abbreviations for med term exam

ERCP

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography

BUN test

blood urea nitrogen test

CSF

cerebrospinal fluid

CBC

complete blood count

DRE

Digital rectal examination

D & C

dilation and curettage

ECG/EKG

electrocardiogram

EEG

Electroencephalography

EMG

electromyography

E-US

Endoscopic ultrasonography

EGD

esophagogastroduodenoscopy

LP

lumbar puncture

MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging

PKU

Phenylketonuria

RBC

red blood cell

WBC

White blood cell

AIDS

acquired immune deficiency syndrome

HIV

human immunodeficiency virus

ACL

Anterior cruciate ligament

ADD

attention deficit disorder

ADHD

Attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder

AED

automated external defibrillator

COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CPAP

continuous positive airway pressure

CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

CT scan

computed tomography scan

DNR

Do not resuscitate

HIPPA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HPI

history of present illness

MI

Myocardial infarction

NG tube

nasogastric tube

NKA

no known allergies

NSAID

nonsteroidal anti-flammatory drug

PERRLA

pupils equal, round, reactive to light and accommodation

PH

past history

PI

present illness

SOAP

subjective (symptoms perceived by patient) data, objective (exam findings), assessment (evaluation of condition) plan (goals for treatment)

TIA

transient ischemic attack

CVA

Cerebrovascular accident

AV

atrioventricular

b i d

twice a day

Bx

biopsy

c/o

complains of

DVT

deep vein thrombosis

Dx

diagnosis

Fx

fracture

PRN

as necessary

Rx

prescription

Tx

treatment

Hx

history

Sx

symptoms