Maternal Abbreviations

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Maternal Abbreviations
2011-12-31 16:57:47

Maternal Abbreviations
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  1. AFI
    Amniotic fluid index
  2. AFP
  3. AFV
    Amniotic fluid volume
  4. AGA
    average for gestational age
  5. SGA
    small for gestational age
  6. LGA
    large for gestational age
  7. AROM
    artificial ruptured of membrane
  8. ROM
    rupture of membrane
  9. PROM
    premature rupture of membrane
  10. CC
    chest compressions/cord compression
  11. C-H
    crown to heel
  12. CNM
    Certified Nurse Midwife
  13. CNS
    Certified Nurse Specialist
  14. CMV
  15. CPD
    cephlo-pelvic disproportion
  16. c/s
    cesarean section (c-section)
  17. CST
    contraction stress test
  18. Decels
    deceleration of fetal heart rate
  19. DTR
    deep tendon reflexes
  20. EDC
    estimated date of confinement
  21. EFM
    electronic fetal monitoring
  22. FAS
    fetal alcohol syndrome
  23. IVF
    In vitro fertilization
  24. LBW
    Low birth weight
  25. LDR
    Labor delivery recovery room
  26. LMP
    Last menstrual period
  27. NVD
    normal vaginal delivery
  28. NSVD
    normal spontaneous vaginal delivery
  29. mec
  30. mas
    meconium aspiration syndrome
  31. OGTT
    oral glucose tolerance test
  32. P
  33. PDA
    patent ductus ateriosis
  34. PID
    Pelvic inflammatory disease
  35. Pit
  36. PKU
  37. RDS
    respiratory distress syndrome
  38. SIDS
    sudden infant death syndrome
  39. D&C
    dilatation & curettage
  40. DFMR
    daily fetal movement response
  41. VBAC
    vaginal birth after c-section
  42. FM
    fetal monitoring
  43. IDM
    infant of a diabetic mother
  44. IDDM
    infant of a drug dependent mother
  45. FHR
    fetal heart rate
  46. FHT
    fetal heart tone
  47. ISAM
    infant of a substance abusing mother
  48. GTPAL
    gravid, term, preterm, abortion, living
  49. GDM
    gestational diabetes mellitus
  50. HA
    head-abdominal ratio
  51. HMD
    hyaline membrane disease
  52. IUFD
    intra uterine fetal death
  53. IUGR
    intra uterine growth restriction
  54. SIDS
    • sudden death of an infant younger than 1 year of age
    • that remains unexplained after a complete post-mortem examination, including an
    • investigation of the death scene and a review of the case history.
  55. Wilm’s Tumor
    • is the most
    • common malignant renal tumor and intraabdominal tumor of childhood. Occurs
    • three times more in African Americans than in East Asians in the US. Occurs
    • more in boys with a peak age of diagnosis at three years of age. Is most often
    • located in the left kidney.
  56. Tetralogy of Fallot
    • Includes several abnormalities caused by
    • maldevelopment of the truncus arteriosus. The four defects are: ventricular septal defect (VSD), pulmonic
    • stenosis (PS), overriding aorta, right ventricular hypertrophy.
  57. CHF
    • - is the
    • inability of the heart to pump an adequate amount of blood to the systemic
    • circulation at normal filling pressures to meet the body’s metabolic demands.
    • In children, CHF most frequently occurs secondary to structural adnormalities
    • that result in increased blood volume and pressure within the heart.
  58. Epilepsy
    • is a
    • condition characterized by two or more unprovoked seizures and can be caused by
    • a variety of pathologic processes in the brain.
  59. Placenta previa
    • the placenta is implanted in the lower uterine segment
    • near or over the internal cervical os.
  60. Placental Abruption
    • is premature separation of the placenta from its
    • implantation site in part or completely occurring after 20 weeks and before
    • birth.