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ab
away from
ad
toward
antereo
in front of
postereo
after, behind
infra
below
supera
above
inter
between (intercollegiate)
intra
withint (intramural)
dorsal
pertaining to the back
ventral
pertaining to the front
lateral
to the side
medial
to the center
palmar
pertaining to the palm of hand
plantar
pertaining to sole of foot
prone
lying face down
supine
lying face up
anterior
before, in front
distal
far away from
posterior
in back, behind
proximal
near, to next to
inferior
below
superior
above
OU
oculi unitas
(both eyes)
OD
oculum dexter
(right eye)
OS
oculum sinister
(left eye)
LMN
lower motor neuron
UMN
upper motor neuron
ECT
electro convulsive therapy
(psychiatric therapy)
EEG
electroencephalograph
(brain)
EKG
electrocardiograph
(heart)
EMG
electromiograph
(muscles)
ENT
ear, nose and throat
dys-
bad, difficult, painful
-esthesia
feeling sensation
-desis
fusion
-phagia
eating, swallowing
-ectomy
removal, cut out
-phasia
speaking
-ostomy
create an opening
-pnea
breathing
-otomy
creating into, incision
ortho-
straight
pachy-
thick
brady
slow
tachy
fast
macro
abnormally large
micro
abnormally small
hyper
too much
hypo
too few
-algia
pain
-plasia
growth
-paresis
some functioning
-rrhea
flow, discharge
-plegia
paralysis
-rrhage
flowing, bursting forth
volvar
pertaining to palm of hand or sole of foot
-derma
skin
-emia
blood
SOB
shortness of breath
URI
upper respiratory infection
RA
Rheumatoid Arthritis
RHD
Rheumatic Heart Disease
ROM
range of motion
PT
physical therapist
pt
patient
MI
Myocardial Infarction
MS
Multiple Sclerosis
LLE
Left lower extremity
RLE
right lower extremity
LUE
Left upper extremity
RUE
right upper extremity
GI
gastro-intestinal
GU
genito-urinary
HBP
high blood pressure
fx
fracture
bx
biopsy
dx
diagnosis
px
prognosis
hx
history
tx
treatment
rx
prescription
sx
surgery
d.o.
doctor of osteopathy
(holistic medicine)
D/O
disorder
Ca
carcinoma
(cancer)
c (with line over it)
with
s (with line over it)
without
C1, C2, etc.
cervical vertebrae by number
L1, L2, etc.
lumbar vertebrae by number
T1, T2, etc.
Thoraeic vertebrae by number
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CVA
cerebrovascular accident
handicap
result of disability
Real world affect of disability on individual in their world
disability
Deficit
Either physical, emotional, or intellectual diagnosed by specialist in the field