Nursing (NPI)

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  1. a-, an-
    Without

    Not
  2. abs-
    Away from

    Absent
  3. a.c.
    Before meals
  4. ad-
    Adherence

    Increase

    Toward
  5. ante-
    Before
  6. anti-
    Against
  7. -anemia
    Blood
  8. angi(o)-
    Blood or

    Lymph vessels
  9. AMA, a.m.a
    Against medical orders or

    (Against medical advice)
  10. ADL
    Activities of Daily Living
  11. AM
    Morning
  12. ad. lib
    Freely

    As desired
  13. -algesia, -algia
    Pain

    Suffering
  14. ADA
    American Diaetic Association
  15. ASA
    Aspirin
  16. AHA
    American Heart Association
  17. AMI, (MI)
    Acute myocardial infarction

    (Myocardial infarction)
  18. ABG
    Arterial blood gas
  19. brady-
    Slow
  20. bid
    Twice a day
  21. BMP
    Basic metabolic panel (profile)
  22. Bilateral
    Pertaining to,

    Affecting,

    or relating to two sides
  23. BP
    Blood pressure
  24. BRP
    Bathroom privileges
  25. BSC
    Bedside commode
  26. BSD
    Bedside drainage
  27. CABG
    Coronary artery bypass graft
  28. C&S
    Culture & Sensitivity
  29. c-
    With
  30. c/o
    Complains of
  31. cyano-
    Blue
  32. CHF
    Congestive heart failure
  33. cm
    Centimeter
  34. contra-
    Opposite or

    Against
  35. cyt-, cyto-, -cyte
    Cell
  36. CXR
    Chest X-ray
  37. CNS
    Central nervous system
  38. CVA
    Cerebrovascular accident
  39. derm-, derma-, dermato-
    Skin
  40. DAT
    Diet as tolerated
  41. dys-
    Difficult
  42. DTR
    Deep tendon reflexes
  43. D/C, dc
    Discontinue
  44. Dx
    Diagnosis
  45. -emesis
    Vomiting
  46. endo-
    Within
  47. exo-
    Outside
  48. -esthesia
    Sensation
  49. -ectomy
    Excision
  50. epi-
    Upon

    Over
  51. ETOH
    Alcohol

    (alcohol abuse)
  52. FHS
    Fetal heart sounds
  53. FSG
    Finger stick glucose
  54. FBS
    Fasting blood sugar
  55. GERD
    Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  56. GI
    Gastrointestinal
  57. GU
    Genitourinary
  58. -graphy
    Writing

    Record
  59. gtt
    Drop
  60. Hx
    History
  61. hemi-
    Half
  62. H&P
    History & Physical
  63. hs, h.s.
    Hour of sleep

    Bedtime
  64. Hem(a)-, hemat-, hemo-
    Blood
  65. Hgb
    Hemoglobin
  66. Hct
    Hematocrit
  67. HTN
    Hypertension
  68. hyper-
    Above

    Excessive

    Beyond
  69. hypo-
    Less then

    Below

    Under

    Deficient
  70. IDDM
    Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
  71. ipsi-
    Same,

    Self
  72. -ism
    Condition
  73. -itis
    Inflammation of
  74. I & O
    Intake & Output
  75. IM
    Intramuscular
  76. IV
    Intravenous
  77. INR
    International Normalized Ratio
  78. kilo-
    Thousand
  79. -lysis
    Reduction of,

    relief from
  80. lip-, lipo-
    Fat
  81. -lite, -lith, -lith(o)-
    Stone,

    Calculus
  82. L
    Liter
  83. lb.
    Pound
  84. mal-
    Poor,

    Bad
  85. myel(o)
    Bone Marrow,

    Spinal Cord
  86. MRSA
    Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  87. MMR
    Measles,

    Mumps,

    Rubella
  88. MVA
    Motor Vehicle Accident
  89. narco-
    Stupor,

    Numbness
  90. NAS
    No added salt
  91. neo-
    New,

    Recent
  92. NG, NGT
    Nasogastric (Tube)
  93. NPO (npo)
    Nothing by mouth
  94. NSAID
    Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug
  95. NIDDM
    Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
  96. N & V (n/v)
    Nausea,

    Vomiting
  97. oligo-
    Few,

    Small
  98. -ology
    Study of,

    Science of
  99. -oma
    Tumor
  100. os, (pl) ora
    Mouth,

    Opening
  101. osseous
    Bonelike,

    Concerning Bones
  102. os, (pl) ossa
    Pleural of os,

    Bones
  103. -osis
    Condition
  104. -otomy
    Cutting
  105. OB
    Obstetrics
  106. OT
    Occupational Therapy
  107. OOB
    Out of Bed
  108. pan-
    Entire
  109. -penia
    Deficiency
  110. -plegia
    Paralysis,

    Stroke
  111. peri-
    Around,

    About
  112. -philia
    Craving for,

    Tendency toward,

    Love for
  113. Poly-
    Much,

    Many
  114. p.c.
    After Meals
  115. PCN
    Penicillin
  116. prn, p.r.n.
    As needed
  117. phlebo-
    Vein
  118. -phylaxis
    Protection
  119. -plasia
    Cellular Proliferation
  120. pleur (o)
    Side,

    Rib,

    Pleura
  121. pleural
    Concerning the pleura
  122. pneo, -pnea
    Breath,

    Breathing
  123. -poiesis
    Production
  124. post-
    After
  125. poly-
    Many,

    Much
  126. pre-
    Before,

    In front of
  127. pseudo-
    False
  128. pyo-
    Pus
  129. PR
    Per Rectum
  130. PACU
    Postanesthesia Care Unit
  131. PC, p.c.
    After Meals
  132. PCA
    Patient-Controlled Anesthesia
  133. PM
    Afternoon,

    Evening
  134. PMI
    Point of Maximum Impulse
  135. po (PO)
    By Mouth
  136. PT
    Physical Therapy,

    Prothombin Time
  137. PTT
    Partial Thromboplastin Time
  138. Q, (q)
    Every
  139. qid, q.i.d.
    Four Times a Day
  140. qod, q.o.d.
    Every Other day
  141. R/O
    Rule Out
  142. ROM
    Range of Motion
  143. RT
    Respiratory Therapy
  144. -(r)rhage, -(r)rhagia
    Rupture,

    Profuse Fluid Discharge
  145. s-
    Without
  146. S/S
    Signs and Symptoms
  147. SCD
    Sequential Compression Device
  148. SOB
    Short(ness) of Breath
  149. SNF
    Skilled Nursing Facility
  150. SQ, s.g. (sub q), Subq
    Subcutaneous
  151. stat
    Immediately,

    Now
  152. -scope
    Examination
  153. sub-
    Under,

    Beneath,

    In small Quantity,

    Less Than Normal
  154. tachy
    Swift,

    Rapid
  155. thrombo-
    Blood Clot,

    Thrombus
  156. Tid, t.i.d.
    Three Times a Day
  157. T (temp)
    Temperature
  158. TPN
    Total Parenteral Nutrition
  159. TPR
    Temperature,

    Pulse,

    Respirations
  160. Tym, tym
    Tympanic
  161. URI
    Upper Respiratory Infection
  162. UTI
    Urinary Tract Infection
  163. UA
    Urinalysis
  164. US U/S
    Ultrasound
  165. WBC
    White Blood Cell,

    White Blood Count
  166. w/o
    Without
  167. x-
    Except

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