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Medical Abbrev. A-D

bid twice a day
BK below the knee
BM bowel movement
BNO bladder neck obstruction
BP blood pressure
BPH benign prostatic hyperplasia
BRP bathroom privileges
BSE breast self-examination
BT bleeding time
BUN blood urea nitrogen
bx biopsy
c- with
c Celsius (centigrade)
C compliance
C cervical vertebra
C section cesarean section
CA cancer
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CAD coronary artery disease
cap capsule
CAPD continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis
CBC complete blood count
CBD common bile duct
CBF cerebral blood flow
CBR complete bed rest
cc with correction
CC chief complaint
CCPD continuous cyclic peritoneal dialysis
CCU coronary care unit
CHD coronary heart disease
CHF congestive heart failure
Ci Curie
CIN cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia
CIS carcinoma in situ
CLL chronic lyphocytic leukemia
cm centimeter
CML chronic myelogenous leukemia
CNS central nervous system
c/o complains of
Co coccyx; coccygeal
COLD chronic obstructive lung disease
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPAP continuous positive airway pressure
C(P)K creatine (phospho) kinase
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CRF chronic renal failure
crit hematocrit
C&S culture and sensitivity
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CT computed tomography
CVA cerebrovascular accident
CVD cerebrovascular disease
CVP central venous pressure
CVS chorionic villus sampling
CXR chest x-ray
D&C dilatation and curettage
dB decibel
dc discontinue
D&E dilatation and evacuation
DES diethylstilbestrol
DIC disseminated intravascular coagulation
DIFF differential count
DIP distal interphalangeal
DJD degenerative joint disease
dL deciliter
DM diabetes mellitus
DTR deep tendon reflex(es)
DUB dysfunctional uterine bleeding
DVT deep vein thrombosis
Dx diagnosis