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Appendix III: Abbreviations
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  1. abd
    abdomen
  2. ac
    before meals
  3. AD
    right ear; Alzheimer's disease
  4. ad lib
    freely as desired
  5. AP
    anteroposterior (front to back)
  6. A&P
    auscultation and percussion
  7. ASHD
    arteriosclerotic heart disease
  8. AS
    left ear; aortic stenosis
  9. AU
    each ear
  10. bid
    twice a day
  11. BP
    blood pressure
  12. BPH
    benign prostatic hypertrophy (hyperplasia)
  13. BUN
    blood urea nitrogen (test of kidney function)
  14. Bx
    biopsy
  15. c
    with
  16. CABG
    coronary artery bypass graft
  17. CAD
    coronary artery disease
  18. CBC
    complete blood count
  19. cc
    cubic centimeter
  20. CCU
    coronary care unit; critical care unit
  21. Chemo
    chemotherapy
  22. CHF
    congestive heart failure
  23. cm
    centimeter
  24. c/o
    complains of
  25. COPD
    chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  26. CPR
    cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  27. C&S
    culture and sensitivity (testing)
  28. CSF
    cerebrospinal fluid
  29. CT scan
    computed tomography scan (x-ray images in cross-sectional view)
  30. CVA
    Cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
  31. D/C or d/c
    discontinue
  32. D&C
    dilation (dilatation) and curettage (of uterine lining)
  33. DJD
    degenerative joint disease
  34. diff
    differential (percentages of types of white blood cells)
  35. DVT
    deep vein thrombosis
  36. ECG (EKG)
    electrocardiography
  37. EEG
    electroencephalography
  38. ER
    emergency room; estrogen receptor
  39. ENT
    ears, nose, throat
  40. ESRD
    end-stage renal disease
  41. ETOH
    ethyl alcohol (ethanol)
  42. F/U or f/u
    follow-up
  43. FUO
    fever of unknown (undetermined) origin
  44. Fx
    fracture
  45. GB
    gallbladder
  46. GERD
    gastroesophageal reflux disease
  47. GI
    Gastrointestinal
  48. gt, gtt
    drop, drops
  49. Gyn
    gynecology
  50. Hct
    hematocrit
  51. Hgb
    hemoglobin
  52. HIV
    human immunodeficiency virus
  53. h.s.
    at bedtime
  54. HTN
    hypertension (hypertension)
  55. Hx
    history
  56. I&D
    incision and drainage
  57. ICU
    intensive care unit
  58. IDDM
    Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
  59. IM
    intramuscular; infectious mononucleosis
  60. I&O
    intake and output
  61. IV
    intravenous
  62. IVP
    intravenous pyelography
  63. K+
    potassium
  64. kg
    kilogram
  65. KUB
    Kidneys ureters bladder (x-ray study without contrast)
  66. L
    left; liter; lower
  67. Lat
    lateral
  68. LLQ
    left lower quadrant (of the abdomen)
  69. lytes
    electrolytes
  70. m
    meter; milli
  71. mg
    milligram
  72. MI
    myocardial infarction
  73. mm
    millimeter
  74. Na+
    sodium
  75. NG tube
    nasogastric tube
  76. NIDDM
    Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
  77. NKA (NKDA)
    no known allegies
  78. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  79. NSAID
    nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
  80. NSR
    normal sinus rhythm (of the heart)
  81. OB
    obstetrics
  82. OD
    right eye; doctor of optometry
  83. OR
    operating room
  84. ORIF
    open reduction plus internal fixation (to set a broken bone)
  85. OS
    left eye
  86. OU
    each eye
  87. p
    after; following
  88. PA
    posteroanterior (back to front); pulmonary artery
  89. pc
    after meals
  90. PERRLA
    pupils equal, round, and reactive to light and accommodation
  91. PET
    positron emission tomography
  92. PM
    afternoon
  93. PMH
    past medical history
  94. PND
    paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea; postnasal drip
  95. po
    by mouth
  96. prn
    as needed
  97. PTCA
    percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (balloon angioplasty)
  98. PVC
    premature ventricular contraction (abnormal heart rhythm)
  99. q
    every
  100. qh
    each hour
  101. qid
    four times a day
  102. qs
    quantity sufficient
  103. RBC
    Red blood cell (count)
  104. RLQ
    right lower quadrant (of the abdomen)
  105. ROM
    range of motion
  106. ROS
    review of systems
  107. Rx
    treatment; therapy; prescription (recipe)
  108. s
    without
  109. stat
    immediately
  110. tab
    tablet
  111. TIA
    transient ischemic attack
  112. tid
    three times daily
  113. TPN
    total parenteral nutrition (IV solution to maintain nutrition)
  114. TUR, TURP
    transurethral resection of the prostate gland
  115. Tx
    treatment
  116. UA, U/A
    urinalysis
  117. UGI
    upper gastrointestinal
  118. URI
    Upper respiratory infection
  119. US, u/s
    ultrasound (imaging examination)
  120. UTI
    urinary tract infection
  121. VS, V/S
    vital signs; versus
  122. WBC
    white blood cell (count)
  123. W/C
    wheelchair
  124. WNL
    within normal limits
  125. WT, wt
    weight
  126. y/o, yr
    year(s) old, year(s)

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