On the left are listed some common brand name drugs, on the right their respective antihyperlipidemics or cholesterol-lowering agents.
Crestor rosuvastatin potassium
Lipitor atorvastatin calcium [click to continue…]
Here is a quick reference list for numerical prefixes. Most are familiar to us but there are a few that are great to have clarification on.
one – mono, uni
two – bi, du, duo
three – tri [click to continue…]
Meanings for many of the terms we transcribe as medical transcriptionists can be easily understood if we know the definitions for the prefixes, root words, and suffixes they are made up of. Here are a couple words that share the -in suffix:
renin and angiotensin
This in- suffix means [click to continue…]
Cynthia recently shared 3 chemotherapy drugs that are becoming more common. She wondered if we would share them with the others. Of course!
I have received 2 separate questions about the difference between SLL and CLL.
Small lymphocytic lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia are basically the same disease.
They are both B-cell lymphomas. [click to continue…]
There have been a few questions asked about the origin and meaning of the word “therex”.
Therex is used in medical transcription for physical therapy. It originates from the words “therapeutic exercise.” [click to continue…]
There have been multiple clinical observations done on the respiratory activity of resting, healthy infants. From these and other findings, it has been determined that all full-term newborns pass through 4 stages of respiration.
Stage 1 deals with the establishing of postnatal respirations and continues for those first couple of minutes following the birth of the newborn. [click to continue…]
Wishing you all a happy,
safe, and prosperous 2014!
The control pause technique is a simple way to measure your carbon dioxide level. Relax your breathing and take a few small breaths. Be sure to have a stopwatch available. Slowly exhale and hold your breath and start the timer. Stop the timer when you feel the first desire to breathe. If you find yourself gasping for air, [click to continue…]