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  1. ā
    Before
  2. A
    Anterior; Assessment
  3. A&P
    auscultation and percussion
  4. A&W
    alive and well
  5. AB
    abortion
  6. ABG
    arterial blood gas
  7. a.c.
    before meals
  8. ACE
    angiotensin-converting enzyme
  9. ACS
    acute coronary syndrome
  10. ACTH
    adrenocorticotropic hormone
  11. ad lib.
    as desired
  12. ADH
    antidiuretic hormone
  13. ADHD
    attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  14. AKA
    above knee amputation
  15. alb
    albumin
  16. ALS
    amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  17. ALT
    alanine aminotransferase (enzyme)
  18. ANS
    autonomic nervous system
  19. AP
    anterior-posterior
  20. APKD
    adult polysystic kidney disease
  21. ASD
    aspartate aminotransferase (enzyme)
  22. AV
    atrioventricular
  23. BAEP
    brainstem auditory evoked potential
  24. BAER
    brainstem auditory evoked response
  25. BCC
    basal cell carcinoma
  26. BD
    bipolar disorder
  27. d.i.d.
    twice a day
  28. BKA
    below knee amputation
  29. BM
    bowel movement
  30. BMP
    basic metabolic panel
  31. BPH
    benign prostatic hypertrophy/hyperplasia
  32. BRP
    bathroom privilages
  33. BS
    blood sugar
  34. BUN
    blood urea nitrogen
  35. Bx
    biopsy
  36. with
  37. C
    celcius, centigrade
  38. C&S
    culture and sensitivity
  39. CABG
    coronary artery bypass graft
  40. CAD
    coronary artery disease
  41. cap
    capsule
  42. CAT
    computed axial tomography
  43. CBC
    complete blood count
  44. CC
    chief complaint
  45. CCU
    coronary care unit
  46. CF
    cystic fribrosis
  47. CHF
    congestive heart failure
  48. CIN
    cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
  49. CMP
    comprehensive metabolic panel
  50. CIS
    carcinoma in situ
  51. CMP
    comprehensive metabolic panel
  52. CNS
    central nervous system
  53. c/o
    complaints of
  54. CO
    cardiac output
  55. COPD
    chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  56. CP
    cerebral palsy/ chest pain
  57. CPAP
    continuous positive airway pressure
  58. CPD
    cephalopelvic disproportion
  59. CPR
    Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  60. CSF
    cerebrospinal fluid
  61. CSII
    continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion
  62. CT
    computed tomography
  63. CTA
    computed tomographic angiography
  64. CVA
    cerebrovascular accident
  65. CVS
    chorionic villus sampling
  66. CXR
    chest x-ray
  67. d
    day
  68. D&C
    dilation and curettage
  69. D&E
    dilation and evacuation
  70. DDS
    doctor of dental surgery
  71. DJD
    degenerative joint disease
  72. DKA
    diabetic ketoacidosis
  73. DO
    doctor of osteopathy
  74. DPM
    doctor of podiatric medicine
  75. dr
    dram
  76. DRE
    digital rectal exam
  77. DTR
    deep tendon reflex
  78. DVT
    deep vein thrombosis
  79. Dx
    diagnosis
  80. ECG/EKG
    electrocardiogram
  81. echo
    echocardiogram
  82. ECT
    electroconvulsive therapy
  83. ECU
    emergency care unit
  84. ED
    erectile dysfunction
  85. EDC
    estimated date of confinement
  86. EDD
    estimated date of delivery
  87. EEG
    electroencephalogram
  88. EGD
    esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  89. EMG
    electromyogram
  90. ENT
    ear, nose and throat
  91. EPS
    electrophysiological study
  92. ER
    emergency room
  93. ERCP
    endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
  94. ESR
    erythrocyte sediment rate
  95. ESWL
    extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
  96. ETOH
    ethyl alcohol
  97. EUS
    endoscopic ultrasonography
  98. F
    Fahrenheit
  99. FBS
    fasting blood sugar
  100. Fe
    Iron
  101. FH
    family history
  102. FS
    frozen section
  103. FSH
    folicle stimulating hormone
  104. Fx
    fracture
  105. gm
    gram
  106. GAD
    generalized anxiety disorder
  107. GERD
    gastroesophageal reflux disease
  108. GH
    growth hormone
  109. GI
    gastrointestinal
  110. gr
    grain
  111. gt/gtt
    drops
  112. GTT
    glucose tolerance test
  113. GYN
    gynecology
  114. h
    hour
  115. H&H
    hemoglobin and hematocrit
  116. H&P
    history and physical
  117. HAV
    hepatitis A virus
  118. HBV
    hepatitis B virus
  119. HCT/Hct
    hematocrit
  120. HCV
    hepatitis C virus
  121. HD
    huntington disease
  122. HEENT
    head, eyes, ears, nose and throat
  123. HGB/Hgb
    hemoglobin
  124. hpf
    high-power field
  125. HPI
    history of present illness
  126. HRT
    hormone replacement therapy
  127. Ht
    height
  128. HTN
    hypertension
  129. Hx
    history
  130. I&D
    incision and drainage
  131. ICD
    implantable cardioverter defibrillator
  132. ID
    intradermal
  133. IM
    intramuscular
  134. IMP
    impression
  135. IOL
    intraocular lens
  136. IP
    inpatient
  137. IV
    intravenous
  138. IVP
    intravenous pyelogram
  139. IVU
    intravenous urogram
  140. JCAHO
    joint commission on accreditation of healthcare organizations
  141. KUB
    kidneys, ureters, bladder
  142. L&W
    living and well
  143. LASIK
    laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis
  144. LEEP
    loop electrosurgical excision procedure
  145. LLQ
    left lower quadrant
  146. LLETZ
    large-loop excision of transformation zone
  147. LH
    luteinizing hormone
  148. LP
    lumbar puncture
  149. lpf
    low-power field
  150. LTB
    laryngotracheobronchitis
  151. LUQ
    left upper quadrant
  152. MCH
    mean corpuscular (cell) hemoglobin
  153. MCHC
    mean corpuscular (cell) hemoglobin concentration
  154. MCV
    mean corpuscular ( cell) volume
  155. MD
    medical doctor/ muscular dystrophy
  156. MI
    myocardial infraction
  157. mg
    milligram
  158. MPI
    myocardial perfusion image
  159. MRA
    magnetic resonance angiography
  160. MS
    multiple sclerosis/ musculoskeletal
  161. MSH
    malanocyte-stimulating hormone
  162. MUGA
    multiple-gated acquisition (scan)
  163. MVP
    mitral valve prolapse
  164. NAD
    no acute distress
  165. NCV
    nerve conduction velocity
  166. NG
    nasogastric
  167. NK
    natural killer (cell)
  168. NKA
    no known allergies
  169. NKDA
    no known drug allergy
  170. noc.
    night
  171. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  172. NSAID
    nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug
  173. NSR
    normal sinus rhythm
  174. O
    objective
  175. OA
    osteoarthritis
  176. OB
    obsetrics
  177. OCP
    oral contraceptive pill
  178. OH
    occupational histroy
  179. OP
    outpatient
  180. OR
    operating room
  181. ORIF
    open reduction, internal fixation
  182. p
    plan, posterior, pulse
  183. PA
    posterior-anterior
  184. PACU
    postanesthetic care unit
  185. PaCO2
    partial pressure of CO2
  186. PaO2
    partial pressure of O2
  187. PAP
    papanicolao (smear)
  188. PAR
    postanesthetic recovery
  189. p.c.
    after meals
  190. PCI
    percutaneous coronary intervention
  191. PD
    panic disorder
  192. PDA
    patent ductus arteriosus
  193. PE
    physical examination, pulmonary embolism, polyethylene
  194. PEFR
    peak expiratory flow rate
  195. per
    by or through
  196. PERRLA
    pupils equal, orund and reactive to light and accommodation
  197. PET
    positron-emission tomography
  198. PF
    peak flow
  199. PFT
    pulmonary function testing
  200. pH
    potential of hydrogenq
  201. VC
    vital capacity
  202. VCU/VCUG
    voiding cystourethrogram
  203. V/Q
    ventilation/perfusion
  204. VS
    vital signs
  205. VSD
    ventricular septal defect
  206. Vt
    tidal volume
  207. w.a.
    while awake
  208. WBC
    white blood cell/count
  209. WDWN
    well developed, well nourished
  210. wk
    week
  211. WNL
    whithin normal limits
  212. Wt
    weight
  213. x
    times, for
  214. x-ray
    radiography
  215. PH
    past history
  216. PI
    presetn illness
  217. PID
    pelvic inflammatory disease
  218. PIH
    pregnancy-induced hypertension
  219. PLT
    platelet
  220. PMH
    past medical history
  221. PMN
    polymorphonuclear(leukocyte)
  222. PNS
    peripheral nervous system
  223. p.o.
    by mouth
  224. post-op
    postoperative
  225. PPBS
    postprandial blood sugar
  226. PR
    per rectum
  227. p.r.n.
    as needed
  228. PSA
    prostate specific antigen
  229. PSG
    polysomnography
  230. pt
    patient
  231. PT
    physical therapy, prothrombin time
  232. PTCA
    percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
  233. PTH
    parathyroid hormone
  234. PTSD
    post traumatic stress disorder
  235. PTT
    partial thromboplastin time
  236. PUD
    peptic ulcer disease
  237. PV
    per vagina
  238. PVC
    premature ventricular contraction
  239. Px
    physical examination
  240. q
    every
  241. qh
    every hour
  242. q2h
    every two hours
  243. q.i.d.
    4 times a day
  244. qt
    quart
  245. R
    respiration
  246. RA
    rheumatoid arthritis
  247. RLQ
    right lower quadrant
  248. R/O
    rule out
  249. ROM
    range of motion
  250. ROS
    review of symptoms
  251. RP
    retrograde pyelogram
  252. RRR
    regular rate and rhythm
  253. RTC
    return to clinic
  254. RTO
    return to office
  255. RUQ
    right upper quadrant
  256. Rx
    recipe, prescription
  257. S
    subjective
  258. SA
    sinoatrial
  259. SAB
    spontaneous abortion
  260. SAD
    seasonal affective disorder
  261. SCA
    sudden cardiac arrest
  262. SCC
    squamous cell carcinoma
  263. SH
    social history
  264. Sig:
    instruction to patient
  265. SLE
    systemic lupus erythematosus
  266. SOB
    shortness of breath
  267. SPECT
    single-photon emission computed tomography
  268. SpGr
    specific gravity
  269. SR
    system review
  270. STAT
    immediately
  271. SUI
    stress urinary incontinence
  272. suppos
    suppository
  273. SV
    stroke volume
  274. Sx
    symptoms
  275. T
    temperature
  276. T3
    triiodothyronine
  277. T4
    thyroxine
  278. T&A
    tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
  279. tab
    tablet
  280. TAB
    therapeutic abortion
  281. TB
    tuberculosis
  282. TEDS
    thromboembolic disease stockings
  283. TEE
    transesophageal echocardiogram
  284. TIA
    transient ischemic attack
  285. t.i.d.
    three times a day
  286. TM
    tympanic membrane
  287. TMR
    transmyocardial revascularization
  288. tPA/TPA
    tissue plasminogen activator
  289. Tr
    treatment
  290. TSH
    thyroid-stimulating hormone
  291. TURP
    transurethral resection of the prostate
  292. TV
    tidal volume
  293. Tx
    treatment, traction
  294. UA
    urinalysis
  295. UCHD
    usual childhood disease
  296. URI
    upper respiratory infection
  297. US U/S
    ultrasound
  298. UTI
    urinary tract infection

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