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AAA Abnormal aortic aneurysm
AFP Alpha-fetoprotein
AIDs Acquired immune deficiency
ANS Autonomic nervous system
APH Antepartum haemorrhage
BUN Blood, urea, nitrogen
sos If necessary
CABG Coronary artery bypass grafting
CAPD Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis
CNS Central nervous system
COAD Chronic obstructive airways disease
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CSF Cerebrospinal fluid
CVA Cerebrovascular accident
HAI Hospital acquired infection
HGH Human growth hormone
I.V.P. Intravenous pyelography /pylogram
I.V.U Intravenous urography
IDDM Type 1, insulin dependant diabetes mellitus
IOFB Intraocular foreign body
IUCD Intrauterine contraceptive device
KUB Kidney, ureter, bladder
MiMS Monthly index medical specialities
MRI Magnetic resonance imaging
MRSA Methicillin resistant staphylococcus Aureus
NFTD Normal full term delivery
NIDDM Type II, non-insulin dependant diabetes mellitus
NP Proper name
NP Nasopharynx
NSAID Non steroidal anti inflammatory drug
OM Otitis media
on Once at night
PCN Penicillin
PEFR Peak expiratory flow rate
PO By mouth / oral
POM Prescription only
PPH Post partum haemorrhage
PSA Prostate specific antigen
stat Immediately
subcu Subcutaneous
Subling Under the tongue
ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate
TURP Transurethral resection of the prostate gland
TURP Transurethral resection of the prostate gland
ung Ointment
VA Visual acuity (sharpness of vision)
WR Wasserman reaction test for syphilis
Created by: diane23