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  1. aer/o
    air, gas
  2. bar/o
    pressure
  3. chrom/o, chromat/o
    colour, stain
  4. chron/o
    time
  5. cry/o
    cold
  6. electro/o
    electricity
  7. erg/o
    work
  8. phon/o
    sound, voice
  9. phot/o
    light
  10. radi/o
    radiation, x-ray
  11. son/o
    sound
  12. therm/o
    heat, temperature
  13. -graph
    instrument for recording data
  14. -graphy
    act of recording data
  15. -gram
    a record of data
  16. -meter
    instrument for measuring
  17. -metry
    measurement of
  18. -scope
    instrument for viewing or examining
  19. -scopy
    examination of
  20. -centesis
    puncture, tap
  21. -desis
    binding, fusion
  22. -ectomy
    excision, surgical removal
  23. -pexy
    surgical fixation
  24. -plasty
    plastic repair, plastic surgery, reconstruction
  25. -rhaphy
    surgical repair, suture
  26. -stomy
    surgical creation of an opening
  27. -tome
    instrument for incising ( cutting)
  28. -tomy
    incision, cutting
  29. -tripsy
    crushing
  30. ADL
    Activities of daily living
  31. BP
    blood pressure
  32. bpm
    beats per minute
  33. C
    celsius (centigrade)
  34. CC
    chief complaint
  35. c/o
    complains of
  36. EOMI
    extraocular muscles intact
  37. ETOH
    Alcohol (ethyl alcohol)
  38. F
    fahrenheit
  39. HEENT
    head, eyes, ears, nose, and throat
  40. h/o
    history of
  41. H&P
    history and physical
  42. HPI
    history of present illness
  43. HR
    heart rate
  44. Hx
    history
  45. I&O
    intake and output
  46. IPPA
    inspection, palpation, percussion, auscultation
  47. IVDA
    Intravenous drug abuse
  48. mmHg
    millimetres of mercury
  49. NAD
    no apparent distress
  50. NKDA
    no known drug allergies
  51. P
    pulse
  52. PE
    physical examination
  53. PE(R)RLA
    • pupils equal (regular)react to light and
    • accommodation
  54. PMH
    past medical history
  55. pt
    patient
  56. R
    respiration
  57. R/O
    rule out
  58. ROS
    review of symptoms
  59. T
    temperature
  60. TPR
    temperature, pulse, respiration
  61. VS
    vital signs
  62. WD
    well developed
  63. WNL
    within normal limits
  64. w/o
    without
  65. ABC
    aspiration biopsy cystology
  66. AFP
    alpha-fetoprotein
  67. BS
    bowel sounds
  68. bx
    biopsy
  69. CAM
    complementary and alternative medicine
  70. Ci
    Curie (unit of radioactivity)
  71. C&S
    Culture and (drug) sensitivity (of bacteria)
  72. CT
    computed tomography
  73. D/C, dc
    discontinue, discharge
  74. Dx
    diagnosis
  75. EBL
    estimated blood loss
  76. ICU
    intensive care unit
  77. I&D
    incision and drainage
  78. MET
    metastasis
  79. MRI
    magnetic resonance imaging
  80. NS, N/S
    normal saline
  81. NSS
    normal saline solution
  82. PCA
    patient controlled analgesia
  83. PET
    positron emission tomography
  84. PICC
    peripherally inserted central catheter
  85. postop
    postoperative
  86. preop
    preoperative
  87. PSS
    physiologic saline solution
  88. RATx
    radiation therapy
  89. Rx
    drug,prescription, therapy
  90. SPECT
    single-photon emission-computed tomography
  91. TMN
    (primary) tumor, (regional lymph) nodes, (distant) metastases
  92. UV
    ultraviolet
  93. AP
    Anteroposterior
  94. LL
    left laternal
  95. PA
    posteroanterior
  96. RL
    right lateral
  97. AMA
    against medical advice
  98. AMB
    ambulatory
  99. BRP
    bathroom privileges
  100. CBR
    complete bed rest
  101. DNR
    do not resuscitate
  102. KVO
    keep vein open
  103. NPO
    nothing by mouth ( latin, non per os)
  104. OOB
    out of bed
  105. QNS
    quantity not sufficient
  106. QS
    quantity sufficient
  107. STAT
    immediately
  108. TKO
    to keep open
  109. syncope
    fainting
  110. cautery
    destruction of tissue with a damaging agent
  111. scintiscan
    image obtained with a radionuclide
  112. clubbing
    enlargement of the ends of the finger and toes
  113. bruit
    a sound heard on auscultation
  114. prophylaxis
    prevention of disease

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