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I

one

2

ii

two

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iii

three

4

iv

four

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ix

nine

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%

percent; male; ♂

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°

degree

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>

greater than (spell out; do not use symbol)

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<

less than (spell out; do not use symbol)

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+

plus; positive; +ve

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-

minus; negative; -ve

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=

equal

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±

indefinite, plus or minus

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&

female; ♀

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#

fracture

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ac

before meals

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ad lib.

at pleasure, freely as desired

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AIDS

acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

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alb.

white

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ante

before

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aq.

water

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ARC

AIDS-related complex

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ASHD

arteriosclerotic heart disease

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bid

twice daily

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BM

BOWEL MOVEMENT

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BMR

basal metabolic rate

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BP

blood pressure

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BUN

blood urea nitrogen

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/c

with

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c/o

complains of, in care of

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C

Centigrade, Celsius

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Ca

calcium

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CA

cancer

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CBC

complete blood count; hematology profile

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cc

mL; cubic centimetre

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CCU

coronary or cardiac care unit

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CHF

congestive heart failure

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cm

centimeter

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CNS

central nervous system

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COLD

chronic obstructive lung disease

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COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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CSF

cerebrospinal fluid (from the subarachnoid space)

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CT/CAT

computed axial tomography

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CV

cardiovascular

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CVA

cerebrovascular accident

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CXR

chest x-ray

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D&C

dilatation (dilation) and curettage

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DI

diagnostic imaging

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dil.

dilute

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div.

dead on arrival

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DOA

dead on arrival

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dr

dram

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Dx

diagnosis

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ECG, EKG

electrocardiogram

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EDC

expected date of confinement (when expected to go into labour)

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EEG

electroencephalogram

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EENT

eye, ear, nose and throat

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ENT

ear, nose and throat

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ESR

erythrocyte sedimentation rate

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F

Fahrenheit

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FAS

fetal alcohol syndrome

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FBS

fasting blood sugar

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fl

fluid

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GB

gallbladder

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GI

gastrointestinal

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gm, g

gram

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gr

grain

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gtt

drops

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GTT

glucose tolerance test

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GU

genitourinary

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hb, Hgb, hg

hemoglobin

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Hct, HCT

hematocrit

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HEENT

head, eyes, ears, nose and throat

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HIV

human immunodeficiency virus

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hs

at bedtime

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Hx

history

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I & D

incision and drainage

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ICU

intensive care unit

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IM

intramuscular

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IUD

intrauterine device

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IV

intravenous

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IVP

intravenous pyelogram (renal pelvis)

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kgm, kg

kilogram

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KUB

kidney, ureter, bladder

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lb

pound

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liq

liquid

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LLQ

left lower quadrant

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LKMP

last known menstrual period

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LMP

last menstrual period

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LNMP

last normal menstrual period

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LUQ

left upper quadrant

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mgm, mg

milligram

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MI

myocardial infarction

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mL

milliliter

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mm

millimeter

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MRI

magnetic resonance imaging

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N

normal

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neg, -

negative

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No., #

number

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NPO

nothing by mouth

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NYD

not yet diagnosed

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OB/GYN

obstetrics and gynecology

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od

once daily (DO NOT USE) Use "daily"

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OD

right eye, overdose (DO NOT USE) Use "daily"

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OPD

Outpatient Department

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OS

left eye (better to spell out left eye rather than abbreviating)

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OS & D

oesophagus, stomach, and duodenum

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OTC

over-the-counter

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OU

both eyes

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oz

ounce

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P

pulse

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pc

after meals

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PET

positron emission tomography

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PID

pelvic inflammatory disease

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PKU

phenylketonuria

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PMS

premenstrual syndrome

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po

by mouth

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prn

as necessary; when required; as needed

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PT

prothrombin time

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Px

physical examination; prognosis

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qd or QD

every day (Use "daily" or "every day")

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qh

every hour

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q2h

every 2 hours

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qid

four times a day

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qs

quantity sufficient

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R, resp

respiration

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RBC

red blood cells, red blood count

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RLQ

right lower quadrant

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RUQ

right upper quadrant

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Rx

prescription, treatment

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/s

without

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SG; sp. gr.

specific gravity

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SIDS

sudden infant death syndrome

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SOB

short of breath

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/s/s

one half (Use "one-half" or use "1/2")

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stat

at once, immediately

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STD

sexually transmitted disease

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T, temp

temperature

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TA

therapeutic abortion

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T & A

1) tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (adenoidectomy: surgical removal of adenoid growths in the nasopharynx.)
2) tonsils and adenoids

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TB

tuberculosis

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tid

three times a day

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TPR

temperature, pulse, respiration

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ung

ointment

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UTI

urinary tract infection

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URTI

upper respiratory tract infection

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VD

venereal disease

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WBC

white blood cell, white blood cell count

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