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165 Cards in this Set

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ABC
aspiration, biopsy, cytology
ACE
Angiotensin converting enzyme
ACTH
adrenocorticotropic hormone (pituitary)
AD
right ear
ADH
antidiuretic hormone (pituitary)
ALL
Acute lymphocytic leukemia
alk phos
elevated in liver disease
ALS
amytrophic lateral sclerosis-Lou Gerig
ALT
alanine transaminase-SGPT
AML
acute myelocytic leukemia
A & P
auscultation and percussion
AS
left ear
ASD
atrial septal defect
AU
both ears
AV
atrioventricular, arteriovenous
A & W
alive and well
BMT
bone marrow transplant
BPH
benign prostatic hypertrophy
bs
blood sugar, bowel sounds, breath sounds
BSE
Breast self exam
BUN
blood uria nitrogen
BW
birth weight
Bx
biopsy
CAD
coronary artery disease
CAPD
continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis
CC, cc
CC-chief complaint
cc-cubic centimeters
CIN
cervical intra-epitheleal neoplasia
CIS
carcinoma in situ
CML
chronic myelocytic leukemia
CP
cerebal palsey, chest pain
CPD
cephalopelvic disproportion
c/w
consistent with
DJD
degenerative joint disease
DOE
dyspnea on exertion
DRE
digital rectal exam
DVT
deep vein thrombosis
DTR
deep tendon reflex
ECC
emergency cardiac care
ECMO
extracorporeal membrane oxygenator
EDC
estimated date of confinement
EGD
esophagogastroduodenoscopy
EMG
electromyogram
ERCP
endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
ESR
erythrocyte sedimentation rate
ESRD
end stage renal disease
ESWL
extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy
ETT
exercise tolerance test, endotracheal tube
FH
family history
FHT
fetal heart tones
5-FU
5-Flurouracil-chemo
Ga
gallium-nuclear medicine
GC
gonococcus
GDM
gestational diabetes mellitus
GTT
glucose tolerance test
HD
hemodialysis
HEENT
head, ears, eyes, nose, throat
h/o
history of
HSG
hysterosalpingography
HTN
hypertension
IDDM
insulin dependent diabetes mellitus-type 1
IOL
intraocular lens implant
KUB
kidneys, ureter, bladder (xray)
L,1
left, lower, liter
LA
left atrium
LBP
low back pain, low blood pressure
LDH
lactate dehydrogenase-elevated in heart disease
LDR
labor and delivery recovery
LE
lupus erythematosus
LEEP
loop electrosurgical excising procedure
LES
lower esophageal sphincter
LFT
liver function test
LKS
liver, kidney, spleen
LTB
laryngotracheal bronchitis
LV
left ventricle
LVH
left ventricular hypertrophy
MCH
mean corpuscular hemoglobin-amt in each rbc
MCV
mean corpuscular volume-size of individual rbc
mets
metastases
MH
marital history and mental health
MRA
magnetic resonance angiography
MVP
mitral valve prolapse
MS
mitral stenosis, mental status, MS
NED
no evidence of disease
NIDDM
non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus-type 2
NSR
normal sinus rhythm
NTP
normal temperature and pressure
OA
osteoarthritis
OD vs O.D.
Right eye, doc
OPD
outpatient department
os
mouth
OS
Mouth
OS
left eye
OSA
obstructive sleep apnea
OU
each eye
P
plan, posterior, pulse, phosphorus
PA
posterior anterior
pulmonary artery
PAC
premature atrial contraction
PaCO2
arterial pressure of CO2 in blood
PaO2
arterial pressure of O2 in blood
para
paracentesis-abdominocentesis
PDN
private duty nurse
PE
physical exam
PEEP
positive end expiratory pressure
PERRLA
pupils equal round and reactive to light and accomodation
PE tube
pressure equalizing tube-eardrum
PFT
pulmonary function test
PH
past history
PI
present illness
PKU
phenylketonuria-lack enzyme test
PMH
past medical history
PND
paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, post nasal drip,
popliteal
behind the knee
PP
after meals, post partum
PPD
purified protein derivative-tb test
pr
per rectum
PSA
prostate specific antigen
PTA
prior to admission
PTCA
percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty-balloon
PTH
parathyroid hormone
PTR
patient to return
PVC
premature ventricular contraction
PVT
paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia
q.n. or qn
each night
RA
rheumetoid arthritis, right atrium
RIA
radioimmunoassay-small quanities measured
RIND
reversible ischemic neurological deficit
ROS
review of systems
RRR
regular rate & rhythym of the heart
RR
recovery room, resp rate
RT
radiation therapy, recreational therapy, radiologic technologist
RV
right ventricle
SBFT
small bowel follow-through-contrast
sc
subcutaneous
segs
segmented white cells
SERM
selective estrogen receptor modulator-tamoxifen
s.gl
without glasses
SH
social history, serum hepatitis
SLE
systemic lupus erythmatosus
SMA
sequential multiple analyzer-tests blood components
SOAP
subjective, objective, assessment, plan
S/P
status post
SPECT
single proton emission computed tomography
Sz vs sz
Sx- symptoms, signs
sz-seizure
T3
triidothyronine
TAB
therapeutic abortion
TEE
transesophageal echocardiogram
THR
total hip replacement
TLC
total lung capacity
TM
tympanic membranes
TNM
tumor, nodes, metastesis-staging system
tomos
tomograms-organ in debth
TPR
temperature, pulse, respiration
TVH
total vag hysterectomy
UE
upper extremity
US and u/s
ultrasound
VA
visual acuity
VC
vital capacity-lungs
VCUG
voiding cystourethrogram
VSD
ventricular septal defect
VSS
vital signs stable
WDWN
well developed, well nourished
wd
wound
WNL
within normal limits
w/u
work up
XRT
radiation therapy