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AIDS Acquired Immuno Deficency Syndrome
ARC AIDS Realated complex
ELISA ENZYME-LINKED Immunosorbent Assay
GVHD Graft VS. Host Disease
HD Hodgkins Disease
HIV Human Immunodeficency Virus
KS Kaposi's Sarcoma
mono mononucleosis
NHL non-hodgkins Lymphoma
NK Natural Killers
PCP Pneumocystis Pneumonia
SCIDS Severe Combined Immunodeficency Syndrome
ABGs arterial blood gases
ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome
Bronch bronchoscopy
CO2 carbon dioxide
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR cardio pulmonary resuscitation
C&S culture and sensitivity
CTA clear to auscultation
CXR chest x-ray
DOE dyspnea on extertion
DPT diptheria,pertussis, tetanus injection
ENT ear nose and throat
ERV expiratory reserve volume
FRC functional residual capacity
HMD hyaline membrane disease
IC inspiratory capacity
IPPB intermittent positive pressure breathing
IRDS infant respiratory distress syndrome
IRV inspiratory reserve volume
LLL left lower lobe
LUL left upper lobe
MDI metered dose inhaler
O2 oxygen
PFT Pulmonary function test
PPD purified protein derivative
R respiration
RA room air
RDS respiratory distress syndrome
RLL right lower lobe
RML right middle lobe
RV reserve volume
RUL right upper lobe
RRT registered respiratory therapist
SARS Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
SIDS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
SOB Shortness of Breath
TB Tuberculosis
TLC Total Lung Capacity
TPR Temperature, pulse, respiration
TV Tidal Volume
URI Upper respiratory infection
VC Vital capacity
ac before meals
ALT alanine transaminase
AST aspartate transaminase
Ba Barium
BE Barium Enema
BM bowel movement
BS bowel sound
CBD commom bile duct
EGD esophagogastroduodenoscopy
ERCP endoscopic retro-grade Cholangio-pancreatography
FOBT fecal occult blood test
GB gallbladder
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease
GI gastrointestinal
HAV hepatitis A virus
HBV hepatitis B virus
HCI hydrochloric acid
HCV hepatitis C virus
HDV hepatitis D virus
HEV hepatitis E virus
HSV-1 herpes simplex virus type 1
IBD inflammatory bowel disease
IVC Intravenous Cholangiography
n&v nausea and vommiting
NG Nasogastric (tube)
NPO Nothing by mouth
O&P ova & parasites
pc after meals
PO by mouth
pp postprandial
PTC percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography
PUD peptic ulcer disease
TPN total paraenteral nutrition
UGI upper gastrointestinal series
AGN Acute glomerulonephritis
ARF acute renal failure
ATN acute tubular necrosis
BNO bladder neck obstruction
BUN Blood, urea, nitrogen
CAPD continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis
cath catheterization
CC clean catch urine specimen
CI- chloride
CRF chronic renal failure
C&S culture and sensitivity
cysto cystoscopy
ESRD end stage renal disease
ESWL extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy
EU Excretory urography
GU genitourinary
HCO3- bicarbonite
HD hemodialysis
H2O water
I&O intake &output
IPD intermittent peritoneal dialysis
IVP intravenous pyelogram
K+ potassium
KUB kidney, ureter, bladder
mL milliliter
Na+ sodium
NS Nephrotic syndrome
pH acidity or alkalinity of urine
RP retrograde pyelogram
SG, specific gravity
UA, U/A Urinalysis
UC Urine culture
UTI Urinary tract infection
VCUG Voiding cystourethr0graphy
BPH Benign prostatic hyperplasia
DRE digital rectal exam
ED erectile dysfunction
GC gonorrhea
GU genitourinary
PSA prostate specific antigen
RPR Rapid plasma reagin (test for syphillis)
SPP Suprapubic prostatectomy
TUR transurethral rescetion
TURP transurethral resection of the prostate
AB abortion
AI Artificial insemination
BSE Breast self exam
CS,C-section Cesarean section
CVS Chorionic villus sampling
Cx cervix
D Dilation and curettage
EDC Estimated date of confinement
EMB Endometrial biopsy
ERT Estrogen replacement therapy
FEKG Fetal electrocardiogram
FHR Fetal heart rate
FHT Fetal heart tone
FSH Follicle stimulating hormone
FTND Full term normal delivery
G1,grav-1 first pregnancy
GYN,gyn gynecology
HCG,hCG Human growth hormone
HDN Hemolytic disease of the newborn
HPV human papilloma virus
HRT hormone replacement therapy
HSG hysterosalpingography
IUD Intrauterine device
IVF In-vitro fertilization
LBW low birth weight
LH Luteinizing hormone
LMP last menstrual period
NB newborn
OB obstetrics
OCP's oral contraceptive pills
PAP Papanicolaou test
P1,para-1 first delivery
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
PMS Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
TAH-BSO Total abdominal hysterectomy-bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
TSS Toxic shock syndrome
UC Uterine contractions
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