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ABC aspiration biopsy cytology
a.c. before meals
ad lib. as desired
alk phos alkaline phosphatase
ALT alanine amniotransferase
AM, am in the morning or before noon
AST angiotensin sensitivity test; aspartate amino transferase
b.i.d. twice a day
Ba barium
BaE, BE barium enema; (BE) below the elbow
BM bowel movement
BMI body mass index
c with
cap capsule
CF cystic fibrosis; clear fluids
CT computed tomography
dc, DC, D/C discharge, discontinue
EGD esophagogastroduodenoscopy
ERCP endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
GB gallbladder
GBP gastric bypass
GBS gallbladder series (x-ray studies)
GER gastroesophageal reflux
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease
GI gastrointestinal
gtt, GTT (gtt) drop(s); (GTT) glucose tolerance test
h.s., hs at bedtime
HAV hepatitis A virus
HBV hepatitis B virus
HC1 hydrochloric acid
HCV hepatitis C virus
HDV hepatitis D virus
HEV hepatitis E virus
hs prn at bedtime as necessary, as required at bedtime
IBD irritable bowel disease
IBS irritable bowel syndrome
IM intramuscular
IVC intravenous cholangiogram; intravenous cholangiography
LES lower esophageal sphincter
LFT liver function test
LPR laryngopharyngeal reflux
NG nasogastric
NPO, npo nothing by mouth
OD overdose
OS by mouth (pharmacology), left eye
OU both eyes
p after
p.o., po by mouth
p.r.n. as required
pc, p.c. after meals
PE physical examination; pulmonary embolism; pressure-equalizing (tube)
PM, pm evening
PMH past medical history
PTHC percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography
PUD peptic ulcer disease
q.2h. every 2 hours
q.d., qd everyday
q.h. every hour
q.i.d. four times a day
q.o.d. every other day
q_h every ___ hours
qAM every morning
qhs every bedtime
qPM every evening
qs quanity sufficient
R/O rule out
RGB Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
s without
s/c subcutaneous
SL sublingual
stat, STAT immediately
t.i.d. three times a day
tab tablet
U unit
UGI upper gastrointestinal
UGIS upper gastrointestinal series
UPP uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome
CAH chronic active hepatitis
ESWL extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy
EUD endoscopic ultrasonography
MRCP magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography
OCG oral cholecystography
US ultrasound; ultrasonography
dr. dram
fl. oz. fluid ounce
fl. oz. fluid ounce
gr. gram
IV intravenously
lb. pound
min. minim
od daily
oz. ounce
pt. pint
qt. quart
sc. scruple
Created by: DawnLangridge