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Med Terms: Abbrev.

Abbreviations

QuestionAnswer
ALS amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
CNS central nervous system
CP cerebral palsy
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CVA cerebrovascular accident
HA headache
LP lumbar puncture
MS multiple sclerosis
PNS peripheral nervous system
SCI spinal cord injury
TIA transient ischemic attack
EEG electroencephalogram
ABG's arterial blood gasses
AP view anteroposterior view
ARD acute respiratory disease
BS breath sounds
CF cystic fibrosis
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
C&S culture and sensitivity
LLL, LUL left lower lobe, left upper lobe
PA view posteroanterior view
PE pulmonary embolus
RLL,RUL, RML Right lower, middle, upper lobes
SOB shortness of breath
TB tuberculosis
AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
T & A tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
AF arterial fibrillation
AV arterioventricular
BP blood pressure
bpm beats per min
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CAD coronary artery disease
CC cardiac catherization
CCU coronary care unit
CHD, CHF congestive heart disease, congestive heart failure
CK creatine kinase
CP chest pain
CSD congenital septal defect
CV cardiovascular
ECG, EKG electrocardiogram
HR heart rate
HTN hypertension
ICD implantable cardioverter defibrillator
IV intravenous
MI myocardial infarction
mmHg millimeters of mercury
P pulse
PVD peripheral vascular disease
SA sinoarterial
SOB shortness of breath
AE, AK above knee, above elbow
BDT bone density testing
BE, BK below knee, below elbow
CTS carpal tunnel syndrome
DTR deep tendon reflex
Fx fracture
EMG electromyogram
HNP herniated nucleus pulposis
IM intramuscular
LE, UE lower extremity, upper extremity
LLE, LUE left lower extremity, left upper extremity
MD muscular dystrophy
NSAID non steroidal anti inflammatory drug
OA osteoarthritis
ORIF open reduction internal fixation
Orth orthopedics
RA rheumatoid arthritis
RLE, RUE right lower extremity, upper extremity
THA, TSA, TKA total shoulder, knee, kip arthroplasty
THR, TSR, TKR total hip, shoulder, knee replacement
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
Created by: Tarynlynn02