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TermDefinition
ADD attention deficit disorder
ADR adverse drug reaction
AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
AV atrail-ventricular
AMI acute myocardial infarction
ANS autonomic nervous system
ASAP as soon as possible
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
BPH benign prostatic hyperplasia
BS blood sugar
BSA body surface area
CA cancer
CAD coronary artery disease
CF cardiac failure
CHF congestive heart failure
CMV cytomegalovirus
CNS central nervous system
COPD chronic obstruction pulmonary disease
CVA cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
DAW dispense as written
D/C discontinue
DM diabetes melitus
DOB date of birth
DUR drug utilization
Dx diagnosis
EC enteric coated
ECG, EKG electrocardiogram
ENT ears, nose, and throat
ER emergency room
FH family history
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease
GI gastrointestinal
Gtt drop
HA headache
HBP high blood pressure
HDL High density lipoprotien
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
HR heart rate
IO, I/O fluid intake and output
IOP intraocular pressure
IV intravenous
KVO keep veins open
LBW low birth weight
LDL low density lipoprotien
LOC loss of consciousness
MI myocardial infarction
MICU medical intensive care unit
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
NKA no known allergies
NPO nothing by mouth
NS normal saline, 0.9% sodium clhoride Nacl
NVD nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
OR operating room
PMH past medical history
PUD peptic ulcer disease
PVD peripheral vascular disease
RA rheumatod arthritus
RBC red blood count or red blood cell
SBP systolic blood pressure
SOB shortness of breath
STD sexually transmitted disease
T temperature
T&C type and cross-match(blood)
TB tuberculosis
TEDS thrombo-embolic disease stockings
TPN total parenteral nutrition
Tx treatment
U units
U/A urinalysis
UCHD usual childhood disease
URD upper respiratory disease
UTI urinary tract infection
VD venereal disease
VS vital signs
WBC white blood count or white blood cell
WT weight
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