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    The Most Common Medical Abbreviations >>>

    الإختصارات الطبية الشائعة

    ABG arterial blood gases

    ac before meals
    ACE angiotensin converting enzyme
    ACL anterior cruciate ligament
    ACTH adrenocorticotropic hormone
    ADH antidiuretic hormone
    ADL activities of daily living
    AFB acid-fast bacilli
    AFP alpha-fetoprotein
    AGA appropriate for gestational age
    AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome
    AKA above knee amputation
    ALP alkaline phosphatase
    ALT alanine transaminase, alanine aminotransferase
    AMI acute myocardial infarction
    AP apical pulse
    APSGN acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis
    ARF acute renal failure
    ASD atrial septal defect
    AST aspartate aminotransferase
    ATN acute tubular necrosis
    AVB atrio-ventricular block


    BBS bilateral breath sounds
    BE barium enema
    BG blood glucose
    BI brain injury
    BID twice a day
    bilat bilateral
    B/K below knee
    BM bowel movement or breast milk
    BOH Bad Obstetrical History
    BP blood pressure
    BPH benign prostatic hypertrophy
    BRM biologic response modifiers
    BRP bathroom privileges
    BSA body surface area
    BSE breast self examination
    BUN blood urea nitrogen


    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
    CEA cultured epithelial autograft
    CFT complement-fixation test
    CIN cervical intraepithelial neoplasm
    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
    CSF cerebrospinal fluid, colony stimulating factors
    CT computed tomography
    CVA cerebral vascular accident, costovertebral angle
    CVP central venous pressure
    Cx cervix
    CXR chest x-ray

    DAMA discharged against medical advice
    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

    EBV Epstein-Barr Virus
    ECF extracellular fluid
    EENT eye, ear, nose and throat
    EMC ensephalomyocarditis
    EMG electromyogram
    ERCP endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
    ESRD end stage renal disease
    ET endotracheal tube

    F & R force and rhythm
    FA fatty acid
    FBS fasting blood sugar
    FD fatal dose, focal distance
    FDA Food & Drug Administration
    Fx fracture
    FUO fever of unknown origin
    FVD fluid volume deficit

    GB gallbladder
    GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease
    GFR glomerular filtration rate
    GGT gamma-glutamyl transferase
    GI gastrointestinal
    GOT glutamic oxalic transaminase
    GU genitourinary
    GVHD graft-versus-host-disease

    Hb hemoglobin
    HCG human chorionic gonadotropin
    HCO3 bicarbonate
    HCT hematocrit
    HD hemodialysis
    HDL high density lipoprotein
    HEENT head, eye, ear, nose and throat
    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 body weight
    ICCE intracapsular cataract extraction
    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
    IHD ischemic heart disease
    IIP implantable insulin pump
    IM intramuscular
    IMV intermittent mandatory ventilation
    INR international normalization ratio
    IPD intermittent peritoneal dialysis
    IPPB intermittent positive pressure breathing
    ITP immune thrombocytopenic purpura
    IV intravenous
    IVF in vitro fertilization
    IVP intravenous pyelography

    JVP jugular venous pressure

    K potassium
    KCl potassium chloride
    KI potassium iodide
    KUB kidney, ureter, bladder
    KVO keep vein open


    L & A light and accommodation
    LAD left anterior descending (artery
    LDL low density lipoprotein
    LE lupus erythematosus
    LFTs liver function tests
    LIJ left internal jugular
    LLQ left lower quadrant
    LMP last menstrual period
    LP lumbar puncture
    LSC left subclavian
    LUQ left upper quadrant

    MAP mean arterial pressure
    MCL modified chest lead
    MDI multiple daily vitamin
    MI myocardial infarction
    MLC midline catheter
    MM mucous membrane
    MoAbs monoclonal antibodies
    MRDD mental retarded/developmentally disabled
    MRI magnetic resonance imaging
    MRM modified radical mastectomy
    MS multiple sclerosis, morphine sulfate

    Na sodium
    NaCl sodium chloride
    NED no evidence of disease
    NICU neonatal intensive care unit
    NIDDM noninsulin dependent diabetes mellitus
    NKA no known allergies
    NKDA non-ketotic diabetic acidosis
    NKMA no known medcation allergies
    NPD nightly peritoneal dialysis
    NPO nothing by mouth
    NSAID nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
    NSVD normal spontaneaous vaginal delivery
    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 eye
    OU both eyes

    PABA para-aminobenzoic acid
    pc after meals
    PCA patient controlled analgesia
    PCN penicillin
    PCV packed cell volume
    PD peritoneal dialysis
    PDA patent ductus arteriosus, posterior descending artery
    PEG percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
    PEJ percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy
    PERL pupils equal, react to light
    PERRLA pupils equal, round, react to light, accommodation
    PET positron emission tomography
    PFT pulmonary function test
    PG prostaglandin
    PH past history
    PI present illness
    PICC peripherally inserted central venous catheter
    PID pelvic inflammatory disease
    PMI point of maximal impulse
    PNH paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria
    PO by mouth
    PRBC packed red blood cells
    PS pyloric stenosis
    PSA prostate specific antigen
    PT prothrombin time
    PTT partial thromboplastin time
    PUD peptic ulcer disease
    PVD peripheral vascular disease
    Px pneumothorax

    QD everyday
    QID four 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 uptake
    RBC red blood cell
    RCA right coronary artery
    RDW red cell distribution width
    REEDA redness, edema, ecchymosis, drainage, approximation
    RHD rheumatic heart disease, relative hepatic dullness
    RIJ right internal jugular
    RLQ right lower quadrant
    ROM range of motion
    ROS review of systems
    RSC right subclavian
    RUQ right upper quadrant
    Rx prescription, pharmacy

    S/S signs & symptoms
    SAST serum aspartate aminotransferase
    SB spina bifida
    SBO small bowel obstruction
    SGA Small for gestational age
    SGPT serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase
    SLE systemic lupus erythematosus
    SOB short(ness) of breath
    SR sedimentation rate
    STD sexually transmitted disease
    STH somatotropic hormone
    SUI stress urinary incontinence
    SVF Single viable foetus
    SVR systemic vascular resistance
    Sx symptoms

    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
    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 prostate
    Tx treatment, traction

    UA urinalysis
    UAO upper airway obstruction
    UGI upper gastrointestinal
    UPJ ureteropelvic junction
    URI upper respiratory infection
    US ultrasonic
    UTI urinary tract infection
    UVJ ureterovesical junction

    VA visual acuity
    VBAC vaginal birth after caeserean
    VF/Vfib ventricular fibrillation
    VLDL very low density lipoprotein
    VMA vanillylmandelic acid
    VSD ventricular septal defect
    VT/Vtach ventricular tachycardia

    WBC white blood cell
    WHO World Health Organization
    WN well nourished
    WNL within normal limits

    تقبلوا فائق إحترامي وتقديري

    الهـــ ــ ;)ــديــ ــ ;)ـــل
    التعديل الأخير تم بواسطة GالهديلM ; 04-10-2006 الساعة 09:00 AM

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    تاريخ التسجيل
    Feb 2006
    فلسطين المغتصبة


    احترامي وتقديري لك يالهديل
    الحقيقة مصطلحات هامة ومفيدة
    ماخليت شي ما شا الله

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    اشكرك أخ الهديل
    موضوع رائع و مميز

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    أشكركم أخواني جزيل الشكر على تعليقكم الطيب .....

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    تاريخ التسجيل
    May 2006
    أرض الإســــراء


    مشكورة أخت هديل على الموضوع القيم

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    مشكووووووووووورة أخت هديل الله يجزاك خير

  7. افتراضي

    الله يسلم ايديك حبيبي أخي الغالي الهديل

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    اشكرك أخ الهديل
    موضوع رائع و مميز

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    Thank you

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    سلمت يداك أختي هديل

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    بارك الله فيك

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    تاريخ التسجيل
    Feb 2008
    السعودية/ جدة



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