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CCU
coronary (cardiac) care unit
ECU
emergency care unit
ER
emergency room
ICU
intensive care unit
IP
inpatient
OP
outpatient
OR
operating room
PACU
postanesthetic care unit
PAR
postanesthetic recovery
post-op
postoperative (after surgery)
pre-op
preoperative (before surgery)
RTC
return to clinic
RTO
return to office
BRP
bathroom privileges
CP
chest pain
DC
D/C
discharge, discontinue
ETOH
ethyl alcohol
L
left
R
right
pt
patient
RRR
regular rate and rhythm
SOB
treatment
Tr
treatment
Tx
treatment or traction
VS
vital signs
T
temperature
P
pulse
R
respiration
BP
blood pressure
Ht
height
Wt
weight
WDWN
well-developed and well-nourished
y.o.
year old
#
number or pound
#2 = number two
150# = 150 pounds
acute
sharp, having intense, often severe symptoms and a short course
chronic
a condition developing slowly and persisting over time
benign
mild or noncancerous
malignant
harmful or cancerous
degeneration
gradual deterioration of normal cells and body functions
degenerative disease
any disease in which there is deterioration of structure or function of tissue
diagnosis
determination of the presence of a disease based on an evaluation of symptoms, signs, and test findings (results)
etiology
cause of a disease
exacerbation
increase in severity of a disease with aggravation of symptoms
remission
a period in which symptoms and signs stop or abate
febrile
relating to a fever
gross
large, visible to naked eye
idiopathic
a condition occuring without a clearly identified cause
localized
limited to a definite area or part
systemic
relating to the whole body rather than only one part
malaise
a feeling of unwellness, often the first indication of illness
marked
significant
equivocal
vague, questionable
morbidity
sick, a state of disease
morbidity rate
the number of cases of a disease in a given year, ratio of sick to well individuals in given population
mortality
death
mortality rate
death rate, ratio of number of deaths to total number of people
prognosis
foreknowledge, prediction of the likely outcome of a disease
progressive
the advance of a condition as signs and symptoms increase in severity
prophylaxis
a process or measure that prevents disease
recurrent
to occur again, describes return of symptoms and signs after a period of quiescence (rest or inactivity)
sequela
a disorder or condition after, and usually resulting from, a previous disease or injury
sign
a mark, objective evidence of disease that can be seen or verified by examiner
symptom
occurrence, subjective evidence of disease that is preceived by the patient and often noted in his words
syndrome
a running together, combination of symptoms and signs that give a distinct clinical picture indicating a particular condition or disease
noncontributory
not involved in bringing on the condition or result
unremarkable
not significant or worthy of noting