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AAA

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

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A Fib

Atrial Fibrillation

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Abd

Abdomen, Abdominal

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Abx

Antibiotics

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AMA

Against Medical Advice

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AMS

Altered Mental Status

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ASA

Acetylsalicylic Acid (Aspirin)

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BID

Twice daily

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Bilat LE

Bilateral Lower Extremities

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BM

Bowel Movement

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CA

Cancer, Carcinoma

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CABG

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft, "Open heart surgery"

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CAD

Coronary Artery Disease, "heart disease"

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CT or CAT

Computerized Assisted Tomography

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CHF

Congestive Heart Failure

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COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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CP

Chest Pain

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CPR

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

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C-section

Caesarean Section

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C-spine

Cervical spine

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CSF

Cerebrospinal fluid

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CVA

Cerebrovascular Accident or Costovertebral Angle

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CXR

Chest X-Ray

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C-Spine

Cervical Spine (neck)

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DKA

Diabetic Ketoacidosis

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DM

Diabetes Mellitus

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DNR

Do Not Resuscitate

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DOE

Dyspnea On Exertion

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DVT

Deep Venous Thrombosis

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Dx

Diagnosis

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Dz

Disease

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EKG/ECG

Electrocardiogram

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EtOH

Alcohol

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FHx

Family History

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Fx

Fracture

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GI

Gastrointestinal

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G/P/Ab

Gravida/Para/Abortion

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GSW

Gunshot Wound

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GU

Genitourinary

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HA

Headache

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HEENT

Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose, Throat

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HPI

History of Present Illness

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HTN

Hypertension

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Hx

History

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H&H

Hemoglobin and Hematocrit

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H&P

History of Present Illness and Physical Exam

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I&D

Incision and Drainage

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IDDM

Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus

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IUP

Intrauterine Pregnancy

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IVDA

IV Drug Abuse

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JVD

Jugular Vein Distension

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LNMP

Last Normal Menstrual Period

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LOC

Loss of Consciousness

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LP

Lumbar Puncture

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L-spine

Lumbar spine

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MCA

Motorcycle Accident

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MI

Myocardial Infarction

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MVA/MVC

Motor Vehicle Accident/Collision

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NAD

No Acute Distress, No Acute Disease

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NIDDM

Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus

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NKDA

No Known Drug Allergies

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Nml -or- nl

Normal

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NSAID

Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug

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NSR

Normal Sinus Rhythm

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NTG

Nitroglycerin

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N/V/D

Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea

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O2 Sat

Oxygen Saturation (a.k.a. SaO2)

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OD

Overdose

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PCP

Primary Care Physician (a.k.a. PMD)

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PE

Pulmonary Embolism -or- Physical Exam

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PERRL

Pupils are equal, round, and reactive to light

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PO

Per Os (by mouth)

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prn

As needed

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PTA

Prior to Arrival

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PUD

Peptic Ulcer Disease

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qd

Every Day

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qh

Every Hour

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qhs

At Every Bedtime

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q2h

Every 2 Hours

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QID

Four Times a Day

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ROS

Review of System

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Rx

Prescription

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r/o

Rule Out

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SOB

Shortness of Breath

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s/p

Status Post (after)

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Sx

Symptoms

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TIA

Transient Ischemic Attack

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TID

Three Times a Day

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TM

Tympanic membrane

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T-spine

Thoracic spine

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Tx

Treatment

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UA

Urinalysis

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URI

Upper Respiratory Infection

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US

Ultrasound

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UTD

Up to Date

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UTI

Urinary Tract Infection

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WNL

Within Normal Limits