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Med terms 3
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medical record abbrev. and common medical record terms related to disease
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  1. CCU
    coronary (cardiac) care unit
  2. ECU
    emergency care unit
  3. ER
    emergency room
  4. ICU
    intensive care unit
  5. IP
    inpatient (a registered bed patient)
  6. OP
    outpatient
  7. OR
    operating room
  8. PACU
    postanesthetic care unit
  9. PAR
    postanesthetic recovery
  10. post-op/postop
    postoperative (after surgery)
  11. pre-op/preop
    preoperative (before surgery)
  12. RTC
    return to clinic
  13. RTO
    return to office
  14. BRP
    bathroom privileges
  15. CP
    chest pain
  16. DC, D/C
    discharge, discontinue
  17. ETOH
    ethyl alcohol
  18. pt
    patient
  19. RRR
    regular rate and rhythm
  20. SOB
    shortness of breath
  21. Tr
    treatment
  22. Tx
    treatment or traction
  23. VS
    vital signs
  24. T
    temperature
  25. P
    pulse
  26. R
    respiration
  27. BP
    blood pressure
  28. Ht
    Height
  29. Wt
    Weight
  30. WDWN
    well-developed and well-nourished
  31. y.o.
    year old
  32. #
    number (before numeral) or pound (after numeral)
  33. acute
    sharp; having intense, often severe symptoms and a short course
  34. chronic
    a condition developing slowly and persisting over time
  35. benign
    mild or noncancerous
  36. malignant
    harmful or cancerous
  37. degeneration
    gradual deterioration of normal cells and body function
  38. degenerative disease
    any disease in which there is deterioration of structure or function of tissue
  39. diagnosis
    determination of the presence of a disease based on an evaluation of symptoms, signs, and test findings
  40. cause of a disease
    etiology (etio=cause)
  41. increase in severity of a disease with aggravation of symptoms
    exacerbation (ex = out, acerbo = harsh)
  42. a period in which symptoms and signs stop or abate
    remission
  43. relating to a fever
    febrile
  44. large; visible to the naked eye
    gross
  45. a condition occurring without a clearly identified cause
    idiopathy (idio = one's own)
  46. limited to a definite area or part
    localized
  47. relating to the whole body rather than only a part
    systemic
  48. a feeling of unwellness, often the first indication of illness
    malaise
  49. significant
    marked
  50. vague, questionable
    equivocal
  51. sick; state of disease
    morbidity
  52. the number of cases of a disease in a given year; the ratio of sick to well in a given population
    morbidity rate
  53. the state of being subject to death
    mortality
  54. death rate; ratio of total number or deaths to total number in given population
    mortality rate
  55. foreknowledge; prediction of the likely outcome of a disease based on general health status of patient along with knowledge of the usual course of disease
    prognosis
  56. advance of a condition as signs and symptoms increase in severity
    progressive
  57. a process or measure that prevents disease
    prophylaxis (pro=before, phylassein=to guard)
  58. to occur again; describes a return of symptoms and signs after a period of quiescence (rest of inactivity)
    recurrent
  59. a disorder or condition after; and usually resulting from, a previous disease or injury
    sequela
  60. a mark; objective evidence of disease that can be seen or verified by an examiner
    sign
  61. occurrence; subjective evidence of disease that is perceived by the patient and often noted in his or her own words
    symptom
  62. a running together; combination of symptoms and signs that give a distinct clinical picture indicating a particular condition or disease
    syndrome
  63. not involved in bringing on the condition or result
    noncontributory
  64. not significant or worthy of noting
    unremarkable
  65. male
  66. female
  67. °
    degree or hour

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