Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
Reading...
Front

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key

image

Play button

image

Play button

image

Progress

1/30

Click to flip

30 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
What is the instrument used for determining arterial blood pressure?
sphygmomanometer
What term describes the stagnation or standing still of normal flow of fluids?
stasis
What term refers to an abnormally rapid heart beat?
tachycardia
What term means pertaining to touch?
tactile
What is the medical/biological science concerned with detecting and
studying poisonous substances and establishing antidotes?
toxicology
What is a continuous, involuntary quivering of a convulsive nature called?
tremor
What infection is being tested for when one receives a Mantoux test?
tuberculosis
What term means an open sore or lesion of the skin or mucous
membrane accompanied by sloughing of necrotic tissue?
ulcer
What is the term that describes an inflammatory condition of the liver?
hepatitis
What is the medical term for chicken pox?
varicella
What is the medical term for dizziness?
vertigo
What does the abbreviation LDL mean?
low density lipoprotein
A syllable or word placed at the beginning of a root word is called a:
prefix
What is the medical abbreviation for nothing by mouth?
NPO (must be capitalized)
What does the abbreviation G/C stand for?
geri-chair
What does the abbreviation OS stand for?
left eye
What is the abbreviation for both eyes?
OU
How should direct statements by the client be documented in the medical record?
by quotation marks
What does the word element nephro mean?
kidney
What does the word element -lysis mean?
loosening, dissolving
What does the word element necro mean?
death
What does the word element -ology mean?
study of
What does the word element neuro mean?
nerve
What does the word form cardio refer to?
heart
What was the first drug law passed in the United States?
Pure Food and Drug Act
What are the rules that ensure uniform strength, quality and purity of drugs?
drug standards
What is the term that means the way drugs act on body cells?
pharmacodynamics
What is a liquid drug in a heavy sugar and water solution with flavoring called?
syrup
What is the term for a drug that is to be taken under the tongue?
sublingual
What is the abbreviation for centimeter?
cm