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acute
sharp; having severe symptoms and a short course
chronic
a condition developing slowly and persiting over a period of time
benighn
mild or noncancerous
malignant
harmful or cancerous
degeneration
gradual deterioration of normal cells and body function
degenerative disese
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)(dia=through; gnosis=knowing)
etiology
study of the cause of a disease (etio=cause)
exacerbation
increase in severity of a disease with aggravation of symptoms (ex=out; acerbo=harsh)
remission
a period in which symptoms and signs stop or abate
febrile
relating to a fever
idiopathic
a condition occurring without a clearly identified cause
localized
limited to a definite area or part
systemic
relating to the whole body rather than only a part
malaise
a feeling of unwellness,k often the first indication of illnes
marked
significant
morbidity
sick; a diseased state
mortality
the state of being subject to death
prognosis
foreknowledge; 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 signs and symptoms increase in severity
prophylaxis
a process or measure than prevents disease
recurrent
to occur again; describes a return of symptoms and signs after a period of quiescence
sequela
a disorder or condition, usually resulting from a previous disease or injury
sign
a mark; objective evidence of disease that can be seen or verified by an examiner
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
CCU
coronary (cardiac) care unit
ECU
emergency care unit
ER
emergency room
ICU
intensive care unit
IP
inpatient (a registered bed patient)
OP
outpatient
OR
operating room
PAR
post anesthetic recovery
post-op/postop
postoperative (after surgery)
pre-op/preop
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
shortness of breath
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, y.o
year old
#
number or pound; if before the numeral it means number; if after the numeral it means pounds
cc
cubic centimeter (1cc-1mL)
cm
centimeter (2.5 centimeters=1in)
g or gm
gram
kg
kilogram
L
liter
cu mm
cubic millimeter