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% PERCENT (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
%V/V PERCENT VOLUME/VOLUME (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
%W/V PERCENT WEIGHT/VOLUME (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
%W/W PERCENT WEIGHT/WEIGHT (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
[XO] Turner's syndrome (female) Med. Condition Genetics Tech
[XXX] X-X-X Syndrome (47, XXX) (female) Med. Condition Genetics Tech
[XXXX] X-X-X-X Syndrome (47, XXXX) (female) Med. Condition Genetics Tech
[XXXXX] X-X-X-X-X Syndrome (47, XXXXX) (female) Med. Condition Genetics Tech
[XXY] Klinefelter's Syndrome (47, XXY) (male) Med. Condition Genetics Tech Klinefelter syndrome
[XYY] X-Y-Y Syndrome (47, XYY) (male) Med. Condition Genetics Tech
17-KGS 17 - ketogenic steroids Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
17-KS 17 - ketosteroids Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
17-OH 17-hydroxyprogesterone (hormone test) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech adrenal glands and gonads hormone
17-OHCS 17 - hydroxycorticosteroid (& Test) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech liver & body tisue cortisol product
2-ME 2-mercaptoethanol (sulfhydryl reducing agent) Chem. Compound General Tech sulfhydryl compound reducing agent
2-PAM pralidoxime (a cholinesterase reactivator) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech cholinesterase reactivator capable of
3M Pharm. 3M Pharmaceuticals H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv.- Internation. Mgt. www.3M.com/pharma
3MH 3-methylhistidine (amino acid) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech amino acid in myofibrillar proteins
5-HIAA 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (Serotonin metabolite) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech product of serotonin metabolism
800-4-CANCER www.cancer.gov/templates/db_alpha.aspx?expand=A NCI Cancer Info. 4,000 + Tech
800-4-CANCER www.cancer.gov/templates/drugdictionary.aspx?expand=Z NCI Drug Dict. 3,000 + Tech
A AmeriCorps - (see CNS, NCCC, VISTA, St. & National) H.I. Org. Fed. Mgt. www.cns.gov
A Adenine (DNA 'A-T' & RNA 'A-U' - "code letter pair" element) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech only other major purine is guanine
A Alanine (2-Aminopropionic acid) (NT) (ref. Ala) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech 2-Aminopropionic acid
A angstrom or Angstrom unit (ref. Cd red line) Med. Standard General Tech Angstrom unit
A & D Aging and Disabled Medicaid Waiver HHS Program Fed.& St. Mgt. CMS HHS
A & D Alcohol and Drugs H.I. Term General Mgt.
A / a wave initial negative deflection in electroretinogram (ERG) Med. Meas. Ocular Tech may originate from photoreceptors
A wave first positive deflection of atrial & venous pulses on ECG Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech deflection due to atrial systole
A.B.C. process alum, blood & charcoal mixture -water purif./ sewage deodorize Med. Process General Tech See Sted.
a.c. [L.] ante cibum (before meal(s) ) Rx Term General Tech
A/G ratio albumin-globulin ratio Med. Meas. Metabolic Tech
A/P repair Anterior and/or posterior vaginal wall repair Med. Procedure Gynecologic Tech electroretinogram
A1C / A1c glycohemoglobin (glucose) level test for diabetes Med. Meas. Endocrine Tech glycohemoglobin level test
A2HA American Association of Hospital Accountants H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. http://www.aaham.org/
AA Alcoholics Anonymous H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.alcoholics-anonymous.org
AA Affirmative Action H.I. Program St. / Fed. Mgt.
AA Anesthesiologist Assistant Med. Title Nursing Mgt. www.anesthesiaassistant.org
AA Associate Administrator Professional Title General Mgt.
AA or aa amino acid or aminocyl (aka - generic collective term) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech amino acid (generic collective term)
AAA Area Agency on Aging HHS / Priv. Org. Fed. / St./ Priv. Mgt. individual local websites
AAA National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4A) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.n4a.org 665 AAAs
AAA American Academy of Actuaries H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.actuary.org
AAA American Academy of Audiology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.audiology.org
AAA American Association of Anatomists Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.anatomy.org
AAA Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
AAA animal-assisted activities (ref. AAT) Med. Treatment General Tech professional + specific animal criteria
AAAA American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistant Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.anesthetist.org
AAAAI American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aaaai.org
AAAASF American Assoc. Accred. of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities Med. Org. - Priv. Dermatologic Mgt. www.aaaasf.org
AAABC Area Agency on Aging of Broward County, Inc. - PSA 10 H.I. Org. Priv. / St. Mgt. www.adrcbroward.org
AAACF Area Agency on Aging of Central Florida, Inc. - PSA 7 H.I. Org. Priv. / St. Mgt. www.seniorresourcealliance.org SRA
AAAHC Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aaahc.org
AAALAC Assoc. for Assessment & Accreditation of Lab. Animal Care Med. Org. Priv. - Internat. Mgt. www.aaalac.org
AAANF Area Agency on Aging for North Florida, Inc. - PSA 2 H.I. Org. Priv. / St. Mgt. www.aaanf.org
AAAPB/TC Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coasts PSA 9 H.I. Org. Priv. / St. Mgt. www.areaagency.org
AAAPP Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc. - PSA 5 H.I. Org. Priv. / St. Mgt. www.agingcarefl.org
AAAS American Association for the Advancement of Science H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aaas.org
AAASF Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida, Inc. - PSA 8 H.I. Org. Priv. / St. Mgt. www.aaaswfl.org
AABB American Association of Blood Banks (now AABB) H.I. Org. Priv. - Internat. Mgt. www.aabb.org
AABH Association for Ambulatory Behavioral Healthcare Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aabh.org
AAC Agency Advisory Committee (FACA Exempt) - CDC HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/omhd/TCAC/AAC.html
AAC Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices H.I. Equip. General Tech Augmentative & Alternative Comm. device
AA-C certified anesthesiologist assistant Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
AACAP American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aacap.org
AACD American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.aacd.com
AACFP American Academy of Craniofacial Pain Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.aacfp.org
AACI Association of American Cancer Institutes Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aaci-cancer.org 1959
AACN American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Med. Org. Nursing Mgt. www.aacn.org 1969 65,000 mem.
AACN American Association of Colleges of Nursing Med. Org. Nursing Mgt. www.aacn.nche.edu
AACP American Academy of Chiropractic Physicians Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aacp.net
AACP American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aacp.com
AACP American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aacp.org
AACP American Association of Community Psychiatrists Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.comm.psych.pitt.edu 1984
AACP Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Med. Org. Priv.- Britain Mgt. www.medical-acupuncture.co.uk/
AACPDM American Academy for Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medic. Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aacpdm.org
AACPM American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. http://www.aacpm.org/
AACR American Association for Cancer Research Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aacr.org
AACVPR American Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabil. Med. Org. - Priv. Cardiovasc. Mgt. www.aacvpr.org
AAD American Academy of Dermatology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aad.org 1938 15,000 mem.
Aad o(-aminoadipic acid Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech See Sted.
AADA Abbreviated Antibiotic Drug Application - FDA HHS / H.I. Term General Mgt.
AADA Alliance of the American Dental Asssociation Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.allianceada.org
AADC American Association of Dental Consultants Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.aadc.org
AADC Defic. Aromatic-L-Amino Acid Decarboxylase Deficiency (PND) Disorder- Metabol. CNS Tech PND item / GABA Impact
AADE American Assoc.of Diabetes Educators (m. NHC) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aadenet.org
AADE American Association of Dental Examiners (ADA) Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.aadexam.org
AADE American Association of Dental Editors Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.dentaleditors.org
AADGP American Academy of Dental Group Practice Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.aadgp.org
AADP American Academy of Denture Prosthetics Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. none - see AAFP
AADPA American Academy of Dental Practice Administration Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.aadpa.org
AADR American Academy of Dental Radiology Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. none - see AAOMR
AADR American Asociation for Dental Research (IADR) Med. Org. Inter. - Dental Mgt. www.iadr.com
AADS American Association of Dental Schools Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.aads.jhu.edu
AADSM American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.aadsm.org
AAE American Association of Endodontists (ABE) Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.aae.org 1967
AAED American Academy of Esthetic Dentristry Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.estheticacademy.org
AAEM American Academy of Emergency Medicine Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aaem.org
AAEM American Academy of Environmental Medicine Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aaem.com
AAEM American Assoc. of Electrodiagnostic Medicine - now AANEM Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aanem.org
AAF American Amputee Foundation, Inc. H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.americanamputee.org
AAF Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Med. Org. Priv. - Internat. Mgt. www.aamds.org
AAF 2-acetylaminofluorene; 2-acetamidofluorene Chem. General Tech See Sted.
AAFA Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (m. NHC) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aafa.org (HHS Reference)
AAFES Army and Air Force Exchange Services H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AAFO American Association for Functional Orthodontics Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.aafo.org
AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians (m. NHC) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aafp.org 800-274-2237
AAFP American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.fixedprothodontics.org
AAFPRS American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aafprs.org 800-332-3223
AAFS American Academy of Forensic Sciences Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aafs.org
AAGEG Administrative Analysis Grade Evaluation Guide H.I. Publication Priv. Mgt.
AAGFO American Academy of Gold Foil Operators Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.goldfoil.org
AAGL American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aagl.org 1971
AAGO American Academy of Gnathologic Othopedics Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.aago.com
AAHA American Association of Homes for the Aging (AAHSA) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. now AAHSA
AAHC American Association of Healthcare Consultants H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aahc.net
AAHCP American Academy of Home Care Physicians Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aahcp.org
AAHD American Academy of the History of Dentistry Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.histden.org
AAHD American Association of Hospital Dentists - see SCDA Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.scdonline.org
AAHKS American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons (AAOS) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aahks.org
AAHON American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (was AAIN) Med. Org. Nursing Mgt. www.aaohn.org
AAHP American Association of Health Plans H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aahp.org or www.ahip.org
AAHP American Academy of Health Physics (CHP, ABHP)) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.hps1.org/aahp/
AAHPM American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aahpm.org Good Ref. Org.'s
AAHSA American Association of Homes & Services for the Aging H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aahsa.org
AAI American Association of Immunologists Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aai.org
AAI p. Atrial demand inhibited pacemaker Med. Equipment Cardiovasc. Tech cardiac pacemaker delivering stimuli
AAID Adaptive Aids and Devices H.I. Term General Mgt.
AAID American Academy of Implant Dentistry Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.aaid-implant.org 877-335-2243
AAIDD American Assoc. on Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities H.I. Org. - ADA Priv. Mgt. www.aaidd.org - was AAMR
AAIHDS American Assoc. of Integrated Health Care Delivery Systems H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aaihds.org
AAIN American Association of Industrial Nurses (now AAOHN) Med. Org. Nursing Mgt. www.aaohn.org
AAIP American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. none
aaiPharma aaiPharma, Inc. (AAI International) (Pharm. Develop.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.aaipharma.com
AAJ Administrative Appeals Judges - CMS / DAB HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.hhs.gov/dab/MOD2005.html
AAKP American Association of Kidney Patients Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aakp.org
AAKSIS American Association for Klinefelter Syndrome Info. & Support Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aaksis.org
AAL Authorized Access List H.I. Term / HHS Fed. Mgt.
AALAS American Association for Laboratory Animal Science Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aalas.org
AALNC American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aalnc.org
AAM American Academy of Microbiology (ref. ASM) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.asm.org/Academy/
AAMA American Academy of Medical Acupuncture Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.medicalacupuncture.org
AAMA American Academy of Medical Administrators Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aameda.org
AAMA American Association of Medical Assistants Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aama-ntl.org
AAMC Association of American Medical Colleges (m. NHC) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aamc.org
AAMCN American Association of Managed Care Nurses Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aamcn.org
AAMD American Association for Mental Deficiency (see AAMR) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aamr.org - now AAIDD
AAMD American Association of Medical Dosimetrists Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.medicaldosimetry.org
AAMDS Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation, Inc. Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aamds.org
AAMFT American Assoc./ for Marriage and Family Therapy Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aamft.org
AAMI Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aami.org
AAMI African-American Male Initiative H.I. Program St. / Fed. Mgt.
AAMP American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.maxillofacialprosth.org
AAMR American Assoc. on Mental Retardation (now AAIDD) H.I. Org. - ADA Priv. Mgt. www.aamr.org - now AAIDD
AAMS Association of Air Medical Services (m. NHC) Med. Org. Priv. - Internat. Mgt. www.aams.org
AAMSI American Association for Medical Systems & Informatics(AMIA) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. see AMIA
AAMT American Association for Medical Transcription Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aamt.org
AAN American Academy of Nursing (m. NHC) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aannet.org
AAN American Academy of Neurology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aan.com 800-879-1960
AANA American Association of Nurse Anethetists (CRNA) Med. Org. Nursing Mgt. www.aana.com
AANA Arthroscopy Association of North America Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aana.org
AANAT arylalkylamine N-acetyltransferase (enzyme) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech enzyme arylalkylamine N-acetyltransferase
AANEM American Assoc.of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Med. Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aanem.org (was AAEM) MT
AANN American Association of Neuroscience Nurses Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aann.org
AANOS American Academy of Neurological & Orthopaedic Surgeons Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aanos.org
AANP American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.naturopathic.org
AANS American Association of Neurological Surgeons Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aans.org 1931 6500 empl.
AAO American Academy of Opthamology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aao.org 800-222-EYES
AAO American Academy of Optometry (ref. AOF) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aaopt.org
AAO American Academy of Osteopathy Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.academyofosteopathy.org
AAO American Academy of Otolaryngology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.entnet.org
AAO American Association of Orthodontists Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.aaortho.org
AAO Amino acid oxidase (enzyme) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech Amino acid oxidase
AAOA American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy & Foundation Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aaoaf.org
AAOA Association of Academic Orthopaedic Administrators Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AAOHN American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Med. Org. Nursing Mgt. www.aaohn.org
AAO--HNS American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head & Neck Surgery Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.entnet.org
AAOM Th American Academy of Oral Medicine (ref. ABOM) Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. http://aaom.com/
AAOMP American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.aaomp@b-online.com
AAOMR American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.aaomr.org 1949 - 1988
AAOMS American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.aaoms.org
AAOP American Academy of Oral Pathology Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. was ABOP - now AAOMP
AAOP American Academy of Oralfacial Pain Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.aaop.org
AAOS American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (m. NHC) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aaos.org 800-346-AAOS(2267)
AAOS American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.orthoinfo.org
AAP American Association of Pathologists' Assistants Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AAP American Academy of Pediatrics Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aap.org 800-433-9016
AAP American Academy of Periodontology (ABP) Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.perio.org f.1939 7900 mem.
AAPA American Academy of Physician Assistants (m. NHC) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aapa.org
AAPA American Association of Pathologists' Assistants Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.pathologistsassistants.org
AAPC American Academy of Professional Coders Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aapc.com
AAPCC Adjusted Average Per Capita Cost - CMS HHS Formula Fed. Mgt.
AAPCC American Association of Poison Control Centers Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aapcc.org
AAPD Association of Anesthesiology Program Directors (ref. OPDA) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aapd-saac.org
AAPD American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.aapd.org 6,800 members
AAPHD American Association of Public Health Dentistry Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.aaphd.org f. 1937
AAPHP American Association of Public Health Physicians Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aaphp.org
AAPHR American Association of Physicians for Human Rights H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AAPI White House Initiative on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders U.S. Org. Fed. / Priv. Mgt. www.aapi.org 301 443 2492
AAPM American Association of Physicists in Medicine Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aapm.org
AAPM American Academy of Pain Management Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aapainmanage.org
AAPM&R American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aapmr.org 7,000 memb
AAPP Affirmative Action Program Planning H.I. Program General Mgt.
AAPS American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc. Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aapsga.org 1950
AAPS American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aapspharmaceutica.com
AAPSM American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aapsm.org
AAPT American Association of Pharmacy Technicians Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. http://pharmacytechnician.com/
AAR antigen-antibody reaction Med. Condition General Tech See Sted.
AARC American Association for Respiratory Care (m. NHC) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aarc.org
AARD American Academy of Restorative Dentistry Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.restorativeacademy.com
AARDA American Autoimmune Related Diseases Assoc.(NHC) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aarda.org
AARG Average Annual Rate of Growth H.I. Term General Mgt.
AARP AARP (was American Assoc. of Retired Persons) (NHC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus
AARR Approval, Adjustment & Reject Response - CMS HHS System General Mgt.
AARST American Association of Radon Scientists & Technologists H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aarst.org
AAS American Association of Suicidology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. suicidology.org/web/guest/about-aas
AAS Associate of Applied Science Professional Title Priv. Mgt.
AAS Aarskog-Scott Syndrome (see FGDY) Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech Faciogenital Dysplasia / Syndrome
AASCIN American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses Med. Org. Nursing Mgt. www.aascin.org
AASH adrenal androgen-stimulating hormone Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech See Sted.
AASHTO American Assoc. of State Highway & Transportation Officials H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AASM American Academy of Sleep Medicine (was ASDA) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aasmnet.org 708-492-0930
AASPA American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aaspa.com
AAT Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency (aka A1AD, A1AT) Disorder- Heredit. Pulmonary Tech familial lung emphysema precursor
AAT animal-assisted therapy (for individuals or group) Med. Treatment General Tech physical, mental, motivational therapy
AAT p. Atrial demand triggered pacemaker Med. Equipment Cardiovasc. Tech cardiac pacemaker delivering stimuli
AATA American Art Therapy Association Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AATB American Association of Tissue Banks Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AATBS Association for Advanced Training in Behavioral Sciences Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AATD Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (see AAT, A1AD) Disorder- Heredit. Metabolic Tech familial lung emphysema precursor
AATD Automated Articulation Testing Device Med. Equipment General Tech automated articulation testing device
AATP Authorized Academic Training Program / Provider H.I. Term General Mgt.
AATS American Association for Thoracic Surgery Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AAU Alpha Acid Unit Med. Meas. Metabolic Tech Alpha Acid Unit
AAUAP American Assoc. of University Affiliated Programs H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AAUCM American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AAV Adeno-associated Virus - MSDS Disease CNS Tech See Sted. ++
AAVP Adeno-Associated Virus Phage (leukocyte) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
AAVS American Association for Vascular Surgery Med. Org. - Priv. Cardiovasc. Mgt.
AAVS1 Adeno-Associated Virus Integration Site 1 Med. Term Metabolic Tech
AAWD American Association of Women Dentists Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.aawd.org
AAWM American Academy of Wound Management Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AAWR American Association for Women Radiology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AB Adaptive Behaviour H.I. Term General Mgt.
AB Administrative Bulletin H.I. Term General Mgt.
Ab antibody Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
ABA American Board of Anesthesiology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.theaba.org
ABA American Bar Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.abanet.org
ABA American Banking Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ABA Applied Behavior Analysis Med. Program Priv. Mgt. Autism
ABA Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt. access-board.gov/about/laws/ABA.htm
ABAI The American Board of Allergy & Immunology (ADA) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. 1971
Abbott Abbott Laboratories (Pharmaceuticals) (PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.abbott.com yr.1907
Abbrev, 5,526 Mgt. Terms 2-19-12 H.I. = Health Industry Classification Org./System Code Information / References
ABC Developmental Disabilities Alloc. Budget & Contract Control Sys H.I. System St. - FL Mgt.
ABC argon beam coagulator Med. Equip./ Proc. General Tech
ABC aspiration biopsy cytology Med. Meas. Metabolic Tech
ABCD prostrate cancer rating (Jewett staging system) Med.Classification Genitourinary Tech
ABCG American Board of Genetic Counseling Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ABCL American Board of Clinical Lipidology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.lipidboard.org
ABCN American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology (ref. ABMS) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.abcn.org
ABCRS American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.abcrs.org
ABCs Active Bacterial Core Surveillance - CDC H.I. Program Fed. Tech
ABCSA Advisory Committee on Blood Safety & Availability -OPHS/ HHS HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. hhs.gov/ophs/bloodsafety/index.html
ABD American Board of Dermatology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
Abd Abdomen Med. Term General Tech
ABD Aged, Blind and Disabled Med. Term General Tech
ABDPH American Board of Dental Public Health - see AAPHD Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.aaphd.org
ABE American Board of Endodontics (AAE, ADA cert.) Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.aae.org
ABE Acute Bacterial Endocarditis Disease Cardiovasc. Tech fulminant illness over days to weeks
ABECB acute bacterial exacerbations of chronic bronchitis Med. Condition Pulmonary Tech
ABELDATA Database of Assistive Technology & Disability Info - NIDRR Dept. of Educ. Fed. Mgt.
ABEM American Board of Emergency Medicine Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ABEND Abnormal Ending H.I. Term General Mgt.
ABEP Auditory Brainstem Evoked Potential (test) Med. Meas. ENT Tech acoustic brainstem test
ABFM American Board of Family Medicine Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. 1969
ABFP American Board of Family Practice Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ABG Arterial Blood Gas Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech blood oxygen and carbon dioxide test +
ABGD American Board of General Dentistry (AGD) Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt.
ABH Association of Behavioral Healthcare Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ABHP American Board of Health Physics (AAHP, CHP) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.hps1.org/aahp/
ABI ankle/brachial index (ankle/brachial artery pressure) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech resting systolic pressure in arteries
ABIM American Board of Internal Medicine Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
abl oncogene in Abelson mouse leukemia virus Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech Abelson strain of murine leukemia virus
ABL Abetalipoproteinemia (ref. MTP Deficiency) Disorder- Heredit. Metabolic Tech Low Density B-lipoprotein Deficiency
ABLB test alternate binaural loudness balance test Med. Meas. ENT Tech to determine unilateral sensorineural loss
ABMCM American Board of Managed Care Medicine Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.abmcm.org
ABMCN American Board of Managed Care Nursing Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.abmcn.org
ABMG American Board of Medical Genetics Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ABMLI American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology (ref. AAM) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.asm.org/Academy/
ABMM American Board of Medical Management Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ABMM American Board of Medical Microbiology (ref. AAM) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.asm.org/Academy/
ABMP American Board of Medical Physics Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.abmpexam.com
ABMS American Board of Medical Specialties Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.abms.org
ABN Advanced Beneficiary Notice - CMS HHS Form Fed. Mgt.
ABNM The American Board of Nuclear Medicine Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ABNS American Board of Neurological Surgery Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ABNS American Board of Nursing Specialties Med. Org. Priv.- Nursing Mgt.
ABO American Board of Ophthalmology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ABO American Board of Orthodontics Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.americanboardortho.org
ABO A, B, AB or O blood type (test) (30+ groups) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech Test 30+ major human blood groups
ABOG The American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ABOI/ID American Board of Oral Implantology / Implant Dentristry Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.aboi.org
ABOM American Board of Oral Medicine (ref. AAOM) Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.aaom.com
ABOMP American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.abomp.org
ABOMS American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.aboms.org
ABOS American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ABP American Board of Pathology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ABP American Board of Pediatrics Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ABP The American Board of Periodontology (AAP, ADA cert.) Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.perio.org
ABP American Board of Prosthodontics (see ACP) Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.prosthodontics.org
ABP androgen binding protein Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech See See Sted.
ABPA Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis Med. Condition Pulmonary Tech Aspergillosis - allergic bronchopulmonary
ABPANC American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification Med. Org. Nursing Mgt. www.cpancapa.org
ABPD American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.abpd.org
ABPI Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry Med. Org. Priv. - Britain Mgt. www.abpi.org.uk
ABPM American Board of Pain Medicine Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.abpm.org
ABPM The American Board of Preventitive Medicine, Inc. Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.abms.org
ABPMR American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ABPN American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ABPOPPM American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics & Primary Podiat. Med Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.abpoppm.org
ABPP American Board of Professional Psychology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.abpp.org
ABPS American Board of Physician Specialties (ref. AAPS) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.abpsga.org
ABPS American Board of Plastic Surgery Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ABPS American Board of Podiatric Surgery Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.abps.org
ABR American Board of Radiology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.theabr.org
ABR auditory brainstem response test (ref. BAEP) Med. Test CNS Tech auditory nerve and brainstem function
ABR t. abortus Bang ring test (cattle brucellosis) Med. Test Animal Tech screening test for brucellosis and
ABS Annual Beneficiary Summary - CMS HHS Form Fed. Mgt.
ABS The American Board of Surgery Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. http://home.absurgery.org/
ABS Antley-Bixler Syndrome (Trapezoidocephaly-Mult. Synostosis) Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech Craniosynostosis, Choanal Atresia, Radial
ABS Amniotic Bands (Amniotic Rupture Sequence) Med. Condition Gynecologic Tech Amniotic Band Disruption Complex
ABS Adaptive Behavior Scale Med. Meas. General Tech behaviour analysis re adaptive, social and
ABTA American Brain Tumor Association Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ABTS American Board of Thoracic Surgery Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ABU American Board of Urology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ABVD doxorubicin, dacarbazine, bleomycin, vinblastine Drug-Chemother. Hematology Tech doxorubicin, dacarbazine, bleomycin, and
AC Actual Charge H.I. Term General Mgt.
AC Allowable Cost H.I. Term General Mgt.
Ac acetyl (acetic acid acyl group CH3CO) (ethanoyl) Chem. / Solution General Tech
AC Hydrogen Cyanide - CDC Chem. / Solution Pulmonary Tech http://emergency.cdc.gov/agent/cyanide
Ac Actinium (at - 89) (aw - 227) Chem. Element General Tech Actinium (at - 89) (aw - 227)
aC arabinosylcytosine (aka Cytarabine) Drug-Chemother. antimetabolite Tech
AC Air conduction (normal sound delivery to eardrum) Med. Meas. ENT Tech sound delivery via ear canal to eardrum
AC alternating current Med. Term General Tech
AC/A accommodative convergence-accommodation ratio Med. Meas. General Tech See Sted.
ACA American Chiropractic Association Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.amerchiro.org 18000 mem.
ACA American College of Angiology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ACA American College of Apothecaries Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.acainfo.org
ACA Amputee Coalition of America H.I. Org. (ADA) Priv. Mgt. www.amputee-coalition.org
ACA Annual Community Assessment. HUD System Fed. Mgt.
ACA Asset Control Area (FHA S/F Housing designated area) HUD Term Fed. Mgt.
ACADL acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (see LCAD, VLCAD) Disorder- Genetic Metabolic Tech Long Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Defic.
ACADM medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (enzyme) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
ACAP Attorney Consumer Assistance Program (FL Bar) H.I. Program Priv. Mgt.
ACAP American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ACASA Adult Clinical Assessment Software Application H.I. Database General Mgt.
ACB American Council of the Blind H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ACB allele-specific competitive blocker Med. Meas. Dermatologic Tech
ACBE air-contrast barium enema Med. Procedure Gastrointest. Tech
ACBN American Clinical Board of Nutrition Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.abcn.org
ACB-PCR allele-specific competitive blocker-polymerase chain reaction Med. Meas. Dermatologic Tech
ACBSA Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability - OPHS HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.hhs.gov/ophs/bloodsafety/
ACC American Chemistry Council Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.americanchemistry.com 1872
ACC American College of Cardiology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.acc.org 1949
ACC Annual Contributions Contract - (PHA payments) HUD System Fed. Mgt.
ACC Automated Change Control H.I. Term General Mgt.
ACC Adenoid cystic carcinoma Disease Musculosketal Tech
ACC Agenesis of corpus callosum Disorder- Brain CNS Tech
ACC Aplasia Cutis Congenita Disorder- Skin Musculosketal Tech
ACCESS Automated Community Connection to Economic Self-Sufficiency H.I. Program St. - FL Mgt.
Access Board United States Access Board H.I. Agency Fed. Mgt. www.access-board.gov
ACCL Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.lipidspecialist.org
ACCME Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.accme.org
ACCP American College of Clinical Pharmacology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.accp1.org 1,000
ACCP American College of Clinical Pharmacy Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.accp.com
ACCP American College of Chest Physicians Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.chestnet.org 1935 16600 m.
ACCTA Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies H.I. Org. Priv. - Internat. Mgt.
ACD American College of Dentists Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.acd.org
ACD Audit Clearance Document H.I. Term General Mgt.
ACD Automatic Cancellation Date H.I. Term General Mgt.
ACD acid citrate dextrose Chem. Compound General Tech See Sted.
ACD Alveolar capillary dysplasia Condition - Skin Pulmonary Tech
ACD Adventitial cystic disease Disorder- Arterial Vascular Tech
ACD s. anticoagulant citrate dextrose solution Chem. Compound Hematology Tech citric acid, sodium citrate and dextrose in
ACDD Accreditation Council on Services for People with DD H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ACE Alliance for Cardiac Care Excellence H.I. Program Priv. Mgt.
ACE Adverse Childhood Experiences (Study) CDC HHS Study Fed. Mgt. http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/ace/
ACE Automated Claims Examination (Carrier) H.I. Term General Mgt.
ACE angiotensin converting enzyme (NT) (SACE) Chem. / Live CNS Tech
ACEI angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor Chem. / Drug Cardiovasc. Tech
ACEP American College of Emergency Physicians Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.acep.org
ACERS Annual Contractor Evaluation Reporting System - CMS HHS System Fed. - HHS Mgt.
ACES Active Community Environments Initiative - CDC HHS Project Fed. - HHS Mgt. cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/physical/heal
ACF Ambulatory Care Facility Med. Facility Priv. Mgt.
ACF Asymmetric Crying Facies (Cayler Cardiofacial Syndrome) Condition - Skin Cardiovasc. Tech
ACF U.S. Administration for Children and Families - HHS HHS Agency Fed. - HHS Mgt. www.acf.hhs.gov
ACF Sec. Assistant Secretary for Children & Families - ACF HHS Office Fed. - HHS Mgt. acf.hhs.gov/orgs/bios/schneider.htm
ACFAOM American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. http://acfaom.org/
ACFAS American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.acfas.org
ACFE Association of Certified Fraud Examiners H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.acfe.com
ACFP Adult Care Food Program H.I. Program Fed. / St. Mgt.
ACG American College of Gastroenterology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ACG angiocardiography Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
ACG record produced by apexcardiography Med. Meas. General Tech
AcG, ac-g accelerator globulin Chem. / Live General Tech See Sted.
ACGIH American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.acgih.org
ACGME Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.acgme.org
ACGPOMS American College of Gen. Practioners in Osteo. Med. & Surgery H.I. Org. - Old Priv. Mgt. www.acofp.org now ACOFP
ACH Acute Care Hospitalization (qual. measure) - CMS HHS Program Fed. - HHS Mgt.
ACH Automated Clearing House H.I. Term General Mgt.
ACH Achondroplasia Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech
ACH i. arm girth, chest depth and hip width - index Med. Meas. / Std. Pediatrics Tech an index for nutritional condition of children
ACH, Ach Acetylcholine (NT) Chem. / Live CNS Tech
ACHA American College of Hospital Administrators H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ACHCA American College of Health Care Administrators H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ACHE American College of Healthcare Executives H.I. Org. Priv. - Inter. Mgt. www.ache.org ref. FACHE
ACIP Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (NIP) HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/acip/
ACL Access Control Lists H.I. Term General Mgt.
ACL anterior cruciate ligament (Knee) Body Component Musculosketal Tech
ACLI American Council of Life Insurance H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.acli.com
ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support Med. Equip./Treat Cardiovasc. Mgt.
ACLS Acrocallosal syndrome, Schinzel type Disorder- Brain CNS Tech
ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support Med. Equip./Treat Cardiovasc. Tech
ACM Association of Computing Machinery H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.acm.org
ACM Arnold-Chiari Malformation - Types 1, II, III, IV Disorder- Brain CNS Tech
ACM Cerebellomedullary Malformation Syndrome Disorder- Brain CNS Tech
ACMG American College of Medical Genetics Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ACMP American College of Medical Physics Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ACMP Audit/Civil Monetary Penalities H.I. Term General Mgt.
ACMQ American College of Medical Quality Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.acmq.org
ACMS Advanced Cost Management Systems H.I. Term General Mgt.
ACMT American College of Medical Toxicology H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.acmt.net
ACNHA American College of Nursing Home Administrators H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ACNM The American College of Nurse-Midwives Med. Org. Nursing Mgt. http://midwife.org/
ACNM American College of Nuclear Medicine Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.acnucmed.com/
ACNP Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Med. Title Nursing Mgt. www.medleague.com
ACNP American College of Nurse Practitioners Med. Org. Nursing Mgt.
ACNP American College of Nuclear Physicians Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.acnponline.org
ACO Administrative Contracting Officer Professional Title General Mgt.
ACOEP American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.acoep.org 1975
ACOFP American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.acofp.org
ACOG American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.acog.org 1982
ACOMS American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.acoms.org Dental
ACOS American College of Osteopathic Surgeons Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.facos.org
ACP American College of Physicians (ref. ASIM) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.acponline.org
ACP American College of Prosthodontists (ref. ABP) Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.prosthodontics.org Dental
ACP acyl carrier protein Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech See Sted.
ACPA American Chronic Pain Association Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.theapca.org
ACPA American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.acpa-cpf.org
ACPE American College of Physician Executives H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ACPE Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (r. AACP) H.I. Org. Priv.- US DEA Mgt. www.acpe-accredit.org
ACPM American College of Preventive Medicine Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ACPS Advanced Claims Processing System H.I. System General Mgt.
ACPS acrocephalosyndactyly Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech See Sted.
ACPS II Acrocephalopolysyndactyly Type II (Carpenter syndrome) Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech
ACPS III Acrocephalopolysyndactyly III (Sakati-Nyhan Syndrome) Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech
ACPS IV Acrocephalopolysyndactyly IV (Goodman Syndrome) Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech
ACPV Average Cost Per Visit H.I. Term General Mgt.
ACR Annual Case Review H.I. Term General Mgt.
ACR American College of Radiology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.acr.org
ACR American College of Rheumatology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.rheumatology.org
ACR Adjusted Community (Contract) Rate - CMS HHS System Fed. Mgt. www.cms.hhs.gov/ACR/
ACR Adenomatous polyposis of the Colon and Rectum (FAP, APC) Disorder- rare Gastrointest. Tech Familial adenomatous polyposis Group
ACRG Annual Compound Rate of Growth H.I. Term General Mgt.
ACRM American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.acrm.org
Acronyms CMS acronyms - www.cms.hhs.gov/apps/acronyms/ HHS Database Fed. Mgt. www.cms.hhs.gov/apps/acronyms/
ACRP Adjusted Community Rate Proposals - CMS HHS System Fed. Mgt.
ACRP Association of Clinical Research Professionals H.I. Org. Priv.-Canadian Mgt. www.acrpnet.org
ACRS administrative services tracking request system HUD System Fed. Mgt.
ACS American Cancer Society (m. NHC) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.cancer.org
ACS American Chemical Society (see CAS & STN) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. chemistry.org https://portal.acs.org/
ACS American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau) HHS / HUD ref. Fed. Mgt. www.census.gov/acs/
ACS American College of Surgeons Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.facs.org
ACS Assistive Care Services - FL H.I. Program St. - FL Mgt.
ACS Acute Coronary Syndrome Disease Cardiovasc. Tech
ACS Acrocallosal syndrome, Schinzel type Disorder- Cranial CNS Tech
ACS1 Acrocephalosyndactyly - Type 1 (Syndactylic Oxycephaly) Disorder- Cranial CNS Tech
ACS3 Acrocephalosyndactyly - Type 3 (Saethre-Chotzen syndrome) Disorder- Cranial CNS Tech
ACSH American Council on Science and Health Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ACSI American Customer Satisfaction Index - CMS HHS System General Mgt.
ACSM American College of Sports Medicine Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ACSW Academy of Certified Social Workers H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ACT Assertive Community Treatment H.I. Term General Mgt.
ACT activated clotting time Med. Meas. Hematology Tech See Sted.
ACTEC American College of Trust and Estate Counsel H.I. Org. - Law Priv. Mgt. www.actec.org
ACTH Adrenocorticotropic hormone ; (Corticotropin) (NT) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech Test, Rng. 0–50 pg/mL
ACTH Defic. Adrenocorticotropic Hormone Deficiency. Isolated Disorder- Adrenal Endocrine Tech pituitary
ACTION Accelerating Change & Transformation in Org's & Networks HHS Program General Mgt. www.ahrq.gov/research/action.htm
ACTS Automated Case Tracking System H.I. Term General Mgt.
ACTS American College Testing Service H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ACURP American College of Utilization Review Physicians H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ACY2 Aminoacylase-2 Deficiency (Canavan's Leukodystrophy) Disorder- Brain CNS Tech
ACYF Administration on Children, Youth & Families - ACF HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/acyf
AD Alzheimer's Disease Disease CNS Mgt.
AD alcohol dehydrogenase Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
AD Atopic Dermatosis Disease- Genetic Dermatologic Tech eczema causing itchy, inflamed skin
AD autosomal dominant Med. Term Genetics Tech
AD or A.D. auris dexter (right ear) Body Component ENT Tech
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt. (Pub. L. 101-336) 1990
ADA American Dental Association Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.ada.org 1859 155,000 mem.
ADA American Diabetes Association (m. NHC) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.diabetes.org
ADA American Dietetic Association (m. NHC) Med. Org. Priv. -(Dental) Mgt. www.eatright.org
ADA Aged and Disabled Adults (Waiver) H.I. Program Fed. / St. Mgt.
ADA adenosine deaminase (gene & enzyme) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech enzyme eliminates deoxyadenosine molecule
ADAA Anxiety Disorders Association of America H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.adaa.org
ADAA American Dental Assistants Association H.I. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.dentalassistant.org
ADAAG Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt.
ADAD After Date of Award Document H.I. Term General Mgt.
ADAF American Dietetic Association Foundation (ADA) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ADAMH Alcohol Drug and Mental Health H.I. Term General Mgt.
ADAMHA Alcohol, Drug Abuse & Mental Health Administr. - now CMHS HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/publications
ADAMHA Alcohol, Drug Abuse & Mental Health Administr. Law - 1992 H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt. (Pub. L. 102-321) 1992
ADAP AIDS Drug Assistance Program - (AHCA) H.I. Program St. - FL Mgt.
ADAP AIDS Drug Assistance Program - DSS / HAB / HRSA HHS Program Fed. Mgt. http://hab.hrsa.gov/tools/adap/adap
ADASP Association of Directors for Anatomic & Surgical Pathology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.adasp.org
ADC Adult Day Care H.I. Program St. - FL Mgt.
ADC AIDS Dementia Complex Med. Condition Cerebral Tech
ADCC Adult Day Care Centers (ref. AHCA) H.I. Facility - HHS St. - FL Mgt.
ADCC Ab-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
ADCF Adult Day Care Facility H.I. Facility - HHS Priv. Mgt.
ADD Administration for Developmental Disabilities - ACF HHS Org. Fed. Mgt.
ADD Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Med. Condition Cerebral Tech
ADDGS Alheimer's Disease Development Grants to States - AoA HHS Program Fed. Mgt.
Ade Adenine (DNA 'A-T' & RNA 'A-U' - one of two major purines) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech only other major purine is guanine
ADE Adverse drug event Med. Term General Tech
ADEA Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt.
ADEA American Dental Education Association Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.adea.org
ADEM Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis Disorder Neurologic Tech
ADG Ambulatory Diagnostic Group Med. Term General Tech
ADGAP Assoc. of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs (AGS) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.americangeriatrics.org/adgap/
ADH antidiuretic hormone (see AVP) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech aka arginine vasopressin
ADH alcohol dehydrogenase Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
ADHA American Dental Hygienists’ Association Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.adha.org
ADHC Adult Day Health Care H.I. Term Priv. Mgt.
ADHD Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Med. Condition Psychiatric Tech
ADHERE Acute Decompensated Heart Failure National Registry H.I. Program Cardiovasc. Mgt. www.adhereregistry.com (Scios, Inc.)
ADHP Advanced Dental Hygiene Practitioner (ref. ADHA) Med. Title Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.adha.org
ADI Alzheimers Disease Initiative H.I. Program Fed. / St. Mgt. FS 430.501 -.504
ADI Acceptable daily intake Med. Term General Tech
ADINT Academy of Dentistry International Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.adint.org
ADI-R Autism Diagnostic Interview - Revised Med. Term Autism Tech
ADJ PH ADJUST PH (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
ADL Activities/Assistance with Daily Living H.I. Term General Mgt.
ADM The Academy of Dental Materials Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.academydentalmaterials.org
ADMDW Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Data Warehouse H.I. System St. - FL Mgt.
ADMS Alcohol, Drug Abuse & Mental Health Services Grant -SAMHSA - CMS HHS Program Fed. Mgt. http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/cmhs
ADN Asssociate Degree in Nursing Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
ADNet Adult Day Services Network H.I. Org. St. Mgt.
AdoCbl Adenosylcobalamin Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
ADOPT National Adoption Center H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.adopt.org
AdoptUsKids Adopt Us Kids (The Children's Bureau) (ACF/HHS) HHS Affiliate Fed. / Priv. Mgt. www.adoptuskids.org
ADOS Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule Med. Term Autism Tech
ADP Adult Day Programs H.I. Term General Mgt.
ADP adenosine 5'-diphosphate Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
ADPD Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities - see SCDA Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.scdonline.org
ADPKD Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease Disease Genitourinary Tech ref. PKD, ARPKD, PKD1, PKD2
ADR Alternative Dispute Resolution - CMS HHS System Fed. Mgt.
ADR Alternative Dispute Resolution (FL Judicial Branch) Gov't. System St. - FL Mgt.
ADR adverse drug reaction (ref. FDA) HHS Term General Tech
ADRC Aging and Disability Resource Center H.I. Org. St. / Fed. Mgt.
ADRs adverse drug reactions (ref. FDA) HHS Term General Mgt.
ADS Address Discrimination and Stigma Center - CMHS HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/stigma
ADSA American Dental Society of Anesthesiology Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.adsahome.org
ADSS Alcohol and Drug Services Study - OAS / SAMHSA HHS Study Fed. Mgt. http://oas.samhsa.gov/adss.htm
ADT Adult Day Training H.I. Term General Mgt.
ADU Accessory dwelling unit (in single family home) HUD / CMS General Mgt.
AdvaMed Advanced Medical Technology Association (m. NHC) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.advamed.org
AE Acrodermatitis enteropathica (Danbolt-Cross Syndrome) Disorder- Zinc Metabolic Tech (Danbolt-Cross Syndrome)
AE Atrial electrogram Med. Equip./ Test Cardiovasc. Tech
AE adverse event Med. Term General Tech
A-E above - elbow Med. Term General Tech
AEB atrial ectopic beat Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
AEC ankyloblepharon-ectodermal dysplasia-clefting syndrome Disorder- Heredit Musculosketal Tech
AEC s. Hay-Wells Syndrome of Ectodermal Dysplasia Disorder- Heredit Musculosketal Tech
AECB Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Bronchitis Med. Condition Pulmonary Tech
AED Academy for Educational Development H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AED Automated External Defibrillator Med. Equip. Cardiovasc. Tech
AEP auditory evoked potential Med. Response ENT Tech
AER apical ectodermal ridge (ref. muscle cytoplasm) Body component Musculosketal Tech tubules & sacs network in the cytoplasm of
AERA American Educational Research Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aera.net
AERS Adverse Event Reporting System H.I. System General Mgt.
AES American Endodontic Society Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.aesoc.com
AES Auger-electron spectroscopy (ref. XPS, IMFP) Med. Equip./ Meas. General Tech
AET Atrial Ectopic Tachycardia Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
AETC AIDS Education and Training Centers - DTTA / HAB / HRSA HHS Program Fed. Mgt. http://hab.hrsa.gov/tools/adap/adap
AEVR Alliance for Eye & Vision Research (ref. NAEVR, NEI) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.eyeresearch.org
AF Atrial Fibrillation or auricular fibrillation Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
AFA Alternative Family for Adults H.I. Term General Mgt.
AFA Alliance for Aging, Inc. - PSA 11 (Miami-Dade & Monroe) H.I. Org. Priv. / St. Mgt. www.allianceforaging.org AAA -PSA11
AFA alcohol, formalin and acetic acid combination Chem. Compound General Tech See Sted.
AFAAID Assoc. Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Med. Title Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.aaid-implant.org
AFAMI African-American Organizational Initiative H.I. Term Priv. Mgt.
AFAP Attenuated familial adenomatous polyposis Syndrome Genitourinary Tech
AFAR American Federation for Aging Research H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AFB American Foundation for the Blind H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AFB Acid fast bacilli (or bacteria) (& stain test) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
AFB aortofemoral bypass (prosthetic surgery) Med. Procedure Vascular Tech See Sted.
AFC Alternative Families for Children H.I. Term General Mgt.
AFC amniotic fluid cells Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
AFCARS Adoption and Foster Care Analysis & Reporting System - ACF HHS Program Fed. / St. Mgt. acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/systems
AFCH Adult Family Care Home (AHCA) H.I. Program St. Mgt.
AFCR American Federation for Clinical Research H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AFD Acrofacial Dysostosis, Nager Type Disorder- rare Musculosketal Tech
AFDC Aid to Families with Dependent Children - now TANF HHS Program Fed. / St. Mgt. www.cms.hhs.gov/History/Downloads
AFDC Aid to Families with Dependent Children Law - ACF H.I. Law - HHS Fed. / St. Mgt. now TANF
AFELA Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys H.I. Org. St. - FL Mgt. www.afela.org
AFENET African Field Epidemiology Network - DESCD / COGH HHS Org. - CDC Fed. Mgt. www.afenet.net/index.html
AFGE American Federation of Government Employees HUD Ref. Priv. Mgt.
AFH anterior facial height Med. Meas. Musculosketal Tech See Sted.
AFHAV Association of Florida Healthcare Auxiliaries/Volunteers, Inc. H.I. Org. St. - FL Mgt.
AFHHA American Federation of Home Health Agencies H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AFI Assets for Independence - OCS / ACF HHS Program Fed. Mgt. www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs
AFI Atrial Flutter Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
AFib Atrial Fibrillation (sustained) Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
AFIP Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (DOD) Med. Org. Fed. Mgt. www.afip.org
AFIX Assessment, Feedback, Incentives, EXchange - CDC HHS Strategy General Mgt. www.cdc.gov/vaccines/programs/afix
AFLP acute fatty liver of pregnancy (see LCHAD) Disorder- Unknw. Metabolic Tech
AFMR American Federation for Medical Research H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AFN Acquired Facial Neuropathy Med. Condition Neurologic Tech
AFO Ankle-foot orthosis (foot drop brace) Med. Equipment Musculosketal Tech
AFORMED alternating failure of response, mechanical to electr. depolariza Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech See Sted. electrical depolarization
AFP Alpha-Fetoprotein (Rng. 0 -75 IU/ml) Chem. / Live Hepatic/Biliary Tech Test - tumor marker
AFPC Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.afpc.info
AFPE American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.afpenet.org
AFRD acute febrile respiratory disease Disease - viral Pulmonary Tech
AFS American Fertility Society H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AFSCM American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AFSP American Foundation for Suicide Prevention H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.afsp.org
AFT Advanced Fluorescent Technology Med. Meas. General Tech
AFUD American Foundation for Urologic Disease Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. afud.org / www.auafoundation.org
AFX Atypical fibroxanthoma Med. Condition Dermatologic Tech xanthoma containing fibromatous elements
AG Attorney General - Florida H.I. Agency St. Mgt.
AG Auditor General H.I. Agency St. Mgt.
Ag Antigen Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
Ag Silver (at - 47) (aw - 107.870) Chem. Element General Tech
AG atrial gallop Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
AGA American Gastroenterological Association Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AGA Aspartylglucosaminuria (Glycosylasparaginase Deficiency) Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech
AGA Appropriate for gestational age (5.5 lbs.to 8.75 lbs.fetus/new) Med. Meas. General Tech fetus/newborn size range
AGC Associated General Contractors of America HUD / DOT Priv. Mgt.
AGC Automatic Gain Control Med. Technique Otolaryngolog Tech
AGCT Army General Classification Test (IQ) Med. Test General Mgt.
AGD Academy of General Dentistry Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.agd.org 1952 35,000 members
AGDF Academy of General Dentistry Foundation H.I. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt.
AGEPC acetyl glyceryl ether phosphoryl choline Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
AGI Annual Gross Income HUD Term Fed. Mgt.
AGID AGing Integrated Database AoA / HHS HHS System Fed. Mgt. http://198.136.163.234/default.asp
AGMD Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Inc. Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AGN acute glomerulonephritis Disease Genitourinary Tech
Agouron Agouron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (now Pfizer Inc.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Mgt. www.agouron.com/www.pfizer.com
AGS American Geriatrics Society H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.americangeriatrics.org
AGT antiglobulin test Med. Test Hematology Tech
AGU Aspartylglucosaminidase Deficiency (see AGA) Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech atypical glandular cells of undetermined significance
AGUS atypical glandular cells of undetermined significance Body Component Endocrine Tech ref. Bethesda system
AH Accidental Hypothermia Med. Condition Geriatric Tech
AH interval atrial wave deflect. time to His bundle (H) potential deflect.time Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
AHA American Heart Association (m. NHC) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.americanheart.org
AHA American Hospital Association Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aha.org 37,000 members
AHA Alpha Hydroxy Acid Chem. / Live Dermatologic Tech
AHA-FL American Heart Association - Florida H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AHAR Annual Homeless Assessment Report HUD Document Fed. Mgt.
AHC AIDS Housing Corporation, Inc. HUD Contractor Priv. Mgt.
AHCA Agency for Health Care Administration - Florida H.I. Agency St. - FL Mgt.
AHCA American Health Care Association (NCAL) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.ahca.org
AHCPR Agency for Health Care Policy and Research - AHRQ HHS Org. Fed. Mgt.
AHF antihemophilic factor (factor VIII for hemophelia A) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
AHFS American Hospital Formulary Service H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AHFS DI American Hospital Formulary Service Drug Information H.I. Org. - Mgt. Priv. Mgt.
AHFS DI American Hospital Formulary Service Drug Information H.I. Org. - Tech Priv. Mgt.
AHFSA Association of Health Facility Survey Agencies H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AHG antihemophilic globulin Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
AHI Allied Health Instructor (ref. AMT) Professional Title Priv. Mgt. www.amt1.com
AHI Aapnea-Hypopnea Index (respiratory index) Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech respiratory disturbance index
AHIC American Health Information Community - HHS HHS Org. Fed. / Priv. Mgt.
AHIMA American Health Information Management Assoc. H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.ahima.org
AHIP America's Health Insurance Plans H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.ahip.org
AHLA American Health Lawyers Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.ahla.org
AHM Asian Help Ministries H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AHMA American Holistic Medical Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. ww.holisticmedicine.org
AHME Association for Hospital Medical Education H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.ahme.org
AHNA Affordable Housing Needs Assessment HUD / State St. - FL Mgt. Housing
AHP Assistant House Physician Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
AHP accountable health partnership H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AHP accountable health plan H.I. Program Priv. Mgt.
AHPA American Health Planning Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AHPI American Hospital Publishing, Inc. H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AHQF American Health Quality Foundation H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - AHRQ HHS Agency Fed. Mgt. www.ahrq.gov
AHRQ- QI AHRQ Quality Indicators - AHRQ H.I. Term / HHS Fed. Mgt. www.ahrq.gov
AHS Assistant House Surgeon Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
AHS American Housing Survey (U.S. Census Bureau) HUD / Census Fed. Mgt.
AHSC Affordable Housing Study Commission - Florida HUD / State St. - FL Mgt. Housing
AHTR acute hemolytic transfusion reaction Med. Condition Hematology Tech
aHyl allo-hydroxylysine (uncommon amino acid) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech
AI Analysis of Impediments HUD Term Fed. Mgt.
AI apical impulse Body function Cardiovasc. Tech
AI anaphylitoxin inactivator (a serum carboxypeptidase) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech removes C-terminal arginyl or lysyl residues
AI Aortic insufficiency Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
AI Aortic incompetence Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
AI Artificial Insemination Med. Procedure Genitourinary Tech
AI/AN American Indian / Alaska Native - IHS HHS Term Fed. Mgt.
AIC Association des Infirmières Canadiennes H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AICC anti-inhibitor coagulant complex (ref. APCC) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
AICD activation-induced cell death Med. Condition Metabolic Tech
AICD automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator Med. Equipment Cardiovasc. Tech
AICP AIDS Insurance Continuation Program - Florida HUD / State St. - FL Mgt.
AICPA American Institute of Certified Public Accountants H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aicpa.org
AID Artificial insemination by heterologous donor Med. Procedure Genitourinary Tech
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Disease Immunology Tech
AIDSinfo HIV/AIDS Treatment, Prevention & Research - SIS / NLM / NIH HHS Office Fed. - NIH Mgt. http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/
AIED Aland Island Eye Disease (ref. BADS) Disorder- Heredit. Ocular Tech
AIH American Institute of Homeopathy Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AIH autoimmune hepatitis Disease - Unkwn. Hepatic/Biliary Tech periportal hepatitis w/ plasma cell infiltration
AIH Artificial insemination by husband (homologous) Med. Procedure Genitourinary Tech
AIHA American Industrial Hygiene Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AIHA American International Health Alliance H.I. Org. Priv. - Internat. Mgt.
AIHA Autoimmune hemolytic anemia Med. Condition Hematology Tech
AIHP American Institute of the History of Pharmacy H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.pharmacy.wisc.edu/aihp/
AILD angioimmunoblastic lymphadenopathy with dysproteinemia Med. Condition Hematology Tech
AIM Administrators in Medicine H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.docboard.org
AIMBE American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering (NHC) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aimbe.org
AIOP Adolescent Intensive Outpatient H.I. Term General Mgt.
AIP Alleged Incapacitated Person Guardianship Fed. Mgt.
AIP Acute interstitial pneumonia (see ILD, NSIP, IPF) Disease Pulmonary Tech alveoli & interstitium swellling & scarring
AIP acute intermittent porphyria (hepatic) Disorder- Heredit. Metabolic Tech
AIPU Adolescent Inpatient Unit H.I. Term General Mgt.
AIR 5-aminoimidazole ribose 5c-phosphate & 5-aminoimidaz. ribotid Chem. / Live Genetics Tech 5-aminoimidazole ribose 5c-phosphate and
AIRE Anemia Institute for Research and Education Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AIRS Alliance of Information and Referral Systems H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AIS Automated Information System H.I. Term General Mgt.
AIS Automated Information System - HRSA HHS Database Fed. Mgt. hrsa.gov/privacyact/sorn/09150054.htm
AIS Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Disorder Musculosketal Tech Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS)
AIT Auditory Integration Training H.I. Term General Mgt.
AIUM American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aium.org
AJAX Asynchronous JAVA Script H.I. Data Term Priv./ St / Fed. Mgt.
AJCC American Joint Committee on Cancer H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AK Acanthamoeba keratitis Disorder Ocular Tech
AK actinic keratosis Med. Condition Ocular Tech
AK, A-K above the knee H.I. Term General Tech
aka also known as H.I. Term General Tech
AKA above the knee amputation Med. Procedure Musculosketal Tech
AKF American Kidney Foundation H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AKF American Kidney Fund (m. NHC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.kidneyfund.org
AKNF Adair-Koshland-Némethy-Filmer model Med. Meas. Genetics Tech
AKU Alkaptonuria Disorder Metabolic Tech
Al Aluminum (at - 13) (aw - 26.982) Chem. Element General Tech
ALA American Lung Association H.I. Org. / Priv. Pulmonary Mgt. www.lungusa.org 800-LUNGUSA
ALA Alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3 fatty acid) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech omega-3 fatty acid
Ala d-aminolevulinic acid (NT) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
Ala Alanine (Std. alpha-amino acid / proteinogenic) (NT) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech Mem. - 20 Standard amino acid group
ALACE Association of Labor Assistants & Childbirth Educators H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.alace.org
ALA-PDT 5-aminolevulinic acid / with Photodynamic therapy Procedure - Surg. Dermatologic Tech www.neimancenter.com
ALARA as low as reasonably achievable ( radiation dose) Med. Term General Tech
ALAS 5-aminolevulinate synthase Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
ALAT alanine aminotransferase Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
ALC Alternative Learning Center H.I. Term General Mgt.
Alcon Labs Alcon Laboratories, Inc. (Pharmaceuticals) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. Mgt. www.alconlabs.com
ALCP Assisted-living Conversion Program HUD Program Fed. / Priv. Mgt.
ALD Academy of Laser Dentistry Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.laserdentistry.org
ALD Adrenoleukodystrophy (Adrenomyeloneuropathy) Disorder- Metabol. Neurologic Tech Adrenal
ALD Addison-Schilder Disease (Flatau-Schilder Disease) Disorder- Metabol. CNS - Brain Tech Childhood cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy
ALD Assisted Listening Device Med. Equipment ENT Tech
ALDF American Lyme Disease Foundation. Inc. H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ALDS Academy of LDS Dentists Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.academyofldsdentists.com
ALE Annual Loss Expectancy - CMS H.I. Term Fed. Mgt.
ALE Assisted Living for the Frail Elderly H.I. Term St. Mgt.
ALE Assisted Living for the Frail Elderly (Medicaid Waiver) H.I. Program Fed. / St. Mgt.
ALF Assisted Living Facility (AHCA) H.I. Facility - HHS Priv. Mgt.
ALF American Liver Foundation (m. NHC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.liverfoundation.org
ALFA Assisted Living Federation of America H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ALG Antilymphocyte globulin Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
ALJ Administrative Law Judges - DAB / HHS HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.hhs.gov/dab/
ALJ Administrative Law Judge - see DOAH Prof. Title - Law St. - FL Mgt.
ALKS Alkermes, Inc. (Pharmaceutical) (PhRMA AR) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. Mgt. www.alkermes.com (J&Jlink)
ALL Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Disease Hematology Tech
Allergan Allergan, Inc. (Pharmaceuticals) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. Mgt. www.allergan.com
ALP alkaline phosphatase enzyme / test Hepatic/Biliary Tech
Alpha-1 Antitrypsin deficiency Foundation (m. NHC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. http://alphaone.org
Alpharma Alpharma (Pharmaceuticals) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. Mgt. www.alpharmauspd.com
ALPS autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome Disease Hematology Tech
ALS antilymphocyte serum. Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
ALS Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's) Disease CNS Tech
ALS Advanced Life Support H.I. Term General Tech
ALSA Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Asssoc. (m. NHC) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.alsa.org 818-880-9007
ALSM Airborne Laser Swath Mapping Emer. Operations Fed. / St. Mgt.
ALT alanine aminotransferase (ref. SGPT) enzyme / test Hepatic/Biliary Tech
ALT Average Length of Treatment - CMS H.I. Term / HHS General Tech
Alt. dieb. [L.] alter´nis die´bus (every other day) Rx Term General Tech Priv. - Internat.
Alt. hor. [L.] alter´nis ho´ris (every other hour) Rx Term General Tech
ALTANA ALTANA Pharma U.S. (Pharmaceuticals) (PhRMA IA) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Internat. Mgt. altanapharma-us.com Nycomed Grp.
ALW Assisted Living for the Elderly (Medicaid Waiver) H.I. Form St. - FL Mgt.
ALW arch-loop-whorl system (fingerprint info. numbering) Med. Meas. Dermatologic Tech Henry classification system
ALZ Alzheimer's Association (m. NHC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.alz.org
ALZ Alzheimer's disease Disease Cerebral Tech
ALZA ALZA Corporation (Pharmaceut.- J&J Sub.) (PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.alza.com ref. JNJ
AM Master of Arts (Artium Magister) Professional Title General Mgt.
Am Americium (at - 95) (aw - 243) Chem. Element General Tech
AMA Aerospace Medical Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AMA Against Medical Advice H.I. Term General Tech
AMA American Medical Association Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.ama-assn.org
AMA American Management Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AMACR methylacyl-CoA racemase (gene/marker) Chem. - Gene Genetic Tech prostate cancer marker candidate
AMBER advanced multiple-beam equalization radiography Med. Equip./ Proc. General Tech
AMBUCS National AMBUCS, Inc. H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.ambucs.com
AMC AMC Cancer Research Center H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AMC Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (syndrome) Disorder- Unknw. Musculosketal Tech Fibrous Ankylosis of Multiple Joints
AMCHP Assoc. of Maternal and Child Health Programs H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AMCP Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.amcp.org 1989 4,800
AMCRA American Medical Care & Review Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AMCS Automated Medical Coding System H.I. System General Mgt.
AMD Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD, SMD) Med. Condition Ocular Tech
AMDA American Medical Directors Association (ref. CMD) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.amda.com
AMED Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.microscopedentistry.com
AMEEGA American Medical EEG Association - now ECNS Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. merged with APEA in 1998 as ECNS
AMF American Medical Foundation for Peer Review & Education H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AMF The American Millennium Foundation, Inc. H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
Amgen Amgen, Inc. (Pharmaceuticals) (PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - U.S. Mgt. www.amgen.com yr.1907
Amh mixed astigmatism with myopia predominating over hyperopia Med. Condition Ocular Tech
AMHCA American Mental Health Counselors Assoc. (m. NHC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.amhca.org
AMHFF American Mental Health Fund H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AMHPS Association of Minority Health Professional Schools H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AMI Alliance for the Mentally Ill H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AMI The Association of Medical Illustrators H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AMI Accessible Medical Instrumentation (see NIDRR) H.I. Term General Mgt.
AMI Area Median Income HUD / Priv. General Mgt. Housing
AMI Acute Myocardial Infarction Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech Q wave, ST segment & T wave alterations
AMIA American Medical Informatics Association Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.amia.org
AMIS American Management Information System H.I. Term General Mgt.
AML Acute Myeloid (or Myelogenous) Leukemia Disease Hematology Tech acute nonlymphocytic leukemia
AMM Agnogenic myeloid metaplasia (see MPD, MOS, PMF) Disorder- Unknw. Musculosketal Tech Myelofibrosis-Osteosclerosis
AMP Average Manufacturers Price (ref. CMS) H.I. Term General Mgt.
AMP Americans for Medical Progress Educational Foundation (NHC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.amprogress.org
AMP Association for Molecular Pathology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.amp.org
AMP adenosine monophosphate (ref. NAD & NADH) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
AMP test Acid mucopolysaccharides Med. Meas. / Test Genitourinary Tech Urine dermatan sulfate;
AMPA @-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole propionic acid Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
AMPH amphetamine Chem. / Drug Hematology Tech
AMPPE Acute multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy Disorder- Unknw. Ocular Tech
AMRA American Medical Records Association Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AMRL Aerospace Medical Research Laboratories Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AMS American Meteorological Society H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AMS Atypical Measles Syndrome Disease General Tech
AMS Acute Mountain Sickness (high-altitude illness) Med. Condition Multi-organ Tech
AMSA American Medical Student Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AMSAODD American Medical Society on Alcoholism & Other Drug Depend. Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AMSP Association of Medical School Psychologists Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AMT American Medical Technologists Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.amt1.com
AMTA American Music Therapy Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AMWA American Medical Women's Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AMWA American Medical Writers' Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
Amylin Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. Mgt. www.amylin.com yr.1987
AN Alaskan Native HUD Ref. Fed. Mgt.
AN Acanthosis nigricans Disorder Dermatologic Tech
AN interval atrial deflect.onset time to nodal potential (nom. 40-100msec.) Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
AN/HIAC Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Institutions Assisting Community HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
ANA Administration for Native Americans - ACF HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ana/
ANA American Nurses Association Med. Org. Nursing Mgt. 2.9 Mill.
ANA American Neurological Association Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ANA antinuclear antibodies Chem. / Live Immunology Tech Test
ANAD National Assoc. of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.anad.org
ANAP anionic neutrophil-activating peptide Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
ANC absolute neutrophil count (WBC calculation) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
ANCA antineutrophilic cytoplasmic autoantibody Chem. / Live Immunology Tech c-ANCA - react w/ proteinase 3 -polyangiitis
ANCC American Nurses Credentialing Center H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AnCC anodal closure contraction Med. Condition CNS Tech anodal closure contraction
ANCOVA analysis of covariance (statistical method) Med. Meas. General Tech
ANDA Abbreviated New Drug Application(s) FDA / HHS HHS Term Fed. Mgt.
ANDI Aging Network Development Institute H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
Andrx Andrx Pharmaceuticals H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. Mgt. www.andrx.com
ANE Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation H.I. Term Fed. / St. Mgt.
ANES Anesthesia Section - CPT Codes 00100 - 01999 Med. Term General Tech CPT Major Code - 2nd Section
ANF American Nurses Foundation (ref. AAN) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.nursingworld.org
ANF antinuclear factor Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
ANF atrial natriuretic factor (atrial natriuretic peptide hormone) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
ANLL Acute Nonlymphocytic Leukemia Disease Group Cancer Tech
ANMC Alaska Native Medical Center - IHS HHS Affiliate Priv. Mgt. www.anmc.org
ANMP Association of Natural Medicine Pharmacists Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.anmp.org 1994
ANNA American Nephrology Nurses Association Med. Org. Nursing Mgt.
ANNA-1 & -2 antineuronal antibody - Types 1 and 2 Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
AnOC anodal opening contraction Med. Condition CNS Tech
ANOVA analysis of variance (statistical method) Med. Meas. General Tech
ANP Adult Nurse Practitioner Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
ANP atrial natriuretic peptide (hormone) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
ANR Audio News Release OCKT / AHRQ HHS / General Fed. / St./ Priv. Mgt.
ANS anterior nasal spine Body component Musculosketal Tech
ANS autonomic nervous system Body System CNS Tech visceral motor division of nervous system
ansa anatomical structure in form of an arc or loop Med. Definition General Tech
ANSCII American National Standard Code for Information Interchange H.I. Data Term General Mgt.
ANSI American National Standards Institute Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
Anti CCP Citrulline antibody Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
Anti-GBM glomerular basement membrane antibody Chem. / Live Genitourinary Tech
ANTU alphanaphthyl thiourea (rodenticide compound) Chem./Compound Pulmonary Tech causes pulmonary edema & pleural effusion
ANUG Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (ref. NUG) Disorder-Bacterial Dental Tech inflammation of the gingivae
AO Academy of Osseointegration Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.osseo.org Dental
AO opening of the atrioventricular valves Body function Cardiovasc. Tech
AOA American Obesity Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AOA American Optometric Association Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aoa.org
AOA American Orthopaedic Association Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aoassn.org
AOA American Orthopsychiatric Association Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.amerortho.org
AOA American Osteopathic Association (m. NHC) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.osteopathic.org
AoA U.S. Administration on Aging - HHS HHS Agency Fed. Mgt. www.aoa.gov
AOA Administration on Aging (in Fl - DOEA) H.I. Org. Fed. / St. Mgt.
AoA Office (1) Office of the Assistant Secretary - AoA HHS Office Fed. Mgt. aoa.gov/about/org/org_asst_sec.asp
AoA Office (1a) Office of Evaluation - AoA HHS Office Fed. Mgt. www.aoa.gov/about/org/org_chart.asp
AoA Office (2a) Office of Administrative Services - CM / AoA HHS Office Fed. Mgt. www.aoa.gov/about/org/org_chart.asp
AoA Office (2b) Office of Budget & Finance - CM / AoA HHS Office Fed. Mgt. www.aoa.gov/about/org/org_chart.asp
AoA Office (2c) Office of Grants Management - CM / AoA HHS Office Fed. Mgt. www.aoa.gov/about/org/org_chart.asp
AoA Office (2d) Office of Information Resource Management CM / AoA HHS Office Fed. Mgt. www.aoa.gov/about/org/org_chart.asp
AoA Office (3a) Office for American Indian, Alaskan Native & Native Hawaiian HHS Office Fed. Mgt. www.aoa.gov/about/org/org_chart.asp
AoA Office (3b) Office for Community Based Services - CWCBS / AoA HHS Office Fed. Mgt. www.aoa.gov/about/org/org_chart.asp
AoA Office (3c) Office of Consumer Choice & Protection - CWCBS / AoA HHS Office Fed. Mgt. www.aoa.gov/about/org/org_chart.asp
AoA Office (3d) AoA Regional Support Centers (I thru X) CWCBS / AoA HHS Centers Fed. Mgt. www.aoa.gov/about/org/org_chart.asp
AOAO American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aoao.org (DO, BOS)
AOBA American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AOBEM American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. 1980
AOBFP American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AOBIM American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AOBNM American Osteopathic Board of Neuclear Medicine Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AOBNMM American Osteopathic Board of Neuromuskuloskeletal Medicine Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AOBNP American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AOBOG American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AOBOO American Osteopathic Board of Ophthamology & Otolaryngology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AOBOS American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AOBP American Osteopathic Board of Pathology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AOBP American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AOBP American Osteopathic Board of Proctology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AOBPM American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AOBPr American Osteopathic Board of Proctology (AOCPr) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aocpr.org
AOBR American Osteopathic Board of Radiology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AOBRM American Osteopathic Board of Rehabilitation Medicine Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AOBS American Osteopathic Board of Surgery Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AOC Administrative Office of the Courts (FL Judicial Branch) H.I. Org. St. Mgt.
AOC anodal opening contraction Body function CNS Tech
AOCN Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
AOCPr American Osteopathic College of Proctology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aocpr.org
AOCR American Osteopathic College of Radiology (AOA) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aocr.org
AOD Alcohol and Other Drugs H.I. Term General Mgt.
AODA Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse H.I. Term Fed. / St. Mgt.
AODM Adult onset diabetes mellitus Disease - Genetic Endocrine Tech
AOEC Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aoec.org 1987 60 clinics
AOF American Optometric Foundation (ref. AAO) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AOFAS American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AAOS) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aofas.org
AOMA American Occupational Medical Association Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AONE American Organization of Nurse Executives H.I. Org. Nursing Mgt.
AOO p. Atrial asynchronous pacemaker Med. Equipment Cardiovasc. Tech cardiac pacemaker stimulates atrium
AOP Apnea of prematurity Med. Condition Pulmonary Tech
AOPA American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AORN Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses Med. Org. Nursing Mgt. www.aorn.org
AOS Academic Orthopedic Society (now part of AOA) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aoassn.org
AOSD adult-onset Still's disease Disease - Unknw. Multi-organ Tech
AOSSM American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AAOS) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aossm.org
AOTA American Occupational Therapy Association Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AP Acupuncture Physician Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
AP Academy of Prosthodontics Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.academyprosthodontics.org
AP accounts payable H.I. Term General Mgt. Academic Orthopedic Society (AOS
AP anterior pituitary (gland) Body component Endocrine Tech
AP arterial pressure Body function Cardiovasc. Tech
AP APPLICATOR (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
AP angina pectoris (paroxysmal thoracic pain) Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
AP action potential (muscle / nerve cell electroimpulse) Med. Term CNS / ANS Tech
AP anteroposterior (front to back of the body) Med. Term Musculosketal Tech
APA American Paralysis Association (now Reeve Foundation) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.christopherreeve.org
APA American Pharmaceutical Association (see APhA) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.pharmacist.com
APA American Podiatric Association (now APMA) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.apma.org
APA American Psychiatric Association Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.psych.org
APA American Psychological Association Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.apa.org
APA Alkaline phosphatase (enzyme) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
APA Antiphospholipid antibody Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
APA antipernicious anemia factor Med. Condition Hematology Tech Stedman's
APACHE Acute Physiology Assessment & Chronic Health Evaluation Med. Meas. General Mgt. illness severity assessment of acutely
APB arterial premature beat (ref. APC) Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
APBD Adult Polyglucosan Body Disease Disease - Metab. CNS Tech
APBI Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation Med. Equip./ Treat General Tech
APC Association of Pathology Chairs Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.apcprods.org
APC Ambulatory Payment Class - CMS HHS Coding Sys. General Mgt.
APC Aspirin, phenacetin and caffeine (pill) Chem. / Drug General Tech
APC adenomatous polyposis coli (gene - colorectal cancer) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
APC activated protein C Chem. / Live Hematology Tech vitamin K–dependent plasma protein
APC Adenomatous polyposis of the colon (ref. FAP) Disorder- rare Gastrointest. Tech Familial adenomatous polyposis Group
APC Atrial Premature Complex or Contraction (P wave) Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech single ectopic atrial beat
A-P-C adenoidal-pharyngeal-conjunctival (DNA adenovirus) Disease - viral Pulmonary Tech Antigen-presenting cell.
APC or A-P-C Antigen-presenting cells Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
APCA American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
APCA anti–Purkinje or Anti-gastric parietal cell antibody Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech aka Antiparietal cell antibodies
APCC activated prothrombin complex concentrate (AICC) Chem. / Drug Hematology Tech
APCF Acute pharyncoconjunctival fever Disease - viral Pulmonary Tech
APCI/MS atomospheric pressure chemical ionization/mass spectrometry Med. Meas. General Tech
APCL Assessed Prioritized Client List H.I. Form St. - FL Mgt.
APD Agency for Persons with Disabilities - Florida H.I. Agency - ADA St. - FL Mgt. www.apd.myflorida.com
APD Association of Professors of Dermatology (ref. OPDA) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.dermatologyprofessors.org
APD pamidronate (aminohydroxypropylidene diphosphonate) Chem. / Live Musculosketal Tech aminohydroxypropylidene-substituted
APD acquired perforating dermatosis Disease Dermatologic Tech KYRLE Disease
APD atrial premature depolarization (ref. APC) Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech atrial premature depolarization
APDA American Parkinson Disease Association (PD) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
APDCRS Association of Program Directors for Colon & Rectal Surgery Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.apdcrs.org
APDR Association of Program Directors of Radiology (OPDA) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.apdr.org
APE Adaptive Physical Education H.I. Term General Mgt.
APE Autoimmune Polyendocrinopathy Disorder- Genetic Immunology Tech
APEA American Psychiatric Electrophysiology Assoc. - now ECNS Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. merged with AMEEGA in 1998 as ECNS
APECED autoim- polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis-ectodermal dystrophy Disorder- Genetic Immunology Tech
APF animal protein factor Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
APF acidulated phosphate fluoride Chem. Compound Othodontic Tech sodium fluoride & phosphoric acid gel
APF s. sodium fluoride and acidulated phosphate topical solution Chem. Compound Othodontic Tech sodium fluoride, hydrofluoric acid and
APG Ambulatory Patient or Payment Group H.I. Term General Mgt.
APGAR Newborn screening (breathing, heart, reflex, muscle, skin) Med. Test Pediatric Tech
APH American Printing House for the Blind H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
APhA American Pharmacists Association H.I. Org.+ Found. Priv. Mgt. www.aphanet.org 1852 57,000
APHA American Public Health Association Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.apha.org
APHSA American Public Human Services Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
API Association for Pathology Informatics H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.pathologyinformatics.org
API Application Program Interface H.I. Data Term General Mgt.
API active pharmaceutical ingredient(s) Med. Term General Tech
APIC Assoc. for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
APICs America’s Private Investment Companies HUD Term Fed. Mgt.
APIM Association Professionnelle Internationale des Médecins H.I. Org. Priv. - Internat. Mgt. Inter. Professional Assoc.of Physicians
APL acute promyelocytic leukemia (ref. ATRA) Disease Musculosketal Tech
APLS Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (ref. APS) Disorder- rare Immunology Tech
APMA American Podiatric Medical Association Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.apma.org
APME Advisory Panel on Medicare Education H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
APMPPE Acute Posterior Multifocal Placoid Pigment Epitheliopathy Disorder- Unknw. Ocular Tech
APN Advanced Practice Nurse Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
APNA American Psychiatric Nurses Association Med. Org. Nursing Mgt.
Apnea American Sleep Apnea Asssociation H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
APO Areawide Planning Organization(s) HUD / Priv. Fed. / Priv. Mgt.
APO adverse patient occurrence H.I. Term General Mgt.
APO Assistant Project Officer OCKT / AHRQ HHS / General Fed. / St./ Priv. Mgt.
apo apoenzyme Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
apo apolipoprotein Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
APP Annual Performance Plan HUD Term Fed. Mgt.
APP Appendix or Appendixes (Book / Document) H.I. Term General Tech
APPI Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians & Investigators Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.appinet.org
APPL Assessed Prioritized Pending List H.I. Form St. - FL Mgt.
APPS Active Partners Performance System HUD System Fed. Mgt.
APPT Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time Blood Test Hematology Tech
APR annual percentage rate HUD Ref. Fed. Mgt.
APR Annual Program Review H.I. Term General Mgt.
APR Annual Progress Report HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
APR abdominoperineal resection Med. Procedure Genitourinary Tech sigmoid colostomy
APRHB Air Pollution & Respiratory Health Program - EHHE / NCEH / CDC HHS Program Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/nceh/airpollution/
APRN Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
APS Adult Protective Services H.I. Term St. Mgt.
APS American Physiological Society Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.the-aps.org
APS Advanced Practice Sonographer Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
APS American Pain Society Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.ampainsoc.org
APS adenosine 5c-phosphosulfate Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
APS autoimmune polyglandular syndrome Disease General Tech
APS Antiphospholipid Syndrome (ref. APLS) Disorder- rare Immunology Tech
APS Acute Physiology Score Med. Term General Tech
APSE Association for Persons in Supported Employment H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
APTA American Physical Therapy Association Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. http://headtotoe.apta.org/
APTA American Public Transportation Association H.I. Org. - DOT Priv. Mgt.
APTD Aid to the Permanently & Totally Disabled - CMS HHS Term Fed. Mgt.
APTT Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (Rng. 25-39 sec.) (PTT) Blood Test Hematology Tech time required for clot formation in recalcified
APUD amine precursor uptake (and) decarboxylation Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech cell groups secreting polypeptide hormones
APWA American Public Welfare Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AQ Achievement Quotient Med. Meas. Physiologic Mgt.
Aq. Aqua (water) Chem. Element General Tech
AQL Acceptable Quality Level OCKT / AHRQ HHS / General Fed. / St./ Priv. Mgt.
AQP Aquaporin (water channel) Med. Condition Metabolic Tech
AR accounts receivable H.I. Term General Mgt.
Ar Argon (at - 18) (aw - 39.948) Chem. Element General Tech
AR androgen receptor (steroid receptor) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech binds testosterone & dihydrotestosterone
AR Aortic Regurgitation Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech blood backflow from the aorta into left atrium
AR alarm reaction Med. Condition Physiologic Tech acute stress, fright or rage reaction
AR artificial respiration (aka assisted ventilation) Med. Procedure Pulmonary Tech
AR autosomal recessive Med. Term Genetics Tech
Ara arabinose - (mono or diradical) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech culture medium in bacteriology
AraC cytosine arabinoside Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech cytosine arabinoside
araC arabinosylcytosine (see cytarabine) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
ARAMS Automatic Renewal and Amendment Management Subsystem HUD System Fed. Mgt.
ara-R adanine arabinoside (vidarabine) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
ARB angiotensin receptor blocker Chem. Drug Cardiovasc. Tech
ARBD alcoholic embryopathy (see FAS & FAE) Med. Condition Pediatrics Tech embryofetal alcohol syndrome
ARC Aging Resource Center H.I. Org. St. Mgt.
ARC American Red Cross Emer. Operations Priv. Mgt.
ARC annual required contribution H.I. Term General Mgt.
ARC Aids-Related Complex Med. Condition Immunology Tech
ARC anomalous retinal correspondence Med. Condition Ocular Tech disparate points on retinas of the two eyes
ARC, The The ARC (was U.S. Association of Retarded Citizens) H.I. Org. - ADA Priv. Mgt. www.thearc.org
ARC/Florida The Arc of Florida H.I. Org. - ADA Priv./ St. Mgt. www.arcflorida.org
ARCF American Respiratory Care Foundation (ref. AARC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.arcfoundation.org
ARCH National Respite Network & Resource Center H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ARCH Access to Respite Care and Help H.I. Program General Mgt.
ARD Admission, Review and Dismissal Committee H.I. Term General Mgt.
ARD Acute respiratory disease Disease - viral Pulmonary Tech
ARDS Acute or Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Disorder Pulmonary Tech
ARF Addiction Receiving Facility H.I. Facility St. - FL Mgt.
ARF Acute Renal Failure / Acute Kidney Failure Disorder Genitourinary Tech
ARF Acute Respiratory Failure Disorder Pulmonary Tech
Arg Arginine (Std. alpha-amino acid / proteinogenic) (NT) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech Mem. - 8* Essential* & 20 Std. amino group
ARG Defic. Arginase Deficiency (Argininemia / Hyperargininemia) Disorder- Heredit. Hematology Tech
ARHP Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.rheumatology.org
ARHP Association of Reproductive Health Professionals H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.arhp.org
ARL Accredited Radon Laboratory (NRSB, RMS) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.nrsb.org
ARM Adjustable Rate Mortgage HUD Ref. Priv. Mgt.
ARM Age-Related Maculopathy Med. Condition Ocular Tech
ARMD Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD, SMD) Med. Condition Ocular Tech
ARMS amplification refractory mutation system Med. Meas. Genetics Tech
ARN acute retinal necrosis Med. Condition Ocular Tech retina virus infection from herpes cmv, etc.
ARND alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disabilities Med. Condition Pediatrics Tech
ARNP Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
AROA autosomal recessive ocular albinism (OA, OCA) Disorder Ocular Tech
ARPKD autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease Disease Genitourinary Tech ref. PKD, ADPKD, PKD1, PKD2
ARRS American Roentgen Ray Society H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ARRT Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (NIDRR) H.I. Program Fed. Mgt.
ARS Age/Race/Sex Med. Term General Mgt.
ARS Agricultural Research Service - USDA / FDA USDA Org. / HHS Fed. Mgt. www.ars.usda.gov
ARS acute radiation syndrome Disorder Hematology Tech
ARS autonomously replicating sequence (ref. ORI, DNA) Med. Term Genetics Tech DNA replication origin
ARSA Arylsulfatase A Deficiency (Metachromatic Leukodystrophy) Disorder- Heredit. CNS Tech see ML IV
ART Accredited Record Technician Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
ART antiretroviral therapy (ref. ARV, HAART, OBR) Med. Procedure Hematology Tech
ART Assisted Reproductive Technology (ref. PGD) Med. Procedure Gynecologic Tech egg & sperm manipulation - infertility
ART automated reagin test (ref. rapid plasma reagin) Med. Test General Tech
Arthritis Arthritis Foundation (m. NHC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.arthritis.org
ARV antiretroviral therapy (ref. ART, HAART, OBR) Med. Procedure Hematology Tech
ARVC Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech Pediatric Cardiomyopathy - FDC Group
ARVD Arrhytmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech Pediatric Cardiomyopathy - FDC Group
ARVO Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.arvo.org
ARXPS angle-resolved XPS Med. Meas. General Tech
AS auris sinistra (left ear) Body Component ENT Tech
As Arsenic (at - 33) (aw - 74.922) Chem. Element General Tech
AS Ankylosing Spondylitis (arthritis) Disease Musculosketal Tech
AS Angelman Syndrome Disorder- Genetic CNS Tech
As astigmatism Med. Condition Ocular Tech
AS Aortic Stenosis Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
AS Aneroid Sphygmomanometer (Blood Press. Test) Med. Equipment Venous Tech
ASA American Society on Aging H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.asaging.org
ASA American Society of Anesthesiologists Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.asahq.org
ASA American Standards Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ASA American Statistical Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ASA American Stroke Association (See AHA) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.strokeassociation.org
ASA American Surgical Association Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ASA Autism Society of America (m. NHC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.autism-society.org
ASA Assistant Secretary for Aging (AoA / DHHS) HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.aoa.gov
ASA antisperm antibody Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
ASA argininosuccinic acid (liver /urea compound) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
ASA Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) - Rx drug caution code Med. Term General Tech
ASA Against Staff Advice Med. Term General Tech
ASA Defic. Argininosuccinic Aciduria (Argininosuccinate Lyase Deficiency Disorder- Heredit. Hematology Tech
ASAM Asst. Sec. for Administration and Management - HHS HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.hhs.gov/asam/
ASAM American Society of Addiction Medicine H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.asam.org
ASAMI Assoc. for the Study & Application of Methods of Ilizarov (llrs) H.I. Org. - Old Priv. Mgt. www.llrs.org now LLRS
ASAP American Society of Automation in Pharmacy Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.asapnet.org
ASAP Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals H.I. Org. - Priv. Priv. Mgt.
ASAPS The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Med. Org. - Priv. Dermatologic Mgt. www.surgery.org
ASAS American Society of Abdominal Surgeons Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ASAT aspartate aminotransferase (AST, GOT, SGOT)) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech aka - aspartate transaminase
ASAT Anemia, sideroblastic and spinocerebellar ataxia Syndrome Hematology Tech
ASB American Society of Bacteriologists Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ASBAH Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ASBMB American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.asbmb.org
ASBMR American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.asbmr.org
ASBP American Society of Bariatric Physicians Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. x1950
ASBS American Society of Bariatric Surgery Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. x1983
ASBTF Asst. Sec. for Budget, Technology & Finance - HHS HHS Office Fed. Mgt. www.hhs.gov/budget/office.htm
ASC Administrative Services Center HUD Org. Fed. Mgt.
ASC Ambulatory Surgical / Surgery Center - CMS HHS Org. Fed. / Priv. Mgt. www.cms.hhs.gov/ASCPayment/
ASC Accredited Standards Committee Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ASC American Society of Cytopathology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.cytopathology.org
ASCA Administrative Simplification Compliance Act - HIPPA H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt.
ASCA Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisia Antibody Chem. / Live Gastrointest. Tech Colitis, Celiac disease, Crohn's disease
ASCCP American Society for Colposcopy & Cervical Pathology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.asccp.org
ASCH American Society of Clinical Hypnosis Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ASCI American Society for Clinical Investigation Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.asci-jci.org
ASCI American Customer Satisfaction Index OCKT / AHRQ HHS / General Fed. / St./ Priv. Mgt.
ASCLT American Society of Clinical Laboratory Technicians Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ASCMSO American Society of Contemp. Medicine, Surgery & Ophthalmol. Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.ascmso.com
ASCO American Society of Clinical Oncology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.asco.org 1964 25,000 mem.
ASCO American Society of Contemporary Ophthalmology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ASCP American Society for Clinical Pathology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.ascp.org
ASCP American Society of Consultant Pharmacists H.I. Org.+ Found. Priv. - Internat. Mgt. www.ascp.com
ASCPT American Society of Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.ascpt.org
ASCRS American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.ascrs.org
ASCRS American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.fascrs.org
ASCT American Society of Cytotechnology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.asct.com
ASCUS atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance Med. Condition Metabolic Tech
ASCVD Artherosclerotic cardiovascular disease Disease Cardiovasc. Tech
ASD Academy for Sports Dentistry Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.sportsdentistry-asd.org
ASD Autistic Spectrum Disorder Med. Condition Cerebral Tech
ASD Atrial Septal Defect Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
ASDA American Academy of Sleep Medicine (now AASM) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aasmnet.org 708-492-0930
ASDA American Sleep Disorders Association Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ASDA American Student Dental Association Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.asdanet.org
ASDS American Society for Dermatologic Surgery H.I. Org. / Priv. Dermatologic Mgt. www.asds.net 1970 4,700
ASER/SA Annual State Evaluation Report/State Assessments H.I. Term General Mgt.
ASEX Arizona Sexual Experience Scale Med. Meas. General Tech
ASF Autism Society of Florida Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ASF aniline, formaldehyde & sulfur synthetic resin Chem. Compound General Tech
ASFO American Society of Forensic Odontology Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.asfo.org
ASGD American Society of Geriatric Dentistry - see SCDA Med. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.scdonline.org
ASGE American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ASH Assistant Secretary for Health - HHS HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. hhs.gov/ophs/assistantsecretaryhealth/
ASH American Society of Hematology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.hematology.org
ASH Asymmetric Septal Hypertrophy (ref. HCM, IHSS) Disorder- Genetic Cardiovasc. Tech
ASHA American Social Health Association (NAH & NSTDH) H.I. Org. & CDC Priv. / Fed. Mgt.
ASHA American School Health Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ASHA American Speech/Hearing Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ASHD arteriosclerotic heart disease (ref. CAD) Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech ischemic heart disease
ASHP American Society of Hospital Pharmacists Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.ashp.org 1942 31,000
ASHP American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.ashp.org 1947 31,000
ASHPE American Society of Public Health Editors H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ASHRM American Society for Healthcare Risk Management H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.ashrm.org
ASI Addiction Severity Index Med. Meas. General Tech alcoholism and substance abuse
ASI Adrenal Stress Index / test Med. Meas. / Test Metabolic Tech
ASI Arterial Stiffness Index / test Med. Meas. / Test Cardiovasc. Tech ref. VAP test
ASIA American Spinal Injury Association Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ASII American Science Information Institute Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ASIM American Society of Internal Medicine (now ACP) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. 1956 to 1998, merged with ACP
ASIP American Society for Investigative Pathology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.asip.org
ASL Assistant Secretary for Legislation - HHS HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.hhs.gov/asl/
ASL American Sign Language H.I. Term General Mgt.
ASL antistreptolysin (inhibiting antibody) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech streptolysin inhibiting antibody
ASL Defic. Argininosuccinate Lyase Deficiency (see ASA Defic.) Disorder- Heredit. Hematology Tech
ASLHA American Speech-Language-Hearing Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ASLME American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aslme.org
ASLMS American Society of Laser Medicine & Surgery Med. Org. / Priv. Dermatologic Mgt. www.aslms.org 1981 3,500
ASLO Antistreptolysin O titer (blood test) (ASOT) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech measure antibodies against streptolysin O
ASM American Society for Microbiology (ref. ICAAC) Med. Org. Priv. - Internat. Mgt. www.asm.org 1899 43,000
ASM acid sphingomyelinase (enzyme) (Ref. NPD) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
ASMT American Society for Medical Technologists Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ASN American Society of Nephrology Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ASN American Society for Nutrition (m. NHC) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.nutrition.org
Asn Asparagine (Std. a-amino acid) (NT) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech Mem. - 20 Standard amino acid group
ASO arteriosclerosis obliterans Med. Condition General Tech lumina obliteration by intima of small vessels
ASO test Allele-specific oligonucleotide testing (ref. DNA) Med. Meas. Genetics Tech specific mutation detection using
ASOPA American Society of Orthopaedic Physician's Assistants Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.asopa.org
ASORN American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses Med. Org. Nursing Mgt.
ASOT Antistreptolysin O Titer (blood test) (ASLO) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech measure antibodies against streptolysin O
ASP American Society of Parasitologists Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ASP American Society of Pharmacognosy Med. Org.+ Found. Priv. - Internat. Mgt. www.phcog.org 1959 1,000
ASP Advanced Sterilization Products (Ethicon) (PhRMA) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.sterad.com (a J&JCo.)
Asp Aspartic acid (Std. a-amino acid) (NT) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech Mem. - 20 Standard amino acid group
ASP Antisocial Personality Disorder Disorder- Mental CNS Tech
ASP Defic. Canavan-Van Bogaert-Bertrand Disease Disorder- Heredit. Hematology Tech
ASPA Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs - HHS HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.hhs.gov/aspa/
ASPA Aging Services Providers Academy H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ASPA Association of Specialized & Professional Accreditors H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aspa-usa.org
ASPA Defic. Aspartoacylase Deficiency (Caravan's disease) Disorder- Heredit. Hematology Tech
ASPAN American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses Med. Org. Nursing Mgt. www.aspan.org
ASPE Asst. Sec. for Planning and Evaluation - HHS HHS Org. Fed. - HHS Mgt. http://aspe.hhs.gov/_/index.cfm
ASPE American Society of Professional Estimators H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aspenational.com
ASPEN Federal Automated Survey Processing Environment H.I. System Fed. Mgt.
ASPEN American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Med. Org. - Pharm Priv. Mgt. www.nuitritioncare.org
ASPET American Soc. for Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics Med. Org. - Pharm Priv. Mgt. www.aspet.org
ASPMN American Society for Pain Management Nursing Med. Org. Nursing Mgt. www.aspmn.org
ASPR Office of the Assist. Secretary for Preparedness & Response HHS Office Fed. Mgt. www.hhs.gov/aspr
ASPS American Society of Plastic Surgeons Med. Org. - Priv. Dermatologic Mgt. www.plasticsurgery.org
ASPS Alveolar soft part sarcoma Disease - Cancer Musculosketal Tech
ASR Assessment Summary Report H.I. Term General Mgt.
ASR Analyte Specific Reagents (ref. FDA) Chem. Compound General Tech
ASRM American Society for Reproductive Medicine Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ASRT Assistant Secretary for Resources & Technology - HHS HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.hhs.gov/asrt/
ASRT American Society of Radiologic Technologists Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.asrt.org
ASS anterior superior spine (of ilium) Body component Musculosketal Tech see spina iliaca anterior superior
ASS Defic. argininosuccinate synthetase deficiency (Citrullinemia) Disorder- Heredit. Hematology Tech
ASSH American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ref. AAOS) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.assh.org
AST Association of Surgical Technologists Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.ast.org
AST Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (& Devices) HHS Procedure Fed. Mgt. www2a.cdc.gov/TCEOnline/index.asp
AST aspartate transaminase (Rng. 8 - 35 U/L) (ref. ASAT, GOT) enzyme / test Hepatic/Biliary Tech aka - aspartate aminotransferase
Ast. astigmatism Med. Condition Ocular Tech
ASTDD Association of State & Territorial Dental Directors H.I. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.astdd.org
Astellas Astellas Pharma US, Inc. LLC (PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.us.astellas.com 2005
Asth. asthenopia Med. Condition Ocular Tech weakness or easy fatigue of visual organs
ASTHO Association of State & Territorial Health Officials H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.astho.org
ASTM American Society for Testing & Materials H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
AstraZeneca AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP (PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.astrazeneca.com empl.
ASTS American Society of Transplant Surgeons Med. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ASVD Atrioventricular Septal Defect Disorder- Congen Cardiovasc. Tech
AT Assistive Technology H.I. Term General Mgt.
AT Auditory Training H.I. Term General Mgt.
AT adenine and thymine (DNA base Pair) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech H2 bonded pair in dbl-stranded polynucleotide
At Astatine (at - 85) (aw -210) Chem. Element General Tech
AT Ataxia Telangiectasia (Cerebello-Oculocutaneous telangiectasia Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech
at - / at no Atomic number - (proton quantity in nucleus of 1 atom) Chem. Standard General Tech
at vol atomic volume Chem. Standard General Tech
at wt / aw - atomic weight (ref. aw - ) (1atom mass re isotype mass) Chem. Standard General Tech mass of 1 atom re average mass all isotypes
AT/HM Assistive Technology / Home Modification H.I. Equip. General Mgt.
ATA American Tinnitus Association (m. NHC) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.ata.org
ATA American Thyroid Association Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.thyroid.org
ATA alimentary toxic aleukia Disorder- Fungal Multi-organ Tech rare form of grain mycotoxicosis
ATBCB Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board HUD / ADA Fed. / St. Mgt.
ATC Certified Athletic Trainer Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
ATCC American Type Culture Collection H.I. Org. / Program Priv. Mgt. reference strains - algae, bacteria, fungi
ATD Asphyxiating Thoracic Dystrophy (Jeune Syndrome) Disorder- Congen Musculosketal Tech
ATG Equine antihymocyte globulin Chem. / Live Hematology Tech aka antilymphocyte globulin.
A-Th3 / AT III Antithrombin III protein test or deficiency Disorder- Genetic Hematology Tech normal range is 0.20 - 0.45 mg/ml
ATIN Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN, ITIN) H.I. Term - IRS Fed. Mgt. www.irs.gov
ATL anterior talofibular ligament (Ankle) Body Component Musculosketal Tech
ATL Adult T-Cell Leukemia (ref. ATLL, HTLV) Disease - viral Hematology Tech
ATLL Adult T-Cell Leukemia/Lymphoma (ref. ATL, HTLV) Disease - viral Hematology Tech
ATLV adult T-cell leukemia virus (ref. ATL, HTLV) Disease - viral Hematology Tech adult T-cell leukemia virus
ATM Aschronous Transfer Mode H.I. Term General Mgt.
ATM ataxia telangiectasia mutated gene Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
ATM congenital arteriovenous malformatiom Med. Condition General Tech
atm abs atmospheres absolute Med. Meas. General Tech
ATN Acute tubular necrosis (kidney tubal cells) Disorder Genitourinary Tech
ATN oculocutaneous albinism tyrosinase-negative (ty-neg) . (OA) Disorder Dermatologic Tech
ATODA Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs H.I. Term General Mgt.
ATP adenosine 5'-triphosphate Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech adenylpyrophosphate
ATP Acute thrombocytopenic purpura Disorder Hematology Tech
ATPase adenosinetriphosphatase Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech enzyme catalyzes hydrolysis of ATP to ADP
ATPD gas volume as if dried at ambient temp. & pressure Med. Meas. General Tech
ATPS gas volume (if water vapor saturated at ambient temp. & press. Med. Meas. General Tech
ATR Registered Art Therapist Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
ATR Access to Recovery Grants - CSAT / SAMHSA HHS Program Fed. Mgt. www.atr.samhsa.gov
ATRA American Therapeutic Recreation Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ATRA all trans retinoic acid (ref. APL) Chem. Compound Musculosketal Tech APL leukemia treatment
ATR-BC Registered Art Therapist - Board Certified Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
ATS American Thoracic Society (m. NHC) Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.thoracic.org
ATS antitetanic serum (a tetanus antitoxin) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech equine antitoxin from horses immunized
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry - CDC HHS Org. HHS - ATSDR Mgt. www.atsdr.cdc.gov
ATTC Attendant Care H.I. Term General Mgt.
ATTC Addiction Technology Transfer Centers - CSAT / SAMHSA HHS Affiliate Fed. / Priv. Mgt. www.nattc.org/index.html
ATTIC Assistive Technology, Training and Information Center H.I. Org. General Mgt.
AU adenine and uracil (RNA base Pair) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech
AU Australia antigen (see hepatitis B surface antigen) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
Au Gold (at - 79) (aw - 196.96655) Chem. Element General Tech
AU Autism Med. Condition CNS Tech
AU aures unitas (both ears together) Med. Term ENT Tech
AU auris uterque (each ear) Med. Term ENT Tech
AUA American Urological Association Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.auanet.org 1902 15000 mem.
AUAF American Urological Association Foundation H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.auafoundation.org
AUC area under the plasma concentration-time curve (CxT) Drug Meas. General Tech measurement of drug exposure.
Aug. Com. Augmentative Communication Med. Term General Tech
AUL acute undifferentiated leukemia Disease Hematology Tech acute myelogenous leukemia / immature cells
AUMC area under 1st moment of plasma concentration-time curve Drug Meas. General Tech
AUPO Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.aupo.org
AUSCT Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation Med. Term General Tech
AUTH Auditory Therapy Med. Procedure ENT Tech
av avoirdupois (weight system - grain, dram, ounce and pound) Med. Standard General Tech wt. system in English speaking countries
AV block Atrioventricular Block or Node Body component Cardiovasc. Tech AV node controlled by SA node thru ANS
AV node Atrioventricular Node (elect. gate from SA node to ventricles) Body component Cardiovasc. Tech AV node controlled by SA node thru ANS
AV or A/V Audio Visual OCKT / AHRQ HHS / General Fed. / St./ Priv. Mgt.
AV or A/V Arteriovenous or atrioventricular Med. Term Cardiovasc. Tech
AVA Anthrax Vaccine Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
AVA Arteriovenous aneurysms Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
AVC Atrioventricular Conduction Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
AVD Atrioventricular Dissociation Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
AVED Ataxia with vitamin E deficiency Disorder- Heredit. CNS Tech
AVERT AntiVirus Emergency Response Team (McAfee) Med. Org. Fed./ St/ Priv. Mgt.
aVF augmented electrocardiographic leads from the foot Med. Equipment Cardiovasc. Tech
AVI Audio Visual Interleave OCKT / AHRQ HHS / General Fed. / St./ Priv. Mgt.
aVL augmented electrocardiographic leads from left arm Med. Equip. Cardiovasc. Tech
AVM Arteriovenous malformations (of the brain) Disorder- Congen Multi-organ Tech
AVMA American Veterinary Medical Association Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. http://avma.org/
AVN Atrioventricular Node (elect. gate from SA node to ventricles) Body component Cardiovasc. Tech AV node controlled by SA node thru ANS
AVN Avascular necrosis Disorder Hematology Tech
AVP Anthrax Vaccination Program HHS Program Fed. Mgt. bt.cdc.gov/agent/anthrax/vaccination
AVP arginine vasopressin (see ADH) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech aka antidiuretic hormone
AVP antiviral protein Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
aVR augmented electrocardiographic leads from right arm Med. Equipment Cardiovasc. Tech
AVRT atrioventricular reciprocating tachycardia Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
AVSD Atrioventricular Septal Defect (Atrioventricular Canal Defects) Disorder- Heredit. Cardiovasc. Tech
AW or aw - atomic weight (aka atomic mass - meas. unit = g.mol-1) Chem. Element General Tech measured in g.mol -1
AWHONN Association of Women's Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nursing Med. Org. Nursing Mgt.
AWI Agency for Workforce Innovation - Florida H.I. Agency St. - FL Mgt.
AWIC Area Work Incentive Coordinator (ref. SSA) Professional Title Fed. Mgt. www.socialsecurity.gov
AWP Average or Actual Wholesale Price H.I. Term General Mgt.
AWS Alternate Work Schedules (FWS, CWS - FDA) HHS Program Fed. Mgt. Inter. Nonproprietary Name (ref. WHO)
awu atomic weight unit (aka atomic mass unit) Chem. Standard General Tech
ax. axis (plural - axes) Med. Standard General Tech
Axcan Axcan Scandipharm, Inc. (Pharmaceuticals) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. Mgt. www.axcanscandipharm.com
AZ azote (French term - nitrogen & basis of the prefix azo-) Med. Term General Tech stem of such words as azotemia
AZQ diaziquone Chem. Compound Genetics Tech an alkylating agent that cross-links DNA
AZT azidothymidine - HIV antiretroviral (ref. ZDV) Chem. / Drug Hematology Tech synthetic nucleoside analogue of thymidine
AZUR 6-azauridin Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech triazine analogue of uridine & antimetabolite
B bromouridine (ref. deoxyuridine) Chem. Genetics Tech deoxyuridine effects on DNA
B Boron (at - 5) (aw - 10.811) Chem. Element General Tech
B Barometric pressure - when used as a subscript Med. Meas. General Tech
B magnetic flux density Med. Meas. General Tech magnitude of magnetic field from F = qvB
b blood - when used as a subscript Med. Term Hematology Tech
b [L.] bis - twice Rx Term General Tech
B / b wave initial postive deflection in electroretinogram (ERG) Med. Meas. Ocular Tech probably originates from bipolar cell layer
B Ph British Pharmacopoeia (aka - BP) H.I. Publication Britain Mgt. www.pharmacopoeia.org.uk
B/R benefit / risk ratio Med. Term General Tech
Ba Barium (at - 56) (aw - 137.34) Chem. Element General Tech
BA or B.A. Bachelor of Arts Professional Title Priv. Mgt.
BAC bacterial artificial chromosome (ref. DNA, ORI ) Chem. - Lab Genetics Tech DNA replic. constructs
BAC blood alcohol concentration Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
BACOP Cancer chemotherapy regimen (bleomycin + Adriamycin + Chem. Compound Chemotherap. Tech Adriamycin (doxorubicin), cyclophosphamide
BADS Black Locks-Albinism-Deafness of Sensoneural Type Disorder- Heredit. Dermatologic Tech and Syndrome
BAEP brainstem auditory evoked potentials test (ref. ABR) Med. Test CNS Tech
BAER brainstem auditory evoked response (ref. BSER) Med. Meas. CNS Tech
Baker Act Florida Mental Health Act F.S. 394 Part 1 H.I. Law St. - FL Mgt.
BAL British anti-Lewisite (dimercaprol (C3H8OS2)) Chem. Liquid Hematology Tech for bismuth, gold, mercury & arsenic
BAL Bronchoalveolar lavage Med. Procedure Pulmonary Tech
BALT bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue Body component Pulmonary Tech bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue
BAMS Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
BAN Bilateral Acoustic Neurofibromatosis (ref. NF2) Disorder- Genetic ENT Tech Neurofibromatosis type 2
BAO basal acid output Med. Meas. General Tech
BARDA Biomedical Advanced Research & Develop. Authority - ASPR HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.hhs.gov/aspr/barda/index.html
Barr Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE - BRL) (2004) H.I. Org. - Mgt. Priv. - U.S. Mgt. www.barrlabs.com 800-BARRLAB
Barr Labs Barr Laboratories, Inc. (Pharmaceuticals) (1970) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - U.S. Mgt. www.barrlabs.com 800-BARRLAB
BAT Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training (DOL) DOL / HUD Fed. Mgt.
BATO boronic acid adduct of a technetium oxime Chem. compound General Tech
BAU biologically active units Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
Bausch&Lomb Bausch & Lomb Pharmaceuticals H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - U.S. Mgt. www.bausch.com
Baxter Baxter International Inc. (BAX) (Pharmaceuticals) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.baxter.com 48,000 empl.
Bayer Bayer HealthCare - Pharmaceutical Division (PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.bayerus.com 21,000 empl.
Bayer Pharma Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corp. H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - U.S. Mgt. www.bayerpharma-na.com
BBA Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (ref. SCHIP) H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt.
BBB blood-brain barrier (aka blood-cerebral barrier) Body component Cerebral Tech blood vessel networks in brain capillaries
BBB Bundle Branch Block Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
BBB Syndr. Optiz syndrome(s) (Telecanthus - ref. BBBG & TCAA) Disorder- Genetic Ocular - Multi Tech Dystopia Canthorum
BBBB Bilateral Bundle Branch Block Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
BBBG Syn. Optiz syndrome(s) (Telecanthus - ref. G Syn. & TCAA) Disorder- Genetic Ocular - Multi Tech Opitz-Frias Syndrome
BBC bromobenzylcyanide (a lacrimator in tear gas) Chem. Compound Pulmonary Tech bromobenzylcyanide
BBD Benign Breast Disease Disease Gynecologic Tech
BBL Broadband Light Med. Technique Dermatologic Tech
BBOT 2,5-bis(5-t-butylbenzoxazol-2-yl)thiophene Chem. Compound General Tech a liquid scintillator
BBRA Balanced Budget Refinement Act of 1999 H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt.
BBS Bureau of Blind Services (DOE) H.I. Org. St. Mgt.
BBS Berg Balance Scale Med. Test General Tech
BBT Basal Body Temperature Med. Meas. General Tech used as an indirect indicator of ovulation
BC Bone conduction (inner ear) Med. Meas. ENT Tech
BCAA Branched Chain Amino Acid(s) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
BCBA Board Certified Behaviour Analyst Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
BCC basal cell carcinoma Disease Dermatologic Tech
BCCNS Basal Cell Carcinoma Nevus Syndrome Life Support Network H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
BCD or B.C.D. Board Certified Diplomat Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
BCDF B cell differentiation factors Chem. substance Endocrine Tech T cells triggering B cells to antibody-secreting
BCEN Board Certified in Emergency Nursing Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
BCF basophil chemotactic factor Chem. substance Endocrine Tech a lymphokine from activated lymphocytes
BCG Bacille Calmette-Guerin (TB immuno bacteria) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech organism of the strain Mycobacterium bovis
BCG ballistocardiogram Med. Test Cardiovasc. Tech ballistocardiograph tracing
BCGF B cell growth factors Chem. substance Endocrine Tech T cells triggering B cells to proliferate in vitro
BCH Benign congenital hypotonia Disease-Muscular Musculosketal Tech
BCIE Bullous Congenital Epidermolytic hyperkeratosis (EHK) Disorder- Heredit. Dermatologic Tech
BCKD Defic. Branched Chain Alpha-Ketoacid Dehydrogenase Deficiency Disorder- Heredit. Genitourinary Tech Ref. MSUD
BCL-2 oncogene (apoptosis inhibitor) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech oncogene that inhibits apoptosis
BCM Body cell mass (total cellular elements) (see BIA) Body Mass Metabolic Tech
BCNP Board Certified in Nuclear Pharmacy Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
BCNS Basal cell nevus syndrome (Gorlin syndrome) Med. Condition Genetics Tech
BCNU Carmustine Chem. compound General Tech cytotoxic alkylating agent of the nitrosourea
BCP Basic Center Program - RHY / FYSB / ACF HHS Program Fed. Mgt.
BCP basic calcium phosphate (crystals) Disorder Musculosketal Tech
BCPP Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
BCPS Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
BCRS Bureau of Clinician Recruitment & Service - HRSA HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.hrsa.gov/about/org/bcrs.htm
BCSVA Best spectacle-corrected visual acuity Med. Term Ocular Tech Best spectacle-corrected visual acuity
BD Basic Developmental H.I. Term General Mgt.
BD Behavior Disorder H.I. Term General Mgt.
BD Budget Distribution H.I. Term General Mgt.
BD Behcet's Syndrome (Oculo-Bucco-Genital Syndrome) Disease - Unknw. Multi-organ Tech
BD Birth Defects (ref. March of Dimes) Med. Condition Pediatrics Tech
bd or b.d. [L.] bis die (twice a day) Rx Term General Tech
BDA British Dental Association H.I. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt.
BDAM Basic Data Access Method H.I. Term - Data General Mgt.
BDD Body dysmorphic disorder Disorder Psychiatric Tech
BDF Bulk Data Facility H.I. Term - Data General Mgt.
BDI-II Beck Depression Inventory - II Med. Meas. Psychiatric Tech
BDLS Brachmann-de Lange Syndrome (ref. CdLS) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech
bDNA Branched DNA assay test Chem. / Live Genetics Tech Test
B-DNA right-handed helix DNA form Chem. / Live Genetics Tech
BDOC Bed Days of Care H.I. Term General Mgt.
BDOD Beneficiary Date of Death H.I. Term General Mgt.
BDP Beneficiary Database Prototype H.I. Term - Data General Mgt.
BDPC Breakthrough Drug Pricing Committee H.I. Org. - Drug General Mgt.
BDPP Beneficiary Database Prototype Project H.I. Term - Data General Mgt.
BDS or B.D.S. Bachelor of Dental Surgery Med. Title Priv. - Dental Mgt.
BDSc or B.D.Sc. Bachelor of Dental Science Med. Title Priv. - Dental Mgt.
BDTS Batched Data Transmission System H.I. Term - Data General Mgt.
Be Beryllium (at - 4) (aw - 9.012182) Chem. Element General Tech
BE Barrett Esophagus (Esophagitis-Peptic Ulcer ) Disorder- Genetic Gastrointest. Tech
BE barium enema Med. Procedure Gastrointest. Tech
B-E or BE below - elbow Med. Term General Tech
BEA Budget Expense Account H.I. Term General Mgt.
BEA Bureau of Economic Analysis (DOC) U.S. Org. - DOC Fed. Mgt. www.bea.gov
BEA Business Enterprise Area H.I. Term General Mgt.
BEAM Brain Electrical Activity Mapping (QEEG, EEG) Med. Meas. / Test Cerebral Tech
BEARS sleep apnea: Bedtime-Excess-Awake-Regular-Snoring Med. Term Pulmonary Tech
BEAU Budget Expense Account Unit H.I. Term General Mgt.
BEB Benign Essential Blepharospasm Disorder- Neuro. Ocular Tech
BECN Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (ENA, CEN) H.I. Org. Nursing Mgt. www.ena.org/becn/
BEDI Brownfields Economic Development Initiative (CPD) HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
BEER Beneficiary Earnings Exchange Record H.I. Term General Mgt.
BEI Budget Estimating Initiative H.I. Term General Mgt.
BEI butanol-extractable iodine (ref. thyroid function) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech butanol-extractable iodine
BENDEX Beneficiary Data Exchange H.I. Term - Data General Mgt.
BENDEX Beneficiary & Earnings Data Exchange System H.I. Term - Data General Mgt.
BER Base excision repair (DNA repair process) Med. Procedure Genetics Tech
BER basic electrical rhythm Med. Term Gastrointest. Tech depolarization of smooth muscle
BERA Brainstem evoked response audiometry Med. Meas./ Test Cerebral Tech
Berlex Labs Berlex Laboratories (Pharmaceuticals) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - U.S. Mgt. www.berlex.com
BERT Beneficiary Enrollment Retrieval System (EDB) H.I. Term - Data General Mgt.
BESS Part B Extract & Summary System (see BMAD) H.I. Term - Data General Mgt.
BEST Beneficiary Eligibility State Tape (EDB file) H.I. Term - Data General Mgt.
BEST Beneficiary State Totals (see SPACE sys.) H.I. Term - Data General Mgt.
Beta-HCG human chorionic gonadotropin urine test (HCG) Med. Meas./ Test Endocrine Tech human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) test
BF Beneficiary File H.I. Term - Data General Mgt.
BF blastogenic factor (ref. LMF, LTF) Chem. substance Endocrine Tech nondialyzable heat-stable macromolecule
BF black female Med.Classification General Tech
BFLS Borjeson-Forssman-Lehmann Syndrome (ref. BORJ) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech
BFP biologic false-positive (serologic test) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech Test
BFU-E burst-forming unit–erythroid Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
BGN Beneficiary Given Name H.I. Term - Data General Mgt.
BGP bone Gla protein Chem. / Live Musculosketal Tech bone Gla protein.
Bh Bohrium (at - 107) (aw - 272) Chem. Element General Tech
BH interval His bundle deflection duration (nom. 15-20 msec.) Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech normally 15–20 msec
BH4 defic. Tetrahydrobiopterin Deficiency (ref. PKU) Disorder- Genetic Metabolic Tech
BHA butylated hydroxyanisole (antioxidant) Chem. substance General Tech antioxidant used in foods, cosmetics
BHC benzene hexachloride Chem. substance General Tech
BHCDA Bureau of Health Care Delivery and Assistance (HRSA) HHS Org. - Old Fed. Mgt. previous agency of HRSA
BHIA Brain/ Beef Heart Infusion Agar Chem. Compound General Tech cultivation of bacteria, actinomycetes and
BHN Brinell Hardness Number Med. Meas./ Test General Tech
BHO Behavorial Health Organization H.I. Org. General Mgt.
BHP Border Health Program - BHPR / HRSA HHS Program Fed. Mgt. http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/kidscareers
BHPr Bureau of Health Professions - HRSA HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. http://bhpr.hrsa.gov
BHRD Bureau of Health Resources Development - HRSA HHS Org. - Old Fed. Mgt. previous agency of HRSA
BHRT Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Procedure Endocrine Tech
BHS Business Health Services H.I. Org. General Mgt.
BHT butylated hydroxytoluene (antioxidant) Chem. substance General Tech antioxidant used in foods, cosmetics and
BI Background Investigation H.I. Term General Mgt.
BI Benefits Integrity H.I. Term General Mgt.
BI Buy In H.I. Term General Mgt.
Bi Bismuth (at - 83) (aw - 208.98038) Chem. Element General Tech
BI Basilar Impression or Basilar Invagination (ref. OI) Disorder- Spine Musculosketal Tech
BIA Bureau of Indian Affairs U.S. Org. Fed. Mgt.
BIA Business Impact Analysis H.I. Term General Mgt.
BIA bioelectrical impedance analysis (ref. BCM) Med. Meas. Metabolic Tech
BIAF Brain Injury Assoc. of Florida H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
Bib. [L.] bibe (drink) Rx Term General Tech
BIC Beneficiary Identification Code H.I. Term - Data General Mgt.
BICEQN BIC Equate Number H.I. Term - Data General Mgt.
BID or b.i.d. [L.] bis in die (2 times daily) Rx Term General Tech
BIDS Trichothiodystrophy w/o Ichthyosis (ref. IBIDS, PIBIDS. TTD) Disorder- Heredit. Hair + bone Tech Tay's syndrome, TTD - DOC Ichthyosis Type
BIEC Buy In Eligibility Code H.I. Term - Data General Mgt.
BIER Billing Information Exchange Record H.I. Term - Data General Mgt.
BIF Beneficiary Insurance File H.I. Term - Data General Mgt.
BIF Benefit Information Form H.I. Term - Data General Mgt.
BIG Bioinformatics Glossary (internet biomed./computer data) Med. Info. Radiology Tech
Bilirubin Bilirubin (liver waste) Chem. / Test General Tech
BIMB Biostatistics and Information Management Branch - CDC DMBD HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/bimb/
BIMF Beneficiary Inactive Master File H.I. Term - Data General Mgt.
BIMO Bioresearch Monitoring - CPGM / ORA / FDA HHS System Fed. Mgt. fda.gov/ora/compliance_ref/bimo/
BIO Biotechnology Industry Organization (m. NHC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.bio.org
Bioethics President's Council on Bioethics U.S. Org. Fed. / Priv. Mgt. bioethics.govinfo@bioethics.gov
Biogen Biogen, Inc. (Pharmaceuticals) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - U.S. Mgt. www.biogen.com
Biovail Biovail Pharmaceuticals, Inc. H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - U.S. Mgt. www.biovail.com
BIP Behavior Intervention Plan H.I. Term General Mgt.
BIPA Benefits Improvement & Protection Act of 2000 - CMS H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt.
BiPAP Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure Med. Equipment Pulmonary Tech
BISC Benefit Integrity Support Center H.I. Org. General Mgt.
BISYNC Binary Synchronous Communication (IBM protocol) H.I. Term - Data General Mgt.
BIT Beneficiary Inquiries Taskforce H.I. Org. General Mgt.
BITF Beneficiary Implementation Task Force H.I. Org. General Mgt.
BITMIS BITS Management Information System H.I. Term - Data General Mgt.
BITS Beneficiary Information Tracking System H.I. Term - Data General Mgt.
BITS Beneficiary Inquiry Tracking System H.I. Term - Data General Mgt.
BIW Beneficiary Inquiries Workgroup H.I. Org. General Mgt.
Bk Berkelium (at - 97) (aw - 247) Chem. Element General Tech
B-K Mole Atypical Mole Syndrome (Dysplastic Nevus Syndrome) Disorder- Heredit. Dermatologic Tech
B-K or BK below - knee Med. Term Musculosketal Tech
B-K Syndr. B-K Mole Syndrome Disorder- Heredit. Dermatologic Tech Atypical Mole Syndrome
BKA below the knee amputation Med. Procedure Musculosketal Tech
BKV BK virus (human polyomavirus) Disorder- Viral Multi-organ Tech polyomavirus - widespread child infection
BL Black Lung H.I. Term General Mgt.
BLA Biologic License Application FDA / HHS FDA Term Fed. Mgt.
BLA Biologics License Agreement H.I. Term General Mgt.
BLASER Black Lung Automated Search & Edit Routine H.I. System General Mgt.
BLAST Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (gene research) Comp. Program Genetics Tech
BLIS BLISTER (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
BLM Bureau of Land Management (HUD) U.S. Org - HUD Fed. Mgt.
BLN Business Leadership Networks (ref. FDDC) H.I. System - ADA Priv. Mgt.
blood plasma, erythrocytes (RBC), leukocytes (WBC) & platelets Med.Classification Hematology Tech aka haema, hema & sanguis
BLPK BLISTER PACK (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL) U.S. Org - DOL Fed. Mgt.
BLS basic life support H.I. Term General Tech
BLS or B.L.S. Bachelor of Liberal Studies Professional Title Priv. Mgt.
BLUC Botom Line Unit Cost H.I. Term General Mgt.
BLV bovine leukemia / leukemic virus Disease - viral Hematology Tech
BLV-HTVL r. bovine leukemia virus - human T-cell virus retrovirus Disorder- Viral Multi-organ Tech genus of bovine leukemia virus, human T-
BM bowl movement Med. Term Gastrointest. Tech
BM black male Med.Classification General Tech
BMA British Medical Association H.I. Org. Britain Mgt.
BMA BioMedical Applications H.I. Term General Mgt.
BMACS Part B Medicated Automated Claims System H.I. System General Mgt.
BMBL Biosafety in Microbiological & Biomedical Laboratories - OHS HHS Publication Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/od/ohs/biosfty/bmbl5
BMC bone mineral content Med. Meas. Musculosketal Tech
BMD Becker Muscular Dystrophy (Progressive Tardive MD) Disease Multi-organ Tech ref. MD, DMD, PPMD
BMD bone mineral density Med. Meas. Musculosketal Tech
BMG Benign Migratory Glossitis (Glossitis Areata Migrans) Disorder- benign ENT - Tongue Tech
BMGT Behavior Management H.I. Term General Tech
BMI Body Mass Index (weight to height - kg / m squared) Med. Meas. Musculosketal Tech Quetelet's index
BMIR Below Market Interest Rate [loans] HUD Term Fed. Mgt.
BMIT biomedical instrumentation technologist Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
BMJ British Medical Journal H.I. Publication Britain Mgt.
BMP Bone morphogenetic protein Chem. / Live Musculosketal Tech
BMR Below Market Rate HUD / Priv. General Mgt.
BMR biological response modifiers Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
BMR Basal Metabolic Rate Med. Meas. Metabolic Tech
BMS Bachelor of Medical Science Med. Title General Mgt.
BMS Bristol-Myers Squibb (Pharmaceuticals) (PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - U.S. Mgt. www.bms.com 43,000 empl.
BMS Burning Mouth Syndrome Med. Condition Dental Tech
BMT behavioral marital therapy Med. Procedure Psychiatric Mgt.
BMT bone marrow transplant Med. Procedure Immunology Tech
BMT Blood & Marrow Transplantation Med. Procedure Hematology Tech grafting of bone marrow
BNA Basle Nomina Anatomica (replaced by TA) Med. Standard General Mgt.
BNG Baynesian Networks Generator (construct tool) Med. Info. Radiology Tech
BNI Beneficiary Notices Initiative (ref. PPS) - CMS HHS System Fed. Mgt. ref. Prospective Payment System (PPS)
BNP Brain natriuretic peptide (hormone) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
BNP Brian Natriuretic Peptide Test Med. Test Cardiovasc. Tech Test
BNQP Baldridge National Quality Program - NIST H.I. Program Fed. Mgt.
BOA British Orthopaedic Association H.I. Org. Britain Mgt.
BOA Florida State Board of Administration H.I. Agency St. - FL Mgt.
BOA Basic Ordering Agreement H.I. Term General Mgt.
BOAN Beneficiary's Own Account Number (SSN) H.I. Term General Mgt.
BOC or Boc t-butoxycarbonyl (also t-BOC) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech peptide synthesis - amino-protecting group
BOD biochemical oxygen demand (organisms or cells) Med. Meas. General Tech biochemical oxygen demand
BOD POD Lean body mass test chamber Med. Equip./ Test Musculosketal Tech
Boehringer Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Internat. Mgt. www.boehringer-ingelheim.com
BOFS Branchio Oculo Facial Syndrome Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech
BOL BOLUS (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
BOL. [L.] bolus (pill) Rx Term General Tech
BON bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis Med. Condition Musculosketal Tech
BONJ bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis of the jaw Med. Condition Musculosketal Tech
BOO Bladder outlet obstruction (lower urinary tract) (BPH) Disorder Genitourinary Tech
BOOP bronchiolitis obliterans with organizing pneumonia Disease Pulmonary Tech aka cryptogenic organizing pneumonia
BOP Business and Operating Plan HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
BOR Syn. Branchio Oto Renal Syndrome (Melnick-Fraser Syn.) Disorder- Heredit. ENT Tech
BORJ Borjeson Syndrome (ref. BFLS) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech
BOS Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (of the AOA) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
BOSS Budget Outlay Support System HUD System Fed. Mgt.
BOT BOTTLE (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
BP British Pharmacopoeia (aka - B Ph) H.I. Publication Britain Mgt. www.pharmacopoeia.org.uk
BP Bowenoid Papulosis Disorder- HPV Genitourinary Tech
BP Blood pressure Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
bp or b.p. boiling point (liquid vapor pressure = atmospheric press.) Med. Meas. General Tech
bp or b.p. base pair - in genetics (guanine/ cytosine or adenine/ thymine) Med.Classification Genetics Tech
BP1 Beta protein 1 Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
BPA British Paediatric Association H.I. Org. Priv. - Britain Mgt.
BPA or B.P.A. Bachelor of Public Administration Professional Title Priv. Mgt.
BPD Borderline Personality Disorder Disorder Psychiatric Mgt.
BPD Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Disorder Pulmonary Tech
BPER Division of Budget Policy, Execution & Review - ASBTF HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.hhs.gov/budget/bpm.htm
BPES Blepharophimosis, Ptosis, Epicanthus inversus syndrome Disorder- Heredit. Ocular Tech
BPH Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or Hypertrophy (BOO) Disorder Genitourinary Tech
BPHC Bureau of Primary Health Care - HRSA / AoA HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.bphc.hrsa.gov
BPI bactericidal permeability increasing protein Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
BPIG bacterial polysaccharide immune globulin Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
BPO benzoyl peroxide 4%, 8% Chem. General Tech
BPO benzylpenicilloyl Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
BPP Biophysical Profile Med. Test General Tech Test
BPPN Benign Paroxysmal Positional Nystagmus (Cupulolithiasis) Disorder- Ear ENT Tech
BPPV benign paroxysmal positional vertigo Disorder- Ear ENT Tech
BPRS Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale Med. Meas. Psychiatric Mgt. rate scale for psychopathology- 16 items
BPS Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties (ref. APhA) H.I. Org.+ Found. Priv. - Internat. Mgt. www.bpsweb.org 1976
BPS British Psychological Society H.I. Org. Priv./ Britain Mgt. www.bps.org.uk
BPS or B.P.S. Bachelor of Professional Studies Professional Title Priv. Mgt.
Bq becquerel (a unit of quantity of a radioactive nuclide) Med. Meas. General Tech ncorporation in RNA & fluoresces in ultraviolet light
Br Bromine (at - 35) (aw - 79.904) Chem. Element General Tech
BRA Brainstem Response Audiometry Med. Test Otolaryngolog Tech Test
BRAC Base Realignment and Closure (DOD Program) HUD / DOD Fed. Mgt.
Bradley Bradley Pharmaceuticals H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - U.S. Mgt. www.bradpharm.com
Braintree Braintree Laboratories, Inc. (Pharmaceuticals) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - U.S. Mgt. www.braintreelabs.com
BRAT diet bananas, rice, apples (juice or sauce) and toast Med. Procedure Gastrointest. Tech regimens for acute gastroenteritides
BRBPR Bright red blood per rectum Med. Term Genitourinary Tech
BRCA Breast Cancer Gene Test Med. Test Gynecologic Tech Test
BRCA1 gene tumor suppressor gene on chromosome 17 Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech breast and ovarian cancer germline mutations
BRCA2 gene tumor suppressor gene on chromosome 13 Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech multiple male & female cancers
BrDu bromodeoxyuridine Chem. Compound Genetics Tech UV fluorescent in RNA usage for
BRFSS Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey - CDC HHS Survey Fed. / St. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/brfss/
BRFSS Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey FL- DOH State Survey St. - FL Mgt. www.cdc.gov/brfss/
BRI Brownfields Redevelopment Initiative HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
Bristol-Myers Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (Pharmaceuticals) (PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - U.S. Mgt. www.bms.com
Bristol-Myers Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. Worldwide (Pharmaceut.)(PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - U.S. Mgt. www.bms.com
BRITE Brief Intervention and Treatment for Elders H.I. Program St. - FL Mgt.
BRM biologic-response modifiers Chem. / Live Hematology Tech aka biomodulator
BRRS Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba Syndrome (ref. BZS, RMSS) Disorder- Heredit Musculosketal Tech Bannayan-Zonana syndrome (BZS)
BS Bachelor of Science Professional Title General Mgt.
BS Bachelor of Surgery Med. Title General Mgt.
BS blood sugar Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
BS Bloom-Torre-Mackacek Syndrome (Dwarfism,Levi's Type Disease - Genetic Musculosketal Tech
BS Breath sounds or bowel sounds Med. Term General Tech
BSA bovine serum albumin Chem. / Live General Tech albumin often used in in vitro biologic
BSA Body Surface Area Med. Meas. General Tech
BSE Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (Mad Cow) Disease - TSE Bovine Tech
BSE breast self-exam Med. Procedure Gynecologic Tech Test
BSER brainstem evoked response (ref. BAER) Med. Meas. CNS Tech
BSF Barth Syndrome Foundation (m. NHC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.barthsyndrome.org
BSF B lymphocyte stimulatory factors Body substance Hematology Tech nomenclature for B cell stimulators
BSF Building Strong Families - ACF HHS Affiliate Fed. Mgt. buildingstrongfamilies.info/index.htm
BSL Biosafety level (Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4) Med. Managemnt General Tech
BSN or B.S.N. Bachelor of Science in Nursing Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
BSO bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy Med. Procedure Genitourinary Tech bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
BSS Bernard-Soulier Syndrome (giant platelet syndrome) Disorder- Heredit Hematology Tech brainstem evoked response
BSS Brown-Sequard Syndrome (Spastic Spinal Monoplegia Syndr.) Injury-Spinal Cord CNS Tech
BT Bleeding time Med. Term Hematology Tech
BTC below-the-counter (pharmaceuticals / medicines) H.I. Commodity General Mgt.
BTE Behind-the-ear hearing aid/instrument Med. Equipment ENT Tech
BTPS body temp. at barometric pressure - lung gas volume symbol Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech water vapor saturated at 37@C
BTU British Thermal Unit Med. Meas. General Tech temp rise of 1 lb. water 1 degree F
BTX botulinum toxin Chem. / Live Hematology Tech neurotoxin from Clostridium botulinum
BUDR 5-bromodeoxyuridine (a thymidine analogue) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
BULL. [L.] bulliat (let it boil) Rx Term General Tech
BUN Blood Urea Nitrogen (Rng. 7-18 mg/dL) (renal) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech Test
But. [L.] butyrum (butter) Rx Term General Tech
BV Bacterial Vaginosis Med. Condition Gynecologic Tech www.cdc.gov/std/bv/default.htm
BV biologic value Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
BVAD biventricular assist device (ref. VAD, LVAD, RVAD) Med. Equipment Cardiovasc. Tech combined functions of left & right devices
BWS Beckwith - Wiedemann Syndrone (overgrowth) (EMG Syn.) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Visceromegaly-Umbilical Hernia-Macro.
BX or Bx Biopsy - Med. Abbreviation (aka: Bx) Med. Term General Tech
BZS Bannayan-Zonana syndrome (ref. BRRS, RMSS) Disorder- Heredit Musculosketal Tech Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndr. (BRRS)
C Clinic (CTD Transport Code) H.I. Term St. - FL Mgt.
C Cervical vertebra (C1 thru C7) Body component Musculosketal Tech
C Cytosine (DNA 'G-C' & RNA 'G-C' - "code letter pair" element) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech Ref. cytidine (RNA)
C Cortisol (corticosteroid hormone) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
C cytidine or cysteine Chem. / Live Genetics Tech
c small calorie Chem. / Meas. General Tech
C large calorie Chem. / Meas. General Tech
C Carbon (at - 6) (aw - 12.0107) Chem. Element General Tech
C cylinder or cylindrical lens Med. Equipment General Tech
c Curie Med. Meas. General Tech
c centum or concentration or circumference Med. Meas. General Tech
C Celsius or Centigrade Med. Meas. General Tech
c with or complement Med. Term General Tech
C component of complement (C1 thru C9) Med. Term General Tech
C canine; contraction; coulomb; color sense; congius Med. Terms General Tech
C & A Child and Adolescent H.I. Term General Tech
C & E Consultation and Education H.I. Term General Mgt.
C & P Credentialing and Privileging H.I. Term General Mgt.
C & S Culture and sensitivity Med. Term General Tech
C / c wave monophasic postive deflection in electroretinogram Med. Meas. Ocular Tech source from pigment epithelium of the retina
c mm cubic millimeter Med. Meas. General Tech
C Syndrome Opitz trigonocephaly syndrome Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech
C wave venous & atrial pulses during ventricular contraction Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech mitral and tricuspid valves are abruptly
C.A.R.E. Cardiac Arrhythmias Research Education Foundation H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
C.F.W. m. cancer-free white mouse Med. Specimen General Tech strain for cancer research lab use
C.H.I.N. Congenital Heart Information Network H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
c.m.s. [L.] cras mane sumendus (to be taken tomorrow morning) Rx Term General Tech aka Rx Term
c.n. [L.] cras nocte (tomorrow night). Rx Term General Tech aka Rx Term
c.n.s. [L.] cras nocte sumendus (to be taken tomorrow night) Rx Term General Tech
c.p. chemically pure Med. Term General Tech
C/D optic nerve head cup-to-disc ratio Med. Meas. Ocular Tech optic nerve head cup-to-disc ratio
C/O Complaining of Med. Term General Tech
C1 - C7 cervical vertebrae (C1 through C7). Body component Musculosketal Tech
C1-INH Complement Component 1 Inhibitor Deficiciency (HAE) Disorder- Heredit Hematology Tech
C3 Complement Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
CA Chemical Abuse/Addiction H.I. Term General Mgt.
CA Cocaine Anonymous H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
CA Commercial Air carrier (CTD Transport Code) H.I. Equip. General Mgt.
CA Certified Acupuncturist Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
CA cold agglutinin Chem. / Live Genetics Tech antibody that agglutinates erythrocytes or
CA cytosine arabinoside (synthetic nucleoside) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech antimetabolite in the treatment of neoplasms
Ca Calcium (at - 20) (aw - 40.078) Chem. Element General Tech
CA bromobenzylcyanide (tear gas) CDC Chem.- Gas General Tech http://emergency.cdc.gov/agent/riotcontrol
CA carcinoma Disease - Cancer Multi-organ Tech malignant neoplasm derived fr. epithelial cells
CA cardiac arrest Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech complete cessation of cardiac activity
Ca cathode Med. Equipment General Tech
CA chronological age Med. Term General Tech
CA Cancer Med. Term Multi-organ Tech
ca. [L.] circa - approximately or about Med. Term General Tech
CA/N Child Abuse/Neglect H.I. Term General Mgt. Pediatrics
CA-125 Cancer antigen test Med. Test General Tech Test
CAA Community Action Agency H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
CAA senile Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy (ref. ICH) Med. Condition Cerebral Tech aka Amyloidosis - cerebral
CAAD Carotid Artery Atherosclerotic Disease Disease Cardiovasc. Tech
CAAD Cystic Adventitial Arterial Disease Disorder- Arterial Vascular Tech cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid
CAAE cerebral arterial air embolism Disorder- Arterial Pulmonary Tech
CABG Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery Med. Procedure Cardiovasc. Tech
caBIG cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid - NCI / NIH HHS Project Fed. Mgt. cancer.gov/directorscorner/caBIG
CABS Chemical Agent Briefing Sheets - ATSDR / CDC HHS Publication Fed. Mgt. www.atsdr.cdc.gov/cabs/
CACC cathodal closure contraction (see CCC) (ref. CaOC) Body response Musculosketal Tech
CAD Coronary Artery Disease (ref. ASHD) Disease Cardiovasc. Tech
CADASIL cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy w/ subcortical Infarc Disease CNS Tech
CADCA Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America - SAMHSA HHS Affiliate Priv./ ST / Fed. Mgt. http://cadca.org/
CAE Certified Association Executive Professional Title Priv. Mgt.
CAF cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin and 5-fluorouracil Chem. / Drug Cancer Tech
CAFO Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations - EHHE / NCEH / CDC HHS Program Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/cafos/
CAGE Contractor & Government Entity Code - CMS H.I. Mfg. Code General Mgt. formerly FSCM
CAH Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Disorder- Genetic Genitourinary Tech CAH Education & Support Network
CAHNZ Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Trust (New Zealand) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
CAHPS Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers & Systems HHS Surveys Fed. / Priv. Mgt. www.cms.hhs.gov/CAHPS/
CAIVRS Credit Alert Interactive Voice Response System HUD System Fed. Mgt.
Cal large Calorie (scientific term = 'kilocalorie') Med. Meas. Metabolic Tech
CALLA Common acute lymphoblastic leukemia antigen Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
CAM Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) Med. Term General Mgt. ref. http://nccam.nih.gov
CAM cell adhesion molecules (ref. NCAM) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech cell adhesion protein
CAMA-1 human breast cancer cell line with ERa and AR Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
CAMICC CDC/ATSDR Minority Initiatives Coordinating Committee - CDC HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/omhd/CAMICC/CAMICC
cAMP cyclic adenosine, 5-monophosphate (ref. CRP) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech human breast cancer cell line that
CAMT Certified Acupressure Massage Therapist Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
CAN Coordinated Assistance Network Emer. Operations Fed. / St. Mgt.
CancerWeb http://cancerweb.nd.ac.uk/ Tech
CANE Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly H.I. Org. Priv./Fed. Mgt.
CaOC cathodal opening contraction (ref. CACC, CCC) Body response Musculosketal Tech
CAOHC Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation HHS Affiliate Priv. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/niosh/hhe/
CAOS Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery Med. Procedure Musculosketal Tech
CAP Compliance Action Program (See PhRMA) H.I. Program Priv. Mgt.
CAP College of American Pathologists (SNOMED CT®) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.cap.org 16000 memb
CAP Client Advocacy & Protection H.I. Program General Mgt.
CAP Community Action Program H.I. Program General Mgt.
CAP Corrective Action Plan H.I. Program General Mgt.
CAP catabolite (gene) activator protein Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
CAP Community-Acquired Pneumonia Disease Pulmonary Tech Community-Acquired Pneumonia
CAP CAPSULE (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
CAP Child Attention Problems Med. Meas. Pediatrics Tech Pediatrics
CAPA Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse (ref. ABPANC) Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
CAPC The Center to Advance Palliative Care H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.capc.org
CAPD Central auditory processing disorder Disorder ENT Tech
CAPD Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis Med. Procedure Genitourinary Tech
CAPER Comprehensive Annual Performance and Evaluation Report HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
CAPI Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CFACT) HHS System Fed. Mgt.
CAPPA Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association H.I. Org. Priv. - Inter. Mgt. www.cappa.net
CAPRA Canadian Association of Professional Regulatory Affairs H.I. Org. Priv.-Canadian Mgt. www.capra.ca
CAPT Canadian Association of Pharmacy Technicians, Inc. H.I. Org. Priv.-Canadian Mgt. http://capt.ca/
CAPTA Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act - ACF H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt. Child Abuse Prevention & Treatment Act
CAR Canadian Association of Radiologists H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.car.ca
CARCs Claim Adjustment Reason Codes - CMS HHS System Fed. Mgt.
CARE Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt. http://hab.hrsa.gov/history.htm
CARES Comprehensive Assessment & Review - Long Term Care Svcs H.I. Term St. - FL Mgt.
CARES CARES Foundation H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.caresfoundation.org
CARF Commission for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities H.I. Org. St. - FL Mgt.
CARIE Coalition of Advocates for the Rights of the Infirm Elderly H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
Caring Bridge Caring Bridge (m. NHC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.caringbridge.org
CARN Certified Addictions Registered Nurse Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
CARN-AP Certified Addictions Registered Nurse - Advanced Practice Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
CARS Childhood Autism Rating Scale Med. Meas. Autism Tech
CART CARTON (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
CAS Chemical Abstracts Service (see ACS) ATSDR / CDC HHS Service General Mgt. www.cas.org see ACS
CASA Clinical Assessment Software Application H.I. Database General Mgt.
CASA National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.casacolumbia.org
CASA computer-aided semen analysis Med. Meas. General Tech
CASP Community Aging Services Provider(s) (AoA) HHS Term Fed. Mgt.
CAT California Achievement Test Med. Meas. General Mgt.
CAT choline acetyltranferase Enzyme CNS Tech
CAT / CT Computerized Axial Tomography (now CT) Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
CAT Scan Computerized Axial Tomography (now CT Scan) Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
CATCH Community Access to Child Health H.I. Program General Mgt. Pediatrics
Category II Performance Measurement Section - CPT Codes 0001F-4018F Med. Term General Tech CPT Major Code - 7th Section
Category III Emerging Technology Section - CPT Codes 0003T - 0140T Med. Term General Tech CPT Major Code - 8th Section
CAU Complaint Administration Unit (AHCA) H.I. Dept. St. - FL Mgt.
CAVB complete atrioventricular block Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
CAVC Common Atrioventricular Canal Defect (ref. AVSD) Disorder- Congen Cardiovasc. Tech
CAVE cerebro-acro-visceral early lethality complex (ref. PHS) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech epencephalon-1
CB Bachelor of Surgery [L.] Chirurgiae Baccalaureus Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
CB Community Builders HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
CB Offfice of Children's Bureau - ACF HHS Office Fed. Mgt. www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/
CB Cerebellum (aka - epencephalon-1) Body component Cerebral Tech located between the cerebrum & brain stem
CBA Competitive Bidding Area (ref. DMEPOS) - HHS Med. Equip. - HHS Fed. / Priv. Mgt. www.medicare.gov ref. DMEPOS
CBAE Community-Based Abstinence Education - FYSB / ACF HHS Program Fed. Mgt. acf.hhs.gov/news/press/2005/CBAE
CBBF Children's Brittle Bone Foundation H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. Pediatrics
CBC Chartered Benefit Consultant H.I. Private Priv. Mgt.
CBC Center for Beneficiary Choices - CMS HHS Center Fed. Mgt. www.cms.hhs.gov/CMSLeadership/05
CBC or cbc complete blood count Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
CBD Commerce Business Daily HUD / General General Mgt.
CBD corticobasal degeneration (ref. PSP) Med. Condition Cerebral Tech
CBE Clinical Breast Exam Med. Procedure Gynecologic Tech Test
CBER Center for Biologics Evaluation & Research - FDA HHS Center Fed. Mgt. www.fda.gov/cber.
CBET certified biomedical equipment technician Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
CBF Cerebral Blood Flow Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
CBF Coronary Blood Flow Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
CBG corticosteroid-binding globulin (see transcortin) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
CBGD Cortical-Basal Ganglionic Degeneration Disorder- Brain CNS Tech
CBI Center for Biomedical Informatics - OD / NHLBI / NIH HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/cbi/index.htm
Cbl cobalamin (vitamin B12 compounds) Chem. Compound Metabolic Tech w. dimethylbenzimidazolylcobamide nucleus
CBO Congressional Budget Office HUD / General Fed. Mgt.
CBPS Congenital Bilateral Perisylvian Syndrome Disorder- Brain Multi-organ Tech
CBRF Community Based Residential Facility H.I. Facility - HHS Priv. Mgt.
CBRN Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear threats - BARDA HHS Term Fed. Mgt. hhs.gov/aspr/barda/phemce/index.html
CBRN chemical, biological, radiological & nuclear threats - HHS HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.hhs.gov/aspr/barda/phemce/
CBSG Community Services Block Grant HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
CBT computer based test / testing H.I. Term General Mgt. cerebral blood volume
CBT Cognitive-Behavioral Theraphy Med. Procedure Psychiatric Tech
CBV cerebral blood volume Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
Cbz carbobenzoxy- (benzyloxycarbonyl) Chem. Compound Metabolic Tech Amino-protecting radical used
CC National Institutes of Health Clinical Center - NIH HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. http://clinicalcenter.nih.gov/
CC Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center - CC / NIH HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. http://clinicalcenter.nih.gov/
CC Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center - CC / NIH HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. http://clinicalcenter.nih.gov/
CC complication or co-morbid condition H.I. Term St. Mgt.
CC Chief complaint (on patient's med. history) Med. Term General Tech
cc or c.c. cubic centimeter Med. Meas. General Tech
CCA Certified Coding Associate (ICD-9) (ref. AHIMA) Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
CCA chimpanzee coryza agent (see RSV) Disease - Viral Pulmonary Tech See respiratory syncytial virus
CCA Congenital Contractural Arachnodactyly (Beals-Hecht Syndr.) Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech
CCAL 1 Chondrocalcinosis-1, Familial Articular (ref. CCPD) Disorder- Metabol. Musculosketal Tech
CCAL 2 Chondrocalcinosis-2, Familial Articular (ref. CCPD) Disorder- Metabol. Musculosketal Tech
CCAT conglutinating complement absorption test Med. Test Hematology Tech Test
CCB Office of Child Care Bureau - OFA / ACF HHS Office Fed. Mgt. www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ccb/
CCC Cathodal Closure Contraction (see CACC) Body response Musculosketal Tech
CCCP Canadian College of Clinical Pharmacy (see ACCP) H.I. Org. Priv.-Canadian Mgt. www.cccp.ca
CCCS Center for Communication & Consumer Services - AoA HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.aoa.gov/about/org/headquarters
CCD Congenital Cardiovascular Disease Disease Cardiovasc. Tech
CCD Canada-Cronkhite Disease (ref. CCS) Disease - rare Gastrointest. Tech
CCD Central Core Disease (ref. CCO) Disorder- Genetic. Musculosketal Tech Pediatrics
CCD Congenital Cardiovascular Defect Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
CCDA Community Care for Disabled Adults H.I. Term St. Mgt.
CCDBG Child Care and Development Block Grant H.I. Program St. / Fed. Mgt. Pediatrics
CCDM Control of Communicable Diseases Manual CDC Med. Standard Fed. Mgt.
CCE Community Care for the Elderly H.I. Program St. / Fed. Mgt. FS 430.201 -.207
CCEHIP Coordinating Center for Environmental Health & Injury Prevention HHS Org.- CDC Fed. Mgt. cdc.gov/about/organization/ccehip.htm
CCF Compassion Capital Fund - OCS / ACF HHS Project Fed. Mgt. www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs
CCF crystal-induced chemotactic factor (glycoprotein) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
CCFA Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (m. NHC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.ccfa.org 800-932-2423
CCGP Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy (ref. ASCP) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.ccgp.org 1997
CCH Child Care Home H.I. Facility General Mgt. Pediatrics
CCH Certified in Classical Homeopathy Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
CCHF Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever - CDC Disease - Viral Multi-organ Tech
CCHIS Coordinating Center for Health Information and Service - CDC HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/cchis/
CCHS Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (ref. OHD) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech
CCI Correct Coding Initiative H.I. Coding Sys. General Mgt.
CCI Child Caring Institution H.I. Facility General Mgt.
CCID Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases - CDC HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. cdc.gov/about/organization/ccid.htm
CCIP Chronic Care Improvement Project - CMS Project HHS Project Fed. Mgt.
CCK cholecystokinin (polypeptide hormone) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
CCM Critical Care Medicine H.I. Term Priv. Mgt.
CCM Certified Case Manager Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
CCM Cerebral carvenous malformations Disorder Cerebral Tech
CCMC Commission for Case Manager Certification H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
CCMHC Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (see NBCC) Med. Title Priv. Mgt. (see NBCC & AMHCA)
CCMS Cerebrocostomandibular syndrome Disorder- Heredit Musculosketal Tech
CCN Colorectal Cancer Network H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.colorectal-cancer.net
CCNE Commission on Colleges of Nursing Education H.I. Org. Nursing Mgt.
CCNS Certified Critical Care Nurse Specialist Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
CCNU Chloroethylcyclohexlnitrosourea (aka lomustine) Med. Compound General Tech An antineoplastic agent.
CCO Central Core Disease of Muscle (ref. CCD) Disorder- Genetic. Musculosketal Tech Pediatrics
CCP complement control protein (superfamily - RCA, CFTR) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech linked gene cluster superfamily encoding a
CCP cyclic citrullinated peptide, antibody Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
CCPD Continuous Cycling Peritoneal Dialysis Med. Procedure Genitourinary Tech
CCPR Coordinated Comprehensive Provider Review(s) H.I. Program Fed. / Priv. Mgt. http://training.dfmc.org/wic/
CCR Central Contractor Registration HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
CCR Center for Cancer Research (NCI) H.I. Org. Priv. / NIH Mgt.
CCRC Continuing Care Retirement Community H.I. Facility Priv. Mgt.
CCRC Canadian Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
CCRIS Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System (NLM) H.I. Data Base Fed. Tech
CCRN Certified Critical Care Nurse Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
CCRR Child Care Resource and Referral H.I. Term General Mgt.
CCS Crippled Children's Services H.I. Program General Mgt. Pediatrics
CCS Certified Coding Specialist (ICD-9) (ref. AHIMA) Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
CCS Composite Cultured Skin (wound dressing) Chem. / Live Dermatologic Tech Pediatrics
CCS Cronkhite-Canada syndrome Disease - rare Gastrointest. Tech
CCS-P Certified Coding Specialist- Physician-based (ref. AHIMA) Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
CCT Certified Cardiographic Technician Med. Title Cardiovasc. Mgt.
CCTA Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography Med. Equip./ Test Cardiovasc. Tech Test
CCTC Council of Chairs of Training Councils H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. APA
CCTC Critical Care Trauma Centre H.I. Facility Priv. Mgt.
CCU Coronary Care Unit Med. Facility Cardiovasc. Mgt.
CCU Critical Care Unit Med. Facility General Mgt.
CD Certified Doula (DONA or CAPPA) (ref. PD, CLD) Professional Title Priv. Mgt.
CD Chemically Dependent H.I. Term General Mgt.
CD Communication Disorder H.I. Term General Mgt.
CD clusters of differentiation Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
Cd Cadmium (at - 48) (aw - 112.411) Chem. Element General Tech
CD curative dose (normal health dose qty.) Chem. Meas. General Tech see also median curative dode
CD Crohn's disease (ref. UC, IBS) Disease Gastrointest. Tech
CD Celiac disease (ref. gluten enteropathy) Disease Gastrointest. Tech ref. Gee-Herter disease & Huebner-Herter
CD Canavan-Van Bogaert-Bertrand Disease Disorder- Brain CNS Tech Pediatrics
CD Candidiasis Disorder- Genetic Immunology Tech
CD conductive deafness (conductive hearing loss) Med. Condition ENT Tech
CD conjugata diagonalis (diagonal conjugate diameter) Med. Meas. Pelvic Tech aka diagonal conjugate diameter
CD circular dichroism (light polarization) Med. Meas. Ocular Tech elliptical polarization of monochromatic
CD cadaveric donor (ref. transplantation) Med. Procedure General Tech allogeneic transplant of cadaver organ
Cd caudal or coccygeal Med. Term General Tech
CD Sprague-Dawley strain of rats Med. Testing General Tech
CDA Child Development Associate Professional Title Priv. Mgt. Pediatrics
CDABO College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics H.I. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.cdabo.org
CDBG Community Development Block Grant (CPD Program) HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
CDBG Community Development Block Grant (OCS - ACF) HHS Program Fed. Mgt. www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs
CDC Centers for Disease Control - HHS HHS Agency Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov
CDC Consumer Directed Care Plus Program (Medicaid waiver) H.I. Term St. - FL Mgt.
CDC/W Centers for Disease Control / Washington - HHS HHS Office Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/washington/
CDDC Consortium of Developmental Disabilities Councils H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
CDDP cisplatin (cis-diamminedichloroplatinum complex) Med. Treatment Multi-organ Tech
CDE Certified Diabetes Educator Med. Title Priv. Mgt. Nutrition
CDER Center for Drug Evaluation & Research - FDA HHS Center Fed. Mgt. www.fda.gov/cder/
CDER Center for Drug Evaluation & Research - FDA HHS Center Fed. Tech www.fda.gov/cder/
CDF Children's Defense Fund H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. Pediatrics
CDG1A Carbohydrate-deficient Glycoprotein Syndrome Type Ia Disorder- Metabol. Endocrine Tech
CDGP Constitutional Delay in Growth and Puberty (ref. CGD) Disorder- Unknw. Musculosketal Tech Pediatrics
CDGS Carbohydrate-deficient Glycoprotein Syndromes Disorder- Metabol. Endocrine Tech
CDH Congenital Dislocation of the Hip (ref. DDH) Med. Condition Musculosketal Tech http://www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
CDHC Consumer Driven Health Care (ref. HSA, HDHP, IRS) H.I. Term General Mgt. irs.gov/publications - search HSA
CDI Central Diabetes Insipidus (ref. NDI) Disorder- Metabol. Genitourinary Tech
CdLS Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (ref. BDLS) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech
CDM Charge Description Master (UB-92 & HCPCS Code) H.I. System General Mgt.
CDMR Caesarean delivery on maternal request Med. Procedure Gynecologic Tech
CD-N Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist Med. Title Priv. Mgt. Nutrition
cDNA complementary DNA Chem. / Live Genetics Tech
CDOM Center for Delivery, Organization & Markets - AHRQ HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.ahrq.gov/about/cdom/
CDP cytidine 5'-diphosphate (ref. CMP, CTP) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
CDR Contract Discrepancy Report OCKT / AHRQ HHS / General Fed. / St./ Priv. Mgt.
CDRH Center for Devices & Radiological Health - FDA HHS Center Fed. Mgt. www.fda.gov/cdrh/
CDRL Contract Data Requirements List OCKT / AHRQ HHS / General Fed. / St./ Priv. Mgt.
CDS Citizen Dispute Settlement (FL Judicial Branch) Gov't. System St. - FL Mgt.
CDT Child Day Training H.I. Term Priv./St. Mgt. http://www.ahrq.gov/about/cdom/
CDT Code on Dental Procedures & Nomenclature (HIPPA) H.I. Standard Fed. - Dental Mgt. "Dentists" CDT - ADA copyright
CDTA Community Development Technical Assistance HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
CDTP Chemical Dependency Treatment Program H.I. Program General Mgt.
CDWSP Community Development Work Study Program HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
CE Consumer Education H.I. Term General Mgt.
CE Continuing Education H.I. Term General Mgt.
Ce Cerium (at - 58) (aw - 140.116) Chem. Element General Tech
CEA Carcinoembryonic antigen (tumor marker) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech Test
CEA carotid endarterectomy Med. Procedure Cardiovasc. Tech excision - intima & media from carotid
CEB calcium entry blocker(s) H.I. Term General Tech
CEBS Chemical Effects in Biological Systems - NIEHS HHS System Fed. Mgt. http://cebs.niehs.nih.gov/
CEC Council for Exceptional Children H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. Pediatrics
CED Community Economic Development (Urban & Rural) - OCS/ACF HHS Program Fed. Mgt. www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs
CED Camurati-Engelmann Disease ( Diaphyseal Dysplasia) Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech
CEE Conjugated Equine Estrogen Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
CEF Community Empowerment Fund (CPD Program) HUD Term Fed. Mgt.
CEHN Children's Environmental Health Network H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.cehn.org
Cel Celsius or Celsius scale Med. Meas. General Tech
Celgene Celgene Corporation (Pharmaceuticals - Global) (PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Internat. Mgt. www.celgene.com yr.1987
CELLO CELLO PACK (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
CELO virus chicken embryo lethal orphan virus Disease - Viral General Tech Aviadenovirus genus and similar to
CEM contagious equine metritis Disease - Viral General Tech
CEMP Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan Emer. Operations Fed. / St. Mgt.
CEN Certified Emergency Nurse (ref. BECN) Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
Census U.S. Census Bureau U.S. Org. Fed. Mgt. www.census.gov
Centocor Centocor, Inc. (Pharmaceutic.- Bio) (J&J) (PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.centocor.com ref. JNJ
CEO Chief Executive Officer Professional Title St. & Priv. Mgt.
CEP Completed Exposure Pathways - DT / ATSDR /CDC HHS List Fed. Mgt. www.atsdr.cdc.gov/cep/index.html
CEP Congenital Erythropoietic Porphyria (Guenther Disease) Disorder- Heredit Hematology Tech
CEPH Centre d'Etude du Polymorphisme Humain France & Fondation H.I. Org. France Mgt. France and Fondation Jean Dausset
Cephalon Cephalon, Inc. (Pharmaceuticals - Global) (PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Internat. Mgt. www.cephalon.com yr.1986
CEPT Cholesterol ester transfer protein Chem. / Live Cardiovasc. Tech
CER Cap. Extended Release (Pharma./ Rx term) Chem. / Drug General Tech
CERC Chemical Emergency Resources for Clinicians - DLS / NECH HHS Sys. -CDC Fed. Tech www.cdc.gov/nceh/dls/cerc.htm
CERCLA Comprehen. Environ. Response, Compensation & Liability Act H.I. Law-HHS/EPA Fed. Mgt. www.atsdr.cdc.gov/cercla
CERCLIS Compre. Environ. Response, Compensation & Liability Info. Sys. HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.atsdr.cdc.gov/dhac.html
CERHR Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. NTP - National Toxicology Program
CERT Comprehensive Error Rate Testing - CMS HHS Program Fed. Mgt. www.cms.hhs.gov/CERT/
CERT Community Emergency Response Team (FEMA) Emer. Operations Fed. / St. Mgt.
CERTs Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (AHRQ) HHS Program Fed. Mgt.
CES Cat eye syndrome (Schmid-Fraccaro Syndrome) Disorder-Chromo. Ocular Tech Chromosome 22-Partial Trisomy (22pter-22q11
CESD Center for Epidemiologic Studies - Depression Scale Med. Meas. Psychiatric Mgt.
CESD cholesteryl ester storage disease Disease Endocrine Tech mild lysosomal storage disease caused by
CF citrovorum factor (ref. folinic acid) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
CF carbolfuchsin Chem. Compound General Tech
Cf Californium (at - 98) (aw - 251) Chem. Element General Tech
CF Cystic Fibrosis Disease Pediatrics Tech
CF cardiac failure Med. condition Cardiovasc. Tech
CF complement fixation or fixating (Serologic test) Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech
CF coupling factor Med. Term General Tech animal copulation
CFA Cryptogenic Fibrosing Alveolitis (IPF, IPP, UIP) Disease - Unknw. Pulmonary Tech Diffuse interstitial pulmonary fibrosis
CFACT Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends - AHRQ HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.ahrq.gov/about/cfact/
CFAH Center for the Advancement of Health (m. NHC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.cfah.org
CFAL Communities for a Lifetime (DOEA) St. Program St.& Local- FL Mgt.
CFBCI Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (ACF) HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.hhs.gov/fbci/
CFC Combined Federal Campaign H.I. Program Fed. Mgt.
CFC Cardio-Facio-Cutaneous Family Network H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
CFC Combined Federal Campaign H.I. Program Fed. Mgt.
CFC Covered Families and Children H.I. Term General Mgt.
CFC chlorofluorocarbon Chem. / Drug Pulmonary Tech
CFC Syndr. Cardiofaciocutaneous Syndrome Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech Facio-cardio-cutaneous syndr.
CFDA Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance HHS / General Fed. Mgt.
CFF or cff critical fusion frequency Med. Meas. General Tech
CFIDS Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome Med. condition Immunology Tech
CFISA The National CFIDS Foundation, Inc. (1997) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.NCF-NET.org
CFL Compact Flourescent Lighting H.I. Equip. General Mgt. Univ. Design
CFND Craniofrontonasal Dysplasia (Dysostosis) Disorder- Heredit Musculosketal Tech
CFNP Certified Family Nurse Practitioner Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
CFNP Community Food and Nutrition Program H.I. Program General Mgt.
CFO Chief Financial Officer Professional Title St. & Priv. Mgt.
CFO Office of Chief Financial Officer HUD Org. Fed. Mgt.
CFP Certified Financial Planner Professional Title Priv. Mgt.
CFR / C.F.R. Code of Federal Regulations (NARA - GPO) H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt.
CFS Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Disorder- Unknw. CNS / Muscul. Tech Epidemic Neuromyasthenia
CFSAN Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition - FDA HHS Center Fed. Mgt. www.cfsan.fda.gov
CFT complement fixation test Med. Meas. Metabolic Tech
CFTD Congenital Fiber Type Disproportion Disease - Genetic Musculosketal Tech
CFTDM Myopathy of Congenital Fiber Type Disproportion Disease - Genetic Musculosketal Tech
CFTR cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator (protein) (RCA, CCP) Chem. / Live Pediatrics Tech cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance
CFU colony-forming units Med. Meas. Genitourinary Tech
CFU-BASO colony-forming unit – basophilic Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
CFU-C colony-forming unit - culture Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
CFU-E colony-forming unit - erthyroid Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
CFU-EO colony-forming unit – eosinophilic Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
CFU-G colony-forming unit – granulocytic Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
CFU-GEMM colony-forming unit–granulocyte, erythrocyte, monocyte & mega Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
CFU-GM colony-forming unit – granulocyte-macrophage Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
CFU-M colony-forming unit – macrophage Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
CFU-MEG colony-forming unit – megakaryocytic Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
CFU-S colony-forming unit - spleen Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
CG Phosgene Chem. / Gas Pulmonary Tech Carbonyl chloride
CG chorionic gonadotropic (hormone) Chem. / Live Gynecologic Tech placenta gonadotropin
CGA Charitable Gift Annuity H.I. Program Priv. Mgt.
CGA Comprehensive Geriatrics Assessment H.I. Procedure Priv. Mgt.
CGA catabolite gene activator (see cAMP & CAP) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
CGAP Cancer Genome Anatomy Project H.I. Program Priv. Mgt.
CGD Chronic Granulomatous Disease (Congenital Dysphagocytosis) Disease - Genetic Immunology Tech
CGD Constitutional growth delay (ref. CDGP) Disorder- Unknw. Musculosketal Tech Pediatrics
CGF Core Genotyping Facility (NCI) H.I. Org. Priv. / NIH Mgt.
CGF Congenital Generalized Fibromatosis (IM) Disorder- Unknw. Multi-organ Tech Pediatrics
CGH comparative genomic hybridization Med. Technique Genetics Tech comparative genomic analysis
CGMP Current Good Manufacturing Practice (HHS) H.I. Term / HHS General Mgt. Current Good Manufacturing Practice
cGMP cyclic guanosine 3', 5'-monophosphate Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
CGN Certified Gastroenterology Nurse Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
CGP Comprehensive Grant Program HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
CGP Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (see CCPG) Med. Title Priv. Mgt. www.ccgp.org 1997
CGP chorionic “growth hormone-prolactin” Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech chorionic “growth hormone-prolactin”
CGPA Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.canadiangenerics.ca
CGRN Certified Gastroenterology Registered Nurse Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
CGRP calcitonin gene-related peptide Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech calcitonin gene-related peptide
CGS or cgs centimeter-gram-second system Med. Meas. General Tech
cGy centigray (absorbed radiation dose unit = 1 rad) Med. Meas. General Tech a unit of absorbed radiation dose equal to
CH Certified Herbalist Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
CH crown-heel length (embryo, fetus & infant) (CHL) Med. Meas. Musculosketal Tech
Ch. chapter H.I. Term General Mgt.
Ch. B. Bachelor of Surgery Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
Ch. D. Doctor of Surgery Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
CH50 total hemolytic complement assay Med. Meas. Immunology Tech
CHA Canadian Hospital Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
CHACHSPT CDC/HRSA Advisory Comm. on HIV & STD Prevention & Treatm. HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. //hab.hrsa.gov/about/haacroster.htm
CHADD Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder H.I. Term General Mgt.
CHADD Children and Adults with AD / HD (m. NHC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.chadd.org
CHAMPUS Civilian Health & Medical Program of the Uniformed Services H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt.
CHAMPVA U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Health Benefits H.I. Program Fed. Mgt.
CHAP Comprehensive Homeless Assistance Plan HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
CHAP cyclophosphamide, hexamethylmelamine, doxorubicin & cispla Chemotherapy Gynecologic Tech cyclophosphamide, hexamethylmelamine
CHARGE Syn. Coloboma, Heart, Atresia of Choanae, Retardation of Growth Disorder- Unknw. Multi-organ Tech Pediatrics - and Ear Anomaly
CHARTS Community Health Assessment Resource Tool Set (DOH) Database St. - FL Mgt.
CHAS Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy HUD Term Fed. Mgt.
CHC Community Health Center - BPHC / HRSA HHS Facility Fed. Mgt. http://bphc.hrsa.gov/chc/
CHC Community Health Charities (m. NHC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.healthcharities.org
CHC Certified Healthcare Consultant (see AAHC) Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
CHCIP Comprehensive Health Communic. & Implementation Program HHS Program Fed. Mgt.
CHD Congenital Heart Disease Disease Cardiovasc. Tech
CHD Coronary Heart Disease Disease Cardiovasc. Tech
CHDO Community and Housing Development Organization HUD Org. Fed. Mgt.
ChE cholinesterase (hydrolase class enzyme) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
CHEA Council for Higher Education Accreditation H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.chea.org
CHEM-20 20 metabolic tests (blood serum only) (SMA20, SMAC20) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
CHEM-7 basic metabolic panel (blood chem. test) (SMA7, SMAC7) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
ChemIDplus Chemical Dictionary & Structure database - SIS / NLM HHS Database Fed. - NIH Mgt. http://chem.sis.nlm.nih.gov/chemidplus/
CHF Congestive Heart Failure Disease Cardiovasc. Tech
CHF Congenital Hepatic Fibrosis Disease - Heredit. GU / Hepatic Tech CHILD syndrome (unilateral hemidysplasia
CHH Cartilage-Hair Hypoplasia Disease - Heredit. Musculosketal Tech
CHH McKusick Type Metaphyseal Chondrodysplasia Disease - Heredit. Musculosketal Tech
CHHP Certified Holistic Health Practitioner Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
CHHSC Coastal High Hazard Study Commission Emer. Operations Fed. / St. Mgt.
CHI Consolidated Health Informatics (USIK / HHS) HHS System Fed. Mgt. Consolidated Health Informatics (CHI
CHIC Community Health Improvement Council H.I. Org. Priv. / St. Mgt.
CHID Combined Health Information Database - Fed. HHS Database Fed. Mgt.
CHIK Chikungunya (Arbovirus A Chikungunya Type) Virus Musculosketal Tech
CHIKV Chikungunya Fever Disease - Viral Multi-organ Tech
CHILD Syn. Congenital Hemidysplasia with Ichthyosis Erythroderma & Limb Disease - Genetic Musculosketal Tech Pediatrics / DOC Icthyosis
CHIP Children's Health Insurance Program - IHS et al. HHS Program St. / Fed. Mgt.
CHIRI Child Health Insurance Research Initiative (CDOM / AHRQ) HHS Program Fed. Mgt. www.ahrq.gov/chiri/
Chiron Chiron Corporation (Pharmaceuticals - Novartis) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.chiron.com
CHL crown-heel length (embryo, fetus & infant) (CH) Med. Meas. Musculosketal Tech crown of the head to the heel
CHMIS Evaulation of Community Healthy Marriages Initiatives-OPRE/ACF HHS Project Fed. Mgt. www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/opre
CHN Congenital hypomyelination neuropathy Disorder- Neuro. Multi-organ Tech Pediatrics
CHO Carbohydrate Chem. General Tech
CHO Chinese hamster ovary (cells) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
CHom Certified in Homeopathy Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
CHOP cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone Chem. Compound Chemotherap. Tech lymphoma treatment
CHOREA Huntington's disease Disease - Heredit. Musculosketal Tech
CHOW Change of Ownership (license) (HCCU, AHCA) H.I. Form St. - FL Mgt.
CHP Certified Health Physicist (AAHP, ABHP) Med. Title Priv. Mgt. www.hps1.org/aahp/
CHP Certified in Healthcare Privacy (ref. AHIMA) Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
CHPA Consumer Healthcare Products Association (w. NDMA) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.chpa-info.org 1998
CHPN Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
CHPS Certification in Healthcare Privacy & Security (AHIMA) Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
CHR Community Health Representative H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
CHRB Community Housing Resource Board HUD Org. Priv. / Fed. Mgt.
Chrisendres http://icd9cmchrisendres.com/ Tech
CHS Contract Health Services H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
CHS Children's Home Society H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
CHS cholinesterase (hydrolase class enzyme) (PCE) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech ref. SChE serum
CHS Chediak-Higashi Syndrome (Leukocytic Anomaly Albinism) Disease - Heredit. Immunology Tech Pediatrics
CHsp Congregate Housing Services Program HUD Program Fed. / St. / Priv Mgt.
CHt Certified Hypnotherapist Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
CI CURIE (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
CI CDER drug category - Schedule I (DEA/FDA) Med. Classif. General Tech Code C48672
CI Convergence Insufficiency Med. Condition Ocular Tech
Ci Curie (radioactive nuclide activity) Med. Meas. General Tech
CI cardiac index (cardiac liter output meas.) Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech output liters per minute per square meter
CI confidence interval (CDC) Med. Term General Tech
CI Contraindications (Rx Term) Med. Term General Tech
CI m. cell interaction molecule(s) Cell component General Tech products of cell interaction genes
CIAP Comprehensive Improvement Assistance Program HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
cib. [L.] cibus - food Med. Term General Tech
C-IBS Constipation-predominant IBS Disease Gastrointest. Tech
CIC Circulating Immune Complexes Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
CIC clean intermittent bladder catheterization (ref. CISC) Med. Procedure Genitourinary Tech clean intermittent bladder catheterization
CIC Completely-in-the-canal (ear canal) Med. Term ENT Tech
CID Giant Cell Inclusion Disease (see CMV) Disease - Viral Multi-organ Tech Salivary Gland Disease, CMV Type
CID Combined Immunodeficiency Disorder Immunology Tech
CIDP Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuritis (GBS) Disorder- Neuro. CNS Tech Polyneuropathy - chronic inflammatory
CIE congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma (ref. DOC Ichthy) Disease - Genetic Dermatologic Tech DOC Ichthyosis Type
CIE counterimmunoelectrophoresis Med. Technique Metabolic Tech
CIG Cardiointergram Med. Test Cardiovasc. Tech
CIH Certificate in Industrial Health Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
CIHI Canadian Institute for Health Information H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
Ci-hr Curie-hour (radioactive nuclide activity) Med. Meas. General Tech
CII CDER drug category - Schedule II (DEA/FDA) Med. Classif. General Tech Code C48675
CII FDA/DEA controlled substance - high abuse potential Med. Term General Tech
CIIC Community and Individual Investment Corporation HUD Ref. Fed. Mgt.
CIII CDER drug category - Schedule III (DEA/FDA) Med. Classif. General Tech Code C48676
CIII FDA/DEA controlled substance - some abuse potential Med. Term General Tech
CIIP Chronic Idiopathic Intestinal Pseudoobstruction Disorder- Neuro. Genitourinary Tech
cIMP cyclic inosine 3, 5-monophosphate (nucleoside) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
CIMT Carotid Intima-Media Thickness Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
CIN Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN I, II, III) Disease Gynecologic Tech Precancerous changes of the cervix
CIO Chief Information Officer Professional Title Fed. Mgt.
CIO Office of Chief Information Officer HUD Org. Fed. Mgt.
CIOP Clinical Interventions Grant Program H.I. Program Fed. Mgt.
CIPA Congenital Insensitivity to Pain with Anhydrosis (HSAN) Disorder- Genetic ANS Tech HSN IV & HSAN IV
CIPS Office of Cancer Information Products and Systems HHS Office Fed. - HHS Mgt. www3.cancer.gov/mab/hnc14b.htm
CIR Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations HUD Org. Fed. Mgt.
CIRTS Client Information Registration and Tracking System (ECMIS) H.I. Term St. - FL Mgt.
CIS Client Information System H.I. Term St. Mgt.
CIS Cancer Information Service H.I. Service Priv. Mgt.
CIS carcinoma in situ Disease Gynecologic Tech
CISA Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment Network H.I. Program General Mgt.
CISC Clean intermittent self-catheterization (ref. CIC) Med. Procedure Genitourinary Tech Clean intermittent self-catheterization
CISM Critical incident stress management H.I. Term General Mgt.
CIT Center for Information Technology - NIH HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.cit.nih.gov/
CIT Crisis Intervention Team H.I. Term St. Mgt.
CITA Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (HHS) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. Cellular Telecom. Industry Assoc.
CITRUS Department of Citrus - Florida H.I. Agency St. - FL Mgt.
CIV CDER drug category - Schedule IV (DEA/FDA) Med. Classif. General Tech Code C48677
CIV Continuous IV infusion (injection procedure term) Med. Procedure General Tech
CIV FDA/DEA controlled substance - low abuse potential Med. Term General Tech
CJD Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (spongiform encephalopathy - TSE) Disease - Prion Cerebral Tech Ref. nvCJD new variant and BSE
CK cyanogen chloride (military desig. for cyanide) Chem. General Tech
CK Creatinine Kinase (serum enzyme) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech Test
CK Chikungunya (Arbovirus A Chikungunya Type) Virus Musculosketal Tech
Ck-MB Creatinine Kinase myocardial component Chem. / Live Cardiovasc. Tech
Cl chlorine (at- 17) (aw - 35.453) , or chloride Chem. Element General Tech
CLA Cervical lymphadenopathy Disease Glandular Tech
CLA Congenital lactic acidosis Disorder Metabolic Tech
CLAS Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services H.I. Program St. / Fed. Mgt.
CLB cyanobacterialike, coccidialike or cryptosporidium-like organism Bacteria General Tech coccidia in the genus Cyclospora
CLC Certified Laboratory Consultant (ref. AMT) Med. Title Priv. Mgt. www.amt1.com
CLC Certified Lactation Consultant (ref. CLE, IBCLC) Professional Title Priv. Mgt. St. Joseph's Hospital
CLD Certified Labor Doula (ref. CD, CAPPA) Professional Title Priv. Mgt.
CLE Certified Lactation Educator (ref. CLC, IBCLC) Professional Title Priv. Mgt. St. Joseph's Hospital
CLE Continuing Legal Education H.I. Law - Term Priv. Mgt.
CLE Congenital lobar emphysema Disease Pulmonary Tech Pediatrics
CLES certified clinical laboratory equipment specialist Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
CLIA Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 H.I. Law - HHS Fed. - CMS Mgt. www.cdc.gov/clia/default.aspx
CLIMB Children Living with Inherited Metabolic Diseases H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
CLIN Contract Line Item Number OCKT / AHRQ HHS / General Fed. / St./ Priv. Mgt.
CLIP Corticotropin-like intermediate lobe peptide Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
CLL Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia Disease Hematology Tech
CLM cutaneous larva migrans (Hookworm Infection) Disease -Parasite Gastrointest. Tech Ancylostoma infection
CLMA Clinical Laboratory Management Association H.I. Org. Priv. / Int'l. Mgt. www.clma.org
CLN1 Santavuori-Haltia Disease (Neuronal Lipo -NCL, INCL) Disease- Metabol. Multi-organ Tech Ceroid Lipofuscinosis Neuronal Type 1
CLPHA Council of Large Public Housing Authorities HUD Ref. Priv. Mgt.
CLQ cognitive laterality quotient Med. Meas. Cerebral Tech cognitive performance of left and right
CLS Clinical Laboratory Scientist Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
CLSI Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
CLUSTER disease cluster statistical analysis - ATSDR / CDC HHS S/W Fed. Mgt. www.atsdr.cdc.gov/HS/cluster.html
CM Case Manager Professional Title General Mgt.
CM Case Management H.I. Term General Mgt.
CM Center for Management - AoA / HHS HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. aoa.gov/about/org/headquarters
CM Certified Midwife Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
Cm Curium (at - 96) (aw - 247) Chem. Element General Tech
cm centimeter Med. Meas. General Tech
cM centimorgan (genetic linkage map unit of distance) Med. Meas. Genetics Tech one hundredth (10-2) of a morgan
CM or C.M. Master in Surgery Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
CMA Certified Medical Assistant Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
CMA Correctional Medical Authority (ref. FL DOH & DC) H.I. Agency St. Mgt.
CMA Canadian Medical Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
CMAP compound muscle action potential Med. Term Musculosketal Tech simultaneous action potentials - same area
CMAS Case Management Assessment H.I. Term General Mgt.
CMAS Certified Medical Administration Specialist (ref. AMT) Professional Title Priv. Mgt. www.amt1.com
CMC Cardiac Medicine Certification Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
cmc critical micelle concentration Med. Meas. General Tech for amphipathic molecule (e.g. phospholipid)
CMD Certified Medical Director (by AMDA) Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
CMD cerebromacular degeneration Med. Condition Cerebral Tech degeneration of brain cells and the macula
CMD1 Campomelic syndrome (Dysplasia / Dwarfism) Disorder- Heredit Musculosketal Tech Campomelic Dwarfism
CMDD craniometadiaphyseal dysplasia Disorder- Heredit Musculosketal Tech
CME Continuing Medical Education H.I. Term General Mgt.
CME Continuing Mediator Education (FL Judicial Branch) Gov't. System St. - FL Mgt.
CMF cyclophosphamide, methotrexate and 5-fluorouracil Chem. / Drug Cancer Tech
CMG Cystometrogram Med. Meas. / Test Genitourinary Tech Bladder fluid draining with catheter
CMG g. Clostridium, Mycobacterium & Nocardia bacteria group Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
CMGT Case Management H.I. Term General Mgt.
CMHC Community Mental Health Center(s) H.I. Facility St. Mgt.
CMHI Cooperative Management Housing Insurance Fund HUD / FHA Fed. Mgt.
CMHS Center for Mental Health Services - SAMHSA HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/cmhs/
CMHS Community Mental Health Services Block Grant - SAMHSA HHS Program Fed. / St. Mgt. http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/pub
CMI Chronically Mentally Ill H.I. Term General Mgt.
CMI County Median Income HUD / Priv. General Mgt. Housing
CMI case mix index H.I. Term General Mgt.
CMI cell-mediated immunity (T lymphocyte mediator) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
CML Chronic Myelocytic Leukemia (MPD disorder) Disease Hematology Tech
CML cell-mediated lymphocytotoxicity Med. Meas. Hematology Tech cell-mediated lymphocytotoxicity
CML a. cell-mediated lympholysis assay Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
CMM Center for Medicare Management - CMS HHS Center Fed. Mgt. www.cms.hhs.gov/CMSLeadership/06
CMM Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma (see FAMMM, DNS) Disorder- Heredit Dermatologic Tech Atypical Mole Syndrome
CMML Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia Disease Hematology Tech myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative disease
CMO calculated mean organism Med. Meas. General Tech
C-MOPP cyclophosphamide/Oncovin(vincris.)/procarbazine/prednisone Chem. Compound Chemotherap. Tech Cancer chemotherapy regimen
CMP Civil Monetary Penalties (AHCA & CMS) H.I. Term Fed. / St. Mgt.
CMP Certified Medical Planner Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
CMP cytidine monophosphate (ref. CDP, CTP) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech aka cytidylic acid
CMP Comprehensive metabolic panel (14 blood tests) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
CMR Centre (U.K.) for Medicines Research International H.I. Org. Priv. - Britain Mgt. wwww.cmr.org
CMRA cardiovascular magnetic resonance angiography Med. Equip./ Test Cardiovasc. Tech Test
CMRI Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging Med. Equip./ Test Cardiovasc. Tech
CMS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (was HCFA) HHS Agency Fed. Mgt. www.cms.hhs.gov
CMS Children's Medical Services - Florida DOH Prog. St. - FL Mgt.
CMS Chronic Mountain Sickness (high-altitude illness) Med. Condition Multi-organ Tech
cms.hhs.gov www.cms.hhs.gov/medicare/hcpcs/ (new window) Tech
CMSO Center for Medicaid & State Operations - CMS HHS Center Fed. Mgt. www.cms.hhs.gov/CMSLeadership/06
CMSRN Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
CMSS Council of Medical Specialty Societies H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.cmss.org
CMT Contract Management Team H.I. Term General Mgt.
CMT Constant Maturity Treasury (Mortgage) HUD Ref. Fed. Mgt.
CMT Certified Medical Transcriptionist Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
CMT Certified Massage Therapist Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
CMT Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (genetic nerve - HSMM) Disease Musculosketal Tech
CMT chiropractic manipulative treatment Med. Procedure Musculosketal Tech
CMT California mastitis test Med. Test General Tech for subclinical mastitis in cows
CMT4E Charcot-Marie-Tooth Type 4E (see CHN) Disorder- Neuro. Multi-organ Tech Pediatrics
CMTC Cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita (M-CMTC) Disorder- Unknw. Dermatologic Tech
CMV Cytomegalovirus infections (multiple) (see CID) Disease - Viral Multi-organ Tech Salivary Gland Disease, CMV Type
CMV controlled mechanical ventilation Med. Procedure Pulmonary Tech
CN chloroacetophenone (tear gas) Chem.- Gas General Tech riot control agent
CN Cyclic Neutropenia (Cyclic Hematopoiesis) Disorder- Genetic Hematology Tech
CNA Certified Nursing Assistant Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
CNA Canadian Nurses Association H.I. Org. Nursing Mgt.
CNCS Corporation for National and Community Services H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
CNDLTC Certified Nursing Director for Long Term Care Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
CNE Continuing Nursing Education H.I. Program Nursing Mgt.
CNM or C.N.M. Certified Nurse-Midwife Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
CNOR Certified Nurse in the Operating Room Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
CNP Copy number polymorphism (normal DNA variation) Med. Meas. Genetics Tech
CNP continuous negative pressure ventilation Med. Procedure Pulmonary Tech
CNP or C.N.P. Certified Nurse Practitioner Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
CNPP Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion - USDA USDA Center Fed. Mgt. www.cnpp.usda.gov
CNPS continuous negative pressure breathing Med. Procedure Pulmonary Tech
CNS Congress of Neurological Surgeons (ref. AANS) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.neurosurgeon.org 5300 mem.
CNS Central Nervous System Body system CNS Tech
CNS thiocyanate radical, CNS- or -CNS Chem. / Live Hematology Tech thiocyanic acid salt
CNS or cns Corporation for National and Community Service H.I. Org. Fed. Mgt. www.cns.gov (A, NCCC, Vista)
CNSD Certified Nutrition Support Dietitian Med. Title Priv. Mgt. Nutrition
CNSVF CNS Vasculitis Foundation H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
CNT COUNT (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
CNV contingent negative variation Med. Term General Tech
CO Contracting Officer General / HHS Fed. / St./ Priv. Mgt.
Co Cobalt (at - 27) (aw - 58.9332) Chem. Element General Tech
CO Carbon Monoxide Chem.- Gas Pulmonary Tech Test
CO Cardiac Output Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
Co coccygeal (in vertebral formulas) Med. Term General Tech pertaining to or located in the coccyx region
CO2 carbon dioxide, bicarbonate Chem.- Gas Hematology Tech
COA Canadian Orthopaedic Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
COA children of alcoholics H.I. Term General Mgt.
CoA coenzyme A (ref. fatty acyl) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech coenzyme (C21H36N7O16P3S) that
COA Syn. Cervico-Oculo-Acoustic Syndrome (Wildervanck syndr.) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech
COAD Chronic Obstructive Airway Disease (ref. COPD) Disease/Condition Pulmonary Tech Chronic irreversible airway obstruction
COAG Chronic Open-Angle Glaucoma Med. Condition Ocular Tech
CoAS -- coenzyme A radical Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
CoASH reduced coenzyme A Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
COB Coordination of Benefits (COB) Contractor - CMS H.I. Org. Fed. Mgt.
COB Close of Business OCKT / AHRQ General / HHS Fed. / St./ Priv. Mgt.
COBRA Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act '85 H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt.
COBS cesarean-obtained barrier-sustained Med. Procedure General Tech cesarean section into germ-free environment
CoC Continuum of Care (homeless assistance) HUD Term Fed. Mgt.
COC Continuum of Care H.I. Term General Mgt.
COC cathodal opening contraction (ref. CCC) Body response Musculosketal Tech
COC calcifying odontogenic cyst Med. Condition Dental Tech benign neoplasm in the mandible or gingiva
COCA Clinical Outreach & Communication Activity - DLS / NECH /CDC HHS Sys. -CDC Fed. Tech www.bt.cdc.gov/coca/
CoCASA Comprehensive Clinic Assessment Software Application - CDC HHS S/W Fed. Mgt. cdc.gov/vaccines/programs/cocasa
COCE Co-Occurring Center for Excellence - SAMHSA HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.coce.samhsa.gov
CoCHP Coordinating Center for Health Promotion - CDC HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. cdc.gov/about/organization/cchp.htm
Coct. [L.] coctio (boiling) Rx Term General Tech
COD Cerebroocular Dysgenesis (Walker-Warburg Syndrome- HARD) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Chemke Syndrome
COD-MD Cerebroocular Dysplasia-Muscular Dystrophy Syndrome Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Walker-Warburg Syndrome (HARD)
COE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers HUD Ref. Fed. Mgt.
COE Center for Outcomes and Evidence - AHRQ HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. ahrq.gov/about/coe/coemiss.htm
COFI 11th District Cost of Funds Index (Mortgage) HUD Ref. Fed. Mgt.
COFS Cerebro Oculo Facio Skeletal Syndrome Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech http://www.cdc.gov/about/organization/cogh.htm
COG Continuity of Government Programs - OPEO / ASPR HHS / Emerg. Fed. / St. Mgt.
COGH Coordinating Office for Global Health - CDC HHS Office Fed. Mgt. cdc.gov/about/organization/cogh.htm
COHN Certified Occupational Health Nurse Med. Title Nursing Mgt. www.medleague.com
COHN/CM Certified Occupational Health Nurse Case Manager Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
COHN-S Certified Occupational Health Nurse Specialist Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
COI Conflict of Interest HUD Term Fed. Mgt.
COLA COLA (education & lab accreditation) (ref. CLIA, CMS, JCAHO) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
COLD chronic obstructive lung disease (ref. COPD) Disease Pulmonary Tech
COLT Certified Office Laboratory Technician (ref. AMT) Med. Title Priv. Mgt. www.amt1.com
Columbia Columbia Laboratories, Inc. (Pharmaceuticals) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv.- Internat. Mgt. www.columbialabs.com
COMA Congenital Oculomotor Apraxia , Cogan type Disorder- Genetic Ocular Tech
COMIS Center Office Management Information System (FDA) HHS System Fed. Mgt. fda.gov/cder/handbook/acronym.htm
Comm Corps U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps - OSG / HHS HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.usphs.gov/AboutUs/
COMPASS Comprehensive Assessment, Strategic Success (DOH) H.I. Program St. - FL Mgt.
COMPS Coastal Ocean Monitoring Emer. Operations Fed. / St. Mgt.
COMT catechol O-methyltransferase (NT) Chem. / Live CNS Tech
CON Certificate of Need Program H.I. Program St. - AHCA Mgt.
c-ONC Proto-oncogene Chem. / Live Genetics Tech gene with the potential for change
CONGO Conference of Nongovernmental Orgs. with the U.N. H.I. Org. Priv.-Internat. Mgt. Organizations in Consultative Relationship
Connectics Connectics Corp. (Pharma. - Stiefel Labs, Inc.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.connectics.com
CONOPS Standard Operating Procedures & Concepts of Operations HHS Program Fed. Mgt. www.hhs.gov/aspr/opeo/operations
COOP Continuity of Operations Plan - HHS Emer. Operations Fed. / St. Mgt.
COOP Cooperative H.I. Term General Mgt.
COP cyclophosphamide, Oncovin (vincristine) & prednisone Chem. Compound Chemotherap. Tech cancer chemotherapy regimen
COPC Community-Oriented Primary Care H.I. Term St. - FL Mgt.
COPC Community Outreach Partnership Centers HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (ref. COAD) Disease Pulmonary Tech chronic obstructive lung disease
COPP cyclophosphamide/Oncovin(vincris.)/procarbozine/ prednisone Chem. Compound Chemotherap. Tech cancer chemotherapy regimen
COPS Community Oriented Policing Services U.S. Org. Fed. Mgt.
COQ Center for Quality - HRSA HHS Office Fed. Mgt. www.hrsa.gov/about/org/hrsad.htm
CoQ coenzyme Q Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
CORD Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.cordem.org
Cordis Cordis Corporation (Pharma / Equip. - J&J) (PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.cordis.com ref. JNJ
CORE Child Outcomes Research and Evaluation - ACF HHS Org. Fed. - HHS Mgt. www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/opre
CORF Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility H.I. Facility Priv. Mgt.
COS Canadian Ophthalmological Society H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
COSSHMO National Coalition of Hispanic Health & Human Services Org.'s H.I. Org. - NAHH Priv. Mgt. www.cossmho.org
COTA Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
COTe cathodal opening tetanus Med. Condition General Tech
COTPER Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness & Emer. Resp. HHS Office - CDC Fed. Mgt. cdc.gov/about/organization/cotper.htm
COTS Commercial Off The Shelf General / HHS Fed. Mgt.
COVD College of Optometrists in Vision Development Med. Org. Priv. Mgt. http://www.hispanichealth.org/
COW Community Outreach and Wellness Program H.I. Term St. - FL Mgt.
COWS Cold to the Opposite and Warm to the Same Med. Test ENT Tech
COX Defic. Cytochrome C Oxidase Deficiency Disorder- Metabol. Multi-organ Tech
COX-1 cyclooxygenase-1 enzyme Chem. / Live Musculosketal Tech
COX-2 cyclooxygenase-2 enzyme Chem. / Live Musculosketal Tech
CP Consolidated Plan HUD Term Fed. Mgt.
CP Ceruloplasmin (aka - ceruloplasmin ferroxidase) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech blue copper-binding serum oxidase
CP cerebral palsy Disorder CNS Tech ceruloplasmin ferroxidase
CP Cicatricial Pemphigoid (ref. MMP; Brunsting-Perry Syn.) Disorder- rare Immunology Tech
cp centipoise Med. Meas. General Tech
CP Chemically pure Med. Term General Tech
CP Chest pain Med. Term General Tech
CP3 Center for Primary Care, Prevention & Clinical Partnerships ahrq HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.ahrq.gov/about/cp3/
CPAN Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse (ref. ABPANC) Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
CPAP Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Med. Equip./ Treat Pulmonary Tech
CPAT clinical performance assessment tool Med. Meas. General Tech
CPB cardiopulmonary bypass Med. Procedure Cardiovasc. Tech
CPC clinicopathological conference Med. Term General Tech
CPD Certified Postpartum Doula (ref. DONA, CD, CLD) Professional Title Priv. Mgt.
CPD Office of Community Planning and Development HUD Org. Fed. Mgt.
CPD s. Citrate phosphate dextrose Chem. Hematology Tech anticoagulant citrate phosphate dextrose
CPDD calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease Disease Multi-organ Tech acute or chronic inflammatory arthropathy
CPE Continuing Professional Education H.I. Term Priv. Mgt.
CPed Certified Pedorthist Med. Title Priv. Mgt. www.medleague.com
CPEO Chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia (ref. KSS) Disorder- Genetic Ocular Tech
CPEU Continuing Professional Education Unit H.I. Term Priv. Mgt.
CPF Cleft Palate Foundation H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
CPG Compliance Policy Guides Manual - FDA HHS Manual Fed. Mgt. www.fda.gov/ora/compliance_ref/cpg
CpG cytosine-phosphate-guanine (DNA links) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech
CPGM Compliance Program Guidance Manual - FDA HHS Manual Fed. Mgt. www.fda.gov/ora/cpgm/default.htm
CPH Certificate in Public Health Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
CPhA California Pharmacists Association H.I. Org. St. - Calif. Mgt. www.cpha.com 1869
CPHA Commission on Professional & Hospital Activities H.I. Org. Priv. (1977) Mgt. http://medlineplus.gov/cgi/mesh/
CPHPDR Center for Public Health & Disaster Response - AMA H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
CPHQ Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
CPhT Certified Pharmacy Technician Med. Title Priv. Mgt. www.medleague.com
CPHT Certified Practitioner of Homeopathic Therapeutics Med. Title Priv. Mgt. www.medleague.com
CPI California Personality Inventory Med. Test Psychiatric Mgt.
CPI congenital palatopharyngeal incompetence Med. Condition ENT Tech soft palate or superior constrictor muscle d.
CPK Creatnine Phosphokinase Chem. / Live Hematology Tech Test
CPK-MB Creatnine Phosphokinase - MB Isoenzyme Chem. / Live Hematology Tech Test
CPM Certified Professional Midwife Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
CPM Clinical Performance Measures Project - CMS HHS Project Fed. Mgt. www.cms.hhs.gov/CPMProject/
CPM Central Pontine Myelinolysis Disorder- Nerve CNS Tech
cpm counts per minute Med. Meas. General Tech
CPM continuous passive motion Med. Technique General Tech motion healing for articular cartilage
CPME Council on Podiatric Medical Education H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.cpme.org
CPN or C.P.N. Certified Pediatric Nurse Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
CPNP College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. http://cpnp.org 1998 700
CPNP /C.P.N.P. Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
CPO Chief Procurement Officer Professional Title Fed. Mgt.
CPON Certified Pediatric Oncology Nurse Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
CPP cerebral perfusion pressure (norm. 70-95 mm) Med. Meas. Cerebral Tech difference between mean arterial pressure
CPPB Continuous positive pressure breathing Med. Treatment Pulmonary Tech
CPPD Center for Planning & Policy Development - AoA HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.aoa.gov/about/org/headquarters
CPPD Calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (crystals) Disorder- Joint Musculosketal Tech aka Pseudogout
CPPV Continuous positive pressure ventilation Med. Treatment Pulmonary Tech
CPR Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation Med. Treatment Cardiovasc. Tech
CPRF Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation and the APA H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
CPRS/CTRS Conner's Parent /Teacher Rating Scale Med. Meas. General Tech
CPS Child Protective Services H.I. Term St. / Fed. Mgt.
CPS Center for Population Studies - OD / NHLBI / NIH HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/factbook
CPS carbamoyl phosphate synthetase Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech carbamoyl phosphate synthetase
CPS Cardiac Positioning System Med. Equipment Cardiovasc. Tech
CPS Defic. Carbamyl phosphate synthetase deficiency Disorder- Metabol. Hematology Tech
CPSC Consumer Product Safety Commission U.S. Org. Fed. Mgt. www.cpsc.gov
CPSS Community Partnership for Senior Services H.I. Org. Priv. / St. Mgt.
CPT Current Procedural Terminology (ref. ICD-9 & HCPCS) H.I. Coding Sys. General -AMA Mgt. "Physicians" CPT - AMA copyright
CPT Current Procedural Terminology # (ref. HCPCS) H.I. Coding Sys. General -AMA Tech "Physicians" CPT - AMA copyright
CPT Current Procedural Terminology (ref. ICD-9 & HCPCS) H.I. Term - Tech. General Tech
CPT Deficien. Carnitine Palmitoyltransferase deficiency Disorder- Metabol. Musculosketal Tech
CPTD Carnitine Palmitoyltransferase Deficiency Disorder- Metabol. Musculosketal Tech
CQI Continuous Quality Improvement H.I. Term General Mgt.
CQuIPS Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety - CFACT HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. ahrq.gov/about/cquips/cquipsmiss.htm
CR Compliance Review H.I. Term St. / Fed. Mgt.
Cr creatinine Chem. / Live Genitourinary Tech
Cr Chromium (at - 24) (aw - 51.9961) Chem. Element General Tech
CR dibenzoxazepine (tear gas) CDC Chem.- Gas General Tech http://emergency.cdc.gov/agent/riotcontrol
CR Caloric Restriction - NCTR / FDA HHS / General General Tech
CR conditioned reflex Med. Condition General Tech
CR Computed Radiography Med. Equip./ Meas. General Tech Computed Radiography
CR crown-rump length Med. Meas. Gynecologic Tech
CR1 - CR9 complement receptors (cell surface receptors CR1 thru CR9) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech CR1 thru CR4 bind C3 fragments already
CRA Community Renewal Tax Relief Act of 2000 (IRS) H.I. Law Fed. Mgt.
CRA Community Reinvestment Act (FFIEC/HMDA) HUD Ref. Fed. Mgt.
CRADA Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (FDA) HHS Document Fed. Mgt. Coop. Research & Development Agr.
CRBSI Catheter-related bloodstream infection Disorder - ICD-9 Hematology Tech
CRC Colorectal cancer Disease Genitourinary Tech
CRC Critical Care Medicine (Major Category - Merck Sect. 6) Med. Category General Tech
CrCl3 Trivalent Chromium Mineral General Tech
CREOG Council on Residency Education in Obstetrics & Gynecology H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.acog.org
CRES certified radiology equipment specialist Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
CREST Calcinosis, Raynaud's, Esophageal, Scelrodactyly, Telangiec Syndrom/Disease Musculosketal Tech
CREST Syndr. Progressive systemic sclerosis; Scleroderma Syndrom/Disease Musculosketal Tech
CRF Chronic Renal Failure / Chronic Kidney Failure Med. Condition Genitourinary Tech
CRF Corticotropin-releasing Factor (CRH) Med. Meas. Endocrine Tech
CRFC Community Residential Facilities Council H.I. Term General Mgt.
CRH Corticotropin-releasing Hormone (neuropeptide) (CRF) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
CRI constant rate of infusion Med. Procedure General Tech
CRID Regional Disaster Information Center H.I. Org. Priv. - Inter. Mgt. www.crid.or.cr/crid/ing/index_ing.html
CRIIT Center for Research Informatics & Info. Technology - NHLBI HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/factbook
CRIR Caitlin Raymond International Registry (ref. GVHD) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. UMASS Memorial Medical Center
CRIS Crisis Intervention H.I. Term General Mgt. - http://crisp.cit.nih.gov/
CRISIS Crisis Services - 2-1-1 H.I. Program St. - FL Mgt.
CRISP Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects (NLM) HHS Standard Fed. Mgt. http://crisp.cit.nih.gov/
CRL crown-rump length (embryo, fetus & infant) Med. Meas. Musculosketal Tech crown of the head to the breech
CRM Customer Relationship Management (AHRQ) H.I. Term / HHS General Mgt.
CRM certified reference material H.I. Term / HHS General Mgt.
CRM cross-reacting material Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech a functionally inactive protein from
CRMLN Cholesterol Reference Method Laboratory Network -NCEH/CDC HHS Program Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/labstandards/crmln.htm
CRNA Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
cRNA complementary RNA Chem. / Live Genetics Tech viral RNA transcribed from negative-sense
CRNFA Certified Registered Nurse First Assistant Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
CRNO Certified Registered Nurse in Ophthalmology Med. Title Nursing Mgt. Certified Registered Nurse in Ophthalmology
CRNP Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
CRO cathode ray oscilloscope Med. Equipment General Tech
CrO3 Hexavalent Chromium Mineral General Tech
CROS Contralateral Routing of Signals Med. Technique Otolaryngolog Tech
CRP cAMP receptor protein (ref. cAMP) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech catabolite (gene) activator protein.
CRP C-reactive protein (B-globulin) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech most predominant of acute phase proteins
CRPS complex regional pain syndrome 1 & 2 (stages 1, 2, 3) Med. Condition CNS Tech
CRR Child-Rearing Residence H.I. Facility General Mgt.
CRR/BM Child-Rearing Residence with Behavior Management H.I. Facility General Mgt.
CRRN Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
CRRT continuous renal replacement therapy Med. Treatment Genitourinary Tech hemodialysis or hemofiltration - 24 hrs/day
CRS Congressional Research Service U.S. Org. Fed. Mgt.
CRS Controlled Release Society H.I. Org. Priv. - Internat. Mgt. www.controlledrelease.org 3,000
CRS Clinical Reporting System - IHS / PHS HHS System Fed. Mgt. ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/Health
CRS congenital rubella syndrome Disease Dermatologic Tech
CRSC Combat-Related Special Compensation (Fed.) H.I. Program Fed. Mgt.
CRT Community Residential Training H.I. Program St. / Fed. Mgt.
CRT Certified Respiratory Therapist Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
CRT Cardiac resynchronization therapy (aka pacemaker) Med. Equip./Treat Cardiovasc. Tech Cardiac resynchronization therapy
CS Client Services H.I. Term General Mgt.
CS coronary sinus Body component Cardiovasc. Tech
Cs Cesium (at - 55) (aw - 132.90545) Chem. Element General Tech
CS chlorobenzylidenemalononitrile (tear gas) Chem.- Gas Pulmonary Tech riot control agent
CS Cockayne Syndrome (Deafness-Dwarfism-Retinal Atrophy) Disorder- Heredit Musculosketal Tech
CS Cesarean Section Med. Procedure Gynecologic Tech
CS conditioned stimulus Med. Term General Tech
CSA Clinical Skills Assessment H.I. Term St. Mgt.
CSAA Child Study Association of America H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
CSAP Center for Substance Abuse Prevention - SAMHSA HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. http://prevention.samhsa.gov/
CSAT Center for Substance Abuse Treatment - SAMHSA HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. http://csat.samhsa.gov/
CSB U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board U.S. Org. Fed. Mgt. www.csb.gov
CSBG Community Services Block Grant H.I. Law Fed. Mgt.
CSC Community Service Councils H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
CSC Child Service Coordinator Professional Title Priv. Mgt.
CSC Cardiac Surgery Certification Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
CSC coup sur coup Med. Term General Tech drug administration - small doses / at
CSD Bartonella henselae (Cat Scratch Disease) Bacterial disease Dermatologic Tech www.cdc.gov/healthypets/diseases
CSD Chronic Spasmodic Dysphonia (Laryngeal Dystonia) Disorder- Unknw. ENT - Throat Tech Dysphonia Spastica
CSEM Case Studies in Environmental Medicine - ATSDR / CDC HHS Publication Fed. Mgt. www.atsdr.cdc.gov/HEC/CSEM/
CSF cerebrospinal fluid Body fluid Metabolic Tech
CSF colony-stimulating factors Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech glycoprotein growth factors of myeloid cells
CSFA Catalog of State Financial Assistance H.I. Term St.- FL Mgt.
CSG Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutritrion Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
CSGBI Cardiac Society of Great Britain and Ireland H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
CSGE Conformation-sensitive gel electrophoresis (ref. DNA) Med. Technique Genetics Tech mutation scanning for DNA mismatch pairing
CSHCN Children with Special Health Care Needs - CMS / HRSA HHS Program Fed. Mgt. //www.hrsa.gov/epsdt/system.htm
CSHP Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists H.I. Org. Priv.-Canadian Mgt. www.cshp.ca
CSI Calculus Surface Index Med. Meas. Dental Tech
CSID Congenital Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency (SI Def.) Disorder- Heredit Metabolic Tech Sucrose Intolerance, Congenital
CSII Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion Med. Procedure Metabolic Tech
CSLO confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy Med. Equip./ Test Ocular Tech
CSM cerebral spinal meningitis Disease Cerebral Tech bacterial or viral
CSN Community Service Network H.I. Term General Mgt.
CSN Certified School Nurse Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
CSN/211 Community Service Network / Senior Helpline H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
CSO Chief Science Officer - CDC / HHS HHS Title Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/od/science/
CSP Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutritrion Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
CSPD Comprehensive System of Personnel Development H.I. Program St. Mgt.
C-spine cervical spline Body component Musculosketal Tech cervical vertebrae of the spine
CSPS Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences H.I. Org. Priv.-Canadian Mgt. www.cspscanada.org
CSR Center for Scientific Review - NIH HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. http://cms.csr.nih.gov/
CSR Board Certified Specialist in Renal Nutritrion Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
CSRU CAROTID SINUS RHYTHM UNITS (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
CSS Child Specialty Services H.I. Term General Mgt.
CSS Catholic Social Services H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
CSS Community Service System H.I. Term General Mgt.
CSS Community Support Services (ref. ARC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
CSS Cascading Style Sheets H.I. Data Term Priv./ St / Fed. Mgt.
CSSD Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
C-SSWS Certified School Social Work Specialist Professional Title Priv. Mgt.
CST Child Study Team H.I. Term General Mgt.
CST Certified Surgical Technologist Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
CST contraction stress test (ref. NST) Med. Equip./ Test Gynecologic Tech fetal heart rate vs. uterine contractions
CST Syn. Christ-Siemens-Touraine Syndrome (ref. HED, EDA) Disorder- Heredit Multi-organ Tech
CSTE Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.cste.org
CSTR CANISTER (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
CSU Crisis Stabilization Unit (beds - ref. CMS) H.I. Term St. / Fed. Mgt.
CSU Cardiac Surgery / Surveillance Unit Med. Facility Cardiovasc. Tech
CSU Clinical Specialty / Studies Unit Med. Facility General Tech
CSU Catheter Specimen Urine Med. Meas. Genitourinary Tech
CSU Casualty Staging Unit Med. Term General Tech
CSUF Continuous Slow Ultrafiltration Med. Procedure Metabolic Tech
CSUP Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion Pump Med. Equipment Hematology Tech
CT Coronary Thrombosis (see MI) Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech aka - myocardial necrosis syndrome
CT Computed Tomography (was CAT) Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
CT Scan Computerized Axial Tomography (was CAT Scan) Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
CTA Canadian Tuberculosis Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
CTA Computed Tomography Angiography Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
CTAA Community Transportation Asssociation of America H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.ctaa.org
CTB Tab, Chewable (Pharma./ Rx term) Chem. / Drug General Tech
CTBA cetrimonium bromide Chem. Compound General Tech
CTC Community Transportation Coordinators Professional Title St. Mgt.
CTC computed tomography colonography Med. Equip./ Test Gastrointest. Tech Test
CTCL Cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (Mycosis Fungoides) Disorder- Skin Immunology Tech
CTD FL Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged H.I. Agency -ADA St. - FL Mgt. http://www.dot.state.fl.us/ctd/
CTD cumulative trauma disorders Disorder Multiorgan Tech
CTEPH chronic thrombo-embolic pulmonary hypertension Med. Condition Pulmonary Tech chronic thrombo-embolic pulmonary hypert.
CTF The Children's Tumor Foundation: Ending Neurofibromatosis H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.ctf.org
CTG CARTRIDGE (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
CTI Computerized Thermal Imaging Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
CTL Cytotoxic T lymphocytes (NK) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
cTnI cardiac troponin I level Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
CTP cytidine triphosphate (ref. CDP, CMP) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
CTPA Computed Tomography(CT) angiography of the chest Med. Equip./ Test Pulmonary Tech Test
CTR Certified Tumor Registrar (CDC) HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/cancer/npcr/registry/
CTR CONTAINER (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
CTS Certificate of Technical Studies Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
CTS Carpal tunnel syndrome Disorder Musculosketal Tech
CTS Child Traumatic Stress Disorder General Tech
CTT computerized transaxial tomography (CT, CAT) Med. Equip./ Test General Tech computerized transverse axial tomography
CTX cyclophosphamide Chem. / Drug Metabolic Tech alkylating agent with antitumor activity
CTX cerebro-tendinous xanthomatosis Disorder Cerebral Tech
CTX Cardiac Transplantation Med. Procedure Cardiovasc. Tech
CTX or CTx Cholera Toxin (an AB 5 cytotonic protein) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech an AB 5 cytotonic protein
CTZ chemoreceptor trigger zone Med. Address CNS Tech
Cu Copper (at - 29) (aw - 63.546) Chem. Element General Tech
CU CLINICAL UNITS (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
cu cubic Med. Meas. General Tech
CU FT FEET, CUBIC (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
CU IN CUBIC INCH (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
CUCS Center for Urban and Community Services, Inc. HUD Contractor Priv. Mgt.
cUMP cyclic uridine 3', 5'-monophosphate (uridylic acid) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech pyrimidine nucleotides biosynthesis
curePSP Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.curepsp.org
CUSA Cavitron Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator Med. Equipment General Tech
CV cardiovascular Body System. Cardiovasc. Tech cyclophosphamide
CV chorionic villi Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
CV CDER drug category - Schedule V (DEA/FDA) Med. Classif. General Tech Code C48679
CV closing volume Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech
CV coefficient of variation Med. Meas. General Tech
CVA Cerebrovascular Accident (infarction, hemorrhage) Med. Condition Cerebral Tech
CVA costovertebral angle Med. Meas. Musculosketal Tech angle formed on either side vertebral column
CVC Central Venous Catheter Med. Equipment Cardiovasc. Tech
CVD Cardiovascular Disease Disease Cardiovasc. Tech
CVI Common Variable Immunodeficiency Disorder- Genetic Immunology Tech
CVID Common Variable Immunodeficiency Disorder- Genetic Immunology Tech
CVL central venous line (catheter) (ref. PICC) Med. Equip./ Proc. Cardiovasc. Tech
CVM Center for Veterinary Medicine - FDA HHS Center Fed. Mgt. www.fda.gov/cvm
CVP central venous pressure Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
CVP cyclophosphamide, vincristine and prednisone Med. Treatment Chemotherap. Tech cancer chemotherapy regimen
CVS Cardiovascular - (Major System - Merck Sect. 7) Body System Cardiovasc. Tech aka - cardio-pericardial
CVS Chorionic Villi Sampling / Screening (ref. DNA) Chem. / Meas. General Tech DNA analysis
CVS Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Disease Gastrointest. Tech
CVT Cardiovascular Technologist Med. Title Cardiovasc. Mgt.
CVVH Continuous Venovenous Hemo Filtration Med. Procedure Genitourinary Tech
CVVHD Continuous Veno-venous Hemodialysis Med. Procedure Genitourinary Tech
CVVHDF Continuous Veno-venous Haemodiafiltration Med. Procedure Genitourinary Tech
CWCBS Center for Wellness & Community-Based Services - AoA HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. aoa.gov/about/org/headquarters
CWD chronic wasting disease (animal TSE) Disease - TSE Cerebral Tech
CWHIP Community Workforce Housing Innovation Pilot Program - 2006 HUD / State St. - FL Mgt. Housing
CWP Coal workers' pneumoconiosis (black lung) Disease Pulmonary Tech
CWRC Community Work Release Center - FL DOC St. Facility St. Mgt.
CWS Certified Wound Specialist Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
CWS Compressed Work Schedules (AWS, FWS - FDA) HHS Program Fed. Mgt.
Cx cervix (constricted portion - body part or organ) Body component General Tech constricted portion of a body part or organ
CX circumflex artery Body component Cardiovasc. Tech ramus circumflexus arteriae coronariae
CX Phosgene Oxime (chem. warfare agent) CDC Chem.- Gas General Tech
Cx convex Med. Meas. General Tech
CXR Chest x-ray Med. Term General Tech
CxT concentration × time curve abbrev. (see AUC) Med. Meas. General Tech measurement of drug exposure.
Cy cyanogen (aka ethanedinitrile - toxic) Chem. / Gas General Tech ref. NCCN
CYC cyclophosphamide (antineoplastic agent) Chem. Compound General Tech cytotoxic alkylating agent of the nitrogen
Cyd cytidine (major DNA nucleoside source) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech ref. deoxycytidine
CYL CYLINDER (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
cyl cylinder Med. Term General Tech
cyl cylindrical lens Med. Equipment General Tech
CYP cytochrome P450 enzymes (w. no./ alpha / no. suffix) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
CYP physiologically based pharmacokinetic Chem. Compound General Tech
Cys Cysteine (Std. a-amino acid /proteinogenic) (NT) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech Mem. - 20 Standard amino acid group
Cyt cytosine (nucleic acid pyrimidine) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
CZE capillary zone electrophoresis Med. Procedure Dermatologic Tech capillary zone electrophoresis
D Dialysis (CTD Transport Code) H.I. Term St. - FL Mgt.
d diameter or day Med. Term General Tech
D dalton or diffusing capacity or density or died Med. Term General Tech
D deuterium or diopter or distal or dwarf (colony) Med. Term General Tech
D dose or duration or decimal reduction time Med. Term General Tech
D deciduous Med. Term Dental Tech
D & C dilation and curettage Med. Procedure Gynecologic Tech Test
D & E Diagnosis and Evaluation H.I. Term General Tech
D & E dilation and evacuation (or extraction) Med. Procedure Gynecologic Tech
D wave a + or - deflection in electroretinogram w. light removed Med. Meas. Ocular Tech off-response to light stimulus removal
D. or d [L.] dexter (right) or dosis (dose) Rx Term General Tech
d.d. [L.] detur ad (let it be given to) Rx Term General Tech
d.f. degrees of freedom Med. Term General Tech
D.I. particle defective interfering particle Med. Term General Tech
D/B Deaf/Blind H.I. Term General Mgt.
D/W dextrose in water Chem. Venous Tech
D1 - D12 dorsal vertebrae (D1 through D12) Body component Musculosketal Tech
D5W "5% dextrose in water Chem. / Solut. Venous Tech
DA Developmental age Med. Term General Mgt.
DA diphenylchlorarsine Chem. / Gas Multiorgan Tech
DA Dopamine (NT) Chem. / Live CNS Tech
Da dalton (aka - atomic mass unit) Med. Meas. General Tech 1/12 the mass of the nuclide of carbon-12
dA or dAdo deoxyadenosine (major DNA nucleoside) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech 2c-Deoxyribosyladenine
DAAPM Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
DAB Departmental Appeals Board - HHS HHS Org. Fed. - HHS Mgt. www.hhs.gov/dab/
DAB 3' 3-diaminobenzidine HCl Chem. / Dye Immunology Tech in immunoperoxidase technique
DABIM Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
DABMA Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Acupuncture Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
DABMP Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Physics Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
DABR Diplomate of the American Board of Radiology Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
DAc Diplomate in Acupuncture; Doctor of Acupuncture Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
DAC decitabine (antineoplastic IV re leukemia) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
DACBN Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Nutrition, and Med. Title Priv. Mgt. www.acbn.org
DACBN Diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition Med. Title Priv. Mgt. www.acbn.org
DACH Division of Adult & Community Health - NCCDPHP HHS Org.-CDC Fed. - HHS Mgt. www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dach/index.htm
DACS Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - FL H.I. Agency St. - FL Mgt.
DACT dactinomycin (antibiotic re tumor, sarcoma, carcinoma) Chem. / Live Multiorgan Tech
DAD delayed afterdepolarization Med. Condition CNS Tech
DADE Decreasing the Use of Anticholinergic Drugs in the Elderly H.I. Program Fed. - CMS Mgt.
dADP deoxyadenosine diphosphate (deoxyadenylic acid) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech deoxyadenylic acid
DAEC diffusely adherent Escherichia coli (E. coli) Bacteria Endocrine Tech
DAF decay accelerating factor (ref. protein CD55) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
DAG diacylglycerol Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech glycerol with two esterified acyl moieties
DAH disordered action of the heart Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
DAI Direct Audio Input (hearing aid/instrument) Med. Equipment ENT Tech
Daiichi Daiichi Pharmaceutical Corp. H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv.-Internat. Mgt. www.daiichius.com
Daiichi-Sankyo Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. (Pharmaceuticals - Global) (PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Internat. Mgt. www.sankyopharma.com yr.1899
DALTCP Office of Disability, Aging & Long-Term Care Policy - OASPE HHS Office Fed. - HHS Mgt.
DALY disability-adjusted life years, under years H.I. Term General Mgt.
DAM diacetylmonoxime Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech blood-brain barrier penetration
DAMA The Data Management Association International HUD Ref. Priv. Mgt. aspe.hhs.gov/_/office_specific/daltcp.
dAMP deoxyadenosine monophosphate Chem. / Live Genetics Tech
DAN Divers Action Network (ref. Duke Univ.) Med. Info. General Tech
DANB Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. H.I. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.danb.org
DANS 5-dimethylamino-1-naphthalenesulfonic acid Chem. / Dye Immunology Tech green fluorescing compound
DAP Developmentally Appropriate Practice H.I. Term General Mgt.
DAP Development Application Processing (FHA - Multifamily) HUD System Fed. - HUD Mgt.
DAP Down payment Assistance Program (FHA - Single Family) HUD Program Fed. - HUD Mgt.
DAPI 4' 6-diamidino-2-phenylindole·2HCl (DNA stain) Chem. / Dye Genetics Tech
DARD Division for the Application of Research Discoveries - NHLBI HHS Org. Fed. - HHS Mgt. www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/card/index.htm
DARRT Disaster Assistance Response & Recovery Technology Emer. Operations Fed. / St. Mgt.
DART Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology Database - NLM H.I. Data Base Fed. Tech
DARTS Departmental Accounts Receivable Tracking/Collection System HUD System Fed. Mgt.
DAS Division of Administrative Services H.I. Org. St. Mgt.
DASH Division of Adolescent & School Health - NCCDPHP HHS Org.-CDC Fed. - HHS Mgt. www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/about
DASH Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (BP<) Med. Plan General Tech
DASIS Drug & Alcohol Services Information System- OAS / SAMHSA HHS System Fed. - HHS Mgt. www.oas.samhsa.gov/dasis.htm
DASPA Division of Advanced Studies & Policy Analysis - NIH HHS Org. Fed. - HHS Mgt. http://oma.od.nih.gov/
DASPA Office of Dep. Asst. Sec. for Population Affairs - OPHS HHS Office Fed. - HHS Mgt. acf.hhs.gov/orgs/charts/daspa.htm
DASPEA Office of Dep. Asst. Sec. for Policy & External Affairs - OPHS HHS Office Fed. - HHS Mgt. acf.hhs.gov/orgs/charts/daspea.htm
DAT Dental Admission Test (ADA) H.I. Test Priv. Mgt.
DAT dopamine transporter Chem. / Live CNS Tech
DAT Direct antiglobulin test Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
DATA Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 - SAMHSA H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt.
Data.fda.gov www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/drugsatfda/ Tech
dATP deoxyadenosine triphosphate Chem. / Live Genetics Tech
DAV Disabled American Veterans H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
DAWN Drug Abuse Warning Network - OAS / SAMHSA HHS Program Fed. Mgt. www.dawninfo.samhsa.gov
DAy Doctor of Ayurvedic Medicine Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
Db Dubnium (at - 105) (aw - 268) Chem. Element General Tech
dB or db decibel (0 db audio power level = 2 × 10-4 dyn/cm2) Med. Meas. General Tech
DBA dibenzanthracene (polycyclic hydrocarbon) Chem. Compound General Tech epithelial tumors
DBA Diamond-Blackfan Anemia (ref. DBS) - CDC Disorder- Unknw. Hematology Tech www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/hbd/dba/default.htm
DBAR Diamond Blackfan Anemia Registry H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
DBD Division of Bacterial Diseases - NCIRD / CCID / CDC HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. cdc.gov/vaccines/about/downloads
DBDDS Database & Data Dispatch System (see DFS) H.I. System St. - FL Mgt.
DBDR Division of Blood Diseases & Resources - NHLBI / NIH HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. nhlbi.nih.gov/about/dbdr/index.htm
DBM Division of Bioresearch Monitoring (CDRH - FDA) HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. Division of Bioresearch Monitoring
DBMD Division of Bacterial & Mycotic Diseases - ZVED / CDC HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/
DBMD Duchenne/Becker Muscular Dystrophy - CDC ref. Disease Multi-organ Tech www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/duchenne/index.htm
DBMS Database Management System HUD Data Sys. Fed. Mgt.
DBPDA Division of Budget, Policy and Data Analysis - ORR / ACF HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr
DBPR Department of Business and Professional Regulation H.I. Agency St. - FL Mgt.
DBPR Div. of Bioterrorism Prepardness and Response - NCPDCID HHS Org. -CDC Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/ncpdcid/
DBS Constitutional Erythroid Hypoplasia (ref. DBA) Disorder- Unknw. Hematology Tech
DBS Dried Blood Spot(s) - Newborn / DLS / NECH / CDC HHS - Chem. General Tech www.cdc.gov/nceh/dls/branches_nbs.htm
DBS Deep Brain Stimulation (Ref. PD) Med. Procedure Cerebral Tech
DBSA Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (was NDMDA) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.ndmda.org
DBT dialectical behavioral therapy Treatment Psychiatric Tech
DBTAC Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers (ADA) H.I. Agency Fed. Mgt.
DC Department of Corrections - Florida H.I. Agency St. - FL Mgt.
dC deoxycytidine (nucleoside cytosine) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech
DC direct current shock / cardioversion Med. Procedure Cardiovasc. Tech
DC Discontinue Med. Term General Tech
DC or D.C. Doctor of Chiropractic Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
DCA Department of Community Affairs - Florida H.I. Agency St. - FL Mgt.
DCA desoxycorticosterone acetate Chem. / Drug Endocrine Tech treats adrenocortical insufficiency
DCA Digital Cardiac Angiography Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
DCBE double-contrast barium enema Med. Procedure Gastrointest. Tech
DCBP Division of Community Based Programs - HAB / HRSA HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. http://hab.hrsa.gov/about/divcommprog
DCc double concave (lens) Med. Equipment Ocular Tech
DCCC Data Consortium & Coordination Center HHS Org. Fed. Mgt.
DCCT IDDM Diabetes Control and Complications Trial Med. Test Std. Endocrine Tech
dCDP deoxycytidine diphosphate Chem. / Live Genetics Tech nucleo.- 5'-pyrophosphate of deoxycytidine
DCEG Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (NCI) H.I. Org. Priv. / NIH Mgt.
DCEPT Division of Clinical Evaluation & Pharmacology/Toxicology - NIH HHS Org. Fed. Mgt.
DCF direct centrifugal flotation (Lane's method) Med. Equip./ Test General Tech hookworm infection diagnosis method
DCF Dept. of Children & Family Services - FL (was HRS) H.I. Agency St. - FL Mgt. deoxycytidylic acid
DCF ESS DCF Economic Self Sufficiency Unit H.I. Agency St. - FL Mgt.
DCFD Division of Child and Family Development - OPRE / ACF HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/opre
DCH Diploma in Child Health Professional Title Priv. Mgt.
DCIS Ductal carcinoma in situ (breast lactiferous duct cells) Med. Condition Gynecologic Tech aka - intraductal carcinoma
DCJI Disposable Cartridge Jet Injectors Med. Equipment General Tech
dCMP deoxycytidine monophosphate (deoxycytidylic acid) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech nucleo.- 5'-pyrophosphate of deoxycytidine
DCP Division of Community Programs - CSAP / SAMHSA HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. http://prevention.samhsa.gov/about
DCPC Division of Cancer Prevention & Control - NCCDPHP HHS Org.-CDC Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/about/
DCPS Division of Commissioned Personnel Support - IHS HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.ihs.gov/PublicInfo/
DCPT Division of Community Prevention and Training H.I. Agency Fed. / St. Mgt.
DCR Division of Community Resettlement - ORR / ACF HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr
DCR Dacryocystorhinostomy (tear duct surg.) Med. Procedure Ocular Tech
DCSW Diplomate in Clinical Social Work Professional Title Priv. Mgt.
dCTP deoxycytidine triphosphate Chem. / Live Genetics Tech nucleo.- 5'-pyrophosphate of deoxycytidine
DCVD Division of Cardiovascular Diseases - NHLBI / NIH HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. nhlbi.nih.gov/about/dcvd/index.htm
DCx double convex (lens) Med. Equipment Ocular Tech
DD Development & Disabilities (Medicaid waiver) H.I. Term / HHS St. / Fed. Mgt.
DD Developmental Delay H.I. Term General Mgt.
DD Diastrophic Dysplasia (Diastrophic Dwarfism) (DTD) Disorder- Heredit Musculosketal Tech Congenital
DD Act of 2000 Developmental Disabilities Assist. & Bill of Rights Act of 2000 H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt. PL 106-402 42 U.S.C. 15001est. seq.
DDA dideoxyadenosine (antiviral - ref. DDC) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech dideoxyadenosine
DDAVP desmopressin acetate 1-deamino-8-D-arginine vasopressin Chem. / Drug Endocrine Tech
DDC Developmental Disabilities Council H.I. Org. Priv. / St. Mgt.
DDC or ddC dideoxycytidine (now - zalcitabine) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech 2'3'-dideoxycytidine- a nucleoside analogue
DDD dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane (aka TDE) Chem. Compound Pesticide Tech mod. toxic chlorinated hydrocarbon pesticide
DDD degenerative disc disease Disease Musculosketal Tech discogenic back pain w. disc degeneration
DDD p. atria & ventricles cardiac device / v-inhibit, a-trigger Med. Equipment Cardiovasc. Tech pacemaker that senses and paces
DDDR p. atria & ventricles cardiac device/ v-inh.,a-trig. + rate Med. Equipment Cardiovasc. Tech pacemaker that controls both atria and
DDE dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene Chem. Compound Pesticide Tech mod. toxic chlorinated hydrocarbon pesticide
DDH Developmental Dislocation of the Hip (ref. CDH) Med. Condition Musculosketal Tech
DDI or ddI didanosine (formerly dideoxyinosine) (antiretroviral) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech nucleoside analogue of 2',3'-dideoxyinosine
DDI p. atria & ventricles cardiac device / dev. inhibited Med. Equipment Cardiovasc. Tech atrioventricular sequential pacemaker that
DDIR p. atria & ventricles cardiac device / d. inhibited + rate Med. Equipment Cardiovasc. Tech
DDNC Digestive Disease National Coalition H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
DDOS Distributed Denial of Service H.I. Term Fed. Mgt.
DDP Division of Discretionary Programs - ASBTF HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.hhs.gov/budget/ddp.htm
DDP Developmental Disability Program H.I. Program St. - FL Mgt.
DDP Dually-Diagnosed Populations/Persons H.I. Term General Mgt.
DDP cisplatin (cis-diamminedichloroplatinum) (CDDP) Chem. Compound General Tech makes inter- and intrastrand DNA crosslinks
DDRG Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant Program HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
DDS Doctor of Dental Surgery Med. Title Priv. - Dental Mgt.
DDS Doctor of Dentistry Med. Title Priv. - Dental Mgt.
DDS diaminodiphenylsulfone (aka - dapsone) Chem. Compound General Tech antibacterial group-sulfonamide-like sulfones
DDSc Doctor of Dental Science Med. Title Priv. - Dental Mgt.
DDT Division of Diabetes Translation - NCCDPHP / CoCHP HHS Org.-CDC Fed. Mgt. cdc.gov/diabetes/about/index.htm
DDT dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (pesticide) Chem. Compound Pesticide Tech a chlorinated hydrocarbon pesticide
DDX Differential Diagnosis Med. Term General Tech
DE Direct Endorsement (lender FHA mortgages) HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
DEA U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration HUD / DEA Fed. Mgt.
DEA Division of Energy Assistance - OCS / LIHEAP HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs
DEA - Rx DEA number of the prescribing doctor on each Rx H.I. Mandate Fed. Mgt.
DEB Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (skin - see EB) Disease - Heredit. Dermatologic Tech see EB Group Data base
DEBRA Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Assoc. of America H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
DEC Division of Early Childhood H.I. Org. General Mgt.
DEC Departmental Enforcement Center HUD Org. Fed. Mgt.
DEC diethylcarbamazine Chem. / Drug Dermatologic Tech
DECR Division of Epidemiology & Clinical Research - NEI / NIH HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. nei.nih.gov/intramural/biometry.asp
Decub. [L.] decubitus (lying down) Rx Term General Tech
DEd. or D.Ed. Doctor of Education Professional Title Priv. Mgt.
DEE Dilated Eye Examination Med. Test Ocular Tech
DEF or def dedicious teeth decayed, extracted & filled Med. Term Dental Tech
DEF r. dental caries rate experience in deciduous teeth Med. Meas. Dental Tech
Deg degree or degeneration Med. Term General Tech
DEH Epiphysealis Hemimelica Dysplasia (Tarsomegaly) Disorder- Unknw. Musculosketal Tech Aclasis - Tarsoepiphyseal
DEHP Di-(2-ethylhexyl) Phthalate Chem. General Tech CERHR cited - CAS Registry No: 117-81-7
DEI Division of Economic Independence - OPRE / ACF HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/opre
DEISS Div. of Emerging Infections & Surveillance Systems - NCPDCID HHS Org. -CDC Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/ncidod/osr/
DEM Florida Division of Emergency Management H.I. Org. St. - FL Mgt.
DEN Dental & Oral - Major System Id. - Merck 9 Body System DEN Tech
DEP Department of Environmental Protection - Florida H.I. Agency St. - FL Mgt.
Depuy Inc. Depuy Inc. (Medical Equipment - J&J) (PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.depuy.com ref. JNJ
DERA Division of Extramural Research Activities - NHLBI / NIH HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. nhlbi.nih.gov/about/dera/index.htm
DERM Dermatologic - Major System Id. - Merck 10 Body System Dermatologic Tech
Dermik Dermik Laboratories, Inc. (Pharma - Sanofi Aventis) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv.-Internat. Mgt. www.dermik.com
Dermnetnz http://dermnetnz.org/ Tech
DES diethylstilbestrol (synthetic estrogen) CDC Chem. / Drug Endocrine Tech www.cdc.gov/des/
DESCD Divi. of Epidemiology & Surveillance Capacity Develop - COGH HHS Org. - CDC Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/cogh/descd/
DET diethyltryptamine (synthetic hallucinogenic) Chem. / Drug CNS Tech closely related to dimethyltryptamine
DEV duck embryo origin vaccine Vaccine General Tech
DEW DEWAR (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
DEXA dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (Bone density) Med. Equip./ Test Musculosketal Tech Test
DEY DEY, L.P. (Pharmaceuticals - Merck KGaA) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.deyinc.com 1978
DF or df decayed or filled teeth Med. Term Dental Tech
DF-2 Capnocytophaga canimorsus (was DF-2 bacillus) Bacteria - Oral Multi-organ Tech gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic
DFA Direct Fluorescent Antibody (sputum microorg. test) Med. Equip./ Test Pulmonary Tech Direct immunofluorescence test
DFARS Defense or DoD Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement H.I. Term Fed. Mgt.
DFCSP Drug Free Communities Support Program - SAMHSA HHS Program Fed. Mgt. http://prevention.samhsa.gov/grants
DFDT difluoro-diphenyl-trichloroethane (insecticide) (GIX) Chem. Compound Insecticide Tech
DFMO @-Difluoromethylornithine Chem. Compound Metabolic Tech -Difluoromethylornithine
DFO Disaster Field Office H.I. Org. St. Mgt.
DFP diisopropyl fluorophosphate Chem. / Live General Tech potent irreversible acetylcholinesterase and
DFS Department of Financial Services - Florida H.I. Agency St. - FL Mgt.
DFSP Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (skin tumor) Disorder- Genetic Dermatologic Tech
dG deoxyguanosine (a nucleoside, guanine linked) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech nucleoside
dGDP deoxyguanosine diphosphate Chem. / Live Genetics Tech nucleotide- 5'-pyrophosphate of
DGGE Denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis Med. Technique Genetics Tech mutation identification of double-starnded
DGI Disseminated gonococcal infection Disease - viral General Tech
dGMP deoxyguanosine monophosphate (deoxyguanylic acid) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech nucleotide- 5'-pyrophosphate of
DGMQ Division of Global Migration and Quarantine - NCPDCID HHS Org. -CDC Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dq/
DGMS Department Grants Management System HUD System Fed. Mgt.
DGR Designated Government Representative - AHRQ HHS Title Fed. Mgt.
DGRT Division of Genetic & Reproductive Toxicology - NCTR HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.fda.gov/nctr/science/divisions
DGS DiGeorge syndrome (Thymic Aplasia/Hypoplasia) Disorder- Genetic Immunology Tech
DGSX DGSX Golabi-Rosen Syndrome (ref. SDYS, SGB) Disorder- Heredit Multi-organ Tech Bulldog Syndrome
dGTP deoxyguanosine triphosphate Chem. / Live Genetics Tech nucleotide- 5'-pyrophosphate of deoxyguan
DH Dermatitis herpetiformis (Brocq-Duhring Disease) Disorder- Unknw. Dermatologic Tech
DH delayed hypersensitivity (24 to 72 hours) Med. Meas. Nutrition Tech
DHA docosahexaenoic acid Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech polyunsaturated, 22-carbon fatty acid
DHA 2, 8-dihydroxyadenine Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech crystalluria and nephrolithiasis impact
DHAC Division of Health Assessment & Consultation - ATSDR / CDC HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.atsdr.cdc.gov/dhac.html
DHANP Diplomate of Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
DHAP Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) HUD - FEMA Fed. Mgt. Disaster Housing Assist. Prog. (DHAP)
DHAP Divisions of HIV/AIDS Prevention CDC - HHS HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/hiv/
DHAP Dihydroxyacetone phosphate Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech biochemical in glycolysis metabolic pathway
DHAP chemotherapy treatments for lymphoma (ref. R-DHAP) Med. Procedure Multi-organ Tech dexamethasone, cytarabine, cisplatin
DHAP-AT Dihydroxyacetone phosphate acyltransferase deficiency Med. Condition Metabolic Tech ref. glycolysis metabolic pathway
DHCR7 7-dehydrocholesterol reductase (ref. SLOS, RSH) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech
DHDSP Division for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention - NCCDPHP HHS Org.-CDC Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/
DHEA dehydroepiandrosterone (hormone) Chem. / Live Genitourinary Tech
DHEA-S dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate Chem. / Live Genitourinary Tech
DHEC - SC South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control H.I. Org. St. - SC Mgt. www.scdhec.net
DHEP Division of Health Education & Promotion - ATSDR / CDC HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. http://permanent.access.gpo.gov/lps21
DHF dihydrofolate (ester of dihydrofolic acid) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech an ester or dissociated form of dihydrofolic acid
DHF dengue hemorrhagic fever Syndrome Pediatrics Tech
DHFR dihydrofolate reductase (enzyme) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech catalyzes dihydrofolate to tetrahydrofolate
DHFS Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services H.I. Org. - St. St. - WI Mgt. http://dhfs.wisconsin.gov/
DHg Doctor of Hygiene (ref. DHy) Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
DHHS U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services - now HHS U.S. Agency -HHS Fed. Mgt. www.hhs.gov (now HHS)
DHIC detrusor hyperactivity with impaired contractility Med. Condition Genitourinary Tech
DHM or DHm Diploma/Diplomate in Homeopathic Medicine Med. Title Priv.- Britain Mgt. http://homeoinfo.com/
DHom Diplomate of Homeopathic Medicine (UK) Med. Title Priv.- Britain Mgt. http://homeoinfo.com/
DHP 6,7-dihydro-7-hydroxy-1-hydroxymethyl-5H-pyrrolizine Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
DHPG ganciclovir (acyclovir derivative) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech 9-[(1, 3-dihydroxy-2-propoxy)methyl] guanine
DHPG 3, 4-dihydroxyphenylglycol (norepinephrine metabolite) Chem. / Live CNS - NT Tech ref. pheochromocytoma tumor
DHPR Dihydropteridine Reductase Chem./ Live Metabolic Tech
DHQP Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion - NCPDCID / CCID HHS Org. -CDC Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/index.html
DHRD Doyne honeycomb retinal dystrophy Disease - Optic Ocular Tech
DHS U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security U.S. Agency Fed. Mgt.
DHS Division of Health Studies - ATSDR / CDC HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.atsdr.cdc.gov/DHS/index.html
DHS Dept. of Human Services H.I. Agency St. Mgt.
DHt DHt - Diplomate in Homeotherapeutics Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
DHT Dihydrotestosterone (an androgenic hormone) Chem. / Live Genitourinary Tech (5-alpha,17-beta)-17-hydroxyandrostan-3-1
DHTML Dynamic HTML H.I. Data Term Priv./ St / Fed. Mgt.
DHTR delayed hemolytic transfusion reaction Med. Condition Hematology Tech diiodotyrosine
DHy or D.Hy. Doctor of Hygiene (ref. DHg) Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
DI Federal Disability Insurance (SS) H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt.
DI Disability Insurance H.I. Program Fed. / Priv. Mgt.
DI Diabetes Insipidus Disease Endocrine Tech
DI Dental Index Med. Standard Dental Tech
DIA Drug Information Association H.I. Org. Priv. - Internat. Mgt. www.diahome.org 1964 8,000
D-IBS Diarrhea-predominant IBS Disease Gastrointest. Tech
DIC Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Med. Condition Hematology Tech
DICOM® Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine® (NEMA / HHS)DICOM®) HHS / H.I. System Priv. / Fed. Mgt. http://medical.nema.org
DIDMOAD Diabetes Insipidus, Diabetes Mellitus, Optic Atrophy Disease - Genetic Multi-organ Tech Wolfram syndrome
DIP distal interphalangeal joint (Hand) Body Component Musculosketal Tech
DIP or D.I.P. Desquamative interstitial pneumonia Disease Pulmonary Tech defective interfering particle
DIR Division of Injury Response - NCIPC / CCEHIP / CDC HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/ncipc/dir/dir.htm
DIR Division of Intermural Research (13 Labs) - NHLBI / NIH HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. http://dir.nhlbi.nih.gov/
DIRLINE Directory of Health Organizations - SIS / NLM / NIH HHS Data Base Fed. - NIH Mgt. http://dirline.nlm.nih.gov/
DIS Diagnostic Interview Schedule Med. Interview Psychiatric Tech
DISA Digital Intravenous Subtraction Angiography Med. Procedure Cardiovasc. Tech
DISH Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (Forestier's Disease) Disease Musculosketal Tech Vertebral Ankylosing Hyperostosis
DISIDA disofenin (a diisopropyl-substituted analogue) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech analogue "of iminodiacetic acid (IDA)
DIT diiodotyrosine (a biosynthesis intermediate) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech thyroid hormone biosynthesis
DJD Degenerative Joint Disease (ref. OA - arthritis) Disease Musculosketal Tech Hypertrophic osteoarthritis
DJJ Department of Juvenile Justice - Florida H.I. Agency St. Mgt.
DJS Dubin Johnson Syndrome (Chronic Idiopathic Jaundice) Disorder- liver Hepatic/Biliary Tech Conjugated Hyperbilirubinemia
DKA Diabetic Ketoacidosis (diabetic coma) Disorder Endocrine Tech
DKASI Division of Knowledge Application & Sys. Improvement - CSAP HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. http://prevention.samhsa.gov/about
DKC Dyskeratosis Congenita (Zinsser-Cole-Engman Syndrome) Disorder- Heredit Dermatologic Tech Dyschromatosis Universalis Hereditaria
dL decileter (= 100mL) Med. Meas. General Tech
DLB Dementia with Lewy bodies (LBD, DLBD) Med. Condition Cerebral Tech
DLBD diffuse Lewy Body Disease (DLB, LBD)) Disease CNS Tech
DLC Developmental Learning Center H.I. Agency Priv. / St. Mgt.
DLCO diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide Med. test Pulmonary Tech
DLD Division of Lung Diseases - NHLBI / NIH HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. nhlbi.nih.gov/about/dld/index.htm
DLE Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (Vascular) Disease Musculosketal Tech
DLES Department of Labor & Employment Security - Obs./ see AWI H.I. Agency St. Mgt.
DLN Document Locator Number (ref. IRS, FFN) H.I. Term - IRS Fed. Mgt. www.irs.gov
DLN Document Locator Number (ref. IRS, FFN) H.I. Term - IRS Fed. Mgt. www.irs.gov
DLPIII Dysbetalipoproteinemia (Broad Beta Disease) Disease - Genetic Metabolic Tech Remnant Removal Disease
DLPK DIALPACK (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
DLQI Dermatology Life Quality Index Med. Meas. Dermatologic Tech
DLS Division of Laboratory Systems - NCPDCID / CCID HHS Org. -CDC Fed. Mgt. wwwn.cdc.gov/dls/default.aspx
DLS Division of Laboratory Science - NCEH / CDC HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/dls/
DM Data Mart HUD Data Sys. Fed. Mgt.
DM dopamine (tyrosine NT) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech 3-hydroxytyramine - decarboxylated dopa
DM diphenylamine chlorarsine (toxic gas compound) Chem. Compound Pulmonary Tech aka - adamsite and phenarsazine chloride
DM Diabetes Mellitus (Types 1 & 2) Disease - Genetic Endocrine Tech
DM Myotonic dystrophy (Types 1 & 2) (Steinert disease) Disease - Genetic Multi-organ Tech Curschmann-Batten-Steinert syndrome
DM Dermatomyositis Disorder- Unknw. Musculosketal Tech Inflammatory Myopathy
DM diastolic murmur Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
DMA Department of Military Affairs - Florida H.I. Agency St. Mgt.
DMA dimethoxyamphetamine (ref. LSD) Chem. Compound Multi-organ Tech hallucinogen resembling lysergic acid
DMAPN dimethylaminopropionitrile (toxic colorless liquid) Chem. Compound Multi-organ Tech polyurethane foam manufacturing agent
DMAPP dimethylallyl pyrophosphate Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
DMARD disease modifying antirheumatic drugs Chem. / Drug Metabolic Tech alter progress of rheumatoid arthritis
DMATs Disaster Assistance Medical Teams Emer. Operations Fed. / St. Mgt.
DMBA 7, 12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (carcinogenic) Chem. Compound Metabolic Tech carcino. polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
DMC p,p.'-dichlorodiphenyl methyl carbinol Chem. Compound Metabolic Tech
DMC Dyggve-Melchior-Clausen syndrome (Smith-McCort Dysplasia) Disease - Genetic Musculosketal Tech
DMD Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (Childhood MD) (ref. BMD) Disease - Genetic Multi-organ Tech Pseudohypertrophic M D (see PPMD)
DMD or D.M.D. Doctor of Dental Medicine Med. Title Priv. - Dental Mgt.
DMDA National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
DMERC Durable Medical Equipment Regional Carrier (CMS) HHS Org. Priv. Mgt.
DMF dimethylformamide (hepatotoxic solvent) Chem. Compound Dermatologic Tech irreversible inhibitor of the enzyme omithine
DMF or dmf decayed, missing and filled teeth Med. Term Dental Tech
DMF r. dental condition rate experience in permanent teeth Med. Meas. Dental Tech number of teeth decayed, missing, indicated
DMFO eflornithine hydrochloride Chem. Compound Dermatologic Tech eflornithine hydrochloride
DMFS or dmfs decayed, missing and filled surfaces Med. Term Dental Tech
DMHIA Disadvantaged Minority Health Improvement Act of 1991 H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt. http://bphc.hrsa.gov/phpc/
DMO Dimethadione Chem. Compound General Tech
DMPA depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (hormone) Chem. / Live Gynecologic Tech
DMPE 3, 4-dimethoxyphenylethylamine Chem. Compound Genitourinary Tech schizophrenic urine substance
DMPP dimethylphenylpiperazinium Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech autonomic ganglionic cells stimulant
DMRD Diploma in Medical Radio-Diagnosis Med. Title Priv. - Britain Mgt.
DMRT Diploma in Medical Radio-Therapy Med. Title Priv. - Britain Mgt.
DMS Department of Management Services - Florida H.I. Agency St. Mgt.
DMS Division of Management Support - OMA / NIH HHS Org. Fed. - HHS Mgt. http://oma.od.nih.gov/ms/dms.html
DMSA 99mTc-dimercaptosuccinic acid (succimer) Chem. Compound General Tech treating agent for heavy metal poisoning
DMSO dimethyl sulfoxide (highly polar alkyl sulfoxide) Chem. Compound Metabolic Tech organic / inorganic solvent & biologic agent
dmsr Division of Modeling and Simulation Research - CFACT / AHRQ HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. ahrq.gov/about/cfact/cfactprgms
DMT N,N-dimethyltryptamine (apocynaceous plant source) Chem. Compound CNS - NT Tech hallucinogenic from apocynaceous plant
DMV / HSMV Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles - Fla. H.I. Agency St. Mgt.
DMZ Demilitarized Zone H.I. Data Term General Mgt.
DN dicubaine number (serum cholinesterase phenotype % ) Med. Meas. General Tech indirect assay of insecticide exposure
DN diabetic nephropathy Disease Gynecologic Tech
DNA deoxyribonucleic acid Chem. / Live Genetics Tech linear /circular polymer of deoxyribose
DnaG primase (polymerase re RNA primer build) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech polymerase
DNase Deoxyribonuclease, antibody Chem. / Live Genetics Tech
DNB Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
DNB dinitrobenzene (C6H4(NO2)2 poison) Chem. Compound Pulmonary Tech C6H4(NO2)2
DNBHE Diplomate of the National Board of Homeopathic Examiners Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
DNCB dinitrochlorobenzene (hypersensitivity response agent) Chem. Compound Immunology Tech hypersensitivity response agent
DNFB dinitrofluorobenzene (hypersensitivity response agent) Chem. Compound Immunology Tech hypersensitivity response agent
DNFS Department of Nutrition and Food Studies H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
DNOC dinitro-o-cresol (toxic herbicide / pesticide) Chem. Compound Metabolic Tech dinitro-o-cresol
DNP or Dnp deoxyribonucleoprotein (DNA complex) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech
DNP or Dnp 2,4-dinitrophenol (an N2pH-OH toxic dye) Chem. Compound Metabolic Tech N2pH-OH; a toxic dye
DNPAO Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity & Obesity - NCCDPHP HHS Org.-CDC Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/
DNR Do not Resuscitate Med. Term General Tech
DNS Dysplastic Nevus Syndrome (Atypical mole syndrome) Disorder- Heredit Dermatologic Tech Atypical Mole Syndrome
DNS Do not Substitute (Rx MD directions) Med. Term General Tech
DNS or Dns dansyl (peptide synthesis blocking agent) Chem. Compound Immunology Mgt.
DO or D.O. Doctor of Osteopathy Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
DOA U.S. Department of Agriculture (see USDA) U.S. Org. Fed. Mgt. http://www.firstgovt.com/doa1.htm
DOA dead on arrival Med. Term General Tech
DOAH Division of Administrative Hearings - Florida H.I. Agency St. - FL Mgt.
DOC U.S. Department of Commerce (ref. NIST) U.S. Org. - DOC Fed. Mgt. www.commerce.gov
DOC Department of Corrections - Florida H.I. Agency St. - FL Mgt.
DOC Deoxycholate (deoxycholic acid salt) Chem. General Tech A salt or ester of deoxycholic acid
DOC Deoxycorticosterone (adrenocortical steroid) Chem. / Live General Tech mineralocorticoid from human adrenal cortex
DOC Ichthyosis - disease family Types 1 - 24 Disorder- Heredit Dermatologic+ Tech Ichthyosis
DOC daily-on-call Med. Term General Tech
DOC 20 Disorder of Cornification 20 (ref. ECPSG) Disorder- Heredit. Dermatologic Tech Ichthyosis, Erythrokeratodermia
DOCS Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (OCS) H.I. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt.
DOCTYPE Document Type Declaration H.I. Data Term Priv./ St / Fed. Mgt.
DOD U.S. Department of Defense (ref. BRAC) U.S. Org. Fed. Mgt. www.pentagon.gov
DOE U.S. Department of Energy (ref. PHEE) U.S. Org. Fed. - DOE Mgt. www.energy.gov
DOE Department of Education - Florida H.I. Agency St. - FL Mgt.
DOE Dyspnea on exertion Med. Term General Tech
DOEA Department of Elder Affairs - Florida H.I. Agency St. - FL Mgt. FS 20.41(5) and 430.101
DOFA Date of Full Availability HUD Term Fed. Mgt.
DOH Division of Oral Health - NCCDPHP / CoCHP HHS Org.-CDC Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/OralHealth/index.htm
DOH - FL Department of Health - Florida. H.I. Agency St. - FL Mgt.
DOH - PA Pennsylvania Department of Health H.I. Org. - St. St. - PA Mgt. www.health.state.pa.us
DOH - SD South Dakota Department of Health H.I. Org. St. - SD Mgt. www.state.sd.us/doh
DOH - TN Tennessee Department of Health H.I. Org. - St. St. - TN Mgt. www.state.tn.us/health/
DOH - WA Washington State Department of Health H.I. Org. - St. St. - WA Mgt. www.doh.wa.gov 360-236-4010
DOI Department of Financial Services - Florida H.I. Agency St. Mgt.
DOI U.S. Department of Interior U.S. Org. Fed. - DOI Mgt. www.doi.gov
DOJ U.S. Department of Justice U.S. Org. Fed. - DOJ Mgt. www.usdoj.gov
DOL U.S. Department of Labor U.S. Org. Fed. - DOL Mgt. www.dol.gov/index.htm
DOL Department of Lottery - Florida H.I. Agency St. - FL Mgt.
dol [L.] dolor pain (a unit of pain intensity) Med. Meas. General Tech
DOM Doctor of Oriental Medicine (ref. OMD) Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
DOM Document Object Model H.I. Data Term Priv./ St / Fed. Mgt.
DOM 2,5-diemethoxy-4-methylamphetamine Chem. / Drug CNS Tech
DON Director of Nursing Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
DONA DONA International (doulas - birth services) (CD, CPD) H.I. Org. Priv. - Internat. Mgt. www.dona.org
DONOR Organ Donor Hotline H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
DOOR Deafness,Onychodystrophy,Osteodystrophy, Mental Retardation Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech
DOOR(S) DOOR Syndrome Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech
DOPA or dopa 3, 4-dihydroxyphenylalanine Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech catabolic intermediate for L-phenylalanine
DOQ-IT Doctor's Office Quality - Information Technology (CMS) H.I. Program Priv. / Fed. Mgt.
DOR Department of Revenue - Florida H.I. Agency St. - FL Mgt.
DORL Division of Outside Review & Liason - OMA / NIH HHS Org. Fed. - HHS Mgt. http://oma.od.nih.gov/orl/dorl.html
Dorland www.dorlandhealth.com Tech
DOS U.S. Department of State U.S. Org. Fed. - DOS Mgt. www.state.gov
DOS Department of State - Florida H.I. Agency St. - FL Mgt.
DOS Denial of Service H.I. Term Fed. Mgt.
DOT U.S. Department of Transportation U.S. Org. Fed. - DOT Mgt. www.dot.gov
DOT Department of Transportation - Florida H.I. Agency St. - FL Mgt.
DOTS Directly Observed Treatment, Short-course (TB method) Procedure Pulmonary Tech
DP diphosgene Chem. / Liquid Pulmonary Tech trichloromethyl chloroformate
DP or D.P. Doctor of Pharmacy Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
DP or D.P. Doctor of Podiatry Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
DPA Division of Public Affairs - OCKT / AHRQ HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. healthit.ahrq.gov/search/ahrqsearch.jsp
DPB vitamin D–binding protein Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
DPCP Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (HHS) HHS / General General Mgt. Centers for Disease Cntrl & Prevention
DPCP diphenylcyclopropenone Chem. / Liquid Dermatologic Tech treating alopecia areata
DPD Division of Parasitic Diseases' - ZVED / CDC HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dpd/aboutdpd
DPDx Division of Parasitic Diseases Lab ID Sys. - DPD HHS Website Fed. Mgt. www.dpd.cdc.gov/dpdx/
DPEP Division of Print & Electronic Publishing - OCKT/ AHRQ HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. healthit.ahrq.gov/search/ahrqsearch.jsp
DPG RBC 2, 3-diphosphoglycerate Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
DPH Diploma in Public Health Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
DPH Phenytoin, total Chem. Compound General Tech
DPH or D.P.H. Department of Public Health Med. Org. General Mgt.
DPH or D.P.H. Doctor of Public Health Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
DPI Division of Program Integrity - OMA / NIH HHS Org. Fed. - HHS Mgt. http://oma.od.nih.gov/pi/dpi.html
DPI dry powder inhaler Med. Equipment Pulmonary Tech premeasured med. inhalation dose
DPM Diploma in Psychological Medicine Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
DPM or D.P.M. Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
DPN diphosphopyridine nucleotide (aka - NAD) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech aka - nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide
DPN diabetic peripheral neutropathy Med. Condition CNS Tech
DPNP diabetic peripheral neutropathic pain Med. Condition CNS Tech
DPOA Adult Services District Office H.I. Org. St. - FL Mgt. www.ahcpr.gov/about/oerep/oerepmiss.htm
DPPR Division of Priority Populations Research - OEREP / AHRQ HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.ahcpr.gov/about/oerep/oerepmiss.htm
DPPS Division of Prevention & Population Sciences - NHLBI / NIH HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. nhlbi.nih.gov/about/dpps/index.htm
DPT Diphtheria-Pertussis-Tetanus vaccine (now DTP) Vaccine General Tech
DQ Division of Global Migration and Quarantine - CDC HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dq/
DQM Division of Quality Management - OMA / NIH HHS Org. Fed. - HHS Mgt. http://oma.od.nih.gov/ma/dma.html
DR Dietary Restriction - NCTR / FDA HHS / General General Tech
DR digital radiography Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
dr dram (a weight unit) (avoirdupois - 27.34 grains) Med. Meas. General Tech apothecaries - 60 grains or 1/8 ounce
DR raction of degeneration Med. Meas. CNS Tech galvanic & faradic stimulus in nerve/muscle
DRA Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 H.I. Law Fed. Mgt.
DRA Division of Refugee Assistance - ORR / ACF HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr
DRA Division of Regulatory Affairs - IHS HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.ihs.gov/PublicInfo/
DRC Disaster Recovery Center H.I. Org. St. - FL Mgt.
DRC Dispute Resolution Center (FL Judicial Branch) Gov't. Org. St. - FL Mgt. direct radioisotope cystography (DRC)
DRC direct radioisotope cystography (ref. MCU, IRC, DUSC) Med. Equip./ Test Genitourinary Tech pediatric
DRC Dynamic Range Compression (ref. CR) Med. Meas. General Tech
DRC Dynamic Range Control (ref. CR) Med. Meas. General Tech DRC (Dynamic Range Control
DRC dynamic relaxivity contrast (imaging) (ref. MRI) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
DRCOG Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists Med. Title Priv.- Britain Mgt.
DRD Dopa-responsive dystonia Disorder Musculosketal Tech
DRE Division of Research Education OEREP / AHRQ HHS Org. Fed. Mgt.
DRE digital rectal exam Med. Procedure Gastrointest. Tech Test
DRF Deafness Research Foundation H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
DRG Diagnosis Related Group(s) (ref. MDC) H.I. Term / HHS Priv./St./Fed. Mgt.
DRH Division of Reproductive Health - NCCDPHP / CoCHP HHS Org.-CDC Fed. Mgt. cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/DRH
DRI Dietary Reference Intake Med. Term General Tech
DRLA Division of Regulatory and Legal Affairs - IHS / HHS HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. ihs.gov/AdminMngrResources/drla/
DRO Division of Regional Operations (10 EPA regions) - ATSDR/CDC HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.atsdr.cdc.gov/DRO/index.html
DrPH Doctor of Public Health Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
DRRP Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (NIDRR - ADA) H.I. Program Fed. Mgt.
DRRS Duane-radial ray syndrome (Okihiro syndrome) Disorder- Genetic ENT Tech
DRS Division of Rehabilitation Services H.I. Agency St. - FL Mgt.
DRSP Drug-Resistant Streptococcus Pneumonia Disease Pulmonary Tech
Druginfonet www.druginfonet.com Tech
Drugstore www.drugstore.com Tech
DRV Daily Reference Values (dietary ref. info) Med. Term General Tech
DS Developmental Services (Waiver) (Medicare) HHS Term St. / Fed. Mgt.
DS Office of the Deputy Secretary - HHS HHS Office Fed. Mgt. www.hhs.gov/agencies/depsec.html
Ds Darmstadtium (at - 110) (aw - 281) Chem. Element General Tech
DS Duane syndrome Types 1, 2 & 3 (Eye Retraction Syndr.) Disorder- Nerve Ocular Tech Stilling-Turk-Duane Syndrome
DS Down Syndrome Med. Condition CNS Tech
ds double-stranded Med. Term General Tech
D-S test Doerfler-Stewart test Med. Equip./ Test ENT - Ear Tech
DSA Division of State Assistance - OCS / ACF HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/ocs
DSA digital subtraction angiography Med. Equip./ Test General Tech digital subtraction angiography
DSC Doctor of Surgical Chiropody Med. Title Priv. Mgt. dynamic susceptibility contrast
DSC dynamic susceptibility contrast (imaging) (ref. MRI) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
DSCA Division of State & Community Assistance - CSAP HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. http://prevention.samhsa.gov/about
DSCR_ Down syndrome critical region Disorder- Genetic CNS Tech
DSD Division of Systems Development - CSAP / SAMHSA HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. http://prevention.samhsa.gov/about
DSD duration since diagnosis Med. Term General Tech
dsDNA doublestranded DNA Chem. / Live Genetics Tech dsDNA - double-stranded
DSDs Disorders of sex development Med. Condition Endocrine Tech Hermaphroditism; Hermaphrodite
DSE Director Or Department of Special Education Professional Title Priv. / St. Mgt.
DSER Division of Social and Economic Research - CFACT / AHRQ HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.ahrq.gov/about/cfact/cfactprgms
DSH Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital Reports - CMS HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.cms.hhs.gov/medicaiddshreports/
DSHS - TX Texas Department of State Health Services H.I. Org. - St. St. - TX Mgt. www.dshs.state.tx.us
DSI Developmental Services Institution H.I. Agency St. Mgt.
DSI Dual Sensory Impairment Med. Condition General Tech
DSM Disease State Management program H.I. Program St. / Fed. Mgt.
DSM Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Med. Manual Psychiatric Tech
DSM IV Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th ed. Med. Manual Psychiatric Tech
DSM V Diagnostic and Statistical Manual - Not pub. before 2012 Med. Manual Psychiatric Tech
DSM-ICD DSM-IV ICD-9 Coding Crosswalk Med. Manual Psychiatric Tech
DSO Direct Support Organization H.I. Org. St. - FL Mgt.
DSO Division of Survey Operations - CFACT / AHRQ HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. ahrq.gov/about/cfact/cfactprgms
DSP Division of Science and Policy - HAB / HRSA HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. http://hab.hrsa.gov/programs/Science
DSP Division of State Programs - CSAP / SAMHSA HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. http://prevention.samhsa.gov/about
DSPK DOSE PACK (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
DSR Division of Scientific Review - OEREP / AHRQ HHS Org. Fed. Mgt.
DSR Division of Scientific Resources - NCPDCID / CCID HHS Org. -CDC Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/ncidod/srp/
DSRM Division of Statistical Research and Methods - CFACT / AHRQ HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.ahrq.gov/about/cfact/cfactprgms
dsRNA doublestranded RNA Chem. / Live Genetics Tech
DSRS Drug Services Research Survey - OAS / SAMHSA HHS Survey Fed. Mgt. oas.samhsa.gov/systems.htm#DSRS
DSS Division of Service Systems - HAB / HRSA HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. http://hab.hrsa.gov/tools/adap/adap
DSS Decent, Safe and Sanitary [housing units] HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
DST Dexamethasone Suppression Test Med. Meas. CNS Tech ACTH suppression test;
DT Dietetic Technician Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
dT deoxythymidine Chem. / Live Genetics Tech
Dt duration tetany (nerve & muscle hyperactivity) Med. Condition CNS / Muscul. Tech hyper nerve re extracellular ionized calcium
DT Diphtheria-Tetanus vaccine Vaccine Musculosketal Tech
dt or DT's delerium tremens (Alcohol withdrawal) Med. Condition Multi-organ Tech
DTA Dental Trade Alliance H.I. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.dentaltradealliance.org
DTAC Disaster Technical Assistance Center - CMHS / SAMHSA HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/dtac/
DTaP Diphtheria-Tetanus-acellular Pertussis vaccine Vaccine Pediatrics Tech
DTBE Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (CDC -HHS) HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. CDC-INFO at (1-800) 232-4636
DTC Direct-to-consumer (Rx drugs, etc.) H.I. Term General Mgt.
DTD Document Type Definition H.I. Data Term Priv./ St / Fed. Mgt.
DTD Diastrophic dysplasia (Dwarfism Nanism Syndr.) (DD) Disorder- Heredit Musculosketal Tech Congenital
dTDP deoxythymidine diphosphate (nucleotoid) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech nucleotide - the 5'-pyrophosphate of deoxy
DTEM Division of Toxicology & Environmental Medicine - ATSDR /CDC HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.atsdr.cdc.gov/DT.html
DTF DDARS Transition Fund H.I. Term General Mgt.
DTH delayed-type hypersensitivity (skin test) Med. Condition Immunology Tech distal tingling on percussion
DThd thymidine (major DNA nucleoside) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech
DTIC decarbazine (a cytotoxic alkylating agent ) Chem. Treatment Genetics Tech cytotoxic agent for malignant melanoma &
dTMP deoxythymidine monophosphate (nucleotoid) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech nucleotide - the 5'-pyrophosphate of deoxy
DTP Demerol, Thorazine and Phenergan (med. combo.) Chem. Drug(s) General Tech Sedative combination treatment
DTP distal tingling on percussion Med. Condition Musculosketal Tech
DTP Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis (toxoids/ vaccine) Vaccine General Tech
DTPA diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid (aka pentetic acid) Chem. Compound General Tech used in renal and brain imaging
DTR Dietetic Technician, Registered Med. Title Priv. Mgt. Nutrition
DTR Deep tendon reflex Med. Condition Musculosketal Tech Test
DTTA Division of Training and Technical Assistance - HAB / HRSA HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. hab.hrsa.gov/programs/TAProgram
dTTP deoxythymidine triphosphate (nucleotoid) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech nucleotide - the 5'-pyrophosphate of deoxy
DTwP diphtheria and tetanus toxoids combined with whole-cell Vaccine Pediatrics Tech
dU deoxyuridine (pyrimidine nucleoside) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech pyrimidine nucleoside uracil linked by
DUB Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding Disorder Gynecologic Tech
DUCS Division of Unaccompanied Children's Services - ORR / ACF HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr
DUIP Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention - NCIPC / CDC HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/ncipc/duip/duip.htm
DULRT Division of User Liaison & Research Translation - OCKT/ AHRQ HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. healthit.ahrq.gov/search/ahrqsearch.jsp
dUMP deoxyuridine monophosphate (nucleotoid) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech nucleotide- 5'-pyrophosphate of deoxyuridine
Duramed Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Barr Pharma.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.barrlabs.com 800-BARRLAB
DUSC Direct ultrasound contrast enhanced cystography (ref. DRC) Med. Equip./ Test Genitourinary Tech pediatric
DUSN diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis Disorder Ocular Tech caused by infiltration by a roundworm
dUTP deoxyuridine triphosphate (nucleotoid) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech nucleotide- 5'-pyrophosphate of deoxyuridine
dv double vibrations (sound wave unit meas.) Med. Meas. General Tech
DV daily value - RDA food label % rating) Med. Term General Tech
DVA Department of Veterans Affairs - Florida H.I. Agency St. - FL Mgt.
DVBID Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases - ZVED / CDC HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/
DVCAM Digital Video Camera OCKT / AHRQ HHS / General Fed. Mgt.
DVD Division of Viral Diseases - NCIRD / CCID / CDC HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. cdc.gov/vaccines/about/downloads
DVI p. atrioventricular sequential pacemaker Med. Equipment Cardiovasc. Tech impulses to the atrium & ventricle on sensed
DVM Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
DVP Division of Violence Prevention - NCIPC/ CCEHIP/ CDC HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/ncipc/dvp/dvp.htm
DVR Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H.I. Agency St. Mgt.
DVRD Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases - ZVED / CDC HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/nczved/dvrd/
DVRN National Domestic Violence Resource Network - FYSB / ACF HHS Program Fed. Mgt. //www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/fysb
DVS Descriptive Video Service H.I. Term General Mgt.
DVT deep venous thrombosis (ref. VTE, PE) Med. Condition Venous Tech
DWI Driving While Intoxicated H.I. Term General Mgt.
DWM Dandy-Walker Malformation (Hydrocephalus - DWS) Disorder- Brain CNS Tech Luschka-Magendie Foramina Atresia
DWP Division of Workplace Programs - CSAP / SAMHSA HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. http://prevention.samhsa.gov/about
DWS Dandy-Walker Syndrome (see DWM) Disorder- Brain CNS Tech
DX or Dx Diagnosis Med. Term General Tech
DXA dual x-ray absorptiometry Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
DXM Dextromethorphan (cough suppressant - or.) Chem. / Drug CNS Tech
Dy Dysprosium (at - 66) (aw - 162.500) Chem. Element General Tech
dyne unit of force (1 dyne equals 10-5 newton) Med. Meas. General Tech
DYS familial dysautonomia Disorder- Genetic CNS Tech
DYT1 Dystonia (mutated gene) Disease Neurologic Tech
E Estrogen Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
e elementary charge; base of natural or Napierian logarithms Med. Standard General Tech logarithms (2.71828...).
E emmetropia; enzyme; exa-; extraction ratio Med. Term General Tech
E elastance; energy; expectancy; electromotive force Med. Term General Tech
E illumination; electric intensity; redox potential Med. Term General Tech
E entgegen Med. Term General Tech ref. carbon-carbon double bond
E & A Evaluation and Assessment H.I. Term General Mgt.
E. coli Escherichia coli (gram-negative, anaerobic genus) Bacteria Genitourinary Tech
E.A.C. Elderly Affairs Committee H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
E.C.F.M.D.C East Central Florida Memory Disorder Clinic H.I. Org. Priv./St. Mgt.
E.N.E. ethylnorepinephrine (an asthma sympathomimetic) Chem. Compound Pulmonary Tech see E.N.S.
E.N.S. ethylnorepinephrine (an asthma sympathomimetic) Chem. Compound Pulmonary Tech se E.N.E.
E/M Evaluation and Management Services and/or Procedures H.I. Term General Mgt.
E/M Evaluation & Mgmt. Section - CPT Codes 99201-99499 Med. Term General Tech CPT Major Code - 1st Section
E1 estrone (follicular hormone) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech metabolite of 17ß-estradiol (oestrone)
E2 estradiol (estrogenic hormone) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech ß-Estradiol; 17ß-estradiol
E3 estriol Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech oxidation product of estradiol & estrone
E4 estetrol (15a, 16a, 17ß-estetrol) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech 15a, 16a, 17ß-estetrol
EA Emergency Assistance - HHS HHS Program Fed. - HHS Mgt.
EA Educational Assistant Professional Title General Mgt.
EA Environmental Assessment (ref. EPA) HHS / All Org. Fed. - St. Mgt.
Ea energy of activation Med. Meas. General Tech
EAA essential amino acids Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
EAB Enumeration at Birth (SSA) HHS Term General Mgt.
EAC Equal Access to the Community H.I. Program St. / Fed. Mgt.
EAC Erythrocyte, Antibody and Complement Med. Classif. General Tech
EACA e-aminocaproic acid Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
EACH Essential Access Community Hospital HHS Facility General Mgt.
EAD early afterdepolarization Med. Condition CNS Tech
EAE experimental allergic encephalomyelitis Med. Procedure Cerebral Tech (demyelinating) injection of brain tissue
EAEC Enteroadherent organisms of Escherichia Coli (E. coli) Bacteria Multi-organ Tech Escherichia
EAggEC enteroaggregative groups E. Coli Bacteria Multi-organ Tech enteroaggregative groups
EAHF Eczema, Asthma and Hay Fever symptom complex Med. Condition General Tech
EAI Elder Assessment Instrument H.I. Tool General Mgt.
EAJA Equal Access to Justice Act DAB / HHS H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt.
EAL effective attenuation length (ref. AES & XPS) Med. Meas. General Tech Test
EAP Employee Assistance Program HHS / All Org. General Mgt.
EAP epiallopregnanolone (corticoid hormone) Chem. / Live Genitourinary Tech 21-carbon corticoid hormone/pregnancy urine
EAR Early Alert Report HHS System General Mgt.
EAR The Education and Auditory Research Foundation (1971) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.earfoundation.org
Easter Seals Easter Seals (m. NHC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.easterseals.com
EAV electroacupuncture after Voll Med. Treatment General Tech
EB Epidermolysis Bullosa (skin disease - 24 Tyoes) Disease - Heredit. Dermatologic Tech see EB Group Data base
EB or E.B. elementary body (ref. platelet & inclusion body) Chem. / Live General Tech
EB Simplex Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex (skin - 24 Tyoes) Disease - Heredit. Dermatologic Tech see EB Group Data base
EBA epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (skin blistering) Disease - Heredit. Dermatologic Tech see EB Group Data base
EBCT Electron Beam Computerized Tomography Med. Equip./ Test General Tech Test
EBD or E/BD Emotional/Behavior Disorders HHS Term General Mgt.
ebkids EB Medical Research Foundation H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
EBL enzooic bovine leukosis (bovine leukemia) Disease - Viral Multi-organ Tech
EBL Estimated blood loss Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
EBM Evidence-based medicine Med. Policy General Tech
EBNA EBV nuclear antigens Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
EBP Center for Evidence-Based Programs in the Justice System HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.gainscenter.samhsa.gov
EBRT External Beam Radiation Therapy Med. Equip./ Treat General Tech
EBS epidermolysis bullosa simplex (skin blistering) Med. Condition Dermatologic Tech
EBT Electron Beam Tomography Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
EBV Epstein-Barr virus (IM, EBVS, XLP) Disease - viral Hematology Tech
EBVS X-linked Lymphoproliferative Syndrome (XLP, IM) Disorder- Heredit. Immunology Tech Epstein-Barr Virus-Induced Lymphoproliferative
EC Early Childhood H.I. Term General Mgt.
EC Enterprise Communities HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
EC International Commission on Enzymes (Code No.) H.I. Org./Standard Priv. Mgt. by the Intern. Union of Biochemistry
EC Embryonal carcinoma (skin/tissue cancer) Disease Multi-organ Tech
EC Extracranial - outside the cranium Med. Term Musculosketal Tech
EC/IC , EC-IC extracranial/intracranial arterial bypass surgery Med. Procedure Cardiovasc. Tech
ECC Emergency Cardiovascular Care HHS Term Cardiovasc. Mgt.
ECC Extended Congregate Care (Medicaid) HHS Term St. & Fed. Mgt.
ECD ethyl cysteinate dimer (bicisate) Chem. Compound Cerebral Tech lipophilic amine + technetium 99m
ECD Erdheim-Chester disease (Lipoid Granulomatosis) Disorder- Unknw. Multi-organ Tech excessive histiocytes
ECE Early Childhood Education H.I. Term General Mgt.
ECF Extended Care Facility HHS Facility General Mgt.
ECF extracellular fluid Body fluid Endocrine Tech
ECF eosinophil chemotactic factor Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech lymphokine produced by activated
ECF-A eosinophil chemotactic factor of anaphylaxis Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech osinophil chemoattractants from basophils
ECFMG Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.ecfmg.org
ECFV extracellular fluid volume Med. Meas. General Tech fraction of body water not in cells
ECG Electrocardiogram (aka EKG) Med. Equip./ Test Cardiovasc. Tech
ECHO Elder Cottage Housing Opportunity [housing units] HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
ECHO Echocardiogram Med. Equip./ Test Cardiovasc. Tech
ECI electrocerebral inactivity (silence) (brain death - ECS) Med. Condition Cerebral Tech electrical silence in the cerebral cortex
ECI Extracorporeal Immunoadsorption Med. Procedure Cardiovasc. Tech
ECLKC Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center - OHS / ACF HHS Program General Mgt. acf.hhs.gov/programs/hsb/eclkc/index.html
ECM extracellular matrix (cell fibers, proteins) (see ICM) Chem. / Live Musculosketal Tech glycosaminoglycans & basement membranes
ECM erythema chronicum migrants (skin lesion) Med. Condition Musculosketal Tech
ECMA European Computer Manufacturers Association H.I. Org. Priv. - Internat. Mgt.
ECMIS Elder Care Management Information System - DOEA H.I. Org. St. - FL Mgt.
ECMO extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (life support sys) Med. Equip./ Treat Hematology Tech
ECNS EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. merger of AMEEGA and APEA
ECO Emergency Coordinating Officer Emer. Operations St. / Fed. Mgt.
ECoG Electrocochleography (ear test) Med. Equip./ Test ENT Tech
ECP Electronic Claims Processing System CMS / HHS HHS System General Mgt.
ECP eosinophil cationic protein Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
ECP External Counterpulsation Med. Equip./ Proc. Cardiovasc. Tech
ECP Extracorporeal photopheresis (therapy) Med. Treatment Hematology Tech
ECPSG Erythrokeratodermia Congenitalis Progressiva Symmetrica Gott. Disorder- Heredit. Dermatologic Tech Ichthyosis, Erythrokeratodermia
ECRP Emergency Capital Repair Program HUD Program Fed. / Priv. Mgt.
ECS Extended Care Services CMS / HHS HHS Term General Mgt.
ECS ElectroCerebral Silence (in cerebral cortex - see ECI) Med. Condition Cerebral Tech
ECS emission-computed tomography, single photon Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
ECSE Early Childhood Special Education H.I. Term General Mgt.
ECSF erythrocyte colony stimulating factor Med. Term Endocrine Tech
ECST exercise cardiac stress test Med. Equip./ Test Cardiovasc. Tech
ECT Emission Computerized Tomography Med. Equip./ Test General Tech Test
ECT Electroconvulsive Therapy (ref. EST) Med. Treatment Psychiatric Tech electroshock therapy
ED U.S. Department of Education U.S. Org. Fed. - ED Mgt. www.ed.gov
ED U.S. Department of Education U.S. Org. Fed. - ED Mgt. www.ed.gov
ED Education Department H.I. Term General Mgt.
ED Emotionally Disturbed H.I. Term General Mgt.
ED ethyldichloroarsine (blister agent) CDC Chem. Compound Pulmonary Tech C2H5AsCl2; WW1 blister agent
ED effective dose (drug Qty.) Chem. Meas. General Tech drug quantity required for desired effects
ED Ectodermal Dysplasia Disorder- Genetic Immunology Tech
ED eating disorder Disorder- Neuro. General Tech
ED erectile dysfunction Med. Condition Genitourinary Tech
E-D Syndr. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome - ConnectiveTissue Group(35) Disorder- Heredit Musculosketal Tech see EDS Group Data Base
Ed.D. Doctor of Education Professional Title Priv. Mgt.
EDA Education of the Deaf Act H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt.
EDA Economic Development Administration (Dept. of Commerce) HUD / DOC Fed. Mgt.
EDA Economic Development Authority HUD Ref. Priv. Mgt.
EDA Anhidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia (ref. HED, CST) Disorder- Heredit Multi-organ Tech Hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia
EDAP Employee Disaster Assistance Program Emer. Operations Fed. / St. Mgt.
EDB Enrollment Database (Medicare beneficiary entitlement record) HHS Data System General Mgt. Enterprise Data Center
EDC Enterprise Data Center Initiative - CMS HHS Program Fed. Mgt. cms.hhs.gov/InfoTechGenInfo/02
EDC estimated date of confinement (birth date est.) Med. Term Pediatrics Tech See: Nägele rule.
EDGAR Education Dept. General Administrative Regulations H.I. Term General Mgt.
EDI Economic Development Initiative (CPD program) HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
EDI Electronic Data Interchange (transaction) - CMS HHS System General Mgt. Pharm.
EDM multiple epiphyseal dysplasia Disorder- Heredit Musculosketal Tech
EDMD Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy Disease - Genetic Musculosketal Tech Tardive Muscular Dystrophy
EDP Extended Day Program H.I. Term General Mgt.
EDP Electronic Data Processing H.I. Data System General Mgt.
EDP end-diastolic pressure Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
EDRF endothelial/endothelium-derived relaxant factor Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech aka - nitric oxide
EDS Electronic Data Systems H.I. Data System General Mgt.
EDS Insomnia and Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Disorder Neurologic Tech
EDS Ehlers-Danlos syndrome - ConnectiveTissue Group(35) Disorder- Heredit Musculosketal Tech see EDS Group Data Base
EDSRG Early Doctoral Student Research Grant - HUD HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
EDSS Economic Development and Supportive Services (CPD) HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
EDSS expanded disability status scale (ref. MS) Med. Meas. General Tech neurologic rating system for MS grades 1-10
EDTA European Dialysis & Transplantation Association H.I. Org. Priv. - Internat. Mgt.
EDTA Ethylenediamine-Tetra-Acetic Acid Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
EDW Electronic Data Warehouse H.I. Data System General Mgt.
EDX electrodiagnostic testing Med. Equip./ Test General Tech Test
EE2 ethinyl estradiol Chem. Compound General Tech
EEC Ectrodactyly-Ectodermal Dysplasia-Cleft Lip/Palate Disease - Genetic Musculosketal Tech Syndrome
EECP Enhanced External Counterpulsation Med. Equip./ Proc. Cardiovasc. Tech
EEE Eastern equinine encephalomyelitis Disease - Viral CNS / Spine Tech
EEG Electroencephalogram or Electroencephalography Med. Equip./ Test Cerebral Tech Test
EEHS Division of Emergency & Environmental Health Services - NCEH HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/nceh/eehs/
EEJ Electroejaculation Med. Equip./ Proc. Genitourinary Tech
EEM Energy Efficient Mortgage HUD / FHA Priv. Mgt.
EENT Ear, Eyes, Nose and Throat Med. Term Otolaryngolic Tech Otolaryngology or Otorhinolaryngology
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity HUD / General Fed. Mgt.
EEOC U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission U.S. Org. Fed. - EEOC Mgt. www.eeoc.gov/index.html
EEPCD Early Education Programs for Children w/Disabilities H.I. Program General Mgt.
EERP extended endocardial resection procedure (ERP) Med. Procedure Cardiovasc. Tech endocardial fibrosis from base of a left
EF Epilepsy Foundation (m. NHC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.epilepsyfoundation.org
EF Exposure Factor H.I. Term General Mgt.
EF Edema Factor (Anthrax toxin complex) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
EF eosinophilic fascitis (Vascular) Disorder Musculosketal Tech
EF ejection fraction Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
EFA Epilepsy Foundation of America H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
EFA essential fatty acids Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
EFE Endocardial fibroelastosis (Endocardial Dysplasia) Disorder- Heredit Cardiovasc. Tech Fetal Endomyocardial Fibrosis
EFF Epilepsy Foundation of Florida H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
EFORT European Fed. of National Assoc.of Orthopaedics & Traumatol. H.I. Org. Musculosketal Mgt.
EG Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis Disease - Rare Gastrointest. Tech
EGAPP Evaluation of Genomic Applications in Practice and Prevention HHS Project Fed. Mgt. cdc.gov/genomics/gtesting/EGAPP
EGD Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Med. Equip./ Proc. Genitourinary Tech Test - laparoscopy
EGF epidermal growth factor (mitogenic polypeptide) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
EGFR epidermal growth factor receptor (NT) Chem. / Live CNS Tech
eGFR estimated glomerular filtration rate Med. Standard Genitourinary Tech Genitourinary
EGHP Employer Group Health Plan CMS / HHS HHS Program General Mgt.
EGTA egtazic acid (a tetracarboxylic acid chelator) Chem. Compound General Tech
EGTRRA Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 H.I. Law Fed. Mgt. Pub. L. 107-16
EH Emergency Hospital H.I. Facility / HHS General Mgt.
EH Emotionally Handicapped H.I. Term General Mgt.
Eh redox potential (oxidation-reduction potential) Med. Term General Tech
EHA Education of the Handicapped Act H.I. Law - HHS General Mgt.
EHBA Extrahepatic Biliary Atresia Disorder- Unknw. Hepatic/Biliary Tech
EHBF estimated hepatic blood flow Med. Meas. Hematology Tech estimated hepatic blood flow.
EHDP etidronate (ethane-1-hydroxy-1-diphosphonate Chem. Compound Musculosketal Tech
EHEAEP Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly H.I. Program Fed. / St. Mgt.
EHEAP Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program H.I. Program Fed. / St. Mgt.
EHEC Enterohemorrhagic groups E. Coli Bacteria Genitourinary Tech
EHHE Environmental Hazards & Health Effects Program - NCEH / CDC HHS Program Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/nceh/ehhe/
EHHE Division of Environmental Hazards & Health Effects-NCEH / CDC HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/nceh/ehhe/
EHK Epidermolytic Hyperkeratosis (ref. BCIE, CIE) Disease - Genetic Dermatologic Tech DOC Ichthyosis Type
EHNAC Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission HHS Org. General Mgt.
EHOP Equal Housing Opportunity Plan (ref. PHA Sec. 8) HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
EHR Electronic Health Record H.I. Term St. & Fed. Mgt.
EHRP Enterprise Human Resource and Payroll System (HHS) HHS System Fed. Mgt. Enterp. Human Resource & Payroll Sys.
EHS Environmental Health & Safety H.I. Term General Mgt.
EHSRE Early Head Start Research & Evaluation Project - OPRE / ACF HHS Project Fed. Mgt. www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/opre
EI Early Intervention H.I. Term General Mgt.
EI erythema infectiosum (B19 virus) Disease - Viral Dermatologic Tech
EIA Electronic Industries Association H.I. Org. General Mgt.
EIA Enviromental Impact Assessment - NCEH / CDC / EPA HHS/EPA Program Fed. / St. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/healthyplaces/hia.htm
EIA enzyme immunoassay (ref. ELISA & EMIT) Chem. Test Endocrine Tech
EIB Employer Insured Beneficiary HHS Term. Fed. Mgt.
EIB excercise induced bronchospasm Disorder Pulmonary Tech
EIC+ extensive (> 25%) intraductal component Med. Meas. General Tech
EID Emerging Infectious Diseases - CDC / HHS HHS Report Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/
EIEC enteroinvasive serogroups E. coli Bacteria Genitourinary Tech
EIN Employer (or Employee) Identification Number (ITIN) H.I. Term - IRS. Fed. Mgt. www.irs.gov
EIP Early Intervention Program H.I. Program General Mgt.
EIS Early Intervention Specialist Professional Title General Mgt.
EIS Environmental Impact Statement (ref. EPA) HUD / General Fed. Mgt.
EIS Executive/Empowerment Information System HUD System Fed. Mgt.
Eisai Eisai Inc. (Pharmaceuticals) (PhRMA IA) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Internat. Mgt. www.eisai.com 1995 8,500 empl.
EIT erythrocyte iron turnover (PIT x RCU) Med. Meas. Musculosketal Tech
EJP excitatory junction potential Med. Meas. Musculosketal Tech discrete partial depolarization of smooth
EKC epidemic karatoconjunctivitis Disease - viral Ocular Tech
EKG Electrocardiogram (aka ECG) Med. Equip./ Test Cardiovasc. Tech
EKV erythrokeratodermia variabilis (ref. DOC Ichthyosis) Disease - Genetic Dermatologic Tech Mendes Da Costa Syndrome
EKY electrokymogram (electrokymography graphic record) Med. Meas. General Tech
E-LAM endothelial-leukocyte adhesion molecule Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
Elan Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.elanpharma.com
ELBW extremely low birth weight (14 to 35 ounces) Med. Term Pediatrics Tech
Eldercare Eldercare Locator (U.S. AoA + n4a + NASUA) HHS Program Fed. / St. Mgt. www.eldercare.gov
ELI Ear Level Instrument (hearing aid/instrument) Med. Equipment ENT Tech
Eli Lilly Eli Lilly & Company (Pharmaceuticals) (PhRMA) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.lilly.com 1876 41,350 empl.
ELISA enzyme-linked immunoabsorbent assay (EIA, EMIT) Med. Test Immunology Tech
ELS enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay Med. Test Immunology Tech
ELSI Ethical, Legal & Social Implications of Geonomics - CDC HHS Policy Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/genomics/population
ELT Euglobulin lysis time (blood clot breakdown) Med. Meas./ Test Hematology Tech Fibrinolysis/euglobulin lysis
EM elder mistreatment HHS Term General Mgt.
EM electron microscope Med. Equipment General Tech
Em or E emmetropia (proper light ray retina focus) Med. Meas. Ocular Tech refractive system of eye vs. axial length of
E-M Syn. eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome Disorder- Autoim Multi-organ Tech eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome.
EMA Eligible Metropolitan Area(s) - HAB / HRSA HHS Term Fed. / St. Mgt. //hab.hrsa.gov/about/divsersys.htm
EMA epithelial membrane antigen (protein complex) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
EMAC Emergency Management Assistance Compact (NEMA) Emer. Operations Fed. / St. Mgt. www.emacweb.org
EMAC Emergency Management Assistance Compact - NCEH / CDC HHS Project Fed. / St. Mgt. www.bt.cdc.gov/planning/emac/
EMAP Emergency Management Accreditation Program Emer. Operations Priv. Mgt. www.emaponline.org
EMB Eligible Medicare Beneficiary HHS Term. Fed. Mgt.
EMB eosin-methylene blue (an agar) Chem. / Dye Immunology Tech
EMC encephalomyocarditis Disease - Viral Cardiovasc. Tech viral disease of pigs & nonhuman primates
EMC Essential Mixed Cryoglobulinemia Disorder- Autoim Hematology Tech rare autoimmune - multi-organ
EMCO extra corporeal membrane oxygenation Med. Equip./ Proc. Hematology Tech oxygenates patient blood outside of body &
EMD electromechanical dissociation Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
EMD Serono EMD Serono, Inc.(Pharmaceut.)(Merck Serono S.A.)(PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Internat. Mgt. www.emdserono.com 700 empl.
EMDR Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing Med. Procedure CNS Tech
EMEA European Medicines Agency H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Internat. Mgt. marketing authority for EU medicinal
EMEX Emergency Management & Homeland Security Expo (IAEM) H.I. Conference Priv. Mgt. www.emex.org
EMF Endomyocardial Fibrosis Disease - Unknw. Cardiovasc. Tech Davies' Disease, Loeffler's Disease
EMF Electromagnetic Force Med. Meas. General Tech
EMG Electromyograph / Electromyography (ref. SFEMG) Med. Equip./ Test Musculosketal Tech Test
EMG Syndrom exomphalos-macroglossia-gigantism syndrome (BWS) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Omphalocele-Visceromegaly-Macroglo.
EMH Educable Mentally Handicapped HHS Term General Mgt.
EMI Emergency Management Institute (FEMA, DHS) Emer. Operations Fed. - DHS Mgt. http://training.fema.gov/
EMI scan computed tomography of the head Med. Equip./ Test Musculosketal Tech computed tomography of the head
EMIT enzyme-multiplied immunoassay technique Med. Test General Tech
EMLA eutectic mixture of local anesthetics Chem. / Drug CNS Tech
EMOD Environmental Modifications H.I. Term General Mgt.
EMPA Emergency Mgmt., Preparedness & Assistance Trust Fund St. Fund - DCA St. - FL Mgt.
EMR Electronic Medical Records H.I. Term General Mgt.
EMR Educable Mentally Retarded H.I. Term General Mgt.
EMS Emergency Medical Services H.I. Term General Mgt.
EMS Enrollment Management System (CARES) H.I. System St. - FL Mgt.
EMSA Eligible Metropolitan Statistical Area HUD Term. Fed. Mgt.
E-MSN Electronic Medicare Summary Notice HHS Form Fed. / St. Mgt.
EMSS Emergency Medical Service System HHS System General Mgt.
EMT Emergency Medical Technician Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
EMTALA Federal Emergency Medical Treatment & Active Labor Act 1986 H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt.
EN Electronic Newsletter OCKT / AHRQ HHS / General Fed. / St./ Priv. Mgt.
ENA Emergency Nurses Association (BECN, CEN) H.I. Org. Nursing Mgt. www.ena.org
ENA extractable nuclear antigen Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
END Endocrine & Metabolic (Major System - Merck Sect. 10) Body System Endocrine Tech
Endo Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - U.S. Mgt. www.endo.com 1920
ENG Electronystagmograph / Electronystagmography Med. Equip./ Test Ocular Tech Test
ENL erythema nodosum leprosum Disorder- System Dermatologic Tech has severe cutaneous manifestations
ENOA Elimination of Notice of Admission (also EONA) HHS Term General Mgt.
ENT Ear, Nose & Throat + Dental/Oral (Major System - Merck 8) Body System ENT Tech aka - otorhinolaryngology
ENT Electronystagmogram Med. Equip./ Test Ocular Tech Test
ENU ethyl nitrosourea Chem. Compound General Tech ethyl nitrosourea
ENZON Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (PhRMA AR) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. Mgt. www.enzon.com
EO Executive Order H.I. Term General Mgt.
EOA esophageal obturator airway Body Component Pulmonary Tech
EOAG early open angle glaucoma Disease Ocular Tech loss of retinal ganglion cells
EOB Explanation of Benefits HHS Term General Mgt.
EOC Episode of Care HHS Term General Mgt.
EOC Emergency Operations Center Emer. Operations St. Mgt.
EOC Equal Opportunity Contractor / Employer H.I. Term General Mgt.
EOG Executive Office of the Governor - Florida H.I. Agency St. Mgt.
EOG electro-oculogram / electro-oculography (ref. ERG) Med. Equip./ Test Ocular Tech Test
EOG electro-olfactogram (odorous stimulus of mucosa) Med. Equip./ Test ENT Tech Test
EOI Education and Outreach Initiative grants HUD Program Fed. / Priv. Mgt.
EOIS Enrollment Online Inquiry System (use EDBOIS) HHS System General Mgt.
EOM Extraocular movement (Ocular motility exam) Med. Test Ocular Tech
EOMB Explanation of Medical Benefits HHS Term General Mgt.
EOQ Economic Order Quantity H.I. Term General Mgt.
EOT End of Transmission H.I. Term General Mgt.
EOY End of Year H.I. Term General Mgt.
EP Enrollment Period H.I. Term General Mgt.
EP Division of Extramural Programs - SIS / NLM / NIH HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/extramural.html
EP endogenous pyrogen(s) (proteins) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech aka - leukocytic pyrogens
EP Evoked Potential (test) Med. Equip./ Test CNS Tech Test
EP / EPs Emergency Physician(s) Med. Title General Mgt.
EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency U.S. Org. Fed. - EPA Mgt. www.epa.gov
EPA eicosapentaenoic acid (omega 3 fatty) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
EPAAR EPA Acquisition Regulations EPA Procedure Fed. Mgt.
EPACS Executive Performance Accountability and Communication Sys. HUD System Fed. Mgt.
EPAS Executive Performance Appraisal System HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
EPC Certified Exercise Physiologist Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
EPC electronic product code (technology - see RFID) Equip. - System General Mgt. ref. HDMA or NWDA
EPC Evidence-based Practice Center OCKT / AHRQ HHS Org. Fed. Mgt.
EPD Equilibrium Peritoneal Dialysis Technique Genitourinary Tech
EPEC enteropathogenic strains E. coli Bacteria Genitourinary Tech enteropathogenic strains
EPHI Environmental Public Health Indicators - EHHE / NCEH / CDC HHS Program Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/nceh/indicators/
EPHT Environmental Public Health Tracking - EHHE / NCEH / CDC HHS Program Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/nceh/tracking/
EPI UCLA Department of Epidemiology H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.ph.ucla.edu/epi/
EPIA Egg Products Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 1031 et seq.) H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt. www.fsis.usda.gov
Epilepsy The Epilepsy Therapy Development Project H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.epilepsytdp.org
EPN sulfur-containing organophosphate-anticholinsterase Chem. Compound acaricide Tech sulfur-containing organophosphate-anticholinsterase
EPO Exclusive Provider Organization H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
EPO Erythropoietin (hormone - RBC regulator) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech Serum erythropoietin
EPP Erythrohepatic Protoporphyria (ref. FECH) Disorder- Metabol. Hematology Tech Erythrohepatic Protoporphyria
EPPES Employee Performance Planning and Evaluation System HUD / General Fed. Mgt.
EPR Evidence-based Practice Report OCKT / AHRQ HHS Publication Fed. Mgt.
EPR Electrophrenic respiration (diaphragm implant) Med. Equip./ Proc. Pulmonary Tech
EPR electron paramagnetic resonance (ref. ESR) Med. Meas. General Tech electron spin re activity of free radicals
EPS exophthalmos-producing substance Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
EPS Extrapyramidal Symptoms Disorder- CNS Musculosketal Tech
EPS Ear, Patella, Short Stature Syndrome Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech Microtia, Absebt Patellae, Micrognathia Syn.
EPS ElectroPhysiologic Study - intracardiac Med. Equip./ Test Cardiovasc. Tech
EPSDT Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment - CMS HHS Program Fed. Mgt. www.cms.hhs.gov/MedicaidEarly
EPSP excitatory postsynaptic potential Med. Meas. General Tech transient decrease in membrane polarization
EPT Estrogen/progestin therapy (menopause reg.) Chem. Gynecologic Tech
EPTA Employee Plans Team Audit (IRS) H.I. Term - IRS Fed. Mgt. www.irs.gov 2,500 or more plan
Eq or eq equivalent Med. Term General Tech
ER Emergency Room H.I. Facility General Mgt.
ER endoplasmic recticulum Cell component Microbiology Tech protoplasmic network in cells - as the
ER E-receptor (estrogen) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech
Er Erbium (at - 68) (aw - 167.259) Chem. Element General Tech
ER Extended Release (Rx Term) Med. Term General Tech
Er:YAG Erbium Substituted : Yttrium Aluminium Garnet Laser Med. Equipment Dental Tech 2.94 microns
ERA endothelin receptor antagonist Chem. / Drug Cardiovasc. Tech
ERa estrogen receptor alpha (intracellular receptor) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech DNA binding transcription factor
ERb estrogen receptor beta (intracellular receptor) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech DNA binding transcription factor
ERBF effective renal blood flow Med. Meas. Genitourinary Tech portion of total blood flow through kidneys
ERCP Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography Med. Equip./ Test Gastrointest. Tech Test of pancreatic duct
ErCr:YSGG erbium, chromium: yttrium-scandium-gallium-garnet laser Med. Equipment Dental Tech
ERG electroretinograph / electroretinography (mfERG) Med. Equip./ Test Ocular Tech retinal electrical response to light
ERI Schepens Eye Research Institute H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.eri.harvard.edu
ERIC Educational Resources Information Center, U.S. Dept. of Educ. U.S. Org. Fed. Mgt. www.eric.ed.gov
ERIC enterobacterial repetitive intergenic consensus H.I. Term General Tech
ER-ICA estrogen-receptor immunochemical assay Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
ERIG equine rabies immune globulin - CDC Chem. / Live CNS Tech
ERISA Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 H.I. Law Fed. Mgt.
ERO effective regurgitant orifice area (ERO = Flow / Velocity ) Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech ERO = Flow / Velocity
ERP early receptor potential Med. Meas. General Tech
ERP endocardial resection procedure (ref. EERP) Med. Procedure Cardiovasc. Tech removal of a portion of left ventricular
ERPF effective renal plasma flow (ref. RPF) Med. Meas. Genitourinary Tech amount of plasma that perfuses the
ERS Economic Research Service - USDA/FDA/ AoA HHS / USDA Fed. Mgt. www.ers.usda.gov
ERS Endoscopic retrograde sphincterotomy Med. Procedure Hepatic/Biliary Tech
ERT Estrogen Replacement Therapy Med. Procedure Endocrine Tech
ERV expiratory reserve volume Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech
ERY Erythrocytosis Disorder Hematology Tech
Es Einsteinium (at - 99) (aw - 252) Chem. Element General Tech
ESA erythropoiesis-stimulating agents Chem. / Drug Hematology Tech FDA Cardiovascular warning
ESAR - VHP Emerg. Sys. for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Prof. HHS System Fed./St./Priv. Mgt. hhs.gov/aspr/opeo/hpp/index.html
ESC European Society of Cardiology H.I. Org. Priv. - Internat. Mgt. European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
ESD Extended School Day H.I. Term General Mgt.
ESD endoscopy, gastrointestinal, upper Med. Procedure Gastrointest. Tech
ESE Exceptional Student Education H.I. Term General Mgt.
ESEA Elementary and Secondary Education Act H.I. Law Fed. Mgt.
ESF Emergency Support Function H.I. Org. Fed. / St. Mgt.
ESF erythropoietic stimulating factor (glycoprotein hormone) Chem / Live Genitourinary Tech erythropoietin -a glycoprotein hormone
ESF - 1 Emergency Support Function - Transportation DOT Emer. Operations Fed. / St. Mgt.
ESF - 10 Emergency Support Function - Hazardous Materials EPA Emer. Operations Fed. / St. Mgt.
ESF - 11 Emergency Support Function - Food needs & Delivery DOA Emer. Operations Fed. / St. Mgt.
ESF - 12 Emergency Support Function - Restore Power & Fuel DOE Emer. Operations Fed. / St. Mgt.
ESF - 16 Emergency Support Function - Law enforcement Emer. Operations St. / Fed. Mgt.
ESF - 17 ESF - Animal Issues Emergency Support Function Emer. Operations St. / Fed. Mgt.
ESF - 18 ESF - Business Emergency Support Function Emer. Operations St. / Fed. Mgt.
ESF - 2 Emergency Support Funct. - Communications Nat. Com. Sys. Emer. Operations Fed. / St. Mgt.
ESF - 3 Emergency Support Funct-Public Works & Eng'g./Corps & DOD Emer. Operations Fed. / St. Mgt.
ESF - 4 Emergency Support Funct. - Firefighting US Fire Svc. & DOA Emer. Operations Fed. / St. Mgt.
ESF - 5 Emergency Support Function - Info. & Planning FEMA Emer. Operations Fed. / St. Mgt.
ESF - 6 Emergency Support Function - Mass Care Management ARC Emer. Operations Fed. / St. Mgt.
ESF - 7 Emergency Support Function - Resource Supt. to Feds GSA Emer. Operations Fed. / St. Mgt.
ESF - 8 Emergency Support Funct-Health & Med Svcs US PHS & HHS Emer. Operations Fed. / St. Mgt.
ESF - 9 Emergency Support Function - Search & Rescue FEMA Emer. Operations Fed. / St. Mgt.
ESG Emergency Shelter Grant HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
ESMO European Society for Medical Oncology H.I. Org. Priv. - Internat. Mgt.
ESN Elderly Services Network H.I. Term Priv. Mgt.
ESP ESP - PDL BioPharma, Inc. (Pharmaceuticals) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.esppharma.com
ESP extrasensory perception Med. Condition General Tech
ESR erthyocyte sedimentation rate Med. Meas. Hematology Tech Westergren method or Wintrobe method
ESR electron spin resonance (ref. EPR) Med. Meas. General Tech electron spin re activity of free radicals
ESRD End Stage Renal Disease Disease Genitourinary Tech www.cms.hhs.gov/ESRDGeneral
eSRS Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System OCKT / AHRQ HHS / General Fed. Mgt.
ESS DCF Economic Self Sufficiency Unit H.I. Agency St. - FL Mgt.
ESS Euthyroid Sick Syndrome Med. Condition Endocrine Tech
EST Electroshock Therapy (ref. ECT) Med. Treatment Psychiatric Tech
EST(s) Expressed sequence tag(s) (DNA segment coding) DNA Coding Genetics Tech
esu electrostatic unit Med. Meas. General Tech
ESV end-systolic volume (norm. 50-60 mL) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech volume of blood remaining in each ventricle
ESWL Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy Med. Procedure Genitourinary Tech electrohydraulic shock wave lithotripsy
ESY Extended School Year H.I. Term General Mgt.
Et ethyl (univalent alcohol radical) Chem. General Tech the univalent alcohol radical, CH3—CH2—.
ET Alpha-ethltryptamine (street name ET) Chem. / Drug CNS Tech
ET Essential Thrombocythemia / Thrombocytosis (MPD) Disorder- Unknw. Hematology Tech Essen. Hemorrhagic Thrombocythemia
ET expiratory time Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech
et al et alia - And others or and company H.I. Term General Mgt.
ETA Employment & Training Administration - DOL U.S. Org. - DOL Fed. Mgt. www.doleta.gov
ETEC enterotoxigenic species E. coli Bacteria Genitourinary Tech
ETF electron transfer flavoprotein (enzyme - ref. GA-II) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech ref. Glutaric Acidemia II
ETF:QO electron transfer flavoprotein -ubiquinone oxidoreductase Chem. / Live Hematology Tech Ref. MADD
ETG Emergency Temporary Guardian Professional Title St. Mgt.
ETHEX Ethex Corporation (Pharmaceuticals) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - U.S. Mgt. www.ethex.com (KV Pharm. Sub.)
Ethicon Endo Ethicon Endo Surgery, Inc.(Med. Equip.- J&J)(PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.jnjgateway.com/ethiconendo
Ethicon Inc. Ethicon Inc. (Medical Equipment - J&J) (PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.ethicon.com ref. JNJ
Ethicon Prod. Ethicon Products (Medical Equip. - J&J) (PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.ethicon.com ref. JNJ
ETHICS Commission on Ethics - Florida H.I. Agency St. - FL Mgt.
ETIN Electronic Transmitter Identification Number (IRS) H.I. Term - IRS Fed. Mgt. www.irs.gov
ET-NANB enterically transmitted non-A, non-B hepatitis Disease - Viral General Tech enterically transmitted non-A
ETOH Ethanol (alcohol) Chem. Compound General Tech
ETP electron transport particles (B particles) Med. Meas. General Tech
ETS Environmental tobacco smoke - DLS / NECH / CDC HHS - Chem. General Tech www.cdc.gov/exposurereport/pdf
ETT endotracheal tube Body component ENT Tech
ETV Estimated Test Volume H.I. Term General Tech
Eu Europium (at - 63) (aw - 151.964) Chem. Element General Tech
EUS Endoscopic ultrasound Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
eV or ev electron volt Med. Meas. General Tech
EVAR Endovascular aneurysm repair Med. Procedure Cardiovasc. Tech
EVC Chondroectodermal dysplasia Disorder- Heredit. Musculosketal Tech Ellis-van Creveld syndrome
Everett Everett Laboratories, Inc. (Pharmaceuticals) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - U.S. Mgt. www.everettlabs.com
EVLT Endovenous Laser Treatment (vericose veins) Med. Procedure Cardiovasc. Tech ref. ambulatory phlebectomy
EVS Eligibility Verification System (Medicaid) HHS System Fed. Mgt.
EVS NCI Enterprise Vocabulary Services - NCI / NIH HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. http://evs.nci.nih.gov/
EWIDS Early Warning Infectious Disease Surveillance System - CDC HHS System Fed. Mgt. www.bt.cdc.gov/surveillance/ewids/
EWL estimated weight loss Med. Term General Tech
EXIT ex utero intrapartum treatment (ref. fetus surgery) Med. Procedure Pediatrics Tech
EXT External Chondromatosis Syndrome (HME, MHE) Disorder- Heredit. Musculosketal Tech Multiple Osteochondromatosis
EYE Opthamologic (Ocular) (Major System - Merck Sec. 9) Body System Ocular Tech
EZ/EC Empowerment Zones and Enterprise Communities HUD Program. Fed. Mgt.
EZ/EC Empowerment Zones & Enterprise Communities - ACF HHS Program Fed. Mgt. www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs
F Fluorine (at - 9) (aw - 18.9984032) Chem. Element General Tech
f femto or focal length or fugacity or formyl Med. Meas. General Tech
f frequency Med. Meas. General Tech
F Fahrenheit Med. Meas. General Tech
F farad or fertility or formula or French or visual field Med. Term General Tech
F folate or visual field or filial generation w. subscripts Med. Term General Tech
F faraday or Faraday constant, or force, or free energy Med. Term General Tech
F wave atrial flutter waves (seen in ECG leads 2, 3 & AVF) Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
f wave atrial fibrillation waves (seen in ECG leads 2, 3 & AVF) Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
F&A Fraud & Abuse H.I. Term General Mgt.
F&C Families and Children H.I. Term General Mgt.
F&D Findings and Determination H.I. Term General Mgt.
F.F.R. Fellow of the Faculty of Radiologists (U.K.) Med. Title Priv.- Britain Mgt.
F.R.A.C.P. Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians Med. Title Priv.- Australia Mgt.
F.R.C.P. Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Med. Title Priv.- Britain Mgt.
F.R.C.S. Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Med. Title Priv.- Britain Mgt.
F.R.C.V.S. Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Med. Title Priv.- Britain Mgt.
F.R.S. Fellow of the Royal Society Med. Title Priv.- Britain Mgt.
F.R.S.C. Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada Med. Title Priv.- Canada Mgt.
F.S. Florida Statutes (fs) H.I. Term St. - FL Mgt.
F/C Facilitated Communication H.I. Term General Mgt.
F1 / F2 first filial generation / second filial generation Med. Term General Tech
F4A Florida Assoc. of Area Agencies on Aging H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FA Financial Analysis (AHCA) H.I. Term General Mgt.
FA fatty acid Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
FA fluorescent antibody Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
FA Fanconi's anemia (WBC & RBC loss) Disease - Bone Hematology Tech
FAAAA Florida Assoc. of Area Agencies on Aging H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FAAAAI Fellow, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FAACD Fellow Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FAAD Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FAAEM Fellow of American Academy of Emergency Medicine Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FAAEP Fellow of American Academy of Emergency Physicians Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FAAFP Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FAAHC Felow of the American Assoc. of Healthcare Consultants Med. Title Priv. Mgt. (see AAHC)
FAAHPM Fellow of American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FAAIM Fellow of the American Association of Integrative Medicine Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FAAMA Fellow, American Academy of Medical Administrators Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FAAMR Fellow of the American Association on Mental Retardation Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FAAN Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FAAN Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
FAAN Florida Association of Aging Networks H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FAAN Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.foodallergy.org
FAANP Fellow of American Academy of Nurse Practioners Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
FAAO Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FAAO Fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FAAOP Fellow of the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FAAOS Fellow of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FAAP Fellow of the American Academy of Pedriatics Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FAAPD Fellow of the American Academy of Pedriatic Dentistry Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FAAPM Fellow, American Academy of Pain Management Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FAAPMR Fellow of American Academy of Physical Med. & Rehabilitation Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FAAST Florida Alliance for Assistive Services & Technology H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FAB Functional Analysis of Behavior H.I. Term General Mgt.
FAB French-American-British classification Med. Classif. General Tech
Fab Fragment antigen binding Med. Procedure Metabolic Tech
FABER Flexion, Abduction, External Rotation test (hip) Med. Test Musculosketal Tech
FABIPM Fellow of American Board of Interventional Pain Management Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FAC Freestanding Ambulatory Care (or Center) HHS Term General Mgt.
FAC Florida Association of Counties H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.fl-counties.com
FAC / F.A.C. Florida Administrative Code (FAC) H.I. Law St. - FL Mgt.
FACA Florida Association for Community Action H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FACA Federal Advisory Committee Act H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt. www.cms.hhs.gov/FACA/
FACC Fellow of the American College of Cardiology Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FACC Florida Association of City Clerks, Inc. H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FACC Florida Association of Community Colleges H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.facc.org
FACC Florida Association of Court Clerks & Comptroller H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FACC Fanconi's Anemia Complementation Group C Chem. / Live Hematology Tech Gene of Fanconi's anemia
FACCT Florida Advanced Center for Composite Technologies H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. NSF 2002
FACD Fellow of the American College of Dentists Med. Title Priv. - Dental Mgt.
FACE Fellow, American College of Endocrinology Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FACE Fellow of American College of Epidemiology Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FACEP Fellow of American College of Emergency Physicians Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FACES Head Start Family & Child Experiences Survey - OPRE / ACF HHS Project Fed. Mgt. www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/opre
FACES - R Faces Pain Scale - Revised Med. Meas. Pediatrics Tech
FACES: The FACES: The National Craniofacial Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FACFAOM Fellow of American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine Med. Title Priv. Mgt. ref. http://acfaom.org/
FACFAS Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Med. Title Priv. Mgt. ref. www.acfas.org
FACG Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FACHE Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives Professional Title Priv. - Inter. Mgt. www.ache.org/mbership/
FACLINP Fellow of the Academy of Clinical Psychology Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FACMPE Fellow of American College of Medical Practice Executives Professional Title Priv. Mgt.
FACMT Fellow of the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FACN Fellow of the American College of Nutrition Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FACOEP Fellow of American College of Osteopathic Emerg. Physicians Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FACOFP Fellow of American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians Med. Title Priv. Mgt. www.acofp.org
FACOG Fellow of American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FACOS Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FACP Fellow of the American College of Physicians Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FACPM Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FACR Fellow of the American College of Radiology Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FACS Fellow of the American College of Surgeons Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FACS fluorescence-activated cell sorter (flow cytometry technology) Med. Equip./ Meas. General Tech
FACSM Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FAD flavin adenine dinucleotide Chem. / Live General Tech coenzyme of riboflavin 5'-phosphate (FMN)
FADA Fellow of the American Dietetic Association Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FADCA Florida Adult Day Care Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FADH flavin adenine dinucleotide Chem. / Live Hepatic/Biliary Tech
FADH2 5, 10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (enzyme) Chem. / Live General Tech
FADM Fellow of the Academy of Dental Materials Med. Title Priv. - Dental Mgt.
FAE fetal alcohol effects (see FAS and ARBD) Med. Condition Pediatrics Tech embryofetal alcohol syndrome
FAGD Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry Med. Title Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.agd.org
FAH Federation of American Hospitals H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.fah.org
FAHA Fellow of the American Heart Association Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FAHA Florida Association of Homes for the Aging H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.faha.org
FAHIS Florida Abuse Hotline Information System (AHCA) H.I. System ST. - FL Mgt.
FAHQ Florida Association of Healthcare Quality H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FAHS Federation of American Health Systems H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FAIMER Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. and Research (see ECFMG)
FAIR Act Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act - AHRQ H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt.
FALA Florida Assisted Living Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.falausa.com
FALDH fatty aldehyde dehydrogenase 10 deficiency (see SLS) Med. Condition Dermatologic Tech
FAMI Florida Alliance for Mentally Ill, Inc. - now NAMI FL H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.namifl.org
FAMIA Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association Med. Title Priv. Mgt. Dr. Ralph Grams
FAMMM Familial Atypical Mole-Malignant Melanoma Syndrome Disorder- Heredit Dermatologic Tech Atypical Mole Syndrome
FAO fatty acid: NAD+ oxidoreductase deficiency (see SLS) Med. Condition Dermatologic Tech
FAP Familial adenomatous polyposis, colon (ref. APC) Disorder- Heredit Gastrointest. Tech Familial adenomatous polyposis Group
FAPA Florida Academy of Physician Assistants H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FAPA Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association Priv. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FAPA Syn. fever, adenitis, pharyngitis and aphthous ulcers syndrome Disorder- Unkwn. Multi-organ Tech
FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education H.I. Term General Mgt.
FAPG Familial Adenomatous Polyposis w/Extraintestinal Manifestation Disorder- Heredit Gastrointest. Tech Gardner Syndrome , Oldfield, GRS
FAPHA Fellow of the American Public Health Association. Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FAPhA Fellow of the American Pharmaceutical Association Med. Title - Pharm. Priv. Mgt.
FAPHN Florida Association of Public Health Nurses H.I. Org. Nursing Mgt.
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions OCKT / AHRQ HHS / General Fed. Mgt.
FAR Federal Acquisition Regulation(s) HHS / General Fed. Mgt.
FARF Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FARS Fatality Analysis Reporting System - NTSA HHS Affiliate Fed. Mgt. nhtsa.dot.gov/people/ncsa/fars.html.
FARS Financial Accounting and Reporting System H.I. System General Mgt.
FAS Federal Acquisition Service (FTS + FSS) - GSA GSA Org. Fed. Mgt. www.fts.gsa.gov
FAS Fetal alcohol syndrome (see FAE and ARBD) Med. Condition Pediatrics Tech (brain damage & growth)
FASA Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 H.I. Law Fed. Mgt.
FASA Federated Ambulatory Surgery Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FASB Federal Accounting Standards Board (or Bureau) H.I. Org. Fed. Mgt.
FASC Florida Association of Senior Citizens H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FASCP Fellow in American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Med. Title - Pharm. Priv. Mgt.
FASD SAMHSA Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.fasdcenter.samhsa.gov
FASEB Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.faseb.org
FASHP Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Med. Title - Pharm. Priv. Mgt.
FASP Florida Association of Service Providers H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FASPS Familial advanced sleep-phase syndrome Disorder- Gene CNS Tech
FASRO Florida Association of School Resource Officers H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FASS Financial Assessment Subsystem HUD System Fed. Mgt.
FasterCures The Center for Accelerating Medical Solutions (m. NHC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.fastercures.org
FATE Foundation Aiding The Elderly H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FAV Facio-Auriculo-Vertebral Spectrum (Ref. OAV) Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech Goldenhar-Gorlin Syndrome
FBA Functional Behavioral Assessment H.I. Term General Mgt.
FBON Florida Board of Nursing H.I. Org. St./ Nursing Mgt.
FBR Federal Benefit Rate H.I. Term Fed. Mgt.
FBS Fetal blood sampling Med. Test Hematology Tech Test
FBS Fasting blood sugar Med. Test Hematology Tech Test
Fc Fc fragment - crystallizable part of an immunoglobulin molecule Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
FCA Family Caregiver Alliance H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FCAP Fellow of the College of American Pathologists Med. Title Priv. Mgt. www.cap.org
FCC Family Care Councils H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FCC Federal Communications Commission U.S. Org. Fed. Mgt.
FCC Familial colorectal cancer Med. Term Genitourinary Tech
FCCA Federal Claims Collection Act of 1966 H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt. 31 U.S.C. 3711
FCCA Federal Computer Crimes Act of 1994 H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt.
FCCBC Federal Coordinating Committee on Breast Cancer H.I. Org. Fed. Mgt.
FCCG Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (DOEA) H.I. Org. St. - FL Mgt.
FCCM Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FCCP Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians Med. Title Priv. Mgt. www.chestnet.org
FCCS Fundamental Critical Care Support H.I. Term Priv. Mgt.
FCCWS Fellow of the College of Certified Wound Specialists Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FCDS Florida Cancer Data System (AHCA, DOH) H.I. System St. - FL Mgt.
FCEC Florida Court Education Council (FL Judicial Branch) Gov't. Org. St. - FL Mgt.
FCFH First Call for Help H.I. Term General Mgt.
FCH Fetal Cystic Hygroma Disorder- Lymph Lymphatic Tech Familial Nuchal Bleb, Hygroma Colli
FCIC Federal Citizen Information Center - GSA U.S. Org. Fed. Mgt.
FCL fibulocalcaneal ligament (tissue/ankle) Body Component Musculosketal Tech
FCLB Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FCM Flow cytometry (cell ID & sorting) Med. Equip./ Meas. General Tech flow microfluorimetry w. laser illumination
FCMD Fukuyama type congenital muscular dystrophy Disorder- Heredit. Musculosketal Tech Muscular Dystr. w/ Mental Retardation
FCO Federal Coordinating Officer Emer. Operations Fed. Mgt.
FCOA Florida Council on Aging H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FCOVD Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FCR Formula Characteristics Report HUD Term Fed. Mgt.
FCR Federal Case Registry - FPLS / OCSE / ACF HHS Program Fed. Mgt. www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cse
FCS Syndr. Faciocutaneoskeletal Syndrome (Costello syndrome) Disorder- Unknw. Multi-organ Tech
Fd ferredoxin (iron-sulfur complex proteins) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
FD Familial Dysautonomia (ref. HSAN-III , HSN-III) Disorder- Genetic ANS Tech Sensory & Autonomic Neuropathy
FD&C Act Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (thru 2004) H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt. U.S.C. Title 21 Chapter 9
FDA U. S. Food and Drug Administration ( HHS ref.) U.S. Org. Fed. - FDA Mgt. www.fda.gov
FDA fronto-dextra anterior (right frontoanterior - fetus) Med. Term Gynecologic Tech
FDAMA FDA Modernization Act of 1997 (FDA, HHS, AoA) H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt. Public Law No. 105-115
FDC Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy (see FDC Group) Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech Pediatric Cardiomyopathy - FDC Group
FDDB Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch - DBMD / CDC HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/foodborne/
FDDC Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc. H.I. Org. - ADA Priv. /St. Mgt. www.fddc.org
FDG Fluorine-18-labeled deoxyglucose Med. Agent Cardiovasc. Tech Test
FDH Focal Dermal Hypoplasia (Goltz-Gorlin Syndrome) Disorder- Genetic Dermatologic Tech Focal Dermato-Phalangeal Dysplasia
FDI Federation Dentaire Internationale H.I. Org. - Inter. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.fdiworldental.org
FDIC U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FFIEC) U.S. Org. Fed. Mgt. Housing
FDLE Florida Department of Law Enforcement H.I. Org. - Law St. - FL Mgt.
FDLI Food and Drug Law Institute H.I. Org. - Law Priv. Mgt. www.fdli.org
FDLRS Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resource Systems H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FDMS Federal Dockets Management System U.S. Program Fed. Mgt. Regulations.gov
FDNB fluoro-2, 4-dinitrobenzene (Sanger reagent) Chem. / Agent Metabolic Tech Syn: Sanger reagent
FDOEH First Date of Entitlement to Hospital Insurance (Part A) H.I. Term / HHS General Mgt.
FDOES First Date of Entitlement to Supplementary Med. Insurance (B) H.I. Term / HHS General Mgt.
FDP fronto-dextra posterior (right frontoposterior - fetus) Med. Postion Gynecologic Tech
FDP Fibrin degradation products (ref. FSP) Med. Test Hematology Tech Test
FDRF Florida Disaster Recovery Fund H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. Federation Dentaire Internationale
FDS Flexor Digitorum Superficialis (forearm muscle) Body component Musculosketal Tech
FDT fronto-dextra transversa (right frontotransverse - fetus) Med. Term Gynecologic Tech
Fe Iron (at -26) (aw - 55.845) Chem. Element General Tech
FEA finite element analysis (testing technique) (FDA) Med. Calculation General Tech finite element analysis (FEA
FEC Freestanding Emergency Center HHS Facility General Mgt.
FECH Ferrochelatase (enzyme) (ref. EPP) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech Focal Dermal Hypoplasia
FedVRS Federal Video Relay Service - GSA GSA Org. Fed. Mgt. www.fts.gsa.gov/frs/vrs.htm
FEF forced expiratory flow Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech the rate of airflow recorded in forced
FEHB Federal Employees Health Benefits Act H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt.
FEHBP Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan H.I. Program Fed. Mgt.
FEIL Florida Emergency Information Line H.I. Program St. - FL Mgt.
FEIN Federal Employer Identification Number H.I. Term Fed. Mgt.
FEL familial erythrophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis
FELRTCA Federal Employees Liability Reform & Tort Compensation Act H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt. bphc.hrsa.gov/policy P.L. 100-694
FELTP Field Epidemiology & Lab. Training Program - DESCD / COGH HHS Org. - CDC Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/cogh/descd/fetp.htm
FEMA U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency U.S. Org. Fed. - DHS Mgt. www.fema.gov
FENa Fractional excretion of sodium Med. Meas. Hematology Tech Calculation
FEP free erythrocyte protroporphyrin (enzyme) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
FEPA Florida Emergency Preparedness Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FERA Front-End Risk Assessments HUD System Fed. Mgt.
Ferndale Ferndale Laboratories, Inc. (Pharmaceuticals) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.ferndalelabs.com 1897
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt.
Ferring Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc. H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - U.S. Mgt. www.ferringusa.com
FES functional electrical stimulation (w. prosthesis) Med. Equip./ Proc. General Tech
FESS functional endoscopic sinus surgery Med. Procedure ENT Tech paranasal sinuses surgery
FET Forced expiratory time Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech
FETCH Friends of the Elderly Training Companions for Home H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FETP Field Epidemiology Training Program - DESCD / COGH HHS Org. - CDC Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/cogh/descd/fetp.htm
FEV Forced expiratory volume (w. subscript for time interval) Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech
FEV1 Forced expiratory volume in 1 sec Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech
FF filtration fraction Med. Meas. General Tech
FFA free fatty acids (unesterified) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
FFCMH Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FFDCA Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (thru 2004) H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt. U.S.C. Title 21 Chapter 9
FFDD Tppe II Focal Facial Dermal Dysplasia Type II (Setleis syndrom) Disorder- Genetic Dermatologic Tech Bitemporal Forceps Marks Syndrome
FFDM full-field digital mammography Med. Equip./ Test Gynecologic Tech
FFI fatal familial insomnia (ref. TSE) Disease - TSE Cerebral Tech
FFIEC Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council's HUD Ref. Fed. Mgt.
FFM Fat-Free Mass Med. Term General Tech
FFMIA Federal Financial Management Improvement Act of 1996 H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt.
FFN File Folder Number (IRS, DLN) H.I. Term - IRS Fed. Mgt. www.irs.gov
FFP Federal Financial Participation (Medicaid, SSI, etc .) H.I. Program Fed. / St. Mgt.
FFP fresh frozen plasma Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
FFRDC Federally Funded Research & Development Centers H.I. Facility General Mgt.
FFS Fee for Service - CMS H.I. Term / HHS General Mgt.
FFS Federal Financial System HUD Ref.. Fed. Mgt.
FFT flicker fusion threshold (aka critical fusion frequency) Med. Term General Tech
FFY Federal Fiscal Year H.I. Term Fed. Mgt.
FG Syndr. Opitz-Kaveggia Syndrome Disorder- Heredit. Multi-organ Tech An intermediate in purine biosynthesis
FGAR N-formylglycinamide ribotide Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech purine biosynthesis intermediate
FGAR The Florida Government Accountability Report Program St. - FL Mgt.
FGDY Faciodigitogenital Syndrome (AAS) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Aarskog-Scott Syndrome
FGN Familial Juvenile Hyperuricemic Nephropathy Disease - Heredit. Hematology Tech Familial Gouty Nephropathy
FH Foster Home H.I. Term General Mgt.
FH4 tetrahydrofolic acid (coenzyme F) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
FHA Federal Housing Administration U.S. Org. Fed. Mgt. www.fha.gov 202-708-1112
FHA Federal Health Architecture (USIK / ONC) HHS System Fed. Mgt. www.hhs.gov/fedhealtharch/
FHAP Fair Housing Assistance Program HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
FHCA Florida Health Care Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FHCC Florida Health Care Coalition H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FHDC Florida Housing Data Clearinghouse (U.of F.) H.I. Data System Priv. / St. Mgt. Housing
FHEO Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity U.S. Org. Fed. - HUD Mgt. www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/index.cfm
FHFC Florida Housing Finance Corporation. HUD / State St. - FL Mgt. Housing
FHIBA Federal Health Insurance Benefits Accounts HHS Term Fed. Mgt.
FHIP Fair Housing Initiatives Program HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
FHLBB Federal Home Loan Bank Board HUD Org. Fed. Mgt.
FHLMC Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) HUD Ref. Fed. / Priv. Mgt.
FHS Florida Hospital Association H.I. Org. St. - FL Mgt.
FHS Floating-Harbor Syndrome (Pelletier-Leisti syndrome) Disorder- Unknw. Musculosketal Tech Pelletier-Leisti syndrome
FHURS Florida Hospital Uniform Reporting System (AHCA) H.I. System ST. - FL Mgt.
FHWA Federal Highway Administration - DOT U.S. Org. Fed. Mgt. www.fhwa.dot.gov
FI Fiscal Intermediary (ies) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FIA fluoresence or fluorescent immunoassay Chem. Test Endocrine Tech
FIAC Fellow of the International Academy of Cytology Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FIACA Fellow of the International Academy of Clinical Acupuncture Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
FIC Fogarty International Center - NIH HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.fic.nih.gov/
FICA Federal Insurance Contributions Act H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt.
FICC Federal Interagency Coordinating Council H.I. Org. General Mgt.
FICD Fellow of the International College of Dentists Med. Title Priv. - Internat. Mgt.
FICO Fair Isaac Corporation (credit score) HUD Ref. General Mgt.
FICOI Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology Med. Title Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.icoi.org
FICPA Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FICS Fellow of the International College of Surgeons Med. Title Priv. - Internat. Mgt.
FID free induction decay (MRI decay curve) Med. Meas. General Tech
FIFO First In/First Out H.I. Term General Mgt.
FIG Foundation for Indigent Guardianship, Inc. H.I. Org. Priv. /St.-FL Mgt. FS 744.7082
FIGLU formiminoglutamic acid Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
FIGO International Federation of Gynecology & Obstetrics H.I. Org. Priv. - Internat. Mgt.
FIP Field-Initiated Projects (NIDRR & ADA) H.I. Program Fed. Mgt.
FIP International Pharmaceutical Federation H.I. Org.+ Found. Priv. - Internat. Mgt. www.fip.nl/www2/ 1912
FIPS Federal Information Processing Standards HHS / HUD / Gen. Fed. Mgt.
FIPSE Fund for Improvement of Post Secondary Education H.I. Term General Mgt.
FIRN Florida Information Resource Network H.I. Agency St. - FL Mgt. www.firn.edu - see FLDOE website
FIRST Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. Ref. STS, SSDD, etc.
First Horizon First Horizon Pharmaceutical Corp. H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. Mgt. www.horizonpharm.com
FIRSTGOV.gov U.S. Government Official Web Portal U.S. Org. Fed. Mgt. www.usa.gov
FIS FDA Industry Systems (drugs & food) FDA/HHS HHS Program Fed. Mgt.
FISH fluorescent in situ hybridization Med. Meas. Genitourinary Tech identifies chromosomal abnormalities and
FIT test fusion-inferred threshold test Med. Test ENT - Ear Tech fusion-inferred threshold test
FITAI Federal Information Technology Accessibility Initiative H.I. Program Fed. Mgt.
FITC fluorescein isothiocyanate Chem. / Dye General Tech
FL DR FLUID DRAM (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
FL OZ FLUID OUNCE (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
FL USA Visit Florida H.I. Agency St. - FL Mgt.
Fl. fluid Med. Term General Tech
FLA fronto-laeva anterior (left frontoanterior - fetus) Med. Term Gynecologic Tech
FLABAR The Florida Bar H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.floridabar.org
FLAG Florida Local Action Group H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FLAIRS Florida Alliance of Information & Referral Systems H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FLASH Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (ref. DOEA) H.I. Org. Priv./ St. Mgt.
FLC Family Learning Center H.I. Term General Mgt.
FLC Florida League of Cities FL Org. Priv. Mgt.
Fleming Fleming & Company (Pharmaceuticals) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. Mgt. www.flemingcompany.com
FLIPS Florida Injury Prevention Program for Seniors H.I. Program St. - FL Mgt.
FLP fronto-laeva posterior (left frontoposterior - fetus) Med. Term Gynecologic Tech
FLRA Federal Labor Relations Authority HUD Org. Fed. Mgt.
FLS Functional Limitations Screen H.I. Term General Mgt.
FLSA Fair Labor Standards Act H.I. Law Fed. Mgt.
FLSHC Florida Supportive Housing Coalition H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.flshc.net
FLT fronto-laeva transversa (left frontotransverse - fetus) Med. Term Gynecologic Tech
FLUM Future Land Use Map Plng. Document St. / Fed. Mgt.
Fm Fermium (at - 100) (aw - 257) Chem. Element General Tech
FMA Florida Medical Asssociation H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FMAP Federal Medical Assistance Payments - CMS H.I. Term Fed. - HHS Mgt.
FMAP Federal Medical Assistance Percentages - ASPE H.I. Term Fed. - HHS Mgt. http://aspe.hhs.gov/health/fmap.htm
FMC Financial Management Center (Section 8; under PIH) HUD Org. Fed. Mgt.
FMCSA Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration - NHTSA U.S. Org. Fed. Mgt. www.fhwa.dot.gov
FMD Foot-and-mouth disease Disease - Viral General Tech
FMD Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSH, fshd) Disorder- Neuro Musculosketal Tech Landouzy-Dejerine M D
FMD Fibromuscular dysplasia (Renal artery occlusion) Disorder- Renal Genitourinary Tech Stenosis - renal artery
FMDV Foot-and-mouth disease virus Disease - Viral General Tech
fMET N-formylmethionine (amino acid residue) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
FMF Familial Mediterranean Fever (MEF) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Familial Paroxysmal Polyserositis
FMFIA Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act of 1992 H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt.
FMH fetomaternal hemorrhage Med. Condition Hematology Tech
FMIA Federal Meat Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt. www.fsis.usda.gov
FMIS Field Management Information System H.I. System Fed. Mgt.
FMLA Family Medical Leave Act (1993) / Authorization H.I. Form Fed. / St. Mgt.
FMLH familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis Disorder- Inherit. Multi-organ Tech aka - familial erythrophagocytic
FMMIS Florida Medicaid Management Information System H.I. System ST. - FL Mgt.
FMN flavin mononucleotide Chem. / Live General Tech riboflavin 5'-phosphate - acts as a
FMO2 Trimethylaminuria (Fish Odor Syndrome) Disorder- Genetic Metabolic Tech Flavin Containing Monooxygenase 2
FMR Focused Medical Review H.I. Term General Mgt.
FMR Fair Market Rents HUD Term General Mgt.
FMR1 fragile X syndrome Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech
FMRP Familial Mental Retardation Protein (>FMR1 gene) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech
FMS Federal Medical Station - RO / OPEO / ASPR HHS Program Fed. Mgt. www.hhs.gov/aspr/opeo/operations
FMS Federal Monitoring Survey (or System) H.I. Term General Mgt.
FMS Financial Management Service (or System) H.I. Term General Mgt.
FMV Fair Market Value HUD Term General Mgt.
FMVSS Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards H.I. Term Fed. / St. Mgt.
FNA Florida Nurses Association H.I. Org. Nursing Mgt.
FNA fine needle aspiration biopsy Med. Procedure General Tech
FNAB fine needle aspiration biopsy Med. Procedure General Tech
FND Family Network on Disabilities of Florida H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FND Frontonasal dysplasia Disorder- Unknw. Musculosketal Tech Median Cleft Face Syndrome
FNH focal nodular hyperplasia (asymptomatic tumor) Med. Condition Hepatic/Biliary Tech
FNIC Food and Nutrition Information Center - USDA/FDA/AoA HHS / USDA Fed. Mgt. www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/about.shtml
FNIDCR Friends of National Institute of Dental & Craniof. Research (NHC H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.fnidcr.org (see NIDCR)
FNMA Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) HUD Ref. Fed. / Priv. Mgt. Housing
FNP Family Nurse Practitioner Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
FNP-C Family Nurse Practitioner, Certified Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
FNS Food & Nutrition Service (DOA) U.S. Org. Fed.- USDA Mgt. http://www.firstgovt.com/doa1.htm
FNTC fine needle transhepatic cholangiography Med. Equip./ Test Hepatic/Biliary Tech fine needle transhepatic cholangiography
FO Field (or Financial) Operations H.I. Term General Mgt.
FOB Fecal Occult Blood (screening) (see FOBT) Med. Test Hematology Tech Test
FOBT Fecal Occult Blood Test (see FOB) Med. Test Hematology Tech aka stool occult blood test
FOCR Friends of Cancer Research (m. NHC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.focr.org
FOCUS FOCUS-Families - Children's Sight (ref. ONH, SOD) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FOD Facts-on-Demand system (CDRH / FDA) HHS System Fed. Mgt.
FOD Fatty Oxidation Disorders Disorder- Genetic Metabolic Tech
FODH Focal Dermal Hypoplasia (Goltz-Gorlin Syndrome) Disorder- Genetic Dermatologic Tech Focal Dermato-Phalangeal Dysplasia
Fodsupport FOD Family Support Group H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FOG Field Operations Guide (see DHS, FEMA) Emer. Operations Fed. / St. Mgt.
FOIA Freedom of Information Act H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt.
FONSI Finding of no significant impact HUD Term Fed. Mgt.
FOODNET Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (CDC) HHS System Fed./ St./Priv. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/foodnet/reports.htm
FOP Financial Operating Plan H.I. Term General Mgt.
FOP Federal Offset Program - FPLS / OCSE / ACF HHS Program Fed. Mgt. http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cse
FOP Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech Stone Man (Obsolete)
Forest - FPI Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (FPI) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - U.S. Mgt. www.forestpharm.com
FOSC Freestanding Outpatient Surgery Center H.I. Facility General Mgt.
Foster Foster Grandparents - Part of Senior Corps H.I. Org. Fed. Mgt.
FP Fixed Price H.I. Term General Mgt.
fp freezing point (32 F, 0 C, 273.15 K) Med. Meas. General Tech
FPA Fibrinopeptide A blood test Med. Test Hematology Tech test
FPECA Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FPG Fasting Plasma Glucose test (pre-diabetes) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech 100 to 125 mg/dl glucose level = pre-d.
FPHA Florida Public Health Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FPI Fixed Price Incentive H.I. Term General Mgt.
FPICN Florida Poison Information Center Network Hotline St. - FL Mgt.
FPL Federal Poverty Level H.I. Publication Fed. Mgt.
FPL Final Printed Labeling - FDA HHS Org. Fed. Mgt.
FPL Fluorescent Pulsed Light Med. Technique Dermatologic Tech www.medicalbiocare.com
FPLC fast protein liquid chromatography Med.Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
FPLS Federal Parent Locator Service - OCSE / ACF HHS System Fed. Mgt. http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cse
FPM Office of Field Policy and Management HUD Org. Fed. Mgt.
FPO Faciopalatoosseous Syndrome (Types I & II) (ref. OPD) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Otopalatodigital syndrome type I and II
FPS Foster Parent Scope (basic training for foster parents) H.I. Term General Mgt.
FPS or fps foot-pound-second unit / system Med. Meas. General Tech
fPSA free Prostate-Specific Antigen (Assay) - FDA / HHS Med. Test Hematology Tech free Prostate-Specific Antigen
FQHC Federally Qualified Health Center - BPHC / HRSA HHS Facility Fed. / Priv. Mgt. http://bphc.hrsa.gov/about/healthcenters.htm
FQHC Federally Qualified Health Center - CMS / HHS HHS Facility Fed. / Priv. Mgt. www.cms.hhs.gov/center/fqhc.asp
FR The Federal Register (ref. CFR) - NARA US Publication Fed. Mgt.
FR Final Rule (ref. Federal Register and CFR) H.I. Law Term Fed. Mgt.
FR Federal Relay - GSA GSA Program Fed. Mgt. www.fts.gsa.gov/frs/whatisfrs.htm
Fr Francium (at - 87) (aw - 223) Chem. Element General Tech
FRAES Facility Regulatory, Administration and Enforcement System H.I. System ST. - FL Mgt.
FRAXA Fragile X Syndrome (Martin-Bell Syndrome) Disorder- Neuro Multi-organ Tech X-linked Mental Retardation & Macroorchidism
FRB Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FFIEC) HUD Ref. Fed. Mgt.
FRC Federal Resource Center H.I. Org. Fed. Mgt.
FRC Federal Regional Council HUD Ref. Fed. Mgt.
FRC Functional residual capacity Med.Term / Meas. Pulmonary Tech lung volume measurement
FRCPC Fellow - Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada Med. Title Priv.- Canada Mgt.
FRDA Friedreich's Ataxia (Freidreich's Tabes) Disorder- Neuro Multi-organ Tech Spinal Ataxia, Hereditofamilial
FREC Florida Real Estate Commission HUD / State St. - FL Mgt.
FRH follitropin-releasing hormone Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech follitropin-releasing hormone
FRN Federal Register Notice - NARA US Publication Fed. Mgt.
FRNS Fryns syndrome Disorder- Heredit. Multi-organ Tech Congenital
FRO Field Regional Office - CMS / HHS H.I. Agency General Mgt.
FRS Federal Reserve System (ref. FFIEC) HUD Ref. Fed. Mgt.
FRS Family Reporting Software (part of PIC) HUD Data Sys. Fed. Mgt.
FRS Federal Relay Program Office - GSA GSA Org. Fed. Mgt. www.fts.gsa.gov/frs/contact.htm
FRS first rank symptom(s) Med. Term General Tech
FRSO Federal Relay Service Online (see FTS) - GSA GSA Org. Fed. Mgt. www.fts.gsa.gov/frs/irelay.htm
FS First Steps H.I. Term General Mgt.
FSA Family Services (or Support) Administration H.I. Term General Mgt.
FSA Federal Service Area H.I. Term General Mgt.
FSA Flexible Savings Account (ref. HSA, HDHP, IRS) H.I. Term General Mgt. irs.gov/publications - search HSA
FSA Flexible Spending Account (Employer controlled) H.I. Term General Mgt. irs.gov/publications - search HSA
FSA Florida Space Authority H.I. Agency St. - FL Mgt.
FSA Florida Sheriff's' Association Law Org. Priv. Mgt.
FSD female sexual dysfunction Med. Term Genitourinary Tech
FSDB Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind H.I. Agency St. / Priv. Mgt. www.fsdb.k12.fl.us
FSECC Florida State Employees Charitable Campaign H.I. Program St. - FL Mgt.
FSF Family Subsidy Fund H.I. Term General Mgt.
FSF fibrin stabilizing factor (f. XIII) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
FSG focal segmental glomerulonephritis Disease Genitourinary Tech
FSGA Florida State Guardianship Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.floridaguardians.com
FSGS focal segmental glomerulosclerosis Disease Genitourinary Tech
FSH Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (glycopeptide) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech Test
FSH Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FMD, fshd) Disorder- Neuro Musculosketal Tech Landouzy-Dejerine M D
FSHCAA Federally Supported Health Centers Assistance Act of 1992 H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt. bphc.hrsa.gov/policy/pin0716/default.
FSHD Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FMD, FSH) Disorder- Neuro Musculosketal Tech Landouzy-Dejerine M D
FSH-RH Follicle-Stimulating Hormone-releasing hormone Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
FSI Financial Systems Integration HUD Term Fed. Mgt.
FSI foam stability index (ref. TLC and L/S) Med. Term General Tech
FSIC Food Safety Information Center - USDA / FDA / AoA HHS / USDA Fed. Mgt. riley.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.
FSIS Food Safety and Inspection Service - USDA/FDA/AoA HHS / USDA Fed. Mgt. riley.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.
FSMA Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FSMB Federation of State Medical Boards H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.fsmb.org
FSNC Food Stamp Nutrition Connection - USDA/ FDA/ AoA HHS / USDA Fed. Mgt. foodstamp.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/
FSP Family Subsidy Program H.I. Program General Mgt.
FSP Familial Spastic Paraplegia (ref. HSP) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Hereditary spastic paraplegia
FSP Fibrin split products (ref. FDP) Med. Test Hematology Tech Test
FSS Family Self Sufficiency program HUD System Fed. Mgt.
FSS Florida Shared System H.I. System Fed. / St. Mgt.
FSS Federal Supply Service (see FAS) - GSA GSA Org. Fed. Mgt. www.fss.gsa.gov
FSS Freeman-Sheldon syndrome Disorder- Unknw. Musculosketal Tech Whistling face syndrome
FSSRC Florida Senior Safety Resource Center H.I. Org. St. / Priv. Mgt.
FT full time (employment terminology) H.I. Term General Mgt.
ft foot or feet Med. Meas. General Tech
FTA Federal Transit Administration - DOT U.S. Org. Fed. Mgt. www.fta.dot.gov (& region offices)
FTA-ABS fluorescent treponemal antibody-absorption (test) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
FTC U.S. Federal Trade Commission U.S. Org. Fed. Mgt. www.ftc.gov
FTCA Federal Tort Claims Act of 1946 , (et al.) H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt. www.bphc.hrsa.gov
FTE Full Time Employee H.I. Term General Mgt.
FTE Full-Time Equivalent HHS / General General Mgt.
FTI Federal Tax Information H.I. Term General Mgt.
FTI Free Thyroxine Index Med. Meas. Endocrine Tech
FTLD Food Testing Laboratory Database (ref. FDA contract) HHS Database Priv. - Fed. Mgt. www.foodrisk.org/ftld.htm (JIFSAN)
FTLD FrontoTemporal Lobar Degeneration Med. Condition Cerebral Tech www.neurology.org/cgi/content/abstract
FTP File Transfer Protocol H.I. Data Term General Mgt. CMS
FTRI Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (TTY / TDD) H.I. Org. Priv. / St. Mgt. www.ftri.org 800-222-3448
FTS Federal Technology Service (see FAS) - GSA GSA Org. Fed. Mgt. www.fts.gsa.gov
FTT failure to thrive - Growth failure Med. Term Pediatrics Tech http://www.neurology.org/cgi/content/abstract/65/11/1817
FU Followup Med. Term General Tech
FUDR floxuridine (5-fluorouracil deoxyribonucleoside) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
FUO fever of unknown origin Med. Condition General Tech
FUS feline urological syndrome Med. Condition Genitourinary Tech
FUTA Federal Unemployment Tax Act H.I. Law Fed. Mgt.
FVC forced vital capacity Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech
FVOR Florida's Voice of the Retarded H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
FWA Fraud, Waste & Abuse H.I. Term General Mgt.
FWAP Flexible Workplace Arrangements Program (FWS - FDA) HHS Program Fed. Mgt. Flexible Workplace Arrangements Prog.
FWC Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission - Florida H.I. Agency ST. - FL Mgt.
FWS U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service U.S. Org. Fed. Mgt. www.fws.gov
FWS Flexible Work Schedules (AWS, CWS - FDA) HHS Program Fed. Mgt.
FXS Fragile X Syndrome - NCBDDD / CoCHP / CDC HHS Project Fed. Tech www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/single_gene
FXTAS Fragile X-associated Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome Disorder- Genetic Neurologic Tech
FY Fiscal Year H.I. Term General Mgt.
FYATS Florida Young Adults Tobacco Survey (AHCA) H.I. System ST. - FL Mgt.
FYE Fiscal Year Ending H.I. Term General Mgt.
FYSAS Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey (AHCA) H.I. System ST. - FL Mgt.
FYSB Family and Youth Services Bureau - ACF HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/fysb/
FYTD Fiscal Year To Date H.I. Term General Mgt.
FYTS Florida Youth Tobacco Survey (AHCA) H.I. System ST. - FL Mgt.
G Guanine (DNA 'G-C' & RNA 'G-C' - "code letter pair" element) Chem. Genetics Tech
g gram (mass unit in S1 system - one thousandth of a kilogram) Med. Meas. General Tech
g standard gravity (9.80616 meters/second squared - sea level Med. Meas. General Tech acceleration at mean sea level
G gauss/ giga-/ glycine/ gravida/ guanine or guanosine Med. Term General Tech
G conductance/ gravitational constant/ Gibbs f. energy/ G force Med. Term General Tech
G & A General & Adminstrative (costs) H.I. Term General Mgt.
G Syndrome Opitz-G Syndrome (Hypertelorism - ref. BBB, TCAA) Disorder- Genetic Ocular - Multi Tech Telecanthus + Associated Abnormality
G1A protein Osteocalcin (bone protein) Chem. / Live Musculosketal Tech
G6PD glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
G6PD Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (enzyme) Chem./ Live Hematology Tech
G6PD Defic. Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase deficiency Disorder- Genetic Metabolic Tech
Ga Gallium (at - 31) (aw - 69.723) Chem. Element General Tech
GA Tabun (chem. warfare nerve agent) Chem./ Liquid General Tech
GA I Glutaricaciduria I (Glutaric Acidemia I) Disorder- Genetic Metabolic Tech Glutaryl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency
GA II Glutaricaciduria II (Glutaric Acidemia II) Disorder- Genetic Metabolic Tech ref. MADD
GAA General Appropriations Act H.I. Term St. Mgt.
GAAP Generally Accepted Accounting Principles H.I. Term General Mgt.
GAAS Generally Accepted Auditing Standards H.I. Term General Mgt.
GAB Grant Appeals Board H.I. Org. Fed. Mgt.
GABA y-Aminobutyric acid (NT) Chem./ Live CNS Tech
GAD glutamate decarboxylase Chem./ Live Endocrine Tech glutamate decarboxylase
GAD Generalized Anxiety Disorder Disorder- Unknw. Psychiatric Tech
GAF Geographic Adjustment Factor H.I. Term General Mgt.
GAF Global Assessment of Functioning scale Med. Meas. Psychiatric Tech psychiatric rating from 1 (lowest level)
GAG glycosaminoglycan (hmw linear heteropolysaccharide) (HA) Chem./ Live Dermatologic Tech aka: HA - hyaluronic acid
GAGAS Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards H.I. Term Fed. Mgt.
Gal galactose Chem./ Live Endocrine Tech aldohexose (in D form) which is a
GAL GALLON (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
GALB Defic. Alpha-N-Acetylgalactosaminidase Deficiency,Schindler Disease Disorder- Genetic Metabolic Tech Neuronal Axonal Dystrophy, Schindler
Galderma Galderma Laboratories, L.P. (Pharmaceuticals) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. Mgt. www.galdermausa.com
GALT gut-associated lymphoid tissue Body component Multi-organ Tech
GALT galactose-1-phosphate uridyl transferase Chem./ Live Hematology Tech
GALT Defic. Galactosemia Disorder- Genetic Metabolic Tech Galactose-1-Phosphate Uridyl
GALV HTLV I/II, gibbon ape leukemia virus Disease - viral Hematology Tech
Galv. Galvanic (therapeutic use of direct current from chem. battery) Med. Technique General Tech
GAM General Administration Manual H.I. Term General Mgt.
GAM IHS Office of Environmental Health & Engineering HHS Office Fed. Mgt. www.ihs.gov/PublicInfo/
GAMA IHS Division of Sanitation Facilities Construction HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.ihs.gov/PublicInfo/
GAN Giant Axonal Neuropathy (ref. HSMN) Disorder- Genetic CNS Tech hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy
GAO U.S. Government Accountability Office U.S. Org. Fed. Mgt. www.gao.gov
GAO Government Accounting Office - CMS / HHS HHS Org. General Mgt.
GAPD glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase Chem./ Live Metabolic Tech enzyme of the oxidoreductase class
GARD Generic and Rare Diseases Information Center (NIH) H.I. Org. Fed. Mgt. http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/asp
GAS Group A Streptococcal Disease - CDC Disease - Bacteri. Pulmonary Tech www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/diseaseinfo
GASB Government Auditing Standards Board U.S. Org. Fed. Mgt. www.gao.gov/govaud/ybk01.htm
GAT guanine adenine thymidine Chem./ Live Metabolic Tech
Gate Gate Pharmaceuticals H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - U.S. Mgt. www.gatepharma.com
GB Sarin (chem. warfare nerve agent) - CDC Chem./ Liquid General Tech http://emergency.cdc.gov/agent/sarin
GBG glycine-rich ß glycoprotein (was factor B.) Chem./ Live Hematology Tech gonadal steroid-binding globulin
GBG gonadal steroid-binding globulin Chem./ Live Hematology Tech
GBH gamma benzene hexachloride Chem. Compound Dermatologic Tech Syn: hexachlorocyclohexane.
GBL Government Bill of Lading H.I. Term Fed. Mgt.
GBM Glomerular Basement Membrane Body component Genitourinary Tech
GBS Group B Streptococcus - CDC Disease - Bacteri. Multi-organ Tech Lancefield Group B Streptococcus
GBS Guillain-Barré Syndrome (demyelinating polyneuropathy - CIDP) Disorder- Neuro. Immunology Tech Musculosketal impact
GBSFI GBS/CIDP Foundation International, Inc. H.I. Org. Priv.- Internation. Mgt.
GC guanine and cytosine (DNA base Pair) Chem./ Live Genetics Tech
GC Gonorrhea / Chlamydia Disease - Bacteri. Genitourinary Tech catarrhal inflammation of genital mucous
GC gas chromatography (ref. GLC and GSC) Med. Equip./ Test General Tech automated chromatography
GCC Guaranteed Child Care H.I. Term General Mgt.
GCD Granular Corneal Dystrophy (ref. LCD) Disease - Genetic Ocular Tech bilateral, autosomal dominant disease
GCM Giant Cell Myocarditis Disorder- Unknw. Cardiovasc. Tech Myocardium Inflammation
GCM Syndr. Gorlin-Chaudhry-Moss Syndrome Disorder- Heredit. Multi-organ Tech Craniosynostosis-Hypertrichosis-Facial +
GC-MS Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
GCPS Greig Cephalopolysyndactyly Syndrome Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech Polysyndactyly with Peculiar Skull Shape
GCRC General Clinical Research Center H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
GCS Gianotti-Crosti Syndrome Disorder- Unknw. Dermatologic Tech Acrodermatitis, Infantile Lichenoid
G-CSF Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (WBC) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
Gd Gadolinium (at - 64) (aw - 157.25) Chem. Element General Tech
GD Soman (chem. warfare nerve agent) - CDC Chem./ Liquid General Tech http://emergency.cdc.gov/agent/soman
GD Gaucher's Disease Disease Metabolic Tech
GD Gestational Day Med. Term General Tech
GDB The Genome Database H.I. Data Base Priv. Mgt.
GDD Global Disease Detection Centers - COGH HHS Prog. - CDC Fed. Mgt. cdc.gov/cogh/gdd/gddCenters.htm
GDF-8 gene encoding growth & differation factor (Myostatin) Chem./ Live Musculosketal Tech
GDH Glutamate Dehydrogenase Chem./ Live Endocrine Tech
GDM Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Disorder Endocrine Tech
GDP guanosine 5'-diphosphate Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech nucleotide - 5'-pyrophosphate of guanosine
GDS Geriatric Depression Scale Med. Meas. Psychiatric Tech
GE General Education H.I. Term General Mgt.
Ge Germanium (at - 32) (aw - 72.64) Chem. Element General Tech
GE reflux Gastroesophageal reflux (Chalasia) Med. Condition Gastrointest. Tech
GED General Equivalency Diploma H.I. Term General Mgt.
GEI General Education Intervention H.I. Term General Mgt.
GEMs Growing Equity Mortgages HUD Program HUD / FHA Mgt.
GEN GENERATOR (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
Genetech Genetech Inc. (Pharmaceuticals - Biotech) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. Mgt. www.gene.com 1976 7,600
GENETOX Genetic Toxicology Data Bank NLM H.I. Data Base Fed. Tech
Genzyme Genzyme Corporation (Pharmaceutical +) (PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.genzyme.com 9000 empl.
GEO Gene Expression Omnibus - (NCBI / NLM) HHS Database Fed. Tech www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/geo
GEPA General Education Provisions Act - DOE H.I. Law Fed. Mgt.
GER Geriatrics H.I. Term General Tech
GERD Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Disease Gastrointest. Tech LES failure
GETT General by endotracheal tube Med. Procedure General Tech
GeV gigaelectron volt (one billion eV) Med. Meas. General Tech
GFAP Glial fibrillary acidic protein (origin of Alexander's disease) Chem. / Live CNS Tech
GFE Government-Furnished Equipment HHS / General Fed. / St. Mgt.
GFF Government-Furnished Facilities HHS / General Fed. / St. Mgt.
GFOA Government Finance Officers Association HHS Org. Fed. & Canada Mgt. www.gfoa.org
GFP Government-Furnished Property HHS / General Fed. / St. Mgt.
GFP green fluorescent protein (used as protein tag) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech Growth Hormone Binding Protein Deficiency
GFR glomerular filtration rate Med. Standard Genitourinary Tech Genitourinary
GGT guanine guanine thymidine Chem./ Live Metabolic Tech seven-carbon carbohydrate derivative
GGT y-Glutamyl transpeptidase Med. Meas./ Test Metabolic Tech
GGTP Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase Med. Meas./ Test Metabolic Tech
GH Group Home H.I. Term General Mgt.
GH human growth hormone (polypeptide - protein) (see STH) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech polypeptide hormone from adenohypophysis
GHA glucoheptonate (aka - gluceptate) Chem. Compound Genitourinary Tech seven-carbon carbohydrate derivative
GHB gamma hydroxybutyrate (ref. date rape and Gamma-OH) Chem. / Drug CNS Tech
GHb Glycohemoglobin Chem. / Live Hematology Tech Test
GHBP Growth Hormone Binding Protein Dysfunction (LTD) Disorder- Genetic Metabolic Tech Laron syndrome - LTD I & LTD II
GHC Governor's Hurricane Conference H.I. Program St. - FL Mgt. Dr. Larry Kessler
GHD Growth Hormone Deficiency Disorder- Genetic Metabolic Tech
GHIH growth hormone inhibiting hormone (Ref. GIF, SRIF) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
GHP Group Health Plan H.I. Term General Mgt.
GHPC Geographic Helicoid Peripapillary Choroidopathy Disorder- Unknw. Ocular Tech Serpiginous Choroiditis
GHPPS Group Health Plan Prepayment System H.I. Term General Mgt.
GHR Growth Hormone Receptor Deficiency (LTD, GHBP) Disorder- Genetic Metabolic Tech Laron Type Pituitary Dwarfism
GHRF / GH-RF growth hormone-releasing factor (see GRH) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech neuropeptide from hypothalmus
GHRH / GH-RH growth hormone-releasing hormone (see GRH) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech neuropeptide from hypothalmus
GHTF Global Harmonization Task Force - CDRH / FDA HHS Org. Fed. - Internat. Mgt. www.ghtf.org Dr. Larry Kessler
GI General Insurance Fund HUD / FHA Fed. Mgt.
GI Gastrointestinal - (Major System - Merck Sect. 2) Body System Gastrointest. Tech
GIA Grantmakers in Aging (AoA) HHS Affiliate Priv. Mgt. www.giaging.org
GIC General Inpatient Care H.I. Term General Mgt.
GID Global Immunizations Division - NCIRD / CCID / CDC HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. cdc.gov/vaccines/about/downloads
GIF Somatostatin (ref. SIF, SRIF, GHIH) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech growth hormone inhibiting hormone (GHIH)
GIFT gamete intrafallopian tube transfer Med. Procedure Gynecologic Tech
GIH growth hormone-inhibiting hormone Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
Gilead Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Pharmaceuticals) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - U.S. Mgt. www.gilead.com
GIMS Grant Interface Mgmt System HUD System Fed. Mgt.
GIN General Information Notice HUD Document Fed. Mgt.
GIP gastric inhibitory polypeptide (hormone - mw 5165) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech (includes 43 amino acids)
GIS Geographic Information System HUD / General General Mgt.
GISRA Government Information Security Reform Act H.I. Law Fed. Mgt.
GIST GastroIntestinal Stromal Tumor. Disease - Cancer Gastrointest. Tech KIT or PDGFR gene dysfunction
GIVS Global Immunization Vision and Strategy - WHO / CDC HHS Plan Fed. - Internat. Mgt. www.who.int/immunization/givs/en
GIX insecticide - difluoro-diphenyl-trichloroethane (DFDT) Chem. Compound General Tech
GL greatest length (very young embryos size dimension) Med. Meas. Gynecologic Tech
gl. glandula (gland) Body component Multi-organ Tech aggregation of specialized cells that
GLA gamma-linolenic acid Chem. / Live Cardiovasc. Tech
GLA Alpha-Galactosidase A (enzyme) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech aka - ceramidetrihexosidase
GLA Defic. Fabry Disease - Alpha-Galactosidase A Deficiency Disorder- Heredit. Multi-organ Tech Angiokeratoma Corporis Diffusum
Glaxo GlaxoSmithKline (see GSK) (Pharmaceut.) (PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Internat. Mgt. www.gsk.com 15,000 empl.
Glaxo Health GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (Pharmaceut.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Internat. Mgt. www.gsk.com
GLB 1 Pseudo-Hurler polydystrophy (mucolipidosis type III) Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech lysosomal storage disorders
Glc radicals of D-glucose, gluconic & glucuronic acid, glucosamine Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech radicals of D-glucose, gluconic & glucuronic
GLC gas-liquid chromatography (ref. GC, GSC) Med. Equip./ Test General Tech with nonvolatile liquid coated sorbent
GlcA, N, NAc radicals of D-glucose, gluconic & glucuronic acid, glucosamine Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech N-acetylglucosamine, and glucuronic acid
GLD General Learning Disability H.I. Term General Mgt.
GLI glucagon-like immunoreactivity (aka - gut glucagon) Chem. / Live Gastrointest. Tech hyperglycemic peptides
GLIP glucagonlike insulinotropic peptide Chem. / Live Gastrointest. Tech glucagonlike insulinotropic peptide
Gln Glutamine or glutaminyl (Std. a-amino acid) (NT) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech Mem. - 20 Standard amino acid group
GLP Good Laboratory Practice - FDA HHS Term Fed. / General Mgt. da.gov/ora/compliance_ref/bimo
Glp 5-oxoproline Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech keto derivative of proline
Glu Glutamic acid or glutamyl (Std. a-amino acid) (NT) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech Mem. - 20 Standard amino acid group
GLUT 1 Glucose Transporter Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
Glx glutamyl (Glu) or glutaminyl (Gln) or other glutamate Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech upon acid hydrolysis of a peptide
Gly Glycine or glycyl (alpha-amino acid) (NT) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
GM Guardianship Monitoring H.I. Program St. - FL Mgt. flcourts.org /guardianshipmonitoring
GM gangliosides GM1 or GM2 (lysomal storage diseases) Disease Multi-organ Tech aka gangliodosis
GM GRAM (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
gm gram Med. Meas. General Tech
GMB Grants Management Branch - OPS / HAB / HRSA HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. hab.hrsa.gov/about/offprosupp.htm
GMC Grants Management Center HUD Org. Fed. Mgt.
GMC General Medical Council (British) H.I. Org. Britain Mgt.
GM-CFS granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
GME Graduate Medical Education (ref. NRMP) H.I. Program General Mgt. /bhpr.hrsa.gov/childrenshospitalgme/
GMK Green monkey kidney cell culture (rubella virus) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
GMP Grants Management Program HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
GMP Good Manufacturing Practice (FDA program) HHS Program Fed. Mgt. www.fda.com
GMP guanylic acid (guanosine monophosphate) (ref. XMP) Chem./ Live Metabolic Tech guanine ribonucleotide, guanosine 5c
GMRA Government Management & Reform Act of 1994 H.I. Law Fed. Mgt.
GMS Grants Management System HUD System Fed. Mgt.
GMS Gomori methenamine-silver stain Chem. Compound Hematology Tech Gomori methenamine-silver stain
GMT Greenwich Mean Time (or Meridian Time) H.I. Term General Mgt. wwp.greenwichmeantime.com
GN Graduate Nurse Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
GN glomerulonephritis (ref. MPGN) Disease Genitourinary Tech
GNF Gram-negative folliculitis Med. Condition Dermatologic Tech
GNMA Government National Mortgage Assoc. (Ginnie Mae) HUD / FHA / VA Fed. Mgt.
GNP Geriatric Nurse Practioner Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
GNP Gerontological Nurse Practioner Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
GNP Graduate Nurse Practioner Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
GnRH Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GRH) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech decapeptide hormone from hypothalamus
GNTPA I-cell disease (mucolipidosis II) Disorder- Metabol. Multi-organ Tech N-Acetylglucosamine-1-Phosphotrans.
GOALS Government Online Accounting Link System HUD / General Fed. Mgt.
GOARN Global Alert Response Network - WHO (CDC) WHO Prog. - CDC Fed. - Internat. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/vol10no2
GOCO Government Owned, Contractor Operated activity H.I. Term General Mgt.
GOLD Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease HHS Org. Fed. & WHO Mgt. www.goldcopd.org
GOLD-0,1,2,3 Stages of GOLD classification for COPD Disease Code Pulmonary Tech
GOO gastric outlet obstruction Disorder Gastrointest. Tech
GOT glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase (AST, SGOT) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech see aspartate transaminase
GOTT transferase; aspartate amino Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
GP General Practioner Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
GP general paresis (parenchymatous neurosyphilis) Disease Cerebral Tech ref. chronic meningoencephalitis
GP IIb-IIIA GP IIb-IIIa Complex, Deficiency of Disorder- Heredit. Hematology Tech Glanzmann thrombasthenia
GPCL gas-permeable contact lenses Med. Equipment Ocular Tech
GPhA Generic Pharmaceutical Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.gphaonline.org
GPI Gingival-Periodontal Index Med. Standard Dental Tech Gingival-Periodontal Index.
GPN General Pediatric Nurse Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
GPN Global Physician Network H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
GPO U.S. Government Printing Office U.S. Org. Fed. - GPO Mgt. www.gpoaccess.gov
GPP Group Practice Plan H.I. Term General Mgt.
GPPP Group Practice Prepayment Plan H.I. Term General Mgt.
GPR Graphical Patient Record H.I. Term General Mgt.
GPRA Government Performance & Results Act of 1993 H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt.
GPRA General Progressive Retinal Atrophy Med. Condition Ocular Tech
GPRV Gylcoprotein Antigen of the Rabies Virus Chem. / Live General Tech
GPS Global Positioning System H.I. Term General Mgt.
GPT glutamic-pyruvic transaminase (ref. SGPT) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech alanine transaminase
GPUT Galactose-1-phosphate uridyl transferase Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
GR General Revenue H.I. Term General Mgt.
GR GRAIN (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
gr. grain -(64.8 mg smallest weight unit in apoth. & avoird. system) Med. Meas. General Tech 64.8 mg
GRAM Geriatric Risk Assessment MedGuide (ASCP Project) H.I. Program Priv. - ASCP Mgt.
GRAS generally recognized as safe Med. Term General Tech
GRASP Geospatial Research, Analysis & Services Program - DHS HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.atsdr.cdc.gov/DHS/index.html
GRASS gradient-recalled acquisition in the steady state Med. Term General Tech
GRECC Geriatric Research, Education & Clinical Center H.I. Facility - HHS General Mgt.
GRH growth hormone-releasing hormone (see GH-RH) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech neuropeptide from hypothalmus
GRS Gardner Syndrome (ref. Oldfield Syndr. & FAPG) Disorder- Heredit Multi-organ Tech Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
GRTS Geriatric Residential Treatment Systems H.I. Term General Mgt.
GS Gerstmann Syndrome (Gerstmann Tetrad) Disorder- Neuro Cerebral Tech Developmental Gerstmann Syndrome
GSA U.S. General Services Administration U.S. Org. Fed. - GSA Mgt. www.gsa.gov
GSA Gerontological Society of America H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
GSA genotypic selection assay Med. Meas. General Tech
GSAR General Services Acquisition Regulation H.I. Term General Mgt.
GSBCA General Services Administration Board of Contract Appeals H.I. Org. Fed. Mgt.
GSC gas-solid chromatography (ref. GC, GLC) Med. Equip./ Test General Tech using inert porous solid sorbent
GSD V Glycogen storage diseases Med. Classif. Hepatic/Biliary Tech McArdle Disease
GSE Government-sponsored enterprises-Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
GSH glutathione synthetase (ref. GSSG) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
GSIP Graduate Student Internship Program - MCHIRC / HRSA HHS Program Fed. Mgt. http://mchb.hrsa.gov/mchirc/gsip/
GSK GlaxoSmithKline (Pharmaceuticals) (PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Internat. Mgt. www.gsk.com 15,000 empl.
GSP Glycated Serum Protein Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
GSR galvanic skin response Med. Condition Dermatologic Tech
GSS Gerstman-Straussler-Scheinker syndrome Disease - TSE Cerebral Tech
GSSG glutathione disulfide (oxidized glutathione) (ref. GSH) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech oxidized glutathione
GST glutathione S-transferase Chem./ Live Metabolic Tech
GSTO1 Glutathione S-transferase omega-1 (enzyme) Chem. / Live Cerebral Tech
GSW Gun shot wound Med. Term General Tech
GT Gifted and Talented H.I. Term General Mgt.
gt. [L.] gutta ( drop ) Rx Term General Tech minute sphere of liquid as it hangs or falls
GTA Glanzmann Thrombasthenia Disorder- Heredit. Hematology Tech Glycoprotein Complex IIb/IIIa,Deficiency
GTH gonadotropic hormone (ref. gonadotropin) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
GTM Government Technical Monitor (for contracts) HUD Title Fed. Mgt.
GTN gestational trophoblastic neoplasia Disease Hematology Tech
GTP guanosine 5'-triphosphate Chem./ Live Metabolic Tech
GTPCH Defic. Guanosine Triphosphate Cyclohydrolase I Defic. (PND,GABA) Disorder- Metabol. CNS Tech PND item / GABA Impact
GTR Government Technical Representative (for contracts) HUD / General Fed. Mgt.
GTT guanine thymidine thymidine Chem./ Live Metabolic Tech
GTT Glucose tolerance test Med. Meas. General Tech Test
gtt. guttae (drops) RX Term General Tech
GU Genitourinary (Major System - Merck Sect. 17) Body System Genitourinary Tech (Major System - Merck Sect. 10)
GUI Graphical User Interface H.I. Data Term General Mgt.
GuideDogs Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc. (1983) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.guidedogs.org
GUSB Defic. Beta-Glucuronidase Deficiency (MPS VII) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Sly Syndrome
Guttat. [L.] guttatim (drop by drop). Rx Term General Tech
GVH graft-versus-host (aka GVHD) (foreign cell reaction) Med. Term Immunology Tech
GVHD Graft-vs.-Host Disease (Immune suppression) Med. Condition Hematology Tech blood transfusion / bone marrow transplant
GVHR Graft-vs.-Host Reaction (in specific organ) Med. Condition Hematology Tech organ transplant
GVWR Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (DOT & CTD) H.I. Term General Mgt.
GWI Gulf War Illness (see MCS, CFS, ME) Disorder- Unknw. Multi-organ Tech
GXT Graded Exercise Test Med. Test General Tech
Gy gray (tissue radiation energy absorb.) (Gy = 100 R -rad) Med. Meas. Radiation Tech griseus - equiv. to 1 J/kg of tissue
GYN gynecologist Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
GYN Gynecology & Obstetrics (Major System- Merck Sect. 18) Body System Gynecologic Tech
Gynecare Gynecare Inc. (Medical Procedures - J&J) (PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.gynecare.com (Ethicon, Inc.)
Gyrus convolution on the surface of a cerebral hemisphere Med. Term Cerebral Tech
H Sulfur Mustard - CDC Chem. / Gas Pulmonary Tech http://emergency.cdc.gov/agent/sulfur
H Hydrogen (at - 1) (aw - 1.00794) Chem. Element General Tech
H hyperopia, or hyperopic (longsightedness) Disorder- Heredit. Ocular Tech hypermetropia - convergent ray retina focus
h Planck's constant (6.626 × 10-34 joule second) Med. Standard General Tech energy ratio of radiation quantum to its
h hour, or height, or hecto- Med. Term General Tech
H enthalpy or hypothesis number Med. Term General Tech
H Hauch, or henry, or Hounsfield unit Med. Term General Tech
H heroin, or histone, or histamine or histidine Med. Term General Tech
H & E / H and E hematoxylin-eosin stain (ref. tissue marker) Chem. compound General Tech hematoxylin in distilled water and
H & W Health and Wellness H.I. Term General Mgt.
H & WP Health and Wellness Promotion H.I. Program St. Mgt.
H disease Hartnup disease Disorder- Heredit Cerebral Tech Tryptophan Pyrrolase Deficiency
h or h. hour or hecto-(one hundred times root unit) Med. Term General Tech
H Simiae Simian B Virus Infection Disorder- Viral Metabolic Tech H Simiae Encephalomyelitis
H. Gottron's Gottron's Syndrome Disorder- Heredit Dermatologic Tech familial acromicria
H.d. [L.] hora decubitus (at bedtime) Rx Term General Tech
h.d. [L.] hora decubitus - at bedtime Rx Term General Tech
H.I. or HI Health Insurance / Industry H.I. Term General Mgt.
h.r.a. health risk assesment H.I. Term General Mgt.
h.s. [L.] hora somni - before sleep or at bedtime Rx Term General Tech
H/C PRI Hospital/Community Patient Review Instrument H.I. Term General Mgt.
H/H Hemoglobin and hematocrit Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
H+ hydrogen ion - the proton Chem. Element General Tech
H2Q ubiquinol (aka - ubihydroquinone) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
H5N1 Avian influenza virus - CDC Disease - Viral General Tech www.cdc.gov/flu/avian/
HA Hyaluronic acid (see GAG) Chem. / Live Dermatologic Tech bio tag = glycosaminoglycan (GAG)
Ha Hahnium old symbol - was Hn & now Hassium (Hs) Chem. Element General Tech
HA hemagglutinin (surface glycoproteins) Disease - viral Pulmonary Tech
HA Headache Med. Term General Tech
HA hemoadsorbent (red cell adherence to other cells) Med. Term Hematology Tech red cell adherence to other cells
HAA hepatitis-associated antigen (now HBsAg) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech see hepatitis B surface antigen HBsAg
HAAb Hepatitis A Antibody Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
HAART Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy Treatment General Tech
HAASC Hospital Affiliated Ambulatory Surgical Center H.I. Facility - HHS Priv. Mgt.
HAB HIV/AIDS Bureau - HRSA HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. http://hab.hrsa.gov/
HAB Habilitation Training H.I. Program. General Mgt.
HAC Housing Assistance Council HUD Org. Fed. Mgt.
HACA human anti chimeric antibodies Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech http://riley.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.p
HACCP Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point - USDA / FDA HHS / USDA Fed. - FDA Mgt. www.cfsan.fda.gov
HACE High-Altitude Cerebral Edema (high-altitude illness) Med. Condition Cerebral Tech
HACEK Haem.., Act.., Card.., Ekin.., King... endocarditis Disease Cardiovasc. Tech
HAE Hereditary Angioedema (ref. HANE) Disorder- Heredit Hematology Tech C1 Esterase Inhibitor Deficiency
HAEA Hereditary Angioedema Association, Inc. H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
HAF Defic. Hageman Factor Deficiency Disorder- Heredit Hematology Tech Factor XII Deficiency
HAI hemagglutination inhibition assay (HI) (Serologic test) Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech Test
HAI Histologic Activity Index (Knodell scoring system) Med. Meas. Hepatic/Biliary Tech Liver testing - necrosis, fibrosis, etc.
HAL Defic. Histidine Ammonia-Lyase Deficiency (ref. HIS) Disorder- Heredit Metabolic Tech Hyperhistidinemia
HAM HTLV-1–associated myelopathy Disease - Cancer Hematology Tech
HAMA human antimouse antibody Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
HANE Hereditary Angioneurotic Edema (ref. HAE) Disorder- Heredit Hematology Tech C1 Esterase Inhibitor Dysfunction
HAP Homeless Assistance Plan HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
HAP Housing Assistance Payments HUD System Fed. Mgt.
HAPE High-Altitude Pulmonary Edema (high-alt. illness) Med. Condition Pulmonary Tech
HARD Hydrocephalus, Agyria and Retinal Dysplasia (COD) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Walker-Warburg Syndrome
HARD +/-E HARD + E (ncephalocele) (COD-MD) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech COD-MD Syndrome
HARH High-Altitude Retinal Hemorrhages (high-alt. illness) Med. Condition Ocular Tech
HARP Health Activities Recommendation Panel - DHAC / ATSDR HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.atsdr.cdc.gov/dhac.html
HARP Hillsborough Alternative Residential Program H.I. Program. Priv. Mgt.
HARS HIV/AIDS Reporting System (AHCA) H.I. System ST. - FL Mgt. Hispanic Advanced Call Center
HART HUD Assistance and Recovery Team HUD Org. Fed. Mgt.
HAS Hospital Annual Survey H.I. Term General Mgt.
HAS Health Savings Acccount H.I. Term General Mgt.
HAST high altitude simulation test Med. Test Pulmonary Tech
HAT hypoxanthine-aminopterin-thymidine (medium) Chem. compound General Tech tissue culture medium for somatic cell
HAV Hazard Vulnerability Assessment HHS Analysis Fed./ St./Priv. Mgt.
HAV Hepatitis A virus Disease - viral Hepatic/Biliary Tech Test
HAVRIX anti-hepatitis A vaccine from killed hep. A virus Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
HAVS Hand-arm vibration syndrome Disorder Musculosketal Tech
haw nicitating membrane (eyelid skin fold) Body component Ocular Tech aka- third eyelid & membrana nictitans
HAY Helping America's Youth - SAMHSA / President HHS Affiliate Fed. Mgt. www.helpingamericasyouth.gov/
Haz-Map Hazardous Agents, Jobs & Diseases - SIS / NLM / NIH HHS Data Base Fed. - NIH Mgt. http://hazmap.nlm.nih.gov/
HB House Bill H.I. Term St. Mgt.
HB Homebound H.I. Term General Mgt.
Hb Hemoglobin (O2 protein molecule)(13-18 gr/dcl M.) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
HB Hepatitis B virus (aka HBV) Disease - viral Hepatic/Biliary Tech
Hb M hemoglobin M Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
Hb S sickle cell hemoglobin Chem. / Live Hematology Tech sickle cell hemoglobin
Hb S hemoglobin S Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
Hb SS hemoglobin SS disease (sickle cell disease) Disease- Inherit. Hematology Tech Anemia - sickle cell
HbA1c glycosylated hemoglobin Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
HBC hit by car (medical records code) Med. Term General Tech
HBcAb hepatitis B core antibody Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
HBcAg hepatitis B core antigen Chem. / Live Hematology Tech a core protein antigen
HbCO carbon monxide hemoglobin Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
HbCV Haemophilus b conjugate vaccine Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
HBD Hypophosphatemic Bone Disease Disease Musculosketal Tech
HBDI Hermann Brain Dominance Indicator Med. Meas. / Test Cerebral Tech
HBe hepatitis Be (antigen) (see HBeAg) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech hepatitis B e (antigen).
HBe hepatitis Be antigen (see HBeAg) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
HBE His Bundle Electrogram Med. Equip./ Test Cardiovasc. Tech
HBeAb hepatitis Be antibody Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
HBeAg hepatitis Be antigen (see HBe) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
HBED N,n'-Bis-(2-Hydroxybenzyl)ethylenediamine-N,n'-Dipropionic Ac. Chem. / Live Hematology Tech a chelator
HBEL Health-Based Exposure Limits NIOSH/CDC - EPA Med. Standard General Mgt.
HBEP N,n'-Bis-(2-Hydroxybenzyl)ethylenediamine-N,n'-Diacetic Acid Chem. / Live Hematology Tech a chelator
HbF hemoglobin form - fetus origin Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
HBGF Heparin-Binding Growth Factor ref. NCBI Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
HBGL Health-Based Guidance Level (ref. - drinking water) H.I. Program General Mgt.
HBHE Health Behavior and Health Education H.I. Program General Mgt.
HBIG Hepatitis B immune globulin Chem. Injection Hepatic/Biliary Tech
HBIS Division of Health Benefits & Income Support - ASBTF HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.hhs.gov/budget/hbis.htm
HBNF Heparin-binding neutrophic factor ref. NCBI Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
HBO Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treatment Pulmonary Tech
HbO2 oxyhemoglobin Chem. / Live Hematology Tech oxyhemoglobin
HbOC haemophilus b conjugate vaccine Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
HBP Hospital Based Physician H.I. Term General Mgt.
HBP High Blood Pressure Med. Term Hematology Tech
HbPV Haemophilus b polysaccharide vaccine Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
HBs hepatitis B surface (antigen) (see HBsAg) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
HBsAb hepatitis B surface antibody Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
HBsAg hepatitis B surface antigen (was HAA & SHA) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
HBV Hepatitis B virus (ref. HB) Disease - viral Hepatic/Biliary Tech Test
HC Hospital Corps H.I. Term General Mgt.
HC hog cholera (now aka classical swine fever) Disease General Tech
HCA Hypothalamic Chronic Anovulation Disorder Gynecologic Tech
HCAP Healthy Communities Access Program - BPHC / HRSA HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. http://bphc.hrsa.gov/cap/Default.htm
HCB hexachlorobenzene Chem./Hazardous Hepatic/Biliary Tech was pesticde until 1965
HCBS Home and Community-Based Service Programs H.I. Program St. / Fed. Mgt.
HCBT Healthcare Billing and Coding Technology H.I. System General Mgt.
HCBT Hepatitis B Core Total Med. Meas. General Tech
HCBU Historically Black Colleges and Universities HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
HCBW Home and Community Based Waiver H.I. Program St. / Fed. Mgt.
HCBWP Home & Community Based Waiver Program H.I. Program St. / Fed. Mgt.
HCC 25-hydroxycholecalciferol Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
HCC Hepatocellular Carcinoma Disease - Cancer Hepatic/Biliary Tech Hepatocellular Carcinoma - Liver cancer
HCCA Health Care Compliance Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.hcca-info.org 888-580-8373
HCCA Hereditary Colon Cancer Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
hcca-info www.hcca-info.org Tech
HCCN Health Center Controlled Network (grant) - HRSA HHS Program Fed. Mgt. hrsa.gov/privacyact/sorn/09150055.htm
HCCU Health Care Clinic Unit (AHCA) H.I. Dept. St. - FL Mgt. http://ahca.myflorida.com/
HCCU Health Coverage Coalition for the Uninsured H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.coalitionfortheuninsured.org
HCE Health Care for the Elderly H.I. Program St. / Fed. Mgt. FS 430.601 -.608
HCE/DA Health Care for the Elderly and Disabled H.I. Program Fed. / St. Mgt.
HCFA Health Care Financing Administration - now CMS HHS Org.- CMS Fed. Mgt.
HCG or hCG human chorionic gonadotropin (hormone) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech Test - Beta-HCG urine test
HCH Health Care for the Homeless - BPHC / HRSA / AoA HHS Program Fed. Mgt. bphc.hrsa.gov/hchirc/about/default.htm
HCH Hypochrondroplasia Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech
HCI Healthy Community Initiative H.I. Term St. - FL Mgt.
HCI Hospital Care for the Indigent H.I. Term General Mgt.
HCL hydrochloric acid Chem. General Tech
HCL Hairy cell leukemia (lymphocytes (B cells) cancer) Disease - Unknw. Hematology Tech
HCM Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (FDC Group, ASH) Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech Pediatric Cardiomyopathy - FDC Group
HCMM Hereditary Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma Disorder- Heredit Dermatologic Tech Atypical Mole Syndrome
HCO3 bicarbonate Chem. General Tech
HCP Porphyria, Hereditary Coproporphyria Disease - Heredit Hepatic/Biliary Tech
HCPCS Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (ref. CPT, ICD) H.I. System - Mgt. General Mgt. cms.hhs.gov/MedHCPCSGenInfo/
HCPCS Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (ref. CPT, ICD) H.I. System -Tech General Tech www.cms.hhs.gov/MedHCPCSGenInfo/
HCPPs Health Care Pre-Payment Plan(s) - CMS HHS Program Fed. / Priv. Mgt. www.cms.hhs.gov/HCPPS/
HCQII Health Care Quality Improvement Initiative - CMS HHS Program Fed. / St. Mgt.
HCQIP Health Care Quality Improvement Program - CMS HHS Program Fed. / St. Mgt.
HCRT Health Care Research Training - AHRQ HHS Program Fed. Mgt.
HCS Histochemical Society H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.histochemicalsociety.org
HCS or hCS Human chorionic somatomammotropin hormone (HPL) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
HCT or Hct Hematocrit (volume % RBC to whole) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
HCTZ hydrochlorothiazide Chem. Hematology Tech
HCUP Healthcare Cost & Utilization Project - CDOM / AHRQ HHS Project Fed./St./Priv. Mgt. www.ahrq.gov/data/hcup/
HCUPnet HCUP free, on-line query system - CDOM / AHRQ HHS Database Fed./St./Priv. Mgt. http://hcupnet.ahrq.gov/
HCV Hepatitis C virus Disease - viral Hepatic/Biliary Tech Test
HCV PCR Hepatitis C virus polymerase chain reaction test Types 1, 2, 3 Med. Meas. Hepatic/Biliary Tech
Hcy homocysteine Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
HD mustard gas (toxic agent) Chem. compound Pulmonary Tech homocysteine.
HD Huntington's Disease (VEOHD) Disorder- Neuro Neurologic Tech Woody Guthrie's Disease
HD hemodialysis Med. Procedure Hematology Tech aka- dialysis, kidney dialysis or renal dialysis
HDCV human diploid cell vaccine (ref. HDVC) - CDC Chem. / Live CNS Tech
HDE Humanitarian Device Exemption - FDA HHS Program General Mgt. Humanitarian Device Exemption program
HDG Habilitation - Day/Group H.I. Term General Mgt.
HDHP High Deductible Health Plan (ref. HSA, IRS) H.I. Term General Mgt. irs.gov/publications - search HSA
HDI Habilitation - Day/Individual H.I. Term General Mgt.
HDL high-density lipoprotein (HDL1, 2, 3) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
HDLC High-Level Data Link Control (ISO) H.I. Data Term General Mgt.
HDL-C High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
HDM Home Delivered Meals H.I. Term General Mgt.
HDMA Healthcare Distribution Management Assoc. (m. NHC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.healthcaredistribution.org 1882
HDN hemolytic disease of the newborn Disease Hematology Tech
HDP hydroxymethylene diphosphonate (oxidronate) (HMDP) Chem. compound Musculosketal Tech bone imaging w. technetium 99m
HDR Hypoparathyroidism, sensorineural Deafness, Renal dysplasia Disease - Genetic Multi-organ Tech
HDR High Dose Rate Brachytherapy Med. Equip./ Treat General Tech
HDSA Huntington's Disease Society of America (m. NHC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.hdsa.org
HDV Hepatitis Delta Virus Disease - viral Hepatic/Biliary Tech
HDVC human diploid cell rabies vaccine (ref. HDCV) - CDC Chem. / Live CNS Tech
HDX MRI High Definition X Magnetic Resonance Imaging Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
He Helium (at - 2) (aw - 4.002602) Chem. Element General Tech
HEA Hypospadias and Epispadias Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.heainfo.org
HEALTH Florida Health Data Statistics - AHCA H.I. Org. St. - FL Mgt.
Healthfinder www.healthfinder.gov Tech
Healthline www.healthline.com Tech
Healthpoint Healthpoint (Pharmaceuticals) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - U.S. Mgt. www.healthpoint.com
HECM Home Equity Conversion Mortgage HUD / FHA Priv. Mgt.
HED Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia (ref. EDA, CST) Disorder- Heredit Multi-organ Tech CST Syndrome & EDA
HED Haut-Einheits-Dosis unit (x-ray skin dosage unit) Med. Meas. Dermatologic Tech x-ray dosage unit estab. by Seitz & Wintz
HEDIS Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set HHS System Priv. Mgt.
hEGF human epidermal growth factor. Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
HEICS Hospital Emergency Incident Command System HHS System Fed./St./Priv. Mgt.
HEK human embryo kidney (cell culture) Chem. / Live Genitourinary Tech
HEL human embryo lung (cell culture) Chem. / Live Pulmonary Tech
HELLP Hemolysis, Elevated Liver enzymes & Low Platelet count Syn. Disorder Hematology Tech Preeclampsia Syndrome
HELLP Syn. preeclampsia w. Hemolysis, elevated liver enzy. & low platelets Disorder Hematology Tech Preeclampsia Syndrome
HELOC Home Equity Line of Credit Priv. / HUD ref. Priv. Mgt.
HELP Health Legacy Partnership (AHRQ + Kanter) (m. NHC) H.I. Org. Fed. / Priv. Mgt. www.healthlegacy.org
HELP Homebuyer Education Learning Program HUD / FHA Fed. Mgt.
HEM Hematology & Oncology (Major System - Merck Sect. 11) Body System Hematology Tech
HEMA poly-2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate Med. Equipment Ocular Tech
HEMPASS hereditary erythroblastic multinuclearity w. acid serum Chem. / Live Hematology Tech congenital dyserythropoietic anemia type
HEOD abbreviation for the scientific name of the insecticide dieldrin Chem. General Tech
HEP Hepatic / Biliary - (Major System - Merck Sect. 4) Body System Hepatic/Biliary Tech
HEP hepatoerythropoietic porphyria (ref. PCT) Disease - Genetic Dermatologic Tech severe homozygous form of porphyria
HEP Hepatic function panel (blood test) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
HEP vaccine high-egg-passage vaccine (see rabies vaccine) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
HEPA High Efficiency Particulate Attraction / Arrestor Med. Equipment General Tech
HEPES 4-(2-Hydroxyethyl)-1-piperazineethanesulfonic acid Chem. Compound Metabolic Tech biological buffer in in vitro experiments
Her 2 transmembrane receptor protein - breast cancer Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
HER1 /HER2 See EGFR Chem. / Live CNS Tech
HERFORU HEREMS Field Office Reporting Utility aka HEREMS HUD Org. Fed. Mgt.
HERS Heart Estrogen/progestin Replacement Study Med. Study Cardiovasc. Tech
HERV human endogenous retroviruses (RNA viruses) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech retroviruslike sequences in human geonome
HESI ILSI Health and Environmental Sciences Institute H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.hesiglobal.org
HETA Hazard Evaluation & Technical Assistance report - NIOSH/ CDC HHS Publication Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/niosh/hhe/
HETE hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid. Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech arachidonic acid metabolites produced
HETS HIPPA Eligibility Transaction System - CMS HHS System Fed. Mgt. www.cms.hhs.gov/HETSHelp/
HEV Hepatitis E virus Disease Hepatic/Biliary Tech
HEW U.S. Dept. of Health, Education & Welfare - now HHS HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. HHS - Dept. - Health & Human Services
HF Hageman factor (coagulation factor XII) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech glass or foreign surface contact
Hf Hafnium (at - 72) (aw - 178.49) Chem. Element General Tech
HF Heart failure Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
HF high frequency Med. Term General Tech
HFA Hospice Foundation of America H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. National Health Information Center
HFA Housing Finance Agencies HUD Org. Fed. Mgt.
HFA hydrofluoroalkane Chem. / Drug Pulmonary Tech
HFA Hemifacial Atrophy, Progressive (Romberg Syndrome) (PRS) Disorder- Unknw. Multi-organ Tech Parry-Romberg Syndrome
HFE Hemochromatosis gene Chem. / Live Hematology Tech Test
HFG Healthfinder.gov ODPHP / NHIC HHS Website Fed. Mgt. www.healthfinder.gov
HFJV high-frequency jet ventilation Procedure Pulmonary Tech
HFM Hemifacial Microsomia (Ref. OAV, FAV & Goldenhar Syndrome) Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech Goldenhar-Gorlin Syndrome
HFMA Healthcare Financial Management Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.hfma.org
HFMD Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease - CDC Disease Musculosketal Tech www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/revb
HFOV high-frequency oscillatory ventilation Med. Procedure Pulmonary Tech
HFPPV high-frequency positive pressure ventilation Med. Procedure Pulmonary Tech
Hfr high frequency of recombination (Hfr cells) Med. Term Metabolic Tech bacteria with male F (fertility) factor
HFRS hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome - CDC Disease - viral Genitourinary Tech www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/spb/mnpage
HFV high-frequency ventilation Procedure Pulmonary Tech
Hg Mercury (at - 80) (aw - 200.59) Chem. Element General Tech
HGA Human granulocytic anaplasmosis (see HGE, HME) Disease -bacterial Multi-organ Tech Human monocytic ehrlichiosis
Hgb or HGB Hemoglobin (see RBC) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech red blood cell oxygen molecules carrier
HGBV hepatitis GB virus group (HGBV-A, -B, -C) Disease - viral Hepatic/Biliary Tech
HGE Human Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis (see HGA, HME) Disease -bacterial Hematology Tech Human monocytic ehrlichiosis
HGF Human Growth Foundation H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
HGF hepatocyte growth factor (strong mitogen) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
HGF hyperglycemic-glycogenolytic factor (glucagon) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
HGG human gamma globulin Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
hGH / HGH human growth hormone (polypeptide hormones) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech polypeptide hormones secreted by
hGHr human growth hormone recombinant (somatropin) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
HGP Human Genome Project H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
HGPRT hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech www.jbc.org/cgi/
HGPRT Defic. Absence of hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase Disorder- Genetic Metabolic Tech Lesch Nyhan Syndrome
HGPS Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome Disease - Genetic Multi-organ Tech Premature Aging Syndrome
HGSIL high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion Med. Condition Multi-organ Tech
HGV hepatitis G virus Disease - viral Hepatic/Biliary Tech HGV (HGV) hepatitis G virus
HHA Home Health Agency (Medicare approved) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
HHA Home Health Aide Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
HHABN Home Health Advance Beneficiary Notice - CMS HHS Notice Fed. Mgt. www.cms.hhs.gov/BNI/03_HHABN
HHC Home Health Care HHS Term General Mgt.
HHE Health Hazard Evaluations - NIOSH / CDC HHS Program Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/niosh/hhe/
HHH hyperornithinemia-hyperammonemia-homocitrullinuria syndrome Disease - Genetic Multi-organ Tech autosomal recessive syndrome with
HHHO Hypotonia-Hypomentia-Hypogonadism-Obesity Syndrome Disease - Genetic Multi-organ Tech Prader-Labart-Willi syndrome
HHPPS Home Health Prospective Payment System - CMS HHS Program Fed. Mgt.
HHQI Home Health Quality Initiative - CMS HHS Program Fed. Mgt.
HHRH Hypophosphatasia Disorder- Heredit Musculosketal Tech Hypercalciuric Rickets
HHS Home Health Services HHS Term General Mgt.
HHS U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services (was DHHS) U.S. Org. Fed. - HHS Mgt. www.hhs.gov (was DHHS)
HHS Agency ACF, AHRQ, AoA, CDC, CMS, FDA, HRSA, IHS, HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.hhs.gov
HHS Agency NIH, SAMHSA HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.hhs.gov
HHS Regions HHS Regional Offices - 10 Regions HHS Office Fed. Mgt. www.hhs.gov/about/regions/
HHSC - TX Texas Health and Human Services Commission H.I. Org. - St. St. - TX Mgt. hhs.state.tx.uswww.hhsc.state.tx.us
HHT hydroxyheptadecatrienoic acid Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech a prostaglandin metabolite that is a
HHT Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Types I, II,III Disease - Genetic Venous Tech Osler-Weber Rendu Syndrome
HHV- Human herpesvirus (Types 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8) Disease - viral Multi-organ Tech
HI Hearing Impaired H.I. Term General Mgt.
HI Federal Hospital Insurance (SS & Medicare) H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt.
HI hemagglutination inhibition assay (HAI) (Serologic test) Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech Test
HIA Health Impact Assessment - DLS / NCEH / CDC HHS Program Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/healthyplaces/hia.htm
HIAA Health Insurance Association of America H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
HIB Health Investigations Branch - DHS / ATSDR HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.atsdr.cdc.gov/DHS/index.html
HIB Health Insurance Benefits H.I. Term General Mgt.
HIB or Hib Haemophilus influenza type b Disease - viral Multi-organ Tech
HIC Health Information Center H.I. Org. General Mgt.
HIC Health Insurance Claim or Company HHS Term General Mgt.
HIC Home Intensive Care HHS Term General Mgt.
HIC Health Insurance Claim number used by CMS HHS Term Fed. Mgt.
HICAN Health Insurance Claim Account Number (Medicare Number) HHS Term Fed. Mgt.
HICDA Hospital International Classification of Diseases Adapted HHS Term General Mgt.
HICN Health Insurance Claim Number (Medicare Number) HHS Term Fed. / Priv. Mgt.
HICPAC Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee HHS Org. Priv. / Fed. Mgt.
HIDA Health Industry Distributors Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.hida.org
HIDA hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid (ref. lidofenin) Chem. / Live General Tech also disofenin and mebrofenin
HIDA Gallbladder scan Med. Test Gastrointest. Tech Test
HIDS hyperimmunoglobulinemia D syndrome (fever) Disorder- Heredit Genetics Tech autosomal recessive periodic fever from
HIDTA High Intensity Drug Trafficking Agency Law Org. Fed. / St. Mgt.
HIE Health Information Exchange H.I. Term Priv. Mgt.
HIFA Health Insurance Flexibility and Accountability Initiative HHS Program Fed. Mgt.
HIGLAS Healthcare Integrated General Ledger Accounting System-CMS HHS System Fed./ Priv. Mgt. www.cms.hhs.gov/HIGLAS/
HIICAP Health Insurance Info., Counseling & Assistance Program HHS Program General Mgt.
HILIC-MS hydrophilic interaction chromatography-mass spectrometry Med. Equipment General Tech
HIM Health Information Management H.I. Term General Mgt.
HIM Hyper-IgM Syndrome (ref. IHIS, IMD3) Disorder- Genetic Immunology Tech Immunodeficiency with Increased IgM
HIMS Health Information Management Systems/Services H.I. Term General Mgt.
HIMSS Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
HIN HI Number (see HICN) HHS Term Fed. / Priv. Mgt.
HINN Hospital Issued Notice of Non-Coverage (ref. CMS) HHS Term Fed. / Priv. Mgt. www.cms.hhs.gov/BNI/05_HINNs
HIP Health Insurance Organization H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
HIP Health Insurance Plan (or Pamphlet) HHS Term General Mgt.
HIP Hot Isostatic Pressing (prosthetic mfg. process) Med. Equip./ Proc. General Tech Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act ' 96 H.I. Law - HHS Fed. / St. Mgt.
HIPDB Healthcare Integrity & Protection Data Bank - BHPr / HRSA HHS Database Fed. Mgt. http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/dqa/
HIPDB Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank H.I. Database Fed. Mgt.
HIPPS Health Insurance Prospective Payment System HHS System Fed./ Priv. Mgt.
HIPRS HUD Integrated Performance Reporting System HUD System Fed. Mgt.
HIRA Health Industry Representatives Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.hira.org
His His bundle - atrioventricular trunk Body component Cardiovasc. Tech
His Histidine (Essential* a-amino acid) (NT) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech Mem. - 8* Essential* & 20 Std. amino group
HISB Health or Healthcare Informatics Standards Board HHS Org. General Mgt. Mem. - 20 Standard amino acid group
HISPACC Hispanic Advanced Call Center (AHCA) H.I. System ST. - FL Mgt.
HISTIO Histiocytosis Association of America H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
HIT Health Information Technology ( ref. HRSA) HHS Term General Mgt.
HIT heparin-induced thrombocytopenia Disease Hematology Tech thromboembolic disease
HIT home infusion therapy Med. Treatment Pharmaceutic Tech
HITR HCFA Information Technology Reference H.I. Term Fed. Mgt.
HITSP Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel - NLM/NIH HHS Org. Fed. Mgt.
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV-1 & HIV-2) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech Test
HivManage www.hivmanagement.org Tech
HJR House Joint Resolution H.I. Term St. Mgt.
HJR Hepatojugular reflex Med. Condition Musculosketal Tech
HK3 or hK3 Kallikrein antigen, prostate specific (ref. PSA) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech human glandular kallikrein 3
HKAFO hip-knee-ankle-foot orthosis (orthotic device ) Med. Equipment General Tech aka - long leg brace
HKI Helen Keller International H.I. Org. Priv. / Fed. Mgt.
HKNC The Helen Keller National Center Act of 1969 H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt.
HKNC Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
HL Hearing Level - NIOSH / CDC / HHS HHS Standard Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/niosh/hhe/
HL latent hyperopia (refraction error) Med. Condition Ocular Tech re ciliary muscle paralyzed by drug
HLA human leukocyte antigens group A Chem. / Live Hematology Tech Test
HLHS Hypoplastic left heart syndrome Disorder- Congen. Cardiovasc. Tech Aortic and Mitral Atresia with
HLP III Hyperlipoproteinemia type III Disorder- Genetic Metabolic Tech Dysbetalipoproteinemia
HLS Von Hippel-Lindau Disease (ref. VHL) Disorder- Heredit. Multi-organ Tech Retinocerebellar Angiomatosis
Hm manifest hyperopia (refraction error) Med. Condition Ocular Tech re physiologic tone of the ciliary muscle
HMB hydroxymethylbilane Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
HMD Homeopathic Medical Doctor Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
HMDA Home Mortgage Disclosure Act of 1975 HUD / FHA Fed. Mgt.
HMDP hydroxymethylene diphosphonate (ref. HDP) Chem. compound Musculosketal Tech bone imaging w. technetium 99m
HME Home Medical Equipment Med. Equipment General Mgt.
HME Human Monocytic Ehrlichiosis (see HGA, HGE) Disease -bacterial Hematology Tech Human granulocytic anaplasmosis
HME Hereditary Multiple Exostoses (ref. MHE, EXT) Disorder- Heredit. Musculosketal Tech
HMG 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl acid radical Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech thioester in catabolism of leucine and in the
HMG or hMG human menopausal gonadotropins (menotropins) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech menotropin - human postmenopausal urine
HMG-CoA hydroxymethylglutaryl CoA reductase (ref. MAD) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech cellular metabolic pathway
HMI Healthy Marriage Initiative - ACF HHS Project Fed. Mgt.
HMI Hypomelanosis of Ito (ref. IPA, ITO) Disorder- Unknw. Dermatologic Tech Incontinenti Pigmenti Achromians
HMIS Homeless Management Information Strategies HUD System Fed. Mgt.
HMK Homemaker H.I. Term General Mgt.
HMM hexamethylmelamine (aka - altretamine) Chem. Compound General Tech antineoplastic agent for ovarian carcinoma
HMO Health Maintenance Organization (AHCA, DOH) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. hypothetical mean organism
HMO hypothetical mean organism (ref. HMS) Med. Term General Tech
HMPA hexamethylphosphoramide (see hempa) Chem. Compound General Tech colorless solvent w. ammonia-like odor
HMPOA hexamethylpropyleneamine oxime (see hexametazime) Chem. Compound Cerebral Tech
HMRK high molecular weight kininogen assay - Fitzgerald factor Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
HMRS Healthy Meals Resource System - USDA / AoA HHS / USDA Fed. Mgt. healthymeals.nal.usda.gov/nal_display
HMS Haim-Munk Syndrome - Cochin Jewish Disorder Disorder- Genetic Dermatologic Tech Keratosis Palmoplantaris w/ Periodontop.
HMS hypothetical mean strain (ref. HMO) Med. Term General Tech
HMSN I Hereditary Motor Sensory Neuropathy -Roussy-Levy Syndrome Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech Hereditary Areflexic Dystasia
hmw high molecular weight Chem. Standard General Tech
HMWK high molecular weight kininogen (mw 100K-250K) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech neutral lipophilic compound complexed with
HMW-NCF high-molecular-weight neutrophil chemotactic factor Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech ref. NCF - attracts neutrophils but not
Hn Hahnium old symbol - now Hassium (Hs) Chem. Element General Tech
HN2 nitrogen mustard Chem. - Gas General Tech
HN2 mechlorethamine (aka mechlorethamine hydrochloride) Chem. Compound General Tech nitrogen mustard cytotoxic alkylating agent
HNC Holistic Nurse Certified Med. Title Priv. Mgt. HNC - Holistic Nurse Certified
HNHA Hereditary Nonspherocytic Hemolytic Anemia (NSA) Disorder- Genetic Hematology Tech
HNL Kikuchi's Histiocytic Necrotizing Lymphadenitis Disorder- Unknw. Lymphatic Tech Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease
hnRNA heterogeneous nuclear RNA (eukaryotes) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech eukaryotes - long primary transcripts group
HNS Head and Neck Surgery (ref. AAO) Med. Procedure Otolaryngolog Tech
Ho Holmium (at - 67) (aw - 164.93032) Chem. Element General Tech
HO History of Med. Term General Tech
Ho:YAG Holmium: Yttrium Aluminium Garnet Surgical Laser Med. Equipment Dermatologic Tech 2100 nanometers 1.5 to 80 watt
HOB Head of bed Med. Term General Tech
HOC Homeownership Center (FHA/ Single Family Housing field struc. HUD Org. Fed. Mgt.
HOCA high osmolar contrast medium (ref. HOCM) Chem. - Test General Tech
HOCM high osmolar contrast medium (ref. HOCA) Chem. - Test General Tech
HOCM Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy (FDC Group) Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech Pediatric Cardiomyopathy - FDC Group
HODAG Housing Development Grant Program HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
HOEPA Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act of 1994 HUD Law Fed. Mgt.
Hoffman La R. Hoffman La Roche (Pharmaceuticals) (PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Internat. Mgt. www.rocheusa.com 5,000 empl.
HOME Program HOME Investments Partnership Program HUD Program Fed. / St. Mgt. 24 CFR 92
HONK hyperosmolar non-ketotic coma (ref. NKHHC) Disorder- Unknw. Hematology Tech (Type 2 Diabetes)
HOOD Hereditary Onychoosteodysplasia (see NPS) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Nail Patella Syndrome
HOP Hydroxydaunomycin, Oncovin and Prednisone (chemotherapy) Chem. Compound Multi-organ Tech hydroxydaunomycin (aka doxorubicin)
HOPE HOPE Network (Disability support) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
HOPE Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Every) (1958) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.projhope.org
HOPE The Heart of Pediatric Electrophysiology H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
HOPE I Homeownership and Opportunity for People Everywhere HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
HOPE IV Hope for Elderly Independence (Section 8) HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
HOPE VI Program - Revitalization of Severely Distressed Public Housing HUD/PIH Program Fed. Mgt.
HOPWA Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
HOS Hospital Outcomes Survey - CMS HHS Survey Fed. / Priv. Mgt. www.cms.hhs.gov/HOS/
HOS Holt-Oram Syndrome (heart-hand syndrome) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech atriodigital dysplasia
HOS1 Holt-Oram Syndrome (atriodigital dysplasia ) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech heart-hand syndrome
HOSU Hospital and Outpatient Services Unit (AHCA) H.I. Dept. St. - FL Mgt.
HOZ Homeownership Zones HUD Term Fed. Mgt.
HP Office of Health Policy - ASPE HHS Office Fed. - HHS Mgt. aspe.hhs.gov/_/office_specific/hp.cfm
HP House Physician Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
Hp haptoglobin (plasma glycoprotein) (ref. Hp1 & 2) Chem. / Live Hepatic/Biliary Tech 100,000 dalton plasma glycoprotein
HPA Axis hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (LHPA, HTPA) Body Components Multi-organ Tech major part of the neuroendocrine system
HPC Habilitation Planning Committee H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
HPD Hearing Protective Device - NIOSH / CDC HHS Equip. Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/niosh/hhe/
HPE Holoprosencephaly Med. Condition Cerebral Tech
HPETE hydroperoxyeicosatetraenoic acid (arachidonic acid) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech several arachidonic acid metabolites
HPF High-Powered Field Med. Equipment General Tech
HPI Health Promotion Institute (NCOA) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
HPIV human parainfluenza virus Disorder- viral Pulmonary Tech
HPL / hPL human placental lactogen (polypept. hormone) (HCS) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech aka choriomammotropin or placental growth
HPLC high-performance liquid chromatography Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
HPLC-MS/MS high-performance liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectro. Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
HPMP Hospital Payment Monitoring Program (CMS) HHS Program St. / Fed. Mgt.
HPN home parenteral nutrition Med. Procedure Metabolic Tech
HPP Hospital Prepardness Program - OPEO / ASPR HHS Program Fed. Mgt. http://www.hhs.gov/aspr/opeo/hpp/
HPRI Health Protection Research Initiative - CDC HHS Project Fed. Mgt. cdc.gov/od/science/PHResearch
HPRT hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech enzyme
HPRT Defic. Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome - Hereditary Hyperuricemia & Choreo Disorder- Genetic Metabolic Tech hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyl -
HPS Health Physics Society H.I. Org. Priv./ Fed. Mgt. http://hps.org/
HPS Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome - CDC Disease - viral Pulmonary Tech www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hanta
HPS Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Delta Storage Pool Disease
HPS Human Patient Simulator Med. Equipment General Tech
HPSA Health Professional Shortage Areas - BHPr / HRSA HHS Term Fed. Mgt. http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/shortage/
HPTA hepatopoietin A (hepatocyte mitogen) (ref. HGF) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech a potent mitogen and inducer of hepatocyte
HPV Habilitation - Prevocational H.I. Term General Mgt.
HPV Human Papilloma Virus - Genital Warts Disease - viral Genitourinary Tech Genital warts
HQA Division of Health Quality Assurance (AHCA) H.I. Dept. St. - FL Mgt.
HQS Housing Quality Standards HUD Standard Fed. Mgt.
HRA Health Reimbursement Account H.I. Term Priv. Mgt.
HRA Health Reimbursement Arrangement H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt.
HRA high right atrial Med. Term Cardiovasc. Tech
HRAC Human Rights Advocacy Committee H.I. Org. Priv./ St. Mgt.
HRB Habilitation Resident-Based H.I. Term General Mgt.
HRBB Habilitation Resident-Based - Behavior Management H.I. Term General Mgt.
HRC Homelessness Resource Center - NRCHMI / AoA HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.nrchmi.samhsa.gov
HRCT High Resolution Computerized Tomography Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
HRF homologous restriction factor (protein) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech regulatory protein - binds to the membrane
HRF histamine-releasing factor (lymphokine) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
HRIG human rabies immune globulin - CDC Chem. / Live CNS Tech
HRP horseradish peroxidase Chem. Compound General Tech peroxidase from (Armoracia lapathifolia)
HRS Hepatorenal Syndrome Disorder- Unknw. Hepatic/Biliary Tech Liver disease forces renal failure
HRSA Health Resources & Services Administration - HHS HHS Agency Fed. Mgt. www.hrsa.gov
HRT Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph Med. Equip./ Test Ocular Tech
HRT Synthetic Hormone Replacement Therapy Med. Procedure Endocrine Tech
HRT II Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph II Med. Equip./ Test Ocular Tech
HS House Surgeon Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
Hs Hassium (at - 108) (aw - 277) (aka - Hahnium, Hn) Chem. Element General Tech (ref. Hanium old symbol aka Ha )
HS Hidradenitis Suppurativa Disease - Unknw. Dermatologic Tech Hidradenitis Axillaris
HS Neurodegeneration with Brain Iron Accumulation Type 1 Disorder- Genetic CNS Tech Hallervorden-Spatz Syndrome
HS hereditary spherocytosis (RBC membrane disorder) Disorder- Genetic Hematology Tech
HS At bedtime Med. Term General Tech
HSA Health Service(s) Area or Administration H.I. Term / HHS General Mgt.
HSA Health Systems Agency H.I. Term / HHS General Mgt.
HSA Home Service Agency H.I. Term General Mgt.
HSA Health Savings Account (ref. HDHP, IRS, FSA) H.I. Law - HHS Fed. / St. Mgt. www.irs.gov/publications - search HSA
HSA human serum albumin (protein) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
HSAG Health Services Advisory Group H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
HSAN hereditary sensory radicular neuropathy Disorder- Genetic ANS Tech aka hereditary sensory neuropathy or
HSAN-1 Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy 1 Disorder- Genetic ANS Tech Hereditary Sensory Radicular - Autosomal
HSAN-II Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy II Disorder- Genetic ANS Tech Congenital Sensory Neuropathy
HSAN-III Familial Dysautonomia (ref. HSN III) Disorder- Genetic ANS Tech Riley-Day Syndrome
HSAN-IV Familial Dysautonomia - Type II (ref. HSN IV) Disorder- Genetic ANS Tech Heredit. Sensory & Auton. Neuropathy IV
HSB Head Start Bureau - OHS / ACF HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/hsb/
HSDB Hazardous Substances Data Bank - SIS / NLM / NIH HHS Data Base Fed. Mgt. http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis
HSDD Hyoactive Sexual Desire Disorder Med. Condition Gynecologic Tech
HSE Habilitation - Supported Employment H.I. Term General Mgt.
HSE Herpes Simplex Encephalitis (source - HSV) Disorder- Viral Cerebral Tech Herpetic Meningoencephalitis
HSEEP Homeland Security Exercise & Evaluation Program Emer. Operations Fed. / St. Mgt.
HSEES Hazard Substances Emergency Events Surveillance - SRB HHS System Fed. Mgt. www.atsdr.cdc.gov/DHS/index.html
HSES hemorrhagic shock and encephalopathy syndrome Disease Pediatrics Tech
HSF hydrazine-sensitive factor (was complement factor C3) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
HSG hysterosalpingogram (x-ray) Med. Test. Gynecologic Tech Test
HSGP Homeland Security Grant Program (see DHS) Emer. Operations Fed. - DHS Mgt.
HSIAC Hispanic-Serving Institutions Assisting Communities HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
HSIL/HGSIL High Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion Med. Condition Multi-organ Tech
HSM Hepatosplenomegaly Med. Condition Multi-organ Tech
HSMN Hereditary Sensory Motor Neuropathy (see CMT) Disease - Neuro. Musculosketal Tech Peroneal Muscular Atrophy
HSMV Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles - Fla. H.I. Agency St. Mgt.
HSN III Hereditary Sensory Neuropathy - III (ref. FD) Disorder- Genetic ANS Tech Familial Dysautonomia
HSN IV Hereditary Sensory Neuropathy - IV Disorder- Genetic ANS Tech Familial Dysautonomia - Type II
HSP Office of Human Services Policy - ASPE HHS Office Fed. - HHS Mgt. aspe.hhs.gov/_/office_specific/hsp.cfm
hsp heat shock proteins Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
HSP Henoch-Schönlein purpura Disease - viral Multi-organ Tech Hemorrhagic Capillary Toxicosis
HSP Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (ref. FSP) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Spastic Spinal Familial Paralysis
HSPD-8 Homeland Security Presidential Directive 8 (ref. DHS) Emer. Operations Fed. - DHS Mgt.
HSR Health Services Research NICHSR / NLM / AHRQ HHS Database Fed. Mgt. www.nlm.nih.gov/nichsr/nichsr.html
HSR homogeneously staining regions (on chromosomes) Med. Term Genetics Tech long unbanded regions on chromosomes by gene amplification
HSRProj Health Services Research Projects - NLM / AHRQ HHS Database Fed. Mgt. www.nlm.nih.gov/hsrproj/.
HSS Homes for Special Services (AHCA) H.I. Facility St. - FL Mgt.
HSS Hypertropic Subaortic Stenosis Disease Cardiovasc. Tech
HSS Hallervorden-Spatz Syndrome (ref. HS) Disorder- Genetic CNS Tech Neurodegeneration with Brain Iron
HSS Hallermann-Streiff Syndrome Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech Oculomandibulofacial Syndrome
HSV herpes simplex virus (types HSV-1 &HSV-2) Disease - viral Immunology Tech Source of HSE
HT Hypertension (aka HTN) Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech Persistent high arterial blood pressure
Ht total hyperopia Med. Meas. Ocular Tech sum of manifest and latent hyperopia
Ht abbreviation for height or heart Med. Term General Tech
HTACS human thyroid adenylate cyclase stimulators (TSI) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech thyroid stimulating immumoglobulins
HTC homozygous typing cells Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech re cell panels for all charted HLA-D types
HTLV human T-cell leukemia-lymphoma virus (Types I, II, III) Disease - viral Hematology Tech ref. human immunodeficiency virus HIV
HTML Hyper Text Markup Language H.I. Data Term General Mgt.
HTN Hypertension (aka HT) Med. Condition General Tech Abnormally high blood pressure
HTN high blood pressure Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
HTPA hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (LHPA, HPA) Body Components Multi-organ Tech major part of the neuroendocrine system
HTTP Hyper Text Transfer Protocol H.I. Data Term General Mgt.
hU or hu dihydrouridine Chem. General Tech dihydrouridine
HUBC Human Umbilical Cord Blood Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
HUD U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development U.S. Org. Fed. - HUD Mgt. www.hud.gov
hud.gov.about www.hud.gov/about/acronyms.cfm Tech
HUDAR HUD Acquisition Regulation HUD Law Fed. Mgt.
HUDCAPS HUD's Central Accounting and Program System HUD System Fed. Mgt.
HUDCLIPS HUD's Client Information and Policy System HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
HUDNET HUD Teleprocessing Network HUD System Fed. Mgt.
HUDVET HUD Veteran Resource Center HUD Org. Fed. Mgt.
HuGENet Human Genome Epidemiology Network - CDC HHS Project Fed. Mgt. cdc.gov/genomics/hugenet/default.htm
HUGN Human Genome Nomenclature (U.K. / HHS) HHS / U.K. Org. International Mgt. www.gene.ucl.ac.uk/nomenclature/
HUGO Human Genome Organization (U.K. / HHS) HHS / U.K. Org. International Mgt. www.gene.ucl.ac.uk
HulFN human interferon (glycoprotein familiy) Chem. / Live General Tech glycoproteins that exert virus-nonspecific
HUS Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome (Gasser syndrome) Disorder- RBC Multi-organ Tech Ref. TTP Syndrome
hv photon (h = Planck's constant & v = freq. of em wave) Med. Meas. General Tech
HV half-value Med. Meas. General Tech
HVA homovanillic acid Chem. / Live Genitourinary Tech product of catecholamine metabolism
HVGR host-vs.-graft reaction Med. Meas. Immunology Tech
HVL half-value layer (radiation substance thickness term) Med. Meas. General Tech thickness of a given substance to reduce
HX or hx History Med. Term General Tech
Hydroceph. The Hydrocephalus Association (m. NHC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.hydroassoc.org
Hyl hydroxylysine or hydroxylysyl Chem. General Tech
Hyp hypoxanthine or hydroxyproline Chem. General Tech
Hz hertz (cycles/second) Med. Meas. General Tech
I incisor Body component Dental Tech
I inosine, or isoleucine Chem. / Live General Tech
I Iodine (at - 53) (aw - 126.90447) Chem. Element General Tech
I ionic strength (in mol/L) Med. Meas. General Tech
I radiation intensity, or luminous intensity Med. Meas. General Tech
I electric current (in amperes) Med. Meas. General Tech
I & D Incision and drainage Med. Procedure General Tech
I & O Intake and Output Med. Term General Tech
I & R Information and Referral H.I. Term General Mgt.
I.D. infective dose (pathogen agent qty.) Chem. Meas. General Tech pathogenic agent amount that will
I.M. or i.m. Intermuscular(ly) (injection procedure term) Med. Procedure General Tech
I.V. or i.v. intravenous(ly) (injection procedure term) Med. Procedure General Tech
IA Instructional Assistant Professional Title General Mgt.
IA Information Architecture OCKT / AHRQ HHS / General Fed. / St./ Priv. Mgt.
IA Interarticular (ref. - injection procedure) Med. Term General Tech
IAB intra-aortic balloon (counterpulsation) Med. Equip./ Proc. Cardiovasc. Tech circulatory support provided by a balloon
IABP intra-aortic balloon pump Med. Equipment Cardiovasc. Tech
IACP International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists H.I. Org. Priv. - Internat. Mgt. www.iacprx.org 1991 1,800
IACP Institute for the Advancement of Community Pharmacy (ICPT) H.I. Org. Priv. - now ICPT Mgt. www.nationaltechexam.org
IACP International Association of Chiefs of Police Law Org. Priv. - Internat. Mgt.
IACR International Association for Cancer Registries H.I. Org. Priv. - Internat. Mgt.
IACUC Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
IADL Instrumental Activities of Daily Living H.I. Term. General Mgt.
IADR International Asociation for Dental Research (AADR) H.I. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.iadr.com
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency H.I. Org. International Mgt.
IAEM International Association of Emergency Managers H.I. Org. Priv. - Internat. Mgt. www.iaem.com
IAES Interim Alternative Educational Setting H.I. Term. General Mgt.
IAFP International Association for Food Protection (USDA / FDA) HHS - H.I. Org. Priv. - Internat. Mgt. www.foodprotection.org/aboutIAFP
IAG Interagency Agreement H.I. Term. General Mgt.
IAGG International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics H.I. Org. Priv. - Internat. Mgt. www.iagg.com.br sponsor INPEA
IAHA immune adherence hemagglutination assay Med. Meas. General Tech see immune adherence
IAHS infection-associated hemophagocytic syndrome Med. Condition Hematology Tech
IANC International Anatomical Nomenclature Committee H.I. Org. Priv. - Internat. Mgt.
IAOMC International Association of Medical Colleges H.I. Org. Priv. - Internat. Mgt. www.iaomc.org/wfme.htm
IAP Incident Action Planning Emer. Operations Fed. / St. Mgt.
IAP intermittent acute porphyria Disorder- Unknw. Hematology Tech
IAP p. inhibitor of apoptosis protein Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech proteins inhibiting caspase activity
IAPAC International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care H.I. Org. Priv. - Internat. Mgt.
IAPP Islet amyloid polypeptide or Amylin (protein) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech 37–amino acid polypeptide
IARC International Agency for Research on Cancer (CDC) H.I. Org. International Mgt.
IAVI International AIDS Vaccine Initiative H.I. Org. Priv. - Internat. Mgt.
IB inclusion bodies (aka intranuclear inclusions) Disease - Viral Multi-organ Tech bodies occurring in cytoplasm & nuclei of
IBB U.S. International Broadcasting Bureau U.S. Org. Fed. Mgt. www.ibb.gov
IBC iron-binding capacity Med. Meas. Endocrine Tech extent to which transferrin in serum
IBCG Idiopathic Basal Ganglia Calcification - Fahr's Disease Disorder- Neuro. CNS Tech
IBCLC International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Professional Title Priv. - Internat. Mgt. St. Joseph's Hospital
IBD Intrahepatic Bile Duct Body Component Hepatic/Biliary Tech
IBD Inflammatory Bowel Disease Disease Gastrointest. Tech
IBF immunoglobulin-binding factor Chem. substance Endocrine Tech
IBGC L'Institut de Biochimie et Génétique Cellulaires H.I. Org. International Mgt.
IBIDS International Bibliographic Info. on Dietary Supplements (NIH) HHS / USDA Fed. Mgt. http://riley.nal.usda.gov/ibids/index.php
IBIDS Ichthyosis, Trichothiodystrophy (ref. DOC Ichthy) Disease - Genetic Dermatologic Tech Tay's syndrome - DOC Ichthyosis Type Ref. TTD
IBM Inclusion Body Myositis Disorder- Unknw. Musculosketal Tech Inflammatory Myopathy
IBMTR Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. Medical College of Wisconsin
IBS Integrated Business System HUD System Fed. Mgt.
IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome Disease Gastrointest. Tech
IC Interstitial Cystitis Asssociation (m. NHC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.ichelp.com
IC interstitial cystitis Disease Genitourinary Tech Urethral Syndrome / Trigonitis
IC irritable colon (aka IBS or spastic colon) Disorder Genitourinary Tech
IC Infection Control H.I. Term General Tech
IC Immune Complex Med. Condition Immunology Tech
IC inspiratory capacity Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech full inhalation lung volume from FRC
ICA internal carotid artery Body Component Cardiovasc. Tech
ICAAC Interscience Confer. on Antimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy H.I. Conf. - ASM Priv. Mgt. www.icaac.org 1960
ICAM-1 intercellular adhesion molecule 1 Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech adhesion molecule w. five immunoglobulin-
ICAM-2 intercellular adhesion molecule 2 Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech adhesion molecule w. two immunoglobulin-
ICARE International Cancer Alliance for Research and Education H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ICBG Iliac Crest Bone Graft Med. Procedure Musculosketal Tech
ICCE ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
ICD International Classification of Diseases (NCHS/CDC) Med. Standard Fed. / Internat. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/nchs
ICD Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Med. Equip./Treat Cardiovasc. Tech
ICD intrauterine contraceptive device (ref. IUD) Med. Equipment Gynecologic Tech plastic or metallic device in uterus
ICD International Classification of Diseases (NCHS/CDC) Med. Standard Fed. / Internat. Tech www.cdc.gov/nchs
ICD-10 International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Edition Med. Standard Fed. / Internat. Mgt.
ICD-9 International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Edition Med. Standard Fed. / Internat. Mgt.
ICD-9 International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Edition Med. Standard Fed. / Internat. Tech
ICD-9-1 Infectious and Parasitic Diseases Codes: 001 - 139 Med. Category General Tech
ICD-9-10 Diseases of Genitourinary System Codes: 580 - 629) Med. Category General Tech
ICD-9-11 Complications of Pregnancy,Childbirth & Puerperium (630-677) Med. Category General Tech
ICD-9-12 Diseases of Skin & Subcutaneous Tissue Codes: 680 - 709 Med. Category General Tech
ICD-9-13 Diseases of Musculoskeletal System & C. Tissue (710 - 739) Med. Category General Tech
ICD-9-14 Congenital Anomalies Codes: 740 - 759 Med. Category General Tech
ICD-9-15 Certain Conditions Oringinating in Perinatal Period (760 - 779) Med. Category General Tech
ICD-9-16 Symptoms, Signs & Ill-defined Conditions Codes: 780 - 799 Med. Category General Tech
ICD-9-17 Injury and Poisioning Codes: 800 - 999 Med. Category General Tech
ICD-9-2 Neplasms Codes: 140 - 239 Med. Category General Tech
ICD-9-3 Endocrine, Nutritional & Metabolic Diseases Codes: 240 -279 Med. Category General Tech
ICD-9-4 Diseases of Blood & Blod-forming organs Codes: 280 -289 Med. Category General Tech
ICD-9-5 Mental Disorders Codes: 290 - 319 Med. Category General Tech
ICD-9-6 Diseases of Nervous System & Sense Organs (320 - 389) Med. Category General Tech
ICD-9-7 Diseases of Circulatory System Codes: 390 - 459) Med. Category General Tech
ICD-9-8 Diseases of Respiratory System Codes: 460 - 519 Med. Category General Tech
ICD-9-9 Diseases of Digestive System Codes: 520 - 579 Med. Category General Tech
ICD-9-CM International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification HHS Standard Fed. / Internat. Mgt. cms.hhs.gov/ICD9ProviderDiagnostic
ICD-9-CM International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification HHS Standard Fed. / Internat. Tech www.cms.hhs.gov/ICD9ProviderDiagnostic
ICD-9-E External Causes of Injury & Poisoning Codes: E800 - E999 Med. Category General Tech
ICD-9-V Factors - Health status & Health Services contact (V01- V86) Med. Category General Tech
ICDA International Classification of Diseases Adapted for the U.S. Med. Standard Fed. / Internat. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/nchs
ICDA International Classification of Diseases Adapted for the U.S. Med. Standard Fed. / Internat. Tech www.cdc.gov/nchs
ICDBG Indian Community Development Block Grant Program HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
ICDR Interagency Committee on Disability Research H.I. Org. Fed. Mgt.
ICE In Case of an Emergency (for EMT & Paramedics) Emer. Operations St. / Fed. Mgt.
ICE Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome - Cogan-Resse Type Disorder- Degen. Ocular Tech Iris Naevus Syndrome
ICE ICE Syndrome - Essential Iris Atrophy Type Disorder- Degen. Ocular Tech Progressive Essential Iris Atrophy
ICEA International Childbirth Education Association H.I. Org. Priv .- Internat. Mgt. w.medleague.com/webstore/professionals
ICF International Classification of Functioning, Disability & Health HHS Standard Fed. / Internat. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/nchs
ICF Intermediate Care Facility H.I. Facility - HHS Priv. Mgt. CMS
ICF intracellular fluid Body fluid Metabolic Tech
ICF/DD Intermediate Care Facility for the Developmentally Disabled H.I. Facility Priv. Mgt.
ICF/MR Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded H.I. Facility Priv. Mgt. CMS
ICG Impedance Cardiography Med. Equip./ Test Cardiovasc. Tech
ICH intracerebral hemorrhage (ref. CAA) Med. Condition Cerebral Tech Hemorrhage - intraparenchymal
ICHD Inter-Society Commission for Heart Disease Resources Med. Standard Cardiovasc. Tech CMS
ICHF International Children's Heart Foundation H.I. Org. Cardiovasc. Mgt.
ICHP Innovative Community Health Programs - OWH / HHS HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.4woman.gov/owh/ichp/
ICHPPC International Classification of Health Problems in Primary Care Med. Standard Fed. / Internat. Tech
ICHREG National Registry for Ichthyosis & Related Disorders - UW-NIH H.I. Org. Priv. / Fed. Mgt. University of Washington for NIH
ICHS LH blood test Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
ICIDH International Classific. of Impairments, Disabilities & Handicaps Med. Standard Fed. / Internat. Tech
ICL Implantable Collamer Lens Med. Equipment Ocular Tech
ICLB Individual Community Living Budget H.I. Term. General Mgt.
ICM inner cell mass Body component Embryonic Tech
ICM intercellular matrix (cell fibers, proteins) (see ECM) Chem. / Live Musculosketal Tech glycosaminoglycans & basement membranes
ICMA International City/County Management Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ICMA immunochemiluminometric assay Med. Meas. Endocrine Tech http://www.icn.ch/abouticn.htm
ICN International Council of Nurses H.I. Org. Priv .- Internat. Mgt. http://www.icn.ch/abouticn.htm
ICOA International Civil Aviation Organization standard atmosphere Med. Standard Fed. / Internat. Mgt. standard atmosphere adopted by the
ICOI International Congress of Oral Implantologists H.I. Org. Priv. - Dental Mgt. www.icoi.org
ICOS ICOS Corporation (Pharm.- Eli Lilly Sub.) (PhRMA AR) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. Mgt. www.icos.com (Eli Lilly Subsid.)
ICP Institutional Care Program (Medicare) HHS Program St. & Fed. Mgt.
ICP Intracranial pressure Med. Meas. Cerebral Tech pressure of the subarachnoidal fluid
ICPE ICEA Certified Postnatal Educator Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
ICPFE ICEA Certified Perinatal Fitness Educator Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
ICPI Intersociety Council for Pathology Information H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.pathologytraining.org
ICPSR Inter-university Consortium for Political & Social Research-OAS HHS Affiliate Fed. Mgt. www.icpsr.umich.edu/
ICPT Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.nationaltechexam.org
ICR Interstate Case Reconciliation - FPLS / OCSE / ACF HHS Project Fed. Mgt. http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cse
ICRP International Commission on Radiological Protection H.I. Org. Priv .- Internat. Mgt. www.icrp.org
ICRU IInternational Commission on Radiological Units & Measurements H.I. Org. Priv .- Internat. Mgt. http://www.nationaltechexam.org/
ICS Incident Command System (FEMA, DHS) Emer. Operations Fed. / St. Mgt.
ICS International College of Surgeons H.I. Org. Priv .- Internat. Mgt. ICS
ICS Inhaled corticosteroids (ref. COPD) Chem. Treatment Pulmonary Tech Inhaled corticosteroids
ICSH interstitial cell–stimulating hormone (ref. LH) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech glycoprotein gonadotropin (28,000 daltons)
ICSI intracytoplasmic sperm injection Procedure Genitourinary Tech micromanipulation technique for infertility
ICT Insulin coma therapy Chem. Treatment Psychiatric Tech for deep hypoglycemic coma - old method
ICTAP Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (AoA) HHS Program Fed. Mgt.
Icterus Jaundice Med. Condition Multi-organ Tech
ICU Intensive Care Unit Med. Facility Priv. Mgt.
ID Influenza Division - NCIRD / CCID / CDC HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. cdc.gov/vaccines/about/downloads
ID Infectious disease Disease General Tech
ID inside diameter Med. Meas. General Tech
ID Intradermal (within the dermis - aka intracutaneous) Med. Term Dermatologic Tech (ref. - injection procedure)
IDA iminodiacetic acid (dicarboxylic acid w.imino group) Chem. / Live General Tech used in hepatobiliary imaging
IDAs Individual Development Accounts HUD System Fed. Mgt.
IDAs Individual Development Accounts - OCS / ACF HHS Program Fed. Mgt. www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs
IDD Iodine Deficiency Disorders Med. Condition Hematology Tech
IDD intervertebral differential dynamics (spine) Med. Treatment Musculosketal Tech
IDD Internal Disk Decompression (spine) Med. Treatment Musculosketal Tech
IDD / IDDM Insulin-dependent Diabetes Mellitus (Type 1) Disorder Endocrine Tech
IDE Investigational Device Exemption (ref. FDA-HHS) H.I. Program Fed. Mgt. Pharm. ref.
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997 H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt.
Idenix Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (PhRMA AR) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv .- Internat. Mgt. www.idenix.com
IDET Intradiscal electrothermic therapy Med. Procedure Musculosketal Tech Test
IDH isocitric dehydrogenase, blood Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
IDIS Integrated Data Information System HUD System Fed. Mgt.
IDL intermediate-density lipoprotein Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
IDM Infant of Diabetic Mother Med. Classif. Pediatrics Tech
IDP inosine 5'-diphosphate Chem. / Live Hematology Tech inosine 5c-diphosphate
IDPA Idiopathic dilatation of the pulmonary artery Disorder- Cong. Pulmonary Tech
IDSA Infectious Diseases Society of America H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.idsociety.org
IDT Interdisciplinary Team H.I. Term. General Mgt.
IDT imperfectly descended testis (Cryptorchidism) (UDT) Med. Condition Genitourinary Tech Cryptorchidism
IDTF Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility Med. Facility Priv. Mgt.
IDU Injection Drug User (ref. CDC / HRSA) HHS Term General Mgt.
IDU Idoxuridine (an analog of pyrimidine) Chem. / Drug Immunology Tech inhibits viral DNA synthesis
IE Infective Endocarditis Disease Cardiovasc. Tech
IE Idiopathic Erythrocytosis Med. Disorder Hematology Tech
IEC International Electrotechnical Commission H.I. Org. International Mgt. www.iec.ch
IEE Independent Education Evaluation H.I. Term General Mgt.
IEEE 1073 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 1073 (HHS) HHS / H.I. Stand. Priv. / Fed. Mgt. www.ieee1073.org
IEIC Interagency Early Intervention Committee H.I. Org. General Mgt.
IEIP International Emergency Infections Program - NCPDCID HHS Program Fed. Mgt. cdc.gov/ncidod/global/ieip/index.htm
I-ELCAP International Early Lung Cancer Action Study Med. Study Pulmonary Mgt.
IEMA immunoenzymometric assay Med. Meas. Immunology Tech
IEP Individualized Education Plan H.I. Program Priv. Mgt.
IEP immunoelectrophoresis Med. Technique Metabolic Tech protein electrophoresis combined with
IEP or I.P. isoelectric point (pH electricallly neutral) Med. Meas. General Tech pH when amphoteric substance is
IETA International Experience & Technical Assistance - COGH / CDC HHS Program Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/cogh/training/IETA/
IF intrinsic factor (glycoprotein) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech glycoprotein secreted from gastric glands
IF initiation factor (soluble protein for protein or RNA synthesis) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech soluble proteins used in the initiation
IFA indirect immunofluorescence assay (antibody test) Med. Meas. General Tech
IFB Invitation for Bids H.I. Term General Mgt. CMS
IFCC International Federation of Clinical Chemistry & Lab. Medicine H.I. Org. Priv .- Internat. Mgt.
IFFGD International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorder H.I. Org. Gastrointest. Mgt.
IFG impaired fasting glucose (aka prediabetes) Med. Meas. General Tech
IFIS Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome (ref. AAO) Syndrome Ocular Tech
IFMA immunofluorometric assay Med. Meas. Endocrine Tech immunoassay w. fluorochrome-labeled
IFN Interferon (glycoprotein family - antiviral) Chem./ Treatment Endocrine Tech inhibits the synthesis of viral RNA
IFN-a Interferon-alpha (glycoprotein) Chem./ Treatment Endocrine Tech from virus-induced leukocyte cultures
IFN-b Interferon-beta (glycoprotein) Chem./ Treatment Endocrine Tech
IFN-g Interferon-gamma (glycoprotein) Chem./ Treatment Endocrine Tech
IFOND International Foundation for Optic Nerve Disease H.I. Org. Priv .- Internat. Mgt.
IFPMA International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufact. & Assoc. H.I. Org. Priv .- Internat. Mgt. www.ifpma.org f. 1968 60 countries
IFQ Invitation for Quote H.I. Term General Mgt.
IFS Integrated Field Services H.I. Term General Mgt.
IFS Individual and Family Supports H.I. Program Priv. Mgt.
IFSP Individual Family Service Plan H.I. Program General Mgt.
Ig Immunoglobulin (plasma cells & lymphocyte protein) (IgA, etc.) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech 5 classes: IgM - IgG - IgA - IgD - IgE
Ig or IG Inspector General HUD / General Fed. Mgt. CMS
IGA Office of Intergovernmental Affairs - HHS HHS Office Fed. Mgt. www.hhs.gov/iga/
IgA n. IgA nephropathy (Berger's disease) Disease Genitourinary Tech a chronic form of glomerulonephritis
IgA, etc. Immunoglobulins A , ( IgD, IgE, IgG, IgM ) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
IGAIT interdisciplinary geriatrics assessments tool H.I. Term General Mgt.
IGC Intergenerational Connections H.I. Program St. - FL Mgt.
IgD Immunoglobulin D Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
IgE Immunoglobulin E Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
IGF insulinlike growth factor (serum peptides) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech formerly called somatomedins
IGF-1 Intercellular insulin-like growth factor (somatomedin C) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech somatomedin C
IgG Immunoglobulin G Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
IGIV immune globulin intravenous (human) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech immune g. intravenous (human)
IGLAS Integrated General Ledger Accounting System H.I. System General Mgt.
IgM Immunoglobulin M Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
IgM n. mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis Disease Genitourinary Tech
IGRT Image Guided Radiation Therapy Med. Equip./ Treat General Tech
IGT Impaired glucose tolerance (aka prediabetes) Med. Meas. General Tech
IGUR intrauterine growth restriction ( <10% in population) Med. Meas. General Tech birth weight below the tenth percentile for
IH Infectious Hepatitis Disorder- Viral Hepatic/Biliary Tech viral hepatitis type A
IHAs Indian Housing Authorities HUD Org. Fed. Mgt.
IHBG Indian Housing Block Grants Program HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
IHC Immunohistochemistry H.I. Term Hematology Tech
IHCIA Indian Health Care Improvement Act of 2000 H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt. Public Law 94-437
IHD ischemic heart disease. Disease Cardiovasc. Tech acute or chronic cardiac disabilities group
IHI Institute for Healthcare Improvement H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.ihi.org
IHIS Hyper-IgM Syndrome (ref. HIM, IMD3) Disorder- Genetic Immunology Tech Immunodeficiency with Increased IgM
IHM Indian Health Manual - IHS / HHS HHS Policy Fed. Mgt. www.ihs.gov/PublicInfo/Publications
IHO Independent Hearing Officer Professional Title General Mgt.
IHP Individualized Habilitation Plan H.I. Program Priv. Mgt.
IHPM Institute for Health & Productivity Management H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.ihpm.org
IHR International Health Regulations - COGH / CDC HHS ref. - CDC Fed. Mgt.
IHS Indian Health Service - HHS HHS Agency Fed. Mgt. www.ihs.gov
IHSS In-home supportive services H.I. Term Priv. Mgt.
IHSS Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis (HCM, ASH) Disorder- Genetic Cardiovasc. Tech
IHSS Multiple abbreviations - see medical data bases General General Tech
IIS Immunization Information Systems - CDC HHS System Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/vaccines/programs/iis
IJP inhibitory junction potential Med. Meas./ Test Musculosketal Tech hyperpolarization of smooth muscle
IL Independent Living H.I. Term General Mgt.
IL Interleukin (Types IL-1, IL-2, thru IL-18) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
ILA International Leprosy Association H.I. Org. Priv .- Internat. Mgt. www.leprosy-ila.org
ILA insulinlike activity (usually in plasma) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech aka measure of plasma insulin concentrations
ILD Interstitial Lung Disease (ref. IPF, NSIP, AIP) Disease - Unknw. Pulmonary Tech alveoli & interstitium swellling & scarring
Ile Isoleucine (Essential a-amino acid) (NT) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech a-amino-ß-methylvaleric acid
ILEP International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations H.I. Org. Priv .- Internat. Mgt. www.ilep.org.uk
ILF Independent Living Facility H.I. Facility - HHS Priv. Mgt.
ILF Idiopathic / Interstital Lung Fibrosis Med. Cond. Pulmonary Tech
ILF Multiple abbreviations - see medical data bases Reference General Tech
ILIT Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust H.I. Term - Law Priv. Mgt.
ILR Implantable Loop Recorder Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
ILT infectious laryngotracheitis Disease ENT Tech
ILTC Integrated Long-Term Care H.I. Program St. - FL Mgt.
IM Infantile Myofibromatosis (CGF) Disorder- Unknw. Multi-organ Tech
IM infectious mononucleosis Disorder- Viral Multi-organ Tech
IM Internal Medicine Med. Classificat. General Tech
IMD Immunodiffusion (ref. FDA) Med. Technique General Tech diffusion technique for antigen or antibody
IMD2 Immunodeficiency-2 (ref. WAS) Disorder Immunology Tech Immunodeficiency Wiskott-Aldrich Type
IMD3 Immunodeficiency-3 (ref. IHIS, HIM) Disorder- Genetic Immunology Tech Immunodeficiency with Increased IgM
IMD5 Immunodeficiency-5 (ref. EBVS, IM, XLP) Disorder- Heredit. Immunology Tech Epstein-Barr Virus-Induced Lymphoproliferative
ImD50 median immunizing dose. Med. Meas. General Tech
IME Independent Medical Examination Med. Exam General Mgt. www.pointmed.net
IME Independent Medical Examiner Med. Title General Mgt.
IMFP electron inelastic mean free path (ref. AES & XPS) Med. Meas. General Tech
IMG Internal Medicine Group H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
IMG Idiopathic Membranous Glomerulonephritis Disorder Musculosketal Tech
IMG Multiple abbreviations - see medical data bases Reference General Tech
IMID immune-mediated inflammatory disorders Disorder General Tech
IML intermediolateral cell column of the spinal cord gray matter Body Component Musculosketal Tech
IMM Immunology ;Allergic Disorder (Major System - Merck Sect. 13) Body System Immunology Tech
IMMPaCT International Micronutrient Malnutrition Prevention & Control Prog. HHS Program International Mgt. www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/immpact
IMP inosine monophosphate (a nucleotide) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech the 5'-phosphate of inosine
IMP IMPLANT (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
IMPA incisal mandibular plane angle Med. Meas. Musculosketal Tech Orthdontic
IMRT Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy Med. Equip./ Treat General Tech
IMT Incident Management Team Emer. Operations Fed. / St. Mgt.
IMT intima-media thickness Med. Meas. General Tech
IMV Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation Med. Treatment Pulmonary Tech aka control mode ventilation
IMViC indole, methyl red, Voges-Proskauer and citrate (mnemonic) Med. Meas. / Test General Tech coliform bacteria classifying test
In Indium (at - 49) (aw - 114.818) Chem. Element General Tech
IN INCH (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
in inch Med. Meas. General Tech
INA International Neurological Association H.I. Org. Priv .- Internat. Mgt.
INAD Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy - Seitelberger Disease Disorder- Heredit. CNS Tech
INCL Infantile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses (NCL, CLN1) Disease- Metabol. Multi-organ Tech Pediatrics
IND Index (Book / Document / S/W Files) H.I. Term General Tech
IND investigational new drug (see FDA) Med. Term General Tech .
INF Infectious Diseases (Major System - Merck Sect. 14) Body System Infectious Tech
INH isonicotinic acid hydrazide (aka Isoniazid) Chem. / Drug Hematology Tech (antibacterial TB drug)
INH INHALATION (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
INHL INHALER (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
INHLRE INHALER, REFILL (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
INJ Injuries ; Poisoning (Major Category - Merck Sect. 21) Med. Category General Tech
INN International Nonproprietary Name (ref. WHO) H.I. Standard Pharmaceutic Mgt. who.int/entity see WHO Chronicle
INN niacinamide (or nicotinamide) Chem. Vitamin Multi-organ Tech [USP] nicotinamide, a B complex vitamin for
Innerbody www.innerbody.com/image/repmov.html Tech
INO internuclear ophthalmoplegia Disorder Ocular Tech lesions of the medial longitudinal fasciculus
iNOS inducible nitric oxide synthetase (see NOS) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
INPEA International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse H.I. Org. Priv .- Internat. Mgt. www.inpea.net ref. IAGG
INR International Normalized Ratio (ref. ISI) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
INRA Immigration Nursing Relief Act of 1989 H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt.
INS U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service - now USCIS U.S. Org. Fed. Mgt. www.ucsis.gov
INSPIRE Intervention for SeroPositive IDUs, Research & Evaluation -HAB HHS Project Fed. Mgt. http://hab.hrsa.gov/special/inspire.htm
IO intraosseous Med. Procedure General Tech
IOIS Idiopathic orbital inflamatory syndrome Disorder- Unknw. Ocular Tech
IOL phakic intraocular lenses H.I. Equip. Ocular Tech
IOM Institute of Medicine (ref. NAS, NRC) - CMS interface H.I. Org. - HHS Priv. (Fed.) Mgt. www.iom.edu
IOM Internet-only Manual(s) (ref. PBM) HHS/H.I. Term General Mgt. PBM = Paper-based Manuals
ION Initiation of Negotiations HUD Term Fed. Mgt.
IOP intraocular pressure Med. Meas. Ocular Tech
IORT intraoperative radiation / radiotherapy Med. Procedure General Tech single high dose of radiation during surgery
IOS Immediate Office of the Secretary - HHS HHS Office Fed. Mgt. www.hhs.gov/agencies/ios.html
IP Internet Protocol H.I. Data Term General Mgt.
IP Incontinentia Pigmenti Disorder- Genetic Dermatologic Tech Bloch-Siemens-Sulzberger Syndrome
IP isoelectric point (re pH of a solution) Med. Meas. General Tech pH solution point at which a charged
IP intraperitoneal (within the peritoneal cavity) Med. Term General Tech within the peritoneal cavity.
IP 3 inositol 1, 4, 5-triphosphate (aka InsP3) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech second messemger in calcium-mediated
IPA Intergovernmental Personnel Act HUD Law Fed. Mgt.
IPA Independent (or Individual) Practice Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
IPA Incontinenti Pigmenti Achromians (Hypomelanosis of ITO - HMI) Disorder- Unknw. Dermatologic Tech Hypomelanosis of Ito
IPAA International Psychoanalytical Association H.I. Org. Priv .- Internat. Mgt.
IPAC Immunization Practice Advisory Committee H.I. Org. - HHS Priv. / Fed. Mgt.
IPC Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Procedure Pulmonary Tech
IPD Intermittent Peritoneal Dialysis Procedure Genitourinary Tech
IPE Individualized Plan for Employment H.I. Term General Mgt.
IPEC International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council H.I. Org. Priv .- Internat. Mgt. www.ipec-europe.org 69 org.'s
IPEX immunodeficiency polyendrocrinopathy enteropathy X-linked Disease Hematology Tech
IPF Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (CFA, IPP, UIP) Disease - Unknw. Pulmonary Tech Diffuse interstitial pulmonary fibrosis
IPI International Prognostic Index Med.Classification General Tech
IPL Intense Pulsed Light (Multi-wavelength) Med. Equip./ Proc. Dermatologic Tech
IPMRD Institute of Pulmonology, Medical Research & Development H.I. Org. Priv. (India) Mgt. www.ipmrd.org 2004
IPN International Polio Network (ref. PHI) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.post-polio.org
IPN Intervention Program for Nurses H.I. Program Nursing Mgt.
IPOPI International Patient Organization for Primary Immunodeficiencies H.I. Org. Priv. (UK.) Mgt.
IPP Individual Practice (or Program) Plan H.I. Term General Mgt. CMS
IPP Infrastructure Protection Program (see DHS) Emer. Operations Fed. - DHS Mgt.
IPP isopentenyl pyrophosphate Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
IPP Idiopathic pulmonary pneumonitis (CFA, IPF, UIP) Med. Condition Pulmonary Tech Diffuse interstitial pulmonary fibrosis
IPPB intermittent positive pressure breathing H.I. Procedure Pulmonary Tech
IPPF International Pemphigus & Pemphigoid Foundation (m. NHC) H.I. Org. Priv.- Internation. Mgt. www.pemphigus.org
IPR In-Process Briefing OCKT / AHRQ HHS / General Fed. / St./ Priv. Mgt.
IPRA Independent Professional Review Agent Professional Title General Mgt.
IPSF International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation H.I. Org. Priv.- Internation. Mgt. www.ipsf.org 1949 350,000
IPSP inhibitory postsynaptic potential Med. Meas. General Tech transient hyperpolarization of membrane
IPT Interpersonal therapy Med. Procedure Psychiatric Tech
IPV inactivated poliovirus vaccine (Salk vaccine) Vaccine CNS Tech Salk vaccine
IQ intelligence quotient (Wechsler & Stanford-Binet) Med. Meas. General Tech Aver. 90-112 ; 70 - MR ; 165+ - genius
IQI Inpatient Quality Indicators (1 to 34) CDOM / AHRQ HHS Meas. General Mgt. www.qualityindicators.ahrq.gov/iqi_ov
Ir Iridium (at - 77) (aw - 192.217) Chem. Element General Tech
IR Interventional radiology Med. Procedure General Tech
IRA Individual Retirement Arrangement or Account or Annuity H.I. Term - IRS Fed. Mgt. www.irs.gov
IRAC Interagency Risk Assessment Consortium - (FDA, CDC, EPA, +) HHS/Fed. Org. Fed. / Priv. Mgt. www.foodrisk.org/IRAC/reps.cfm
IRB independent or institutional review board Group Review General Mgt.
IRC Information Resource Center OCKT / AHRQ HHS / General Fed. / St./ Priv. Mgt.
IRC Inpatient Respite Care H.I. Term General Mgt.
IRC indirect radionuclide cystogram (ref. DRC, MCU, DUSC) Med. Equip./ Test Genitourinary Tech pediatric
IRCA Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986 HUD Law Fed. Mgt.
IRCT Incident Response Coordination Team - OPEO / ASPR HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. hhs.gov/aspr/opeo/operations/index
IRD Immune Renal Disease Disease Genitourinary Tech
IRDS Infant Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ref. RDS) Disorder Pulmonary Tech Hyaline Membrane Disease
IRF Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility H.I. Facility Priv. Mgt.
IRF6 Disorder interferon regulatory factor 6-related disorders (VWS - PPS) Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech Van der Woude syndrome (VWS)
IRG Intergovernmental Referral Guide - FPLS / OCSE / ACF HHS System Fed. Mgt. http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cse
IRIS Information and Referral Information System H.I. Term General Mgt.
IRIS Integrated Risk Information System - NLM H.I. Data Base Fed. Tech
IRM Information Resources Management - OIS / CMS HHS Program Fed. Mgt. www.cms.hhs.gov/InfoTechGenInfo/
IRM Informational Resources Management HUD / General Fed. Mgt.
IRMA immunoradiometric assay Med. Meas. Endocrine Tech variant of radioimmunoassay
IRS Internal Revenue Service (ref. TIN, DLN, TCE) H.I. Term - IRS Fed. Mgt. www.irs.gov
IRT Immunoreactive trypsinogen (pancreas enzyme) (CF) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech Cystic fibrosis screening - neonatal
IRTA International Reciprocal Trade Association H.I. Org. International Mgt.
IRV inspiratory reserve volume Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech max. inhaled gas from the end-inspiratory
IS Independent Study (EMI, FEMA) Emer. Operations Fed. - DHS Mgt.
IS intercostal space (aka spatium intercostale) Med. Term Musculosketal Tech two adjacent ribs intervening space
ISA Intrinsic sympathomimetic activity Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech ß-blocker ability to stimulate ß-adrenergic
I-SATS Inventory of Substance Abuse Treatment Services - OAS HHS Survey Fed. Mgt. dasis.samhsa.gov/dasis2/isatsonline.htm
ISBER International Society for Biological & Environmental Repositories H.I. Org. Priv .- Internat. Mgt. www.isber.org
ISBN International Standard Book Number OCKT / AHRQ HHS / General Fed. / St./ Priv. Mgt.
ISCLT International Society for Clinical Laboratory Technology H.I. Org. Priv .- Internat. Mgt.
ISCP International Society of Comparative Pathology H.I. Org. Priv .- Internat. Mgt.
ISD Independent School District H.I. Term General Mgt.
ISD Immunization Services Division - NCIRD / CCID / CDC HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. immunize.org/genr.d/issue591.htm#n4
ISFC International Society and Federation of Cardiology H.I. Org - WHF. Cardiovasc. Mgt.
ISGE International Society of Gastro-Enterology H.I. Org. Gastrointest. Mgt.
ISH International Society of Hematology H.I. Org. Hematology Mgt. 215) 947-7797
ISH isolated systolic hypertension Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
ISI International Sensitivity Index (ref. INR) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
ISM International Society of Microbiologists H.I. Org. Priv .- Internat. Mgt.
ISMMA International Self-Monitoring Association for oral Anticoagulation H.I. Org. Priv .- Internat. Mgt. www.ismaa-int.org
ISMP Institute for Safe Medication Practices H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.ismp.org
ISNA Intersex Society of North America H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.isna.org
ISO International Organization for Standardization H.I. Org. Priv .- Internat. Mgt. www.iso.org
ISRS International Society of Refractive Surgery H.I. Org. Priv .- Internat. Mgt. www.iris.org
ISRS/AAO International Society of Refractive Surgery / AAO H.I. Org. Priv .- Internat. Mgt. www.iris.org
ISSCR International Society for Stem Cell Research H.I. Org. Priv .- Internat. Mgt. www.isscr.org
ISSN International Standard Serial Number OCKT / AHRQ HHS / General Fed. / St./ Priv. Mgt.
ISTEA Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act - 1991 U.S. Law Fed. Mgt.
ISU International Society of Urology H.I. Org. Genitourinary Mgt.
IT Information Technology H.I. System - IT General Mgt.
IT inferotemporal sector (ref. PERG & OHT) Med. Meas. Ocular Tech inferotemporal (IT) sector
IT inspiratory time Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech
IT peripheral blood immature total (neutrophil ratio) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
IT Intrathecal (injection procedure term) Med. Procedure General Tech
ITA International Trade Administration - DOC U.S. Org. Fed. Mgt. www.trade.gov
ITA International Tuberculosis Association. H.I. Org. Priv .- Internat. Mgt.
ITB Invitation to Bid H.I. Term St. / Fed. Mgt.
ITC In-the-canal (ear canal hearing aid) Med. Equipment ENT Tech
ITC Immunotoxicology Med. Term General Tech
ITE Institute of Transportation Engineers Org. Priv. Mgt.
ITE In-the-ear (hearing aid) Med. Equipment ENT Tech
ITER International Toxicity Estimates for Risk - NLM H.I. Data Base Fed. Tech
ITIN Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN, ATIN) H.I. Term - IRS Fed. Mgt. www.irs.gov
ITMRA Information Technology Management Reform Act - 1996 H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt.
ITN Invitation to Negotiate H.I. Term St. / Fed. Mgt.
ITN Independent Transportation Network H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
ITN insecticide-treated bednet (malaria control) Med. Equipment General Tech
ITO ITO Hypomelanosis (Hypomelanosis of ITO - ref. HMI, IPA) Disorder- Unknw. Dermatologic Tech Hypomelanosis of Ito
ITP Individualized Treatment / Transition Plan H.I. Term General Mgt.
ITP inosine 5'-triphosphate (a nucleotide) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech the 5'-triphosphate of inosine
ITP Immunologic (Idiopathic) Thrombocytopenic Purpura Disease Hematology Tech Werlhof disease
ITR Intensive Training Residence H.I. Term General Mgt.
ITS Intelligent Transportation Systems (FL DOT) St. Agency St. - FL Mgt.
ITSA Intelligent Transportation Society of America Org. (ref. DOT) Priv. Mgt.
ITSC Information Technology Service Center - OCKT / AHRQ HHS / General General Mgt.
IU INTERNATIONAL UNITS (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
IU International Unit Med. Standard General Tech
IU Individual Unemployability - DOD / VA Benefit U.S. Program Fed. Mgt.
IUB International Union of Biochemistry H.I. Org. Priv. - Global Mgt.
IUCD intrauterine contraceptive device Med. Equipment Gynecologic Tech
IUD intrauterine device Med. Equipment Gynecologic Tech
IUDE Intrauterine drug exposure Med. Condition Pediatric Tech maternal drug abuse
IUGR Intrauterine growth restriction (see SGA) Med. Condition Gynecologic Tech
IUI intrauterine insemination Med. Procedure Genitourinary Tech washed sperm placement directly into uterus
IUO Investigational Use Only (CDRH - FDA) HHS Procedure Fed. Mgt.
IUPAC International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry H.I. Org. Priv. - Global Mgt. http://old.iupac.org/
I-V Intraventricular Med. Term Cardiovasc. Tech
IV b. intravenous block (Bier block- intravenous regional anesthesia) Med. Procedure General Tech Bier b. regional anesthesia
IVA Isovaleric Acidemia Disorder- Heredit. Metabolic Tech Isovaleryl CoA Carboxylase Deficiency
IVAX IVAX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (generic/brand equiv.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.ivaxpharmaceuticals.com
IVB IV bolus (injection procedure term) Med. Procedure General Tech
IVB intraventricular block Med. Procedure Cardiovasc. Tech delayed conduction within the myocardium
IVC Intravenous cholangiogram Med. Equip./ Test Gastrointest. Tech
IVC Inferior vena cava Vein Cardiovasc. Tech
IVCD Intraventricular Conduction Defect Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
IVD In Vitro Diagnostic Device (FDA - HHS) Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
IVF In-Vitro Fertilization - CDC Med. Procedure Gynecologic Tech http://www.cdc.gov/art/
IVFE Intravenous fat emulsions Chem. / Live General Tech Intravenous fat emulsions
IVF-ET in vitro fertilization and in vivo transfer of the embryo Med. Procedure Gynecologic Tech in vitro fertilization & in vivo transfer of embryo
IVH Intraventricular hemorrhage of the newborn (Grades 1 - 4) Med. Condition Cerebral Tech up to severe bleeding & hydrocephalus
IVIC Syndr. oculo-ophthal. syndrome (aka oculo-oto-radial syndr.) Med. Condition Multi-organ Tech syndrome of internal ophthalmoplegia
IVIG Intravenous immunoglobulin Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
IVP Intravenous Pyelogram / Intravenous Pyelography Med. Equip./ Test Genitourinary Tech radiograph of kidney & ureter w. intravenous
IVRT isovolumic relaxation time (ventricular diastole period) Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech period normally 50 to 70 msec
IVS interventricular septum (of heart) Body component Cardiovasc. Tech left ventricle from right ventricle partition
IVU intravenous urography (preferred to IVP) Med. Equip./ Test Gastrointest. Tech Test
IVUN International Ventilator Users Network (ref. PHI) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.post-polio.org
IVUS Intravascular ultrasound Med. Equip./ Test General Tech Ultrasound Test
IWD Individuals With Disabilities H.I. Term General Mgt.
IWRP Individual Written Rehabilitation Plan H.I. Term General Mgt.
J joule (S1 energy unit quantity = 10"'7 ergs) Med. Meas. General Tech 1 newton force acting over 1 meter distance
J Joule equivalent (work as dynamic equivalent of heat) Med. Meas. General Tech temp rise of 1 lb. water 1degree F
J&J Johnson & Johnson - (Pharma. - see JNJ) (PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.jnj.com 121,000 empl.
J&J Wound Johnson & Johnson Wound Management (PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.ethiconinc.com
JABES Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics H.I. Publication Priv. Mgt.
JAC Justice Administrative Commission (FL Exec. Branch) H.I. Agency St. - FL Mgt.
Jacobus Jacobus Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - U.S. Mgt. www. unlisted
JAD Joint Application Design (or Development) H.I. Term General Mgt.
JADA The Journal of the American Dental Association H.I. Publication Priv. Mgt.
JAMA Journal of the American Medical Association H.I. Publication Priv. Mgt. http://pharmex.janssen.com.ph/ ref. JNJ
Janssen Janssen Pharmaceutica (a J&J Co.) (PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - US Mgt. www.us.janssen.com ref. JNJ
Janssen L.P. Janssen, L.P. (a J&J Co.) (Pharmaceuticals) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.janssen.com ref. JNJ
Janssen Res. Janssen Research Foundation (a J&J Co.)(PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Res. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.rwjpri.com ref. JNJ
JAOA Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) H.I. Publication Priv. Mgt.
JAPC Joint Administrative Procedures Committee H.I. Org. St. - FL Mgt.
JAS Job Accounting System H.I. System - IT General Mgt.
JAS Joint Agreement Statement H.I. Document General Mgt.
JBS Jacobsen Syndrome - Chromosome 11 Partial Monosomy 11q Disorder- Chromo Multi-organ Tech Chromosome 11, Partial Monosomy 11q
JBS Johanson-Blizzard Syndrome Disorder- Heredit. Multi-organ Tech Nasal Alar Hypoplasia, Hypothyroidism
JCA Jewish Council for Aging H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.accessjca.org
JCAHCO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.jcaho.org
JCC Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims - DOAH H.I. Agency St. - FL Mgt.
JCL Job Control Language H.I. Standard - IT General Mgt.
JCML Juvenile Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (see JMML) Disease Hematology Tech Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia
JCP Joint Committee on Printing U.S. Org. Fed. Mgt. http://jcp.senate.gov/
JCPP Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.jointcommission.org 1982
JCS Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Org. Fed. Mgt. www.jcs.mil
JCV JC virus (human polyomavirus) Disorder- Viral Multi-organ Tech cause of progressive multifocal
JDMS Juvenile (Childhood) Dermatomyositis (ref. SNE) Disorder- Unknw. Musculosketal Tech Dermatomyositis sine myositis
JE Japanese Encephalitis Disorder- Viral Cerebral Tech Summer Encephalitis
JEB Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa (skin - see EB) Disease - Heredit. Dermatologic Tech see EB Group Data base
JEP Jobs & Education Partnership H.I. Term St. Mgt.
JES Job Entry Subsystem H.I. Term - Data General Mgt.
JES2 Job Entry Subsystem MVS/XA H.I. Term - Data General Mgt.
JFMIP Joint Financial Management Improvement Program HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
JFO Joint Field Office (see DHS, FEMA) Emer. Operations Fed. / St. Mgt.
JGA Juxtaglomerular apparatus (ref. RAAS) Body component Genitourinary Tech
JIC Joint Information Center Emer. Operations Fed. / St. Mgt.
JIFSAN Joint Institute for Food Safety & Applied Nutrion (FDA) HHS Affiliate Priv. / Fed. Mgt. www.jifsan.umd.edu
JIP juvenile intestinal polyposis Disease - Genetic Gastrointest. Tech
JJHCS Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems,Inc.(J&J) (PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.jjhcs.com Ref. JNJ
JM Juvenile Myositis Disorder- Unknw. Musculosketal Tech Inflammatory Myopathy
JMML Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (see JCML) Disease Hematology Tech juvenile chronic myeloid leukemia
JMS Juberg-Marsidi syndrome Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech JMS Mental Retardation Syndrome
JNCI Journal of the National Cancer Institute (ref. NIH) H.I. Publication Priv. Mgt.
JNJ Johnson & Johnson (Pharmaceuticals++) (PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.jnj.com 121,000 empl.
JOA Joint Operating Agreement H.I. Contract General Mgt.
JOBS Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training - HHS HHS Program Fed. Mgt.
JOFOC Justification for Other than Full & Open Competition H.I. Contract General Mgt.
Joint, AC acromioclavicular joint Body component Musculosketal Tech
Joint, TM mandible joint Body component Musculosketal Tech
JOLI Job Opportunities for Low-Income Individuals - ACF HHS Program Fed. Mgt. www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs
JPC juvenile polyposis coli Disease - Genetic Gastrointest. Tech
JPS juvenile polyposis syndrome Disease - Genetic Gastrointest. Tech
JRA Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Types 1,2 & 3 Disease Musculosketal Tech Pauciarticular JRA - oligoarthritis
JRC Job Rehabilitation Contact Professional Title General Mgt. Title
JRC Joint Review Committee H.I. Org. General Mgt.
JRF Janssen Research Foundation (JNJ) (PhRMA) H.I. Org. - Res. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.janssen.com 1953 ref. JNJ
JSP Java Server Pages H.I. Data Term General Mgt.
JTPA Job Training Partnership Act of 1982 (repealed by WIA) H.I. Law Fed. Mgt. Pub.L. 97-300 ; 29 U.S.C. § 1501, et seq.
JTR Joint Travel Regulation H.I. Regulation General Mgt.
JUA Joint Underwriting Association (per State) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
JURIS Justice Retrieval & Inquiry System H.I. System General Mgt.
JURIS Jurisdiction Change Operation - RRB H.I. System General Mgt. www.rrb.gov
JV Journal Voucher H.I. Document General Mgt.
JVP Jugular Venous Pulse Body function Cardiovasc. Tech
K lysine or lysyl (essential amino acid) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech (a, e-diaminocaproic acid)
K phylloquinone (vitamin K source - alfalfa) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech phytomenadione, phytonadione
K Potassium (at - 19) (aw - 39.0938) Chem. Element General Tech major positive ion (cation) inside of cells
K kelvin (the base SI unit of temperature) Med. Standard General Tech 1/273.15 of the absolute temperature
K coefficient of scleral rigidity in optics Med. Standard Ocular Tech coefficient of scleral rigidity
K kinetic energy, equilibrium constant, luminous efficiency Med. Standard General Tech
K:A ratio ketogenic-antiketogenic ratio Med. Meas. Metabolic Tech ketone forming vs. D-glucose forming
Ka dissociation constant of an acid (or gas) Med. Standard General Tech
KAFO knee-ankle-foot orthosis (orthotic device ) Med. Equipment General Tech aka - leg brace
KAL Key Facilities List H.I. Document General Mgt.
Kanter Joseph H. Kanter Family Foundation (HELP) (NHC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. ref. www.healthlegacy.org
KAP Knowledge Application Program - CSAT / SAMHSA HHS Program Fed. Mgt. www.kap.samhsa.gov
kat katal (catalytic activity unit = 1 mol of product f/c per second) Med. Meas. General Tech f/c = formed/consumed
KB keratodermia blennorrhagicum (skin disease: palms & hands) Disease Dermatologic Tech
kb kilobase - Unit of length of DNA equal to 1000 nucleotide bases Med. Meas. DNA Tech the length of a nucleic acid sequence
Kb base dissociation constsnt Med. Meas. General Tech dissociation constant of a base
KBG Syndr. KBG syndrome Disorder- Unknw. Musculosketal Tech Short Stature - Facial/Skeletal /
kbp kilobase pairs (nucleotide lenth unit) Med. Meas. DNA Tech phytomenadione
KC Keratoconus Disorder- Unknw. Ocular Tech Conical Cornea
kc kilocycle Med. Meas. General Tech
KCA Kidney Cancer Association (m. NHC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. http://kidneycancer.org/
kcal kilocalorie (food calorie) Med. Meas. Metabolic Tech heat for 1 kg water - 1 degree Celsius rise
KCFSA Keeping Children & Families Safe Act of 2003 (FYSB / ACF) H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt. Keeping Children & Families Safe Act
kCi kilocurie (unit of radioactivity = 1000 curies) Med. Meas. General Tech
KCN Potassium cyanide (chem. warfare agent) - CDC Chem. / Salt General Tech http://emergency.cdc.gov/agent
KD Kennedy Disease (ref. SBMA) Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech Spinal and Bulbar Muscular Atrophy
Kd dissociation constant Med. Standard General Tech
kD / KDa kilodalton (unit of mass = 1000 daltons) Med. Meas. General Tech
keV kiloelectron volt (1000 electron volts) Med. Meas. General Tech
KFL Key Asset List H.I. Document General Mgt.
KFS Klippel-Feil syndrome (ref. COA & Duane syndrome) Disorder- Congen. Musculosketal Tech Congenital Cervical Synostosis
KG KILOGRAM (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
kg Kilogram (metric unit of mass = ~2.205 lb.) Med. Term General Tech the basic SI unit of mass
kg-cal large calorie (food calorie) Med. Meas. Metabolic Tech
KHB Keratoderma hereditarium mutilans (Vohwinkel syndrome) Disorder- Genetic ENT Tech
KHN Knoop hardness number Med. Meas. General Tech Knoop hardness number.
kHz kiloherz Med. Meas. General Tech
Ki inhibitor dissociation constant (includes Kii & Kis) Med. Standard General Tech
KID Kid's Inpatient Databases - HCUP / CDOM / AHRQ HHS Database Fed. / St./ Priv. Mgt. hcup-us.ahrq.gov/kidoverview.jsp
KID Keratitis- Ichthyosis-Deafness syndrome (ref. DOC Ict.) Disease - Genetic Dermatologic Tech DOC Ichthyosis Type
King King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. Mgt. www.kingpharm.com 1994
KIR killer cell inhibitory receptors Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
KIU KALLIKREIN INHIBITOR UNIT (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
kj knee jerk (patellar reflex) Med. Term Musculosketal Tech aka quadriceps reflex
KLS Klein-Levin Syndrome Foundation, Inc. H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.kleinelevin.com 1999
KLS Klein-Levin Syndrome Syndr. - Unkwn Neurologic Tech adolescent letheragy, apathy,
KM allotype (allelic protein variants) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech allotypes of human y light chains
km kilometer (1000 meters = 3280.83 feet) Med. Meas. General Tech
Km Michaelis constant or Michaelis-Menten constant Med. Meas. General Tech Michaelis constant; Michaelis-Menten constant
KMS Kabuki Make-Up Syndrome Disorder- Unknw. Multi-organ Tech Niikawakuroki Syndrome
KOH potassium hydroxide Chem. General Tech
KOH test Fungal smear - sputum (lung test) Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech re Blastomycoses or Histoplasmosis fungi
Komen Susan G. Komen for the Cure (1982) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.komen.org
Kos Kos Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (part of Abbott Labs) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.kospharm.com 1994
KP keratic precipitates (cornea surface deposits) Med. Condition Ocular Tech cellular and fibrinous deposits on the
KP Keratosis Pilaris Med. Condition Dermatologic Tech Keratosis Pilaris
KPMG Accounting & Management Consulting Firm H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
Kr Krypton (at - 36) (aw - 83.798) Chem. Element General Tech
KS Kawasaki Syndrome - CDC Disorder- Unknw. Multi-organ Tech http://www.cdc.gov/kawasaki/
KS Kaposi's sarcoma Med. Condition Dermatologic Tech
KSS Kearns-Sayre syndrome (eye, retina, heart) (ref. CPEO) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Mitochondrial Cytopathy, Kearn-Sayre Ty
KT Knowledge Translation - OCKT / AHRQ HHS / General General Mgt.
KT Klippel -Trenaunay Syndrome (ref. SWS, PWS) Disorder- Congen. Dermatologic Tech Hemangiectatic Hypertrophy
KTP Laser Potassium Titanium Oxide Phosphate (KTiOPO4 ) Laser Med. Equipment Dermatologic Tech nominal 532 nm
KTS Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome (ref. SWS, PWS) Disorder- Congen. Vascular Tech Hemangiectatic Hypertrophy
KTW Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome Disorder- Congen. Musculosketal Tech Congenital Dysplastic Angiectasia
KUB kidneys, ureters & bladder - test (abdominal x-ray) Med. Test Genitourinary Tech plain frontal supine radiograph of abdomen
kV kilovolts (1000 volts) Med. Meas. General Tech
kVp kilovolts peak (radiograph highest voltage used) Med. Meas. General Tech
Kw autoprotolysis constant of water Med. Meas. General Tech
KWS Kugelberg Welander Syndrome (spinal atrophy) Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech Spinal muscular atrophy type 3
L Laboratory (CTD Transport Code) H.I. Term St. - FL Mgt.
L LITER (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
L luminance, or self-inductance Med. Term General Tech
L lambert, or leucine, or lung, or light chain (immunoglob) Med. Term General Tech
L liter (volume of 1 kg. water at 4 degrees C & 760mm P) Med. Term General Tech
L 'left' (doctor's notes "L digit 5" = burn on left little toe) Med. Term General Tech
l & A light and accommodation (pupil reaction) Med. Condition Ocular Tech bronchodilation
l. ligament or ligamentum (tissue bands/structures) Body component Musculosketal Tech
L.H.D. Doctor of Humane Letters Professional Title Priv. Mgt.
L.R.C.P. Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians (of England) Med. Title Britain Mgt.
L.R.C.S. Licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons (of England) Med. Title Britain Mgt.
L.R.F.P.S. Licentiate of the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons Med. Title Scotland Mgt.
L1 Syndrome L1 Syndrome - Garies-Mason Syndrome (see MASA) Disease - Genetic Multi-organ Tech Adducted Thumbs-Mental Retardation
L1 to L5 lumbar vertebra Body component Musculosketal Tech
LA Left Atrium Body component Cardiovasc. Tech
La Lanthanum (at - 57) (aw - 138.9055) Chem. Element General Tech
LAAM Levo-alpha acetyl methadol (methadone alternative) Chem. / Drug CNS Tech
LAB Pathology and Laboratory Section - CPT Codes 80048 - 89356 Med. Term General Tech CPT 80048 - 89356
LABA Long Acting Beta,2 Agonist Chem. / Drug Pulmonary Tech bronchodilation - bronchial airway
labtestsonline www.labtestsonline.org Tech
LAc Licensed Acupuncturist Med. Title Priv. Mgt. www.medleague.com
LAC laparoscopic-assisted colectomy Med. Procedure Gastrointest. Tech
lac [L.] lactis - milk or any whitish, milky liquid Med. Term General Tech
LACI lipoprotein-associated coagulation inhibitor Chem. / Live Hematology Tech was aka - anticonvertin
LAD left anterior descending (coronary artery) Body component Cardiovasc. Tech ramus interventricularis anterior arteriae
LAD leukocyte adhesion deficiency Disorder- Inherit. Multi-organ Tech
LAD left axis deviation (QRS complex vector) Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech mean QRS complex vector alteration
LADD Lacrimo-Auriculo-Dento-Digital Syndrome Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Levy-Hollister Syndrome
LAE left atrial enlargement (see P mitrale) Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech exhibits in the morphology of the P waves
LAF Lance Armstrong Foundation, Inc. (m. NHC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. http://www.livestrong.org/
LAFD Los Angeles Fire Department (see FEMA & CERT) Emer. Operations Fed. / St. Mgt.
LAG Lymphangiography (Xray) Med. Test Lymphatic Tech Test
LAGB LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAGB®) System-FDA Med. Equipment Gastrointest. Tech
LAH left anterior hemiblock (cardiac impulse failure) Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech cardiac impulse conduction failure
LAK lymphokine-activated killer cells Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
LAM The LAM Foundation (m. NHC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.thelamfoundation.org
LAM Lymphagioleiomyomatosis Disorder- Unknw. Pulmonary Tech Pulmonary Lymphangiomyomatosis
LAMA Long-Acting Muscarinic Antagonist Chem. / Drug Pulmonary Tech COPD bronchodilation
LAMB lentigines, atrial myxomas, mucocutan. myxomas & blue nevi Carney complex Multi-organ Tech
LAMB Syn. lentigines, atrial myxomas, mucocutan. myxomas & blue nevi Carney complex Multi-organ Tech
LAMP Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python S/W bundle H.I. Data Term General Mgt.
LAMP Lupus Associated Membrane Protein Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
LAN Local Area Network HHS / General Priv. / Fed. Mgt. CMS
LANAP Laser-assisted new attachment procedure Med. Procedure ENT Tech
LAO left anterior oblique (radiographic projection) Med. Term General Tech assay size of the left atrium & ventricle.
LAP leukocyte alkaline phosphatase Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
LAP leukocyte adhesion protein ( ß2 integrin) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech heterodimeric cell-adhesion receptors
LAP Leucine aminpeptidase Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
LAR Loan Application Register HUD Ref. Fed. Mgt.
LAS Loan Accounting System; direct loans HUD System Fed. Mgt.
LASER Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation Med. Equipment Optical Tech
LASIK Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis Med. Procedure Ocular Tech
LASS Lender Assessment Subsystem HUD System Fed. Mgt.
LATS long-acting thyroid stimulator Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulins
LATS-p long-acting thyroid stimulator ptotector Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech immunoglobulin found in the serum of
LAV lymphadenopathy-associated virus (ref. HIV) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech virus of the genus Lentivirus
LAVH Laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy Med. Procedure Genitourinary Tech
LAV-HTLV-III HIV - human T-lymphotropic virus type III Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
LB POUND (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
lb pound (avoirdupois - 16 ounces / apothecaries' - 12 ounces) Med. Meas. General Tech av. - 453.592 gm / ap. - 373.242 gm
LBB Left bundle branch Body component Cardiovasc. Tech
LBBB Left bundle branch block Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
LBD Lewy Body Disease (Lewy Body Dementia) (DLB, PDD) Disease CNS Tech
LBDA Lewy Body Dementia Association, Inc. H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
LBF Lactobacillus bulgaricus factor (ref. pantothenic acid) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech pantothenic acid synthesis product
LBP lower back pain Med. Term Musculosketal Tech
LBR Legislative Budget Request H.I. Term St. Mgt.
LBR Legislative Budget Request H.I. Term St. Mgt.
LBW Low Birth Weight (index) (<2500 grams) Med. Meas. Pediatrics Tech infant birth weight less than 2500 grams
LC liquid chromatography Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
LC/MS liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry Med. Equip./ Test General Tech Local Coverage Determinations
LCA left coronary artery Body component Cardiovasc. Tech arteria coronaria sinistra
LCA leukocyte common antigen Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
LCA Leber's Congenital Amaurosis Disease - Genetic Ocular Tech Congenital Retinitis Pigmentosa
LCAD Long Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency (VLCAD) Disorder- Genetic Metabolic Tech Nonketotic Hypoglycemia Caused
LCAO Leadership Council of Aging Organizations H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
LCAT Lecithin cholesterol acyltansferase (enzyme) Chem. / Live Hepatic/Biliary Tech
LCAT defic. Lecithin cholesterol acyltansferase deficiency Disorder- Genetic Metabolic Tech enzyme deficiency
LCB Local Coordinating Board H.I. Agency St. Mgt.
LCD Local Coverage Determination - CMS / DAB HHS Program Fed. Mgt.
LCD Lattice Corneal Dystrophy (ref. GCD, MCD, SCCD) Disease - Genetic Ocular Tech corneal stromal dystrophies
LCD Low Carbohydrate Diet Med. Treatment General Tech bilateral, autosomal dominant disease
LC-ES/MS/MS liquid chromatography electrospray tandem mass spectrometry Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
LCH Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (disorder group) Disorder- Unknw. Multi-organ Tech Non-Lipid Reticuloendotheliosis
LCHAD long-chain-3-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenease enzyme Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
LCIS Lobular carcinoma in situ Disease Gynecologic Tech precancerous neoplasia in mammary glands
LCL Lateral collateral ligament (knee) Body component Musculosketal Tech
LCM lymphocytic choriomeningitis (virus) Disorder- Viral Multi-organ Tech family Arenaviridae virus
LCM laser capture microdissection Med. Procedure General Tech
LCMV Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus - CDC Disorder- Viral Multi-organ Tech www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/spb/mnpages
LCPD Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease (Osteochondroses) Disorder- Unknw. Musculosketal Tech Osteochondroses
LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker Professional Title Priv. Mgt.
LD Licensed Dietitian Med. Title Priv. Mgt. Nutrition
LD Learning Disability H.I. Term General Mgt.
LD Lactate dehydrogenase Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
LD Legionnaires' Disease Disease Pulmonary Tech
LD Lyme Disease (arthritis) Disease Musculosketal Tech
LD light difference (sensitivity to light) Med. Meas. Ocular Tech difference in the two eyes light sensitivity
LD lethal dose Med. Term General Tech
LD a. lymphocyte-defined antigen Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
LDA Learning Disability Association H.I. Org. General Mgt.
LDA left dorsoanterior (position of the fetus) Med. Condition Endocrine Tech left dorsoanterior (position of the fetus
LDA left displacement of the abomasum Med. Condition Bovine Tech displacement of cow abomasum to the left
LDAP Lightweight Directory Access Protocol H.I. Data Term General Mgt.
LDH lactic dehydrogenase (enzyme) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech Test
LDL low-density lipoprotein (aka beta-lipoproteins) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech beta-lipoproteins
LDL-C Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
LDLR Low-density lipoprotein receptor Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech protein gene family
LDN Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
LDP Limited Denials of Participation HUD Term Fed. Mgt. cholesterol
LDRP labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum room Med. Facility Gynecologic Tech
LDRS Leadership Development and Recognition System HUD System Fed. Mgt.
LDUH low-dose unfractionated heparin Chem. General Tech
LE lupus erthyematosus (ref. SLE) Disease Immunology Tech connective tissue disorders group
LE or L.E. left eye Body component Ocular Tech
LEA Local Education Agency H.I. Term General Mgt.
LEEP loop electrosurgical excision procedure Med. Procedure General Tech loop electrocautery excision procedure
LEIE List of Excluded Individuals/Entities H.I. Term Fed. / St. Mgt.
LEMS Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (limb weakness) Disorder- Cell Musculosketal Tech autoantbodies impact motor nerve terminal
LEOPARD Syn multiple lentigines genetic syndrome Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Cardiomyopathic Lentiginosis
LEP Limited English Proficiency (ref. OCR / AoA) H.I. Term / HHS General Mgt. www.hhs.gov/ocr/lep/
LEP vaccine low-egg-passage vaccine (see rabies vaccine) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
LES Lower Esophageal Sphincter (ref. GERD) Body component Gastrointest. Tech
LES Lambert-Eaton syndrome (NT disorder) Disorder- Neuro Musculosketal Tech presynaptic nerve terminals defects
LET linear energy transfer (radiation dissipation) Med. Term General Tech gamma - low, beta/x-ray - int., alpha - high
LETS large external transformation-sensitive fibronectin Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech glycoprotein
Leu Leucine (Essential a-amino acid) (NT) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech 2-amino-4-methylpentanoic acid
LF Lethal Factor (Anthrax toxin complex) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
Lf limes flocculating (see Lf dose - boundary limit) Med. Meas. General Tech strength of toxin, toxoid and antitoxin
Lf d. limes flocculating dose (diptheria toxin) Chem. Meas. General Tech amount of diphtheria toxin for shortest time
LFA leukocyte function-associated antigen (LFA-1,2,3) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
LFA left frontoanterior (fetus position) (ref. LFP) Med. Position Gynecologic Tech l. frontoanterior position in maternal pelvis
LFCN Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (outer thigh) Body component Musculosketal Tech
L-form L-phase variant (bacteria variants) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech variant phase of certain bacteria
LFP left frontoposterior (fetus position) (ref. LFA) Med. Position Gynecologic Tech l. frontoposterior position in maternal pelvis
LFS Li-Fraumeni syndrome (tumor cancer family) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech
LFT Liver function test Med. Meas./ Test Gastrointest. Tech Albumin, A1AT, ALP, AST, GGT, PT
LFT left frontotransverse (fetus position) Med. Position Gynecologic Tech l. frontotransverse position - maternal pelvis
LGA large for gestational age (above 90th percentile fetus/new) H.I. Term Pediatrics Tech comparative fetus/newborn size range
LGB laparoscopic gastric banding Med. Procedure Gastrointest. Tech silicone band gastric pouch attached to
LGBT Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Health - CDC HHS Program Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/
LGL Lown-Ganong-Levine syndrome Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
LGMD Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech Erb / Leyden-Moebius Muscular Dystrophy
LGS Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Disorder- Unknw. CNS Tech
LGSIL low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL) Med. Condition Gynecologic Tech
LGV Lymphogranuloma venereum / Lymphopathia venereum - CDC Disease - STD Genitourinary Tech Lymphogranuloma inguinale
LH Luteinizing hormone (glycoprotein gonadotropin) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech gonadotropin from the adenohypophysis
LHAP Local Housing Assistance Plans (ref. SHIP) HUD / State St. - FL Mgt. Housing
LHE Light & Heat Energy Med. Equip./ Proc. Dermatologic Tech
LHNCBC Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications (NLM) HHS Org. Fed. - NIH Mgt. http://lhncbc.nlm.nih.gov/
LHom Licensed Homeopath ( UK ) Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
LHON Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy Disorder- Genetic Ocular Tech Hereditary Optic Neuroretinopathy
LHPA limbic-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HTPA, HPA) Body Components Multi-organ Tech major part of the neuroendocrine system
LHR laser hair removal Med. Equip./ Proc. Dermatologic Tech www.medscape.com
LHR Lung-To-Head Ratio (ref. fetal) Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech www.medscape.com
LHR Leukocyte Histamine Release (test) Med. Test Hematology Tech
LH-RF Luteinizing hormone-releasing factor Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech gonadotropin-releasing hormone
LH-RH Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech gonadotropin-releasing hormone
LI Low Incidence Handicapping Condition H.I. Term General Mgt.
Li Lithium (at - 3) (aw - 6.941) Chem. Element General Tech
LIA Local Interagency Agreement H.I. Term General Mgt.
LIA leukemia-associated inhibitory activity Med. Term Metabolic Tech inhibition of normal marrow cells of
LIBOR London Interbank Offered Rate (Mortgage) HUD Ref. Priv. Mgt.
LicAc LicAc - Licensed Acupuncturist Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
LIF leukocyte inhibitory factor (lymphokine ) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
LIF left iliac fossa Med. Condition Musculosketal Tech large concave area occurring in the ilium
LIFE Learning Institute for Elders - UCF Program H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
LIFELINE Telecom - Florida Public Service Commission H.I. Program St. - FL Mgt.
lig. ligament or ligamentum Body component Musculosketal Tech
Ligand Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Inc. H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. Mgt. www.ligand.com
LIHEAP Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program - ACF HHS Program Fed. - St. Mgt. www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/liheap/
LIHPRHA Low Income Housing Preserv. & Resident Homeownership Act HUD Law Fed. Mgt.
LIHTC Low Income Housing Tax Credits HUD Program Fed. Mgt. http://lihtc.huduser.org/
Lilly Eli Lilly and Company (PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.lilly.com
Lilly / ICOS Lilly / ICOS LLC (Pharmaceuticals) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.cialis.com
LIMS Laboratory Information Management Systems H.I. System Priv. Mgt.
LINAC linear accelerator Med. Equipment General Tech
LINES long interspersed elements Med. Term General Tech
LIP Lymphocytic interstitial pneumonitis Disease Pulmonary Tech or lymphoid interstitial pneumonia.
LIP EVAL Lipid evaluation (blood test analysis) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech Test
LIPID Defic. Familial lipoprotein lipase deficiency (ref. LPL) Disorder- Heredit. Metabolic Tech chylomicronemia, familial
Lipid Profile Lipid panel test (Total choles, HDL, LDL, Triglycer.) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech Test
LIS Low Income Subsidy (Med. Part D) (CMS) H.I. Program Fed. Mgt.
LIS Laboratory Information System (ref. CLIA) H.I. System General Mgt.
LIS Liquid Injectable Silicone Chem.- Restricted General Tech
LIT Lymphocyte immune therapy Med. Procedure Gynecologic Tech
LIVESTRONG Lance Armstrong Foundation, Inc. (m. NHC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. http://www.livestrong.org/
LKS Landau-Kleffner syndrome (seizure & speech disorder) Disorder- Unknw. Cerebral Tech Acquired Epileptic Aphasia
LL lower lid of the eye Body component Ocular Tech
LLAT lysolecithin-lecithin acyltransferase (enzyme) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech lysolecithin-lecithin acyltransferase
LLETZ large loop excision of transformation zone of uterine cervix Med. Procedure Gynecologic Tech large loop excision of transformation
LLL La Leche League H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
LLL left lower lobe of the lung Body component Pulmonary Tech see lobus inferior pulmonis sinistri
LLQ left lower quadrant of the abdomen (colon +) Body component Gastrointest. Tech
LLRS Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society (AAOS) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.llrs.org
LLS The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (m. NHC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.leukemia.org
LM Licensed Midwife Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
LM Loan Management HUD Term. Fed. Mgt.
lm lumen (emitted light) Med. Meas. General Tech emitted light / SI unit of luminous flux
LM light minimum (visible light) Med. Meas. Ocular Tech smallest degree of light visible to the eye
lm lumen (cavity or channel within tube or tubular organ) Med. Term General Tech lingual and mesial surfaces of a tooth
LM linguomesial (tooth surfaces) Med. Term Dental Tech lingual and mesial surfaces of a tooth
LMA left mentoanterior (fetus position) (ref. MA, RMA) Med. Position Gynecologic Tech l. mentoanterior position - maternal pelvis
LMF lymphocyte mitogenic factor (ref. BF, LTF) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech nondialyzable heat-stable macromolecule
LMFT Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Professional Title Priv. Mgt.
LMH Limited Mental Health (facility/license) (AHCA) H.I. Facility Priv. Mgt.
LMHC Licensed Mental Health Counselor Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
LMN Lower Motor Neuron Disease Med. Condition CNS Tech
LMP Licensed Massage Practitioner Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
LMP latent membrane protein Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech latent membrane protein
LMP left mentoposterior (fetus position) (RMP) Med. Position Gynecologic Tech l. mentoposterior position - maternal pelvis
LMP last menstrual period Med. Term Gynecologic Tech
LMR Labor-Management Relations HUD Term. Fed. Mgt.
LMRP Local Medical Review Policies H.I. Program Priv. Mgt.
LMS Laurence-Moon Syndrome Disorder- Heredit. Multi-organ Tech Bardet-Biedl Syndrome
LMs Lymphatic malformations Disorder- Unknw. Lymphatic Tech Cystic Hygromas, Included
LMT Licensed Massage Therapist Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
LMT left mentotransverse (fetus position) (RMT) Med. Position Gynecologic Tech l. mentotransverse position - maternal pelvis
LMWH low molecular weight heparin Chem. General Tech
LMWK low molecular weight kininogen (mw 50000 to 75000) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech plasma a2-globulins -complex protein
LN Licensed Nutritionist Med. Title Priv. Mgt. Nutrition
ln natural logarithm (normally natural base e - aka log e) Med. Meas. General Tech
LN2 liquid nitrogen (-200C / -320F) Chem. Element General Tech
LNC Licensed Nutritionist Counselor Med. Title Priv. Mgt. Nutrition
LNCC Legal Nurse Consultant Certified Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
LNHA Licensed Nursing Home Administrator Professional Title Priv. Mgt.
LNPF lymph node permeability factor (vasoactive factor) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech vasoactive factor from tissue - lymph nodes
LNS Limited Nursing Services (facility/license) (AHCA) H.I. Facility Priv./ Nursing Mgt.
LO Division of Library Operations - SIS / NLM / NIH HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. nlm.nih.gov/lo/staff_directory.html
LOA Leave of Absence H.I. Term General Mgt.
LOA left occipitoanterior (fetus position) (ROA) Med. Position Gynecologic Tech l. occipitoanterior position - maternal pelvis
LOAEL lowest observed adverse effect level (toxicity) Med. Meas. General Tech chemical toxicity lowest dosage level
LOC Level of Care H.I. Term General Mgt.
LOC Library of Congress - OCKT / AHRQ HHS / General Fed. Mgt.
LOCA low osmolar contrast agent (see LOCM) Chem. Compound General Tech low osmolar contrast agent
LOCCS Line of Credit Control System HUD System Fed. Mgt.
LOCM low osmolar contrast medium (see LOCA) Chem. Compound General Tech low osmolar contrast medium
LOD Letter of Determination HUD / General Fed. Mgt.
LOD logarithmic odds (chromosome loci estimate) Med. Meas. Genetics Tech statistical estimate of two loci proximity on
LOEL lowest observed effect level (chemical toxicity) Med. Meas. General Tech chemical toxicity lowest dosage level
LOF Letter of Findings HUD / General Fed. Mgt.
LOINC Laboratory Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes® HHS / H.I. System Priv. / Fed. Mgt. www.loinc.org
LOP left occipitoposterior (fetus position) (ROP) Med. Position Gynecologic Tech l. occipitoposterior position - maternal pelvis
LOS Length of Stay H.I. Term General Mgt.
LOT left occipitotransverse (fetus position/pelvic) (ROT) Med. Position Gynecologic Tech l. occipitotransverse position-maternal pelvis
LOZ LOZENGE (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
LP Lumbar Puncture Med. Procedure Neurologic Tech
LPC Licensed Professional Counselor Professional Title Priv. Mgt.
LPF low power field (visible slide area) Med. Meas. General Tech area of a slide visible under a low
LPH lipotropic hormone (aka lipotropin) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech polypeptide hormone generated in
LPH left posterior hemiblock (cardiac impulse failure) Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech cardiac impulse conduction failure
LPL Defic. Familial lipoprotein lipase deficiency (ref. LIPID) Disorder- Heredit. Metabolic Tech hyperlipoproteinemia, type 1A
LPN or L.P.N. Licensed Practical Nurse Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
LPO left posterior oblique (radiographic projection) (RPO) Med. Term General Tech
LPOM Legislatively Mandated Performance Outcome Measures H.I. Term St. - FL Mgt.
LPS lipopolysaccharide (complex & antigen) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech from cell wall of gram-negative bacteria
LPV lymphotropic papovavirus (Papovaviridae family) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech virus of the family Papovaviridae
LQT Long Q-T Syndrome (Generic name) Disorder- Heredit. Cardiovasc. Tech sudden death due to paroxysmal ventricular
LQTS Long Q-T Syndrome (Generic name) Disorder- Heredit. Cardiovasc. Tech sudden death due to paroxysmal ventricular
LQTS JLN Jervell and Lange-Nielsen Syndrome Disorder- Heredit. Cardio. / ENT Tech Cardioauditory Syndrome
LQTS1 Romano-Ward Long QT Syndrome (see RWS) Disorder- Heredit. Cardiovasc. Tech Long QT Syndrome without Deafness
LR Labor Relations (Davis-Bacon compliance) HUD Term. Fed. Mgt.
Lr Lawrencium (at - 103) (aw - 262) Chem. Element General Tech
Lr d. limes reacting dose (diptheria toxin) Chem. Meas. General Tech amount of diphtheria toxin- antitoxin mixture
Lr. limes reacting (boundary limit dosage) Med. Term General Tech Lr (Lr) limes reacting limit
LRD Living Related Donor Med. Term General Tech aka syngenesioplastic transplant.
LRE Least Restrictive Environment H.I. Term General Mgt.
LRF luteinizing hormone-releasing factor Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
LRH Luteinizing-hormone releasing hormone Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech gonadotropin-releasing hormone
LRI Lower respiratory illness Med. Condition Pulmonary Tech toxic psychotic state
LRI Limbal Relaxing Incisions Med. Procedure Musculosketal Tech
LRN Laboratory Response Network - CDC HHS Program Fed. Mgt. www.bt.cdc.gov/lrn/ 150 Labs
LRP Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy Med. Procedure Reproductive Tech Radical retropubic prostatectomy
LRPP Long-Range Program Plan (FL Judicial Branch) Gov't. System St. - FL Mgt.
LRS Lawyer Referral Service of the Florida Bar H.I. Org. - Law Priv. Mgt.
LS Lowe Syndrome (oculo-cerebro-renal syn. - see OCRL) Disease - Genetic Multi-organ Tech Cerebro-Oculorenal Dystrophy
LS or L/S Lecithin-Sphingomyelin ratio, Amniotic fluid Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech fetal lung disease test
LSA Logistical Staging Area Emer. Operations Fed. / St. Mgt.
LSA Licentiate of Society of Apothecaries H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
LSA left sacroanterior (fetus position - breech) Med. Position Gynecologic Tech l. sacroanterior position - breech / in labor
LScA left scapuloanterior (fetus position - transverse) Med. Position Gynecologic Tech l. scapuloanterior position - in labor
LScP left scapuloposterior (fetus position - transverse) Med. Position Gynecologic Tech l. scapuloposterior position - in labor
LSCS lower segment Caesarean Section (uterus incision) Procedure - Surg. Gynecologic Tech
LSD lysergic acid diethylamide (toxic psychotic efect) Chem. / Drug Multi-organ Tech synthetic ergot alkaloid
LSF line spread function Med. Meas. General Tech
LSH Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy Procedure - Surg. Gynecologic Tech
LSHom Licensed Member of the Society of Homeopaths (UK) Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
LSIL low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LGSIL) Med. Condition Gynecologic Tech
LSO lumbosacral orthosis (spinal orthosis) Med. Equipment Musculosketal Tech spinal orthosis that encircles the body
LSOA Longitudinal Studies on Aging - NCHS / CCHIS /CDC HHS Study - CDC Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/nchs/lsoa.htm
LSP Local Service Programs H.I. Term St. / Fed. Mgt.
LSP left sacroposterior (fetus position - breech) (RSP) Med. Position Gynecologic Tech l. sacroposterior position - breech / in labor
L-spine lumbar spine (lumbar vertebrae segment) Body component Musculosketal Tech
LST left sacrotransverse (fetus position - breech) (RST) Med. Position Gynecologic Tech l. sacrotransverse position - in labor
LSW Licensed Social Worker Professional Title Priv. Mgt.
lt left Med. Meas. General Tech
LT lymphotoxin (aka tumor necrosis factor ß) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech lymphokine containing 171 amino acids
LTA / LTB leukotriene(s) (LTA, LTB, LTC, LTD, LTE w. subcripts) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech straight chain 20-carbon carboxylic acids
LTC Long Term Care AoA / CMS / HHS H.I. Term / HHS General Mgt.
LTC National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information - AoA HHS Program Fed. Mgt. longtermcare.gov/LTC/Main_Site/index.aspx
LTC The Long Term Care Community Diversion Project H.I. Program St. - FL Mgt.
LTCDPP Long Term Care Diversion Pilot Project H.I. Program Priv. / St. Mgt.
LTCF Long Term Care Facility HHS / H.I. Facility Priv. / St. Mgt.
LTCH Long Term Acute Care Hospitals (CMS) H.I. Facility - HHS Priv. / St. Mgt.
LTCIAC Long Term Care Insurance Advisory Council H.I. Org. General Mgt.
LTCM Long Term Care Management H.I. Term / HHS General Mgt.
LTCNHD Long Term Care Nursing Home Diversion Project H.I. Program St. - FL Mgt.
LTCOC Long Term Care Ombudsman Council H.I. Org. St. - FL Mgt.
LTCOP Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program H.I. Program St. - FL Mgt. F.S.400.0060
LTCP Long Term Care Program H.I. Program Priv. / St. Mgt.
LTCSA Long Term Care Security Act of 2000 AoA / SSA H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt. (Pub. L. 106-265) 2000
LTCU Long Term Care Unit HHS / H.I. Facility Priv. / St. Mgt.
LTD I Laron syndrome - Type I (ref. GHBP, GHR) Disorder- Genetic Metabolic Tech Laron Type Pituitary Dwarfism I
LTD II Laron syndrome - Type II (ref. GHBP, GHR) Disorder- Genetic Metabolic Tech Laron Type Pituitary Dwarfism II
LTF lymphocyte-transforming factor (ref. LMF, BF) Chem. substance Endocrine Tech nondialyzable heat-stable macromolecule
LTH leuteotropic hormone Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
LTK Laser Thermokeratoplasty Med. Procedure Ocular Tech
LTM long-term memory Med. Condition Cerebral Tech
LTP laser trabeculoplasty (re glaucoma) Med. Procedure Ocular Tech laser openings into trabecular meshwork
LTR long terminal repeats (ref. DNA nucleotide sequences) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech identical nucleotide sequences
LTRC Long Term Recovery Committees H.I. Org. Priv. / St. Mgt.
LTRC Long-Term Residential Care H.I. Term General Mgt.
LTRO Long Term Recovery Organization Emer. Operations Fed. / St. Mgt.
L-Trypto Eosinophilia Myalgia Syndrome Disorder- Unknw. Multi-organ Tech
LTT Localized Thermal Therapy Med. Treatment General Tech www.thermotekusa.com
LTTG Long Term Treatment Groups H.I. Org. Priv. / St. Mgt.
LTV Loan-to Value ratio HUD Ref. General Mgt.
Lu Lutetium (at - 71) (aw - 174.9668(1)) Chem. Element General Tech Ref. IUPAC
LUL left upper lobe of the lung (lung) Body component Pulmonary Tech see lobus superior pulmonis sinistri
lungusa American Lung Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
LUPUS Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. (m. NHC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.lupus.org
Lupus autoimmune inflammatory skin disease Disease Musculosketal Tech
LUQ left upper quadrant of the abdomen (spleen +) Body component Gastrointest. Tech
LUTC Life Underwriter Training Council H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
LUTCF Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow Professional Title Priv. Mgt.
LUTS lower urinary tract symptoms Med. Condition Genitourinary Tech
LV left ventricle / left ventricular (Heart) Body component Cardiovasc. Tech
LVAD Left Ventricular Assist Device (ref. VAD, RVAD, BVAD) Med. Equipment Cardiovasc. Tech pump with afferent & efferent conduits
LVEDP left ventricular end-diastolic pressure Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
LVEDV left ventricular end-diastolic volume Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
LVEF left ventricular ejection fraction (LVET, PEP, QS2)) Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
LVET left ventricular ejection time (LVEF, PEP, QS2)) Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
LVF Left Ventricular Failure or Function Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
LVH Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
LVN or L.V.N. Licensed Vocational Nurse Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
LVRS Lung volume reduction surgery (ref. advanced emphysema) Med. Procedure Pulmonary Tech
LVS left ventricular systolic function Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
LVSD left ventricular systolic dysfunction Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
LVSW left ventricular stroke work Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
Lw former symbol for Lawrencium - now Lr (at - 103) Chem. Element General Tech
lx lux (light) (SI illumination unit = 1 lumen/ square meter) Med. Meas. General Tech
LYCD live yeast cell derivative Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
LYME Lyme Disease Foundation H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
Lys Lysine or lysyl (Essential a-amino acid) (NT) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech a, e-diaminocaproic acid
M Methionine (essential amino acid) (NT) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech a-amino-y-methylmercaptobutyric acid
m meter, or median, or milli-, or mass Med. Meas. General Tech Moles of solute per kilogram of solvent
m magnetic dipole moment Med. Meas. General Tech
m molality (Moles of solute per kilogram of solvent) Med. Meas. General Tech
M molar (substance mass unit e.g. mol/L) Med. Meas. General Tech solution strength relative to one molar
M morgan (the standard genetic map distance unit) Med. Meas. Genetics Tech centimorgan (0.01 M) is srandard
M mutual inductance or molar mass Med. Meas. General Tech
M or My myopia or myopic (nearsightedness) Disorder- Heredit. Ocular Tech
M&M Management and Marketing HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
m. musculus (muscle) Body component Musculosketal Tech
M. [L.] misce - mix Med. Term General Tech
m. minim (liquid capacity measurement unit) Med. Meas. General Tech 1 unit = one sixtieth part of a fluid dram
M.C. Master of Surgery, Medical Corps ( [L.] Magister Chirurgiae) Med. Title General Mgt.
M.Ch. Master of Surgery ( [L.] Magister Chirurgiae) Med. Title General Mgt.
M.N. Master of Nursing Med. Title Nursing Mgt.
M+C NSF Medicare + Choice National Standard Format HHS Program Fed. Mgt.
MA Medicare Advantage (organizations) - CMS CMS Program Fed. Mgt.
MA Medicaid - CMS HHS Program Fed. Mgt.
MA Medical Assistance HHS Program Fed. / St. Mgt.
MA Mental Age H.I. Term General Mgt.
MA mentoanterior position (fetus / pelvic) (ref. LMA, RMA) Med. Position Gynecologic Tech
MA Denial MA Denial Notices (ref. CMS) HHS Term Fed. / Priv. Mgt. www.cms.hhs.gov/BNI/07_MADenial
MA NODMAR MA Notice of Discharge & Medicare Appeal Rights(CMS) HHS Term Fed. / Priv. Mgt. www.cms.hhs.gov/BNI/07_MADenial
MA or M.A. Master of Arts Professional Title Priv. Mgt.
ma or mA milliampere (one thousandth (10-3) of an ampere) Med. Meas. General Tech
MAA macroaggregated albumin Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
MAA Lenz Microphthalmia syndrome Disorder- Heredit. Ocular Tech Lenz Dysmorphogenetic Syndrome
MAABD Medical Assistance to Aged, Blind & Disabled HHS Program Fed. / St. Mgt.
MAAP More Advanced Autistic People H.I. Term General Mgt.
MAB or MAb Monoclonal Antibody (cancer cell locator & binder) Chem. Compound Metabolic Tech lab substance that locates & binds to
MAB/MS metastable atom bombardment/mass spectrometry Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
MABA Bifunctional Muscarinic Antagonist-Beta2 Agonist Chem. / Drug Pulmonary Tech COPD & asthma treatment
MAc Masters in Acupuncture Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
MAC Master Addictions Counselor (see NBCC) Med. Title Priv. Mgt. see NBCC
MAC Medicare Administrative Contractor (ref. CMS) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
MAC Medicare Appeals Council - DAB / HHS HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. www.hhs.gov/dab/macdecision/
MAC membrane attack complex (protein) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech C5b, 6, 7, 8, 9 pentamolecular complex
MAC Mycobacterium Avium Complex (ref. MAIC) - CDC Disease - Bacteri. Multi-organ Tech www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/diseaseinfo
MAC minimal alveolar concentration (anesthetic at 1 atm.) Med. Meas. General Tech minimal anesthetic concentration
MAC minimal anesthetic concentration Med. Meas. General Tech
MAC monitored anesthia care Med. Procedure General Tech CPT 90701 - 90799
MAC INH membrane attack complex inhibitor (gylcoprotein) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech formerly S protein ; see vitronectin.
Mac-1 glycoprotein membrane attack complex - 1 Chem. / Live Immunology Tech ß2 integrin (CD11b/CD18) - ref. monocytes
MA-CAHPS Medicare Advantage Consumer Assess. of Health Plans Study H.I. Term St./Fed. Mgt.
MACE methylchloroform 2-chloracetophenone Chem. Compound Pulmonary Tech
MAD mevalonate-dependent (route) (ref. HMG) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech cellular metabolic pathway
MADD Multiple Acyl-Co-A Dehydrogenation Deficiency (GA I, II) Disorder- Genetic Metabolic Tech Glutaricaciduria II (GA II, ETF)
MADET Multi Agency Drug Enforcement Team Law Org. Fed. / St. Mgt.
MAF macrophage-activating factor (interferon-y) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
MAG myelin-associated glycoprotein Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
MAG3 Mertiatide Chem. Compound General Tech carboxylated, diamdi, disulfur compound
MAGD Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry Med. Title Priv. - Dental Mgt.
MAGPI meatoplasty and glanuloplasty (surgery) Med. Procedure Genitourinary Tech chordee surgical correction of hypospadias
MAHRA Multifamily Assisted Housing Reform & Affordability Act of 1997 HUD Law Fed. - HUD Mgt.
MAI Minority AIDS Initiative - HAB / HRSA HHS Project Fed. Mgt. http://hab.hrsa.gov/special/mai.htm
MAI Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare Chem. / Live Pulmonary Tech
MAIC Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex - CDC Disease - Bacteri. Pulmonary Tech
MALDI matrix-assisted laser desorption Med. Procedure General Tech
Mallinckrodt Mallinckrodt , Inc.(unit - Tyco Healthcare) (Pharmaceut) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. Mgt. www.mallinckrodt.com
MALT mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (tumors) Disease Immunology Tech prominent B-cell follicles & zones of T cells
MAO monoamine oxidase (enzyme) (NT) Chem. / Live CNS Tech
MAO maximal acid output Med. Meas. General Tech
MAOI monoamine oxidase inhibitors Chem. / Drug CNS Tech
MAP Medical Assistance Program (or Payments) H.I. Program General Mgt.
MAP Multifamily Application Processing (FHA-Multifamily ) HUD System Fed. Mgt.
MAP Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (see IBD) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
MAP Mean Arterial Pressure Med. Meas. Hematology Tech brachial artery average pressure over
MAPD Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Contracting - CMS HHS System Fed. Mgt. www.cms.hhs.gov/MAPDContracting/
MA-PD Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
MAPP Mobilizing for Action through Planning & Partnerships (OSEIP) HHS / Industry Fed. Mgt. www.naccho.org/topics/infrastructure
MAPP Mobilizing for Action through Planning & Partnerships (DOH) H.I. Program St. - FL Mgt. www.naccho.org/topics/infrastructure
MAPs microtubule-associated proteins Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech microtubule-associated proteins
MAQC MicroArray Quality Control Med. Program General Tech
March of D. March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation (m. NHC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.marchofdimes.com
Marchman Act The Florida Substance Abuse Impairment Act (F.S. 396 & 397) H.I. Law St. - FL Mgt.
MARS Management & Administrative Reporting System (CMS) HHS Program General Mgt.
MARS Multifamily Accounting Report & Servicing Sys. (Hud loans) HUD System Fed. - HUD Mgt.
MARS Medical Article Record System - LHNCBC / NLM / NIH HHS Database Fed. Mgt. archive.nlm.nih.gov/proj/mars/mars.php
MAS McCune-Albright Syndrome (see PFD, POFD) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Osteitis Fibrosa Disseminata
MAS Meconium aspiration syndrome (newborn) Disorder- severe Pulmonary Tech
MASA mental retardation, aphasia, shuffling gait & adducted thumbs Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech L1 Syndrome
MASP Mannan-binding lectin Associated Serine Protease Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
MASS Mitral valve, Aorta, Skeleton & Skin syndrome Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech
MAST military (or medical) antishock trousers H.I. Equip. General Tech
MASTER Multi-level Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Resources - DLS HHS Pub. - CDC Fed. Mgt. www.cdc.gov/dls/master/default.aspx
MAT Medication-Assisted Treatment - DPT / CSAT / SAMHSA HHS Program Fed. Mgt. http://dpt.samhsa.gov/
MAT Multifocal Atrial Tachycardia Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
MAUDE Manufacturer & User Facility Device Experience - (FDA) HHS Database Fed. Mgt.
MayoClinc www.mayoclinic.com Tech
Mb myoglobulin (+ combinations w. CO & O2 - MbCO / MbO2) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
Mb megabase (DNA fragment length unit = to 1 million nucleotides) Med. Meas. DNA Tech
MBA Mortgage Bankers Association of America HUD Ref. Priv. Mgt.
MBA Master of Business Administration Professional Title Priv. Mgt.
MBA/MHA Master of Business Administration/ Master of Health Adminis. Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
MBC minimum bactericidal concentration Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
MBChB Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery degree (U.K., N.Z.) Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
MBD Minimal Brain Dsyfunction Med. Condition General Tech
MBE Minority Business Enterprise HUD Ref. General Mgt.
MBES Medicaid Budget & Expenditure System - CMS HHS System Fed. / Priv. Mgt. www.cms.hhs.gov/MedicaidBudget
MBL mannan binding lectin Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
MBN Medicare Beneficiary Notice (CMS) HHS Program General Mgt.
MBP major basic protein Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech cationic 10- to 15-kD protein occurring in
MBP myelin basic protein Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech basic protein (MW 18000) constitutes
MBS Mortgage-backed securities (2nd.market Ginnie Mae) HUD Ref. Priv. Mgt.
mC millicoulomb Med. Meas. General Tech
MC maximum cell concentration (microorg. in volume) Med. Meas. General Tech
MCA 3-methylcholanthrene (carcinogenic polycyclic hydrocarbon) Chem. Compound General Tech carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic
MCAD medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (enzyme) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
MCADH medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency Disorder- Genetic Metabolic Tech
MCAF monocyte chemotactic and activating factor (see RA & LE) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
MCAT Medical College Admissions Test (AAMC test) H.I. Program General Mgt. www.aamc.org
MCBS Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey - CMS HHS Survey Fed. / Priv. Mgt. www.cms.hhs.gov/MCBS/
MCD Medicaid (CMS) HHS Program Fed. / St. Mgt.
MCD Minor Civil Division(s) (see ACS - Census Bureau) HUD / Census Fed. Mgt. www.census.gov/acs/
MCD minimal change disease & medullary cystic disease. Disease Genitourinary Tech
MCD Macular corneal dystrophy (ref. LCD, GCD, SCCD) Disease - Genetic Ocular Tech autosomal recessive disease
MCD Multiple Carboxylase Deficiency Disorder- Genetic Metabolic Tech Biotinidase Deficiency
MCD mean of consecutive differences Med. Meas. General Tech
MCDT multiple cognitive deficits type Disorder Neurologic Tech
MCDT Multidetector computed tomography Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
MCE Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography Med. Equip./ Test Cardiovasc. Tech
MCF macrophage chemotactic factor (lymphokine) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech lymphokine from activated lymphocytes
M-CFS macrophage colony-stimulating factor Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
Mcg antigenic marker - human immunoglobulin ^ light chain subtypes Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
mcg microgram Med. Meas. General Tech
MCH Maternal and Child Health (HRSA/HHS) HHS Program General Mgt.
MCH Major Histocompatibility Complex (ref. APC) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech large genomic region or gene family
MCH mean corpuscular Hb (ref. RBC / norm. 27 - 32 picograms) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
MCHB Maternal and Child Health Bureau - HRSA HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. http://mchb.hrsa.gov/
MCHC mean corpuscular Hb concentration (ref. RBC / norm. 32 - 36%) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
MCHIRC Maternal and Child Health Information Resource Center - HRSA HHS Org. Fed. Mgt. http://mchb.hrsa.gov/mchirc/
MCI MILLICURIE (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
MCI Mild cognitive impairment Med. Condition Cerebral Tech
mCi millicurie Med. Meas. General Tech
MCi megacurie Med. Meas. General Tech
MCL Medial collateral ligament (knee) Body component Musculosketal Tech
MCL Mantle cell lymphoma (non-Hodgkin's) Disease Lymphatic Tech
MCMI Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (profile report) Med. Report Psychiatric Tech self-report mental inventory
M-CMTC Macrocephaly Cutis Marmorata Telangiectatica Congenita Disorder- Unknw. Dermatologic Tech
MCN Medical Consultants Network H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
MCN MICRON (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
McNeil McNeil Consumer & Speciality Pharmaceuticals H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.jnj.com (division of McNeil-PPC)
MCO Managed Care Organization (or Operation) (CMS) HHS Term Priv. Mgt.
MCP metacarpophalangeal joint (hand) (ref. RCL, UCL) Body component Musculosketal Tech condyloid type with 1 volar & 2 collateral
MCP membrane cofactor protein Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech transmembrane protein, CD46 in blood cells
MCP-1 monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech monocyte chemoattractant protein-1.
Mcps megacycles per second (aka megahertz) Med. Meas. General Tech
MCPSS Medicare Contractor Provider Satisfaction Survey - CMS HHS Survey Fed. / Priv. Mgt. www.cms.hhs.gov/MCPSS/
MCR steroid metabolic clearance rate Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
MCS Multiple Chemical Sensitivies Disorder- Unknw. Multi-organ Tech
MCT mean circulation time (blood flow time). Med. Meas. Hematology Tech blood flow between two designated points
MCTD Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (disorder group) Disorder- Unknw. Multi-organ Tech systemic lupus, polymyositis & scleroderma
MCU micturating cystogram (ref. DRC, DUSC, IRC) Med. Equip./ Test Genitourinary Tech pediatric & scleroderma
MCV mean corpuscular volume (ref. RBC / norm. 86 - 98 femtoliters) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
MD Medical Corps (Army / Navy officers) Med. Title Fed. Mgt.
MD Medical Director Med. Title General Mgt.
MD Multiple Disabilities (ADA) HHS Term General Mgt.
MD methyldichloroarsine (vesicant toxin - lung & eye) Chem. Compound Pulmonary Tech
Md Mendelevium (at - 101) (aw - 258) Chem. Element General Tech
MD Muscular Dystrophy (ADA) Disease Multi-organ Tech aka myodystrophica or myodystrophy
MD methyl deficiency Med. Condition General Tech
MD mean deviation Med. Meas. Ocular / Gen.. Tech Ocular measurements
MD or M.D. Doctor of Medicine ( [L.] Medicinae Doctor) Med. Title General Mgt.
MDA Muscular Dystrophy Asssociation H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
MDA methylene dioxyamphetamine Chem. / Drug CNS Tech
MDA mento-dextra anterior (fetus position) Med. Condition Gynecologic Tech right mentoanterior fetus position
MDBMS Multi-dimensional Data Base Management System HUD Data Sys. General Mgt.
MDBs Microsoft Database Access files H.I. Term General Mgt.
MDC Major Disease Category (MDC 1 to 18) (ref. DRG) H.I. Term Priv./St./Fed. Mgt.
MDCM Medical and master of surgery degree Med. Title General Mgt.
MDCT Multidetector Computed Tomography Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
MDD Medical Device Directive (European market mandate) H.I. Term General Mgt.
MDD Major depressive disorder Disorder- Unknw. Psychiatric Tech
MDDR Multifamily Delinquency and Default Reporting System HUD System Fed. Mgt.
MdDS Mal de debarquement syndrome (re "motion") Disorder- Unknw. Vestibular Tech unresponsive "motion" balance
MDF myocardial depressant factor (peptide ) Chem. / Live Cardiovasc. Tech
MDFP Medical Device Fellowship Program (CDRH) HHS Program Fed. Mgt. Medical Device Fellowship Program
MDI Metered Dose Inhalers Med. Equipment Pulmonary Tech
MDI mental developmental index (ref. Bayley's MD Index) Med. Meas. Cerebral Tech
MDI multiple daily injections (insulin, etc.) Med. Procedure Metabolic Tech
MDMA Medical Device Manufacturers Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
MDMA 3,4-methylene dioxymethamphetamine Chem. / Drug CNS Tech
MDNCF monocyte-derived neutrophil chemotactic factor Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech Syn: interleukin-8.
MDP methylene diphosphonate (medronate) Chem. Compound Metabolic Tech site affinity for osteoid mineralization
MDP mento-dextra posterior (fetus position) Med. Condition Gynecologic Tech right mentoposterior fetus position
MDR Medical Device Reporting (see CDRH, FDA) HHS Procedure Fed. Mgt. FDA Medical Device Reporting System
MDR minimum daily requirement Med. Standard General Tech
MDR multidrug resistant Med. Term General Tech
MDR-TB multidrug resistant tuberculosis (2+ antibiotics) (HHS) Disease - viral Pulmonary Tech www.cdc.gov/tb/pubs/tbfactsheets
MDS Minimum Data Set (CMS) HHS Term St. / Fed. Mgt.
MDS Myelodysplastic syndrome (7 types) (bone marrow ref.) Disorder Hematology Tech
MDS Microsponge Delivery System Med. Equipment Dermatologic Tech www.chemweb.com
MDS or M.D.S. Master of Dental Surgery Med. Title Priv. - Dental Mgt.
mdsupport Macular Degeneration Support, Inc. H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
MDT mento-dextra transversa (fetus position) Med. Condition Gynecologic Tech right mentotransverse fetus position
MDT Multi-Drug Therapy Med. Technique General Tech
MDUFMA Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act of 2002 (HHS) H.I. Law - HHS Fed. Mgt.
Me methyl (chemical group or radical —CH3) Chem. General Tech chemical group or radical —CH3
ME Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (see CFS, GWI, MCS) Disorder- Unknw. CNS / Muscul. Tech Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic
MEA Multiple Endocrine Adenomatosis Disease Endocrine Tech
MEC Model Energy Code HUD / DOE Fed. Mgt.
MeCbl Methylcobalamin Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
MECT Multiple Electroconvulsive Therapy Med. Procedure General Tech
MED Multiple epiphyseal dysplasia Disorder- Heredit. Musculosketal Tech Multiple Epiphyseal Dysplasia, Fairbank
MED mean escape depth (ref. AES & XPS) Med. Meas. General Tech
MED minimal effective dose or minimal erythema dose Med. Meas. General Tech
MED Medicine Section - CPT Codes 90281-99199, 99500-99602 Med. Term General Tech CPT Major Code - 6th Section
Med Ombuds Medicare Ombudsman Group - CMS HHS Group Fed. Mgt. www.cms.hhs.gov/CMSLeadership/32
MedDRA Medical Dictionary for Regulatory Activities HHS Database Fed. Mgt. http://meddramsso.com
Medex see Mx - former miitary medics training H.I. Program General Mgt.
MedicineNet www.MedicineNet.com (part of WebMD Network) Tech
Medicis Medicis, The Dernatology Co. (Pharmaceuticals) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. Mgt. www.medicis.com
Medigap Medical Supplement Insurance Policy HHS Insurance Priv. Mgt.
Medilexicon www.medilexicon.com Tech
Medimmune Medimmune, Inc. (Pharmaceuticals) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. Mgt. www.medimmune.com
Meditrans. http://meditrans.stedmans.com/ Tech
MEDLARS Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System - NLM HHS Database Fed. - NIH Mgt. www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/
MEDLINE database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine -NLM HHS Database Fed. - NIH Mgt. nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/medline.
MEDPARD Medicare Participating Physician/Supplier Directory HHS Publication Fed. - CMS Mgt.
MedPointe Medpointe Pharmaceuticals (PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. Mgt. www.medpointepharma.com 2001
MEDSIM Medical Expenditure Microsimulation Model (CFACT) HHS System Fed. Mgt.
Medterms www.medterms.com Tech
MEDVAC medical evacuation (teams for medical emergency) Med. Team General Tech
MEF Familial Mediterranean Fever (see FMF) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Periodic Amyloid Syndrome
MEG magnetoencephalograph (brain wave) Med. Equip./ Test Cerebral Tech magnetic signals proportional to
mega M Prefix in SI & metric system - multiples of one million Med. Meas. General Tech
MEGX monoethylglycinexylidide Chem. / Live Hepatic/Biliary Tech active metabolite of lidocaine from the liver
MEIR Minnesota Eye Injury Registry (ref. SHA) Med. Standard Ocular Tech
MELAS mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, stroke-epis. Disorder- Genetic CNS - Multi Tech Myopathy - Mitochondrial - ref. NADH
MELD Model End Stage Liver Disease - severity scoring sys. Med. Meas. Hepatic/Biliary Tech
MEM Eagle minimum essential medium Med. Meas. General Tech Eagle minimum essential medium
MEMS Medication Event Monitoring System Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
MEN I Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndrome Type I Disease Endocrine Tech ref. Z-E Syndrome
MEN IIA Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndrome Type IIA Disease Endocrine Tech
MEN IIB Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndrome Type IIB Disease Endocrine Tech
Mental Health President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. mentalhealthcommission.gov/index.h
MEO Most Efficient Organization - OCKT / AHRQ HHS / General General Mgt.
MEP maximal expiratory pressure Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech
MEPS Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - CFACT / AHRQ HHS Project Fed. / Priv. Mgt. www.ahrq.gov/data/mepsweb.htm
MEQ MILLIEQUIVALENT (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
mEq /meq milliequivalent Med. Meas. General Tech
MER methanol extraction residue of BCG (re cancer therapy) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
Merck Merck & Co., Inc. (Pharmaceuticals++) (PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.merck.com 1891
Merck www.merck.com/mmhe Tech
Merck Human Merck Human Health Div. - US Human Health (PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - US Mgt. www.merck.com
Merck Research Merck Research Laboratories (PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.merck.com
Merck Vaccine Merck Vaccine Division (PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.merck.com
Merck/Scher. Merck/Shering Plough Pharmaceuticals H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.merck.com 1891
MerckSource www.mercksource.com Tech
MERFF myoclonus epilepsy assoc. with ragged red fibers Disorder- Genetic CNS - Multi Tech Fukuhara Syndrome
Merlin Florida's Disease Reporting System data base H.I. System ST. - FL Mgt. North Wales
MERP ISMP Medication Errors Reporting Program H.I. System General Mgt. 1-800-FAIL-SAF(E)
MERV Minimum Efficiency Rating Value H.I. Equip. General Mgt.
Merz Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. Mgt. www.merzusa.com
MES Meckel Syndrome - Types 1, 2 & 3 (ref. MKS) Disorder- Heredit. Multi-organ Tech Dysencephalia Splanchnocystica
MESA microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration Med. Procedure Genitourinary Tech
MeSH Medical Subject Headings (Medlars - NLM / NIH) HHS Publication Fed. - NIH Mgt. www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh
MESO Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (m. NHC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.marf.org
MET Metabolic - Major System Id. - Merck 2 Body System Metabolic Tech
Met Methionine (Essential a-amino acid) (NT) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech a-amino-y-methylmercaptobutyric acid
MET metabolic equivalent Med. Term. Metabolic Tech
Mev megaelectron volt (one million electron volts) Med. Meas. General Tech
MFAAA Mid-Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc. - PSA 3 H.I. Org. Priv. / St. Mgt. www.mfaaa.org (Kristen Longmore)
MFC Medical Foster Care (AHCA) H.I. Program St. - FL Mgt.
MFC Medically Fragile Children Medicaid Waiver H.I. Program Fed. / St. Mgt.
MFC Mosfet-Frequency-Coil device Med. Equipment Experimental Tech
MFCC Marriage, Family and Child Counselor Professional Title Priv. Mgt.
MFCU Medicaid Fraud Control Unit - FL Atty. General H.I. Org. St. - FL Mgt.
MFD1 Treacher Collins Syndrome / Mandibulofacial Dysostosis (TCS) Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech Treacher Collins-Franceschetti Syndr. 1
mfERG multi-focal electroretinograph / electroretinography (ERG) Med. Equip./ Test Ocular Tech retinal electrical response to light
MFI Median Family Income HUD Term General Mgt.
MFIS Multifamily Insurance System aka F47-insured loans HUD / FHA Fed. Mgt.
MFP Minority Fellowship Program - CMHS / SAMHSA HHS Program Fed. Mgt. http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/cmhs
MFP Multi Frequency Processing (ref. CR) Med. Meas. General Tech MFP (Multi Frequency Processing
MFS Medicare Fee Schedule H.I. Term Fed. Mgt.
MFT Marriage and Family Therapist Professional Title Priv. Mgt.
MFT Master File Tax Account Code (IRS) H.I. Term - IRS Fed. Mgt. www.irs.gov
MG Master Guardian (see NGF) Professional Title Priv. Mgt.
Mg Magnesium (at - 12) (aw - 24.305) Chem. Element General Tech
MG Myasthenia gravis (neuromuscular disorder) (MGFA) Disorder- Neuro. Musculosketal Tech Myasthenia Gravis Pseudoparalytica
MG MILLIGRAM (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
mg milligram Med. Meas. General Tech
MGF macrophage growth factor (glycoproteins) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
MGFA Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (m. NHC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.myasthenia.org
MGN membranous glomerulonephritis Disease Genitourinary Tech
MGP matrix Gla protein Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
MGUS Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance Med. Condition Hematology Tech see benign monoclonal gammopathy
mGy milligray (unit of absorbed radiation = to 0.001 gray) Med. Meas. Radiation Tech
MH Mentally Handicapped (ADA) H.I. Term General Mgt.
MH Mental Health (ADA) H.I. Term General Mgt.
MH Master Herbalist Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
MH Malignant Hyperthermia Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Hyperthermia of Anesthesia
MHA Mental Health America (m. NHC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. http://mentalhealthamerica.net/
MHA May-Hegglin Anomaly (leukocytes + giant platelets) Disorder- Heredit. Hematology Tech Dohle Leukocyte Inclus. w/ Giant Platelets
MHA-TP microhemagglutination assay for antibodies to T. pallidum Med. Meas. Hematology Tech ref. Treponema pallidum
MHAUS Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
MHB Maximum Hospital Benefit H.I. Term Fed. Mgt.
MHC major histocompatibility complex (gene cluster incl. HLA) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
MHE Multiple Hereditary Exostoses (ref. HME, EXT) Disorder- Heredit. Musculosketal Tech
MHMI Managing Hazardous Material Incidents - DT / ATSDR HHS Publication Fed. Mgt. www.atsdr.cdc.gov/MHMI/
MHP Migrant Health Program - BPHC / HRSA HHS Program Fed. Mgt. http://bphc.hrsa.gov/migrant/
MHRHIIP Multifamily Housing Rental Housing Integrity Improvement Project HUD Program Fed. Mgt.
MHS Military Health System (DoD) NCBI/NLM H.I. Program Fed. Mgt.
MHS Master of Health Science Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
MHSA Master of Health Services Administration Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
MHSc Master of Health Science Med. Title Priv. Mgt.
MHTC Multiphasic Health Testing Centers (AHCA) H.I. Facility Priv. Mgt.
MHz megahertz (one million hertz) Med. Meas. General Tech
MI Myocardial Infarction (ref. NQWMI) Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech gross necrosis of the myocardium
MI Mental Illness (ADA) Med. Condition Psychiatric Tech
MIAME Minimum Information About a Microarray Experiment (NCBI) HHS Database Fed. Tech
MIBG / mIBG iodine-131-meta-iodobenzylguanidine (radioisotope) Chem. / Isotope CNS Tech iobenguane - analogue of norepinephrine
MIBI sestamibi Chem. Compound Metabolic Tech compound comprising six substituted
MIC minimum inhibitory concentration (antibiotic/organism) Med. Meas. General Tech
MID Multi-infarct Dementia (stroke impact) Disorder- Vascul. Cerebral Tech
MID minimal infecting dose Med. Meas. General Tech
MIDCAB Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass Med. Procedure Cardiovasc. Tech ref. OPCAB and RACAB
MIF migration-inhibiting factors (lymphokines) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech migration inhibition / inhibitory factor
MIG measles immune globulin Chem. / Live Hepatic/Biliary Tech
MIH melanotropin release-inhibiting hormone Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
Milken Milken Institute (ref. FasterCures) (m. NHC) H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt. www.milkeninstitute.org
Millennium Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.millennium.com 1993
MIM Mendelian Inheritance in Man Med. Standard General Tech Mendelian Inheritance in Man
MiMH Mild Mental Handicap (ADA) H.I. Term General Mgt.
min minute Med. Meas. General Tech
MIO minimal identifiable odor (aka olfact (in gm/L)) Med. Meas. ENT Tech lowest concentration of a substance in air
MIP Mortgage insurance premium HUD Ref. General Mgt.
MIP macrophage inflammatory protein Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
MIP Maximal inspiratory pressure Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech macrophage inflammatory protein
MIP Maximum-intensity Projection (CT technique) Med. Technique General Tech
MIRL membrane inhibitor of reactive lysis (protectin) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech a membrane-bound protein - CD59
MIS Management Information System HUD / General General Mgt.
MIS müllerian inhibiting substance Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
MISC MISCELLANEOUS (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
Mission Mission Pharmacal Company H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. Mgt. www.missionpharmacal.com
MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
MIT monoiodotyrosine (iodinated amino acid) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech intermediate in thyroidal biosynthesis
MITA Medicaid Information Technology Architecture - CMS HHS System Fed. / Priv. Mgt. cms.hhs.gov/MedicaidInfoTechArch/
Mitek DePuy Mitek, Inc. (Medical Equip. - J&J) (PhRMA M.) H.I. Org. - Mfg. Priv. - Global Mgt. www.jnjgateway.com ref. JNJ
MJD Machado-Joseph Disease (spinocerebellar ataxia) Disorder- Heredit. CNS Tech Nigrospinodentatal Degeneration
MK Medicaid HHS Program Fed. / St. Mgt.
MK menaquinone (vitamin K2 class) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech naphthoquinones (vitamins K2).
MK monkey lung (cell culture) Chem. / Test Metabolic Tech
MKS Meckel Syndrome - Types 1, 2 & 3 (rref. MES) Disorder- Heredit. Multi-organ Tech Dysencephalia Splanchnocystica
MKS or mks meter-kilogram-second system (S1 units) Med. Meas. General Tech S1 length/mass/time system
ML MILLILITER (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
ml / mL milliliter (S1 unit system) Med. Meas. General Tech
ML II Mucolipidosis II (I - cell disease - ref. GNPTA) Disorder- Heredit. Metabolic Tech lysosomal storage disorder -Leroy disease
ML III Pseudo-Hurler Polydystrophy (Mucolipidosis III ) Disorder- Heredit. Metabolic Tech lysosomal storage disorder - GLB 1
ML IV Mucolipidosis IV (Berman syndrome) Disorder- Heredit. Metabolic Tech Ganglioside Sialidase Deficiency
ML1 Sialidosis Type 1 (Mucolipidosis I ) Disorder- Heredit. Metabolic Tech Glycoprotein Neuraminidase, Deficiency
MLA Medical Library Association H.I. Org. Priv. Mgt.
MLA mento-laeva anterior (left mentoanterior fetus position) Med. Condition Gynecologic Tech
MLBW Moderately Low Birth Weight (index) (1500-2500 gm.) Med. Meas. Pediatrics Tech at least 1500 but less than 2500 grams
MLC Lymphocyte culture, mixed (ref. MLR & PLC) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
MLC minimal lethal concentration (bactericidal/organism) Med. Meas. General Tech
MLC Marginal Line Calculus Index Med. Standard General Tech
MLD minimum lumen diameter Chem. Meas. General Tech
MLD Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (see ARSA) Disorder- Neuro Metabolic Tech Cerebroside Sulfatase Deficiency
MLD or mld median / minimum lethal dose Chem. Meas. Metabolic Tech smallest amount of toxic substance that can
MLIS Mortgage Lending Information System HUD System Fed. Mgt.
MLN Medicare Learning Network - CMS HHS Program Fed. Mgt. www.cms.hhs.gov/MLNGenInfo/
MLNS mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome (Kawasaki) Disease - Unknw. Pediatrics Tech large coronary vessels vasculitis
MLP mento-laeva posterior (left mentoposterior fetus position) Med. Condition Gynecologic Tech
MLR mixed lymphocyte reaction (ref. MLC) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
mlRNA messengerlike RNA Chem. / Live Genetics Tech messengerlike RNA
MLT Medical Laboratory Technician (ref. AMT) Med. Title Priv. Mgt. www.amt1.com
MLT mento-laeva transversa (left mentotransverse fetus position) Med. Condition Gynecologic Tech
MLVT Malattia leventinese (macular degeneration) Disease - Genetic Ocular Tech
MM mucuos membranes (tunica mucosa) Body component Multi-organ Tech mucous lining of various tu