Shift Quiz #1

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Shift Quiz #1
2011-11-28 00:13:51
medical scribe vocab

Medical Scribe
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  1. Adnexa
    refers to the appendages of an organ. EX ovaries and fallopian tubes. parts attached or adjunct to each other.
  2. Angina
    a severe, often constricting pain, usually referring to the chest that occurs when your heart does not get enough blood
  3. Arthralgia
    severe joint pain
  4. Axilla (ak-sil-uh)
  5. cervical
    pertaining to the neck or to the cervix of the uterus
  6. conjunctiva (kon-juhngk-tahy-vuh)
    delicate membrane lining the eyelids and covering the eyeball. mucous membrane.
  7. cyanosis/cyanotic
    bluish or slatelike skin color
  8. diaphoresis
    excessive or profuse sweating or perspiration
  9. diarrhea
    an abnormal, frequency discharge of fluid fecal matter from the bowel
  10. edema
    swelling of body tissues due to an excessive accumulation of fluid in connective tissue or a serous cavity
  11. epistaxis (ep-uh-stak-sis)
    hemorrhage from the nose; nose bleeding
  12. Euthymic
    pertaining to a normal mood in which the range of emotions is neither depressed nor highly elevated. normal non-depressed, reasonably positive mood.
  13. fundus
    the large, upper end of the uterus; also the bottom aperture of the internal surface of a hollow organ (e.g. eye, uterus, stomach)
  14. hallucinations
    the apparent, often strong subjective perception of an object or even when no such stiumulus or situation is present; may be visual, auditory,olfactory, gustatory, or tactile.
  15. Hematuria (hee-ma-too r-ee-uh)
    blood in the urine
  16. Heptaosplenomegaly
    coincident enlargement of the liver and spleen
  17. Hypertension
    persistently high arterial blood pressure
  18. Induration
    Act of hardening (by hyperemia or inflammation); a specific area of hardened tissue
  19. Myalgia
    muscular pain
  20. Rhinorrhea
    Thin, watery discharge from the nose; nose bleed
  21. Seizures
    • 1. The sudden attack or reoccurance of a disease
    • 2. A single occurance of epilepsy; often named for the type it represents.
  22. Sputum
    Spittle, any mixed matter with saliva that is expectorated through the mouth
  23. Tachycardia
    Abnormal rapid heart beat
  24. Wheezing
    Difficult breathing with a whistling sound resulting from narrowing of the lumen of the respiratory passageways.
  25. AB
  26. Abd
    Abdomen, Abdominal
  27. BP
    Blood Pressure
  28. CC
    Chief Complaint
  29. chol
  30. CTA
    • Clear to Auscultation
    • CT Angiogram
  31. CV
  32. Cx
    • Cervix
    • Cervical
  33. d/c
    discharge, discontinue
  34. DM
    Diabetes mellitus
  35. DTR
    deep tendon reflex
  36. ENT
    Ears, nose, and throat
  37. EOMI
    extraocular movements intact
  38. FROM
    Full Range of Motion
  39. GI
  40. GRAV
    number of pregnancies
  41. GU
    Genitourinary (jen-i-toh-yoo r uh-ner-ee)
  42. HSM
  43. HTN
  44. LMP/LNMP
    • Last Menstral Period
    • Last Normal Menstral Period
  45. LOC
    Loss of Consciousness
  46. MS
    Multiple sclerosis
  47. NKDA
    No known drug allergies
  48. nl
  49. para
    number of live births
  50. PCP
    Primary Care Physician
  51. PERRLA
    Pupils equal, round and reactive to light and accommodation
  52. Resp
    Respiration, respiratory
  53. SOAP
    Subjective, Objective, Assessment, Plan
  54. SOB
    Shortness of Breath
  55. TM
    Tympanic Membrane
  56. WDWN
    well-developed, well-nourished
  57. Acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)
    Aspirin-pain relief, anti-inflammatory
  58. Ancef
    (Cefazolin) treats bacterial infections; antibiotic
  59. Bentyl (Dicyclomine)
    anticholinergics; relieves muscle spasms in GI tract; treats IBS
  60. Decadron
    corticosteroid; relieves inflammation; used to treat arthritis;
  61. Levaquin
    Antibiotic; treat infections such as pneumonia; chronic bronchitis; and sinus, urinary tract, kidney, prostate (a male reproductive gland), and skin infections
  62. Morphine
    narcotic pain reliever for moderate to severe pain
  63. Phenergan
    • used to treat allergies and motion sickness
    • Narcotic
  64. Protonix
    used to treat erosive esophagitis or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  65. Rocephin
    used to treat bacterial infections such as gonorrhea, pelvic inflammatory disease, meningitis
  66. Toradol
    used to treat moderately severe pain, especially after surgery.
  67. Vicodin
  68. Zofran (Ondansetron)
    used to prevent nausea and vomitting from cancer chemotherapy