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"O"
The most common combining vowel
When a medical term has more than one root, the roots are joined together by a _________ ________
Combining vowel
toc/o,
tocia
labor or birth
A
Assessment
A & W
Alive and Well
CC
chief complaint
c/o
complains of
Dx
diagnosis
FH
family history
HEENT
Head, eyes, ears, nose and throat
H&P
history and physical
HPI, PI
history of present illness, present illness
Hx
history
IMP
impression
L&W
Living and well
NAD
no acute distress
NKA, NKDA
no known allergies, no known drug allergies
O
objective information
OH
occupational history
P
plan
PE, Px
physical examination
PERRLA
pupils equal, round and reactive to light and accommodation
PH, PMH
past history, past medical history
R/O
rule out
ROS, SR
review of systems, systems review
S
subjective information
SH
social history
Sx
symptom
UCHD
usual childhood diseases
WNL
within normal limits
acute
sharp; having intense, often severe symptoms and a short course
benign
mild or noncancerous
chronic
a condition that develops slowly and persists over a period of time
degeneration
gradual deterioration of normal cells and body functions
diagnosis
determination of the presence of a disease based on an evaluation of symptoms, signs, and test findings
etiology
study of the cause of a disease
exacerbation
increase in the severity of a disease, with aggravation of symptoms
febrile
relating to a fever (elevated temperature)
idiopathic
a condition occurring without a clearly identified cause
malaise
a feeling of uneasiness or discomfort; often the first indication of illness
malignant
harmful or cancerous
remission
a period in which symptoms and signs stop or abate
systemic
relating to the whole body rather than to only a part
morbidity
a diseased state
mortality
a state of being subject to death
prognosis
prediction of the likely outcome of a disease based on the general health status of the patient along with knowledge of the usual course of the disease
progressive
pertaining to the advance of a condition as the signs and symptoms increase in severity
prophylaxis
a process or measure that prevents disease
recurrent
to occur again; describes a return of symptoms and signs after a period of inactivity
sequela
a disorder or condition usually resulting from a previous disease or injury
sign
objective evidence of disease that can be seen or verified by an examiner
symptom
subjective evidence of disease that is perceived by the patient and often noted in his or her own words
NKA
no known allergies
CCU
coronary (cardiac) care unit
ER
emergency room
ICU
intensive care unit
OP
outpatient
OR
operating room
BRP
bathroom privileges
post-op or postop
postoperative (after surgery)
pre-op or preop
preoperative (before surgery)
T
temperature
P
pulse
R
respirations
a.c
before meals
ad lib.
as desired
lesions most commonly measured by ___________
centimeters
NPO
nothing by mouth
OS
left eye
p.c.
after meals
p.r.n.
as needed
P.O.
by mouth
STAT
immediately
OD
right eye
OU
both eyes
AD
right ear
AS
left ear
AU
both ears
x
times or for; x6 means six times while x2d means for two days
TPR
temperature, pulse, and respirations
twice a day
b.i.d.
with
_
C
every
q
four times a day
q.i.d.
without
_
S
three times a day
t.i.d.
no known allergies, no known drug allergies
NKA, NKDA