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OGTT

oral glucose tolerance test

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PSA

prostate-specific antigen

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UA

urinalysis

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VDRL

Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (test for syphilis)

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CBC

complete blood count

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Diff

differential (blood count)

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Eos

eosinophil

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Fe

iron

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Hct

hematocrit

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Hgb

hemoglobin

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Plt

platelets

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MCV

mean corpuscular volume

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RBC

red blood cell (count)

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Segs

segmented neutrophils

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WBC

white blood cell (count)

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ABG

arterial blood gases

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WNL

within normal limits

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ECG

electrocardiogram

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EEG

electroencephalogram

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FEV1

forced expiratory volume in one second

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IPPB

intermittent positive-pressure breathing

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PFT

pulmonary function tests

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PEEP

positive end-expiratory pressure

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MUGA

multigated (radionuclide) angiogram

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CT

computer tomography

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IVP

intravenous pyelogram

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MRI

magnetic resonance imaging

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PET

positron imaging tomography

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US

ultrasound

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CABG

coronary artery bypass graft

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PCTA

percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty

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PT

physical therapy

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D & C

dilation & curettage

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ASAP

as soon as possible

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OOB

out of bed

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BRP

bathroom privileges

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CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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DNR

do not resuscitate

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DAW

dispense as written

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DC or D/C

discharge; discontinue

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I/O

intake and output

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LD

loading dose

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NAS

no salt added

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n.p.o

nothing by mouth

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p.o.

by mouth; postoperative

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IM

intramuscular

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IV

intravenous

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SC

subcutaneous

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SQ

subcutaneous (subcut preferred)

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PICC

percutaneous indwelling central catheter

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IVPB

intravenous piggyback

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NGT

nasogastric tube

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cap

capsule

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tab

tablet

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inj

injection

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i

one

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ii

two

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q

every (as in q 6 hours)

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h

hour(s)

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b.i.d.

twice daily

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t.i.d.

three times daily

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q.i.d.

four times daily

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q.a.m.

every morning

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q.p.m.

every evening

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a.c.

before meals

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p.c.

after meals

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h.s.

bedtime

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n.r.

no refills (prescriptions)

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p.r.n

as required; whenever necessary

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MRx1

may repeat one time

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Rx

prescription; pharmacy

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OTC

over-the-counter (no prescription required)

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Stat

immediately

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TKO

to keep (vein) open

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TO

telephone order

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VO

verbal order

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APAP

acetaminophen

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ASA

aspirin

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5D/W

dextrose 5% injection (in water)

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Dig

digoxin

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ETOH

Alcohol (ethyl alcohol)

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FeSO4

ferrous sulfate

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H2O

water

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H2O2

hydrogen peroxide

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HCl

hydrochloride (when following a drug name, as in thiamine HCl [thiamine hydrochloride])
hydrochloric acid (when it appears separately [not as part of a drug name])

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KCl

potassium chloride

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MgSO4

magnesium sulfate

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MOM

milk of magnesia

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NaCl

sodium chloride

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NS

normal saline (0.9% sodium chloride; same as NSS)

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NSS

normal saline solution (0.9% sodium chloride)

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O2

oxygen

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PCN

penicillin

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tPA

tissue plasminogen activator

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IVF

intravenous fluids

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TPN

total parenteral nutrition

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lytes

electrolytes (sodium, potassium, chloride, etc.)

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cm

centimeter (2.54 cm = 1 inch)

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g

gram (28.35g = 1 ounce

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kg

kilogram (1 kg=2.2 pounds)

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L

liter (1 L = 1,000 ml = 1 quart plus about 2 ounces)

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lb

pound (1 lb = 0.454 Kg)

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mcg

mcg (1,000 mcg = 1 milligram [mg])

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mEq

milliequivalent

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mg

milligram (1,000 mg = 1 gram [g])

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mL

milliliter (1000 (mL = 1 liter [L])

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mmHg

millimeters of mercury

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°C

degrees Centigrade

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°F

degrees Farenheit

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CCU

cardiac care unit

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DR

delivery room

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ED

emergency department

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ER

emergency room ( same as ED)

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ICU

intensive care unit

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L & D

labor and delivery

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LDR

labor, delivery and recovery

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MICU

medical intensive care unit

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NICU

neonatal intensive care unit

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OB

obstetrics

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OR

operating room

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PACU

postanesthesia care unit

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PICU

pediatric intensive care unit; pulmonary intensive care

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RD

radiology department

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SICU

surgical intensive care unit

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APRN

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

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CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist

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DO

Doctor of Osteopathy

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DDS

Doctor of Dental Surgery

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LPN

Licensed Pratical Nurse

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MA

Medical Assistant

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MAR

medication administration record

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MD

Doctor of Medicine

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PA

Physician Assistant

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PharmD

Doctor of Pharmacy

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PT

Physical Therapist (Therapy)

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RD

Registered Dietitian

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RPh

Registered Pharmacist

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RN

Registered Nurse