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ABGs
aterial blood gases
ABO
blood group system
a.c.
before meals
ACTH
adrenocorticotropic hormone
ADH
antidiuretic hormone
ad lib
as desired
AIDS
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
ALL
acute lymphocytic leukemia
ALT
alanine transaminase (see SGPT)
AML
acute myelocytic leukemia
aq
water (aqua)
AST
aspartate aminotransferase (see SGOT)
ASO
antistreptolysin O
b.i.d.
twice a day
(bis in die)
bili
bilirubin
BP
blood pressure
BUN
blood urea nitrogen
Bx
biopsy
C
with
(cum)
Ca
calcium
CAD
coronary artery disease
CBC
complete blood count
cc*


*On the list of possible future additions to the “Do Not Use” list.
cubic centimeter
CCU
coronary care unit
chem
chemistry
chemo
chemotherapy
CK
creatine kinase
cm
centimeter
CML
chronic myelogenous leukemia
CNS
central nervous system
CO2
carbon dioxide
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
crit
hematocrit (see HCT)
C-section
cesarean section
CSF
cerebrospinal fluid
CT scan
computed tomography scan
CVA
cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
CXR
chest x-ray
DIC
disseminated intravascular coagulation
diff
differential count of white blood cells
dil
dilute
DNA
deoxyribonucleic acid
DOB
date of birth
Dx
diagnosis
EBV
Epstein-Barr virus
ECG
electrocardiogram
EEG
electroencephalogram
EKG
electrocardiogram
ENT
ear, nose, and throat
Eos
eosinophils
ER
emergency room
ESR
erythrocyte sedimentation rate(sed rate)
exc
excision
FBS
fasting blood sugar
Fe
iron
FSH
follicle stimulating hormone
FUO
fever of unknown origin
gluc
glucose
GI
gastrointestinal
Gm, gm, g
gram
GTT
glucose tolerance test
GYN
gynecology
h
hour
Hb, Hgb
hemoglobin
HBsAg
hepatitis B surface antigen
HBV
hepatitis B virus
HCG
human chorionic gonadotropin
HCL
hydrochloric acid
Hct
hematocrit (see crit)
HCV
hepatitis C virus
HDL
high-density lipoprotein
Hg
mercury
HH (H & H)
hemoglobin and hematocrit
HIV
human immunodeficiency virus
h/o
history of
H20
water
h.s.
at bedtime
(hora somni)
hx
history
ICU
intensive care unit