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AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
APGAR appearance, pulse, grimace, activity, respiration
BUN blood urea nitrogen
CABG coronary artery bi-pass graft
CAT/CT Scan computerized axial tomography
CPAP continuous positive airway pressure
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease
HIPAA **health insurance potability and accountability act (of 1996)**
LASER light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation
MICU medical intensive care unit
NSAID non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
NICU neonatal intensive care unit (birth to 1st 28 days)
PEEP positive end expiratory pressure
PERRLA pupils equal round reactive to light and accommodation
PET positron emission tomography
REM rapid eye movement
SAD seasonal affective disorder
SARS severe acute respiratory syndrome
SIDS sudden infant death syndrome
A TENs unit transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
TURP transurethral resection of the prostate
ETOH **ethyl alcohol**
HCI **hydrochloric acid**
HCO3 **bicarbonate**
h,hr,* hour
hs, HS (2100) at bedtime/hour of sleep (2100)
with c with a line over it
without s with a line over it
after p with a line over it
every q, or q with a line over it
bid twice a day 0900&1800
tid three times a day 0900, 1300, 1800
qid four times a day 0900, 1300, 1800, 2100
hs at bedtime/hour of sleep 2100
STAT immediately
PRN as needed
ad lid as desired
< > less than, greater than
triangle change
circle with a line through it, and a triangle no change
a- /an- no, not, without
anti- / ant- against
end- / endo- within
AKA above knee amputation
ALS amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Geric disease)
AM, am (ante meridiem) in the morning before noon
AMA against medical advice
amb ambulate
ARDS adult respiratory distress syndrome
AROM active range of motion
ASHD arteriosclerotic heart disease
A&W alive and well
Ba barium
BE barium enema
BKA below knee amputation
BM bowel movement
BMR basil metabolic rate
BMT bone marrow transplant
BP, B/P, bp blood pressure (120/80)
BPH benign prostatic hypertrophy/hyperplasia
bs, BS blood sugar (80-110mg%)
BSE breast self exam
BSO (2 fallopian tubes) bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (2 tubes/ 2 oo's)
BUN blood urea nitrogen (kidneys)
bw, BW birth weight
Bx, bx biopsy
APC asprin
ASA asprin
A, B, AB, O blood types
@ at
AAA abdominal aortic aneurism
abd abdomen
ABG's arterial blood gases
ACE angiotensin-converting enzyme (anti-hypertensive)
ACLS advanced cardiac life support
ACS acute coronary syndrome
AD Alzheimer disease
ADD attention deficit disorder
ADH anti-diuretic hormone
ADHD attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
ADL activities of daily living
ADT admission, discharge, transfer
AED automated external defibrillator
AF atrial-fibrillation (quivering)
AFB acid fast bacillus (TB)
EBV Epstein-Barr virus
ECG/EKG electrocardiogram
ECHO echocardiogram
ECT electroconvulsive therapy
ED emergency department
EDC expected date of confinement (pregnancy due date)
EEG electroencephalogram
EENT ears, eyes, nose, throat
EMG electromyogram
EMT emergency medical technician
ENT ear, nose, throat
eos eosinophils (type of white blood cell)
ER emergency room
ERT estrogen replacement therapy
ESRD end stage renal disease
ETT exercise tolerance test
F, F* Fahrenheit
FBS fasting blood sugar (mormal= 80-110mg%)
FDA food and drug administration
Fe iron
FEF forced expiratory flow
FHR fetal heart rate
FUO fever of undetermined origin
Fx fracture
G gravida
g, gm gram
GB gallbladder
GH growth hormone
GI gastrointestinal
GP (Dr) general practitioner
grav. 1, 2, 3, how many times pregnant
gt drop/gutt (Hb A1c gutta)
gtt drops/guttae
GTT glucose tolerance test
GU genitourinary
GYN gynecologist
H hydrogen
Hb, Hgb hemoglobin
HBV hep. B virus
Hct hematocrit
patent open
occluded blocked
HCV hepatitis C virus
HD hemodialysis
HDL (happy) high-density lipoprotein (good cholesterol)
He helium
HEENT head, ears, eyes, nose, throat
Hg mercury
H&H hemoglobin & hematocrit
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
h/o history of
H2O water
H&P history and physical
HPV human papillomavirus
HRT hormone replacement therapy
HSV herpes simplex virus
ht height
HTN hypertension
Hx history
RBC red blood cell/erythrocyte (blood value= 4.5 - 5.5mm3)
WBC white blood cell/leukocyte (blood value= 4,000 - 11,000)
Platelets thrombocyte (blood value= 200,000 - 4000,000)
Created by: Timber15