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AA

alcoholics anonymous

ACOA

adult children of alcoholics

AD

right ear

ADL

activities of daily living

AFB

acid-fast bacillus

ALL

acute lymphotic leukemia

ALT

alanine aminotransferase

ANS

autonomic nervous system

AOD

arterial occlusive disease

AP

anterior to posterior

AS

left ear, arteriosclerosis

ASCVD

arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease

ASHD

arteriosclerotic heart disease

AST

aspartate aminotransferase

AU

both ears

AX

axillary

BCC

basal cell carcinoma

BE

barium enema

BM

bowel movement

BP

blood pressure

BPH

benign prostatic hyperplasia

BX or Bx

biopsy

CABG

coronary artery bypass graft

CAD

coronary artery disease

CAT scan

computerized axial tomography

CBC

complete blood count

CCU

cardiac care unit, critical care unit

CE

cardiac enlargement (cardiomegaly)

Chol

cholesterol

CIS

carsinoma in situ

CLA

certified laboratory assistant

CP

cerebral palsy

CPD

cephalopelvic disproportion

C-section

cesarean section

CSF

cerebrospinal fluid

CT

computed tomography

CV

cardiovascular

CVA

cardiovascular accident (stroke)

RUQ

right upper quadrant

SIDS

sudden infant death syndrome

SOB

shortness of breath

SPECT

single photon emission computed tomography

TAH

total abdominal hysterectomy

TENS

transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation

TSE

testicular self-exam

UA

urinalysis

VAR

varicella zoster vaccine

VS

vital signs

VZV

varicella zoster virus

CXR

chest x-ray

cysto

cystoscopy

D&C

dilation and currettage

DDS

doctor of dental surgery (dentist)

Diff

differential white blood cell count

DM

diabetes mellitus

DMS

diagnostic medical sonography

DO

doctor of osteopathy

DRG

diagnostic-related group

DTs

delerium tremens

Dx

diagnosis

ECG, EKG

electrocardiogram

ECHO

echocardiogram

EEG

electroencephalography

EGD

esophagogastroduodenoscopy

EMG

electromyogram

END

electroneurodiagnostic

ENG

electronystagmography

EP

evoked potential

ER

emergency room

ERCP

endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography

ESRD

end-stage renal disease

FAS

fetal alcohol syndrome

FDG

fluorodeoxyglucose

FOB

fecal occult blood

GA

gastric analysis

GB

gall bladder

GERD

gastroesophageal reflux disease

GI

gastrointestinal

GNID

gram-negative intracellular diplococcus

GYN

gynecology (ist)

HAV

hepatitis A virus

HBV

hepatitis B virus

HCV

hepatitis C virus

Hct

hematocrit

HCVD

hypertensive cardiovascular disease

Hgb

hemoglobin

HSG

hysterosalpingogram

HSV-1 (2)

Herpes simplex virus 1 (2)

HTN

hypertension

HUS

hemolytic uremic syndrome

Hx

history

IBS

irritable bowel syndrome

IPV

inactivated poliovirus vaccine

IVP

intravenous pyelogram

KUB

kidney ureter bladder

LAT

lateral

LDH

lactate dehydrogenase

LLQ

left lobe quadrant (abdomen)

LMP

last menstrual period

LOA

left occiput anterior

LPO

left posterior oblique

MBD

minimal brain dysfunction

MD

doctor of medicine, muscular dystrophy

met or mets

metastasis

MFT

muscle function test

MI

myocardial infarction

MLT

medical laboratory technician

MRSA

methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus

MS

multiple sclerosis, morphine sulfate

MTD

right eardrum

MTS

left eardrum

NCS

nerve conduction studies

NG

nasogastric

NPO

nothing by mouth

NVS

neurologic vital signs

O&P

ova and parasites

OM

otis media (inflammation of the middle ear)

OT

occupational therapy

PA

posterior to anterior

Pap

Papanicolaou test

PAR

perennial allergic rhinitis

PET

positron emission tomography

PID

pelvic inflammatory disease

PNS

peripheral nervous system

PSA

prostate-specific antigen

PSG

polysomnography

PT

physical therapy

Px

prognosis

ROM

range of motions

ROP

right occiput posterior

RPG

retrograde pyelogram

RPO

right posterior oblique

RPR, VDRL

syphilis test

RT

radiotherapy

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