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A2 or A2

aortic valve closure

2

A

abnormal; adult; age; allergy; anaphylaxis; anesthesia; anterior; antibody; auscultation

3

a

accommodation, acid

4

aa

amino acid

5

AA

alopecia areata; asthma; asthmatic

6

AAA

abdominal aortic aneurysm

7

AAL

anterior axillary line

8

AAV

adeno-associated virus

9

A&B

apnea and bradycardia

10

A/B

acid-base ratio

11

AB, Ab, ab

abortion

12

AB, Abnl, abn

abnormal

13

Ab

antibody

14

ABC

aspiration, biopsy, cytology

15

Abd, abdo

abdomen

16

ABE

acute bacterial endocarditis

17

ABG

arterial blood gases

18

ABP

arterial blood pressure

19

ABR

auditory brainstem response

20

abx

antibiotics

21

ac

acute

22

AC, ac

anticoagulant; before meals; air conduction

23

acc

accident; accommodation

24

ACD

absolute cardiac dullness; acid-citrate-dextrose; anterior chest diameter; area of cardiac disease

25

ACE

acute care of the elderly; aerobic chair exercises; angiotensin-converting enzyme

26

ACG

angiocardiogram; angiocardiography; apex cardiogram

27

ACH

adrenocortical hormone

28

ACL

anterior cruciate ligament

29

ACL

activities of daily living

30

ACLS

advanced cardiac life support

31

ACT

activated coagulation time; anticoagulant therapy

32

ACTH

adrenocorticotropic hormone

33

ACU

acute care unit; ambulatory care unit

34

ACVD

acute cardiovascular disease

35

AD

admitting diagnosis; advanced directive; after discharge; Alzheimer's disease; right ear

36

ADC

AIDS dementia complex

37

ADD

attention-deficit disorder

38

ADE

acute disseminated encephalitits; adverse drug event

39

ADH

adhesion; antidiuretic hormone

40

ADHD

attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

41

ADL

activities of daily life; activities of daily living

42

ad lib

as desired

43

adm

admission

44

ADR

adverse drug reaction

45

ADS

antibody deficiency syndrome

46

ADT

admission, dishcarge, transfer

47

AE, A/E

above elbow

48

AED

automated external defibrillator

49

AF

acid-fast; amniotic fluid; atrial flutter

50

AF, A fib, A-fib

atrial fibrillation

51

AFB

acid-fast bacilli

52

AFP

alpha-fetoprotein

53

AG, Ag

antigen

54

AH

abdominal hysterectomy

55

AHD

antihypertensive drug; arteriosclerotic heart disease; autoimmune hemolytic disease

56

AI

accidentally incurred; aortic insufficiency; artificial insemination

57

AIC, AICD

automated implantable cardioverter-defibrillator

58

AID

acute infectious disease; artificial insemination donor

59

AIDS

acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

60

AIH

artificial insemination husband

61

AIHA

autoimmune hemolytic anemia

62

AJ, aj

ankle jerk

63

AK

above knee

64

AKA

above-knee amputation

65

alb

albumin

66

ALD

aldosterone; assistive listening device

67

alk

alkaline

68

ALL

acute lymphoblastic leukemia; acute lymphocytic leukemia

69

ALND

axillary lymph node dissection

70

ALP

acute lupus pericarditis; alkaline phosphatase

71

ALS

advanced life support; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; antilymphocytic serum

72

ALT, alt

alternative; altitude

73

alt dieb

alternate days; every other day

74

alt hor

alternate hours

75

alt noct

alternate nights

76

Am

amnion

77

AMA

advanced maternal age; against medical advice; American Medical Association

78

amb

ambulance; ambulatory

79

AMD

age-related macular degeneration

80

AMI

acute myocardial infarction

81

AML

acute myeloblastic leukemia; acute myelocytic leukemia; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

82

AMN

amniocentesis

83

amp

amplification; ampule; amputate

84

AMS

altered mental status; automated multiphasic screening

85

amt

amount

86

AN

aneurysm; anorexia nervosa

87

ANA

antinuclear antibodies

88

ANAS

anastomosis

89

anat

anatomy

90

anes, anesth

anesthesia; anesthetic

91

ANLL

acute nonlymphocytic leukemia

92

ANS

anterior nasal spine; autonomic nervous system

93

ant, ANT

anterior

94

ANUG

acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis

95

AOD

arterial occlusive disease

96

AODM

adult-onset diabetes mellitus

97

AOM

acute otitis media

98

A & P

anatomy and physiology; anterior and posterior; anterior-posterior; appendectomy; appendicitis

99

APAP

acetaminophen

100

Aph

aphasia

101

APLD

aspiration percutaneous lumbar diskectomy

102

aPTT

activated partial thromboplastin time

103

aq

aqueous; water

104

AR

abnormal record; achievement ratio; alarm reaction; artificial respiration

105

ARD

acute respiratory disease

106

ARDS

acute respiratory distress syndrome; adult respiratory distress syndrome

107

ARF

acute renal failure; acute respiratory failure

108

ARI

acute respiratory infection

109

ARM

artificial rupture of membranes

110

ART

arthritis; assisted reproductive technology

111

AS

ankylosing spondylitis; aortic stenosis; astigmatism; left ear

112

ASA

acetylsalicyclic acid (aspirin)

113

ASAP

ass soon as possilbe

114

ASCVD

arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease

115

ASD

artrial septal defect

116

ASH

asymmetrical septal hypertrophy

117

ASHD

arteriosclerotic heart disease

118

ASO

administrative services only; arteriosclerosis obliterans

119

ASS

anterior superior position

120

AST

aphasia screening test; aspartate aminotransferase

121

As tol

as tolerated

122

AT

achilles tendon

123

ATP

adenosine triphosphate

124

atr

atrophy

125

AU

aures unitas; both ears

126

AUL

acute undifferentiated leukemia

127

aus, ausc, auscul

auscultation

128

A-V, AV

aortic valve; artificial ventilation; arteriovenous; atrioventricular

129

AVM

arteriovenous malfunction

130

AVN

atrioventricular node

131

AVR

aortic valve replacement

132

A & W

alive and well

133

ax, Ax

axilla; axillary

134

AZT

Aschheim-Zondek test

135

B

bruit

136

B/A

backache

137

BA

bronchial asthma

138

Ba

barium

139

BAC

blood alcohol concentration

140

BACT, Bact, bact

bacteria; bacterium

141

BaE

barium enema

142

BAO

basal acid output

143

bas

basophils

144

BBB

blood-brain barrier; bundle branch block

145

BBT

basal body temperature

146

BC

bone conduction

147

BCC

basal cell carcinoma

148

BD

bronchodilator

149

BDT

bone density testing

150

BE

barium enema; below elbow

151

BEAM

brain electrical activity map

152

BED

binge eating disorder

153

BFP

biologic false positive

154

bid, b.i.d.

bis in die; twice a day

155

BID

brought in dead

156

BIL, Bil, bili

bilirubin

157

bil

bilateral

158

BIN, bin

twice a night

159

BK

below knee

160

BKA

below-knee amputation

161

Bld

blood

162

BM

bone marrow; bowel movement

163

BMB

bone marrow biopsy

164

BMD

Becker's muscular dystrophy; bone mineral density

165

BMI

body mass index

166

BMR

basal metabolic rate

167

BMT

barium meal test; bone marrow transplant

168

BNO

bladder neck obstruction

169

BNR

bladder neck resection

170

BOM

bilateral otitis media

171

BP

Bell's palsy; bedpan; bathroom privileges; blood pressure

172

BPD

borderline personality disorder

173

BPH

benign prostatic hyperplasia; benign prostatic hypertrophy

174

BPM, bpm

beats per minute, breaths per minute

175

BP&P

blood pressure and pulse

176

BPPV

benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

177

Br

bed rest, chronic bronchitis

178

BRBPR

bright red blood per rectum

179

BRO, Bronch

bronchoscope; bronchoscopy

180

BRP

bathroom privileges

181

BS

bloog sugar; bowel sounds; breath sounds

182

BSE

breast self-examination

183

BSO

bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy

184

BT

bleeding time

185

BUN

blood urea nitrogen

186

BV

bacterial vaginosis; blood volume

187

Bx, bx

biopsy

188

C1 through C7

cervical vertebrae

189

C

centigrade; Celsius; cholesterol; convergence; cyanosis

190

C.

chlamydia

191

c

centimeter

192

c (line above)

with

193

Ca

calcium

194

CA, Ca

cancer; cardiac arrest; carcinoma; chronological age

195

CAB

coronary artery bypass

196

CABG

coronary artery bypass graft

197

CAD

computer-assisted diagnosis; coronary artery disease

198

CAL

calcitonin

199

cal

calorie

200

CAM

complementary and alternative medicine

201

cap, caps

capsule

202

CAPD

continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis

203

card cath

cardiac catheterization

204

Cat

cataract

205

cath

catheter, catheterization; catheterize

206

caut

cauterization

207

CAVH

continuous arteriovenous hemofiltration

208

CBC, cbc

complete blood count

209

CBF

capillary blood flow; coronary blood flow

210

CBI

continuous bladder irrigation

211

CBR

complete bed rest

212

CBS

chronic brain syndrome

213

CC

chief complain; colony count; cardiac cycle; cardiac cauterization; cardiac catheterization; creatinine clearance

214

cc

cubic centimeter (1/1,000 liter)

215

CCA

circumflex coronary artery

216

CCCR

closed chest cardiopulmonary resuscitation

217

CCE

cholecystectomy

218

CCPD

continuous cycle peritoneal dialysis

219

CCr

creatinine clearance

220

CCT

computerized cranial tomography

221

CCU

coronary care unit

222

CD

communicable disease; contact dermatitis; Crohn's disease

223

CDC

calculated date (day) of confinement; Centers for Disease control and Prevention

224

CDE

common duct exploration

225

CDH

congenital dislocation of the hip

226

CEA

carotid endartectomy

227

CEPH

cephalic

228

CF

complete fixation; counting fingers; cystic fibrosis

229

CFS

chronic fatigue syndrome

230

CGL

chronic granulomatous leukemia

231

C gl

with correction; with glasses

232

CH

chromosome

233

CHB

complete heart block

234

CHD

congenital heart defects; coronary heart disease

235

CHF

congestive heart failure

236

CHO

carbohydrate

237

chol

cholesterol

238

chole

cholecystectomy

239

chr

chromosome, chronic

240

CI

conjunctivitis; coronary insufficiency

241

cib

food

242

CID

cytomegalic inclusion disease

243

CIR, CIRR

cirrhosis

244

CIRC, circum

circumcision

245

CIS

carcinoma insitu

246

CIT

convenntional insulin treatment

247

CK

creatine kinase

248

ck

check

249

CKD

chronic kidney disease

250

CL, cl

clinic, chloride

251

CL

cholelithiasis; chronic leukemia; cirrhosis of the liver; cleft lip; corpus luteum

252

CLD

chronic liver disease

253

CLL

chronic lymphocytic leukemia

254

cl liq

clear liquid

255

cm

centimeter (1/100 meter)

256

cm3

cubic centimeter

257

CME

cystoid macular edema

258

CMG

cystometrogram

259

CML

chronic myelocytic leukemia

260

CMM

cutaneous malignant melanoma

261

CMV

controlled mechanical ventilation; cytomegalovirus

262

CNS

central nervous system; cutaneous nerve stimulation

263

C/O, c/o

complains of

264

CO

carbon monoxide; coronary occlusion; coronary output

265

CO2

carbon dioxide

266

COD

cause of death

267

COH

carbohydrate

268

COL

colonscopy

269

COLD

chronic obstructive lung disease

270

comp

compound

271

cond

condition

272

contra

against

273

COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

274

CP

cardiopulmonary; cerebral palsy

275

CPA

carotid phonoangiograph

276

CPAP

continuous positive airway pressure

277

CPC

clinicopathologic conference

278

CPD

cephalopelvic disproportion

279

CPE

cardio-pulmonary edema

280

CPK

creatine phosphokinase

281

CPN

chronic pyelonephritis

282

CPPB

continuous positive-pressure breathing

283

CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

284

CPS

cycles per second

285

CR

closed reduction; complete response; conditioned reflex

286

CRC

colorectal carcinoma

287

CRD

chronic respiratory disease

288

creat

creatinine

289

CRF

chronic renal failure

290

CRP

C-reactive protein

291

CRPS

complex regional pain syndrome

292

CRYO

cryosurgery

293

C & S

culture and sensitivity

294

CS

central supply; complete stroke; conditioned stimulus; Cushing's syndrome; cesarean section

295

CSAP

cryosurgical ablation of the prostate

296

CSB

Cheyne-stokes breathing

297

C-section

cesarean section

298

CSF

cerebrospinal fluid

299

CSO

craniostenosis

300

CSR

central supply room; Cheyne-stokes respiration

301

CT

computerized tomography

302

CTCL

cutaneous T-cell lymphoma

303

CTD

cumulative trauma disorders

304

CTR

carpal tunnel release

305

CTS

carpal tunnel syndrome

306

cu

cubic

307

CUG

chronic ulcerative colitis

308

CUG

cystourethrogram

309

CV

cardiovascular

310

CVA

cardiovascular accident; cerebrovascular accident

311

CVD

cardiovascular disease

312

CVI

chronic venous insuffiency

313

CVP

central venous pressure; Cytoxan, vincristine, prednisone

314

CVS

chorionic villus sampling

315

CWP

childbirth without pain; coal worker's pneumoconiosis

316

Cx

cervix

317

CX, CXR

chest x-ray film

318

cysto

cystoscopic examination; cystoscopy

319

cyt

cytology; cytoplasm

320

D

diopter; dorsal

321

d

day

322

DAT

diet as tolerated

323

db, dB

decibel

324

D & C

dilation and curettage

325

D/C, d/c, dc

diarrhea/constipation, discharge, discontinue

326

DCC

direct-current cardioversion

327

DCIS

ductal carcinoma in situ

328

DCR

direct cortical response

329

D/D, DD, DDx, Ddx

differential diagnosis

330

D & E

dilation and evacuation

331

debr

debridement

332

Dg, dg

diagnosis

333

del

delivery

334

DES

diethylstilbestrol

335

DEXA

dual energy x-ray absorptiometry

336

DF

dorsiflexion

337

DG, dg

diagnosis

338

DGE

delayed gastric emptying

339

DHFS

dengue hemorrhagic fever shockk

340

DI

diabetes insipidus

341

Diag, diag

diagnosis

342

DIC

diffuse intravascular coagulation

343

diff

differential diagnosis

344

diopt, Dptr

diopter

345

DIP

distal interphalangeal

346

diph

diphtheria

347

disch

discharge

348

DJD

degenerative joint disease

349

DKA

diabetic ketoacidosis

350

DL

danger list

351

DLE

discoid lupus erythematosus

352

DM

dermatomyositis; diabetes mellitus; diastolic murmur

353

DMD

Duchenne's muscular dystrophy

354

DNA

deoxyribonucleic acid

355

DNR

do not resuscitate

356

DNS

deviated nasal septum

357

DOA

dead on arrival

358

DOB

date of birth

359

DOC

date of conception

360

DOE

dyspnea on exertion

361

DOMS

delayed-onset muscle soreness

362

DOT

directly observed therapy

363

DPT

diphtheria-pertussis-tentanus

364

DQ

developmental quotient

365

DR

diabetic retinopathy; digital radiography; doctor

366

dr

dram; dressing

367

DRD

developmental reading disorder

368

DRE

digital rectal examination

369

DRG

diagnosis-related group

370

DRP

diabetic retinopathy

371

D/S

dextrose in saline

372

DS

down syndrome

373

DSA

digital subtraction angiography

374

DSD

dry sterile dressing

375

dsg

dressing

376

DT

diphtheria and tetanus toxoids

377

DT, DT's, DTs

delirium tremens

378

DTP

diphtheria, tetanus toxoids, and pertussis vaccine

379

DTR

deep tendon reflex

380

du

decubitus ulcer

381

DUB

dysfunctional uterine bleeding

382

DVA

distance visual acuity

383

DVI

digital vascular acuity

384

DVI

digital vascular imaging

385

DVT

deep vein thrombosis

386

D/W

dextrose in water

387

DX, Dx

diagnosis

388

DXA

dual x-ray absorptiometry

389

E

encephalitis; enema; etiology

390

e

epinephrine; estrogen

391

EBL

estimated blood loss

392

EBP

epidural blood patch

393

EBV

Epstein-Barr virus

394

ECC

endocervical curettage; extracorporeal circulation

395

ECCE

extracapsular cataract extraction

396

ECG

electrocardiogram; electrocardiography

397

ECO

echocardiogram; echocardiography

398

E coli

Escherirchia coli

399

ECT

electroconvulsive therapy

400

Ecz, Ez

eczema

401

ED

effective dose; emergency department; epidural; erythema dose; erectile dysfunction

402

EDA

epidural anesthesia

403

EDC

estimated date (day) of confinement

404

EDD

end-diastolic dimension

405

EDS

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

406

EDV

end-diastolic volume

407

EECG

electroencephalography

408

EEE

Eastern equine encephalomyelitis

409

EEG

electroencephalogram; electroencephalography

410

EENT

eye, ear, nose, and throat

411

EFM

electronic fetal monitor

412

EGD

esophagogastroduodenoscopy

413

EIA

enzyme immunoassay

414

EIB

exercise-induced bronchospasm

415

Ej

elbow jerk

416

EKG

electrocardiogram; electrocardiography

417

ELISA

enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay

418

elix

elixer

419

EM

electron microscope; emmetropia, erythema multiforme

420

emb

embolism

421

EMG

electromyogram; electromyography

422

EMP

ephysema

423

EMR

educable mentally retarded; electronic medical record; eye movement record

424

EMS

early morning specimen; electromagnetic spectrum

425

En, endo

endoscpy

426

Endo

endometriosis

427

ENG

electronystagmography

428

ENT

ear, nose, and throat

429

EOG

electro-oculogram

430

EOM

extraocular muscles; extraocular movement

431

EOS

eosinophils

432

EP

ectopic pregnancy; evoked potential

433

EPF

early pregnancy factor; exophthalmos-producing factor

434

Epi, EPI

epinephrine

435

epi, epil

epilepsy

436

epid

epidemic

437

epis

episiotomy

438

EPO

erythropoietin

439

EPR

electron paramagnetic resonance; emergency physical restraint

440

EPS

extrapyramidal symptoms; exophthalmos-producing substance

441

ER

emergency room; epigastric region

442

ERCP

endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography

443

ERPF

effective renal plasma flow

444

ERT

estrogen replacement therapy; external radiation therapy

445

ERV

expiratory reserve volume

446

ESD

end-systolic volume

447

ESPF

end-stage pulmonary fibrosis

448

ESR

erythrocyte sedimentation rate

449

EST

electric shock therapy

450

ESRD

end-stage renal diease

451

ESWL

extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy

452

ESV

end-systolic volume

453

ET

embryo transfer; enterically transmitted; esotropia; eustachian tube

454

et

and

455

ETF

eustachian tube function

456

ETT

endotracheal intubation; exercise tolerance test

457

EU

Ehrlich units; emergency unit; etiology unknown

458

EV

esophageal varices

459

EWB

estrogen withdrawal bleeding

460

ex

excision; exercsie

461

exam

examination

462

exp

expiration

463

ext

extraction; external

464

Ez, Ecz

eczema

465

F

fahrenheit

466

FA, FAG

fluorescein angiography; fluorescent antibody; fructosamine test

467

FAS

fetal alcohol syndrom

468

FB

foreign body

469

FBS

fasting blood sugar

470

FCD

fibrocystic disease

471

FDP

fibrin-fibringogen degradation products

472

FECG

fetal electrocardiogram

473

FEF

forced expiratory flow

474

FESS

functional endoscopic sinus surgery

475

fet

fetus

476

FEV

forced expiratory volume

477

FFA

free fatty acids

478

FH

family history

479

FHR

fetal heart rate

480

FHS

fetal heart sounds

481

FHT

fetal heart tones

482

FIA

fluroscent immunoassay; fluoroimmunoassay

483

Fluor

fluoroscopy

484

FME

full mouth extractions

485

fMRI

functional magnetic resonance imaging

486

FMS

fibromyalgia

487

FNA

fine-needle aspiration

488

FOBT

fecal occult blood test

489

FPG

fasting plasma glucose

490

fr

French (catheter size)

491

FRC

functional residual capacity

492

FROM

full range of motion

493

FS

frozen section, fluoroscopy

494

FSH

follicle-stimulating hormone

495

FSP

fibrin-fibrinogen split products

496

FSS

functional endoscopic sinus surgery

497

FT

family therapy

498

FTND

full term normal delivery

499

FTT

failure to thrive

500

FU, F/U

folow-up; follow up

501

FUO

fever of unknown origin

502

Fx

fracture

503

G

gingiva; glaucoma; glycogen

504

g

gram (seem also gm)

505

G, grav

gravida (used to indicate the number of times a woman has been pregnant); pregnancy

506

GA

gastric analysis; general anesthesia

507

ga

gallium

508

GAD

generalized anxiety disorder

509

GB

gallbladder

510

GBM

glomerula basement membrane

511

GBS

gallbladder series; Gullain-Barre syndrome

512

G-C's

glucocorticoids

513

Gc

gonorrhea

514

GCG

glucagon

515

G&D

growth and development

516

GD

Graves's disease

517

GDM

gestational diabetes mellitus

518

GE

gastroenteritis

519

GER

gastroesophageal reflux

520

GERD

gastroesophageal reflux disease

521

GFR

glomerula filtration rate

522

GG

gamma globulin

523

GGT

gamma-glutamyl transferase

524

GH

growth hormone

525

GHb

glycohemoglobin

526

GI

gastrointestinal

527

GIFT

gamete intrafallopian transfer

528

GIT

gastrointestinal tract

529

glau, glc

glaucoma

530

GLTT

glucose tollerance test

531

gm

gram

532

GN

glomerulonephritis

533

GP

general practice

534

gr

grain

535

grav 1

pregnancy 1; primigravida

536

GS

general surgery

537

GSW

gunshot wound

538

GT

glucose tolerance

539

GTT

glucose tolerance test

540

gtt

drops

541

GU

genitourinary

542

GVHD

graft-versus host disease

543

GxT

graded exercise test

544

GYN, Gyn

gynecology

545

H

hydrogen; hypodermic; hyperopia

546

h, hr

hour

547

H & H

hemoglobin and hematocrit

548

H & L

heart and lungs

549

H & P

history and physical

550

HA

hemolytic anemia; histamine

551

HAA

hepatitis-associated antigen; hepatitis Australia antigen

552

halluc

hallucination

553

HASHD

hypertensive arteriosclerotic heart disease

554

HAV

hepatitis A virus

555

HB

heart block; hemoglobin; hepatitis B; His bundle

556

Hb

hemoglobin

557

HBE

His bundle electrocardiogram

558

HbF

fetal hemoglobin

559

HBGM

home blood glucose monitoring

560

HBOT

hyperbaric oxygen therapy

561

HBP

high blood pressure

562

HbS

sickle cell hemoglobin

563

HBV

hepatitis B virus

564

HCD

heavy-chain disease

565

HCG

human chorionic gonadotropin

566

HCI

hydrochloric acid

567

HCL

hairy cell leukemia

568

HCT, Hct, hct

hematocrit

569

HCV

hepatitis C virus

570

HCVD

hypertensive cardiovascular disease

571

HD

hearing distance; heart disease; hemodialysis; hip disarticulation; Hodgkin's disease; Huntington's disease

572

HDL

high-density lipoproteins

573

HDN

hemolytic disease of the newborn

574

HDS

herniated disk syndrome

575

HE

hereditary elliptocytosis; hyperextension

576

He

helium; hemorrhage

577

HEENT

head, eyes, ears, nose, throat

578

HEM

hematuria

579

HEM, hemo

hemophilia; hemodialysis

580

hemat

hematocrit

581

hemi

hemiplegia

582

HF

heart failure

583

HG

hypoglycemia

584

Hg

mercury

585

HgA1c

glycohemoglobin test

586

Hgb

hemoglobin

587

HH

hiatal hernia

588

HIE

hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy

589

Hi, his

histamine

590

HIS, Histo, histol

histology

591

HIV

human immunodeficiency virus

592

HL

Hodgkin's lymphoma

593

HLA

human leukocyte antigen

594

HLR

heart-lung resuscitation

595

HM

hand motion; Holter monitor

596

HMD

hyaline membrane disease

597

HMO

health maintenance organization

598

hmt

hematocrit

599

HNP

herniated nucleus pulposus

600

HO

hyperbaric oxygen

601

HOB

head of bead

602

HP

hemipelvectomy; hyperthyroidism

603

HPN

hypotension

604

HOP

hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian

605

HPS

hantavirus pulmonary syndrome

606

HPV

human papillomavirus

607

HR

heart rate

608

HRT

hormone replacement therapy

609

HS

hamstring; heavy smoker; herpes simplex; hospital stay

610

hs, h.s.

at bedtime; hour of sleep

611

HSG

hysterosalpingogram, hysterosalpingography

612

HSV

herpes simplex virus

613

HSV-1

oral herpes simplex virus type 1

614

HSV-2

herpes simplex virus type 2

615

HT

hashimoto's thyroiditis; hormone therapy

616

ht

height; hematocrit

617

HTO

high tibial osteotomy

618

HTN

hypertension

619

HV

hallux valgus; hospital visit

620

HVD

hypertensive vascular disease

621

HVT

hyperventilation

622

Hx

history

623

hypo

hypodermic

624

HYS

hysteroscopy

625

HZ

herpes zoster

626

Hz

hertz

627

I

intensity of magnetism; iodine

628

IABP

intra-aortic balloon pump

629

IACP

intra-aortic counterpulsation

630

IADH

inappropriate antidiuretic hormone

631

IASD

interatrial septal defect

632

IBC

iron-binding capacity

633

IBD

inflammatory bowel syndrome

634

IC

inspiratory capacity; intermittent claudication; interstitial cystitis

635

ICCE

intracapsular lens extraction

636

UCCU

intensive coronary care unit

637

ICD

implantable cardioverter defibrillator

638

ICP

intracranial pressure

639

ICS

ileoceceal sphincter; intercostal space

640

ICSI

intracytoplasmic sperm injection

641

ICT

indirect Coombs' test; insulin coma therapy

642

ict ind

incterus index

643

ICU

intesnive care unit

644

I & D

incision and drainage, irrigation and debridement

645

ID

infectious disease; intradermal

646

IDC

infiltrating ductal carcinoma; invasive ductal carcinoma

647

IDD

insulin-dependant diabetes

648

IDDM

insulin-dependant diabetes mellitus

649

IDK

internal derangement of the knee

650

IDS

immunity deficiency state

651

I/E

inspiratory-expiratory ration

652

IEMG

integrated electromyogram

653

IF

interferon; interstitial fluid

654

IFG

impaired fasting glucose

655

Ig, IG

immunoglobulin

656

IgA

immunoglobulin A

657

IgD

immunoglobulin D

658

IgE

immunoglobulin E

659

IgG

immunoglobulin G

660

IgM

immunoglobulin M

661

IGT

impaired glucose tolerance

662

IH

infectious hepatitis; inguinal hernia

663

IHD

ischemic heart disease

664

IL

interleukin

665

ILC

infiltrating lobular carcinoma; invasive lobular carcinoma

666

ILD

interstitial lung diseases

667

IM

infectious mononucleosis; intramuscular

668

IMAG

internal mammary artery graft

669

IMF

idiopathic myelofibrosis

670

IMI

immunofluorescence

671

IMV

intermittent mandatory ventilation

672

inf

inferior; infusion; inflammation

673

Inflam, Inflamm

inflammation

674

I & O

intake and ouput

675

IO

intestinal obstruction; intraocular

676

IOD

iron-overload disease (hemochromatosis)

677

IOL

intraocular lens

678

IOP

intraocular pressure

679

IPF

idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

680

IPG

impedance plethysmography

681

IPPB

intermittent positive-pressure breathing

682

IQ

intelligence quotient

683

irrig

irrigation

684

IS

impingement syndrome; intercostal space

685

ISG

immune serum globulin

686

isol

isolation

687

IT

immunotherapy

688

ITP

idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura

689

IU

international unit

690

IUD

intrauterine device

691

IUP

intrauterine pressure

692

IV

intravenous; intravenously

693

IVC

inferior vena cava

694

IVCP

inferior vena cava pressure

695

IVD

intervertebral disk

696

IVDA

intravenous drug abuse

697

IVF

in vitro fertilization

698

IVFA

intravenous fluorescein angiography

699

IVP

intravenous pyelogram

700

IVSD

intraventricular septal defect

701

IVU

intravenous urogram

702

K

potassium

703

KB

ketone bodies

704

KCF

key clinical findings

705

KCL

potassium chloride

706

KD

knee disarticulation

707

KE

kinetic energy

708

kg

kilogram

709

kj

knee jerk

710

KO

keep open

711

KOH

potassium hydrochloride

712

KS

Kaposi's sarcoma

713

KUB

kidneys, ureters, bladder

714

KVO

keep vein open

715

l

liter

716

L1 through L5

lumbar vertebrae

717

L & A

light and accommodation

718

LA

left atrium

719

lab

laboratory

720

lac

laceration

721

LAD

left anterior descending

722

LADA

latent autoimmune diabetes in adults

723

LAP

laparoscopy; leucine aminopeptidase

724

lap

laparotomy

725

lar, lx

larynx

726

laryn

laryngitis; laryngoscopy

727

laser

light amplified by stimulated emission of radiation

728

LASIK

laser in situ keratomileusis

729

lat

lateral

730

LAVH

laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy

731

LB

large bowel; low back

732

lb

pound

733

LBBB

left bundle branch block

734

LPB

lower back pain

735

LBW

low birth weight

736

LBBX

left breast biopsy and examination

737

LCIS

lobular carcinoma in situ

738

L & D

labor and delivery

739

LDD

light-dark discrimination

740

LDL

low-density lipoproteins

741

LE

left eye; life expectancy; lower extremity; lupus erythematosus; lymphedema

742

LEP, LPT

leptin

743

LES

lower esophageal shincter

744

lg

large

745

LH

luteinizing hormone

746

LHBD

left heart bypass device

747

LHF

left-heart sided failure

748

lig

ligament

749

liq

liquid

750

litho

lithotripsy

751

LLE

lower left extremtiy

752

LLL

left lower lobe

753

LLQ

left lower quadrant

754

LLSB

left lower sternal border

755

L/min

liters per minute

756

LMP

last menstrual period

757

LNMP

last normal menstrual period

758

LOC

levels of consciousness; loss of consciousness

759

LOM

limitation of motion; loss of motion

760

LOS

length of stay

761

LP

light perception; lumbar puncture; lumboperitoneal

762

LPF

low-power field

763

LPS

lipase

764

LR

light reaction

765

LRDKT

living related donor kidney transplant

766

LRT

lower respiratory tract

767

LSB

left sternal border

768

lt

left

769

LTB

laryngotracheobronchitis

770

LTC

long term care

771

LTH

lactogenic hormone; luteotropic hormone

772

LUE

left upper extremity

773

LUL

luft upper lobe

774

LUQ

left upper quadrant

775

LV

left ventricle

776

LVH

left ventricle hypertrophy

777

lymphs

lymphocytes

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