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abbreviations A-D

ac before meals
ABG arterial blood gases
AC abdominal circumference
AD right ear
AF atrial fibrillation
AKA above the knee amputation
AMA advanced maternal age
ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome
AS aortic stenosis or left ear
ASCVD arteriosclerotic cardiovascular dx
AU both ears
BCP birth control pills
b.i.d. twice a day
BTL bilateral tubular ligation
BSO bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
BUN blood urea nitrogen
C celsius
C1-7 cervical vertebra
ca cancer
Ca calcium
CABG corony artery bypass graft
CAD coronary artery disease
CBC complete blood count
cc cubic centimeter
CCU coronary care unit
CD cesarean delivery
CHD congestive heart dx
CHF congestive heart failure
c/o complains of
Chol tot total serum cholesterol
Cl chloride
cm centimeter
CMP cardiomyopathy
CNS central nervous system
CO cardiac output
CO2 carbon dioxide
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary dx
CPAP continuous positive airway pressure
CPB cardiopulmonary bypass
CPR cardiopulmonary resucitation
Creat creatinine
CRNA certified registered nurse anesthetist
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CT computerized tomography; or CAT scan
CTS carpel tunnel syndrome
CVA cardiovascular accident
CS cervix
CHF congestive heart failure
D&C dilation and curettage
D5 dextrose 5% water
DC doctor of chiropractic
DMI diabetes mellitus
DO doctor of osteopathy
DUB dysfunctional uterine bleeding
DVT deep vein thrombosis
dx disease
Created by: breannalwhite