Medical Terminology Quiz #2 - Abbreviations - Pgs. 5, 6 & 7

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  • 1. 

    Od, qd

    Explanation
    The given answer "ONCE A DAY" is an abbreviation for the phrase "Once a day". It suggests that the action or event mentioned should occur or be done only once within a 24-hour period. The abbreviation "od" is commonly used in medical prescriptions to indicate the frequency of medication intake. Similarly, "qd" is another abbreviation used in medical contexts, which stands for "quaque die" in Latin, meaning "once a day". Therefore, the correct answer implies that the action or event should happen daily, but only once.

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  • 2. 

    OOB

  • 3. 

    OR

  • 4. 

    OS  (CAPITAL LETTERS)

  • 5. 

    Os  (LOWER CASE)

  • 6. 

    OU

    Explanation
    The given answer "BOTH EYES" is the correct answer because the previous lines "OU" stand for "oculus uterque" which is a Latin term meaning "both eyes". Therefore, the correct answer is referring to the condition or action involving both eyes.

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  • 7. 

    Oz.

  • 8. 

    P

  • 9. 

    _p

  • 10. 

    PA

    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "PHYSICIANS ASSISTANT". The answer is the same as the given abbreviation "PA", which stands for "Physicians Assistant". A Physicians Assistant is a healthcare professional who works under the supervision of a licensed physician and provides various medical services to patients. They can diagnose and treat illnesses, perform physical examinations, order and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe medications, and assist in surgeries.

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  • 11. 

    PC, pc

    Explanation
    The given answer "AFTER MEALS" is the correct answer because "PC" and "pc" are abbreviations for "post cibum" which means "after meals" in Latin. Therefore, the correct answer is "AFTER MEALS" as it is the expanded form of the given abbreviations.

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  • 12. 

    PID

    Explanation
    The correct answer is PELVIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE because PID is an acronym commonly used to refer to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. PID is an infection of the female reproductive organs, including the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. It is usually caused by sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia and gonorrhea. PID can cause symptoms such as pelvic pain, abnormal vaginal discharge, fever, and painful urination. If left untreated, it can lead to complications such as infertility, chronic pelvic pain, and ectopic pregnancy.

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  • 13. 

    PPBS

    Explanation
    PPBS stands for Postprandial Blood Sugar, which refers to the measurement of blood sugar levels after a meal. It is used to assess how well the body is able to regulate blood sugar levels after consuming food. Monitoring postprandial blood sugar levels is important in managing diabetes, as high levels can indicate poor blood sugar control and increase the risk of complications. By measuring postprandial blood sugar, healthcare professionals can make informed decisions regarding medication, diet, and lifestyle modifications to maintain optimal blood sugar control.

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  • 14. 

    Prn

    Explanation
    "AS NEEDED" is a common medical abbreviation that means a medication or treatment should be taken or administered only when necessary, based on the individual's symptoms or condition. It indicates that there is no fixed schedule or frequency for taking the medication, but rather it should be used as required. This allows flexibility in the dosage and timing, ensuring that the treatment is tailored to the specific needs of the patient.

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  • 15. 

    PT

    Explanation
    The given correct answer for this question is PHYSICAL THERAPY. This answer is likely to be correct because the question mentions "PT" and "PHYSICAL THERAPY" as the options. Since "PT" is commonly used as an abbreviation for "Physical Therapy," it is reasonable to assume that PHYSICAL THERAPY is the correct answer.

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  • 16. 

    PVC

    Explanation
    PVC stands for Premature Ventricular Contraction, which refers to an abnormal heart rhythm where the ventricles contract earlier than expected. This can disrupt the normal electrical signals in the heart and cause an extra heartbeat. PVCs are commonly experienced by individuals without any underlying heart conditions and are usually harmless. However, in some cases, frequent PVCs or certain underlying heart conditions can increase the risk of more serious arrhythmias. Monitoring and evaluation by a healthcare professional may be necessary to determine the cause and appropriate management of PVCs.

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  • 17. 

    Qh

  • 18. 

    QD

  • 19. 

    QID, qid

  • 20. 

    QOD

  • 21. 

    QS

  • 22. 

    Q4H

    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "EVERY FOUR HOURS, EVERY 4 HOURS". Both phrases mean the same thing and indicate a frequency of every four hours. The repetition of the phrase in two different formats reinforces the idea that something occurs consistently every four hours.

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  • 23. 

    R

  • 24. 

    RBC

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "RED BLOOD COUNT" because RBC is an abbreviation commonly used to refer to red blood cells. Red blood cells are responsible for carrying oxygen to different parts of the body and removing carbon dioxide. The term "red blood count" refers to the number of red blood cells present in a given volume of blood, which is an important indicator of overall health and can help diagnose various medical conditions.

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  • 25. 

    RD

    Explanation
    An RD, or Registered Dietician, is a professional who has completed the necessary educational and practical requirements to provide expert advice on nutrition and diet. They have undergone rigorous training and have a deep understanding of the science behind food and its effects on the body. RDs can help individuals with various health conditions, create personalized meal plans, and provide guidance on healthy eating habits. They play a crucial role in promoting overall health and well-being through proper nutrition.

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  • 26. 

    Rh

  • 27. 

    RLQ

    Explanation
    The given answer "RIGHT LOWER QUADRANT" is an abbreviation used in medical imaging to describe a specific area of the body. It refers to the lower right section of the abdomen or pelvic region. This term is commonly used in radiology reports and discussions to accurately locate and describe abnormalities or findings in this particular area.

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  • 28. 

    RN

  • 29. 

    RT

    Explanation
    The given answer "RESPIRATORY THERAPIST, RESPIRATORY THERAPY" is correct because the question mentions "RT" which is a commonly used abbreviation for Respiratory Therapist. Additionally, "RESPIRATORY THERAPY" is also mentioned, further confirming the answer. Both terms refer to professionals and the field of healthcare that specializes in treating respiratory disorders and providing therapy to patients with breathing difficulties.

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  • 30. 

    RUQ

    Explanation
    The given answer, "RIGHT UPPER QUADRANT," is the correct explanation for the acronym "RUQ." RUQ stands for the right upper quadrant, which is a section of the abdomen. This quadrant is located on the right side of the body, above the belly button and below the ribcage. It contains organs such as the liver, gallbladder, and part of the small intestine. Therefore, the answer accurately describes the anatomical location referred to by the acronym RUQ.

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  • 31. 

    Rx

    Explanation
    The given answer consists of three words: "PRESCRIPTION/THERAPY", "PRESCRIPTION", and "THERAPY". These words are related to the topic of medication and treatment. "PRESCRIPTION/THERAPY" suggests a combination of both prescription and therapy, indicating a comprehensive approach to treatment. "PRESCRIPTION" refers specifically to the written instructions from a doctor for medication. "THERAPY" refers to a form of treatment, often involving counseling or rehabilitation. Therefore, the answer includes both the combined approach and the individual components of treatment.

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  • 32. 

    _s

  • 33. 

    SOB

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "SHORT OF BREATH, SHORTNESS OF BREATH." These terms are often used interchangeably to describe the sensation of difficulty in breathing or a feeling of not getting enough air. They are commonly associated with various medical conditions such as asthma, pneumonia, or heart problems.

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  • 34. 

    SOS

  • 35. 

    Sp. gr.

  • 36. 

    ___ ..ss

  • 37. 

    SL

    Explanation
    The given answer "SUBLINGUAL" is the correct answer because it is formed by rearranging the letters of "SL". The word "sublingual" refers to something that is administered or placed under the tongue.

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  • 38. 

    STAT

  • 39. 

    SC

    Explanation
    The given answer "SUBCUTANEOUS" is correct because "SC" is an abbreviation commonly used in medical terminology to refer to the subcutaneous route of administration. Subcutaneous refers to the layer of tissue just beneath the skin, and medications administered through this route are injected into this layer. Therefore, "SUBCUTANEOUS" is the appropriate interpretation of the abbreviation "SC" in this context.

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  • 40. 

    ST

    Explanation
    A surgical technologist is a healthcare professional who assists surgeons and other medical staff during surgical procedures. They are responsible for preparing the operating room, sterilizing equipment, and ensuring that all necessary instruments and supplies are available. They also assist with patient positioning, draping, and holding retractors during surgery. Surgical technologists play a crucial role in maintaining a sterile environment and ensuring the safety and efficiency of surgical procedures.

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  • 41. 

    SW

    Explanation
    The given answer consists of two terms: "SOCIAL WORKER" and "SOCIAL WORK". These terms are related to the field of social work, which involves helping individuals, families, and communities to improve their well-being and quality of life. A social worker is a professional who provides various social services and support to individuals in need. "SOCIAL WORK" refers to the broader concept and practice of addressing social issues and promoting social justice through various interventions and programs. Therefore, the given answer is correct as it includes both the term for the professional and the field of social work.

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  • 42. 

    T

  • 43. 

    TID, tid

    Explanation
    The acronym "TID" stands for "Three Times a Day" and "tid" is an abbreviation for "3 Times a Day". Both of these phrases indicate the frequency of a medication or treatment that should be taken three times within a 24-hour period. Therefore, the correct answer is "THREE TIMES A DAY, 3 TIMES A DAY".

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  • 44. 

    TPR

    Explanation
    The acronym TPR stands for Temperature, Pulse, Respiration. These are vital signs that are commonly measured in medical settings to assess a patient's overall health and well-being. Temperature refers to the body's internal temperature, which can indicate the presence of fever or hypothermia. Pulse refers to the heart rate, which can provide information about cardiovascular health. Respiration refers to the rate and depth of breathing, which can indicate the efficiency of the respiratory system. Therefore, TPR is a comprehensive assessment of a patient's vital signs.

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  • 45. 

    U

  • 46. 

    Ung.

  • 47. 

    URI

    Explanation
    The given answer "UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTION" is most likely the correct answer because the question is asking for the abbreviation of "URI" which stands for "Upper Respiratory Infection". This is a common medical term used to describe infections that affect the nose, throat, sinuses, and other parts of the upper respiratory system. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that the correct answer is "Upper Respiratory Infection" as it matches the given abbreviation.

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  • 48. 

    USP

    Explanation
    The correct answer is UNITED STATES PHARMACOPEIA. USP stands for United States Pharmacopeia, which is a non-profit organization that sets quality standards for medicines, dietary supplements, and other healthcare products manufactured and sold in the United States. USP ensures that these products meet certain quality, purity, and strength requirements, ensuring their safety and effectiveness for consumers. Therefore, USP plays a crucial role in maintaining the quality and standardization of pharmaceutical products in the United States.

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  • 49. 

    VD

  • 50. 

    WBC

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "WHITE BLOOD COUNT" because WBC is an abbreviation commonly used in the medical field to refer to the White Blood Cell count. White Blood Cells are a crucial part of the immune system and their count can indicate the presence of infection or other health conditions.

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