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Medical Abbreviation


BSA body surface area
BSE breast self exam
BUN blood urea nitrogen
BV bacterial vaginosis; blood volume
Bx biopsy
C&S culture and sensitivity
C1-C7 cervical vertebrae
Ca cancer
CAB coronary artery bypass
CABG coronary artery bypass grafting
CAD coronary artery disease
cap,caps capsules
CBC complete blood count
CC chief complaint
CCE cholecystectomy
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CF cystic fibrosis
CHF congestive heart failure
chr chronic
CIS carcinoma in situ
CK creatinine kinase
cm centimeter
CMV cytomegalovirus
CNS central nervous system
COLD chronic obstructive lung disease
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CP cerebral palsy
CPAP continuous positive airway pressure
CPE complete physical exam
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CSF cerebral spinal fluid
CT computed tomography
CV cardiovascular
CVA cerebrovascular accident aka stroke
Cx cervix
Cx culture,cervix
CXR chest x-ray
d day
D&C dilation and curettage
DEA drug enforcement agency
Dil,dil dilute
DJD degenerative joint disease
DM diabetes mellitus
DNR do not resuscitate
DOB date of birth
DPT diphtheria-pertussis tetanus (vaccine)
DT's delirium tremens
Dx,dx diagnosis
ECG/EKG electrocardiogram
ECHO echocardiogram
Created by: Jnnftee
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