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abbreviations, terms & acronyms

BMI Body Mass Index
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
ICD-10-CM International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision, Clinical Modification
MRSA Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
MSSA Methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus Aureus
OI Opportunistic infection
PCP Pneumocystitis Carinii Pneumonia
PJP Pneymocystitis Jiroveci Pneumonia
SA Staphylococcus Aureus
SIRS Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Bx Biopsy
CA Cancer
Chemo Chemotherapy
Mets Metastases/metastatic
CBC Complete Blood Count
ESR Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
RBC Red Blood Count
WBC White Blood Count
ADD Attention-deficit Disorder
ADHD Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
DT Delirium Tremens
MDD Major Depression Disorder; Manic-depressive Disorder
OCD Obsessive-compulsive Disorder
PTSD Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
SAD Seasonal Affective Disorder; Schizoaffective Disorder
CNS Central Nervous System
CSF Cerebrospinal Fluid
Eponym Disease or symptom named after a person
Septicemia A systemic disease associated with microorganisms or toxins in the blood caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi or other organisms
Sepsis Whole body inflammatory state, generally refers to SIRS that is due to an infection
carcin/o cancer
neo new
plasm formation; growth
granul/o granules
coagul/o clotting
crin/o secrete
dips/o thirst
pancreat/o pancreas
toxic/o poison
tropic act upon
schiz/o split
kines/o movement
lepsy seizure
phasia speech -plegia
thalm/o thalamus
CNS central nervous system
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
corne/o cornea
conjunctiv/o conjunctiva
lacrim/o tears
AOM acute otitis media
COM chronic otitis media
MEE middle ear infection
TM tympanic membrane
valvul/o valve
ASHD arteriosclerotic heart disease
BP blood pressure
CAD coronary artery disease
HF heart failure
PAD peripheral arterial disease
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