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I(131

a.c.

ABA
radioactive iodine

before meals

American Burn Assoc.
abd

ABG

ABO
abdomen, abdominal

acetylcholine

American Cancer Society
ACTH

ad lib.

ADD
adrenocortiocotrophic hormone

freely as needed

attention deficit disorder
ADH

ADHD

ADL
antidiuretic hormone

atten. deficit hyperactivity disorder

activities of daily living
AFB

AHF

AI
acid-fast bacillus

antihemophilic factor

aortic insufficiency
AIDS

ALL

ALP
acquired immunodef. syndrome

acute lymphoblastic leukemia

alkaline phosphatase(liver fxn)
ALS

ALT

AML
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

alanine transferase

acute melogenous leukemia
ANA

AP

Aq.
antinuclear antibody

anteroposterior

water
ARDS

ARF

ASD
acute respiratory distress synd.

acute renal failure

atrial septal defect
ASHD

AST

AV
arteriosclerotic heart disease

aspartate animotransferase

atrioventricular
BBT

bid

bin
basal body temp

twice a day

twice a night
BM

BMI

BP
bowel movement

body mass index

blood pressure
BPH

BSA

BUN
benign prostatic hyperplasia

body surface area

blood urea nitrogen
Bx, bx

C

CA
biopsy

celsius

carcinoma
Ca

CABG

CAD
calcium

coronary artery bypass graft

coronary artery disease
CAL

CBC, cbc

CCU
chronic airlow limitation

complete clood cell count

critical care unit
CDC

CHF

CK (CPK)
Center for Disease Control

Congestive heart failure

creatine kinase
C1 C2

CMV

CNS
cervical vertebrae

cytomegalovirus

central nervous system
CO2

COLD

COPD
carbon dioxide

chronic obsturctive lung disease

chronic obsturvice pulm disease.
CPAP

CPD

CPK
continuous positive airway pressure

cephalopelvic disproportion

creatine phosphokinase
CPR

CRF

CS or c section
cardiopulmon recesitation

chronic renal failure

cesearean section
CSF

CSR

CT CAT
cerebrospinal fluid

cheyne-stokes respiration

computed tomography
CTS

CVA

Cx
carpal tunnel syndrome

cerebrovascular accident,costovertebral angle

cervix
CXR

D & C

DIC diff
chest x-ray

dilation and curettage

desseminated intravascular coagulation differential count (white blood cell ct)
DJD

DLE

DM
degenerative joint disease

discoid lupus erythematosus

diabetes mellitus
DMARDs

DNA

DOB
disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs

deoxyribose nucleic acid

date of birth
DSM

DTR

Dx
Diagnostic and Statistical manual of Mental Disorders

deep tendon reflex

diagnosis
ECG EKG

ECHO

ECMO

ED
electrocardiogram

echocardiography

extracorporealmembrane oxygenation

Emergency department
EDD

EEG

EFM
expected delivery date

electroencephalgram

electronic fetal monitor
EGD

ELISA

EMG
electronic fetal monitor

enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (aids diagnosis)

electromyography
ENT

ER

ESR
ear, nose, throat

emergency room

erythrocyte sedimentation rate
ESR

ESWL

ET
erthrocyte sedimentation rate

extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

endotracheal
F

FBS

FEMA
Fahrenheit

fasting blood sugar

Federal Emergency Management act
FHR

FSH

fx
fetal heart rate

follicle stimulating hormone

fracture
G

GB

GC
gravida

gallbladder

gonococcus
GDM

GERD

GFR
gestational diabetes mellitus

gastroesophageal reflux disease

glomerular filtration rate
GH

GI

GP
growth hormone

gastrointestinal

general practicioner
GTT

GU

Gyn
glucose tolerance test

genitourinary

gynecology
H & P

HAV

Hb AIC
histoy and physical

hepatitis A virus

glcosylated hemoglobin
Hb, Hgb

HBV

HCG
hemoglobin

hep. B virus

human chorionic gonadotropin
HCT

HCV

HDN
hematocrit

hep C virus

hemolytic disease of the newborn
HEV

HDV

HIPAA
hep E virus

hep D virus

Health Insurance and Portability and Accountability act
HIV

HLA

HPF
human immunodefic virus

human leukocyte antigens

high-power field
HPV

HRT

HSV
human papillomavirus

hormone replacement therapy

herpes simplex virus
HSV-1

HSV-2

hx HX
herpes type 1

herpes type 2

history
I & D

I & O

IBD
incision and drainage

intake and output

inflammatory bowel disease
IBS

IC

ICP
irritable bowel syndrome

irritable colon

intracranial pressure
ICSH

ICU

IgA, IgD, IgG, IgM, IgE
interstitial cell stimulating hormone

intensive care unit

immunoglobulins
INR

IUD

IV
International Normalized Ration

intrauterine device

intravenous
IVF

IVP

KUB
in vitro fertilization

intravenous pelogram

kidneys ureter and bladder
LA

lab

lap
left atrium

laboratory

laparotomy
lat.

LCA

LDH
lateral

left cornoary artery

lactatedehydrogenase(increased after myocardial infarction
LE

LFT

LH
lupus erythematosus

Liver fxn test

luteinizing hormone
lig.

L1 L2 etc

LLL
ligament

lumbar vertebrae

left lower lobe
LLQ

LMP

LPF
left lower quadrant

last menstrual period

low power field
LPN

LRT

LTH
licensed practical nurse

lower respiratory tract

lactogenic hormone
LUL

LUQ

LV
left upper lobe

left upper quadrant

left ventricle
LVN

MCH

MCHC
lecensed vocational nurse

mean corpsucular hemoglovin (average amt of hemoglobin in each RBC)
mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration(amt per unit of blood)
MCV

MI

MRI
mean corpuscular volume (average size of RBC)

myocardial infarction

magenetic resonance imaging
MS

MSH

MTP
mutliple sclerosis

melanocyte stimulating hormone

metatarsophalangeal
MVP

NG tube

Noct.
mitral valve prolapse

nasogastric tube

night
NPO

NSAID

O2

OB
nothing by mouth

nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug

oxygen

obsetrics
OCD

OD

OP
obsessive compulsive disorder

overdose; right eye

outpatient
OR

OTC

PA
operating room

over the counter

physician assistant;posteroanterior
Pap

PAT

PCV
papanicolaeou smear stain

paroxysmal atrial tachycardia

packed cell volume
PE

PET

PFT
physical exam

positron emission tomography

pumlonary fxn test
pH

PID

PMN
potential hydrogen or potential of hydrogen

pelvic inflammatory disease

polymorphonuclear
PMS

PNS

PO
premenstrual syndrome

peripheral nervous system

by mouth
PO2

prn

PSA
oxygen partial pressure

as the occsion arises

prostate specific antigen
PT

PTA

PTCA
prothrombin time or physical therapy

percutaneous transluminal angioplastsyh

percutaneous translunimal coronary angioplasty
PTH

PTT

PVC
parathormone

partial thromboplastin time

premature ventricular contraction
PVD

q

qid
peripheral vascular disease

every

four times a day
R

RA

RAIU
respiraton

right atrium or rheumatoid arthitis

radioactive iodine uptake
RBC

RCA

RDA
red blood cell

right coronary artery

recommended ietary allowance
RDS

RF

Rh
respiratory distress syndrome

rheumatoid factor

rhesus factor in the blood
RLL

RLQ

ROM
right lower lobe

right lower quadrant

range of motion
RPR

RUL

RUQ
rapid plasma reagin or rapid plasma reagin test (syphilis)

right upper lobe

right upper quadrant
RV

Rx

SA
right ventricle

prescription

sinoatrial
SARS

SCI

SGOT
severe acute respiratory syndrome

spinal cord injury

serum glutamic oxaloactic transaminase (test of heart and liver fxn)
SGPT

SIDS

SLE
serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase

sudden infant death syndrome

systemic lupus erythematosus
SOB

SSN

Staph
shortness of breath

social security number

staphylococcus
stat

STD

STH
immediately

sexually transmitted disease

somatotropic hormone
Sx

T & A

T3
symptoms

tonsillectomy & adenoidectomy

triiodothyronine
T4

TB

TBSA
throxine

tuberculosis

total body surface area
TCT

TENS

tid

TIA
thyrocalcitonin

transcutaenous electrical nerve

three times a day

transient ischemic attack
TJR

T1 T2 etc

TMJ
transient ischemic attack

thoracic vertebrae

temporomandibular joint
TPN

TSH

TSS
total parenteral nutrition

thyroid stimulatin ghormone

toxic shock syndrome
TTO

TUR

TURP
transtracheal oxygen

transurethral resection

transurethral resection of the prostate
Tx

UA, U/A

UGI
treatment

urinalysis

upper GI series or ointment
ung

URI

URT

UTI
ointment

upper resp. infection

upper respiratory tract

urinary tract infection
UV

VC

VCUG
ultraviolet

vital capacity

voiding cystourethrogram
VD

VDRL

VS vs
venereal disease

veneral disease research labs

vital signs
VSD

WBC

WMD
ventricular septal defect

white blood cell

weapons of mass destruction
WNL

WNV
withinnormal limits

West Nile virus