Medical Terminology and abbreviations

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Medical Terminology and abbreviations
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  1. arthro
    joint
  2. carcino
    cancer
  3. cardia or cardio
    heart
  4. cephalo
    head
  5. cerebro
    (cerebrum) brain
  6. colo
    colon
  7. cysto
    bladder
  8. derma
    skin
  9. encephalo
    brain
  10. gastro
    stomach
  11. hemo or hemato
    blood
  12. nephro
    kidney
  13. neuro
    nerve
  14. osteo
    bone
  15. path
    disease
  16. ped
    child
  17. plegia
    paralysis
  18. pnea
    breathing
  19. recto
    rectum
  20. rhino
    nose
  21. sepsis
    infection
  22. thrombo
    clot
  23. a or an
    without, lack of
  24. auto
    self
  25. bi
    2
  26. brady
    slow
  27. contra
    Against
  28. dys
    painful
  29. hemi
    half
  30. hetero
    different
  31. homo
    same
  32. hydro
    water
  33. hyper
    above
  34. hypo
    below
  35. micro
    small
  36. mid
    middle
  37. mono
    one
  38. myo
    muscle
  39. poly
    many
  40. post
    after
  41. pseudo
    false
  42. quad
    four
  43. tachy
    fast
  44. algia
    pain
  45. cide
    kill
  46. cyte
    cell
  47. ectomy
    removal
  48. graph
    record or picture
  49. itis
    inflammation
  50. ize
    remove
  51. lysis
    destruction
  52. megaly
    enlargment
  53. ology
    study of
  54. oscopy
    look into
  55. ostomy
    surgical opening
  56. path
    disease
  57. phasia
    speech
  58. plasty
    surgical repair
  59. stenosis
    narrow
  60. uria
    urine
  61. @
    at
  62. a _ Line over the little a
    before
  63. abd
    abdomen
  64. ac
    before meals
  65. ad lib
    as desired
  66. ADL's
    activities of daily living
  67. AIDS
    aquired immune-deficiency syndrome
  68. am
    morning
  69. amb
    ambulate (walking)
  70. amt
    amount
  71. ax
    axillary (underarm)
  72. B&B
    bowel and bladder
  73. BID
    twice a day, 2X day
  74. BM
    bowel movement
  75. BP
    blood pressure
  76. BR
    Bed rest
  77. BRP
    bathroom privileges (resident is allowed to get out of bed and ambulate to bathroom, on their own)
  78. C
    Celcius
  79. c_ a little c with a underline on top
    with
  80. c/o
    complains of
  81. Ca
    cancer
  82. cath.
    catheter
  83. CBR
    complete bed rest
  84. cc
    cubic centimeter
  85. CCU
    cardiac care unit
  86. CHF
    congestive heart failure
  87. COPD
    chronic obstruuctive pulmonary disease
  88. CPR
    cardio pulmonary resuscitation
  89. CVA
    cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
  90. DC
    discontinue
  91. DNR
    Do not resuscitate
  92. Dr.
    Doctor, physican
  93. Dx
    Diagnosis
  94. F
    Fahrenheit
  95. FBS
    Fasting blood sugar
  96. ft
    feet
  97. fx
    facture
  98. gal
    gallon
  99. GI
    gastro intestional
  100. gt
    one drop
  101. GTT
    glucose tolerance test
  102. gtt
    2 drops
  103. GU
    genito-urinary
  104. gyn
    gynocology
  105. H
    hour
  106. HBV
    hepatitus B virus
  107. hemi
    half
  108. hepat
    liver
  109. HIV
    human immunodeficiency virus
  110. HOB
    head of bed
  111. HOH
    heard of hearing
  112. HS
    hour of sleep, bedtime
  113. ht
    height
  114. hyper
    above
  115. hypo
    below
  116. I+0
    intake and outout
  117. ICU
    intensive care unit
  118. in
    inches
  119. inc.
    incontinent
  120. IV
    intervenous (into blood vessels)
  121. L with a circle around it
    left
  122. L
    liter
  123. LE
    lower extremity
  124. RLE
    right lower extremity (leg)
  125. LLE
    left lower extremity (leg)
  126. lb
    pound
  127. LPN
    licensed practical nurse
  128. MD
    medical doctor
  129. MI
    myocardial infraction (heart attack)
  130. min
    minute
  131. ml
    milliliter
  132. MRSA
    methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus
  133. MS
    multiple sclerosis
  134. NA
    nursing assistant
  135. NAC
    nursing assistant certified
  136. NAR
    nursing assistant registered
  137. naso
    nose
  138. NG
    nasogastric
  139. NKA
    no known allergies
  140. noc.
    at night
  141. NPO
    nothing per os (nothing by mouth)
  142. OBRA
    omnibus budget reconciliation act
  143. OOB
    out of bed
  144. os
    opening or mouth
  145. OT
    occupational therapy
  146. oz
    ounce
  147. p_ little p with a overline
    post, after
  148. pc
    after meals
  149. per
    by, through
  150. pm
    evening
  151. po
    per os, by mouth
  152. post op
    after surgery
  153. PPE
    personal protective equipment
  154. PRN
    as necessary
  155. pt
    patient
  156. PT
    physical therarpy
  157. Q
    every
  158. Q2h
    every 2 hours
  159. QH
    every hour
  160. QID
    4 times a day
  161. R
    rectal
  162. R with a circle around it
    right
  163. RN
    registered nurse
  164. ROM
    range of motion
  165. PROM
    passive range of motion
  166. AROM
    active range of motion
  167. s with a overline
    without
  168. SBA
    stand by assistance
  169. SOB
    Short of breath (not son of a bitch)
  170. spec.
    specimen (sample)
  171. stat
    immediately
  172. STD
    sexually transmitted disease
  173. T
    temprature
  174. TB
    tuberculosis
  175. tbsp
    tablespoon
  176. TID
    three times a day, 3X day
  177. TPR
    temprature, pulse, respiration
  178. UA
    urinalysis
  179. UE
    upper extremity
  180. RUE
    right upper extremity (arm)
  181. LUE
    left upper extermity (arm)
  182. URI
    upper respiratory infection
  183. UTI
    urinary tract infection
  184. VRE
    vancomycin resistant enterococcus
  185. VS
    vital signs (temp, pulse, respiration, and BP)
  186. w/c
    wheelchair
  187. WT
    weight

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