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RNA

Ribonucleic Acid

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LLQ

Left lower quadrant

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LUQ

Left upper quadrant

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RLQ

Right lower quadrant

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RUQ

Right upper quadrant

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FUO

Fever of unknown origin

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VRSA

Vancomycin-resistant staphylococcus aureus

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AFP

Alpha-fetoprotein

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C&S

Culture and sensitivity

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Dx

Diagnosis

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ETOH

Alcohol, ethanol

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Hx

History

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ICU

Intensive care unit

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MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging

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NKDA

No known drug allergies

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NPO

Nothing by mouth

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NS

Normal saline

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QNS

Quantity not sufficient

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R/O

Rule out

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Rx

Drug, prescription, therapy

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STAT

immediately

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UV

Ultraviolet

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W/o

Without

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ASA

Acetylsalicylic acid

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Bid

Twice per day

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INH

Isoniazid

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IV

Intervenous

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mg

Milligram

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NSAID

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug

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qid

Four times per day

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tid

Three times per day

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CAD

Coronary artery disease

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CHD

Coronary heart disease

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ECG

Electrocardiogram, electrocardiography

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HDL

High density lipoprotein

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LDL

Low density lipoprotein

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v fib

Ventricular fibrillation

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AIDS

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

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APTT

Activated partial thromboplastin time

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CBC

Complete blood count

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CML

Chronic myelogenous leukemia

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DIC

Disseminated intravascular coagulation

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DIFF

Differential count

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ESR

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate

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Hb, Hgb

Hemoglobin

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Hct, Ht

Hematocrit

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HDN

Hemolytic disease of the newborn

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HIV

Human immunodeficiency virus

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IF

Intrinsic factor

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ITP

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

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MCH

Mean corpuscular hemoglobin

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MCV

Mean corpuscular volume

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PCV

Packed cell volume

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PMN

Polymorphonuclear (neutrophil)

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RBC

Red blood cell

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SLE

Systemic lupus erythematosus

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TTP

Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

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WBC

White blood cell

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ABG

Arterial blood gas(es)

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AFB

Acid-fast bacillus

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ARDS

Acute respiratory distress syndrome

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COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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CXR

Chest x-Ray

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PPD

Purified protein derivative

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SARS

Severe acute respiratory syndrome

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SIDS

Sudden infant death syndrome

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TB

Turberculosis

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BE

Barium enema; below the elbow

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HAV

Hepatitis A virus

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HBV

Hepatitis B virus

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HCl

Hydrochloride acid

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HCV

Hepatitis C virus

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IBD

Inflammatory bowel disease

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IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome

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ADH

Antidiuretic hormone

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BUN

Blood urea nitrogen

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CRF

Chronic renal failure

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GFR

Glomerular filtration rate

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IVP

Intravenous pyelography

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Na

Sodium

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SG

Specific gravity

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UA

Urine analysis

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UTI

Urinary tract infection

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BPH

Benign prostatic hyperplasia

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GC

Gonococcus

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LH

Luteinizing hormone

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PSA

Prostate-specific antigen

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STD

Sexually transmitted disease

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STI

Sexually transmitted infection

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VD

Venereal disease

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D&C

Dilatation and curettage

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GYN

Gynecology

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hCG

Human chorionic gonadotropin

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HPV

Human papillomavirus

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IUD

Intrauterine device

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IVF

In vitro fertilization

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LMP

Last menstrual period

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NICU

Neonatal intensive care unit

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PID

Pelvic inflammatory disease

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TSS

Toxic shock syndrome

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A1c

Glycated hemoglobin

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DM

Diabetes mellitus

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FBS

Fasting blood sugar

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GH

Growth hormone

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GTT

Glucose tolerance test

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OGTT

Oral glucose-tolerance test

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TSH

Thyroid stimulating hormone

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ANS

Autonomic nervous system

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OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder

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PNS

Peripheral nervous system

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PTSD

Posttraumatic stress disorder

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ENT

Ears, nose, and throat

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Fx

Fracture

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MCP

Metocarpophalangeal

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MTP

Metatarsophalangeal

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RA

Rheumatoid arthritis

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THA

Total hip arthroplasty

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TKA

Total knee arthroplasty

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TMJ

Temporomandibular joint

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CFS

Chronic fatigue syndrome

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FMS

Fibromyalgia syndrome

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ROM

Range of motion