRANSFERRED TO A RECIPIENT
PERCUTANEOUS CORONARY INTERVENTION PCI A BALLOON TIPPED CATHETER A FLEXIBLE TUBULAR INSTRUMENT IS THREADED INTO A CORONARY ARTERY TO COMPRESS FATTY DEPOSITS AND OPEN THE ARTERY STENTS EXPANDABLE SLOTTED TUBES CREATE WIDER OPENINGS THAT MAKE THE RECURRENCE OF BLOCKAGE LESS LIKELY
THROMBOLYTIC THERAPY DRUGS SUCH AS TPA TISSUE PLASMINOGEN ACTIVATOR AND STREPOKINASE ARE INJECTED INTO A PATIENTS BLOODSTREAM TO DISSOLVE CLOTS THAT MAY CAUSE A HEART ATTACK
ACS ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROMES DISEASE CHANGES IN CORONARY ARTERIES LEADING TO PLAQUE CLOT FORMATION AND HEART ATTACK OR OTHER HEART PROBLEMS
AMI ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION HEART ATTACK
BP BLOOD PRESSURE
CABG CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFTING SURGICAL PLACEMENT OF VESSELS EITHER VEIN OR ARTERY TO DETOUR BLOCKED CORONARY ARTERIES
CAD CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
CCU CORONARY CARE UNIT
CHF CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE HEART IS UNABLE TO PUMP ITS REQUIRED AMOUNT OF BLOOD
ECG ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY
ECHO ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
HTN HYPERTENSION HIIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
PCI PERCUTANEOUS CORONARY INTERVENTION PLACEMENT OF A CATHETER AND STENT IN A CORONARY ARTERY TO OPEN THE ARTERY
AN O ANUS
ANAL PERTAINING TO THE ANUS
APPEND O APPENDIX
APPENDECTOMY REMOVAL OF THE APPENDIX
APPENDIC O APPENDIX
APPENDICITIS INFLAMMATION OF THE APPENDIX
CHOLECYST O GALLBLADDER
CHOLECYSTECTOMY REMOVAL OF THE GALLBLADDER
COL O COLON
COLOSTOMY OPENING OF THE COLON TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE BODY
COLON O COLON
COLONOSCOPY VISUAL EXAMINATION OF THE COLON
DUODEN O DUODENUM
DUODENAL PERTAINING TO THE DUODENUM
ESOPHAG O ESOPHAGUS
ESOPHAGEAL PERTAINING TO THE ESOPHAGUS
GASTR O STOMACH
GASTRALGIA STOMACH
HEPAT O LIVER
HEPATOMEGALY ENLARGEMENT OF THE LIVER
ILE O ILEUM
ILEOSTOMY NEW OPENING OF THE ILEUM THIRD PART OF THE INTESTINE TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE BODY
JEJUN O JEJUNUM
GASTROJEJUNOSTOMY NEW SURGICAL OPENING BETWEEN THE STOMACH AND THE JEJUNUM SECOND PART OF THE SMALL INTESTINE THIS IS PROCEDURE IS AN ANASTOMOSIS
OR O MOUTH
ORAL PERTAINING TO THE MOUTH
PANCREAT O PANCREAS
PANCREATITIS INFLAMMATION OF THE PANCREAS
PHARYNG O PHARYNX
PHARYNGEAL PERTAINING TO THE PHARYNX
PROCT O ANUS AND RECTUM
PROCTOSCOPY INSPECTION OF THE ANUS AND RECTUM WITH A PROCTOSCOPE
RECT O RECTUM
RECTOCELE HERINA OF THE RECTUM INTO THE VAGINA
SIGMOID O SIGMOID COLON
SIGMOIDOSCOPY S-SHAPED LOWER PORTION OF THE COLON
STOMAT O MOUTH
STOMATITIS INFLAMMATION OF THE MOUTH
CHOLELITHIASIS ABNORMAL CONDITION OF GALLSTONES
CIRRHOSIS CHRONIC DISEASE OF THE LIVER WITH DEGENERATION OF LIVER CELLS
COLONIC POLYPOSIS CONDITION IN WHICH POLYPS PROTRUDE FROM THE MUCOUS MEMBRANE LINING THE COLON
DIVERTICULOSIS ABNORMAL CONDITION OF SMALL POUCHES OR SACS DIVERTICULA IN THE WALL OF THE INTESTINE OFTEN THE COLON DIVERTICULITIS IS INFLAMMATION AND INFECTION WITHIN DIVERTICULA
GASTROESPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE GERD A CONDITION IN WHICH CONTENTS OF THE STOMACH FLOW BACK INTO THE ESOPHAGUS
HEPAITIS INFLAMMATION OF THE LIVER
INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE INFLAMMATION OF THE TERMONAL LAST PORTION OF THE ILEUM CROHN DISEASE OR INFLAMMTION OF THE COLON ULCERATIVE COLITIS
IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS ARE CRAMPING ABDOMINAL BLOATING CONSTIPATION AND DIRRHEA ALTHOUGH IBS CAUSES DISTRESSING SYMPTOMS IT DOES NOT PERMANENTLY HARM THE INTESTINE
HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA CANCER PRIMARY OF THE LIVER
JAUNDICE YELLOW ORANGE COLORATION OF THE SKIN AND OTHER TISSUES FROM HIGH LEVELS OF BILIRUBIN IN THE BLOODSTREAM HYPERBILIRUBINEMIA
ANASTOMOSIS SURGICAL CREATION OF AN OPENING BETWEEN TWO GASTROIONTESTINAL ORGANS EXAMPLES ARE GASTROJEJUNOSTOMY CHOLECYSTOJEJUNOSTOMY AND CHOLEDOCHODUODENOSTOMY MEANS COMMON BILE DUCT
COLOSTOMY SURGICAL CREATION OF A NEW OPENING OF THE COLON TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE BODY
ILEOSTOMY SURGICAL CREATION OF A NEW OPENING OF ILEUM TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE BODY
LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY REMOVAL OF ORGANS OR TISSUES VIA A LAPARSCOPE INSTRUMENT INSERTED INTO THE ABDOMEN THROUGH A SMALL INCISION EXAMPLES ARE LAPAROSCOPIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY AND LAPAROSCOPIC APPENDECTOMY A FORM OF MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY
ALT,AST ALANINE TRANSMINASE AND ASPARTATE TRANSMINASE LIVER ENZYMES MEASURED AS PART OF LFTS
BE BARIUM ENEMA BARIUM A CONTRAST AGENT IS INTRODUCED THROUGH THE RECTUM AND XRAY PICTURES OF THE COLON ARE TAKEN
GB GALLBLADDER
GERD GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE
GI GASTROINTESTTINAL
IBD INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE CROHN DISEASE AND ULCERATIVE COLITIS
IBS IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME
LFTS LIVER FUNCTION TESTS ALT,AST BILIRUBIN
NPO NOTHING BY MOUTH NIL PER OS
TPN TOTAL PARENTERAL NUTRITION INTRAVENOUS SOLUTIONS ARE GIVEN TO MAINTAIN NUTRITION
ADREN O ADRENAL GLAND
ADRENALOPATHY DISEASE OF THE ADRENAL GLAND
ADRENAL O ADRENAL GLAND
ADRENALECTOMY REMOVAL EXCISION OF ADRENAL GLAND
HYPOPHYS O PITUITARY GLAND
HYPOPHYSEAL PERTAINING TO THE PITUITARY GLAND
OOPHOR O OVARY
OOPHORITIS INFLAMMATION OF AN OVARY
OVARI O OVARY
OVARIAN CYST SAC CONTAINING FLUID OR SEMISOLID MATERIAL IN OR ON THE OVARY
ORCHI O TESTIS
ORCHITIS INFLAMMATION OF A TESTICLE
ORCHI O TESTIS
ORCHID O TESTIS
ORCHIOPEXY SURGICAL FIXATION OF THE TESTICLE INTO ITS PROPER LOCATION WITHIN THE SCROTUM THIS SURGERY CORRECTS CRYTORCHISM
ORCHID O TESTIS
ORCHIDECTOMY REMOVAL OF A TESTICLE OR TESTICLES
PANCREAT O PANCREAS
PANCREATECTOMY REMOVAL OF THE PANCREAS
PARATHYROID O PARATHYROID GLAND
HYPERPARATHYROIDISM HIGHER THAN NORMAL LEVELS OF PARATHYROID HORMONE IN THE BLOOD
PITUITAR O PITUITARY GLAND
HYPOPITUITARISM DECREASE OR STOPPAGE OF HORMONE SERECTION IN THE PITUITARY GLAND
THYM O THYMUS GLAND
THYMONA TUMOR OF THE THYMUS GLAND
THYROADEN O THYROID GLAND
THYROADENITIS INFLAMMATION OF THE THYROID GLAND
THYROID O THYROID GLAND
THYROIDECTOMY REMOVAL OF THE THYROID GLAND
ACROMEGALY ENLARGEMENT OF EXTREMITIES CAUSED BY HYPERSECRECTION FROM THE ANTERIOR PORTION OF THE PITUITARY GLAND AFTER PUBERTY
CUSHING SYNDROME A GROUP OF CLINICAL FEATURES PRODUCED BY EXCESS SECRECTION OF CORTISOL FROM THE ADREAL CORTEX THESE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS INCLUDE OBSITY MOONLIKE FACIES FULLNESS OF THE FACE HYPERGLYCEMIA AND OSTEOPOROSIS
DIABETES MELLITUS A DISORDER OF THE PANCREAS
GOITER ENLARGEMENT OF THE THYROID GLAND
HYPERTHYROIDISM OVERACTIVITY OF THE THYROID GLAND ALSO CALLED GRAVES DISEASE OR EXOPHTHALMIC EYEBALLS BULGE OUTWARD GOITER
DM DIABETES MELLITUS
GH GROWTH HORMONE SECRECTED BY THE PITUITARY GLAND
GTT GLUCOSE TOLERANCE TEST MEASURES THE ABILITY TO RESPOND TO A GLUCOSE LOAD TEST FOR DIABETES MELLITUS
K+ POTASSIUM AN ELECTROLYTE
NA+ SODIUM AN ELECTROLYTE
T3 TRIIODOTHYRONINE HORMONE FROM THE THYROID GLAND
T4 THYROXINE HORMONE FROM THE THYROID GLAND
CERVIC O CERVIX
CERVICAL PERTAINING TO THE NECK OF THE BODY OR THE NECK OF THE UTERUS
COLP O VAGINA
COLPOSCOPY VISUAL EXAMINATION OF THE VAGINA AND CERVIX
VAGIN O VAGINA
VAGINITIS INFLAMMATION OF THE VAGINA
HYSTER O UTERUS
HYSTERECTOMY EXCISION OF THE UTERUS EITHER THROUGH THE ABDOMINAL WALL OR THROUGH THE VAGINA
MAMM O BREAST
MAMMOGRAM XRAY RECORD OF THE BREAST
MAST O BREAST
MASTECTOMY REMOVAL OF THE BREAST
METRI O UTERUS
ENDOMETRIUM INNER LINING OF THE UTERUS
UTER O UTERUS
UTERINE PERTAINING TO THE UTERUS
O O EGG
OOCYTE EGG CELL
OOPHOR O OVARY
OOPHORECTOMY REMOVAL OF AN OVARY OR OVARIES
OVARI O OVARY
OVARIAN CANCER MALIGNANT CONDITION OF THE OVARIES
SALPING O FALLOPIAN TUBE
SALPINGECTOMY REMOVAL OF THE FALLOPIAN TUBE
AMENORRHEA ABSENCE OF MENSTRUAL FLOW
DYSMENORRHEA PAINFUL MENSTRUAL FLOW
ECTOPIC PREGNANCY PREGNANCY THAT IS NOT IN THE UTERUS USUALLY OCCURING IN A FALLOPIAN TUBE
ENDOMETRIOSIS TISSUE FROM THE INNER LINING OF THE UTERUS ENDOMETRIUM OCCURS ABNORMALLY IN OTHER PELVIC OR ABNOMINAL LOCATIONS
FIBROIDS BENIGN TUMORS IN THE UTERUS ALSO CALLED LEIOMYOMA
MENORRHAGIA EXCESSIVE DISCHARGE OF BLOOD FROM THE UTERUS DURING MENSTRUATION
PELVIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE INFLAMMATION IN THE REGION OF THE PELVIS
CAUTERIZATION THE USE OF HEAT TO DESTROY ABNORMAL TISSUE SUCH AS CAN OCCUR FOR EXAMPLE IN THE LINING OF THE CERVIX
CRYOSURGERY THE USE OF COLD TEMPERATURES LIQUID NITROGEN TO FREEZE AND DESTROY TISSUE
DIALTION AND CURETTAGE WIDENING OF THE OPENING OF THE CERVIXAND SCRAPING OF THE LINING OF THE UTERUS TO REMOVE TISSUE AND STOP PROLONGED OR HEAVY UTERINE BLEEDING
HYSTERECTOMY EXCISION OF THE UTERUS EITHER THROUGH THE ABDOMINAL WALL OR THROUGH THE VAGINA
MYOMECTOMY THE SURGICAL REMOVAL OF FIBROID TISSUE FROM THE UTERUS
UTERINE ARTERY EMBOLIZATION MAY BE USED INSTEAD TO SHRINK THE FIBROIDS TINY PELLETS ARE INJECTED INTO THE UTERINE ARTERY THE PELLETS ACT AS EMBOLI TO BLOCK BLOOD FLOW TO FIBROUS TISSUE
TUBAL LIGATION PROCEDURE IN WHICH BOTH FALLIPIAN TUBES ARE LIGATED IN TWO PLACES WITH SUTURES AND THE INTERVENING SEGMENT IS BURNED OR REMOVED THIS PREVENTS PREGNANCY
CS CESAREAN SECTION REMOVAL OF THE FETUS THROUGH AN INCISION OF THE ABDOMINAL WALL
D AND C DILATION AND CURETTAGE
DUB DYSFUNCTIONAL UTERINE BLEEDING NOT ASSOCIATED WITH MENSTRATION
GYN GYNECOLOGY
HRT HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY POSTMENOPAUSAL ESTROGEN AND PROGESTERONE
IVF IN VITRO FERTILIZATION EGG AND SPREM ARE COMBINED OUTSIDE THE BODY IN A LAB CONTAINER AND FERTILIZED EGGS ARE INJECTED INTO THE UTERUS FOR PREGNANCY
OB OBSTETRICS LABOR AND DELIVERY OF A FETUS
PID PELVIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE SALPINGITIS OOPHORITIS ENDOMETRITIS LEADING CAUSES ARE SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE
TAH-BSO TOTAL ABDOMINAL HYSTERECTOMY WITH BILATERAL SALPING-OOPHORECTOMY ENIRE UTERUS AND BOTH FALLOPIAN TUBES AND OVARIES ARE REMOVED
LYMPH O LYMPH FLUID
LYMPHOMA MALIGNANT TUMOR OF LYPHATIC TISSUE
LYMPHADEN O LYMPH NODE GLAND
LYMPHADENECTOMY REMOVAL OF LYMPH NODES
LYMPHADENOPATHY DISEASE OF LYMPH NODES
LYMPHANGI O LYMPH VESSEL
LYMPHANGIECTASIS DILATION OF SMALL LYMPH VESSELS OFTEN RESULTING FROM OBSTRUCTION IN LARGE LYMPH VESSELS
SPLEN O SPLEEN
SPLENOMEGALY ENLARGEMENT OF THE SPLEEN
THYM O THYMUS GLAND
THYMOMA TUMOR OF THE THYMUS GLAND
ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME SUPPRESSION OR DEFICIENCY OF THE IMMUNE RESPONSE CAUSED BY EXPOSURE TO HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS
LYMPHOMA MALIGNANT TUMOR OF LYMPH NODES AND LYMPHATIC TISSUE HODGKIN DISEASE IS AN EXAMPLE OF LYMPHOMA
MONONUCLEOSIS ACUTE INFECTIOUS DISEASE WITH ENLARGEMENT OF LYMPH NODES AND INCREASED NUMBERS OF LYMPHOCYTES AND MONOCYTES IN THE BLOODSTREAM
SARCOIDOSIS INFLAMMATORY DISEASE IN WHICH SMALL NODULES OR TUBERCLES FORM IN LYMPH NODES AND OTHER ORGANS SARC O MEANS FLESH AND OID MEANS RESEMBLING
CHEMOTHERAPY TREATMENT WITH POWERFUL DRUGS TO KILL CANCER CELLS
RADIOTHERAPY RADIATION THERAPY TREATMENT WITH HIGH DOSE RADIATION TO DESTROY MALIGNANT LESIONS IN THE BODY
AIDS ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME
ELISA ENZYME LINKED IMMUNOSORBENT ASSAY TEST TO DETECT ANTI HIV ANTIBODIES
HAART HIGHLY ACTIVE ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY FOR AIDS
HD HODGKIN DISEASE
HIV HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENY VIRUS
IGA IGD IGE IGG IGM IMMUNOGLOBULINS ANTIBODIES
MAC MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM COMPLEX
PCP PNEUMOCYSTIS
BALAN O PENIS
BALANITIS INFLAMMATION OF THE PENIS
ORCH O TESTIS
ORCHITIS INFLAMMATION OF THE TESTIS
ORCHI O TESTIS
ORCHIECTOMY REMOVAL OF A TESTICLE OR TESTICLES
ORCHID O TESTIS
ORCHIDECTOMY REMOVAL OF A TESTICLE OR TESTICLES
PRSTAT O PROSTATE GLAND
PROSTATECTOMY REMOVAL OF THE PROSTATE GLAND
SCROT O SCROTUM
SCROTAL PERTAINING TO THE SCROTUM
URETHR O URETHRA
URETHRITIS INFLAMMATION OF THE URETHRA
VAS O VAS DEFENSE
VASECTOMY REMOVAL OF THE VAS DEFERENS OR A PORTION OF IT SO THAT SPERM CELLS ARE PREVENTED FROM BECOMING PART OF SEMEN
BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA NONCANCEROUS ENLARGEMENT OF THE PROSTATE GLAND
CRYPTORCHISM CONDITION OF UNDESCENDED TESTIS IS NOT IN THE SCROTAL SAC AT BIRTH
HYDROCELE SAC OF CLEAR FLUID IN THE SCROTUM HYDR O MEANS WATER AND CELE INDICATES A HERINA
PROSTATIC CARCINOMA CANCER OF THE PROSTATE GLAND
SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE THESE AFFECT BOTH MALES AND FEMALES AND ARE INFECTIONS SPREAD BY SEXUAL OR OTHER GENITAL CONTACT
TESTICULAR CARCINOMA MALIGNANT TUMOR OF THE TESTIS EXAMPLE IS SEMINOMA
VARICOCELE ENLARGED SWOLLEN VEINS NEAR A TESTICLE VAR O MEANS SWOLLEN VEINS
ORCHIOPEXY SURICAL FIXATION OF AN UNDESCENDED TESTICLE IN A YOUNG MALE
TRANSURETHRAL RESECTION OF THE PROSTATE GLAND THE REMOVAL OF PORTIONS OF THE PROSTATE GLAND WITH AND ENDOSCOPE INSERTED INTO THE URETHRA
PHOTOSELECTIVE VAPORIZATION OF THE PROSTATE GREEN LIGHT PVP IS A NEWER TECHNIQUE THAT USES A LASER TO TREAT BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA
VASECTOMY PROCEDURE IN WHICH THE VAS DEFERENSON EACH SIDE IS CUT A PIECE IS REMOVED AND THE FREE ENDS ARE FOLDED AND LIGATED WITH SURFACES VASECTOMY PRODUCES STERILIZATIONS SO THAT SPERM ARE NOT RELEASED WITH SEMEN
BPH BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA
DRE DIGITAL RECTAL EXAMINATION
GU GENITOURINARY
PSA PROSTATE SPECIFIC ANTIGEN
STD SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE
TURP TRANSURETHRAL RESECTION OF THE PROSTATE GLAND
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