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abd

Abdomen

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ASAP

As soon as possible

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ASHD

Atherosclerotic heart disease

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BE

Barium enema

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BM

bowel movement

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BP

blood pressure

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bx

Biopsy

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C&S

Culture and sensitivity

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CA

Cancer

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CAD

Coronary artery disease

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CBC

complete blood count

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CC:

Cheif complaint

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CHF

Congestive heart failure

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CNS

Central nervous system

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c/o

Complaints of

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COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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CSF

cerebral spinal fluid

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CT

Computed tomography

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CVA

Cerebrovascular accident

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CXR

Chest xray

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DAT

Diet as tolerated

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dc

Discontinue

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FBS

Fasting blood sugar

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FH

Family history

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fx

Fracture

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GC

Gonorrhea

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GTT

Glucose tolerance test

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GU

Genitourinary

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HCT

Hematocrit

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HGB

Hemoglobin

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HPI

History of present illness

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HTN

Hypertension

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I&D

Incision and drainage

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LMP

Last menstrual period

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lytes

Electrolytes

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MI

Myocardial infarction

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NKDA

No known drug allergies

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NKA

No known allergies

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NPO

Nothing by mouth

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N/V

Nausea and vomiting

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PH or PMH

Past history or past medical history

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pt.

Patient

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PE

Pulmonary embolism
Physical exam

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PT

Physical therapy

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RBC

Red blood cells

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R/O

Rule out

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ROS

Review of symptoms

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Sx

Symptoms

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Tx

Treatment

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UA

Urinalysis

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VS

Vital signs

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disp.

Dispense

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DC or d/c

Discontinue

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q

Every

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qd

Every day

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qh

Every hour

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hs

Hour of sleep

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q2h

Every two hours

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q3h

Every 3 hours

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qid

4 times a day

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qod

Every other day

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bid
tid

2 times a day
3 times a day

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SQ
sc

Subcutaneous

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R

Rectal

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SL

Sublingual

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Supp.

Suppository

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IV

Intravenous

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ID

Intradermal

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IM

Intramuscular

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top

Topical

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oint

Ointment

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Ophth

Ophthalmic

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amp

Ampule

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cap

Capsule

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syr

Syrup

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tab

Tablet

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CR

Controlled release

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ER

Extended release

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LA

Long acting

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SR

Sustained release

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a.c.

Before meals

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amt.

Amount

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p.c.

After meals

85

g

Gram

86

gr

Grain

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gtt

Drop

88

kg

Kilogram

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mcg

Microgram

90

mEq

Milliquivalent

91

mL

Mililiter

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U

Unit

93

L

Liter