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Complete Medical Abbreviations

Complete Medical Abbreviations

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A ......................... assessment, applanation tonometrA 1% ................... atropine 1%aa ....................... of eachAA ....................... Alcoholics Anonymous; AplasticanemiaA/A ...................... alveolar-arterial oxygen contentgradientAAA ..................... abdominal aortic aneurysmAAL ..................... anterior axillary line, Allergy ClinicAAO................. alert, awake and orientedAAOx3 ............. alert, awake and oriented to time,place &personAAROM ........... active assistive range of motionab .................... abortionAB gap............. air bone gapA/B .................. apnea & bradycardia acid-baseabd................... abdomen, abdominal, abductionABG................. arterial blood gasesabn................... abnormalABP ................. arterial blood pressureABR ................. auditory brainstem response, AmericanBoard of RatiologyABW................ actual body weight, adjusted bodyweightAbx .................. antibioticsAC ................... before meals, assist control, anteriorchamberAC/A ................ accomodative conver-gence/accommodation ratioACC ................. Ambulatory Care Clinicaccom .............. accommodationAcid Phos ........ Acid PhosphataseACLS ............... advance cardiac life supportACR ................. American College of RadiologyACSW ............. Academy of Certified Social WorkersACT ................. activated clotting timeAD ................... Alzheimer’s Disease, right ear, abovediaphragm, right earADA ................. American Diabetes Association,adenosine deaminaseadd................... adductionAdeq. ............... adequateADH ................. antidiuretic hormoneADHD .............. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorderADL ................. activities of daily livingA’Dione ............ androstenedionead lib ................ as often as desiredadm ................. admissionADR ................. allergic drug reactionAE ................... above elbow, after evacuationAEC ................. Atomic Energy CommissionAEF ................. aryepiglottic foldAF.................... atrial fibrillationAFB ................. acid fast bacilliAFD ................. anode film distanceAFDC ............... aid to Familes with dependent childrenafeb .................. afebrileAFM................. after fatty mealAFP ................. alpha-fetoproteinAG ................... albumin to globulin ration, argon greenlaserAGA................. adequate for gestational ageAGN................. acute glomerulonephritisAGR................. anus, genitals, rectumA/H .................. auditory hallucinat-ionAI ..................... amniotic fluid index, aorticinsufficiencyAIDS ................ acquired immunodeficiency syndromeAIMS................ abnormal involuntary movement scaleAION ................ anterior ischemic optic neuropathyAK ................... actinic keratosis, above kneeAKA ................. above the knee amputationAKN ................. acne keloidalis nuchaealb.................... albuminALD ................. alcoholic liver diseasealk .................... alkalinealk phos, ALKP……. alkaline phosphataseALL .................. acute lymphocytic leukemiaALS ................. Advance Life Support, amyotrophiclateralsclerosisALT .................. alanine amino-transaminase, ArgonlasertrabeculoplastyA.M. ................. before noonA-Mask ............ aerosol maskAMA ................ against medical adviceamb ................. ambulatoryamb care .......... ambulatory careAMI .................. acute myocardial infarctionAmino .............. amniocentesisAML ................. acute myelogenous leukemiaamp ................. ampuleamt .................. amountANA ................. antinuclear antibodyANC ................. Absolute neutrophil countAND ................. anterior nasal drainageANE ................. Anesthesiologyanes ................. Anesthesiaank. ................. ankleANLL................ acute non-lymphocytic leukemiaant ................... anteriorante ................. beforeAnt Seg............ anterior segmentA/O .................. alert and oriented, anterior obliqueAODM.............. adult onset diabetes mellitusAOM ................ acute otitis mediaAOPIP ............. American Optical PsuedolsochromaticPlates Color Vision TestA&P ................. auscultation & percussion anterior &posterior, assessment and plans, anteriorposteriorAP & LAT ......... anteroposterior and lateralA & P Repair .... anterior and posterior repairAPD ................. afferent pupillary defectAPMPPE ......... Acute Posterior Multifocal PlacoidPigment EpitheliopathyAPMS .............. Acute Pain Management Serviceapprox .............. approximatelyappt. ................ appointmentAPTT ................ activated partial thromboplastin timeAPUD .............. amine precursor uptake anddecarboxylationaq .................... wateraq dist .............. distilled waterAR ................... allergic rhinitis, auto-refractionARC ................. AIDS Related ComplexARDS .............. acute respiratory distress syndromeARF ................. acute renal failureARMD .............. age related macular degene-rationAROM.............. active range of motionART ................. automated Reagin test, arterialarr .................... arrive
 
ARRS .............. American Roentgen Ray SocietyARRT ............... American Registry of Radiologic TechnologistsARS ................. American Radium Societyart line .............. arterial linearwy ................. airwayAS ................... aortic stenosis, left ear (auris sinistra),anterior segmentASAP .............. as soon as possibleASC ................. anterior subcapsular cataractA-scan ............. A-scan ultrasoundASCVD ............ arteriosclerotic cardiovascular diseaseASD ................. atrial septal defectASH ................. atrial septal hypertrophyASHD .............. arteriosclerotic heart diseaseas tol ................ as toleratedASO................. antistreptolysin OASRT ............... American Society of Radiologic TechnologistsAST ................. aspartate amino-transaminaseAstig ................ astigmatismATH.................. adenotonsillar hypertrophyATN.................. acute tubular necrosisATPS ............... Ambient, Temp and Pressure Saturatedatr fib ................ atrial fibrillationAUR ................. acute urinary retention, Association of University Radiologistaux................... auxiliaryAV.................... arterioventricular, arteriovenous rationavg ................... averageAVM................. arteriovenous malformationAV node ........... atrioventricular node
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Ba .................... bariumbact ................. bacteriaBAL ................. bronchoscopy and lavagebaso ................. basophilBaS04 .............. barium sulphateBa. Swallow ..... barium swallowBBB ................. bundle branch blockBBFF ............... both bone forearm fractureBBT ................. basal body temperatureBBS ................. bilateral breath soundsBC ................... blood culture, Blue Cross, bedsidecommodeBCAA .............. branch chained amino acidsBCC ................. basal cell carcinomaBCD ................. Board Certified DiplomateBCG................. bacilli Calmette-Guerin vaccineBCLS ............... Basic Cardiac Life SupportBCNP .............. Board Certified Nuclear PharmacistBCNSP ............ Board Certified Nutritional SupportPharmacistBCNU .............. CarmustineBCP ................. birth control pillsBCPS .............. Board Certified PharmacotherapySpecialistBCSW ............. Board Certified Social WorkerBD ................... below diaphragmBDR ................. background diabetic retino-pathyBE ................... barium enema, base excess, belowkneeBEE ................. Basal Energy ExpenditureBF.................... black femaleBFP ................. Biophysical ProfileBG ................... blood glucoseBIPAP .............. Biphasic Positive Airway Pressurebicarb ............... bicarbonateBICU ................ burn intensive care unitbid.................... twice dailybilat .................. bilateralbili .................... bilirubinBK ................... below the kneeBKA ................. below the knee amputationBlasto .............. blastomycosisbldg .................. bleeding, buildingBLE ................. both lower extremitiesBleph ............... blepharoplastyBLS ................. Basic Life SupportBM................... black male, bone marrow, bilateraltympanic membranes, bowel movementbmd ................. bone mineral densityBMP ................ Basic Metabolic PanelBMR ................ basal metabolic rateBMRR .............. bilaterial medical rectus recessionBMT ................. bone marrow transplantBMTT ............... bilateral myringotomy &tympanostomytube placementBNC ................. bladder neck contractureBNI ................... bladder neck incisionBNO................. bladder neck obstructionBOM ................ bilateral otitis mediaBOO ................ bladder outlet obstructionBOT ................. base of tongueBOW................ bag of waterBPD ................. bronchopulmonary dysplasia, BipolarDisorderBP ................... blood pressureBPH ................. benign prostatic hypertrophybpm ................. beats per minuteBPRS .............. brief psychiatric rating scaleBR ................... bed restbrat .................. banana, rice cereal, apple sauce andteaBRB ................. bright red bloodBRBPR ............ bright red blood per rectumBRM ................ biological response modifierBRP ................. bathroom privilegesBRVO .............. brance retinal vein occlu-sionBS ................... bowel sounds, bedside breath sounds,bloodsugarB-Scan............. b-Scan ultrasoundBSA ................. body surface areaBSO................. bilateral salpingo-oophorectomyBSOM.............. bilateral serous otitis mediaBSP ................. bromosulphthaleinBSS ................. balanced salt solutionBTFS ............... breast tumor frozen sectionBTL .................. Bilateral Tubal LigationBTPS ............... Body Temp and Pressure SaturatedBUN ................. blood urea nitrogenBUS ................. Bartholin, urethral, and Skene’s glandsBw or Bt.Wt. .... birth weightBW .................. body weightBx .................... biopsy
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c ...................... withC...................... centigrade, concentrationC & F ............... cell and flareC & S ............... culture and sensitivityCa+ .................. calciumCaO2 ............... oxygen content of arterial bloodCA ................... carcinomaCABG .............. coronary artery bypass graft
 
CaCl2 ............... calcium chlorideCAD ................. coronary artery diseaseCAH ................. congenital adrenal hyperplasiaCal ................... kilocalorie calories, calciumCAmP .............. cyclic AMPCAP ................. Cancer of the prostate, capsuleCAPD .............. continuous ambulatory peritonealdialysisCAR ................. Cardiologycarb ................. carbohydratecat ................... cataractcath ................. catheter, catheterization, catheterizedCB ................... ciliary bodyCBB ................. ciliary body bandCBC ................. complete blood countCBD ................. common bile ductCBG................. corticosteroid binding globulin, capillaryblood gasCCA ................. calcium channel antagonistCCB ................. calcium channel blockerCCC ................. Comprehensive Care ClinicCCE ................. clubbing, cyanosis, edemaCCL ................. Cardiac Cath LabCCMS .............. clear catch midstreamCCPD .............. continuous cycling peritoneal dialysisCCRN .............. certified critical care nurseCCU ................. coronary care unitC/D .................. cup to disc ratioCDC ................. Center for Disease ControlCD & L Spine ... cervical, dorsal and lumbar spineCDE ................. Certified Diabetes EducatorCDU ................. chemical dependency unitCdyn ................ Dynamic ComplianceCE ................... continuing educationCEA ................. carcinoembryonic antigenCEO................. chief executive officercerv .................. cervicalCETN ............... Certified Enterostomal Therapy NurseCF.................... cystic fibrosis, count fingersch .................... chronicCHD ................. coronary heart diseasechem................ chemistryCHF ................. congestive heart failurechg................... changeCHL ................. conductive hearing lossCHO................. carbohydratechol .................. cholesterolChorio .............. chorioamionitisCHPX ............... chickenpoxchr ................... chronicCHTN ............... chronic hypertensionCI ..................... cardiac indexCIC................... clean intermittent catheterizationCIDC ................ Chronically Ill and Disabled ChildrenCIRC ................ circumcisionCIS................... carcinoma in-situck .................... check, creatine kinasecl ..................... chloride,clearanc-e, contact lensCLL .................. chronic lymphocytic leukemiaCLSH ............... Central Louisiana State Hospitalcm ................... centimeter,costal marginCMC ................ carpometacarpalCME ................ cystoid macular edemaCMG ................ cystometrogramCML ................. chronic myelogenous leukemiaCMP ................ Comprehensive Metabolic PanelCMS ................ Central Medical SupplyCMV ................ cytomegalovirusCNS ................. central nervous systemCNI, CNII, etc. .. cranial nerve I,II, etc.CNT ................. continuous nc/o ................... complaining of c/w ................... consistent withCo .................... cobalt,cardiac outputCOA................. Council on AgingCOAG .............. chronic open angle glaucomacoccidio ........... coccidioidomycosisCODF .............. continuous oral/duodenal feedingCOGF .............. continuous oral/gastral feedingCOHb ............... carboxyhemoglobinCOLD ............... chronic obstructive lung diseasecolpo ................ colposcopycomp................ compoundconc ................. concentrateconf .................. conferenceconj .................. conjunctivacont ................. continued, continuousCOPD .............. chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseCO2 ................. carbon dioxideCP ................... chest pain, cerebral palsyC & P ............... cystoscopy & pyelogramCPA ................. costophrenic angle; Child ProtectionAgencyCPAP ............... continuous positive airway pressureCPC ................. clinicopathologic conferenceCPD ................. cephalopelvic disproportionCPK ................. creatine phosphokinaseCPL ................. CariopulmonaryCPNP .............. certified pediatric nurse practionerCPP ................. cryopoor plasmaCPR ................. cardiopulmonary resuscitationCPS ................. Child Protective Services, ChronicParonoid SchizophreniaCPT ................. chest physiotherapyC1,C2,etc. ....... first, second, etc. cervical vertebraCR ................... cardiorespiratory, cycloplegicrefraction,chromium, creatinineCRAO .............. central retinal artery occl-usioncreat ................ creatinineCRF ................. chronic renal failure, corticotropinreleasing factorCRH ................. corticotropin releasing hormoneCRI ................... chronic renal insufficiencyCRNA .............. certified registered nurse anesthetistCRNP .............. certified registered nurse practitionerCRRT ............... continuous renal replacement therapyCRT ................. certified respiratory therapistCRTE ............... Certified Respiratory Therapist, EligibleCRVO .............. central retinal vein occlusioncryo ................. cryosurgery;cryoprecipitateCs .................... cesium,central supply; ChristianServices,culture & sensitivity conjuctiva and scle-raC-Sect ............. cesarean sectionCSF ................. cerebrospinal fluid, colony-stimulatingfactorCSME .............. clinically significant macular edemaCst ................... Static ComplianceCT .................... computer tomography, chesttube,count,calcitoninCTA.................. clear to auscultationCTB ................. ceased to breathectx ................... cervical tractionctxn ................. contractions

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