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Table 9

TermDefinition
ABGs arterial blood gases
Alb albumin
BG blood glucose
BS blood sugar
BUN blood urea nitrogen
Ca calcium
C culture and sensitivity
CBC complete blood count
CHOL cholesterol
Cl chloride
CO2 carbon dioxide
CrCl creatinine clearance
CS; C-section Cesarean section
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CT; CT scan; CAT scan computer tomography; computer-aided tomography
CXR chest x-ray
ECG; EKG electrocardiogram
ECHO echocardiogram
ECT electroconvulsive therapy
EEG electroencephalogram
ENDO endoscopy
ETOH; EtOH alcohol; ethyl alcohol
FBS fasting blood sugar
Fe iron
FFP fresh frozen plasma
Gluc glucose; blood sugar
H hemoglobin and hematocrit
HBO hyperbaric oxygen
Hct hematocrit
HDL high-density lipoprotein
HEENT head, eyes, ears, nose throat
Hgb hemoglobin
H2O water
INR international normalized ratio
IPPB intermittent positive-pressure breathing
I/S; IS incentive spirometer
IVP intravenous pyelography
JT; J-tube jejunostomy tube
K; K+ potassium
lap chole laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
LDL low-density lipoprotein
LP lumbar puncture
lytes electrolytes
Mg; mag magnesium
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
Na sodium
NC nasal cannula
NSA no salt added (diet)
O2 oxygen
O2 per NC oxygen by nasal cannula
OT occupational therapy
P percussion & postural drainage
PCVC percutaneous central venous catheter
PET positron emission tomography
PICC peripherally inserted central catheter
PLTs platelets
Post-op; Postop postoperatively; after surgery
PRBCs packed red blood cells
Pre-op; Preop preoperatively; before surgery
PT physical therapy
RBC red blood cell
RT respiratory therapy
SSE soapsuds enema
TP total protein
trig triglycerides
TSH thyroid-stimulating hormone
UA urinalysis
U/S; sono ultrasound; sonography
WBC white blood cell
WRBCs washed red blood cells
X-ray radiographic image or film
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