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I
radioactive iodine
a.c.
before meals
ABA
American Burn Association
abd
abdomen,abdominal
ABG
arterial blood gas
ABO
blood groups
ACh
acetylcholine
ACS
American Cancer Society
ACTH
adrenocorticotropic hormone
ad lib.
freely as needed, at pleasure
ADD
attention deficit disorder
ADH
antidiuretic hormone
ADHD
attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
ADL
activities of daily living
AFB
acid fast bacillus
AHF
antihemophilic factor
AI
aortic insufficiency
AIDS
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
ALL
acute lymphoblastic luekemia
ALP
alkaline phosphatase
ALT
alanine transferase
AML
acute myelogenous leukemia
ANA
antinuclear antibody
AP
anteroposterior
Aq.
water
ARDS
acute or adult respiratory distress syndrome
ARF
acute renal failure
ASD
arterial septal defect
ASHD
ateriosclerotic heart disease
AST
aspartate aminotransferase
AV
atrioventricular
BBT
Basal body temperature
b.i.d.
twice a day
b.i.n.
twice a night
BM
bowel movement
BMI
body mass index
BP
blood pressure
BPH
benign prostatic hyperplasia
BSA
body surface area
BUN
blood urea nitrogen
Bx, bx
biopsy
C
Celsius, centrigade
CA
carcinoma
Ca
calcium
CABG
coronary artery bypass graft
CAD
coronary artery disease
CAL
chronic airflow limitation
CBC, cbc
complete blood cell count
CCU
critical care unit
CDC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CHF
Congestive Heart Failure
CK
Creatine kinase
C-1
cervical vertebrae
CMV
cytomegalovirus
CNS
central nervous system
CO2
Carbone dioxide
COLD
Chronic obstructive lung disease
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPAP
continuous postive airway pressure
CPD
cephalopelvic disproportion
CPK
creatine phosphokinase
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CRF
chronic renal failure
CS or C-section
cesarean section
CSF
cerebrospinal fluid
CSR
Cheyne-Stokes respiration
CT, CAT
computed tomography, computerized axial tomography, or computed axial tomography
CTS
carpal tunnel syndrome
CVA
cerebrovascular accident, costovertebral angle
Cx
cervix
CXR
chest x-ray
D&C
dilation and curettage
DIC
disseminated intravascular coagulation
diff
differential count
DJD
degenerative joint disease
DMARDs
disease modifying antirheumatic drugs
DNA
deoxyribonucleic acid
DOB
date of birth
DSM
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
DTR
deep tendon reflex
Dx
diagnosis
ECG, EKG
electrocardiogram
ECHO
echocardiography
ED
emergency department
EDD
expected delivery date
EEG
electroencephalogram
EFM
elctronic fetal monitor
ELISA
enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
EMG
electromyography
ENT
ear, nose, throat
ER
Emergency Room
ESR
erythrocyte sedimentation rate
ET
endotracheal
F
Fahrenheit
FBS
fasting blood sugar
FEMA
Federal Emergency Management Agency
FHR
Fetal Heart RAte
FSH
follicle-stimulating hormone
fx
fracture
G
gravida(pregnant)
GB
gallbladder
GC
gonococcus
GDM
gestational diabetes mellitus
GERD
gastroesophageal refulx disease
GFR
glomerular filtration rate
GH
growth hormone
GI
gastrointestinal
GP
general practitioner
GTT
glucose tolerance test
GU
genitourinary
Gyn
gynecology
H&P
history and physical
HAV
Hepatitis A Virus
Hb AIC
glycosylated hemoglobin
Hb, Hgb
hemoglobin
HBV
hepatitis B virus
HCT
hematocrit
HDN
hemolytic disease of the newborn
HIPAA
Health Insurance Probablity and Accountabiliy Act
HIV
human immunodeficiency virus
HLA
human leukocyte antigens
HPF
high-power field
HPV
human papillomavirus
HRT
Hormone Replacement Therapy
HSV
Herpes Simplex Virus
hx, Hx
history
I&D
incision and drainage
I&O
intake and output
IBD
inflmmatory bowel disease
IBS
irritable bowel syndrome
IC
irritable colon
ICSH
interstitial cell-stimulating hormone
ICU
intensive care unit
IgA, IgD, IgG, IgM, IgE
immunoglobins
IV
intravenous
IVP
intravenous pyelogram
KUB
kidneys, uterus, bladder
LA
left atrium
lab
laboratory
lap
laparotomy
lat.
lateral
LCA
left coronary atery
LDH
lactate dehydrogenase
LFT
liver function test
lig
ligament
LLL
left lower lobe
LLG
left lower quadrant
LMP
last menstrual period
LPN
licensed practical nurse
LRT
lower respiratory tract
LV
left ventricle
LVN
licensed vocational nurse
MCH
mean corpuscular hemoglobin
MCHC
mean corpuscular hemoglbin concentration
MCV
mean corpuscular volume
MI
myocardial infarction
MS
multiple sclerosis
MVP
mitral valve prolapse
NG tube
nasogastric tube
Noct.
night
NPO
nothing by mouth
NSAID
nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug
O2
oxygen
OB
obstetrics
OCD
obsessive compulsive disorder
OD
overdose; right eye
OP
outpatient
OR
operating room
OTC
over the counter
PA
physician assistant or posteroanterior
Pap
papanicolaou smear, stain, test
PAT
paroxysmal atrial tachycardia
PE
physical examination
PET
poistron emission tomography
PFT
pulmonary function test
pH
potential hydrogen
PID
pelvic inflammatory disease
PMN
polymorphonuclear
PMS
premenstraul syndrome
PNS
peripheral nervous system
PO
by mouth
PO2
oxygen partial pressure
p.r.n.
as the occasion arises, as needed
PSA
prostate specific antigen
PT
prethrombin time, or physical therapy
PTH
parathyroid hormone
PTT
partial thromboplastin time
PVC
premature ventricular contraction
PVD
peripheral vascular disease
q.
every
q.i.d.
four times a day
R
respiration
RA
right atrium, or rheumatoid arthritis
RAIU
radioactive iodine uptake
RBC
Red blood cell
RCA
right coronary artery
RDA
recommended dietary allowance
RDS
respiratory distress syndrome
RF
rheumatoid factor
Rh
rhesus factor in blood
RLL
right lower lobe
ROM
range of motion
RV
right ventricle
Rx
prescription
SA
sinoatrial
SARS
severe acute respiratory syndrome
SCI
spinal cord injury
SIDS
sudden infant death syndrome
SOB
shortness of breath
Staph
Staphylococcus
stat.
immediately
STD
sexually transmitted disease
STH
somatropic hormone
Sx
symptoms
T&A
tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
T4
thyroxine
TB
tuberculosis
TBSA
total body surface area
TCT
thyrocalcitonin
TIA
transient iscehmic attack
t.i.d.
three times a day
TJR
total joint replacement
TPN
total parenteral nutrition
TSH
thyroid stimulating hormone
TSS
toxic shock syndrome
UA
urinalysis
UGI
upper gastrointestinal series
ung
ointment
URI
upper respiratory infection
URT
upper respiratory tract
UTI
urinary tract infection
UV
ultraviolet
VC
vital capacity
VD
veneral disease
VS, v.s.
vital signs
VSD
ventricular septal defect
WBC
white blood cell count
WMD
weapons of mass destruction
WNL
within normal limits
WNV
west nile virus