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chapter 3

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inj.
injestion
qs
quanity sufficient
d
day
chr
chronic
a.c.
before meals
salping/o
fallopion tubes
mamm/o
breast
OCP
oral contreceptive pill
CNS
central nervous system
chem/o
drug, chemical
O.S.
left eye
qam
every morning
isch/o
to hold back
-ary
pertaining to
-rrhagia
bursting forth (of blood)
qid
four times a day
D/C
discharge, discontinue
OINT
ointment
BM
bowel movement
pneumon/o
lungs
OOB
out of bed
anteri/o
artery
HIV
human immune deficiency virus
NS
normal saline
LMP
last menstrual period
mast/o
breast
-plasty
surgical repair
cap
capsule
pt.
patient
AMA
american medical association, against medical advice
hs
half-strength
SOB
short of breath
EENT
eyes, ears, nose throat
angi/o
vessel
Dx
diagnosis
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
PMH
past medical history
y/o, yr
years old
ur/o
urine, urinary tract
CV
cardio vascular
NYD
not yet diagnosed
axill/o
armpit
inguin/o
groin
V/S
vital signs
AMT
amount
c (with line over)
with
STAT
immediately
pulmon/o
lungs
FBS
fasting blood sugar
qhs
every hour of sleep
-ia
condition
bronchi/o
bronchial tubes
NPO
nothing by mouth
-eal
pertaining to
NED
no evidence of disease
my/o
muscle
col/o
colon (large intestines)
I & D
incision and drainage
Rx
presription
PTA
proir to admission
PH
past history
WNL
within normal limits
laryng/o
larynx/voicebox
cry/o
cold
-stomy
opening to form a mouth
PRN
as needed
myel/o
spinal cord, bone marrow
CC
cheif complaint
ADT
admission discharge transfer
necr/o
death (of cells or whole body)
GI
gastrointestinal
amin/o
amion(sack surrounding the embryo in the uterus)
LAB
laboratory
ad lib
as desired
CBC
complete blood count
bronch/o
bronchial tubes
esophag/o
esophagus
-rrhage
bursting forth (of blood)
ot/o
ear
-megaly
enlargement
Fl.
fluid
OB
obstetrics
-centesis
surgical puncture to remove fluid
IV
intravenous
oophor/o
ovary
SIDS
sudden infant death syndrome
NTP
normal temperature and pressure
radi/o
x-rays
NB
newborn
OPD
out patient department
p.o.
by mouth
chron/o
time
q2h
every 2 hours
Tx.
treatment
-therapy
treatment
qns
quanity not sufficient
a (with line over)
before
hyster/o
uterus/ womb
OD
overdose
Fx
fracture
meningi/o
meninges
qd
everyday
thorac/o
chest
Dr.
doctor
vascul/o
vessel (blood)
CCU
coronary care unit, critical care unit
septic/o
pertaining to infection
qh
every hour
noc
nocternal
pelv/o
pelvis
qod
every other day
OTC
over the counter
GYN
gynecology
ER
emergency room
OR
operating room
arther/o
plague
MI
myocardial infarction: mitral insufficiency
FH
family history
SQ
subcutaneous
-ar
pertaining to
ICU
intensive care unit
CDC
centers for disease control
tid
three times a day
SOL
solution
phleb/o
vein
-sclerosis
hardening
CPE
complete physcial exam
Hx
history
F/U
follow up
IM
intra muscular, infectious mononucleosis
R/O
rule out
aq.
water
N & V
nausea & vomiting
b.i.d.
twice a day
q
every
UA
urinalysis
BP, B/P
blood pressure
AIDS
acquired immune deficiency syndrome
ECG, EKG
electrocardiogram

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