Chapter 7

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Essential Medical Terminology Chapter 7
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  1. A & D
    Admitting and Discharge
  2. CS
    Central Service
  3. OR
    Operating Room
  4. RR
    Recovery Room
  5. PT
    Physical Therapy
  6. MR
    Medical Records
  7. Peds
    Pediatrics
  8. Med-Surg
    Ward for medical and surgical patients
  9. OB
    Obstetrics
  10. ICN
    Intensive Care Nursery
  11. OPD
    Out-Patient Department
  12. ENT
    Ear, nose, and throat
  13. GU
    Genitourinary
  14. NP
    Neuropsychiatric
  15. SS
    Social Service
  16. CCU
    Coronary Care Unit
  17. DOU
    Definitive Observation Unit
  18. q
    every
  19. qd
    once a day
  20. qod
    Every other day
  21. q_h
    Every _ hours
  22. bid
    twice a day
  23. tid
    three times a day
  24. qid
    four times a day
  25. hs
    at bedtime
  26. ac
    before meals
  27. pc
    after meals
  28. prn
    when needed
  29. ad lib
    as desired
  30. stat
    immediately
  31. PO
    by mouth
  32. IV
    intravenously
  33. IM
    Intramuscularly
  34. H
    Hypodermically
  35. subcu
    subcutaneously
  36. Subling
    sublingually (under the tongue)
  37. R
    Rectally
  38. Parenteral
    A solution given intravenously
  39. Enteral
    tube feeding (into stomach or small intestine)
  40. D5W
    5% glucose in distilled water
  41. caps
    capsules
  42. supp
    suppository
  43. ss
    one-half
  44. N.S.
    normal saline solution
  45. clysis
    fluids given by needle, under skin
  46. TKO
    to keep open
  47. KVO
    keep vein open
  48. NPO
    Nothing per os
  49. I & O
    intake and output
  50. Cl Liq
    clear liquids only
  51. F liq
    full liquid
  52. Lo Salt
    Restricted in sodium
  53. NAS
    no added salt packet
  54. reg
    regular diet
  55. mech soft
    mechanical soft; a regular diet with alteration in texture only
  56. Med soft
    Medical soft; alterations in texture
  57. bland
    a medical soft diet further altered to omit acid producing beverages and restrict seasonings
  58. lo res
    low residue; alteration in texture and a limited food selection to yield little intestinal residue
  59. high fiber
    a regular diet with increased amounts of foods containing dietary fiber
  60. FF or PF
    force or push fluids; increasing the liquid intake by addition of extra fluids
  61. int fdg or int nour
    interval feeding; supplemental nourishment served between meals
  62. DAT
    diet as tolerated
  63. Dysphagia pureed
    regular diet pureed to a smooth, homogenous, and cohesive consistency like pudding
  64. Consistent or controlled carbohydrate (CCHO)
    consistent amounts of carbohydrate as meals and snacks to regulate blood glucose levels primarily for diabetes
  65. lo Fat, Lo Chol
    low saturated fat, low cholesterol
  66. CBR
    complete bed rest
  67. dangle
    sit at edge of bed, legs over side
  68. ambulate
    walk
  69. OOB
    out of bed
  70. BRP
    bathroom privileges; may be up to bathroom only
  71. commode
    bedside toilet
  72. AP and Lat
    routine x-ray picture of chest
  73. up
    upright x-ray picture
  74. decub
    decubitus (lying) position
  75. IVP
    intravenous pyelogram (kidney)
  76. Be
    Barium enema (colon)
  77. 2GI series
    upper (barium swallow); x-ray of stomach/duodenum; lower (same as BE): x-ray of lower bowel/colon
  78. GB series
    gallbladder x-ray picture
  79. MRI
    magnetic resonance imaging
  80. RAI
    radioactive iodine
  81. SCAN
    CT, CAT: computed tomography, computerized axial tomography
  82. CBC
    complete blood count
  83. UA
    urinalysis
  84. VC
    vital capacity
  85. qns
    quantity not sufficient
  86. dc
    discontinue
  87. TLC
    tender loving care
  88. CPR
    cardiopulmonary resusitation
  89. EUA
    examination under anesthesia
  90. DOA
    dead on arrival
  91. OD
    overdose
  92. prep
    prepare
  93. V/S
    vital signs
  94. ECG, EKG
    electrocardiogram
  95. EEG
    electroencephalogram
  96. Dx
    diagnosis
  97. Tx
    treatment
  98. Sx
    symptoms

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