Med Term Abbreviations (week 1)

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  1. A&P
    • 1. anatomy & physiology
    • 2. ausculation & percussion
  2. A, B, AB, O
    blood types in ABO blood group
  3. AAA
    abdominal aortic aneurysm
  4. AB, Ab, ab
    antibody; abortion
  5. ABC
    aspiration biopsy cytology
  6. ABG
    arterial blood gas (es)
  7. a.c.*
    before meals
  8. ACL
    anterior cruciate ligament
  9. ACTH
    adrenocorticotropic hormone
  10. AD*
    right ear
  11. ad lib.
    as desired
  12. AD*
    right ear
  13. ADH
    • antidiuretic hormone
    • (vasopressin)
  14. ADHD
    attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  15. ADLs
    activities of daily living
  16. AE
    above the elbow
  17. AED
    automatic external defibrillator
  18. AF
    atrial fibrillation
  19. AFB
    acid-fast bacillus (TB organism)
  20. AGN
    acute glomerulonephritis
  21. AI
    artificial insemination
  22. AICD
    automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator
  23. AIDS
    acquired immune deficiency syndrome
  24. AK
    above the knee
  25. ALL
    acute lymphocytic leukemia
  26. ALS
    amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig disease)
  27. ALT
    alanine aminotransferase
  28. AM, a.m.
    in the morning, or before noon
  29. AML
    Acute myelogenous leukemia
  30. ANS
    autonomic nervous system
  31. ant
    anterior
  32. AOM
    acute otitis media
  33. AP
    anteroposterior
  34. ARDS
    acute respiratory distress syndrome
  35. ARF
    acute renal failure
  36. ARMD, AMD
    age-related macular degeneration
  37. AS
    aortic stenosis
  38. AS*
    left ear
  39. ASD
    atrial septal defect
  40. ASHD
    anteriosclerotic heart disease
  41. AST
    angiotenism sensitivity test
  42. Ast
    astigmatism
  43. AU*
    both ears
  44. AV
    atruiventricular; arteriovenous
  45. Ba
    barium
  46. baso
    basohpil (type of white blood cell)
  47. BBB
    bundle branch block
  48. BC
    bone conduction
  49. BCC
    basal cell carcinoma
  50. BE
    • 1. Barium enema
    • 2. below the elbow
  51. BG
    blood glucose
  52. b.i.d.*
    twice a day
  53. BK
    below the knee
  54. BKA
    below-knee amputation
  55. BM
    bowel movement
  56. BMI
    body mass index
  57. BMR
    basal metabolic rate
  58. BNO
    bladder neck obstruction
  59. BP, B/P
    blood pressure
  60. BPH
    • benign prostatic hyperplasia;
    • benign prostatic hypertrophy
  61. BS
    blood sugar
  62. BSE
    breast self-examination
  63. BSO
    bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
  64. BUN
    blood urea nitrogen
  65. Bx, bx
    bioposy
  66. C1, C2, etc...
    • first cervical vertebra
    • second cervical vertebra
  67. CA
    • 1. cancer
    • 2. chronological age
    • 3. cardiac arrest
  68. Ca
    • 1. calcium
    • 2. cancer
  69. CABG
    coronary artery bypass graft
  70. CAD
    coronary artery disease
  71. CAH
    • 1. chronic active hepatitis
    • 2. congenital adrenal hyperplasia
  72. CAT
    computed axial tomography
  73. Cath
    catheterization; catheter
  74. CBC
    complete blood count
  75. CC
    • 1. cardiac catheterization
    • 2. chief complaint
  76. cc*
    cubic centimeters (same as millileters)
  77. CCU
    coronary care unit
  78. CDH
    congenital dislocation of the hip
  79. CF
    cystic fibrosis
  80. CHD
    coronary heart disease
  81. chemo
    chemotherapy
  82. CHF
    congenital heart failure
  83. Chol
    cholesterol
  84. CLL
    chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  85. CK
    • 1. creatine kinase (cardiac enzyme)
    • 2. conductive keratoplasty
  86. cm
    centimeter
  87. CML
    chronic myelogenous leukemia
  88. CNS
    central nervous system
  89. c/o
    complains of, complaints
  90. CO
    cardiac output
  91. CO2
    carbon dioxide
  92. COPD
    chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  93. CP
    cerebral palsy
  94. CPAP
    continuous positive airway pressure
  95. CPD
    cephalopelvic disproportion
  96. CPK
    creatine phosphokinase (enzyme released into the bloodstream after a heart attack)
  97. CPR
    cardiopulmonary resuscitatioj
  98. CRF
    chronic renal failure
  99. CRRT
    continuous renal replacement therapy
  100. C&S
    culture and sensitivity
  101. CS, C-section
    cesarean section
  102. CSF
    cerebralspinal fluid
  103. CT
    computed tomography
  104. CTS
    carpal tunnel syndrome
  105. CV
    cardiovascular
  106. CVA
    • cerebrovascular accident;
    • costovertebral angle
  107. CVD
    cardiovascular disease
  108. CVS
    chorionic villus sampling
  109. CWP
    childbirth without pain
  110. CXR
    chest x-ray, chest radiograph
  111. cysto
    cystocopy
  112. D
    diopter (lens strength)
  113. dc, DC, D/C*
    discharge; discontinue
  114. D&C
    dilatation (dilation) & curettage
  115. Decub.
    decubitus (lying down)
  116. derm
    dermatology
  117. DES
    • diffuse esophageal spasm;
    • drug-eluting stent
  118. DEXA, DXA
    dual energy x-ray absorptiometry
  119. DI
    • 1. diabetes insipidus
    • 2. diagnostic imaging
  120. diff
    differential count (white blood cells)
  121. DJD
    degenerative joint disease
  122. DKA
    diabetic ketoacidosis
  123. DMARDs
    disease modifying antirheumatic drugs
  124. DM
    diabetes mellitus
  125. DNA
    deoxyribonucleic acid
  126. D.O., DO
    Doctor of Osteopathy
  127. DOE
    dyspnea on exertion
  128. DPI
    dry powder inhaler
  129. D.P.M.
    Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
  130. DPT
    diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus
  131. DRE
    digital rectal examination
  132. DSA
    digital subtraction angiography
  133. DUB
    dysfunctional uterine bleeding
  134. DVT
    • 1. deep vein thrombosis
    • 2. deep venous thrombosis
  135. Dx
    diagnosis
  136. EBV
    Epsten-Barr virus
  137. ECCE
    extracapsular cataract extraction
  138. ECG, EKG
    • 1. electrocardiogram
    • 2. electrocardiography
  139. ECHO
    • 1. echocardiogram
    • 2. echocardiography
    • 3. echoencephalogram
    • 4. echoencephalography
  140. ED
    • 1. erectile dysfunction
    • 2. emergency department
  141. EEG
    • 1. electroencephalography
    • 2. electroencephalogram
  142. EENT
    eyes, ears, nose, throat
  143. EF
    ejection fraction
  144. EGD
    esophagogastoduodenoscopy
  145. ELT
    • 1. endovenous laser ablation
    • 2. endoluminal laser ablation
  146. Em
    emmetropia
  147. EMG
    electromyography
  148. ENT
    ears, nose, throat
  149. EOM
    extraocular movement
  150. eos
    eosinophil (type of white blod cell)
  151. ERCP
    endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
  152. ESR
    erythrocyte sedimentation rate
  153. ESRD
    end-stage renal disease
  154. ESWL
    extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy
  155. ETT
    exercise tolerance test
  156. FBS
    fast blood sugar
  157. FECG, FEKG
    fetal electrocardiogram
  158. FH
    family history
  159. FHR
    fetal heart rate
  160. FHT
    fetal heart tone
  161. FS
    frozen section
  162. FSH
    follicle stimulating hormone
  163. FTND
    full-term normal delivery
  164. FVC
    forced vital capacity
  165. Fx
    fracture
  166. G
    gravida (pregnant)
  167. g, gm
    gram
  168. GB
    gallblader
  169. GBS
    gallbladder series (x-ray studies)
  170. GC
    gonococus (Neisseria gonorrhea)
  171. G-CSF
    granulocyte colony-stimulating factor
  172. GER
    gastroesophageal reflux
  173. GERD
    gastroesophageal reflux disease
  174. GH
    growth hormone
  175. GI
    gastrointestinal
  176. GTT
    gluten tolerance test
  177. GU
    genitourinary
  178. GVHD
    graft-versus-host disease
  179. GVHR
    graft-versus-host reaction
  180. GYN
    gynecology
  181. HAV
    Hepatitius A virus
  182. Hb, Hgb, hgb
    hemoglobin
  183. HCG
    human chorionic gonadotropin
  184. HCl
    hydrocholic acid
  185. HCT, Hct
    hematocrit
  186. HCV
    hepatitis C virus
  187. HD
    • 1. hemodialysis
    • 2. hip disarticulation
    • 3. hearing distance
  188. HDL
    high-density lipoprotein
  189. HDN
    hemolytic disease of the newborn
  190. HEV
    Hepatitis E virus
  191. HF
    heart failure
  192. HIV
    human immunodeficiency virus
  193. HMD
    hyaline membrane disease
  194. HNP
    herniated nucleus pulposus (herniate disk)
  195. H2O
    water
  196. HP
    hemipelvectomy
  197. HPV
    human papillomavirus
  198. HRT
    hormone replacement therapy
  199. h.s.*
    at bedtime
  200. hs*
    half-strength
  201. HSG
    hysterosalpingography
  202. HSV
    herpes simplex virus
  203. HTN
    hypertension
  204. Hx
    history
  205. IAS
    interatrial septum
  206. I&D
    • 1. incision and drainage
    • 2. irrigation and debridement
  207. IBD
    irritable bowel disease
  208. IBS
    irritable bowel syndrome
  209. ICD
    implantable cardioverterdefibrillator
  210. ICP
    intracranial pressure
  211. ICU
    intensive care unit
  212. ID
    intradermal
  213. IDDM
    insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
  214. Ig
    immunoglobulin
  215. IM
    • 1. intramuscular
    • 2. infectious mononucleosis
  216. IMP
    impression (synonymous with diagnosis)
  217. IOL
    intraocular lens
  218. IT
    intensive therapy
  219. IVP
    • 1. intravenous pyelogram
    • 2. intravenous pyelography

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