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What does the abbreviation "AAA" stand for?
Abdominal aortic aneurysm
What does the abbreviation "ABG" stand for?
Arterial blood gases
What does the abbreviation "ADD" stand for?
Attention deficit disorder
What does the abbreviation "AIDS" stand for?
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
What does the abbreviation "ALL" stand for?
Acute lymphocytic leukemia
What does the abbreviation "AV" stand for?
atrial-ventricular
What does the abbreviation "AMI" stand for?
acute myocardial infarction
What does the abbreviation "ANS" stand for?
autonomic nervous system
What does the abbreviation "BM" stand for?
bowel movement
What does the abbreviation "BP" stand for?
blood pressure
What does the abbreviation "BPH" stand for?
benign prostatic hyperplasia
What does the abbreviation "BSA" stand for?
body surface area
What does the abbreviation "CA" stand for?
cancer
What does the abbreviation "CAD" stand for?
coronary artery disease
What does the abbreviation "CF" stand for?
cardiac failure
What does the abbreviation "CHF" stand for?
congestive heart failure
What does the abbreviation "CMV" stand for?
cytomegalovirus
What does the abbreviation "CNS" stand for?
central nervous system
What does the abbreviation "COPD" stand for?
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
What does the abbreviation "CV" stand for?
cardiovascular
What does the abbreviation "CVA" stand for?
cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
What does the abbreviation "DI" stand for?
diabetes insipidus
What does the abbreviation "DM" stand for?
diabetes mellitus
What does the abbreviation "DOB" stand for?
date of birth
What does the abbreviation "DX" stand for?
diagnosis
What does the abbreviation "ECG/EKG" stand for?
electrocardiogram
What does the abbreviation "ENT" stand for?
ears, nose, throat
What does the abbreviation "GERD" stand for?
gastoesophageal reflux disease
What does the abbreviation "GI" stand for?
gastrointestinal
What does the abbreviation "H" stand for?
hypodermic
What does the abbreviation "HA" stand for?
headache
What does the abbreviation "HBP" stand for?
high blood pressure
What does the abbreviation "HDL" stand for?
high density lipoprotein
What does the abbreviation "HIV" stand for?
human immunodeficiencey virus
What does the abbreviation "HR" stand for?
heart rate
What does the abbreviation "ID" stand for?
infectious diseases
What does the abbreviation "IH" stand for?
infectious hepatitis
What does the abbreviation "IO, I/O" stand for?
fluid intake and output
What does the abbreviation "IOP" stand for?
intraocular pressure
What does the abbreviation "KVO" stand for?
keep vein open
What does the abbreviation "LBW" stand for?
low birth weight
What does the abbreviation "LDL" stand for?
low density lipoprotein
What does the abbreviation "LKS" stand for?
liver, kidney, spleen
What does the abbreviation "LOC" stand for?
loss of consciousness
What does the abbreviation "MG" stand for?
myasthenia gravis
What does the abbreviation "MI" stand for?
myocardial infarction
What does the abbreviation "MICU" stand for?
medical intensive care unit
What does the abbreviation "MRI" stand for?
magnetic resonance imaging
What does the abbreviation "NKO" stand for?
no known allergies
What does the abbreviation "NPO" stand for?
nothing by mouth
What does the abbreviation "NVD" stand for?
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
What does the abbreviation "OTC" stand for?
over the counter pharmaceuticals
What does the abbreviation "PAP" stand for?
pulmonary vascular disease
What does the abbreviation "PUD" stand for?
peptic ulcer disease
What does the abbreviation "PVD" stand for?
perpheral vascular disease
What does the abbreviation "RA" stand for?
rheumatoid arthritis
What does the abbreviation "RBC" stand for?
red blood count or red blood cell
What does the abbreviation "ROM" stand for?
range of motion
What does the abbreviation "s" stand for?
without
What does the abbreviation "SaO2" stand for?
systemic arterial oxygen saturation
What does the abbreviation "SOB" stand for?
short of breath
What does the abbreviation "STD" stand for?
sexually transmitted disease
What does the abbreviation "T" stand for?
temperature
What does the abbreviation "T&C" stand for?
type and cross-match
What does the abbreviation "TAH" stand for?
total abdominal hysterectomy
What does the abbreviation "TB" stand for?
tuberculosis
What does the abbreviation "TPN" stand for?
total parenteral nutrition
What does the abbreviation "Tx" stand for?
treatment
What does the abbreviation "U" stand for?
units
What does the abbreviation "U/A" stand for?
urinalysis
What does the abbreviation "UCHD" stand for?
usual childhood diseases
What does the abbreviation "URD" stand for?
upper respiratory diseases
What does the abbreviation "UTI" stand for?
urinary tract infection
What does the abbreviation "VD" stand for?
venereal disease
What does the abbreviation "WBC" stand for?
white blood cell/count
What does the abbreviation "WT" stand for?
weight
What does the abbreviation "XX" stand for?
female sex chromosome
What does the abbreviation "XY" stand for?
male sex chromosome