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Medical Terminology Abbreviations Chap 10-16

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blood groups
ABO
blood type
Rh
Apical Pulse
AP
Blood Pressure
BP
Heart Rate
HR
Pulse
P
Respirations
R
Temperature
T
Vital Signs
VS
differential count (WBCs)
diff
Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate, sed rate
ESR
Hemoglobin and Hematocrit, rbc test
H&H
hematocrit, rbc test
Hct
hemoglobin, rbc test
Hgb
Prothrombin Time/International Normalized Ratio, clotting test
proTime/INR
Partial Thromboplastin Time
PTT
electrocardiogram
ECG
echocardiogram
ECHO
electrocardiogram
EKG
Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease
ASHD
Coronary Artery Disease
CAD
Congestive Heart Failure
CHF
Deep Vein Thrombosis
DVT
hypertension, high blood pressure in arteries
HTN
Myocardial Infarction
MI
Mitral Valve Prolapse
MVP
Bone Marrow Transplant
BMT
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
CABG
Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
OPCABG
Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty
PTCA
atrioventricular (node)
AV
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CPR
Normal Sinus Rhythm
NSR
sinoatrial (node)
SA
Atrial Fibrillation
A-fib
Ventricular Fibrillation
VF
Cardiac Care Unit, Coronary Care Unit
CCU
before meals (ante cibum)
a.c.
Diet As Tolerated
DAT
No Added Salt
NAS
nasogastric
NG
nothing by mouth (nil per os)
NPO
after meals (post cibum)
p.c.
by mouth (per os)
p.o.
Total Parenteral Nutrition: all nutrients given IV, along with vitamins and minerals
TPN
Barium Enema
BE
esophagogastroduodenoscopy
EGD
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreotography
ERCP
Gall Bladder
GB
Gastrointestinal
GI
proctoscopy
procto
Upper Gastrointestinal
UGI
Bowel Movement
BM
Body Mass Index
BMI
Bowel Sounds, Breath Sounds, Blood Sugar
BS
Culture and Sensitivity: identifies the bacteria present and what antibiotic will be effective against it
C&S
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
GERD
as desired
ad lib
Activities of Daily Living
ADL
ambulate, ambulatory
amb
Bed Rest
BR
Bathroom Privileges
BRP
Wheel Chair
W/C, WC
follow-up
FU, F/U
Physicians' Desk Reference
PDR
Intraocular Lens
IOL
Intraocular Pressure
IOP
aspirin
ASA
American Medical Association, Against Medical Advice
AMA
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC
Ear, Nose, Throat: otorhinolaryngologist
ENT
Tympanic Membrane, ear drum
TM
drop(s)
gtt(s)
kilogram
Kg
liter
L
pound
lb, #
milliequivalent
mEq
milliliter
ml, mL
Over The Counter (no prescription required)
OTC
ounce
oz
Diphtheria, Tetanus, Acellular Pertussis: vaccine given to children younger than 7 y/o
DTaP
hepatitis A vaccine
HepA
hepatitis B vaccine
HepB
Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine
Hib
Inactivated Polio Vaccine
IPV
Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine
MMR
Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Acellular Pertussis: vaccine given to people over 7 y/o
Tdap
Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine
VAR
Doctor of Osteopathy
D.O.
Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug
NSAID
Above-the-Knee Amputation
AKA
Below-the-Knee Amputation
BKA
Closed Reduction
CR
Closed Reduction Internal Fixation: fracture treatment
CRIF
dislocation
disl
fracture
Fx
Open Reduction Internal Fixation: surgical fracture treatment
ORIF
Muscular Dystrophy
MD
Osteoarthritis
OA
Rheumatoid Arthritis
RA
Cervical vertebrae #1; Cervical vertebrae #2
C1, C2
Lumbar vertebrae #1; Lumbar vertebrae #2
L1, L2
lumbosacral
LS
Thoracic vertebrae #1; Thoracic vertebrae #2
T1, T2
electromyogram
EMG
Range Of Motion
ROM
orthopedics
Ortho
Occupational Therapy
OT
Physical Therapy
PT
height
Ht
weight
Wt
Central Nervous System
CNS
Attention-Deficit Disorder
ADD
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADHD
Cerebral Palsy
CP
Cerebrovascular Accident: stroke
CVA
headache
HA
loss of consciousness, level of consciousness
LOC
Multiple Sclerosis
MS
Transient Ischemic Attack: mini strokes
TIA
Cerebrospinal Fluid
CSF
Intracranial Pressure
ICP
Computerized Tomography
CT
electroencephalogram
EEG
Lumbar Puncture, Spinal Tap
LP
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MRI
Alert and Oriented
A&O
Pupils Equal and Reactive to Light
PERL
Blood Alcohol, drinking alcohol
BA
ethyl alcohol, drinking alcohol
ETOH
Calcium
Ca
Iron
Fe
Potassium
K
Sodium
Na
two hour post-prandial blood glucose test
2 hr pp
Basic Metabolic Panel
BMP
Blood Sugar
BS
Fasting Blood Sugar
FBS
Glucose Tolerance Test
GTT
triiodothyronine: thyroid test
T3
thyroxine: thyroid test
T4
Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone
TSH
Diabetes Mellitus
DM
Type I diabetes, formerly known as juvenile-onset diabetes or insulin dependent diabetes
Type I Diabetes
Type II diabetes, formerly known as adult-onset diabetes or noninsulin-dependent diabetes
Type II Diabetes