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Medical Terminology

Chapter 5 & 6 Abbreviations

TermDefinition
alk phos alkaline phosphatase
ALT ; AST Alanine transaminase
BE Barium Enema
BM bowel movement
BRBPR bright red blood per rectum
CD celiac disease
CT computed tomography
EGD esophagogastroduodenoscopy
ERCP Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
EUS Endoscopic
FOBT fecal occult blood test
G tube gastrostomy tube ; stomach tube
GB gallbladder
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease
GI gastrointestinal
HBV Hepatitis B virus
IBD inflammatory bowel disease
LAC laparoscopic assisted colectomy
LFT's liver function tests
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
NG tube nasogastric tube
NPO nothing by mouth
PEG tube Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube
PEJ tube percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy tube
PTHC percitaneous transhepatic cholangiography
TPN total parenteral nutritian
T tube tube placed in the bile duct for drainage into small pouch on the outside of the body
Created by: KariTansowny