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AB

abortion

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AFP

alpha-fetoprotein--high levels in amniotic fluid of fetus or maternal serum indicate increased risk of neurologic birth defects in the infant

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ASCUS

atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance--the Pap smear is abnormal but does not meet the criteria for a specific lesion

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AUB

abnormal uterine bleeding

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BRCA1 BRCA2

breast cancer 1 and 2--genetic mutations associated with increased risk for breast cancer

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BSE

breast self-examination

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CA 125

protein marker elevated in ovarian cancer (normal range of values is 0 to 35)

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C-section

caesarean section

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CIN

cervical intraepithelial neoplasia

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CIS

carcinoma in situ

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CS

caesarean section

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CVS

chorionic villus sampling

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Cx

cervix

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D&C

dilation and curettage

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DCIS

ductal carcinoma in situ; a precancerous breast lesion that indicates a higher risk for invasive ductal breast cancer

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DES

diethylstilbestrol--an estrogen compound used in the treatment of menopausal problems involving estrogen deficience; if administered during pregnancy, it has been found to be related to subsequent tumors in the daughters (rarely in sons) of mothers so treated

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DUB

dysfunctional uterine bleeding

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ECC

endocervical curettage

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EDC

estimated date of confinement

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EMB

endometrial biopsy

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FHR

fetal heart rate

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FSH

follicle-stimulating hormone

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G

gravida (pregnant)

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GnRH

gonadotropin-releasing hormone--secreted by the hypothalamus to stimulate release of FSH and LH from the pituitary gland

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GYN

gynecology

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hCG or HCG

human chorionic gonadotropin

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HDN

hemolytic disease of the newborn

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HPV

human papillomavirus

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HRT

hormone replacement therapy

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HSG

hysterosalpingography