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ABBREVIATION                                  DEFINITION                                 CONTEXT
      A2             Aortic second sound                                  General
     5-FU            5-fluorouracil                                       General
     A fib           atrial fibrillation                                  General
   A V block         artrioventricular block                              General
     A&O             alert and oriented                                   General
    A&Ox3            alert and oriented to person, place, event           General
      a.m.           before noon                                          General
      A2             aortic second sound                                  General
    A2=P2            aortic second sound equal to pulmonic second sound   General
       aa            of each                                              General
     AAA             aortic abdominal aneurysm                            General
    AACG             Aortic second sound                                  General
     AAE             active assistance exercise                           General
     AAL             anterior axillary line                               General
     AAS             Acute Abdominal Series                               General
      AB             apnea bradycardia                                    General
      abd            abdomen                                              General
     ABG             arterial blood gas                                   General
      ABI            ankle brachial index                                 General
   abort or ab       abortion                                             General
       ac            before meals                                         General
    AC IOL           anterior chamber intraocular lens                    General
     ACA             Anterior cerebral artery                             General
      acc            Accommodative                                        General
     accom           accommodation                                        General
      ACF            Anterior cervical fusion                             Orthopaedics/Neurosurgery
     ACG             Angel closure glaucoma                               General
   acid phos         acid phosphatase                                     General
     ACL             Anterior Cruciate Ligament                           General
     ACLS            Advanced Cardiac Life Support                        General
    ACOG             American college of Obstetrics and Gynecology        General
     ACTH            adrenocortocotropic hormone                          General
     ad lib          at pleasure                                          General
   AD or ad          right ear                                            General
     ADA             American Diabetic Association                        General
   adeno CA          adenocarcinoma                                       General
     ADH             antidiuretic hormone                                 General
    ADHD             attention-deficit hypertensive disorder              General
     ADL             activities of daily living                           General

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   adm             admission                                             General
 AdvDir            Advance Directive                                     General
   AE              above the elbow                                       General
  A fib            atrial fibrillation                                   General
A-F bypass         aorto-femoral bypass                                  General
  AFB              acid fast bacilli                                     General
  AFGE             air fluid gas exchange                                General
  AFIP             Armed Forces Institute of Pathology                   General
  AFO              ankle foot orthrosis                                  General
   AFP             alpha fetoprotein                                     General
  AGA              appropriate for gestational age                       General
  AHA              American Heart Association                            General
  AHF              Anterior hyaloid face                                 General
  AHG              antihemophiliac globulin                              General
  AHL              Auditory Hearing Level                                General
   AI              aortic insufficiency                                  General
  AICD             Automatic Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator           General
  AIDS             acquired immune deficiency syndrome                   General
   AIH             autoimmune hepatitis                                  General
  AION             Anterior ischemic optic neuropathy                    General
   AIU             Ambulatory Infusion Unit                              General
   AJ              ankle jerk                                            General
   AK              above the knee                                        General
  AKA              above the knee amputation                             General
   AL              Axial length                                          General
   alb             albumin                                               General
  alcl3            Aluminum Chloride                                     General
  ALD              alcoholic liver disease                               General
  ALIF             Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion                      General
 alk phos          alkaline phosphatase                                  General
  ALL              acute lymphocytic leukemia                            General
   all             allergies                                             General
  ALS              advanced life support                                 General
  ALT              Alanine Transaminase                                  General
   am              before noon                                           General
  AMA              against medical advise                                General
 AMBU              Ambulance                                             General
  AMI              acute myocardial infarction                           General
  AML              acute mylocytic leukemia/acute myelogenous leukemia   General
 Amnio             amniocentesis                                         General

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    amp             ampule                                                 General
   Ampi             Ampicillin                                             General
    amt             Amount                                                 General
   ANC              Absolute Neutrophil Count                              General
    anes            Anesthesia                                             General
   ANS              Autonomic nervous system                               General
    ant             anterior                                               General
  AODM              adult onset diabetes mellitus                          General
 aort regurg        aortic regurgitation                                   General
  aort sten         aortic stenosis                                        General
    AP              anterior posterior                                     General
A-P and Lat         anteroposterior and lateral                            General
A-P diameter        anteroposterior diameter                               General
    APC             Argo Plasma Coagulation                                General
   APN              Advanced Practice Nurse                                General
  AP/PA             anteroposterior/posteroanterior                        General
   APCT             Alternative prism & cover test                         General
   APD              Afferent pupillary defect                              General
   approx           approximate                                            General
    APS             Anesthesia Pain Service                                General
   aPTT             Activated partial thromboplastin time                  General
    AQ              aqueous                                                General
  Aq Pen            Aqueous Penicillin G                                   General
  ARA-A             vidarabine (adenine arabinoside)                       General
  ARA-C             cytarabine (cytosine arabinoside)                      General
   ARBC             Autologous Red Cell Unit                               General/Hematology
   ARC              Abnormal retinal correspondence                        General
   ARD              Acute respiratory distress                             General
   ARDS             Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome                    General
    ARF             acute renal failure                                    General
   ARG              Angle recession glaucoma                               General
   ARM              active range of motion                                 General
  AROM              artificial rupture of membranes                        General
     art            arterial                                               General
    arth            arthritis                                              General
    AS              Aortic stenosis                                        General
   ASA              aspirin                                                General
   ASAP             as soon as possible                                    General
  ASCUS             atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance   General
  ASCVD             arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease                General

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    ASD             atrial septal defect                           General
   ASHD             arteriosclerotic heart disease                 General
    ASO             antistrepholysin -0 titer                      General
   ASO4             Atropine (as the sulfate)                      General
     asp            aspirate                                       General
   ASPVD            arteriosclerotic peripheral vascular disease   General
    AST             Aspartate Transaminase                         General
     AT             Atrial tachycardia                             General
   ATLS             Advanced trauma life support                   General
  AU or au          both ears                                      General
    AV              arteriovenous                                  General
    A-V             artrioventricular (A-V node, A-V conduction)   General
    AVF             arteriovenous fistula                          General
    AVM             Aterio-venous malformation                     General
     ax             axilla                                         General
     Ba             Barium                                         Chemical Element
    BAL             blood alcohol level                            General
   BASO             basophile                                      General
    BBB             bundle branch block                            General
   BBBB             bilateral bundle branch block                  General
   BBBD             Blood Brain Barrier Disruption                 General
    BBS             Bilateral breath sounds                        General
     BC             Bone Conduction                                General
   BCBS             Blue Cross - Blue Shield                       General
    BCC             basal cell carcinoma                           General
    BCE             basal cell epithelioma                         General
    BCG             Bacille Calmette-Guerin                        General
    BCP             birth control pills                            General
    BCR             bulbous carvernous reflux                      General
     BE             barium enema                                   General
     BF             Black female                                   General
     BG             blood glucose                                  General
    BHC             Boone Hospital Center                          General
    BHS             Behavioral Health Services                     General
    BLE             Bilateral Lower Extremity                      General
    BL F            Black female                                   General
   BL M             black male                                     General
Bicarb (HCO2)       Bicarbonate                                    General
   BICU             Burn Intensive Care Unit                       General
     bid            twice a day                                    General

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    bilat           bilateral                                            General
    bili            bilirubin                                            General
 Bili (T/D)         bilirubin (total /direct)                            General
    BK              below the knee                                       General
   BKA              below the knee amputation                            General
   bl cult          blood culture                                        General
  BLAST             immature cell usually referring to myelo or lympho   General
    BLS             basic life support                                   General
    BM              bowel movement                                       General
   BMP              Basic Metabolic Profile                              General
    BNP             Brain naturetic peptide                              General
   BOM              bilateral otitis media                               General
    BP              blood pressure                                       General
    BPD             bronchopulmonary dysplasia                           General
    BPH             benign prostatic hypertrophy                         General
    BR              bedrest                                              General
    Br S            breath sounds                                        General
    BRJ             brachioradialis jerk                                 General
    BRP             bathroom privileges                                  General
    BS              bowel sounds                                         General
    BSA             body surface area                                    General
    BSC             bedside comode                                       General
   BS&O             bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy                      General
    BSS             balanced salt solution                               General
    BSV             Binocular single vision                              General
   BSW              Bachelor of Social Work                              General
    BTL             bilateral tubal ligation                             General
   BUE              Bilateral Upper Extremity                            General
   BUN              blood urea nitrogen                                  General
    BUS             Bartholin, urethra, Skene                            General
    Bx              biopsy                                               General
     C              Celsius                                              General
  C. diff.          Clostridium difficile                                General/Laboratory
 C-section          cesarean section                                     General
  C spine           Cervical Spine                                       General
    C/O             Complaining of or Complaints                         General
   C&A              Clinitest and Acetest                                General
   C&S              culture and sensitivity                              General
C-1, C-2, etc       cervical vertebra 1, etc.                            General
   C3F8             Perfluoropropane                                     General

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    Ca             Calcium                                                   Chemical Element
CA or ca           carcinoma or cancer                                       General
 CA 19-9           Carbohydrate Antigen 19-9                                 General
 CA 125            Cancer Antigen 125                                        General
  CABG             coronary artery bypass grafting                           General
  CACG             chronic angle closure glaucoma                            General
  CAD              coronary artery disease                                   General
  CAG              Closed angle glaucoma                                     General
  CAH              chronic active hepatitis                                  General
   CAI             Carbonic anhydrase inhibitor                              General
   Cal             Calorie                                                   General
 CALGB             cancer and leukemia group B                               General
  CALP             Corneal argon laser photocoagulation                      General
CA-MRSA             Community Associated-Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus General
   Cap             capsule                                                    General
  CAPD             continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis                 General
  CAT              computerized axial tomography                             General
   cath            catheter                                                  General
  CBC              complete blood count                                      General
  CBD              Common bile duct                                          General
  CBG              capillary blood gas                                       General
   CBI             continuous bladder irrigation                             General
  CBR              complete bed rest                                         General
   CC              chief complaint                                           General
C-C fistula        carotid (artery)-cavernous (sinus)fistula                 General
  C-C-E            Clubbing-cyanosis-edema                                   General
   CCr             creatinine clearance                                      General
   CCT             computer coronal tomography                               General
  CCU              coronary care unit                                        General
   CD              Cystic duct                                               General
  CDB              cough and deep breathe                                    General
  CDC              Centers for Disease Control                               General
   CE              Cataract extraction                                       General
  CEA              carcino-embryonic antigen                                 General
  CENT             centigrade                                                General
   CF              Cystic Fibrosis                                           General
   CG              Ciliary ganglion                                          General
   cGy             centigray                                                 General
   CH              Children's Hospital                                       General
  CHD              congenital heart disease                                  General

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   chem            chemistry                                       General
   CHF             congestive heart failure                        General
   CHI             closed head injury                              General
   CHL             conductive hearing loss                         General
   CHO             carbohydrate                                    General
   chol            cholesterol                                     General
    CI             cardiac index                                   General
   CIC             Common internal carotid                         General
  CICU             Cardiac Intensive Care Unit                     General
   Circ            Circumcision                                    General
   C-J             Creutzfeldt-Jakob                               General
   CK              creatine kinase                                 General
   CKD             Chronic Kidney Disease                          General
  CKMB             creatine kinase myocardial band                 General
    Cl             Chlorine or Chloride                            Chemical Element
   CIVI            Continuous Intravenous Infusion                 General
    CL             central line                                    General
   CLF             Chronic liver failure                           General
   CLL             chronic lymphocytic leukemia                    General
    cm             centimeter                                      General
 cm H2O            centimeter of water                             General
  CMAR             computerized medication administration record   General
  CMC              Complex Multilayer Compression Device           General
   CME             Cystoid macular edema                           General
  CMG              cystometrogram                                  General
   CMI             Cell mediated immune response                   General
   CML             chronic mylocytic leukemia                      General
   CMP             comprehensive metabolic panel                   General
  CMV              cytomegalic virus                               General
   CN              cranial nerves                                  General
CN2,3,4,etc        2nd cranial nerve, 3rd cranial nerve, etc.      General
   CAN             Certified Nurse Assisstant                      Professional Title
  CNDO             congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction        General
   CNS             central nervous system                          General
  CNVM             Choroidal neovascular membrane                  General
   CO              Carbon Monoxide                                 General
   CO2              carbon dioxide                                 General
   Co60            (radioactive cobalt)                            General
  COAS             chronic open angle glaucoma                     General
  COLD             chronic obstructive lung disease                General

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     cong            congenital                                      General
     conj            Conjunctiva, conjunctival                       General
    COPD             chronic obstructive pulmonary disease           General
    Cosm             osmolar clearance                               General
     CP              Cerebral palsy                                  General
    CPAP             continuous positive airway pressure             General
     CPC             clinicopathological conference                  General
     CPD             Cephalopelvic disproportion                     General
     CPE             cystopanendoscopy                               General
    CPEO             chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia    General
     CPK             creatine phosphokinase                          General
   CPK-MB            creatine phosphokinase myocardial band          General
    CPM              continue present management                     General
     CPP             cerebral perfusion pressure                     General
     CPR             cardiopulmonary resuscitation                   General
    CPRC             Community Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center     General
     CPT             chest physiotherapy                             General
  Cr or creat        creatinine                                      General
     cr cl           creatinine clearance                            General
CREST syndrome       calcinosis, Raynaud’s esophageal dysfunction,   General
     CRF             chronic renal failure                           General
     CRH             Columbia Regional Hospital                      General
    CRNA             Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist          Professional Title
     CRU             Clinical Research Unit                          General
     cryo            Cryotherapy                                     Gynecology
      Cs             cesium (radioactive)                            General
     CSF             cerebral spinal fluid                           General
     CSS             Community Support Specialist                    General
     CT              Cardiothoracic                                  General
   CT scan           computerized tomography scan                    General
     CTA             clear to auscultation                           General
     CTD             Connective tissue disease                       General
      cu             cubic                                           General
     cult            culture                                         General
    CVA              cerebral vascular accident                      General
CVA tenderness       costovertebral angle tenderness                 General
    CVD              cardiovascular disease                          General
     CVP             central venous pressure                         General
     Cx              cervix                                          General
     CXR             chest x-ray                                     General

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     cysto           Cystoscopy                                    General
    D5LR             5% Dextrose in lactated Ringer's solution     General
    D5NS             5% Dextrose in normal saline                  General
D5W, D10W, etc.      5%, 10%, etc. Dextrose in water               General
     DAT             Direct Antihumanglobulin Test                 General
      Db             decibel                                       General
     D bili          direct bilirubin                              General
     DBP             Diastolic Blood Pressure                      General
     DBT             Dialectic Behavior Therapy                    General
     D&C             dilatation and curettage                      General
      DC             discontinue                                   General
      dd             dependent drainage                            General
   DDAVP             desmopressin acetate                          General
  DDD-DDIT           dual demand pacemaker                         General
     DDS             Doctor Dental Surgery                         Professional Title
    DDST             Denver Development Screening Test             General
      DE             device                                        General
     Dept            Department                                    General
     Derm            Dermatology                                   General
    DEXA             dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry              General
     DFA             direct fluorescence immunoassay               General
     DFP             Diisopropyl flourophosphate                   General
   DHEA-S            dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate                General
      DI             diabetes insipidus                            General
     DIC             dessiminated intravascular coagulation        General
      diff           Differential                                  General/Laboratory
      Dig            Digoxin                                       General
      Dil            Dilate                                        General
     DIP             distal interphalangeal joint                  General
     disch           discharge                                     General
     DJD             degenerative joint disease                    General
     DKA             diabetic ketoacidosis                         General
      dl             deciliter                                     General
     DLC             diffusion capacity of the lung                General
     DM              diabetes mellitus                             General
     DME             Durable Medical Equipment                     Equipment or Device
     DMH             Department of Mental Health                   General
     DNA             deoxyribonucleic acid                         General
    DNCB             Dinitrochlorobenzene                          General
    DNKA             did not keep appointment                      General

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DNAR              Do Not Attempt Resuscitation                            General
 DNR              do not resuscitate                                      General
  DO              Doctor of Osteopathy                                    General
 DOA              dead on arrival                                         General
 DOB              date of birth                                           General
 DOD              Date of discharge                                       General
 DOE              dyspnea on exertion                                     General
DOSA              day of surgery admit                                    General
DPOA              Durable Power of Attorney                               General
  DP              dorsalis pedis                                          General
 DPCP             Diphenylcyclopropenone                                  General
 DPE              Dipivefrin                                              General
 DPT              diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus                       General
  Dr              Doctor                                                  Professional Title
  DR              Diabetic retinopathy                                    General
 DRE              Digital rectal examination                              General
 DRG              Diagnosis Related Group                                 Financial Acronym
 drsg             dressing                                                General
  DS              double strength                                         General
 DSM              Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders   General
  DT              diphtheria tetanus                                      General
 DTaP             Diphteria, Tetanus, Acellular Pertussis                 General
DTR’s             deep tendon reflexes                                    General
 DT's             delirium tremens                                        General
  DU              decubitus ulcer                                         General
 DUB              dysfunctional uterine bleeding                          General
 DVD              Dissociated vertical deviation                          General
 DVI              A/V sequential pacemaker                                General
 DVM              Doctor of Veterinary Medicine                           General
 DVT              deep vein thrombosis                                    General
  Dx              diagnosis                                               General
  Dz              Disease                                                 General
 E coli           Escherichi coli                                         General
 EAC              external auditory canal                                 General
 EBL              estimated blood loss                                    General
 EBV              Epstein-Barr Virus                                      General
  EC              Emergency Center                                        General
ECASA             enteric coated aspirin                                  General
 ECC              endocervical curettage                                  General
 ECG              electrocardiogram                                       General

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  Echo             echocardiogram                                   General
ECHO virus         enterocytopathogenic human orphan virus          General
   ECT             electroconvulsive therapy                        General
   ED              Emergency Department                             Department
  EDC              estimated date of confinement                    General
  EDD              estimated date of discharge                      General
  EDMA             ethylene glyco-dy-methacrylate                   General
  EDTA             Ethylene diamine tetra acetate                   General
   EEG             electroencephalogram                             General
   EF              ejection fraction                                General
  EFCC             Ellis Fischel Cancer Center                      General
  EFM              Electronic fetal monitoring                      General
  EFW              estimated fetal weight                           General
    eg             Example                                          General
  EGD              esophagogastroduodenoscopy                       General
   EIA             Enzyme Immunoassay                               General
  EKG              Electrocardiogram                                General
  ELISA            enzyme-linked immuno-absorbent assay             General
  ELOS             estimated length of stay                         General
   EM              electron microscopy                              General
  EMG              electromyograph(y)                               General
  EMS              Emergency Medical Services                       General
  EMT              Emergency Medical technician                     General
 EMT-P             Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic           General
  ENA              extractable nuclear antigen                      General
   ENT             ears, nose and throat                            General
  EOA              esophageal obturator airway                      General
  EOG              Electro-Oculogram                                General
  EOM              extraocular muscle4-Feb-03                       General
  EOMB             extraocular muscle balance                       General
  EOMI             extraocular movements intact                     General
   eos             eosinophile                                      General
   EPI             epinepherine                                     General
  epith            epithelial or epithelium                         General
   EPS             electrophysiology studies                        General
   Eq              equvalent (gram equivalent weight)               General
   ER              Emergency Room                                   General
  ERCP             endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography   General
   ERP             Early receptor potential                         General
  ERSF             end stage renal failure                          General

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 ESLD             End stage liver disease                              General
  ESR             erythrocyte sedimentation rate                       General
 ESRD             end stage renal disease                              General
 ESWL             electroshock wave lithotripsy                        General
  ET              endotracheal                                         General
ET tube           endotracheal tube                                    General
 ETA              estimated time of arrival                            General
  Etc             etceteras                                            General
 Ethol            Ethanol                                              General
 ETOH             ethyl alcohol                                        General
  ETT             endotracheal tube                                    General
 E-tube           eustachian tube                                      General
 EUA              examination under anesthesia                         General
  Eval            Evaluation                                           General
  EW              Edinger-Westphal; extended wear contact lens         General
  Exp             expiration                                           General
 expir            expiration or expiratory (related to respirations)   General
   F              Fahrenheit                                           General
  F3T             Trifluorothymidine                                   General
  FA              Fluorescein angiogram or angiography                 General
fam phys          family physician                                     General
 FANA             fluorescent antinuclear antibody                     General
  FB              foreign body                                         General
  FBS             fasting blood sugar                                  General
  FC              Flexion contracture                                  General
  FD              fire department                                      General
  FDP             fibrin degredation products                          General
  Fe              Iron                                                 Chemical Element
  FEF             forced expired flow                                  General
 FEM              Fast eye movements                                   General
 FEV1             forced expired volume in one second                  General
  FFP             fresh frozen plasma                                  General
  FH              family history                                       General
 FHR              fetal heart rate                                     General
 FHT              fetal heart tone                                     General
 FIO2             flow of inspired oxygen                              General
  FL              Femur length                                         General
 FLM              Fetal lung maturity                                  General
 Flouro           fluoroscopy                                          General
  FLP             fasting lipid profile                                General

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         FM              face mask                                        General
        FMG              fine mesh gauze                                  General
        FNA              fine needle aspiration                           General
         FNP             Family Nurse Practitioner                        General
        FOB              foot of the bed                                  General
         FOF             Full of feces                                    General
         Fort            fortified                                        General
         FP              family physician                                 General
      F-P bypass         femoral-popliteal bypass                         General
         FPA             Far point of accomodation                        General
         FS              floor stock                                      General
         FSE             Fetal Scalp Electrode                            General
         FSH             follicule-stimulating hormone                    General
         FT              Full-time                                        General
        FTA              fluorescent treponema antibody                   General
      FTA-ABS            Fluorescent treponema antibody absorption test   General
        FTSG             full thickness skin graft                        General
         FU              follow-up                                        General
        FUDR             floxuradine                                      General
        FUO              fever of unknown origin                          General
        FVC              forced vital capacity                            General
          fx             fracture                                         General
     g or G or gm        gram                                             General
        G-tube           gastrostomy tube                                 General
         G%              gram percent                                     General
G_,P_,A_ or Gr_,P_,Ab_   Gravida_, Para_, Aborta_                         General
         ga              gauge                                            General
        GAD              generalized anxiety disorder                     General
        GAF              Global Assessment of Functioning                 General
         GB              gallbladder                                      General
        GBS              Gallbladder Series                               General/Procedure
      Gc or GC           gonococcus or gonorrhea                          General
        GCS              Glasgow Coma Scale                               General
         GE              gastroenteritis                                  General
         gent            Gentamycin                                       General
        GERD             Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease                  General
         gest            gestation                                        General
        GFR              glomerular filtration rate                       General
         GI              gastrointestinal                                 General
     GLU or glu          glucose                                          General

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     GOG             Gynecologic oncology group                                   General
      GP             General Practitioner                                         General
       gr            grain                                                        General
  Grav or grav       Gravida                                                      General
      GS             General Surgery                                              General
     GSV             Great Saphenous Vein                                         General
     GSW             gunshot wound                                                General
     GTT             Glucose tolerance test                                       General
      gtts           Drops                                                        Medication
      GU             genitourinary                                                General
      Gy             gray (hematology/oncology term)                              General
     GYN             Gynecology                                                   General
       H             Hyperphoria                                                  General
     H2O             Water                                                        Chemical Element
     H2O2            Hydrogen Peroxide                                            Chemical Element
     H&P             History and Physical                                         General
      HA             Headache                                                     General
     HAA             hepatitis associated antigen                                 General
    HAMA             Human Anti-Murine Antibody                                   General
  HA-MRSA            Healthcare-Associated-Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus   General
   Hb or Hgb         hemoglobin                                                   General
     HBV             hepatitis B virus                                            General
      HC             head circumference                                           General
     HCG             human chorionic gonadotrophin                                General
     HCI             hydrochloric acid or hydrochloride                           General
     HCS             hydrocortisone                                               General
      Hct            hematocrit                                                   General
    HCTZ             hydrochlorthiazide                                           General
     HCV             hepatitis C virus                                            General
    HCVD             hypertensive cardiovascular disease                          General
HCV-RNA by PCR       (abbreviation often used by our liver specialists)           General
      HD             hemodialysis                                                 General
     HDL             high density lipoprotein                                     General
    HEENT            head, eyes, ears, nose and throat                            General
     Heme            hematology                                                   General
   Hem/Onc           Hematology Oncology                                          General
     HepA            Hepatitis A                                                  General
     HepB            Hepatitis B                                                  General
   Hep Lock          heparin lock                                                 General
     HFJV            high frequency jet ventilation                               General

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 HFN              high flow nebulization                        General
  Hg              mercury                                       General
 Hgb              hemoglobin                                    General
HgbA1c            Hemoglobin A1c                                General
 HGC              Horizontal gaze center                        General
HGSIL             high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion    General
  HH              Home Health                                   General
  HI              head injury                                   General
  Hib             Haemophilus Influenza Type b                  General
 Histo            histoplasmosis                                General
 HIV              human immunodeficiency virus                  General
 HJR              hepatojugular reflux                          General
 HLA              human leukocyte antigen                       General
 HLD              hyperlipidemia                                General
 HMD              hyaline membrane disease                      General
 HNP              herniated nucleus pulposus                    General
  HO              house officer                                 General
 HOB              head of the bead                              General
HOCM              hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy       General
  HP              hematology profile                            General
 HPD              hematology profile and differential           General
 HPDP             hematologic and differential profile          General
  hpf             high powered field                            General
 HPI              history of present illness                    General
 HPN              hematologic profile with neutrophils          General
 HPV              human papillomavirus                          General
  HR              Heart rate                                    General
  hrs             hours                                         General
  HS              hour of sleep                                 General
 HSG              hysterosalpingogram                           General
 HSK              Herpes simplex keratitis                      General
HSTMVH            Harry S. Truman Memorial Veteran's Hospital   General
 HSV              herpes simplex virus                          General
  ht              height                                        General
 HTN              hypertension                                  General
  HU              Hounsfield Unit                               General
  Hx              History                                       General
 Hyst             hysterectomy                                  General
  HZ              Herpes Zoster                                 General
 I-131            Iodine-131 (radioisotope)                     General

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 ICD              Intracoronary Device                         General
 I&D              incision and drainage                        General
 I&O               intake and output                           General
 IABP             intra-aortic balloon pump                    General
 IBD              Inflammatory bowel disease                   General
  IBS             irritable bowel syndrome                     General
 IBW              ideal body weight                            General
  iCa             Ionized Calcium                              General
 ICB              intracranial bleed                           General
  ICF             Intermediate Care Facility                   General
 ICH              intracranial hemorrhage                      General
  ICP             intracranial pressure                        General
  ICS             intensive care unit                          General
 ICSI             intracytoplasmic sperm injection             General
 ICU              intensive care unit                          General
   id             Identification                               General
IDDM              insulin dependent diabetes mellitus          General
 IDL              indirect laryngoscopy                        General
 IDU              Idoxuridine                                  General
  IgA             Immunoglobulin A                             General
  IgD             Immunoglobulin D                             General
  IgE             Immunoglobulin E                             General
  IgG             Immunoglobulin G                             General
 IgM              Immunoglobulin M                             General
  IH              inhalant, inhalation                         General
 IHD              Ischemic heart disease                       General
 IHSS             idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis   General
 ILD              Interstitial Lung Disease                    General
 ILM              Internal limiting membrane                   General
  IM              intramuscular                                General
 iMg              Ionized Magnesium                            General
  Imp             impression                                   General
 ImU              microinternational unit                      General
  IN              intranasal                                   General
 incont           Incontinent                                  General
 IND              independent                                  General
 INH              Isoniazid                                    General
  inj             injection                                    General
 INR              International Normalized Ratio               General
 irreg            Irregular                                    General

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 inspir           inspiration or inspiratory (relating to respiration)     General
 IOL              Intraocular lens                                         General
 IOP              Intraocular pressure                                     General
 IOS              Institute for Outpatient Service                         General
  IP              intraperitoneal                                          General
 IPD              intermittent peritoneal dialysis                         General
  IPJ             interphalangeal joint                                    General
 IPPB             Intermittent positive pressure breathing                 General
  IQ              intelligence quotient                                    General
  IR              irrigation                                               General
  IS              Incentive Spirometry                                     General
 ISO              isolette                                                 General
  IT              intrathecal                                              General
  ITP             idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura                      General
 ITRP             Individual Treatment and Rehabilitation Plan             General
 IUD              intrauterine device                                      General
 IUGR             intrauterine growth retardation                          General
 IUP              intrauterine pregnancy                                   General
 IUPC             Intrauterine pressure catheter                           General
  IV              intravenous                                              General
 IVC              Inferior Vena Cava                                       General
IV push           intravenous push                                         General
 IVCD             intraventricular conduction defect                       General
 IVF              intravenous fluids                                       General
 IVFA             Intravenous fluorescein angiography                      General
 IVH              intraventricular hemorrhage                              General
 IVP              intravenous pyelogram                                    General
 IVPB             intravenous piggyback                                    General
J1, J2…           Jaeger notation/size of type for near vision             General
 JNA              Juvenile Nasopharyngeal angiofibroma                     General
 JRA              juvenile rheumatoid arthritis                            General
   Jt             joint                                                    General
 JVD              jugular vein distention or jugular venous distention     General
 JVP              jugular venous pressure                                  General
 JXG              Juvenile xanthogranuloma                                 General
   K              Keratometry, flattest meridian of K reading; potassium   General
  K+              Potassium                                                Chemical Element
  KB              Kleinhauer Baetke                                        General
 Kcal             kilocalorie                                              General
 KCl              potassium chloride                                       General

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   KED             Kendrix Extrication Device                                General
    Kg             kilogram                                                  General
     KJ            knee jerks                                                General
    KO             Keep Open                                                 General/Orders
   KOH             Potassium hydroxide                                       General
   KUB             kidneys, ureter, bladder (flat plate of abdomen)          General
   KVO             Keep Vein Open                                            General/Orders
     L             left                                                      General
 L - E cells       lupus erythematosus (prep) cells                          General
L-4, L-5, etc      lumbar vertebra 4, etc.                                   General
   l&w             living and well                                           General
    LA             left atrium                                               General
    lab            laboratory                                                General
   LAD             left anterior descending artery                           General
   LAH             left atrial hypertrophy                                   General
   LAO             Left anterior oblique                                     General
    lap            laparotomy                                                General
  LASER            light amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation   General
     lat           lateral                                                   General
     lb            pound                                                     General
   LBBB            left bundle branch block                                  General
   LBCD            left border of cardiac dullness                           General
   LCM             left costal margin                                        General
    LD             learning disability                                       General
   LDH             lactic acid dehydrogenase                                 General
   LDL             low density lipoproteins                                  General
    LE             Lower Extremity                                           General
   LEEP            loop electrosurgical excision procedure                   General
    LFT            liver function test                                       General
   LGA             large for gestational age                                 General
   LGB             Lateral geniculate body                                   General
   LGN             Lateral geniculate nucleus                                General
  LGSIL            low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion                 General
    LH             leuteinizing hormone                                      General
     liq           liquid                                                    General
   Litho           Lithotripsy                                               Procedure
   LIWS            Low Intermittent Wall Suction                             General
    LKS            liver, kidneys and spleen                                 General
    LL             Lower lid                                                 General
    LLE            left lower extremity                                      General

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 LLL              left lower lobe – lung and/or left lower eyelid   General
 LLQ              left lower quadrant – abdomen                     General
 LMD              left main disease                                 General
LMHP              Licensed Mental Health Professional               General
 LMN              lower motor neuron                                General
 LMP              last menstrual period                             General
 LMR              Left medial rectus                                General
 LMW              low molecular weight                              General
 LN2              Liquid nitrogen                                   General
 LND              lymph node disection                              General
LNMP              last normal menstrual period                      General
 LOA              left occiput anterior                             General
 LOC              level of consciousness                            General
 LOD              lysis of adhesions                                General
LOGH              Lake Ozark General Hospital                       General
 LOM              left otitis media                                 General
 LOP              left occiput posterior                            General
  LP              lumbar puncture                                   General
 LPCA             Long posterior ciliary artery                     General
 LPN              Licensed Practical Nurse                          General
 LPO              left posterior oblique                            General
  LR              lactated ringers                                  General
 LRS              lactated Ringer solution                          General
  LS              lumbosacral                                       General
 LSB              left sternal border                               General
 LSD              lysergic acid diethylamide                        General
 LSO              Lumbosacral Orthosis                              General
 LSTC             laparoscopic tubal cautery                        General
 LUE              left upper extremity                              General
 LUL              left upper lobe – lung                            General
 LUQ              left upper quadrant – abdomen                     General
  LV              left ventricle                                    General
LVAD              left ventricular assist device                    General
LVEDP             Left Ventricular End Diastolic Pressure           Cardiology
 LVH              left ventricular hypertrophy                      General
LWOBS             Left Without Being Seen                           Emergency Department
 lymph            lymphocyte                                        General
 lytes            electrolytes                                      General
  LZ              landing zone                                      General
  m               meter                                             General

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  M2              square meter                                               General
  m3              cubic meter                                                General
 MAC              Monitored Anesthesia Care                                  General
mammo             mammogram or mammography                                   General
Men-Vac           Meningitis vaccine                                         General
 MAP              mean arterial pressure                                     General
 MAR              Medication Administration Record                           Document Type
MAST              Military Anti-Shock Trousers                               General
 MAT              multi-focal atrial tachycardia                             General
MATPS             microhemoagglutination inhibition treponema palidum test   General
  max             maximal                                                    General
  MB              myocardial band                                            General
 MBS              modified barium swallow                                    General
 MCA              middle cerebral artery                                     General
  mcg             microgram                                                  General
 mcg%             microgram percent                                          General
 MCH              mean corpuscular hemoglobin                                General
MCHC              mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration                  General
  mCi             millicurie                                                 General
 MCL              midclavicular line                                         General
 MCL1             Modified Chest Lead 1                                      General
 MCP              metacarpophalangeal (hands)                                General
MCTD              mixed connective tissue disease                            General
 MCV              mean corpuscular volume                                    General
  MD              Doctor of Medicine                                         General
 MDD              Major Depressive Disorder                                  General
 MDI              meter dose inhaler                                         General
 MDR              minimum daily requirements                                 General
ME ratio          myeloid to erythroid ratio                                 General
 MEC              meconium                                                   General
 Med              Medicine                                                   General
 meds             medications                                                General
 mEq              milliequivalent                                            General
mEq/L             milliequivalent per liter                                  General
 MET              Metabolic Equivalent                                       General
META              metamyelocyte                                              General
  mg              milligram                                                  General
  Mg              Magnesium                                                  Chemical Element
  MG              Myasthenia gravis                                          General
 mg%              milligrams per hundred milliliters of serum blood          General

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 MGF              maternal grandfather                           General
 MGM              maternal grandmother                           General
 MHP              Mental Health Professional                     General
  MI              myocardial infarction                          General
 MICU             medical intensive care unit                    General
 MIIP             MUPC Inpatients                                General
 Mil U            million units                                  General
  min             minute                                         General
  MJ              Megajoules                                     General
ml or mL          milliliter (liquid capacity)                   General
  mm              millimeters (length)                           General
mm H2O            millimeter of water                            General
mm Hg             millimeter of mercury                          General
 mm3              cubic millimeter                               General
 MMK              Marshall-Marchetti-Kranz procedure             General
MMMHC             Mid-Missouri Mental Health Center              General
 mmol             millimole                                      General
 MMPI             Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory    General
 MMR              measles, mumps and rubella                     General
 MMT              manual muscle testing                          General
  MO              month                                          General
  mod             moderate                                       General
 Mohs             Micrographic Oriented Histological Surgery     General
 MOI              Missouri Orthopaedic Institute                 General
  mol             mole (gram-molecular weight)                   General
 MOM              Milk of Magnesia                               General
 mono             monocyte                                       General
MOOP              MUPC Outpatients                               General
 mOsm             miliosmole                                     General
  MP              Management Protocol                            General
  mph             Miles Per Hour                                 General
  MR              mitral regurgitation                           General
 MRA              Magnetic Resonance Angiography                 General
 MRI              Magnetic Resonance Imaging                     General
 MRN              Medical Record Number                          General
MRSA              Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus    General
MSAFP             maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein               General
  MS              Multiple sclerosis                             General
 MSE              mental status examination                      General
 msec             milliseconds                                   General

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 msg              message                                         General
 MSt              mitral stenosis                                 General
 MSW              Master of Social Work                           General
 MTP              metatarsophalangeal                             General
MUGA              Multiple Gaited Acquisition (scan)              General
MUPC              Missouri University Psychiatric Center          General
 MV               mitral valve                                    General
 MVA              motor vehicle accident                          General
 MVC              motor vehicle crash – motor vehicle collision   General
 MVP              mitral valve prolapse                           General
 myelo            myelocyte                                       General
N&V               nausea and vomiting                             General
 N bal            Nitrogen balance                                General
N Surg            Neurosurgery                                    General
  na              sodium                                          General
 NABS             normal active bowel sounds                      General
 NaCl             sodium chloride                                 General
 NAD              no acute distress                               General
NAHCO3            Sodium Bicarb                                   Chemical Element
 NALS             Neonatal advanced life support                  General
NASH              nonalcoholic steatohepatitis                    General
 NBN              Newborn Nursery                                 General
 NBP              nursing bowel program                           General
  NC              nasal cannula                                   General
 NCV              nerve conduction velocity                       General
NCVD              normal controlled vaginal delivery              General
  nd              not done                                        General
NdYAG             neodymium yittrium-aluminum-garnet laser        General
 NEC              necrotizing entercolitis                        General
 NED              no evidence of disease                          General
  neg             negative                                        General
 Neo              Neosynephrine                                   General
 neuro            neurological                                    General
Neurol            Neurology                                       General
 neut             neutrophil                                      General
 NFC              Non-formulary compounded                        General
 NFI              Non-formulary investigational                   General
  NG              nasogastric                                     General
NGB&B             neurogenic bowel and bladder                    General
ng-mL             nanograms per milliliter                        General

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 NHL              Non-Hodgkin lymphoma                         General
 NHP              Nursing Home Placement                       General
  NI              No improvement                               General
 NICU             Neonatal Intensive Care Unit                 General
NIDDM             non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus      General
 NIH              National Institutes of Health                General
NIPPV             non-invasive positive pressure ventilation   General
  NJ              nasojejunal                                  General
 NKA              no known allergies                           General
NKDA              no known drug allergies                      General
  nl              normal                                       General
 NLD              Nasolacrimal duct                            General
  nm              nanometer                                    General
 NMI              No manifest improvement                      General
 noct             nocturnal                                    General
 NOS              Not Otherwise Specified                      General
  NP              nasopharynx                                  General
NPDR              non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy       General
 NPH              Neutral Protamine Hagedorn                   General
 NPO              nothing by mouth                             General
  NR              Non-reactive                                 General
NRBE              nucleated red blood cell                     General
  NS              normal saline                                General
NSAID             nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs         General
NSDU              Neurosurgery Step Down Unit                  General
  nsg             Nursing                                      General
NSHL              Neurosensory hearing loss                    General
NSICU             Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit             General
 NSR              normal sinus rhythm                          General
 NST              nonstress test                               General
NSTEMI            Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction       General
 NSU              Neurosurgery Unit                            General
NSVD              normal spontaneous vaginal delivery          General
  NT              Nursing Technician                           General
 NTG              nitroglycerin                                General
 NTT              Neonatal Transport Team                      General
 Nutr             Nutrition                                    General
NYHA              New York Heart Association                   General
   o              negative, absent, none                       General
  O2              oxygen                                       General

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  O2 Sat           oxygen saturation                             General
    OA             Occiput anterior                              General
    OB             obstetrical or Obstetrics                     General
   OBS             organic brain syndrome                        General
    OC             on call                                       General
   OCD             Obsessive Compulsive Disorder                 General
  OCOR             on call to operating room                     General
    OD             right eye                                     General
   OFC             occipital frontal circumference               General
    OG             orogastric                                    General
   OHT             ocular hypertension                           General
    oint           ointment                                      General
   OLT             orthotopic liver transplant                   General
    OM             otitis media                                  General
    ON             Optic nerve                                   General
   OOB             out of bed                                    General
    OP             occiput posterior                             General
   OPA             oral pharyngeal airway                        General
   OPD             Outpatient Department                         General
  Ophth            Opthalmology, ophthalmic, etc.                General
  op-site          operative site                                General
   OPV             oral polio vaccine                            General
    OR             Operating Room                                General
oriented X 3       oriented to person, time and place            General
   ORIF            open reduction internal fixation              General
   Ortho           Orthopedics                                   General
    OS             left eye                                      General
   OSA             Obstructive Sleep Apnea                       General
    OT             Occupational Therapy                          General
  OT-PT            Occupational Therapy – Physical Therapy       General
   OTR             Registered Occupational Therapist             Professional Title
 OU or ou          both eyes                                     General
    Ox             oximeter                                      General
    Oz             ounce                                         General
     P             Post, after                                   General
   P Ex            Physical examination                          General
   P&O             Prosthetics and Orthotics                     General
   p.m.            after noon                                    General
    p.o.           orally or by mouth                            General
   p.r.n.          whenever necessary                            General

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      P2            pulmonic second sound                                       General
     PA             posterior-anterior                                          General
    PAC             premature atrial contractions                               General
   PACU             Post anesthesia care unit                                   General
    PAD             Pulmonary artery diastolic                                  General
    PAL             posterior axillary line                                     General
  PALND             para-aoartic lymph node dissection                          General
    PALS            Pediatric advanced life support                             General
    PAM             Potential acuity meter                                      General
    PAN             Periarteritis nodosa                                        General
    PAOP            pulmonary artery occlusion pressure                         General
     Pap            Papanicolaou Smear                                          General
    PAR             post-anesthetic recovery                                    General
     Para           paraplegic                                                  General
Para I, Para II     primapara, secundapara, etc.                                General
  Paracent          paracentesis                                                General
     PAS            pulmonary artery systolic                                   General
Passive ROM         passive range of motion                                     General
    PAT             paroxysmal atrial tachycardia; also prism adaptation test   General
     Path           Pathology                                                   General
    PBC             primary biliary cirrhosis                                   General
     PBI            Protein bound iodine                                        General
     P/C            Phone Call                                                  General
  p.c. or pc        after meals                                                 General
    PCA             patient controlled analgesic                                General
    pcg%            picograms percent                                           General
    PCN             Penicillin                                                  General
   pcn GK           penicillin G Potassium                                      General
    PCO2            partial pressure of carbon dioxide                          General
     PCP            Primary Care Provider                                       General
     PCS            Patient Care System                                         General
     PCT            prothrombin consumption time                                General
    PCV             polycythemia vera                                           General
   PCVC             peripheral central venous catheter (percutaneous)           General
   PCWP             pulmonary capillary wedge                                   General
    pCXR            Portable Chest Xray                                         General
     PD             peritoneal dialysis                                         General
    PDA             patent ductus arteriosus                                    General
    PDR             proliferative diabetic retinopathy                          General
     PE             pulmonary embolism                                          General

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  PE max           maximal expiratory pressure                                   General
 PE tubes          pressure equalizing or polyethylene tubes                     General
   Peds            Pediatrics                                                    General
  PEEP             positive and expiratory pressure                              General
   PEG             percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy                           General
PEG-Intron         (abbreviation used often by our liver specialists)            General
   PEO             Progressive external ophthalmoplegia                          General
   peri            perineal                                                      General
pern anemia        pernicious anemia                                             General
  PERRL            pupils equal, round and reactive to light                     General
 PERRLA            pupils equal, round and reactive to light and accommodation   General
    PF             Preservative Free                                             General
   PFT             pulmonary function test                                       General
    pg             picogram (1 trillionth gram)                                  General
  PGE2             Prostaglandin                                                 General
   PGF             paternal grandfather                                          General
   PGM             paternal grandmother                                          General
    pH             measure of acidity                                            General
    PH             Past history; pinhole visual acuity                           General
  Ph. D            Doctor of Philosophy                                          Professional Title
 Pharm D           Doctor of Pharmacy                                            Professional Title
Phenobarb          Phenobarbitol                                                 General
   PHF             Posterior hyaloid face                                        General
   PHM             Posterior hyaloid membrane                                    General
   PHN             Public Health Nurse                                           General
   Phos            Phosphate or Phosphorus                                       General
    PI             present illness                                               General
  PI max           maximal inspiratory pressure                                  General
   PICC            peripherally inserted central catheter                        General
  PICU             Pediatric Intensive Care Center                               General
   PID             pelvic inflammatory disease                                   General
   PIH             pregnancy induced hypertension                                General
   PIP             proximal interphalangeal                                      General
    Pit            Pitocin                                                       General
   PIV             Peripheral I.V.                                               General
   PJC             premature junctional contradiction                            General
    pK             dissociation constant                                         General
   pkg             package                                                       General
   PKP             Penetrating keratoplasty                                      General
   PKU             phenylketonuria                                               General

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    PLND             pelvic lymph node dissection                         General
    PLTS             platelets                                            General
  p.m. or pm         after noon                                           General
   PM&R              Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation                 General
    PMD              private physician                                    General
    PMH              past medical history                                 General
     PMI             point of maximal impulse                             General
   PMMA              polymethymethacrylate                                General
    PMN              Polymorphonuclear leukocytes (neutrophils)           General
     PMP             previous menstrual period                            General
     PND             paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea                         General
 Pneumo-Vac          Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine                  General
     PNS             Peripheral nervous system                            General
     PNU             protein nitrogen unit                                General
     PNV             prenatal vitamin                                     General
  p.o. or po         orally or by mouth                                   General
     PO2             partial pressure of oxygen                           General
     PO4             Phosphate                                            Chemical Element
     POA             Present on Admission                                 General
     POC             Point of Care                                        General
     POD             Post-Op Day                                          General
     POG             Pediatric oncology group                             General
    polys            polymorphonuclear leukocytes or neutrophils          General
polys or PMN's       polymorphonuclear leukocytes or neutrophils          General
     POP             popliteal                                            General
   POS/CM            Purchase of Service/Case Management                  General
post-op, postop      after operation, postoperative                       General/Surgical
      pp             postprandial                                         General
     PPD             packs per day; purified protein derivative           General
     PPG             Pilopine gel                                         General
     PPH             Postpartum hemorrhage                                General
    PPMD             posterior polymorphous dystrophy                     General
     ppn             peripheral parenteral nutrition                      General
   PPOEP             Perinatal-Pediatric Outreach Education Program       General
    PPRF             Pontine paramedian reticular formation               General
   PPROM             preterm premature rupture of membranes               General
  PPSROM             preterm premature spontaneous rupture of membranes   General
     PPV             Pars plana vitrectomy                                General
      pr             per rectum                                           General
    PRBC             packed red blood cells                               General

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     PRE             progressive resistive exercise                   General
    pre-op           before operation                                 General
      prep           prepare, prepped                                 General
 p.r.n. or prn       whenever necessary                               General
pro time or PT       prothrombin time                                 General
   Proc Pcn.         Penicillin G. Procaine                           General
    PROM             premature rupture of membranes                   General
      prot           protein                                          General
     PRRE            pupils round, regular and equal                  General
     PRV             polycythemia rubra vera                          General
      PS             pulmonic stenosis                                General
     PSA             prostate specific antigen                        General
      PSC            primary sclerosing cholangitis                   General
      PSI            pounds per square inch                           General
      PSP            Progressive supranuclear palsy                   General
   PSROM             premature spontaneous rupture of membranes       General
     PSVT            paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia          General
       pt            Patient                                          General
     PTA             prior to admission                               General
    PTCA             percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty   General
    PT/OT            Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy            General
     PTH             parathyroid hormone                              General
     PTN             Pre-tectal nucleus                               General
     PTSD            Post Traumatic Stress Disorder                   General
    PT/PTT           Prothrombin Time/Partial Thromboplastin Time     General
      PTT            partial thromboplastin time                      General
     PUD             peptic ulcer disease                             General
    Pulm A           pulmonary artery                                 General
   pulse ox          pulse oximetry                                   General
    PUVA             Ultraviolet Psoralen/UVA Therapy                 General
     PVC             premature ventricular contractions               General
    PvCare           Prevention/Preventive Care                       General
     PVD             peripheral vascular disease                      General
     PVR             peripheral vascular resistance                   General
     PWP             pulmonary wedge pressure                         General
      PX             prognosis                                        General
     PXE             Pseudo-xanthoma elasticum                        General
     PXF             Pseudo exfoliation                               General
     Pyelo           Pyelonephritis                                   General
q.2h., q.4h., etc    every 2 hours, every 4 hours, etc                General

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  QA              Quality Assurance                            General
  qam             Every day before noon                        General
  qh              Every hour                                   General
  qhs             every bedtime                                General
  qid             four times per day                           General
QMHP              Qualified Mental Health Professional         General
  qn              Every night                                  General
  qns             Quantity not sufficient                      General
  qpm             Every day after noon                         General
   qs             quantity sufficient                          General
  QTc             Corrected QT interval                        General
 QTL              Quantitative Tracheal Lavage                 General
 quad             quadriplegic                                 General
 quant            quantitative or quantity                     General
   R              right                                        General
 R.Ph.            Registered Pharmacist                        Professional Title
  RA              Rheumatoid arthritis                         General
  RF              Rheumatoid factors                           General
Rad hyst          radical hysterectomy                         General
 Rad T            Radiation Therapy                            General
 RAH              right atrial hypertrophy                     General
  RAI             radioactive iodine                           General
 RAO              right anterior oblique                       General
 RASS             Richmond Agitation Sedation Scale            General
 RBBB             right bundle branch block                    General
 RBC              red blood cell                               General
 RBCD             right border of cardiac dullness             General
 RBV              Read Back and Verify                         General
 RCA              right coronary artery                        General
 RCF              Residential Care Facility                    General
  RD              Registered Dietitian                         General
 RDA              recommended dietary allowance                General
 RDS              respiratory distress syndrome                General
 Rec T            Recreation Therapy                           General
 REE              resting energy expenditure                   General
  Ref             Refraction                                   General
Ref Phys          referring physician                          General
 Rehab            Rehabilitation                               General/Treatment/Department
 REM              rapid eye movements                          General
 Resp             respirations                                 General

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  Resp T           Respiratory Therapy                          General
   Retic           reticulocyte                                 General
    Rh             Rhesus blood factor                          General
   RHD             rheumatic heart disease                      General
   RHS             resting hand splint                          General
    RIA            radioimmunoassay                             General
   RISA            radio-iodinated serum albumin                General
   RLE             right lower extremity                        General
   RLL             right lower lobe – lung                      General
   RLQ             right lower quadrant (abdomen)               General
  Rm air           room air                                     General
   RML             right middle lobe – lung                     General
    RN             Registered Nurse                             General
    RO             rule out                                     General
   ROA             right occiput anterior                       General
   ROM             range of motion                              General
   ROS             review of systems                            General
   RPO             right posterior oblique                      General
   RPR             Rapid Plama Reagin (test for syphilis)       General
    RR             Respiratory rate                             General
   RRR             Regular Rate and Rhythm                      Cardiac
   RSR             regular sinus rhythm                         General
   RSV             Respiratory Syncytial Virus                  General
    RT             Respiratory therapy                          General
   RTC             return to clinic                             General
   RUE             right upper extremity                        General
   RUL             right upper lobe – lung                      General
   RUQ             right upper quadrant – abdomen               General
    RV             right ventricle                              General
  RVAD             right ventricular assist device              General
    Rx             therapy; treatment                           General
    s/p            status post                                  General
    S/S            Signs and Symptoms                           General
   S&O             salpingectomy and oophorectomy               General
S1, S2, etc        first heart sound, second heart sound, etc   General
S-1, S-2, etc      sacral vertebra 1, etc.                      General
    SA             sinoatrial                                   General
   SAB             spontaneous abortion                         General
   SAH             subarachnoid hemorrhage                      General
   SaO2            Arterial oxygen percent saturation           General

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 SBE              subacute bacterial endocarditis                         General
 SBFT             Small bowel follow through                              General
 SBO              small bowel obstruction                                 General
 SBP              Systolic Blood Pressure                                 General
 SCC              squamous cell carcinoma                                 General/Clinical
 SCD              Sequential Compression Device                           General
  SCI             spinal cord injury                                      General
 SCL              Supported Community Living                              General
ScvO2             Central Venous Oxygen Saturation                        General
  SD              Standard deviation                                      General
 SDH              subdural hematoma                                       General
 SDSC             Same Day Surgery Center                                 General
sed rate          sedimentation rate                                      General
 SEM              slow eye movements                                      General
 SGA              small for gestational age                               General
SGOT              serum glutamic oxalacetic transaminase                  General
 SGPT             serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase                     General
  SH              social history                                          General
  SI              sensory integration                                     General
 SICU             Surgical Intensive Care Unit                            General
 SIDS             sudden infant death syndrome                            General
  SIL             squamous intraepithelial lesion                         General
 SIMV             Synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation         General
 SIVP             slow intravenous push                                   General
  SK              Seborrheic Keratosis                                    Clinical
  SL              sublingual                                              General
 SLE              systemic lupus erythematous                             General
 SLIV             Saline Lock IV                                          General
 SLR              straight leg raise                                      General
 SLS              Simplified Lansoprazole Suspension                      General
 SMA              Superior Mesenteric Artery                              General
SMAS              superficial musculoaponeurotic system                   General
 SMI              Serious Mental Illness                                  General
SMOG              saline, magnesium, mineral oil, glycerin (SMOG enema)   General
  SN              Student Nurse                                           General
 SNAP             Sensory Nerve Action Potential                          General
 SNF              Skilled Nursing Facility                                General
SNHL              sensori-neural hearing loss                             General
 SOAP             Subjective, Objective Assessment Plan                   General
 SO2              Sulfate                                                 Chemical Element

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  SOB             shortness of breath                           General
   sol            solution                                      General
 SOM              serous otitis media                           General
   SP             suprapubic                                    General
  sp gr           specific gravity                              General
  spec            specimen                                      General
  Sph             Sphere                                        General
 SpO2             oxygen saturation by pulse oximeter           General
 SPEP             Serum Protein Electrphoresis                  Laboratory Test
   sq             square                                        General
  SR              sustained release                             General
 SROM             spontaneous rupture of membranes              General
   ss             a half                                        General
SS enema          soapsuds enema                                General
  SSC             Short Stay Center                             General
  SSd             Silver Sulfa Dioxine                          General
  SSE             Sterile speculum exam                         General
 SSKI             saturated solution of potassium iodine        General
 SSRI             selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor        General
  SSS             sick sinus syndrome                           General
  Ssx             Signs and symptoms                            General
   st             via tube                                      General
 Staph            Staphlococcus                                 General
  stat            immediately                                   General
  STD             sexually transmitted disease                  General
STEMI             ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction            General
  STG             short term goals                              General
 STM              short-term memory                             General
  StP             Status post                                   General
 Strep            Streptococcus                                 General
  STS             serologic test for syphilis                   General
 STSG             split thickness skin graft                    General
 ST-T             (ECG – changes in ST segments and T waves)    General
 SubQ             subcutaneous                                  General
Subconj           subconjunctival                               General
 Supp             suppository                                   General
 suppl            supplement                                    General
  Surg            Surgery                                       General
  susp            suspension                                    General
  SVE             Sterile Vaginal Exam                          General

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      SVG             saphenous vein graft                          General
     SVO2             mixed venous oxygen saturation                General
      SVR             Systemic Vascular Resistance                  General
      SVT             Supraventricular tachycardia                  General
       SW             Social Work                                   General
       sx             symptoms or symptomatic                       General
       syr            syringe                                       General
        T             Temperature                                   General
      T bili          total bilirubin                               General
      T&A             tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy               General
      T&C             type and crossmatch                           General
      t.i.d.          three times a day                             General
T-1, T-2, T-3, etc    thoracic vertebra 1, etc.                     General
       T3             Triiodothyronine                              General
     T3-RU            T3 Resin Uptake                               General
       T4             Thyroxine                                     General
       tab            tablet                                        General
      TAH             total abdominal hysterectomy                  General
       TB             tuberculosis                                  General
      TBG             thyroxine-binding globulin                    General
      TBI             Traumatic brain injury                        General
       Tbs            tablespoon                                    General
    TC&DB             turn, cough and deep breath                   General
      TCM             Transcutaneous Monitor                        General
      TCN             tetracycline                                  General
     TcPO2            Transcutaneous oxygen pressure                General
     TcPYP            99m technetium pyrophosphate                  General
       TD             tumor dose                                    General
      Tdap            Tetanus, Diptheria, Acellular Pertussis       General
      tech            Technician                                    General/Position Description
      TEE             trans-esophageal echocardiogram               General
     TENS             Transelectrical nerve Stimulator              Equipment or Device
      Terb            Terbutaline                                   General
       TF             tube feeding                                  General
      THR             total hip replacement                         General
       TI             tricuspid insufficiency                       General
      TIA             transient ischemic attack                     General
      TIBC            total iron binding capacity                   General
     TICU             Thoracic Intensive Care Unit                  General
       tid            three times a day                             General

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  TIPS             transvenous intrahepatic portosystemic shunt      General
  TKO              To Keep Open                                      General
  TKR              total knee replacement                            General
   TLC             tender loving care                                General
  TLIF             Transforaminal lumbar Interbody Fusion            General
   TLS             thoraco-lumbo-sacral                              General
TLSO-brace         (thoracolumbar sacral orthosis brace)             General
   TM              tympanic membranes                                General
   TMJ             temporal mandibular joint                         General
   TNS             transcutaneous nerve stimulation                  General
  TNTC             too numerous to count                             General
   TO              Telephone order                                   General
  tobra            tobramycin                                        General
 TOLAC             trial of labor after cesarean section             General
   Top             topically                                         General
 TORCH             toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus; herpes   General
   TPA             Tissue Plasminogen Activator                      General
   TPN             total parenteral nutrition                        General
   TPR             temperature, pulse and respiration                General
   Trab            trabeculectomy                                    General
  Trach            tracheostomy                                      General
  TRAM             transverse rectus abdominus myocutaneous          General
   trig            triglycerides                                     General
   TS              tricuspid stenosis                                General
   TSH             thyroid stimulating hormone                       General
   tsp             teaspoon                                          General
   TU              test units                                        General
  TUR              transurethral resection                           General
  TURP             transurethral resection of the prostate           General
   TV              tidal volume                                      General
  TVC              true vocal cord(s)                                General
  TVH              total vaginal hysterectomy                        General
   Tx              treatment                                         General
   UA              urinalysis                                        General
  UAC              umbilical artery catheterization                  General
  UAL              up ad lib                                         General
  UBW              usual body weight                                 General
   UC              unit clerk                                        General
  UCHD             usual childhood diseases                          General
   UD              Unit dose                                         General

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     UE             upper extremity                               General
   UFLT             University Hospital Flight Ambulance          General
    UGI             upper gastrointestinal                        General
    UH              University Hospital                           General
    UHC             University Hospitals and Clinics              General
   UHDX             University Hospital Diagnostic Testsing       General
    UIIP            University Inpatient                          General
   UINB             University Hospital Newborn                   General
    UITP            University Trauma Patient                     General
   UMER             MUPC Emergency                                General
   UMN              upper motor neuron                            General
  Unk Etiol         unknown etiology                              General
   UOAM             University Ambulatory Surgery                 General
   UOBS             University Observation                        General
   UODX             University Diagnostic                         General
   UOER             University Emergency                          General
   UOOP             University Outpatient                         General
    UOP             Urine Output                                  General
   UORD             University Hospital Organ Donor               General
   UOSS             University Short Stay                         General
UP osm, UP cr       urine/plasma osmality and creatinine          General
   UPEP             Urine Protein Electrophoresis                 Laboratory Test
    URI             upper respiratory infection                   General
    Urol            Urology                                       General
     US             Ultrasound                                    General
  USRDA             United States recommended daily allowance     General
    UTI             urinary tract infection                       General
    uun             urine urea nitrogen                           General
    UVA             Ultraviolet A rays                            General
    UVB             Ultraviolet B Rays                            General
    UVC             umbilical vein catheterization                General
    UVL             Ultraviolet light                             General
   V dist           volume of distribution                        General
   V Tach           ventricular tachycardia                       General
    VA              Veteran’s Administration                      General
 V-A shunt          ventricular atrial shunt                      General
    VAC             vacuum assisted closure                       Surgery/Pharmacy
  Var-Vac           Varicella Vaccine                             General
    Vatg            vagina or vaginal                             General
   VBAC             vaginal birth after Cesarean Section          General

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  VC              vital capacity                               General
  VCG             vectorcardiogram                             General
 VCO2             CO2 production                               General
 VCUG             Voiding cystourethrogram                     General
  VD              veneral disease                              General
VDD-VAT           atrial synchronous pacemaker                 General
 VDRL             venereal disease research laboratory test    General
   VE             vaginal examination                          General
  Vent            ventilator                                   General
  VER             visual evoked response                       General
   VF             Visual field                                 General
  VFC             Vaccines For Children                        General
  V-fib           ventricular fibrillation                     General
  VIP             voluntary interruption of pregnancy          General
   Vit            vitamin                                      General
 Vit B1           vitamin B1                                   General
 Vit B12          vitamin B12                                  General
 Vit B2           vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)                      General
 Vit B6           vitamin B6                                   General
  Vit C           ascorbic acid                                General
  Vit D           ergocalciferon                               General
  VNA             Visiting Nurses Association                  General
  VO              Verbal order                                 General
  VO2             oxygen consumption                           General
   VP             ventriculoperitoneal (refers to a shunt)     General
VP shunt          ventriculoperitoneal shunt                   General
 VP-16            etoposide                                    General
   VS             vital signs                                  General
  VSD             ventricular septal defect                    General
  VSS             vital signs stable                           General
  VTE             Venous Thromboembolism                       General
  VVI             ventricular demand pacemaker                 General
   W              white                                        General
  WA              while awake                                  General
  WBC             white blood cell                             General
  WC              wheelchair                                   General
  WD              well developed                               General
WDWN              well developed, well nourished               General
  WF              white female                                 General
  WFL             within functional limits                     General

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 WM               white male                                General
 WN               well nourished                            General
 WNL              within normal limits                      General
  wo              without                                   General
  WP              whirlpool                                 General
 WPW              Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome            General
  wt              weight                                    General
  wu              Work-up                                   General
  XR              X-Ray                                     General
 YAG              Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (Laser)           General
  yo              year old                                  General
  YR              year                                      General
Zos-Vac           Zoster/Shingles Vaccine                   General

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      ABBREVIATION                                                  DEFINITION
             SYMBOL          DEFINITION
                @            at
                B            bilateral
                 c           with
               , D/C         decrease,down
                hr           hour
             , inc ( R )     increase, up
                             leading to, tends to
                =            equal
                >            is greater than
                <            is less than
                 p           after, post
                /s           without
               w/o           without
                /c           with
                m            murmur
               mcg           microgram
                N            normal
                 q           every
                +            plus, positive
                 -           negative
                &            and
                X            times
                //           parallel
              5-FU           5-flourouracil
                ~            approximately
                X            except
                2            secondary to
                 #           number
                ss           a half
                %            percent
                 "           minute
              3 C/L          triple lumen central line
                /a           before

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