Medical Abbreviations & Terminology

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BP

Blood Pressure

h, hr

hour

MOOD, MOD

medical officer of the day

NOOD, NOD

nurse of the day

rn (PRN)

as needed

s

as needed

SL

serious list, sublingual

stat

immediatley

USL

very serious list

Acute

A sudden onset, sever symptoms or short course

Ambulatory

Ability to walk or walking

Aspiration

Withdrawel of fluid by suction through a needle or tube

Ausculation

Process of listening for sounds produced by the body

Cardiology

Study of the heart and it's diseases

Chronic

Long and drawn out condition, frequently recurring condition, or a condition lasting longer than 6 months

Dermatology

Study of skin and it's diseases; treatment of skin disorders

Diagnosis

To identify a disease or injury from it's signs and symptoms; complete knowlege of a patience condition

Diaphoresis

To produce sweat, usually profuse or excessive

Disease

Any change from a state of health, specific illness or disorder characterized by a recognizable set of signs and symptoms

Etiology

The study of all factors that may be involved in a developement of a disease

Geriatrics

the study of medison for old people, branch of medicine dealing with older individuals and their medical problems

Gurney

A wheeled cot used in hospitals

Gynecology

Study of women and women's diseases

Health

The state of optimal and physical, mental, social, and spiritual well being, not merely the absence of disease or weakness

Hemotology

The study of blood and it's diseases

Medicine

Art and science of diagnosis and treatment of diseases and maintenance of health; drug or remedy for illness

Nephrology

Study of kidneys and their diseases

Neurology

Study of nervous system and it's diseases

Obstetrics

Branch of medicine that deals with pregnancy, labor, and the period of time immediately followimg delivery

Ophthemology

Study of the eye and it's diseases

Orthopedics

Branch of medicine which is especially concerned with the preservation and restoration of the function of the skeletal system, it's articulations, and associated structures

Palpation

An examination performed by touch

Pathology

Stuy of characteristics, effects, and causes of diseases

Pediatrics

Medical practice devoted to the care of children

Percussion

Technique of striking a part of the body with short, sharp taps of the fingers to determine the size, density, and position of the underlying parts by the sound obtained

Proctology

Study of the anus and rectum and their diseases

Prognosis

A forecast of the probable results of a disease based on the condition of the person and the usual course of the disease

Psychiatry

Branch of medicine that deals with the causes, treatment, and prevention of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders

Radiology

Science of using X-Rays in the diagnosis of a disease

Surgery

Branch of medicine that treats disease by manual or operative methods

Urology

Study of the urinary system in males and females and the reproductive tract in males

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