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Pharmacy Technology Abbreviations

~300 Abbreviations encountered in the pharmacy field.
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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
NPH
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