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Glossary of Medical Terminology Appendix

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FSH
follicle-stimulating hormone
MD
medical doctor; musculardystrophy
CBC
complete blood count
OP
outpatient
MVP
mitral valve prolapse
CIS
carcinoma in situ
EDD
estimated date of delivery
SR
systems review
PA
posterior anterior
EDC
estimated date of confinement
BD
bipolar disorder
LP
lumbar puncture
PIH
pregnancy induced hypertension
PLT
platelet
PTCA
percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
SA
sinoatrial
SAB
spontaneous abortion
SAD
seasonal affective disorder
SC
subcutaneous
NSAID
non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
MSH
melanocye-stimulating hormone
LLETZ
large loop excision of transformation zone
PTH
parathyroid hormone
PTSD
posttraumatic stress disorder
VCU
voiding cystourethrogram
LTB
laryngotracheabronchitis
EEG
electroencephalogram
I & D
incision and drainage
MI
myocardial infarction
PTT
partial thromboplastin time
PUD
peptic ulcer disease
NSR
normal sinus rhythm
PAP
Pap test (Smear)
SV
stroke volume
BPH
benign prostatic hypertrophy/hyperplasia
BUN
blood urea nitrogen
Bx
biopsy
T & A
tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
TAB
therapeutic abortion
H & H
hemoglobin and hematocrit
PAR
postanesthetic recovery
VSD
ventricular septic defect
PVC
premature ventricular contraction
R
right; respiration
PNS
peripheral nervous system
D & C
dilation and curettage
CXR
chest x-ray
CVS
chorionic villus sampling
TEDS
thrombo-embolic disease stockings
GTT
glucose tolerance test
TEE
transesophageal echocardiogram
PPBS
post prandial blood sugar
CVA
cerebrovascular accident
DDS
doctor of dental surgery
OD
doctor of optometry; right eye
TIA
transient ischemic attack
C & S
culture and sensitivity
alb
albumin
ABG
arterial blood gas
ANS
autonomic nervous system
PET
positron emission tomography
CO
cardiac output
ERCP
endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
MPI
myocardial perfusion image
MCH
mean corpuscular (cell) hemoglobin
M. ft.
mix and make
a.d.
add up to
D. T. D.
give of such doses
ACE
angiotensin-converting enzyme
ADH
antidiuretic hormone
MCHC
mean corpuscular (cell) hemoglobin concentration
PFT
pulmonary function testing
IOL
intraocular lens implant
LEEP
loop electrosurgical excision procedure
CP
cerebral palsy; chest pain
MS
musculoskeletal; multiple sclerosis
P
plan; posterior; pulse
MRA
magnetic resonance angiography
PR
per rectum
CPAP
continuous positive airway pressure
CSF
cerebrospinal fluid
DVT
deep vein thrombosis
URI
upper respiratory infection
US
ultrasound
ESWL
extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
ESR
erythrocyte sedimentation rate
SLE
systemic lupus erythematosus
DTR
deep tendon reflex
DRE
digital rectal examination
DPM
doctor of podiatric medicine
PSA
prostate-specific antigen
PSG
polysomnography
DKA
diabetic ketoacidosis
PT
physical therapy; prothrombin time
TURP
transurethral resection of the prostate
VC
vital capacity
SPECT
single photon emission computed tomography
DO
doctor of osteopathy
NCV
nerve conduction velocity
ORIF
open reduction, internal fixation
AP
anterior posterior
ASD
atrial septal defect
DJD
degenerative joint disease
PD
panic disorder
CAT
computed axial tomography
TMR
transmyocardial revascularization
ECT
electroconvulsive therapy
TM
tympanic membrane
PEFR
peak expiratory flow rate
RP
retrograde pyelogram
PDA
patent ductus arteriosus
CIN
cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
CHF
congestive heart failure
IVP
intravenous pyelogram
HD
Huntington disease
EMG
electromyogram
ROM
range of motion
Rx
recipe; take thou
w a
while awake
OB
obstetrics
Tx
treatment; traction
RTC
return to clinic
RRR
regular rate and rhythm
SpGr
specific gravity
PH
past history
LUQ
left upper quadrant
LH
luteinizing hormone
KUB
kidney, ureter, bladder
a a
of each
NG
nasogastric
OS
left eye
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
TSH
thyroid-stimulating hormone
PF
peak flow
ROS
review of systems
yo, y/o
years old
ECHO
echocardiogram
WDWN
well-developed, well-nourished
RUQ
right upper quadrant
RTO
return to office
RLQ
right lower quadrant
RBC
red blood count; red blood cell
TV
tidal volume
Vt
tidal volume
Hct
hematocrit
pc
after meals
VS
vital signs
PV
per vagina
UA
urinalysis
PMH
past medical history
SQ
subcutaneous
GH
growth hormone
PID
pelvic inflammatory disease
PI
present illness
-malacia
softening
-ptosis
falling or downward displacement
-rrhexis
rupture
-rrhea
discharge
-rrhagia
to burst forth
-rrhage
to burst forth
-rrhapy
suture
-ectasis
expansion or dilation
-ium
structure or tissue
-scope
instrument for examination
-scopy
pross of examination
-meter
instrument for measuring
-metry
process of measuring
-tomy
incision
-ation
process
-philia
attraction for
-phil
attraction for
-oid
resembling
-lysis
breaking down or dissolution
-genesis
origin or production
-iatry
treatment
-iatrics
treatment
-cele
pouching or hernia
-desis
binding
-plasty
surgical repair or reconstruction
-stasis
stop or stand
-gram
record
-graph
instrument for recording
-graphy
process of recording
-ia
condition of
-ism
condition of
-y
condition or process of
-algia
pain
-dynia
pain
-eal
pertaining to
-ous
pertaining to
-ic
pertaining to
-tic
pertaining to
-iac
pertaining to
-al
pertaining to
-ar
pertaining to
-ary
pertaining to
-ectomy
excision (removal)
-icle
small
-ule
small
-ula
small
-iole
small
-emia
blood condition
-e
noun marker
-spasm
involuntary contraction
-oma
tumor
-stomy
creation of an opening
-pexy
suspenstion or fixation
-osis
condition or increase
-ist
one who specializes in
-logist
one who specializes in
-logy
the study or treatment of
-centesis
puncture for aspiration
-poiesis
formation
-penia
abnormal reduction
-iasis
formation or presence of
morph/o
form
cephal/o
head
onc/o
tumor or mass
phas/o
speech
plas/o
formation
aden/o
gland
enter/o
small intestine
py/o
pus
hem/o
blood
hemat/o
blood
pneum/o
air or lung
melan/o
black
crin/o
to secrete
derm/o
skin
arthr/o
joint
sten/o
narrow
necr/o
death
dermat/o
skin
cutane/o
skin
angi/o
vessel
vas/o
vessel
vascul/o
vessel

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