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Terminology- Abbrieviations

AB;Ab;ab antibody; abortion
AGN acute glomerulonephritis
AI artificial insemination
ARF acute renal failure
ATN acute tubular necrosis
BNO bladder neck obstruction
BPH benign prostatic hyperplasia (hypertrophy)
BSE breast self examination
BUN blood urea nitrogen
C&S culture and sensitivity
CA cancer; chronological age; cardiac arrest
Cath catheterization; catheter
CPD cephalopelvic disproportion
CRF chronic renal failure
CRRT continuous renal replacement therapy
CS, C-section cesarean section
CT computed tomography
cysto cystoscopy
D&C dilatation and curettage
DRE digital rectal exam
DUB dysfunctional uterine bleeding
EBR external beam radiation
EBT external beam therapy
ED erectile dysfunction
EMG electromyography
ESRD end-stage renal disease
ESWL extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy
EU excretory urography
FECG, FEKG fetal electrocardiogram
FHR fetal heart rate
FHT fetal heart tone
FSH follicle-stimulating hormone
FTND full-term normal delivery
G gravida
GC gonoccos
GU genitourinary
GYN gynecology
HCG human chorionic gonadotropin
HD hemodialysis
HPV human papillomavirus
HRT hormone replacement therapy
HSG hysterosalpingography
HSV herpes simplex virus
HSV-2 herpes simplex virus type 2
HTN hypertension
IC interstitial cystitis
IUD intrauterine device
IUGR intrauterine growth rate; intrauterine growth retardation
IVF in vitro fertilization
IVF-ET in vitro fertilization embryo transfer
IVP intravenous pyelogram (pyelography)
K potassium
KUB kidney, ureter, bladder
LH luteinizing hormone
LMP last menstrual period
LSO left salpingo-oophorectomy
Na sodium
NB newborn
OB obstetrics
OCPs oral contraceptive pills
Pap Papanicolaou test
para 1,2,3... unipara, bipara, tripara ...
PCNL percutaneous nephrolithotomy
pH symbol for degree of acidity or alkalinity
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
PIH pregnancy induced hypertension
PKD polycystic kidney disease
PMP previous menstrual period
PMS premenstrual syndrome
PSA prostate-specific antigen
RP retrograde pyelogram (pyelography)
RSO right salpingo-oophorectomy
RV residual volume
sono sonogram
sp.gr. specific gravity
STI sexually transmitted infection
STD sexually transmitted disease
TAH total abdominal hysterectomy
TRAM transverse rectus abdominis muscle
TSE testicular self exam
TURBT transurethral resection of bladder tumour
TURP transurethral resection of the prostate
TVH total vaginal hysterectomy
UA urinalysis
UC uterine contractions
US ultrasound
UTI urinary tract infection
VCUG voiding cystourethrography
VD venereal disease
VUR vesicoureteral reflux
Created by: spencertasha