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ā

before

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A&P

Anterior and posterior or anatomy and physiology

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Ab

abortion

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abd

abdomen, abdominal

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ABG

arterial blood gas

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ac

before meals

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AD

right ear (auris dexter)

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ad lib

as desired

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ADL

activities of daily living

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adm

admission

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AIDS

acquired immune deficiency syndrome

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AMA

against medical advice or American Medical Association

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amb

ambulate, walk

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amt

amount

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ant

anterior

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AP

apical pulse

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approx

approximately

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AS

left ear (auris sinister)

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as tol

as tolerated

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ASA

aspirin

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ASAP

as soon as possible

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ASHD

arteriosclerotic heart disease

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AU

both ears

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A&W

alive and well

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Ax

axillary

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bid

twice daily

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BM

bowel movement

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BMI

body mass index

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BMR

basal metabolic rate

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BP

blood pressure

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BR

bed rest

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BRP

bathroom privileges

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BS

blood sugar

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BUN

blood urea nitrogen (kidney test)

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BSE

breast self exam

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bx

biopsy

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c (line over top), w/

with

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Ca

calcium

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CA

cancer

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CAT, CT

computerized axial tomography

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Cath

catheter

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CBC

complete blood count

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CHO

carbohydrate

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CC

chief complaint

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CCU

critical care unit, coronary care unit

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CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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*cc

cubic centimeter

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CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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CEO

chief executive officer

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CAD

coronary artery disease

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CHF

congestive heart failure

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ck

check

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cl liq

clear liquid

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cm

centimeter

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CNS

central nervous system

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c/o

complains of

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CO

carbon monoxide

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CO2

carbon dioxide

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COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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CP

cerebral palsy

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C&S

culture and sensitivity

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CSF

cerebrospinal fluid

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CSR

central supply room

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CVA

cerebral vascular accident

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d

day

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DAT

diet as tolerated

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D&C

dilation and curettage

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D/C, dc

discontinue or discharge

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dept

department

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DNR

do not resuscitate

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DO

doctor of osteopathy

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DOA

dead on arrival

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DOB

date of birth

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DON

director of nursing

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DDS

Doctor of Dental Surgery

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DEA

Drug Enforcement Agency

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Diff

differential white blood cell count

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dil

dilute, dissolve

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DPM

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

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DPT

diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus

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Dr

doctor

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DRG

diagnostic related group

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drsg

dressing

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DSD

dry sterile dressing

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DT

delirium tremors

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DVM

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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D/W

dextrose in water

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Dx, dx

diagnosis

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ea

each

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EEG

electroencephalogram

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ENT/EENT

Ears, nose, throat/ eyes, ears, nose, throat

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EKG/ECG

electrocardiogram

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elix

elixir

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EMG

electromyogram

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EMS

emergency medical service

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ED

emergency department, erectile dysfunction

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EMT

emergency medical technician

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et, etiol

etiology (cause of disease)

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FBS

fasting blood sugar

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FBAO

foreign body airway obstruction

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