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a.c. Before meals
ATCH Adrenocorticoteopic hormone
ADH Antidiuretic hormone
Ad lib As desired
Alb Albumin
ALL Acute lymphocytic leukaemia
Aq Water
ALT* Alanine transaminase (SGPT)
AST* Aspartate aminotransferase (SGOT)
ASO Antistreptolysin O
AV Antrioventricular
Bili Bilirubin
C* Celsius
Ca Calcium
CABG Coronary artery bypass graph
CAD* Coronary artery disease
CAT Computed axial tomography
cc Cubic centimeter
Ccu Cardiac care unit
Chemo Chemotherapy
CHF Congestive heart failure
CK* Creatine kinase
CML Chronic myelogenous leukaemia
CNS Central nervous system
COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CSF* Cerebrospinal fluid
CT scan Computed tomography scan
CVA* Cerebrovascular accident (stoke)
CXR Chest xray
DIC* Disseminated intravascular coagulation
Dil Dilute
Dka Diabetic acidosis (ketoacidosis)
DNA* Deoxyribonucleic acid
DVT* Deep venous thrombosis
ECG Electrocardiogram
ECHO Echocardiogram
Ecu Emergency care unit
FS Frozen section
EMG Electromyogram
ENT Ear nose throat
Fe* Iron
GH Growth hormone
GI Gastrointestinal
Gm, gm, g Gram
HCG* Human chorionic gonadotropin
HBsAg Hepatitis B surface antigen
HCL Hydrochloric acid
K+ * Potassium
Hg Mercury
h.s. At bedtime
IM* Intramuscular
IP* In patient
IVP Intravenous pyelogram
LE* Lupus erythematosus
LP Lumbar puncture
Lymphs Lymphocytes
MCH Mean corpuscular hemoglobin
MCHC Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration
MCV Mean corpuscular volume
MI* Myocardial infraction
Na+* Sodium
PCO2 Partial pressure of carbon dioxide
p.o.* Orally
PP* Postprandial
PPBS Postprandial blood sugar
PPD Purified protein derivative
PRN, prn* As necessary
PSA* Prostate-specific antigen
pt* Patient
PT* Physical therapy
PTT* Partial thromboplastin time
Strep* Streptocovcus
Created by: Shymurphy18