PHM 505 Abbreviations

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before

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A&O

alert and oriented

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a.m.a

against medical advice

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abd

abdominal/abdomen

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ABG

atrerial blood gas

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ad lib.

freely; as desired

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ADHD

attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

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AF

arterial fibrillation

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AFB

acid fast bascillus

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AFOF

anterior fontanelle open and flat

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AGE

acute gastroenteritis

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alb

albumin

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ALP

alkaline phosphatase

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ALT

alanine aminotransferase

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AMI

acute myocardial infarction

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ant.

anterior

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AOM

acute otitis media

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aPTT

activated partial thromboplastin time

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ARDS

acute respiratory distress syndrome

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ASD

atrial septal defect

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AST

aspartate aminotransferase

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b/l

bilateral

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BAC

blood alcohol concentration

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bili

bilirubin

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BM

bowel movement

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BMT

bone marrow transplantation

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BNP

brain natriuretic peptide

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BPH

benign prostatic hyperplasia

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BRBPR

bright red blood per rectum

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BS (pt assess)

bowel sounds

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BUN

Blood urea nitrogen

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C&S

culture and sensitivity

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c/o

complains of

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CABG

coronary artery bypass graft

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CAP

community acquired pneumonia

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cath

catheter

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CBC

complete blood count

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CC

chief complaint

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CCE

clubbing, cyanosis, edema

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CCU

coronary care unit/ critical care unit

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CF

cystic fibrosis

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CFTR

cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator

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CHD

congenital heart disease/ coronary heart disease

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CK

creatine kinase

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CN

cranial nerve

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CO

cardiac output

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CP

cerebral palsy/chest pain

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CPK

creatine phosphokinase

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CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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CrCl

creatinine clearance

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CS

c-section

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CRP

c. reactive protein

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CSF

cerebral spinal fluid

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CT

computed/ computed tomography

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CTA

clear to auscultation

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CVAT

costovertebral angle tenderness

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CVC

central venous catheter

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CVP

central venous pressure

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CXR

chest x-ray

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D5/0.9NaCl

5% dextrose and normal saline

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D5/1/2 NS

dextrose 5% in half saline (0.45% NaCl)

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D5W

dextrose 5% in water

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DBP

diastolic blood pressure

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Derm

dermatology

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DI

diabetes insipidus

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DIB

difficulty in breathing

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DIC

disseminated intravascular coagulation

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DKA

diabetes ketoacidosis

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DNR

do not resuscitate

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DOA

dead on arrival

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DOB

date of birth

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DOE

dyspnea on exertion

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DTaP (TDaP)

Diptheria tetanus and pertussis

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DTR

deep tendon reflexes

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DTs

delirium tremens

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DVT

deep vein thrombosis

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Dx

diagnosis

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EBV

Epstein-Barr Virus

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ECG

electrocardiogram/electrocardiograph

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ECHO

echocardiography

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ECMO

extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

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EEG

electroencephalogram

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EF

ejection fraction

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EGD

esophagogastroduodenoscopy

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EKG

ECG electrocardiogram

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Endo

endocrine

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ENT

ear nose and throat

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EOM

extraocular muscles

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EOMI

extraocular muscles intact

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EPS

extrapyramidal symptoms

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ESR

erythrocyte sedimentation rate

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FBG

Fasting blood glucose

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FEN

fluid, electrolyte, and nutrition

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FEV

forced expiratory volume

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FFP

fresh frozen plasma

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FH

family history

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FT

full term

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FTT

failure to thrive

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FUO

fever of unknown origin

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FVC

forced vital capacity

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