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  1. ABD
    abdomen
  2. ABG
    arterial blood gases
  3. ac
    before eating
  4. ACLS
    advanced cardiac life support
  5. ad lib
    as desired
  6. AFP
    alpha-fetoprotein
  7. AKA
    above the knee amputation
  8. ASAP
    as soon as possible
  9. ASHD
    atherosclerotic heart disease
  10. BE
    barium enema
  11. bid
    twice a day
  12. BM
    bowel movement
  13. BMR
    basal metabolic rate
  14. BOM
    bilateral otitis media
  15. BP
    blood pressure
  16. BUN
    blood urea nitrogen
  17. bx
    biopsy
  18. --
    c
    with
  19. C&S
    culture and sensitivity
  20. CA
    cancer
  21. CABG
    coronary artery bypass graft
  22. CAD
    coronary artery disease
  23. CBC
    complete blood count
  24. CC
    cheif complaint
  25. CHF
    congestive heart failure
  26. CHO
    carbohydrate
  27. CNS
    central nervous system
  28. c/o
    complains of
  29. COPD
    chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  30. CPK
    creatinine phosphokinase
  31. CPR
    cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  32. CSF
    cerebrospinal fluid
  33. CT
    computed tomography
  34. CVA
    cerebrovascular accident
  35. CXR
    chest x-ray
  36. DAT
    diet as tolerated
  37. dc
    discontinue
  38. D&C
    dilation and curettage
  39. DDx
    differential diagnosis
  40. DM
    diabetes mellitus
  41. DNR
    do not resuscitate
  42. DVT
    deep vein thrombosis
  43. Dx
    diagnosis
  44. FBS
    fasting blood sugar
  45. f/u
    follow up
  46. FUO
    fever of unknown origin
  47. fx
    fracture
  48. GC
    gonorrhea
  49. GI
    gastrointestinal
  50. GTT
    glucose toleranace test ( not drops)
  51. GU
    genitourinary
  52. HCT
    hematocrit
  53. Hgb
    hemoglobin
  54. HIV
    human immunodeficiency virus
  55. HPI
    history of present illness
  56. HS
    at bedtime or hour of sleep
  57. HTN
    hypertension
  58. Hx
    history
  59. I&D
    incision and drainage
  60. I&O
    intake and output
  61. IG
    immunoglobulin
  62. lytes
    electrolytes
  63. MI
    myocardial infarction
  64. NG
    nasogastric
  65. NKA
    no known allergies
  66. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  67. N/V
    nausea and vomiting
  68. p
    after
  69. PE
    pulmonary embolism
  70. prn
    as needed
  71. pt
    patient
  72. PE
    physical examination
  73. PT
    physical therapy

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