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Ch. 5 B/L/I Systems

Abbreviations

TermDefinition
AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
bands immature white blood cells (granulocytes)
baso basophils
CBC complete blood count (consists of an RBC, WBC, hgb, Hct, and PLT count and WBC differential)
c/o complains of; complaining of
CT computed tomography; computerized tomography
cu mm cubic millimeters
diff differential
Dx diagnosis
eos eosinophils
g/dL grams per deciliter
HCT, Hct hematocrit (the proportion of the volume of bloods that contains RBCs)
Hgb, hgb hemoglobin
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
Hx, hx history
IgA immunoglobulin A
IgD immunoglobulin D
IgE immunoglobulin E
IgG immunoglobulin G
IgM immunoglobulin M
lab laboratory
lymphs lymphocytes
million/uL million per microliter
Pt, pt. patient
mono monocytes
NK cells natural killer cells
PLT, plt platelet; platelet or thrombocyte (clotting cell) count
RBC red blood count or erythrocyte; red blood cell or erythrocyte count
Rm room
segs (polys) segmented, mature white blood cells (neutrophils)
STAT immediately
Strep A group A "Streptococcus" bacterium
WBC white blood cell or leukocyte; white blood cell or leukocyte count
WBC differential measure of the percentage of different types of white blood cells present in the blood
Created by: chawa12