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ac
before meals
AD
right ear
ad lib
freely as desired
AP
anteroposterior (front to back)
A@P
auscultation & percussion
ASHD
Arteriosclerotic heart disease
AS
left ear
AU
both ears
BPH
benign prostatic hyperplasia
BUN
Bloon urea nitrogen
Bx
biopsy
_
c
with
CABG
coronary artery bypass graft
CAD
coronary artery disease
CBC
complete blood count
CCU
Coronary care unit
CHF
congestive heart failure
c/o
complaints of
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
C&S
culture and sensitivity
CT Scan
computer axial tomography
CVA
cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
d/c
discontinue/discharge
D&C
dilation and curettage
DJD
degenerative joint disease
DVT
deep vein thrombosis
EEG
electroencephalogram
ER
emergency room/ estrogen receptor
ENT
ear, nose, throat
ESRD
end-stage renal disease
ETOH
ethyl alcohol
F/U or f/u
follow-up
FUO
fever of unknown origin
Fx
fracture
GB
gallbladder
GERD
gastroesophageal reflux disease
Hct
hematocrit
h.s.
at bed time
HTN
hypertension
Hx
history
I&D
incision and drainage
IDDM
Insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
IVP
intravenous pyelogram
KUB
kidneys, ureters, bladder x-ray test
NIDDM
non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
NKA
no known allergies
NSAID
non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
NSR
normal sinus rhythm
OD
right eye
ORIF
open reduction, internal fixation (to set broken bone)
OS
left eye
OU
both eyes
_
p
after
PA
posteroanterior (back to front)
pulmonary artery
pc
after meals
PERRLA
pupils equal, round, and reactive to light & accomodation
PET
positron emission tomography
PM
afternoon, after death
PMH
past medical history
PND
paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea (post nasal drip)
PTCA
percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
PVC
premature ventricular contraction
qs
quantity sufficient
ROS
review of systems
Rx
treatment
_
s
without
TIA
transient ischemic attack
TPN
total preenteral nutrition
TUR, TURP
transurethral resection of the prostate gland
Tx
treatment
UA U/A
urinalysis
UGI
upper gastric intestinal
URI
upper respiratory infection
US u/s
ultrasound
VS, v/s
vital signs
w/c
wheelchair
WNL
within normal limits