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Other Abbreviations

Other Medical Abbreviations

QuestionAnswer
RUQ Right upper quadrant
LUQ Left upper quadrant
RLQ Right Lower quadrant
LLQ Left Lower quadrant
AP anteroposterior
D&C Dilation and curettage
C-section cesarean section
FSH folicile-stimulating hormone
GYN gynecology
IUD intrauterine device
IVF In vitro fertilization
LH leutinizing hormone
LMP last menstral period
OB-GYN obstetrics and gynecology
OC oral contraceptive
Pap test Papanicolaou test
PID pelvic inflammatory diseasse
STD sexually transmitted disease
STI sexually transmitted infection
TAH total abdominal hysterectomy
TAH-BSO total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
BSA body surface area
DDH developmental dysplasia of the hip
DPT diptheria, pertusis, and tenanus (combination vaccine)
Hep B hepatitis B vaccine
HiB Haemophilus Influenzae type B vaccine
IPV inactivated polliovirus vaccine
MMR mumps, measles, rubella (combination vaccine)
PCV pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
PDA patient ductus arteriosis
Peds pediatrics
ROP retinopathy of prematurity
SIDS sudden infant death syndrome
WBC, wbc white blood cells
SLE systemic lupus erythematosus
segs segmented neutrophils
RBC, rbc red blood cells
RA right atrium, rheumatoid arthritis
PTT partial thromboplastin time
PT physical therapy
PMNL polymorphonuclear leukocyte
PCP pneumocystis pneumonia, or primary care physician
NK cell natural killer cell
MNL mononuclear leukocytes
Igs immunoglobulins
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
Hb, Hgb hemoglobin
cos eosinophil
GVHD graft-venus-host disease
EBV Epstein-Barr virus
DVT deep vein thromboisis,
diff differential count (while blood cells)
DIC disseminated inravascular coagulation
CML chronic myelogenous leukemia
CBC complete blood count
BMT bone marrow transplant
APTT activated partial thromboplstin time
APC antigen presenting cell
ANA antinuclear antibody
AML acute myelogenous leukemia
ALL acute lymphocytic leukemia
AB, Ab, ab antibody, abortion
US Ultra sound
SA, S-A sinoatrial
RV residual volume or right ventricle
RA right atrium
PTCA percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
NSR normal sinus rhythm
MVP mitral valve prolapse
MUGA scan multiple gated acquisition scan
MRA magnetic resonance angiogram, magnetic resonance anigography
MI myocardial infarcation
LV left ventricle
LDL low density lipoprotein
LA left atrium
ICD implantable carioverter defibrillation
HTN hypertension
HF heart failure
HDL high density lipoprotein
EPS electrophysiology studies
ECHO echocardiogram, echocardiography, echoencephlogram, echoencephalography
ECG, EKG lectrocardiogram
DVT deep vein thrombosis
CPR cardiopulmonary resusitation
CO2 carbon dioxide
CK creatine kinase, conductive keratoplasty
Chol cholesterol
CHD coronary heart disease
CC cardiac catherization
CAD coronary artery disease
CABG coronary artery bypass graph
CA cancer, cardiac arrest, chronological age
BP, B/P blood preasure
AV atrioventricular, arteriovenous
ASHD arteriosclerotic heart disease
AS aortic stenosis
AICD automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator
AFib atrial fibrillation
ACE angiotensin converting enzyme
AAA abdominal aortic aneurysm
URI upper respiratory infection
TB turberculosis
T & A tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
SOB shortness of breath
RDS respiratory distress syndrome
RD respiratory disease
Po2 partial pressure of oxygen
PND paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
pH degree of acidity
PFT pulmonary function test
Pco2 partial pressure of carbon dioxide
PA posteroanterior, pernicious anemia
NMT nebulized mist treatment
MDI metered dose inhaler
IRDS infant respiratory distress syndrome
HMD hyaline membrane disease
DPT diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus
DPI dry powder inhaler
CXR chest xray chest radiograph
CTPA computed tomography pulmonary angiography
CT computed tomography
CPAP continuous positive airway pressure
COPD chronic obstruction pulmonary disease
ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome
AFB acid fast bacillus
ABG arterial blood gas(es)
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