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KUB   X-Ray of Kidneys, Ureters & Bladder  
GERD   Gastroesophagea; Reflux Disease  
CVA   CerebroVascular Accident (Stroke)  
/_\ (triangle)   Change  
-c   with (latin cum)  
-p   after  
-a   before  
-s   without (Latin: sine)  
NSAID   Non-Steroidal AntiInflammatory Drug  
NIDDM   Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus  
PO   By Mouth (Latin: per os)  
NPO   Nothing by Mouth (Latin: Nil Per Os)  
ht   height  
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 Immunodeficency Virus  
AIDS   Aquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome  
Afebrile   Without Fever  
Antecubital Space   The space located at the from of the elbow  
Antipyretic   An agent that REDUCES FEVER  
Aorta   Largest Artery in the Body  
Apnea   Temporary Cessation (ceasing) of breathing (think "sleep apnea" no-breath)  
Axilla   the armpit  
Bradycardia   Abnormally SLOW HEART BEAT (brady/cardia) (slow/heart)  
Bradypnea   Abnormally SLOW BREATHING (brady/pnea) (slow/breath)  
Cyanosis   Blueish Discoloration of the skin & mucus membrane (Cyan = blue)  
Diastolic   Phase in the cardia (heart) cycle when the heart Relaxes  
Dyspnea   Shortness of breath (Dys/pnea) (difficult/breath)  
Dysrhythmia   Irregular Rhythm (think arrhythmia)  
Eupnea   Normal (breathing) respiration (eu/pnea) (good breath)  
Febrile   Pertaining to FEVER  
Hyperpnea   Abnormal increase in rate & depth of respiration (hyper/pnea) (fast/breath)  
Hypertension   High Blood Pressure  
Hypotension   Low Blood Pressure  
Hypoxemia   Decrease in Oxygen saturation of the BLOOD (little/O2/blood)  
Hypoxia   Reduction of Oxygen supply to the TISSUES of the body  
Intercostal   Between the ribs  
Malaise   Vague sense of discomfort, weakness, fatigue  
Orthopnea   Breathing easier when sitting or standing  
Pulse Oximetry   Use of a Pulse Oximeter to measure the Oxygen saturation of Arterial (artery) blood  


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