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Med. Terms PMI SPG18

Abbreviations (*on test)

TermDefinition
ABGs* Arterial blood gases
ABO blood group system
a.c. before meals
ACTH adrenocorticotropic hormone
ADH antidiuretic hormone
ad lib as desired
AIDS* acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
alb albumin
ALL acute lymphocytic leukemia
ALT alanine transaminase
AML acute myelocytic leukemia
Aq water
AST aspartate aminotransferase
ASO antisteptolysin O
AV atrioventricular
b.i.d.* twice a day (bis in die)
bili bilirubin
BMP* basic metabolic profile
BP* blood pressure
BS* blood sugar
BUN* blood urea nitrogen
Bx biopsy
C celsius; centigrade
C & S* culture & sensitivity
Ca* calcium
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CAD coronary artery disease
CAT computed blood count
cc cubic centimeter
CCU coronary(cardiac) care unit
Chem chemistry
Chemo* chemoterapy
CHF congestive heart failure
Chol* cholesterol
CK* creatine kinase
cm centimeter
CML chronic myelogenus leukemia
CNS central nervous system
c/o* complains of
CO2* carbon dioxide
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Crit* to seperate
C-section cesarean section
CSF* cerebrospinal fluid
CT scan computed tomography scan
CVA* cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
CXR chest x-ray
D* day
DIC* disseminated intravascular coagulation
Diff * differential count of white blood cells
Dil dilute
DKA diabetic ketoacidosis
DNA* deoxyribonucleic acid
DOB* date of birth
DVT deep vein thrombosis
Dx* diagnosis
ECG electrocardiogram
ECHO echocardiogram
ECU emergency care unit
ED * emergency dept.
EKG* electrocardiogram
EMG electromyogram
ENT ears, nose, throat
Eos eosinophils
ER* emergency room
ESR/sed rate* erythrocyte sedimentation rate
ETOH* ethyl alcohol
exc excicion
F fahrenheit
FBS * fasting blood sugar
Fe* iron
FH family history
FS frozen section
FSH* follicle-stimulating hormone
FUO* fever of unkown origin
Fx* fracture
GH growth hormone
GI gastrointestinal
gluc glucose
Gm, gm, g gram
GTT* glucose tolerance test
GYN gynecology
h* hour
HAV hepatitis A virus
Hb, Hgb hemoglobin
HBV* hepatitis B virus
HCG* human chorionic gonadotropin
HCT/Hct* hematocrit (crit)
HDL high density lipoprotein
Hg mercury
HGB/hgb* hemoglobin
HH (H&H)* hemoglobin and hematocrit
HIV* human immunodeficiency virus
h/o* history of
H2O* water
h.s. at bedtime
hx* history
ICU* intensive care unit
ID * identification intradermal
IM intramuscular
IP* inpatient
IV * intravenous
K+* potassium
Kg kilogram
L left, liter
lb pound
LDL low density lipoprotein
LE* lupus erythematosus (lupus)
lytes* electrolytes
M meter
MI* myocardial infarction
Na+ sodium
Neg* negative
NPO* nothing by mouth (nil per os)
O2* oxygen
O&P* ova parasite
OP out patient
OR* operating room
Path* pathology
p.c. after meals
Peds* pediatrics
PKU* phenylketronuria
p.o.* orally (per os)
pos* positive
PP* postprandial (after a meal)
pre-op* before operation
PRN, prn* as necessary (pro re nata)
pt* patient
PT* prothrombin time/ physical therapy
QNS, q.n.s.* quantity not sufficient
RBC* red blood cell or red blood count
req* requisition
RPR* rapid plasma reagin
RR* recovery room
Rx treatment
SC, SQ subcutaneous
segs segmented white blood cells
Staph* staphylococcus
STAT, stat* immediately (statum)
STD sexually transmitted disease
sed rate* erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)
Strep Streptococcus
Sx symptoms
T temperature
TB* tuberculosis
T&C type and cross match (type & x)
TSH* thyroid-stimulating hormone
Tx treatment
UA,ua urinalysis
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
WBC, wbc * white blood cell
WT, wt* weight
y/o years old
cum* with
sine* without
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