1. This shorthand can include shortening (making less lengthy) of longer disease names, by cutting the word down to its base (the Latin or Greek part that makes it).
jointK potassiumkg kilogramKI potassium iodineKOH potassium hydroxideKS Kaposi sarcomaKUB kidney, ureter, and bladderkv kilovoltKVO keep vein openL literL&D labor and deliverylab laboratorylat laterallb poundLBW low birth weightLD50 lethal dose, medianLDH lactate dehydrogenaseLDL low-density lipoproteinLE lower extremity; lupus erythematosusLEEP loop electrosurgical excision procedureLFT liver function testLGA large for gestational ageLH luteinizing hormoneLi lithiumlig ligamentliq. After 30 days, you will automatically be upgraded to a 1-year subscription at a discounted rate of $29.95, Please Sign in with your Taber’s Online account, Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter, A accommodation; acetum; angström unit; anode; anteriora artery a beforeA2 aortic second soundaa of each; arteriesAAA abdominal aortic aneurysmabd abdominal/abdomenABG arterial blood gasABI ankle-brachial indexABO three basic blood groupsAC adrenal cortex; air conduction; alternating current; axiocervical a.c., ac before a mealacc. sacralS-A; S/A; SA sinoatrialSAD seasonal affective disorderSARS severe acute respiratory syndromeSB small bowel Sb antimonySBP systolic blood pressureSC, sc, s.c. subcutaneous(ly)SCI spinal cord injuryS.D. An example of this is "stat", used to indicate (show) that something needs to be hurried (done faster). spirits.q. The person has no drug allergies we know about. bedtimeHPI history of present illnessHPV human papillomavirusHR heart rateHRT hormone replacement therapyHSIL high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesionHSV herpes simplex virusHTLV-III human T lymphotropic virus type IIIHTN hypertensionhx, Hx historyHy hyperopiaHz hertz (cycles per second)I iodine 131I radioactive isotope of iodine (atomic weight 131) 132I radioactive isotope of iodine (atomic weight 132)I&O intake and outputIBW ideal body weightIC inspiratory capacityICD implantable cardioverter defibrillatorICP intracranial pressureICS intercostal spaceICSH interstitial cell-stimulating hormoneICU intensive care unitId. a every other dayq.p. left eyeOSHA Occupational Safety and Health AdministrationOT occupational therapyOTC over-the-counterOU each eyeoz ounceP, p melting point p afterP2 pulmonic second soundP-A; PA; pa placenta abruption; posteroanterior; pulmonary arteryPABA para-aminobenzoic acid (vitamin B10)Paco2 partial pressure of carbon dioxide in alveolar gasPACU postanesthesia care unitPAD peripheral arterial diseasePALS pediatric advanced life supportP-ANCA perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodyPAO 2 alveolar oxygen partial pressurePap, Pap test Papanicolaou smearpart.
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Web. capsuleC&S culture and sensitivitycath catheterCBC complete blood countCBI continuous bladder irrigationCBRNE chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive agentsCBT cognitive behavioral therapyCC chief complaintcc cubic centimeterCCl 4 carbon tetrachlorideCCU coronary care unit; critical care unitCD4 T-helper cellsCD8 cytotoxic cellsCDC Centers for Disease Control and PreventionCEA carcinoembryonic antigenCF cystic fibrosis; Christmas factorCFTR cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulatorcg centigramCHD congenital heart disease; coronary heart diseaseChE cholinesteraseCHF congestive heart failureCI cardiac indexCi curieCIN cervical intraepithelial neoplasiaCIS carcinoma in situCK creatine kinaseCK-MB serum creatine kinase, myocardial-boundCl chlorineCLL chronic lymphocytic leukemiacm centimeterc.m.s.
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avoirdupoisAVM arteriovenous malformationAVP arginine vasopressinB boron; bacillusBa bariumBAC blood alcohol concentrationBBB blood-brain barrier; bundle branch blockBBT basal body temperatureBCG bacille Calmette-GuérinBCLS basic cardiac life supportBCP birth control pillsBD Buerger diseaseBE barium enemaBe berylliumBHS beta-hemolytic streptococciBi bismuthb. activities of daily living A.Fib. compound; compounded ofCOMT catechol-O-methyltransferaseCOPD chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseCOX-2 cyclooxygenase 2 inhibitorsCP cerebral palsy; cleft palateCPAP continuous positive airway pressureCPC clinicopathologic conferenceCPD cephalopelvic disproportionCPHSS Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke ScaleCPK creatine phosphokinaseCPM continuous passive motionCPR cardiopulmonary resuscitationCR conditioned reflex; controlled release; crown-rump lengthCREST calcinosis, Raynaud phenomenon, esophageal dysfunction, sclerodactyly, telangiectasia (cluster of features of systemic sclerosis scleroderma)CRP c. reactive proteinCRS-R Conners Rating Scales-RevisedCS cardiogenic shock; cesarean section; culture and sensitivityCSF cerebrospinal fluid; colony-stimulating factorCSH combat support hospitalCT computed/computerized tomographyCu copperCV cardiovascularCVA cardiovascular accident; cerebrovascular accident; costovertebral angleCVC central venous catheterCVP central venous pressureCVRB critical value read backCVS chorionic villi samplingCXR chest x-rayD diopter; doseD5/0.9 NaCl 5% dextrose and normal saline solution (0.9% NaCl)D5/½ /NS 5% dextrose and half-normal saline solution (0.45% NaCl)D5W 5% dextrose in waterd density; right/d per dayD and C dilatation and curettagedB decibelDBP diastolic blood pressureDC direct current; doctor of chiropracticdc discontinueDerm dermatologydet. abbreviation A set of letters that are drawn from a word or from a sequence of words and used for brevity in place of the full word or phrase. as much as you pleaseRA rheumatoid arthritisRa radiumrad radiation absorbed doseRAI radioactive iodineRAIU radioactive iodine uptakeRBC red blood cell; red blood countRD Raynaud diseaseRDA recommended daily/dietary allowanceRDS respiratory distress syndromeRE right eyeRe rheniumREM rapid eye movementRF rheumatoid factorRFT renal function testRh rhesus factor; rhodiumRHD rheumatic heart diseaseRLE right lower extremityRLL right lower lobeRLQ right lower quadrantRML right middle lobe of lungRn radonRNA ribonucleic acidR/O rule outROM range of motionROS review of systemsRPM revolutions per minuteRQ respiratory quotientRR recovery room; respiratory rateRSV respiratory syncytial virusRT radiation therapy; respiratory therapyR/T related toRUE right upper extremityRUL right upper lobeRUQ right upper quadrantS mark s withoutS. Medical » Medical Abbreviations Browse 12,030 acronyms and abbreviations related to the Medical terminology and jargon. An example is, "pre-op" meaning |pre-operation| (patient who is being prepared for surgery). flexorFld fluidFP family practice; family practitionerFSH follicle-stimulating hormoneFTT failure to thriveFUO fever of unknown originG, g, gm gramGABA gamma-aminobutyric acidGABAB gamma-aminobutyric acid type B GABRB3 GABAA receptor genegarg gargleGB gallbladder; Guillain-BarréGC gonococcus or gonorrhealGDM gestational diabetes mellitusGDS Geriatric Depression ScaleGERD gastroesophageal reflux diseaseGFR glomerular filtration rateGGT gamma-glutamyl transferaseGH growth hormoneGI gastrointestinalGnRH gonadotropin-releasing hormoneGP general practitionerG6PD glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenasegr graingrad by degreesGRAS generally recognized as safeGSW gunshot woundGTT glucose tolerance testGtt, gtt dropsGU genitourinaryguttat. Select Try/Buy and follow instructions to begin your free 30-day trial, © 2000–2020 Unbound Medicine, Inc. All rights reserved, TY - ELEC do not repeatNPN nonprotein nitrogenNPO; n.p.o. hor. BT - Taber's Medical Dictionary bonebib. accommodationA/CA accommodative/convergence accommodation ratioACE angiotensin-converting enzymeACh acetylcholineAChE acetylcholinesteraseAChR acetylcholine receptorACLS advanced cardiac life supportACTH adrenocorticotropic hormoneAD advance directivead to; up toADH antidiuretic hormoneADHD attention deficit-hyperactivity disorderADL, ADLs activities of daily livingad lib. Medical Abbreviations. every 3 hoursq.4h. write on labelSJS Stevens-Johnson syndromeSLE systemic lupus erythematosusSLP speech-language pathologySn tinSNF skilled nursing facilitySNRI serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitorSNS sympathetic nervous systemSOB shortness of breathsol solution, dissolveds.o.s.