Rnur 131 Abbr D,E,F,G,H

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  1. D/C
    discontinue
  2. D&C
    dilation (dialation) and curettage (of the uterus lining)
  3. DES
    • diethylstilbestrol
    • (estrogen causing defects in children whose mothers took the drug during pregnancy)
  4. DEXA (DXA)
    dual-energy x-ray absortiometry
  5. DIC
    disseminated intravascular coagulation
  6. diff.
    differential (percentages of types of white blood cells)
  7. DKA
    diabetic ketoacidosis
  8. DM
    diabetes mellitus
  9. DNA
    deoxyribonucleic acid
  10. DOB
    date of birth
  11. DOE
    dyspnea on exertion
  12. DRE
    digital rectal examination
  13. DT
    • delirium tremens
    • (caused by ETOH withdrawal)
  14. DTR
    deep tendon reflex
  15. DVT
    deep vein thrombosis
  16. Dx
    diagnosis
  17. EBV
    • Epstein-Barr virus
    • (cause of mononucleosis)
  18. ECC
    emergency cardiac care
  19. ECG
    electrocardiography
  20. ECHO
    echocardiography
  21. ECMO
    extracorporeal membrane oxygenator
  22. ECT
    electroconvulsive therapy
  23. ED
    emergency department
  24. EDC
    estimated date of confinement
  25. EEG
    electroencephalography
  26. EENT
    eyes, ears, nose, throat
  27. EGD
    esophagogastroduodenoscopy

    esophago gastro duodeno scopy
  28. EKG
    • electrocardiography
    • (ECG is preferred)
  29. ELISA
    • enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
    • (an AIDS test)
  30. EMG
    electromyography
  31. ENT
    ears, nose, throat
  32. eso.
    • eosinophils
    • (type of white blood cell)
  33. ER
    • emergency room;
    • estrogen receptor
  34. ERCP
    • endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
    • endoscopic retrograde cholongio pancreato graphy
  35. ESR
    • erythrocyte sedimentation rate
    • sed rate
  36. ESRD
    end-stage-renal disease
  37. ESWL
    extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
  38. ETOH
    ethyl alcohol (ethanol)
  39. ETT
    • exercise tolerance test;
    • endotracheal tube
  40. FBS
    fasting blood sugar
  41. FDA
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  42. FDG-PET
    • fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography
    • (nuclear medicine test)
  43. Fe
    iron
  44. FEV
    forced expiratory-volume
  45. FH
    family history
  46. FHR
    fetal heart rate
  47. FSH
    follicle-stimulating hormone (secreted by pituitary gland)
  48. F/U, f/u
    follow-up
  49. FUO
    • fever of unknown
    • (undetermined) origin
  50. Fx
    fracture
  51. G
    • gravida
    • (a pregnant woman)
  52. g, gm
    gram
  53. Ga
    • gallium
    • (element used in nuclear medicine diagnostic tests)
  54. GB
    gallbladder
  55. GC
    • gonococcus
    • (bacteria causing gonorrhea)
  56. Gd
    • gadolinium
    • (widely used MRI contrast agent)
  57. GERD
    gastroesophageal reflux disease
  58. GH
    • growth hormone
    • (secreted by pituitary gland)
  59. GI
    gastrointestinal
  60. Grav. 1, 2, 3
    gravida--a woman who has 1st, 2nd, or 3rd pregnancy of any duration
  61. gt, gtt
    drop, drops
  62. GTT
    glucose tolerance test
  63. GU
    genitourinary
  64. GVHD
    graft-versus-host disease
  65. Gy
    gray (unit of irradiation)
  66. GYN, gyn
    gynecology
  67. H
    hydrogen
  68. h, hr
    hour
  69. HAART
    • highly active antiretroviral therapy
    • (for AIDS)
  70. Hb, hgb, Hgb
    hemoglobin
  71. HbA1c
    • glycosylated hemogrlobin
    • (measured to test for diabetes)
  72. HBV
    hepatitis B virus
  73. HCG, hCG
    • human chorionic gonadotropin
    • (secreted during pregnancy)
  74. Hct, HCT
    hematocrit
  75. HCV
    hepatitis C virus
  76. HD
    • hemodialysis
    • (performed by artificial kidney machine)
  77. HDL
    • high-density lipoprotein
    • "good cholesterol"
    • (associated with decreased incidence of coronary heart disease)
  78. HEENT
    head, ears, eyes, nose, throat
  79. Hg
    mercury
  80. HIPAA
    Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act 1996
  81. HIV
    human immunodeficiency virus
  82. h/o
    history of
  83. H2O
    water
  84. H&P
    history & physical (examination)
  85. HPV
    human papillomavirus
  86. HRT
    hormone replacement therapy
  87. h.s.
    at bedtime (hora somni)
  88. HSG
    hysterosalpingography
  89. HSV-1, HSV-2
    herpes simplex virus type 1, type 2
  90. HTN
    hypertension (high blood pressure)
  91. Hx
    history

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