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Abd
: abdomen
AC
Before meals
ADL
activites of daily living
Ad lib
as desired
AM
morning
Infra
below
Inter
between
interstitial fluid
Intra
inside
intravenous (inside vein)
Itis
inflammation
phlebitis- vein inflamation
Latero
side
AMB
ambulatory
BID
twice daily
BP
Blood Pressure
BRP
Bathroom privileges
c/o
Complains of
LB #
Pound
Leuko
white
leukocyte- white blood cell
Lip
fat
lipsuction- fat removal
Lith
stone
lithotripsy- for kidney stones
Ly
Loose, dissolve
lysosome- cell organelle that breaks down proteins
Lysis
dissolving, decomposition
lipolysis- breakdown of fat
gtt
drop
HS
bedtime
Glosso
Relating to the tongue
hypoglossal nerve- controls tongue movement
Glyco
sugar
glycolysis- breakdown of sugar
Gyn
woman
gynecology- study/medical treatment of women
Macro
Large, Big
Macroscopic- visible to naked eye
Mal
bad, poor
maladaptive- unhealthy, bad habit
Mamm
Breast
mammogram- breast screening
Megaly
Large
cardiomegaly- heart enlargement
Metra, metro
Uterus
endometrium
Hemi
Half
hemisphere
Hemo
Blood
hemodialysis
Hepar, hepatio
Liver
hepatomegaly- liver enlargement
hisc
open
dehiscence
homo
same
homosexual
Hydro
related to water
hydrophilic - water loving
Micro
small
Necr, Necro
dead
necrophyliac
Neo
new
neonatal
Neuro
Nerve
neuralgia- nerve pain
Noct
night
nocturnal
NPO
Nothing by mouth
Hyper
above, beyond
hyperglycemia
Hypo
under, below
hypokalemic
I & O
Intake and output
Ile, ilo
intestine
iliostomy
Olig
few, small
oliguria
OOB
out of bed
ophalm
eye
ophalmologist
Osis
condition, process
nephrosis- kidney condition
Oss, ost:
bone
osteomylitis
ostomy
creation of an opening
nephrostomy
Palp
touch, feel
palpation
Pan
all, entire
pandemic
Para
beside, beyond
parathyroid- beside paranormal- beyond normal
Q2h
every 2 hours
Q3h
every 3 hours
Ren
kidneys
Rhage, Rhagia
Rupture; profuse fluid discharge
hemorrhage
Stat
immediately
Stasis
stoppage, slowing
bacteriostasis- slows growth
Path
disease, sickness
PC
after meals
Ped, Pedi, Pedo
foot
Peri
around
perianal
Phag
eat
phagocyte
Phas
Speak
dysphagia
super
over, above
Tach
Fast
Therm
heat
Thromb
clot
TID
three times daily
phleb
vein
phlebitis
phon
sound
phonics
phot
light
photograph
plegia
paralysis
hemiplegia
pleur
rib
pleurodynia
severe pain in the muscles between the ribs or in the diaphragm.
Pne
breathing
apnea - no breathing
Pneumo
air, gas, lung
Pneumothorax-the presence of air or gas in the cavity between the lungs and the chest wall, causing collapse of the lung.
Post
after
post test
Pre
before
pretest
PRN
when necessary, as needed
Pro
before
proactive
pulmo
lung
pulmonologist
Pyo
pus
pyometra- pus in uterus
QID
Four times daily
QH
every hour
QS
quantity sufficient