Nursing Abbreviations Quiz 4

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  • 1. 

    VS

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "vital signs, Vital Signs". The term "vital signs" refers to the measurements of essential body functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, and respiratory rate. These measurements are crucial in assessing a person's overall health and detecting any abnormalities or changes in their condition. The capitalization of "Vital Signs" in the answer suggests that it may be referring to a specific set of guidelines or protocols for measuring and interpreting these vital signs.

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  • 2. 

    QID

    Explanation
    The given correct answer for this question is "four times per day," "four times a day," "Four Times Per Day," and "Four Times A Day." These phrases all mean the same thing, indicating that something should be done or taken four times within a 24-hour period.

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  • 3. 

    PVC

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "premature ventricular contraction" or "Premature Ventricular Contraction." PVC refers to an abnormal heart rhythm where the ventricles contract earlier than expected, disrupting the normal electrical pattern. This can cause a skipped or extra heartbeat and may be felt as palpitations. PVCs are usually harmless, but if they occur frequently or are accompanied by other symptoms, medical attention may be needed to rule out any underlying heart conditions.

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    LLL

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "left lower lobe" or "Left Lower Lobe." This refers to a specific part of the lungs called the left lower lobe. It is one of the lobes of the left lung and is located in the lower part of the lung.

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  • 5. 

    H/o

    Explanation
    The given answer options are variations of the phrase "history of." The correct answer is "history of" because it is the standard and commonly used form of the phrase. The other options, "History Of" and "History of," are also correct as they only differ in capitalization.

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  • 6. 

    NS

    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "normal saline" or "Normal Saline". Normal saline is a solution of sodium chloride in water and is commonly used for medical purposes, such as intravenous fluid administration or wound cleaning. It is called "normal" because it has the same concentration of salt as the body's cells, making it compatible with the body's fluids and minimizing the risk of adverse reactions.

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    Gr

  • 8. 

    LUQ

    Explanation
    The given answer "left upper quadrant" and "Left Upper Quadrant" are both correct explanations for the abbreviation "LUQ." It refers to the area of the abdomen located on the left side, above the belly button. This term is commonly used in medical contexts to describe the specific location of organs or pain within the abdomen.

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  • 9. 

    CHF

    Explanation
    The correct answer is congestive heart failure or Congestive Heart Failure. CHF is a medical condition that occurs when the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. It can cause symptoms such as shortness of breath, fatigue, and fluid retention. The term "congestive" refers to the buildup of fluid in the body, particularly in the lungs and extremities. The condition can be caused by various factors, including heart damage from a heart attack, high blood pressure, or certain diseases. Treatment for CHF may include lifestyle changes, medications, and in severe cases, surgery.

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    CBC

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "complete blood count" or "Complete Blood Count." A complete blood count is a common blood test that provides important information about the number and types of cells in the blood, including red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. It is used to evaluate overall health, diagnose various conditions such as anemia or infection, and monitor the effectiveness of treatments. The abbreviation CBC is often used in medical settings to refer to this specific blood test.

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