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What does TCDB stand for?

Turn, cough, and deep breath

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What does SC stand for?

Subcutaneous

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What does the abbreviation DAT mean?

Diet As Tolerated

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What does FUO mean?

Fever of Unknown Origin

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What does N&V stand for?

Nausea and Vomiting

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The study of living organisms is called what?

Microbiology

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Microorganisms need these conditions to survive.

Temperature, pH, food, moisture, and oxygen

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What disease is caused by protozoa in the intestines and results in loose stools?

Amebic Dysentery

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What parasite must live in the cells of other living organisms? Also associated with Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

Rickettsiae

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What is the term used for softening of the bone?

Osteomalacia

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What does CBC mean?

Complete Blood Count

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What does CVA stand for?

Cerebrovascular Accident

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What does "qod" mean?

Every other day

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Term used for paralysis on one side of the body.

Hemiplegia

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Stage of human development where the art of feeding, toilet training, and dressing is mastered is when?

Toddler

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What is the removal of the adenoids called?

Adenoidectomy

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What does L&D stand for?

Labor and Deliver

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What does the suffix "-oid" mean?

Like, resembling

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What is the definition of the medical term dyskinesia?

Difficulty or abnormality of movement

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What does TPR stand for?

Temperature, Pulse and Respirations

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What does the term "chrom/o" mean?

Color

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What are 3 essential elements of communication?

Sender, Message, and Receiver

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What is the condition called when a patient is any other position other than sitting with difficulty breathing?

Orthopnea

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What is the medical abbreviation for the right eye?

OD

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The study of the skin is called what?

Dermatology

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A health profession will use a stethoscope to listen to sounds coming from a patient's body. The Term for this assessment is?

Ausculation

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Blaming your actions on weaknesses on somebody else is what defense mechanism?

Projection

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What is the medical term used for as needed?

PRN

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In the urinary system, what does ADH mean?

Antidiuretic Hormone

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What is the abbreviation used for electrocardiograph?

ECG or EKG

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What does the abbreviation "qs" stand for?

Quantity Sufficient

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What does DNR stand for?

Do Not Resuscitate