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ABC

Airway, breathing, circulation

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Alb

Albumin (most common protein found in the blood)

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ANC

Absolute neutrophil count (measure of immune status)

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A&O

Alert and oriented

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A&O x3

Alert and oriented to person, place, and time

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BMI

Body mass index (measure of body fat based on weight and height)

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BP

Blood pressure

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BSA

Body surface area

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DTR

Deep tendon reflex (stretch reflex)

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Dx

Diagnosis

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HA

Headache

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Hct

Hematocrit (volume of whole blood that is made up of RBCs)

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Hgb

Hemoglobin (molecule in RBCs that carries oxygen; indicator of anemia)

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HJR

Hepatojugular reflex (neck vein distention precipitated by the maneuver of firm pressure over the liver)

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I&O

Intake and output

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IBW

Ideal body weight

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JVD

Jugular venous distention (indicator of congestive heart failure)

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LFT

Liver function test (detects liver damage disease)

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NAD

No acute distress

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NTND

Non-tender, non-distended (abdominal)

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PERRLA

Pupils equal, round, reactive to light and accommodation

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RR

Respiratory rate

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ULQ

Upper left quadrant

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WNL

Within normal limits

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AF

Atrial fibrillation (most common type of arrhythmia)

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CABG

Coronary artery bypass graft (treats coronary artery disease)

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CAD

Coronary artery disease (narrowing/blocking coronary arteries)

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CHF

Congestive heart failure (heart doesn't beat as it should to meet oxygen demands and causes edema)

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CO

Cardiac output

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CVD

Cardiovascular disease (affects heart and blood vessels)