Common Medical Abbreviations
Below is list of medical acronyms and abbreviations for medical terms:
AbbreviationMedical Term
a.a.Amino Acids
ABAbortion
abAbdomen or Abdominal
ADAlzheimer's Disease
ADDAttention Deficit Disorder
ADHDAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AEHyperkalemia
AEDAutomated External Defibrillator
AFAmniotic Fluid
AIArtificial Insemination
AIDSAcquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AlcAlcohol
ALLAcute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
AMSAcute Mountain Sickness
ASDAutism Spectrum Disorder
BACBlood Alcohol Content
BCAABrached Chain Amino Acid
BCPBirth Control Pill
BDBipolar Disorder
BDDBody Dysmorphic Disorder
BEBarium Enema
BMBone Marrow
BMIBody Mass Index
BMRBasal Metabolic Rate
BMTBone Marrow Transplant
BPBlood Pressure
BPDBorderline Personality Disorder
BSLBlood Sugar Level
CACancer
CaCalcium
CAPDCentral Auditory Processing Disorder
CVCardiovascular
CHFCongestive Heart Failure
CHOCarbohydrate
CholCholesterol
CKDChronic Kidney Disease
COPDChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CPTCurrent Procedural Terminology
CPRCardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CRFChronic Renal Failure
CTSCarpal Tunnel Syndrome
DBTDialectical Behavioral Therapy
DetoxDetoxification
DHEADehydroepiandrosterone
DIDiabetes Insipidus
DIDDissociative Identity Disorder
DJDDegenerative Joint Disease
DKADiabetic Ketoacidosis
DMDiabetes Mellitus
DMDDuchenne Muscular Dystrophy
DNADeoxyribonucleic Acid
DUDuodenal Ulcer
DUBDysfunctional Uterine Bleeding
DVTDeep Vein Thrombosis
dzDisease
EAAEssential Amino Acids
ECTElectroconvulsive Therapy
EDErectile Dysfunction
EFADEssential Fatty Acid Deficiency
EIEmotional Intelligence
EMRElectronic Medical Record
ESWLExtracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy
ETOHEthanol
FBSFasting Blood Sugar
FFAFree Fatty Acids
FluInfluenza
FxFracture
GADGeneralized Anxiety Disorder
GBGallbladder
GCGonorrhea
GERDGastroesophageal Reflux Disease
GHGrowth Hormone
GIGlycemic Index
GNGlomerulonephritis (Nephritis)
GTTGlucose Tolerance Test
GUGastric Ulcer
HA, H/AHeadache
HACEHigh Altitude Cerebral Edema
HAPEHigh Altitude Pulmonary Edema
HAVHepatitis A Virus
HBPHigh Blood Pressure
HBVHepatitis B Virus
HCCHepatocellular Carcinoma
HCVHepatitis C Virus
HgbHemoglobin
HGHHuman Growth Hormone
HHHiatus Hernia
HIVHuman Immunodeficiency Virus
HONKHyperosmolar Nonketotic Coma
HRTHormone Replacement Therapy
HSVHerpes Simplex Virus
HTNHypertension
H&MHematemesis and Melena
IBCInflammatory Breast Cancer
IBSIrritable Bowel Syndrome
IDInfectious Disease
IDAIron Deficiency Anemia
IDDMInsulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
IMNInfectious Mononucleosis
IMSIrritable Male Syndrome
IOLInduction Of Labor
IPPBIntermittent Positive Pressure Breathing
IQIntelligence Quotient
IUDIntrauterine Device
JIAJuvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
LLeukocytes (White Blood Cells)
LASIKLaser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis
LBPLow Back Pain
L&DLabor and Delivery (Childbirth)
LFTLiver Function Test
LNLymph Node
LPLumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap)
MDDMajor Depressive Disorder (Clinical Depression)
MgMagnesium
MIMyocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)
MMRMeasles, Mumps, Rubella
MonoInfectious Mononucleosis (Glandular Fever)
MRSAMethicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
MSMultiple Sclerosis
MSMMethylsulfonylmethane
NBNNewborn Baby Nursery
NIDDMNon-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
NKANo Known Allergies
NLPNeuro-Linguistic Programming
NSDNormal Spontaneous Delivery (Natural Childbirth)
O2Oxygen
OAOsteoarthritis
OCDObsessive Compulsive Disorder
OCPOral Contraceptive Pill
OCPDObsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder
OPVOral Polio Vaccine
OSOrthopedic Surgery
OSAObstructive Sleep Apnea
OsteoOsteomyelitis
OTCOver-the-counter Drug
PapPapanicolaou Test (Pap Smear)
PCaProstate Cancer
PCOPolycystic Ovary
PCOSPolycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PCRPatient Care Report
PDParkinson's Disease
PDDPervasive Developmental Disorder
PKDPolycystic Kidney Disease
PMSPremenstrual Syndrome
PPPostpartum
PremePremature Baby
PTAPeritonsillar Abscess
PTSDPost-traumatic Stress Disorder
PUDPeptic Ulcer Disease
RARheumatoid Arthritis
RADReactive Attachment Disorder
RBCRed Blood Cells
RDRetinal Detachment
REMRapid Eye Movement
RFRheumatic Fever
RLSRestless Legs Syndrome
RxPrescription Drug
SABSpontaneous Abortion (Miscarriage)
SAHSubarachnoid Hemorrhage
ScopeMicroscope or Endoscope
SISacroiliacal (Sacroiliac Joints)
SIDSSudden Infant Death Syndrome
SLESystemic Lupus Erythematosus
SMASpinal Muscular Atrophy
SOBShortness of Breath (Dyspnea)
SSSickle-cell disease (anemia)
STDSexually Transmitted Disease
STISexually Transmitted Infection
STOPSurgical Termination Of Pregnancy (Abortion)
StrepStreptococcus
STSSerological Test for Syphilis
SVTSupraventricular Tachycardia
SzSeizure
TBTuberculosis
TBITraumatic Brain Injury
TGTriglycerides
TKRTotal Knee Replacement
TMJTemporomandibular Joint
TuTumor
UCUmbilical Cord
UTIUrinary Tract Infection
VVVaricose Veins
WBCWhite Blood Cell, White Blood Cell Count
W/CWheelchair
WSWilliams Syndrome
wtWeight
XRTRadiation Therapy
YFYellow Fever

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