Abbreviations&Terminology

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  1. AIDS
    acquired immune deficiency syndrome
  2. ARD
    acute respiratory distress
  3. BS
    blood sugar
  4. B/S
    bed side
  5. C
    centigrade
  6. CAT, CT
    computerized axial tomography
  7. CC
    cheif complaint
  8. CRT
    capillary refill time
  9. CSF
    cerebral spinal fluid
  10. D/I
    dry and intact
  11. DJD
    degenerative joint disease
  12. DRG
    diagnosis related group
  13. EOM
    extraocular movements
  14. ESRD
    end stage renal disease
  15. FLACC
    face, legs, activity, cry, consolability
  16. I&D
    incision and drainage
  17. IPPB
    intermittent positive pressure breathing
  18. LE
    lower extremity
  19. LFT
    liver function test
  20. loc
    laxative of choice
  21. LMP
    last menstrual period
  22. MOM
    milk of magnesia
  23. ORIF
    open reduction, internal fixation
  24. _
    after
  25. P
    pulse
  26. pc
    after meals
  27. PEG
    percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
  28. post
    posterior
  29. qid, QID, q.i.d.
    four times a day

    (0900-1300-1700-2100)  
  30. R/O, r/o
    rule out
  31. SCA
    selective coronary angiography
  32. TF
    tube feeding
  33. TO
    telephone order
  34. TPR
    temperature, pulse, respiration
  35. TWE
    tap water enema
  36. TX
    traction
  37. UE
    upper extremity
  38. US
    ultrasound
  39. via
    by way of
  40. Vd
    void
  41. VO
    verbal order
  42. w/d
    warm and dry
  43. W/C, wc
    wheelchair
  44. WTD
    wet to dry dressing
  45. a- or an-
    without
  46. ab-
    away from
  47. ad-
    to, toward
  48. ante-
    before (in front of)
  49. anti-
    against
  50. auto-
    self
  51. bi-
    twice, double
  52. brady-
    slow
  53. circum-
    around
  54. contra-
    opposed, against
  55. co-
    with
  56. cyan-
    blue
  57. cyst-
    bag, bladder, sac
  58. dys-
    difficult, painful
  59. ex-
    without, away from
  60. extra-
    outside of
  61. hemato-
    blood
  62. hemi-
    half
  63. hydro-
    water
  64. hyper-
    higher, more
  65. hypo-
    lower, less
  66. intra-
    within
  67. inter-
    between
  68. leuko-
    white
  69. micro-
    small
  70. mega- or megal-
    large, great
  71. multi-
    many
  72. myo-
    muscle
  73. neo
    new 
  74. nephro-
    kidney
  75. para-
    bedside
  76. peri-
    around
  77. pneumo-
    air, lung, gas
  78. poly-
    much, many
  79. post-
    after
  80. pre-
    before
  81. pseudo-
    false
  82. pyo-
    pus
  83. pyro-
    fever
  84. quadra-
    four
  85. retro-
    behind
  86. semi-
    half
  87. sub-
    under
  88. super-
    above, excess
  89. supra-
    above
  90. tachy-
    fast
  91. trans-
    across, through
  92. un-
    against
  93. uni-
    one
  94. ultra-
    excess
  95. vaso-
    vessel
  96. -algia
    pain
  97. -cele
    tumor
  98. -cide
    destructive, killing
  99. -cyte
    cell
  100. -desis
    surgical fixation
  101. -ectomy
    surgical removal of
  102. -emia
    blood 
  103. -gene
    origin 
  104. -gram
    a tracing, a mark
  105. -graphy
    a writing, a record
  106. -iasis
    condition, pathological state
  107. -itis
    inflammation of
  108. -lithiasis
    presence of stones
  109. -lysis
    disintegration of
  110. -megaly
    enlargement
  111. -oscopy
    look into with an instrument
  112. -otomy
    to incise
  113. -oma
    tumor
  114. -orrhaphy
    surgical repair of
  115. -osis
    disease, condition of
  116. -ostomy
    to form an opening
  117. -pexy
    suspension of, fixation of
  118. -phobia
    fear
  119. -philia
    affinity for
  120. -plasty
    reconstruction, plastic surgery
  121. -plegia
    paralysis
  122. -rrhea
    excessive discharge
  123. -scope
    instrument of visual exam
  124. -uria
    urine
  125. adeno
    gland
  126. arthro
    joint
  127. bucca
    cheek
  128. cardi
    heart
  129. chole
    bile, gallbladder
  130. col
    colon
  131. cranio
    skull
  132. cysto
    bladder, cyst, sac
  133. derma
    skin
  134. doch
    duct
  135. duodeno
    duodenum
  136. entero
    intestine 
  137. gastro
    stomach
  138. glossa
    tongue
  139. hepato
    liver
  140. hystero
    uterus
  141. jejuno
    jejunum
  142. lith
    stone
  143. mast
    breast
  144. myo
    muscle
  145. nephro
    kidney
  146. neuro
    nerve
  147. oophor
    ovary
  148. opthalmo
    eye
  149. orchi
    testicle
  150. os
    opening, orifice
  151. oto
    ear
  152. phlebo
    vein
  153. pneumo
    lung
  154. procto
    rectum
  155. psycho
    mind
  156. rhino
    nose
  157. salping
    tube
  158. skeleto
    skeleton
  159. thoraco
    chest
  160. uro
    urine
  161. vaso
    vessel
  162. Δ
    change
  163. __
    ss
    half
  164. _
    a
    before
  165. _
    q
    every

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