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A
artery
Aa
of each
AA
amino acid
AAHA
American Animal Hospital Association
Ab
antibody
antibiotics
ABG
arterial blood gas
Ac
before meals
ACD
acid-citrate-dextrose
ACE
angiotensin-converting enzyme
ACTH
adrenocorticotropic hormone
AD
right ear
ADH
antidiuretic hormone
ad lib
freely
as wanted
ADR
active defense reflex
adverse drug reaction
A Fib
atrial fibrillation
Ag
antigen
A:G
albumin-globulin ratio
AGID
agar gel immunodiffusion
AL
left ear
ALB
albumin
ALK PHOS
alkaline phosphatase
ALP
alkaline phosphatase
ALT
alanine aminotransferase
AM
antemortem
AMA
against medical advice
American Medical Association
AMI
acute myocardial infarction
amp
ampule
ANA
antinuclear antibody
ANS
autonomic nervous system
AP
anterior-posterior
arterial pressure
APC
atrial premature contraction
APTT
activated partial thromboplastin time
ARF
acute renal failure
ARR
arrhythmia
AS
aortic stenosis
left ear
ASAP
as soon as possible
ASD
atrial septal defect
ASIF
Association for the Study of Internal Fixation
AST
aspartate aminotransferase
AU
each ear
AV
atrioventricular
AV block
atrioventricular as in first-, second-, third- degree AV block
BAR
bright, alert and responsive
BAER
brain stem auditory-evoked response
BBB
blood-brain barrier
BE
barium enema colon only
BER
basal energy requirement
bid
twice daily
BLD
blood
BLV
bovine leukosis virus
BM
bowel movement
BMR
basal metabolic rate
BOL
large pill (hora)
BP
blood pressure
BRD
bovine respiratory disease
BRSV
bovine respiratory syncytial virus
BSA
body surface area
BSP
bromsulphalein
BT
blue tongue
BUN
blood urea nitrogen
BUTE
phenylbutazone
BV
bronchovesicular
BVD
bovine virus diarrhea
BW
body weight
c
with
C & S
culture and sensitivity
C-S
coughing-sneezing
C-spine
cervical spine
Ca
calcuim
CA
carcinoma
coronary artery
cardiac arrest
CAE
caprine arthritis-encephalitis
caps
capsules
CAV-1
canine adenovirus type 1
CBC
complete blood oount
cc
cubic centimeter
CC
chief complaint
CCM
congestive cardiomyopathy
CD
canine distemper
CEA
canine erythrocyte antigen
CEM
cantagious equine metritis
CFJ
coxofemoral joint
CGP
circulating granulocyte pool
CHD
canine hip dysplasia
coronary heart disease
CHF
congestive heart failure
CHOL
cholesterol
CHV
canine hepatitis virus
CI
cardiac insufficiancy
CID
combined immunodeficiency
CIN
chronic intersitial nephritis
CITE
concentration immunoassay technology
Cl
chloride
CM
cardiomyopathy
CMS
cervical stenotic myelopathy
CMT
California mastitis test
CNE
canine distemper encephalitis
CNS
central nervous system
COB
care of body
CODE E
used in emergency for cardiac arrest
CPA
cardiopulmonary arrest
CPD
citrate-phosphate-dextrose
CPK
serum creatine phosphokinase
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CPU
central processing unit
Creat
creatinine
CRF
chronic renal failure
corticortopin-releasing factor
CRT
capillary refill time
cathode-ray tube
CSF
cerebrospinal fluid
colony-stimulating factor
CTZ
chemoreceptor trigger zone
CVA
cardiovascular accident
cerebrovascular accident
CPV
central venous pressure
CVS
cardiovascular system
cwt
hundredweight
CXR
chest x-ray
D BILI
direct bilirubin
D/S
dextrose in saline
D₅W
5% dextrose in water
Ddx
differential diagnosis
DEC
decrease
diethylcarbamazine
DES
diethylstilbestrol
DHL
canine distemper-hepatitis-leptospirosis vaccine
DIC
disseminated intravascular coagulation
DJD
degenerative joint disease
DHL
domestic longhair
DM
diabetes mellitus
DMSO
dimethyl sulfoxide
DOA
dead on arrival
DOS
disk operating system
DRG
diagnosis-related group
DS
dose or days not acceptible
DSH
domestic short hair
DTM
dermatophyte test medium
DV
dorsal ventral
Dx
diagnosis
EAE
enzootic abortion of ewes
ECF
extracellular fluid
ECG or EKG
electrocardiogram
ECHO
echocardiogram
EDTA
ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid
EEE
eastern equine encephalomyelitis
EEG
electroencephalogram
EENT
eyes, ears, nose, throat
EFA
essential fatty acids
EHV
equine herpes virus
EIA
equine infectious anemia
ELISA
enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
EM
electron microscopy
EMD
electromechanical dissociation
EMG
electromyogram
ER
emergency room
ERG
electroretinogram
ESR
erythrocyte sedimentation rate
F-A
fecal analysis
FA
fluorescent antibody
fatty acids
FB
foreign body
FD
feline distemper
FeLV
feline leukemia virus
FeSV
feline sarcoma virus
FIP
feline infectious peritonitis
FIV
feline immunodeficiency virus
FPV
feline panleukopenia virus
FSH
follicle-stimulating hormone
FUO
fever of unknown origin
FUS
feline urologic syndrome
FVR
feline viral rhinotracheitis
Fx
fracture
G
gram
gal
gallon
GAS
general adaptation syndrome
GVD
gastric dilation volvulus
GFR
glomerular filtration rate
GGT
gamma-glutamyltransferase
GI
gastrointesinal
gm
gram
GnRH
gonadotropin-releasing hormone
gtt
drops (guttae)
GU
genitourinary
GUI
graphical-user interface
h
hour
Hb
hemoglobin
HBC
hit by car
HBs
harsh bronchial sounds
HC
health certificate
HCT
hematocrit
HIS
hospital information systems
HR
heart rate
hs
at bedtime (hora somni)
HAS
hemangiosarcoma
Hx
history
I BILI
indirect bilirubin
IBK
infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis
IBR
infectious bovine rhinotracheitis
IC
intracardiac
ICF
intracellular fluid
ICH
infectious canine hepatitis
ICU
intensive care unit
ID
intradermal
IM
intramuscular
IN
intranasal
IOP
intraocular pressure
IP
intraperitoneal
ISE
ion-sentsitive electrode
IT
intratracheal
IU
international unit
IV
intravenous
IVD
intervertebral disk disease
IVP
intravenous pyelogram
K
potassium
K-9
canine
Kcal
kilocalorie
KCS
keratoconjunctivitis sicca
kg
kilogram
L or LT
left
LBBB
left bundle branch block
LDA
left displaced abomasum
LDH
lactate dehydrogenase
LN
lymph node
LRS
lactated ringer's solution
LSA
lymphosarcoma
m⁲
meter squared
MAC
minimum alveolar concentration
MAOI
monoamine oxidase inhibitor
MAP
mean arterial pressure
µg
microgram
µl
microliter
mcg
microgram
MCH
mean corpuscular hemoglobin
MCHC
mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration
MCT
mast cell tumor
MCV
mean corpuscular volume
MEA
mean electrical axis
mEq
milliequivalents
Mg
magnesium
MGP
marginated granulocyte pool
MI
mitral insufficiency
myocardial insufficieny
myocardial infacrtion
MIC
minimal inhibitory concentration
MIP
Mare's immunological pregnancy test
ml
milliliter
MLV
modified live virus
MM
mucous membrane
MRI
magnetic resonance imaging
Na
sodium
NC
no change
NCC
nucleated cell count
NMR
nuclear magnetic resonance
non rep
do not repeat
NPL
no palpable lesions
NPO
nothing per os

(nothing by mouth)
NR
not remarkable
NRBC
nucleated red blood cell
NRC
National Research Council
NS
normal saline
NSF
no significant findings
NSR
normal sinus rhythm
NVL
no visible lesions
OB
obstetrics
OCD
osteochondritis dissecans
OD
right eye

(oculus dexter)
OFA
Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
OHE
ovariohysterectomy (spay)
OL
left eye
OPP
ovine progressive pneumonia
OS
left eye

(oculus sinister)
OSA
osteosarcoma
OTC
over the counter
OU
both eyes
P
phosphorus
P3
third phalanx or coffin bone
PAC
premature atrial tachychardia
pc
after meals
PCV
packed cell volume
PDA
patent ductus arteriosus
PDQ
pretty darned quick
PDR
passive defense reflex
PE
pulmonary edema
physical exam
PEA
phenylethyl alcohol
PEG
percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
per os
orally
by mouth
PG
prostaglandin
PGA
polyglycolic acid
PI3
parainfluenza-3
PK
pigmentary keratits
PM
postmortem
PMSG
pregnant mare serum gonadotropin
PNS
parasympathetic nervous system
PO
postoperative
per os
POVMR
problem-oriented veterinary medical record
PPH
pertinent past history
ppm
parts per million
PPM
perisitent pupillary membrane
PPN
partial parenteral nutrition
PPV
porcine parvovirus
PRA
progressive retinal atrophy
PRAA
persistant right aortic arch
prn
as necessary
PRRS
porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome
PRV
pseudorabies virus
PS
pulmonic stenosis
PSS
physiologic saline
PTA
prior to admission
PTH
parathyroid hormone
PTS
put to sleep
PTT
partial thromboplastin time
PU
penile urethrostomy
PVC
premature ventricular contraction
PWD
powder
q
every
q2h
every 2 hours
q6h
every 6 hours
QBC
quantitative buffy coat
qd
every day
qh
every hour
qid
four times a day
qns
quantity not sufficient
R or RT
right
qod
every other day
qs
quantity sufficient
RACL
ruptured anterior crutiate ligament
RADs
radiographs
RAM
random access memory
RAS
reticular activating system
RBBB
right budle branch block
RBC
red blood cell
RDA
right displaced abomasum
RER
resting energy requirement
Retic
reticulocyte
RHF
right heart failure
RID
radical immunodiffusion
R/O
rule out
RTG
ready to go
RV
rabies vaccination
residual volume
Rx
take (prescription)
s
without

(sine)
SC or SQ
subcutaneuos
SCC
squamous cell carcinoma
SDH
sorbitol dehydrogenase
SGOT
serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase
SGPT
serum glutamic-pyruvate transaminase
Sig
label (prescription)
SIM
sulfide-indole-motility (medium)
SMEDI
stillbirths, mummified fetuses, embryonic death and infertility
SNS
sympathetic nervous system
SOAP
subjective, objective, assessment, plan
SOB
shortness of breath
S/P
status post
sp.
species
sp. gr.
specific gravity
SR
suture removal
ss
one half
Stat
statum (immediately)
Sx
signs, symptoms
T BILI
total bilirubin
tab
tablet
TAT
tetanus antitoxin
TBW
total body water
TDN
total digestible nutrients
TEME
thromboembolic meningoencephalitis
TGC
time gain compensation
TGE
transmissible gastroenteritis
TEGV
transmissible gastroenteritis virus
TI
tricuspid insufficiency
tid
thrice daily
T-L
thoracolumbar vertebra
TLC
tender loving care
TP
total protein
TPN
total parenteral nutrition
TPP
total plasma protein
TPR
temperature, pulse, respiration
TR
trace
TRF
thyrotropin-releasing factor
TRH
thyrotropin-releasing hormone
TRIG
trigylcerides
TS-FIPV
teperature-sensitive feline infectious peritonitis virus
TSH
thyroid-stimulating hormone
TSI
triple sugar iron
TT
tetanus toxoid
tid
thrice daily
T-L
thoracolumbar vertebra
TLC
tender loving care
TP
total protein
TPN
total parenteral nutrition
TPP
total plasma protein
TPR
temperature, pulse, respiration
TR
trace
TRF
thyrotropin-releasing factor
TRH
thyrotropin-releasing hormone
TRIG
trigylcerides
TS-FIPV
teperature-sensitive feline infectious peritonitis virus
TSH
thyroid-stimulating hormone
TSI
triple sugar iron
TT
tetanus toxoid
Tx
treatment
U
unit
UA
urinalysis
UG
urogenital
UGI
upper gastrointesinal tract
(includes esophagus, stomach, and duodenum)
ung
ointment
UO
urinary obstruction
URI
upper respiratory infection
US
ultrasound
USG
urine specific gravity
UT DICT
as directed

(ut dictum)
UTI
urinary tract infection
v.
vein
V TACH
ventricular tachychardia
vc
vital capacity
VD
ventral dorsal
V-D
vomitting and diarrhea
VECCS
Veterinary Emergency and Critial Care Society
VEE
Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis
VER
visual evoked response
VES
ventricular extrasystole
VMDB
veterinary medical data base
VPC
ventricular premature contraction
VS
vital signs
VSD
ventricular septal defect
VSV
vesticular stomatitis virus
WBC
white blood cell
WEE
western equine encephalomyelitis
WNL
within normal limits
XRT
radiation therapy