Medical Abbreviations and Acronyms

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a.c.

before meals (from the latin ante cibum)

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AAF

African-American female

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AB

abortion

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abd

abdomen; abdominal

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ABGs

arterial blood gases

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ac

before meals (from the latin ante cibum)

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ACTH

adrenocorticotropic hormone

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AD

Alzheimer's (or Alzheimer) disease (Latin auris dextra)

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ADH

antidiuretic hormone

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ADHD

attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

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AIDS

acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

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ALS

amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

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amb

ambulate (walk)

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ANS

autonomic nervous system

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ARF

acute renal failure

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ARMD

age-related macular degeneration

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AS

left ear (latin auris sinistra)

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As.

astigmatism

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ASD

autism spectrum disorder

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ATT PHYS

attending physician

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AU

each ear (latin auris uterque)

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AV

atrioventricular

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b.i.d.

twice per day (latin bis in die)

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bands

immature white blood cells (granulocytes)

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baso

basophils

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BP

blood pressure

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BPH

benign prostatic hyperplasia

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bpm

beats per minute

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BR

bedrest

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BSE

breast self-examination

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BUN

blood urea nitrogen

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Bx, bx

biopsy

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C&S

culture and sensitivity

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c/o

complains of; complaining of

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CABG

coronary artery bypass graft

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CAD

coronary artery disease

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CAT

computerized axial tomography

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CATH

catheter

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CBC

complete blood count

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CBT

cognitive-behavioral therapy

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CC

chief complaint

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cc

cubic centimeters

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CDE

certified diabetes educator

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CF

cystic fibrosis

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CFT

certified fitness trainer

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CHF

congestive heart failure

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cm

centimeter(s)

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CNM

certified nurse-midwife

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CNS

central nervous system

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consult

consultation

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COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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CP

cerebral palsy

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CPAP

continuous positive airway pressure

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CPOA

certified paraoptometric assistant

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CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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CRF

chronic renal failure

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CRH

corticotropin-releasing hormone

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CRIF

closed reduction and internal fixation

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CS

cesarean section

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C-section

cesarean section

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CSF

cerebrospinal fluid

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CT

computed tomography; computerized tomography

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CTS

carpal tunnel syndrome

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cu mm

cubic millimeters

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CV

cardiovascular

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CVA

cerbrovascular accident

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CVS

chorionic villus sampling

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CXR

chest X-ray

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CYSTO

cystoscopy; cystoscopic examination

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D&C

dilation and curettage

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DI

diabetes insipidus

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diff

differential

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DJD

degenerative joint disease

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DM

diabetes mellitus

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DMD

Duchenne muscular dystrophy

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DRE

digital rectal examination

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DTR

deep tendon reflex

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Dx

diagnosis

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ECG

electrocardiogram

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ECT

electroconvulsive therapy

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ED

erectile dysfunction

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EDH

epidural hematoma

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EEG

electroencephalogram

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EGD

esophagogastroduodenoscopy

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