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MTA Abbreviations

All abbreviations

AbbreviationExpanded form
ADH antidiuretic hormone
Bx biopsy
CKD chronic kidney disease
Cr, Creat. creatinine
GFR glomerular filtration rate
HT hypertension
IVP intravenous pyelogram
K+ potassium
KUB kidney, ureters, bladder
MCS microscopy, culture, sensitivity
Na+ sodium
PUJ pelviureteric junction
BE barium enema
BM bowel motion/movement
BRBPR bright red blood per rectum
CBD common bile duct
CT scan computerised tomography
ERCP endoscopic retrograde choliangiography procedure
GB gall bladder
GI gastrointestinal tract
GORD gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
HBV hepatitis B virus
HH hiatal hernia
IBS irritable bowel syndrome
LBO large bowel obstruction
LFT’s liver function tests
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
NBM nil by mouth
NG tube nasogastric tube
NPO non per os
OGD oesophageal gastroduodenoscopy
p.c post cibum
PEG tube percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube
PR per rectum
PUD peptic ulcer disease
SBO small bowel obstruction
TPN total parenteral nutrition
BSE/SBE breast self examination
CIN cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
CS caesarean section
Cx cervix
D&C dilatation and curettage
DCIS ductal carcinoma in situ
DUB dysfunctional uterine bleeding
EDC estimated date of confinement
FHR foetal heart rate
FSH follicle stimulating hormone
GnPn Gravida number, Parity number
Gyn gynaecology
HCG human chorionic gonadotrophin
HPV human papilloma virus
HRT hormone replacement therapy
IUD intrauterine device
LEEP loop electrosurgery excision procedure
LMP last menstrual period
LSCS lower segment caesarean section
PID pelvic inflammation disease
PMS pre-menstrual syndrome
RDS respiratory distress syndrome
STI sexually transmitted infection
TAH-BSO total abdominal hysterectomy-bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
AI artificial insemination
AID artificial insemination by donor
BPH benign prostate hypertrophy/hyperplasia
DRE digital rectal examination
HSV herpes simplex virus
IDC indwelling catheter
GU genitourinary
PSA prostate specific antigen
SPP suprapubic prostatectomy
STD sexually transmitted disease
STI sexually transmitted infection
TURP transurethral resection of the prostate
TRUS transrectal ultrasound scan
ENT ears, nose, throat
IOL intraocular lens
OM otitis media
PEARL pupils equal, accommodating and reactive to light
LP lumbar puncture
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
ABG arterial blood gases
AFB acid fast bacillus
BAL bronchoscopy and lavage
COAD, COLD, COPD chronic obstructive –airways, lung, pulmonary – disease
CPAP continuous positive airway pressure
CXR chest x-ray
DOE dyspnoea on exertion
ICC intercostals cavity
LLL left lower lung
LUL left upper lung
NIV non-invasive ventilation
OSA obstructive sleep apnoea
PE pulmonary embolism
PET positron emission tomography
PND paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnoea
RDS respiratory distress syndrome
RLL right lower lung
RSV respiratory synctal virus
RUL right upper lung
SIMV synchronised intermittent mandatory ventilation
SOB shortness of breath
TB tuberculosis
TLC total lung capacity
URTI upper respiratory tract infection
RCA right coronary artery
SA node sinoatrial node
SVC superior vena cava
ADLs activities of daily living
AAA abdominal aortic aneurysm
CCU coronary care unit
ICU intensive care unit
HDU high dependency unit
CCF congestive cardiac failure
DOE dyspnoea of exertion
IVC inferior vena cava
PPM permanent pacemaker
JVP jugular venous pressure
VV varicose veins
PND paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnoea
AMI acute myocardial infarction
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
ECG electrocardiogram
IHD ischaemic heart disease
DVT deep vein thrombosis
PTCA percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
TIA transischaemic attack
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
NFR not for resuscitation
DNR do not resuscitate
RIP rest in peace
AC joint acromioclavicular joint
ACL anterior cruciate ligament
ANA antinuclear antibody
Ca calcium
CDH congenital dislocation (dysplasia) of the hip
CK creatine kinase
CTS carpal tunnel syndrome
DEXA dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry
DTR deep tendon reflex
EMG electromyogram
Fx, # fracture
IM intramuscular
MVA motor vehicle accident
NOF neck of femur
NOH neck of humerus
NSAID non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
OA osteoarthritis
OM osteomyelitis
ORIF open reduction internal fixation
RA rheumatoid arthritis
RF rheumatoid factor
ROM range of movement
THR total hip replacement
TKR total knee replacement
AD Alzheimer’s disease
ADD attention-deficit order
ADHD attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
CA chronological age
CBT cognitive behavioural therapy
DSM-IV diagnostic and statistical manual 4th edition
ECT electroconvulsive therapy
MA mental age
MDD major depressive disorder
MSE mental state examination
OCD obsessive-compulsive disorder
PTSD post traumatic stress disorder
SAD seasonal affective disorder
Ψ psychiatry
AIDS acquired immune-deficiency syndrome
CMV cytomegalo virus
HD Hodgkin’s disease
HIV human immune-deficiency virus
HSV herpes simplex virus
EBV Epstein-Barr virus
BG blood gases
BGL/BSL blood glucose/sugar levels
WCC white cell count
U & E’ & Cr urea, electrolytes and creatinine
Fe iron
Hb haemoglobin
RBC red blood cell
WBC white blood cell
HPC history of presenting complaint
NAD no abnormality detected
NKA no known allergies
PC presenting complaint
PTT partial thromboplastin time
PT prothrombin time
BCC basal cell carcinoma
ID intradermal
KS Kaposi’s sarcoma
SC subcutaneous
SCC squamous cell carcinoma
FTG full thickness graft
SSG split skin graft
ADH antidiuretic hormone
BSL, BGL blood sugar/glucose level
DM diabetes mellitus
IDDM insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
IGR impaired glucose regulation
K+ potassium
Na sodium
NIDDIM non insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
HbA1C glycoslated haemoglobin
BCC basal cell carcinoma
SCC squamous cell carcinoma
Bx biopsy
Ca carcinoma
5-FU 5-fluorouracil
Mets metastases
BMT bone marrow transplant
(N) normal
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
PET positron emission tomography
US(S) ultrasound (scan)
VQ scan ventilation-perfusion scan
CAT computerised axial tomography
CT computerised tomography
CXR chest x-ray
DSA digital subtraction angiography
IVP intravenous pyleogram
DEXA dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry
PTCA percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
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