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ABD

Abdomen

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ABG

Arterial Blood Gas

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ABW

Actual Body Weight

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AC

Air Conduction

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AC>BC

Air Conduction greater than Bone Conduction

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ACLS

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

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ad lib

As Much As Needed

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ADH

Anti-Diuretic Hormone

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AF

Atrial Fibrillation or Afebrile

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AR

Aortic Regurgitation

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ARDS

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

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ASAP

As Soon As Possible

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AV

Atrioventricular

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BM

Bone Marrow or Bowel Movement

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BP

Blood Pressure

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BPH

Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

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BPM

Beats Per Minute

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BRBPR

Bright Red Blood Per Rectum

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BS

Bowel or Breath Sounds

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BUN

Blood Urea Nitrogen

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BW

Body Weight

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BX

Biopsy

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C&S

Culture and Sensitivity

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c/c

Chief Complaint

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c/o

Complaining of

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CA

Cancer

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Ca

Calcium

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CABG

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft

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CBC

Complete Blood Count

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CC

Chief Complaint

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CF

Cystic Fibrosis

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AAT

Activity as tolerated

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CHF

Congestive heart Failure

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CN

Cranial Nerves

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CNII-XII

Cranial nerves II through XII

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CNS

Central Nervous System

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CO

Cardiac Output

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COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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CP

Chest pain or Cerebral Palsy

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CPK

creatine phosphokinase

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CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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CrCL

Creatinine Clearance mL/sec

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CRF

chronic renal failure

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CV

cardiovascular

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CVA

cerebrovascular accident OR
costovertebral angle

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CXR

chest X-Ray

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DAT

diet as tolerated

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DBP

diastolic blood pressure

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DC

discontinue OR
discharge

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DDx

differential diagnosis

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DI

diabetes insipidus

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DM

diabetes mellitus

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DNR

do not resuscitate

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DNS

Do not substitute

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DOA

dead on arrival

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DOE

dyspnea on exertion

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ENT

eara, nose, and throat

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ETOH

ethanol

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ETT

endotracheal tube

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FBS

fasting blood sugar

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FEV

forced expiratory volume in one second

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FRC

functional residual capacity

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FU

follow-up

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FUO

fever of unknown origin

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FVC

forced vital capacity

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Fx

Fracture

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GERD

Gastro-esophageal Reflux

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GFR

Glomerular filtration rate

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GI

gastrointestinal

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GTT

glucose tolerance test

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GU

genitourinary

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HA

Headache

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HAV

hepatitis A virus

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HBV

hepatitis B virus

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HCV

hepatitis C virus

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HDL

high density lipoprotein

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HEENT

head, eyes, ears, nose, throat

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Hgb or Hb

hemoglobin

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HPI

history of present illness

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HR

heart rate

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HTN

hypertension

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Hx

history

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IBW

ideal body weight

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LBW

lean body weight

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ICF

intracellular fluid

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ICS

intercostal space

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ICU

intensive care unit

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ID

infectious disease OR
identification

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IDDM

insulin dependent diabetes mellitus

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IM

intramuscular

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INR

international normalized ratio

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IU

international units

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IV

intravenous

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JVD

Jugular venous distension

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JVP

Jugular venous pressure

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K

potassium

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LCM

left costal margin

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LDH

lactate dehydrogenase

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LOC

Level of consciousness OR
laxative of choice

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MS

musculoskeletal system OR
mental status

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MMSE

mini-mental state examination

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MVP

mitral valve prolapse

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NABS

normal active bowel sounds

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NAD

no apparent distress OR
no apparent disease

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NEB

nebulizer

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NG

nasogastric

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NKDA

no known drug allergies

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NPO

nothing by mouth

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NYD

Not yet diagnosed

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N/V

Nausea and Vomiting

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N/V/D

Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea

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OD

overdose

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OT

occupational therapy

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PALP

palpation

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PE

physical examination or pulmonary embolism

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PEARL

Pupils equal and reactive to light

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PPI

proton pump inhibitor

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PPD

packs per day

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PR

per rectum, or rectally

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PT

Popliteal
Protrombin time
Patient
Physiotherapy

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PV

Vaginally

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REM

rapid eye movement

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RCM

right costal margin

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RBC

red blood cell

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RLE

right lower extremity

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ROM

range of motion

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RR

respitatory rate

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RX

medicine

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RXN

reaction

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SBP

sytolic blood pressure

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SC

subcutaneous injection

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SL

sublingual

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SOB

shortness of breath

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Sx

symptom

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SZ

seizure

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T(a)

Temperature - axillary

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T(po)

Temperature - oral

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T(R)

Temperature - rectal

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T(T)

Temperature - tympanic

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T3

Triiodothyronine

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T4

Thyroxine

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TBW

Total body weight or total body water

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TIA

Transient ischemic attack

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URTI
URI

Upper respiratory tract infection

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USB

upper sternal border

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UTI

urinary tract infection

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VTE

Venous thromboembolism

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WF

white female

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WM

white male

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WNL

within normal limits

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Y/O

years old