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Abbreviations - Medical Terminology

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ABG
arterial blood gases
AIDS
acquired immune deficiency syndrome
ARDS
adult (acute) respiratory distress syndrome
BK
below knee
BM
bowel movement
BPH
benign prostatic hypertrophy
CHF
congestive heart failure
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CSF
cerebrospinal fluid
CVA
cerebrovascular accident
ECG
electrocardiogram
EEG
electroencephalogram
EENT
eyes, ears, nose and throat
FBS
fasting blood sugar
FHR
fetal heart rate
Fx
fracture
GERD
gastroesophageal reflux disease
GU
genitourinary
Hct
hematocrit
Hgb
hemoglobin
HIV
human immunodeficiency virus
I&O
intake and output
IM
intramuscular
LLQ
lower left quadrant
MI
myocardial infarction
NG
nasogastric
NPO
nothing by mouth
PERRLA
pupils equal, round, reactive to light and accommodation
PID
pelvic inflammatory disease
PSA
prostate-specific antigen
RBC
red blood cell
ROM
range of motion
RUQ
right upper quadrant
STD
sexually transmitted disease
THR
total hip replacement
TURP
transurethral resection of the prostate
UA
urinalysis
UGI
upper gastointestinal
URI
upper respiratory infection
UTI
urinary tract infection
ARDS affects the lungs
true
The "R" in the abbreviation "RBC" stands for
red
The abbreviation "NPO" represents the Latin phrase "nil per os."
true
The abbreviation for the medical condition commonly known as a stroke is
CVA
The abbreviation "NG" refers to a type of intubation in which a plastic tube is inserted into the stomach via the nose. What type of intubation is this?
nasogastric
This abbreviation refers to the organs of reproduction and urination
GU
Illnesses of the nose, sinuses, pharynx, and larynx are known collectively by this abbreviation
URI
A hypertrophic prostate gland can be treated with a
TURP
This abbreviation refers to the percentage of blood volume that is occupied by red blood cells
Hct