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AAA

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

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ABD

Abdomen

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ABG

Arterial Blood Gas

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ac

Before meal

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ACE

Angiotensin-converting Enzyme

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ACLS

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

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ACTH

Adrenocorticotropic Hormones

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ADH

Antidiuretic hormone

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ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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ADL

Activities of Daily Living

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Ad lib

Freely, as desired

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AF

Atrial Fibrillation

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AFB

Acid-Fast Bacillus

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AFP

Alpha feto Protein

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AHF

Anti Hemophilic Factor

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AIDS

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

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AKA

Above-the-knee Amputation

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Alb

Albumin

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ALT

Alanine Aminotransferase

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A.M.

Morning

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AMA

Against Medical Advice

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AMI

Acute Myocardial Infarction

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Amp

Ampule

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amt

Amount

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ANS

Autonomic Nervous System

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ANT

Anterior

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ANST

After Negative Skin Testing

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AP

Anterior-Posterior

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APGAR

Appearance-Pulse-Grimace-Activity-Respiration

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Approx

Approximately

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ARDS

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

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ARMD

Age-related Macular Degeneration

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As (Auris Sinistra)

Left ear

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ASA

Acetylsalicylic Acid (aspirin)

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ASAP

As soon as possible

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ASD

Atrial Septal Defect

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ASHD

Atherosclerotic Heart Disease

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ATP

Adenosine Triphosphate

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AU

Both ears

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AV

Atrioventricular

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BAC

Blood Alcohol Concentration

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BBB

Blood Brain Barrier / Bundle Branch Block

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BCG

Bacilli Calmette-Guerin

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BCLS

Basic Cardiac Life Support

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bid

Twice a day

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BKA

Below-the-knee Amputation

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BM

Bowel Movement

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BMR

Basal Metabolic Rate

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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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BRP

Bathroom Privilege

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BS

Blood Sugar / Bowel Sounds

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BSA

Body Surface Area

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BSE

Breast Self Exam

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BUN

Blood Urea Nitrogen

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BW

Birth Weight

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C

Centrigrade / Celsius

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c

with

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Ca

Calcium

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CA

Cancer

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CAD

Coronary Artery Disease

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Cal

Calorie

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Caps

Capsules

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CS

Culture and Sensitivity / Cesarean Section

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CAPD

Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis

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CBG

Chemical Blood Gas

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CBC

Complete Blood Count

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CC

Chief Complaint

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cc

cubic centimeter

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CHD

Coronary Heart Disease

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CHF

Congestive Heart Failure

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CHO

Carbohydrates

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CK

Creatine Kinase

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Cl

Chloride

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cm

centimeters

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CNS

Central Nervous System

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CO

Carbon monoxide

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CO2

Carbon dioxide

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COLD

Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease

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Comp

Compound

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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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CPK

Creatinine Phosphokinase

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CRP

C-reactive Protein

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CTD

Connective Tissue Disease

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CVA

Cerebrovascular Accident

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CVC

Central Venous Catheter

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CVP

Central Venous Pressure

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CPR

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

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CSF

Cerebrospinal Fluid

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DC

Discontinue

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D & C

Dilation and Curettage

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Dil

Dilute

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dL

Deciliter

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DM

Diabetes Mellitus

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DNA

Deoxyribonucleic Acid

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DNAR

Do Not Attempt Resuscitation

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DNR

Do Not Resuscitate

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