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Na

sodium

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NGU

nongonococcal urethritis

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NHL

non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

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NIDDM

noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus

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NMR

nuclear magnetic resonance (imaging)

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NPH

normal-pressure hydrocephalus

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n.p.o., NPO

nothing by mouth

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NSD

normal spontaneous delivery

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NST

non stress test

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O.D.

right eye

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O.S.

left eye

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OU

each eye

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O2

oxygen

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OB

obstetrics

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OCD

obsessive-compulsive disease

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O.D.

right eye (ocular dexter)

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oint., ung

ointment

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O.S.

left eye (ocular sinister)

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OTC

over the counter (drugs)

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O.U.

each eye (oculus uterque)

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oz

ounce

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p

after

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PA

pernicious anemia;
pulmonary artery

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P-A; PA

posteroanterior

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PaCO2

partial pressure of carbon dioxide dissolved in the blood

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PACs

premature atrial contractions

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PaO2

partial pressure of oxygen dissolved in the blood

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Pap Smear

Papanicolaou test; smear method of examining stained exfoliative cells

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Pap

Papanicolaou smear

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PAT

paroxysmal atrial tachycardia