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  1. opthalmo(o)
    eye
  2. fl, fld
    fluid
  3. bronchi,
    bronch(o)
    bronchus
  4. -emesis
    vomiting
  5. leuk
    white
  6. HBV
    hepatitis B virus
  7. ap
    apical
  8. chole,
    chol(o)
    bile
  9. supra-
    above, over
  10. c/o
    complaints of
  11. -R
    Temp taken at rectal area
  12. COPD
    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonory Disorder
  13. DNR
    Do Not Resuscitate
  14. -otomy
    cut into
  15. NPO
    Nothing by mouth
  16. PO
    by mouth
  17. ax
    axillary (armpit)
  18. dys-
    bad, painful
  19. cath
    catheter
  20. gluco, glyc
    sweet
  21. lymph(o)
    lymph
  22. osteo(o)
    bone
  23. hemi-
    half
  24. -phobia
    exaggerated fear
  25. I&O
    Intake and Output
  26. v.s., VS
    Vital Signs
  27. Dx, dx
    Diagnosis
  28. q2h, q3h, etc.
    every 2 hrs, every 3 hrs, etc.
  29. wt.
    weight
  30. CPR
    Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 
  31. STI
    Sexually Transmitted Infection
  32. -cyte
    cell
  33. SOB
    Shortness of Breath
  34. card, cardi(o)
    heart
  35. -penia
    lack
  36. peri-
    around
  37. -ism
    a condition
  38. spec.
    specimen
  39. _
    C
    with
  40. sub-
    under, beneath
  41. -(o)tomy
    incision, cutting into
  42. olig-
    small, scant
  43. w/c, W/C
    wheelchair
  44. colo
    colon
  45. TB
    tuberculosis
  46. IV
    Intravenous (within vein) 
  47. a
    before
  48. BP, B/P
    Blood Pressure
  49. inc
    incontinent
  50. AD
    Alzheimer's Disease
  51. MRSA
    Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus 
  52. tachy-
    swift, fast, rapid
  53. gyneco, gyno
    woman
  54. stat
    immediately
  55. cephal(o)
    head
  56. FF
    Force Fluids
  57. T, temp
    temperature
  58. necro
    death
  59. derm, derma
    skin
  60. -ax
    temp taken at axillary (armpit)
  61. pharyng(o)
    pharynx
  62. -scopy
    examination using a scope
  63. OBRA
    Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
  64. TPR
    Temperature Pulse Respiration
  65. -itis
    inflammation 
  66. hyper-
    too much, high
  67. patho-
    disease, suffering
  68. amb
    ambulatory
  69. cerebr(o)
    cerebrum
  70. U/A, u/a
    urinalysis
  71. -logy
    study of
  72. pod(o)
    foot
  73. P
    Pulse, or can mean after
  74. LTC
    Long Term Care
  75. epi-
    on, upon, over
  76. -phasia
    speaking
  77. q.h., qh
    every hour
  78. mal-
    bad, illness, disorder
  79. -rrhage
    excessive flow
  80. thromb(o)
    blood clot
  81. -emia
    blood condition
  82. a-, an-
    without, not, lack of
  83. endo-
    inner
  84. dis-
    apart, free from
  85. mamm(o), mast(o)
    breast
  86. NKA
    No Known Allergy
  87. ROM
    Range of Motion
  88. arthr(o)
    joint
  89. bi-
    two, twice, double
  90. -uria
    condition of the urine
  91. OSHA
    Occupational Safety Health Administration
  92. BM
    Bowel Movement
  93. ile(o),ili(o)
    ileum
  94. ADL
    Activities of Daily Living
  95. b.i.d.
    two times a day
  96. stomat
    mouth
  97. URI
    Upper Respiratory Infection
  98. BRP
    Bathroom Privilages
  99. laryng(o)
    larynx
  100. PRN
    when necessary
  101. q.i.d.
    four times a day
  102. cost(o)
    rib
  103. mmHG
    millimeters of mercury
  104. toxic(o), tox(o)
    poision
  105. thorac(o)
    chest
  106. DoN
    Director of Nursing
  107. PPE
    Personal Protective Equipment
  108. OOB
    Out Of Bed
  109. cyan(o)
    blue
  110. t.i.d.
    three times a day
  111. therm(o)
    hot, heat
  112. -ectomy
    excision, removal of
  113. poly-
    many, much
  114. ot(o)
    ear
  115. hema, hemato, hemo
    blood
  116. UTI
    urinary Tract Infection
  117. trache(o)
    trachea, windpipe 
  118. isol
    isolation
  119. -phagia
    to eat
  120. -plasty
    surgical repair
  121. neur(o)
    nerve
  122. onc(o)
    tumor
  123. mening(o)
    meninges - the membrane covering the spinal cord and brain
  124. pulm(o)
    lung
  125. cyst(o)
    cyst, bladder
  126. arterio
    artery
  127. hepato
    liver
  128. _
    S
    without
  129. brachi(o)
    arm
  130. duoden(o)
    duodenum - the first part of the small intestine
  131. CHF
    Congestive Heart Failure
  132. CVA
    Cerebrovascular Accident, stroke
  133. per-
    by, through
  134. std. prec.
    standard precautions
  135. -plegia
    paralysis
  136. R
    Respiration, right
  137. peri care
    perineal care
  138. HOB
    Head Of Bed
  139. HS
    Hour of sleep, bedtime
  140. inter-
    within, between
  141. melan(o)
    black
  142. micro-
    small
  143. hyster(o)
    uterus
  144. geron
    aged
  145. brady-
    slow
  146. proct(o)
    anus, rectum
  147. ex-
    out, away from
  148. pre-
    before, in front of
  149. -ostomy, stomy
    creation of an opening
  150. -pathy
    disease
  151. splen(o)
    spleen
  152. angi(o)
    vessel
  153. nephr(o)
    kidney
  154. ante-
    before, in front of
  155. contra-
    against
  156. aden(o)
    gland
  157. erythro-
    red
  158. encephal(o)
    brain
  159. -oma
    tumor
  160. phleb(o)
    vein
  161. pneum
    air, gas, respiration
  162. -megaly
    enlargement
  163. crani(o)
    skull
  164. urethr(o)
    urethra
  165. gaster(o), gastro
    stomach
  166. pneo(o)
    breathing
  167. abdomin(o)
    abdomen
  168. -osis
    condition
  169. post-
    after, behind
  170. hypo-
    below, under

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