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a.a.

Amino Acids

A/G

Albumin/Globulin ratio

A-a gradient

Alveolar to Arterial Gradient

AAA

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

AAD

Antibiotic-associated diarrhea

AAO

Alert, awake and oriented

AAPM

American Association of Physics in Medicine

AAS

Acute Abdominal Series

ab, abs

Abdomen or Abdominal

AB

Abortion

ABC

Automatic Brightness Control

ABD

Abdomen

ABE

Acute Bacterial Endocarditis

ABG

Arterial Blood Gas

ABI

Acquired Brain Injury

AC

Alternating Current

AC

Before eating

ACB

Aortocoronary Bypass

ACD

Anemia of Chronic Disease

ACE

Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme

ACL

Anterior Cruciate Ligament

ACLS

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

ACS

Acute Coronary Syndrome

ACTH

Adrenocorticotropic Hormone

AD

Alzheimer’s Disease

ADA

Adenosine Deaminase

ADC

Analog-to-Digital Converter

ADD

Attention Deficit Disorder

ADH

Antidiuretic Hormone

ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADR

Acute Dystonic Reaction

ADR

Adverse Drug Reaction

AE

Hyperkalemia

AEC

Automatic Exposure Control

AED

Antiepileptic Drug

AED

Automated External Defibrillator

AF

Amniotic Fluid

AF

Atrial Fibrillation or afebrile

AFB

Acid Fast Bacteria

AFP

Alpha-fetoprotein

AGC

Automatic Gain Control

AGN

Acute Glomerulonephritis

AI

Artificial Insemination or Aortic Insufficiency

AIDP

Acute Infectious and Parasitical Diseases

AIDP

Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy

AIDP

Autoimmune Progesterone Dermatitis

AIDS

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

AIN

Acute Interstitial Nephritis

AKA

Above the Knee Amputation

ALA

Aminolevulinic Acid

ALARA

As Low As Reasonably Achievable.

Alc

Alcohol

ALD

Alcoholic Liver Disease

ALG

Antilymphocytic Globulin

ALI

Acute Lung Injury

ALL

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

ALP

Alkaline Phosphatase

ALPS

Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome

ALS

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

ALT

Alanine Transaminase

amb

Ambulate

AMI

Acute Myocardial Infarction

AML

Acute Myeloid Leukemia

AMS

Acute Mountain Sickness

AMU

Atomic mass units

ANA

Anti-nuclear Antibody

ANS

Autonomic Nervous System

AODM

Adult-Onset Diabetes Mellitus (Type 2 Diabetes)

AOM

Acute Otitis Media

AP

Anterio-Posterior

APC

Atrial Premature Contraction

APD

Adult Polycystic Disease

APECED

Autoimmune Polyendocrinopathy-Candidiasis-ectodermal dystrophy

APH

Antepartum Hemorrhage

APKD

Adult Polycystic Kidney Disease

APLS

Antiphospholipid Syndrome

APR

Abdominoperineal Resection

APR

Anatomical Programmed Radiography

APS

Autoimmune Polyendocrine/Polyglandular Syndrome

APTT

Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time

AR

Specific Absorption Rate

ARC

AIDS-related Complex

ARDS

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

ARF

Acute Renal Failure

Arg

Arginine

ARM

Artificial Rupture of Membranes

ARNA

American Radiological Nurses Association

ART

Antiretroviral Therapy

ARVC

Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy

ARVD

Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia

AS

Aortic Stenosis

ASA

Acetylsalicylic Acid (Aspirin)

ASAP

As soon as possible

ASCAD

Arteriosclerotic Coronary Artery Disease

ASCVD

Arteriosclerotic Vascular Disease (Arteriosclerosis)

ASD

Atrial Septal Defect

ASD

Autism Spectrum Disorder

a-Se

Aamorphous Selenium

ASGUS

Atypical Squamous Glandular Cells of Undetermined Significance

ASH, ASHD

Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease (Coronary Heart Disease)

a-Si

Amorphous Silicon

ASIS

Anterior Superior Iliac Spine

ASO

Antistreptolysin-O

AST

Aspartate Transaminase

ATN

Acute Tubular Necrosis

ATNR

Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex

ATP

Acute Thrombocytopenic Purpura

ATP

Adenosine triphosphate

ATS

Anti-tetanus Serum

A-V

Arteriovenous

AV

Arteriovenous/Atrioventricular

AVM

Arteriovenous Malformation

A-VO2

Arteriovenous Oxygen

AVR

Aortic Valve Replacement

AXR

Abdominal X-Ray

AZT

Azidothymidine

Ba

Barium

BAC

Blood Alcohol Content

BAL

Blood Alcohol Level

BAL

Bronchoalveolar Lavage

BAO

Basic Acid Output

BAS

Barium Swallow

BAT

Brown Adipose Tissue

BBB L

Left Bundle Branch Block

BBB R

Right Bundle Branch Block

BBB

Bundle Branch Block

BC

Blood Culture

BCAA

Brached Chain Amino Acid

BCC

Basal Cell Carcinoma

BCG

Bacille Calmette-Guerin (Tuberculosis Vaccination)

BCP

Birth Control Pill

BD

Bipolar Disorder

BDD

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

BDI

Beck Depression Inventory

BE

Barium Enema

Be

Beryllium

BEE

Basal Energy Expenditure

BGAT

Blood Glucose Awareness Training

BGL

Blood Glucose Level

bid

Twice a day

BiPAP

Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure

BIR

The British Institute of Radiology

BiVAD

Bilateral Ventricular Assist Device

BK

Bradykinin

BKA

below-the-knee amputation

bld

Blood

BM

Bone Marrow

BM

Bowel Movement

BMC

Bone Mineral Content

BMD

Bone Mineral Density

BMI

Body Mass Index

BMP

Blood Metabolic Profile

BMR

Basal Metabolic Rate

BMT

Bone Marrow Transplant

BNP

Brain Natriuretic Peptide

BOM

Bilateral Otitis Media

BOOP

Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia

BP

Blood Pressure

BPAD

Bipolar Affective Disorder

BPD

Borderline Personality Disorder

BPH

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

BPM

Beats Per Minute

BPPV

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

BRBPR

Bright Red Blood Per Rectum

BRBPR

Bright Red Blood Per Rectum

BRCA 1

Breast Cancer 1 (human gene and protein)

BRP

Bathroom Priviledges

BS

Blood Sugar

BS

Breathe Sound, Bowel Sounds

BS

British Standard

BSA

Body Surface Area

BSE

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

BSL

Blood Sugar Level

BT

Bleeding Time

BTL

Bilateral Tubal Ligation

BTP

Breakthrough pain

BUN

Blood Urea Nitrogen

BVP

Biventricular Vaginosis

BW

Bandwidth

BW

Body Weight

BX

Biopsy

C&S

Culture & Sensitivity

C/kg

Coulomb per Kilogram

C/O

Complaining of

Ca

Calcium

CA

Cancer

CA

Carcinoma

CAA

Crystalline Amino Acids

CABG

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

CAD

Coronary Artery Disease

CADASIL

Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy with Subcortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy

CAG

Coronary Angiography

CAG

Coronary Artery Graft

CAH

Chronic Active Hepatitis

CAH

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

cAMP

Cyclic Adenosine Monophosphate

CAPD

Central Auditory Processing Disorder

CAPD

Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis

Caps

Capsule

CAT

Computed Axial Tomography

CAU

Caudal

CBC

Complete Blood Count

CBG

Capillary Blood Gas

CBS

Chronic Brain Syndrome

cc

Cardiac Catheter

CC

Chief Complaint

CCD

Charge Coupled Device

CCF

Congestive Cardiac Failure

CCK

Cholecystokinin

CCR

Cardiocerebral Resuscitation

CCU

Clean Catch Urine

CCU

Coronary Care Unit

CCV

Critical Closing Volume

CD

Compact Disc

CDH

Congenital Dislocated Hip

CDP

Cytosine Diphosphate

CDR

Recordable Compact Disc

CEA

Carcinoembryonic Antigen, Carotid Endarterectomy

CEU

Continuing Education Unit

CF

Cystic Fibrosis

CFS

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

CGL

Chronic Granulocytic Leukemia

cGMP

Cyclic Guanosine Monophosphate

CGN

Chronic Glomerulonephritis

CH

Congenital Hypothyroidism

CHD

Coronary Heart Disease

ChE

Cholinesterase

CHF

Congestive Heart Failure

CHO

Carbohydrate

Chol

Cholesterol

CHT

Congenital Hypothyroidism

CI

Cardiac Index

CICU

Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

CIDP

Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy

CINE

C inematographic

Circ

Circumcision

CIS

Carcinoma in situ

CJD

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

CKD

Chronic Kidney Disease

CKMB

MB isoenzyme of creatine kinase

CLL

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

CML

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia/Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

CMML

Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia

CMP

Cytosine Monophosphate

CMS

Chronic Mountain Sickness

CMV

Cyomegalovirus

CN

Cranial Nerves

CNR

Contrast-to-Noise Ratio

CNS

Central Nervous System

CO

Cardiac Output, Carbon Monoxide

CO2

Carbon Dioxide

COAD

Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease

COCP

Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill

COLD

Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease

Conj

Conjunctiva

COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

COX-1

Cyclooxygenase 1

CP

Cerebral Palsy

CP

Chest Pain

CPAP

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure

CPK

Creatine Phosphokinase

CPKMB

Creatine Phosphokinase heart

CPP

Cerebral Perfusion Pressure

CPR

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

CPT

Current Procedural Terminology

CR

Computed Radiography

CRA

Cranial

CrCl

Creatinine Clearance

CREST

Calcinosis Raynaud Esophagus Sclerosis Teleangiectasiae

CRF

Chronic Renal Failure

CRF

Corticotropin-releasing factor

CRH

Corticotropin-releasing hormone

CRI

Chronic Renal Insufficiency

CRNS

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

CRP

C-Reactive Protein

CRT

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

CRT

Cathode Ray Tube

CsA

Ciclosporin A

C-Section

Cesarean Section

CSF

Cerebrospinal Fluid

CsI

Caesium Iodide

CT

Computed Tomography

CT

Computerized Tomography

CTA

Computed Tomography Angiography

CTDI

Computed Tomography Dose Index

CTP

Cytosine Triphosphate

CTS

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

CTU

Cancer Treatment Unit

CTX

Ceftriaxone Contractions

Cu

Copper

CV

Cardiovascular

CVA

Cerebrovascular Accident

CVA

Costovertebral Angle

CVAT

CVA tenderness

CVC

Central Venous Catheter

CVC

Chronic Venous Congestion

CVD

Cardiovascular Disease

CVI

Cardiovascular incident

CVID

Common Variable Immunodeficiency

CVP

Central Venous Pressure

CVS

Cardiovascular System

CXR

Chest X-Ray

D & C

Dilation and curettage

d.d.

Differential Diagnosis

D/C

Discharge

D5W

5% dextrose in water

DAP

Dose Area Product

DAS

Data Acquisition System

DAT

Diet as tolerated

DAT

Direct Antiglobulin Test

DAW

Dispense as written

DBP

Diastolic Blood Pressure

DBS

Deep Brain Stimulation

DBT

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

DC

Direct Current

DC

Discharge or Discontinue

DCBE

Double Contrast Barium Enema

DCIS

Ductal Carcinoma in situ

DCM

Dilated Cardiomyopathy

DDD

Daily Defined Doses

DDR

Direct Digital Radiography

DDS

Doctor of Dental Surgery

DDx

Differential Diagnosis

DECUB

Decubitis

DES

Diethylstilbestrol

Detox

Detoxification

DEXA

Dual Energy X-ray Absorptionmetry

DH

Department of Health

DHE

Dihydroergotamine

DHEA

Dehydroepiandrosterone

DHEA-S

Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulphate

DHF

Decompensated Heart Failure

DI

Diabetes Insipidus

DIC

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

DICOM

Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine

DID

Dissociative Identity Disorder

DIP

Distal Interphalangeal Joint

DiPer Te

Diphtheria Pertussis Tetanus

Dis

Dislocation

DiTe

Diphtheria Tetanus

DIU

Death in Utero-Stillbirth

DJD

Degenerative Joint Disease (Osteoarthritis)

DKA

Diabetic Ketoacidosis

dl

Deciliter

DLE

Disseminated Lupus Erythematosus

DLP

Dose-Length Product

DM

Diabetes Mellitus

DMD

Doctor of Dental Medicine

DMD

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

DNA

Deoxyribonucleic acid

DNR

Do not resuscitate

DO

Doctor of Osteopathy

DOA

Dead on Arrival

DOA

Drugs of Abuse

DOB

Date of Birth

DOE

Dyspnea on Exertion

DP

Dorsalis Pedis

DPH

Diphenylhydantoin

DPL

Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage

DPT

Diphtheria Pertussis Tetanus-DPT vaccine

DQE

Detective Quantum Efficiency

DSA

Digital Subtraction Angiography

DSM

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual

DT

Delirium Tremens

DT

Diphtheria Tetanus

DTA

Descending Thoracic Aorta

DTP

Diphtheria Tetanus Pertussis

DTPA

Diethylenetriaminepentaacetic Acid

DTR

Deep Tendon Reflex

DU

Duodenal Ulcer

DUB

Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding

DVD

Digital Video Disc

DVT

Deep Vein Thrombosis

DX

Diagnosis

dz

Disease

E. Coli

Escherichia Coli bacteria

EAA

Essential Amino Acids

EACA

Epsilon-aminocaproic acid

Eb

Electron Binding Energy

EBCT

Electron Beam Computed Tomography

EBL

Estimated blood loss

EBM

Expressed Breast Milk

EBT

Electron beam tomography

EBV

Epstein-Barr Virus

ECF

Extracellular fluid

ECG

Electrocardiogram

ECHO

Echocardiogram

ECMO

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

ECT

Electroconvulsive Therapy

ED

Ectodermal Dysplasia

ED

Erectile Dysfunction

EDD

Estimated Date of Delivery

EDH

Epidural Hematoma

EDM

Esophageal Doppler Monitor

EDTA

Ethylene-diamine-tetra-acetic acid

EEG

Electroencephalogram

EEX

Electrodiagnosis

EF

Ejection Fraction

EFAD

Essential Fatty Acid Deficiency

EGD

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

EI

Emotional Intelligence

EKG

Electrocardiogram

ELISA

Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay

EmBx

Endometrial Biopsy

EMF

Endomyocardial Fibrosis

EMG

Electromyography

EMR

Electronic Medical Record

EMU

Early Morning Urine Sample

EMV

Eyes, motor, verbal response

ENT

Ear, Nose and Throat

EOM

extraocular Muscles

EOMI

Extraocular Movements Intact

EPH

Edema Proteinuria Hypertension

EPI

Echo Planar Imaging

EPO

Erythropoietin

EPS

Electrophysiology

EQ

Emotional Intelligence Quotient

ER

Emergency Room

ERCP

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography

ESBL

Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase

ESR

Electron Spin Resonance

ESR

Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate

ESRD

End-Stage Renal Disease

ESV

End-systolic Volume

ESWL

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy

ET

Endotracheal

Etiol

Etiology

ETL

Echo Train Length

ETOH

Ethanol

ETS

Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy

ETT

Endotracheal Tube

EUA

Examination under Anesthesia

EUP

Extrauterine Pregnancy

EUS

Endoscopic Ultrasonography

eV

Electron Volt

EVAR

Endovascular Aneurysm Repair

EVF

Erythrocyte Volume Fraction

Exam

Examination

Exp Lap

Exploratory Laparotomy

F/C

Fevers and/or Chills

F

Fahrenheit

FA

Flip Angle

Fab

Fragment Antigen Binding

FAMMM

Familial Atypical Multiple Mole Melanoma Syndrome

FAP

Familial Adenomatous Polyposis

FATSAT

Fat Saturation

FB

Foreign Body

FBC

Full Blood Count

FBE

Full Blood Exam

FBG

Fasting Blood Glucose

FBS

Fasting Blood Sugar

FDA

Food and Drug Administration

FDC

Follicular Dendritic Cells

FDD

Focus to Detector Distance

FDIU

Foetal Demise in Utero

FDP

Fibrin Degradation Product

FE

Field Echo

Fe

Iron

fem

Female

FEV

Forced Expiratory Volume

FFA

Free Fatty Acids

FFP

Fresh Frozen Plasma

FFT

Fast Fourier Transform

FHR

Fetal Heart Rate

FHS

Fetal Heart Sound

FHT

Fetal Heart Tones

FHx

Family History

FID

Focus to Isocentre Distance, Free Induction Decay

Flu

Influenza

FMF

Fetal Movements Felt

FMP

First Menstruation Period (Menarche)

fMRI

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

FNA

Fine Needle Aspiration

FNAB

Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy

FNAC

Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology

FNC

Full Nursing Care

FNH

Focal Nodular Hyperplasia

FOBT

Fecal Occult Blood Test

FOS

Full of Stool

FOV

Field Of View

FPG

Fasting Plasma Glucose

FPR

Fluoroscopy Programmed Radiography

FPS

Frames Per Second

FRC

Functional Residual Capacity

FROM

Full Range of Motion

FSBS

Finger-stick Blood Sugar

FSE

Fast Spin Echo

FSE

Fetal Scalp Electrode

FSH

Follicle-stimulating Hormone

FT

Fourier Transform

FTA

Fluorescent Treponemal Antibody

FTA-ABS

Fluorescent Treponemal Antibody Absorption

FTT

Failure to thrive

FU

Follow-up

FUO

Fever of Unknown Origin

FVC

Forced Vital Capacity

FWB

Full Weight Bearing

Fx, #

Fracture

G

Gravidity

G6PD

Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase

GA

General Anaesthesia

GABA

Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid

GAD

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

GB

Gallbladder

GBM

Glomerular Basement Membrane

GC

Gonorrhea or Gonococcus

GCA

Giant Cell Arteritis

GCF

Grid Conversion Factor

GCS

Glasgow Coma Scale

Gd

Gadolinium

Gd2O2S

Gadolinium Oxysulphide

GDA

Gastroduodenal Artery

GDLH

Glutamate Dehydrogenase

GDP

Guanosine Diphosphate

GE

Geometric Efficiency, General Electric, Gradient Echo

GERD

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

GETT

General by Endotracheal Tube

GFR

Glomerular Filtration Rate

GGT

Gamma Glutamyl Transpeptidase

GH

Growth Hormone

GHFR

Growth Hormone Releasing factor

GI

Gastrointestinal

GI

Glycemic Index

GIFT

Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer

GIST

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor

GIT

Gastrointestinal Tract

GITS

Gastrointestinal Therapeutic System

GMC

General Medical Condition

GM-CSF

Granulocyte-Monocyte-Colony Stimulating Factor

GMP

Guanosine Monophosphate

GN

Glomerulonephritis (Nephritis)

GnRH

Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone

GOAT

Galveston Orientation and Amnesia Test

GOD

Glucose Oxidase

Gomer

Get Outta My ER

GORD

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

GOT

Glutamic-oxalacetic Transaminase

GPT

Glutamic-pyruvic transaminase

gr

Grain

GRAV I

First Pregnancy

GSW

Gun Shot Wound

GTT

Glucose Tolerance Test

GU

Gastric Ulcer

GU

Genitourinary

GVHD

Graft-versus-host disease

GXT

Graded Exercise Tolerance (stress test)

Gy

Gray

Gym

Gymnasium

Gyn

Gynecology

H & E

Hematoxylin and Eosin

H & H

Hemoglobin and Hematocrit

H&M

Hematemesis and Melena

H&P

History and Physical Examination

h.s.

At Bedtime

H/H

Henderson-Hasselbach Equation

h/o

History of

H+

Hydrogen Density

HA, H/A

Headache

HA

Hypertonia Arterialis

HAA

Hepatitis Associated Antigen

HAART

Highly Active Anti-aetroviral Therapy

HACE

High Altitude Cerebral Edema

HAD

HIV-associated dementia

HAE

Hereditary Angioedema

HAPE

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema

HAV

Hepatitis A Virus

HB

Heart Block

Hb

Hemoglobin

HbA

Hemoglobin A

HbA1C

Glycosylated hemoglobin

HbF

Fetal Hemoglobin

HBP

High Blood Pressure

HBsAg

Hepatitis B Surface Antigen

HBV

Hepatitis B Virus

HCC

Hepatocellular Carcinoma

hCG

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

HCL

Hairy Cell Leukemia

Hct

Hematocrit

HCT

Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation

HCTZ

Hydrochlorothiazide

HCV

Hepatitis C Virus

HD

Hodgkin’s Disease

HDL

High-density lipoprotein

HDL-C

High-density lipoprotein-cholesterol

HDU

High Dependancy Unit

HDV

Hepatitis D virus

HEENT

Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose, Throat

HELP, HELLP

Hypertension, Elevated Liver enzymes, Low Platelets

Hema

Hematest

HEMA

Hydroxy Ethyl Methacrylate

HES

Hydroxyethyl Starch

HETE

Hydroxyeicosatetraenoic Acid

HEV

Hepatitis E Virus

Hgb

Hemoglobin

HGH

Human Growth Hormone

HGPRTase

Hypoxanthine-guanine Phosphoribosyl Transferase

HGV

Hepatitis G Virus

HH

Hiatus Hernia

HHT

Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectisia

HHV

Human Herpesvirus

HI

Homicidal Ideation

Hib

Haemophilus Influenzae B

HIDS

Hyper-IgD Syndrome

HIS

Hospital Information System

HIT

Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia

HIV

Human Immunodeficiency Virus

HJR

Hepatojugular Reflex

HL

Hearing Level

HL

Hepatic Lipase

HL

Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

HLA

Histocompatibility Locus Antigen

HLA

Human Leukocyte Antigen

HLHS

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

HMD

Hyaline Membrane Disease

HMG-CoA

3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl-CoA

HMGR

3-hydroxy-30methyl-glutaryl-CoA reductase

HMS

Hyper-reactive Malarial Splenomegaly

HMSN

Hereditary Motor Sensory Neuropathy

HN

Hemagglutinin-neuraminidase

HND

Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn

HNPCC

Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer

HOB

Head of Bed

HOCM

Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy

HONK

Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Coma

HPA

Hypothalamic-Pituiatary-Adrenal Axis

HPETE

Hydroxyeicosatetraenoic Acid

HPF

High Power Field (Microscopy)

HPI

History of Present Illness

HPL

Human Placental Lactogen

HPOA

Hypertrophic Pulmonary Osteoarthropathy

HPV

Human Papillomavirus

HR

Heart Rate

HRT

Hormone Replacement Therapy

H-S

Heel-to-shin test

hs

Hours of Sleep

HSC

Human Chorionic Somatomammotropin

HSG

Hysterosalpingogram

HSM

Hepatosplenomegaly

HSP

Henoch-Schonlein Purpura

HSV

Herpes Simplex Virus

HT, HTN

Hypertension

Ht

Height

HTLV

Human T-lymphotropic Virus

HTPA

Hypothalamic-pitutary-adrenal axis

HTVD

Hypertensive Vascular Disease

HU

Hounsfield Unit

HUS

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

HVLT

High-velocity Lead Therapy

Hx

History (medical)

Hz

Hertz

I&D

Incision and Drainage

I&O

Inputs and Outputs, Intake and Outputs

i.s.q.

No change

I131

Radioactive Iodine

IA

Intra-arterial

IABP

Intra-aortic Balloon Pump

IAI

Intra-amniotic Infection

IBC

Inflammatory Breast Cancer

IBD

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IC

Ileocecal

IC

Immune Complex

IC

Immunocompromised

IC

Informed Consent

IC

Intensive Care

IC

Interstitial Cystitis

IC

Intracardiac

ICCU

Intensive Cardiac Care Unit

ICD

Implantable Cardioverter-defibrillator

ICD-10

International Classification of Diseases – 10th revision

ICDS

Integrated Child Development Services Program

ICF

Intracellular Fluid

ICG

Impedance Cardiography

ICH

Intracerebral Hemorrhage

ICP

Intracranial Pressure

ICRP

International Commison on Radiological Protection

ICS

Intercostal Space

ICU

Intensive Care Unit

ID

Infectious Disease or Identifying Data or Identification

IDA

Iron Deficiency Anemia

IDC

Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy

IDC

Indwelling Catheter

IDC

Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma

IDDM

Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus

IDL

Intermediate Density Lipoprotein

IDP

Infectious Disease Precautions/Process

IF

Immunofluorescence

IFG

Impaired Fasting Glycaemia

Ig

Immunoglobulin

IgA

Immunoglobulin A

IgD

Immunoglobulin D

IgE

Immunoglobulin E

IgG

Immunoglobulin G

IgM

Immunoglobulin M

IGT

Impaired Glucose Tolerance

IHC

Immunohistochemistry

IHD

Ischemic Heart Disease

IHSS

Idiopathic Hypertropic Subaortic Stenosis

II

Image Intensifier

IM

Intramuscular

IM

Intramuscular

IMA

Inferior Mesenteric Artery

IMB

InterMenstrual Bleed

IMI

Intramuscular Injection

IMN

Infectious Mononucleosis

IMS

Irritable Male Syndrome

IMT

Intima-media Thickness

IMV

Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation

Inc

Incomplete

Inf

Injection

INF

Intravenous Nutritional Fluid

INH

Isoniazid

IO

Intraosseous Infusion

IOL

Induction Of Labor

IOP

Intraocular Pressure

IP

Interphalangeal Joint

IPPB

Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing

IPPV

Intermittent Positive Pressure Ventilation

IPS

Intra-Peritoneal Sounds

IQ

Intelligence Quotient

IR

Inversion Recovery, Interventional Radiology

IRDM

Insulin Resistant Diabetes Mellitus

ISA

Intrinsic Sympathomimetic Activity

ISDN

Isosorbide dinitrate

ISH

Isolated Systolic Hypertension

ISMN

Isosorbide Mononitrate

ISO

International Organization for Standardization

IT

Interthecal

ITP

Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

ITU

Intensive Treatment/Therapy Unit

IU

International Units

IUCD

Intrauterine Contraceptive Device

IUD

Intrauterine Death

IUD

Intrauterine Device

IUFD

Intrauterine Foetal Demise

IUI

Intrauterine Insemination

IUP

Intrauterine Pregnancy

IUS

Intrauterine System

IV

Intravenous

IV

Intravenous

IVC

Inferior Vena Cava

IVC

Intravenous Cholangiogram

IV-DSA

Intravenous Digital Subtraction Angiography

IVDU

Intravenous Drug User

IVF

In vitro fertilization

IVF

Intravenous Fluids

IVP

Intravenous Pyleogram

IVPB

Intravenous Piggyback

IVU

Intravenous Urogram

IVUS

Intravascular Ultrasound

JIA

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

JMS

Junior Medical Student

JODM

Juvenile-Onset Diabetes Mellitus

JRA

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

JRCERT

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

JVD

Jugular Vein Distension

JVP

Jugular Venous Pressure

K

Potassium

KA

Ketoacidosis

KBr

Potassium Bromide

Kcal

Kilocalorie

KCCT

Kaolin Cephalin Clotting Time

KeV

Kiloelectron Volt

kg

Kilogram

KIV

Keep in View

KLS

Kidney, Liver, Spleen

KOR

Keep Open Rate

KS

Kaposi’s Sarcoma

KSHV

Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated Herpes virus

KUB

Kidneys, Ureters and Bladder

KVO

Keep Vein Open

kVp

Kilovoltage Peak

L&D

Labor and Delivery (Childbirth)

L

Leukocytes (White Blood Cells)

L

Lumbar vertebrae

LA

Left Atrium, Lymphadenopathy

Lab

Laboratory

LABBB

Left Anterior Bundle Branch Block

LAD

Left Anterior Descending-Coronary Artery

LAD

Left Axis Deviation-Electrocardiogram

LAD

Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency

LAD

Lymphadenopathy

LAE

Left Atrial Enlargement

LAHB

Left Anterior Hemiblock

Lam

Laminectomy

LAO

Left Anterior Oblique

Lap

Laparotomy

LAP

Leukocyte Alkaline Phosphatase

LAR

Low Anterior Resection

LARP

Left-Anterior, Right-Posterior

LAS

Lymphadenopathy Syndrome

LASIK

Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis

Lat

Lateral

lb, LB

Pound

LBBB

Left Bundle Branch Block

LBO

Large Bowel Obstruction

LBP

Low Back Pain

Lc of ch

Laxative of choice

LCA

Left Coronary Artery

LCD

Low Contrast Detail, Liquid Crystal Display

LCIS

Lobular Carcinoma in situ

LCM

Lymphocytic Meningitis

LCR

Low Contrast Resolution

LCX

Left Circumflex Artery

LDH

Lactate Dehydrogenase

LDL

Low Density Lipoprotein

LDL-C

Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol

L-DOPA

Levo-Dihydroxyphenylalanine

LE

Lower Extremity

LE

Lupus Erythematosus

LEC

Lupus Erythematosus Cell

LES

Lower Esophageal Sphincter

LES

Lupus Erythematosus Systemicus

Leu

Leukocytes

LFT

Liver Function Test

LGL

Lown-Ganong-Levine Syndrome

LGM

Lymphogranulomatosis Maligna

LGV

Lymphogranuloma Venereum

LH

Luteinizing Hormone

LI

Linear Interpolator

Lig

Ligament

LIH

Last Image Hold

LIH

Left Inguinal Hernia

LLE

Left Lower Extremity

LLL

Left Lower Lobe

LLQ

Left Lower Quadrant

LM

Left Main

LMA

Left Mentoanterior-Fetal Position

LMCA

Left Main Coronary Artery

LMD

Local Medical Doctor

LMP

Last Menstrual Period

LN

Lymph Node

LOA

Left Occipitoanterior

LOC

Level of Consciousness

LOP

Left Occipitoposterior

LORTA

Loss of Resistance To Air

LOS

Length of Stay

Lot

Lotion

Lp

Lipoprotein

LP

Lumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap)

LPH

Left Posterior Hemiblock

LPL

Lipoprotein Lipase

LPN

Licensed Practical Nurse

LPO

Left Posterior Oblique

LR

Lactated Ringer’s Solution

LRTI

Lower Respiratory Tract Infection

LSB

Left Sternal Border

LSD

Lysergic Acid Diethylamide

LSF

Line Spread Function

LT

Left

LTAC

Long-term Acute Care

LUL

Left Upper Lobe-Lung

LUQ

Left Upper Quadrant

LUT

Look Up Table

LV

Left Ventricle

LVAD

Left Ventricular Assist Device

LVEDP

Left Ventricular End Diastolic Pressure

LVEF

Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction

LVF

Left Ventricular Failure

LVH

Left Ventricular Hypertrophy

LVOT

Left Ventricular Outflow Track

Ly

Lymphocytes

lytes

Electrolytes

M&M

Morbidity & Mortality

M

Murmur (heart murmur)

mA

Milliamperage

MAE

Moves All Extremities

MAL

Midaxillary Line

MAMMO

Mammography, Mammogram

MAO-I

Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor

MAP

Mean Arterial Pressure

MARSA

Methicillin and Aminoglycoside-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

mAs

Milliampere Seconds

MAS

Morgagni-Adams-Stokes Syndrome

MAST

Medical Antishock Trousres

MAT

Multifocal Atrial Tachycardia

MBT

Maternal Blood Type

MC&S

Microscopy, Culture and Sensitivity

MC

Metacarpal Bone

MCH

Mean Cell Hemoglobin

MCH

Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin

MCHC

Mean Cell Hemoglobin Concentration

MCP

Metacarpophalangeal Joint

MCV

Mean Cell Volume

MDA

Medical Devices Agency

MDCT

Multi-Detector Computed Tomography

MDD

Major Depressive Disorder (Clinical Depression)

MDD

Medical Device Directive

MDE

Major Depressive Episode

MDI

Metered Dose Inhaler

MDS

Myelodysplastic Syndrome

MEDLINE

Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online

MEN

Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia

mEq

milliequivalent

MeSH

Medical Subject Headings

MET

Metabolic Equivalent

met

Metastasis

Mg

Magnesium

mg

milligram

MgSO4

Magnesium Sulfate

MGUS

Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance

MI

Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)

MIC

Minimum Inhibitory Concentration

MICA

Mental Illness and Chemical Abuse

MICU

Mobile Intensive Care Unit

MinIP

Minimum Intensity Projection

MIP

Maximum Inspiratory Pressure

MIP

Maximum Intensity projection

mL

milliliter

MLC

Mixed Lymphocyte Culture

MLE

Midline Episiotomy

MM

Myeloid Metaplasia

MMEF

Maximal Mid Expiratory Flow

mmol

millimole

MMPI

Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory

MMR

Measles, Mumps, Rubella

Mo

Molybdenum

Mo

Monocytes

MOD

Magneto-Optical Disc

mod

Moderate

mod

Modified

MODY

Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young

MOM

Milk of Magnesia

Mono

Infectious Mononucleosis (Glandular Fever)

MOPP

Mechlorethamine, Vincristine, Procarbazine and Prednisone

MPD

Myeloproliferative Disease

MPV

Mean Platelet Volume

MR

Mental Retardation

MR

Mitral Regurgitation

MR

Modified Release

MRA

Magnetic Resonance Angiography

MRA

Magnetic Resonance Angiography

MRCP

Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography

MRG

Murmurs, Rubs and Gallops

MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

MRS

Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

MRSA

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

MS

Mental Status

MS

Mitral Stenosis

MS

Multiple Sclerosis

MSAD

Multiple Scan Average Dose

MSCT

Multi-Slice Computed Tomography

MSE

Mental Status Examination

MSH

Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormone

MSM

Methylsulfonylmethane

MSO4

Morphine or Morphine Sulfate

MSSA

Methicillin-sensitive Staph aureus

MSU

Midstream Urine Sample

MSUD

Maple Syrup Urine Disease

MT

Metatarsal Bone

MTBI

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

MTF

Modulation Transfer Function

MTP

Metatarsalphalangeal Joint

MTX

Methotrexate

MVA

Motor Vehicle Accident

MVC

Motor Vehicle Crash

MVI

Multivitamin Injection

MVP

Mitral Valve Prolapse

MVPS

Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome

MVR

Mitral Valve Replacement

MVV

Maximum Voluntary Ventilation

Mz

Magnetization Vector

N&V

Nausea and Vomiting

n.s.

Not Significant

Na

Sodium

NABS

Normoactive Bowel Sounds

NAD

No Abnormality Detected

NAD

No Apparent Distress

NAS

No Added Salt

NB

Newborn

NBN

Newborn Nursery

NC

Nasal Cannula

NC

Nerve Action Potential

NCC

Noncompaction Cardiomyopathy

NCRP

National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurment

NCS

Nerve Conduction Study

NCT

Nerve Conduction Test

NCV

Nerve Conduction Velocity

ND

Not Done

Ne

Neutrophil Granulocytes

NE

Norepinephrine

NEC

Not Elsewhere Classified

NED

No Evidence of Recurrent Disease

Neg

Negative

NEMA

National Equipment Manufacturers Agency

Neo

Neoplasm

NEQ

Noise Equivalent Quanta

NES

Not Elsewhere Specified

NEX

Number of Excitations

NFR

Not for Resuscitation

ng

Nanogram

NG

Nasogastric

NGT

Nasogastric Tube

NGU

Non-Gonococcal Urethritis

NHL

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

NI

Normal

NICU

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

NIDDM

Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (Type 2 Diabetes)

NK

Natural Killer Cells

NKA

No Known Allergies

NKDA

No Known Drug Allergies

NLP

Neuro-Linguistic Programming

NLP

No Light Perception

NM

Nuclear Medicine

NMR

Nuclear Magnetic Resoance

NNH

Number Needed to Harm

NNT

Number Needed to Treat

No.

Number

NO

Nitric Oxide

NOF

Neck of Femur Fracture

Non rep.

Do not repeat

NOS

Nitric Oxide Synthase

NOS

Not Otherwise Specified

NPH

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Npl

Neoplasm

NPO

Nil per os

NPTAC

No Previous Tracing Available For Comparison

NRB

Non-Rebreather Mask

NRC

Nuclear Ragulatory Commission

NREM

Non-Rapid Eye Movement

NRM

No Regular Medications

NRPB

National Radiological Protection Board

NS

Normal Saline

NSA

No Significant Abnormality

NSAID

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug

NSCC

Non-squamous-cell carcinoma

NSD

Normal Spontaneous Delivery (Natural Childbirth)

NSE

Neurospecific Enolase

NSR

Normal Sinus Rhythm

NST

Non-Stress Test

NSTEMI

Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction

NSU

Non-Specific Urethritis

NT

Nasotracheal

NT

Not Tested

NTG

Nitroglycerin

NTT

Nasotracheal Tube

NVD

Nausea, Vomiting and Diarrhea

NVD

Normal Vaginal Delivery

NVDC

Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea and Constipation

O&P

Ova and Parasites

O/E

On examination

O2

Oxygen

OA

Osteoarthritis

OB-GYN

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Obl

Oblique

OBL

Oblique

OBS

Organic Brain Syndrome

Occ

Occasional

OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

OCG

Oral Cholecystogram

OCNA

Old Chart Not Available

OCP

Oral Contraceptive Pill

OCPD

Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

OCT

Optical Coherence Tomography

od

Everyday

OD

Occupational Disease

OD

Optical Density

OD

Overdose

OD

Right Eye (Latin: Oculus Dexter)

OE

Otitis Externa (Ear Infection)

OGTT

Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

Oint

Ointment

om

Every Morning

OM

Otitis Media (Ear Infection)

OME

Otitis Media with Effusion

on

Every Night

OOB

Out of bed

OPD

Outpatient Department

OPPT

Oriented to Person, Place and Time

OPV

Oral Polio Vaccine

OPV

Outpatient Visit

OR

Operating Room

ORIF

Open Reduction Internal Fixation

ORSA

Oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

OS

Left Eye (Ltin-Oculus Sinister)

OS

Orthopedic Surgery

OSA

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

OSH

Outside Hospital

OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Osm

Osmolarity

Osteo

Osteomyelitis

OT

Occupational Therapy

OTC

Over-the-counter Drug

OTD

Out the Door

OTPP

Oriented to Time Place and Person

OU

Both eyes (Latin: Oculi Uterque)

oz

Ounce

P&A

Percussion and Auscultation

P&PD

Percussion and Postural Drainage

p.c.

After Food (Latin: Post Cibum)

p.o.

By Mouth

p.r.

Per rectum

p.v.

Per Vagina

P

Phosphorus

P

Post

P

Pulse

PA

Physician Assistant

PA

Posteroanterior

PA

Pulmonary Artery

PAC

Premature Atrial Contraction

PAC

Pulmonary Artery Catheter

PACS

Picture Archive and Communications System

PAD

Peripheral Artery Disease

PAF

Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation

PAF

Platelet Activating Factor

PAI-1

Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor 1

PAL

Posterior Axillary Line

PALS

Pediatric Advanced Life Support

PAN

Polyarthritis Nodosa

PAO

Peak Acid Output

PAO2

Alveolar Oxygen

PaO2

Peropheral Arterial Oxygen Content

PAOD

Peripheral Artery Occlusive Disease

PAP

Papanicolaou Stain

Pap

Papanicolaou Test (Pap Smear)

PAP

Positive Airway Pressure

PAP

Pulmonary Artery Pressure

PARA I

Indicating a woman with one child

PAT

Paroxysmal Atrial Trachycardia

Pb

Lead

PBL

Positive Beam Limitation

PCA

Patient Care Report

PCA

Patient-controlled Analgesia

PCa

Prostate Cancer

PCD

Postconcussional Disorder

PCI

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

PCL

Posterior Cruciate Ligament

PCN

Penicillin

PCNSL

Primary CNS Lymphoma

PCO

Polycystic Ovary

PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

PCP

Pneumocystis Pneumonia

PCP

Primary Care Physician

PCR

Polymerase Chain Reaction

PCS

Post-concussion Syndrome

PCV

Packed Cell Volume

PCV

Polycythemia vera

PCWP

Pulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure

PD

Parkinson’s Disease

PD

Peritoneal Disease

PDA

Patent Ductus Arteriosus

PDD

Pervasive Developmental Disorder

PDE

Phosphodiesterase

PDR

Physician’s Drug Reference

PDT

Photodynamic Therapy

PE

Physical Examination

PE

Pre-eclampsia

PE

Pulmonary Embolism

PEA

Pulseless Electrical Activity

PEEP

Positive End Expiratory Pressure

PEF

Peak Expiratory Flow

PEFR

Peak Expiratory Flow Rate

PEG

Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy

pen

Penicillin

Per Vag

Per Vaginam

PERLA

Pupils Equal and Reactive to Light and Accomodation

PERRL

Pupils Equal, Round, Reactive to Light

PET

Positron-emission Tomography

PFO

Patent Foramen Ovale

PFT

Pulmonary Function Test

pg

Picogram

PGCS

Paediatric Glasgow Coma Scale

pH

Hydrogen Ion Concentration

PH

Pulmonary Hypertension

Ph1

Philadelphia Chromosome

PHTLS

Prehospital Trauma Life Support

PHx

Past History (medical)

PI

Present Illness

PI

Pulmonic Insufficiency Disease

PICC

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter

PID

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

PID

Prolapsed Intervertibral Disc

PIH

Pregnancy Induced Hypertension

PIP

Proximal Interphalangeal Joint

PK

Pyruvate Kinase

PKA

Protein Kinase A

PKD

Polycystic Kidney Disease

PKU

Phenylketonuria

PLAT

Tissue Plasminogen Activator

PLT

Platelets

PM&R

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

PMB

Post-Menopausal Bleeding

PMH

Past Medical History

PMH

Perimesencephalic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

PMI

Point of Maximal Impulse

PMN

Polymorphonuclear Leukocytes

PMR

Percutaneous Myocardial Revascularisation

PMR

Polymyalgia Rheumatica

PMS

Premenstrual Syndrome

PMT

Photomultiplier Tube

PND

Paroxysmal Nocturnal Dyspnea

PNM

Perinatal Mortality

POD

Postoperative Days

POEMS

Polyneuropathy, Organomegaly, Endocrinopathy, Monoclonal Protein, Skin Changes

poly

Polymorphonuclear Cells

POSL

Pulse Optically Stimulated Luminescence Dosimeter

Post

Posterior

POX

Peroxidase

PP

Post-partum

PP

Postprandial or Pulsus Paradoxus or Pulse Pressure

PPCS

Prolonged Post-Concussion Syndrome

PPD

(Cigarette) Packs Per Day

PPD

Postpartum Depression

PPD

Purified Protein Derivative or Mantoux Test

PPH

Postpartum Hemorrhage

PPH

Primary Pulmonary Hypertension

PPH

Procedure for Prolapse and Hemorrhoids

PPI

Proton Pump Inhibitor

PPROM

Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes

PPS

Pulses Per Second

Ppt

Precipitate

PPTCT

(HIV) Prevention of Parent To Child Transmission

PPTL

Post-Partum Tubal Ligation

PR

Prothrombin Ratio

PRA

Plasma Renin Activity

PRBC

Packed Red Blood Cells

Preme

Premature Baby

Prep

Preparation

PRE-SAT

Presaturation

PRIND

Prolonged Reversible Ischemic Neurologic Deficit

PRL

Prolactin

PRN

As Necessary

Prog

Prognosis

PROM

Premature Rupture of Membranes

PRP

PanRetinal Photocoagulation

PRV

Polycythemia rubra vera

PS

Pulmonic Stenosis

PSA

Prostate Specific Antigen

PSF

Point Spread Function

PSH

Pscychosocial History

PSP

Phenylsulphtalein

PSP

Photostimulable Phosphor

PSS

Progressive Systemic Sclerosis

PSV

Pressure Supported Ventilation

Pt

Patient

PT

Physical Therapy

PT

Prothrombin Time

PTA

Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty

PTA

Peritonsillar Abscess

PTA

Post-traumatic Amnesia

PTA

Prior to admission

PTB

Pulmonary Tuberculosis

PTC

Percutaneous Transhepatic Cholangiography

PTCA

Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty

PTCA

Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty

PTD

Prior to Discharge

PTH

Parathyroid Hormone

PTHC

Percutaneous Transhepatic Cholangiography

PTSD

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSS

Posttraumatic Stress Syndrome

PTT

Partial Thromboplastin Time

PTU

Propylthioluracil

PTx

Pneumothorax

PUD

Peptic Ulcer Disease

PUO

Pyrexia of Unknown Origin

PUVA

Psoralen UV A

PVC

Premature Ventricular Contraction

PVD

Peripheral Vascular Disease

PVFS

Post-viral Fatigue Syndrome

PVR

Pulmonary Vascular Resistance

PVS

Persistent Vegetative State

PVS

Pulmonary Valve Stenosis

PWP

Pulmonary Wedge Pressure

Px

Physical Examination

Px

Prognosis

P-Y

Pack-years

q.a.d.

Every Other Day (Latin: Quaque Altera Die)

q.AM

Every morning

q.d.

Each Day

q.d.s.

Four Times Each Day

q.h.

Each Hour

q.h.s.

Every bedtime

q.I.

As much as you like

q.i.d.

Four Times Each Day

q.m.t.

Every Month

q.n.

Every Night

q.o.d.

Every Other Day

q.o.h.

Every other hour

q.s.

AS much as suffices

q.w.k.

Weekly

q

Each, every (Latin: Quaque)

q4h, q6h

Every 4 hours, every 6 hours

QA

Quality Assurance

QALY

Quality-adjusted Life Years

QC

Quality Control

QNS

Quantity Not Sufficient

QOF

Quality and Outcomes Framework

Qs/Qt

Shunt Fraction

qt

Quart

Qt

Total Cardiac Output

R&F

Radiography and Fluoroscopy

r/g/m

rubs/gallops/murmurs

R/O

Rule Out

RA

Refractory Anemia

RA

Rheumatoid Arthritis

RA

Right Atrium

Rad hys

Radical Hysterectomy

rad

Radian

RAD

Radiation Absorbed Dose

RAD

Reactive Attachment Disorder

RAD

Reflex Anal Dilatation

RAD

Right Axis Deviation

RAE

Right Atrial Enlargement

RAI

Radioactive Iodine

RAM

Random Access Memory

RAO

Right Anterior Oblique

RAP

Right Atrial Pressure

RAPD

Relative Afferent Pupilary Defect

RBBB

Right Bundle Branch Block

RBC

Red Blood Cells

RBC

Red Blood Count

RBP

Retino-binding Protein

RCA

Right Coronary Artery

RCM

Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

RCM

Right Costal Margin

RCT

Randomized Controlled Trial

RD

Retinal Detachment

RDA

Recommended Daily Allowance

RDS

Respiratory Distress Syndrome

RDW

Red Cell Distribution Width

RELP

Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism

REM

Radiation Equivalent Man

REM

Rapid Eye Movement

RES

Reticuloendothelial System

RF

Rheumatic Fever

RF

Rheumatoid Factor

RFLP

Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism

RFOV

Reconstruction Field Of View

RFT

Renal Function Test

Rh

Rhesus factor

Rh

Rhodium

RHD

Rheumatoid Heart Disease

RhF

Rheumatoid Factor

RIA

Radioimmunoassay

RIBA

Radioimmunoblotting Assay

RICE

Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation

RIH

Right Inguinal Hernia

RIMA

Reversible Inhibitor of Monoamine Oxidase A

RIND

Reversible Ischemic Neurologic Deficit

RIS

Radiology Information System

RL

Ringer’s Lactate

RLE

Right Lower Extremity

RLL

Right Lower Lobe-lung

RLN

Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve

RLN

Regional Lymph Node

RLQ

Right Lower Quadrant

RLS

Restless Legs Syndrome

RML

Right Middle Lobe-lung

RNA

Ribonucleioc Acid

RNV

Radionuclear Ventriculography

ROA

Right Occipital Anterior

ROI

Region Of Interest

ROM

Range of Motion

ROP

Right Occipital Posterior

ROS

Review of Systems

ROSC

Return of Spontaneous Circulation

RPG

Retrograde Pyelogram

RPO

Right Posterior Oblique

RPR

Rapid Plasma Reagin Test

RQ

Respiratory Quotient

RR

Respiratory Rate

RRR

Regular Rate and Rhythm

RSI

Rapid Sequence Induction

RSNA

Radiological Society of North America

RSV

Respiratory Syncytial Virus

RT

Respiratory Therapy

RT

Right, Registered Technologist

RTA

Renal Tubal Acidosis

RTC

Return to Clinic

RTS

Revised Trauma Source

RU

Resin Uptake

RUE

Right Upper Extremity

RUG

Retrograde Urethogram

RUL

Right Upper Lobe – lung

RUQ

Right Upper Quadrant

RV

Residual Volume

RV

Right Ventricle

RVAD

Right Ventricular Assist Device

RVF

Right Ventricular Failure

RVH

Right Ventricular Hypertrophy

RVSP

Right Ventricular Systolic Pressure

RVT

Renal Vein Thrombosis

Rx

Prescription Drug or medical treatment

S&E

Sugar and Acetone

s.c.

Subcutaneous

s.d.

Subdermal

S

Sacrum

S1

First Heart Sound

S2

Second Heart Sound

SA

Sinoatrial Node

SAA

Syntheric Amino Acid

SAB

Spontaneous Abortion (Miscarriage)

SAB

Staphylococcal Bacteremia

SAH

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

SAN

Sinoatrial Node

SaO2

Oxygen Saturation of Artial Blood

SAPS II

Simplified Acute Physiology Score

SAPS III

Simplified Acute Physiology Score

SARS

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

Sat

Saturation

SB

Small Bowel

SBE

Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis

SBFT

Small Bowel Follow Through

SBO

Small Bowel Obstruction

SBP

Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis

SBP

Systolic Blood Pressure

SBS

Short Bowel Syndrome

SCAR

Society for Computer Applications in Radiology

SCC

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

SCID

Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

Scope

Microscope or Endoscope

SCP

Service Class Provider

SCr

Serum Creatinine

SCR

Silicon Controlled Rectifier

SCU

Service Class User

SD

Standard Deviation

SDH

Subdermal Hematoma

SE

Spin Echo

Sed

Sedimentation

Segs

Segmented Cells

SEM

Systolic Ejection Murmur

SFA

Serum Folic Acid

SFA

Superficial Femoral Artery

SFOV

Scan Field Of View

SG cath

Swan-Ganz Catheter

SGA

Small for Gestational Age

SGGT

Serum Gamma-Glutamyl Transpeptidase

SGOT

Serum Glutamic Oxaloacetic Transaminase

SGPT

Serum Glutamic Pyruvic Transaminase

SHBG

Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin

SHx

Social history

SHx

Surgical History

SI

International System of Units

SI

Sacroiliacal (SI Joint)

SI

Seriously Ill

SI

Suicidal Ideation

SIADH

Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone

SICU

Surgical Intensive Care Unit

SID

Source to Image Distance

SIDS

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

sig

Write on label

SIMV

Synchronized Intermittent Mechanical Ventilation

SIT

Stress Inoculation Training

SK

Streptokinase

sl

Sublingual

SLE

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

SLR

Straight Leg Raise

SM

Multiple Sclerosis

SMA

Sequential Multiple Analysis

SMA

Spinal Muscular Atrophy

SMA

Superior Mesenteric Artery

SMA-6

Six-channel Serum Multiple Analysis

SMA-7

Serum Metabolic Assay

SMO

Slips made out

SMS

Senior Medical Student

SMT

Spinal Manipulative Therapy

SMV

Superior Mesenteric Vein

SN

Student Nurse

SNB

Sentinel Node Biopsy

SNP

Sodium Nitroprusside

SNR

Signal to Noise Ratio

SNRI

Serotonin-norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor

SOAP

Subjective, Objective, Assessment, Plan

SOB

Shortness of Breath (Dyspnea)

SOBOE

Short of Breath On Exercise

Sol

Solution

SOL

Space Occupying Lesion

SONO

Sonogram, Sonography

SOOB

Send Out of bed

SOS

Save Our Souls

Sp. Fl.

Spinal Fluid

Sp. Gr.

Specific Gravity

SP

Status Post

Spec

Specimen

SPECT

Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography

SPEP

Single Protein Electrophoresis

SPET

Single Photon Emission Tomography

SPR

Scan Projection Radiograph

Sq

Subcutaneous

SR

Slow Release

SROM

Spontaneous Rupture of Membranes

SS

Sickle-cell disease (anemia)

SSD

Surface Shaded Display

SSRI

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor

SSS

Sick Sinus Syndrome

SSSS

Staphylococcal Sclaed Skin Syndrome

Staph

Staphylococcus

STAT

Immediately

STD

Sexually Transmitted Disease

STEMI

ST Elevation MI (Myocardial Infarction)

STH

Somatotropic Hormone

STI

Sexually Transmitted Infection

STI

Soft Tissue Injury

STNR

Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex

STOP

Surgical Termination of Pregnancy

Strep

Streptococcus

STS

Serological Test for Syphilis

Subq

Subcutaneous

Supp

Suppository

Sv

Seivert

SV

Seminal Vesicle

SV

Stroke Volume

SVD

Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery

SVI

Systemic Viral Infection

SVN

Small Volume Nebulizer

SVR

Systemic Vascular Resistance

SVT

Supraventricular Tachycardia

Sx

Surgery

Sx

Symptoms

SXA

Single Energy X-ray Absorptiometer

SXR

Skull X-ray

Sz

Seizure

T&A

Tonsillectomy with Adenoidectomy

T&C

Type and cross-match (Blood Transfusion)

T&H

Type and Hold

t.d.s.

Three Times a day

t.i.d.

Three times a day

T.S.T.H.

Too sick to send home

T

Tesla

T

Thoracic Vertebrae

Tab

Tablet

TAB

Therapeutic Abortion

TAH

Total Abdominal Hysterectomy

TB, TBC

Tuberculosis

TBC

Total Body Crunch

TBG

Total Binding Globulin

TBI

Total Body Irradiation

TBI

Traumatic Brain Injury

TBLC

Term Birth Living Child

TC

Traffic Crash

TCC

Transitional Cell Carcinoma

TCDD

Threshold Contrast Detail Detectability

TCN

Tetracycline

TCT

Thrombin Clotting Time

Td

Tetanus and Diphtheria

TDI

Time Delay Integration

TdP

Torsades de pointes

TE

Echo Time

TEB

Thoracic Electrical Bioimpedance

TEE

Transesophageal Echocardiogram

TEM

Transmission Electron Microscopy

Temp

Temperature

TENS

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator

TERN

Intern

TF, T/F

Transfer

TFT

Thin Film Transistor

TFTs

Thyroid Function Tests

Tg

Thyroglobulin

TG

Triglycerides

TGA

Transposition of the Great Arteries

THR

Total Hip Replacement

TI

Inversion Time

TIA

Transient Ischemic Attack

TIBC

Total Iron Binding Capacity

Tib-Fib

Tibia and Fibula

TIG

Tetanus Immune Globulin

TIPS

Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt

TKR

Total Knee Replacement

TKVO

To Keep Vein Open

TLC

Tender Loving Care

TLC

Total Leucocyte Count

TLC

Total Lung Capacity

TLD

Thermoluminescent Dosimeter

TLR

Tonic Labyrinthine Reflex

TM

Transcendental Meditation

TM

Tympanic Membrane

TMB

Too Many Birthdays

TME

Total Mesorectal Excision

TMJ

Temporomandibular Joint

TNF

Tumor Necrosis Factors

TNG

Trinitroglycerin

TNM

Tumor-Nodes-Metastases

TNTC

Too numerous to count

TO

Telephone Order

TOA

Tuboovarian Abscess

TOD

Transoesophageal Doppler

TOE

Transoesophageal Echocardiogram

TOF

Time of Flight

TOMO

Tomography, Tomogram

TOP

Termination Of Pregnancy (Abortion)

TOPV

Trivalent Oral Polio Vaccine

TP

Totyal Protein

TPa

Tissue Plasminogen Activator

TPN

Total Parenteral Nutrition

TPR

Temperature, Pulse, Respiration

TR

Repetition Time

Tr

Tincture

TR

Tricuspid Regurgitation

TRAM

Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous Flap

TRF

Transfer

TRF’d

Transferred

TRH

Thyrotropin Releasing Hormone

TS

Tricuspid Stenosis

TSH

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

Tsp

Teaspoon

TT

Thrombin Time

TTE

Transthoracic Echocardiogram

TTO

To Take Out

TTP

Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

TTR

Transthyretin

TTS

Transdermal Therapeutic System

TTTS

Twin To Twin Transfusion Syndrome

Tu

Tumor

TUR

Transurethral Resection

TURBT

Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor

TURP

Transurethral Resection of Prostate

TV

Tridal Volume

TVH

Total Vagina Hysterectomy

tw

Twice a week

Tx

Traction

Tx

Transplatation (Organ Transplant)

Tx

Treatment

U&E

Urea and Electrolytes

UA

Urinanalysis

UAC

Umbilical Artery Catheter

UAC

Uric Acid

UAO

Upper Airway Obstruction

UBD

Universal Blood Donor

UBT

Urea Breath Test

UC

Ulcerative Colitis

UC

Umbilical Cord

UCHD

Usual Childhood Disease

UD

As directed

UDS

Urine Drug Screening

UE

Upper Extremity

UFH

Unfractionated Heparin

UGI

Upper Gastrointesinal

UGI

Upper Gastrointestinal Series

Ung

Ointment

Unk

Unknown

UOP

Urinary Output

UPJ

Ureteropelvic Junction

URI

Upper Respiratory Infection

URQ

Upper Respiratory Quadrant

URTI

Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

US

Ultrasond, Ultrasonography

US

Ultrasonogram

USG

Ultrasonography (Prenatal Ultrasound Imaging)

USP

United States Pharmacopeia

USR

Unheated Serum Reagin

USS

Ultrasound Scan

UTI

Urinary Tract Infection

UUN

Urinary Urea Nitrogen

UVAL

Ultraviolet Argon Laser

V/Q

Ventilation/perfusion Scan

VA

Visual Acuity

VAD

Venous Access Device

VAD

Ventricular Assist Device

VAD

Vincristine Adriblastine Dexamethasone

Vag

Vaginal

VAMP

Vincristine Adriblastine Methylprednisone

VBAC

Vaginal Birth After Caesarean

VC

Vital Capacity

vCJD

Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

VCT

Venous Clotting Time

VCTC

Voluntary Counselling and Testing Centers

VCUG

Voiding Cysourethrogram

VD

Vaginal Delivery

VD

Venereal Disease

VD

Volume of Distribution

VDRF

Ventilator Dependent Respiratory Failure

VDRL

Venereal Diseases Research Laboratory

VE

Vaginal Examination

VEB

Ventricular Ectopic Beat

VF or V-fib

Ventricular Fibrillation

VIP

Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide

VLDL

Very Low Density Lipoprotein

VMA

Vanillylmandelic Acid

VMA

Violent Mechanical Asphyxia

VNPI

VanNuys Prognostic Scoring Index (Ductal Carcinoma)

VO

Verbal Order

VOD

Volume of Distribution

VPA

Valproic Acid

VPAP

Variable Positive Airway Pressure

VPB

Ventricular Premature Beats

VPC

Ventricular Premature Contraction

VR

Volume Rendered, Volume Rendering

VRE

Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus

VRSA

Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

VS

Vital Signs

VSD

Ventricular Septal Defect

VSR

Ventricular Septal Rupture

VSS

Vital Signs Stable

VT

Ventricular tachycardia

VTE

Venous THromboembolism

VV

Varicose Veins

VW

Vessel Wall

VWD

Von Willebrand’s Disease

VZV

Varicella Zoster Virus

W/

With

W/C

Wheelchair

w/o

without

W/U

Workup

W

Tungsten

WAP

Wandering Atrial Pacemaker

WAT

white adipose tissue

WB

Whole Blood

WBC

White Blood Cell, White Blood Cell Count

WBR

whole body radiation

WC

white cells

WD

well developed

WDL

within defined limits

WDWN

well developed and well nourished

WF

white female

WH

Well Hydrated (no Dehydration nor Water Intoxication)

WIA

wounded in action

WIP

Work In Progress

WN

well nourished

WNL

within normal limits

WO

written order, weeks old, wide open.

WOP

without pain

WPW

Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

WS

Waardenburg syndrome

WS

water-soluble

WS

Werner syndrome

WS

West syndrome

WS

Williams Syndrome

WS

Wolfram syndrome

wt

Weight

W-T-D

wet to dry

WWI

walking while intoxicated

X2d

Times 2 days

XL

Extended Release

XL

Extra Large

XM

Crossmatch

XMM

Xeromammography

XOM

Extraocular Movements

XR

Extended Release

XR

X-ray Radiography

XRT

X-ray Threapy

XS

Excessive

XULN

Times Upper Limit of Normal

YF

Yellow Fever

YLC

Youngest Living Child

YO/yo

Years Old

YOB

Year of Birth

ytd

Year to Date

ZD

Zinc Deficiency

ZDV

Zidovudine

ZE

Zollinger-Ellison

Z-ESR

Zeta Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate

ZIFT

Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer

Zn

Zinc

ZnO

Zinc Oxide

ZSB

Zero Stools Since Birth

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