Prefixes-Suffixes Abbreviations Flashcards

Prefixes
Terms Definitions
comp
compound
chondro-
cartilage
histo-
tissue
gastro-
stomach
derm-
skin
c
with
-pathy
disease
-malacia
softening
-emia
blood
aq.
water
procto-
rectum
sclero-
hard
latero-
side
oculo-
eye
-therapy
treatment
inter-
between
dorsi-
back
EMG
Electromyogram
-rrhaphy
suture
hepat-
liver
_a
before
_c
with
_p
after
angi-
vessel
Erythr/o
red
tetra-
four
epi-
upon
-trophy
development
O2
oxygen
necr-
death
mal-
bad
mono-
one
AgNO3
silver nitrate
aq.dest
distilled water
ab-
away from
p.c.
after meals
BSP
bromosulfophthalein (sulfobromophthalein)
h.
an hour
OU
both eyes
OS
left eye
ss
one half
OD
right eye
cholecysto-
gall bladder
-ectasis
expansion, dilation
A-C
anti-inflammation corticoids
STAT
at once
Robitussin AC
guaifenesin/codeine
ER
extended release
-blast
embryonic cell
L1-L5
lumbar vertebrae
carcin-
cancer; cancerous
-phagia
eat; devour
BP
blood pressure
AU
both ears
p.o.
by mouth
_p.c.
after meals
para-
beside, along with
-osis
condition, disease, increase
q.4h
every 4 hours
q.3h
every 3 hours
C&S
culture and sensitivity
CCu
coronary care unit
BCG
BCG vaccine; ballistocardiograph
CST
convulsive shock therapy
RMS
rectal morphine suppository
-lemma
sheath, rind, husk
Spinal Column Regions(5)
CervicalThoracicLumbarSacralCoccyx
RUQ
Right Upper Quadrant
-graph
instrument for recording
LLQ
Left Lower Quadrant
RLQ
Right Lower Quadrant
RDS
respiratory distress syndrome
Radiology
Study of X-Rays
-scope
instrument for examining
ad-
toward, to, near
-rrhexis
rupture or breaking
-rrhea
discharge or flow
dys-
faulty; painful; difficult
AZ
Aschheim-Zondek test for pregnancy
q.i.d.
four times a day
non rep.
do not repeat
hem-, hema-, hemo-, hemato-
blood
Percodan Demi
oxycodone 2.25 mg
MD
muscular Distrophy, Medical Doctor
ENT
ears, nose and throat
IRDS
infant respiratory distress syndrome
TENS
transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation
AKA
above the knee amputation
-iasis
condition, formation of, presence of
ileo-
ileum (part of small intestines)
FML S.O.P.
0.1% fluoromethalone sterile ophthalmic preparation
-ostomy
artificially created opening into an organ
Tylenol #2
300 mg APAP/15 mg codeine
PERRLA
pupils equal, round, reactive to light and accommodation
B & O Supprettes
belladonna and opium suppositories
cyst-
sac or cyst containing fluid; urinary bladder
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