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AIDS
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
Alb
albumin
blood protein
ALK-P
Alkaline phosphatase
enzyme; enzymatic functon test, blood based, for diagnostic purpose. eg. tests liver function
ALL
acute lymphocytic leukemia
like cance; leukocytes; malignant blood disease
AM
morning
AMA
American Medical Association
AMD
age-related macular degeneration
eye related disease; reduction in vision, especially peripheral
AMI
Acute myocardial infarction
heart attack; death of heart tissue due to a clot that locks blood flow
amnio
amniocentesis
puncturing of amniotic sac
AMP
ampule
completely sealed glas container ()contains sterile fluid
amt
amount
AMY
amylase
anes
anesthesia
ANOVA
analysis of variance
AOM
acute otitis media
A and P
auscultation and percussion
APE
acute psychotic episode
cone
concentrated
CP
CPK--> CREATINE PHOSPHOKINASE ~ diagnostic blod test that detects problem of rhabnomyolysis (the breakdown of muscle tissue; major side effect). High CPK level can detect this S.E. of the statin drug

cerebral palsy

cleft palate

chest pain

chronic pain

chondromalacia patella

plasma level
CPmax
peak serum concentration
CPmin
Trough serum concentration
CPPB
Continuous Postive Pressure Breathing

(respiratory therapy)
CPPV
Continuous Postive Pressure Ventilation
CPR
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CPT
Curren Procedural Terminology
~ more for certain codes that health care providers use to get remimbursed for service.




Chest Physiotherapy
Cr
Creatine
( indication of kidney function )
crit
hematocrit
( pack cell volume, indication of RBC(red blood cells) counted )
CS
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

coronary scelerosis;
central supply;
clinical stage;
conjunctiva-sclera;
consciousness;
cat scratch
C sect
Cesarean Section (surgical intervention to get baby)
CSF
Cerebrospinal Fluid (fluid n spine)

Colony-Stimulating factor (biotech term)
CT scan
Also referred to as CAT Scan
COMPUTED AXIAL TOMOGRAHY
- more advanced than x-ray
- older than MRI and PSCAN
- advanced radiologic imaging , diagnostic technique
CV
Cardiovascular
CVA
Cerebrovascular accident
(stroke or brain attack)
CVS
Consumer Value Stores
D
day