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Exploring Medical Language 8th edition Lafleur
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abbreviations from chapters in the book (thru chap 7), plus extras given in class pay special attention to upper and lower case
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  1. CA
    • carcinoma
    • cancer
  2. RBC
    • red blood cell
    • erythrocyte
  3. WBC
    • white blood cell
    • leukocyte
  4. Dx
    diagnosis
  5. mets
    metastasis
  6. chemo
    chemotherapy
  7. XRT
    • radiation therapy
    • radiation oncology
    • radiotherapy
  8. Px
    prognosis
  9. Tx
    treatment
  10. Rx
    prescription
  11. Hx
    history
  12. DNA
    deoxyribonucleic acid
  13. "c" with a line over it
    with
  14. "s" with a line over it
    without
  15. ant
    anterior
  16. AP
    anteroposterior
  17. inf
    inferior
  18. lat
    lateral
  19. med
    medial
  20. PA
    posteroanterior
  21. sup
    superior
  22. LLQ
    left lower quadrant
  23. LUQ
    left upper quadrant
  24. RLQ
    right lower quadrant
  25. RUQ
    right upper quadrant
  26. BCC
    basal cell carcinoma
  27. bx
    biopsy
  28. CMV
    cytomegalovirus
  29. CA-MRSA
    community-associated MRSA infection
  30. decub
    pressure ulcer
  31. derm
    dermatology
  32. HA-MRSA
    healthcare-associated MRSA infection
  33. I&D
    incision and drainiage
  34. ID
    intradermal
  35. MRSA
    methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus
  36. SLE
    systemic lupus eruthematosus
  37. SqCCA
    squamous cell carcinoma
  38. staph
    staphylococcus
  39. strep
    streptococcus
  40. subcut
    subcutaneous
  41. TD
    transdermal
  42. ABGs
    arterial blood gases
  43. AFB
    acid-fast bacilli
  44. ARDS
    acute respiratory distress syndrome
  45. CF
    cystic fibrosis
  46. Co2
    carbon dioxide
  47. COPD
    chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  48. CT
    computed tomography
  49. CXR
    • chest radiograph
    • chest x-ray
  50. flu
    influena
  51. LLL
    left lower lobe
  52. LTB
    laryngotracheobronchitis
  53. LUL
    left upper lobe
  54. O2
    oxygen
  55. OSA
    obstructive sleep apnea
  56. PE
    pulmonary embolism
  57. PFM
    peak flow meter
  58. PFTs
    pulmonary function tests
  59. PSG
    polysomnography
  60. RLL
    right lower lobe
  61. RML
    right middle lobe
  62. RUL
    right upper lobe
  63. SOB
    shortness of breath
  64. TB
    tuberculosis
  65. URI
    upper respiratory infection
  66. VPS
    ventilation-perfusion scanning
  67. BiPAP
    bilevel positive airway pressure
  68. CpT
    chest physiotherapy
  69. CPAP
    continuous positive airway pressure
  70. DPI
    dry powder inhaler
  71. HME
    heat/moisture exchanger
  72. IPPB
    intermittent positive-pressure breathing
  73. MDI
    metered-dose inhaler
  74. NPPV
    noninvasive positive-pressure ventilator
  75. PEP
    positive expiratory pressure
  76. SVN
    small-volume nebulizer
  77. VAP
    ventilator-associated pneumonia
  78. ARF
    acute renal failure
  79. BUN
    blood urea nitrogen
  80. cth
    catheterization, catheter
  81. CRF
    chronic renal failure
  82. ESRD
    end-stage renal disease
  83. ESWL
    extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
  84. HD
    hemodialysis
  85. IVP
    intravenous pyelogram
  86. IVU
    intravenous urogram
  87. OAB
    overactive bladder
  88. SG
    specific gravity
  89. UA
    urinalysis
  90. UTI
    urinary tract infection
  91. VCUG
    voiding cystourethrography
  92. AIDS
    acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  93. BPH
    benign prostatic hyperplasia
  94. DRE
    digital rectal exam
  95. ED
    erectile dysfunction
  96. HIV
    human immunodeficiency virus
  97. HPB
    human papillomavirus
  98. PSA
    prostate-specific antigen
  99. RP
    radical prostatectomy
  100. STD
    sexually transmitted disease
  101. TRUS
    transrectal ultrasound
  102. TUIP
    transurethral incision of the prostate
  103. TUMT
    transurethral microwave thermotherapy
  104. TURP
    transurethral resection of the prostate
  105. A&P repair
    anterior and posterior colporraphy
  106. Cx
    cervix
  107. D&C
    dilation and curettage
  108. FBD
    fibrocystic breast disease
  109. GYN
    gynecology
  110. HRT
    hormone replacement therapy
  111. PID
    pelvic inflammatory disease
  112. PMS
    premenstrual syndrome
  113. SHG
    sonohysterography
  114. TAH/BSO
    total abdominal hysterectomy / bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
  115. TSS
    toxic shock syndrome
  116. TVH
    total vaginal hysterectomy
  117. TVS
    transvaginal sonography
  118. UAE
    uterine artery embolization
  119. CS
    C-section
    cesarean section
  120. DOB
    date of birth
  121. EDD
    expected (estimated) date of delivery
  122. FAS
    fetal alcohol syndrome
  123. IVF
    in vitro fertilization
  124. LMP
    last menstrual period
  125. multip
    multipara
  126. NB
    newborn
  127. OB
    obstretrics
  128. primip
    primipara
  129. RDS
    respiratory distress syndrome
  130. VBAC
    vaginal birth after cesarean section
  131. ACS
    acute coronary syndrome
  132. AFib
    atrial fibrillation
  133. AV
    atrioventricular
  134. BP
    blood pressure
  135. CABG
    coronary artery bypass graft
  136. CAD
    coronary artery disease
  137. CBC and Diff
    complete blood count and differential
  138. CCU
    coronary care unit
  139. CHF
    congestive heart failure
  140. CPR
    cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  141. CRP
    creatine phosphokinase
  142. DSA
    digital subtraction angiography
  143. DVT
    deep vein thrombosis
  144. ECG, EKG
    electrocardiogram
  145. ECHO
    echocardiogram
  146. HCT
    hematocrit
  147. Hbg
    hemoglobin
  148. HHD
    hypertensive heart disease
  149. ICD
    implantable cardiac defibrillator
  150. IPG
    impedance plethysmography
  151. IV
    intravenous
  152. MI
    myocardial infarction
  153. PAD
    peripheral arterial disease
  154. PT
    prothrombin time
  155. PTCA
    percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
  156. RBC
    red blood cell (erythrocyte)
  157. SPECT
    single-photon emission computed tomography
  158. TEE
    transesophageal echocardiogram
  159. WBC
    white blood cell (leukocyte)

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