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Abbreviations List of Diseases and Syndromes

AAA abdominal aortic aneurysm
AAA abdominal aortic aneurysm
AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome
ALL acute lymphocytic (or lymphoblastic) leukemia
ARDS adult respiratory distress syndrome
BPH benign prostatic hypertrophy
CA cancer or carcincoma
CF cystic fibrosis
CHF congestive heart failure
CMV cytomegalovirus
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CVA cerebrovascular accident
DISH diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis
DJD degenerative joint disease
DM diabetes mellitus
DVT deep venous (or vein) thrombosis
FCD fibrocystic disease
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease
HMD hyaline membrane disease
HNP herniated nucleus pulposus
IDDM insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
ILD interstitial lung disease
MS multiple sclerosis
PTSD post-traumatic stress disorder
RA rheumatoid arthritis
RSD reflex sympathetic dystrophy
RSV respiratory syncytial virus
SIDS sudden infant death syndrome
SLE systemic lupus erythematosus
TIA transient ischemic attack
URI upper respiratory infection
Created by: lizworkin