Medical Terminology

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Medical Terminology
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  1. a (line over the a)
    before
  2. Abd
    abdomen
  3. ABG
    arterial blood gases
  4. AD
    right ear
  5. Ad lib
    as desired
  6. AMA
    against medical advice
  7. AS
    left ear
  8. AU
    both ears
  9. B (circle around the B)
    bilaterally
  10. BG
    blood glucose
  11. BM
    bowel movement
  12. BMP
    basic metabolic profile
  13. BP
    blood pressure
  14. BPH
    benign prostatic hypertrophy
  15. BRP
    bathroom privileges
  16. BS
    blood sugar
  17. BSA
    body surface area
  18. BUN
    blood urea nitrogen (measures kidney function)
  19. Bx
    biopsy
  20. c (line over the c)
    with
  21. CBC
    complete blood count
  22. CHF
    congestive heart failure
  23. CNS
    central nervous system
  24. c/o
    complains of
  25. CO2
    carbon dioxide
  26. CP
    chest pain
  27. CTA
    clear to auscultation
  28. CVA
    cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
  29. CXR
    chest xray
  30. d/c
    discontinue
  31. DM
    diabetes mellitus
  32. DNR
    do not resuscitate
  33. Dx
    diagnosis
  34. EKG or ECG
    electrocardiogram
  35. EOM
    extra ocular movement
  36. Fx
    fracture
  37. GI
    gastrointestinal
  38. GU
    genitourinary
  39. GYN
    gynecology
  40. Hgb or Hb
    hemoglobin
  41. h/o
    history of
  42. HOB
    head of bed
  43. HR
    heart rate
  44. HTN
    hypertension (high blood pressure)
  45. Hx
    history
  46. I & O
    intake and output
  47. ICP
    intracranial pressure
  48. ICU
    intensive care unit
  49. IM
    intramuscular
  50. IOP
    intraocular pressure
  51. IVF
    IV fluids
  52. L (circle around the L)
    left
  53. LE
    lower extremity
  54. LLQ
    left lower quadrant of abdomen
  55. LOC
    level of consciousness
  56. LP
    lumbar puncture
  57. LUQ
    left upper quadrant of abdomen
  58. MI
    myocardial infarction (heart attack)
  59. NGT
    nasogastric tube
  60. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  61. Noc
    night
  62. O2
    oxygen
  63. OB
    obstetrics
  64. OD
    right eye
  65. OOB
    out of bed
  66. OS
    left eye
  67. OU
    both eyes
  68. p (line over the p)
    after
  69. P
    pulse
  70. PERRLA
    pupils equal, round, and reactive to light and accommodation
  71. PNS
    peripheral nervous system
  72. PMH
    past medical history
  73. PO
    by mouth
  74. Prn
    as needed
  75. PTSD
    post traumatic stress disorder
  76. q
    every
  77. R (circle around the R)
    right
  78. R
    respirations
  79. RBC
    red blood cells
  80. RICE
    rest, ice, compressions, elevation
  81. RLQ
    right lower quadrant of abdomen
  82. R/O
    rule out
  83. ROM
    range of motion
  84. RUQ
    right upper quadrant of abdomen
  85. s (with line over s)
    without
  86. SOB
    shortness of breath
  87. Stat
    immediately
  88. STD
    sexually transmitted disease
  89. Sx
    symptoms
  90. T
    temperature
  91. TIA
    transient ischemic attack
  92. UA
    urinalysis
  93. UE
    upper extremity
  94. UTI
    unrinary tract infection
  95. VS
    vital signs
  96. WA
    while awake
  97. WBC
    white blood cells
  98. x (line over the x)
    except

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