Common Medical Abbreviations S - Y


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What is the abbreviation for without?

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1. Three times a day is abbreviated as ______.

2. What does UA stand for?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Medical abbreviations have been adopted to reduce the time it takes to communicate patient information. This quiz/worksheet combination will test your knowledge of abbreviations that begin with S, T, U, V, W, X, and Y. The questions will quiz you on abbreviation meanings for select medical terminology.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be tested on your knowledge of the correct abbreviations for:

  • Extended release
  • Without
  • Write on label
  • Three times a day

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and assessment will help the student develop the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of medical abbreviations to remember that the meanings of abbreviations are case sensitive
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the importance of using medical abbreviations in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the definitions of medical abbreviations and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the meaning of medical abbreviations that begin with S-Y

Additional Learning

To learn more about medical abbreviations, check out the accompanying lesson entitled Common Medical Abbreviations S-Y. This lesson includes the following objectives:

  • Learn the meaning of medical abbreviations that begin with S-Y
  • Know that abbreviations are case sensitive
  • Understand that certain abbreviations for medical terminology can mean something different in real world applications
  • Identify the benefits of using medical abbreviations