Abbr I,J,K,L,M,N

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  1. I
    iodine
  2. 131I
    radioactive isotiope of iodine
  3. I&D
    incision and drainage
  4. IBD
    • inflammatory bowel disease
    • (ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease)
  5. IBS
    irritable bowel syndrome (of unknown etiology)
  6. ICD
    implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
  7. ICU
    intensive care unit
  8. ID
    infectious disease
  9. IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG, IgM
    immunoglobulins (antibodies)
  10. IM
    • intramuscular;
    • infectious mononucleosis
  11. INH
    isoniazid (drug to treat tuberculosis)
  12. I&O
    intake and output
  13. IOL
    intraocular lens (implant)
  14. IUD
    intrauterine device (contraceptive)
  15. IV
    intravenous
  16. IVP
    intravenous pyelography
  17. K
    potassium
  18. kg
    kilogram
  19. KS
    Kaposi sarcoma (malignant lesion associated with AIDS)
  20. KUB
    kidneys, ureters, bladder (x-ray study without contrast)
  21. L,1
    • left
    • liter
    • lower
  22. L1, L2
    first lumbar vertebra, second lumbar vertebra
  23. LA
    left atrium
  24. LAD
    • left anterior descending artery (of the heart)
    • lymphandenopathy
  25. lat
    lateral
  26. LBP
    low back pain; low blood pressure
  27. LDH
    lactate dehydrogenase (eleveations associated with heart attack)
  28. LDL
    low-density lipoprotein (high levels associated with heart disease)
  29. LE
    lupus erythematosus
  30. LEEP
    loop electrocautery excision procedure
  31. LES
    lower esophageal sphincter
  32. LFTs
    liver function tests
  33. LLQ
    lower left quadrant
  34. LMP
    last menstrual period
  35. LP
    lumbar puncture
  36. LPN
    licensed practical nurse
  37. LTB
    laryngotracheal bronchitis (croup)
  38. LUQ
    left upper quad
  39. LV
    left ventricle
  40. LVAD
    left ventricular assist device (bridge to cardiac transplant)
  41. L&W
    living and well
  42. lymphs
    lymphocytes
  43. lytes
    electrolytes
  44. m
    • meter
    • milli (one thousandth)
  45. MAC
    monitored anesthesia care
  46. MCH
    mean corpuscular hemoglobin (amount in each RBC)
  47. MCHC
    mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (amount per unit of blood)
  48. MCV
    mean corpuscular volume (size of individual RBC)
  49. MD, M.D.
    • doctor of medicine
    • muscular dystrophy
  50. MDS
    myelodysplastic syndrome (bone marrow disorder)
  51. mets
    metastases
  52. mg
    milligram
  53. Mg
    magnesium
  54. MH
    • martial history
    • mental health
  55. MI
    myocardial infarction (heart attack)
  56. mL
    milliliter
  57. mm
    millimeter
  58. mm Hg
    millimeters of mercury (units for measurement of blood pressure)
  59. mono
    monocytes (type of WBC)
  60. MRA
    magenetic resonance angiography
  61. MRI
    magnetic resonance imaging
  62. MS
    • mitral stenosis
    • multiple sclerosis
    • mental status
  63. MSW
    medical social worker
  64. MTD
    maximum tolerated dose
  65. MVP
    mitral valve prolapse
  66. myop
    myopia (nearsightedness)
  67. N
    nitrogen
  68. Na
    sodium
  69. NB
    newborn
  70. NED
    no evidence of disease
  71. NG tube
    nasogastric tube
  72. NICU
    neonatal intensive care unit
  73. NKA
    no known allergies
  74. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  75. NSAID
    nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
  76. NSR
    normal sinus rhythm (of the heart)
  77. NT
    not tender (to touch)
  78. NTP
    normal temperature and pressure
  79. N+V
    nausea and vomiting

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