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Medical Abbreviation


ADL activity of daily living
CC chief complaint
DOB date of birth
Dx diagnosis
ED emergency department
ENT ear, nose, and throat
FH family history
GP general practitioner
H history and physical
HIPAA health insurance portability and accountability act
HPI history of present illness
Hx history
IP inpatient
LPN licensed practical nurse
LVN licensed vocational nurse
MD doctor of medicine
OB obstetrics
OP outpatient
OR operating room
PA physician assistant
PE physical examination
PMH past medical history
Pt patient
RN registered nurse
ROS review of systems
SSN social security number
Tx treatment
VS vital signs
a.c. before meals
C celsius
CT computer tomography
CAT computer axial tomography
ECG electrocardiogram
EKG electrocardiogram
F fehrenheit
MRI magnetic resonance imagine
PET positron emission tomography
WNL within normal limits
ACS american cancer society
CDC centers for disease control and prevention
FEMA federal emergency management agency
HPF high-power field
HPV human papillomavirus
IED improvised explosive device
LPF low-power field
MRSA methicillin-resistant straphylococcus aureus
staph staphylococci
STD sexual transmitted disease
strep streptococci
WMD weapons of mass destruction
ABA American Burn Association
AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
Bx biopsy
bx biopsy
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
ALS amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
CVA cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
DMARD disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease
Created by: rxfuture949



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