Medical Terminology

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Medical Terminology Systems 6th edition Abbrev List
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  1. AA
    • Alcoholics Anonymous
    • (group that works through 12-step plan)
  2. abd
    abdomen
  3. ADL
    Activities of dailing living
  4. AFB
    • Acid fast bacillus
    • (causes TB)
  5. AROM
    • Active Range Of Motion
    • (physical therapist checks for rotation of a joint: shoulder, wrist, ankle, etc)
  6. AMA
    • Against Medical Advice
    •          or
    • American Medical Association
  7. ARF
    Acute Renal Failure
  8. ASA
    aspirin
  9. ASCVD
        or
    ASHD
    • Arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease
    •                 or
    • Arteriosclerotic heart disease
  10. ax
    • axillary
    • (under the arm)
  11. -a
    before
  12. bilat
    two sides/bilateral
  13. BLE
    • bilateral lower extremities
    • aka the legs
  14. BR
    bed rest
  15. BRP
    bathroom privileges
  16. BS
    • breathe sounds
    •       or
    • blood sugar
  17. bs
    bowel sounds
  18. -c
    with
  19. C
    Celsius
  20. CAPD
    • continuous ambulatory *peritoneal dialysis
    • (type of dialysis in which pt is able to move around during the process)
    • *belly cavity
  21. CHO
    carbohydrate
  22. CRF
    chronic renal failure
  23. C&S
    • culture & sensitivity
    • (Ex: test for strep throat & best antibiotic treatment for it)
  24. CWI
    crutch walking instruction
  25. drsg
    dressing
  26. EBL
    estimated blood loss
  27. ETOH
    ethyl alcohol
  28. Fe
    iron
  29. Fr
    French (catheter size)
  30. FBS/FBG
    fasting blood sugar/glucose
  31. gtt
    drops
  32. gr.
    Grain
  33. G
    gram
  34. HA
    hyperalimentation/total parenteral nutrition/hyperactivity
  35. HA - H/A
    heacache
  36. H&H
    hematocrit and hemoglobin
  37. H&P
    history and physical
  38. H/hr/o
    hour
  39. H2 O
    water
  40. H2 O2
    hydrogen peroxide
  41. HOB
    head of the bed
  42. HTN/htn
    hypertension / high blood pressure
  43. I&O
    intake and output
  44. Kg
    kilogram (2.2 lbs)
  45. KCL
    potassium chloride
  46. L lt
    left
  47. lb.
    pound
  48. MRI
    • magnetic resonance imaging
    • technique used in radiology to visualize internal structures of the body in detail
  49. Na Cl
    sodium chloride (salt)
  50. N & V
    nausea and vomiting
  51. N/V/D NVD
    nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
  52. ORIF
    open reduction and itnernal fixation
  53. OOB
    out of bed
  54. OSA
    obstructive sleep apnea
  55. -p
    after
  56. path
    pathology, pathologic or pathogenic
  57. PEG tube
    • percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
    • (implanted feeding tube)
  58. PROM
    • passive range of motion
    • (therapist rotates patient's joint: shoulder, wrist, ankle...)
  59. PPD
    • purified protein derivative
    •             or
    • packs per day (cigarettes)
  60. qs
    quantity sufficient
  61. qns
    quantity not sufficient
  62. RAT tx / RXT
    radiation therapy
  63. R, rt
    right
  64. Rx, tx
    drug, medication, prescription, recipe (Latin), therapy or treatment
  65. -s
    without
  66. SOAP
    subjective, objective, assessment and plan
  67. TCDB/TC&DB
    turn, cough, and deep breath
  68. Tx, tx, Rx
    treatment, therapy, or traction
  69. VS
    • vital signs
    • (include: temperature, pulse, respirations and BP)
  70. WA, W/A
    while awake
  71. WNL
    within normal limits
  72. yoa
    year of age

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