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Common Med Abbrev 1

Common medical abbreviations 1-Phlebotomy

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abd abdomen
AB abnormal
ABG arterial blood gas
AC, ac before meals
ACLS advanced cardiac life support
ACTH adrenocorticotropic hormone
ADH antidiuretic hormone
ad lib as desired
adm admission
AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome
AMS amylase
amt amount
ANS autonomic nervous system
ant anterior
A&P anterior and posterior
aq aqueous
ASA aspirin
ASAP as soon as possible
AST aspartate aminotransferase
AZT azidothymindine
BID,bid, b.i.d twice a day
bil bilateral
Bld blood
B/P, BP blood pressure
BT bleeding time
BUN blood, urea, nitrogen
bx biopsy
C Celsius; centigrade
c with a line over it with
Ca calcium
CA cancer
CAD coronary artery disease
CAT Comuted axial tomography
cath catheter; catheterize
CBC complete blood count
CC chief complaint
cc cubic centimenter
CCU coronary care unit
CDC Centers for Disease Control
ch, chol cholesterol
CHF congestive heart failure
CK creatinine kinase
cm centimeter
CML chronic myelocytic leukemia
CNS central nervous system
c/o complains of
CO2 carbon dioxide
contra against
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPK creatinine phosphokinase
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
creat creatinine
C&S culture and sensitivity
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CT, C-T computerized tomography
CVA cardiovascular accident; cerebrovascular accident
CXR chest X-ray film
d day
DC discontinue
diag diagnosis
DIC diffuse intravascular coagulation
diff differential
disch discharge
DNA deoxyribonucleic acid
DNR do not resuscitate
DOA dead on arrival
DOB date of birth
Dx diagnosis
EBV Epstein-Barr virus
ECG electrocardiogram;electrocardiograph
ECHO echocardiogram
E. coli Escherichia coli
EEG electroencephalogram
EENT eye, ear, nose and throat
EIA enzyme immunoassay
EKG electrocardiogram; electrocardiograph
ELISA enzymen-linked immunoassay; enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
eos, eosins eosinophils
ER emergency room
ESR erythrocyte sedimentaion rate
et and
ETOH ethyl alchol
ex excision
exam examination
exp expiration
F Fahrenheit
FAS fetal alcohol syndrome
FBS fasting blood sugar
FH family history
FOB fecal occult blood
FTT failure to thrive
FU, F/U follow-up
FUO fever of unknown origin
FX, Fx, fx fracture
g gram
GI gastrointestinal
gm gram
gr grain
GSW gunshot wound
GTT glucose tolerance test
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