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Nursing Vocabulary

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ac
before meals
amp
amputation
b.i.d.
twice in the day
c
with
caps
capsile
elix
elixir
NGT
nasogastric (tube)
gtt
drops
hr
heart rate
ID
intradermal
IM
intramuscular
IN
intranasal
IV
intravenous
NPO
nothing by mouth
pc
after meals
per
through, by
p.r.n.
as needed
q
every
qh
every hour
q2h
every 2 hours
q.i.d.
four times a day
rect
rectal
s
without
sub-q
subcutaneous
STAT
immediately
supp
suppository
syr
syringe
tab
tablet
t.i.d.
three times a day
ung/oint
unguent/ointment
noct
at night
po/per os
by mouth
SL
sublingual; under tongue
vag
vaginal
mEq
milliequivalent
b.i.w.
biweekly
mL
milliliter
mg
milligram
mcg
microgram
g
gram
RBC
red blood cells
WBC
white blood cells
Rx
medical prescription
Dx
diagnosis
Tx
treatment
Hx
history
Fx
fracture
angio
blood or lymph vessel
arthr
joint
blephar
eyelid
carcin
cancer
chondr
cartilage
chron
time
cyst
bladder, cyst, sac
encephal
brain
hydr
water
lapar
loin; abdomen
mamm
breast
mast
breast, mammary gland, nipple
myo
muscle
necro
dead body, corpse
osteo
bone
ot
ear
path
disease
phag
eating
plasia
growth
pulmon
lung
-gravida
pregnant woman with specified quanity of pregnancies
-algia
pain
-ectomy
surgical removal
-genic
producing, generating
-itis
inflammation
-ology
science, study of
-megaly
enlargement
-oma
tumor
-penia
lack, deficiency
-phobia
fear
-stasis
slowing, stoppage
-stomy
creation of an opening
-otomy
to make an incision or cut into
-gynec
female characteristics; woman
-cephalo
head or connected to the head
-pnea
breath, respiration
-rrhea
flow, discharge
-plasty
molding, forming surgically
-emia or -aemia
blood condition
-cyte
cell
LOC
loss of consciousness
EENT
eye-ear-nose-throat
I & O
intake and output
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
MRI
magnetic resonance imaging
EEG
electroencephalogram
EKG
electrocardiogram
CT scan
X-ray computed tomography
RUQ
right upper quadrant
IVPB
intravenous piggyback
K+
potassium
Na+
sodium
FUO
fever of unknown origin
AIDS
acquired immune deficiency syndrome
HIV
human immunodeficiency virus
hematocrit
the proportion, by volume, of the blood that consists of red blood cells
hemoglobin
the protein molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to the body's tissues and returns carbon dioxide from the tissues to the lungs
platelet
an irregular, disc-shaped element in the blood that assists in blood clotting
hypertension
high blood pressure
hyperglycemia
high blood sugar
axillary
pertaining to the cavity beneath the junction of the arm & body; armpit
tympanic
pertaining to the tympanum (eardrum)
prophylactic
medication or treatment designed and used to prevent a disease from occuring
intravenous
into the vein
subcutaneous
under the skin
intramuscular
into the muscle
intradermal
in or into the skin
Bx
biopsy
aphasia
a disorder that results from damage to portions of the brain that are responsible for language
ataxia
wobbliness
dyslexia
reading disability
hemiparesis
weakness on one side of the body