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a

Before

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AB, Abnl, abn

Abnormal

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abd

Abdomen

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Latin name for AD

auris Dextra

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Auris Dextra

Right Ear

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ante cibum

Before meals

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Latin name for ac

ante cibum

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ac

Before Meals

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AD

Right Ear

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Latin name for ad lib

Ad libitum

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ad lib

As Desired

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AIDS

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

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ant

Anterior

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AP

Anteroposterior

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auris sinistra

Left Ear

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Latin name for AS

auris sinistra

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AS

Left Ear

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auris utraque

Both Ears

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Latin name for AU

auris utraque

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AU

Both Ears

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Ba

Barium

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BaE, BE

Barium Enema

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bid

Twice A Day

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BMR

Basal Metabolic Rate

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BP

Blood Pressure

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BPH

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia; Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

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BSE

Breast Self-examination

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BUN

Blood Urea Nitrogen

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Bx, bx

Biopsy

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c

With

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CA

Cancer; Cardiac Arrest;Chronological Age

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CAD

Coronary Artery Disease

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CBC

Complete Blood Count

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CBD

Common Bile Duct

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cc

Cubic Centimeter

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CC

Chief Complaint

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CDH

Congenital Dislocation of the Hip

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CF

Cystic Fibrosis

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CHD

Coronary Heart Disease

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CHF

Congestive Heart Failure

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COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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CPD

Cephalopelvic Disproportion

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CPR

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

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CS, C-section

Cesarean Section

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CSF

Cerebrospinal Fluid

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CT scan, CAT scan

Computed Tomography Scan

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CTS

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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CVA

Cerebrovascular Accident

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CVD

Cerebrovascular Disease

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CXR

Chest X-ray; Chest Radiograph

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D&C

Dilation and Curettage

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decub

Decubitus

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DM

Diabetes Mellitus

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DNR

Do Not Resusciate

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DRE

Digital Rectal Examination

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DSA

Digital Subtraction Angiography

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Dx, dx

Diagnoses (Singular: Diagnosis)

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ECG, EKG

Electrocardiogram

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ED

Emergency Department; Erectile Dysfunction

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EDC

Estimated Date of Confinement

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EEG

Electroencephalogram

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EENT

Eyes, ears, nose & throat

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ENT

Ears, Nose & Throat

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ERCP

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography

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ESWL

Extracorporeal Shock-wave; Lithotripsy

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FBS

Fasting Blood Sugar

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Fx

Fracture

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G

Gravida (Pregnant)

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GB

Gallbladder

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GERD

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

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GI

Gastrointestinal

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HAV

Hepatitis A Virus

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Hb, Hg, Hgb

Hemoglobin

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HBV

Hepatitis B Virus

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HCG, hCG

Human Chrionic Gonadotropin

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HF

Heart Failure

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HIV

Human Immunodeficiency Virus

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h/o

History of

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HPI

History of Present Illness

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HPV

Human Papilloma Virus

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HRT

Hormone Replacement Theraphy

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hora somni

At bedtime

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Latin name for hs

hora somni

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hs

At Bedtime (Hour of Sleep)

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HSG

Hysterosalpingography

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HSV

Herpes Simplex Virus

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HTN

Hypertension

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Hx

History

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ICU

Intensive Care Unit

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ID

Intradermal

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IDDM

Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus

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IM

Intramuscular

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IP

Inpatient

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IRDS

Infant Respiratory Distress Syndrome

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IUD

Intrauterine Device

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IV, I.V.

Intravenous

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IVC

Inferior Vena Cava; Intravenous Cholangiography

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IVF

In Vitro Fertilization

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IVP

Intravenous Pyelography; also called Excretory Urography (EU) or Intravenous Urography (IVU)

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IVU

Intravenous Urography;also called Excretory Urography (EU) or Intravenous Pyelography (IVP)

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K

Potassium

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KUB

Kidney, Ureter, Bladder

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LAT, lat

Lateral

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LLQ

Left Lower Quadrant

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LMP

Last Menstrual Period

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Lt, lt

Left

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LUQ

Left Upper Quadrant

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mmHg

Millimeters of Mercury

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MRA

Magnetic Resonance Angiogram; Magnetic Resonance Angiography

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MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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MRI scan

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scan

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NG

Nasogastric

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NICU

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

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NIDDM

Non-insulin-dependent Diabetes Mellitus

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noc.

Night

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npo

Nothing by Mouth

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OB-GYN

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Latin name for OU

oculus uterque

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Latin name for OS

oculus sinister

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Latin name for OD

oculus dexter

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OD

Right Eye

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OP

Outpatient

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OR

Operating Room

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OS

Left Eye

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OTC

Over-the-counter

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OU

Both Eyes

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p

After

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PA

Posteroanterior

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Meaning of pH

Power of hydrogen

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Latin name for PC

post cibum

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pc, pp

After Meals (Postprandial)

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PE

Physical Examination

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PET

Positron Emission Tomography

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pH

Symbol for Degree of Acidity or Alkalinity

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PID

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

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PMS

Premenstrual Syndrome

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po

By Mouth (per os)

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prn

As Required

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pt

Patient

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Px

Physical Examination

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q2h

Every 2 Hours

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q4h

Every 4 Hours

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qam, qm

Every Morning

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qd

Every Day

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qh

Every Hour

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qid

Four Times a Day

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qod

Every Other Day

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qpm, qn

Every Night

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RATx

Radiation Therapy

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R/O

Rule Out

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RBC, rbc

Red Blood Cell(s); Red Blood Count

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RDS

Respiratory Distress Syndrome

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REM

Rapid Eye Movement

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RIA

Radioimmunoassay

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RLQ

Right Lower Quadrant

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RP

Retrograde Pyelography

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Rt

Right

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RUQ

Right Upper Quadrant

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Rx

Recipe or Prescription

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s

Without

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SC, SQ, subcu.

Subcutaneous(ly)

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SIDS

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

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SL

Sublingual

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ss

Half

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stat

Immediately

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STD

Sexually Transmitted Disease

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susp

Suspension

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Sx

Symptom

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TB

Tuberculosis

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tid

Three Times a Day

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TPR

Temperature, Pulse and Respiration

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TUR, TURP

Transurethral Resection of the Prostate

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Tx, Tr

Treatment

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UGIS

Upper Gastrointestinal Series

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US

Ultrasound, Ultrasonography

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UTI

Urinary Tract Infection

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VCUG

Voiding Cystourethrogram,Voiding Cystourethtography

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VD

Venereal Disease

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WBC

White Blood Cell(s); White Blood Count

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w/o

Without