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1

Above elbow

AE

1

ABGs

arterial blood gases

2

Above knee

AK

3

acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

 

AIDS

3

ac

before meals

4

ACTH

adrenocorticotropin hormone

5

Acute myocardial infarction

AMI

5

ADH

antidiuretic hormone

6

adrenocorticotropin hormone

ACTH

7

adult (or acute) respiratory distress syndrome

ARDS 

8

AE

Above elbow

8

AED

Automated external defibrillator

9

AF

Atrial fibrillation

9

after meals

pc

10

AIDS-related complex

 

ARC

10

AIDS

acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

 

11

AK

Above knee

11

alanine transaminase

ALT

12

ALS

amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

12

alpha

α

13

ALT

alanine transaminase

14

AMI

Acute myocardial infarction

14

amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

ALS

15

ANS

autonomic nervous system

16

Anteroposterior

AP

16

antidiuretic hormone

ADH

17

AP

Anteroposterior

18

ARC

AIDS-related complex

 

19

ARDS 

adult (or acute) respiratory distress syndrome

20

arterial blood gases

ABGs

21

Arteriosclerosis

AS

22

Arteriosclerotic heart disease

ASHD

23

AS

Arteriosclerosis

24

ASD

Atrial septal defect

25

ASHD

Arteriosclerotic heart disease

25

aspartate transaminase

AST

26

AST

aspartate transaminase

27

Atrial fibrillation

AF

28

Atrial septal defect

ASD

29

Atrioventricular

AV, A-V

30

Automated external defibrillator

AED

30

autonomic nervous system

ANS

31

AV, A-V

Atrioventricular

32

Ba

barium

32

barium

Ba

32

barium enema

BE

33

Basal cell carcinoma

BCC

34

basal metabolic rate

BMR

35

BBB (L for left, R for right)

Bundle branch block

36

BCC

Basal cell carcinoma

37

BDT

Bone density testing

37

BE

barium enema

38

BE

Below elbow

39

Beats per minute

bpm

40

before meals

ac

41

Below elbow

BE

42

Below knee

BK

43

beta

β

44

Biopsy

BX, box

44

BK

Below knee

45

Blood pressure

BP

45

BM

bowel movement

46

BMD

Bone mineral density

47

Bone density testing

BDT

47

BMR

basal metabolic rate

49

Bone mineral density

BMD

49

bowel movement

BM

50

bowel sounds

BS

51

BP

Blood pressure

51

bpm

Beats per minute

53

Bronch

bronchoscopy

54

bronchoscopy

Bronch

54

BS

bowel sounds

55

Bundle branch block

BBB (L for left, R for right)

56

BX, box

Biopsy

56

by mouth

PO

57

C&S

culture and sensitivity

58

C&S

Culture and sensitivity

59

C1, C2, etc

First cervical vertebra, second cervical vertebra, etc

60

Ca

Calcium

61

CABG

Coronary artery bypass graft

62

CAD

Coronary artery disease

62

calcitonin

CT

63

Calcium

Ca

64

carbon dioxide

CO2

65

Cardiac catheterization, chief complaint

CC

66

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

CPR

67

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

CPR

68

Cardiovascular

CV

68

Cardiovascular

CV

69

Carpal tunnel syndrome

CTS

70

cath

Catheterization

71

Catheterization

cath

72

CBC

complete blood count

 

73

CBD

common bile duct

74

CC

Cardiac catheterization, chief complaint

75

CCU

Coronary care unit

76

central nervous system

CNS

76

cerebral palsy

CP

76

cerebrospinal fluid

CSF

77

cerebrovascular accident

CVA

77

cerebrovascular disease

CVD

78

Chest pain

CP

79

chest X-ray

CXR

80

CHF

Congestive heart failure

81

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

COPD

82

clear to auscultation

CTA

82

CNS

central nervous system

83

CoA

Coarctation of the aorta

83

CO2

carbon dioxide

84

Coarctation of the aorta

CoA

85

common bile duct

CBD

86

complete blood count

 

CBC

87

Congenital septal defect

CSD

88

Congestive heart failure

CHF

90

Coronary artery bypass graft

CABG

90

COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

91

Coronary artery disease

CAD

92

Coronary care unit

CCU

93

CP

Chest pain

93

CP

cerebral palsy

95

CPK

Creatine phosphokinase

95

CPR

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

96

CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

97

Creatine phosphokinase

CPK

98

CSD

Congenital septal defect

99

CT

calcitonin

99

CSF

cerebrospinal fluid

100

CTS

Carpal tunnel syndrome

100

CTA

clear to auscultation

101

culture and sensitivity

C&S

103

Culture and sensitivity

C&S

104

CV

Cardiovascular

105

CV

Cardiovascular

105

CVA

cerebrovascular accident

105

CVD

cerebrovascular disease

106

CXR

chest X-ray

107

decub

Decubitus ulcer

108

Decubitus ulcer

decub

109

Deep tendon reflex

DTR

111

Degenerative joint disease

DJD

111

Deep vein thrombosis

DVT

112

Derm, derm

Dermatology

113

Dermatology

Derm, derm

113

DI

diabetes insipidus

114

diabetes insipidus

DI

114

diabetes mellitus

DM

115

diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus injection

DPT

116

DJD

Degenerative joint disease

116

DM

diabetes mellitus

118

DOE

dyspnea on exertion

119

DTR

Deep tendon reflex

119

DPT

diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus injection

120

Dual-energy absorptiometry

DXA

121

DVT

Deep vein thrombosis

122

DXA

Dual-energy absorptiometry

123

dyspnea on exertion

DOE

124

ear, nose, and throat

ENT

125

Ear, nose, and throat

ENT

126

ECC

Extracorporeal circulation

127

ECG, EKG

Electrocardiogram

128

ECHO

Echocardiogram

129

Echocardiogram

ECHO

130

EGD

esophagogastroduodenoscopy

130

EEG

electroencephalogram, electroencephalography

131

Electrocardiogram

ECG, EKG

131

electroencephalogram, electroencephalography

EEG

132

Electromyogram

EMG

133

ELISA

enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay

 

135

EMG

Electromyogram

136

endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography

ERCP

137

ENT

Ear, nose, and throat

138

enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay

 

ELISA

138

ENT

ear, nose, and throat

139

ERCP

endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography

140

ERV

expiratory reserve volume

141

erythrocyte sedimentation rate

 

ESR, SR, sed rate

141

esophagogastroduodenoscopy

EGD

143

ESR, SR, sed rate

erythrocyte sedimentation rate

 

144

expiratory reserve volume

ERV

145

Extracorporeal circulation

ECC

145

fasting blood sugar

FBS

146

FBS

fasting blood sugar

146

fetal occult blood test

FOBT

148

First cervical vertebra, second cervical vertebra, etc

C1, C2, etc

149

First lumbar vertebra, second lumbar vertebra, etc

L1, L2, etc

149

First heart sound

S1

151

First thoracic vertebra, second thoracic vertebra, etc

T1, T2, etc

151

FOBT

fetal occult blood test

152

follicle-stimulating hormone

FSH

153

Fracture

Fx, fx

154

FRC

functional residual capacity

155

Frozen section

FS

157

FS

Frozen section

157

FSH

follicle-stimulating hormone

158

functional residual capacity

FRC

159

Fx, fx

Fracture

159

gallbladder

GB

160

gastroesophageal reflux disease

GERD

161

Gastrointestinal

GI

161

gastrointestinal

GI

162

GB

gallbladder

162

GERD

gastroesophageal reflux disease

162

GH

growth hormone

163

GI

gastrointestinal

164

GI

Gastrointestinal

165

glucose tolerance test

GTT

166

Glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase

GOT

167

GOT

Glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase

168

graft versus host disease

 

GVHD

169

GTT

glucose tolerance test

169

growth hormone

GH

170

GVHD

graft versus host disease

 

171

GYN

Gynecology

173

Gynecology

GYN

173

HAV

hepatitis A virus

173

HA

headache

174

HBV

hepatitis B virus

175

HCI

hydrochloric acid

176

HCT, Hct, crit

hematocrit

 

176

HCV

hepatitis C virus

177

HD

Hodgkin's disease

 

178

HDV

hepatitis D virus

178

headache

HA

179

hematocrit

 

HCT, Hct, crit

180

hemoglobin

 

Hgb, Hb, HGB

181

hepatitis A virus

HAV

181

hepatitis B virus

HBV

182

hepatitis C virus

HCV

182

hepatitis D virus

HDV

183

hepatitis E virus

HEV

184

Herniated nucleus pulposus

HNP

185

Herpes simplex virus

HSV

186

HEV

hepatitis E virus

186

herpes simplex virus type 1

HSV-1

187

Hgb, Hb, HGB

hemoglobin

 

188

HIV

human immunodeficiency virus

 

189

HMD

hyaline membrane disease

190

HNP

Herniated nucleus pulposus

191

Hodgkin's disease

 

HD

192

HSV

Herpes simplex virus

192

HSV-1

herpes simplex virus type 1

193

HTN

Hypertension

194

human immunodeficiency virus

 

HIV

195

hyaline membrane disease

HMD

196

Hypertension

HTN

196

hydrochloric acid

HCI

197

I&D

Incision and drainage

198

IBD

inflammatory bowel disease

198

IBS

irritable bowel syndrome

199

IC

inspiratory capacity

200

ICD

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator

200

ICP

intracranial pressure

201

ICU

Intensive care unit

202

ID

Intradermal

203

IDDM

insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus

204

Ig

immunoglobulins

 

205

IM

Intramuscular

206

immunoglobulins

 

Ig

207

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator

ICD

208

Incision and drainage

I&D

209

infant respiratory distress syndrome

IRDS

209

inflammatory bowel disease

IBD

210

inspiratory capacity

IC

211

inspiratory reserve volume

IRV

212

insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus

IDDM

213

Intensive care unit

ICU

213

intermittent positive pressure breathing

IPPB

213

intracranial pressure

ICP

214

Intradermal

ID

215

Intramuscular

IM

216

Intravenous

IV

217

intravenous cholangiography

IVC

218

IPPB

intermittent positive pressure breathing

219

IRDS

infant respiratory distress syndrome

219

irritable bowel syndrome

IBS

221

IRV

inspiratory reserve volume

222

IV

Intravenous

223

JRA

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

223

IVC

intravenous cholangiography

225

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

JRA

225

K+

potassium

227

Kaposi's sarcoma

 

KS

228

KS

Kaposi's sarcoma

 

229

L1, L2, etc

First lumbar vertebra, second lumbar vertebra, etc

230

lat

Lateral

231

Lateral

lat

232

LE

Lower extremity

233

LE

Lower extremity

234

Left lower extremity

LLE

235

left lower lobe

LLL

236

Left upper extremity

LUE

237

left upper lobe

LUL

239

Left upper quadrant

LUQ

239

Left ventricular assist device

LVAD

240

Left ventricular hypertrophy

LVH

241

LH 

luteinizing hormone

242

LLE

Left lower extremity

244

LLL

left lower lobe

245

LLQ

Lower left quadrant

246

Lower extremity

LE

248

Lower extremity

LE

249

Lower left quadrant

LLQ

249

LP

lumbar puncture

251

LUE

Left upper extremity

252

LUL

left upper lobe

253

lumbar puncture

LP

254

LUQ

Left upper quadrant

254

luteinizing hormone

LH 

255

LVAD

Left ventricular assist device

257

LVH

Left ventricular hypertrophy

259

Malignant melanoma

MM

259

MD

Muscular dystrophy

261

MDI

metered-dose inhaler

261

melanocyte-stimulating hormone

MSH

263

metered-dose inhaler

MDI

264

MI

Myocardial infarction, mitral insufficiency

266

Millimeters of mercury

mm Hg

267

Mitral regurgitation

MR

268

Mitral stenosis

MS

270

Mitral valve prolapse

MVP

271

MM

Malignant melanoma

272

mm Hg

Millimeters of mercury

273

mono

mononucleosis

 

274

mononucleosis

 

mono

276

MR

Mitral regurgitation

277

MS

Mitral stenosis

278

MS

multiple sclerosis

279

MS

Musculoskeletal

279

MSH

melanocyte-stimulating hormone

280

multiple sclerosis

MS

281

Muscular dystrophy

MD

282

Musculoskeletal

MS

283

MVP

Mitral valve prolapse

284

Myocardial infarction, mitral insufficiency

MI

284

n&v

nausea and vomiting

285

Na+

sodium

286

nasogastric (tube)

NG

287

natural killer cells

 

NK

287

nausea and vomiting

n&v

288

neutral protamine Hagedorn (insulin)

NPH

289

NG

nasogastric (tube)

290

NHL

non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

 

290

NIDDM

non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus

292

NK

natural killer cells

 

293

non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

 

NHL

294

non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus

NIDDM

295

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug

NSAID

296

NPH

neutral protamine Hagedorn (insulin)

296

nothing by mouth

NPO

297

NPO

nothing by mouth

298

NSAID

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug

299

O&P

ova and parasites

300

O2

oxygen

301

OA

Osteoarthritis

303

OB

Obstetrics

305

Obstetrics

OB

307

Open reduction internal fixation

ORIF

309

ORIF

Open reduction internal fixation

311

Orth, ortho

Orthopedics

312

Orthopedics

Orth, ortho

314

Osteoarthritis

OA

315

ova and parasites

O&P

317

oxygen

O2

318

P

Pulse

320

PA

Posteroanterior

321

PAC

Premature atrial contraction

321

parathyroid hormone

PTH

323

Patent ductus arteriosus

PDA

323

PBI

protein-bound iodine

324

pc

after meals

325

PCP

pneymocystis pneumonia

 

325

PFT

pulmonary function test 

326

PDA

Patent ductus arteriosus

327

peptic ulcer disease

PUD

328

percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography

PTC

330

Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty

PTCA

331

peripheral nervous system

PNS

332

PET

positron emission tomography

334

pneymocystis pneumonia

 

PCP

335

PNS

peripheral nervous system

336

PO

by mouth

337

positron emission tomography

PET

339

Posteroanterior

PA

340

postprandial

pp

341

potassium

K+

342

pp

postprandial

344

PPD

purified protein derivative

345

Premature atrial contraction

PAC

346

Premature ventricular contraction

PVC

347

PRL

prolactin

348

prolactin

PRL

349

protein-bound iodine

PBI

351

prothrombin time

 

PT, pro-time

352

PT, pro-time

prothrombin time

 

355

PTCA

Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty

355

PTH

parathyroid hormone

357

PUD

peptic ulcer disease

359

pulmonary function test 

PFT

361

Pulse

P

362

purified protein derivative

PPD

364

PVC

Premature ventricular contraction

365

R

respiration

367

RA

Rheumatoid arthritis

369

RA

room air

370

radioactive iodine

RAI

371

radioimmunoassay

RIA

372

RAI

radioactive iodine

374

RBC

red blood cell

 

376

RDS

respiratory distress syndrome

377

red blood cell

 

RBC

379

registered respiratory therapist

RRT

381

reserve volume

RV

383

respiration

R

385

respiratory distress syndrome

RDS

386

Rh+

Rh-positive

 

388

Rh-

Rh-negative

 

390

Rh-negative

 

Rh-

392

Rh-positive

 

Rh+

393

Rheumatoid arthritis

RA

394

RIA

radioimmunoassay

396

Right lower extremity

RLE

398

right lower lobe

RLL

400

Right lower quadrant

RLQ

402

right middle lobe

RML

404

Right upper extremity

RUE

406

right upper lobe

RUL

408

Right upper quadrant

RUQ

410

RLE

Right lower extremity

412

RLL

right lower lobe

414

RLQ

Right lower quadrant

416

RML

right middle lobe

418

room air

RA

420

RRT

registered respiratory therapist

422

RUE

Right upper extremity

424

RUL

right upper lobe

426

RUQ

Right upper quadrant

428

RV

reserve volume

430

S1

First heart sound

432

S2

Second heart sound

434

SA, S-A

Sinoatrial

436

SARS

severe acute respiratory syndrome

438

SCC

Squamous cell carcinoma

439

SCI

spinal cord injury

440

SCIDS

severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome

 

441

Second heart sound

S2

442

severe acute respiratory syndrome

SARS

443

SG

Skin graft

443

severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome

 

SCIDS

444

shortness of breath

SOB

445

SIDS

sudden infant death syndrome

446

Sinoatrial

SA, S-A

447

SK

Streptokinase

448

Skin graft

SG

449

SLE

Systemic lupus erythematosus

450

SLE

Systemic lupus erythematosus

451

SOB

shortness of breath

452

sodium

Na+

453

spinal cord injury

SCI

454

Split-thickness skin graft

STSG

455

Squamous cell carcinoma

SCC

456

Streptokinase

SK

457

PTC

percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography

458

STSG

Split-thickness skin graft

459

Subcu, SC, sc, subq

Subcutaneous

461

Subcutaneous

Subcu, SC, sc, subq

463

sudden infant death syndrome

SIDS

465

Systemic lupus erythematosus

SLE

467

Systemic lupus erythematosus

SLE

468

T1, T2, etc

First thoracic vertebra, second thoracic vertebra, etc

469

T3

triiodothyronine

470

T4

thyroxine

471

TBI

traumatic brain injury

472

TB 

tuberculosis

473

temperature, pulse, and respiration 

TPR

474

TFT

thyroid function test

475

THA

Total hip arthroplasty

476

THR

Total hip replacement

477

thyroid function test

TFT

478

thyroid-stimulating hormone

TSH

479

thyroxine

T4

481

TIA

transient ischemic attack

482

tidal volume

TV

483

Tissue-type plasminogen activator

tPA

484

TKA

Total knee arthroplasty

485

TKR

Total knee replacement

486

TLC

total lung capacity

487

Total hip arthroplasty

THA

488

Total hip replacement

THR

489

Total knee arthroplasty

TKA

490

Total knee replacement

TKR

491

total lung capacity

TLC

492

total parenteral nutrition

TPN

493

tPA

Tissue-type plasminogen activator

494

TPN

total parenteral nutrition

495

TPR

temperature, pulse, and respiration 

496

transient ischemic attack

TIA

497

traumatic brain injury

TBI

498

triiodothyronine

T3

499

TSH

thyroid-stimulating hormone

500

tuberculosis

TB 

502

TV

tidal volume

503

UE

Upper extremity

504

UE

Upper extremity

505

UGI

upper gastrointestinal series

506

Ultraviolet

UV

507

Upper extremity

UE

508

Upper extremity

UE

509

upper gastrointestinal series

UGI

510

upper respiratory infection

URI

511

URI

upper respiratory infection

512

UV

Ultraviolet

513

V fib

Ventricular fibrillation

514

VC

vital capacity

515

Ventricular fibrillation

V fib

516

Ventricular septal defect

VSD

517

Ventricular tachycardia

VT

518

vital capacity

VC

519

VSD

Ventricular septal defect

520

VT

Ventricular tachycardia

521

WBC

white blood cell

 

522

white blood cell

 

WBC

523

α

alpha

524

β

beta