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A.M.A. - Abbrvs. A-L

Abbreviations and their meanings

AB or ab. Abortion
abd abdomen
ABO three main blood types
a.c. before meals (ante cibum)
Accom. accommodation
AD right ear (auris dextra); Alzheimer's disease
ADH antidiuretic hormone; vasopressin
ad lib. as desired
AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome
Angio angiography
AP anteroposterior
A&P auscultation and percussion
aq. water (aqua); aqueous
AS left ear (auris sinistra); aortic stenosis
ASHD arteriosclerotic heart disease
Au gold
ausc. auscultation
A-V arteriovenous; atriventricular
Ba barium
BaE or BE barium enema
bands banded neutrophils
B cells lymphocytes produced in the bone marrow
b.i.d. twice a day (bis in die)
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
BPH benign prostatic hypertrophy
Broncho bronchoscopy
BUN blood, urea, nitrogen
Bx, bx biopsy
C or C. Celsius or centigrade
c (with line over it) with
C1, C2 first, second cervical vertebra
Ccr creatinine clearance
CA chronological age
Ca calcium; cancer
Cath catheter; catheterization
CAT scan computed (axial) tomography
CBC, c.b.c. complete blood count
cc cubic centimeter
CCU coronary care unit
CHD coronary heart disease
Chem chemotherapy
CHF congestive heart failure
chr chronic
cm centimeter
CNS central nervous system
CO2 carbon dioxide
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CS or C-section cesarean section
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
ct. count
CT scan computed tomography
CVA cerebrovascular accident; costovertebral angle
CVS cardiovascular system
CXR (CX) chest x-ray
cysto cystoscopy
D&C dilatation (or dilation) and curettage
DD discharge diagnosis
Derm. dermatology
diff. differential count (white blood cells)
DM diabetes mellitus
DOB date of birth
DTRs deep tendon reflexes
Dx diagnosis
e without
ECF extended care facility
ECG electrocardiogram
EEG electroencephalogram
EENT eyes, ears, nose, and throat
EKG electrocardiogram
EM electron microscope
EMG electromyogram
ENT ear, nose, and throat
eos.;eosins eosinophils
ER emergency room; estrogen receptor
ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate
exc excision
F or F. Fahrenheit
FBS fasting blood sugar
FDA Food and Drug Administration
Fe iron
FH family history
FSH follicle-stimulating hormone
F/u follow-up
FUO fever of unknown origin
Fx, Fx fracture
g, gm gram
GB gallbladder
GBS gallbladder series (x-rays)
GH growth hormone
GI gastrointestinal
gr grain
Grav. 1, 2, 3 first, second, third pregnancy
GTT glucose tolerance test
GU genitourinary
Gyn, GYN gynecology
Hb (Hgb) hemoglobin
HCG (hCG) human chorionic gonadotropin
Hct (HCT) hematocrit
HD hearing distance; hemodialysis
HDL high-density lipoprotein
HEENT head, eyes, ears, nose, and throat
H&H hematocrit and hemoglobin
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
h/o history of
H2O water
h.s. at bedtime (hora somni)
HVD hypertension vascular disease
Hx history
I iodine
ICU intensive care unit
I&D incision and drainage
IDDM insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
IM intramuscular (injection)
inj. Injection
IPPB intermittent positive pressure breathing
IUD intrauterine device
IV (i.v.) intravenous (injection)
IVP intravenous pyelogram
kg kilogram
KUB kidney, ureter, and bladder (abdominal x-ray)
l (L) liter; (left; lower)
L1, L2 first, second lumbar vertebra
LA left atrium
lap. laparotomy
LAT; lat. lateral
LB large bowel
LDL low-density lipoprotein
LLQ left lower quadrant (abdomen)
LMP last menstrual period
LP lumbar puncture
LPN licensed practical nurse
LSK liver, spleen, kidneys
LUQ left upper quadrant
LV left ventricle
L&W living and well
lymphs lymphocytes
lytes electrolytes
Created by: dlhbears