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a.c. before meals (ante cebum)
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease
NPO or n.p.o. nothing by mouth (nil per os)
p.c. after meals (post cebum)
PEG percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
ischemia lack of blood flow
PO or p.o. by mouth (per os)
AFB acid-fast bacilla (leads to TB)
AP anteroposterior (view on a chest x-ray)
C & S culture and sensitivity
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CXR chest x-ray
DOE dyspnea on exertion
PA posteroanterior (view on a chest x-ray)
PCP Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (marker for AIDS)
PFT pulmonary function test
SOB shortness of breath
URI upper respiratory infection
AAA abdonimal aortic aneurysm
AED automatic external defibrillator
AMI acute myocardial infarction
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CHF congestive heart failure
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
ECG/EKG electrocardiography
MI muocardial infarction
MVP mitral valve prolapse
PMI point of maximum impulse
PVC premature ventricular contraction (arrhthymia)
V fib ventricular fibrillation
V tach ventricular tachycardia
AIDS aquired immunodeficiency syndrome
CBC complete blood count
DIC disseminated intravascular coagulation (disorder of clotting, multiple small thrombi throughout body)
HCT hematocrit (percentage of RBCs in a blood sample)
HGB hemoglobin
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
RBC red blood cell
WBC white blood cell
Bx biopsy
I & D incision and drainage
SQ subcutaneous
tomy process of cutting or making incision
stomy surgically crated opening (mouth)
iatrogenic treatment induced - think chemo
Created by: christiethoreson