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Abbreviations

Medix Terminology

QuestionAnswer
A, B, AB, O blood types of ABO blood groups
AB, Ab, ab anitbody
AIDS Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
ALL Acute lymphocytic leukemia
AML Acute myelogenous leukemia
APC Antigen-presenting cell
APTT Activated partial thromboplastin time
baso basophil
BCC Basal cell carcinoma
Bx Biopsy
CA Cancer, Calcium
CBC Complete blood count
CLL Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
cm Centimeter
CML Chronis myelogenous leukemia
decub decubitus
derm Dermatology
diff Differential count
EBV Epstein-Barr virus
eos eosinophil
ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate
FS frozen section
Hb, Hgb Hemoglobin
HCT, Hct Hematocrit
HDN Hemolytic disease of the newborn
HIV Human immunodeficiency virus
I&D Incision and drainage
ID Intradermal
Igs Immunoglobulins
IMP Impression
ITP Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
L1, L2 First lumbar vertebra, Second lumbar vertebra
lymphos Lymphocytes
MCH Mean cell hemoglobin
MCHC Mean cell hemoglobin concentration
MCV Mean cell volume
ml, Ml millimeter
NK cell Natural killer cell
PA Pernicious anemia, Posteroanterior
PCP pneumocystis carinii pneumonia
PCV Packed cell volume
poly, PMN, PMNL polymorphonuclear leukocyte
PT Prothrombin Time
PTT Partial thromboplastin time
RA Rhuematoid arthritis, right atrium
RBC, rbc Red blood count/cell
sed Sedimentation, sedimentation rate
segs segmented neutrophils
SLE systemic lupus erythromatosus
subcu, Sub-Q, subQ Subcutaneous
UNG, ung Ointment
WBC, wbc White blood count/cell
AAA Abdominal aortic aneurysm
ABGs Arterial blood gases
ACE Angiotension-converting enzyme
ACG angiocardiography
AF Atrial fribrillation
AFB Acid-fast ballicus
AP Anteroposterior
ARDS Acute respiratory distress syndrome
AS Aortic Stenosis
ASD Atrial septal defect
ASHD Arteriosclerotic heart disease
AST Angiotension sensitivity test
AV Atrioventricular
BBB Bundle Branch Block
BP Blood pressure
CABG Coronary artery bypass graft
CAD Coronary artery disease
CC Cardiac catheterization, Chief complaint
CCU Coronary care unit
CDH Congenital dislocation of the hip
CHF Congestive heart failure
Chol Cholesterol
CK Creatine Kinase
CO2 Carbon dioxide
COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPK Creatine phosphokinase
CPR Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CT scan, CT Computed tomography
CV Cardiovascular
CXR Chest x-ray
DOE Dyspnea on exertion
DSA Digital subtraction angiography
DVT Deep vein thrombosis
ECG, EKG Electrocardiogram
ECHO Echocardiogram
FEV Forced expiratory volume
FVC Forced vital capacity
HDL High density lipoprotein
HF Heart failure
HMD Hyaline membrane disease
Hx History
ICD Implantable cardioverter defribrillator
ICU Intensive care unit
IPPB Intermittent Partial Pressure Breathing
IRDS Infant respiratory distress syndrome
IV, I.V Intravenous
LD Lactate dehydrogenase
LDL Low density lipoprotein
MI Mycocardial infarction
MRA Magnetic resonance angiography
MRI Magnetic resonance imaging
MS Mitral stenosis, Multiple sclerosis
MVP Mitral valve prolapse
NMTs Nebulized mist treatments
O2 Oxygen
P Phosphorus
PAC Premature atrial contractions
PaCO2, PCO2 Partial pressure of carbon dioxide
PAT Paroxysmal atrial tachycardia
PFT Pulmonary function test
pH acidity, alkalinity
Plt platlet
PND Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
PO2 Partial pressure of oxygen
PTCA Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
RD Respiratory distress
PVC Premature ventricular contractions
RDS Respiratory distress syndrome
RV Right ventricle
SA Sinoatrial
SaCO2 Arterial oxygen saturation
SIDS Sudden infant death syndrome
SK Streptokinase
SOB Shortness of breath
T&A Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy
TB Tuberculosis
TPA, tPA Tissue plasminogen activator
URI Upper respiratory infection
VC Vitral capacity
VLDL Very low-density lipoprotein
VSD Ventricular septal defect
VT Ventricular tachycardia
Alk phos Alakline phosphate
Ba Barium
BaE Barium Enema
BM Bowel Movement
C1, C2 First cervical vertebra, second cervical vertebra
DJD Degenerative joint disease
EGD Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
EMG Electromyography
ERCP Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
Fx Fracture
GBS Gallbladder series
GB Gallbladder
GERD Gastroesophageal reflux disease
GI Gastrointestinal
HAV Hepatitis A virus
HBV Hepatitis B virus
HCV Hepatitis C virus
HNP Herniated nucleus pulposus
HP Hemipelvectomy
IBS Irritable bowel syndrome
IM, I.M Intramuscular
IS Intracostal space
MG, mg Myasthenia gravis, milligram
MS Multiple sclerosis, musculoskeletal, mitral stenosis
NSAIDs Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
PUD Peptic ulcer disease
R/O Rule out
ROM Range of motion
UGI Upper gastrointestinal
ABR Auditory brainstem response
Acc Accomodation
AD Right ear, alzheimer disease
ADHD Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
ALS Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
ANS Autohomic nervous system
AS Left ear
AU Both ears
BC Bone conduction
BEAM Brain electrical activity mapping
CNS Central nervous system
CP Cerebral palsy
CSF Cerebrospinal fluid
CVA Cerebrovascular accident
Dx Diagnosis
ECT Electroconvulsive therapy
EEG Electroencephalography
EENT Ears, eyes, nose, throat
ENT Ears, nose, throat
EOM Extraocular movement
Grav Number of pregnancies
ICP Intracranial pressure
IOP Intraocular pressure
IQ Intelligent quotient
KUB Kidney, ureter, bladder
LMP Last menstral period
LOC Loss of consciousness
LP Lumbar puncture
Myop Myopia
NYD Not yet diagnosed
os Mouth
OS Left eye
OU Both eyes
P.I Present illness
para Number of vioable (live) births
PERRLA Pupils equal, round, and reactive to light and accomodation
PET Positron emission tomography
PNS Peripheral nervous system
REM Rapid eye movement
Rx Prescription, treament, therapy
SNS Sympathetic nervous system, somatic nervous system
ST Esotropia
TIA Transient ischemic attack
VA Visual acuity
VF Visual field
Wt Weight
XT Exotropia
ACTH Adrenocorticotropic hormone
ADH Antidiuretic hormone
BMR Basal metabolic rate
DI Diabetes insipidus
DKA Diabetic ketoacidosis
DM Diabetes mellitus
DOB Date of birth
FSH Follicle stimulating hormone
GH Growth hormone
HB hemoglobin
ICSH Interstitial cell stimulating hormone
IDDM Insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
K Potassium
LH Luteinizing hormone
LLQ Left lower quadrant
MSH Melanocyet-stimulating hormone
NIDDM Non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
NPH Neutral protamine hagedorn
PGH Pituitary growth hormone
PRL Prolactin
PTH Parathyroid hormone
RAIU Radioactive iodine uptake
RUQ Right upper quadrant
T3 Triiodothyronine
T4 Thyroxine
TFT Thyroid function test
TPR Temperature, pulse, respirations
TRH Thyrotropin releasing hormone
TSH Thyroid stimulating hormone
a.c Before meals
Aa Of each, affected area
ASAP As soon as possible
BID, b.i.d Twice daily, two times a day
c With
cap(s) Capsule
Elix Elixir
GM, gm Gram
gt Drop
gtts Drops
h.s At bedtime
h, hr Hour
kg Kilogram
L Litre
liq Liquid
NPO Nothing by mouth
OTC Over the counter
oz Ounce
p.c, pc After meals
po, p.o By mouth
PRN, p.r.n As required
q.d, qd, od Everyday
q.o.d, q2d every other day, every 2 days etc.
q2h, q3h Every 2 hours, every 3 hours etc.
s Without
sol Solution
ss One half
STAT, stat Immediately
tab Tablet
tbsp Tablespoon
TID, t.i.d Three times a day, three times daily
tr Trace
tsp Teaspoon
Tx, tx Treatment
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