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Flashcards in 4/25 Deck (41):
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NPO

nothing by mouth (no per ora)

2

Abd

abdominal/abdomen

3

PMH

past medical history

4

IUD

intrauterine device

5

RLL

right lower lobe (lung)

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MMM

moist mucous membranes

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URI

upper respiratory infection

8

PUD

peptic ulcer disease

9

ARF

acute renal failure

10

SVT

supraventricular tachycardia

11

IVP

intravenous pyelogram, intravenous push (medication administration)

12

KUB

kidney, ureter, bladder (abdominal x-ray)

13

TAH

total abdominal hysterectomy

14

TMJ

temporomandibular joint

15

LLE

lower left extremity

16

ADHD

attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity

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GCS

glasgow coma scale

18

ETT

endotracheal tube

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SSCP

substernal chest pain

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LP

lumbar puncture

21

NVI

neurovascularly intact

22

LBBB

left bundle branch block (EKG finding)

23

AUS

auscultation? (listening to sounds of heart, lungs, etc)

24

TM

tympanic membrane

25

MAE

moves all extremities

26

pneumothorax

- air or gas in the pleural cavity due to perforation through chest wall or the pleura (traumatic vs. spontaneous pneumothorax),

- collapsed lung

27

retractions

body uses accessory muscles to help move air in and out of the lungs during a period of respiratory distress

28

hypotension

low blood pressure

29

sclera

white part of the eye

30

myocardial infarction

heart attack

31

epistaxis

nose bleeds

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cystitis

inflammation of bladder

33

dyspepsia

indigestion

34

stenosis

(i.e. spinal?) narrowing of spaces within spine

35

cirrhosis

a slowly progressing disease in which healthy liver tissue is replaced with scar tissue, eventually preventing the liver from functioning properly

36

tinnitus

sensation of a ringing, roaring, or buzzing sound in the ears or head often associated with many forms of hearing impairment and noise exposure

37

arrythmia

abnormal heart rhythm

38

afibrile

irregular heart rhythm originating in atria of heart

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malaise

generalized feeling of discomfort, illness, or lack of wellbeing

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CBD

common bile duct

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JVD

jugular venus distension