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Ch 1-9 Relevant Abbreviations

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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
CA
cancer
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
XR
x-ray
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
F
female
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
M
male
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
P
pulse
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
Ra
radium
ROM
range of motions
ROP
right occiput posterior
RPG
retrograde pyelogram
RPO
right posterior oblique
RPR, VDRL
syphilis test
RT
radiotherapy