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Causes of increase in body temperature x4

age, emotional status, environment, exercise,pregnancy

Medulla Oblongata (def)

control center for involuntary respiration

Aorta (def)

major trunk of the arterial system of the body

Axilla (d)

The armpit

Antecubital Space (d)

space located at the front of the elbow

OS (ab)

left eye

OD (ab)

right eye

OM (ab)

otitis media

FP (ab)

family practice

OV (ab)

office visit

Lab (ab)

laboratory

ICU (ab)

intensive care unit

OB/GYN (ab)

obstetrics and gynecology

Stem Cells (d)

cells that have the capacity to develop into the various types of body tissue

cloning (d)

producing genetically identical cells or individuals artificially

SaO2 (d)

abbreviation for the % of hemoglobin that is saturated w/ oxygen in arterial blood

SpO2 (d)

abbreviation for the %of hemoglobin that is saturated w/ oxygen in arterial blood measured by pulse oximeter

Four Vital Signs x4

temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure

bradycardia (d)

an abnormally slow heart rate

bradypnea (d)

an abnormal decrease in the rate and depth of respiration

diastolic pressure (d)

point of lesser pressure on arterial walls

dyspnea (d)

shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing

tachypnea (d)

abnormal increase in respiratory rate of more than 20 respirations per minute

internal respiration (d)

exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between body cells and the blood

popliteal pulse (d)

at the back of knee

femoral pulse (d)

middle of groin

dorsalis pedis (d)

foot

apical pulse (d)

located over the apex of heart in fifth intercostal space

thready pulse (d)

pulse with decreased volume that feels weak and thin

radial pulse (d)

located on the inner aspect of the wrist below thumb

diastole (d)

the phase in the cardiac cycle in which the heart relaxes between contractions

conduction (d)

transfer of heat from one object to another

febrile (d)

person with fever

exhalation

act of breathing out

crisis

sudden falling of an elevated body temp to normal

hyperpyrexia

an extremely high fever

pyrexia

fever- body temp greater than 100.4

low grade fever

temp of 100 f

average normal body temp

98.6 f

continuous fever

temperature fluctuates minimally but always remains elevated

DNR

medical order that relieves health care personnel from the obligation to resuscitate a patient who stops breathing or whose heart stop

N/C

no complaints (ab)

h

hour (ab)

f/u

follow up (ab)

ou

both eyes, in each eye (ab)

PE

physical examination (ab)

pt

patient (ab)

q

each, every (ab)

qam

every morning (ab)

qid

four times a day (ab)

qn

every night (ab)

HEENT

head,eye, ear, nose, throat (ab)

kg

kilogram (ab)

lb

pound (ab)

L&D

labor and delivery (ab)

LDL

low density lipoprotein (ab)

LLQ

left lower quadrant (ab)

LOC

loss of consciousness (ab)

LOM

loss of motion (ab)

LRQ

lower right quadrant (ab)

LUQ

left upper quadrant (ab)

m

meter (ab)

MO

month old (ab)

SOB

shortness of breath (ab)

QOD

every other day (ab)

NKA

no known allergies (ab)

NKDA

no known drug allergies (ab)

FMP

first menstrual period (ab)

EVAL

evaluation (ab)

ENT

ear, nose, throat (ab)

AS

left ear (ab)

ax

axillary- arm pit (ab)

Dx

diagnosis (ab)

EENT

eye, ear, nose, throat (ab)

SOAP

subjective, objective, assessment, plan (ab)

NED

no evidence of disease (ab)

BCP

birth control pills (ab)

H/O

history of (ab)

H&P

history and physical (ab)

AC

before meals (ab)

PC

after meals (ab)

SS

one half (ab)

AU

both ears (ab)

C/O

complains of (ab)

D/C

discontinue (ab)

DNKA

did not keep appointment (ab)

DOA

dead on arrival (ab)

DOB

date of birth (ab)

TPR

temperature, pulse, respiration (ab)

Tx

treatment (ab)

w/u

work up (ab)

W/O

without (ab)

Rx

prescription (ab)

qd

everyday (ab)

hs

at bedtime (ab)

Hx

history (ab)

STAT

immediately (ab)

ABN

abnormal (ab)

BLS

basic life support (ab)

BP

blood pressure (ab)

BPM

beats per minute (ab)

CC

chief complaint (ab)

TID

three times a day (ab)

BID

twice a day (ab)

MVA

motor vehicle accident (ab)

n/a

not applicable (ab)

NB

newborn (ab)

NC

no change (ab)

emetic

treats poisoning

antitussive

prevents or relieves coughs caused by minor viral upper respiratory infections

cardiac glycoside

treats congestive heart failure and cardiac arrhythmias

antiemetic

prevent or relieve nausea and vomiting

expectorant

manage coughs by expelling mucas

antianginal

relieve or prevent angina attacks

anti-infective

treats infections

bone resorption inhibitor

to treat and prevent osteoporosis

corticosteroid

treat inflammation, allergies, asthma

contraceptive

prevent pregnancy/ regulate menstrual cycle

antiflatulent

relieve discomfort of excess gas and bloating in gastrointestinal tract

antihistimine

relieve symptoms associated with allergies

antihypertensive

manage hypertension

antispasmodic

control hypermotility in irritable bowel syndrome, spastic colitis

anti- inflammatory

relieves signs and sx of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis

anesthetic

produce local anesthesia through loss of feeling to a body part

immunization

prevent diseases

antacid

treat heartburn, hyperacidity, indigestion, and gastroesophageal

laxitive

relieves constipation

lipid lowering agent

lowers cholesterol to reduce risk of stroke

sedative-hypnotic

for short term treatment of insomnia

diuretic

manage hypertension, CHF, renal disease

analgesic

manage moderate to severe pain

I&D

incision and drainage (ab)

MRI

magnetic resonance imaging (ab)

ECG

electrocardiogram (ab)

CPR

cardio pulmonary resuscitation (ab)

CXR

chest xray (ab)

D+C

dilation and curettage (ab)

D+E

dilation and evacuation (ab)

ABC

airway, breathing, circulation (ab)

FOBT

fecal occult blood test (ab)

IV

intravenous (ab)

IMP

impression (ab)

I+D

incision and drainage (ab)

IM

intramuscular (ab)

ID

intradermal (ab)

Bx

biopsy (ab)

C+D

cystoscopy and dilation (ab)

controlled substance

a drug that had the potential for addiction or abuse

guidelines for administering medication

right drug, dose, time, patient, route, technique, documentation

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