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+ +/++ +++ = 17-KGS 17-KS 17-OH 17-OHCS 2-PAM 5-HT A A A&O A&P A&W a/b A/E A/G A/O A/W A2 A-a grad AA aa AAA AaDO2 AAS AB Ab ABC abd abdo ABG ABI ABL ABN Abnl ABO ABP ABR abs ABV ABVD Abx Ac AC ac ACA ACBE acc ACC accom ACE ACEI ACh AChE acid phos ACL ACLS ACT ACTH ad hib ad lib ad AD ad ADA add ADD ADH ADHD ADL ADM adm ADP ADP ADR AE AEA AED AF AFB AFI Afib AFIP AFL AFO AFP AFV AG Ag AGA AGE AHA AI AIDP AIDS AIHA AII AIN AION AJ AJR AK AKA aka alb alc ALC ALCA alk phos ALL ALP ALS ALSA alt di alt dieb

fracture beta-human chorionic gonadotropin prism dioptre/ change present/ noted uncertain/ equivocal present significantly present in excess equivalent to 17-ketogenic steroids 17-ketosteroids 17-hydroxy steroid 17-hydroxcorticosteroids pralidoxime serotonin ankle jerk/ ankle reflex/ artery/ assessment/ abortion or miscarriage/ pressure (ophthalmology) ante, before alert and oriented anterior and posterior/ auscultation and percussion alive and well about air entry to lungs/ accident and emergency albumin/globulin ratio alert and oriented alive and well aortic second sound/ sound of aortic valve closing alveolar to arterial gradient affected area/ Alcoholics Anonymous of each abdominal aortic aneurysm arterial-alveolar oxygen gradient acute abdominal series abortion antibody airway, breathing, circulation abdomen abdomen arterial blood gas ankle-brachial index acceptable blood loss abnormal abnormal a system of classifying blood groups arterial blood pressure auditory brainstem response absent aortic balloon valvuloplasty adriamycin, bleomycin, vincristine, dacarbazine antibiotics acute anterior chamber/ abdominal circumference/ acromioclavicular/ air conduction/ activated charcoal before meals anterior cerebral artery air contrast barium enema accident/ accessory American College of Cardiology accommodation angiotensin converting enzyme angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors acetylcholine acetylcholinesterase acid phosphate anterior clavicular line/ anterior cruciate ligament advanced cardiac life support activated clotting time adrenocorticotropic hormone to be administered as desired alternating days/ as directed auris dexter (right ear)/ Alzheimers disease/ autosomal dominant up to, to American Diabetes Association abductor, abduction attention deficit disorder/ average daily dose antidiuretic hormone attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder activities of daily living abductor digiti minimi admission abductor pollicis adenosine diphosphate adverse drug reaction above elbow above elbow amputation automatic external defibrillator atrial fibrillation/ afebrile/ amniotic fluid acid fast bacteria amniotic fluid index atrial fibrillation Armed Forces Institute of Pathology atrial flutter/ amniotic fluid level ankle-foot orthosis alpha fetoprotein amniotic fluid volume anion gap antigen appropriate gestational age advanced glycosylated end-products American Heart Association aortic incompetence/ aortic insufficiency advanced inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy acquired immunodeficiency syndrome autoimmune haemolytic anaemia angiotensin II autoimmune haemolytic anaemia anterior ischemic optic neuropathy ankle jerk abdominal jugular reflux above knee above knee amputation also known as/ alcoholic ketoacidosis albumin alcohol alternative level of care anomalous left coronary artery alkaline phosphate acute lymphocytic/ lymphoblastic leukemia alkaline phosphatase amyotrophic lateral sclerosis aberrant left subclavian artery every other day every other day

alt h alt hor alt noc alt noct ALT ALTE am AMA amb AMI AML amnio AMP amp amt AN ANA ANC ANCA anes ann fib ANS ant ante ANUG anxty Ao AO AOB AODM AOM Ao-Pa AoR AoV AoV AoVS AP resec AP ap APB APC APCKD APH aph APL appt APR APS APTT APU APUD APVD APVR aq AR ARCA ARD ARDS ARF ARMD AROM ARSA art ARV as tol AS ASA 1 ASA 2 ASA 3 ASA 4 ASA ASAP ASCUS ASCVD ASD ASD-1 ASD-2 ASD-SV ASHD ASO ASOT ASPD AST at flutter ATLS ATN ATNR ATP AU AUB aud aur fib AV A-V AVB AVCD AVD AVF AVM AVN AVNRT A-VO2 AVP AVR AVS AVSD AVV AWS ax Ax AXR A-Z AZT B B B/f B/m B/P BA Bab bact BAD BaE BAEP

every other hour every other hour every other night every other night alanine aminotransferase (formerly SGPT)/ alternating with apparent life-threatening event morning against medical advice/ American Medical Association/ advanced maternal age ambulating/ ambulatory acute myocardial infarction acute myeloid/ myeloblastic leukemia amniocentesis adenosine monophosphate ampule/ amputation amount anorexia nervosa/ acoustic neuroma antinuclear antibody absolute neutrophil count anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody anaesthesia annulus fibrosis autonomic nervous system anterior before acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis anxiety aorta aortic root alcohol on breath adult onset diabetes mellitus acute otitis media aortic to pulmonary artery aortic valve replacement aortic valve aortic valve aortic valve stenosis abdominal perineal resection of the rectum anteroposterior/ ante partum before dinner abductor pollicis brevis/ atrial premature beat aspirin, phenacetin, and caffeine/ atrial premature contractions/ activated protein C adult polycystic kidney disease antepartum haemorrhage aphasia abductor pollicis longus appointment abdominoperineal resection antiphospholipid antibody syndrome activated partial thromboplastin time awaiting placement unit amine precursor uptake and decarboxylation anomalous pulmonary venous drainage anomalous pulmonary venous return water aortic regurgitation/ autosomal recessive anomalous right coronary artery acute respiratory distress adult respiratory distress syndrome acute respiratory failure/ acute rheumatic fever/ acute renal failure age-related macular degeneration artificial rupture of membranes anomalous right subclavian artery arterial anti-retroviral as tolerated left ear/ abdominal system/ aortic stenosis/ ankylosing spondylitis normal healthy patient patient with mild systemic disease patient with severe systemic disease patient with incapacitating systemic disease that is constant threat to life aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid)/ American Society of Anesthesiologists/ above sternal angle as soon as possible atypical squamous cells of unknown significance atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease atrial septal defect primum atrial septal defect secundum atrial septal defect sinus venosus atrial septal defect atherosclerotic heart disease anti-streptolysis O anti-streptolysis O titre antisocial personality disorder aspartate aminotransferase (formerly SGOT)/ aspartate transaminase atrial flutter advanced trauma life support acute tubular necrosis asymmetrical tonic neck reflex adenosine triphosphate both ears abnormal uterine bleeding auditory auricular fibrillation arteriovenous/ atrioventricular (valve)/ aortic valve atrioventricular/ arteriovenous assisted vaginal birth atrioventricular canal defect assisted vaginal delivery arteriovenous fistula arteriovenous malformation avascular necrosis atrioventricular nodal re-entry tachycardia arteriovenous oxygen difference atrial valve prolapse aortic valve replacement aortic valve stenosis atrioventricular septal defect atrioventricular valve alcohol withdrawal syndrome assessment axilla/ axillary abdominal x-ray Ascheim-Zondek test azidothymidine biceps jerk/reflex/ bath black female black male blood pressure barium Babinski sign bacteriology bipolar affective disorder barium enema brainstem auditory evoked potentials

BAER BAL BAS Bas baso BAV bb BBB BBT BC BCA BCAA BCC BCD BCE BCG BCM BCP BDG BDP BDSM BE BEA BEE BFP BG BHL bic bid BIH bilat bili bin BIPAP BiW BJ bk BK BKA bl cult bld BLS BlT BM BMD BMI BMR BMT BN BNO body wt bol BOM BOMA BOOP BOR BOW BP BPA BPD BPd BPH bpm BPP BPPV BPs BR Br brach BRBPR BrBx broncho BRP BS BSA BSB BSC BSD BSE BSO BSP BSS BST BT BTB BTE BTL BTS BUN BUT BV BW Bx BZ C C C&S c/ c/o C/S C/T C-1 - C-7 Ca ca CA CAA CAB CABG CABS CAD CAG CAH CAHD Cal cAMP C-ANCA CAP cap CAPD car card cath card CAS CAT

brainstem auditory evoked response bronchoalveolar lavage balloon atrial septostomy basal/ basilar basophile bicuspid aortic valve baby blood brain barrier/ bundle branch block basal body temperature bone conduction/ blood culture basal cell atypia branched chain amino acids basal cell carcinoma basal cell dysplasia basal cell epithelioma bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccine (tuberculosis) below costal margin birth control pill bidirectional Glenn shunt burn dressing change bondage, dominance, submission, sado-masochism barium enema/ below elbow below elbow amputation basal energy expenditure biological false positive blood glucose bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy biceps bis in die (twice a day) bilateral inguinal hernia bilateral/ bilaterally bilirubin twice during the night bilevel positive airway pressure twice weekly biceps reflex back below knee below knee amputation blood culture blood basic life support bleeding time basement membrane/ bowel movement/ bone marrow bone mineral density body mass index basal metabolic rate bone marrow transplant bulimia nervosa bowels not opened body weight pill bilateral otitis media otitis media, both ears, acute bronchiolitis obliterans with organizing pneumonia bowels open regularly bag of water blood pressure branch pulmonary artery bronchopulmonary dysplasia/ biparietal diameter diastolic blood pressure benign prostatic hypertrophy beats per minute biophysical profile benign paroxysmal positional vertigo systolic blood pressure bed rest/ bathroom breech presentation brachial bright red blood per rectum breast biopsy bronchoscopy bathroom privileges bowel sounds/ breath sounds/ blood sugar body surface area bedside bag bedside commode bedside drainage breast self exam bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy bromsulphalein balanced salt solution blood serologic test bleeding time breakthrough bleeding behind the ear bilateral tubal ligation Blalock Taussig shunt blood urea nitrogen break-up time bacterial vaginosis/ bi-valve birth weight/ body weight biopsy benzodiazepine cervical/ Caucasian/ centigrade/ Celsius complement/ gallon culture and sensitivity con, with complains of/ complaints Caesarean section cardio-thoracic ratio cervical vertebrae calcium cancer cancer/ carcinoma/ coronary artery/ coracoacromial ligament crystalline amino acids coronary artery bypass coronary artery bypass graft coronary artery bypass surgery coronary artery disease coronary artery graft congenital adrenal hyperplasia coronary atherosclerotic heart disease calorie cycle adenosine monophosphate C-antineutrophilic cytoplasmic antibodies Canada Assistance Plan/ community-acquired pneumonia capsule continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis carotid cardiac catheterization cardiac coronary artery surgery computed axial tomography

cath CAV CAVCD CAVHD CAVSD CB CBC CBD CBF CBG CBR CBT CBTS CC cc CCB CCHD CCK CCS CCU CCV CD CDC CDH CDS CEA Cerv CF CFS cg CGL CHA CHB CHD Chem Chemo CHF CHN CHO Chol Chr CHTN CI CIN CIPD CIS CI-XII CJD CK Cl CL clav cldy CLL ClT CM cm CMC CMG CML CMS CMT CMV CN CNH CNM CNS cnst CO CO2 COAD CoAo COC cochl COLD collyre COM comb comm COMP conc cons cont COPD Cor cp CP CPA CPAP CPB CPC CPD cpd CPK CPM CPOE CPP CPPB CPPD CPR CPS CPT CR Cr cran CRAO CrCl CRD creat CRF CRH CRL CROS CRP CRVO CS CSA CSE CSF C-spine C-spine CSR CSW CT CTD

catheterization/ catheter cytoxan, adrimycin, and vincristine complete atrioventricular canal defect continuous arterial-venous haemodialysis complete atrioventricular septal defect Caesarean birth complete blood count common bile duct cerebral blood flow capillary blood gas complete bed rest cognitive behavioural therapy classic Blalock Taussig shunt chief complaint/ coracoclavicular ligament cubic centimetre/ with correction calcium channel blocker/ Consent and Capacity Board complex congenital heart disease cholecystokinin Canadian Cardiovascular Society Coronary Care Unit/ clean catch urine critical closing volume cardiac disease/ contagious disease/ conduct disorder Center for Disease Control congenital dislocation of the hip chemical dependency screen carcinoembryonic antigen/ carotid endarterectomy cervix/ cervical cystic fibrosis/ cardiac failure/ clear fluids/ counts fingers chronic fatigue syndrome centigram chronic granulocytic leukemia Canada Health Act congenital heart block congestive heart disease/ congenital heart disease/ coronary heart disease chemotherapy chemotherapy congestive heart failure Community Health Nurse carbohydrate cholesterol chronic chronic hypertension color index/ cardiac insufficiency/ cardiac index/ confidence interval cervical intraepithelial neoplasia chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy carcinoma in situ first to twelfth cranial nerve Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease creatine kinase chloride, chlorine contact lens clavicle cloudy chronic lymphocytic leukemia clotting time cardiomyopathy centimetre carpometacarpal cystometrogram chronic myeloid/ myelogenous/ myeloblastic/ myelocytic leukemia circulation motion sensation Charco Marie Tooth disease cytomegalovirus cranial nerve/ cyanide central neurogenic hyperventilation Certified Nurse Midwife central nervous system constipation carbon monoxide/ cardiac output carbon dioxide chronic obstructive airway disease coarctation of the aorta combined oral contraceptive spoon, spoonful chronic obstructive lung disease eye lotion (drops) chronic otitis media combine/ combination communicable compound/ compress concentration, concentrate consultation contractions/ continued chronic obstructive pulmonary disease heart cerebrospinal fluid chest pain/ cerebral palsy cerebellopontine angle continuous positive airway pressure cardio-pulmonary bypass clinicopathological conference cephalopelvic disproportion compound creatinine phosphokinase continuous passive motion chest pain on exertion cerebral perfusion pressure/ chronic pelvic pain continuous positive pressure breathing calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation/ C-reactive protein Child Protective Services chest physical therapy closed reduction creatinine cranial central retinal artery occlusion creatinine clearance chronic respiratory disease creatinine chronic renal failure/ cardiac risk factor corticotropin releasing hormone crown-to-rump length contralateral routing of signals C-reactive protein central retinal vein occlusion Caesarean section/ completed stroke/ coronary sinus central sleep apnea combined spinal and epidural cerebral spinal fluid cervical spine cervical spine Cheyne-Stokes respiration Certified Social Worker computed (axial) tomography/ chest tube/ corneal thickness connective tissue disease

CTEV CTG CTO CTS CTS cu CV cv CVA CVAT CVC CVD CVL CVP CVS CVVHD CWP Cx CX CXR cyath Cysto D D D&C D&E D&R D&V D/C D/H D/L D/S d/t D/W D5RL D5W DA DAP DAT DAW dB DBE dBP DC DCO DCR DCRV DCT DD DDAVP DDD DDH DDT DDx decr decub def dehyd DES DEXA DF DFA DFT DH DHE DHEA DHEAS DHT DI DIAG diam DIC DID DIEP diff DIFF dil dim DIND DIP dis disch disp dist DIU div DJD DKA DKS dL DLE DM DMARD DMC DMSA DMSO DMY DNA DNAR DNKA DNR DNRCC DNSI DO DOA DOB DOE Dors DORV DOS dp DPL DPT DR dr DRE drsg DS DSA DSD DSE DSM DSM-IV DST

congenital talipes equinovarus (fetal) cardiotocography community treatment order carpal tunnel syndrome carpal tunnel syndrome cubic cardiovascular tomorrow night cerebrovascular accident/ costovertebral angle CVA tenderness central venous catheter cardiovascular disease/ cerebrovascular disease/ collagen vascular disease central venous line central venous pressure cardiovascular system/ chorionic villus sampling continuous venous venous haemodialysis coal workers pneumonia cervical spine cervix chest x-ray glassful cystoscopy right/ dextrose dilatation and curettage dilation and evacuation dilation and radium implant diarrhea and vomiting discontinue/ discharge drug history decilitre (100mL) discharge summary due to dextrose in water/ discuss with 5% dextrose and lactated ringers dextrose 5% in sterile water dopamine distal airway pressure diet as tolerated dispense as written decibel deep breathing exercise diastolic blood pressure direct current diffusing capacity of carbon monoxide dacryocystorhinostomy double chambered right ventricle distal convoluted tubule discharge diagnosis desmopressin acetate degenerative disk disease developmental dysplasia of hip chlorophenothane differential diagnosis decreased lying down defecation dehydrated diethylstilbestrol/ diffuse esophageal spasm dual energy X-ray absorptiometry dissociative fugue direct fluorescent antibody Dobhoff feeding tube dermatitis Herpetiformis dihydroergotamine dehydroepiandrosterone dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate dihydrotestosterone diabetes insipidus diagnosis diameter disseminated intravascular coagulation/ disseminated coagulopathy dissociative identity disorder deep inferior epigastric perforator differential blood count differential blood count dilute, diluted diminished delayed ischemic neurologic deficit distal interphalangeal (joint) disease discharge disposition distilled/ distal death in utero divorced degenerative joint disease diabetic ketoacidosis Damus-Kaye-Stansel decilitre (100mL) disseminated lupus erythematosus diabetes mellitus/ diastolic murmur disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs dilated cardiomyopathy dimercaptosuccinic acid dimethylsulfamethoxazole dermatomyositis deoxyribonucleic acid/ did not attend do not attempt resuscitation did not keep appointment do not resuscitate do not resuscitate, comfort care deep neck space infections doctor of osteopathy dead on arrival date of birth dyspnea on exertion dorsal double outlet right ventricle day of surgery dorsalis pedis (pulse) diagnostic peritoneal lavage diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus (toxoids/vaccine) delivery room dram digital rectal examination dressing disseminated (multiple) sclerosis/ Downs syndrome/ double strength digital subtraction angiography dry sterile dressing dobutamine stress echocardiogram dexamethasone Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders dexamethasone suppression text

DT DTaP DTR DT's DU DUB DUI DVT DW Dx DXT dz DZ E E e E. coli ea EA EAA EAF EAM EB EBL EBV EBW EC ECC ECD ECF ECFV ECFW ECG ECHO ECM ECMO ECRB ECRL ECS ECT ED ED50 EDC EDD EDM EDS EDU EEG EF EFAD eff EFM EFW eg EGD EHEC EHL EIA EIEC EIP EKG elev ELF ELISA elix ELOS EM EMA EmBx EMD EMG EMLA emp EMS EMU EMV En ENG ENT Eoc EOG EOM EPB EPF Epis LML Epis med Epis RML Epis EPL EPO EPS ER ERA ERCP ERV ESR ESRD ESRF EST ESWL et ET ETCO2 ETH etiol EtOH ETT EUA EVAL ex exc exp lap expir ext gen ext F F F/C F/H F/U FA FAB FADR FAP

diphtheria, tetanus/ delirium tremens diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis deep tendon reflexes delirium tremens duodenal ulcer dysfunctional uterine bleeding driving under the influence deep vein thrombosis distilled water diagnosis deep x-ray treatment disease dizygotic esophoria/ estrogen without Escherichia coli each endometrial ablation essential amino acids extra-articular features external auditory meatus Elizabeth Bruyere estimated blood loss Epstein-Barr virus/ estimated blood volume estimated birth weight ejection click = sound of aortic valve opening/ enteric coated endocervical curettage Endocardial cushion defect extracellular fluid/ extended care facility extracellular fluid volume effective circulating fluid volume electrocardiogram enterocytopathogenic human orphan virus/ echocardiogram erythema chronicum migrans extracorporeal membrane oxygenation extensor carpi radialis brevis extensor carpi radialis longus endocervical scrape electroconvulsive therapy emergency department/ erectile dysfunction effective dose 50% estimated date of confinement/ extensor digiti communis expected date of delivery/ electron dense deposits extensor digiti minimi electrodiagnostic studies extensor carpi ulnaris electroencephalogram ejection fraction essential fatty acid deficiency effusion/ effacement external fetal monitoring estimated fetal weight for example endoscopic gastroduodenoscopy/ esophageal gastroduodenoscopy enterohaemorrhagic E. coli extensor hallucis longus enzyme immunoassay entero-invasive E. coli extensor indicis proprius electrocardiogram elevated elective low forceps enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay elixir estimated length of stay electron microscopy emergency medical attendant endometrial biopsy electromechanical dissociation electromyogram eutectic mixture of local anaesthetic as directed endometrial scrape/ emergency medical service/ esophageal motility study early morning specimen of urine eyes, motor, verbal response (Glasgow Coma Scale) enema head engaged (baby)/ electronystagmography ears, nose, and throat eosinophils electro-oculography extraocular muscles/ extraocular movement extensor pollicis brevis Established Programs Financing left mediolateral episiotomy medial episiotomy right mediolateral episiotomy episiotomy extensor pollicis longus erythropoietin electrophysiological study/ expressed prostatic secretions/ extrapyramidal side effects emergency room/ endoplasmic reticulum estradiol receptor assay endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram expiratory reserve volume erythrocyte sedimentation rate end-stage renal disease end-staqe renal failure electroshock therapy extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy endotracheal/ endotracheal tube endotracheal/ endotracheal tube/ esotropia end tidal carbon dioxide elixir of terpin hydrate etiology ethyl alcohol, ethanol endotracheal tube examination under anaesthesia evaluation exercise/ example excision exploratory laparotomy expiration/ expiratory external genitalia external/ extract Fahrenheit/ finger/ female fever & chills family history follow-up first aid/ fetal assessment/ fluorescent antibody fragment antigen binding fatal adverse drug reaction familial adenomatous polyposis

Fb FB FBC FBG FBS FCR FCU FD FDA FDM FDP FDS Fe def FEF FEKG fem pop fem FEP FESS fet FET FEV FF FFA FFN FFP FGC FH fh FHH/R FHR FHR-UC FHT FHx FiO2 FISH fl dr fl oz FL fl flac fld flex FM FMD FNA FP FPAL FPB FPG FPL Fr fract FRC FROM FS FSGS FSH ft FT FT4I FTA-Abs FTD FTN FTND FTP FTSG FTT FU FUB FUO FVC FW Fx G g G G/E G/O G/W G6PD GA GABA GABHS GAD GAEB GAF gastroc GB GBM GBS GC GCA GCS GDM GDP GE gen genl GERD gest GETT GFR GG ggt GGT GH GHB GI GIFT GIT glu gluc gm GmGm% Gm+ GMA GMC GMN GNB GNG GNP GnRH

finger breadth foreign body full blood count fasting blood glucose fasting blood sugar flexor carpi radialis flexor carpi ulnaris forceps delivery/ fully dilated Food & Drug Administration flexor digiti minimi flexor digitorum profundus flexor digitorum superficialis iron deficiency forced expiratory flow fetal electrocardiogram femoral popliteal femoral free erythrocyte protoporphyrin functional endoscopic sinus surgery fetal forced expired time forced expiratory volume full fluids/ force fluids/ filtration fraction free fatty acid fetal fibronectin fresh frozen plasma full gold crown family history/ fetal heart fundal height fetal heart heard/regular fetal heart rate fetal heart rate - uterine contraction fetal heart tones family history fraction of inspired oxygen fluorescence in situ hybridization fluid dram fluid ounce femur length fluid flaccid fluid flexor/ flexion finger movement/ fetal movement fibromuscular dysplasia/ family doctor fine needle aspiration false positive full term, premature, abortion, living flexor pollicis brevis fasting plasma glucose flexor pollicis longus French size feeding tube fractional functional residual capacity full range of movement finger stick focal segmental glomerulosclerosis follicular stimulating hormone foot, feet (measure) full term free thyroxine index fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption formal thought disorder/ failure to descend finger-to-nose full term normal delivery failure to progress full thickness skin graft failure to thrive fluorouracil functional uterine bleeding fever of unknown origin forced vital capacity fetal weight fracture gram(s) gravida gastroenteritis gynaecologic oncology glucose and water glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase general anaesthesia/ gestational age gamma aminobutyric acid group A beta-haemolytic streptococcus generalized anxiety disorder good air entry bilaterally global assessment of functioning gastrocnemius gallbladder/ Guillain-Barr Syndrome glomerular basement membrane/ glioblastoma multiforme gallbladder series/ group B streptococcus/ Guillain-Barre syndrome gonococcus/ Neisseria gonorrhoea giant cell arteritis Glasgow Coma Scale gestational diabetes mellitus gross domestic product gastroenterology/ grade equivalent general general gastroesophageal reflux disease gestation general by endotracheal tube glomerular filtration rate gamma globulin drop gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase growth hormone/ gestational hypertension gamma hydroxybutyrate gastrointestinal gamete intra-fallopian transfer gastrointestinal tract glucose glucose gram gram negative grams per 100 cc gram positive grand mal attack general medical condition glomerulonephritis Gram negative bacteria gluconeogenesis gross national product gonadotropin releasing hormone

GP GPC GPe GPi gr Grav GSI GSS GSW Gt tr gt GT GTC GTN GTPALM gtt GTT GU GUM GUS GUT GVHD GXT gyn GYN H h H H&C H&P H/A H/H h/o H2O H2O2 HA HAA HAF HASCVD HAV Hb HB HbA1c HBIG HBP HBsAg HBV HC HCC HCCA hCG HCl HCM HCO3 HCP Hct HCTZ HCV HCVD hd Hd HD HDL HDN HE HEENT HELLP Hem Pro Hem Hep Lock hern HF Hg Hgb Hgb HGH HGO HH HI Hib HIDA HIDS HIE HIFU hist HIT HIV HJR HKAFO HL HLA HLH HM HMD HMG HMG-CoA HMO HMPAO HMSN HNP HNPCC HNPU HO HOB horiz HPA HPD hpf HPI HPL HPV HR Hr HRCT HRF HRST HRT HS HSG HSIL HSM HSP HSV HT

general practitioner/ general paralysis giant papillary conjunctivitis globus pallidus pars externa globus pallidus pars interna grain (dosage) pregnancy genuine stress incontinence Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker syndrome gun shot wound gait training drop gastrostomy tube/ glucose tolerance generalized tonic-clonic gestational trophoblastic neoplasia gravidity, term infants, parity, abortions, living children, multiple births drops glucose tolerance test gastric ulcer/ genitourinary genitourinary medicine genitourinary system genitourinary tract graft versus host disease graded exercise tolerance (stress test) gynaecology gynaecology hour hydrogen/ history/ hypodermic hot and cold history and physical headache Henderson-Hasselbach equation/ haemoglobin/hematocrit history of water hydrogen peroxide headache/ haemolytic anaemia hepatitis B surface antigen hyperalimentation fluid hypertensive arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease hepatitis A virus haemoglobin heart block glycosylated haemoglobin hepatitis B immune globulin high blood pressure hepatitis B surface antigen hepatitis B virus head circumference/ hypochondrium hepatocellular carcinoma Health Care Consent Act human chorionic gonadotropin hydrochloric acid, hydrochloride hypertrophic cardiomyopathy bicarbonate hydrocephalus hematocrit hydrochlorothiazide hepatitis C virus hypertensive cardiovascular disease at bedtime head Hodgkin's disease/ Huntingtons disease high-density lipoprotein haemolytic disease of the newborn Hypaque enema head, eyes, ears, nose, throat haemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelets haematology profile Haematology Heparin lock hernia heart failure mercury haemoglobin haemoglobin human growth hormone hepatic glucose output hiatal hernia/ hard of hearing/ health history hemagglutination inhibition/ head injury/ Heart Institute Haemophilus influenza B hepatobiliary-iminodiacetic acid Hospital Insurance and Diagnostic Services Act hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy high intensity focused ultrasound history/ histology heparin induced thrombocytopenia human immunodeficiency virus hepatojugular reflex hip knee ankle foot orthosis hearing loss human leukocyte antigen hypoplastic left heart hand movement hyaline membrane disease human menopausal gonadotropin hydroxymethylglutamyl coenzyme A Health Maintenance Organization hexamethylpropene aminooxime hereditary motor-sensory neuropathy herniated nucleus pulposus hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer has not passed urine house officer/ history of head of bed horizontal hypothalamic pituitary axis/ hypothalamic pituitary adrenal histrionic personality disorder high power field history of present illness human placental lactogen human papilloma virus heart rate hour high resolution computed tomography Health Related Facility heat, reddening, swelling, tenderness hormone replacement therapy heart sounds/ hora somni (at bedtime) hysterosalpingography high grade squamous intraepithelial neoplasia hepatosplenomegaly Henoh-Schonlein purpura herpes simplex virus height/ heart

HTLV HTLV-III HTN HTS HUS HVA HVD Hx hyperal hypo Hz HZV I I I&D I&O I/E I131 IA IAA IABP IADL IAS IBD IBM IBS IBW IC ic ICCU ICD ICF ICH ICP ICS ICT ICU id ID IDDM IDL IDM IE IEAD IF IFA Ig IgA IgAN IgD IgE IgG IgM IGT IGTN IH IHD IHSS IM IMA IMB IMCU imp IMP IMV in d in situ In Inc AB incr Inev AB inf INF infect INH inhal inj INR inspir instill int INTHC IO IOP IP IPF IPJ IPPB IPS IQ IRBBB IRDM IRDS irreg IS ISQ IST IT ITP ITU IU IUC IUCD IUCP IUD IUFD IUGR IUP IUPC IUTP IV IVAD IVag IVC IVD IVF IVH IVP IVPB IVS IVU Ix J J

human T-cell leukemia/lymphoma virus human lymphotropic virus, type III (AIDS agent, HIV) hypertension heel-to-shin haemolytic uraemic syndrome homovanillic acid hypertensive vascular disease history hyperalimentation hypodermically Hertz (cycles per second) herpes zoster virus iodide/ radioactive iodine/ independent incision and drainage/ irrigation and debridement intake and output inspiratory/ expiratory radioactive iodine intra-arterially/ inferior alveolar (oral injection site) interrupted aortic arch intra-aortic balloon pump instrumental activities of daily living intact atrial septum inflammatory bowel disease inclusion body myositis irritable bowel syndrome ideal body weight immune complex/ inspiratory capacity intracutaneous intensive coronary care unit implantable cardioverter defibrillator intracellular fluid intracerebral haemorrhage intracranial pressure intercostal space insulin coma therapy intensive care unit during the day intradermal/ identification/ Infectious Disease/ internal diameter insulin dependent diabetes mellitus intermediate density lipoprotein infant of diabetic mother infective endocarditis implanted epidural access device immunofluorescence/ internal fixation/ intrinsic factor immunofluorescence assay immunoglobulin immunoglobulin A IgA nephropathy immunoglobulin D immunoglobulin E immunoglobulin G immunoglobulin M ingrown toenail ingrown toenail infectious hepatitis ischemic heart disease idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis intramuscular/ intramedullary interior mesenteric artery intermenstrual bleeding intermediate medical care unit impression inpatient multidimensional psych scale intermittent mandatory ventilation daily in natural or normal position inches incomplete abortion increased(ing) inevitable abortion inferior/ infusion intravenous nutritional fluid infectious isonicotinic acid hydrazide inhalation inject/ injured coagulant response time inspiration/ inspiratory instillation internal intrathecally inferior oblique intraocular pressure intraperitoneal idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis interphalangeal joint intermittent positive pressure breathing integrated prenatal screening intelligence quota incomplete right bundle branch block insulin resistant diabetes mellitus idiopathic respiratory distress syndrome irregular intercostal space "in status quo," nothing has changed insulin shock therapy intrathecal idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura intensive therapy unit international unit intrauterine catheter intrauterine contraceptive device intrauterine contraceptive device intrauterine contraceptive device/ intrauterine death intrauterine fetal death intrauterine growth retardation intrauterine pregnancy intrauterine pressure catheter intrauterine term pregnancy intravenous (injection) implanted vascular access device intravaginal inferior vena cava/ intravenous cholangiogram intervertebral disc intravenous fluid/ in vitro fertilization intraventricular haemorrhage intravenous pyelography intravenous piggyback intact ventricular septum intravenous urogram investigations joint

JODM J-P JRA jt JVD JVP K K kcal KCl KD kg KJ K-J KK KO KOH KOR KSS KUB KVO L L l L&D L&W L/E l/min L2, L3 LA LAA lab lac lacr lact LAD LAE LAHB lam LAO lap LAP LAT lat LATS LAVH LAVV LAVVR lax LB lb LBBB LBO LBP LBW LCA LCM LD LDH LDL LE LEprep LES leuc LF LFA LFD LFP LFT lg LGA LGV LH LHRH LHT LICS LIF LIF lig LIH LIH liq LIS LKS LL LLB LLDP LLE LLG LLL LLQ LMA LMBTS LMD LML LMP LMT LN LNMP LOA LOC LOL LOM LOP LOS LOT lot LP LPA lpf LPN LPO LR LRQ Ls LS LSA LSB LSCS LSFA LSK LSO LSP LST

juvenile onset diabetes mellitus Jackson Pratt drain juvenile rheumatoid arthritis joint jugular venous distension jugular venous pulse serum potassium (kalium)/ knee jerk/reflex kilocalorie (food calorie) potassium chloride Kawasakis disease kilogram knee jerk knee jerk knee kick keep open potassium hydroxide keep open rate Kearns-Sayre syndrome kidney, ureter, bladder (x-rays) keep vein open left/ liver/ lower/ light/ lumbar litre labour and delivery living and well lower extremity litre per minute second, third lumbar vertebrae left antrum/ left atrium left aortic arch laboratory laceration lacrimal lactic left anterior descending (coronary artery)/ left axis deviation left atrial enlargement left anterior hemiblock laminectomy left anterior oblique laparotomy left atrial pressure/ leukocyte alkaline phosphatase lateral lateral long-acting thyroid stimulator laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy left atrioventricular valve left atrioventricular valve regurgitation laxative large bowel pound (measure) left bundle branch block large bowel obstruction low back pain low birth weight left coronary artery left costal margin lethal dose lactic acid dehydrogenase low-density lipoprotein lupus erythematosus/ lower extremity lupus erythematous preparation lower esophageal sphincter leukocytes low forceps/ low flap left fronto-anterior low forceps delivery left fronto-posterior liver function test/ left fronto-transverse large/ leg large for gestational age lymphogranuloma venereum luteinizing hormone luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone left hypertropia left intercostal space left iliac fossa left iliac fossa ligament left inguinal hernia left inguinal hernia liquid low intermittent suction liver, kidney, spleen lower lid low-lying plancenta left lateral decubitus position left lower extremity left lateral gaze left lower lobe (lung) left lower quadrant (abdomen) laryngeal mask airway/ left mento-anterior left modified Blalock Taussig shunt family doctor left mediolateral last menstrual period/ left mento-posterior left mento-transverse lymph node last normal menstrual period left occiput anterior/ leave of absence loss of consciousness/ level of consciousness/ laxative of choice left occipito-lateral left otitis media left occipito-posterior length of stay left occiput temporal lotion lumbar puncture/ light perception left pulmonary artery low power field licensed practical nurse left posterior oblique lactated Ringers lower right quadrant loose lumbosacral/ lymph system lateral sacrum anterior/ left subclavian artery left sternal border lower (uterine) segment caesarean section left subclavian flap angioplasty liver, spleen, kidneys left salpingo-oophorectomy left sacrum posterior left sacrum transverse

LSVC Lsy lt LTC LTCS L-TGA LUE Lues LUL LUQ LUSCS LV LVAD LVEDP LVF LVH LVOT LVOTO LWCT lymphs lytes M M M&C M&S MA macro MAO MAP MAPCA MAST max MBC MBP MBT MCA MCD mcg MCH MCHC MCL MCNS MCP MCT MCV MD MDI Mdnt MDP MDR MDS ME MEC med MED MEN mEq mEq/l MERRF MET MET/S MFM Mg mg mg MG mg% mg/dl MGJ mgr MgSO4 MH MI micro MICU mid min mite MitrI mitte ml ml MLD MLF mm mM MM MMEF Mmol mmol MMPI MmR Mn mo mod mol wt MOM mono mOsm MP MPA MPGN MPH MR MRCP MRI MRL MRM mRNA MRSA ms MS Ms MSAFP MSE MSH MSL MSO4 MSS MSSU MSU MT MT mtDNA

left superior vena cava laparoscopy left/ light long-term care low transverse Caesarean section corrected transposition of the great arteries left upper extremity syphilis left upper lobe left upper quadrant lower (uterine) segment caesarean section left ventricle left ventricular assist device left ventricular end diastolic pressure left ventricular failure left ventricular hypertrophy left ventricular outflow tract left ventricular outflow tract obstruction Lee-White clotting time, coagulation time lymphocytes electrolytes meter/ molar/ murmur/ micron/ married/ male/ mother/ mass/ minimum/ muscle microscopy and culture microscopy and sensitivity mental age/ mitral atresia macrocytic/ macroscopic monoamine oxidase mean arterial pressure multiple aorto-pulmonary collateral arteries military antishock trousers maximum/ maxillary maximum breathing capacity multiple birth program maternal blood type motorcycle accident/ middle cerebral artery minimal cerebral dysfunction microgram mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration midcostal line/ midclavicular line/ medial collateral ligament minimal change nephrotic syndrome metacarpophalangeal joint medium chain triglyceride mean corpuscular volume medical doctor/ muscular dystrophy metered dose inhaler midnight methylene diphosphate Minimum Daily Requirement myelodysplastic syndrome myalgic encephalomyelitis/ middle ear/ medical examiner medical emergency clinic medicine minimum effective dose multiple endocrine neoplasia milliequivalent milliequivalents per litre myoclonic epilepsy with ragged red muscle fibres metabolic equivalent metastases maternal-fetal medicine magnesium microgram milligram myasthenia gravis mg/100cc/ milligram per cent milligrams per decilitre mucogingival junction murmurs, gallops, or rubs magnesium sulfate marital history myocardial infarction/ mitral incompetence/ mitral insufficiency microcytic/ microscopic medical intensive care unit middle minute dispense this number of tablets mitral insufficiency dispense this number of tablets microlitre millilitre minimum lethal dose medial longitudinal fasciculus micrometer, micron/ millimetre/ millimicron (nanometre)/ muscles millimole mucous membrane maximal mid expiratory flow millimole millimole Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory mumps, measles, rubella manganese/ midnight month moderate molecular weight milk of magnesia monocyte micro-osmole metacarpophalangeal malpractice attorney/ main pulmonary artery membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis multiple pin holes medial rectus/ mental retardation/ mitral regurgitation/ may repeat magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography magnetic resonance imaging medical record librarian modified radical mastectomy messenger RNA Methicillin-resistant Staph. aureus mitral stenosis multiple sclerosis/ morphine sulfate/ mitral stenosis/ medical student murmurs maternal serum alpha fetal protein mental state examination melanocyte-stimulating hormone mid-sternal line morphine sulfate musculoskeletal system/ massage/ maternal serum screening mid-stream urine sample mid-stream urine sample metacarpophalangeal (joint) muscles and tendons/ medical technologist/technician mitochondrial DNA

MTP MUGA MV MVA MVC MVI MVP MVR MVV MW Mw MZ N n N N&V N&W N/A n/p N/T N/V N2 N2O Na NaCl NAD NAS NASH NB nb NBI NBM NBS NCV ND NED Neg NER NERD Neur NFR ng NG NGT NI NIC NICU NIDDM NIH NKA NKDA nl NLP NM NMR NND NOC noct Nocte norm NOS NP NPH NPN NPO nr NRM Ns NS NSAID NSD NSR NST NSU NSVD NT NTG NTND NTP nullip NV NVD NWB Nx NYD O O O/E O2 cap O2 sat O2 O2 OA OB OB/GYN OBG Obs OBS OC OCC OCD OCG OCP OCT OD od oe OGD OH OHD OHI oint OJ OL om OM OMS on OOB Op OP OPC OPD

metatarsophalangeal (joint) multigated acquisition (scanning) mitral valve motor vehicle accident motor vehicle collision multivitamin injection mitral valve prolapse mitral valve replacement maximum voluntary ventilation Mallory Weiss/ mean weight/ microwave/ Minot-von Willebrand molecular weight monozygotic nerve normal/ normal (strength of solution)/ nitrogen nausea and vomiting normal and well not applicable nasal prongs numbness and tingling nausea and vomiting nitrogen nitrous oxide sodium (L natrium) sodium chloride nothing abnormal discovered/ no active disease no added salt non-alcoholic steatohepatitis newborn note well no bone injury nothing by mouth normal bowel sounds/ normal breath sounds nerve conduction velocity naso-duodenal no evidence of disease negative no evidence of recurrence no evidence of recurrent disease neurology not for resuscitation nanogram nasogastric nasogastric tube no insurance/ no improvement neonatal intensive care neonatal intensive care unit non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus National Institute of Health no known allergies no known drug allergies normal/ normal limits no light perception neuromuscular nuclear magnetic resonance neonatal death at night, nocturnal at night, nocturnal at night, nocturnal normal not otherwise specified neuropsychiatric/ nasal prongs normal pressure hydrocephalus/ neural protamine Hagedorn (insulin) non-protein nitrogen nothing per os (nothing by mouth) not be repeated no regular medications nerves normal saline/ nervous system/ neurosurgery/ nephrotic syndrome non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug normal spontaneous delivery normal sinus rhythm non-stress test non-specific urethritis normal spontaneous vaginal delivery nasotracheal/ nuchal translucency nitroglycerine non-tender, non-distended normal temperature and pressure never gave birth next visit nausea, vomiting, diarrhea/ natural vaginal delivery non-weight bearing nausea not yet diagnosed eye/ oral/ pint not present/ no abnormality/ none/ without on examination oxygen capacity oxygen saturation both eyes/ oxygen oxygen osteoarthritis obstetrics obstetrics and gynaecology obstetrics observation organic brain syndrome oral contraceptive occipital/ occasional obsessive-compulsive disorder oral cholecystogram oral contraceptive pill orthotopic cardiac transplant oculus dexter (right eye) omni die (every day, daily, once daily) on examination/ on exertioa oesophago (esophago)-gastro-duodenoscopy occupational history/ overhang (dental restoration) organic heart disease oral hygiene instruction ointment orange juice left eye in the morning otitis media organic mental syndrome at night out of bed operation osteoporosis outpatient clinic outpatient department

OPG ophth OPO OPV OR ORIF ORT Ortho OS OS OS os ot OT OTC Oto OU OV ov OW OXPHOS oz P P p p&a P&N P&PD P2 P2 PA PAB PABA PAC PaCO2 PACU PAF palp PaO2 Pap PAP Para paren PARU PAS PAT Path PAWP Pb PB PBF PBI PBS PBV pc PCA PCB PCC PCL PCO2 PCOD PCOS PCP PCV PCW PCWP pd PD PD&C PDA PDN PDPHA PDR pdr PE peds PEEP PEG PEN PENN per perf PERLA PERRLA PET PET PF PFC PFM PFO PFR PFT pg PG PGV pH PH phar pharm PHN PHT PHYS PI PICA PICC PICU PID PIH PIP pit PKU plac plts PM PM PM&R PMH PMI PMNs PMS PMT

oculoplethysmography Ophthalmology Organ Procurement Organization oral polio vaccine operating room/ open reduction open reduction and internal fixation (of fracture) operating room technician orthopaedic surgery left eye oculus sinister (left eye) opening snap = sound of mitral valve opening opening/ mouth/ bone ear occupational therapy over the counter otolaryngology both eyes office visit ovaries otherwise oxidative phosphorylation ounce after/ phosphorus/ pressure/ pulse/ para after/ post percussion and auscultation psychiatry and neurology percussion and postural drainage pulmonic second heart sound sound of pulmonic valve closing postero-anterior/ physician's assistant/ pernicious anaemia/ pulmonary artery/ pulmonary atresia pulmonary artery banding para-aminobenzoic acid premature atrial/ auricular contraction arterial CO2 tension post anaesthesia care unit paroxysmal atrial fibrillation palpation/ palpable arterial O2 tension Papanicolaou smear pulmonary artery pressure prior births/ paraplegic parenterally post anaesthesia recovery unit para-amniosalicylic acid/ pulmonary artery systolic pressure paroxysmal atrial tachycardia/ pregnancy at term Pathology pulmonary artery wedge pressure lead peripheral blood pulmonary blood flow protein bound iodine pulmonary branch stenosis pulmonary balloon valvuloplasty after meals posterior cerebral post-coital bleeding post-coital contraception posterior cruciate ligament CO2 partial pressure/ carbon dioxide concentration polycystic ovary disease polycystic ovary syndrome primary care physician packed cell volume (of blood) pulmonary capillary wedge pulmonary capillary wedge pressure pupillary distance pupillary distance/ peritoneal dialysis postural drainage and cupping patent ductus arteriosus private duty nurse post-dural puncture headache Physician's Desk Reference powder pulmonary embolism/ physical examination/ pleural effusion paediatrics positive end expiratory pressure percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy/ pneumoencephalogram penicillin parenteral nutrition of neonates through/ by perforation pupils equal reactive to light and accommodation/ pupils equal, round, react to light and accommodation pupils equal reactive to light and accommodation/ pupils equal, round, react to light and accommodation positron emission tomography pre-eclampsia peak flow/ push fluids persistent fetal circulation porcelain fused to metal patent foramen ovale peak flow rate pulmonary function tests picogram (micromicrogram) prostaglandin proximal gastric vagotomy hydrogen ion concentration past history pharmacy pharmacy post-herpetic neuralgia pulmonary hypertension physical/ physiology present illness/ pulmonary insufficiency posterior inferior coronary artery peripherally inserted central catheter pulmonary intensive care unit pelvic inflammatory disease/ prolapsed intervertebral disc pregnancy-induced hypertension proximal interphalangeal (joint) Pitocin (oxytocin) phenylketonuria placenta platelets afternoon/ private medical doctor post mortem examination/ petit mal Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation past medical history point of maximal impulse polymorphonuclear cells (leukocytes) premenstrual syndrome premenstrual tension

PN PNC PND pneu PNI PNX po PO PO2 POA POC pod pof POI polys POMR POP poplit pos post POSTOP pot potass PP PPBS PPD PPF PPH ppm PPN PPPG PPROM PPS PPs PR PRBC PRE prem pre-op prep primip prm prn PRN pro time prod Prog PROM pron pros prosth prot PrP PS PSA PSGN PSH psi PSMA PSVT psych pt PT PTA PTB PTC PTCA PTH PTHC PTL PTSD PTT PTX PU PUBS PUD PUPPP PV PVC PVD PVOD PVR PVS PVT PWB% Px Q q q2h QA qam qd qds qh qhs qid qiw ql qn QNS qod qon qp QQ qqh qs Qs/Qt qt Qt qts quad quant qv qw R R to L&A R R/O R1, R2 RA RAA rad RAD RADS

poorly nourished/ practical nurse prenatal clinic/ premature nodal contraction paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea/ post nasal drip pneumonia peripheral nerve injury pneumothorax per os (by mouth) post-operative oxygen pressure (or tension) power of attorney product of conception postoperative day pillow on face post operative instructions polymorphonuclear leukocytes problem oriented medical record progesterone only pill/ plaster of Paris pulmonary capillary wedge pressure positive posterior postoperative potassium potassium postprandial/ pulsus paradoxus/ postpartum postprandial blood sugar purified protein derivative (of tuberculin)/ postpartum depression protein plasma fractional postpartum haemorrhage parts per million peripheral parenteral nutrition post prandial plasma glucose premature premature rupture of membranes peripheral pulmonary stenosis peripheral pulses per rectum/ proctology/ pulmonary regurgitation packed red blood cells progressive resistive exercise premature preoperative prepare for first pregnancy according to circumstances as needed as needed prothrombin time productive prognosis passive range of motion/ premature rupture of membranes pronator, pronation prostate/ prostatic prosthesis protein/ Protestant prion protein pulmonary stenosis/ psychotic/ plastic surgery prostate-specific antigen blood test/ posterior superior alveolar (oral injection site) post-streptococcal glomerulonephrology past surgical history pounds per square inch progressive spinal muscular atrophy paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia psychiatry patient physical therapy/ posterior tibial artery pulse prior to admission/ percutaneous transluminal angioplasty patellar tendon bearing/ preterm birth percutaneous transhepatic cholangiogram percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (balloon) parathyroid hormone percutaneous transhepatic cholangiogram preterm labour post-traumatic stress disorder partial thromboplastin time pneumothorax peptic ulcer/ passed urine percutaneous umbilical blood sampling peptic ulcer disease pruritic urticarial papules & plaques of pregnancy per vagina/ plasma volume/ peripheral vascular/ pulmonary valve/ pulmonary vein premature ventricular contraction peripheral vascular disease pulmonary vascular (obstructive) disease post-void residuals/ pulmonary vascular resistance/ past surgical history pulmonary valve stenosis previous trouble partial weight bearing with percent physical examination every every 2, hours quality assurance every morning every day four times a day every hour once in the evening (drug dosing) four times a day four times a week as much as desired every night quantity not sufficient every other day every other night as much as you please each/ every every four hours sufficient quantity shunt fraction quart total cardiac output drops quadriplegic quantitative/ quantity as much as you wish every week react to light and accommodation right/ respiration rate/ roentgen/ rectal/ rub/ rectal temperature/ refusinq rule out first year, second year resident rheumatoid arthritis/ right atrium/ refractory anaemia right aortic arch radiation absorbed dose/ radial right axis deviation reactive airways dysfunction syndrome

RAE RAI RAIU ram RAO RAP RAPD RAS RAtx RAVV RAVVR RBBB RBC RBP RBS RCA RCS RCT RCU RD RDA RDS RDW RE rect reg rehab Rep resp RF RFA RFP RFT RH Rh neg Rh pos Rh RhRH Rh+ RHD RHF RHT RIA RIF RIF RIH RIH RL RLA RLDP RLE RLF RLL RLQ RMA RMBTS RML RMP RMSF RMT RN RNA ROA ROL ROM ROP ROP ROS ROT RP RPA RPG RPO RQ RR RR&E RRE rRNA RRP RRR RRT RS RSA RSD RSI RSO RSP RSR RST RT rt RTA RTC RU RUC RUE RUG RUL RUQ RV RVD RVH RVOT RVOTO Rx S S S&A S&RP S&S s/ S/P S1 S1 S2 S3 S4 SA node Sa SA SAA SAH SaO2

right atrial enlargement radioactive iodine radioactive iodine uptake rapid alternating movements right anterior oblique recurrent abdominal pain/ right atrial pressure relative afferent pupillary defect right arm sitting/ renal artery stenosis radiation therapy right atrioventricular valve right atrioventricular valve regurgitation right bundle branch block red blood cell retinol-binding protein random blood sugar right coronary artery reticulum cell sarcoma root canal therapy/ randomized control trial respiratory care unit respiratory distress/ reaction to degeneration recommended daily allowance respiratory distress syndrome red cell distribution width reconditioning exercise rectum/ rectally/ rectus muscle regular rehabilitation let it be repeated respiratory/ respirations rheumatic fever/ rheumatoid factor right fronto-anterior right fronto-posterior renal (kidney) function tests/ respiratory function tests/ right fronto-transverse retirement home rhesus factor negative rhesus factor positive rhesus blood factor rhesus factor negative right hyperphoria rhesus factor positive rheumatic heart disease right heart failure right hypertropia radioimmunoassay right iliac fossa right iliac fossa right inguinal hernia right inguinal hernia Ringer's lactate Rancho Los Amigo Scale right lateral decubitus position right lower extremity retrolental fibroplasia right lower lobe rhesus right lower quadrant right mento-anterior right modified Blalock Taussig shunt right middle lobe/ right mediolateral right mento-posterior Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever right mento-transverse registered nurse ribonucleic acid right occipito-anterior right occipito-lateral range of motion/ rupture of membranes/ right otitis media right occipital posterior right occipito-posterior review of systems right occipital transverse retrograde pyelogram right pulmonary artery retrograde pyelogram right posterior oblique respiratory quotient recovery room/ respiratory rate round, regular, and equal round, regular, and equal ribosomal RNA radical retropubic prostatectomy regular rate and rhythm Registered Respiratory Therapist respiratory system right sacrum anterior/ right subclavian artery reflex sympathetic dystrophy rapid sequence intubation/ repetitive strain injury right salpingo-oophorectomy right sacrum posterior regular sinus rhythm right sacrum transverse radiation therapy/ respiratory therapy right road traffic accident return to clinic resin uptake regular uterine contraction right upper extremity retrograde urethrogram right upper lobe right upper quadrant right ventricle/ residual volume right ventricular dilation right ventricular hypertrophy right ventricle outflow tract right ventricle outflow tract obstruction prescription/ treatment left/ supinator jerk/reflex/ sensation/ sensitive/ serum/ syndrome/ signs sugar and acetone scaling and root planning signs and symptoms without status post (previous condition)/ status post-op first heart sound sound of mitral valve closing sound of aortic valve closing and pulmonic valve closing sound of rapid ventricular filling sound of augmented ventricular filling with atrial contraction sinoatrial node saline sinoatrial synthetic amino acid systemic arterial hypertension rhesus factor negative

sat SB SBE SBFT SBG SBO SBP SBS SC sc SCA SCC SCD schiz SCL SCN Scr SCU SD SDH sec sed rate segs sem ves SEM Sens sep sept AB serol SES SG SGA SGGT sgl SGOT SGPT SH SHO SI SIADH SIB SICU SIDS sig SIJ SIMV skel sl SL SLE SLR sm Sm SMA SMA-14 SMO SMR SND SNS SO SO4 SOAP SOB SOBOE sod sol SOL solve SOM sono SOS sp cd sp gr sp sp&H spec spg spin spont SQ SR SROM SS ss/ SSC SSE SSKI SSS ST st Staph STAT stat STD STI stom strep STS subc subcut subling subq subq sulf sup supin supp surg SV SVC SVD SVR SVT SWD Sx sx SXR sy sys syst T T / T of F

saturated stillborn subacute bacterial endocarditis small bowel follow through (x-ray) serum blood glucose small bowel obstruction systolic blood pressure/ spontaneous bacterial peritonitis short bowel syndrome sickle cell/ subcutaneous without correction subclavian artery sickle cell crisis sudden cardiac death schizophrenia sub-clavian line Special Care Nursery serum creatinine special care unit straight drainage subdural haematoma second erythrocyte sedimentation rate segmented neutrophils seminal vesicles systolic ejection murmur sensory/ sensation separated septic abortion serology/ serological test socioeconomic status specific gravity/ Swan-Ganz small for gestational age serum gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase without correction (glasses) serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase social history/ serum hepatitis senior house officer sacroiliac (joint)/ international system of units/ stroke index syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone sibling surgical intensive care unit sudden infant death syndrome imprint, let it be labelled sacroiliac joint synchronous intermittent mandatory ventilation skeletal slight/ slightly sublingual/ under the tongue systemic lupus erythematosus straight leg raising small Smith antibodies superior mesenteric artery routine admission chemistry slips made out submucosal resection sinus node disease sympathetic nervous system superior oblique sulfate subjective, objective, assessment, plan shortness of breath shortness of breath on exertion sodium solution space occupying lesion solvent/ dissolve secretary otitis media sonogram in an emergency/ repeat once if urgent spinal fluid specific gravity spine/ spinal speech and hearing specimen sponge spine/ spinal spontaneous subcutaneous sinus rhythm/ system review/ superior rectus muscle/ sedimentation rate/ stimulus response spontaneous rupture of membranes social service one-half stainless steel crown soap suds enema saturated solution of potassium iodide sick sinus syndrome speech therapy stage (of disease)/ stomach staphylococcus immediately immediately sexually transmitted disease sexually transmitted infection stomach streptococcus serologic test for syphilis subcutaneous subcutaneous sublingual subcutaneous subcutaneous sulfate superior supination suppository surgery stroke volume/ single ventricle superior vena cava spontaneous vaginal delivery systemic vascular resistance supra ventricular tachycardia short wave diathermy surgery symptom skull x-ray symptom system systolic temperature raised upwards or downwards tetralogy of Fallot

T T T&A T&C T&H T&S T, OD T, T T1 T3 T4 TA tab TAB TAH TAT TATT TB Tbc TBG TBI TBLS tbs tbsp TCDB TCI TCP Td TEE temp TENS TESD TF TFT TGA TGV THERAP thor THR TI TIA TIBC tid TIG TIP TIUP tiw TKO TKR TKVO TLC TM TMJ TNI TNM TNTC to AA TO TOA TOPV TORCH TP TPA TPN TPR TPTL tr TR trach TRAP tRNA TS TSH TSHr tsp TSS TT TTI TTP TTTS T-Tube TU TUNA TUR TURB TURBT TURP TV TVH TVP TVR TVT tw TWE Tx U U U&Es U/A U/E u/o U/S UA UAC UAL UC UCD UCG UCHG ud UE UG UGI UL uln ULQ ung unilat UO UOP Ur URD

temperature/ thoracic vertebra/ triceps jerk/reflex/ trisomy/ trimester/ pressure (ophthalmology) trachea central tonsillectomy & adenoidectomy type and cross match type and hold type and screen tension, right eye temperature, thoracic first thoracic vertebra triiodothyronine total serum thyroxine tendon Achilles/ tricuspid atresia tablet therapeutic abortion total abdominal hysterectomy tetanus antitoxin tired all the time tuberculosis tuberculosis total binding globulin total body irradiation term birth living child tablespoon tablespoon turn, cough, deep breath to come in-date (date that a person is due to be admitted to the hospital) trans-cutaneous pacinq tetanus-diphtheria toxoid transesophageal echocardiography temperature transient electric nerve stimulation total end systolic diameter tuning fork thyroid function test transposition of great arteries transposition of great vessels therapy/ therapeutic thorax/ thoracic total hip replacement tricuspid insufficiency transient ischemic attack/ transient ischemic shock total iron-binding capacity ter in die (three times a day) tetanus immune globulin terminal interphalangeal (joint) term intrauterine pregnancy three times per week to keep open total knee replacement to keep vein open total lung capacity/ tender loving care tympanic membrane temporomandibular joint total nodal irradiation tumor, nodes, and metastases too numerous to count to affected areas telephone order tubo-ovarian abscess trivalent oral polio vaccine toxoplasmosis others (hepatitis, beta strep, flu, mumps, etc) rubella, cytomegalovirus (CMV), herpes virus II term pregnancy tissue plasminogen activator/ thrombo-proteolytic activity total parenteral nutrition temperature, pulse, respiration threatened preterm labour tincture/ trace tricuspid regurgitation tracheostomy twin reverse arterial perfusion transfer RNA tricuspid stenosis thyroid stimulating hormone total shoulder replacement teaspoon toxic shock syndrome thrombin time total thromboplastin index thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome cholangiogram tuberculin unit transurethral needle ablation transurethral resection (of prostate) transurethral resection of the bladder TUR bladder tumours transurethral resection of prostate tidal volume/ tricuspid valve total vaginal hysterectomy trans-vaginal pelvic (U/S) tricuspid valve replacement tension-free vaginal tape twice a week tap water enema therapy/ treatment/ traction/ transplant unit urea and electrolytes urinalysis/ upper airway upper extremity urine output/ under observation for ultrasound urinaly/ umbilical artery cathetersis/ upper airway uric acid umbilical arterial line ulcerative colitis/ uterine contractions usual childhood diseases urinary chorionic gonadotropin usual childhood diseases as directed upper extremity upward gaze upper gastrointestinal upper lid/ upper limb ulnar upper left quadrant ointment unilateral urine output urine output urine upper respiratory disease

URI Urol URQ US USA USI USN USP USPHS/A USS usu ut UTD UTI UUN UVC UVL V V V&T V/Q V/S/TOP VA vag VBAC vc VCS VCU VCUG VD Vd VDRL VE vent vert VF Vfib VG VHD VI VI via VIPS vit VLDL VM VMA VN VO VOD vol VOS VP VPC VR VS VSA VSD VSS VT VTE VTX Vx W W W/A W/C W/D W/f W/m W/N w/n w/u w/v w/w Wass WB WBC WBT wdw WDWN WE whch WHO WIC wk WM WNL WOB WP WPW wt X X x/ XRT XT Y Y/O yrs Z ZE ZOE

upper respiratory infection urology upper right quadrant ultrasound unstable angina urinary stress incontinence ultrasonic nebulizer United States Pharmacy United States Public Health Service/ Administration ultrasound scan usually uterus/ uterine up to date urinary tract infe urinary urea nitrogen umbilical vein catheterction ultraviolet light volume/ vein/ visual acuity volume and tension (pulse) ventilation - perfusion vaginal suction termination of pregnancy visual acuity vaginal vaginal birth after C/S vital capacity vasoconstrictor substance voiding cystourethrogram voiding cystourethrogram venereal disease void Venereal Disease Research Laboratories (test for syphilis) vaginal exam ventilator vertical visual fields/ ventricular fibrillation ventricular fibrillation vein graft valvular heart disease vaginal irrigation volume index by way of voluntary interruption of pregnancy and sterilization service vitamin very low-density lipoproteins vestibular membrane vanillymadelic acid visiting nurse verbal order vision right eye volume vision left eye venous pressure/ ventriculoperitoneal ventricular premature contraction right vision/ ventilation rate/ vocal resonance vital sign/ vesicular sound/ volumetric solution vital signs absent ventricular septal defect vital signs stable ventricular tachycardia venous thromboembolism vertex vomit/ vertex presentation widowed/ white/ wearing (prescription glasses) while awake wheelchair well developed white female white male well nourished within workup weight by volume weight in weight Wasserman whole blood white blood count/ white blood cells weight bearing to tolerance when drinking well well developed and well nourished wide excision wheelchair World Health Organization women, infants, and children program week white male within normal limits work of breathing whirlpool Wolf-Parkinson-White weight times/ exophoria except X-ray therapy exotropia year old years Zollinger-Ellison zinc oxide eugenol