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abd

abdomen

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ad lib

as desired

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AD

Alzheimer's disease

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ADD

attention deficit disorder

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AED

automatic external defibrillator

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ADL

activities of daily living

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aka

also known as

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amb

ambulatory

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am

morning

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amt

amount

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ARF

acute renal failure

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as tol

as tolerated

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ax

axillary

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b.i.d

twice daily

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bld

blood

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Bm

bowel movement

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BPM

breaths per minute

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BP

blood pressure

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BR

bed rest

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BSE

breast self-examination

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CA.

cancer

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CAD

coronary artery disease

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CABG

coronary artery bypass graft

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c

with

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cath

catheter

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CBR

complete bed rest

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CCU

coronary care unit

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CDC

Center for Disease Control

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CHF

congestive heart failure

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C.N.A

certified nursing assistant

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c/o

complains of

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CO2

carbon dioxide

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cond

condition

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COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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CP

cerebral palsy, chest pain

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CRF

chronic renal failure

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CS

central supply

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CTS

carpal tunnel syndrome

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CVA

cerebral vascular accident

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DAT

diet as tolerated

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D&C

dilation and curettage

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DOA

dead on arrival

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DOB

date of birth

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DM

diabetes mellitus

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DS

Down syndrome

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DVT

deep vein thrombosis

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dx

diagnosis

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E

etiology

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ECG, EKG

electrocardiogram, electrocardiography

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EMT

emergency medical technician

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ENT

ear, nose, throat

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ER

emergency room

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ESRD

end-stage renal disease

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FB

foreign body

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FBS

fasting blood sugar

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Fx

fracture

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GB

gallbladder

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GE

gastroenteritis

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GERD

gastroesophageal reflux disease

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GP

general practice

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gtt

drops

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GYN, gyn

gynecology

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HIV

human immunodeficiency virus

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HOB

head of bed

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HRT

hormone replacement therapy

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HTN

hypertension

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hr

hour

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Hx

history

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ICU

intensive care unit

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IM

intramuscular

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I&O

intake and output

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isol

isolation

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IV

intravenous

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IVP

intravenous pyelogram

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Jt

joint

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KUB

kidneys, ureters, bladder

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L&D

labor and delivery

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Lg

large

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LLQ

left lower quadrant

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LMP

last menstrual period

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LOC

level of consciousness

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LUQ

left upper quadrant

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LVN

licensed vocational nurse

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MA

medical assistant

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MD

medical doctor

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mm

millimeter

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MRI

magnetic resonance imaging

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MS

multiple sclerosis

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N/C

no complaints

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NA

not applicable

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neg

negative

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NKA

no known allergies

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noc,noct

night

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NPO

nothing by mouth

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NSAID

nonsteriodal anti-inflammatory drug

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N&V

nausea and vomiting

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OA

osteoarthritis

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OB

obstetrics

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OB-GYN

obstetrics and gynecology

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