Medical Terminology - Chapter 6 - Abbreviations

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Medical Language 2ed, Susan Turley

A

blood type in the ABO blood group

AB

blood type in the ABO blood group

AIDS

aquired immuneodeficiency syndrome

ALL

acute lymphocytic leukemia

AML

acute myelogenous leukemia

B

blood type in the ABO blood group

basos

basophils

BMT

bone marrow transplantation

CBC

complete blood count

CLL

chronic lymphocytic leukemia

CML

chronic myelogenous leukemia

cmm

cubic millimeter

DIC

disseminated intravascular coagulation

EBV

Epstein-Barr virus

ELISA

enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay

eos

eosinophils

GVHD

graft-versus-host disease

HCT

hematocrit

Hgb

hemoglobin

H&H

hemoglobin and hematocrit

HIV

human immunodeficiency virus

HLA

human leukocyte antigen

IgA

immunoglobulin A

IgD

immunoglobulin D

IgE

immunoglobulin E

IgG

immunoglobulin G

IgM

immunoglobulin M

lymphs

lymphocytes

MCH

mean cell hemoglobin

MCHC

mean cell hemoglobin concentration

MCV

mean cell volume

mm3

cubic millimeter

mono

mononucleosis (slang)

monos

monocytes

O

blood type in the ABO blood group

PMN

polymorphonuclear leukocyte

polys

polymorphonuclear leukocytes

PRBCs

packed red blood cells

pro time

prothrombin time (slang)

PT

prothrombin time

PTT

partial prothrombin time

RBC

red blood cell

segs

segmented neutrophils

TNF

tumor necrosis factor

TPA

tissue plasminogen activator (drug)

WBC

white blood cell

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