Common Med Abbreviations - Note Many of the medical...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–20. Sign up to view the full content.

Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

Image of page 2
Image of page 3

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

Image of page 4
Image of page 5

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

Image of page 6
Image of page 7

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

Image of page 8
Image of page 9

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

Image of page 10
Image of page 11

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

Image of page 12
Image of page 13

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

Image of page 14
Image of page 15

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

Image of page 16
Image of page 17

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

Image of page 18
Image of page 19

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

Image of page 20
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Note: Many of the medical abbreviatio A 8: W AlC aa EE; Abd ABP ABW All): AC ACE ACEI AC1. ACLS Afeb AFP A/G EEEE 552 Alert and oriented Auscultation and percussion; anterior and posterior: assessment and plan Alive and well Hemoglobin AlC Of each (ana) Aplastic anemia; Alcoholics Anonymous Abdominal aortic aneurysm Anterior axillary line Awake, alert. and oriented Absolute band count; absolute basophil count; aspira- tion, biopsy. and cytology; artificial beta cells Abdomen Aterial blood gases Arterial blood pressure Actual body weight Antibiotics Before meals (ante cibor) Angiotensin—converting enzyme Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor Anterior cruciate ligament Advanced cardiac life support Acute coronary syndrome Activated clotting time Adrenocorticotropic hormone Alzheimer's disease. right ear (arm's dexrra) .- American Diabetes Association; adenosine deaminase Adverse drug efl‘ect (or event) Antidiuretic hormone Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder Activities of daily living Adverse drug reaction Antiepileptic drug(s) Atrial fibrillation Acid-fast bacillus; aortofemoral bypass; aspirated for- eign body Afebrile a-Fetoprotein Albumin-globulin ratio Aortic insufficiency Acquired immunodefide syndrome Above-knee amputation; alcoholic ketoacidosis; all known allergies; abo known as Acute kidney injury Alcoholic liver disease Abnormal liver function test Acute lymphocytic leukemia; acute lymphoblastic leu- kemia ALP ALS ALT AODM A&Ox3 A&Ox4 AOM APACHE APAP ARC ARDS AROM ASA ASD ASH ASHD ATG ATN AU AV AVR AWMI BAC BAL BBB BC BCNSP BCOP 391 as contained in Part I of this appendix are used in the casebook. A more extensive list of abbreviations is available on the internet at . A&O A&P Alkaline phosphatase Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Alanine aminotransferase Against medical advice; American Medical Association; antimitochondrial antibody Acute myocardial infarction Acute myelogenous leukemia Ampule Antinuclear antibody Absolute neutrophil count Acute nonlymphocytic leukemia Adult onset diabetes mellitus Awake and oriented to person. place, and time Awake and oriented to person. place, time. and situation Acute otitis media Anteroposterior Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation Acetaminophen (N-acetyl-p-aminophenol) Activated partial thromboplastin time AIDS-related complex Adult respiratory distress syndrome Acute renal failure; acute respiratory failure; acute rheu- matic fever Acu've range of motion Left ear (auris sinistra) Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) Arteriosclcrotic cardiovascular disease Atrial septal defect Asymmetric septa! hypertrophy Arteriosclerotic heart disease Aspartate aminotransferase Antithymocyte globulin Acute tubular necrosis Bach ear (auris uterque) Arteriovenous; atrioventricular Arteriovenous malformation Aortic valve replacement Anterior wall myocardial infarction Blood alcohol concentration Bronchioalveolar lavage Bundle branch block; blood-brain barrier Blood culture Bacillus Calmette Guerin Board Certified Nuclear Pharmacist Board Certified Nutrition Support Pharmacist Carmqstine Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist Birth control pill 392 > as T) E” 4‘ Q X n suogegaaiqu leagpaw UOHJILlOD :| 112d ‘ BCPP BCPS BE BID BKA BM BMC BMD 'BMR EMT BNP BP BPD BPH bpm BPRS BR BRBPR BRM BRP BS BSA BSO BTFS BUN Bx C 8: S CA CABG CAD CAM CAPD CBC CBD CBG CBT CC CCA CCB CCE CCK CCMS CCNU CCPD CCU CDAD CEA CF CFS CHD CHF CHO CHOP CI CK Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist Barium enema Twice daily (bis in die) Below-knee amputation Bone marrow; bowel movement Bone marrow cells Bone mineral density Basal metabolic rate Bone marrow transplantation Brain natriuretic peptide Blood pressure Bronchopulmonary dysplasia Benign prostatic hyperplasia Beats per minute Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale Bedrest Bright red blood per rectum Biological response modifier Bathroom privileges Bowel sounds; breath sounds; blood sugar Body surface area Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy Breast tumor frozen section Blood urea nitrogen Biopsy Culture and sensitivity Cancer; calcium Coronary artery bypass graft Coronary artery disease Chronic active hepatitis Complementary and alternative medicine Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis Complete blood count Common bile duct Capillary blood gas; corticosteroid binding globulin Cognitive-behavioral therapy Chief complaint Calcium channel antagonist Calcium channel blocker Clubbing, cyanosis, edema Cbolecystolcinin Clean catch midstrearn Lomustine Continuous cycling peritoneal dialysis coronary care unit Clostridium drficile—associated diarrhea Carcinoembryonlc antigen Cystic fibrosis Chronic fatigue syndrome Colony-forming unit Coronary heart disease Congestive heart failure Carbohydrate Cydophasphamide. hydroxydaunorubicin (doxorubi- cin), Oncovin (vincristine), prednisone Cardiac index Creatine kinase Chronic kidney disease CLcr CMG CML CN CNS do I CO COLD COPD CP CPA CPAP CPK CPP CPR CR CRH CR1 ' CRNA CRNP CRP CRTT CSA CSF CT B cTnI CT Z CVA CV AT CVC C); D a c an DSW DBP D/C DCC ddC DES DI DIC Diff DIP DID DKA DM DMARD DNA Creatinine clearance Chronic lymphocytic leukemia Costa] margin Cystornetrogram Chronic myelogenous leukemia Cytomegalovirus Cranial nerve Central nervous system Complains of Cardiac output; carbon monoxide Chronic obstructive lung disease Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Chest pain; cerebral palsy Costophrenic angle Continuous positive airway pressure Creatine phosphokinase Cerebral perfusion pressure Cardiopulmonary resuscitation Complete remission Chronic renal failure; corticotropin-releasing factor Corticon'opin-releasing hormone Chronic renal insufficiency; catheter-related infection Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner C-reactive protein Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician Central Supply Cyclosporine Cerebrospinal fluid; colony-stimulating factor Computed tomography; chest tube Cease to breathe Cardiac troponin I Chemoreceptor trigger zone Cardiovascular Cerebrovascular accident Costovertebral angle tenderness Central venous catheter Central venous pressure Culture; cervix ' Chest x‘ray Dilatation and curettage Stavudine 5% Dextrose in water Diastolic blood pressure Discontinue: discharge Direct current cardioversion Zalcitabine Didanosine Diethylstilbestrol Diabetes insipidus Disseminated intravascular coagulation Differential Distal interphalangeal Degenerative joint disease Diabetic ketoacidosis Deciliter Diabetes mellitus Disease-modifying antirheumatic drug Deoxyn'bonucleic acid I’\ DNR DO DOB DOE DPGN DRE DRG DS DSHEA DST D'I’IC DTP DTR DVT Dx EBV EC ECF ECG ECMO ECOG ECT ED EEG EENT EF EGD EIA EKG EMG EMT Endo EOMI EPO EPS ER ERCP ERT ESLD ESR ESRD ESWL ET ETOH FB FBS FDA FDP FEE FEM-POP FEVI FFP PH Fio2 FOBT Do not resuscitate Doctor of Osteopathy Dead on arrival; date of admission; duration of action Date of birth Dyspnea on exertion Directly observed therapy Diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis Digital rectal examination Diagnosis-related group Double strength Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (1994) Dexamethasone suppression test Dacarbazine Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis Deepetendon reflex Deep-vein thrombosis Diagnosis Epstein- Barr virus Enteric-coated Extended care facility Electrocardiogram Extracorporeal membrane oxygenator Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Electroconvulsive therapy Emergency Department Electroencephalogram Eyes, ears, nose, throat Ejection fraction Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Enzyme immunoassay Electrocardiogram Electromyogram Emergency medical technician Endotracheal; endoscopy Extraocular movements (or muscles) intact Erythropoietin Extrapyramidal symptoms Estrogen receptor, emergency room Endosc0pic retrograde cholangiopancreatography Estrogen replacement therapy End-stage liver disease Erythrocyte sedimentation rate End-stage renal disease Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy Endotracheal Ethanol Finger-breadth; foreign body Fasting blood sugar Food and Drug Administration Fibrin degradation products Forced expiratory flow (rate) Femoral-popliteal Forced expiratory volume in 1 second Fresh frozen plasma Family history Fraction of inspired oxygen Femtoliter Face mask Fecal occult blood test FOC FPG FPIA FSH FT A f/u FUDR FUO Fx GGPD GAD GB GBS G-CSF GDM GE GERD GFR GGT GGTP Gl GM-CSF GN GT G’IT GU GVHD GVL Gyn H 8: H H Sr P H/A HAART HAM-D HAV Hb, hgb HbAlc HBIG HBP HEW; HBV HC HCG HCO, Hct HCTZ HCV HD HDL HEENT HEPA H flu HGH HH Pronto—occipital circumference Fasting plasma glucose Fluorescence polarization immunoassay Follicle-stimulating hormone Fluorescent treponemal antibody Follow-up Floxuridine Fever of unknown origin Fracture Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase Generalized anxiety disorder Gallbladder Group B Streptococcus; Guillain-Barré syndrome Gonococcus Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor Gestational diabetes mellitus Gastroesophageal; gastroenterology Gastromphageal reflux disease Glomerular filtration rate y-Glutamyltransferase y-Glutamyl transpeptidase Gastrointestinal Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor Glomerulonephritis; graduate nurse Grain Gastrostomy tube Drops (guttae) Glucose tolerance test Genitourinary Graft-versus-host disease Graft-versus-leultemia Gynecology Hemoglobin and hematocrit History and physical examination Headache Highly active antiretroviral therapy Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression Hepatitis A virus Hemoglobin Hemoglobin AIC Hepatitis B immune globulin High blood pressure Hepatitis B surface antigen Hepatitis B virus Hydrocortisone; home care Human chorionic gonadotropin Bicarbonate Hematocrit Hydrochlorothiazide Hepatitis C virus Homocysteine Hodgkin’s disease; hemodialysis High-density lipoprotein Head, eyes. ears, nose, and throat High-eficiency particulate air Heart failure Haemophilus influenzae Human growth hormone Hiatal hernia 393 D XIGNElddV sunset/~8qu ID!P°W uowwoo :I ma 394 > ‘o 1:) m Z g x n 1: fl :1. Hf a. a 3 o :3 g m 9-. n 2. > u- o- § 3. D :1 UI HRT HSCI’ HSM HSV I-I'I'N I 8r D l 8: O IABP IBD. IBW ICD ICP ICS ICU ID IDDM IFN IgA 1313 IHD 1] INI-I 10? IP IPG IPI IPN IPPB IPS IRB ISA ISDN ISI-I ISMN Haemophilus influenzae type b Human immunodeficiency virus ‘ Hepatojugular reflux Human leukocyte antigen; human lymphocyte antigen Hydr'oxy-methylgiutaryl coenzyme A History of Head of bed Hypotbalamic-pituitary axis High-power field History of present illness Heart rate Hormone replacement therapy At bedtime (ham somm') Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation HepatOSplenomegaly Herpes simplex virus Hypertension History Incision and drainage Intake and output Inna-arterial balloon pump Inflammatory bowel disease Ideal body weight Implantable cardioverter defibrillator Intracranial pressure Intercostal space Intensive care unit Identification; infectious disease Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus Interferon Immunoglobulin Immunoglobulin A Immunoglobulin D lschemic heart disease Internal jugular Intramuscular; infectious mononucleosis Intermittent mandatory ventilation Isoniazid International normalized ratio Intraocular pressure Intraperitoneal Impedance plethysmography International prognostic index Interstitial pneumonia Intermittent positive pressure breathing Idiopathic pneumonia syndrome Institutional Review Board ‘ Intrinsic sympathomimetic activity lsosorbide dinitrate Isolated systolic hypertension Isosorbide mononitrate Intrathecal Idiopathic flirombocytopenic purpura International unit Intrauterine device Intravenous; Roman numeral IV; symbol for Class 4 controlled substances Inferior vena cava; intravenous cholangiogram Intravenous drug abuse IVIG IVSS IQDM IRA kcal KCL KOI-I KUB K'VO LAO LBBB LBP LCM LDH LDL LES LHRH LIMA LLL LLQ LLSB LOC LOS LP LPN LPO LTCF LUE LUL LUQ LVH mes men MCI-IC MCL MCP MCV MDI MEFR Intravenous fluids Intravenous immunoglobulin Intravenous pyelogram; intravenous push Intravenous Soluset Inferior wall myocardial infarction lavenile-onset diabetes mellitus Invenile rheumatoid arthritis lugular venous distention lugular venous pressure Potassium A Kiiocalorie Potassium chloride Potassium hydroxide Kidney, ureters, bladder Keep vein open Liter Left anterior descending; left axis deviation Left anterior oblique Leukocyte alkaline phosphatase Left bundle branch block Low back pain Left costal margin Lactate dehydrogenase Low~density lipoprotein Lower extremity Lower esophageal sphincter Liver function test Luteinizing hormone- releasing hormone Left internal mammary artery Left lower extremity Left lower lobe left lower quadrant (abdomen) Left lower sternal border Local medical doctor Last menstrual period Loss of consciousness; laxative of choice Length of stay Lumbar puncture licensed Practical Nurse Left posterior oblique Licensed Physical Therapist Lactated Ringer’s Lumbosacral Long-term care facility Left upper extremity Left upper lobe Left upper quadrant Left ventricular hypertrophy Mean arterial pressure Medication administration record Microgram Mean corpuscular hemoglobin Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration Middavicular line ' Metacarpophalangeal Mean corpuscular volume Medical Doctor Metered-dose inhaler Maximum expiratory flow rate ms MHC MI MIC MICU MM M.MEFR MMSE MOM MRG MRI MRSA MRSE MS MSE MSW MTD t MTP MTX MUD MUGA MVA MVR MVS N/V NAD NIC NCIAT NG NGT NGTD NHL NIDDM NIH NKDA NNRTI NOS NPH NPN NPO NRTl NS NSAID NSCLC NSR NSS NTG Milliequivalent Milligram Major histocompatibility complex Myocardial infarction; mitral insufficiency Minimum inhibitory concentration Medical intensive care unit Milliliter Multiple myeloma Methylmalonic acid Maximal midexpiratory flow rate Measles-mumps-rubella Mini Mental State Examination Milk of magnesia Mean platelet volume Murmur] rub] gallop Magnetic resonance imaging Methicillin—resistant Staphylococcus aureus Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis Mental status; mitral stenosis; musculoskeletal; multi— ple sclerosis; morphine sulfate Mental Status Exam Master of Social Work Maximum tolerated dose Metatarsophalangeal Methotrexate Matched unrelated donor Multiple gated acquisition Motor vehicle accident Multivitamin Mitral valve replacement; mitral valve regurgitation Mitral valve stenosis; motor, vascular, and sensory Nausea and vomiting No acute (or apparent) distress Non-contn’butory; nasal cannula Normocephaliclatraumatic N‘asogastric Nasogastric tube .. No growth to date (on culture) Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Non—insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus National Institutes of Health No known allergies No known drug allergies Normal _ Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor Not otherwise specified Neon-a1 protamine Hagedorn; normal pressure hydro- cephalus - Non-protein nitrogen Nothing by mouth (nil per 05) Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor Neurosurgery; norrnal'saline Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug Non-small cell lung cancer Normal sinus rhythm Nomal saline solution Nitroglycen'n Non-tenderlnon-distended 0&P OA‘ '08 OBS 0CD OCG OD OGT OHTx OLTx OOB OPD OPG OPV OR 05 OSA OT OTC 0U P&A PBKT PA PAC Paco: Poo2 PAOP PAT PBI PBSCT PC PCA PCI PCKD PCN PCOS PCP PCW P PDA PDE PE PEEP PEFR PEG PERLA PERRLA PET PFT PharmD PI Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea; neck vein distention; non- valvular disease; neovascularization of the disk New York Heart Association Ova and parasites Osteoarthritis Obstetrics Organic brain syndrome Obsessive-compulsive disorder Oral cholecystogram Right eye (oculus dexter); overdose"; Doctor of ’ Optometry Oral glucose tolerance test Orthotopic heart transplantation Orthotopic liver transplantation , Out ofbed Outpatient department Ocular plethysmography Oral poliovirus vaccine Operating room Left eye (oculus sinister) Obstructive sleep apnea Occupational therapy Over-the-counter Each eye (oculus uterque) Pulse, plan, percussion, pressure Percussion and auscultation Peak and trough Physician Assistant; posterior-anterior; pulmonary artery Premature atrial contraction Arterial carbon dioxide tension Arterial oxygen tension Pulmonary artery occlusion pressure Paroxyan atrial tachycardia Protein-bound iodine Peripheral blood stem cell transplantation After meals (past cibum) Patient—controlled analgesia Percutaneous coronary intervention Polycystic kidney disease Penicillin Polycystic ovarian syndrome Pneumoqstis carinii pneumonia; phencyclidine Pulmonary capillary wedge pressure Patent ductus arteriosus Phosphodiesterase Physical examination; pulmonary embolism Positive end-expiratory pressure Peak expiratory flow rate Percutaneous endoscopic gasn'ostomy; polyethylene glycol Pupils equal, react to light and accommodation Pupils equal, round. and reactive to light and accom- modation Positron emission tomography Pulmonary function test Hydrogen ion concentration Doctor of Pharmacy Principal investigator; protease inhibitor 395 > 'U “a m 2 g >< n $10!}?qu uowtupg 1| 112d > 'U -o m 2 9 X n SUOQQEAaquV [EJgpaw uoiuuiog :1 ued PID PIP PKU PMD PMH PMI PMN PMS PNC-E PND PNH POAG POD POS PP PPBG PPD PPH PPl PPN pr PR PRA PRBC PRN PSA PSCT PSE PSH PSVT PT PTA PTCA PTH PT SD PTU PUD PVC PVD QA QD Ql QID QNS QOD QOL QS R 8: M RAIU RAO RBBB RBC Pelvic inflammatory disease Proximal interphalangeal Phenylketonuria Private medical doctor Past medical history Point of maximal impulse Polymorphonuclear leukocyte Premenstrual syndrome Postnecrotic cirrhosis-ethanol Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria By mouth (per os) Partial pressure of oxygen Primary open-angle glaucoma Postoperative day Polycystic ovarian syndrome Patient profile Postprandial blood glucose Packs per day Purified protein derivative Past psychiatric history Proton pump inhibitor Peripheral parenteral nutrition Per rectum Progesterone receptor; partial remission Panel-reactive antibody: plasma renin activity Packed red blood cells When necessary: as needed (pro re nata) Prostate-specific antigen Peripheral stem cell transplant Portal systemic encephalopathy Past surgical history Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia Prothrombin time; physical therapy: patient Prior to admission Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty Pulmonary thromboembolism Parathyroid hormone Posttraumatic stress disorder Partial thromboplastin time Propylthiouracil Peptic ulcer disease Premature ventricular contraction Peripheral vascular disease Every (quaque) Quality assurance Every day (quaque die) Quality improvement Four times daily (quater in die) Quantity not sufl’icient Every other day Quality of life Quantity sufiicient Routine and microscopic Rheumatoid arthritis; right atrium Radioactive iodine uptake Right anterior oblique Right bundle branch block Red blood cell RCA RCM ROM ROS RPGN RPh RPR RRT RSV RT RTA RTC RT-PCR RUE Sao2 SBE SBFT SBGM 580 SB? SCID SCLC SCr SDP SEM SG SGOT SCT SGPT SH Right coronary artery Right costal margin Recommended daily allowance Random donor platelets Respiratory distress syndrome Red cell distribution width Rapid eye movement Reticuloendothelial system Rheumatoid factor; renal failure; rheumatic fever Rhesus factor in blood Rheumatic heart disease Right lower extremity Right lower lobe Right lower quadrant (abdomen) Right middle lobe Registered nurse Ribonucleic acid Rule out Range of motion Review of systems Rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis Registered Pharmacist Rapid plasma reagin Respiratory rate; recovery room Regular rate and rhythm Registered Respiratory Therapist Respiratory syncytial virus Radiation therapy Renal tubular acidosis Return to clinic Reverse transcriptase- polymerase chain reaction Right upper extremity Right upper lobe Riyit upper quadrant (abdomen) Right ventricular hypertrophy First heart sound Second heart sound Third heart sound (ventricular gallop) Fourth heart sound (atrial gallop) Sinoatrial Seasonal affective disorder Subarachnoid hemorrhage Arterial oxygen percent saturation Subacute bacterial endocarditis Small bowel follow-through Self blood glucose monitori...
View Full Document

  • Fall '13
  • MargaritaDiVall

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern