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Bx Biopsy
Ca Cancer
C&S Culture and sensitivity
Derm Dermatology
HSV Herpes simplex virus
I&D Incision and drainage
PDT Photodynamic therapy
PUVA Psoralen (drug and) ultraviolet A
SLE Systemic lupus erythematosus
SQ*; subcu; subQ subcutaneous
UVB Ultraviolet light B
AB, Ab abortion
AFP Alpha fetoprotein
AGA appropriate for gestational age
ART assisted reproductive technology
ASC-H atypical squamous cells, cannot exclude HSIL
ASC-US atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance
BBT basal body temperature
BPD biparietal diameter (of the fetal head)
BPP Biophysical profile
BRCA breast cancer (gene)
BSE breast self-examination
BSO bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
CIN cervical intraepithelial neoplasis
CIS carcinoma in situ
CNM certified nurse midwife
CPD cephalopelvic disproportion
CS Cesarean section (C-section)
CVS chorionic villus sampling
D&C Dilation and curettage
DUB Dysfunctional uterine bleeding
EDB estimated date of birth
EDC estimated date of confinement
EDD estimated date of delivery
EGA estimated gestational age
FHR fetal heart rate
FSH follicle-stimulating hormone
G Gravida
GIFT gamete intrafallopian transfer
G/TPAL see G and TPAL
GYN Gynecology
HCG, hCG Human chorionic gonadotropin
HPV Human Papillomavirus
HRT hormone replacement therapy
HSG Hysterosalpinography
HSIL high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion
ICSI Intracytoplasmic sperm injection
IUGR Intrauterine growth retardation
IVF In vitro fertilization
L&D Labor and delivery
LEEP Loop electrocautery excision procedure
LGA Large for gestational age
LH Lutheinizing hormone
LMP Last menstrual period
L/S Lecithin/sphinogomyelin (ratio)
LSIL Low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion
NB Newborn
NICU Neonatal intensive care unit
NST Non-stress test
NSVD Normal spontaneous vaginal delivery
OB Obstetrics
OB/GYN Obstetrics and gynecology
OCP Oral contraceptive pill
P Para
ACTH Adrenocorticotropic hormone
ADA American Diabetes Association or American Dietetic Association
ADH Antidiuretic hormone
AODM Adult-onset diabetes Mellitus
Ca, Cas++ Calcium
CDE Certified diabetes educator
DI Diabetes insipidus
DKA Diabetic ketoacidosis
DM Diabetes mellitus
FBG Fasting blood glucose
FBS Fasting blood sugar
FSH Follicle-stimulating hormone
FTI Free thyroxine index
GH Growth hormone
GTT Glucose tolerance test
HbA1C Hemoglobin A1C
IDDM Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
IRS Insulin resistance syndrome
K, K+ Potassium
LADA Latent autoimmune diabetes in adult
LH Luteinizing hormone
MSH Melanocyte-stimulating hormone
Na, Na+ Sodium
NIDDM Non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
NPH Neutral protamine hagedorn (type of insulin)
OGTT Oral glucose tolerance test
RAIU Radioactive iodine uptake
RIA Radioimmunoassay
SAD Seasonal affective disorder
SIADH Syndrome of inappropriate ADH
T3 Triiodothyronine
T4 Thyroxine
T7 Free thyroxine index (FTI)
TFTs Thyroid function test
TSH Thyroid-stimulating hormone
VMA Vanillylmandelic acid
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