List of Medical Slang Terms for Medical Transcriptionists


accels = accelerations

afib = atrial fibrillation

alk phos = alkaline phosphatase
 
amox = amoxicillin

angio = angiography

appy = appendectomy

bicarb = bicarbonate

bili = bilirubin
 
brady = bradycardia
 
cabbage (sounds like) = CABG

C. diff = Clostridium difficile
 
cath = catheter / catheterization

cath'd = catheterized
 
circ = circumflex

coags = coagulation studies

crit = hematocrit

C-section = Cesarean section

C-spine = cervical spine

cysto = cystoscopy

dc'd = discontinued / discharged (as appropriate)

decels = decelerations

decubiti = decubitus ulcer or decubitus ulcers
 
detox = detoxification

dex = dexamethasone

dig = digoxin/digitalis
 
endo = endoscopy
 
eos = eosinophils

epi = epinephrine
 
epis = epithelial cells

exam = examination

fem-pop bypass = femoropopliteal bypass

flex sig = flexible sigmoidoscopy
 
fluoro = fluoroscopy
 
gastroc = gastrocnemius

gent = gentamicin

H. flu = Haemophilus influenzae

heme/onc = hematology/oncology

hep A = hepatitis A

hep B = hepatitis B

hep C = hepatitis C

high rez = high resolution (CT scan)

I's & O's (I&O's) = inputs and outputs
 
IVDA = intravenous drug abuse
 
labs = laboratory

lami = laminectomy

lap = laparotomy
 
lap chole = laparoscopic cholecystectomy

L-spine = lumbar spine
 
lymphs / lymphos = lymphocytes

lytes = electrolytes
 
med onc = medical oncology

meds = medications

met = metastasis
 
mets = metastases
 
mics (or "mikes") = micrograms

mucusy = mucus-like
 
MVI = multivitamin

nebs = nebulizers
 
neuro = neurologic / neurological / neurology

nitro = nitroglycerin
 
OD'd = overdosed

ox= oximetry
 
osteo = osteoporosis
 
pacer = pacemaker

ped/peds = pediatrics

pen = penicillin

pen vee kay = penicillin V potassium

phaco = phacoemulsification
 
polys = polymorphonuclear cells
 
preemie = premature infant

prepped = prepared

pussy = pus-like

pyelo = pyelogram

quads = quadriceps
 
rad onc = radiation oncology
 
regurg = regurgitation

rehabbing = rehabilitating

retic count = reticulocyte count

sat = saturation  (O2 sat   O2 saturation)

sats = saturations

satting = saturating

schizo = schizophrenia
 
script = prescription

sed rate = sedimentation rate
 
sono = sonogram
 
terb = terbutaline

theo = theophylline

tib-fib = tibia-fibula
 
T-max = temperature maximum

tox = toxicology

trach = tracheostomy
 
T-spine = thoracic spine

v fib = ventricular fibrillation

v tach = ventricular tachycardia

vanc = vancomycin
 
vee-back = vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC)


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