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npo
nothing by mouth
Rx
take, treatment
comp.
compound
dil
dilute
ad lib
as desired
prn
whenever necessary, as needed
h
hour
q
every
qh
every hour
q2 hr
every 2 hours
CBC
complete blood count
CO2
carbon dioxide
C&S
culture and sensitivity
CXR
chest x-ray
ECG (EKG)
cardiogram
lytes
electrolytes
RBC
red blood cells
UA
urinalysis
UGI
upper GI
WBC
white blood cells
Symbols
increase, increasing, decrease, decreasing
lacto-
milk
laparo-
abdominal wall; operation through the abdominal wall
latero-
side
leuko-
white
linguo-
tongue
lipo-
fat
litho-
stone; calculus
-lysis
breakdown
-lytic
reduce; destroy
macro-
large
mal-
bad
mammo-
breast
masto-
breast
-megaly
enlargement
meno-
month
meso-
middle
mio-
small; less than
myo-
muscle
myelo-
spinal cord; bone marrow
melano-
black
necro-
death
nephr-
kidney
nulli-
none
narco-
numbness; stupor
oculo-
eye
odonto-
tooth
-oid
resembling the item in the first part of the word
olig-
scanty; small or few
-oma
tumor
onco-
mass; tumor