Intro to Nursing

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Intro to Nursing
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  1. -ITIS
    INFLAMMATION

    as in ARTHRITIS
  2. -OSIS
    ABNORMAL CONDITION

    as in CYANOSIS
  3. -ECTOMY
    CUT OUT; REMOVE
  4. -OTOMY
    CUT INTO

    as in TRACHEOTOMY
  5. -OSTOMY
    MAKE A MOUTH
  6. A-/ AN-
    WITHOUT

    as in ANEMIA
  7. MICRO-
    SMALL
  8. MACRO-
    LARGE
  9. MEGA-/ -MEGALY
    ENLARGED

    as in MEGACEPHALY or HEPATOMEGALY
  10. -SCOPY/ -SCOPIC
    TO LOOK OR OBSERVE
  11. -GRAPHY/ -GRAPH
    RECORDING AN IMAGE

    as in MAMMOGRAPHY
  12. -GRAM
    IMAGE

    as in MAMMOGRAM
  13. -OLOGIST/ -OLOGY
    THE STUDY OF; SPECIALIZING IN

    as in CARDIOLOGIST
  14. STOMATO-
    MOUTH

    as in STOMATITIS
  15. DENTO-
    TEETH
  16. GLOSSO- / LINGUO-
    TONGUE
  17. GINGIVO-
    GUMS
  18. ENCEPHALO-
    BRAIN
  19. GASTRO-
    STOMACH
  20. ENTERO-
    INTESTINE

    usually refers to the SMALL INTESTINE
  21. COLO-
    LARGE INTESTINE
  22. PROCTO-
    ANUS; RECTUM
  23. HEPATO-
    LIVER
  24. NEPHRO- / -RENE
    KIDNEY
  25. ORCHIDO-
    TESTES
  26. OOPHORO-
    OVARY

    as in OOPHORECTOMY
  27. HYSTERO-
    UTERUS
  28. SALPINGO-
    UTERINE TUBES
  29. DERMO-
    SKIN
  30. MASTO- / MAMMO-
    BREASTS
  31. OSTEO-
    BONE
  32. CARDIO-
    HEART
  33. CYSTO-
    BLADDER
  34. RHINO-
    NOSE
  35. PHLEBO- / VENO-
    VEINS
  36. PNEUMO- / PULMO-
    LUNGS
  37. HEMO- / -EMIA
    BLOOD
  38. LEUK/O-
    WHITE
  39. MELAN/O-
    BLACK
  40. CYAN/O-
    BLUE
  41. XANTH/O-
    YELLOW

    as in XANTHOMA (yellow tumor)
  42. -OMA
    SWELLING
  43. ADEN/O-
    GLAND
  44. LIP/O-
    FAT
  45. MY/O-
    MUSCLE
  46. LYMPH/O-
    LYMPH TISSUE
  47. CARCIN/O-
    MALIGNANT
  48. OSTEO/O-
    BONE
  49. ENDO-
    INSIDE
  50. PERI-
    AROUND

    as in PERIORAL
  51. CIRCUM-
    AROUND

    as in CIRCUMCISE
  52. RETRO-
    BEHIND

    as in RETROSTERNAL
  53. EPI-
    ON TOP

    as in EPIDERMIS
  54. TRANS-
    THROUGH

    as in TRANSECTIONAL or TRANSURETHRAL
  55. INTRA-
    WITHIN

    as in INTRAVENOUS
  56. SUB-
    BELOW
  57. SIGN
    SOMETHING YOU CAN MEASURE; OBJECTIVE
  58. SYMPTOM
    SOMETHING OBSERVED; SUBJECTIVE
  59. ABD
    ABDOMINAL; ABDOMEN
  60. ABG
    ARTERIAL BLOOD GAS
  61. AIDS
    ACQUIRED IMMUNE DIFFICIENCY SYNDROME
  62. AKA
    ABOVE THE KNEE AMPUTATION
  63. ALS
    AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS (MUSCULAR DISEASE)
  64. BID
    TWICE A DAY
  65. BKA
    BELOW THE KNEE AMPUTATION
  66. BM
    BOWEL MOVEMENT
  67. CARDI/O-
  68. BRADY-
  69. TACHY-
  70. ANGI/O-
  71. VENO- / PHLEBO-
  72. -STASIS
  73. -CYTE
  74. HEM/O- / -EMIA
  75. CARDIOLOGIST
  76. HEMATOLOGIST
  77. ELECTROCARDIOGRAM (ECG/EKG)
  78. ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
  79. CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION
  80. CEPHAL/O-
  81. ENCEPHAL/O-
  82. MENING/O-
  83. MYEL/O-
  84. NEUR/O-
  85. DYS-
  86. -CELE
  87. -PATHY
  88. -PLASIA
  89. -PLEGIA
  90. LP
  91. ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY
  92. COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (CT)
  93. MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI)
  94. GASTR/O-
  95. HEPAT/O-
  96. CHOL/E-
  97. CYSTO-
  98. EMES/O-
  99. LITH/O-
  100. LAPAR/O-
  101. -CENTESIS
  102. -TRIPSY
  103. -RRHEA
  104. -IASIS / -OSIS
  105. RHIN/O-
  106. LARYNG/O-
  107. TRACHE/O-
  108. BRONCH/O-
  109. PNEU- / PNEA-
  110. PULMO-
  111. -PTYSIS
  112. -PLASTY
  113. BP
  114. BRP
  115. c
  116. C&S
  117. Ca+
  118. CA
  119. CABG
  120. CAD
  121. CBC
  122. CHF
  123. CNS
  124. CO2
  125. COPD
  126. CPR
  127. CSF
  128. CVA
  129. DJD
  130. DM
  131. Dx
  132. EENT
  133. ESRD
  134. NEPHR/O- ; REN/O-
  135. HYDR/O-
  136. CYST/O-
  137. PYEL/O-
  138. URO- / -URIA
  139. OLIG/O-
  140. -PEXY
  141. NEPHROSIS
  142. ENURESIS
  143. CYSTOSCOPY
  144. IV PYELOGRAM
  145. LITHOTRIPSY
  146. ORCHID/O- ; TEST/O-
  147. BALAN/O-
  148. ANDR/O-
  149. PROSTAT/O-
  150. VAS/O-
  151. -RRHAPHY
  152. HYPOSPADIAS
  153. HYDROCELE
  154. VARICOCELE
  155. CRYPTORCHIDISM
  156. BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERTROPHY (BPH)
  157. TRANSURETHRAL RESECTION OF THE PROSTATE (TURP)
  158. PROSTATE SPECIFIC ANTIGEN (PSA)
  159. HYSTER/O-
  160. SALPING/O-
  161. COLP/O-
  162. OOPHOR/O-
  163. MEN/O-
  164. MAMM/O- ; MAST/O-
  165. -PAREUNIA ; COITUS
  166. -GRAVIDA
  167. -PARA
  168. PART/O- ; TOC/O-
  169. ABRUPTIO PLACENTAE
  170. PLACENTA PREVIA
  171. ECLAMPSIA
  172. ECTOPIC PREGNANCY
  173. OSTE/O-
  174. CHONDR/O-
  175. ARTHR/O-
  176. MYEL/O-
  177. TEN/O- ; TENDIN/O-
  178. LIGAMENT/O-
  179. BURS/O-
  180. MY/O- ; MYOS/O-
  181. -MALACIA
  182. -POROSIS
  183. -ASTHENIA
  184. -TROPHY
  185. -ALGIA ; ALGESIA-
  186. FSBG
  187. Fx
  188. FeSO4
  189. GERD
  190. GI
  191. G Tube
  192. GTT
  193. GU
  194. GYN
  195. HTN
  196. IBS
  197. IDDM
  198. IM
  199. IV
  200. IVP
  201. K+
  202. KUB
  203. LV
  204. MI
  205. MS
  206. MVI
  207. N&V
  208. Na+
  209. NG Tube
  210. NIDDM
  211. Noc
  212. NPO
  213. NS
  214. OD
  215. OS
  216. OTC
  217. OD
  218. OS
  219. PE
  220. PERRLA
  221. PID
  222. PMS
  223. PO
  224. PR
  225. PT
  226. PTT
  227. ROM
  228. s
  229. SC (SQ)
  230. SOB
  231. STAT
  232. STD/STI
  233. Sx
  234. TB
  235. TSH
  236. Tx
  237. UA
  238. URI
  239. UTI
  240. D/C
  241. Disp
  242. et
  243. NKA
  244. NPO
  245. p
  246. q
  247. Sig
  248. gtt
  249. MDI
  250. Supp
  251. PR
  252. PO
  253. SL
  254. Top
  255. AC
  256. BID
  257. H
  258. HS
  259. LOS
  260. PC
  261. a
  262. L
  263. MCG
  264. MG
  265. mEq
  266. TKO
  267. KVO
  268. D10
  269. D5W
  270. LR
  271. NS
  272. 1/2 NS
  273. D5 1/2 NS
  274. KCL
  275. PCA
  276. PICC
  277. PRN
  278. QAM
  279. QHS
  280. QID
  281. STAT
  282. TID
  283. ML
  284. CC

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