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a.c.

before meals (ante cibum)

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ALT

alanine aminotransferase

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AST

aspartate aminotransferase (formerly called serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase [SGOT])

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Ba

barium

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BE

barium enema

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b.i.d.

twice a day

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CT SCAN

computed tomography (scan)

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EGD

esophagogastroduodenoscopy

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ERCP

endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography

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GB

gallbladder

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GBS

galbladder series

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GER

gastroesophageal reflux

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GERD

gastroesophageal reflux disease

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GI

gastrointestinal

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GI series

gastrointestinal series

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GTT

glucose tolerance test

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HAV

hepatitis A virus

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HBV

hepatitas B virus

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HCI

hydrochloric acid

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HCV

hepatitis C virus

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IBS

irritable bowl syndrome

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IVC

intravenous cholangiography

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LES

lower esophageal sphincter (also known as the cardiac sphincter)

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LFT

liver function test

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MRI

magnetic resonance imaging

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N&V

nausea and vomiting

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NG

nasogastric

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NPO, n.p.o.

nothing by mouth

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OCG

oral cholecystogram

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p.c.

after meals (post cibum)

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PP, pp

postprandial

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PPBS

postprandial blood sugar

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PPG

postprandial glucose

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PTC, PTHC

percutaneous transhepatic cholangiogram

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SBFT

small bowel followthrough

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SBS

small bowel series

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SGOT

serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase; now called aspartate aminotransferase (AST)

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SGPT

serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase

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TPN

total parenteral nutrition

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UGI series

upper gastrointestinal series