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AL
Left ear
Bic.
Biceps
ALD
Alcoholic liver disease
ANX
Anxiety
AO
Angle of; aorta
AH
Abdominal hysterectomy; arterial hypertension
AGE
Angle of greatest extension
D/NS
Dextrose in normal saline
D5%DW
Dextrose 5% in distilled water
D5%NS
Dextrose 5% in normal saline
BSP
Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
D5LR
Dextrose 5% with lactated ringers
D5W
Dextrose 5% in water
DA
Degenerative arthritis
DAT
Diet as tolerated
DB
Disability; date of birth
DBP
Diastolic blood pressure
AI
Aortic insufficiency; artificial insemination
CO
Carbon monoxide; cardiac output; check out
DC
Discharge; discontinue; Doctor of Chiropractic
DC&B
Dilation, curettage and biopsy
DD
Discharge diagnosis; dry dressing
DDD
Degenerative disc disease
DEC
Deceased; decrease
DEF
Defecation; deferred; deficient
ANS
Autonomic nervous system
DEG
Degeneration
DES
Describe
CROM
Cervical range of motion
AID
Acute infectious disease; artificial insemination by donor
CS
Cervical spine; cesarean section
CSF
Cerebrospinal fluid
CSP
Cervical spine
CT
Carpal tunnel; cerebral thrombosis; cervical-thoracic; cervical traction
BSE
Breast self-examination
CTB
Confined to bed
CTL
Cervical, thoracic, lumbar
AIDS
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
CU
Cause unknown; clinical unit
CUD
Cause undetermined
CVD
Cardiovascular disease; cerebrovascular disease
CVS
Cardiovascular status
D/A
Date of accident; date of admission
D/DW
Dextrose in distilled water
CTS
Carpal tunnel syndrome
CL
Clavicle; clean; closed; contact lens
CN
Cranial nerve
BTW
Back to work
CNV
Cranial nerve number 5
CPE
Chronic pulmonary emphysema; complete physical examination
CPX
Complete physical examination
CR
Clinical records; closed reduction
CR&C
Closed reduction and cast
CRF
Chronic renal failure
CAT
Cataract; computerized axial tomography
CBC
Complete blood count
AIIS
Anterior inferior iliac spine
CF
Compare, refer to
CFNS
Chills, fever, night sweats
CHF
Congestive heart failure
ANG
Angle
CHR
Chronic; chronological
CIC
Crisis intervention clinic
BTR
Biceps tendon reflex
BUE
Both upper extremities
BUQ
Both upper quadrants
BVR
Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
BX
Biopsy
ALT
Alternate
C
With (represented as a 'c' with a '-' over it)
AIT
Acute intensive treatment
CAD
Coronary artery disease
CAF
Caucasian adult female
CAH
Chronic active hepatitis
BL
Bilateral lower lung fields; blood loss
Blad.
Bladder
BLE
Both lower extremities
BM
Basal metabolism; body mass; bone marrow; bowel movement
BND
Barely noticeable difference
BNO
Bladder neck obstruction
BOM
Bilateral otitis media
BOP
Blood, ova, parasites
BPC
Blood pressure cuff
BPH
Benign prostatic hypertrophy
BPP
Blood pressure and pulse
BR
Bathroom; bedrest
BRBPR
Bright red blood per rectum
BUN
Blood urea nitrogen
BS
Blood sugar; bowel sounds; breath sounds
BBT
Basal body temperature
BC/BS
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
AJ
Ankle jerk
BD
Birth date
BG
Bone graft
BGTT
Borderline glucose tolerance test
BHP
Benign hypertrophic prostate
BHS
Beta hemolytic streptococcus
AK
Above the knee
BID
Twice a day; brought in dead (b.i.d.)
BIL
Bilateral
BJ
Biceps jerk; bone and joint
ACO
Alert, cooperative, oriented
AE
Above the elbow; active and equal
BW
Birth weight; body weight; twice per week
AER
Auditory evoked response; average evoked response
AF
Adult female; amniotic fluid; aortic flow; atrial fibrillation; atrial flutter
AFTR
Atrophy, fasciculation; tremor; rigidity
AGL
Acute granulocytic leukemia
AFL
Artificial limb
CRIT
Critical hematocrit
AGA
Appropriate for gestational age
CA
Cancer; cardiac arrest; Caucasian adult; chronological age
ADJ
Adjacent; adjoining; adjunct; adjust
ANES
Anesthesia
AGF
Angle of greatest flexion
CDH
Congenital dislocation of the hip
AGG
Aggrevation
AGN
Acute glomerulonephritis
CRNA
Certified registered nurse anesthetist
APC
Aspirin; phenacetin; caffeine
AML
Acute monocytic leukemia; acute myeloblastic leukemia
AGTT
Abnormal glucose tolerance test
ACI
Acute coronary insufficiency
BJM
Bones, joints, muscles
A & P
Anterior & posterior; auscultation & palpation; auscultation & percussion
CVA
Cerebrovascular accident
ACS
Acute cervical strain; acute cervical sprain
ACL
Anterior clavicular line
CAO
Chronic airway obstruction
AMB
Ambulate; ambulatory
ACJT
Acromioclavicular joint
AMA
Against medical advice; American Medical Association
CV
Cardiac volume; cervical vertebra; color vision
ALVF
Acute left ventricular failure
ARI
Anxiety reaction, intense
CNS
Central nervous system
BV
Blood vessel; blood volume
ARM
Anxiety reaction, mild
ACT
Anticoagulant therapy; active motion
CAM
Caucasian adult male
AM
Adult male; aerospace medicine; before noon
BRP
Bathroom privileges
C/O
Care of; complains of
ACTH
Adrenocorticotropic hormone
ACTS
Acute cervical trauma syndrome
ARE
Active-resistance exercise
ARF
Acute respiratory failure; acute rheumatic fever
CB
Chest-back; chronic bronchitis
ANAL
Analgesic
AD
right ear; admitting diagnosis; adult disease; admission and discharge; alternating days
ARD
Acute respiratory disease
AD LIB
As desired
ADA
Anterior descending artery
ADL
Activities of daily living
AMI
Acute myocardial infarction
ARC
Aids-related complex
ADD
Addiction; adduct; adduction
ANA
Antinuclear antibodies; anesthesia
ALTS
Acute lumbar trauma syndrome
BF
Blood flow; bone fragment
AR
Active resistance; admitting room; apical rate; artificial respiration; assisted respiration; at risk
ADH
Antidiuretic hormone; adhesions
APP
Appears; appendix; appointment; approximate
APB
Atrial premature beat
BE
Barium enema; below the elbow; brisk and equal
AP & L
Anteroposterior and lateral
AOM
Acute otitis media
AOH
Anterior pituitary hormone; aphasia
AP
After parturition; anteroposterior; angina pectoris
CNX
Cranial nerve number 10
BGS
Balance, gate, station
AOD
Arteriosclerotic occlusive disease
ASIS
Anterior superior iliac spine
AOB
Alcohol on breath
CD
Cardiovascular disease; cause of death
ATN
Acute tubular necrosis
CW
Chest wall; crutch walking
ACVD
Acute cardiovascular disease
ALL
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia; acute lymphocytic leukemia; allergy
AROM
Active range of motion
AT
Anterior tibial; atlas
CK
Check
AST
Astigmatism
AW
Alive and well; able to work
AVH
Acute viral hepatitis
ASS
Anterior superior spine
AU
Both ears
BC
Back care; bone conduction; birth control
AVG
Average
CDS
Cervico-dorsal syndrome
AV
Aortic valve; avulsion
ASA
Acetylsalicylic acid; aspirin
ASHD
Arteriosclerotic heart disease
ASD
Atrial septal defect
ATS
Anxiety tension state; arteriosclerosis
CX
Cervix; chest x-ray; consciousness
BJE
Bones, joints, extremities
ALC
Approximate lethal concentration
ASCVD
Arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease; atherosclerotic coronary artery disease
ASCAD
Arteriosclerotic coronary artery disease
CHG
Change
ASC
Arteriosclerosis; ascending
AS
Anal sphincter; auris sinistra (left ear); arteriosclerosis; astigmatism
ARTH
Arthritic
BCC
Basal cell carcinoma
ART
Achilles tendon reflex test; artery; articulation; artificial
CH
Characteristic; chest; chief; chronic
ALS
Acute lumbar strain; anterolateral sclerosis; amytrophic lateral sclerosis
BMR
Basal metabolic rate
COD
Cause of death; condition on discharge
BBB
Blood brain barrier
COA
Condition on admission
Bas.
Basal
ALMI
Anterior lateral myocardial infarction
BAB
Babinski's sign
Bact.
Bacteriologist; bacteriology
BAC
Blood alcohol concentration
BLQ
Both lower quadrants
CIRC
Circulation; circumference
BP
Blood pressure; body part
BOE
Bilateral otitis externa
CHD
Coronary heart disease
BUS
Bartholin, urethral, skein's
CMS
Circulation, motion, sensation
BCP
Birth control pills
CCOT
Cervical compression overloading test
CI
Cardiac insufficiency; cerebral infarction
BK
Back; below the knee
COPE
Chronic obstructive pulmonary emphysema
BA
Blood alcohol; bone age; brachial artery; bronchial asthma;
ANI
Acute nerve irritation
Ba
Barium
ANRI
Acute nerve root irritation
ADV
Arterial deep venous; advised
CXR
Chest x-ray
BSA
Bowel signs active
ATP
Attending physician
ANT
Anterior
BB
Bed board; blood bank; both bones; breakthrough bleeding;
BRB
Bright red blood
BB/FS
Breast biopsy/frozen section
ADM
Admit; admission
CICU
Cardiac intensive care unit
ADR
Adverse drug reaction
B
Born
AWA
As well as
ATR
Achilles tendon reflex; atrophy
AX
Axial: axillary
CC
Caucasian child; chief complaint; current complaint
BSN
Bowel sounds normal