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Final Term Abbrev

Final Term Abbreves

BRAT banana, rice, applesauce & toast
A, B, AB, O blood types in ABO blood type
a.c before meals
a.c. before meals
A/G albumin-globulin
AA of each/ affected area
AAA abdominal aortic aneurysm
AB abortion
AB antibody
ABC aspiration biopsy cytology
ABG arterial blood gas
ABLB alternate binaural loudness balance
ABR auditory brainstem response
AC air conduction
Acc accommodation
ACE angiotensin-converting enzyme (inhibitor)
ACL anterior cruciate ligament
ACL anterior cruciate ligament
AD right ear
AD, ad right ear
adl activities of daily living
AE above the elbow
AF atrial fibrillation
AFB acid-fast bacillus (TB organism)
AGN acute glomerulonephritis
AI artificial insemination
AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
AK above the knee
alk phos alkaline phosphatase
ALL acute leukolytic leukemia
ALT alanine aminotransferase
AML acute myelogenous
AP anteroposterior
APC antigen-presenting cell
APTT activated partial thromboplastin time
ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome
ARF acute renal failure
ARMD, AMD age-related macular degeneration
AS aortic stenosis
AS left ear
AS, as left ear
ASAP as soon as possible
ASD atrial septal defect
ASHD arteriosclerotic heart disease
AST aspirate aminotransferase
AST angiotensin sensitivity test
Ast astigmatism
ATN acute tubular necrosis
AU both ears
AU, au both ears
AV atrioventricular, atriovenous
b.i.d. twice a day
Ba barium
BaE barium enema
baso basophil
BBB bundle-branch block
BC bone conduction
BCC basal cell carcinoma
BE below the elbow
BID/ b.i.d twice daily
BK below the knee
BM bowel movement
BNO bladder neck obstruction
bp blood pressure
BP, B/P blood pressure
BPH benign prostatic hyperplasia; benign prostatic hypertrophy
BSE breast self-examination
BUN blood urea nitrogen
C & S culture & sensitivity
C.N.S. Central Nervous System
C1, C2 first cervical vertebra, 2nd…
CA cancer; chronological age; cardiac arrest
Ca calcium, cancer
CA cardiac arrest
CA cancer
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CAD coronary artery disease
cap (s) capsules
cath catheterization; catheter
CBC complete blood count
CC chief complaint, cardiac cateterization
CCU coronary care unit
CDA Diet Canadian Diabetes Association Diet
CDH congenital dislocation of the hip
CF clear fluids
CF-DAT start with clear fluids, progress to diet as tolerated
CHD coronary heart disease
CHF congestive heart failure
Chol cholesterol
CK creatine kinase (cardiac enzyme); conductive keratoplasty
CML chronic myelogenous leukemia
CO2 carbon dioxide (-capnia)
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPAP continuous positive airway pressure
CPD cephalopelvic disproportion
CPE/PE complete physical exam
CPP cummulative patient profile
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CS cesarean section
CT computed tomography
CTS carpal tunnel syndrome
CV cardiovascular
CVS chorionic villus sampling
CWP childbirth without pain
CXR chest x-ray
cysto cystoscopy
D diopter (lens strength)
D dilation & cutterage
DAT diet as tolerated
dc discharge
DC or D/C dilation and curretage
DD diabetic diet
DES drug-eluting stent
DEXA, (DXA) dual energy x-ray absorptiometry
diff differential count
DJD degenerative joint disorder
DOB date of birth
DOE dyspnea on exertion
DPI dry powder inhaler
DPT diptheria, pertussis, & tuberculosis
DRE digital rectal examination
DSA digital subtraction angiography
DUB dysfunctional uterine bleeding
DVT deep vein thrombosis
Dx, diag diagnosis
EBC Epstein-Barr virus
EBT external beam therapy
ECG electrocardiogram
ECHO echocardiogram
ED erectile dysfunction
EDC estimated date of conception
EEG encephalogram
EF ejection fraction
EGD esophagogastroduodenoscopy
Elix elixer
Em emmetropia
EMG electromyography
EMR electronic medical record
ENT ears, nose, and throat
EOM extraocular movement
eos eosinophil
ERCP endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
ERT estrogen replacement therapy
ESL; ESWL extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy
ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate
ESRD end-stage renal disease
ETT exercize tolerance test
EU excretory urography
FECG fetal electrocardiogram
FF full fluids
FH, FHx, F.Hx family history
FHR fetal heart rate
FHT fetal heart tone
FSH follicle-stimulating hormone
FTND full-term normal delivery
FVC forced vital capacity
Fx fracture
G gravida (pregnant)
GB gallbladder
GBS gallbladder series
GC gonococcus
GER gastroesophageal reflux
GERD gastoresophageal reflux disease
GF gluten free
GI digestive
GM, gm gram
gt, gtt drop
Gtt, gtts drops
g-tube gastrostomy tube
GU genitourinary
GYN gynecology
h, hr hour
h.s. at bedtime
HAV hepatitis A virus
Hb, Hgb hemoglobin
HBV hepatitis B virus
Hct hematocrit
HCV hepatitis C virus
HD hemodialysis
HDL high density lipoprotein
HDN hemolytic disease of the newborn
HDV hepatitis D virus
HEV hepatitis E virus
HF high fibre, heart failure
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
HNP herniated nucleus pulposus
HP high protein, hemipelvectomy
HRT hormone replacement therapy
hs half strength
HSG hysterosalpingography
HSV herpes simplex virus
HTN hypertension
Hx history
I & D incision & drainage
IBS irritable bowel syndrome
ICD implantable cardioverter defribillator
Igs immunoglobins
IM intramuscular
IOL intraocular lens
IOP intraocular pressure
IPPB intermittent positive-pressure breathing
IRDS infant respiratory distress syndrome
IS intracostal space
ITP idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
IUD intrauterine device
IUGR intrauterine growth rate
IV intravenous
IVF-ET in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer
IVP intravenous pyelography
IVU intravenous urography
K potassium
KD knee disarticulation
kg kilograms
KUB kidney, ureter, bladder
L litre
L1, L2 first lumbar vertebra, 2nd…
LA left atrium
LASIK laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis
LBW low birth weight
LD lactate dehyrogenase (cardiac enzyme)
LDL low-density lipoprotein
LH luteinizing hormone
Liq liquid
LMP last menstrual period
LR low residue
LS lumbosacral spine
LSO left salpingo-oopherectomy
LV left ventricle
lymphos lymph cytes
MDI metered dose inhaler
MG myasthenia gravis
Mg miligram
MI myocardial infarction
mix astig mixed astigmatism
Ml mililitre
MN minced
MR mitral regurgitation
MRA magnetic resonance angiogram
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
MS mitral stenosis
MUGA multiple-gated acquisition (scan)
MVP mitral valve prolapse
Myop myopia (nearsightedness)
N.A.D. no appreciable disease
N.Y.D. not yet diagnosed
Na sodium
NAS no added salt
NB newborn
NG nasogastric
NG tube nasogastric tube
NIHL noise-induced hearing loss
NMT nebulized mist treatment
NPO nothing by mouth
NSAIDs nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
NSR normal sinus rhythm
O.D. Doctor of Optometry
O2 oxygen
OB obstetrics
OCP oral contraceptive pills
OD right eye
OD, od right eye
OM otitis media
ORTH orthopedics
OS left eye
OS, os left eye
OTC over the counter
OU both eyes
OU, ou both eyes
oz ounce
P phosphorus, pulse
p.c., pc after meals
P.I. present illness
p.o. by mouth
p.o.; po by mouth, orally
p.r.n. as required
PA posteranterior
PAC premature atrial contaction
pap papanicolaou (test)
para 1, 2, 3, etc unipara, bipara, tripara (number of viable births
pc; p.c. after meals
PCL posterior cruciate ligament
PCNL percutaneous nephrolithotomy
Pco2 partial pressure of carbon dioxide
PCP polycystic pneumonia
PE pressure-equalizing (tube)
PERRLA pupils equal, round, and reactive to light and accommodation
PFT pulmonary function test
pH degree of acidity or alkalinity
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
PKD polycystic kidney disease
PMP premenstrual period
PMS premenstrual syndrome
PND paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
PO2 partial pressure of oxygen
POMR patient oriented medical record
PRN, p.r.n. as required
prog. prognosis
PSA prostate-specific antigen
pt. patient
PTCA percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
PTS permanent threshold shift
PUD peptic ulcer disease
PVC premature ventricular contraction
q.2h. every 2 hours
q.d. every day
q.d., qd, od, qod every day
q.h. every hour
q.h., qh every hour
q.i.d. four times a day
q.o.d. every other day
q2h, 3qh every 2 hrs, every 3 hrs…
qAM every morning
qPM every evening
R/O rule/out
RA right atrium
RD respiratory distress
RDS respiratory distress syndrome
REG full diet
RF rheumatoid factor
RK radial keratotomy
ROM range of motion
RP retrograde pyelography
RSO right salpingo-oopherectomy
RV right ventricle
Rx therapy, prescription
s without
S/S signs & symptoms
SA, S-A sinoatrial
SaO2 arterial oxygen saturation
SD shoulder disarticulation
SG, sp. gr. specific gravity
SGOT former name for AST
SGPT former name for ALT
SHx social history
SICS small incision cataract surgery
SIDS sudden infant death syndrome
SLE slit lamp examination
SOAP subjective objective assessment plan
SOB shortness of breath
sol solution
SS surgical soft, one half
ST esotropia (inward turning)
STAT, stat immediately
STD sexually transmitted disease
T tonsillectomy & adenoidectomy
T&A diet tonsilectomy & adenoidectomy diet; no red jello or hot beverages
t.i.d. three times a day
T.P.R., TPR temperature, pulse, respirations
tab tablet
TAH total abdominal hysterectomy
TB tuberculosis
tbsp tablespoon
THA total hip arthroplasty
THR total hip replacement
TIA transient ischemic attack
TID, t.i.d. three times daily
TKA total knee arthroplasy
TKR total knee replacement
TPR temperature, pulse & respiration
tr trace
TRAM transverse rectus abdominis muscle
TSE testicular self-examination
tsp teaspoon
TTS temporary threshold shift
TURP transurethral resection of the prostate
TVH total vaginal hysterectomy
Tx treatment
Tx, tx treatment
UA urinalysis
UC uterine contractions
ung. ointment
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
VA visual acuity
VC vital capacity
VCUG voiding cystourethrography
VD venereal disease
VF visual field
VSD ventricular septal defect
VT ventricular tachycardia
VUR vesicoureteral reflux (failure of urine to pass through the ureters to the bladder)
wt. weight
XT exotropia (outward turning)
XX female sex chromosomes
XY male sex chromosomes
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