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PMI Phlebotomy Terms

Medical root words, prefixes, suffixes, abbreviations,

aer air
angi vessel
arteri artery
bili bile
bucc cheek
cardi heart
cyan blue
cutane skin
cyt cell
dermat skin
erythr red
fibrin fiber
gluc sugar/glucose
hem blood
hemat blood
leuk white
lip fat
my muscle
necr death
onc tumor
path disease
phleb vein
thromb clot
vas vessel
ven vein
a-,an-,ar- without/away from
aniso- unequal
bi- two
brady- slow
cyan- blue
dys- difficult/painful
endo- in, within
epi- on, over, upon
exta- outside
homeo- same
hyper- too much, high
hypo- low, under
intra- within
inter- between
iso- equal, same
mal- poor/bad
poly- many, much
post- after
pre- before
per- through
tachy- rapid
-ac, -al pertaining to
-algia pain
-cyte cell
-ectomy excision, removal
-emia blood condition
-gram recording, writing
-itis inflammation
-logist specialist in the study of
-logy study of
-lysis breakdown, destruction
-megaly enlargement
-oma tumor
-pathy disease
-penia deficiency
-rrhage excess/abnormal flow/bursting forth
-stasis stopping, controlling, standing
-tomy cutting, incision
-dema swelling
ABGs arterial blood gasses
ABO blood group system
AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
ALT alanine transaminase (SGPT)
Aq water
AST aspartate aminotransferase (SGOT)
b.i.d. twice a day, (bis in die)
bili bilirubin
BMP basic metabolic profile
BP blood pressure
BS blood sugar
BUN blood urea nitrogen
c (with a line over it) with (cum)
C Celsius; centigrade
C & S culture & sensitivity
Ca Calcium
CAD coronary artery disease
CBC complete blood count
Chem Chemistry
CK creatine kinase
c/o complains of
CO2 carbon dioxide
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Crit hematocrit (HCT)
Diff differential count of white blood cells
DNA deoxyribonucleic acid
DOB date of birth
Dx diagnosis
ECG electrocardiogram
EKG electrocardiogram
ER/ED emergency room
ESR/sed rate erythrocyte sedimentation rate
ETOH ethyl alcohol
FNS fasting blood sugar
Fe Iron
FSH follicle stimulating hormone
FUO fever of unknown origin
gluc glucose
GTT glucose tolerance test
h hour
HBV hepatitis B virus
HCG human chorionic gonadotropin
HCT/Hct hematocrit
HGB/hgb hemoglobin
HDL high density lipoprotein
HH hemoglobin & hematocrit
HIV heman immunodeficiency viirus
H2O water
hx history
K potassium
LD/LDH lactic dehydrogenase
LDL low density lipoprotein
LE lupus erythematoses
lytes electrolytes
MI myocardial infarction
Na Sodium
Neg negative
NPO nothing by mouth (nulla per os)
Oz oxygen
O&P ova and parasite (stool sample)
Path Pathology
pH hydrogen ion concentration
PKU phenylketonuria
p.o. orally (per os)
PP after a meal (postprandial)
PT prothrombin time/protime
PTT partial prothrombin time
PLT platelet
PSA prostrate specific antigen
pt patient
PT prothrombin time/protime; physical therapy
QNS, q.n.s. quantity not sufficient
RBC red blood cell/ red blood count
RPR rapid plasma reagin
Rx treatment
s with a line over it without
sed rate erythrocyte sedimentation rate
STAT immediately (statum)
TB tuberculosis
T&C type and crossmatch (type & x)
TSH thyroid-stimulating hormone
UA, ua urinalysis
WBC, wbc white blood count
Created by: MithraG