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Abbreviations A-H

Medical Terminology 4th

AB abortion
Ab antibody
ABC aspiration, biopsy, cytology
abd abdomen
a.c., ac before meals
ACE angiotensin converting enzyme
ACL anterior cruciate ligament
ACS acute coronary syndromes
ACTH adrenocorticotropic hormone
ADD attention deficit disorder
ad lib freely as desired
AIDS autimmunodeficiency syndrome
alb albumin
ALL acute lymphocytic leukemia
alk phos alkaline phosphatase
ALS amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
ALT alanine transaminase
AML acute myelotcytic
AP or A/P anteroposterior
A&P auscultation and percussion
aq water
ASD atrial septal defect
ASHD arteriosclerotic hear disease
AST aspartate transaminase
AV arteriovenous; atrioventricular
A&W alive and well
BaE barium enema
B cells white blood cells from bone marrow
b.i.d. twice a day
BM bowel movement, bone marrow
BMT bone marrow transplant
BP, B/P blood pressure
BPH benign prostatic hypertrophy
Bronch bronchoscopy
bs blood sugar, bowel sounds, breath sounds
BSE breast self exam
BSO bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
BUN blood urea nitrogen
BW birth weight
Bx biopsy
c (line on top) with
C1, C2 first and second cervical vertebra
CA caner, carcinoma, cardiac arrest, chronological age
Ca calcium
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CAD coronary artery disease
CAPD continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis
cap capsule
cath cather(ization)
CBC complete blood count
CC chief complaint
CCU coronary care unit; critical care unit
CF cystic fibrosis
Chemo chemotherapy
CHF congestive heart failure
Chol cholesterol
CIN cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
CIS carcinoma in situ
CKD chronic kidney disease
cm centimeter
CML chronic myelocyotic leukemia
CNS central nervous system
c/o complains of
CO2 carbon dioxide
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CP cerebral palsy, chest pain
CPD cephalopelvic disproportion
CPR cadiopulmonary resuscitation
C&S culture and sensitivity
CS cesarean section
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CT computed tomography
CAT scan computed axial tomography
CVA cerebro vascular accident
c/w consistent with
CX(R) chest x-ray
cysto cystoscopy
D&C dilation and curettage
DES diethylstilbestrol
DIC disseminated intravascular coagulation
diff differential
DKA diabetic ketoacidosis
DM diabetes mellitus
DNA deoxyribonucleic acid
DOB date of birth
DOE dyspnea on exertion
DRE digital rectal exam
DT delirium tremens
DTR deep tendon reflex
DVT deep vein thrombosis
Dx diagnosis
EBV Epstein-Barr virus
ECC emergency cardiac care
ECG EKG electrocardiogram
Echo echocardiogram
ECMO extracorporeal membrane oxygenator
ECT electroconvulsive therapy
ED emergency department
EDC estimated date of confinement
EEG electroencephalogram
EENT eyes ears nose throat
EGD esophagogastroduodenoscopy
ELISA enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
EMG electromyogram
ENT ears nose throat
Eos eosinophil
ER emergency room, estrogen receptor
ERCP endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate
ESRD end stage renal disease
ESWL extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy
ETOH ethyl alcohol
ETT exercise tolerance test, endotracheal tube
FBS fasting blood sugar
FDA Food and Drug Administration
Fe iron
FEV forced expiratory volume
FH family history
FHR fetal heart rate
FSH follicle-stimulating hormone
f/u follow up
FUO fever of unknown origin
Fx fracture
g (gm) gram
Ga gallium
GB gallbladder
GC gonococcus
Gd gadolinium
GERD gastroesphageal reflux disease
GH growth hormone
GI gastrointestinal
Grav 1, 2, 3 first, second, third pregnancy
gt, gtt drops
GTT glucose tolerance test
GU genitourinary
GVHD graft versus host disease
Gyn gynecology
H Hydrogen
h, hr hour
HBV hepatitis B virus
HCG, hCG human chorionic gonadotropin
Hct hematocrit
HCV hepatitis C virus
HD hemodialysis
HDL high-density lipoproteins
HEENT head ears eyes nose and throat
Hg mercury
Hgb hemoglobin
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
h/o history of
H2O water
H&P history and physical
HPV human papilloma virus
HRT hormone replacement therapy
HSG hysterosalpingography
HSV-1,2 herpes simplex virus type 1, 2
HTN hypertension
Hx history
Created by: cadrake