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Medical Abbreviation

Appendix B 8/01/2019

AB Blood Type AB in the ABO Blood Group
AB, Ab Abortion
ABD, abd Abdomen
ACS Acute Coronary Syndrome
AFB Acid-Fast Bacillus
AFP Alpha Fetoprotein
AGA Appropriate for Gestational Age
aPTT Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time
ASIS Anterior-Superior Illac Spine
Bp Blood Pressure
BSO Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy
Ca Cancer; Carcinoma (pronounced "c-a")
Ca, Ca++ Calcium
CBC Complete Blood Count
CBD Common Bile Duct
CBT Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
DEXA Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry
DT Delirium Tremens
DTR Deep Tendon Reflex
EBT Electron Beam Tomography
ECCE ExtraCapsular Cataract Exraction
ECG Electrocardiogram; Electrocardiography
EDS Ehlors-Danlos Syndrome; Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
FIGO Federation Internationale de Gyéncologie et Obstétrique (scoring system)
FiO₂ Fraction (percentage) of Inhaled Oxygen
GC Gonococcus (Neisseria Gonorrhoeae)
GVHD Graft-Versus-Host Disease
HAV Hepatitis A Virus
HBV Hepatitis B Virus
IgD Immunoglobulin D
LA Left Atrium
LASIK Laser-Assisted 𝑖𝑛 𝑠𝑖𝑡𝑢 Keratomileusis (pronounced "LAY-sik")
MMSE Mini Mental Status Examination
MR Mitral Regurgitation
NIDDM Non-Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
NK Natural Killer (Cell)
O₂ Oxygen
OCG Oral Cholecystogram; Oral Cholecystography
Pap Papanicolaou (smear or test) (short form)
PAP Prostatic Acid Phosphatase
PERRL Pupils Equal, Round, and Reactive to Light
R, r Roentgen (unit of exposure to x-rays or gamma rays)
SCC Squamous Cell Carcinoma
T₃, T3 Triiodothyronine
T₄ Thyroxine
UGI Upper Gastrointestinal (series)
VCUG Voiding Cystourethrogram; Voiding Cystourethrography
VEP Visual Evoked Potential
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