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ad lib

as desired

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ADL

activities of daily living

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BR

bed rest

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BRP

bathroom privileges

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W/C, WC

wheel chair

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PDR

physician's desk reference

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AMA

American Medical Association

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CDC

center for disease control

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ENT

ears, nose, throat specialist (otorhinolaryngologist)

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kg

kilogram

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L

liter

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lb, #

pound

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ml, mL

mililiter

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OTC

over-the-counter (no prescription required)

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oz

ounce

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DTaP

diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (usually given to children younger than 7 years old)

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HepA

hepatitis A vaccine

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HepB

hepatitis B vaccine

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Hib

haemophilus influenza B vaccine

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IPV

polio vaccine (inactivated polio vaccine)

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MMR

measles, mumps, rubella (vaccine)

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Tdap

tetanus-diphtheria - acellular pertussis (usually given to children over 7 years old)

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VAR

vericella (chicken pox vaccine)

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Diphtheria

a serious disease caused by a toxin made by bacteria that causes a thick coating in the back of the nose or throat that makes it hard to breathe or swallow. Can be deadly

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Tetanus (Lockjaw)

causes painful tightening of the muscles, usually all over the body which can lead to "locking" of the jaw so the victim cannot open his mouth or swallow. Tetanus leads to death in up to 2/10 cases

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Acellular

vaccines that contain inactivated cells

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Pertussis (whooping cough)

a highly contagious respiratory disease known for uncontrollable, violent coughing which often makes it hard to breathe. After fits of many coughs, someone with pertussis often needs to take deep breathes which result in a "whooping" sound. Pertussis most commonly affects infants and young children and can be fatal, especially in babies less than 1 year of age.

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Hepatitis A

a serious liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus. Children with the virus often have no symptoms, but they can pass it on to their parents or caregivers, who can get very sick

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Hepatitis B

a liver disease that results from infection with the Hepatitis B virus. It can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness. Hepatitis B is usually spread when blood, semen, or another body fluid from a person infected with the Hepatitis B virus enters the body through sexual contact with an infected person or sharing needles, syringes, or other drug-injection equipment. Hepatitis B can also be passed from an infected mother to her baby at birth.

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Haemophilus

a bacterium that can cause a severe infection, occuring mostly in infants and children younger than five years of age that can cause lifelong disability and be deadly.in spite of its name, Haemophilus influenzae bacteria do not cause influenza.