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By
Nader S. Smadi & Mohammad S. Kadwa
2009
Medical Terminology Glossary 4 Abbreviations
Medical Terminology Glossary 4 Abbreviations
Medical Terminology Glossary 4 Abbreviations

Medical Terminology

Glossary 4 Abbreviations

Medical Terminology Glossary 4 Abbreviations
ABG arterial blood gases ACE angiotensin converting enzyme ACL anterior cruciate ligament ACTH
ABG arterial blood gases ACE angiotensin converting enzyme ACL anterior cruciate ligament ACTH
ABG arterial blood gases ACE angiotensin converting enzyme ACL anterior cruciate ligament ACTH

ABG

arterial blood gases

ACE

angiotensin converting enzyme

ACL

anterior cruciate ligament

ACTH

adrenocorticotropic hormone

ADA

American Diabetes Association

ADH

antidiuretic hormone

ADL

activities of daily living

AFB

acid-fast bacilli

AFP alpha-fetoprotein

living AFB acid-fast bacilli AFP alpha-fetoprotein AGA AIDS AKA ALP ALT AMA appropriate
living AFB acid-fast bacilli AFP alpha-fetoprotein AGA AIDS AKA ALP ALT AMA appropriate

AGA

AIDS

AKA

ALP

ALT

AMA

appropriate for gestational age acquired immune deficiency syndrome above knee amputation alkaline phosphatase alanine transaminase, alanine aminotransferase against medical advice

syndrome above knee amputation alkaline phosphatase alanine transaminase, alanine aminotransferase against medical advice
syndrome above knee amputation alkaline phosphatase alanine transaminase, alanine aminotransferase against medical advice
syndrome above knee amputation alkaline phosphatase alanine transaminase, alanine aminotransferase against medical advice
syndrome above knee amputation alkaline phosphatase alanine transaminase, alanine aminotransferase against medical advice
syndrome above knee amputation alkaline phosphatase alanine transaminase, alanine aminotransferase against medical advice
AMI acute myocardial infarction AODM adult onset diabetes mellitus AP apical pulse APSGN acute
AMI acute myocardial infarction AODM adult onset diabetes mellitus AP apical pulse APSGN acute

AMI

acute myocardial infarction

AODM

adult onset diabetes mellitus

AP

apical pulse

AODM adult onset diabetes mellitus AP apical pulse APSGN acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis ARF

APSGN acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis

pulse APSGN acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis ARF acute renal failure ASD atrial septal defect

ARF

acute renal failure

ASD

atrial septal defect

AST

aspartate aminotransferase

ATN

acute tubular necrosis

AU

both ears

AVB

atrio-ventricular block

A.A.

Associate of Arts

A.A.S.

Associate in Applied Science

A.D.

Associate Degree

A.D.N.

Associate Degree in Nursing

A.S.

Associate of Science

in Applied Science A.D. Associate Degree A.D.N. Associate Degree in Nursing A.S. Associate of Science
BBS bilateral breath sounds BE barium enema BG blood glucose BI brain injury BID twice
BBS bilateral breath sounds BE barium enema BG blood glucose BI brain injury BID twice
BBS bilateral breath sounds BE barium enema BG blood glucose BI brain injury BID twice

BBS

bilateral breath sounds

BE

barium enema

BG

blood glucose

BI

brain injury

BID

twice a day

BILAT

bilateral

B/K

below knee

BLS

basic life support

BM

bowel movement or breast milk

BP

blood pressure

BPH

benign prostatic hypertrophy

BRM

biologic response modifiers

BRP

bathroom privileges

BS

bowel sounds

BSA

body surface area

BRM biologic response modifiers BRP bathroom privileges BS bowel sounds BSA body surface area
BRM biologic response modifiers BRP bathroom privileges BS bowel sounds BSA body surface area
BSE breast self examination BT bowel tones BUN blood urea nitrogen B.A. Bachelor of Arts
BSE breast self examination BT bowel tones BUN blood urea nitrogen B.A. Bachelor of Arts
BSE breast self examination BT bowel tones BUN blood urea nitrogen B.A. Bachelor of Arts

BSE

breast self examination

BT

bowel tones

BUN

blood urea nitrogen

B.A.

Bachelor of Arts

B.S.

Bachelor of Science

B.S.N.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

urea nitrogen B.A. Bachelor of Arts B.S. Bachelor of Science B.S.N. Bachelor of Science in Nursing
urea nitrogen B.A. Bachelor of Arts B.S. Bachelor of Science B.S.N. Bachelor of Science in Nursing
C&S culture and sensitivity CA calcium, cancer, carcinoma CABG coronary artery bypass graft CAD
C&S culture and sensitivity CA calcium, cancer, carcinoma CABG coronary artery bypass graft CAD
C&S culture and sensitivity CA calcium, cancer, carcinoma CABG coronary artery bypass graft CAD

C&S

culture and sensitivity

CA

calcium, cancer, carcinoma

CABG

coronary artery bypass graft

CAD

coronary artery disease

CAPD

continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis

CAT

computerized tomography scan

CBC

complete blood count

CBD

common bile duct

CBE

clinical breast examination

CBG

capillary blood glucose

CBI

continuous bladder irrigation

CBS

capillary blood sugar

CC

chief complaint

CCK

cholecystokinin

CCPD

continuous cyclic peritoneal dialysis

blood sugar CC chief complaint CCK cholecystokinin CCPD continuous cyclic peritoneal dialysis
blood sugar CC chief complaint CCK cholecystokinin CCPD continuous cyclic peritoneal dialysis
CEA cultured epithelial autograft CFT complement-fixation test CIN cervical intraepithelial neoplasm
CEA cultured epithelial autograft CFT complement-fixation test CIN cervical intraepithelial neoplasm
CEA cultured epithelial autograft CFT complement-fixation test CIN cervical intraepithelial neoplasm

CEA

cultured epithelial autograft

CFT

complement-fixation test

CIN

cervical intraepithelial neoplasm

CL

cleft lip

CMS

circulation, motion, sensation

CO

cardiac output

COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CP

chest pain, cleft palate

CPAP

continuous positive airway pressure

CPD

cephalo-pelvic disproportion

CPP

cerebral perfusion pressure

CPPD

chest percussion and post drainage

CRF

chronic renal failure

CRRT

continuous renal replacement therapy

CRT

capillary refill time

CRF chronic renal failure CRRT continuous renal replacement therapy CRT capillary refill time
CRF chronic renal failure CRRT continuous renal replacement therapy CRT capillary refill time
CSF cerebrospinal fluid CT chest tube, computed tomography CVA cerebral vascular accident CVP
CSF cerebrospinal fluid CT chest tube, computed tomography CVA cerebral vascular accident CVP
CSF cerebrospinal fluid CT chest tube, computed tomography CVA cerebral vascular accident CVP

CSF

cerebrospinal fluid

CT

chest tube, computed tomography

CVA

cerebral vascular accident

CVP

central venous pressure

CX

cancel, cervix

CXR

chest x-ray

CDA

Certified Dental Assistant

CLS

Clinical Laboratory Scientist

CLT

Clinical Laboratory Technician

CMA

Certified Medical Assistant

CNMT

Certified Nuclear Medical Technologist

COTA

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

CRTT

Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician

Technologist COTA Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant CRTT Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician
Technologist COTA Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant CRTT Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician
DAT diet as tolerated DC (dc) discontinue DCCT Diabetes Control and Complication Trials DEX (DXT)
DAT diet as tolerated DC (dc) discontinue DCCT Diabetes Control and Complication Trials DEX (DXT)
DAT diet as tolerated DC (dc) discontinue DCCT Diabetes Control and Complication Trials DEX (DXT)

DAT

diet as tolerated

DC

(dc) discontinue

DCCT

Diabetes Control and Complication Trials

DEX

(DXT) blood sugar

DIC

disseminated intravascular coagulation

DKA

diabetic ketoacidosis

DNA

deoxyribonucleic acid

DNR

do not resuscitate

DTR

deep tendon reflex

DVT

deep vein thrombosis

DX

diagnosis

D.M.D

Doctor of Dental Medicine

DDS

Doctor of Dental Surgery

DVM

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

D.M.D Doctor of Dental Medicine DDS Doctor of Dental Surgery DVM Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
D.M.D Doctor of Dental Medicine DDS Doctor of Dental Surgery DVM Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
EBV Epstein-Barr Virus extracellular fluid, extended care facility electrocardiogram eye, ear, nose and throat
EBV Epstein-Barr Virus extracellular fluid, extended care facility electrocardiogram eye, ear, nose and throat

EBV

Epstein-Barr Virus extracellular fluid, extended care facility electrocardiogram eye, ear, nose and throat encephalomyocarditis electromyogram

fluid, extended care facility electrocardiogram eye, ear, nose and throat encephalomyocarditis electromyogram

ECF

ECG

EENT

EMC

EMG

ERCP

endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography

ESRD end stage renal disease endotracheal tube Emergency Medical Technician-Basic

ESRD

end stage renal disease endotracheal tube Emergency Medical Technician-Basic

ESRD end stage renal disease endotracheal tube Emergency Medical Technician-Basic

ET

EMT-B

EMT-I

Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate

EMT-P

Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic

F & R FA FBS FD FDA FX FUO FVD FVE FNP force and rhythm
F & R FA FBS FD FDA FX FUO FVD FVE FNP force and rhythm
F & R FA FBS FD FDA FX FUO FVD FVE FNP force and rhythm

F & R FA FBS FD FDA FX FUO FVD FVE FNP

force and rhythm fatty acid fasting blood sugar fatal dose, focal distance, falling down Food & Drug Administration fracture fever of unknown origin fluid volume deficit fluid volume excess Family Nurse Practitioner

Drug Administration fracture fever of unknown origin fluid volume deficit fluid volume excess Family Nurse Practitioner
Drug Administration fracture fever of unknown origin fluid volume deficit fluid volume excess Family Nurse Practitioner
GB gallbladder GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease GFR glomerular filtration rate GGT
GB gallbladder GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease GFR glomerular filtration rate GGT
GB gallbladder GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease GFR glomerular filtration rate GGT

GB

gallbladder

GERD

gastroesophageal reflux disease

GFR

glomerular filtration rate

GGT

gamma-glutamyl transferase

GI

gastrointestinal

GIT

gastrointestinal tract

GOT

glutamic oxalic transaminase

GU

genitourinary

gastrointestinal tract GOT glutamic oxalic transaminase GU genitourinary GVHD graft-versus-host-disease
gastrointestinal tract GOT glutamic oxalic transaminase GU genitourinary GVHD graft-versus-host-disease

GVHD graft-versus-host-disease

HA headache HB hemoglobin HCG human chorionic gonadotropin HCO3 bicarbonate HCT hematocrit
HA headache HB hemoglobin HCG human chorionic gonadotropin HCO3 bicarbonate HCT hematocrit
HA headache HB hemoglobin HCG human chorionic gonadotropin HCO3 bicarbonate HCT hematocrit

HA

headache

HB

hemoglobin

HCG

human chorionic gonadotropin

HCO3

bicarbonate

HCT

hematocrit

HD

hemodialysis

HDL

high density lipoprotein

HEENT head, eye, ear, nose and throat

density lipoprotein HEENT head, eye, ear, nose and throat HGB hemoglobin HIV human immunodeficiency virus
density lipoprotein HEENT head, eye, ear, nose and throat HGB hemoglobin HIV human immunodeficiency virus

HGB

hemoglobin

HIV

human immunodeficiency virus

HRT

hormone replacement therapy

HS

bedtime

HX

history

IBC iron binding capacity IBD inflammatory bowel disease IBS irritable bowel syndrome IBW ideal
IBC iron binding capacity IBD inflammatory bowel disease IBS irritable bowel syndrome IBW ideal
IBC iron binding capacity IBD inflammatory bowel disease IBS irritable bowel syndrome IBW ideal

IBC

iron binding capacity

IBD

inflammatory bowel disease

IBS

irritable bowel syndrome

IBW

ideal body weight

ICCE

intracapsular cataract extraction

ICF

imtermediate care facility

ICP

intracranial pressure

ICS

intercostal space

ICT

inflammation of connective tissue

ICU

intensive care unit

IDM

infant of diabetic mother

IDDM

insulin dependent diabetes mellitus

IE

inspiratory exerciser

IH

infectious hepatitis

IHD

ischemic heart disease

diabetes mellitus IE inspiratory exerciser IH infectious hepatitis IHD ischemic heart disease
diabetes mellitus IE inspiratory exerciser IH infectious hepatitis IHD ischemic heart disease
IIP implantable insulin pump IM intramuscular IMV intermittent mandatory ventilation INR
IIP implantable insulin pump IM intramuscular IMV intermittent mandatory ventilation INR
IIP implantable insulin pump IM intramuscular IMV intermittent mandatory ventilation INR

IIP

implantable insulin pump

IM

intramuscular

IMV

intermittent mandatory ventilation

INR

international normalization ratio

IPD

intermittent peritoneal dialysis

IPPB

intermittent positive pressure breathing

ITP

idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

IV

intravenous

IVF

in vitro fertilization

IVP

intravenous pyelography

thrombocytopenic purpura IV intravenous IVF in vitro fertilization IVP intravenous pyelography
thrombocytopenic purpura IV intravenous IVF in vitro fertilization IVP intravenous pyelography
JAMA JVP Journal of the American Medical Association jugular venous pressure
JAMA JVP Journal of the American Medical Association jugular venous pressure
JAMA JVP Journal of the American Medical Association jugular venous pressure

JAMA

JVP

Journal of the American Medical Association jugular venous pressure

JAMA JVP Journal of the American Medical Association jugular venous pressure
JAMA JVP Journal of the American Medical Association jugular venous pressure
K potassium KCl potassium chloride KI potassium iodide KUB kidney, ureter, bladder KVO keep
K potassium KCl potassium chloride KI potassium iodide KUB kidney, ureter, bladder KVO keep
K potassium KCl potassium chloride KI potassium iodide KUB kidney, ureter, bladder KVO keep

K

potassium

KCl

potassium chloride

KI

potassium iodide

KUB

kidney, ureter, bladder

KVO

keep vein open

KCl potassium chloride KI potassium iodide KUB kidney, ureter, bladder KVO keep vein open
KCl potassium chloride KI potassium iodide KUB kidney, ureter, bladder KVO keep vein open
L & A LAD LB LDL LE LFTs LIJ LLQ LMP LP LSC LUQ LPN
L & A LAD LB LDL LE LFTs LIJ LLQ LMP LP LSC LUQ LPN
L & A LAD LB LDL LE LFTs LIJ LLQ LMP LP LSC LUQ LPN

L & A LAD LB LDL LE LFTs LIJ LLQ LMP LP LSC LUQ LPN

light and accommodation left anterior descending artery large bowel low density lipoprotein lupus erythematosus liver function tests left internal jugular left lower quadrant last menstrual period lumbar puncture left subclavian left upper quadrant Licensed Practical Nurse

left lower quadrant last menstrual period lumbar puncture left subclavian left upper quadrant Licensed Practical Nurse
left lower quadrant last menstrual period lumbar puncture left subclavian left upper quadrant Licensed Practical Nurse
MAP mean arterial pressure MAR medication administration record MCL modified chest lead MDI
MAP mean arterial pressure MAR medication administration record MCL modified chest lead MDI
MAP mean arterial pressure MAR medication administration record MCL modified chest lead MDI

MAP

mean arterial pressure

MAR

medication administration record

MCL

modified chest lead

MDI

multiple daily vitamin

MI

myocardial infarction

MLC

midline catheter

MM

mucous membrane

MOABS

monoclonal antibodies

MOM

Milk of Magnesia

MRDD

mental retarded/developmentally disabled

MRI

magnetic resonance imaging

MRM

modified radical mastectomy

MS

multiple sclerosis, morphine sulfate

M.B.A.

Master of Business

MRM modified radical mastectomy MS multiple sclerosis, morphine sulfate M.B.A. Master of Business
MRM modified radical mastectomy MS multiple sclerosis, morphine sulfate M.B.A. Master of Business
M.D. M.H.E. M.N. M.P.A. M.P.H. M.P.T. Doctor of Medicine Master of Health Education Master of
M.D. M.H.E. M.N. M.P.A. M.P.H. M.P.T. Doctor of Medicine Master of Health Education Master of

M.D.

M.H.E.

M.N.

M.P.A.

M.P.H.

M.P.T.

Doctor of Medicine Master of Health Education Master of Nursing

Master of Public Administration Master of Public Health Master of Physical Therapy Master of Science Master of Science in Nursing

M.S.Therapy Master of Science Master of Science in Nursing M.S.N. M.S.W. Master of Social Work MD

M.S.N.

M.S.W. Master of Social Work

Science in Nursing M.S. M.S.N. M.S.W. Master of Social Work MD Medical Doctor MLT Medical Laboratory
Science in Nursing M.S. M.S.N. M.S.W. Master of Social Work MD Medical Doctor MLT Medical Laboratory

MD

Medical Doctor

MLT

Medical Laboratory Technician

MT

Medical Technologist

NA sodium, not available NACL sodium chloride NED no evidence of disease NICU neonatal intensive
NA sodium, not available NACL sodium chloride NED no evidence of disease NICU neonatal intensive

NA

sodium, not available

NACL

sodium chloride

NED

no evidence of disease

NICU

neonatal intensive care unit

evidence of disease NICU neonatal intensive care unit NIDDM noninsulin dependent diabetes mellitus NKA no

NIDDM noninsulin dependent diabetes mellitus

care unit NIDDM noninsulin dependent diabetes mellitus NKA no known allergies NKDA non-ketotic diabetic

NKA

no known allergies

NKDA

non-ketotic diabetic acidosis

NKMA

no known medication allergies

NPD

nightly peritoneal dialysis

NPO

none per oral (nothing by mouth)

NSAID

nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug

NTD

neural tube defect

NV

nausea & vomiting

NYD

not yet diagnosed

anti-inflammatory drug NTD neural tube defect NV nausea & vomiting NYD not yet diagnosed
OD right eye OGTT oral glucose tolerance test ORIF open reduction internal fixation OS left
OD right eye OGTT oral glucose tolerance test ORIF open reduction internal fixation OS left
OD right eye OGTT oral glucose tolerance test ORIF open reduction internal fixation OS left

OD

right eye

OGTT

oral glucose tolerance test

ORIF

open reduction internal fixation

OS

left eye

OU

both eyes

OTR

Occupational Therapist-Registered

open reduction internal fixation OS left eye OU both eyes OTR Occupational Therapist-Registered
open reduction internal fixation OS left eye OU both eyes OTR Occupational Therapist-Registered
PABA para-aminobenzoic acid PC after meals PCA patient controlled analgesia, posterior PCN
PABA para-aminobenzoic acid PC after meals PCA patient controlled analgesia, posterior PCN
PABA para-aminobenzoic acid PC after meals PCA patient controlled analgesia, posterior PCN

PABA

para-aminobenzoic acid

PC

after meals

PCA

patient controlled analgesia, posterior

PCN

communicating artery penicillin, primary care nurse

PCV

packed cell volume

PD

peritoneal dialysis

PDA

patent ductus arteriosus, posterior

PDD

descending artery pervasive development disorder

PDR

physician's desk reference

PEG

percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy

PEJ

percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy

PERL

pupils equal, react to light

endoscopic gastrostomy PEJ percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy PERL pupils equal, react to light
endoscopic gastrostomy PEJ percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy PERL pupils equal, react to light
PERL PERRLA pupils equal, round, react to light, pupils equal, react to light PET accommodation
PERL PERRLA pupils equal, round, react to light, pupils equal, react to light PET accommodation

PERL

PERRLA pupils equal, round, react to light,

pupils equal, react to light

equal, round, react to light, pupils equal, react to light PET accommodation positron emission tomography PFT
equal, round, react to light, pupils equal, react to light PET accommodation positron emission tomography PFT

PET

accommodation positron emission tomography

accommodation positron emission tomography

PFT

pulmonary function test

PG

prostaglandin

PH

past history

PI

present illness

PICC

peripherally inserted central venous catheter

PID

PMI

pelvic inflammatory disease point of maximal impulse

d

d bl

d

ll

 

PNH

paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria

PO

per oral (by mouth)

PR

PRBC

per rectum k

PS pyloric stenosis PSA prostate specific antigen PT prothrombin time PTT partial thromboplastin
PS pyloric stenosis PSA prostate specific antigen PT prothrombin time PTT partial thromboplastin
PS pyloric stenosis PSA prostate specific antigen PT prothrombin time PTT partial thromboplastin

PS

pyloric stenosis

PSA

prostate specific antigen

PT

prothrombin time

PTT

partial thromboplastin time

PUD

peptic ulcer disease

PVD

peripheral vascular disease

PX

pneumothorax

Ph.D.

Doctor of Philosophy

Pharm.D. Doctor of Pharmacy

Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy Pharm.D. Doctor of Pharmacy PT Physical Therapist PTA Physical Therapy
Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy Pharm.D. Doctor of Pharmacy PT Physical Therapist PTA Physical Therapy

PT

Physical Therapist

PTA

Physical Therapy Assistant

Q every QD everyday QID four times a day QNS quantity not sufficient QOD every
Q every QD everyday QID four times a day QNS quantity not sufficient QOD every
Q every QD everyday QID four times a day QNS quantity not sufficient QOD every

Q

every

QD

everyday

QID

four times a day

QNS

quantity not sufficient

QOD

every other day

QS

quantity sufficient, quantity required

times a day QNS quantity not sufficient QOD every other day QS quantity sufficient, quantity required
times a day QNS quantity not sufficient QOD every other day QS quantity sufficient, quantity required
RA rheumatoid arthritis RAD reactive airway disease RAI radioactive iodine RAIU radioactive iodine
RA rheumatoid arthritis RAD reactive airway disease RAI radioactive iodine RAIU radioactive iodine
RA rheumatoid arthritis RAD reactive airway disease RAI radioactive iodine RAIU radioactive iodine

RA

rheumatoid arthritis

RAD

reactive airway disease

RAI

radioactive iodine

RAIU

radioactive iodine uptake

RCA

right coronary artery

RDW

red cell distribution width

right coronary artery RDW red cell distribution width REEDA redness, edema, ecchymosis, drainage, RHD
right coronary artery RDW red cell distribution width REEDA redness, edema, ecchymosis, drainage, RHD

REEDA redness, edema, ecchymosis, drainage,

RHD

approximation rheumatic heart disease, relative hepatic dullness

RIJ right internal jugular RLQ right lower quadrant RM respiratory movement ROM range of motion
RIJ right internal jugular RLQ right lower quadrant RM respiratory movement ROM range of motion
RIJ right internal jugular RLQ right lower quadrant RM respiratory movement ROM range of motion

RIJ

right internal jugular

RLQ

right lower quadrant

RM

respiratory movement

ROM

range of motion

ROS

review of systems

RSC

right subclavian

RUQ

right upper quadrant

RX

prescription, pharmacy

RD

Registered Dietician

RHIA

Registration Abbreviations Registered Health Information

RHIT

Administrator Registered Health Information Technician

RN

Registered Nurse

Health Information RHIT Administrator Registered Health Information Technician RN Registered Nurse
Health Information RHIT Administrator Registered Health Information Technician RN Registered Nurse
RRA Registered Record Administrator RRT Registered Respiratory Therapist RT Radiologic Technologist
RRA Registered Record Administrator RRT Registered Respiratory Therapist RT Radiologic Technologist
RRA Registered Record Administrator RRT Registered Respiratory Therapist RT Radiologic Technologist

RRA

Registered Record Administrator

RRT

Registered Respiratory Therapist

RT

Radiologic Technologist

RTN

Registered Technician of Nuclear Medicine

Registered Respiratory Therapist RT Radiologic Technologist RTN Registered Technician of Nuclear Medicine
Registered Respiratory Therapist RT Radiologic Technologist RTN Registered Technician of Nuclear Medicine
S/S signs & symptoms SAB spontaneous abortion SAST serum aspartate aminotransferase SB spina
S/S signs & symptoms SAB spontaneous abortion SAST serum aspartate aminotransferase SB spina
S/S signs & symptoms SAB spontaneous abortion SAST serum aspartate aminotransferase SB spina

S/S

signs & symptoms

SAB

spontaneous abortion

SAST

serum aspartate aminotransferase

SB

spina bifida

SBO

small bowel obstruction

SGPT

serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase

SLE

systemic lupus erythematosus

SNF

skilled nursing facility

SOB

short of breath

SR

sedimentation rate

SS

social services

STD

sexually transmitted disease

STH

somatotropic hormone

STM

short term memory

SUI

stress urinary incontinence

SVR

systemic vascular resistance

hormone STM short term memory SUI stress urinary incontinence SVR systemic vascular resistance
hormone STM short term memory SUI stress urinary incontinence SVR systemic vascular resistance
T3 triiodothyronine T4 thyroxine TBSA total body surface area TCDB turn, cough, deep breathe
T3 triiodothyronine T4 thyroxine TBSA total body surface area TCDB turn, cough, deep breathe
T3 triiodothyronine T4 thyroxine TBSA total body surface area TCDB turn, cough, deep breathe

T3

triiodothyronine

T4

thyroxine

TBSA

total body surface area

TCDB

turn, cough, deep breathe

TED

(hose) thrombo-embolism deterrent

TEP

transesophageal puncture

THR

total hip replacement

TIA

transient ischemic attack

TIBC

total iron binding capacity

TID

three times a day

TIL

tumor infiltrating lymphocytes

TKR

total knee replacement

TNF

tumor necrosis factor

TNM

tumor, node, metastases

TNTC

too numerous to mention

knee replacement TNF tumor necrosis factor TNM tumor, node, metastases TNTC too numerous to mention
knee replacement TNF tumor necrosis factor TNM tumor, node, metastases TNTC too numerous to mention
TP tuberculin precipitation TPN total parenteral nutrition TTN transient tachypnea of the newborn TTP
TP tuberculin precipitation TPN total parenteral nutrition TTN transient tachypnea of the newborn TTP
TP tuberculin precipitation TPN total parenteral nutrition TTN transient tachypnea of the newborn TTP

TP

tuberculin precipitation

TPN

total parenteral nutrition

TTN

transient tachypnea of the newborn

TTP

thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura

TUPR

trans-urethral prostatic resection

TUR

(or TURP) trans-urethral resection of the

TWB

prostate touch weight bear

TWE

tap water enema

TX

treatment, traction

resection of the TWB prostate touch weight bear TWE tap water enema TX treatment, traction
resection of the TWB prostate touch weight bear TWE tap water enema TX treatment, traction
UA urinalysis UAO upper airway obstruction UBW usual body weight UGI upper gastrointestinal
UA urinalysis UAO upper airway obstruction UBW usual body weight UGI upper gastrointestinal
UA urinalysis UAO upper airway obstruction UBW usual body weight UGI upper gastrointestinal

UA

urinalysis

UAO

upper airway obstruction

UBW

usual body weight

UGI

upper gastrointestinal

UPJ

ureteropelvic junction

URI

upper respiratory infection

US

ultrasonic

UTI

urinary tract infection

UVJ

ureterovesical junction

upper respiratory infection US ultrasonic UTI urinary tract infection UVJ ureterovesical junction
upper respiratory infection US ultrasonic UTI urinary tract infection UVJ ureterovesical junction
VA visual acuity VBAC vaginal birth after caeserean VF ventricular fibrillation VLDL very low
VA visual acuity VBAC vaginal birth after caeserean VF ventricular fibrillation VLDL very low
VA visual acuity VBAC vaginal birth after caeserean VF ventricular fibrillation VLDL very low

VA

visual acuity

VBAC

vaginal birth after caeserean

VF

ventricular fibrillation

VLDL

very low density lipoprotein

VMA

vanillylmandelic acid

VSD

ventricular septal defect

VT

ventricular tachycardia

VW

vessel wall

VMA vanillylmandelic acid VSD ventricular septal defect VT ventricular tachycardia VW vessel wall
VMA vanillylmandelic acid VSD ventricular septal defect VT ventricular tachycardia VW vessel wall
W/C wheelchair WBC white blood cell WD well developed WHO World Health Organization WN well
W/C wheelchair WBC white blood cell WD well developed WHO World Health Organization WN well
W/C wheelchair WBC white blood cell WD well developed WHO World Health Organization WN well

W/C

wheelchair

WBC

white blood cell

WD

well developed

WHO

World Health Organization

WN

well nourished

WNL

within

white blood cell WD well developed WHO World Health Organization WN well nourished WNL within
white blood cell WD well developed WHO World Health Organization WN well nourished WNL within
XR x-ray
XR x-ray
XR x-ray

XR

x-ray

XR x-ray
XR x-ray
YO years old
YO years old
YO years old

YO

years old

YO years old
YO years old
Z zero
Z zero
Z zero

Z

zero

Z zero