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Medical Terminology Worksheet 1

The following 10 terms are common medical terms. You need to know the definition of each term and be able to spell the word and the words in the definition correctly.
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A broken bone
Fracture
Swelling caused by excess fluid in the body tissue
Edema
Blood vessels that transport blood away from the heart to all parts of the body
Arteries
To excrete urine
Void
Free of living microorganisms
Sterile
Individuals who are more than 20-30 percent over the established weight standards for their height, age, and gender
Obese
Higher than normal blood pressure
Hypertension
Total paralysis affecting only one side of the body
Hemiplegia
Fever; feverish
Febrile
A yellow discoloration of the skin, mucous membrances, and the eye
Jaundice
fx or FX
Fracture
prn or PRN
As needed
EKG or ECG
Electrocardiogram
CPR
CardioPulmonary Resuscitation
COPD
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
MI
Myocardial Infacrction (heart attack)
O2
Oxygen
DM
Diabetes Mellitus
UTI
Urinary Tract Infection
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