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a-

absent, deficient, lack of (atrophy)
AAA
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
AFL
Atrial Flutter
AICD
Automatic Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator
AKA
Above the knee amputation
-algia
pain (neuralgia)
ALOC
Altered Level of Consciousness
arthr-
joint (arthritis)
AS
Aortic stenosis
auto-
self (autolysis)
baro-
pressure
bi-
two (bipedal)
BKA
Below the knee amputation
BP
Blood Pressure
BPH
benign prostatic hypertrophy
brachy-
short
brady-
slow
BRBPR
bright red blood per rectum
BSO
Bilateral salpingo–oophorectomy
BTL
Bilateral Tubal Ligation
Bx
biopsy
c/o
complains of
CA
Cancer/carcinoma
CABG
coronary artery bypass grafting
CAD
coronary artery disease
calc-
stone (calculus)
cardi-
heart (cardiac)
CBC
complete blood count
CC
Chief Complaint
-centesis
puncture
cerebro-
brain (cerebrospinal fluid)
CHF
congestive heart failure
chol-
bile (cholic)
chondr-
cartilage (chondrocyte)
CMP
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
colo-
colon
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
cost(o)-
ribs
CP
Cerebral Palsy or Chest Pain
CRI
Chronic Renal Insufficiency
CVA
cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
cyst-
sac or bladder
D&C
dilatation and curettage
d/c
discharge
derm-
skin (dermatology)
DM
diabetes mellitus
DOE
Dyspnea on exertion
dors-
back
DVT
Deep vein thrombosis
Dx
diagnosis
dys-
bad, difficult, painful (dysentery)
Dz
disease
ec-
outside, outer, external (ectoderm)
-ectomy
surgical removal (tonsillectomy)
ectop-
displaced
ede-
swelling (edema)
-emia
pertaining to a condition of the blood
ENT
Ear Nose and Throat
enter-
intestine (enteritis)
epi-
upon, over (epidermis)
ESRD
End Stage Renal Disease
ETOH
Ethyl alcohol
febr-
fever (febrile)
FM
Fibromyalgia
Fx
Fracture
G, P
Stands for Gravida (# of pregnancies) and Para (# of live births)
gastro-
of the stomach (gastrointestinal)
GERD
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
GI
gastrointestinal
GU
genitourinary
GYN, gyn
gynecology
h/o
history of
HA
Headache
hem(e)(at)-
blood (hematology)
hemi-
half (hemiplagia)
hepat-
liver (hepatic portal)
hetero-
other, different
homo-
same, alike (homologous)
HTN
Hypertension
humor-
a fluid
Hx
history
hydro-
water (hydrocoel)
hyper-
above, excessive (hypertension)
hypo-
under, below (hypoglycemia)
IBS
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
-itis
inflammation (meningitis)
IUD
intrauterine device
LBP
Lower Back Pain
LMP
Last Menstrual Period
LOC
Loss of Consciousness
lyso-, lyto-
split apart/break down
mal-
bad, abnormal, disorder (malignant)
mamm-
breast
-megaly
enlarged
melan-
black
MI
myocardial infarction
MS
multiple sclerosis
myo-
muscle
necro-
corpse, dead (necrosis)
nephr-
kidney (nephritis)
NPO
nothing by mouth
OA
Osteoarthritis
onco-
mass/tumor
ortho-
straight, normal (orthopnea)
osteo-
bone (osteoblast)
P.O.
by mouth
PCN
penicillin
PCOS
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PE
Pulmonary Embolus
peri-
near, around (pericardium)
phag-
to eat (phagocyte)
-phasia
speech
photo-
light
PID
pelvic inflammatory disease
PNA
Pneumonia
-pnea
to breathe (apnea)
PTCA
percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (angiogram)
PTSD
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Ptx
pneumothorax
PUD
Peptic Ulcer Disease
R/O, r/o
rule out
RA
rheumatoid arthritis
-rrhagia
excessive flow (menorrhagia)
S/P
status post
SBO
Small Bowel Obstruction
SLE
systemic lupus erythmatosus
SOB
shortness of breath
STEMI
ST Elevated Myocardial Infarction
-stomy
surgical opening (tracheostomy)
sub-
under, below (subcutaneous)
SVT
Supraventricular Tachycardia
Sx
Surgery
T&A
tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
tachy-
swift, rapid (tachycardia)
TAH
Total abdominal hysterectomy.
TB
tuberculosis
TBI
Traumatic Brain Injury
thorac-
chest (thoracic cavity)
thrombo-
lump, clot (thrombocyte)
TIA
transient ischemic attack
TKR
Total knee replacement.
-trophy
nutritional state (hypertrophy)
TURP
Transurethral Resection of Prostate
UA
urinalysis
URI
upper respiratory infection
uro-
urine, urinary organs/tract
US
Ultrasound
UTI
urinary tract infection
vas-
vessel (vasoconstriction)
viscer-

organ (visceral)