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AP
anteroposterior-direction of x-ray
CT scan
computed tomography
CAT scan
computed axial tomography
Dx
diagnosis
MRI
magnetic resonance imaging
PA
postanterior-oppisite of AP-direction of x-ray
Bx
biopsy
I&D
incision & drainage
ung
ointment
ac
before meals
bid
twice a day
hs
at bedtime
NPO
nothing by mouth
pc
after meals
PO
orally by mouth
PRN
as required, as needed
qd
every day
qam, qm
every morning
qh
every hour
q2h
every two hours
qid
four times a day
qod
every other day
qpm, qn
every night
stat
immediately
tid
three times a day
BM
bowel movement
GERD
gasteroesophageal reflux disorder
GI
gastrointestinal
IV
intravenous
PE
physical exam
ASHD
arteriosclerotic heart disease
BBB
bundle branch block
BP
blood pressure
CAD
coronary artery disease
CCU
coronary care unit, critical care unit.
CHF
congestive heart failure
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
ECG, EKG
electrocardiogram
ICU
intensive care unit
MI
myocardial infarction
MVP
mitral valve prolapse
PAT
paroxysmal atrial tachycardia (sudden)
PTCA
percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
EBV
Epstein-Barr virus
CBC
complete blood count
HCT, HcT
hematocrit
HGB, Hgb, Hb
hemoglobin
PT, protimie
pro-time, prothrombin time
RBC
red blood cell
WBC
white blood cell
AE
above the elbow
AK
above the knee
BE
below the elbow
BK
below the knee
C1, C2, C3, etc.
C= cervical
Fx
fracture
HNP
herniated disk
IM
intramuscular
L1, L2, L3, etc.
L= lumbar
RA
rhumatoid arthritis
T1, T2, T3, etc.
T= thoracic
EMG
electromyography
BPH
benign prostatic hypertrophy, benign prostatic hyperplasia
BUN
blood urea nitrogen
C&S
culture & sensitivity
ESWL
extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy
GU
genitrouriniary
IVP
intraveous pyelogram
K+
potassium
Na+
sodium
PSA
prostate-specific antigen
TURP
transurethral resection of prostate
UA
urinalysis
UTI
urinary tract infection
ALS
Lou Gehrig's disease
amyotropic lateral sclerosis
CNS
central nervous system
CP
cerebral palsy
CSF
cerebralspinal fluid
CVA
cardiovascual accident
EEG
electroencephalogram (brain wave)
LP
lumbar puncture
MS
multiple sclerosis
PET
positron emission tomography
R/O
rule out
TIA
transient ischemic attack
EENT
eyes, ears, nose and throat
EOM
extraocular movement
IOP
intraocular pressure
OD
right eye
OS
left eye
OU
both eyes
REM
rapid eye movement
AD
right ear
AS
left ear
AU
both ears