Pharmacy Technology Abbreviations

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~300 Abbreviations encountered in the pharmacy field.

AIDS

acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

ARDS

adult respiratory distress syndrome

ARF

acute renal failure

ASHD

arteriosclerotic heart disease

CA(not California)

Cancer

CAD

coronary artery disease

CF

cystic fibrosis

CHD

coronary heart disease

CHF

congestive heart failure

COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CRD

chronic respiratory distress

CVA

cerebrovascular accident

DVT

deep venous thrombosis

GERD

gastroesophageal reflux disease

HIV

human immunodeficiency virus

HTN

hypertension

MI

myocardial infarction

MS

multiple sclerosis

NIDDM

non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus

STD

sexually transmitted disease

TB

tuberculosis

TIA

transient ischemic attack

URI

upper respiratory infection

UTI

urinary tract infection

ABVD

Adriamycin, bleomycin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine

ACE

angiotensin-converting enzyme

ACEI

angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor

Ach

acetylcholine

ADH

antidiuretic hormone

APAP

acetaminophen

aq

aqueous, water

ASA

aspirin, acetylsalicylic acid

AZT

zidovudine

BDZ

benzodiazepine

CCB

calcium channel blocker

D5

5% dextrose

D5/0.9 NS

5% dextrose and 0.9% sodium chloride

DDAVP

desmopressin acetate

DES

diethylstilbestrol

DIG

digoxin

DTP

diptheria, tetanus toxoids and pertussis vaccine

HCTZ

hydrochlorothiazide

IgG

immunoglobulin G

INH

isoniazid

LR

lactated ringers

MAOI

monoamine oxidase inhibitors

MOM

milk of magnesia

MS, MSO4

morphine sulfate

MVI

multivitamin

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