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Table 8

Common Abbreviations for Diagnoses, Conditions, and Diseases

TermDefinition
AAA abdominal aortic aneurysm
AF atrial fibrillation
AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
ALL acute lymphocytic leukemia
ALS amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
AMI acute myocardial infarction
ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome
BKA below-knee amputation
BPH benign prostatic hypertrophy
BRP bathroom privileges
Ca cancer
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CAD coronary artery disease
CHF congestive heart failure; chronic heart failure
CMV cytomegalovirus
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CVA cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
DKA diabetic ketoacidosis
DM diabetes mellitus
DT delirium tremens
DVT deep vein thrombosis
EBV Epstein-Barr virus
ESRD end-stage renal disease
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease
GSW gunshot wound
HA headache
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
HPV human papillomavirus
HTN hypertension
IBS irritable bowel syndrome
JRA juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
MD muscular dystrophy
MI myocardial infarction (heart attack)
MRSA methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
MS multiple sclerosis
MVA motor vehicle accident
OA osteoarthritis
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
PVD peripheral vascular disease
RA rheumatoid arthritis
SCA sickle-cell anemia
SCT sickle-cell trait
SLE systemic lupus erythematosus
SOB shortness of breath
STD sexually transmitted disease
SVT supraventricular tachycardia
TB tuberculosis
TIA transient ischemic attack
TMJ temporomandibular joint
TSS toxic shock syndrome
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
Created by: dolfin76986