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Med Term Ch 10-11 (Cardiovascular, Immune, Lymphatic Systems & Digestive System > Abbreviations > Flashcards

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HDL

lipoprotein that removes cholesterol from tissues to liver converting to bile (good)

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LDL

transports cholesterol to the tissue & deposits it on the walls of the arteries (bad)

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CABG

coronary artery bypass graft: new route around blocked arteries

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CBC

complete blood count

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Hct

hematocrit; test to measure volume of erythrocytes

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Hgb

hemoglobin; concentration of O2 carrying components in erythrocytes

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PT

prothrombin time; test to determine coagulation activity defects

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PTCA

precutaneous transluminal coronal angioplasty; balloon through blood vessel into coronary artery to expand

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BE

barium enema

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EGD

esophagogastroduodenoscopy; visual exam of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum

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ERCP

endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography; radiographic image of the biliary & pancreatic ducts