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a-fib, A-fib, or AFib
atrial fibrillation
(a severe cardiac arrhythmia)
alk phos
alkaline phosphatase
(a lab value for a chemical in the blood)
appy
appendectomy or appendicitis
(excision of the appencix or infection/inflammation of the appendix)
bicarb
bicarbonate
(one of the electrolytes, w/sodium, potassium, & chloride)
bili
bilirubin
(a lab value for the liver function testing)
CBC with diff
complete blood count
Diff= the percentages of different types of white cells in the blood
caps
capsules
cath
catheter
(a tube or the placement of tubes in the body)
chemo
chemotherapy
(treatment with chemical compounds, usually referring to cancer regimens)
chole
cholecystectomy
(excision of the gallbladder)
crit
hematocrit
(test for packed red cells in the blood)
DC and DC'd
discontinue or discharge, DC'd=past tense
detox
detoxification
(treatment for acute alcohol abuse or other overuse)
dig sesta
dipyridamole sestamibi
(a nuclear x-ray exam)
double J stent
JJ stent
(a surgical device for keeping tubes in place)
echo
echocardiogram
(recording of heart function by analyzing sound waves)
eos
esoinophils
(white blood cells that are part of the CBC with differential)
exam
examination
flex sig
flexible sigmoidoscopy
(inspection of the sigmoid, with a flexible endoscopic instrument)
Foley
Foley catheter
(a catheter commonly used during surgical procedures for draining urine from the bladder)
HCTZ
hydrochlorothiazide
(the medication for the hypertension and edema)
hep C (A, B)
hepatitis C (A, B)
(liver disease characterized by infection and inflammation)
K
potassium
(the chemical symbol for the element potassium. This is an acceptable usage.)
KCI
potassium chloride
(the chemical formula for potassium chloride, often given to cardiac patients whose potassium is depleted by diuretic medications such as Lasix. This is an acceptable usage.)
lac
laceration
(a cut produced by trauma)
lymphs
lymphocytes
(another type of white blood cell included in the CBC with differential)
mag
magnesium
( a chemical in the blood, also a medication given for some mendical conditions, such as alcohol overdose)
meds
medication
mets
metastases, singular met/ metastasis
(the spread of malignant neoplasm -cancer- from the primary site to one or more secondary sites)
migs
milligrams, written as mg
mikes
micrograms, written as mcg (smaller than migs)
monos
monocytes
(white blood cells that are a part of the CBC w/ differential
nebs
nebulizers
(an aerated form of medications given for pulmonary problems such as asthma)
neuro
neurological or neurology
(referring to the medical specialty or to the part of the physical exam that evaluates neurologic or central nervous system function)
neuropsych
neuropyschological(study of the combination of neurology and psychology)
O2 sat
oxygen saturation
(the amount of oxygen present in the blood measured by pulse oximetry)
path
pathology
perf
perforation
(a hole, as in a perforated eardrum or perforated bowel)
preop
preoperative
(before an operation)
postop
postoperative
(after an operation)
prepped
prepared
( a short form commonly used in surgical reports)
psych
psychiatry, psychology
(the specialties that address the mind and mental processes)
pulse ox
pulse oximetry
(the process of determining oxygen saturation by use of machine measurments)
regurg
regurgitation
rehab
rehabilitation
sat
saturation
(a measure of the degree to which oxygen is bound to the hemoglobin in the blood, given as a percentage, and reflecting pulmonary function)
sed rate
sedimentation rate
(a laboratory value related to the action of red blood cells)
segs
segmented neutrophils
(white blood cells that are part of the CBC differnetial)
t.bili
total bilirubin
( a bile pigment that is measured in liver function studies)
tabs
tablets
triple A
abdominal aortic aneurysm
(AAA, a cardiovascular anomaly)
V-tach
ventricular tachycardia
(an increased ventricular heart rate)
voc rehab
vocational rehabilitation
(rehabilitation for those who need to retrain in a former or new vocation due to illness or injury)
dig
digoxin or digitalis
(medication for cardiac problems)