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MS

mitral stenosis

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OBGYN

obstetrics and gynecology

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MRI

magnetic resonance imaging

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NKA

no known allergies

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OD

right eye

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NSAID

nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug

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MMR

measles, mumps, and rubella

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MVA

motor vehicle accident

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OCP

oral contraceptive pill

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NPO

nothing by mouth

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HDL

high-density lipoprotein

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GTTS

glucose tolerance test

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GERD

gastro esophageal reflux disease (indigestion)

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Ha

headache

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GI

gastrointestinal

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FSH

follicle-stimulating hormone

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Fx

fracture

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FDA

food and drug administration

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FBS

fasting blood sugar

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HCG

human chorionic gonadotropin (pregnancy test)

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ENT

ear, nose, throat

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ER

emergency room

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ETA

estimated time of arrival

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DOA

dead on arrival

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DOB

date of birth

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DPT

diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus

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EDC

estimated date of confinement

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ECG/EKG

electrocardiography

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EEG

electroencephalography

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ABGS

arterial blood gas test

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AS

left ear

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BP

blood pressure

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AMA

against medical advice

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BID

twice daily

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AIDS

acquired immune deficiency syndrome

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ADH

antidiuretic hormone

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BM

bowel movement

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AD

right ear

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ARDS

adult respiratory distress syndrome

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CAD

coronary artery disease

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BPH

benign prostatic hypertrophic

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CAT

computerized axial tomography

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COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (blocks air)

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BUN

blood urea nitrogen

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CHF

congestive heart failure

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CPAP

continuous positive airway pressure

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Bx

biopsy

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BSE

breast self examination

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CABG

coronary bypass graph

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CTS

carpal tunnel syndrome

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CT

computed tomography

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CT scan

computerized tomography

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DEA

US drug enforcement administration

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DNR

do not resuscitate

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D&C

dilation and curettage (dilation of cervix

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CXR

chest x-ray

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CVA

cerebrovascular accident (stroke)

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CSF

cerebrospinal fluid (fluid found in brain)

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CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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OS

left eye

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OTC

over the counter

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LOC

levels of consciousness

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Ou

both eyes

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PAP

pap smear

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p.c.

after meal

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PCP

pneumocystis carinii pneumonia

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PDR

physicians desk reference

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PERRLA

pupils equal, round, reactive to light, and accommodation

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PFT

pulmonary function test

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pH

power of hydrogen concentrate

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PID

pulmonary function test

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PMS

premenstrual syndrome

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p.o.

by mouth

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PRN

repeat as needed

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PSA

prostate-specific antigen

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PVC

premature ventricular contraction

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HIV

human immunodeficiency virus

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ICU

intensive care unit

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IDDM

Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus

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IUD

intrauterine device (birth control)

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IV

intravenous

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LDL

Low-density lipoprotein

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LFT

Liver Function Tests

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LMP

last menstrual period

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LP

lumbar puncture

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MI

Myocardial Infarction