MedScribe #1

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MedScribe #1
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Basic Medical Terminology
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Medical Terminology & Abbreviations
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  1. Abrasion
    Scrape of the skin from something abrasive
  2. Acute
    New, of rapid onset/concern, opposite chronic
  3. Benign
    Normal, no danger
  4. Cardiomegaly
    Enlarged heart
  5. Chronic
    Long standing, constant, opposite of acute
  6. Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
    Stroke. Lack of blood to brain causes damage
  7. Diaphoresis
    Sweating
  8. Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT)
    A blood clot in a deep bein (in extremities)
  9. Dyspnea
    Problems breathing
  10. Dysuria
    Painful urination
  11. Eechymosis
    Bruise
  12. Edema
    Swelling
  13. Emesis
    Vomiting
  14. Epistaxis
    Nose bleed
  15. Erythema
    Redness
  16. Grossly
    Obviously, a lot
  17. Hemorrhage
    Excessive, profuse bleeding
  18. Hypoxia
    Low oxygen saturation of the body. Not enough oxygen in blood.
  19. Infaret
    Area of dead tissue after lack of blood supply
  20. Ischemia
    Lack of blood supply
  21. Laceration
    Splitting of skin due to trauma (from something sharp)
  22. Melena
    Black tarry stool
  23. Myocardial Infarction (MI)
    Death of cardiac muscle from lack of blood (ischemia)
  24. Myalgia
    Muscle aches
  25. Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
    Blocking of pulmonary artery from a travelling clot
  26. Purulent
    Pus-like
  27. Rhinorrhea
    • Clear nasal discharge
    • Runny nose
  28. STEMI
    ST elevation MI, ongoing death of heart tissue from lack of blood (ischemia)
  29. Syncope
    Passing out, loosing consciousness
  30. Tachycardia
    Fast heart rate HR>100bpm
  31. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
    Minor stroke
  32. Vertigo
    High pitched sound heard in lungs (lung disease)
  33. Abx
    Antibiotics
  34. BID
    Twice Daily
  35. CABG
    Coronary Arterial Bypass Graft
  36. CAD
    Coronary Artery Disease
  37. CP
    Chest pain
  38. CVA
    • Cerebrovascular Accident
    • Costovertebral Angle
  39. CXR
    Chest X-ray
  40. DM
    Diabetes Mellitus
  41. DVT
    Deep Venous Thrombosis
  42. Dz
    Disease
  43. FHx
    Family History
  44. HA
    Headache
  45. HEENT
    Head, Ears, Eyes, Nose, Throat
  46. HPI
    History of Present Illness
  47. HTN
    Hypertension
  48. LLE
    Left Lower Extremity
  49. LNMP
    Last Normal Menstrual Period
  50. LOC
    Loss of Consciousness
  51. MI
    Myocardial Infarction
  52. MVA/MVC
    Motor Vehicle Accident/Collision
  53. NKDA
    No known drug allergies
  54. NTG
    Nitroglycerin
  55. N/V/D
    Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea
  56. PE
    Pulmonary Embolism
  57. pt
    Patient
  58. ROM
    Range of Motion
  59. RUQ
    Right Upper Quadrant
  60. SOB
    Shortness of breath
  61. s/p
    Status Post (after)
  62. Sx
    Symptoms
  63. UTI
    Urinary Tract Infection

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