Medical Acronyms

Alphabetical Listing of Medical Acronyms

  • HRT — Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • HS — Bedtime
  • HTN — Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • HX — History
  • I:E — Inspiratory To Expiratory Ratio
  • IABP — Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump
  • IBC — Iron Binding Capacity
  • IBD — Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • IBS — Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • IBW — Ideal Body Weight
  • ICCE — Intracapsular Cataract Extraction
  • ICF — Intermediate Care Facility
  • ICF — Imtermediate Care Facility
  • ICP — Intracranial Pressure
  • ICS — Intercostal Space
  • ICT — Inflammation of Connective Tissue
  • ICT — Inflammation of Connective Tissue
  • ICU — Intensive Care Unit
  • IDDM — Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
  • IDM — Infant of Diabetic Mother
  • IE — Inspiratory Exerciser
  • IH — Infectious Hepatitis
  • IHD — Ischemic Heart Disease
  • IIP — Implantable Insulin Pump
  • IM — Intramuscular
  • IMV — Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation
  • INR — International Normalization Ratio
  • INR — International Normalization Ratio
  • IOF — International Operation Forces
  • IPAP — Inspiratory Positive Airway Pressure
  • IPD — Intermittent Peritoneal Dialysis
  • IPPB — Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing
  • IPPV — Intermittent Positive Pressure Ventilation
  • ITP — Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  • IUD — IntraUterine Device
  • IV — Intravenous
  • IVDA — IV Drug Abuse/Abuser
  • IVF — In Vitro Fertilization
  • IVF — In Vitro Fertilization
  • IVP — Intravenous Pyelography
  • JAMA — Journal of The American Medical Association
  • JVD — Jugular Vein Distention
  • JVP — Jugular Venous Pressure
  • K — Potassium
  • K — Potassium
  • KCL — Potassium Chloride
  • KI — Potassium Iodide
  • KUB — Kidney
  • KVO — Keep Vein Open
  • L — & A Light And Accommodation
  • L&A — Light And Accommodation
  • LAD — Left Anterior Descending (artery)
  • LB — Large Bowel
  • LDL — Low Density Lipoprotein
  • LE — Lupus Erythematosus
  • LE — Lower Extremities
  • LEEP — Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure
  • LFTS — Liver Function Test
  • LFTS — Liver Function Tests
  • LIJ — Left Internal Jugular
  • LLQ — Left Lower Quadrant
  • LMA — Laryngeal Mask Airway
  • LMP — Last Menstrual Period
  • LOX — Liquid Oxygen
  • LP — Lumbar Puncture
  • LSC — Left Subclavian
  • LSIL — Low Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion
  • LUQ — Left Upper Quadrant
  • LVEF — Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction
  • LVF — Left Ventricular Failure
  • LVH — Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
  • M.D. — Doctorate of Medicine
  • MAP — Mean Arterial Pressure
  • MAR — Medication Administration Record
  • MCL — Modified Chest Lead
  • MDI — Multiple Daily Vitamin
  • MI — Myocardial Infarction
  • MLC — Midline Catheter
  • MM — Mucous Membrane
  • MOABS — Monoclonal Antibodies
  • MOM — Milk of Magnesia
  • MRDD — Mental Retarded/Developmentally Disabled
  • MRDD — Mental Retarded/developmentally Disabled
  • MRI — Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • MRM — Modified Radical Mastectomy
  • MS — Multiple Sclerosis
  • MVA — Motor Vehicle Accident
  • N/T — No Tenderness/Not Tender
  • NA — Sodium
  • NACL — Sodium Chloride
  • NAD — No Acute Distress
  • NC — Nasal Cannula
  • NED — No Evidence of Disease
  • NG — NasoGastric
  • NICU — Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • NIDDM — Noninsulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
  • NKA — No Known Allergies
  • NKDA — Non-Ketotic Diabetic Acidosis
  • NKDA — No Known Drug Allergies
  • NKDA — Non-ketotic Diabetic Acidosis

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