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lt

Left

on, toward, or relating to the side of a human body or of a thing that is to
the west when the person or thing is facing north

Left Upper Quadrant (abdomen)

The left upper quadrant is the location of the left portion of the liver, the
larger portion of the stomach, the pancreas, left kidney, spleen, portions of
the transverse and descending colon, and parts of the small intestine.

Left Upper Lobe (lung)

The left upper lobe (LUL) is one of two lobes in the left lung. It is
separated from the left lower lobe by the left oblique fissure and subdivided
into four bronchopulmonary segments, two of which represent the lingula.

Mental Age

Mental age is a concept related to intelligence. It looks at how a specific
child, at a specific age—usually today, now—performs intellectually,
compared to average intellectual performance for that physical age,
measured in years.

LUQ, LUL

MA

MAST

Medical Anti-Shock Trousers

Medical antishock trousers (MAST) have been used to increase venous
return to the heart until definitive care could be given. This, combined with
compression of blood vessels, is believed to cause the movement of blood
from the lower body to the brain, heart and lungs.
It is also known as the Pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment (PASG), should be
inflated if the systolic blood pressure is below 90 mm Hg in adults or below
70 mm Hg in children and signs of inadequate perfusion is present.

MCI

Mass Casualty Incident

meds

Medications

MI

Myocardial Infarction

MICU

Mobile Intensive Care Unit

A mass casualty incident (often shortened to MCI and sometimes called a
multiple-casualty incident or multiple-casualty situation) is any incident in
which emergency medical services resources, such as personnel and
equipment, are overwhelmed by the number and severity of casualties.

A substance used for medical treatment, especially a medicine or drug.

(MI; Latin: infarctus myocardii) or acutemyocardial infarction (AMI),
commonly known as a heart attack, occurs when blood stops flowing
properly to a part of the heart, and the heart muscle is injured because it is
not receiving enough oxygen.

An emergency response unit, staffed by Paramedics, that complements the
basic life support therapies provided by EMTs from local First Aid Squads
and Fire Departments. Essentially, the MICU brings the Emergency
Department to you.
The MICUs respond for many emergencies, including:
 Cardiac Problems
 Breathing Problems
 Stroke

It is only for adults who have moderate to severe pain. or computed tomography (CT) scan. an effect that helps to cause movement of the intestines. or indigestion. The transition time period from one day to the next: the moment when the date changes. COMMON BRAND NAME(S): MS Contin Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). MRI gives different information about structures in the body than can be seen with an X-ray. upset stomach. and pain that continues around-the-clock and is expected to last for a long period of time (chronic).     min Minute MN Midnight Severe Trauma Severe Allergic Reactions Unconsciousness / Fainting Diabetic Emergencies Seizures The sixtieth part (1/60) of an hour. Morphine Sulfate Oral Solution is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers. ultrasound. In ancient Roman timekeeping. It is an antacid that works by lowering the amount of acid in the stomach. used as an antacid or laxative. Phillips Milk of Magnesia MRI Magnetic Resonance Imagery MS Morphine Sulfate Multiple Sclerosis Is a test that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of organs and structures inside the body. This medication is used for a short time to treat occasional constipation. MOM Milk Of Magnesia This medication is also used to treat symptoms caused by too much stomach acid such as heartburn. varying according to the seasons. sixty seconds. Generic Name: Magnesium Hydroxide Brand Name: Ex-Lax Milk of Magnesia. The immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body. . Milk of Magnesia.  It is a federally controlled substance (CII) because it is a strong opioid pain medicine that can be abused by people who abuse prescription medicines or street drugs. It is a laxative (osmotic-type) that is thought to work by drawing water into the intestines.  It is a prescription medicine that is used to manage moderate to severe pain that is expected to last a short period of time (acute). In many cases. midnight was halfway between sunset and sunrise. Pedia-Lax Chewable. A white suspension of hydrated magnesium carbonate in water.

Flow rates of up to 6 litres can be given but this will often cause nasal dryness and can be uncomfortable for patients no Complaints neg Negative Symptom that a patient states as the reason for seeking medical care (of a laboratory test) indicating that a substance or a reaction is not present. and urinary problems. car accident. Drinking water also contains sodium. or phlegm) from the mouth to help improve lung function in people with cystic fibrosis. The nasal cannula (NC) is a device used to deliver supplemental oxygen or increased airflow to a patient or person in need of respiratory help. Flow rates of 1-4 litres per minute are used with nasal cannulas. This medication may also be used to dilute other medications inhaled through a nebulizer. tingling. wreck. also known as a motor vehicle collision (MVC). This device consists of a lightweight tube which on one end splits into two prongs which are placed in the nostrils and from which a mixture of air and oxygen flows. road traffic accident. pedestrian. thinking problems. car crash. or car smash occurs when a vehicle collides with another vehicle. Milk. NaCl N/C Sodium Chloride Nasal Cannula Sodium chloride inhalation is used to produce sputum (mucus. Na+ Sodium Sodium occurs naturally in most foods. Nausea. It is also known as the stomach flu. Your body also needs sodium for your muscles and nerves to work properly. It affects the brain and spinal cord. Traffic collisions may result in injury. which is table salt. death and property damage. A colorless crystalline compound occurring naturally in seawater and halite. MVA NVD Motor Vehicle Accident A traffic collision. equating to a concentration of approximately 24-40% oxygen. or to collect sputum for medical testing. such as a tree or utility pole. an inflammation of the stomach and intestines caused by one of any number of viruses. road debris. but the amount depends on the source. self-limiting It can be a sign or symptom of viral gastroenteritis. road traffic collision. Treatment can relieve MS symptoms and delay disease progression. Early MS symptoms include weakness. common salt. motor vehicle accident. beets.Eventually. and blurred vision. numbness. The most common form of sodium is sodium chloride. Other signs are muscle stiffness. Diarrhea It is usually cause by viruses. and celery also naturally contain sodium. The body uses sodium to control blood pressure and blood volume. the disease can cause the nerves themselves to deteriorate or become permanently damaged. animal. traffic accident. . automobile accident. Vomiting. or other stationary obstruction.

It is called normal because its salt concentration is similar to tears. Reaching or supplying the stomach via the nose Nasogastric tube A nasogastric tube (NG tube) is a special tube that carries food and medicine to the stomach through the nose. neuro Neurology NG Nasogastric It is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the nervous system. often meaning that there is no pathological change. False negative: A result that appears negative when it should not. injection site swelling. (of a substance) tending to carry or carrying a negative chemical charge. such as muscle. This medication is available in generic form. . An example of a false negative would be if a particular test designed to detect cancer returns a negative result but the person actually does have cancer. redness. an evening Nil per os (alternatively nihil/non/nulla per os) (npo or NPO) is a medical instruction meaning to withhold oral food and fluids from a patient for various reasons. and other body fluids (0. It is a fluid and electrolyte replenisher. the autonomic nervous system and the somatic nervous system). It is also called isotonic solution. including their coverings. sexual activity) to prevent chest pain (angina) in people with a certain heart condition (coronary artery disease). Neurology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all categories of conditions and disease involving the central and peripheral nervous system (and its subdivisions. NS Normal Saline It used as a source of water and electrolytes. Common side effects include fever. nitro Nitroglycerine BRAND NAME(S): Nitrostat. blood. It can be used for all feedings or for giving a person extra calories. blood vessels. noc (t) Night NGT NPO Nothing By Mouth Period of time between afternoon and bedtime. CLASS: anti-angina NKA No Known Allergies It is used in medical records to notate that a patient does not have any known allergies. and all effector tissue. or infection. Deponit USES: This medication is used before physical activities (such as exercise. Normal saline is a sterile mixture of salt and water. It is important to take good care of the feeding bag and tubing so that they work properly.(of a sign) indicating on physical examination that a finding is not present.9% saline). which is the scientific study of the nervous system. Neurological practice relies heavily on the field of neuroscience.

and communities so they may attain. families. Right Eye Refers to the eye on the right Overdose An excessive and dangerous dose of a drug oint Ointment A smooth oily preparation that is rubbed on the skin for medicinal purposes or as a cosmetic. clinic. OOB Out Of Bed nsg Indicates brain activities OD Charting notation indicating that a patient has become ambulatory Hospital department where healthcare professionals see outpatients OPD Outpatient Department A patient who is not hospitalized for 24 hours or more but who visits a hospital. or associated facility for diagnosis or treatment. A room in a hospital specially equipped for surgical operations. OR Operating Room ord Orderly A hospital attendant whose job consists of assisting medical and/or nursing staff with various nursing and/or medical interventions ORTH Orthopedics The branch of medicine dealing with the correction of deformities of bones or muscles. NSR Normal Sinus Rhythm The term normal sinus rhythm (NSR) is sometimes used to denote a specific type of sinus rhythm where all other measurements on the ECG also fall within designated normal limits. NVS Neurological Vital Signs O Oxygen The chemical element of atomic number 8 and the life-supporting component of the air OB Obstetrics The branch of medicine and surgery concerned with childbirth and the care of women giving birth. or recover optimal health and quality of life. Treatment provided in this fashion is called ambulatory care. giving rise to the characteristic appearance of the ECG when the electrical conduction system of the heart is functioning normally. maintain. .Nursing It is a profession within the health care sector focused on the care of individuals.