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AW
alive and well
ac
before meals
ad lib
as much as needed/desired
Ag
antigen
adm.
admitted
A Fib
atrial fibrillation
AFB
Acid Fast Bacilli
AGA
average gestation age
ALT
alanine aminotransferase (SGPT serum glutamic-pyruvic trans-aminase)
AP & lat.
Anteroposterior and lateral
ASA
aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid)
ASHD
arteriosclerotic heart disease
AST
aspartate amino transferase (SGOT serum glutamic oxalacetic transaminase
C & S
culture and sensitivity
cysto
cystoscopy
D/W
dextrose and water
B or B/L
bilateral
Ba
barium
BBB
bundle branch block
BCG
Bacille Calmette Guerin Vaccine
BE
barium enema
BKA
below the knee amputation AKA above the knee amputation
BPH
benign prostatic hyperplasia
BRP
bathroom privileges
BRBPR
Bright red blood per rectum
Br.
breech presentation
BS
bowel sound
BSO
bilateral salpingooophorectomy
BUN
blood urea nigrogen
BUS
Bartholin's, Skenes, Urethra
BW
birth weight
Bx
biopsy
BCP
birth controp pills
c
with
C-T
CAT Scan (computerized axial tomography)
cath.
catheter
D/NS
dextrose and normal saline
D/RL
sextrose adn ringers lactate
D/C
discontinue
CBD
common bile duct
CEA
carcinoembryonic antigen
CHB
complete heart block
CHD
coronary heart disease
CHF
congestive heart failure
CMT
cervical motion tenderness
CXR
chest x-ray
CVS
cardiovascular system
CVP
central venous pressure
CPD
cephalopelvic disproportion
CSF
cerebrospinal fluid
CVA
cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
Cx
cervix or culture
COPD
chornic obstructive pulmonary disease
D&C
dilatation and curettage
D5NS
5% dextrose and normal saline
D5W
5% dextrose/water
Ddx
differential diagnosis
diff.
differential count
DIP
distal interphalangeal
DJD
degenerative joint disease
DM
diabetes mellitus
DOE
dyspnea on exertion
DTR
deep tendon reflex(s)
DUB
dysfunctional uterine bleeding
EBL
estimated blood loss
ECT
electroconvulsive therapy
EEG
electroencephalogram
EMG
electromyography
EOM
extra ocular movement
ESR
erythrocyte sedimentation rate
ETOH
ethanol
FB
foreign body
FBS
fasting blood sugar
FDP
fibrin degradation product
Fe def.
iron deficiency
FFP
fresh frozen plasma
FH
family history
FHR
fetal heart rate
FOB
fecal occult blood
JPC
junctional premature complex
JT
junctional tachycardia
FSH
follicular stimulating hormone
FTA
fluorescent treponemal antibody
FUO
fever of unknown origin
Fx
fracture
F/U
follow-up
GA
general anesthesia
GC
gonococcus (gonorrhea)
GGTP
gamma glutmyl transpeptidase
G6PD
glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase
gtt(s)
drop(s)
GTT
glucose tolerance test
GU
genitourinary
HAV
hepatitis A virus
HBV
hepatitis B virus
HDL
high density lipoprotein
HNP
herniated nucleus pulposus
KUB
kidney, ureter, bladder x-ray
KVO
keep vein open
HPI
history of present illness
hs.
hour of sleep
HSV
herpes simplex virus
HTN
hypertension
hyst.
hysterectomy
I&D
incision & drainage
IFM
internal fetal monitor
IHSS
idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis
Imp.
impression
I&O
intake and output
IPPB
intermittent positive pressure breathing
ICS
intercostal space
IDU
injected drug use
IU
ineternational units
IUD
intrauterine device
IVF
intravenous fluid
IVP
intravenous pyelogram
IVPB
intravenous "piggyback"
Lap
laparotomy
Lat
lateral
LBBB
left bundle branch block
LDH
lactic dehydrogenase
LLE
left lower extremity
LML
left mediolateral (episiotomy)
LNMP
last normal menstrual period
LOA
left occipitoanterior
LOC
level of consciousness
LOP
left occipitoposterior
LOT
left occipitotransverse
LP
lumbar puncture
LUE
left upper extremity
LUL
left upper lobe
LVH
left ventricular hypertrophy
M
murmur
MCL
midclavicular line
MCP
metacarpophalangeal
met. CA
metastic carcinoma
PM
pacemaker
MMTP
methadone maintanance treatment program
MVA
moving vehicle accident
NAD
no acute distress
GRE
genuine, respectful, & empathy
NB
newborn
NCB
natural childbirth
NGT
nasogastric tube
NPH
neutral protamine Hagedorn (insulin)
NPO
nothing by mouth
NS
normal saline
NSVD
normal spontaneous vaginal delivery
NST
non-stress test
N/V
nausea and vomiting
NWB
non-weight bearing
NSAID
nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug
OBS
organic brain syndrome
OD
right eye
OOB
out of bed
O&P
ova and parasites
OPD
out patinet department
ORIF
poen reduction internal fixation
PND
paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
OS
left eye
OU
both eyes
OC
oral contraceptives
OM
otitis media
PAT
paroxysmal atrial tachycardia
Pb
lead
PE
pulmonary embolus, pulmonary edema or physical examination
PC
packed cells
pc
after meals
PDA
patent doctus arteriosus
PEEP
positive end expiratory pressure
Pen.
penicillin
PID
pelvic inflamatory disease
PIP
proximal interphalangeal
PKU
phenylketonuria
POMR
Problem oriented medical record
PPD
purified protein derivative
ppd
packs per day (cigarettes)
p.r.
by rectum (per rectum)
PROM
premature rupture of membranes
PRN
whenever necessary
PTA
prior to admission
PTH
parathyroid hormone
PT
prothrombin time
PTT
partial thromboplastin time
PVD
peripheral vascular disease
PUD
peptic ulcer disease
QNS
quantity not sufficient
qid
qod
qoh
qon
Four times a day
every other day
hour
night
qs
quantity sufficient
q/s
every shift
RA
right arm, rigtht atrium, rheumatoid arthritis
RBBB
right bundle branch clock
RF
rheumatoid factor for arthritis
RFT
right frontotransverse
RFA
right frontoanterior
RIA
radioimmunoessay
RLE
right lower extremity
RLL
right lower lobe
RML
right middle lobe
ROM
range of motion
ROS
review of systems
RR
recovery room
RSR
regular sinus rhythm
RUE
right upper extremity
RUL
right upper lobe
SB
sinus bradycardia, stillborn, or stillbirth
SCD
sickle cell disease
SCP
sicke cell prep
SGA
small for gestational age
sib.
sibling
sig.
label as
S.L.
sublingual
SLE
systemic lupus erythematosus
SOB
shortness of breath
spec.
speculum
SSE
soap suds enema
SSS
sick sinus syndrome
ST
sinus tachycardia
STSG
split thickness skin graft
sq/sc
subcutaneous
SVC
superior vena cava
SVD
spontaneous vaginal delivery
SVT
supraventricular tachycardia
SH
social hystory
T&A
tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
TAH
total abdominal hysterectomy
TIA
transient ischemic attack
TIBC
total iron binding capacity
tiw
three times a week
TOP
termination of pregnancy
TPI
treponema pallidum immobilization
trach.
tracheostomy
TUR
transurethral resection
TWE
tap water enema
TM
tympanic membrane
u.c.
uterine contraction
URI
upper respiratory infection
u/s
ultrasound
Vac.
vaccination
VC
vital capacity
VMA
vanillylmandelic acid
VPC
ventricular premature complex
VR
ventricular rate
VSD
ventricular septal defect
VT
ventricular tachycardia
Vx
vertex presentation
W/D
well developed
W/N
well nourished