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Common Used Abrev

Front Back
Ac before meals
ACE Angiotensin-converting enzyme
ACh Acetylcholine
ad lib Freely as desired
ADHD Attention-defecit/hyperactivity disorder
ADLs Activities of Daily Living
ADP Adenosine Diphosphate
AED Antiepileptic drug
AIDs Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
ALT Alanine aminotransferase (formerly SGPT)
AMI Acute Myocardial Infarction
AMP Adenosine Monophosphate
ANA Antinuclear Antibodies
ARB Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker
ARC AIDS- related complex
ASA Acetylsalicyclic acid (asprin)
AST Aspartate aminotransferase (formely SGOT)
ATP Adenosine Triphosphate
AV atrioventricular
AZT Zidovudine (azidothymidine)
bid two times a day
bin two times a night
bol bolus
BP Blood Pressure
BPH Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
BUN Blood Urea Nitrogen
C Celsius (centigrade)
CABG Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
CAD Coronary Artery Disease
cAMP Cyclic Adenosine 3', 5'-monophosphate
CAT Computated Axial Tomography
CBC Complete Blood Count
cc Cubic Centimeter (millimeter)
CCB Calcium Chanel Blocker
CDC Center for Disease Control and Prevention
CHF Congestive Heart Failure
CMV Cytomegalovirus
CNS Central Nervous System
COMT Catechol-O-Methyltransferase
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
COX Cyclooxygenase
CPK Creatine Phosphokinase
CPZ Compazine
CSF Cerebral Spinal Fluid
CT Computed Tomography
CTZ Chemoreceptor Trigger Zone
CVA Cerebrovascular Accident
DPB Diastolic Blood Pressure
DC Direct Current
DKA Diabetic Ketoacidosis
dL deciliter (100mL)
DMARD disease-modifying antirheumatic drug
DNA Deoxyribonucleic acid
DPI dry-powder inhaler
DS double strength
ECG, EKG electrocardiogram
ECT electroconvulsive therapy
EEG Electroencephalogram
F Farenheit
FDA Food & Drug Administration
FEV forced expiratory volume
FFA Free Fatty Acid
g, gm Gram
G6PD glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase
GABA Gamma-aminobutyric Acid
GERD Gastroesophageal reflux disease
GFR Glomerular filtration rate
GI Gastrointestinal
GMP Guanosine monophosphate
GTP Guanosine Triphosphate
GU Genitourinary
h, hr Hour
H2RA Histamine 2- Receptor
Created by: Stacy16



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