Medical Definition: Periumbilical

  1. All:

    - I have not yet started nursing school yet - but the boss man from microbiology lab is throwing medical terms at us. So need some help with a definition or two -- and yes, I already tried to find these terms in my Anatomy as well as my Micro book.

    - Here goes:

    - Term #1: periumbilical (as in periumbilical abdominal pain).

    - Term #2: afebrile (as in afebrile with normal vital signs).

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    I looked on the Internet and found the following buried in some medical literature (as opposed to a dictionary).

    - afebrile means "no fever" -- am I correct?

    - periumbilical means "around the navel" -- am I correct?

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    Let me know if I am right.

    Thanks.

    John Coxey
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  3. by   hobbes
    Quote from John Coxey
    All:

    - I have not yet started nursing school yet - but the boss man from microbiology lab is throwing medical terms at us. So need some help with a definition or two -- and yes, I already tried to find these terms in my Anatomy as well as my Micro book.

    - Here goes:

    - Term #1: periumbilical (as in periumbilical abdominal pain).

    - Term #2: afebrile (as in afebrile with normal vital signs).

    -------------

    I looked on the Internet and found the following buried in some medical literature (as opposed to a dictionary).

    - afebrile means "no fever" -- am I correct?

    - periumbilical means "around the navel" -- am I correct?

    ---------------

    Let me know if I am right.

    Thanks.

    John Coxey

    Yes, you're right on
  4. by   CCU NRS
    Quote from John Coxey
    All:

    - I have not yet started nursing school yet - but the boss man from microbiology lab is throwing medical terms at us. So need some help with a definition or two -- and yes, I already tried to find these terms in my Anatomy as well as my Micro book.

    - Here goes:

    - Term #1: periumbilical (as in periumbilical abdominal pain).

    - Term #2: afebrile (as in afebrile with normal vital signs).

    -------------

    I looked on the Internet and found the following buried in some medical literature (as opposed to a dictionary).

    - afebrile means "no fever" -- am I correct?

    - periumbilical means "around the navel" -- am I correct?

    ---------------

    Let me know if I am right.

    Thanks.

    John Coxey
    The prefix A always means not as in febrile means with fever afibrile means without fever

    Peri is also a prefix peri under under umbilical periumbilical
  5. by   SirJohnny
    All:

    - Thanks for the help.

    John Coxey
  6. by   prmenrs
    Now might be a good time to get a good Medical Dictionary like Tabor's or a Merck Manual. And I think Merck has an online site to look up stuff. (Peri is around, not under.)

    If you can find an INEXPENSIVE med terminology text (we had a 'programmed' one in school), it would help, too. Check Amazon, might be a used one there.

    I used to Thank TPTB for making me take 2 years of Latin in high school. Helped a lot w/some of the verbage.

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