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abd
abdomen
ac
acute
AIUM
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
AKA
above knee amputation
AMA
against medical advice; American Medical Association
amt
amount
ant
anterior
Ao
aorta
AP
anterior/posterior
A-P
anterior and posterior
appt
appointment
ASAP
as soon as possible
BID
twice daily
bilat
bilateral
BP
blood pressure
bx
biopsy
Ca or CA
cancer; calcium; carcinoma
CABG
coronary artery bypass graft
CAD
coronary artery disease
CAT or CT
computerized axial tomography
CBC
complete blood count
CBD
common bile duct
cc
cubic centimeter
CDI
color Doppler imaging
CHF
congestive heart failure
chr
chronic
cm
centimeter
cm/sec
centimeter per second
c/o
complaints of
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CVA
cerebrovascular accident
CW
continuous wave
decub
decubitus (lying down)
dept
department
Dx
diagnosis
DJD
degenerative joint disease
DM
diabetes mellitus
DNA
deoxyribonucleic acid
DNR
do not resuscitate
DOA
dead on arrival
DOB
date of birth
DVT
deep vein thrombosis
ED
emergency department
ECG; EKG
eletrocardiogram
ENT
ear, nose and throat
ETOH
ethanol/alcohol
ETIO
etiology
fl
fluid
FU
follow up
FUO
fever of undetermined origin
Fx
fracture; function
GB
gallbladder
GERD
gastroesophageal reflux disease
HCVD
hypertensive cardiovascular disease
H/O
history of
H&P
history and physical examination
HTN
hypertension
Hx
history
ICU
intensive care unit
IDDM
insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
Imp
impression
IV or iv
intravenous; intraventricular; intervertebral, iliac vein
IVC
inferior vena cava
KUB
kidneys, ureters, bladder
L or lt or (L)
left
lat
lateral
LBP
low back pain
LFT
liver function test
Mets
metastases
MHz
megahertz
MI
myocardial infarction
ml
milliliter
mmHg
mm. or mercury
MRI
magnetic resonance imaging
n/a
not applicable
nl
normal
NPO
nothing by mouth
O2
oxygen
PA or P-A
posterior and/or anterior; pulmonary artery; popliteal artery
PCN
penicillin
PE
physical exam; pulmonary embolism; pulmonary edema; pleural effusion, pericardial effusion
PMH
past medical history
preop or pre-op
before surgery
QID or q.i.d.
four times daily
Ref. Dr.
referring physician
R/O
rule out
Rt
right
Rx
treatment; prescription; intake
sag
sagittal plane
S/P
Status Post
s/s
signs & symptoms
Stat
at once
TID
three times a day
trans or trv
transverse plane
Tx
traction; treatment
W/C
wheelchair