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CPC-Med. Abbr.

CPC Study - Medical Abbreviations

bx biopsy
ca cancer
I and D Incision and Drainage
SC, SQ Subcutaneous
PPD tuberculin skin test
ACL Anterior Cruciate Ligament
AKA Above-Knee Amputation
BKA Below-Knee Amputation
C1-C7 cervical vertebrae
CTS Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
L1-L5 lumbar vertebrae
OA Osteoarthritis
RA Rheumatoid Athritis
T1-T12 Thoracic Vertebrae
TMJ Temporomandibular Joint
ABG Arterial Blood Gas
AFB Acid-Fast Bacillus
ARDS Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome
BiPAP Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CPAP Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
DLCO Diffuse capacity of Lungs for Carbon Monoxide
FEF Forced Expiratory Flow
FEV1 Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 second
FEV1:FVC maximum amount of forced expiratory volume in 1 second
FRC Function Residual Capacity
FVC Forced Vital Capacity
HHN Hand-Held Nebulizer
IPAP Inspiratory Positive Airway Pressure
IRDS Infant Respiratory Distress Syndrome
MDI Metered-Dose Inhaler
MVV Maximum Voluntary Ventilation
PAWP Pulmonary Artery Wedge Pressure
PCWP Pulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure
PEAP Positive End-Airway Pressure
PEEP Positive End-Expiratory Pressure
PFT Pulmonary Function Test
PND Paroxysmal Nocturnal Dyspnea
RDS Respiratory Distress Syndrome
RSV Respiratory Syncytial Virus
RV Respiratory Volume
RV:TLC ratio of respiratory volume to total lung capacity
TLC Total Lung Capacity
TLV Total Lung Volume
URI Upper Respiratory Infection
V/Q Ventilation / Perfusion Scan
ASCVD Arteriosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease
ASD Atrial Septal Defect
ASHD Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease
AV Atrioventricular
CABG Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
CHF Congestive Heart Failure
CK Creatine Kinase
CPK Creatine Phosphokinase
CVI Cerebrovascular Insufficiency
DSE Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography
HCVD Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease
LBBB Left Bundle Branch Block
LVH Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
MAT Multifocal Atrial Tachycardia
MI Myocardial Infarction
NSR Normal Sinus Rhythm
PAC Premature Atrial Contraction
PAT Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia
PST; PSVT Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
PTCA Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty
PVC Premature Ventricular Contraction
RBBB Right Bundle Branch Block
RSR Regular Sinus Rhythm
RVH Right Ventricular Hypertrophy
SVT Supraventricular Tachycardia
TEE Transesophogeal Echocardiography
TST Treadmill Stress Test
AFI Amniotic Fluid Index
AGA Appropriate for Gestational Age
ARM Artificial Rupture of Membrane
BPD Biparietal Diameter
BPP Biophysical Profile
BV Bacterial Vaginosis
CHL Crown-to-Heel Length
CNM Certified Nurse Midwife
CPD Cephalopelvic Disproportion
CPP Chronic Pelvic Pain
D and C Dilation and Curettage
D and E Dilation and Evacuation
DUB Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding
ECC Endocervical Curettage
EDC Estimated Date of Confinement
EDD Estimated Date of Delivery
EFM Electronic Fetal Monitoring
EFW Estimated Fetal Weight
EGA Estimated Gestational Age
EMC Endometrial Curettage
ERT Estrogen Replacement Therapy
FAS Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
FHR Fetal Heart Rate
HPV Human Papillomavirus
HSG Hysterosalpingogram
HSV Herpes Simplex Virus
IVF In Vitro Fertilization
LEEP Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure
LGA Large for Gestational Age
PID Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
PROM Premature Rupture of Membranes
SHG Sonohysterogram
SROM Spontaneous Rupture of Membranes
SUI Stress Urinary Incontinence
TAH Total Abdominal Hysterectomy
VBAC Vaginal Birth after Cesarean
BPH Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
PSA Prostate-Specific Antigen
TURBT Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor
TURP Transurethral Resection of Prostate
ARF Acute Renal Failure
BUN Blood Urea Nitrogen
ESRD End-Stage Renal Disease
HD Hemodialysis
IVP Intravenous Pyelogram
KUB Kidney, Ureter, Bladder
pH Acid/Base Level
PKU Phenylketonuria
sp gr specific gravity
UA Urinalysis
UPJ Ureteropelvic Junction
UTI Urinary Tract Infection
EGD Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
EGJ Esophagogastric Junction
ERCP Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
GERD Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
GI Gastrointestinal
HJR Hepatojugular Reflex
LLQ Left Lower Quadrant
LUQ Left Upper Quadrant
PEG Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy
RLQ Right Lower Quadrant
RUQ Right Upper Quadrant
ANS Autonomic Nervous System
CNS Central Nervous System
CSF Cerebrospinal Fluid
CVA Cerebrovascular Accident (stroke)
EEG Electroencephalogram
LP Lumbar Puncture
PNS Peripheral Nervous System
TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation
TIA Transient Ischemic Attack
AD Right Ear
AS Left Ear
AU Both Ears
H or E Hemorrhage or Exudate
IO Intraocular
IOL Intraocular Lens
OD Right Eye
OS Left Eye
OU Each Eye
PERL Pupils Equal and Reactive to Light
PERRL Pupils Equal, Round, Reactive to Light
PERRLA Pupils Equal, Round, Reactive to Light and Accomodation
REM Rapid Eye Movement
TM Tympanic Membrane
CAT or CT Computerized Axial Tomography
CMG Cystometrogram
ECG Electrocardiogram
EMG Electromyogram
EOG Electro-Oculogram
IVP Intravenous Pyelography
MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
VCG Vectorcardiogram
ALS Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
MND Motor Neuron Disease
MG Myasthenia Gravis
MS Multiple Sclerosis
PPS Postpolio Syndrome
TBI Traumatic Brain Injury
DMD Disease-Modifying Drug
ACTH Adrenocorticotropic Hormone
FSH Follicle-Stimulating Hormone
GH or STH Growth Hormone or Somatotropin Hormone
LH Lutenizing Hormone
MSH Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormone
PRL Prolactin
TSH Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone
ADH Antiduretic Hormone
OT Oxytocin
AML Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
ALL Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
CML Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
CLL Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
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