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PTCB Chapter 1 Acronyms and Abbreviations

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What is the meaning of the acronym "NIDDM"?
non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
What is the meaning of the acronym "TCA"?
tricyclic antidepressant
What is the meaning of the abbreviation "TCN"?
tetracycline
What is the meaning of the acronym "TIA"?
transient ischemic attack
What is the meaning of the abbreviation "UTI"?
urinary tract infection
What is the meaning of the acronym "TSH"?
thyroid-stimulating hormone
What is the meaning of the acronym "HRT"?
hormone replacement therapy
What is the meaning of the acronym "IBS"?
inflammatory bowel syndrome
What is the meaning of the abbreviation "PCN"?
penicillin
What is the meaning of the acronym "ACH"?
acetylcholine
What is the meaning of the acronym "ACE?"
angiotensin-converting enzymes
What is the meaning of the acronym "PI"?
protease inhibitor
What is the meaning of the acronym "INR"?
international normalized ratio
What is the meaning of the acronym "PMDD"?
premenstrual dysphoric disorder
What is the meaning of the acronym "PMS"?
premenstrual syndrome
What is the meaning of the acronym "PNS"?
peripheral nervous system
What is the meaning of the acronym "PPI"?
proton pump inhibitor
What is the meaning of the acronym "LDL"?
low-density lipoprotein
What is the meaning of the acronym "LRI"?
lower respiratory infection
What is the meaning of the acronym "MAOI"?
monoamine oxidase inhibitor
What is the meaning of the acronym "PSA"?
prostate-specific antigen
What is the meaning of the abbreviation "URI"?
upper respiratory infection
What is the meaning of the acronym "RA"?
rheumatoid arthritis
What is the meaning of the abbreviation "ED"?
erectile dysfunction
What is the meaning of the acronym "FEV"?
forced expiratory volume
What is the meaning of the acronym "PE"?
pulmonary embolism
What is the meaning of the acronym "PEFR"?
peak expiratory flow rate
What is the meaning of the acronym "PT"?
prothrombin time
What is the meaning of the acronym "PUD"?
peptic ulcer disease
What is the meaning of the acronym "WBC"?
white blood cell
What is the meaning of the acronym "RBC"?
red blood cell
What is the meaning of the acronym "SSRI"?
selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
What is the meaning of the acronym "NRTIs"?
nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors
What is the meaning of the acronym "NNRTIs"?
non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors
What is the meaning of the acronym "ADHD"?
attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
What is the meaning of the abbreviation "MS"?
multiple sclerosis
What is the meaning of the abbreviation "DVT"?
deep vein thrombosis
What is the meaning of the acronym "GI"?
gastrointestinal
What is the meaning of the acronym "HAART"?
highly active antiretroviral therapy
What is the meaning of the abbreviation "HCTZ"?
hydrochlorothiazide
What is the meaning of the acronym "HDL"?
high-density lipoprotein
What is the meaning of the acronym "HIV"?
human immunodeficiency virus
What is the meaning of the acronym "MI"?
myocardial infarction
What is the meaning of the acronym "NSAID"?
nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug
What is the meaning of the abbreviation "NTG"?
nitroglycerin
What is the meaning of the acronym "OCD"?
obsessive-compulsive disorder
What is the meaning of the acronym "OTC"?
over-the-counter
What is the meaning of the acronym "AIDS"?
acquired immune deficiency syndrome
What is the meaning of the acronym "CF"?
cystic fibrosis
What is the meaning of the abbreviation "CHF"?
congestive heart failure
What is the meaning of the abbreviation "GERD"?
gastroesophageal reflux disease
What is the meaning of the acronym "BPH"?
benign prostatic hyperplasia
What is the meaning of the acronym "COPD"?
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
What is the meaning of the abbreviation "APAP"?
acetaminophen
What is the meaning of the abbreviation "ASA"?
aspirin