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NUR 1110 Medical Terminology list L1
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  1. a- an
    without, not
  2. ac
    before meals
  3. ad lib
    freely as desired
  4. ADLs
    activities of daily living
  5. -algia
    pain
  6. antero-
    anterior, front
  7. arthro-
    joint
  8. ASAP
    as soon as possible
  9. BID
    twice a day
  10. BM
    bowel movement
  11. brachy-
    short
  12. brady-
    slow
  13. c (with a line on top)
    with
  14. c/o
    complains of
  15. carcino-
    cancer
  16. cardio-
    heart
  17. CBC
    complete blood count
  18. CBG
    capillary blood glucose
  19. chole-
    Bile, gall
  20. cyano-
    blue
  21. DNR
    do not resuscitate
  22. dorso-
    back
  23. dx
    diagnosis
  24. dys-
    difficult, painful
  25. -ectomy
    excision
  26. -emia
    blood
  27. erythro-
    red
  28. eu-
    good, normal
  29. FBS
    fasting blood sugar
  30. gastro-
    stomach
  31. GI
    gastrointestinal
  32. gtt
    drop
  33. GU
    genitourinary
  34. GYN
    gynecological
  35. Hct
    Hematocrit
  36. Hgb
    hemoglobin
  37. hemi-
    half
  38. hemo-
    blood
  39. hepato-
    liver
  40. HOB
    head of bed
  41. hypno-
    sleep
  42. hypo-
    less than, below
  43. hyper-
    above, more than
  44. I&O
    intake and output
  45. inter-
    between
  46. intra-
    within
  47. -itis
    inflammation
  48. kypho
    humped
  49. latero-
    side
  50. leuko-
    white
  51. LLL
    left lower lobe
  52. LLQ
    left lower quadrant
  53. LOC
    level of consciousness
  54. LUL
    left upper lobe
  55. LUQ
    left upper quadrant
  56. macro-
    large
  57. -megaly
    enlargement of a body part
  58. melano-
    black
  59. meso-
    middle
  60. micro-
    small
  61. mono-
    one
  62. necro-
    death
  63. nephro-
    kidney
  64. neuro-
    nerve, nervous system
  65. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  66. O2
    oxygen
  67. olig-
    few, small, scant
  68. OOB
    out of bed
  69. osteo-
    bone
  70. oto-
    ear
  71. -tomy
    cutting
  72. OTC
    over the counter
  73. patho-
    disease
  74. per
    through
  75. pc
    after meals
  76. phago-
    eating, ingestion
  77. peri-
    around
  78. PERRLA
    pupils equal, round, reactive to light and accommodation
  79. -plegia
    paralysis
  80. PO
    orally
  81. poly-
    many, much
  82. PRN
    as necessary
  83. pseudo
    false
  84. pulmo-
    lung
  85. q
    every
  86. qh
    every hour
  87. qid
    four times a day
  88. rhino-, naso-
    nose
  89. RLL
    right lower lobe
  90. RLQ
    right lower quadrant
  91. s
    without
  92. SL
    sublingual
  93. sol; Sol
    solution
  94. ss
    half
  95. STAT
    immediately
  96. sub-, infra-
    below
  97. supra-
    above
  98. tachy-
    fast
  99. tid
    three times a day
  100. -uria, uro-
    urine

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