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ACVD

acute (or atheroscerotic) cardovascular disease

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ALL

acute lymphocytic leukemia

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ARRT

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists

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ARDMS

American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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ASRT

American Society of Radiologic Technologists

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CBC

complete blood count

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CCU

cardiac care unit (coronary care unit)

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CE

cardiac enlargement

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CPK

creatine phosphokinase (cardiac enzyme)

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CT/CAT scan

computerized tomography

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CT(ASCP)

Cytotechnologist (American Society of Clinical Pathology)

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DMS

diagnostic medical sonography

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ECHO

echocardiogram

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EKG, ECG

electrocardiogram

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ER

emergency room

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GA

gastric analysis

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GI

gastrointestinal

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Hb, Hgb

Hemoglobin

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LDH

lactic dehydrogenase (cardiac enzyme)

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MRI

magnetic resonance imaging

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Ra

radium

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RATx (RT)

radiation therapy

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RBC

red blood cell count

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RDCS

Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer

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RT(R)

registered radiologic technologist

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RVT

Registered Vascular Technologist

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WBC

white blood cell

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XR

x-ray

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AIDS

acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

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ASCR

American Society of Clinical Pathology

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Bx

biopsy

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BCC

basal cell carcinoma

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BP

blood pressure

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Ca

calcium

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CA

cancer

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CIS

carcinoma in situ

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CLA

certified laboratory assistant

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CP

cerebral palsy

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CSF

cerebrospinal fluid

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CV

cardiovascular

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CVA

cardiovascular accident (stroke)

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EEG

electroencephalography(gram)

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END

electroneurodiagnostic

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ENG

electronystagmography

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EP

evoked potential

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HA

headache, hearing aid

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HCVD

hypertensive cardiovascular disorder

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MBD

minimal brain dysfunction

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met./metas./mets.

metastasis

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MLT

medical laboratory technician

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mmHg

millimeters mercury

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MT

medical technologist

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NCS

nervous conduction studies

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PSG

polysomnography

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TIA

transient ischemic attack

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AOA

American Osteopathic Association

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C1-C7

cervical vertebrae 1-7

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CPD

cephalopelvic disproportion

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CXR

chest x-ray

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cysto

cystoscopy

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DDS

doctor of dental surgery

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DO

doctor of osteopathy

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DTs

delirium tremens

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FAS

fetal alcohol syndrome

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Fx

fracture

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H2O

water

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L1-L5

lumbar vertebrae 1-5

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LLQ

left lower quadrant

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LUQ

left upper quadrant

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OA

osteoarthritis

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OMT

osteopathic manipulative therapy

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ORTHO

orthopedics (orthopedist)

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PT

physical therapy (therapist)

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RA

rheumatoid arthritis

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RLQ

right lower quadrant

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RUQ

right upper quadrant

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T1-T12

thoracic vertebrae 1-12

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AA

Alcoholics Anonymous

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ACOA

Adult Children of Alcoholics

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AD

right ear (auris dextra)

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AFB

acid-fast bacillus (i.e. TB)

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Al-Anon

AA support group for spouses of alcoholics

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Ala-Teen

AA support group for children of alcoholics

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AS

left ear (auras sinistra)

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AU

both ears (auris uterque)

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degrees celsius

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C&S

culture and sensitivity (antibiotic susceptibility)

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CO2

carbon dioxide

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DM

diabetes mellitus

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Fahrenheit degrees

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GB

gallbladder

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GNID

gram-negative intracellular diplococcus

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HBV

hepatitis B virus

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HIV

human immunodeficiency virus

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HPV

human papillomavirus

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HSV

herpes simplex virus

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LMP

last menstrual period

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mcg

microgram

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mg

milligram

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MTD

right eardrum (membrane tympani dextra)

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MTS

left eardrum (membrane tympani sinistra)

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NVS

neurologic vital signs

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OM

otitis media

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O&P

ova and parasites

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P

pulse

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PAR

perennial allergic rhinitis

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R

respiration

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SIDS

sudden infant death syndrome

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SOB

shortness of breath

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staph

staphylococcus

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strep

streptococcus

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T

temperature

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TB

tuberculosis

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VS

vital signs

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AID

artificial insemination (donor's sperm)

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AIH

artificial insemination (husband's sperm)

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BPH

benign prostatic hyperplasia (hypertrophy)

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ESRD

end-stage renal disease

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F

female

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GYN

gynecology (gynecologist)

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HSG

hysterosalpingogram

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IVP

intavenous pyelogram

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KUB

kidney ureter bladder

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M

male

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MD

doctor of medicine, muscular dystrophy

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Pap

Papanicolaou test (smear)

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PID

pelvic inflammatory disease

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PSA

prostate specific antigen

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RPG

retrograde pyelogram

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sp gr, SPG

specific gravity

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TAH

total abdominal hysterectomy

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TSE

testicular self-exam

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TUR (P)

transurethral resection (prostate)

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UA

urinalysis

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UTI

urinary tract infection

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BM

bowel movement

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PO

by mouth (per os)

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NPO

nothing by mouth

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EGD

esophagogastroduodenoscopy

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ERCP

endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography

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GERD

gastroesophageal reflux disease

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Hep B

hepatitis B

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HAV

hepatitis A vaccine/virus

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HBV

hepatitis B vaccine/virus

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HCV

hepatitis C vaccine/virus

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HP

Helicobacter pylori

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GI

gastrointestinal

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GB

gallbladder

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NG

nasogastric

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HCl

hydrochloric acid

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BE

barium enema, below the elbow

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AANA

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

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AART

American Association of Rehabilitation Therapy

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ACPMR

American Congress of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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ADL

activities of daily living

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AE

above the elbow

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AK

above the knee

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AOD

arterial occlusive disease

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ANS

autonomic nervous disease

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APTA

American Physical Therapy Disease

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AS

arteriosclerosis

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ASCVD

arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease

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ASHD

arteriosclerotic heart disease

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BK

below the knee

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C1-C8

cervical spinal nerve pairs

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CABG

coronary artery bypass graft

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CAD

coronary artery disease

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CNS

central nervous system

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CRNA

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

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C-section

cesarean section

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EMG

electromyogram

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HDL

high density lipoprotein

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IV

intravenous

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L1-L5

lumbar spinal nerve pairs

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MFT

muscle function test

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MI

myocardial infarction

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MS

multiple sclerosis, morphine sulfate

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NVS

neurological vital signs

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OCD

obsessive-compulsive disorder

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PND

paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, post nasal drip

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PNS

peripheral nervous system

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pro time, pt

prothrombin time

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PT

physical therapist

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RPh

Registered Pharmacist

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ROM

range of motion

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S1-S5

sacral spinal nerve pairs

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T1-T12

thoracic (dorsal) spinal nerve pairs

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D1-D12

dorsal (thoracic) spinal nerve pairs

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TENS

transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation

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AP

anterior to posterior, anteroposterior

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DRG

diagnostic related group

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Dx

diagnosis

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Hx

History

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LAT

lateral

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LOA

left occiput anterior

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LPT

left posterior oblique

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OD

right eye (ocula dextra)

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OS

left eye (oculus sinister)

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OT

occupational therapy

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OU

both eyes (ocula uterque)

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Px

prognosis

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a

before

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p

posterior

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ROP

right occiput posterior

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RPO

right posterior oblique

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RPR

syphilis test

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VDRL

syphilis test

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VD

venereal disease

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h

hour

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hr

hour

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pc

after meal (postcibum)

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pg

after drinking glucose (postglucose)

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pp

after meal (postprandial)

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AB

abortion

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bid

twice a day (bis in die)

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cc

cubic centimeters

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CST

certified surgical technologist

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D/W

dextrose with water

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DPT, DTP, DTaP

diptheria, pertussis, tetanus (vaccine)

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exc

excision

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FBS

fasting blood sugar

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FME

full mouth extraction

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grav 1,2,3

pregnancy (number)

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GHB

glycated hemoglobin

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GTT

glucose tolerance test

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Hb A1c

Hemoglobin A1c test

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Hib

Haemophilus influenza vaccine

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hs

hour of sleep

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IPV

inactivated polio virus

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LAVH

laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy

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MMR

measles, mumps, rubella

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NS

normal saline

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para 1,2,3

live births past 20 weeks (number)

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PCV

pneumococcal vaccine

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PTCA

percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty

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qid

four times a day (quarter in die)

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SA, S&A

sugar and acetone

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Td

tetanus toxoid

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tid

three times a day (ter in die)

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Var

chicken pox vaccine (Varicella zoster)

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AAMA

American Association of Medical Assistants

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ARDMS

American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

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c

with

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cath

catheter

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CMA

certified medical assistant

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ftm

female to male

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mtf

male to female

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inf

infusion

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RDMA

registered diagnostic medical sonographer

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s

without

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subcu, subq, sc

subcutaneous

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trans

transverse

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TURP

transurethral resection of the prostate

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US

ultrasound

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UV

ultraviolet

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XM

cross match

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ac

before meals (ante cibum)

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ad lib

as desired (ad libetum)

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am

morning (ante meridiem)

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caps

capsules

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GNID

gram-negative intracellular diplococcus

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gt, gtt, gtts,

drops

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I&O

intake and output

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IABP

intra-aortic balloon pump

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ID

intradermal, identification

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IM

intramuscular

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instill

instillation

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IU

international unit

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IUD

intrauterine device

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IV

intravenous

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LPN

licensed practical nurse

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MSN

masters of science in nursing

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NP

nurse practitioner

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pc

after meals (post cibum)

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pm

after noon (post meridiem)

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postop

postoperative

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prn

as needed or required (pro renata)

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tab

tablets

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ABG

arterial blood gases

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AHIMA

American Health Information Management Association

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RHIT

registered health information technician

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COLD

chronic obstructive lung disorder

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COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder

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CRT

certified respiratory therapist

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DC

doctor of chiropractic medicine

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HIPAA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996

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IS

intensive spirometer

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NBRC

National Board of Respiratory Care

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NMT

nebulizing mist treatment

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PD

pulmonary disease

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RHIA

registered health information administrator

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RRT

registered respiratory therapist

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TC&DB

turn, cough and deep breath

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URI

upper respiratory infection

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AMB

ambulate, ambulatory

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AOTA

Americal Occupational Therapy Association

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DPM

doctor of podiatric medicine

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FxBB

fracture of both bones

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LP

lumbar puncture

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L, lt

left

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OREF

open reduction external fixation

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ORIF

open reduction internal fixation

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OTR

registered occupational therapist

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R, rt

right

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y/o, yr

years old

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ACTH

adrenocorticotropic hormone

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AOA

Americal Optometric Association

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COA

certified ophthalmic assistant

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COMT

certified ophthalmic medical technologist

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COT

certified ophthalmic technician

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d, D

diopter

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EOMI

extra-cellular movement intact (muscles)

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L&A

light and accomodation

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Laser

light amplified by stimulated emission of radiation

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OAG

open-angle glaucoma

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OD

doctor of optometry

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PERRLA

pupils equal, round, reactive to light and accomodation

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T3, T4

triiodothyronine, tetraiodothyronine (thyroid function tests)

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TSH

thyroid stimulating hormone