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  1. blasts
    blast cells
  2. Ca
    calcium
  3. a.c., ante cibum
    before meals
  4. BUN
    blood urea nitrogen
  5. D5W
    5% dextrose in water (IV fluid)
  6. ABO
    blood type system
  7. CBC
    complete blood count
  8. b.i.d, bis in die
    two times a day
  9. DOA
    dead on arrival
  10. em
    centimeter, centimeters
  11. ad lib, ad libitum
    as desired
  12. aq., aqueous
    water-based
  13. CO2
    carbon dioxide
  14. DOB
    date of birth
  15. DTR
    deep tendon reflexes
  16. Dx
    diagnosis, diagnoses
  17. E. coli
    Escherichia coli (bacteria in bowel)
  18. EBV
    Epstein-Barr virus
  19. ECG,
    EKG
    electrocardiogram
  20. EEG
    electroencephalogram
  21. EM
    electron microscope
  22. Fr
    French (a kind of catheter or tube)
  23. FUO
    fever of unknown origin
  24. GB
    gallbladder
  25. gm
    gram, grams
  26. gr
    grains
  27. H2O
    water
  28. ID
    intradermal
  29. IM
    intramuscular
  30. IU
    international unit(s)
  31. IV
    intravenous
  32. kg
    kilogram, kilograms
  33. L, l
    liter, liters
  34. LMD
    local doctor
  35. lymphs
    lymphocytes
  36. mcg
    microgram, micrograms
  37. mEq
    milliequivalent, milliequivalents
  38. mg%
    milligram per cent, milliagrams per cent
  39. mg
    milligram, milligrams
  40. midnoc
    midnight
  41. ml
    milliliter, milliliters
  42. mmHg
    millimeters of mercury
  43. mm
    millimeter, millimeters
  44. monos
    monocytes
  45. n.p.o., nil per os, NBM
    nothing by mouth
  46. NBS
    normal bowel sounds
  47. NF
    none found, not found
  48. NG
    nasogastric
  49. NSD
    no serious disease (defect)
  50. O2
    oxygen (gas)
  51. O
    oxygen (chemical element)
  52. p.o., per os
    by mouth
  53. p.r.n., pro re nata
    as needed, as required
  54. per cent
    for every one hundred
  55. pH
    hydrogen ion concentration
  56. polys
    polymorphonuclear leukocytes
  57. PTA
    prior to admission
  58. q.()h., quaque () hora
    every () hours
  59. q.a.m., quaque ante meridian
    every morning
  60. q.d., quaque die
    daily
  61. q., quaque
    every
  62. q.h.s
    every hour of sleep, every bedtime
  63. q.i.d., quater in die
    four times a day
  64. q.n.s.
    quantity not sufficient
  65. R/O, RO
    rule out
  66. RBC
    red blood cells, red blood count
  67. Rx
    treatment, prescribe
  68. sed rate
    sedimentation rate
  69. segs
    segmented neutrophils
  70. sp. gr.
    specific gravity
  71. stabs
    stab cells
  72. stat, statim
    at once
  73. Subcu., SubQ
    subcutaneous
  74. Sx
    symptoms
  75. TBC, TB
    tuberculosis
  76. TPR
    temperature, pulse and respiration
  77. tsp
    teaspoon
  78. t.i.d., ter in die
    three times a day
  79. U/A, UA
    urinalysis
  80. U
    unit, units
  81. wbc, WBCs
    white blood cells, white blood count
  82. YO
    years old
  83. ZnO2
    zinc oxide
  84. AV
    arteriovenous
  85. BKA
    Below- knee amputation
  86. BUN
    blood urea nitrogen
  87. EEG
    electroencephalogram
  88. FYI
    for your information
  89. HEENT
    head, eye, ear, nose, throat
  90. HBP
    high blood pressure
  91. HIV
    human immunodeficiency virus
  92. ICU
    intensive care unit
  93. IM
    intramuscular
  94. LOA
    leave of absence
  95. LRS
    lactated Ringer's
  96. MD
    muscular dystrophy
  97. MOM
    milk of magnesia
  98. MS
    multiple sclerosis
  99. NBM
    nothing by mouth
  100. NPO
    nil per os (means nothing by mouth)
  101. NSD
    no significant disease
  102. PDR
    Physician's Desk Reference
  103. PERRLA
    (the) pupils (are) equal, round (and) reactive (to)light(and)accomodation
  104. RA
    rheumatoid arthritis
  105. STD
    sexually transmitted disease
  106. VDRL
    Venereal Disease Research Labratory
  107. WBC
    white blood count
  108. HTN
    hypertension

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