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ABG

Arterial blood gas

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ACLS

Advanced cardiac life support

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ADL

Activities of daily living

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AEC

Automatic exposure

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AIDS

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

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AF

Atrial fibrillation

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AK

Above the knee

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ALARA

As low as reasonable achievable

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A/P

Anterior/posterior

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A/V

Arterioventricular

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ARD

Acute respiratory disease

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ARRT

American registry of radiologic technologists

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AS

Left ear

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ASD

Atrial septal defect

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ASHD

Arteriosclerotic heart disease

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BCLS

Basic cardiac life support

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BE

Barium enema

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b.i.d

Twice a day

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BK

Below the knee

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BMI

Body mass index

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BMP

Basic metabolic panel

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BP

Blood pressure

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BPH

Benign prostatic hypertrophy

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BSA

Body surface area

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BUN

Blood urea nitrogen

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Bx

Biopsy

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C

With

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Ca

Cancer

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CABG

Coronary artery bypass graft

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CAD

Coronary artery disease

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CAT/CT

Computed axial tomography

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CBC

Complete blood count

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CC

Chief complaint

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CCU

Cardiac care unit

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CHF

Congestive heart failure

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CNS

Central nervous system

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c/o

Complaining of

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COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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CPR

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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CSF

Cerebrospinal fluid

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CVA

Cerebrovascular accident

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CVP

Central venous pressure

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D&C

Dilation (dilatation) and curettage

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DIC

Disseminated intravascular coagulation

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DJD

Degenerative joint disease

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DNR

Do not resuscitate

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Dx

Diagnosis

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ECG (EKG)

Electrocardiogram electrocardiograph

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ED (ER)

Emergency department, emergency room

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EEG

Electroencephalogram, electroencephalograph

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ENT

Ear, nose, throat

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E.S.W.L

Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy

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ETOH

Alcohol

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Female

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Fx

Fracture

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GERD

Gastroesophageal reflux disease

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GI

Gastrointestinal

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gm

Gram

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GSW

Gunshot wound

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gtt

Drop

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GU

Genitourinary

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GYN

Gynecology

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HEENT

Head eye ear nose throat

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HIPAA

Health insurance portability and accountability act

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Hx

History

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H&P

History and physical

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HBV

Hepatitis b virus

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HCT

Hematocrit

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HIV

Human immunodeficiency virus

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I&D

Incision & drainage

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ICP

Intracranial pressure

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ICU

Intensive care unit

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IM

Intramuscular

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I&O

Intake & output

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IOP

Intraocular pressure

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IV

Intravenous

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KUB

Kidney, ureter, bladder

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L

Left

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L&D

Labor and delivery

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LAO

Left anterior oblique

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LLQ

Left lower quadrant

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LPO

Left posterior oblique

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LUQ

Left upper quadrant

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Male

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MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging

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NCRP

National council on radiation protection

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NKA

No know allergies

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NPO (n.p.o)

Nothing by mouth

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NS

Normal saline

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N/V

Nausea and vomiting

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OD

Right eye * do not use list write it out "right eye"

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OS

Left eye * do not us list write it out "left eye"

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OU

Both eyes * do not us list write it out "both eyes"

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OOB

Out of bed

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OR

Operating room

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P/A

Posterior/anterior

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PACU

Post anesthesia care unit

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PAD

Peripheral artery disease

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PCP

Primary care physician

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p.c.

After meals

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PDA

Patient ductus arteriosus

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PET

Positron inflammatory disease

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PO

By mouth

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PRN

As needed

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Pt

Patient

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PTA

Prior to admission

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PVC

Premature ventricular contraction

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Px

Physical

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q.h.

Every hour

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q.2h.

Every 2 hours

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R

Right

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RAO

Right anterior oblique

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RBC

Red blood cell

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RLQ

Right lower quadrant

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r/o

Rule out

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ROM

Range of motion

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RPO

Right posterior oblique

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RR

Recovery room

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RUQ

Right upper quadrant

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RX

Drug prescription

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s

Without

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ss

One half

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SOB

Shortness of breath

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stat

Immediately

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STD

Sexually transmitted disease

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TAH/BSO

Total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo- oophorectomy

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T&A

Tonsillectomy & adenoidectomy

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TB

Tuberculosis

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Temp

Temperature

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TENS

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

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TIA

Transient ischemic attack

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t.i.d

Three times a day

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TMJ

Temporomandibular joint

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TPR

Temperature, pulse, respiration

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TURP

Transurethral resection of prostate

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Tx (Rx)

Treatment

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UA (U/A)

Urinalysis

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UGI

Upper gastrointestinal series

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URI

Upper respiratory infection

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UTI

Urinary tract infection

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VS

Vital signs

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VSD

Ventricular septal defect

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WBC

White blood cell

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WDWN

Well developed, well nourished

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WNL

Within normal limits

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YO

Years old

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a.c.

Before meals

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AD

Right ear