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A
ante, before
ACTH
adrenocorticotropic hormone
AD
auris dexter (right ear)
ADA
American Diabetes Association
ADH
antidiuretic hormone
ADL
activities of daily living (ad lib as desired)
AFIP
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
A/G
albumin/globulin ratio
AKA
Also Known As; above knee amputation
AMA
against medical advice
AMA
American Medical Association
AP/LA
anterior, posterior, and lateral
APC
aspirin, phenacetin, and caffeine
ASA
aspirin (acetysalicylic acid)
AU
both ears
aud
auditory
AV
arteriovenous
A/W
alive and well
BBB
bundle branch block
BCP
birth control pill
bid
bis in die (twice a day)
BE
barium enema
BE
barium enema
B/f
black female
BK
below knee
BKA
below knee amputation
BM
bowel movement
B/m
Black male
BMR
basal metabolic rate
B/P
blood pressure
BRP
bathroom privileges
BS
bowel sounds, blood sugar
BUN
blood urea nitrogen
c
con, with
CA
carcinoma
CAD
coronary artery disease
cap
capsule
CBC
complete blood count
cc
chief complaint
cc
cubic centimeter
CCU
coronary Care Unit
CHD
congestive heart disease
CHF
congestive heart failure
CNS
central nervous system
co
carbon dioxide
c/o
complaints of
CO2
carbon dioxide
COPD
chronic obstruction pulmonary lung disease
cp
cerebral palsy
CPK
creatine phosphokinase
CSF
cerebrospinal fluid
c&s
culture and sensitivity
CVA
cebrovascular accident; costovertebral angle
cvp
central venous pressure
D&C
dilation and curettage
D/C
discontinue; discharge
DIP
distal interphalangeal joint
disch
discharge
DNA
deoxyribonucleic acid
DOA
dead on arrival
D.O.S.
day of surgery
dp
dorsalis pedis (pulse)
D5W
DEXTROSE 5% in water
Dx
diagnosis
ea
each
E.coli
Escerichia coli
EDC
estimated date of confinement
EEG
electroenephalogram
ENT
ears, nose, threat
EKG
electrocardiogram
ECG
electrocardiogram
EMG
electomyogram
EOM
external ocular muscles
ER
emergency room
ESR
erthryocyte sedimentation rate
etiol
etiology
Fb
finger breadth
FB
foreign body
FBS
fasting blood sugar
FHx
family history
FSH
follicle stimulating hormone
F/U
follow-up
FUO
fever of undetermined origin
Fx
fracture
GB
gallbladder
GC
gonococcus
GFR
glomerular filtration rate
GG
Gamma globulin
g or G
gram
GI
gastrointestinal
GTT
glucose tolerance test
gtt
guttae (drops)
GU
genitourinary
GYN
gynecology
HA
headache
Hb, Hgb
hemoglobin
Hct
hematocrit
HEENT
head, eyes, ears, nose, throat
HNP
herniated nucleus puposus
H&P
history and physical
HPI
history present illness
hs
hora somni (at bedtime)
Hx
history
I131
radioactive iodine
ICF
intracellular fluid
ICU
intensive care unit
ICS
intercostals space
I&D
incision and drainage
Infect
infectious
IM
intramuscular
IHN
isoniazid
in situ
in natural or normal position
I&O
intake and output
IPPB
intermittent positive pressure breathing
IUD
intrauterine contraceptive device
IU
international unit
IV
intravenous
IVP
intravenous pyelogram
K
potassium (kalium)
Kg
kilogram
KOH
potassium hydroxide
KUB
kidney, ureter, bladder
KVO
keep vain open