Med. Term Abbreviations - A-G

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AAA

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

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AB

Abortion

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Ab

Antibody

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ABC

Aspiration, biopsy, cytology

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abd

abdomen

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ABG

arterial blood gas

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a.c., ac

before meals (ante cibum)

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ACE

angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE inhibitors treat hypertension)

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ACL

anterior cruciate ligament of the knee

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ACS

acute coronary syndrome (myocardial infarction, unstable angina)

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ACTH

adrenocorticotropic hormone (secreted by the pituitary gland)

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AD

Alzheimer's disease

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ADD

attention deficit disorder

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ADH

antidiuretic hormone (secreted by the pituitary gland)

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ADHD

attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

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ad lib

freely as desired (ad libitum)

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AED

automated external defibrillator

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AICD

automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator

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AIDS

acquired immune deficiency syndrome

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alb

albumin (protein)

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ALL

acute lymphocytic leukemia

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alk phos

alkaline phosphatase (enzyme elevated in liver disease)

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ALS

amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig disease)

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ALT

alanine aminotransferase (enzyme elevated in liver disease); formerly called SGPT

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AMI

acute myocardial infarction

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AML

acute myelocytic (myelogenous) leukemia

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ANA

antinuclear antibody; test for rheumatoid arthritis

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AP or A/P

anteroposterior (front to back)

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A&P

auscultation and percussion

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aq

water (aqua)

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ARDS

acute respiratory distress syndrome

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AS

aortic stenosis

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ASD

atrial septal defect

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ASHD

arteriosclerotic heart disease

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AST

aspartate transaminase (elevated in liver and heart disease); formerly called SGOT

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AV

arteriovenous; atrioventricular

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A&W

alive and well

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BE

barium enema

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B cells

white blood cells (lymphocytes) produced in bone marrow

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b.i.d., bid

twice a day (bis in die)

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BM

bowel movement; bone marrow

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BMT

bone marrow transplant

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BP, B/P

blood pressure

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BPH

benign prostatic hypertrophy (hyperplasia)

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bronch

bronchoscopy

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bs

blood sugar; bowel sounds; breath sounds

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BSE

breast self-examination

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BSO

bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy

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BUN

blood urea nitrogen (test of kidney function)

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BW

birth weight

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Bx, bx

biopsy

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c

with (cum)

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C1,C2

first cervical vertebra, second cervical vertebra

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CA

cancer; carcinoma; cardiac arrest; chronologic age

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Ca

Calcium

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CABG

coronary artery bypass graft

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CAD

coronary artery disease

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CAPD

continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis

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cap

capsule

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cath

catheter; catheterization

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CBC

complete blood count

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cc

cubic centimeter (1cc=1ml)

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CC

chief complaint

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CCU

coronary care unit; critical care unit

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CF

cystic fibrosis

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chemo

chemotherapy

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CHF

congestive heart failure

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chol

cholesterol

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CIN

cervical intraepithelial neoplasia

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CIS

carcinoma in situ

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CKD

chronic kidney disease

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cm

centimeter (1cm=1/100meter)

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CLL

chronic lymphocytic leukemia

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CML

chronic myelocytic (myelogenous) leukemia

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CMP

comprehensive metabolic panel

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CNS

central nervous system (brain and spinal cord)

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c/o

complains of

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CO2

carbon dioxide

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COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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COVID-19

Coronavirus disease 2019

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CP

cerebral palsy; chest pain

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CPAP

continuous positive airway pressure (provided by machine to aid breathing in patients with sleep apnea)

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CPD

cephalopelvic disproportion

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CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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C&S, C+S

culture and sensitivity (testing)

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C-section, CS

cesarean section

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CSF

cerebrospinal fluid

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CT scan

computed tomography scan (x-ray images in cross-sectional view)

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CTE

chronic traumatic encephalopathy

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CVA

cerebrovascular accident

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c/w

compare with; consistent with

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CX, CXR

chest x-ray (image)

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Cx

cervix

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cysto

cystoscopy

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D&C

dilation (dilatation) and curettage (of the uterine lining)

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DES

diethylstilbestrol (estrogen causing defects in children who's mother's took the drug during pregnancy)

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DEXA (DXA)

dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry

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DIC

disseminated intravascular coagulation

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diff.

differential (percentages of types of white blood cells)

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DJD

degenerative joint disease

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