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ax, AX

axillary (pertaining to the armpit)

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H2O

water

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IV

intravenous (inside the vein)

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IVPB

intravenous piggy bank (connected IV lines)

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PCA

patient controlled analgesic (allows person in pain to manage pain relief)

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TKO

to keep open (relating to IV fluid administration)

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ID

intradermal (inside skin)

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IM

intramuscular (inside muscle)

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PR

per rectum

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SL

under the tongue

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SQ, SC, subq

subcutaneous (pertaining to below skin)

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supp

suppository (bullet shaped preparation designed for administration per rectum)

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top

topical (lotions, creams, ointments)

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MRSA

methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (strains of bacterium resistant to powerful antibiotics)

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staph

staphylococcus (group of bacteria)

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strep

streptococcus (spread by direct contact with nose and throat)

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NKA

no known allergies

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NKDA

no known drug allergies

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derm/o, dermat/o, cutane/o

skin

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onych/o, ungu/o

nails

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crypt/o

hidden

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-malacia

abnormal softening

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-phagia

eating or swallowing

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kerat/o

hard; horny tissue

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necrosis

abnormal condition of tissue death

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seb/o

oil (sebum)

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-rrhea

abnormal flow or discharge (not blood)