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Collected , Prepared And Designed By :

Muslim Ali

Student At College Of Nursing

University Of Sulaimany


AAA : Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
A-A Gradient : Alveolar To Arterial Gradient
AAS : Acute Abdominal Series
ABD : Abdomen
ABG : Arterial lood as
AC : efore ating
ACLS : A dvanced Cardiac Life Support
ACTH : Adrenocorticotropic Hormone
AD : Autonomic Dysreflexia
AD LIB : As Much As Needed
ADH : Anti-Diuretic Hormone
ADL : Activity Of Daily Living
AF : Atrial Fibrillation Or Afebrile
AFB : Acid-Fast - Bacilli
AFP : Alpha-Fetoprotein
AFO : Ankle Foot Orthosis
A/G : Albumin/Globulin Ratio
AI : Aortic Insufficiency

AKA : Above The Knee Amputation
ALL : Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
ALS : Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou
Gehrig's disease)
AMB : Ambulate
AML : Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
ANA : Antinuclear Antibody
AOB : Alcohol On Breath
AODM : Adult Onset Diabetes Mellitus
AP : nteroposterior r bdominal –

APH : Ante Partum Hemorrhage

cute Respiratory



cute Renal Failure

ARM : Artificial Rupture Membrane
AS : Aortic Stenosis
ASAP : As Soon As Possible
ASCVD : Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular
ASD : Atrial Septal Defect

ASHD : Atherosclerotic Heart isease
ASIA : merican Spinal Injury
AV : AtrioVentricular

AVA : Artery Vein Artery
A-V :

rterio enous

A-VO2 :

rteriovenous Oxygen

BBB : Bundle Branch Block
BC : Bowel Care
BCAA : Branched Chain Amino Acids
BE : Barium Enema
BEE : asal Energy Expenditure
BID : Twice A Day
Bilat : Bilateral

BKA : Below The Knee Amputation
BM : Bone Marrow Or Bowel Movement
BMR : Basal Metabolic Rate
BOM : Bilateral Otitis Media
BP : Blood Pressure

BPD : Bi Parietal Diameter
BPH : Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
BPM : Beats Per Minute
BRBPR : Bright Red Blood Per Rectum
BRP : Bathroom Privileges
BS : Bowel Or Breath Sounds
BUN : Blood Urea Nitrogen
BW : Body Weight
BX : Biopsy
C : With
C & S : Culture And Sensitivity
CA : Cancer
Ca : Calcium

CAA : Crystalline Amino Acids
CABG : Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
CAD : Coronary Artery Disease
CAT : Computerized Axial Tomography
CBC : Complete Blood Count
CBG : Capillary Blood Gas
CC : Chief Complaint
CCU : Clean Catch Urine Or Cardiac Care
CCV : Critical Closing Volume
CF : Cystic Fibrosis
CGL : Chronic Granulocytic Leukemia
CHF : Congestive Heart Failure
CHO : Carbohydrate
CI : Cardiac Index
CML : Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
CMV : Cyto Megalo Virus
CN : Cranial Nerves
CNS : Central Nervous System
CO : Cardiac Output
C/O : Complaining Of

COLD : Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
COPD : Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary
CP : Chest Pain Or Cerebral Palsy
CPAP : Continuous Positive Airway
CPK : Creatinine Phosphokinase
CPR : Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
CRCL : Creatinine Clearance
CRF : Chronic Renal Failure
CRP : C-Reactive Protein
CRTS : Certified Recreational Therapy
CSF : Cerebro Spinal Fluid
CSW : Certified Social Worker

CS : Cesarean Section
CT : Computerized Tomography
CVA : Cerebro Vascular Accident Or
Costovertebral Angle
CVAT : CVA Tenderness

CVP : Central Venous Pressure
CXR : Chest X-Ray
DAT : Diet As Tolerated
DAW : Dispense As Written
DC : Discontinue Or Discharge
D&C : Dilation And Curettage
DDx : Differential Diagnosis
D5W : 5% Dextrose In Water
DI : Diabetes Insipidus
DIC : Disseminated Intravascular
DIP : Distal Inter Phalangeal Joint
DJD : Degenerative Joint Disease
DKA : Diabetic KetoAcidosis
DL : Deciliter
DM : Diabetes Mellitus
DNA : Deoxy Ribo Nucleic Acid
DNR : Do Not Resuscitate

DOA : Dead On Arrival
DOE : Dyspnea On Exertion
DPL : Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage
DPT : Diphtheria Pertussis Tetanus
DTR : Deep Tendon Reflexes
DVT : Deep Venous Thrombosis
DVD : Dehydration Vomiting Diarrhea
DX : Diagnosis

EAA : Essential Amino Acids
EBL : Estimated Blood Loss
ECD : External Continence Device

ECG & EKG : Electro cardiogram
ECHO : Echo cardiogram

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