RMT Prep: Medical Abbreviations & Acronyms

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  • 1. 

    Which of the following is an example of an acronym?

    • A.

      COPD

    • B.

      T.i.d.

    • C.

      CABG

    • D.

      Lymphs

    Correct Answer
    C. CABG
    Explanation
    CABG is an example of an acronym because it stands for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Acronyms are formed by taking the first letter of each word in a phrase and combining them to create a new word. In this case, CABG is created by combining the first letters of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is an example of a brief form?

    • A.

      Cath

    • B.

      MmHg

    • C.

      BKA

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Cath
    Explanation
    The term "cath" is an example of a brief form because it is a shortened version of the word "catheter". Brief forms are commonly used in medical documentation to save time and space, and they are typically understood within the medical community.

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  • 3. 

    Which is correctly transcribed?

    • A.

      TITLE OF OPERATION: ORIF, left radius

    • B.

      DIAGNOSIS: Pyelonephritis with elevated blood urea nitrogen (BUN)

    • C.

      TITLE OF OPERATION: Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)

    • D.

      DIAGNOSIS: IDDM

    Correct Answer
    C. TITLE OF OPERATION: Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "TITLE OF OPERATION: Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)." This is the correct transcription because it matches the given title of operation in the question. The other options do not match the given information.

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  • 4. 

    A measurement would be correctly indicated by which of the following?

    • A.

      2 cm

    • B.

      3 inches

    • C.

      A few centimeters

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of the above" because each of the given measurements - 2 cm, 3 inches, and a few centimeters - can correctly indicate a measurement. The first option, 2 cm, is a specific measurement in centimeters. The second option, 3 inches, is a specific measurement in inches. The third option, "a few centimeters," may not be as precise, but it still indicates a measurement in centimeters. Therefore, all of these options can correctly indicate a measurement.

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  • 5. 

    Which would represent the incorrect transcription of a measurement?

    • A.

      4.5 cm

    • B.

      3 in

    • C.

      4 feet

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. 3 in
    Explanation
    The incorrect transcription of a measurement would be "3 in". This is because the unit "in" represents inches, which is a smaller unit of measurement compared to centimeters and feet. Therefore, it would be incorrect to transcribe a measurement of 3 inches as "in" instead of "cm" or "ft".

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  • 6. 

    The Latin abbreviation referring to "twice per day" would be correctly transcribed as:

    • A.

      Bid

    • B.

      B.I.D.

    • C.

      B.i.d.

    • D.

      BID

    Correct Answer
    C. B.i.d.
    Explanation
    The Latin abbreviation "b.i.d." stands for "bis in die," which translates to "twice a day." This abbreviation is commonly used in medical prescriptions to indicate the frequency at which a medication should be taken. The lowercase letters in the abbreviation "b.i.d." are the correct way to transcribe it.

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  • 7. 

    Which represents the incorrect capitalization of an abbreviation?

    • A.

      Differential showed 58 SEGs

    • B.

      WBC was 48.2

    • C.

      Urinalysis revealed 8-10 wbc's

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Differential showed 58 SEGs
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Differential showed 58 SEGs". This is the incorrect capitalization of an abbreviation because "SEGs" should be capitalized as "SEGS". Abbreviations should follow the standard rules of capitalization, which include capitalizing all letters or only the first letter depending on the abbreviation.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following is correctly pluralized?

    • A.

      Serial K's

    • B.

      EKG's

    • C.

      Lymph's

    • D.

      Rbcs

    Correct Answer
    A. Serial K's
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "serial K's" because when pluralizing a letter or number, an apostrophe followed by an "s" is added. In this case, "K" is being pluralized to refer to multiple instances of the letter "K".

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following genus/species reference is correctly transcribed?

    • A.

      Staphylococcus aureus

    • B.

      S. aureus

    • C.

      S Aureus

    • D.

      S aureus

    Correct Answer
    D. S aureus
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "S aureus" because it follows the standard abbreviation format for genus and species names. In scientific writing, it is common to use the first letter of the genus name followed by a period, and then the full species name in lowercase. Therefore, "S" represents Staphylococcus and "aureus" represents the species name.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following is correctly transcribed?

    • A.

      The baby weighted 8 lbs 12 oz.

    • B.

      She was instructed to return on a prn basis.

    • C.

      We injected 10 mL of lidocaine.

    • D.

      CBC showed WBC's of 9.2.

    Correct Answer
    C. We injected 10 mL of lidocaine.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "We injected 10 mL of lidocaine." This is the only option that follows the correct transcription format, which is to write numbers using digits and abbreviations for units of measurement. The other options either use words instead of digits (e.g., "eight" instead of "8") or do not use the correct abbreviations (e.g., "lbs" instead of "lb" and "oz" instead of "mL").

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