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  1. ABC
    airway, breathing, circulation
  2. ADA
    American diabetes association
  3. ADD
    attention deficit disorder
  4. ADH
    antidiuretic hormone
  5. ADHD
    attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  6. ADP
    adenosine diphosphate
  7. AFB
    acid fast bacilli
  8. AIDS
    acquired immune deficiency syndrome
  9. Alb
    albumin
  10. ALL
    acute lymphocytic leukemia
  11. AMA
    against medical advice
  12. ARF
    acute renal failure
  13. BBB
    blood brain barrier
  14. BM
    bowel movement
  15. BMR
    basal metabolic rate
  16. BPH
    benign prostatic hypertrophy
  17. BSA
    body surface area
  18. BUN
    blood urea nitrogen
  19. cAMP
    cyclic adenosine monophosphate
  20. CABG
    coronary artery bypass graft
  21. CAT
    computer axial tomography
  22. CDC
    Centers for Disease Control
  23. CF
    cystic fibrosis
  24. CFU
    colony forming units
  25. CI
    cardiac index
  26. CKD
    chronic kidney disease
  27. CO
    cardiac output
  28. CRD
    chronic renal disease
  29. CTA
    clear to auscultation
  30. CTZ
    chemoreceptor trigger zone
  31. DIC
    disseminated intravascular coagulation
  32. D5W
    5% dextrose in water
  33. DKA
    diabetic ketoacidosis
  34. DMARD
    disease modifying antirheumatic drug
  35. DOE
    dyspnea on exterion
  36. DPN
    diabetic peripheral neuropathy
  37. DTs
    delirium tremens
  38. DVT
    deep vein thrombosis
  39. EBV
    Epstein-Barr virus
  40. ECF
    extracellular fluid
  41. ECG
    electrocardiogram
  42. ED
    erectile dysfunction
  43. EENT
    eyes, ears, nose, throat
  44. EGF
    epidermal growth factor
  45. EOMI
    extraocular muscles intact
  46. EPS
    extrapyramidal syndrome
  47. ESRD
    end-stage renal disease
  48. EtOH
    alcohol
  49. et al
    and others
  50. FAS
    fetal alcohol syndrom
  51. FFA
    free fatty acid
  52. FSH
    follicle stimulating hormone
  53. FVC
    forced vital capacity
  54. Fx
    fracture
  55. GAD
    generalized anxiety disorder
  56. GFR
    glomerular filtration rate
  57. G6PD
    glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase
  58. GVHD
    graft versus host disease
  59. HV
    hemoglobin
  60. HCG
    human chorionic gonadotropin
  61. HIV
    human immunodeficiency virus
  62. HJR
    hepato jugular reflex
  63. HSM
    hepatosplenomegaly
  64. HSV
    herpes simplex virus
  65. ICF
    intracellular fluid
  66. ICU
    intensive care unit
  67. IDDM
    insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
  68. IGF
    insulin-like growth factor
  69. IGT
    impaired glucose tolerance
  70. IVDA
    intravenous drug abuser
  71. JVD jugular venous distention
  72. LAD
    lymphadenopathy
  73. LH
    luteinizing hormone
  74. MF
    myocardial fibrosis
  75. MULEPAK
    methanol, uremia, lactic acidosis, ethylene glycol, paraldehyde, aspirin, diabetic ketoacidosis (cause of metabolic acidosis)
  76. NDA
    new drug application
  77. NE
    norepinephrine
  78. NGT
    nasogastric tube
  79. NIDDM
    non-insulin dependent diabtes mellitus
  80. OB
    occult blood
  81. OC
    oral contraceptive
  82. OCD
    obsessive-compulsive disorder
  83. OGTT
    oral glucose tolerance test
  84. PCOS
    polycystic ovarian syndrome
  85. PPB
    parts pre billion
  86. PPM
    parts per million
  87. PWP
    pulmonary wedge pressure
  88. RA
    rheumatoid arthritis
  89. REM
    rapid eye movement
  90. ROM
    range of motion
  91. RR
    respiration rate, respiratory rate
  92. RUL
    right upper lobe
  93. SAD
    seasonal affective disorder
  94. SCr
    serum creatinine
  95. SWFI
    sterile water for injection
  96. Sz
    seizure
  97. T1/2
    half life
  98. TB
    tuberculosis
  99. TdP
    torsades de pointes
  100. TG
    triglycerides
  101. TNF
    tumor necrosis factor
  102. ULQ
    upper left quadrant
  103. VLDL
    very low density lipoprotein
  104. VZV
    varicella zoster virus

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