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ABGS

Arterial Blood Gases

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AD

Right Ear

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ADH

Antidiuretic Hormone-
acts to maintain blood pressure, blood volume and tissue water content by controlling the concentration of urine made by the kidneys.

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AIDS

Auto Immune Deficiency Syndrome

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AS

Aortic Stenosis,
aortic valves do not open fully

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Bid

Twice A Day

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BM

Bowel Movement

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BP

Blood Pressure

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BPH

Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy,
noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland, common with age

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BSE

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy,
mad cow disease, spongy brain degeneration

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BUN

Blood Urea Nitrogen, tests kidney function

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Bx

Biopsy, excision of tissue for microscopic examination

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CABG

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft, connects artery to another part of the body

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CAT

Computerized Axial Tomography

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CHF

Congestive Heart Failure

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COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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CPAP

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
machine that helps a person who has obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) breathe more easily during sleep.

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CPR

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

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CSF

Cerebrospinal Fluid

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CT

Computed Tomography

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CT SCAN

Computerized (axial) Tomography, radiographic imaging that produces cross-sectional imaging

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CTS

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, overuse of carpal muscles

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CVA

Cerebrovascular Accident, stroke

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CXR

Chest X-Ray

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D&C

Dilation & Curettage, open and scrape the lining of the uterus

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DEA

Drug Enforcement Agency

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DOB

Date Of Birth

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DPT

Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus infant vaccine

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ECG

Electrocardiogram, measures the amount of electricity flowing through the heart

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EDC

Estimated Date of Confinement, delivery date