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ABG arterial blood gases
ACTH adrenocorticotropic hormone
ADH antidiuretic hormone
AFB acid fast bacillus (TB organism)
ant anterior
AP anterposterior
APTT activate partial thromboplastin time
BE barium enemia/ below the elbow
BMI body mass index
BMR basal metabolic rate
BUN blood urea nitrogen
Bx, bx biopsy
C&S culture & sensitivity
C&T cross-match and type (compatible blood)
CBC complete blood count
CK creatine kinase (cardiac enzyme)
C02 carbon dioxide
CRP C-reactive protein
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CT compute tomography
CXR chest xray, chest radiograph
DI diabetes insipidus, diagnostic imaging
DKA diabetic ketoacidosis
DM diabetes mellitus
DNA deoxyribonculec acid
DSA digital subtraction angiography
Dx diagnosis
ECG electro cardio graph
ELISA enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
EMG electromyography
ERCP endoccopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (visual examination of pancreas and bile ducts)
ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate
FBS fasting blood sugar
FS frozen section
FSH follicle-stimulating hormone
GB/GBS gallbladder, gallbladder series (x-ray)
GH growth hormone
GTT glucose tolerance test
Hb hemoglobin
HbA1c glycosylated hemoglobin
HBV hepatitis B virus
Hct hematocrit
HDL high density lipoprotein
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
IDDM insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
I & D incision and drainage
INR international normalized ratio
IV-GTT intravenous glucose tolerence test
IVP intravenous pyelogram, intravenous pyelography
K potassium
KUB kidney, ureter, bladder (xray of)
LAT, lat lateral
LDH lactic dehydrogenase
LDL low density lipoprotein
LH luteinizing hormone
LLQ left lower quadrant
LP lumbar puncture
LS lumbosacral spine (xray of)
LUQ left upper quadrant
MCH mean corpuscular (cell) hemoglobin /maternal-child health
MCHC mean corpuscular (cell) hemoglobin concentration
MCV mean corpuscular(cell) volume
Mg Magnesium
mg/dl. mg/dL milligram per deciliter
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
MSH melanocyte stimulating hormone
Na sodium
NIDDM Non insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
NPH neutral protamine Hagedorn (insulin)
O & P ova and parasites
OB obstetrics
P phosphorus/ pulse
Pap papanicolaou test
PBI protein bound iodine
PCO2 partial pressure of carbon dioxide
PET position emission tomography
PGH pituitary growth hormone
PFT pulmonary function test
post posterior
PRL prolactin
PSA prostate specific antigen
PT prothrombin time/physical exam
PTT/aPTT/APTT partial thromboplastin time
PTH parathyroid hormone
RAI radioactive iodine
RAIU radioactive iodine uptake
RBC red blood cell
RF rheumatoid factor
RLQ right lower quadrant
RUQ right upper quadrant
S & A sugar and acetone
SBF small bowel follow-through
SGOT serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase
SGPT serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase
sono sonogram
SPECT single photon emission computed
Sx symptom
T & S type and screen
T3 triiodothyroxine
T4 thyroxine
TFT thyroid function test
TSH thyroid stimulation hormone
Tx treatment
U & L upper and lower
UA urinalysis
UGI upper gastrointestinal series
US ultra sound
VDRL venereal disease research laboratory
VMA vanillymandelic acid (24 urine test)
WBC white blood cell count
BMI body mass index
DKA diabetic ketoacidosis
HRT hormone replacement therapy
PRL prolactin
Created by: amatt