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AB
abortion
AFP
alpha-fetoprotein; high levels in amniotic fluid of fetus or maternal serum indicate increased risk of neurological birth defects in the infant
AFV (Americas funniest videos)has alf as host
ASCUS
Atypcial Squamous Cells of Unknown Significance; abnormal Pap smear but does not meet criteria for a lesion
BSE
breast self-exam
Bose
C-section
cesarean section
CIN
cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
CIS
carcinoma in situ

in situ = in its original location
CS
cesarean section
CVS
chorionic villus sampling
CBS in the core of the earth
Cx
cervix
D & C
dilation & curettage
DCIS
ductal carcinoma in situ; a precancerous breast lesion that indicates a higher risk for invasive ductal breast cancer
DES
diethylstilbestrol; an estrogen compound used in the treatment of menopausal problems involving estrogen deficiency; if administered during pregnancy, it has been found to be related to subsequent tumors in the daughters (rarely in sons) of mothers so treated
desert + diana
DUB
dysfunctional uterine bleeding
ECC
endocervical curettage
EDC
estimated date of confinement
elaine in DC in a coffin
EMB
endometrial biopsy
ERT
estrogen replacement therapy
emergency response team called to destroy a huge estrogen molecule
FHR
fetal heart rate
FSH
follicle-stimulating hormone
G
gravida (pregnant)
GYN
gynecology
HCG; hCG
human chorionic gonadotropin
HDN
hemolytic disease of the newborn
HPV
human papilloma virus