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Medical Abbreviations & Terminology

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a
before
BP
Blood Pressure
c
with
H20
water
h, hr
hour
MOOD, MOD
medical officer of the day
NOOD, NOD
nurse of the day
02
oxygen
P
after
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