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aerophagia
swallowing air
anorexia
loss of appetite
appendiicitis
inflammation of appendix
bulimia
binge eating and purging, eating disorder
cachexia
lack of nutrition, wasting away due to disease
cholelithiasis
stones formed in the gall bladder
flatus
gas or air expelled through anus
dyspepsia
upset stomach
dysentery
intestinal disorder, inflammation of mucous membrane
colic
spasm accompanied by pain
cirrhosis
liver disease with degeneration of liver cells
eructation
belching
GERD
gastroesophageal reflux disease
(backflow of gastric contents into esophagus)
hallitosis
bad breath
IBS
irritable bowel syndrome
(diarrhea)
malena
black, tarry feces
CT scan
liver, spleen
ERCP
endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
ac
before meals
ac
before meals
bid
twice a day
hs
at bedtime
NPO
nothing by mouth
NPO
nothing by mouth
pc, pp
after meals
PO
orally, by mouth
PRN
as needed, or as required
qd
every day
qh
every hour
q2h
every 2 hours
qid
four times a day
qod
every other day
stat
immediately
tid
three times a day
Dx
diagnosis
BM
bowel movement
GI
gastrointestinal
IV
intravenous
PE
physical exam
acidosis
excessive acidity of body fluids
anosmia
absence of smell
croup
obstruction of the larynx
epistaxis
nosebleed
pertussis
whooping cough
phlegm
mucus
pleutitis
inflammation of the pleural membrane
(stabbing pain)
postural drainage
position so gravity aids drainage
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR
cardiopulmonary resusciation
CXR
chest x-ray film, chest radiograph
T&A
tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
TPR
temperature, pulse, and respiration
URI
upper respiratory infection
SOB
shortness of breath
RDS
respiratory distress syndromoe
RD
respiratory disease
IRDS
infant respiratory distress syndrome
asthma
bronchial tubes constrict
musolytics
breaks down mucus
expectorants
meds to help cough mucus up
naso-pharynx
behind the nose, has air
pharyngeal tonsils
adnoids where pharyngeal tonsils are
oropharynx
back of mouth
palatine tonsils
tonsils
laryngopharynx
air and food
larynx
voice box
epiglottis
lid over trachea so food and water won't come in
trachea
wind pipe
lobes
Right lung has three lobes
left lung has two lobes
bronchi
wind pipe
bronchiole
small wind pipe
alveoli
actual exchange of O 2 and O 2 H
COLD
chronic obstruction lung disease
mediastinum
area between the lungs
diaphram
for breathing
orthopnea
straight breathing (trouble)
influenza
flu
double pneumonia
affects both lungs
cystic fibrosis
affects whole body, a lot of mucus
viscous
thick (mucous)
lobas pneumonia
only one lobe (R or L) is affected
bronchopneumonia
any type of inflammation in the lungs.
pleural effusions
too much fluid in the pleural cavity
emphysema
air sacks expand but don't constrict