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  1. abate
    to lessen, ease, decrease, or cease
  2. abnormal
    pertaining to away from the norm or rule.
  3. abscess
    localized collection of pus, which may occur in any part of the body
  4. acute
    sudden, sharp, severe
  5. adhesion
    a process of being stuck together
  6. afferent
    carrying impules toward a center
  7. ambulatory
    condition of being able to walk; not confined to bed
  8. antidote
    substance given to counteract poisons and their efffects
  9. antipyretic
    pertaining to an agent that is given to lower an elevated body temperature
  10. antiseptic
    pertaining to an agent that works against sepsis.
  11. antitussive
    pertaining to an agent that works against cough
  12. apathy
    condition in which one lacks feelings and emotions and is indifferent
  13. asepsis
    without decay; sterile, free from alling microorganisms
  14. autoclave
    an apparatus that sterilizes instruments and items using steam under pressure
  15. autonomy
    condition of being self-governed; to function independently
  16. axillary (ax)
    pertaining to the armpit
  17. biopsy (Bx)
    surgical removal of a small piece of tissue for microscopic exam
  18. cachexia
    condition of ill health, malnutrition, and wasting.
  19. centigrade (C)
    having a 100 steps or degrees
  20. centimeter (cm)
    unit of measurement in the metric system. 1/100 of a meter
  21. centrifuge
    device used in labs to separate solids from liquids
  22. chemotherapy
    the use of chemical agents in the treatment of disease
  23. chronic
    pertaining to time; opposite of acute
  24. diagnosis (Dx)
    determination of the cause and nature of a disease
  25. diaphoresis
    to carry through sweat glands; profuse sweating
  26. efferent
    carrying impulses away from a cancer
  27. etiology
    study of the causes of disease
  28. excision
    process of cutting out; surgical removal
  29. febrile
    pertaining to fever; sustained above 98.6 degrees F
  30. heterogeneous
    pertaining to a different formation
  31. incision
    process of cutting into
  32. malaise
    a general feeling of discomfort, uneasiness; often felt by a patient who has chronic desease
  33. malignant
    formation of a bad kind; growing worse, harmful, cancerous
  34. maximal
    pertaining to the greatest possible qty.
  35. minimal
    pertaining to least possible qty
  36. multiform
    occurring in or having many shapes
  37. necrosis
    abnormal condition of tissue death
  38. neopathy
    new disease
  39. pallor
    paleness, lack of color
  40. palmar
    pertaining to the palm of hand
  41. paracentesis
    surgical puncture of a body cavity for fluid removal
  42. prophylactic
    pertaining to prevention or protection against disease or pregnancy
  43. pyrogenic
    pertaining to the production of heat, fever
  44. syndrome
    a group of signs and symptoms ocurring together that characterizes a specific disease or patalogical condition
  45. topography
    description of a body part in relation to the anatomic region in which it is located
  46. triage
    a system of prioritizing and classifying patient injuries to determine priority of need and treatment
  47. AB
    ABnormal
  48. ABMS
    American Board of medical Specialties
  49. ac
    acute
  50. Amb
    ambulatory
  51. ax
    axillary
  52. BP
    blood pressure
  53. Bx
    biopsy
  54. C
    centigrade
  55. CC
    chief complaint
  56. cm
    centimeter
  57. CV
    cardiovascular
  58. Derm
    dermatology
  59. DOB
    date of birth
  60. Dx
    diagnosis
  61. EHR
    eletronic health record
  62. EMR
    eletronic medical record
  63. ENT
    ear nose and throat
  64. FACP
    fellow of the american college of physicians
  65. FACS
    fellow of the american college of surgeons
  66. FP
    family practice
  67. g
    gram
  68. GI
    gastointestinal
  69. GYN
    gynecology
  70. HHS
    health and human services
  71. HIPPA
    health information portability protection and accountability act of 1996
  72. Ht
    height
  73. Hx
    history
  74. kg
    kilogram
  75. L
    liter
  76. mcg
    microgram
  77. mg
    milligram
  78. mL
    milliliter
  79. Neuro
    neurology
  80. OB
    obstertrics
  81. Ortho
    orthopedics
  82. P
    pulse
  83. Path
    pathology
  84. PE
    physical exam
  85. Peds
    pediatrics
  86. PHI
    protected health information
  87. Psych
    psychiatry, psychology
  88. R
    respiration
  89. SOAP
    subjective, objective, assessment plan
  90. SS
    social security
  91. Sx
    symptoms
  92. T
    temperature
  93. TPR
    temp, pulse respiration
  94. Wt
    weight
  95. y/o
    year(s) old

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