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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
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 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 / 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
AA or aa amino acid or aminocyl (aka - generic collective term) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech amino acid (generic collective term)
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
AAC Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices H.I. Equip. General Tech Augmentative & Alternative Comm. device
Aad o(-aminoadipic acid Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech See Sted.
AADC Defic. Aromatic-L-Amino Acid Decarboxylase Deficiency (PND) Disorder- Metabol. CNS Tech PND item / GABA Impact
AAF 2-acetylaminofluorene; 2-acetamidofluorene Chem. General Tech See Sted.
AAI p. Atrial demand inhibited pacemaker Med. Equipment Cardiovasc. Tech cardiac pacemaker delivering stimuli
AANAT arylalkylamine N-acetyltransferase (enzyme) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech enzyme arylalkylamine N-acetyltransferase
AAO Amino acid oxidase (enzyme) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech Amino acid oxidase
AAR antigen-antibody reaction Med. Condition General Tech See Sted.
AAS Aarskog-Scott Syndrome (see FGDY) Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech Faciogenital Dysplasia / Syndrome
AASH adrenal androgen-stimulating hormone Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech See Sted.
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
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
AAU Alpha Acid Unit Med. Meas. Metabolic Tech Alpha Acid Unit
AAV Adeno-associated Virus - MSDS Disease CNS Tech See Sted. ++
AAVP Adeno-Associated Virus Phage (leukocyte) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
AAVS1 Adeno-Associated Virus Integration Site 1 Med. Term Metabolic Tech
Ab antibody Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
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
ABCs Active Bacterial Core Surveillance - CDC H.I. Program Fed. Tech
Abd Abdomen Med. Term General Tech
ABD Aged, Blind and Disabled Med. Term General Tech
ABE Acute Bacterial Endocarditis Disease Cardiovasc. Tech fulminant illness over days to weeks
ABECB acute bacterial exacerbations of chronic bronchitis Med. Condition Pulmonary Tech
ABEP Auditory Brainstem Evoked Potential (test) Med. Meas. ENT Tech acoustic brainstem test
ABG Arterial Blood Gas Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech blood oxygen and carbon dioxide test +
ABI ankle/brachial index (ankle/brachial artery pressure) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech resting systolic pressure in arteries
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
ABO A, B, AB or O blood type (test) (30+ groups) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech Test 30+ major human blood groups
ABP androgen binding protein Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech See See Sted.
ABPA Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis Med. Condition Pulmonary Tech Aspergillosis - allergic bronchopulmonary
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 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
ABVD doxorubicin, dacarbazine, bleomycin, vinblastine Drug-Chemother. Hematology Tech doxorubicin, dacarbazine, bleomycin, and
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.
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
ACB allele-specific competitive blocker Med. Meas. Dermatologic Tech
ACBE air-contrast barium enema Med. Procedure Gastrointest. Tech
ACB-PCR allele-specific competitive blocker-polymerase chain reaction Med. Meas. Dermatologic Tech
ACC Adenoid cystic carcinoma Disease Musculosketal Tech
ACC Agenesis of corpus callosum Disorder- Brain CNS Tech
ACC Aplasia Cutis Congenita Disorder- Skin Musculosketal Tech
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
ACE angiotensin converting enzyme (NT) (SACE) Chem. / Live CNS Tech
ACEI angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor Chem. / Drug Cardiovasc. Tech
ACF Asymmetric Crying Facies (Cayler Cardiofacial Syndrome) Condition - Skin Cardiovasc. Tech
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.
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
ACL anterior cruciate ligament (Knee) Body Component Musculosketal Tech
ACLS Acrocallosal syndrome, Schinzel type Disorder- Brain CNS Tech
ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support Med. Equip./Treat Cardiovasc. Tech
ACM Arnold-Chiari Malformation - Types 1, II, III, IV Disorder- Brain CNS Tech
ACM Cerebellomedullary Malformation Syndrome Disorder- Brain CNS Tech
ACP acyl carrier protein Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech See Sted.
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
ACR Adenomatous polyposis of the Colon and Rectum (FAP, APC) Disorder- rare Gastrointest. Tech Familial adenomatous polyposis Group
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
ACT activated clotting time Med. Meas. Hematology Tech See Sted.
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
ACY2 Aminoacylase-2 Deficiency (Canavan's Leukodystrophy) Disorder- Brain CNS Tech
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 adenosine deaminase (gene & enzyme) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech enzyme eliminates deoxyadenosine molecule
ADC AIDS Dementia Complex Med. Condition Cerebral Tech
ADCC Ab-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
ADD Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Med. Condition Cerebral Tech
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
ADEM Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis Disorder Neurologic Tech
ADG Ambulatory Diagnostic Group Med. Term General Tech
ADH antidiuretic hormone (see AVP) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech aka arginine vasopressin
ADH alcohol dehydrogenase Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
ADHD Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Med. Condition Psychiatric Tech
ADI Acceptable daily intake Med. Term General Tech
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
AdoCbl Adenosylcobalamin Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
ADOS Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule Med. Term Autism Tech
ADP adenosine 5'-diphosphate Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
ADPKD Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease Disease Genitourinary Tech ref. PKD, ARPKD, PKD1, PKD2
ADR adverse drug reaction (ref. FDA) HHS Term General Tech
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 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
AES Auger-electron spectroscopy (ref. XPS, IMFP) Med. Equip./ Meas. General Tech
AET Atrial Ectopic Tachycardia Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
AF Atrial Fibrillation or auricular fibrillation Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
AFA alcohol, formalin and acetic acid combination Chem. Compound General Tech See Sted.
AFAP Attenuated familial adenomatous polyposis Syndrome Genitourinary Tech
AFB Acid fast bacilli (or bacteria) (& stain test) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
AFB aortofemoral bypass (prosthetic surgery) Med. Procedure Vascular Tech See Sted.
AFC amniotic fluid cells Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
AFD Acrofacial Dysostosis, Nager Type Disorder- rare Musculosketal Tech
AFH anterior facial height Med. Meas. Musculosketal Tech See Sted.
AFI Atrial Flutter Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
AFib Atrial Fibrillation (sustained) Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
AFLP acute fatty liver of pregnancy (see LCHAD) Disorder- Unknw. Metabolic Tech
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
AFRD acute febrile respiratory disease Disease - viral Pulmonary Tech
AFT Advanced Fluorescent Technology Med. Meas. General Tech
AFX Atypical fibroxanthoma Med. Condition Dermatologic Tech xanthoma containing fibromatous elements
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 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 Automatic Gain Control Med. Technique Otolaryngolog Tech
AGEPC acetyl glyceryl ether phosphoryl choline Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
AGN acute glomerulonephritis Disease Genitourinary Tech
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 Alpha Hydroxy Acid Chem. / Live Dermatologic Tech
AHF antihemophilic factor (factor VIII for hemophelia A) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
AHG antihemophilic globulin Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
AHI Aapnea-Hypopnea Index (respiratory index) Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech respiratory disturbance index
AHTR acute hemolytic transfusion reaction Med. Condition Hematology Tech
aHyl allo-hydroxylysine (uncommon amino acid) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech
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
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
AID Artificial insemination by heterologous donor Med. Procedure Genitourinary Tech
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Disease Immunology Tech
AIED Aland Island Eye Disease (ref. BADS) Disorder- Heredit. Ocular Tech
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 Autoimmune hemolytic anemia Med. Condition Hematology Tech
AILD angioimmunoblastic lymphadenopathy with dysproteinemia Med. Condition Hematology Tech
AIP Acute interstitial pneumonia (see ILD, NSIP, IPF) Disease Pulmonary Tech alveoli & interstitium swellling & scarring
AIP acute intermittent porphyria (hepatic) Disorder- Heredit. Metabolic Tech
AIR 5-aminoimidazole ribose 5c-phosphate & 5-aminoimidaz. ribotid Chem. / Live Genetics Tech 5-aminoimidazole ribose 5c-phosphate and
AIS Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Disorder Musculosketal Tech Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS)
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
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 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
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
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
ALG Antilymphocyte globulin Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
ALL Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Disease Hematology Tech
ALP alkaline phosphatase enzyme / test Hepatic/Biliary Tech
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
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
ALW arch-loop-whorl system (fingerprint info. numbering) Med. Meas. Dermatologic Tech Henry classification system
ALZ Alzheimer's disease Disease Cerebral Tech
Am Americium (at - 95) (aw - 243) Chem. Element General Tech
AMA Against Medical Advice H.I. Term General Tech
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
AMC Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (syndrome) Disorder- Unknw. Musculosketal Tech Fibrous Ankylosis of Multiple Joints
AMD Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD, SMD) Med. Condition Ocular Tech
Amh mixed astigmatism with myopia predominating over hyperopia Med. Condition Ocular Tech
AMI Acute Myocardial Infarction Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech Q wave, ST segment & T wave alterations
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 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
AMS Atypical Measles Syndrome Disease General Tech
AMS Acute Mountain Sickness (high-altitude illness) Med. Condition Multi-organ Tech
AN Acanthosis nigricans Disorder Dermatologic Tech
AN interval atrial deflect.onset time to nodal potential (nom. 40-100msec.) Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
ANA antinuclear antibodies Chem. / Live Immunology Tech Test
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 anodal closure contraction Med. Condition CNS Tech anodal closure contraction
ANCOVA analysis of covariance (statistical method) Med. Meas. General Tech
ANES Anesthesia Section - CPT Codes 00100 - 01999 Med. Term General Tech CPT Major Code - 2nd Section
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
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 atrial natriuretic peptide (hormone) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
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
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 opening of the atrioventricular valves Body function Cardiovasc. Tech
AOC anodal opening contraction Body function CNS Tech
AODM Adult onset diabetes mellitus Disease - Genetic Endocrine Tech
AOO p. Atrial asynchronous pacemaker Med. Equipment Cardiovasc. Tech cardiac pacemaker stimulates atrium
AOP Apnea of prematurity Med. Condition Pulmonary Tech
AOSD adult-onset Still's disease Disease - Unknw. Multi-organ Tech
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 Alkaline phosphatase (enzyme) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
APA Antiphospholipid antibody Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
APA antipernicious anemia factor Med. Condition Hematology Tech Stedman's
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 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 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
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
APE Autoimmune Polyendocrinopathy Disorder- Genetic Immunology Tech
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
APGAR Newborn screening (breathing, heart, reflex, muscle, skin) Med. Test Pediatric Tech
API active pharmaceutical ingredient(s) Med. Term General Tech
APL acute promyelocytic leukemia (ref. ATRA) Disease Musculosketal Tech
APLS Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (ref. APS) Disorder- rare Immunology Tech
APMPPE Acute Posterior Multifocal Placoid Pigment Epitheliopathy Disorder- Unknw. Ocular Tech
apo apoenzyme Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
apo apolipoprotein Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
APP Appendix or Appendixes (Book / Document) H.I. Term General Tech
APPT Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time Blood Test Hematology Tech
APR abdominoperineal resection Med. Procedure Genitourinary Tech sigmoid colostomy
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
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
Aq. Aqua (water) Chem. Element General Tech
AQP Aquaporin (water channel) Med. Condition Metabolic Tech
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
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 Aids-Related Complex Med. Condition Immunology Tech
ARC anomalous retinal correspondence Med. Condition Ocular Tech disparate points on retinas of the two eyes
ARD Acute respiratory disease Disease - viral Pulmonary Tech
ARDS Acute or Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Disorder Pulmonary Tech
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
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
AROA autosomal recessive ocular albinism (OA, OCA) Disorder Ocular Tech
ARPKD autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease Disease Genitourinary Tech ref. PKD, ADPKD, PKD1, PKD2
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 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
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
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 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
ASAT aspartate aminotransferase (AST, GOT, SGOT)) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech aka - aspartate transaminase
ASAT Anemia, sideroblastic and spinocerebellar ataxia Syndrome Hematology Tech
ASCA Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisia Antibody Chem. / Live Gastrointest. Tech Colitis, Celiac disease, Crohn's disease
ASCUS atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance Med. Condition Metabolic Tech
ASCVD Artherosclerotic cardiovascular disease Disease Cardiovasc. Tech
ASD Autistic Spectrum Disorder Med. Condition Cerebral Tech
ASD Atrial Septal Defect Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
ASEX Arizona Sexual Experience Scale Med. Meas. General Tech
ASF aniline, formaldehyde & sulfur synthetic resin Chem. Compound General Tech
ASH Asymmetric Septal Hypertrophy (ref. HCM, IHSS) Disorder- Genetic Cardiovasc. Tech
ASHD arteriosclerotic heart disease (ref. CAD) Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech ischemic heart disease
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
ASL antistreptolysin (inhibiting antibody) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech streptolysin inhibiting antibody
ASL Defic. Argininosuccinate Lyase Deficiency (see ASA Defic.) Disorder- Heredit. Hematology Tech
ASLO Antistreptolysin O titer (blood test) (ASOT) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech measure antibodies against streptolysin O
ASM acid sphingomyelinase (enzyme) (Ref. NPD) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
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
ASOT Antistreptolysin O Titer (blood test) (ASLO) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech measure antibodies against streptolysin O
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 Defic. Aspartoacylase Deficiency (Caravan's disease) Disorder- Heredit. Hematology Tech
ASPS Alveolar soft part sarcoma Disease - Cancer Musculosketal Tech
ASR Analyte Specific Reagents (ref. FDA) Chem. Compound General Tech
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
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
Asth. asthenopia Med. Condition Ocular Tech weakness or easy fatigue of visual organs
ASVD Atrioventricular Septal Defect Disorder- Congen Cardiovasc. Tech
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
ATA alimentary toxic aleukia Disorder- Fungal Multi-organ Tech rare form of grain mycotoxicosis
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
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 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
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
ATRA all trans retinoic acid (ref. APL) Chem. Compound Musculosketal Tech APL leukemia treatment
ATS antitetanic serum (a tetanus antitoxin) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech equine antitoxin from horses immunized
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
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
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 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
aVF augmented electrocardiographic leads from the foot Med. Equipment Cardiovasc. Tech
aVL augmented electrocardiographic leads from left arm Med. Equip. Cardiovasc. Tech
AVM Arteriovenous malformations (of the brain) Disorder- Congen Multi-organ Tech
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 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
awu atomic weight unit (aka atomic mass unit) Chem. Standard General Tech
ax. axis (plural - axes) Med. Standard General Tech
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/R benefit / risk ratio Med. Term General Tech
Ba Barium (at - 56) (aw - 137.34) Chem. Element General Tech
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
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
BAN Bilateral Acoustic Neurofibromatosis (ref. NF2) Disorder- Genetic ENT Tech Neurofibromatosis type 2
BAO basal acid output Med. Meas. General Tech
BATO boronic acid adduct of a technetium oxime Chem. compound General Tech
BAU biologically active units Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
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
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
BCC basal cell carcinoma Disease Dermatologic Tech
BCDF B cell differentiation factors Chem. substance Endocrine Tech T cells triggering B cells to antibody-secreting
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
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 calcium phosphate (crystals) Disorder Musculosketal Tech
BCSVA Best spectacle-corrected visual acuity Med. Term Ocular Tech Best spectacle-corrected visual acuity
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
BDD Body dysmorphic disorder Disorder Psychiatric Tech
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
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
BEAM Brain Electrical Activity Mapping (QEEG, EEG) Med. Meas. / Test Cerebral Tech
BEARS sleep apnea: Bedtime-Excess-Awake-Regular-Snoring Med. Term Pulmonary Tech
BEB Benign Essential Blepharospasm Disorder- Neuro. Ocular Tech
BEI butanol-extractable iodine (ref. thyroid function) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech butanol-extractable iodine
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
Beta-HCG human chorionic gonadotropin urine test (HCG) Med. Meas./ Test Endocrine Tech human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) test
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
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
BHIA Brain/ Beef Heart Infusion Agar Chem. Compound General Tech cultivation of bacteria, actinomycetes and
BHN Brinell Hardness Number Med. Meas./ Test General Tech
BHRT Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Procedure Endocrine Tech
BHT butylated hydroxytoluene (antioxidant) Chem. substance General Tech antioxidant used in foods, cosmetics and
Bi Bismuth (at - 83) (aw - 208.98038) Chem. Element General Tech
BI Basilar Impression or Basilar Invagination (ref. OI) Disorder- Spine Musculosketal Tech
BIA bioelectrical impedance analysis (ref. BCM) Med. Meas. Metabolic Tech
Bib. [L.] bibe (drink) Rx Term General Tech
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
BIG Bioinformatics Glossary (internet biomed./computer data) Med. Info. Radiology Tech
Bilirubin Bilirubin (liver waste) Chem. / Test General Tech
BiPAP Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure Med. Equipment Pulmonary Tech
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
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
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 basic life support H.I. Term General Tech
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
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
BMP Bone morphogenetic protein Chem. / Live Musculosketal Tech
BMR biological response modifiers Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
BMR Basal Metabolic Rate Med. Meas. Metabolic Tech
BMS Burning Mouth Syndrome Med. Condition Dental Tech
BMT bone marrow transplant Med. Procedure Immunology Tech
BMT Blood & Marrow Transplantation Med. Procedure Hematology Tech grafting of bone marrow
BNG Baynesian Networks Generator (construct tool) Med. Info. Radiology Tech
BNP Brain natriuretic peptide (hormone) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
BNP Brian Natriuretic Peptide Test Med. Test Cardiovasc. Tech Test
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
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
BOR Syn. Branchio Oto Renal Syndrome (Melnick-Fraser Syn.) Disorder- Heredit. ENT Tech
BORJ Borjeson Syndrome (ref. BFLS) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech
BOT BOTTLE (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
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
BPD Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Disorder Pulmonary Tech
BPES Blepharophimosis, Ptosis, Epicanthus inversus syndrome Disorder- Heredit. Ocular Tech
BPH Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or Hypertrophy (BOO) Disorder Genitourinary Tech
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
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
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
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 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 B lymphocyte stimulatory factors Body substance Hematology Tech nomenclature for B cell stimulators
BSL Biosafety level (Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4) Med. Managemnt General Tech
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
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 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 & 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.F.W. m. cancer-free white mouse Med. Specimen General Tech strain for cancer research lab use
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 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-125 Cancer antigen test Med. Test General Tech Test
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
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
CAF cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin and 5-fluorouracil Chem. / Drug Cancer Tech
CAH Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Disorder- Genetic Genitourinary Tech CAH Education & Support Network
Cal large Calorie (scientific term = 'kilocalorie') Med. Meas. Metabolic Tech
CALLA Common acute lymphoblastic leukemia antigen Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
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
cAMP cyclic adenosine, 5-monophosphate (ref. CRP) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech human breast cancer cell line that
CancerWeb http://cancerweb.nd.ac.uk/ Tech
CaOC cathodal opening contraction (ref. CACC, CCC) Body response Musculosketal Tech
CAOS Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery Med. Procedure Musculosketal Tech
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
CAPD Central auditory processing disorder Disorder ENT Tech
CAPD Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis Med. Procedure Genitourinary Tech
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
CASA computer-aided semen analysis Med. Meas. General Tech
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
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
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 Cerebellum (aka - epencephalon-1) Body component Cerebral Tech located between the cerebrum & brain stem
CBC or cbc complete blood count Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
CBD corticobasal degeneration (ref. PSP) Med. Condition Cerebral Tech
CBE Clinical Breast Exam Med. Procedure Gynecologic Tech Test
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
Cbl cobalamin (vitamin B12 compounds) Chem. Compound Metabolic Tech w. dimethylbenzimidazolylcobamide nucleus
CBPS Congenital Bilateral Perisylvian Syndrome Disorder- Brain Multi-organ Tech
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 Chief complaint (on patient's med. history) Med. Term General Tech
cc or c.c. cubic centimeter Med. Meas. General Tech
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
CCC Cathodal Closure Contraction (see CACC) Body response Musculosketal Tech
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
CCF crystal-induced chemotactic factor (glycoprotein) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
CCHF Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever - CDC Disease - Viral Multi-organ Tech
CCHS Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (ref. OHD) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech
CCK cholecystokinin (polypeptide hormone) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
CCM Cerebral carvenous malformations Disorder Cerebral Tech
CCMS Cerebrocostomandibular syndrome Disorder- Heredit Musculosketal Tech
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
CCRIS Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System (NLM) H.I. Data Base Fed. Tech
CCS Composite Cultured Skin (wound dressing) Chem. / Live Dermatologic Tech Pediatrics
CCS Cronkhite-Canada syndrome Disease - rare Gastrointest. Tech
CCTA Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography Med. Equip./ Test Cardiovasc. Tech Test
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
CDDP cisplatin (cis-diamminedichloroplatinum complex) Med. Treatment Multi-organ Tech
CDER Center for Drug Evaluation & Research - FDA HHS Center Fed. Tech www.fda.gov/cder/
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
CDI Central Diabetes Insipidus (ref. NDI) Disorder- Metabol. Genitourinary Tech
CdLS Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (ref. BDLS) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech
CDMR Caesarean delivery on maternal request Med. Procedure Gynecologic Tech
cDNA complementary DNA Chem. / Live Genetics Tech
CDP cytidine 5'-diphosphate (ref. CMP, CTP) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
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
CED Camurati-Engelmann Disease ( Diaphyseal Dysplasia) Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech
CEE Conjugated Equine Estrogen Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
Cel Celsius or Celsius scale Med. Meas. General Tech
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
CEP Congenital Erythropoietic Porphyria (Guenther Disease) Disorder- Heredit Hematology Tech
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
CES Cat eye syndrome (Schmid-Fraccaro Syndrome) Disorder-Chromo. Ocular Tech Chromosome 22-Partial Trisomy (22pter-22q11
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
CFC chlorofluorocarbon Chem. / Drug Pulmonary Tech
CFC Syndr. Cardiofaciocutaneous Syndrome Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech Facio-cardio-cutaneous syndr.
CFF or cff critical fusion frequency Med. Meas. General Tech
CFIDS Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome Med. condition Immunology Tech
CFND Craniofrontonasal Dysplasia (Dysostosis) Disorder- Heredit Musculosketal Tech
CFS Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Disorder- Unknw. CNS / Muscul. Tech Epidemic Neuromyasthenia
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 catabolite gene activator (see cAMP & CAP) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
CGD Chronic Granulomatous Disease (Congenital Dysphagocytosis) Disease - Genetic Immunology Tech
CGD Constitutional growth delay (ref. CDGP) Disorder- Unknw. Musculosketal Tech Pediatrics
CGF Congenital Generalized Fibromatosis (IM) Disorder- Unknw. Multi-organ Tech Pediatrics
CGH comparative genomic hybridization Med. Technique Genetics Tech comparative genomic analysis
cGMP cyclic guanosine 3', 5'-monophosphate Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
CGP chorionic “growth hormone-prolactin” Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech chorionic “growth hormone-prolactin”
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 crown-heel length (embryo, fetus & infant) (CHL) Med. Meas. Musculosketal Tech
CH50 total hemolytic complement assay Med. Meas. Immunology Tech
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
CHD Congenital Heart Disease Disease Cardiovasc. Tech
CHD Coronary Heart Disease Disease Cardiovasc. Tech
ChE cholinesterase (hydrolase class enzyme) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
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
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
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
CHL crown-heel length (embryo, fetus & infant) (CH) Med. Meas. Musculosketal Tech crown of the head to the heel
CHN Congenital hypomyelination neuropathy Disorder- Neuro. Multi-organ Tech Pediatrics
CHO Carbohydrate Chem. General Tech
CHO Chinese hamster ovary (cells) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
CHOP cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone Chem. Compound Chemotherap. Tech lymphoma treatment
CHOREA Huntington's disease Disease - Heredit. Musculosketal Tech
Chrisendres http://icd9cmchrisendres.com/ Tech
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
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
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
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
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
CIPA Congenital Insensitivity to Pain with Anhydrosis (HSAN) Disorder- Genetic ANS Tech HSN IV & HSAN IV
CIS carcinoma in situ Disease Gynecologic Tech
CISC Clean intermittent self-catheterization (ref. CIC) Med. Procedure Genitourinary Tech Clean intermittent self-catheterization
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
CLB cyanobacterialike, coccidialike or cryptosporidium-like organism Bacteria General Tech coccidia in the genus Cyclospora
CLE Congenital lobar emphysema Disease Pulmonary Tech Pediatrics
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
CLN1 Santavuori-Haltia Disease (Neuronal Lipo -NCL, INCL) Disease- Metabol. Multi-organ Tech Ceroid Lipofuscinosis Neuronal Type 1
CLQ cognitive laterality quotient Med. Meas. Cerebral Tech cognitive performance of left and right
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
CMAP compound muscle action potential Med. Term Musculosketal Tech simultaneous action potentials - same area
cmc critical micelle concentration Med. Meas. General Tech for amphipathic molecule (e.g. phospholipid)
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
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
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 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 cytidine monophosphate (ref. CDP, CTP) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech aka cytidylic acid
CMP Comprehensive metabolic panel (14 blood tests) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
CMRA cardiovascular magnetic resonance angiography Med. Equip./ Test Cardiovasc. Tech Test
CMRI Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging Med. Equip./ Test Cardiovasc. Tech
CMS Chronic Mountain Sickness (high-altitude illness) Med. Condition Multi-organ Tech
cms.hhs.gov www.cms.hhs.gov/medicare/hcpcs/ (new window) Tech
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
CNP Copy number polymorphism (normal DNA variation) Med. Meas. Genetics Tech
CNP continuous negative pressure ventilation Med. Procedure Pulmonary Tech
CNPS continuous negative pressure breathing Med. Procedure Pulmonary Tech
CNS Central Nervous System Body system CNS Tech
CNS thiocyanate radical, CNS- or -CNS Chem. / Live Hematology Tech thiocyanic acid salt
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 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 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
COBS cesarean-obtained barrier-sustained Med. Procedure General Tech cesarean section into germ-free environment
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/
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)
COFS Cerebro Oculo Facio Skeletal Syndrome Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech http://www.cdc.gov/about/organization/cogh.htm
COLD chronic obstructive lung disease (ref. COPD) Disease Pulmonary Tech
COMA Congenital Oculomotor Apraxia , Cogan type Disorder- Genetic Ocular Tech
COMT catechol O-methyltransferase (NT) Chem. / Live CNS Tech
c-ONC Proto-oncogene Chem. / Live Genetics Tech gene with the potential for change
COP cyclophosphamide, Oncovin (vincristine) & prednisone Chem. Compound Chemotherap. Tech cancer chemotherapy regimen
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
CoQ coenzyme Q Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
COTe cathodal opening tetanus Med. Condition General Tech
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 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
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 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
CPEO Chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia (ref. KSS) Disorder- Genetic Ocular Tech
CpG cytosine-phosphate-guanine (DNA links) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech
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 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
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 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
CPRS/CTRS Conner's Parent /Teacher Rating Scale Med. Meas. General Tech
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
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
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
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
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
CRH Corticotropin-releasing Hormone (neuropeptide) (CRF) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
CRI constant rate of infusion Med. Procedure General Tech
CRL crown-rump length (embryo, fetus & infant) Med. Meas. Musculosketal Tech crown of the head to the breech
CRM cross-reacting material Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech a functionally inactive protein from
cRNA complementary RNA Chem. / Live Genetics Tech viral RNA transcribed from negative-sense
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
CRRT continuous renal replacement therapy Med. Treatment Genitourinary Tech hemodialysis or hemofiltration - 24 hrs/day
CRS congenital rubella syndrome Disease Dermatologic Tech
CRT Cardiac resynchronization therapy (aka pacemaker) Med. Equip./Treat Cardiovasc. Tech Cardiac resynchronization therapy
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
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
CSF cerebrospinal fluid Body fluid Metabolic Tech
CSF colony-stimulating factors Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech glycoprotein growth factors of myeloid cells
CSGE Conformation-sensitive gel electrophoresis (ref. DNA) Med. Technique Genetics Tech mutation scanning for DNA mismatch pairing
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
C-spine cervical spline Body component Musculosketal Tech cervical vertebrae of the spine
CSRU CAROTID SINUS RHYTHM UNITS (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
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
CSTR CANISTER (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
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 Computed Tomography Angiography Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
CTB Tab, Chewable (Pharma./ Rx term) Chem. / Drug General Tech
CTBA cetrimonium bromide Chem. Compound General Tech
CTC computed tomography colonography Med. Equip./ Test Gastrointest. Tech Test
CTCL Cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (Mycosis Fungoides) Disorder- Skin Immunology Tech
CTD cumulative trauma disorders Disorder Multiorgan Tech
CTEPH chronic thrombo-embolic pulmonary hypertension Med. Condition Pulmonary Tech chronic thrombo-embolic pulmonary hypert.
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 CONTAINER (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
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
cUMP cyclic uridine 3', 5'-monophosphate (uridylic acid) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech pyrimidine nucleotides biosynthesis
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
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
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
CWD chronic wasting disease (animal TSE) Disease - TSE Cerebral Tech
CWP Coal workers' pneumoconiosis (black lung) Disease Pulmonary Tech
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 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/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 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
DAB 3' 3-diaminobenzidine HCl Chem. / Dye Immunology Tech in immunoperoxidase technique
DAC decitabine (antineoplastic IV re leukemia) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
DACT dactinomycin (antibiotic re tumor, sarcoma, carcinoma) Chem. / Live Multiorgan Tech
DAD delayed afterdepolarization Med. Condition CNS Tech
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
DAM diacetylmonoxime Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech blood-brain barrier penetration
dAMP deoxyadenosine monophosphate Chem. / Live Genetics Tech
DAN Divers Action Network (ref. Duke Univ.) Med. Info. General Tech
DANS 5-dimethylamino-1-naphthalenesulfonic acid Chem. / Dye Immunology Tech green fluorescing compound
DAPI 4' 6-diamidino-2-phenylindole·2HCl (DNA stain) Chem. / Dye Genetics Tech
DART Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology Database - NLM H.I. Data Base Fed. Tech
DASH Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (BP<) Med. Plan General Tech
DAT dopamine transporter Chem. / Live CNS Tech
DAT Direct antiglobulin test Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
Data.fda.gov www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/drugsatfda/ Tech
dATP deoxyadenosine triphosphate Chem. / Live Genetics Tech
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
DBMD Duchenne/Becker Muscular Dystrophy - CDC ref. Disease Multi-organ Tech www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/duchenne/index.htm
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
DBT dialectical behavioral therapy Treatment Psychiatric Tech
dC deoxycytidine (nucleoside cytosine) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech
DC direct current shock / cardioversion Med. Procedure Cardiovasc. Tech
DC Discontinue Med. Term General Tech
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
DCc double concave (lens) Med. Equipment Ocular Tech
DCCT IDDM Diabetes Control and Complications Trial Med. Test Std. Endocrine Tech
dCDP deoxycytidine diphosphate Chem. / Live Genetics Tech nucleo.- 5'-pyrophosphate of deoxycytidine
DCF direct centrifugal flotation (Lane's method) Med. Equip./ Test General Tech hookworm infection diagnosis method
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
DCR Dacryocystorhinostomy (tear duct surg.) Med. Procedure Ocular Tech
dCTP deoxycytidine triphosphate Chem. / Live Genetics Tech nucleo.- 5'-pyrophosphate of deoxycytidine
DCx double convex (lens) Med. Equipment Ocular Tech
DD Diastrophic Dysplasia (Diastrophic Dwarfism) (DTD) Disorder- Heredit Musculosketal Tech Congenital
DDA dideoxyadenosine (antiviral - ref. DDC) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech dideoxyadenosine
DDAVP desmopressin acetate 1-deamino-8-D-arginine vasopressin Chem. / Drug Endocrine Tech
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
DDP cisplatin (cis-diamminedichloroplatinum) (CDDP) Chem. Compound General Tech makes inter- and intrastrand DNA crosslinks
DDS diaminodiphenylsulfone (aka - dapsone) Chem. Compound General Tech antibacterial group-sulfonamide-like sulfones
DDT dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (pesticide) Chem. Compound Pesticide Tech a chlorinated hydrocarbon pesticide
DDX Differential Diagnosis Med. Term General Tech
DEB Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (skin - see EB) Disease - Heredit. Dermatologic Tech see EB Group Data base
DEC diethylcarbamazine Chem. / Drug Dermatologic Tech
Decub. [L.] decubitus (lying down) Rx Term General Tech
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
DEN Dental & Oral - Major System Id. - Merck 9 Body System DEN Tech
DERM Dermatologic - Major System Id. - Merck 10 Body System Dermatologic Tech
Dermnetnz http://dermnetnz.org/ Tech
DES diethylstilbestrol (synthetic estrogen) CDC Chem. / Drug Endocrine Tech www.cdc.gov/des/
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
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
DFDT difluoro-diphenyl-trichloroethane (insecticide) (GIX) Chem. Compound Insecticide Tech
DFMO @-Difluoromethylornithine Chem. Compound Metabolic Tech -Difluoromethylornithine
DFP diisopropyl fluorophosphate Chem. / Live General Tech potent irreversible acetylcholinesterase and
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
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
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
DHEA dehydroepiandrosterone (hormone) Chem. / Live Genitourinary Tech
DHEA-S dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate Chem. / Live Genitourinary Tech
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
DHIC detrusor hyperactivity with impaired contractility Med. Condition Genitourinary Tech
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
DHRD Doyne honeycomb retinal dystrophy Disease - Optic Ocular Tech
DHT Dihydrotestosterone (an androgenic hormone) Chem. / Live Genitourinary Tech (5-alpha,17-beta)-17-hydroxyandrostan-3-1
DHTR delayed hemolytic transfusion reaction Med. Condition Hematology Tech diiodotyrosine
DI Diabetes Insipidus Disease Endocrine Tech
DI Dental Index Med. Standard Dental Tech
D-IBS Diarrhea-predominant IBS Disease Gastrointest. Tech
DIC Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Med. Condition Hematology Tech
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
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
DJS Dubin Johnson Syndrome (Chronic Idiopathic Jaundice) Disorder- liver Hepatic/Biliary Tech Conjugated Hyperbilirubinemia
DKA Diabetic Ketoacidosis (diabetic coma) Disorder Endocrine Tech
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
DLCO diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide Med. test Pulmonary Tech
DLE Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (Vascular) Disease Musculosketal Tech
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
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 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
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)
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
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
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
DMT N,N-dimethyltryptamine (apocynaceous plant source) Chem. Compound CNS - NT Tech hallucinogenic from apocynaceous plant
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 dinitrobenzene (C6H4(NO2)2 poison) Chem. Compound Pulmonary Tech C6H4(NO2)2
DNCB dinitrochlorobenzene (hypersensitivity response agent) Chem. Compound Immunology Tech hypersensitivity response agent
DNFB dinitrofluorobenzene (hypersensitivity response agent) Chem. Compound Immunology Tech hypersensitivity response agent
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
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
DOA dead on arrival Med. Term General Tech
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
DOE Dyspnea on exertion Med. Term General Tech
dol [L.] dolor pain (a unit of pain intensity) Med. Meas. General Tech
DOM 2,5-diemethoxy-4-methylamphetamine Chem. / Drug CNS Tech
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
Dorland www.dorlandhealth.com Tech
DOTS Directly Observed Treatment, Short-course (TB method) Procedure Pulmonary Tech
DP diphosgene Chem. / Liquid Pulmonary Tech trichloromethyl chloroformate
DPB vitamin D–binding protein Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
DPCP diphenylcyclopropenone Chem. / Liquid Dermatologic Tech treating alopecia areata
DPG RBC 2, 3-diphosphoglycerate Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
DPH Phenytoin, total Chem. Compound General Tech
DPI dry powder inhaler Med. Equipment Pulmonary Tech premeasured med. inhalation dose
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
DPT Diphtheria-Pertussis-Tetanus vaccine (now DTP) Vaccine General Tech
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
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
DRD Dopa-responsive dystonia Disorder Musculosketal Tech
DRE digital rectal exam Med. Procedure Gastrointest. Tech Test
DRI Dietary Reference Intake Med. Term General Tech
DRRS Duane-radial ray syndrome (Okihiro syndrome) Disorder- Genetic ENT Tech
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 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 digital subtraction angiography Med. Equip./ Test General Tech digital subtraction angiography
DSC dynamic susceptibility contrast (imaging) (ref. MRI) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
DSCR_ Down syndrome critical region Disorder- Genetic CNS Tech
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
DSI Dual Sensory Impairment Med. Condition General Tech
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
DSPK DOSE PACK (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
dsRNA doublestranded RNA Chem. / Live Genetics Tech
DST Dexamethasone Suppression Test Med. Meas. CNS Tech ACTH suppression test;
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
DTaP Diphtheria-Tetanus-acellular Pertussis vaccine Vaccine Pediatrics Tech
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
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 Deep tendon reflex Med. Condition Musculosketal Tech Test
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
dUMP deoxyuridine monophosphate (nucleotoid) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech nucleotide- 5'-pyrophosphate of deoxyuridine
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
DVI p. atrioventricular sequential pacemaker Med. Equipment Cardiovasc. Tech impulses to the atrium & ventricle on sensed
DVT deep venous thrombosis (ref. VTE, PE) Med. Condition Venous Tech
DWM Dandy-Walker Malformation (Hydrocephalus - DWS) Disorder- Brain CNS Tech Luschka-Magendie Foramina Atresia
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. coli Escherichia coli (gram-negative, anaerobic genus) Bacteria Genitourinary Tech
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 & 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 energy of activation Med. Meas. General Tech
EAA essential amino acids Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
EAC Erythrocyte, Antibody and Complement Med. Classif. General Tech
EACA e-aminocaproic acid Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
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
EAL effective attenuation length (ref. AES & XPS) Med. Meas. General Tech Test
EAP epiallopregnanolone (corticoid hormone) Chem. / Live Genitourinary Tech 21-carbon corticoid hormone/pregnancy urine
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
ECMO extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (life support sys) Med. Equip./ Treat Hematology Tech
ECoG Electrocochleography (ear test) Med. Equip./ Test ENT Tech
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
ECS ElectroCerebral Silence (in cerebral cortex - see ECI) Med. Condition Cerebral Tech
ECS emission-computed tomography, single photon Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
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 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
EDA Anhidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia (ref. HED, CST) Disorder- Heredit Multi-organ Tech Hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia
EDC estimated date of confinement (birth date est.) Med. Term Pediatrics Tech See: Nägele rule.
EDM multiple epiphyseal dysplasia Disorder- Heredit Musculosketal Tech
EDMD Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy Disease - Genetic Musculosketal Tech Tardive Muscular Dystrophy
EDP end-diastolic pressure Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
EDRF endothelial/endothelium-derived relaxant factor Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech aka - nitric oxide
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
EDSS expanded disability status scale (ref. MS) Med. Meas. General Tech neurologic rating system for MS grades 1-10
EDTA Ethylenediamine-Tetra-Acetic Acid Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
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
EEJ Electroejaculation Med. Equip./ Proc. Genitourinary Tech
EENT Ear, Eyes, Nose and Throat Med. Term Otolaryngolic Tech Otolaryngology or Otorhinolaryngology
EERP extended endocardial resection procedure (ERP) Med. Procedure Cardiovasc. Tech endocardial fibrosis from base of a left
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 essential fatty acids Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
EFE Endocardial fibroelastosis (Endocardial Dysplasia) Disorder- Heredit Cardiovasc. Tech Fetal Endomyocardial Fibrosis
EG Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis Disease - Rare Gastrointest. Tech
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
EGTA egtazic acid (a tetracarboxylic acid chelator) Chem. Compound General Tech
Eh redox potential (oxidation-reduction potential) Med. Term General Tech
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
EHEC Enterohemorrhagic groups E. Coli Bacteria Genitourinary Tech
EHK Epidermolytic Hyperkeratosis (ref. BCIE, CIE) Disease - Genetic Dermatologic Tech DOC Ichthyosis Type
EI erythema infectiosum (B19 virus) Disease - Viral Dermatologic Tech
EIA enzyme immunoassay (ref. ELISA & EMIT) Chem. Test Endocrine Tech
EIB excercise induced bronchospasm Disorder Pulmonary Tech
EIC+ extensive (> 25%) intraductal component Med. Meas. General Tech
EIEC enteroinvasive serogroups E. coli Bacteria Genitourinary Tech
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
ELBW extremely low birth weight (14 to 35 ounces) Med. Term Pediatrics Tech
ELI Ear Level Instrument (hearing aid/instrument) Med. Equipment ENT Tech
ELISA enzyme-linked immunoabsorbent assay (EIA, EMIT) Med. Test Immunology Tech
ELS enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay Med. Test Immunology Tech
ELT Euglobulin lysis time (blood clot breakdown) Med. Meas./ Test Hematology Tech Fibrinolysis/euglobulin lysis
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 epithelial membrane antigen (protein complex) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
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
EMDR Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing Med. Procedure CNS Tech
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.
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
ENA extractable nuclear antigen Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
END Endocrine & Metabolic (Major System - Merck Sect. 10) Body System Endocrine Tech
ENG Electronystagmograph / Electronystagmography Med. Equip./ Test Ocular Tech Test
ENL erythema nodosum leprosum Disorder- System Dermatologic Tech has severe cutaneous manifestations
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
EOA esophageal obturator airway Body Component Pulmonary Tech
EOAG early open angle glaucoma Disease Ocular Tech loss of retinal ganglion cells
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
EOM Extraocular movement (Ocular motility exam) Med. Test Ocular Tech
EP endogenous pyrogen(s) (proteins) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech aka - leukocytic pyrogens
EP Evoked Potential (test) Med. Equip./ Test CNS Tech Test
EPA eicosapentaenoic acid (omega 3 fatty) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
EPD Equilibrium Peritoneal Dialysis Technique Genitourinary Tech
EPEC enteropathogenic strains E. coli Bacteria Genitourinary Tech enteropathogenic strains
EPN sulfur-containing organophosphate-anticholinsterase Chem. Compound acaricide Tech sulfur-containing organophosphate-anticholinsterase
EPO Erythropoietin (hormone - RBC regulator) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech Serum erythropoietin
EPP Erythrohepatic Protoporphyria (ref. FECH) Disorder- Metabol. Hematology Tech Erythrohepatic Protoporphyria
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
EPSP excitatory postsynaptic potential Med. Meas. General Tech transient decrease in membrane polarization
EPT Estrogen/progestin therapy (menopause reg.) Chem. Gynecologic Tech
Eq or eq equivalent Med. Term General Tech
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
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
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 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
ESD endoscopy, gastrointestinal, upper Med. Procedure Gastrointest. Tech
ESF erythropoietic stimulating factor (glycoprotein hormone) Chem / Live Genitourinary Tech erythropoietin -a glycoprotein hormone
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
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
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
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
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
EVLT Endovenous Laser Treatment (vericose veins) Med. Procedure Cardiovasc. Tech ref. ambulatory phlebectomy
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
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
F1 / F2 first filial generation / second filial generation Med. Term General Tech
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
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
FACC Fanconi's Anemia Complementation Group C Chem. / Live Hematology Tech Gene of Fanconi's anemia
FACES - R Faces Pain Scale - Revised Med. Meas. Pediatrics Tech
FACS fluorescence-activated cell sorter (flow cytometry technology) Med. Equip./ Meas. General Tech
FAD flavin adenine dinucleotide Chem. / Live General Tech coenzyme of riboflavin 5'-phosphate (FMN)
FADH flavin adenine dinucleotide Chem. / Live Hepatic/Biliary Tech
FADH2 5, 10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (enzyme) Chem. / Live General Tech
FAE fetal alcohol effects (see FAS and ARBD) Med. Condition Pediatrics Tech embryofetal alcohol syndrome
FALDH fatty aldehyde dehydrogenase 10 deficiency (see SLS) Med. Condition Dermatologic Tech
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 Syn. fever, adenitis, pharyngitis and aphthous ulcers syndrome Disorder- Unkwn. Multi-organ Tech
FAPG Familial Adenomatous Polyposis w/Extraintestinal Manifestation Disorder- Heredit Gastrointest. Tech Gardner Syndrome , Oldfield, GRS
FAS Fetal alcohol syndrome (see FAE and ARBD) Med. Condition Pediatrics Tech (brain damage & growth)
FASPS Familial advanced sleep-phase syndrome Disorder- Gene CNS Tech
FAV Facio-Auriculo-Vertebral Spectrum (Ref. OAV) Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech Goldenhar-Gorlin Syndrome
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
FCC Familial colorectal cancer Med. Term Genitourinary Tech
FCH Fetal Cystic Hygroma Disorder- Lymph Lymphatic Tech Familial Nuchal Bleb, Hygroma Colli
FCL fibulocalcaneal ligament (tissue/ankle) Body Component Musculosketal Tech
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
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
FDA fronto-dextra anterior (right frontoanterior - fetus) Med. Term Gynecologic Tech
FDC Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy (see FDC Group) Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech Pediatric Cardiomyopathy - FDC Group
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
FDNB fluoro-2, 4-dinitrobenzene (Sanger reagent) Chem. / Agent Metabolic Tech Syn: Sanger reagent
FDP fronto-dextra posterior (right frontoposterior - fetus) Med. Postion Gynecologic Tech
FDP Fibrin degradation products (ref. FSP) Med. Test Hematology Tech Test
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
FECH Ferrochelatase (enzyme) (ref. EPP) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech Focal Dermal Hypoplasia
FEF forced expiratory flow Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech the rate of airflow recorded in forced
FEL familial erythrophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis
FENa Fractional excretion of sodium Med. Meas. Hematology Tech Calculation
FEP free erythrocyte protroporphyrin (enzyme) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
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
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
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
FFM Fat-Free Mass Med. Term General Tech
FFP fresh frozen plasma Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
FFT flicker fusion threshold (aka critical fusion frequency) Med. Term General Tech
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
FGDY Faciodigitogenital Syndrome (AAS) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Aarskog-Scott Syndrome
FGN Familial Juvenile Hyperuricemic Nephropathy Disease - Heredit. Hematology Tech Familial Gouty Nephropathy
FH4 tetrahydrofolic acid (coenzyme F) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
FHS Floating-Harbor Syndrome (Pelletier-Leisti syndrome) Disorder- Unknw. Musculosketal Tech Pelletier-Leisti syndrome
FIA fluoresence or fluorescent immunoassay Chem. Test Endocrine Tech
FID free induction decay (MRI decay curve) Med. Meas. General Tech
FIGLU formiminoglutamic acid Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
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
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. fluid Med. Term General Tech
FLA fronto-laeva anterior (left frontoanterior - fetus) Med. Term Gynecologic Tech
FLP fronto-laeva posterior (left frontoposterior - fetus) Med. Term Gynecologic Tech
FLT fronto-laeva transversa (left frontotransverse - fetus) Med. Term Gynecologic Tech
Fm Fermium (at - 100) (aw - 257) Chem. Element General Tech
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
FMH fetomaternal hemorrhage Med. Condition Hematology Tech
FMLH familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis Disorder- Inherit. Multi-organ Tech aka - familial erythrophagocytic
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
FMR1 fragile X syndrome Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech
FMRP Familial Mental Retardation Protein (>FMR1 gene) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech
FNA fine needle aspiration biopsy Med. Procedure General Tech
FNAB fine needle aspiration biopsy Med. Procedure General Tech
FND Frontonasal dysplasia Disorder- Unknw. Musculosketal Tech Median Cleft Face Syndrome
FNH focal nodular hyperplasia (asymptomatic tumor) Med. Condition Hepatic/Biliary Tech
FNTC fine needle transhepatic cholangiography Med. Equip./ Test Hepatic/Biliary Tech fine needle transhepatic cholangiography
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
FOD Fatty Oxidation Disorders Disorder- Genetic Metabolic Tech
FODH Focal Dermal Hypoplasia (Goltz-Gorlin Syndrome) Disorder- Genetic Dermatologic Tech Focal Dermato-Phalangeal Dysplasia
FOP Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech Stone Man (Obsolete)
fp freezing point (32 F, 0 C, 273.15 K) Med. Meas. General Tech
FPA Fibrinopeptide A blood test Med. Test Hematology Tech test
FPG Fasting Plasma Glucose test (pre-diabetes) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech 100 to 125 mg/dl glucose level = pre-d.
FPL Fluorescent Pulsed Light Med. Technique Dermatologic Tech www.medicalbiocare.com
FPLC fast protein liquid chromatography Med.Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
FPO Faciopalatoosseous Syndrome (Types I & II) (ref. OPD) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Otopalatodigital syndrome type I and II
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
Fr Francium (at - 87) (aw - 223) Chem. Element General Tech
FRAXA Fragile X Syndrome (Martin-Bell Syndrome) Disorder- Neuro Multi-organ Tech X-linked Mental Retardation & Macroorchidism
FRC Functional residual capacity Med.Term / Meas. Pulmonary Tech lung volume measurement
FRDA Friedreich's Ataxia (Freidreich's Tabes) Disorder- Neuro Multi-organ Tech Spinal Ataxia, Hereditofamilial
FRH follitropin-releasing hormone Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech follitropin-releasing hormone
FRNS Fryns syndrome Disorder- Heredit. Multi-organ Tech Congenital
FRS first rank symptom(s) Med. Term General Tech
FSD female sexual dysfunction Med. Term Genitourinary Tech
FSF fibrin stabilizing factor (f. XIII) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
FSG focal segmental glomerulonephritis Disease Genitourinary Tech
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
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 foam stability index (ref. TLC and L/S) Med. Term General Tech
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 Freeman-Sheldon syndrome Disorder- Unknw. Musculosketal Tech Whistling face syndrome
ft foot or feet Med. Meas. General Tech
FTA-ABS fluorescent treponemal antibody-absorption (test) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
FTI Free Thyroxine Index Med. Meas. Endocrine Tech
FTLD FrontoTemporal Lobar Degeneration Med. Condition Cerebral Tech www.neurology.org/cgi/content/abstract
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
FVC forced vital capacity Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
GAN Giant Axonal Neuropathy (ref. HSMN) Disorder- Genetic CNS Tech hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy
GAPD glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase Chem./ Live Metabolic Tech enzyme of the oxidoreductase class
GAS Group A Streptococcal Disease - CDC Disease - Bacteri. Pulmonary Tech www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/diseaseinfo
GAT guanine adenine thymidine Chem./ Live Metabolic Tech
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.
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
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
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
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
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 Germanium (at - 32) (aw - 72.64) Chem. Element General Tech
GE reflux Gastroesophageal reflux (Chalasia) Med. Condition Gastrointest. Tech
GEN GENERATOR (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
GENETOX Genetic Toxicology Data Bank NLM H.I. Data Base Fed. Tech
GEO Gene Expression Omnibus - (NCBI / NLM) HHS Database Fed. Tech www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/geo
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
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 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
GHD Growth Hormone Deficiency Disorder- Genetic Metabolic Tech
GHIH growth hormone inhibiting hormone (Ref. GIF, SRIF) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
GHPC Geographic Helicoid Peripapillary Choroidopathy Disorder- Unknw. Ocular Tech Serpiginous Choroiditis
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
GI Gastrointestinal - (Major System - Merck Sect. 2) Body System Gastrointest. Tech
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
GIP gastric inhibitory polypeptide (hormone - mw 5165) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech (includes 43 amino acids)
GIST GastroIntestinal Stromal Tumor. Disease - Cancer Gastrointest. Tech KIT or PDGFR gene dysfunction
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
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
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 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 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
GM-CFS granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
GMK Green monkey kidney cell culture (rubella virus) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
GMP guanylic acid (guanosine monophosphate) (ref. XMP) Chem./ Live Metabolic Tech guanine ribonucleotide, guanosine 5c
GMS Gomori methenamine-silver stain Chem. Compound Hematology Tech Gomori methenamine-silver stain
GN glomerulonephritis (ref. MPGN) Disease Genitourinary Tech
GNF Gram-negative folliculitis Med. Condition Dermatologic Tech
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.
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 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
GPI Gingival-Periodontal Index Med. Standard Dental Tech Gingival-Periodontal Index.
GPRA General Progressive Retinal Atrophy Med. Condition Ocular Tech
GPRV Gylcoprotein Antigen of the Rabies Virus Chem. / Live General Tech
GPT glutamic-pyruvic transaminase (ref. SGPT) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech alanine transaminase
GPUT Galactose-1-phosphate uridyl transferase Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
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
GRAS generally recognized as safe Med. Term General Tech
GRASS gradient-recalled acquisition in the steady state Med. Term General Tech
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
GS Gerstmann Syndrome (Gerstmann Tetrad) Disorder- Neuro Cerebral Tech Developmental Gerstmann Syndrome
GSA genotypic selection assay Med. Meas. General Tech
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
GSH glutathione synthetase (ref. GSSG) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
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. [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
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
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)
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
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 Gynecology & Obstetrics (Major System- Merck Sect. 18) Body System Gynecologic Tech
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 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.s. [L.] hora somni - before sleep or at bedtime Rx Term General Tech
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
HACA human anti chimeric antibodies Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech http://riley.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.p
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
HBIG Hepatitis B immune globulin Chem. Injection Hepatic/Biliary Tech
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 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 hog cholera (now aka classical swine fever) Disease General Tech
HCA Hypothalamic Chronic Anovulation Disorder Gynecologic Tech
HCB hexachlorobenzene Chem./Hazardous Hepatic/Biliary Tech was pesticde until 1965
HCBT Hepatitis B Core Total Med. Meas. General Tech
HCC 25-hydroxycholecalciferol Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
HCC Hepatocellular Carcinoma Disease - Cancer Hepatic/Biliary Tech Hepatocellular Carcinoma - Liver cancer
hcca-info www.hcca-info.org Tech
HCG or hCG human chorionic gonadotropin (hormone) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech Test - Beta-HCG urine test
HCH Hypochrondroplasia Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech
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 -Tech General Tech www.cms.hhs.gov/MedHCPCSGenInfo/
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
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
HDL high-density lipoprotein (HDL1, 2, 3) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
HDL-C High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
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
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
Healthfinder www.healthfinder.gov Tech
Healthline www.healthline.com Tech
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
hEGF human epidermal growth factor. Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
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
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
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
HETE hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid. Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech arachidonic acid metabolites produced
HEV Hepatitis E virus Disease Hepatic/Biliary Tech
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 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
HFJV high-frequency jet ventilation Procedure Pulmonary Tech
HFM Hemifacial Microsomia (Ref. OAV, FAV & Goldenhar Syndrome) Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech Goldenhar-Gorlin Syndrome
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 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
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
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
HHRH Hypophosphatasia Disorder- Heredit Musculosketal Tech Hypercalciuric Rickets
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 hemagglutination inhibition assay (HAI) (Serologic test) Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech Test
HIB or Hib Haemophilus influenza type b Disease - viral Multi-organ Tech
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
HILIC-MS hydrophilic interaction chromatography-mass spectrometry Med. Equipment General Tech
HIM Hyper-IgM Syndrome (ref. IHIS, IMD3) Disorder- Genetic Immunology Tech Immunodeficiency with Increased IgM
HIP Hot Isostatic Pressing (prosthetic mfg. process) Med. Equip./ Proc. General Tech Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP
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
HIT heparin-induced thrombocytopenia Disease Hematology Tech thromboembolic disease
HIT home infusion therapy Med. Treatment Pharmaceutic Tech
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV-1 & HIV-2) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech Test
HivManage www.hivmanagement.org Tech
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
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
HMDP hydroxymethylene diphosphonate (ref. HDP) Chem. compound Musculosketal Tech bone imaging w. technetium 99m
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 Hypomelanosis of Ito (ref. IPA, ITO) Disorder- Unknw. Dermatologic Tech Incontinenti Pigmenti Achromians
HMM hexamethylmelamine (aka - altretamine) Chem. Compound General Tech antineoplastic agent for ovarian carcinoma
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
HPN home parenteral nutrition Med. Procedure Metabolic Tech
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 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
HPTA hepatopoietin A (hepatocyte mitogen) (ref. HGF) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech a potent mitogen and inducer of hepatocyte
HPV Human Papilloma Virus - Genital Warts Disease - viral Genitourinary Tech Genital warts
HRA high right atrial Med. Term Cardiovasc. Tech
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
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 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 human serum albumin (protein) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
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
HSDD Hyoactive Sexual Desire Disorder Med. Condition Gynecologic Tech
HSE Herpes Simplex Encephalitis (source - HSV) Disorder- Viral Cerebral Tech Herpetic Meningoencephalitis
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
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
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 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
HSR homogeneously staining regions (on chromosomes) Med. Term Genetics Tech long unbanded regions on chromosomes by gene amplification
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
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
hU or hu dihydrouridine Chem. General Tech dihydrouridine
HUBC Human Umbilical Cord Blood Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
hud.gov.about www.hud.gov/about/acronyms.cfm Tech
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
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.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 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
IAHA immune adherence hemagglutination assay Med. Meas. General Tech see immune adherence
IAHS infection-associated hemophagocytic syndrome Med. Condition Hematology Tech
IAP intermittent acute porphyria Disorder- Unknw. Hematology Tech
IAP p. inhibitor of apoptosis protein Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech proteins inhibiting caspase activity
IAPP Islet amyloid polypeptide or Amylin (protein) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech 37–amino acid polypeptide
IB inclusion bodies (aka intranuclear inclusions) Disease - Viral Multi-organ Tech bodies occurring in cytoplasm & nuclei of
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
IBD Intrahepatic Bile Duct Body Component Hepatic/Biliary Tech
IBD Inflammatory Bowel Disease Disease Gastrointest. Tech
IBF immunoglobulin-binding factor Chem. substance Endocrine Tech
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
IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome Disease Gastrointest. Tech
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
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-
ICBG Iliac Crest Bone Graft Med. Procedure Musculosketal Tech
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-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. 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. Tech www.cdc.gov/nchs
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
ICF intracellular fluid Body fluid Metabolic Tech
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
ICHPPC International Classification of Health Problems in Primary Care Med. Standard Fed. / Internat. Tech
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
ICM inner cell mass Body component Embryonic Tech
ICM intercellular matrix (cell fibers, proteins) (see ECM) Chem. / Live Musculosketal Tech glycosaminoglycans & basement membranes
ICMA immunochemiluminometric assay Med. Meas. Endocrine Tech http://www.icn.ch/abouticn.htm
ICP Intracranial pressure Med. Meas. Cerebral Tech pressure of the subarachnoidal fluid
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
Icterus Jaundice Med. Condition Multi-organ Tech
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
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
IDET Intradiscal electrothermic therapy Med. Procedure Musculosketal Tech Test
IDH isocitric dehydrogenase, blood Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
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
IDT imperfectly descended testis (Cryptorchidism) (UDT) Med. Condition Genitourinary Tech Cryptorchidism
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
IEMA immunoenzymometric assay Med. Meas. Immunology Tech
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
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
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
Ig Immunoglobulin (plasma cells & lymphocyte protein) (IgA, etc.) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech 5 classes: IgM - IgG - IgA - IgD - IgE
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
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)
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
IHC Immunohistochemistry H.I. Term Hematology Tech
IHD ischemic heart disease. Disease Cardiovasc. Tech acute or chronic cardiac disabilities group
IHIS Hyper-IgM Syndrome (ref. HIM, IMD3) Disorder- Genetic Immunology Tech Immunodeficiency with Increased IgM
IHSS Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis (HCM, ASH) Disorder- Genetic Cardiovasc. Tech
IHSS Multiple abbreviations - see medical data bases General General Tech
IJP inhibitory junction potential Med. Meas./ Test Musculosketal Tech hyperpolarization of smooth muscle
IL Interleukin (Types IL-1, IL-2, thru IL-18) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
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
ILF Idiopathic / Interstital Lung Fibrosis Med. Cond. Pulmonary Tech
ILF Multiple abbreviations - see medical data bases Reference General Tech
ILR Implantable Loop Recorder Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
ILT infectious laryngotracheitis Disease ENT Tech
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
IMFP electron inelastic mean free path (ref. AES & XPS) Med. Meas. General Tech
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
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 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
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 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
INR International Normalized Ratio (ref. ISI) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
IO intraosseous Med. Procedure General Tech
IOIS Idiopathic orbital inflamatory syndrome Disorder- Unknw. Ocular Tech
IOL phakic intraocular lenses H.I. Equip. Ocular Tech
IOP intraocular pressure Med. Meas. Ocular Tech
IORT intraoperative radiation / radiotherapy Med. Procedure General Tech single high dose of radiation during surgery
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 Incontinenti Pigmenti Achromians (Hypomelanosis of ITO - HMI) Disorder- Unknw. Dermatologic Tech Hypomelanosis of Ito
IPC Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Procedure Pulmonary Tech
IPD Intermittent Peritoneal Dialysis Procedure Genitourinary Tech
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
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
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
Ir Iridium (at - 77) (aw - 192.217) Chem. Element General Tech
IR Interventional radiology Med. Procedure General Tech
IRC indirect radionuclide cystogram (ref. DRC, MCU, DUSC) Med. Equip./ Test Genitourinary Tech pediatric
IRD Immune Renal Disease Disease Genitourinary Tech
IRDS Infant Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ref. RDS) Disorder Pulmonary Tech Hyaline Membrane Disease
IRF6 Disorder interferon regulatory factor 6-related disorders (VWS - PPS) Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech Van der Woude syndrome (VWS)
IRIS Integrated Risk Information System - NLM H.I. Data Base Fed. Tech
IRMA immunoradiometric assay Med. Meas. Endocrine Tech variant of radioimmunoassay
IRT Immunoreactive trypsinogen (pancreas enzyme) (CF) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech Cystic fibrosis screening - neonatal
IRV inspiratory reserve volume Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech max. inhaled gas from the end-inspiratory
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
ISH isolated systolic hypertension Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
ISI International Sensitivity Index (ref. INR) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
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
ITC In-the-canal (ear canal hearing aid) Med. Equipment ENT Tech
ITC Immunotoxicology Med. Term General Tech
ITE In-the-ear (hearing aid) Med. Equipment ENT Tech
ITER International Toxicity Estimates for Risk - NLM H.I. Data Base Fed. Tech
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 inosine 5'-triphosphate (a nucleotide) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech the 5'-triphosphate of inosine
ITP Immunologic (Idiopathic) Thrombocytopenic Purpura Disease Hematology Tech Werlhof disease
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
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
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
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
IVUS Intravascular ultrasound Med. Equip./ Test General Tech Ultrasound Test
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
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
JCML Juvenile Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (see JMML) Disease Hematology Tech Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia
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
JGA Juxtaglomerular apparatus (ref. RAAS) Body component Genitourinary Tech
JIP juvenile intestinal polyposis Disease - Genetic Gastrointest. Tech
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
Joint, AC acromioclavicular joint Body component Musculosketal Tech
Joint, TM mandible joint Body component Musculosketal Tech
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
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
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
kcal kilocalorie (food calorie) Med. Meas. Metabolic Tech heat for 1 kg water - 1 degree Celsius rise
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
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 Keratitis- Ichthyosis-Deafness syndrome (ref. DOC Ict.) Disease - Genetic Dermatologic Tech DOC Ichthyosis Type
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 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
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
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 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 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
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 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
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 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 Lupus Associated Membrane Protein Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
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
LASER Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation Med. Equipment Optical Tech
LASIK Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis Med. Procedure Ocular Tech
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
LBF Lactobacillus bulgaricus factor (ref. pantothenic acid) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech pantothenic acid synthesis product
LBP lower back pain Med. Term Musculosketal Tech
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
LCAT Lecithin cholesterol acyltansferase (enzyme) Chem. / Live Hepatic/Biliary Tech
LCAT defic. Lecithin cholesterol acyltansferase deficiency Disorder- Genetic Metabolic Tech enzyme deficiency
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
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 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
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
LDRP labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum room Med. Facility Gynecologic Tech
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
LEEP loop electrosurgical excision procedure Med. Procedure General Tech loop electrocautery excision procedure
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 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
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
LHE Light & Heat Energy Med. Equip./ Proc. Dermatologic Tech
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 Lithium (at - 3) (aw - 6.941) Chem. Element General Tech
LIA leukemia-associated inhibitory activity Med. Term Metabolic Tech inhibition of normal marrow cells of
LIF leukocyte inhibitory factor (lymphokine ) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
LIF left iliac fossa Med. Condition Musculosketal Tech large concave area occurring in the ilium
lig. ligament or ligamentum Body component Musculosketal Tech
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 Liquid Injectable Silicone Chem.- Restricted General Tech
LIT Lymphocyte immune therapy Med. Procedure Gynecologic Tech
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 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
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
LMN Lower Motor Neuron Disease Med. Condition CNS Tech
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
LMS Laurence-Moon Syndrome Disorder- Heredit. Multi-organ Tech Bardet-Biedl Syndrome
LMs Lymphatic malformations Disorder- Unknw. Lymphatic Tech Cystic Hygromas, Included
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 natural logarithm (normally natural base e - aka log e) Med. Meas. General Tech
LN2 liquid nitrogen (-200C / -320F) Chem. Element General Tech
LNPF lymph node permeability factor (vasoactive factor) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech vasoactive factor from tissue - lymph nodes
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
LOCA low osmolar contrast agent (see LOCM) Chem. Compound General Tech low osmolar contrast agent
LOCM low osmolar contrast medium (see LOCA) Chem. Compound General Tech low osmolar contrast medium
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
LOP left occipitoposterior (fetus position) (ROP) Med. Position Gynecologic Tech l. occipitoposterior position - maternal pelvis
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
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
LPO left posterior oblique (radiographic projection) (RPO) Med. Term General Tech
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 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.
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
LRP Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy Med. Procedure Reproductive Tech Radical retropubic prostatectomy
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 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
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
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
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
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
L-Trypto Eosinophilia Myalgia Syndrome Disorder- Unknw. Multi-organ Tech
LTT Localized Thermal Therapy Med. Treatment General Tech www.thermotekusa.com
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
Lupus autoimmune inflammatory skin disease Disease Musculosketal Tech
LUQ left upper quadrant of the abdomen (spleen +) Body component Gastrointest. Tech
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
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
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. 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
MA mentoanterior position (fetus / pelvic) (ref. LMA, RMA) Med. Position Gynecologic Tech
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
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 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
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)
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
MAGPI meatoplasty and glanuloplasty (surgery) Med. Procedure Genitourinary Tech chordee surgical correction of hypospadias
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
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 Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (see IBD) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
MAP Mean Arterial Pressure Med. Meas. Hematology Tech brachial artery average pressure over
MAPs microtubule-associated proteins Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech microtubule-associated proteins
MAQC MicroArray Quality Control Med. Program General Tech
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
MAT Multifocal Atrial Tachycardia Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
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
MBC minimum bactericidal concentration Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
MBD Minimal Brain Dsyfunction Med. Condition General Tech
MBL mannan binding lectin Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
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
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
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 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
MCHC mean corpuscular Hb concentration (ref. RBC / norm. 32 - 36%) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
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 MICRON (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
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
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 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
MDA methylene dioxyamphetamine Chem. / Drug CNS Tech
MDA mento-dextra anterior (fetus position) Med. Condition Gynecologic Tech right mentoanterior fetus position
MDCT Multidetector Computed Tomography Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
MDD Major depressive disorder Disorder- Unknw. Psychiatric Tech
MdDS Mal de debarquement syndrome (re "motion") Disorder- Unknw. Vestibular Tech unresponsive "motion" balance
MDF myocardial depressant factor (peptide ) Chem. / Live Cardiovasc. Tech
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 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 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 Myelodysplastic syndrome (7 types) (bone marrow ref.) Disorder Hematology Tech
MDS Microsponge Delivery System Med. Equipment Dermatologic Tech www.chemweb.com
MDT mento-dextra transversa (fetus position) Med. Condition Gynecologic Tech right mentotransverse fetus position
MDT Multi-Drug Therapy Med. Technique General Tech
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
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
MedicineNet www.MedicineNet.com (part of WebMD Network) Tech
Medilexicon www.medilexicon.com Tech
Meditrans. http://meditrans.stedmans.com/ Tech
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
MEP maximal expiratory pressure Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech
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 www.merck.com/mmhe Tech
MerckSource www.mercksource.com Tech
MERFF myoclonus epilepsy assoc. with ragged red fibers Disorder- Genetic CNS - Multi Tech Fukuhara Syndrome
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
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
MFC Mosfet-Frequency-Coil device Med. Equipment Experimental Tech
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
MFP Multi Frequency Processing (ref. CR) Med. Meas. General Tech MFP (Multi Frequency Processing
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
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 Malignant Hyperthermia Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Hyperthermia of Anesthesia
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
MHC major histocompatibility complex (gene cluster incl. HLA) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
MHE Multiple Hereditary Exostoses (ref. HME, EXT) Disorder- Heredit. Musculosketal Tech
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
MIM Mendelian Inheritance in Man Med. Standard General Tech Mendelian Inheritance in Man
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 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 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
MIT monoiodotyrosine (iodinated amino acid) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech intermediate in thyroidal biosynthesis
MJD Machado-Joseph Disease (spinocerebellar ataxia) Disorder- Heredit. CNS Tech Nigrospinodentatal Degeneration
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 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
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 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 tubular structures
MM MILLIMETER (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
mm millimolar (S1 system unit) Med. Meas. General Tech concentration of 1 millimole per liter
mM millimole (S1 system unit) Med. Meas. General Tech
MM virus encephalomyocarditis virus strain Disease - Viral Multi-organ Tech
MMIHS megacystis-microcolon–intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome Disease - Heredit. Genitourinary Tech bladder & colon impact (aka Berdon s.)
MMK Marshall-Marchetti-Krantz operation (ref. TVT) Med. Procedure Genitourinary Tech Urethral suspension ; Pubo-vaginal sling
MMMT malignant mixed müllerian tumor Disease - Cancer General Tech or malignant mixed mesodermal tumor.
mmol millimole (S1 system unit) Med. Meas. General Tech
MMOLE MILLIMOLE (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
MMP matrix metalloproteinase Chem. / Live Pulmonary Tech
MMP Mucous membrane pemphigoid (ref. CP) Disorder- rare Immunology Tech Cicatricial Pemphigoid
MMPI Minnesota multiphasic personality inventory Med. Report Psychiatric Tech
MMR Measles, mumps and rubella virus vaccine live Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
MMR Megalocornea-Mental Retardation Syndrome Disease - Genetic Multi-organ Tech Neuhauser Syndrome
MMRV Measles, mumps, rubella & varicella virus vaccine live Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
MMSE Mini Mental-Status Examination Med. Test Cerebral Tech
Mn Manganese (at - 25) (aw - 54.938049) Chem. Element General Tech
MND motor neuron disease Disease - Unknw. CNS Tech
MNGIE Mitochondrial Neurogastrointestinal Encephapathy syndrome Disorder Gastrointest. Tech
MNS Melnick-Needles Syndrome (Osteodysplasty) Disease - Genetic Musculosketal Tech Osteodysplasty of Melnick and Needles
MNSs See blood group & antigen indices Med. Term Hematology Tech
MNT medical nutrition therapy Med. Procedure Gastrointest. Tech
Mo Molybdenum (at - 42) (aw - 95.96(2)) Chem. Element General Tech ref. IUPAC
mo month Med. Meas. General Tech
MOAA/S Modified Observer's Assessment of Alertness/Sedation Med. Term General Tech
MoAB / MoAb Monoclonal Antibody (cancer cell locator & binder) Chem. Compound Metabolic Tech lab substance that locates & binds to
MOD mesiodistocclusal (ref. 3 surface cavity./prep. - molar) Med. Term Dental Tech three-surface cavity/preparation/restoration
MODY maturity-onset diabetes of the young Disorder Endocrine Tech type 2 diabetes mellitus autosomal dominant
mol wt molecular weight Med. Meas. General Tech
MOM multiples of the median Med. Meas. General Tech
MOPP mechlorethamine, oncovin, procarbazine, prednisone Chem. Compound Chemotherap. Tech ref. HN2 and nitrogen mustard (mustargen)
MORA Mandibular Orthopedic Repositioning Device H.I. Equip. Orthopedic Tech
MOS Myelofibrosis-Osteosclerosis (see AMM, PMF) Disorder-Unknw. Musculosketal Tech Myelofibrosis, Idopathic
mOsm milliosmole (10-3 of a osmole) Med. Meas. General Tech one thousandth (10-3) of an osmole
MOTT mycobacteria other than tubercle bacilli (Runyon) Chem. / Live General Tech nontuberculous mycobacteria
MP Mercaptopurine (leukemia treatment +) Chem. / Drug Hematology Tech
MP Molecular Pathology Med. Discipline General Tech
mp melting point Med. Meas. General Tech
MPA medroxyprogesterone acetate (hormone) Chem. / Live Gynecologic Tech
MPCA macrophage-procoagulant activity Med. Meas. Immunology Tech
MPD maximum permissible dose Chem. Meas. General Tech largest amount of ionizing radiation without
MPD myofascial pain-dysfunction syndrome Disorder Musculo-Ortho Tech Orthodontic
MPD myeloproliferative disorder (ET, PV, CML, AMM) Disorder Hematology Tech myeloproliferative disorder group
MPGN membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (Types I, II, III) Disease Genitourinary Tech ref. GN
MPGN2 Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis Type II Disorder- Unkwn. Hepatic/Biliary Tech dense liver deposit disease
MPIF macrophage procoagulant-inducing factor Med. Meas. Immunology Tech
MPO myeloperoxidase Chem. / Live Genitourinary Tech
MPP+ 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium Chem. Compound General Tech
MPR Multiplanar Reconstruction (CT technique) Med. Technique General Tech
MPR Multifetal Pregnancy Reduction(s) Procedure - Surg. Gynecologic Tech
MPS mononuclear phagocyte system Chem. / Live General Tech blood monocytes (macrophage cells)
MPS Mucopolysaccharidoses (lysomal group disorders) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech MPS I thru MPS IX
MPS I H Hurler Disease Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Mucopolysaccharidosis - lysomal group
MPS I H/S Hurler/Scheie Syndrome Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Mucopolysaccharidosis - lysomal group
MPS I S Scheie Syndrome Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Mucopolysaccharidosis - lysomal group
MPS II Hunter Syndrome Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Mucopolysaccharidosis - lysomal group
MPS III A - D Sanfillipo Syndrome (MPS III A, B, C and D) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Mucopolysaccharidosis - lysomal group
MPS IV A,B Morquio Syndrome (MPS IV A and B) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Mucopolysaccharidosis - lysomal group
MPS IX Hyaluronidase Deficiency Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Mucopolysaccharidosis - lysomal group
MPS V (obsolete) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Mucopolysaccharidosis - lysomal group
MPS VI Maroteaux-Lamy Syndrome Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Mucopolysaccharidosis - lysomal group
MPS VII Sly Syndrome (see GUSB) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Mucopolysaccharidosis - lysomal group
MPS VIII (obsolete) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Mucopolysaccharidosis - lysomal group
MPTP 1-methyl 4-phenyl 1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine Chem. Compound General Tech Piperidine derivative causes irreversible sym
MR Mitral Regurgitation Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech blood backflow from left ventricle into the
MR Mental Retardation Med. Condition Psychiatric Tech
MR Magnetic Resonance Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
mR milliroentgen (10-3 of a roentgen) Med. Meas. General Tech one thousandth (10-3) of a roentgen
MR/DD Mental Retardation / Developmental Disability Med. Condition Psychiatric Tech
MRA Magnetic Resonance Angiography Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
mrad millirad Med. Meas. General Tech one thousandth (10-3) of a rad
MRC Medical Research Council (units) Med. Standard General Tech
MRCP Magnetic Resonance Cholangio-Pancreatography Med. Equip./ Test Hepatic/Biliary Tech
MRD Minimal residual disease Disease / Test Cancer Tech
MRD Minumum reacting dose Med. Meas. General Tech
MRDM Malnutrition-related diabetes mellitus Disease Endocrine Tech aka tropical or tropical pancreatic d. mellitus
mrem millirem Med. Meas. General Tech one thousandth (10-3) of a rem
MRHD maximum recommended human dose H.I. Term General Tech
MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging / Imagery Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
mRNA Messenger RNA (translates DNA genetic code into amino acids) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech RNA molecules - n. 400 to 10000 bases long
MRS Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome (facial edema) Disorder- Neuro Dermatologic Tech Cheilitis Granulomatosa
MRS brain magnetic resonance spectra Med. Meas. Cerebral Tech
MRSA Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus - CDC Disease - Bacteri. Multi-organ Tech www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases
MRSI Magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
MRT Mean residence time Drug Meas. General Tech
MRT Magnetic Resonance Tomography (now MRI) Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
MS Multiple Sclerosis (demyelination) Disease - Neuro CNS Tech oligodendrocytes & axons impact
MS Mitral Stenosis Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
MS Mass spectrometry Med. Equip./ Test Molecular Tech
MS/MS tandem mass spectrometry Med. Test Pediatrics Tech ion fragmentation then mass spectra
MSA thyroid microsomal autoantibodies Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
MSA multiple system atrophy (Ref. OPCA, SDS, SND & SCA) Disorder- Neuro CNS / ANS Tech sporadic olivopontocerebellar atrophy
MSAFP Maternal Serum Alpha-Fetaprotein test Med. Test Hematology Tech Test
MSAP maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
MSBP Munchhausen syndrome by proxy Disorder Unkn. Psychiatric Tech
MSCT Multi-slice Computed Tomography (CT) Med. Equip./ Test General Tech Test
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet(s) H.I. Data System General Tech
MSG Monosodium glutamate (Na salt of amino acid glutamic acid) Chem. Compound Multi-organ Tech Glutamate-induced asthma
MSH a' & b'-melanocyte stimulating hormone (peptide) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech a non-human melanotropic peptide
MSK Musculoskeletal radiology Med. Equip./ Treat General Tech
MSL Multiple Symmetric Lipomatosis (Madelung's disease) Disorder- Metabol. Endocrine Tech Launois-Bensaude syndrome
MSL midsternal line Med. Meas. Musculosketal Tech line through middle of the sternum
MSLO Medical Safety Laser Officer Med. Title General Tech per ANSI and JCAHO requirements
MSLT multiple sleep latency test Med. Test General Tech measure of physiological sleepiness
MSM methylsulfonylmethane Chem. General Tech
MSM Men who have Sex with Men (ref. HAB / HRSA) Med. Term General Tech http://hab.hrsa.gov/special/ocp_index.htm
MSS Marshall-Smith Syndrome (rapid maturation) Disorder- Unknw. Musculosketal Tech Do not confuse w/ "Marshall" Syndrome
MST Multiple Subpial Transection (shallow cuts in brain tissue) Med. Procedure Cerebral Tech
MSTN Myostatin gene (growth factor family protein) Chem. / Live Musculosketal Tech
MSU monosodium urate (crystals) Disease Musculosketal Tech
MSU midstream urine culture Med. Meas. Genitourinary Tech
MSUD Maple Syrup Urine Disease (ref. BCKD) Disorder- Heredit. Genitourinary Tech Branched Chain Ketonuria I
Mt Meitnerium (at - 109) (aw - 276) Chem. Element General Tech
MTAC mass transfer–area coefficient Med. Meas. General Tech permeability of a dialysis membrane
MTC medullary carcinoma of the thyroid Disorder - cancer Endocrine Tech Thyroid - medullary carcinoma
MTCT Mother to Child Transmission (ref. PTMC) Med. Condition General Tech see PTMC
MTD maximum tolerated dose Chem. Meas. General Tech
MTD Metastic Trophoblastic Disease Disease Gynecologic Tech
mtDNA mitochondrial DNA Chem. / Live Genetics Tech DNA of mitochondrial chromosome
MTM1 Myotubular Myopathy Type 1 Disorder- Unknw. Musculosketal Tech X-linked Recessive Centronuclear Myopathy
MTP metatarsophalangeal joint (hand) Body Component Musculosketal Tech
MTP Defic. Microsomal Triglyceride Transfer Protein Deficiency (see ABL) Disorder- Heredit. Multi-organ Tech Abetalipoproteinemia
MTT mean transit time Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
MTWA Microvolt T-Wave Alternans Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
MTX Methotrexate (antometabolite / folic acid antagonist) Chem. / Live Cancer Tech 1200 mOsm/kg H2O.
mU milliunit Med. Meas. General Tech one thousandth (10-3) of a standard unit
MU megaunits (ref. drug dosage term) Med. Meas. General Tech
MUAP motor unit action potential (aka MUP) Med. Meas. Musculosketal Tech (ref. motor neuron)
MUC maximum urinary concentration (about 1200 mOsm/kg H2O) Med. Meas. Genitourinary Tech
MUGA MUtiple Gated Acquisition scan Med. Equip./ Test Cardiovasc. Tech equilibrium radionuclide angiocardiography
MUP motor unit potential (aka MUAP) Med. Meas. Musculosketal Tech sum of the recorded action potentials
MURCS Assoc. Mullerian-Renal-Cervicothoracic Somite Abnormalities Disorder- Unknw. Multi-organ Tech Mullerian Duct-Renal-Cervic.-Upper Limb
MUS Musculosketal & Connective Tissue - (Merck Sect. 4) Body System Musculosketal Tech
MUTYH See MYH Chem. / Live Gastrointest. Tech
MV mitral valve (left atrioventricular valve ) Body component Cardiovasc. Tech aka bicuspid valve
MV megavolt Med. Meas. General Tech
MV minute volume (lung gas qty./minute) Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech lung gas quantity per minute
MVA manual vacuum aspiration - IHS Med. Procedure Gynecologic Tech www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms
MVA Motor vehicle accident Med. Term General Tech
M-VAC methotrexate, vinblastine, doxorubicin and cisplatin Chemotherapy Cancer Tech cancer chemotherapy regimen
MVI Multivitamin Chem. General Tech
MVP Mitral Valve Prolapse (Syndrome) Disease Cardiovasc. Tech
MVV Maximal or Maximum Voluntary Ventilation Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech aka maximal breathing capacity
MW or mw molecular weight Med. Meas. General Tech
MWS Mowat-Wilson syndrome (Mental Retard./ Facial) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Hirschsprung Disease - gastrointestinal
MWS Marden-Walker Syndrome (Connective Tissue Disorder) Disorder- Heredit. Multi-organ Tech Connective Tissue Disorder, Marden-Walker
My myopia (nearsightedness) Disorder- Heredit. Ocular Tech
MYH repair gene - trigger for hereditary colon cancer syndrome Chem. / Live Gastrointest. Tech
N Nitrogen (at - 7) (aw - 14.007) Chem. Element General Tech
N NORMAL (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
N number, or neutron number, or Avogadro's number Med. Meas. General Tech
N newton (S1 unit of force on a mass in a vacuum) Med. Meas. General Tech 1 kg accelerating at 1m/sec. squared
N normal (strength of solution - N/4 = 0.25N) Med. Meas. General Tech e.g. N/4 = 0.25 N = quarter normal
n chromosome number (haploid), or refractive index Med. Meas. General Tech
n nano- , or refractive index, or neutron. Med. Term General Tech
n.b. [L.] nota bene - Note well H.I. Term General Tech
N/A NOT APPLICABLE (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
Na sodium (at - 11) (aw - 22.990) Chem. Element General Tech
NA neuraminidase (surface glycoproteins) Disease - viral Pulmonary Tech
NA numerical aperture (microscope objective lens) Med. Equip./ Meas. General Tech measure of the efficiency of a microscope
Na Avogadro number symbol Med. Meas. General Tech
NaCl Sodium chloride Chem. / Test Hematology Tech
NaCN Sodium Cyanide - CDC Chem./ Salt General Tech http://emergency.cdc.gov/agent/cyanide
NAD nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (coenzyme) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) coupled
NAD No active disease / No appreciable disease Med. Term General Tech
NAD+ aldehyde dehydrogenase Chem. Hematology Tech
NAD+ oxidized form of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
NADH reduced form of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech was aka DPN -diphosphopyridine nucleotide
NADP nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (coenzyme) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech NMN coupled by pyrophosphate linkage to
NADP+ reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADP) Chem. Metabolic Tech
NADPH oxidized nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADP) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech was aka triphosphopyridine nucleotide (TPN).
NAFLD Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (ref. NASH) Disease - Unknw. Hepatic/Biliary Tech
NAG narrow angle glaucoma Disease Ocular Tech
NAGS N-acetylglutamate synthetase deficiency Disorder- Genetic Metabolic Tech Hyperammonemia Due to N-Acetylglutamate
NALD neonatal adrenoleukodystrophy Disorder- Adrenal Pediatrics Tech Melanodermic leukodystrophy
NAME Syn. Nevi, Atrial myxoma, Myxoid neurofibroma, Ephelides Syndrome Carney complex Multi-organ Tech
NAN N-acetylneuraminic acid. Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech acetyl derivative of amino sugar neuraminic
NANBH non-A, non-B hepatitis (acute) Disease - Viral Hepatic/Biliary Tech hepatitis w/o serologic markers of h. A or B
NAP nasion, point A & pogonion (angle of facial convexity) Med. Meas. Musculosketal Tech radiographic cephalometric measurement
NARM Naturally-Occurring & Accelerator Produced Radioact. Material Med. Term General Tech www.nrc.gov
NARP Neuropathy, Ataxia and Retinitis Pigmentosa Disease - Genetic CNS Tech
NASBA nucleic acid sequence-based amplification Med. Meas. Hematology Tech Test
NASH Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (ref. NAFLD) Disease - Unknw. Hepatic/Biliary Tech Liver inflamation / fat buildup
NAT Non-accidental Trauma Med. Condition Pediatrics Tech Battered child syndrome;
NAT nucleic acid testing Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
Nb Niobium (at - 41) (aw - 92.90638) Chem. Element General Tech old term was Cb - columbium
NBCCS Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome Disorder- Heredit. Dermatologic+ Tech Gorlin-Goltz Syndrome
NBD Neurobiological Disorder Med. Condition CNS Tech
NBIA 1 Neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation Disorder- Genetic CNS Tech Hallervorden-Spatz Syndrome
NBP Nonbacterial Prostatitis (Prostatodynia) Disorder- Unknw. Reproductive Tech Pelvic pain syndrome ; Prostatodynia
NBT Nasobiliary Tube Body Component Hepatic/Biliary Tech
NBT Normal Brain Tissue Body Component Cardiovasc. Tech
NBT nitroblue tetrazolium (dye test) Chem. Immunology Tech
NBTE Nonbacterial Thrombotic Endocarditis Disease Cardiovasc. Tech
NCAM cell adhesion molecules (cell surface) (see CAM) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech extracellular (laminin) & cell surface (NCAM)
NCCP Non -Cardiac Chest Pain Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
NCF neutrophil chemotactic factor (ref. HMW-NCF) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech lymphokine from activated lymphocytes
nCi nanocurie Med. Meas. General Tech
NCL Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses (CLN1, INCL) Disease- Metabol. Multi-organ Tech
NCLS Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses Disorder - Neuro Cerebral Tech Kufs' or Parry's or Batten disease
NCOC Norococaine Chem. / Drug CNS Tech
NCS Nerve conduction study (ref. NCV) Med. Equip./ Test CNS Tech
NCV Nerve conduction velocity (ref. NCS) Med. Equip./ Test CNS Tech
Nd Neodymium (at - 60) (aw - 144.24) Chem. Element General Tech
ND Newcastle disease (highly contagious - see NDV) Disease - Viral Avian Tech aka avian paramyxovirus 1.
ND Norrie Disease (Fetal Iritis Syndrome - see NDP) Disorder- Heredit. Ocular Tech Atrophia Bulborum Hereditaria
ND Natural death Med. Term General Tech
ND Normal delivery Med. Term General Tech
ND Not Disease Med. Term General Tech
Nd: YAG neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser Med. Equipment General Tech
Nd:YAG neodymium-doped:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser Med. Equipment General Tech nominal 1064 nm crystals
Nd:YLF Neodymium doped Yttrium Lithium Fluoride laser Med. Equipment General Tech nominal 1047nm and 1053nm crystals
NDI Nephrogenic (Neurohypophyseal) Diabetes Insipidus (ref. CDI) Disorder- Metabol. Genitourinary Tech
nDNA nuclear DNA (chromosone in eukaryotic cell nucleus) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech DNA of the chromosomes found in
NDP Norrie Disease (Episkopi Blindness) Disorder- Heredit. Ocular Tech Anderson-Warburg Syndrome
NDV Newcastle disease virus (contagious - see ND) Disease - Viral Avian Tech aka avian paramyxovirus 1.
NE Norepinephrine (NT) Chem. / Live CNS Tech
Ne Neon (at - 10) (aw - 20.1797) Chem. Element General Tech
NEC Necrotizing enterocolitis Disease Gastrointest. Tech primarily Pediatric
NEC not elsewhere classified (ref. ICD-9) H.I. Term - ICD-9 General Tech
NED No evidence of disease Med. Term General Tech
NEFA Non-esterified fatty acids Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
NEP Neutral Endopeptidase (enzyme) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
NEP Neuroepithelial (external stimuli sensory cells tissue) Living tissue ENT Tech
NESRD Non End Stage Renal Disease Disease - Renal Genitourinary Tech
NEU Neurologic (Major System - Merck Sect. 16) Body System Neurologic Tech
NF Neurofibromatosis (Type 1 & 2) CNS & PNS Disorder- Genetic CNS Tech
NF- 1 Neurofibromatosis type 1 (von Recklinghausen's disease) Disorder- Genetic Dermatologic Tech Recklinghausen's phakomatosis
NF- 2 Neurofibromatosis type 2(Bilateral Acoustic Neurofibromatosis) Disorder- Genetic ENT Tech Central Form, Neurofibromatosis
NFT Neurofibrillary tangles (Alzheimer's symptom) Med. Condition Cerebral Tech Alzheimer's neurofibrillary change
ng nanogram (= millimicrogram) Med. Meas. General Tech
NG Nasogastric (nose to stomach passage) Med. Term General Tech
NGF Nerve growth factor (protein) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech 2 polypeptide chains assoc. with 2 gamma
NGM NANOGRAM (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
NGU Nongonococcal Urethritis Disease - STD Genitourinary Tech
NHANES National Health & Nutrition Examination Surveys - DLS / NCEH HHS Rpt. -CDC Fed. - HHS Tech www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes.htm
NHL Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Disease Hematology Tech
NHRT Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Procedure Endocrine Tech
NHS Nance-Horan Syndrome (Cataract-Dental Syndrome) Disorder- Genetic Ocular / ENT Tech Mesiodens-Cataract Syndrome
Ni Nickel (at - 28) (aw - 58.6934(4)) Chem. Element General Tech ref. IUPAC
NIDD non–insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (Type 2) Disorder Endocrine Tech
NIDDM Noninsulin-dependent Diabetes Mellitus (Type 2) Disorder Endocrine Tech
NK Natural Killer cells (K lymphocytes) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
NKDA No known drug allergies Med. Term General Tech K lymphocyte
NKHCC nonketotic hyperglycemic-hyperosmolar coma (HONK) Disorder Endocrine Tech Diabetic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar coma
NKT Natural Killer T cells Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
nL nanoliter (S1 system unit) Med. Meas. General Tech
NLD Necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum (skin / tissue) Disease Dermatologic Tech
nlm.nih.gov www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/ Tech
NLS Neu-Laxova syndrome Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech
NM Nemaline Myopathy (Congenital Rod Disease) Disease - Heredit. Musculosketal Tech Rod Myopathy / hypotonia
nm nanometer (= millimicron) Med. Meas. General Tech
NMC nucleated marrow cells Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
NMDA N-methyl-D-aspartate (receptors) (NT) Chem. / Live CNS Tech
NMES Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation Med. Term General Tech
NMFA National Medicare Fraud Alert (CMS) HHS Term Fed. Tech
NMM neuromusculoskeletal manipulative medicine Med. Technique Musculosketal Tech
NMN nicotinamide mononucleotide (see NAD & NADP) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech covalently linked nicotinamide and
NMOLE NANOMOLE (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
NMR Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Med. Equip./ Test General Tech www.namrl.navy.mil
NMR Lipo Nuclear Magnetic Resonance - Lipoprofile Test Med. Meas. General Tech
NMS neuroleptic malignant syndrome Disorder- Unkwn. Multi-organ Tech fatal reaction to antipsychotic (neuroleptic)
NMS Neurally Mediated Syncope Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
NNH Number Needed to Harm Med. Term General Tech
NNRTI non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (HIV) Chem. / Drug Metabolic Tech
NNT Number Needed to Treat Med. Term General Tech
NNWP Noncontact Normothermic Wound Therapy Med. Term General Tech
No Nobelium (at - 102) (aw - 259) Chem. Element General Tech
NO. nitric oxide (NT properties) Chem. / Gas General Tech
NOAEL no observed adverse effect level (chem. toxicity) Med. Meas. General Tech chemical toxicity highest dosage level
NOEL no observed effect level (chem. toxicity) Med. Meas. General Tech chemical toxicity highest dosage level
NOS nitric oxide synthetase (enzyme) (see iNOS) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
NOS not otherwise specified (ref. ICD-9) H.I. Term - ICD-9 General Tech
NP neucleoprotein Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
Np Neptunium (at - 93) (aw - 237) Chem. Element General Tech
Np neper (1/2 natural log of ratio of two powers) Med. Meas. General Tech electrical or acoustic term
NP-59 iodomethylnorcholesterol (iodinated) Chem. / Testing General Tech cholesterol analogue - radionuclide imaging
NPC Niemann-Pick C1 disease (lipid storage disorder) Disorder - Inherit. CNS Tech Niemann-Pick C1 disease
NPD Niemann Pick Disease (Types A - F) (ref. ASM) Disorder- Genetic Metabolic Tech lipidosis, sphingomyelin
NPD PDR for Nonprescription Drugs & Dietary Supplements Med. Publication General Tech
NPH Neutral Protamine Hagedorn ( insulin) Chem. Term General Tech
NPH Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Med. Condition Cerebral Tech Hydrocephalus - water on the brain
NPH1 Nephronophthisis 1 (kidney disease, ref. ESRD) Disease - Genetic Genitourinary Tech
NPN non-protein nitrogen Blood component Hematology Tech nitrogenous parts of blood exclusive of
NPO or n.p.o. [L.] non per os - Nothing by mouth Rx Term General Tech
Nps nitrophenylsulfenyl ( O2N-C6H4-S- radical ) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech for peptide synthesis & protein chem.
NPS Nail-patella syndrome (ref. HOOD) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Hereditary Onychoosteodysplasia
NPT nocturnal penile tumescence (test) Med. Test Genitourinary Tech
NPUD Non-PUD Patients H.I. Term Gastrointest. Tech
NQWMI non-Q-wave myocardial infarction Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech med. FRAGMIN
NRC normal retinal correspondence Med. Condition Ocular Tech corresponding points on retinas of two eyes
NREM Non-Rapid Eye Movement Med. Condition Ocular Tech
NRTI nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (HIV) Chem. / Drug Metabolic Tech
NS Nephrotic Syndrome Disease Genitourinary Tech
NS Noonan syndrome (congenital malformations) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Female Pseudo-Turner Syndrome
ns / nsec nanosecond Med. Meas. General Tech
NSA Hereditary Nonspherocytic Hemolytic Anemia (HNHA) Disorder- Genetic Hematology Tech
NSABP National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project Med. Study Gynecologic Tech http://foundation.nsabp.org/milestones.htm
NSAIA nonsteroidal antiinflammatory analgesic or agent Chem. Compound General Tech
NSAID Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Chem. Compound Musculosketal Tech
NSCLC non-small cell lung carcinoma Disease Pulmonary Tech
NSE Neuron-specific enolase (tumor marker) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
NSILA nonsuppressible insulin-like activity (see IGF) Med. Term Endocrine Tech serum peptides with insulin-like actions
NSIP Non-specific interstitial pneumonitis (IPF, ILD, AIP) Disease - Unknw. Pulmonary Tech alveoli & interstitium swellling & scarring
NSP neutrophil storage pool (in bone marrow) Med. Condition Genetics Tech
NSQAP Newborn Screening Qual. Assurance Program - DLS / NECH HHS Program General Tech www.cdc.gov/labstandards/nsqap.htm
NSR normal sinus rhythm Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech normal heart rhythm in the sinoatrial node
NST Non-stress test (fetal heart monitor) (ref. CST) Med. Equip./ Test Gynecologic Tech fetal heart monitoring
NSU Nonspecific Urethritis Disease Genitourinary Tech
NT neurotransmitter Chem. / Live CNS Tech
NTD nitroblue tetrazolium dye (test) Chem. Compound Hematology Tech a pale yelllow dye for neutrophils staining
NTD neural tube defects (common, severe birth defects) Disease - Unkn CNS Tech
NTMI nontransmural myocardial infarction Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech nontransmural myocardial infarction
NTNG nontoxic nodular goiter Med. Condition ENT - thyroid Tech nontoxic nodular goiter
NTP nucleoside 5'-triphosphate Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
NTP normal temperature and pressure Med. Term General Tech
NtRTI nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor (HIV) Chem. / Drug Metabolic Tech
nU nanounit Med. Meas. General Tech
Nuc nucleoside (sugar compound w. purine or pyrimidine base) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech (usually ribose or deoxyribose)
NUD Nonulcer Dyspepsia Med. Condition Gastrointest. Tech
NUG necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (ref. ANUG) Disorder-Bacterial Dental Tech inflammation of the gingivae
NUT Nutritional - Major System Id. - Merck Sect. 1 Body System Nutritional Tech
Nva norvaline - straight chain analog of valine (amino acid) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
nvCJD CJD: New variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (ref. BSE) Disease - Unknw. Cerebral Tech
NYD not yet diagnosed Med. Term General Tech
NYHA New York Heart Association classification index Med. Standard Cardiovasc. Tech
NZB m. New Zealand black mouse Med. Specimen Immunology Tech human systemic lupus erythematosus
O orotodine Chem. Metabolic Tech
O ohne Hauch (protein antigen in O colony) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech lipopolysaccharide-protein somatic antigens
O Oxygen (at - 8) (aw - 15.9994) Chem. Element General Tech
O blood group in ABO system Med. Standard Hematology Tech
O. [L.] oculus - eye Body component Ocular Tech O. (O.) [L.] o´culus (eye).
OA Osteoarthritis (ref. DJD) Disorder Musculosketal Tech
OA ocular albinism (Type 1, 2) (AROA, OCA, XOAN) Disorder Dermatologic Tech type 1 - see X-linked (Nettleship) OA
OA occipitoanterior position (fetus position/pelvic) Med. locator Gynecologic Tech
OA Osteoarthritis assessed Med. Term Musculosketal Tech
OAB Over Active Bladder Med. Condition Genitourinary Tech
OAE Otoacoustic emission test (cochlea/infant) Med. Equip./ Test ENT Tech cochlea
OAF osteoclast-activating factors (lymphokines) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
OAG open angle glaucoma (ref. POAG, EOAG) Disease Ocular Tech
OAP Oncovin (vincristine), ara-C (cytarabine) & prednisone Chem. Compound Chemotherap. Tech
OAT ornithine aminotransferase (enzyme) (see Orn) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech enzyme of the transferase class that
OAV Oculo-Auriculo-Vertebral Spectrum (Goldenhar Syndrome) Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech FAV, Goldenhar-Gorlin Syndrome
OB Obstetrics (branch of surgery) Med. Procedure Gynecologic Tech pregnancy, puerpurium & labor surgery
OBR optimized background regimen (drug test analysis) Med. Technique General Tech ref. ART, ARV & HAART
OBS Organic Brain Syndrome (ref. OMS) Disorder- Neurol. Multi-organ Tech Chronic organic brain syndrome
OCA oculocutaneous albinism (AROA, OA, XOAN) Ocular - Dermal Multi-organ Tech
OCC Oculocerebrocutaneous syndrome (Ref. OCCS) Disorder- Genetic Ocular/cereb. Tech
OCCS Orbital Cyst with Cerebral and Focal Dermal Malformations Disorder- Genetic Ocular/cereb. Tech
OCD Obsessive-compulsive disorder Disorder- Neurol. Psychiatric Tech Obsessive-compulsive neurosis
OCD osteochondritis dissecans Disorder- Unkwn. Musculosketal Tech anthroscopic surgery
OCE Outpatient Code Editor, Medicare (ref. ICD-9) HHS Term General Tech www.cms.hhs.gov/OutpatientCodeEdit/
OCG Oral cholecystogram (x-ray procedure) Med. Procedure Hepatic/Biliary Tech gallstone diagnosis
OCP oral contraceptive Chem. / Drug Genitourinary Tech the pill"
OCPD Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder Disorder- Neurol. Psychiatric Tech Drugs
OCRL oculo-cerebro-renal syndrome (ref. LS) Disease - Genetic Multi-organ Tech Oculocerebrorenal Dystrophy
OCs oral contraceptives Chem. / Drug Gynecologic Tech
OCS oral conscious sedation (ref. DOCS) Chem. / Drug Dental Tech
OCT ornithine carbamoyltransferase (enzyme) (OTC) Chem. / Live Hepatic/Biliary Tech catalyzes the carbamoylation of ornithine
OCT Oxytocin challenge test Med. Equip./ Test Genitourinary Tech
OCT Optical Coherence Tomography Med. Equip./ Test Ocular Tech
OCTA DNA eight–base-pair sequence (gene regulator) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech
OD optical density (optical absorbance) Med. Meas. General Tech negative logarithm of transmittance -log10
OD overdose Med. Term General Tech
OD or O.D. [L.] oculus dexter - right eye Body component Ocular Tech
ODA [L.] occipito-dextra anterior (right occipitoanterior) Med. locator Gynecologic Tech right anterior pelvic fetus position
ODC orotidine 5'-phosphate decarboxylase (enzyme) Chem. / Live General Tech lyase class enzyme that catalyzes
ODD Syn. Oculo-dento-digital dysplasia (Ref. ODOD) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Osseous-Oculo-Dento Dysplasia
ODDD Oculo-Dento-Digital Dysplasia (Ref. ODOD) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Osseous-Oculo-Dento Dysplasia
ODOD Oculo-Dento-Osseous Dysplasia (Ref. ODD) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Dento-Oculo-Osseous Dysplasia
ODP [L.] occipito-dextra posterior (right occipitoposterior) Med. locator Gynecologic Tech right posterior pelvic fetus position
ODT [L.] occipito-dextra transversa (right occipitotransverse) Med. locator Gynecologic Tech right transverse pelvic fetus position
OEA Otoacoustic Emissions Med. Equip./ Test ENT Tech Test
OFD Oral-Facial-Digital Syndrome (Types I, II, III, IV) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Mohr Syndrome
OGTT Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (pre-diabetes) Med. Equip./ Test Hematology Tech 140 to 199 mg/dl glucose level = pre-d.
OH Hydroxyl (univalent radical / ion) Chem. / Ion General Tech
OH-Cbl hydroxocobalamin (ref. vitamin B12) Chem. Compound General Tech vitamin B12 (cf. cyanocobalamin)
OHD Ondine-Hirschsprung disease (Ref. CCCS, Haddad) Disease - Genetic Multi-organ Tech CCHS with Hirschsprung disease included
OHI Oral Hygiene Index Med. Standard Dental Tech
OHI-S Simplified Oral Hygiene Index Med. Standard Dental Tech
OHS Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (ref. sleep apnea) Disorder- Unknw. Multi-organ Tech Pickwickian syndrome ref. ABG
OHSS Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome Disorder- Meds. Gynecologic Tech Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome
OHT ocular hypertension Med. Condition Ocular Tech ocular hypertension (OHT)
OHTS Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study Med. Study Ocular Tech ocular hypertension (OHTS)
OI Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Types I, II, III, IV, V) Disorder- Bone Musculosketal Tech "brittle bone" syndrome
OIC Osteogenesis Imperfecta Congenita (Type II recessive) Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech see iodohippurate sodium
OIH orthoiodohippurate (iodohippurate sodium) Chem. Compound Genitourinary Tech
OIT Osteogenesis Imperfecta Tarda (Type I auto. dom.) Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech autosomal dominant
OKT cells Ortho-Kung T cells - old term for T lymphocytes class cells Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
OL [L.] oculus laevus - left eye Body component Ocular Tech T lymphocytes as a class
Ol. [L.] oleum - oil Chem. Compound General Tech
OLA [L.] occipito-laeva anterior (left occipitoanterior) Med. locator Gynecologic Tech left anterior pelvic fetus position
OLM Ocular larva migrans Syndrome Ocular Tech
OLP [L.] occipito-laeva posterior (left occipitoposterior) Med. locator Gynecologic Tech left posterior pelvic fetus position
OLST One-Leg Standing Test Med. Test General Tech
OLT [L.] occipito-laeva transversa (left occipitotransverse) Med. locator Gynecologic Tech left transverse pelvic fetus position
OME Otitis media with effusion Med. Condition ENT Tech Silent ear infection ; Secretory otitis media
OMM osteopathic manipulative medicine Med. Technique Musculosketal Tech www.acofp.org
OMM s. ophthalmomandibulomelic dysplasia syndrome Disease - Genetic Ocular Tech blindness caused by corneal opacities
OMP orotidylic acid Chem. Compound Metabolic Tech see pyrimidine nucleosides biosynthesis
OMP oligo-N-methylmorpholinium propylene oxid Chem. Compound Metabolic Tech
OMPA octamethyl pyrophosphoramide (aka schradan) Chem. Compound Insecticide Tech organophosphorus compound used as a
OMS Organic Mental Disorder (ref. OBS) Disorder- Neurol. Multi-organ Tech Chronic organic brain syndrome
OMT osteopathic manipulative treatment Med. Procedure Musculosketal Tech
ONH Optic Nerve Hypoplasia (ref. SOD) Disorder- Unknw. Ocular + Tech
ONJ Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ref. BONJ) Disorder- Infection Musculo-Ortho Tech Orthodontic
ONS other nervous system Med. Term CNS Tech
OP occipitoposterior position (occiput turned toward the sacrum) Med. Position Gynecologic Tech
OPCA Olivopontocerebellar atrophy,(hereditary) (MSA, SCA) Disorder- Neuro. Cerebral Tech Spinocerebellar Ataxia 1, 2 & 7
OPCAB Off-pump coronary artery bypass (ref. MIDCAB) Med. Procedure Cardiovasc. Tech ref. MIDCAB and RACAB
OPD Syndr. Otopalatodigital syndrome (Types I & II) (ref. FPO) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Faciopalatoosseous Syndrome
OPM Occult Primary Malignancy (Oncology) Disorder Cancer Tech
OPRT orotate phosphoribosyltransferase (enzyme) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech transferase class e. - ribosyl group orotate
OPT PDR for Ophthalmic Medicines Med. Publication General Tech
OPT Optimum Pulse Technology (ref. Laser) Med. Term Optical Tech
OPV live trivalent oral poliovirus vaccine (Sabin vaccine) Vaccine CNS Tech Sabin vaccine
ORD optical rotatory dispersion Med. Meas. Ocular Tech
ORF Open reading frame (DNA long sequence w/o stop codon) Med. Term General Tech
ORI replication origin (ref. ARS, DNA) Med. Term Genetics Tech autonomously replicating sequence
Orn Ornithine (amino acid) (ref. OAT, OCT, OTC) Chem. / Live Hepatic/Biliary Tech amino acid produced in the urea cycle
ORS Oral rehydration salts (75 mEq/l of Na & 75 mmol/l of glucose) Chem. Solution General Tech Dehydration
ORS oral rehydration salts / solution (see ORT) Chem. Treatment Pediatrics Tech sodium chloride, potassium chlor., dextrose
ORT oral rehydration therapy (see ORS) Med. Procedure General Tech oral electrolytes & carbohydrates solution
Os Osmium (at - 76) (aw - 190.23) Chem. Element General Tech
OS or O.S. [L.] oculus sinister - left eye Body component Ocular Tech
OSA obstructive sleep apnea Disorder- Unknw. Pulmonary Tech
OSAHS obstructive sleep apnea / hypopnea syndrome Disorder- Unknw. Pulmonary Tech
OSAS obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (sleep apnea) Disorder- Syndr. Pulmonary Tech breathing cessation causing hypoxemia
OSMED Otospondylomegaepiphyseal dysplasia Disorder - Inherit. Musculosketal Tech severe bone, joint & hearing loss
OspA outer surface protein A Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
OT Old tuberculin (test solution) (ref. PPD) Chem. / Test Pulmonary Tech sterile solution of heat-concentrated filtrate
OT Occupational Therapy Med. Procedure General Tech
OTB operant test battery Med. Equipment General Tech operant test battery
OTC ornithine transcarbamoylase (enzyme) (OCT) Chem. / Live Hepatic/Biliary Tech catalyzes the carbamoylation of ornithine
OTc oxytetracycline Chem. Compound General Tech
OTC Defic. Ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency (rare urea-cycle disord) Disorder- Genetic Hepatic/Biliary Tech
OTD organ tolerance dose Med. Meas. General Tech
OU [L.] oculus uterque - each eye Body component Ocular Tech
OVD occlusal vertical dimension Med. Meas. Dental Tech
OVLT organum vasculosum of the lamina terminalis Body component Cerebral Tech
OXT oxytocin (a nonapeptide neurohypophysial hormone) Chem. / Live Gynecologic Tech
OZ OUNCE (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
oz ounce (1/16 lb. or 28.3495 g (Avoirdupois)) Med. Meas. General Tech in avoirdupois and apothecaries' systems
Oz antigenic marker for immunoglobulin human ^ light chain subtyp Med. Meas. Metabolic Tech
p pupil (pupilla) Body Component Ocular Tech circular orifice in center of the iris
p short arm of chromosome segment Cell structure Genetics Tech short arm = p and the long arm = q
P progesterone Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
P Phosphorus (at - 15) (aw - 30.973761) Chem. Element General Tech
p momentum Med. Meas. General Tech
P Pressure Med. Meas. General Tech
p pico-, or proton Med. Terms General Tech
P poise, or proline, or posterior, or premolar Med. Terms General Tech
P power, or probability, or pressure Med. Terms General Tech
p- para- Med. Term General Tech
P wave ECG atrial interval depolarization during sinus & atrial rhythms Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech first complex showing atrial depolarization
P.C. [L.] pondus civile - avoirdupois weight Med. Meas. General Tech
p.c. [L.] post cibum (after a meal(s)) Rx Term General Tech
p.d. Prism Diopter (light deviation thru prism - meas. unit) Med. Meas. General Tech unit = 1 cm deflection at 1 m distance
P.p. [L.] punctum proximum Med. Term General Tech
PA Plasminogen activator(s) (ref. PLGN) Chem. / Live CNS Tech
Pa Protactinium (at - 91) (aw - 231.03588) Chem. Element General Tech
PA Pulmonary atresia Disease - Unknw. Cardiovasc. Tech PA associated with patent ductus arteriosus
PA Primary Amenorrhea Disorder- Unkwn. Endocrine Tech Absence of Menstruation, Primary
Pa pascal (S1 pressure unit = 1 newton/sq.m. force) Med. Meas. General Tech the SI unit of pressure
PA posterioranterior (back to front of image or surface) Med. Term General Tech e.g. direction of a radiographic projection
PAB p-aminobenzoic acid (re folic acid synthesis) Chem. Compound General Tech substance for synthesis of folic acid
PABA p-aminobenzoic acid (B vitamin complex member) Chem. Compound Dermatologic Tech
PAC premature atrial complex (APC) Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech abnormally shaped premature P wave
PaCO2 arterial partial pressure of carbon dioxide Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech hypoventilation detection for thoracoscopy
PACS Picture Archiving and Communication System Med. Info. Radiology Tech
PACU Postanesthesia Care Unit Med. Facility General Tech
PAD Peripheral Arterial Disease (arterial blockage) (PVD) Disease - Arterial Venous Tech arterial plaque / atherosclerosis
PAE Panacinar emphysema Disease Pulmonary Tech phospholipid
PAF platelet-activating factor (phospholipid) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech from basophils & mast cells& neutrophils
PAF w. MSA Progressive Autonomic Failure with Multiple System Atrophy Disorder- Neuro CNS / ANS Tech See MSA, OPCA, SDS & SND
PAGE polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis Med. Technique General Tech polymerized polyacrylamide matrix method
PAH polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon Chem. Pulmonary Tech
PAH p-aminohippuric acid (aka p-aminohippurate sodium) Chem. Compound Genitourinary Tech see p-aminohippurate clearance
PAH pulmonary arterial hypertension Med. Condition Pulmonary Tech
PAHA p-aminohippuric acid (glycine amide of PAB) Chem. Compound Genitourinary Tech see p-aminohippurate sodium
PAI plasminogen activator inhibitor Chem. / Live Hematology Tech regulators of the fibrinolytic system
PAIR percutaneous aspiration, instillation and reaspiration Med. Procedure Parasitic Infec. Tech
PAL peripheral arterial line (infant catheter) Med. Procedure Pediatrics Tech peripheral arterial line
PALS periarterial lymphoid sheath Body component Musculosketal Tech
PALS Pediatric Advanced Life Support H.I. Term Pediatrics Tech
PAM Primary amebic meningoencephalitis - CDC Disease - Bacteri. CNS Tech www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dpd/parasites
PAM or P.A.M. Potential Acuity Meter Med. Equip./ Test Ocular Tech
PAN Polyarteritis nodosa Disorder-Unknw. Hematology Tech Periarteritis
PANDAS Pediatric Autoimmune Disorders Associated with Strep Disorder-bacterial Pediatrics Tech
PAO peak acid output Med. Meas. General Tech
Pao2 arterial oxygen pressure Med. Meas. General Tech
PAo2 alveolar oxygen pressure Med. Meas. General Tech
PAP Prostatic acid phosphatase (enzyme) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
PAP peroxidase antiperoxidase complex Chem. / Live Hematology Tech 3'-phosphoadenosine 5'-phosphate
PAP Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis Disease Pulmonary Tech Phospholipidosis
PAP pulmonary artery pressure Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
Pap Smear Papanicolaou smear Med. Test Cancer Tech
PAP1 putative amino-acid permease 1 Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
PAPP p-aminopropiophenone (cyanide antidote) Chem. Compound Hematology Tech 1-(4-Aminophenyl)-1-propanone
PAPP-A Pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (prot.>enzyme) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
PAPS adenosine 3'-phosphate 5'-phosphosulfate; 3'-phosphoaden++ Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech 3c-phosphoadenosine 5c-phosphosulfate
PAPVR partial anomalous pulmonary venous return Med. Condition Pulmonary Tech
par a Pair (specifically a cranial nerve pair) Body Component CNS Tech par vagum - tenth pair , the vagus
PARK1 Familial Parkinson disease type 1 (also types 2 - 11) Disease - Genetic CNS Tech
Parkinson's Progressive Nervous System Disease Disease CNS Tech http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/paris/about/index.html
PAS p-aminosalicylic acid (ref. PASA, PABA) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech an analogue of PABA. Inhibits folic acid
PAS periodic acid-Schiff stain Med. Meas. / Test Hematology Tech tissue section test for glycogen, epithelial
PAS (r.) periodic acid-Schiff (reaction) Med. Meas. / Test Hematology Tech tissue section test for glycogen, epithelial
PASA p-aminosalicylic acid (ref. PAS, PABA) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech an analogue of PABA. Inhibits folic acid
PASG pneumatic antishock garment. Med. Equipment General Tech
PASI Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (SPASI) Med. Meas. Dermatologic Tech 0 - no disease 72 - maximal disease
PAT Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia (ref. PJVT, PSVT,SVT) Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech rapid attack heart action - sudden onset
PAWP Pulmonary-Arterial Wedge Pressure Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech
Pb Lead (at - 82) (aw - 207.2) Chem. Element General Tech
PB barometric pressure symbol Med. Meas. General Tech
PBA pseudodobullar affect Disorder - Mental Neurologic Tech
PBC Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Disease - Unkwn. Hepatic/Biliary Tech possible immune sys. dysfunction
PBG porphobilinogen Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech the immediate precursor of the porphyrins
PBI Protein-bound Iodine Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech measured in the protein-bound iodine test
PBP Progressive Bulbar Palsy Disease CNS Tech
PBPC peripheral blood progenitor cells. Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech peripheral blood stem cells for bone
PBPK physiologically based pharmacokinetic Chem. Compound General Tech
PBPK/PD physiologically based pharmacokinetic /pharmacodynamic Chem. Compound General Tech
PC phosphocreatine (ref. ADP, ATP) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech phosphagen of vertebrates
PC Defic. Pyruvate Carboxylase Deficiency Disorder- Genetic Metabolic Tech Ataxia with Lactic Acidosis - Type II
PCA passive cutaneous anaphylaxis Med. Condition Vascular Tech local anaphylactic reaction used in the
PCA patient-controlled anesthesia Med. Procedure General Tech self pump - intravenous or epidural infusion
PCA patient-controlled analgesia Med. Procedure General Tech self pump - intravenous or epidural infusion
pCA calcium ion level reporting method Med. Term/ Meas. Metabolic Tech equals negative decadic logarithm of
PcB near point of convergence Med. Term/ Meas. General Tech intersection point of lines of sight at
PCB(s) polychlorinated biphenyl(s) Chem. Compound Metabolic Tech accumulate in tissue / toxic carcinogenesis
PCC prothrombin complex concentrate (factor IX complex) Chem. / Drug Hematology Tech
PcCO2 Cutaneous carbon dioxide tension Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech hypoventilation detection for thoracoscopy
PCD Pterin-4-alpha-Carbinolamine Dehydratase Chem./ Live Hematology Tech
PCD primary ciliary dyskinesia (syndrome) Med. Condition Pulmonary Tech
PCDS Plasma Cell Dyscrasias Disorder group Hematology Tech
PCE pseudocholinesterase (enzyme - see CHS, SChE) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech see cholinesterase CHS
PCEC Purified Chick Embryo Cell Vaccine - CDC Chem. / Live CNS Tech
PCG phonocardiogram Med. Meas. General Tech graphic record from phonocardiography
PCH Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria (ref. PNH) Disorder- Immun. Hematology Tech Immune Hemolytic Anemia, Paroxysmal Cold
pCi picoCurie (radioactive unit - one trillionth of Curie) Med. Meas. General Tech
PCI Percutaneous coronary intervention (Ref. PTA & PTCA) Med. Procedure Cardiovasc. Tech Coronary artery angioplasty
PCL posterior cruciate ligament (knee) Body Component Musculosketal Tech
PCLD Polycystic liver disease (ref. PLD) Disorder- Heredit. Hepatic/Biliary Tech Ref. ADPKD
PCM Paracoccidioidomycosis Disease - fungus Pulmonary Tech Lutz-Splendore-Almeida Disease
PCM Protein-Calorie Malnutrition Disorder Metabolic Tech
PCMB, pCMB p-chloromercuribenzoate (protein action inhibitor) Chem. Compound Metabolic Tech organic mercury compound
PCNA proliferating cell nuclear antigen Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
Pco2 / pCo2 carbon dioxide pressure (or tension) Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech hypoventilation detection for thoracoscopy
PCOD polycystic ovary disease (ref. PCOS, POS) Disease - Unknw. Gynecologic Tech Stein-Leventhal syndrome
PCOs proanthocyanidin(s) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
PCOS Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (ref. POS, PCOD) Disease - Unknw. Endocrine Tech Sclerocystic Ovarian Disease
PCP phencyclidine hydrochloride Chem. / Drug CNS Tech potent veterinary analgesic and anesthetic
PCP Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia Disease - fungus Pulmonary Tech Pneumocystis jiroveci
PCPC pediatric cerebral performance category Med. Meas. CNS Tech
PCR protein catabolic rate (protein calculation) Med. Meas. General Tech 6.25 times amount of nitrogen in grams
PCR Polymerase chain reaction (testing) Med. Meas. / Test Hematology Tech rapid nucleic acid amplification of
PCT porphyria cutanea tarda (skin disease-see HEP, UROD Disease - Genetic Dermatologic Tech porphyria, hepatoerythropoietic
PCV packed cell volume (mL per dL - hematocrit) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech of protein catabolized
PCV pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (for children) Vaccine Hematology Tech ref. PPV
PCWP pulmonary capillary wedge pressure Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech (pulmonary end-diastolic pressure)
PD phenyldichloroarsine (C6H5A5Cl2 toxic liquid) Chem. - tox CDC General Tech phenyldichloroarsine
Pd Palladium (at - 46) (aw - 106.42) Chem. Element General Tech
PD Parkinson's Disease Disease CNS Tech
PD Postnatal Day H.I. Term General Tech
PD prism diopter (prismatic deviation unit) Med. Meas. Ocular Tech deflection of 1 cm. at distance of 1meter
PD interpupillary distance Med. Meas. Ocular Tech distance between centers of the pupils of
PD peritoneal dialysis (see IPD, CAPD, CCPD) (hemodialysis) Med. Procedure Hematology Tech hemodialysis through the peritoneum
PDA posterior descending (coronary) artery Body component Cardiovasc. Tech or ramus interventricularis posterior
PDA Patent Ductus Arteriosus Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
PdB Whole blood lead concentration Meas. - Lead Metabolic Tech
PDBE perfluorinated chemicals & polybrominated diphenyl ethers Chem. - tox CDC General Tech www.cdc.gov/nceh/dls/branches_oat.htm
PDCD Pyruvate dehydrogenase complex deficiency (PDH Def) Disease - Genetic Metabolic Tech lactic & pyruvate acidemia w/ episodic ataxia
PDD Parkinson's Disease with Dementia (ref. LBD) Disease Cerebral Tech
PDEV Purified duck embryo vaccine - CDC Chem. / Live CNS Tech
PDGF platelet-derived growth factor Chem. / Live CNS Tech
PDH Pyruvate Dehydrogenase (enzyme) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
PDH Defic. Pyruvate dehydrogenase complex deficiency (PDCD) Disease - Genetic Metabolic Tech lactic &pyruvate acidemia w/ carbohydrate
PDI Periodontal Disease Index Med. Standard Dental Tech
PDL Pulsed Dye Laser Med. Equipment General Tech
PDR Physicians Desk Reference Med. Publication General Tech
PDR www.pdr.net Tech
PDT photodynamic theraphy Procedure - Surg. Dermatologic Tech laser-assisted macular surgical procedure
PE phosphatidylethanolamine Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech a phospholipid - ethanolamine attached to
PE Pulmonary Embolism (Thromboembolism) (DVT) Med. Condition Pulmonary Tech
PE phenytoin sodium equivalents Med. Meas. General Tech
PEA pulseless electrical activity (aka electromechan. dissociation) Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech continued electrical rhythmicity of heart in
PEARS porcine epidemic abortion and respiratory syndrome Disease - Animal General Tech disease from virus of the genus Arterivirus
PED Pedriatics (Major System - Merck Sect. 19) Body System Pediatrics Tech
PEEP Positive End-Expiratory Pressure (ref. ARDS) Med. Treatment Pulmonary Tech
PEF Peak Expiratory Flow (aka PEFR) Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech max. airflow w. forced exhalation
PEFR Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (aka PEF) Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech max. airflow w. forced exhalation
PEG pneumoencephalography (now metrizamide cisternography) Med. Meas./ Radio Cerebral Tech replaced by metrizamide cisternography
PEG Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube insertion Procedure - Surg. Gastrointest. Tech PEG tube insertion ; G-tube insertion
PEG or PEGs polyethlyene glycole(s) Chem. Compound General Tech condensation polymers of ethylene oxide &
PEJ Percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy Procedure - Surg. Gastrointest. Tech
PEL PELLET (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
PEL1 Pancreatic Elastase 1 Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
PELD Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease (severity scoring system) Med. Meas. Hepatic/Biliary Tech
PEM Protein-energy malnutrition Disorder Nutrition Tech Disorders - marasmus, kwashiorkor
PEM Pattern Enhancement processing for Mammography (CR) Med. Meas. General Tech Pattern Enhancement for Mammography
PEP phosphoenolpyruvate Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech phosphorylated ester of enol form of pyruvate
PEP preinjection period (left ventricular) (LVET, QS2) Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
PEP post-exposure prophylaxis (rabies, HIV, etc. treatment) Med. Program General Tech G-tube insertion; PEG tube insertion
PEP Syndr. Polyneuropathy-organomegaly-endocrinopathy-M protein Disorder-Unknw. Multi-organ Tech POEMS syndrome / Takatsuki syndrome
PEPCK Defic. Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxykinase Deficiency Disorder- Heredit. Metabolic Tech
PERG pattern electroretinogram Med. Equip./ Test Ocular Tech retinal electrical response to light
PERV porcine endogenous retrovirus (HIV class) Virus Immunology Tech
pET patulous eustachian tube dysfunction Disorder-Unknw. ENT Tech
PET Positron Emission Tomography Med. Equip./ Test Nuclear Med. Tech
PF preservative free Rx Term General Tech
PFB Pseudofollculitis barbae Med. Condition Dermatologic Tech
PFD Polyostotic Fibrous Dysplasia (see MAS, POFD) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech McCune-Albright Syndrome
PFFD proximal femoral focal deficiency Disorder-Congen. Musculosketal Tech proximal femoral focal deficiency
PFG-ADA polyethlyene glycole - adenosine deaminase Chem. Compound General Tech adenosine deaminase from bovine intestine
PFGE pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) Med. Meas. Metabolic Tech DNA "fingerprinting" of foodborne bacteria
PFM peak flow monitoring Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech
PFO Patent Foramen Ovale (fetal atria gap) Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech fetal opening between the left and right atria
PFOA Perfluorooctanoic acid (mfg. processes - Teflon, etc.) Chem. Compound General Tech
PFOB perfluorooctyl bromide (emulsion / medium) Chem. Compound General Tech particulate emulsion used as a CT,
PFPS Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Med. Condition Musculosketal Tech Knee
PFS Primary Fibromyalgia Syndrome Med. Condition Musculosketal Tech
PFS Patellofemoral syndrome (chronic knee pain) Med. Condition Musculosketal Tech
PFT Pulmonary function test Procedure - Test Pulmonary Tech Test
Pg Progesterone Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
PG prostaglandin Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech component group from unsaturated 20-carb
pg picogram (= micromicrogram) Med. Meas. General Tech
PGA Pteroylgutamic Acid - Folic Acid Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
PGA prostaglandin with cyclopentane ring code A Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
PGA Polyglandular autoimmune syndrome Disease - Genetic Endocrine Tech Multiple Endocrine Deficiency Syndrome
PGA Physicians Global Assessment Med. Standard General Tech
PGA II Autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type II Disorder- Unknw. Endocrine Tech Polyglandular Autoimmune Syndrome,Type II
PGB prostaglandin with cyclopentane ring code B Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
PGC prostaglandin with cyclopentane ring code C Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
PGD prostaglandin with cyclopentane ring code D Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
PGD preimplantation genetic diagnosis (ref. ART) Med. Procedure Gynecologic Tech determination of abnorm chromosomal in
PGD2, PGE2 PGD2, PGE2, PGF2, PGI2, etc. (PG - prostaglandins) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech 170-kilodalton cell-surface protein
PGE1 alprostadil Chem. / Drug Genitourinary Tech
PGK Phosphoglycerate Kinase Deficiency Disorder- Heredit. Metabolic Tech Anemia - Hemolytic with PGK Deficiency
Pgp P-glycoprotein Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech 170-kilodalton cell-surface protein
PGR psychogalvanic response Med. Condition Dermatologic Tech psychogalvanic response
PGYM Muscle glycogen phosphorylase deficiency Med. Condition Musculosketal Tech McArdle syndrome
Ph Philadelphia chromosome Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
Ph phenyl Chem. Compound General Tech monovalent radical C6H5 - from benzene by
pH Potential of Hydrogen (fluid acidity / alkalinity meas.) Med. Standard General Tech
PH Type I Primary Hyperoxaluria Type I Disorder- Heredit. Hepatic/Biliary Tech Oxalosis
PHA phytohemagglutinin (def. 2) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech lectin from Phaseolus vulgaris (red bean)
phar pharmaceutical, or pharmacy, or pharmacopeia (aka pharm) Med. Term General Tech
Pharma-lex www.pharma-lexicon.com Tech
PHC premolar aplasia, hyperhidrosis & premature canities Disorder- Heredit. General Tech aka Book's syndrome
Phe or PHE Phenylalanine (Essential a-amino acid) (NT) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech phenylalanine, L-isomer or phenylalanyl
PhIP 2-amino-1-methyl-6-phynelimidazo[4,5-f]pyridine Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
PHN postherpetic neuralgia Med. Condition CNS Tech
PhNCS phenylisothiocyanate (amino acod reagent) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech forms a phenylthiohydantoin ref. erdman
PhNR photopic negative response of the electroretinogram (ERG) Med. Meas. Ocular Tech retinal electrical response to light
PHP panhypopituitarism Med. Condition Endocrine Tech
PHP Pseudohypoparathyroidism Med. Condition Musculosketal Tech
PHPPA p-hydroxyphenylpyruvic acid. Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech keto acid from transamination of tyrosine in
PHQ Patient Health Questionnare H.I. Term General Tech
PHR Personal Health Record (ref. CMS, AHRQ & OPM) HHS Program Priv. / Fed. Tech
PHS Pallister-Hall syndrome (ref. CAVE) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech cerebro-acro-visceral early lethality complex
Pi inorganic phosphate Chem. General Tech inorganic phosphate
PI phosphatidylinositol Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech phospholipid w.sugar inositol attached to
PI Protease Inhibitors (anti-HIV) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
PI Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency (A1AD) Disorder- Heredit. Pulmonary Tech Familial Emphysema
PI Primary Immunodeficiency Disorder- Heredit. Immunology Tech
PI Pulmonary Infarction Med. Condition Pulmonary Tech
PI Periodontal Index Med. Standard Dental Tech
PIBIDS Syn. Photosensitivity Ichthyosis, Trichothiodystrophy Disorder- Heredit. Hair + Bone Tech DOC Ichthyosis Type Ref. TTD
PIC Portable Intensive Care Med. Term General Tech
Pica pattern of non-nutritive substance(s) eating Disorder- Nutrition General Tech
PICC percutaneously inserted central catheter (PQC line) (CVL) Med. Equip./ Proc. Cardiovasc. Tech ref. CVL and Pediatrics
PID Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (salpingitis, endometritis) Disease Gynecologic Tech salpingitis / endometritis / oophoritis
PIE pulmonary infiltrates with eosinophilia (syndrome) Disease Pulmonary Tech
PIF prolactin-inhibiting factor (hormone) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech prolactin-inhibiting f. (PIF)
PIGN postinfectious glomerulonephritis Disease Genitourinary Tech
PIN prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (re urethra) Med. Condition Genitourinary Tech premalignant change in prostatic epithelium
PIP proximal interphalangeal joint (hand) Body Component Musculosketal Tech picokatal.
PIP phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate (ref. PI) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech a phosphoinositide - an intermdiate & minor
PIP peak inspiratory pressure Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech
PIP 2 phosphatidylinositol 4, 5-bisphosphate Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
PIPES piperazine diethanesulfonic acid Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech an aminosulfonic acid
PIPIDA N-para-isopropyl-acetanilide-iminodiacetic acid Chem. / Test Hepatic/Biliary Tech
PISA proximal isovelocity surface area Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
PIT plasma iron turnover (plasma concen. x volume) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech expressed in mg/day
PITC phenylisothiocyanate (amino acid reagent) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech phenylisothiocyanate
PJRT permanent junctional reciprocating tachycardia Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech a chronic orthodromic atrioventricular nodal
PJS Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome (Polyps & Spots Syndr.) Disorder- Genetic Gastrointest. Tech Melanoplakia-Intestinal Polyposis
PJT paroxysmal junctional tachycardia Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech atrioventricular junction impulses w. heart
PK Pyruvate kinase Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech transferase class enzyme catalyzes phos-
PKAN Pantothenate Kinase Associated Neurodegeneration Disorder- Genetic CNS Tech Hallervorden-Spatz Syndrome (HSS)
pkat picokatal Med. Meas. General Tech
PKD Polycystic Kidney Disease (ref. ADPKD, ARPKD) Disease - Genetic Genitourinary Tech ref. Autosomal Dominant - ADPKD
PKD1 Potter Type I Infantile Polycystic Kidney Diseases Disease - Genetic Genitourinary Tech ref. ADPKD, ARPKD
PKD2 Potter Type II Infantile Polycystic Kidney Diseases Disease - Genetic Genitourinary Tech ref. ADPKD, ARPKD
PKG PACKAGE (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
PKND Pyknodysostosis (osteosclerosis/osteopetrosis)(PYCD) Disease - Genetic Musculosketal Tech osteosclerosis/osteopetrosis
PKT PACKET (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
PKU / PKU1 Phenylketonuria (phenylalanine/enzyme loss) Disorder- Genetic CNS Tech phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH) disorder
pKV peak kilovoltage (x-ray machines) Med. Meas. General Tech
PL placental lactogen (polypeptide hormone) Chem. / Live Gynelogic Tech placental lactogen
Platelet c. # platelets in volume of blood (150K - 400K /cmm) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech phenylalanine
PLC Lymphocyte Culture, primed (ref. MLC) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
PLD Polycystic liver disease (ref. PCLD) Disorder- Heredit. Hepatic/Biliary Tech ref. ADPKD
PLED periodic lateralized epileptiform discharge Med. Equip./ Test Cerebral Tech pattern of repetitive paroxysmal slow or
PLEVA Pityriasis Lichenoides et Varioliformis Acuta Disorder- Unknw. Dermatologic Tech Mucha-Habermann disease
PLGA Polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma (tumors) Disorder- Unknw. ENT Tech Low-Grade Papillary Carcinoma of the Palate
PLGN Plasminogen (ref. PA) Chem. / Live CNS Tech Ocular impact
PLO Transdermal (ref. - injection procedure) Med. Term General Tech
PLP proteolipid protein (aka lipophilin) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech hydrophobic protein - major constituent of
PLS Primary Lateral Sclerosis Disorder- Unknw. CNS Tech Central Motor Neuron Disease
PLT primed lymphocyte typing Med. Technique Metabolic Tech typing technique for Class II HLA antigens
PLT g. psittacosis-lymphogranuloma venereum-trachoma group Chem. / Live Multi-organ Tech alternative name for genus Chlamydia
PLV perfluorocarbon liquid ventilation Med. Equip./ Proc. Pulmonary Tech perfluorocarbon liquid ventilation
Pm Promethium (at - 61) (aw - 145) Chem. Element General Tech
PM Polymyositis Disorder- Unknw. Musculosketal Tech Inflammatory Myopathy
pm picometer Med. Meas. General Tech
pM picomolar (10-12 M) Med. Meas. General Tech picomolar (10-12 M)
PMD Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Brian Sclerosis Disease - Genetic CNS Tech Sclerosis, Diffuse Familial Brain
PMDD premenstrual dysphoric disorder (ref. PMS) Disorder- Neuro. Gynecologic Tech major mood, anxiety, physical symptoms
PMF pulmonary emphysema Disease Pulmonary Tech alevoli (air sac) damage/collapse
PMF Primary Myelofibrosis (see AMM, MOS) Disorder- Unknw. Musculosketal Tech Myelosclerosis
PMI point of maximal impulse (left ventricle chest point) Med. locator Cardiovasc. Tech chest point - left ventricle strongest impulse is felt most strongly
PML Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy Disease - Viral Cerebral Tech JC virus -> myelin loss in brain white matter
PMLD Pelizaeus-Merzbacher-like disease Disease - Genetic CNS Tech death ratio from one cause to total death no.
PMLE Polymorphous Light Eruption Med. Condition Musculosketal Tech
PMMA polymethyl methacrylate Med. Compound Dental Tech thermoplastic acrylic resin / polymerization
PMN polymorphonuclear Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech nucleus so lobed/ divided - appears multiple
PMN polymorphonuclear neutrophil Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech usual mature neutrophil w.multilobar nucleus
PMNL polymorphonuclear leukocyte Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
pmol picomole Med. Meas. General Tech
PMR Polymyalgia Rheumatica Disorder- Unknw. Musculosketal Tech Arthritic Rheumatoid Disease
PMS Premenstrual syndrome (ref. PMDD) Med. Condition Gynecologic Tech premenstrual dysphoric disorder
PND Pediatric Neurotransmitter Diseases (disorder group) Disorder- Metabol. CNS Tech ref. AADC,GTPCH, SR, TH, GABA)
PND Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea Med. Condition Pulmonary Tech Orthopnea
PNET Primitive neuroectodermal tumor Disorder Cerebral Tech heterogeneous group of neoplasms derived
PNET Peripheral neuroectodermal tumor Disorder Multi-organ Tech heterogeneous group of neoplasms derived
PNG POTENCY NOT GIVEN (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
PNH Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (ref. PCH) Disorder- RBC Hematology Tech Marchiafava-Micheli Syndrome
PNI prognostic nutritional index Med. Meas. Nutrition Tech
PNL percutaneous nephro-Lithotripsy (kidney stone removal) Med. Procedure Genitourinary Tech
PNM Peripheral Dysostosis-Nasal Hypoplasia-Mental Retardation Disorder- Heredit. Musculosketal Tech Acrodysostosis
PNMT phenylethanolamine N-methyltransferase Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
PNP psychogenic nocturnal polydipsia Med. Condition Psychiatric Tech psychogenic nocturnal polydipsia
PNPB positive-negative pressure breathing Med. Procedure Pulmonary Tech
PNS Peripheral Nervous System (nerves outside brain & spinal cord) Body System CNS Tech nerves external to brain & spinal cord
PNU PROTEIN UNIT (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
Po Polonium (at - 84) (aw - 209) Chem. Element General Tech
PO / p.o. per os (by mouth - orally) Rx Term General Tech
pO2 / Po2 oxygen partial pressure (or oxygen tension) Med. Meas. General Tech
POA pancreatic oncofetal antigen (gylcoprotein) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech a glycoprotein - mol. wt. 800,000
POADS Postaxial Acrofacial Dysostosis (Miller syndrome) Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech Acrofacial Dysostosis, Type Genee-Wiedep
POAG primary open angle glaucoma Disease Ocular Tech loss of retinal ganglion cells
PoCO2 Cutaneous carbon dioxide tension Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech hypoventilation detection for thoracoscopy
PODS Portable on Demand Storage H.I. Equip. General Tech
POEMS Polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal Disorder-Unknw. Multi-organ Tech POEMS syndrome / Takatsuki syndrome
POFD Osteitis Fibrosa Disseminata (see MAS, PFD) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech McCune-Albright Syndrome
POH Progressive Osseous Heteroplasia (POH Disorder-Unknw. Musculosketal Tech heterotopic ossification - bone, fascia
POI Injuries ; Poisoning (Major System - Merck Sect. 21) Body System POI Tech
POMC Pro-opiomelanocortin (prohormone) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech 31,000 dalton prohormone the precursor of
POMP Prednisone, Oncovin , Methotrexate and Purinethol Chemotherapy General Tech Oncovin = vincristine and Purinethol =
POMS Profile Of Mood States Med. Tool psychological Tech psychological traits rating scale
PONV postoperative nausea and vomiting Med. Condition Genitourinary Tech
POPOP 1, 4-bis(5-phenyloxazol-2-yl)benzene Chem. Compound General Tech
PORN progressive outer retinal necrosis Med. Condition Ocular Tech progressive outer retinal necrosis
PORP Partial Ossicular Replacement Prothesis Med. Equip./ Proc. ENT - Ear Tech
POS Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (ref. PCOS) Disease - Unknw. Endocrine Tech anovulation with hyperandrogenism
PP pyrophosphate (linked phosphate groups) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech linked by esterification
PP Pars Planitis (Vitritis) Disorder- Immun. Ocular Tech Peripheral Retinal Inflammation
PPAR peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors Chem. / Live General Tech
Pparx www.pparx.org Tech
PPB Pleuropulmonary blastoma Type I, II and III Disease- Cancer Pulmonary Tech cystic mesenchymal hamartoma
PPCA proserum prothrombin conversion accelerator (Factor VIII) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech se AHF, AHG
PPCF plasmin prothrombins conversion factor (Factor V) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech plasmin prothrombins conversion factor
PPD Purified Protein Derivative (tuberculin solution) Chem. / Test Pulmonary Tech purified protein fraction precipitated from a
PPD postpartum depression Disorder Psychiatric Tech
PPE Personal Protective Equipment HHS Equip. General Tech
PPH Primary Pulmonary Hypertension Disorder-Unknw. Pulmonary Tech Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
PPHN pulmonary hypertension of the newborn Med. Condition Pulmonary Tech
PPI Proton Pump Inhibitor(s) (medication drug group) Chem. / Drug Gastrointest. Tech
PPi inorganic pyrhophosphate Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech salt, anion or ester of pyrophosphoric acid
PPK palmoplantar keratodermas (ref. DOC Ichthyosis) Disease - Genetic Dermatologic Tech DOC Ichthyosis Type
PPLO pleuropneumonia-like organism(s) Chem. / Live General Tech filtrable - similar to Mycoplasma mycoides
PPM PARTS PER MILLION (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
PPMA post- polio muscular atrophy Disorder Musculosketal Tech
PPP Platelet-poor plasma Chem. / Live Hematology Tech fibrin degradation products
PPP Palmoplantar Pustulosios Med. Condition Dermatologic Tech localised pustular psoriasis - palm & toes
PPPASI Palmoplantar Pustulosios Area & Severity Index Med. Score Dermatologic Tech localised pustular psoriasis - score
PPPPPP pain, pallor, paresthesia, pulselessness, paralysis, prostration Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech acute arterial occlusion symptoms
PPR peste des petits ruminants Disease - Viral Animal Tech from virus of the genus Morbillivirus
PPS Popliteal Pterygium Syndrome (Ref. IRF6 disorder) Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech Van der Woude syndrome (VWS)
PPS Post-Polio(myelitis) Syndrome Disorder- Neuro Musculosketal Tech PPS is not polio and is noncontagious
Ppt precipitate, or prepare Med. Term General Tech
PPTA Peripheral Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty Procedure Cardiovasc. Tech landmark located at the point of the maxillary alveolar process
PPV positive pressure ventilation Med. Treatment Pulmonary Tech pneumococcal polysaccaride vaccine
PPV pneumococcal polysaccaride vaccine (youth & adults) Vaccine Hematology Tech ref. PCV
PQ plastoquinone (plant biology quinone) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech in chloroplasts electron transport chain
PQC percutaneously inserted central catheter (PICC line) (CVL) Med. Equip./ Proc. Cardiovasc. Tech ref. CVL and Pediatrics
Pr Praseodymium (at - 59) (aw - 140.90765) Chem. Element General Tech
Pr presbyopia Disorder- Age Ocular Tech physiologic loss of eye function due to aging
PR pulmonic regurgitation Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech blood backflow from pulmonary artery into
Pr prism Med. Equipment Ocular Tech glass/plastic w. triangular or polygonal cross
PR P wave interval (ECG) (atrial depolarization) Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech Represents atrial depolarization + delay
PR prosthion (a craniometric landmark) Med. Meas. Musculosketal Tech at point of the maxillary alveolar process
PR per rectum Rx Term General Tech
PR Interval from beginning of P wave to start of the qRs complex Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech Normal duration = 0.12 – 0.20 seconds
PRA Plasma renin activity Chem. / Live Cardiovasc. Tech Random plasma renin
PRA panel-reactive antibody Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech from the beginning of the P
PRA cytotoxic percent reactive antibody (serum screening) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech to the beginning of the qRs
PRCA Acquired Pure Red Cell Aplasia Disorder- Immun. Hematology Tech Pure Red Cell Aplasia
PRF prolactin-releasing factor (hormone) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
PRIST paper radioimmunosorbent test Med. Test Immunology Tech
PRK Photorefractive Keratectomy (laser surgery) Med. Procedure Ocular Tech photoablation of the anterior corneal
PRL Prolactin Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
PRN or p.r.n. [L.] pro re nata (as needed / per circumstances ) Rx Term General Tech
Pro Proline (Std. a-amino acid) or prolyl (NT) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech 2-pyrrolidinecarboxylic acid (nonessential)
PROM premature rupture of membranes Med. Condition Gynecologic Tech
PROMM Proximal myotonic myopathy Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech
PROTO test Protoporphyrin levels (Porphyrins - blood) Med. Meas. / Test Hematology Tech Porphyrins - total; Coproporphyrin levels
PrP prion protein Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech proteinaceous infectious particle
PRP Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris (ref. DOC Ichthyosis) Disease - Genetic Dermatologic Tech Lichen Ruber Acuminatus
PRPP 5-phospho-@-D-ribosyl-1-pyrophosphate Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech intermediate in formation of purines and
PRS Parry Romberg Syndrome (HFA) Disorder- Unknw. Multi-organ Tech Hemifacial Atrophy, Progressive
PRU PRESSOR UNITS (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
PRU peripheal resistance unit (vascular press.) Med. Meas. Vascular Tech conventional unit of vascular resistance
PS chloropicrin (tear gas source) Chem. / Liquid General Tech trichloro(nitro)methane
PS phosphatidylserine Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech phospholipid w. serine attach to phosphate
PS Pulmonary stenosis Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech pulmonary artery & right ventricle opening
ps per second Med. Meas. General Tech
PSA Prostate Specific Antigen Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
PSA Prostate Specific Antigen Test Med. Meas. Genitourinary Tech Test
PSC Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Disorder Hepatic/Biliary Tech
PSD pattern standard deviation Med. Meas. Ocular Tech Ocular measurements
PSE Pidgin Sign English Comm. Method General Tech
PSGN poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis Disease Genitourinary Tech
psi pounds per square inch Med. Meas. General Tech
PSM presystolic murmur Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech cardiac murmur prior to ventricular ejection
PSMA prostate-specific membrane antigen Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech aggressive clones of prostate cancer cells
psoas major or minor psoas muscle Body component Musculosketal Tech major- lumbar vertebrae / minor- last thoriac
PSP phenolsulfonphthalein (aka phenol red) Chem. Compound Genitourinary Tech red crystalline powder for IV / IM renal test
PSP progressive supranuclear palsy (ref. CBD) Disease - Unknw. Cerebral Tech Nuchal Dystonia Dementia Syndrome
PSS Progressive Systemic Sclerosis (Vascular) Disease Musculosketal Tech
PSSA Personal Social Skills Adjustment (Day program) H.I. Term General Tech
PSTD Posttraumatic stress disorder Disorder CNS Tech
PSV Pressure supported ventilation Med. Treatment Pulmonary Tech
PSVT Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia (ref. SVT) Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
PSY Psychiatric (Major System - Merck Sect. 15) Body System Psychriatric Tech
Pt Platinum (at - 78) (aw - 195.078) Chem. Element General Tech
PT PINT (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
pt pint Med. Meas. General Tech
PT Prothrambin Time (Rng. 10-13 seconds) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
PT Physical Therapy or Physiotherapy Med. Procedure General Tech Includes light, heat, cold, water , electricity
PTA phosphotungstic acid Chem. Compound General Tech
PTA plasma thromboplastin antecedent (factor XI) Chem./ Live Hematology Tech
PTA Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (vascular) Procedure - Surg. Cardiovasc. Tech
PTAH phosphotungstic acid haematoxylin (test Stain) Chem. Compound General Tech
PTB Polypyrimidine Tract-Binding protein Chem./ Live Genetics Tech
PTB patellar tendon bearing (cast) Med. Equipment Musculosketal Tech
PTC plasma thromboplastin component (factor IX) Chem./ Live Hematology Tech
PTC Percutaneous Transhepatic Cholangiography (PTHC) Med. Equip./ Test Hepatic/Biliary Tech polymer of tetrafluoroethylene used as
PTCA Percutaneous Transluminal Cardiac Angioplasty Procedure - Surg. Cardiovasc. Tech Coronary artery angioplasty
PTD Persistent Trophoblastic Disease Disease Gynecologic Tech
PTE Pulmonary Thrombo Embolism Med. Condition Pulmonary Tech blood vessel occlusion due to a thrombus
PTE Periodic Table of Elements Med. Standard General Tech
PTEA pulmonary thromboendarterectomy Med. Procedure Pulmonary Tech
PteGlu pteroylglutamate (aka folic acid) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech B complex vitamin composed of pteroic acid
PTEN pentaerythritol tetranitrate (ref. PTEN, niperyt, penthrit) Chem. Compound General Tech white nitric acid ester of pentaerythritol with
PTF plasma thromboplastin factor (ref. factor XI) Chem./ Live Hematology Tech
PTFE polytetrafluoroethylene (aka polytef) Chem. Compound General Tech tetrafluoroethylene polymer material for
PTH Parathyroid hormone (polypeptide hormone) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech 84 amino acid residues secreted by
PTHC percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC) Med. Equip./ Test Hepatic/Biliary Tech
PTHrP parathyroid hormone-related peptide Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
PTK phototherapeutic keratectomy (ametropia correction) Med. Procedure Ocular Tech excimer laser removal of portion of anterior
PTL posterior talofibular ligament (tissue/ankle) Body Component Musculosketal Tech
PTMA phenyltrimethylammonium Chem./ Live General Tech for phenyltrimethylammonium
PTMC Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinoma Med. Condition Endocrine Tech
PTMC Prevention of Transmission from Mother to Child (MTCT) Med. Condition General Tech see MTCT
PTMC Percutaneous Transvenous Mitral Commissurotomy Med. Procedure Cardiovasc. Tech
PTP protein tyrosine phosphatase Chem./ Live Genetics Tech inhibits the of and is used in the treatment
PTPS 6-Pyruvoyl Tetrahydropterin Synthase Chem./ Live Hematology Tech percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography
PTRA Percutaneous Transluminal Renal Angioplasty Procedure - Surg. Genitourinary Tech
PTSD Post-traumatic stress disorder Disorder- Unkn. Psychiatric Tech anxiety disorder / panic attacks
PTT Partial Thromboplastin Time (Rng. 30-45 seconds) Blood Test Hematology Tech Ref. APTT
PTU Propylthiouracil (inhibitor agent) Chem. / Drug Genitourinary Tech thyroid hormones synthesis inhibitor
Pu Plutonium (at - 94) (aw - 244) Chem. Element General Tech
Pubmed.gov www.pubmed.gov Tech
PUBS percutaneous umbilical blood sampling (cordocentesis) Med. Procedure Gynecologic Tech percutaneous puncture of umbilical vein
PUD Peptic Ulcer Disease Disorder Gastrointest. Tech
PUFA polyunsaturated fatty acids (linoleic, linolenic, +) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech double bonds in linoleic, linolenic & arachid.
PUL Pulmonary - (Major System - Merck Sect. 5) Body System Pulmonary Tech
PUO pyrexia (fever) of unknown origin Med. Condition General Tech any condition/disease resulting in elevated
PUPPP Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy Disorder Gynecologic Tech
Pur purine Chem./ Live Hematology Tech parent origin of adenine, guanine, etc.
PUVA Psoralen + ultraviolet light of A-wave length Chem. / Light Dermatologic Tech
PUVA t. Psoralen + ultraviolet light of A-wave length Therapy Med. Treatment Dermatologic Tech photochemotherapy for skin disorders
PV Polycythemia Vera (MPD disorder) Disease Hematology Tech
PV plasma volume Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
PVAD Paracorporeal Ventricular Assist System (see VAD) Med. Equipment Cardiovasc. Tech
PVB Premature ventricular beat (Ectopic heartbeat) Disorder- Unkn. Cardiovasc. Tech Ectopic heartbeat / Extrasystole
PVC polyvinyl chloride Chem. Compound General Tech
PVC Premature Ventricular Contraction (Ectopic heartbeat) Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech Ectopic heartbeat / Extrasystole
PVD Peripheral Vascular Disease (see PAD) Disease - Arterial Cardiovasc. Tech arterial plaque / atherosclerosis obliterans
PVE Prosthetic valvular encarditis Disease Cardiovasc. Tech pattern visual-evoked potential
PVE Pre-Vocational Education H.I. Term General Tech
PVEP pattern visual-evoked potential (VEP & OHT) Med. Meas. Ocular Tech
PVL Proliferative verrucous leukoplakia Disease ENT Tech
PVL Periventricular leukomalacia Disease Cerebral Tech bilateral necrosis of white matter in the brain
PVM pneumonia virus of mice Disease - Viral Pulmonary Tech
PVNS Pigmented villonodular synovitis (joint arthritis) Disorder- Unkn. Musculosketal Tech
PVP polyvinylpyrrolidone (aka povidone) Chem. Compound General Tech synthetic polymer w. linear 1-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone
PVP-1 povidone-iodine (ref. PVP) Chem. Compound General Tech iodine reacting w. povidone; used as topical
PVRV Purified vero cell rabies vaccine - CDC Chem. / Live CNS Tech
PVS Pigmented villonodular synovitis (joint arthritis) Disorder- Unkn. Musculosketal Tech
PVS persistent vegetative state (chronic) Med. Condition CNS Tech
PVT Portal vein thrombosis Med. Condition Hepatic/Biliary Tech
PWA person with AIDS Med. Term General Tech
PWM pokeweed mitogen (a lectin) Chem./ Live Metabolic Tech mitogen stimulating both B & T lymphocytes
PWS Port Wine Stain (capillary vascular) (ref. SWS, KT) Disorder- Unkwn. Vascular Tech capillary vascular birthmarks
PX Prognosis Med. Term General Tech
PXE Pseudoxanthoma elasticum (eye, skin, blood vessels) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Gronblad-Strandberg Syndrome
PYCD Pyknodysostosis (osteosclerosis/osteopetrosis) (PKND) Disease - Genetic Musculosketal Tech osteosclerosis/osteopetrosis
PYKL Phosphorylase Kinase Deficiency of Liver Disorder- Heredit. Hepatic/Biliary Tech Glycogen storage disease VIII
Pyr pyroglutamic acid (aka, 5-oxoproline) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech glutamic acid acidic lactam from N-terminus
Pyr pyrimidine (organic base re cytosine, uracil & thymine) Chem. Compound Metabolic Tech
PZD partial zona dissection Med. Procedure Genitourinary Tech cut into zona pellucida w. spermatozoa inj.
PZI protamine zinc insulin (not used in U.S.) Med. Procedure General Tech a long-acting insulin 7 - 36 hrs. after onset
q long arm of chromosome segment Cell structure Genetics Tech long arm = q and the short arm = p
Q glutamine or glutaminyl Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
Q heat, or reaction quotient Med. Meas. General Tech of occurring at the N-terminus of several peptides and proteins.
Q coulomb Med. Meas. General Tech
Q quantity Med. Meas. General Tech
Q fever Q Fever Pneumonia Disease - Bacteri. Pulmonary Tech Rickettsia family - Coxiella burnetii.species
Q or q ubiquinone (aka coenzyme Q10) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech quinone derivative with variable length side
Q or q electric charge Med. Meas. General Tech
Q wave QRS complex initial negative deflection on ECG prior to R wave Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech q= first downward deflection before R wave
q. [L.] quaque - each or every Rx Term General Tech
q. suff. [L.] quantum sufficit - as much as suffices Rx Term General Tech
q.2h. every 2 hours (quaque per hour, q._h.) Rx Term General Tech
q.q.h. [L.] quaque quarta hora - every four hours Rx Term General Tech
q.v. [L.] quantum vis - as much as you please Rx Term General Tech
Q10 Coenzyme Q10 (aka Q) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech quinone derivative with variable length side
QALY Quality-Adjusted Life Year(s) (HHS ref.) H.I. Term - Qual. General Tech
QAM Quadrature Amplitude Modulation H.I. Term - Data General Tech
QD or q.d. [L.] quaque die (1 time a day) Rx Term General Tech
QEEG quantitative electroencephalography (BEAM, EEG) Med. Meas. / Test Cerebral Tech quantitative electroencephalography
QF quality factor Med. Term General Tech
QFT-G QuantiFERON®-TB Gold test - CDC Med. Test Hematology Tech www.cdc.gov/tb/pubs/tbfactsheets/QFT.htm
QH or q.h. [L.] quaque hora (every hour) Rx Term General Tech
QH2 ubiquinol Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
QID or q.i.d. [L.] quater in die (4 times a day) Rx Term General Tech
QL or q.l. [L.] quantum libet - as much as desired Rx Term General Tech
QNB quinuclidinyl benzilate Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech A highly potent anticholinergic agent
QNS or qns Quantity Not Sufficient (Lab reports) Med. Term General Tech
Qo oxygen consumption Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech
QOD every other day Rx Term General Tech
QP or q.p. [L.] quantum placeat - as much as desired Rx Term General Tech
QPA quantitative coronary angiography Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
QR or q.r. [L.] quantum rectum (however much is correct) Rx Term General Tech
QRS or qRS ventricular rhythm duration (ECG / EKG Q, R, S waves) Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech Measured from start of qRs complex
QS QUANTITY SUFFICIENT (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
QS or q.s. [L.] quantum satis - sufficient quantity Rx Term General Tech
QS2 electromechanical systole (ref. QRS) Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech interval from onset of QRS complex on ECG
QSAR quantitative spectrometric-activity relationship Med. Meas. General Tech
QSART quantitative sudomotor axon reflex test Med. Test General Tech
QSDAR quantitative spectrometric data-activity relationship Med. Meas. General Tech
QT QUART (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
qt quart (U.S. = 0.946 liter, Britain = 1.14 liters) Med. Meas. General Tech Great Britain uses an imperial quart
QT qRS complex related interval on ECG Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
QT Interval period from start of the qRs complex to end of the T wave Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech (normal 0.35 - 0.45 seconds)
QT Syn., long heart rhythm defect - ECG QT segment anomaly Disorder- Genetic Cardiovasc. Tech 205-18
Quat. or quat. [L.] quattuor - four Med. Term General Tech
Quing. [L.] quinque - five Med. Term General Tech
quint- a prefix signifying five or fifth Med. Term General Tech
Quint. [L.] quintus - fifth Med. Term General Tech
Quotid. [L.] quotidie - daily Rx Term General Tech
QV or q.v. [L.] quantum vis - as much as you want Med. Term General Tech
r correlation coefficient (normally Pearson's) Med. Meas. General Tech
R Rankine scale or Reaumur scale Med. Meas. General Tech
R respiratory exchange rate (aka expiratory exchange rate) Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech ratio of carbon dioxide output to oxygen
R gas constant ( 8.3144 joules per mole kelvin) Med. Meas. General Tech proportionality constant in the ideal gas law
r ring chromosome, or drug resistance Med. Term General Tech
r radius, distance, or drug resistance Med. Term General Tech
R Respiration (nurse's notes "R20" = 20 breaths/ minute) Med. Term General Tech
R 'right' (doctor's notes "R digit 5" = burn on right little toe) Med. Term General Tech
R 'radical' (in Chem. - atom with one or more impaired electrons) Med. Term General Tech
R rate, or respiration, or rhythm, or right Med. Term General Tech
R resistance (to force, organism ability or electric current) Med. Term General Tech
r- racemic (in compound names, aka rac-) Med. Term General Tech
R- stereodescriptor - for compounds w. asymmetric carbon atoms Med. Term General Tech
R arginine (2-amino-5-guanidinovaleric acid) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
R or r Roentgen - international unit of X-radiation or gamma-radiation Med. Term General Tech
R wave QRS complex first positive deflection on ECG after P wave Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech successive + deflections within same
R.I.C.E. Rest - Ice - Compression - Elevation Med. Treatment Musculosketal Tech
R/O Medical abbreviation for rule out. Med. Term General Tech
RA Right Atrium Body component Cardiovasc. Tech
Ra Radium (at - 88) (aw - 226) Chem. Element General Tech
RA Rheumatoid Arthritis (autoimmune) (see RhA) Disease Multi-organ Tech rheumatic gout / rheumatoid disease
Ra or Raw airway resistance Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech opposit. of tracheobronchial tree to air flow
RAAS Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system (ref. JGA) Body System Genitourinary Tech
RACAB Robot assisted coronary artery bypass Med. Procedure Cardiovasc. Tech ref. MIDCAB and OPCAB
RAD Reactive Airways Disease (asthma) Disease Pulmonary Tech Exercise induced asthma - bronchial
RAD Respiratory Assist Device Med. Equipment Pulmonary Tech
rad radian (plane angle meas. unit - 1 rad = 360/2tt) Med. Meas. General Tech
Rad Radiation absorbed dose or "R" (replaced by Gy) Med. Meas. Radiation Tech
RAD right axis deviation (in mean QRS complex vector direction) Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
rad. radix (root) (plural - radices) Med. Term General Tech
Radiology Radiology Section - CPT Codes 70010 - 79999 Med. Term General Tech CPT Major Code - 4th Section
RAE right atrial enlargement Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
RAE right atrial electrogram Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
RAI Radioactive Iodine Chem. / Meas. General Tech
RAIU radioactive iodine uptake (by thyroid) Med. Test Hematology Tech
RANTES Regulated on Activation, Normal T Expres'd & Secreted protein Chem. - DNA General Tech 8-kD protein cykotine of interleukin-8 super
RAO right anterior oblique (re radiology) Med. Term General Tech rapid analysis of polymorphic DNA
RAP recurrent abdominal pain Disorder Genitourinary Tech
RAPD rapid analysis of polymorphic DNA Med. Term Genetics Tech
RAS renin-angiotensin system Body system Genitourinary Tech
RAS reticular activating system Body system CNS Tech
RAS retrovirus associated sequence oncogene Cancer gene Genetics Tech RAS family oncogene
RAS renal artery stenosis Disorder Genitourinary Tech one or both renal arteries narrowing from
RAST Radioallergosorbent Test (allergy blood test) Med. Test Hematology Tech Test - Skin ; Test - Elimination
RAU Recurrent Aphthous Ulcer (Sutton disease II) Disorder- Unkn. ENT - Mouth Tech Major Ulcerative Stomatitis
RAV Rous-associated virus (ref. RSV) Chem. - Virus General Tech helper virus where defective Rous sarcoma
Rb Rubidium (at - 37) (aw - 85.4678) Chem. Element General Tech
RBB Right bundle branch Body component Cardiovasc. Tech
RBBB Right bundle branch block Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
RBC IT red blood cell iron turnover (PIT x RCU) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech hypochromic
RBC or rbc Red Blood Cell (aka erythrocyte or corpuscle) Cell component Hematology Tech achromocyte, basophilia, burr, hypochromic
RBC or rbc Red Blood Cell count (range 4.2M - 5.9M cells/cmm) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech measured w. flow cytometer
RBCM Red Blood Cell Mass Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
RBD REM sleep behaviour disorder (ref. LBD) Med. Condition Cerebral Tech
RBE relative biological effectiveness (vs. gamma or x-ray) Med. Meas. General Tech radiation effectiveness compared to gamma
RBF renal blood flow Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
RBP retinol binding protein Chem. / Live Hepatic/Biliary Tech a-globulin synthesized & secreted by liver
RBW RBC volume distribution width Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
RCA right coronary artery (arteria coronaria dextra) Body component Cardiovasc. Tech Arteria coronaria dextra
RCA regulator of complement activation (protein) (CCP) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech complement control protein of superfamily
RCC Renal Cell Carcinoma Disease - Cancer GU - Kidney Tech Nephrocarcinoma
RCL Radial Collateral Ligament (ref. UCL, MCP) Body component Musculosketal Tech posteriot tubercle & phalanx attachments to
RCT Randomized Clinical (or Controlled) Trial Med. Term General Tech
RCU red cell utilization (iron fraction) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
rd rutherford (radioactive matter unit standard) Med. Standard Radiation Tech unit for one million disintegrations of
RD reaction of degeneration (muscle/nerve) Med. Term Musculosketal Tech response loss to faradic stimulus in muscle
RDA recommended dietary or daily allowances Med. Term Nutrition Tech
RDA right displacement of the abomasum Med. Term Animal Tech abomasum displacement of cow to the right
RDD Rosai-Dorfman disease (histocyte proliferation) (SHML) Disease - Lymph. Multi-organ Tech SHML
RDE receptor-destroying enzyme (RBC impact) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech red cells insusceptible to viral hemolysis
RDEB recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa Disease - Heredit Dermatologic Tech recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa
RDFS ratio of decayed and filled surfaces Med. Meas. Dental Tech
RDFT ratio of decayed and filled teeth Med. Meas. Dental Tech
R-DHAP chemotherapy treatment for lymphoma (ref. DHAP) Med. Procedure Multi-organ Tech rituximab + dexamethasone, cytarabine, &
RDI Reference Daily Intakes -based on RDA for vitamins & minerals Med. Term Nutrition Tech
rDNA Recombinant DNA Chem. / Live Genetics Tech Genetically engineered DNA often incorpor.
RDPA right descending pulmonary artery Body component Cardiovasc. Tech
RDS respiratory distress syndrome (ref. IRDS) Disorder Pulmonary Tech Hyaline membrane disease
RDW Red cell distribution width (normal 11 - 15) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
Re Rhenium (at - 75) (aw - 186.207) Chem. Element General Tech
Re Reynolds' number (laminar or turbulent flow) Med. Meas. General Tech fluid flow velocity times vessel diameter and
RE radiation emanation (radon) Med. Meas. General Tech an effluvium or gaseous disintegration unit
RE retinol equivalent Med. Meas. General Tech specific biological activity of 1.0 mcgm of all-
re- [L.] origin - again or backward Med. Term General Tech
RE or R.E. right eye Body component Ocular Tech
REAL Revised European-American Lymphoma (Neoplasms) Classif. Disease-Standard Hematology Tech
RecA Escherichia coli protein (targets single-stranded DNA duplex) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech
Rect. [L.] rectificatus - rectified Med. Term General Tech
Reedmartin www.reedmartin.com Tech
REG radioencephalography (brain test) Med. Meas. / Test Cerebral Tech injected tracer study thru the cerebral blood
REM Rapid Eye Movement Med. Condition Ocular Tech
REM reticular erythematous mucinosis Med. Condition Dermatologic Tech
rem Roentgen Equivalent Man (energy absobtion equiv. - ref. Sv) Med. Standard Radiation Tech
REM r. Rapid Eye Movement rebound Med. Condition Ocular Tech sleep deprivation rebound phenomenon
REO virus respiratory enteric orphan virus Disease - viral Pulmonary Tech
Rep. [L.] repetatur - let it be repeated Med. Term General Tech
RER rough endoplasmic reticulum Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
RES Reticuloendothelial system (cell groups) Body system Endocrine Tech macrophages and precursors; specialized
RF Rheumatoid Factor (antibody) Chem. / Meas. Hematology Tech Test
Rf Rutherfordium (at - 104) (aw - 263) Chem. Element General Tech
RF Rheumatic Fever Disease Musculosketal Tech
Rf distance in paper or thin-layer chromatography Med. Meas. General Tech
RF replicative form Med. Term General Tech
RF reticular formation Med. Term Ocular Tech
RFA right frontoanterior (fetus position) Med. Condition Gynecologic Tech r. frontoanterior position in maternal pelvis
RFA radiofrequency ablation (tumor/tissue necrosis) Procedure - Surg. General Tech
RfD reference dose or dosage Rx Term General Tech
RFFIT Rapid Fluorescent Focus Inhibition Test Med. Test Hematology Tech Test
RFI Renal Failure Index (acute renal failure meas.) Med. Meas. Genitourinary Tech sodium clearance vs. creatinine clearance
RFID radio frequency identification tag (ref. EPC) Equip. - System General Tech remote data tracking - see HDMA
RFLP Restriction fragment length polymorphism (DNA) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech fragment lengths of DNA from digestion with
RFP right frontoposterior (fetus position) Med. Condition Gynecologic Tech r. frontoposterior position in maternal pelvis
RFT right frontotransverse (fetus position) Med. Condition Gynecologic Tech r. frontotransverse position - maternal pelvis
Rg Roentgenium (at - 111) (aw - 280) Chem. Element General Tech
RGS Rieger Syndrome Disorder- Genetic Ocular ++ Tech Goniodysgenesis-Hypodontia
RH releasing hormone Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
Rh Rhodium (at - 45) (aw - 102.90550) Chem. Element General Tech
Rh Rhesus monkey blood groups Med.Classification Hematology Tech
Rh factor RBC antigen (Rh+ or Rh-) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
RhA Rheumatoid Arthritis (autoimmune) (see RA) Disease - Autoim. Multi-organ Tech rheumatic gout / rheumatoid disease
RHD Rheumatic Heart Disease Disease Cardiovasc. Tech
RhIg Rh immune globulin Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
RHISA Radionuclide cisternogram (CSF flow scan) Med. Equip./ Test Musculosketal Tech Intrathecal scan; Spinal cord scan;
Rhnull rare blood type symbol (all Rh factors are lacking) Med. Term Hematology Tech
RHS Rapp-Hodgkin Syndrome Disorder- Heredit. Multi-organ Tech Ectodermal dysplasia - Rapp-Hodgkin type
RI Radionuclide imaging Med. Equip./ Test General Tech nuclear medicine imaging procedure
RI Reticuloycte Index Med. Test Hematology Tech Test
RIA Radioimmunoassay (ref. RIST) Chem. Test Endocrine Tech antigen-antibody reaction assay to record
Rib ribose symbol (a pentose in ribonucleic acid) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech D-isomer epimers of D-ribose are
RID radial immunodiffusion (aka single radial diffusion) Med. Test General Tech aka single radial diffusion
RIF right iliac fossa Body component Musculosketal Tech concave area on inner surface of the ala
RIF resistance-inducing factor Med. Term General Tech
RIG rabies immune globulin - CDC Chem. / Live CNS Tech
RIND reversible ischemic neurologic deficit (ref. stroke) Med. Condition Cerebral Tech cerebral infarction lasting 24 hrs. to 72 hrs.
RIP radioimmunoprecipitation Med. Technique Immunology Tech immunoprecipitation utilizing a
RIPA radioimmunoprecipitation assay Med. Technique Immunology Tech immunoprecipitation conducted with
RIRS Retrograde intrarenal surgery (kidney fiberoptic endscope) Med. Procedure Hepatic/Biliary Tech
RIS radiology information system Med. Info. Radiology Tech Test
RISA radioiodinated serum albumin Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
RIST radioimmunosorbent test (ref. RIA) Med. Meas. / Test Endocrine Tech total IgE antibody concentration in serum
RK Radial Keratotomy Med. Procedure Ocular Tech
RLF Retinopathy of prematurity (Retrolental Fibroplasia -obs) (ROP) Disease - Unkwn. Ocular Tech Retrolental Fibroplasia (obsolete)
RLL right lower lobe of the lung (ref. RML, RUL) Body component Pulmonary Tech aka lobus inferior pulmonis dextri
RLQ right lower quadrant of the abdomen (ref. RUQ) Body component Gastrointest. Tech
RLS Restless Leg Syndrome Disorder- Unknw. Musculosketal Tech Nocturnal myoclonus
RMA Renal cell Membrane Antibodies Chem. / Live Immunology Tech amyloidosis
RMA renal medullary amyloidosis Disorder Gastrointest. Tech
RMA right mentoanterior (fetus position) (ref. MA, LMA) Med. Position Gynecologic Tech r. mentoanterior position - maternal pelvis
RMCT Research Methods and Clinical Trials H.I. Term General Tech
RMF Risk Modification Factor H.I. Term Cardiovasc. Tech
RML right middle lobe of the lung (ref. RLL, RUL) Body component Pulmonary Tech aka lobus medius pulmonis dextri
RMP right mentoposterior (fetus position) (LMP) Med. Position Gynecologic Tech r. mentoposterior position - maternal pelvis
RMSF Rocky Mountain spotted fever - CDC Disease - Bacteri. Multi-organ Tech Tickborne Typhus Fever
RMSS Ruvalcaba-Myhre-Smith Syndrome (ref. BRRS, BZS) Disorder- Heredit. Musculosketal Tech Bannayan-Zonana syndrome (BZS)
RMT right mentotransverse (fetus position) (LMT) Med. Position Gynecologic Tech r. mentotransverse position - maternal pelvis
RMV respiratory minute volume Med. Meas. / Test Pulmonary Tech respiratory minute volume
Rn Radon (at - 86) (aw - 222) Chem. Element General Tech
RNA ribonucleic acid (DNA messenger) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech nucleic acid w. sugar as ribose, & base for
RNFL retinal nerve fiber layer Body component Ocular Tech
RNP ribonucleoprotein (nuclear antigen) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech ribonuclease-sensitive nuclear antigen
RNV Radionuclide ventriculography (ref. MUGA) Med. Equip./ Test Cardiovasc. Tech equilibrium radionuclide angiocardiography
ROA right occipitoanterior (fetus position/pelvic) (LOA) Med. Position Gynecologic Tech r. occipitoanterior position - maternal pelvis
ROC receiver operating characteristic (ref. diagnostic accuracy) Med. Meas. / Test General Tech
ROC c. receiver operating characteristic curve Med. Meas. / Test General Tech one plotting sensitivity vs. [1 - specificity
ROM Range of motion Med. Term General Tech
ROMA Representational oligonucleotide microarray analysis Med. Meas. Genetics Tech
ROP Retinopathy of prematurity (ref. RLF) Disease - Unkwn. Ocular Tech Retrolental Fibroplasia (obsolete)
ROP right occipitoposterior (fetus position/pelvic) (LOP) Med. Position Gynecologic Tech r. occipitoposterior position - maternal pelvis
ROS Review of Systems H.I. Term General Tech
ROS reactive oxygen species Med. Term General Tech
Rot meralgia paresthetica (Roth's disease) Disorder Musculosketal Tech entrapment neuropathy from lateral femoral
ROT right occipitotransverse (fetus position/pelvic) (LOT) Med. Position Gynecologic Tech r. occipitotransverse position-maternal pelvis
RP Relapsing Polychondritis (arthritis) Disorder Musculosketal Tech
RP Retinitis pigmentosa (ref. Usher's syndrome) Disorder- Genetic Ocular Tech Progressive Pigmentary Retinopathy
rPA anthrax recombinant Protective Antigen (FDA) Vaccine General Tech
RPE retinal pigment epithelium (ref. SMD, AMD) Body component Ocular Tech
RPF renal plasma flow (ref. ERPF) Med. Meas. Genitourinary Tech approx. 10 % greater than the ERPF
RPGN rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis Disease Genitourinary Tech
RPLND retroperitoneal lymph node dissection Med. Procedure General Tech aka lymphadenectomy
RPO right posterior oblique (radiographic projection) (LPO) Med. Term General Tech
RPR Rapid plasma reagin (syphilis blood test) (VDRL) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
RQ or R.Q. Respiratory quotient Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech
RR relative risk (Pharm. / Rx Term) Med. Term General Tech
rRNA ribosomal RNA Chem. / Live Genetics Tech most abundant form of RNA; linked with
RS Reiter's Syndrome (arthritis) Disorder Musculosketal Tech
RS Rett Syndrome (Autism, Ataxia & Hand Use) (RTS) Disorder- Neuro Cerebral-multi Tech Autism, Ataxia & Loss of Purposeful Hand Use
rs Spearman's rank correlation coefficient Med. Meas. General Tech Spearman's rank correlation coefficient
RSA right sacroanterior (fetus position - breech) Med. Condition Gynecologic Tech r. sacroanterior position - breech / in labor
RScA right scapuloanterior (fetus position - transverse) Med. Condition Gynecologic Tech r. scapuloanterior position - in labor
RScP right scapuloposterior (fetus position - transverse) Med. Condition Gynecologic Tech r. scapuloposterior position - in labor
RSD Reflex sympathetic dystrophy Disorder Musculosketal Tech
RSDS Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (CRPS) Disorder Musculosketal Tech Algodystrophy / Algoneurodystrophy
RSH Syndr. Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome (ref. SLOS, SLO) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech DHCR7 abnormality
RSI repetitive strain injury Med. Condition Musculosketal Tech
RSP right sacroposterior (fetus position - breech) (LSP) Med. Position Gynecologic Tech r. sacroposterior position - breech / in labor
RSS Russell Silver Syndrome (see SRS) Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech Russell-Silver Dwarfism
RST right sacrotransverse (fetus position - breech) (LST) Med. Position Gynecologic Tech r. sacrotransverse position - in labor
RSTS Rubenstein Taybi (Broad Thumb-Hallux) (RTS) Disease - Genetic Multi-organ Tech RTS Broad Thumb-Hallux syndrome
RSV Respiratory Syncytial Virus (Rous-sarcoma virus) Disorder- Viral Pulmonary Tech www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/submenus
RS-Xlinked X-linked Juvenile Retinoschisis Disorder- Genetic Ocular Tech X-Linked Retinoschisis
RT Reverse transcriptase (enzyme reversing DNA into RNA) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech
rt right Med. Term General Tech
RT Radiation therapy Procedure - Equip General Tech x-ray therapy / irradiation
RT Respiratory Therapy Procedure - Equip Pulmonary Tech CMS
RT, rt room temperature Med. Meas. General Tech
RT3 reverse triiodothyronine Chem. / Live Thyroid Tech reverse triiodothyronine
RTA Retinal Thickness Analyzer Med. Equip./ Test Ocular Tech
RTA I renal tubular acidosis - distal (Type I) Disorder Genitourinary Tech aka Classical RTA
RTA II renal tubular acidosis - proximal (Type II) Disorder Genitourinary Tech
RTF resistance transfer factor (R plasmid portion) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech portion of an R plasmid in a bacterial cell that
RTI Respiratory Tract Infection(s) Med. Cond. Pulmonary Tech Upper - tonsillitis, sinusitis & otitis media
rTMP ribothymidylic acid Chem. / Live Genetics Tech ribothymidylic acid
RTP Renal Transplant Patients Med. Term Genitourinary Tech
RT-PCR Reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction Med. Meas. Genetics Tech Test
RTS Rothmund-Thomson syndrome (poikiloderma) Disease - Genetic Multi-organ Tech Poikiloderma Congenitale
RTS Rubenstein Taybi (Broad Thumb-Hallux) (RSTS) Disease - Genetic Multi-organ Tech RTS Broad Thumb-Hallux syndrome
RTS Rett Syndrome (Autism, Ataxia & Hand Use) (RS) Disorder- Neuro Cerebral-multi Tech Autism, Ataxia & Loss of Purposeful Hand Use
RTT Rett syndrome Disorder- Genetic Neurologic Tech
RTU Rectal Thermosensing Unit Med. Equipment Gastrointest. Tech
Ru Ruthenium (at - 44) (aw - 101.07) Chem. Element General Tech
RU-486 mifepristone Chem. Compound Gynecologic Tech antiprogestin used w. misoprostol or other
RUL right upper lobe of the lung (ref. RLL, RML) Body component Pulmonary Tech aka lobus superior pulmonis dextri
RUQ right upper quadrant of the abdomen (ref. RLQ) Body component Gastrointest. Tech
RV right ventricle / right ventricular Body component Cardiovasc. Tech
RV rotavirus (pediatric impact) Disorder- Viral Gastrointest. Tech
RV Residual Volume (or Value) (lung capacity) Med.Term / Meas. Pulmonary Tech gas amount in lung at end of a maximal
RVA rabies vacine, absorbed - CDC Chem. / Live CNS Tech IM administered
RVAD Right Ventricular Assist Device (ref. VAD, LVAD, BVAD) Med. Equipment Cardiovasc. Tech pump with afferent & efferent conduits
RVE right ventricular electrogam Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
RVF Rift Valley fever Disease - Viral Multi-organ Tech
RVF right ventricular failure Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
RVF Residual volume fraction (ambulatory venous pressure) Med. Meas. General Tech
RVH Right ventricular hypertrophy Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
RVRA Renal vein renin activity Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
RVSW right ventricular stroke work Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
RVT renal vein thrombosis Disorder Genitourinary Tech
RVU Relative Value Units - Unique Physician Fee Schedule H.I. Term General Tech
RWI recreational water illness Disorder General Tech
RWS Romano-Ward syndrome (see LQTS1) Disorder- Heredit. Cardiovasc. Tech Long QT Syndrome Type 1
Rx Clinical Pharmacology (Major System - Merck Sect. 20) Med. Category General Tech
Rx Drug prescription Med. Term General Tech
RX Medical abbreviation for treatment Med. Treatment General Tech
RxList www.rxlist.com Tech
RXT Medical abbreviation for radiotherapy Med. Treatment General Tech
S sacral vertebrae (S1 through S5) Body component Musculosketal Tech
S Sulfur (at - 16) (aw - 32.064) Chem. Element General Tech
S entropy (system heat or energy measement) Med. Meas. General Tech tendency for diminished capacity, disorder
s [L.] sinister - left or [L.] semis - half Med. Term General Tech
S spherical lens; or serine; or siemens; Med. Term General Tech
S substrate; or smooth; or Svedberg unit; Med. Term General Tech
S- stereodescriptor - for compounds w. asymmetric carbon atoms Med. Term General Tech
S wave QRS complex first negative deflection following the R wave Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech successive - deflections within same
S. [L.] signa - mark (ref. Rx and signature) Med. Term General Tech
s.o.s. [L.] si opus sit - if needed Rx Term General Tech
s.s.s. [L.] stratum super stratum - layer upon layer Med. Term General Tech
S.S.V. [L.] sub signo veneni - under a poison label Med. Term General Tech
S1 systolic heart sound (mitral closure) (aka - first heart sound) Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
S1 - S5 sacral vertebrae 1 thru 5 Body component Musculosketal Tech
S2 systolic heart sound (aortic & pulmonic closure) Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
S3 systolic heart sound (pericardial knock) Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
S4 systolic heart sound (aug. diastolic ventricular filling ) Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
SA sinoatrial (sinus of venae cavae and atrium) Med. Term Cardiovasc. Tech
SA / S-A Sinoauricular Block or Sinoatrial node Body component Cardiovasc. Tech Koch's node or node of Keith and Flack
SA node Sinoatrial Node (heart pacing in upper r.atrium for AV node) Body component Cardiovasc. Tech SA node controlled by ANS
SAA Serum amyloid A (superfamily of acute-phase proteins) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
SACE Serum angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) (Test) Chem. / Test CNS Tech Test re sarcoidosis, Gaucher's disease and
SACH solid ankle cushion heel (prosthetic foot) Med. Equipment Musculosketal Tech
SACT sinoatrial conduction time Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
SAD Seasonal Affective Disorder (mood disorder) Med. Condition Psychiatric Tech circadian rhythms / neurotransmitters
SADS Sudden Arrhytmia Death Syndromes Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
SADS Seasonal Affective Disorder Syndrome Med. Condition Pulmonary Tech
SADS Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia Med. Interview Psychiatric Tech
SAE Binswanger's disease (Subcortical Dementia) Disorder- Neuro Cerebral Tech Subcortical Ischemic Vascular Disease
SAECG Signal-Averaged Electrocardiogram Med. Equip./ Test Cardiovasc. Tech
SAGE serial analysis of gene expression data (NCBI) HHS Database Fed. Tech www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/SAGE
SAH S-adenosylhomocysteine Chem. General Tech
SAH Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
SAK Staphylokinase (a PA amino acid protein) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech Staphylokinase
SAM S-adenosyl-L-methionine Chem. General Tech
sAMP adenylosuccinic acid Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
Sao2 arterial oxygen saturatuion Med. Meas. Hematology Tech Test
SAP sphingolipid activator protein Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech any from non-enzymatic lysosomal proteins
SAPHO Syn. Synovitis, Acne, Pustulosis, Hyperostosis, Osteitis Syn. Syndrome Musculosketal Tech www.sanofi-synthelabous.com
Sar sarcosine Chem. Endocrine Tech
SAR scaffold-associated regions Med. Meas. General Tech
SAR structure activity relationship Med. Term General Tech scaffold-associated regions
SARS Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome - CDC Disease - Viral Pulmonary Tech coronavirus - upper respiratory illness
SART sinoatrial recovery time Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
SAT SATURATED (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
SAT Sub-acute Thrombosis (clotting term) Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech blood clots
Sat. Saturation Med. Term General Tech
Sb Antimony (at - 51) (aw - 121.75) Chem. Element General Tech
SB sinus bradycardia (60 bpm or less heart rate) Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
sBCC Superficial basal cell carcinoma Disease - cancer Dermatologic Tech
SBE subacute bacterial endocarditis Disease Cardiovasc. Tech aka infective endocarditis
SBF Spina Bifida (disorder - neural tube birth defect) Disorder- Spine Multi-organ Tech
SBFT small bowel follow through Med. Condition Gastrointest. Tech
SBGM self blood glucose monitoring Med. Equip./ Test Endocrine Tech
SBMA Spinal and Bulbar Muscular Atrophy (see KD) Disorder- Spine Musculosketal Tech Kennedy Disease (KD)
SBP Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis Med. Condition Genitourinary Tech
S-BP line line connecting sella with Bolton point (cranial) Med. Meas. Cerebral Tech re posterior portion of the cranial base
SBS Shaken Baby Syndrome (ref. NCSBS) Disorder- Head Multi-organ Tech ref. www.dontshake.com
SC secretory component Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
Sc Scandium (at - 21) (aw - 44.956) Chem. Element General Tech
SC Subcutaneous (injection procedure term) Med. Procedure General Tech
sc or s.c. Subcutaneous(ly) (ref. - injection procedure) (SQ) Med. Term General Tech subcutaneous tissues
SC or SQ subcutaneous (or subcutaneous tissue) Body component Dermatologic Tech beneath the dermis & epidermis
SC Ph. Syn. Phocomelia Syndrome Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech Roberts SC-Phocomelia Syndrome
SC Syndr. Roberts Syndrome Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech Pseudothalidomide Syndrome
SCA spinocerebellar ataxia (Ref. OPCA & MSA) Disorder- Genetic Cerebral Tech Spinocerebellar Ataxia 1, 2 & 7
SCAD Short-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency Disorder- Heredit. Metabolic Tech SCAD Deficiency, Congenital (Generalized)
SCADH Short-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency Disorder- Heredit. Metabolic Tech SCAD Deficiency,Adult Onset (Localized)
SCAT sheep cell agglutination test Med. Test Hematology Tech any agglutination test using sheep red
SCBA Self Contained Breathing Apparatus - CDC Med. Equipment Pulmonary Tech
SCCD Schnyder Corneal Crystalline Dystrophy (LCD, MCD, GCD) Disease - Genetic Ocular Tech autosomal dominant, bilateral corneal stromal
SCD Sickle Cell Disease - Sickle Cell Anemia Disease Hematology Tech
SCD Subacute combined degeneration (spinal cord) Disorder- B12 def. Musculosketal Tech degeneration -spinal cord
SCD Spinocerebellar degeneration (re spinal cord) Med. Condition Cerebral Tech Disorder- B12 def.
SCD Sudden Cardiac Death Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
SCD Systemic Carnitine Deficiency Med. Condition Metabolic Tech
SCD Sequential Compression Device (re clot formation) Med. Equipment Hematology Tech aka deep vein thrombosis
SCD Sulfur Chemiluminescence Detector Med. Equipment Hematology Tech
SCD Source-to-calibration distance (radation oncology) Med. Meas. General Tech radation oncology/ medical physics
SCD Single Crystal Diffraction (-three dimensional) Med. Process General Tech -three dimensional molecule structure
SCD Specific Carbohydrate Diet to treat I B D. Med. Treatment Metabolic Tech
SCD Spondylocostal Dysostosis Disorder Musculosketal Tech medical disorder
ScDA right scapuloanterior (fetus position) Med. Term Gynecologic Tech [L.] scapulo-dextra anterior
ScDP right scapuloposterior (fetus position) Med. Term Gynecologic Tech [L.] scapulo-dextra posterior
SCFE Slipped capital femoral epiphysis Med. Condition Musculosketal Tech hip joint ball / femur
SChE serum cholinesterase (enzyme) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech hydrolase class enzyme cataylzes acyl
SCI spinal cord injury Med. Condition Musculosketal Tech
SCID Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (WBC impact) Disorder- Genetic Immunology Tech Adenosine Deaminase Deficiency
SCID II Structured Clinical Interview for DSM IV Disorders Med. Term Psychiatric Tech
SCID m. Severe Combined Immunodeficiency mouse Med. Specimen Immunology Tech strain lacking T and B lymphocytes
SCIP Slow continuous intravenous plasmapheresis Treatment Genitourinary Tech
SCIWORA Spinal Cord Injury Without evidence Of Radiologic Abnormality Med. Condition Pediatrics Tech
ScLA left scapuloanterior (fetus position) Med. Term Gynecologic Tech [L.] scapulo-laeva anterior
SCLC small cell lung carcinoma or cancer Disease - cancer Pulmonary Tech
ScLP left scapuloposterior (fetus position) Med. Term Gynecologic Tech [L.] scapulo-laeva posterior
SCM sternocleidomastoid - muscle Body Component Musculosketal Tech
SCN suprachiasmatic nucleus (ref. hypothalamus) (NT) Body Component Cerebral Tech circadian rhythm endogenous control
SCN severe congenital Neutropenia Disease - Genetic Metabolic Tech
SCN4A skeletal muscle sodium channel Chem. / Live CNS Tech
SCP SCOOPFUL (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
SCr Serum Creatinine Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
SCS Saethre-Chotzen Syndrome (Ref. ACS3, ACS Type III) Disorder- Cranial CNS Tech Acrocephalosyndactyly - Type III
SCS Spinal Cord Stimulator Med. Equip./ Proc Musculosketal Tech
SCT Stem Cell Transplantation Med. Procedure Hematology Tech
SCTAT sex cord tumors with annular tubules Disorder Endocrine Tech
SCUBA self-contained underwater breathing apparatus Med. Equipment Pulmonary Tech
SCUF Slow continuous ultrafiltration (renal) Treatment Genitourinary Tech
SD streptodornase (a deoxyribonuclease) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech enzyme from hemolytic streptococci
SD skin dose (or dosage) Chem. Meas. Dermatologic Tech air dose of radiation plus backscatter at the
SD Spasmodic dysphonia (ref. CSD) Disorder- Neuro ENT - Voice Tech Laryngeal Dystonia
SD standard deviation Med. Meas. General Tech
SD Sprague-Dawley (strain of rats) Med. Tests General Tech
SD a. serologically defined antigen Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
SDA specific dynamic action Med. Term General Tech
SDA right sacroanterior (fetus position) Med. Term Gynecologic Tech [L.] sacro-dextra anterior
SDAR spectral data activity relationship Med. Meas. General Tech
SDAT Senile dementia/Alzheimer's type Disease Cerebral Tech Alzheimer's disease
SDE specific dynamic effect (now "obligatory thermogenesis") Med. Meas. General Tech obligatory thermogenesis = thermic effect
SDP right sacroposterior (fetus position) Med. Term Gynecologic Tech [L.] sacro-dextra posterior
SDS sodium dodecyl sulfate (anionic detergent) Chem. Compound Metabolic Tech
SDS Shy-Drager Syndrome (ref. SMA, OPCA & SND) Disorder- Neuro CNS / ANS Tech cerebellar ataxia / autonomic failure
SDS Zung Self Rating Depression Scale Med. Meas. Psychiatric Tech
SDS-PAGE SDS–polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis Med. Technique General Tech (SDS) denatures the sample proteins into
SDT right sacrotransverse (fetus position) Med. Term Gynecologic Tech [L.] sacro-dextra transversa
SDYS Simpson Dysmorphia Syndrome (ref. DGSX, SGB) Disorder- Heredit Multi-organ Tech Dysplasia Gigantism Syndrome. X-Linked
Se Selenium (at - 34) (aw - 78.96) (Mineral) Chem. Element General Tech
SE standard error Med. Meas. General Tech
SE sphenoethmoidal suture ( craniometric landmark) Med. Meas. Musculosketal Tech most superior point of sutura sphenoethmo.
sec second Med. Meas. General Tech
SEC spontaneous echo contrast (ref. TEE) Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
SED Congen. Spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia, Congenital (SEDC) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Pseudoachondroplasia
SEDC Spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia, Congenital (SED Con.) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Pseudoachondroplasia
SEDT Spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia Tarda Disorder- Heredit Musculosketal Tech X-linked Spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia
SEER Surveillance, Epidemiology and Ends Results - NCI program Cancer Records General Tech
SEM systolic ejection murmur Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech Test
SEM Scanning Electron Microscope Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
SEM standard error of the mean Med. Meas. General Tech
SEMG surface EMG (electrodes on the skin) Med. Equip./ Test Musculosketal Tech
SEP Self Evaluation Process H.I. Term General Tech
SEP somatosensory evoked potential Med. Meas. CNS Tech spinal cord or cerebral hemisphere waves
SE-PCR short-extension PCR Med. Meas. / Test Hematology Tech
Ser Serine (Std. a-amino acid) (NT) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech nonessential amino synthesized from glycine
SER somatosensory evoked response (neuromonitoring) Med. Meas. CNS Tech
SERM Selective Estrogen-Receptor Modulator Chem. / Drug Metabolic Tech primary effect on bone & cardiovascular tissues
SEWHO Shoulder-elbow-wrist-hand orthosis Med. Equip. Musculosketal Tech
Sf Svedberg flotation unit (e.g. lipoprotein unit) Med. Meas. General Tech coefficient unit re negative sedimentation
SFC supercritical fluid chromatography Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
SFEMG Single Fiber Electromyography (ref. EMG) Med. Equip./ Test Musculosketal Tech Test
SFO subfornical organ Body Component Cerebral Tech
SF-PV Superficial Femoral-Popliteal Vein Body Component Vascular Tech Superficial Femoral-Popliteal Vein
Sg Seaborgium (at - 106) (aw - 266) Chem. Element General Tech
SGA small for gestational age (below 10th percentile fetus/new) H.I. Term Pediatrics Tech comparative fetus/newborn size range
SGB Syndr. Simpson-Golabi-Behmel Syndrome (ref. SDYS, DGSX) Disorder- Heredit Multi-organ Tech Simpson Dysmorphia Syndrome
SGD Single Gene Disorders - NCBDDD / CoCHP / CDC Disorder - Gene General Tech www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/single_gene
SGD Speech Generating Device H.I. Equip. General Tech
SGDD Single Gene Disorders and Disability - NCBDDD / CDC HHS Project Fed. Tech www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/single_gene
SGOT Serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (ref. AST) enzyme / test Hepatic/Biliary Tech Test
SGPT Serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase (ref. ALT) enzyme / test Hepatic/Biliary Tech Test
SH sulfhydryl (sulfur compound or group). Chem. Compound General Tech sulfhydryl.
SH serum hepatitis (hepatitis B) Disease - Viral Hepatic/Biliary Tech
SHA serum hepatitis antigen (ref. HAA, HBsAg) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
SHBG sex hormone binding globulin Chem. / Live Gynecologic Tech
SHML Rosai-Dorfman disease (Sinus Histiocytosis) (RDD) Disorder- Lymph Multi-organ Tech Sinus Histiocytosis with High WBC &-
SHORT Synd. Short / Hyperextensibility / Ocular / Reiger / Teething Disorder- Comb. Multi-organ Tech Growth Retardation-Rieger Anomaly
SHP Schönlein-Henoch purpura Disease Vascular Tech
SHRT Synthetic Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Med. Procedure Endocrine Tech
sI 6-mercaptopurine ribonucleoside or 6-thioinosine Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
Si Silicon (at - 14) (aw - 28.086) Chem. Element General Tech
SI Stimulation Index (lymphocyte proliferation test) (SR) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech ratio of the thymidine uptake in the
SI International System of Units (SI = metric units) Med. Standard General Tech SI units are based on the metric system and
SI Defic. Disaccharide intolerance I (ref. CSID) Disorder- Heredit. Metabolic Tech Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency, Congenital
SIADH syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion Med. Condition Multi-organ Tech Dilutional hyponatremia, hypovolemia and
SID or s.i.d. [L.] semel in die - once a day Rx Term General Tech
SIDDT Sudden infant death with dysgenesis of testes Disease - Genetic Genitourinary Tech
SIDS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome - CDC Med. Condition Pedriatics Tech www.cdc.gov/SIDS/index.htm
SIDU Sudden Infant Death, Unexplained - CDC Med. Condition Pedriatics Tech somatotropin release-inhibiting factor.
SIF somatotropin release-inhibiting factor (see SRIF) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech ref. GIF, GHIH
sig. [L.] signa - write, label Med. Term General Tech
sig. inscribe, sign or affix seal Med. Term General Tech
sIgs surface immunoglobulins Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
SIH somatotropin release-inhibiting hormone Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
SIMV Synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation Med. Treatment Pulmonary Tech aka positive pressure ventilation - patient
SINES short interspersed elements (ref. element chain) Med. Term General Tech
siRNA Abbreviation for small inhibitory RNA Med. Term Genetics Tech
SIRS Systemic inflammatory response syndrome Disorder-bacterial Hematology Tech
SIS Saline infusion sonography Med. Equip./ Test Gynecologic Tech Endovaginal ultrasound
SISI short increment sensitivity index (test) Med. Test Otolaryngolog Tech tones of 1- to 5-decibel increments in
SIV simian immunodeficiency virus Disease - Viral Multi-organ Tech virus of the genus Lentivirus, closely
SJA Schwartz-Jampel-Aberfeld Syndrome (see SJS) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Chondrodystrophic Myotonia
Sjogren's Sjögren's disease (autoimmune disease) (ref. SSF) Disease - Immune Hematology Tech Endovaginal ultrasound
SJS Stevens-Johnson syndrome (systemic reaction with rash) Disease - Allergy Immunology Tech
SJS Schwartz-Jampel Syndrome (see SJA) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Chondrodystrophic Myotonia
SK streptokinase (a proteolytic enzyme) Chem. General Tech enzyme from hemolytic streptococci
SKH-1 species of mouse Med. Tests General Tech
SKN Skin - Dermatologic (Major System - Merck Sect. 10) Body System Dermatologic Tech
SKSD streptokinase-streptodornase (proteins) Chem. Compound Multi-organ Tech mixture of the proteins streptokinase and
SKY Spectral karyotype (chromosome / genome mapping) Med. Equip./ Test Genetics Tech
sl slyke - a unit of buffer value (sl) or (slik) Med. Meas. General Tech Discoverer - D.D. Van Slyke
SL sublingual Rx Term General Tech
SLA left sacroanterior (fetus postion) Med. Term Gynecologic Tech [L.] sacro-laeva anterior
SLAC scapholunate advanced collapse Med. Condition Musculosketal Tech arthritic degeneration of the wrist
SLE Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Vascular) Disease Musculosketal Tech Disseminated lupus erythematosus
SLO scanning laser ophthalmoscope Med. Equip./ Test Ocular Tech retinal imaging with low-power laser beam
SLO Syndr. Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome (ref. SLOS, RSH) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech
SLOS Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome (ref. SLO, RSH) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech
SLP left sacroposterior (fetus postion) Med. Term Gynecologic Tech [L.] sacro-laeva posterior
SLR Streptococcus lactis R ( factor ) (ref. rhizopterin) Med. Term Multi-organ Tech
SLS Sjogren-Larsson syndrome (see FALDH & FAO) Disease Dermatologic Tech Ichthyosis, Spastic Neurologic Disorder and
SLT Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty Med. Procedure Ocular Tech
SLT left sacrotransverse (fetus postion) Med. Term Gynecologic Tech [L.] sacro-laeva transversa
SLV Sapporo-like virus (ref. calicivirus) Disease - Viral Gastrointest. Tech
Sm Samarium (at - 62) (aw - 150.35) Chem. Element General Tech
SMA Spinal Muscle Atrophy (SMA 1, 2, 3 and 4) Disease - Neuro. Musculosketal Tech mild child and adolescent form
SMA sequential multichannel analyzer Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
SMA1 Infantile Spinal Muscular Atrophy Disease - Neuro. Musculosketal Tech Werdnig-Hoffman Paralysis
SMA20 Sequential multi-channel analysis with computer (CHEM-20) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech Sequential multi-channel analysis w. computer
SMA7 Sequential multi-channel analysis with computer (CHEM-7) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech basic metabolic panel
SMAC20 Sequential multi-channel analysis with computer (CHEM-20) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech Sequential multi-channel analysis w. computer
SMAC7 Sequential multi-channel analysis with computer (CHEM-7) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech basic metabolic panel
SMAS Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (facial) Body component Musculosketal Tech facial muscle structure
SMAX1 Kennedy Disease (X-linked SBMA) (see KD) Disease - Neuro. Musculosketal Tech Spinal and Bulbar Muscular Atrophy
SMBV suckling mouse brain vaccine - CDC Chem. / Live CNS Tech
SMC selenomethylnorcholesterol Chem. Compound Radiation Tech radioactive form of selenium analogue of ch.
SMCR Smith-Magenis chromosome region (ref. SMS) Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech brachycephaly, prognathism, synophrys
SMD Senile Macular Degeneration (ARMD, AMD) Med. Condition Ocular Tech re RPE breakdown
SMH Severe Mental Handicap Med. Condition General Tech
SMI Seriously Mentally ILL Med. Condition General Tech
SMON subacute myelo-opticoneuropathy (spinal/optic) Disorder- Syndr. Multi-organ Tech spinal cord and optic nerve disorder
SMR standardized morbidity ratio (disease base) Med. Meas. General Tech standardized mortality ratio except disease
SMR standardized mortality ratio (death base) Med. Meas. General Tech number ratio of observed deaths in a study
SMS Stiff Person Syndrome (Stiff Man Syndrome) Disease - Neuro. Musculosketal Tech Muscular Rigidity - Progressive Spasm
SMS Smith Magenis Syndrome (ref. SMCR) Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech brachycephaly, prognathism, synophrys
SMT spinal manipulative therapy Med. Treatment Musculosketal Tech
SN Substantia nigra (midbrain cell layer) Body component Cerebral Tech
Sn Tin (at - 50) (aw - 118.69) Chem. Element General Tech
SNA Sympathetic Nervous Activity Med. Condition CNS Tech
SNAP Synaptosome- Associated Protein (SNARE) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech large protein superfamily of 60 + members
SNAP sensory nerve action potential Med. Meas. CNS Tech aka compound sensory nerve action poten.
SNAP Schedule for Non-Adaptive and Adaptive Personality (SNAP) Med. Term Psychiatric Tech
SNARE Soluble NSF Attachment Protein REceptors (SNAP) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech large protein superfamily of 60 + members
SNCA the gene for alpha-synuclein Med. Term Genetics Tech
SNCT Sensory Nerve Conduction Threshold Med. Meas. CNS / ANS Tech
SND Striatonigral Degeneration (ref. MSA, OPCA, SDS) Disorder- Neuro CNS / ANS Tech cerebellar ataxia / autonomic failure
SNE subacute necrotizing encephalomyelopathy Disorder- Neuro CNS Tech ref. Leigh's disease
SNE Dermatomyositis sine myositis (ref. JDMS) Disorder- Unknw. Musculosketal Tech Dermatomyositis sine myositis
SNP single nucleotide polymorphism Chem. / Live Genetics Tech genetic polymorphism between two genomes
SNP single DNA base changes (aka "snips") Med. Term Genetics Tech
SNRI serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor Chem. / Drug CNS Tech
snRNA small nuclear RNA. Chem. / Live Genetics Tech abundant class of eukaryotic RNA in nucleus
snRNP small nuclear ribonucleoprotein (ref. RNA) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech snRNPs U1 thru U10 have high uracil content
SNS sympathetic nervous system (preganglionic fibers) Body system ANS / CNS Tech ANS fibers connection to CNS thru thora-
SO shoulder orthosis Med. Equip. Musculosketal Tech
SO spheno-occipital synchondrosis Med. Term Musculosketal Tech cartilaginous union of anterior end of basilar
SO s. orbital apex syndrome Disorder Ocular Tech ophthalmoplegia with impairment of vision
SOAP Subjective, objective, assessment, plan H.I. Term General Tech
SOB shortness of breath Med. Condition Pulmonary Tech
SOD superoxide dismutase (catalyzing enzyme) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech decomps free O2 radicals to oxygen and
SOD Septo-Optic Dysplasia (ref. ONH) Disorder- Unknw. Ocular + Tech DeMorsier Syndrome
SOFAS Social and Occupational Functioning Assessment Scale Med. Meas. Psychiatric Tech
Sol. or soln solution Med. Term General Tech
SOMI sternal-occipital-mandibular immobilizer (orthosis) Med. Equipment Musculosketal Tech any of a variety of cervical orthoses
SP sacroposterior position Med. Term Musculosketal Tech
sp. gr. specific gravity Med. Term General Tech
SPA sperm penetration assay Med. Test Genitourinary Tech
SPCA serum prothrombin conversion accelator (factor VII) Med. Term General Tech
SPD Serious psychological distress Med. Term Psychiatric Tech
SPD calcinosis Striopallidodentate calcinosis Disorder- Genetic Cerebral Tech
SPE Serum Protein Electrophoresis Med. Test Hematology Tech Test
SPECT Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
SPF sun protection factor (15 - 1) H.I. Term Dermatologic Tech
SPF specific pathogen free Med. Term General Tech free of specific pathogenic microorganisms
SPL sound pressure level Med. Meas. ENT Tech
Spo2 pulse oximetric saturation Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech hypoventilation detection for thoracoscopy
SPR Selective Posterior Rhizotomy (nerve surgery) Med. Procedure CNS Tech Test
SPS Special Subjects (Major System - Merck Sect. 22) Body System Special Tech
sq square Med. Meas. General Tech
SQ Subcutaneously (ref. - injection procedure) (s.c.) Med. Term General Tech
SQ CM SQUARE CENTIMETER (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
SQ FT FEET, SQUARE (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
sq m square meter Med. Meas. General Tech
SQ YD SQUARE YARD (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
Sr Strontium (at - 38) (aw - 87.62) Chem. Element General Tech Surveillance and Registries Branch
sr steradian (SI unit of measurement of solid angles) Med. Meas. General Tech a full sphere subtends 4p steradians
SR Stimulation Ratio (lymphocyte proliferation test) (SI) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech ratio of the thymidine uptake in the
SR sustained release Rx Term General Tech
SR Defic. Sepiapterin Reductase Deficiency (PND, GABA) Disorder- Metabol. CNS Tech PND item / GABA Impact
SRAS Syndrome respiratoire aigu sévère (French) (in English SARS) Disease - viral Pulmonary Tech
SRBC sheep red blood cell Cell component Hematology Tech
SRD Steroid-Responsive Dermatoses Med. Condition Derrnatologic Tech
SRF skin reactive factors (lymphokines) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
SRF-A slow-reacting factor of anaphylaxis Med. Term General Tech
SRH somatotropin-releasing hormone (see GH-RH) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech neuropeptide from the hypothalamus
SRI serotonin reuptake inhibitors Chem. / Drug CNS Tech
SRID Single Radial Immunodiffusion Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
SRIF somatotropin release–inhibiting factor (SIF - somatostatin) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech aka - SIF, GIF, GHIH
sRNA soluble RNA Chem. / Live Genetics Tech soluble RNA
SRP sacrum right posterior (pelvis) Body Component Musculosketal Tech
SRP signal recognition particle Med. Meas. General Tech signal recognition particle
SRS Silver-Russell Syndrome (see RSS) Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech Silver-Russell Dwarfism
SRS Stereotactic Radiosurgery Med. Equip./ Treat General Tech
SRS slow-reacting substance Med. Term General Tech
SRS-A slow-reacting substance of anaphylaxis Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech mixture of leukotrienes C4, D4 and E4
SRT speech recognition (reception) threshold (50%) Med. Meas. ENT Tech minimum db intensity for 50% word recognit.
SRV small round virus Disorder - Infect. Gastrointest. Tech
SRY Sex region Y (Y chromosome sex determination region) Med. Term Genetics Tech
SRY Box 9 Campomelic syndrome (ref. CMD1) Disorder- Cong. Musculosketal Tech SOX9 Mutations Syndrome
SS somatostatin Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech cyclic tetradecapeptides ref. hypothalamus
SS Sjogren's Syndrome (arthritis) Disorder Musculosketal Tech
SS Subaortic Stenosis Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
ss steady state or single-stranded Med. Term General Tech
ss. [L.] semis - half Med. Term General Tech
SSADH Def. Succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase Deficiency Disorder- Heredit. Metabolic Tech 4-Hydroxybutyric Aciduria (GHB)
SSCP Single-stranded conformational polymorphism (test) Med. Technique Genetics Tech gel electrophoresis to identify a DNA
SSCVA sphere spectacles corrected visual acuity Med. Term Ocular Tech sphere spectacles corrected visual acuity
SSD source-skin distance Med. Meas. Dermatologic Tech focal spot on the target of x-ray tube to the
SSDD Steroid Sulfatase Deficiency Disease (X-linked ichthyosis) Disorder- Genetic Dermatologic Tech Placental Steroid Sulfatase Deficiency; STS
ssDNA single-stranded DNA Chem. / Live Genetics Tech ssDNA - single-stranded DNA
SSEP Somatosensory Evoked Potential (neuromonitoring) Med. Meas. CNS Tech
SSL simulated solar light Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
SSPE Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis Disorder - viral Cerebral Tech rare and deadly form of leukoencephalitis
SSPL saturation sound pressure level. Med. Meas. ENT Tech
SSRI selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor Chem. / Drug CNS Tech blocks absorption in central nervous system
ssRNA single-stranded RNA Chem. / Live Genetics Tech
SSS soluble specific substance Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech polysaccharide capsular pneumococci
SSS Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS) Med. Condition Dermatologic Tech Ritter disease with the Nikolsky sign
SSS sick sinus syndrome Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech intermittent bradycardia syndrome at times
SSSI uncomplicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections Med. Condition Dermatologic Tech
SSSS Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSS) Med. Condition Dermatologic Tech Ritter disease with the Nikolsky sign
ST Sinus Tachycardia (ref. VT, SVT, PSVT) Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
St stoke (kinematic viscosity unit) Med. Meas. General Tech fluid unit with a viscosity of 1 poise and
ST Selective Termination Procedure - Surg. Gynecologic Tech
ST Spondee threshold Speech test Otolaryngolog Tech
ST segment Period - end of ventricular depolarization to repolarization start Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech Meas. completion of ventricular depolarizat.
St. [L.] stet - let it stand ; and stent - let them stand Med. Term General Tech
STAR Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene (breast cancer trial) Disease Gynecologic Tech
STARI Southern tick-associated rash illness Disease - Bacteri. Dermatologic Tech
STAT or stat Medical term for rush, urgent or immediate Med. Term General Tech
STD Sexually Transmitted Disease(s) (AHCA, DOH) Disease General Tech
STE subperiosteal tissue expander Med. Equipment General Tech fillable tube - reconstruction of alveolar ridge
STEC Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O157 Bacteria Gastrointest. Tech www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/EIB28/
Stedmans www.stedmans.com Tech
STEL short-term exposure limit Med. Term General Tech
STEP serial transverse enteroplasty (short bowel syndrome surgery) Procedure - Surg. Gastrointest. Tech
STH somatotropic hormone (protein) (see GH) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech protein growth hormone
STI sexually transmitted infection(s) (now named STD) Disease General Tech
STI soft tissue infections Disorder General Tech
STI Systolic time interval (left ventricular) (LVET, PEP,QS2) Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
STIR short TI inversion recovery Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech short TI inversion recovery
STL1, 2, 3 Stickler syndrome (types 1, 2 & 3) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech
STM short term memory Med. Condition Cerebral Tech
STN subthalamic nucleus (Ref. PD) Body Component Cerebral Tech
STOP selective tubal occlusion procedure (experimental) Med. Procedure Genitourinary Tech
STORCH TORCH Syndrome revision including Syphilis Disorder- Infection Multi-organ Tech
STP dimethoxymethylamphetamine Chem. / Drug CNS Tech
STP Standard Temperature & Pressure (0°C and 760 mm Hg.) Med. Standard General Tech 0°C and 760 mm Hg.
STPD Standard gas volume Temperature , Pressure & Dry Med. Standard General Tech (0°C and 760 mm Hg.) under these
STRs short tandem repeats (DNA segments) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech Repetitive segments of DNA two to
STS sequence tagged site (DNA sequence mapping) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech short, single-copy, genomic DNA sequences
STS Placental Steroid Sulfatase Deficiency (X-linked ichthyosis) Disorder- Genetic Dermatologic Tech Steroid Sulfatase Deficiency Disease, SSDD
STS Standard Threshold Shift - NIOSH / CDC HHS Standard Fed. Tech www.cdc.gov/niosh/hhe/
STS serologic test(s) for syphilis Med. Equip./ Test Hematology Tech including the Wassermann and VDRL tests
SUDS sudden unexplained death syndrome Med. Condition General Tech death with no underlying cause for person
SUI stress urinary incontinence Med. Meas. Genitourinary Tech
SULT1A1 sulfotransferase 1A1 Chem. General Tech
SUN serum urea nitrogen Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
SUPP SUPPOSITORY (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
SuppA PDR Supplement A Med. Publication General Tech
SuppB PDR Supplement BA Med. Publication General Tech
SUPSACK SUPERSACK (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
Surgery Surgery Section - CPT Codes 10021 - 69990 Med. Term General Tech CPT Major Code - 3rd Section
SUZI subzonal insemination Med. Procedure Genitourinary Tech older technique of micromanipulation
SV sinus venosus (receptacle in embryonic heart) Body Component Cardiovasc. Tech attach to posterior wall of primordial atrium
SV simian virus (monkey virus groups - numbered serially) Disease - Viral Multi-organ Tech includes adenoviruses, enteroviruses and
SV stroke volume Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech blood ejected from ventricle per heartbeat
Sv Sievert = bio. factor adjusted Gy (Sv = 100 rem) Med. Standard Radiation Tech
SV40 simian vacuolating virus 40 (Rhesus) Disease - Viral Multi-organ Tech polyomavirus isolated from Rhesus monkey
SVAS Supravalvular aortic stenosis Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech A narrowing of the aorta in the region
SVC superior vena cava ( venous draining trunk) Body Component Cardiovasc. Tech union of two brachiocephalic veins
SVRS Statistically Valid Random Sample Med. Meas. General Tech
SVT Supraventricular Tachycardia (ref. ST, PSVT, VT) Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech tachycardia with stimulation point located
SWL shock wave lithotripsy Med. Procedure Genitourinary Tech
SWR Standing Wave Ratio H.I. Meas. General Tech
SWS Sturge-Weber Syndrome (ref. PWS, KT) Disorder- Unkwn. Multi-organ Tech Leptomeningeal Angiomatosis
SWSD shiftwork sleep disorder Disorder- Unknw. Pulmonary Tech
SYR SYRINGE (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
syr [L.] syrupus - syrup Med. Term General Tech
Sz Seizure Med. Condition General Tech epileptic attack / convulsion
T T lymphocyte Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
T Thymine (DNA 'A-T' - "code letter pair" element) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech aka - ribothymidine
T Total Testosterone Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech Test
T threonine; or thymine or thymidine; or tetanus toxoid Chem. compound General Tech
t time, metric ton, or temperature (Celsius) Med. Meas. General Tech
T interocular tension (pressure) / normal tension = Tn Med. Meas. Ocular Tech
T tera- (unit of meas. = one trillion times primary unit) Med. Meas. General Tech
T telsa (SI unit of magnetic flux density in webers per sq. meter) Med. Meas. General Tech
T triangulation number (of icosahedral capsid) Med. Meas. Chem. - Viral Tech multiple of 60 subunits that a viral capsid
T absolute temperature (expressed in Kelvin or Rankine) Med. Meas. General Tech temperature from absolute zero (-273.15°C
T transmittance (ratio of light intensity or radiant energy) Med. Meas. General Tech ratio I/Io of light intensity transmitted by sol.
t translocation (structural chromosome aberration) Med. Term General Tech chromosome aberration in one ch. segment
T & H Type and Hold Med. Term General Tech Test
T ( + or - ) Tension ( + increased, - decreased) Med. Meas. General Tech
T cell thymus lymphocytes (WBC cytokine source) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
T or t Tritium (hydrogen-3 symbol) Chem. element General Tech
T wave ECG deflection when QRS complex in ventricular repolarization Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech Normally upright in all leads except aVR
T.A.B. typhoid-paratyphoid A and B vaccine Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
t.d.s. [L.] ter die sumendum - to be taken three times a day Rx Term General Tech
T.U. toxin unit, or toxic unit Med. Term General Tech Transurethral needle ablation
T1 tricuspid valve closure (aka first heart sound) Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
T1 - T12 thoracic vertebrae (T1 through T12) Body Component Musculosketal Tech
T3 Tri-iodothyronine (thyroid hormone iodine) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech Test / an iodine-containing thyroid hormone
T3RU T3 resin uptake (Thyroid hormone-binding ratio) Med. Meas. Metabolic Tech Normal values range from 24 - 37%
T4 Thyroxine (thyroid hormone) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
TA toxin - antitoxin (diptheria toxin) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech nearly neutral mixture of diphtheria toxin w.
Ta Tantalum (at - 73) (aw - 180.948) Chem. Element General Tech
TA temporal arteritis Disease Musculosketal Tech
TA titratible acid Med. Meas. Genitourinary Tech
TAA tumor-associated antigen Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
TAB TABLET (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
TABMIND TABMINDER (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
TAC tetracaine, epinephrine (adrenaline) and cocaine Chem. Treatment General Tech local anesthetic for emergency treatment of
TACE Transarterial chemoembolization (tumor blood block + chemo.) Procedure General Tech
TACHAS Transcutaneous Air Conduction Hearing Aid System (FDA) Med. Equipment ENT Tech Transcutaneous Air Conduction Hearing Aid
TAD 6-thioguanine, ara-C (cytarabine) and daunomycin regimen Chemotherapy Cancer Tech
TAD Transient Acantholytic Dermatosis (Grover's Disease) Disorder- Unkwn. Dermatologic Tech
TAF tumor angiogenic factor Med. Term General Tech tumor angiogenic factor
TAH Total abdominal hysterectomy Med. Procedure Gynecologic Tech
TAMP TAMPON (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
Tandem MS Tandem mass spectrometry Equip. - Lab General Tech
TAO Thromboangiitis Obliterans (Buerger's Disease) Disorder- Unkwn. Vascular Tech Occlusive Peripheral Vascular Disease
TAP transport protein for peptide from cytoplasm into the lumen Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech the lumen of the endoplasmic reticulum
TAPVC Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection Body system Cardiovasc. Tech
TAPVD Total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage Body system Cardiovasc. Tech
TAPVR Total anomalous pulmonary venous return Body system Cardiovasc. Tech
TAR Thrombocytopenia (low blood platelets) & Aplasia of the Radius Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech hypoplasia, congenital heart & renal defects
TAS Thoracoabdominal Syndrome (Pentalogy of Cantrell) Disorder- Congen. Musculosketal Tech Cantrell-Haller-Ravich Syndrome
TAT HIV-1 transactivating gene Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
TAT toxin - antitoxin (ref. antigen - antibody) Chem. Process General Tech antigen-antibody reaction between a
Tb Terbium (at - 65) (aw - 158.924) Chem. Element General Tech
TB Tuberculosis Disease Pulmonary Tech
TBG thyroxine-binding globulin Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech radioimmunoassay or electrophoresis used
TBI Traumatic Brain Injury Med. Condition Cerebral Tech
TBI total body irradiation (external beam radiotherapy) Med. Procedure General Tech aka whole-body i. or radiotherapy
TBII thyroid-binding inhibitory immunoglobulins Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech thyrotropin binding inhibitory immunoglobulins
TBM tubular basement membrane Body component Genitourinary Tech
TBM Tuberculous Meningitis Disorder- bacterial Multi-organ Tech bacterium - Mycobacterium tuberculosis
TBP thyroxine-binding protein Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech thyroxine-binding protein
TBPA thyroxine-binding prealbumin Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
TBS The Bethesda System NCI Med. System General Tech http://nih.techriver.net/
TBSA total body surface area Med. Term Derrnatologic Tech
TBSP TABLESPOON (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
tbsp tablespoon Med. Meas. General Tech
TBV Total Blood Volume Med. Term Hematology Tech
TBW total body water (used in urea kinetic modeling) Med. Meas. Metabolic Tech
TC transcobalamin (plasma glycoproteins TC I, II, & III) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech plasma glycoproteins transcobalamin I, II, III
Tc Technetium (at - 43) (aw - 98) Chem. Element General Tech
TCA TriCholoroacetic Acid Chem. - Agent Dermatologic Tech
TCAA Telecanthus With Associated Abnormalities (ref. Optiz) Disorder- Genetic Ocular - Multi Tech BBB Syndrome, G Syndrome
TCC Transitional cell carcinoma Disease - Cancer Genitourinary Tech bladder, ureter or renal, pelvis cancer
TCD Progressive Tapetochoroidal Dystrophy (Choroideremia) Disorder- Genetic Ocular Tech Choroidal Sclerosis
TCD Transcranial Doppler Med. Equip./ Test Cerebral Tech
TCD Thalamocortical Dysrhythmia Med. Term Neurological Tech
TCDD 2, 3, 7, 8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin Chem. Compound Pesticide Tech teratogenic & carcinogenic dioxin that
TCE Trichloroethylene Chem. Compound Solvent Tech www.atsdr.cdc.gov/substances
TCG time compensation gain Med. Term General Tech
TCGF T-cell growth factor (see TSF & IL-2) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech T-cell stimulating factor
TCID 50 median tissue culture infective dose Chem. Meas. General Tech
TCM Traditional Chinese Medicine Med. Term General Tech
TCMI T cell–mediated immunity (see CMI) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech mediated by T lymphocytes through
TCO2 Carbon dioxide test (ref. HCO3) Med. Test Hematology Tech Bicarbonate test - HCO3
TCOF1 Treacher Collins Syndrome / Mandibulofacial Dysostosis (MFD) Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech Treacher Collins-Franceschetti Syndr. 1
TCR T-cell antigen receptor (TCR-1 & TCR-2) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech characteristic marker of T lymphocytes
TCS Treacher Collins Syndrome / Mandibulofacial Dysostosis (MFD) Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech Treacher Collins-Franceschetti Syndr. 1
TCT Thrombin Clotting Time (plasma) (aka TT) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
TCV total cell volume (saline vol.) Chem. Meas. Hematology Tech saline volume needed for good urea
TD Tourette's disorder (Tourette's syndrome - tics) Disorder- Genetic Cerebral Tech Gilles de la Tourette syndrome
TD Tardive Dyskinesia (neurological syndrome) Disorder- Neuro. Multi-organ Tech neurological syndrome from long-term
Td Adult diphtheria and tetanus toxoids Vaccine Metabolic Tech
TDA TSH-displacing antibody Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
TDD Thoracic Duct Drainage (ref. renal transplants) Med. Procedure Cardiovasc. Tech
TDE tetrachlorodiphenylethane (aka DDD) Chem. Compound Pesticide Tech DDD dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane
TDF testis-determining factor Med. Meas. General Tech testis-determining factor
TDI toluene diisocyanate (toxic liquid) Chem. Compound Industrial Tech pale yellow toxic liquid w. sharp odor for
TDO Syndr. Tricho-Dento-Osseous I, II &III (ectodermal dysplasias) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech TDO-I, TDO-II, TDO-III
TDP ribothymidine 5'-diphosphate Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
TdT terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase (enzyme) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech see DNA nucleotidylexotransferase
TE trophectoderm Body component Embryonic Tech trophectoderm
Te Tellurium (at - 52) (aw - 127.60) Chem. Element General Tech
TE time to echo in magnetic resonance spin echo pulse sequences Med. Meas. General Tech the time to echo
TEB Thoracic Electrical Bioimpedance Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech Esophageal atresia
TEBG testosterone-estradiol–binding globulin Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
TED threshold erythema dose Chem. Meas. Dermatologic Tech single skin dose = 80% erythema in 30 days
TED Thyroid Eye Disease Disease Endocrine Tech
TEDD total end-diastolic diameter Med. Meas. General Tech
TEDE total effective dose equivalent Med. Meas. General Tech
TEE Transesophageal Echocardiography Med. Equip./ Test Cardiovasc. Tech
TEEV testosterone enanthane & estradiol valerate injection Chem. - Injection Musculosketal Tech
TEF tracheoesophageal fistula (ref. Esophageal atresia) Body component Gastrointest. Tech see TEF repair surgery
TEM triethylenemelamine Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
TEM Transmission electron microscope Med. Equipment General Tech
TEN toxic epidermal necrolysis Disorder- Immun. Dermatologic Tech Acute Toxic Epidermolysis, Lyelles Syndrome
TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Med. Equip./ Treat General Tech
TEOAE transient evoked otoacoustic emmissions Med. Equip./ Test ENT Tech cochlea / inner ear
TEPA triethylenephosphoramide Chem. Compound Endocrine Tech
TEPP tetraethyl pyrophosphate Chem. Compound Insecticide Tech higly toxic organophosphorus insecticide to
TESD total end-systolic diameter Med. Meas. General Tech
TESE testicular sperm extraction Med. Procedure Genitourinary Tech men with obstructive azoospermia
TET Tetralogy of Fallot (heart defect) (TOF) Disorder- Congen. Cardiovasc. Tech Tetralogy of Fallot - 4 common defects
TET treadmill exercise test Med. Meas. General Tech test protocols Bruce protocol.
TET tubal embryo transfer Med. Procedure Gynecologic Tech assisted reproductive technology method
TEWL Transepidermal Water Loss (ref. TWL) Med. Meas. Dermatologic Tech water from inside a body (animal or plant)
TF transfer factor (dialyzable extract obtained from lysates) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
TFI Free-Throxine Index Med. Meas. Endocrine Tech
TFN serum transferrin Med. Meas. Endocrine Tech
TFT Thyroid Function Test (TSH, T4, T3, RAIU) Med. Meas. Endocrine Tech www.thyroid.org
TFT Thought Field Therapy Med. Procedure Psychiatric Tech
TG Triglyceride(s) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech Compound - three molecules of fatty acid
TG Thyroglobulin (protein) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech protein w. iodine yielding thyroxine
TGA Transient global amnesia (brief short-term memory loss) Disorder- Unknw. Cerebral Tech
TGA Transposition of the great arteries Med. Condition Vascular Tech
TgAb Thyroglobulin antibody Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
TGC time-varied gain control, or time-gain compensation Med. Meas. General Tech
TGE transmissible gastroenteritis (of swine) Disease - Viral Animal Tech viral disease of swine - caused by porcine
TGF Transforming growth factor (protein class - ref. EGFR) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
TGT thromboplastin generation test Med. Meas. General Tech former test for detection of defects in
Th T-helper cells (lymphocytes) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech lymphocytes secrete cytokines immune sys.
Th Thorium (at - 90) (aw - 232.038) Chem. Element General Tech
TH Defic. Tyrosine Hydroxylase Deficiency (ref. PND,GABA) Disorder- Metabol. CNS Tech PND item / GABA Impact
THA total hip arthroplasty Med. Procedure Musculosketal Tech
THAM tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane (tromethamine) Chem. Compound Metabolic Tech organic amine proton acceptor (TRIS)
THBR Thyroid hormone binding ratio (Rng. 0.9-1.1) Med. Meas. Endocrine Tech
THC tetrahydrocannabinol (droabinol) (Cannabis) Chem. / Drug CNS Tech
Thd ribothymidine symbol Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
THF tetrahydrofolic acid (coenzyme parent) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech aka tetrahydropteroylglutamic acid
THF tetrahydrofolate (ester of tetrahydrofolic acid) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
THG Tetrahydrogestrinone (anabolic"designer" steroid) Chem. / Drug Metabolic Tech
THIP agonist for +-aminobutyric acid (GABA) type A receptors Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech penetrates the blood-brain barrier
Thr Threonine (Essential a-amino acid) (NT) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech Mem. - 8 Essential & 20 Std. amino group
THR total hip replacement Med. Procedure Musculosketal Tech
THRIFT Thromboembolic Risk Factors (ref. DVT) Med. Condition Venous Tech Venous thrombosis & thromboprophylaxis
Thy thymine Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
Ti Titanium (at - 22) (aw - 47.90) Chem. Element General Tech
TI delay time between inverting pulse and “read” pulse Med. Meas. General Tech during inversion recovery experiment
TIA Transient Ischemic Attack - (mini-stroke) Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech Mini stroke
TIBC Total iron binding capacity Med. Term/ Meas. Metabolic Tech Iron: 60-170 mcg/dl TIBC: 240-450 mcg/dl
TID or t.i.d. ter in die (3 times a day) Rx Term General Tech
TIG or TIg Tetanus Immune Globulin Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
TIL tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
TILS tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
TIMI thrombolysis in myocardial infarction trial Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech in large multicenter controlled clinical trial
TINU s. tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis syndrome Disorder Immunology Tech aka Dobrin syndrome
TiO2 titanium dioxide Chem. General Tech
TIPS transjugular intrahepatic portal-systemic shunting Med. Procedure Hepatic/Biliary Tech
TIS Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome (Pediatrics) Med. Condition Musculosketal Tech Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome (TIS
TJA total joint arthroplasty Med. Procedure Musculosketal Tech common - hip, knee, elbow & shoulder
TK thymidine kinase (enzyme) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech thymidine kinase
TKA total knee arthroplasty Med. Procedure Musculosketal Tech
TKD tokodynamometer Med. Equip./ Test Gynecologic Tech instrument measuring uterine contractions
TKG tokodynagraph Med. Record Gynecologic Tech record obtained with a tokodynamometer
TKR total knee replacement Med. Procedure Musculosketal Tech
Tl Thallium (at - 81) (aw - 204.3833) Chem. Element General Tech
TL a. thymus leukemia antigen Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
TLC thin layer chromatography Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
TLC Total lung capacity Med. Term/ Meas. Pulmonary Tech
TLE Temporal lobe seizure Disorder Cerebral Tech
TLE thin layer electrophoresis Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
TLI total lymphoid irradiation (all lymph nodes) Med. Procedure General Tech all lymph node–bearing body areas
TLSO Orthosis, thoracolumbosacral (brace, scoliosis) Med. Equipment Musculosketal Tech
TLV Threshold Limit Exposure Values Med. Standard General Tech
Tm Thulium (at - 69) (aw - 168.934) Chem. Element General Tech
Tm melting temperature (in molecular biology) Med. Meas. Molecular Tech temp. at which half the length of a double-
Tm transport maximum, or tubular maximum Med. Meas. Genitourinary Tech
TM transcendental meditation Med. Term Psychiatric Tech
TMA trimellitic anhydride Chem. General Tech
TMA Trimethylaminuria Disorder Metabolic Tech Psychiatric
TMA transcription-mediated amplification Med. Meas. Hematology Tech DNA and RNA testing
TMD Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (Ref. TMJ) Disorder- Unknw. Musculo-Ortho Tech Orthodontic
TMI transmandibular implant Med. Equipment Musculo-Ortho Tech Orthodontic
TMJ Temporo-Mandibular Joint (Ref. TMD - jaw) Body component Musculo-Ortho Tech Orthodontic
TMJ Syn. Temporo-Mandibular Joint Syndrome Disorder- Unknw. Musculo-Ortho Tech Orthodontic
TMN tumor, node, metastasis (Cancer Classification) Med. Standard General Tech
TMP trimethoprim, or ribothymidylic acid Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech at times for deoxyribothymidylic acid
TMP-SMX trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole Chem. / Drug Pulmonary Tech
TMR transmyocardial laser revascularization (angina pain) Med. Procedure Cardiovasc. Tech
TMS Transcranial magnetic stimulation Med. Equip./ Proc. Cerebral Tech
TMST treadmill stress test Med. Meas. General Tech test protocols Bruce protocol.
Tn normal intraocular tension (or pressure) Med. Meas. Ocular Tech ref. T - intraocular pressure
TND transmissible neurodegenerative disease (see prion disease) Disease Metabolic Tech fatal neurodegenerative disease from
TNF tumor necrosis factor (cytokine protein) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech a biological response modifier - alpha,
TNM Tumor - Node - Metastasis Med. Condition General Tech
TNS transcutaneous nerve stimulation Med. Procedure CNS Tech
TNT trinitrotoluene Chem. Compound General Tech nitrated toluene high explosive
TNTC Too numerous to count Med. Term. General Tech
TOCP triorthocresyl phosphate Chem. Compound General Tech
TOE echo cardiography transducer Med. Equipment Cardiovasc. Tech
TOF Tetralogy of Fallot (heart defect) (TET) Disorder- Congen. Cardiovasc. Tech Tetralogy of Fallot - 4 common defects
TOF time of flight Med. Meas. General Tech
TORCH toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus, herpes (Screening) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
TORCH Syndr TORCH Syndrome Disorder- Infection Multi-organ Tech Torch Infection
TORP Total Ossicular Replacement Prothesis Med. Equip./ Proc. ENT - Ear Tech
TOS Toxic Oil Syndrome Syndrom/Disease Musculosketal Tech
TOS thoracic outlet syndrome Syndrom/Disease Musculosketal Tech
TP Total protein (protein test for albumin and globulin) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
TPA / tPA Tissue-plasminogen Activator (systemic thrombolytic agent) Chem. / Live Vascular Tech Clot-dissolving agents; Reperfusion therapy
TPE Tropical pulmonary eosinophilia Disease Pulmonary Tech albumin and globulin.
TPH Treponema pallidum immobilization reaction test (TPI) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
TPH2 Tryptophan hydroxylase 2 (serotonin synthesis enzyme) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
TPHA Treponema pallidum hemagglutination assay (test) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
TPI Treponema pallidum immobilization reaction test (TPH) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech
TPN triphosphopyridine nucleotide (now - NADP) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech former name of nicotinamide adenine
TPN total parenteral nutrition (intravenous) Med. Procedure Metabolic Tech CMS
TPO Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech Thyroid antimicrosomal antibody
TPOAb Thyroid antimicrosomal antibody (and Test) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies
TPP Thiamine pyrophosphate coenzyme Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
TPR Total peripheral vascular resistance Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
TQ tocopherolquinone Chem. Compound General Tech
TR Tricuspid Regurgitation Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech blood backflow from right ventricle into the
TR repetition time in magnetic resonance imaging Med. Meas. General Tech
tr. [L. tinctura] tincture Med. Term General Tech
TRAb Thyroid stimulating hormone receptor antibody Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
TRAIL tumor necrosis factor ligand family member Med. Term General Tech induces apoptosis in varietyof cells
TRALI Transfusion-related acute lung injury Med. Condition Pulmonary Tech syndrome of pulmonary edema, dyspnea,
TRAM transverse rectus abdominal muscule Body Component Musculosketal Tech
TRAM flap transverse rectus abdominus myocutaneous flap Body Component Musculosketal Tech autogenous myocutaneous flap
TRAP twin reversed arterial perfusion Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
TRAP Tartrate Resistant Acid Phosphatase (Type 5 test) Med. Meas./ Proc. Musculosketal Tech hairy cell leukemia diagnosis
TRAPS TNF-receptor–associated periodic syndrome Disorder- Heredit. Multi-organ Tech aka familial Hibernian fever. Fever from
TRF thyrotropin-releasing factor Med. Term Endocrine Tech
TRH thyrotropin-releasing hormone Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech tripeptide hormone from the median-
TRI Toxics Release Inventory NLM H.I. Data Base Fed. Tech
TRIC Trachoma and Inclusion Conjunctivitis Disease Ocular Tech
TRIS or tris. tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane (see THAM) Chem. Compound Metabolic Tech organic amine proton acceptor
tRNA transfer RNA (amino acid bonding - ref. mRNA) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech RNA molecules, 73-93 nucleotides, in cells
TRO TROCHE (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
Trp Tyrptophan (Essential a-amino acid) (NT) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech Mem. - 8 Essential & 20 Std. amino group
TRP Syndr. Trichorhinophalangeal syndrome type 1 (TRPS1) Disorder- Heredit. Multi-organ Tech
TRPS2 Trichorhinophalangeal syndrome type 2 - Langer-Giedion Syn. Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech
TRPS3 Trichorhinophalangeal syndrome type 3 - Sugio-Kajii Syndrome Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech
TRU turbidity reducing unit Med. Meas. General Tech hyaluronidase amnt reqd. to reduce turbitity
TRUS transrectal ultrasound Med. Equip./ Test Genitourinary Tech
Try old tryptophan abbreviation Med. Term General Tech
TS Tourette Syndrome Disease CNS Tech
TS Tricuspid Stenosis Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
TS test solution Med. Meas. / Test General Tech standard solutions (in concentration and in
TSA Tumor-specific antigen Chem./ Live Hematology Tech thymocyte stimulating factor
TSAb thyroid-stimulating antibodies Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
TSC Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Disease Multi-organ Tech
TSC1 tuberous sclerosis 1 gene (>hamartin) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech Epiloia / Phakomatosis TS
TSC2 tuberous sclerosis 2 gene (>tuberin) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech Epiloia / Phakomatosis TS
TSD Tay-Sachs disease (hex-A enzyme deficiency) Disease - Genetic Metabolic Tech
TSE Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (ref. CJD) Disease - TSE Cerebral Tech see prion disease
TSE testicular self-examination Med. Test Genitourinary Tech Test
TSF thymocyte stimulating factor (see TCGF & IL-2) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech epidermal thymocyte activating factor
TSF triceps skinfold Med. Meas. Musculosketal Tech subcutaneous fat measurement by skin fold
TSH thyroid-stimulating hormone (Rng. 0.5-5.0 m units/L) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech glycoprotein hormone (28,000) daltons
TSH-RF thyroid-stimulating hormone releasing factor Med. Term Endocrine Tech
TSI thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulins Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
TSP tropical spastic paresis Disease - viral Hematology Tech
TSP TEASPOON (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
tsp teaspoon Med. Meas. General Tech
T-spine thoracic spine (incl. thoracic vertebrae) Body component Musculosketal Tech part of spine comprising thoracic vertebrae
TSS Toxic Shock Syndrome Disease - Bacteri. Multi-organ Tech bacterium - Staphylococcus aureus
TSTA Tumor-specific transplantation antigen Chem./ Live Hematology Tech compulsive hair-pulling
TT thrombin time (thrombin clotting time) (aka TCT) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech time required for plasma fibrinogen to
TT treatment threshold Med. Term General Tech
TT therapeutic touch Med. Treatment General Tech healing method focused on contact with the
TTD Tay's syndrome (Trichothiodystrophy) (ref. DOC Ichthy) Disease - Genetic Dermatologic Tech DOC Ichthyosis Type Ref. TTD
TTE Trans-thoracic Echocardiogram Med. Equip./ Test Cardiovasc. Tech Doppler ultrasound of the heart
TTM trichotillomania (compulsive hair-pulling) Disorder Neurologic Tech
TTN transient tachypnea of the newborn Disorder Pulmonary Tech Wet lungs - newborns ; Transient RDS
TTNB transient tachypnea of the newborn Disorder Pedriatrics Tech Wet lungs - newborns ; Transient RDS
TTP ribothymidine 5'-triphosphate Chem./ Live Hematology Tech ribothymidine 5c-triphosphate
TTP Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ref. HUS) Disease - Unkwn. Hematology Tech Moschowitz Disease
TTP Essential thrombocytopenia (ref. HUS) Disease - Unkwn. Hematology Tech Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
TTP-HUS thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura & hemolytic uremic syndr. Disease - Unkwn. Hematology Tech
TTR transthyretin encoding gene (ref. Amyloidosis) Disorder Multi-organ Tech
TTTh 3, 5,3'-triiodothyronine Chem./ Live Hematology Tech
TTTS Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (placenta disease) Disease - Unkwn. Hematology Tech Fetal Transfusion Syndrome
TTV thrombotic threshold velocity Med. Meas. Hematology Tech min. velocity of blood flow thru a vascular
TTX tetrodotoxin Chem./ Live Hematology Tech tetrodotoxin
TU tuberculin unit Med. Meas. General Tech arbitrary unit of tuberculin dosage compares
TUG Timed up and go tests Med. Test Musculosketal Tech
TUIP transurethral incision of the prostate Med. Procedure Genitourinary Tech Test
TUMP transurethral microwave therapy Procedure/ Equip. Genitourinary Tech Test
TUNA Transurethral needle ablation (see TURP) Med. Procedure Genitourinary Tech transurethral resection of the prostate
TUNEL terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated dUTP-label Med. Test Genetics Tech for -biotin end labeling of fragmented DNA
TUR Transurethral resection of the bladder Med. Procedure Genitourinary Tech transurethral resection of the bladder
TURBT transurethral resection of bladder tumor Med. Procedure Genitourinary Tech cystoscope urinary bladder tumor removal
TURP transurethral resection of the prostate (see TUNA) Med. Procedure Genitourinary Tech Suprapubic prostatectomy
TUU transureteroureterostomy Med. Procedure Genitourinary Tech
TVG time varied gain Med. Term General Tech first two isolates
TVS transvaginal scanning Med. Equip./ Test Genitourinary Tech international u. of enzyme activity
TVT Trans-vaginal Tape procedure (ref. MMK) Med. Procedure Genitourinary Tech Urethral suspension ; Pubo-vaginal sling
TVUS transvaginal ultrasound Med. Equip./ Test Genitourinary Tech
TWAR Chlamydia pneumoniae abbreviation symbol Disease Pulmonary Tech from first two isolates - TW-83 and AR-39
TWL Transepidermal Water Loss (ref. TEWL) Med. Meas. Dermatologic Tech water from inside a body (animal or plant)
TWZ triangular working zone (ref. Kambin's zone) Body area Musculosketal Tech triangular space free of major vascular and
TX individual thromboxanes abbrev. - used with subscripts Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
TXA2 Thromboxane (active platelets in blood clotting) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech compounds related to prostaglandins
TXB2 Thromboxane (inactive platelets re blood clotting) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech a vasoconstrictor and a physiologic
Type 1 diab Diabetes - no insulin production (5-10% cases) Med. Condition Endocrine Tech
Type 2 diab Diabetes - improper insulin usage (90-95% cases) Med. Condition Endocrine Tech
Tyr Tyrosine (Std. a-amino acid), or tyrosyl (NT) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech ß-p-hydroxyphenylalanine - a nonessential
U Uracil (RNA 'A-U' - "code letter pair" element) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech
U uridine (RNA component, uracil linked) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech a pyrimidine nucleoside which is uracil
U urinary concentration - followed by subscript info. Chem. / Live Genitourinary Tech
U Uranium (at - 92) (aw - 238.02891) Chem. Element General Tech
u atomic mass (or weight) unit (aka dalton) Med. Standard General Tech unit mass = to 1/12 the mass of carbon-12
U international unit of enzyme activity Med. Standard General Tech enzyme amount for transformation - 1 micro
U wave ECG related cardiac interval (positive after upright T wave) Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech negative following inverted T wave
u. unit Med. Meas. General Tech
U/A UNASSIGNED (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
UA unstable agina Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech med. FRAGMIN
UA urinalysis Med. Test General Tech Test
UAC umbilical artery catheter (ref. UVC) Med. Equipment Genitourinary Tech
UAD Use as directed (ref. Rx) Rx Term General Tech
UBI ultraviolet blood irradiation Med. Procedure Hematology Tech blood removal and return treatment
UBM Ultrasound Biomicroscopy Med. Equip./ Test Ocular Tech
UC Ulcerative colitis (ref. CD, IBS) Disease Gastrointest. Tech
UCE Urea Cycle disorders (OTC deficiency) Disease Hematology Tech Ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency-OTC
UCI MICROCURIE (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
UCL Ulnar Collateral Ligament (ref. RCL, MCP) Body component Musculosketal Tech posteriot tubercle & phalanx attachments to
UCUM Unified Code for Units of Measure (ref. Rx / FDA) Med. Standard General Tech http://aurora.regenstrief.org/UCUM/
UCVA uncorrected visual acuity Med. Term Ocular Tech uncorrected visual acuity [UCVA]
UDGPA uridine diphosphoglucuronic acid Chem. / Live Pedriatrics Tech undescended testes
UDP uridine 5'-diphosphate (ref. UMP, UTP) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
UDP up-and-down procedure Med. Procedure General Tech
UDPg Glucuronosyltransferase (a liver enzyme) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech aka - uridine diphosphoglucose
UDPGal uridine diphosphogalactose Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
UDT undescended testes (testicles) (Cryptorchidism) (see IDT) Med. Condition Genitourinary Tech Cryptorchidism
UES Upper Esophageal Sphincter Body component ENT Tech the upper 3–5 cm of the esophagus
UFA unesterified free fatty acid Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
UFC uninary free cortisol (hormone test) (ref. ACTH) Med. Meas. / Test Genitourinary Tech normal range is 10 to 100 mcg/24 h.
UFR Uroflowmetry Med. Equip./ Test Genitourinary Tech
UGI upper gastrointestinal series / endoscopy Med. Test Gastrointest. Tech Test
UGM MICROGRAM (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
UHMWP ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (Prosthetics - FDA) Chem. Compound Metabolic Tech ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPe
UIP Usual Interstitial Pneumonia (of Liebow) (CFA, IPF) Disease Pulmonary Tech Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
UK urokinase (aka u-plasminogen activator - enzyme) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech u-plasminogen activator; term denotes a
UL MICROLITER (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
UMN Upper Motor Neuron Disease Med. Condition CNS Tech
UMOLAR MICROMOLAR (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
UMOLE MICROMOLE (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
UMP uridine 5'-monophosphate (ref. UDP, UTP) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
Unkn Abbreviation for Unknown or Unknown Origin H.I. Term General Tech
UPD Uniparental disomy analysis (chromosome test) Med. Meas. / Test Genetics Tech Uniparental disomy analysis
UPEP Urine protein electrophoresis (Test) Med. Meas. / Test Genitourinary Tech Immunoelectrophoresis - urine
UPIN Unique Physician Identification Number H.I. Term - Data General Tech
UPJ Ureteropelvic Junction (obstruction) Med. Condition Genitourinary Tech renal pelvis to ureters blockage
UPP urethral pressure profile Med. Meas. / Test Genitourinary Tech resistance of the urethra to fluid flow
UPPP Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (palatopharyngoplasty) Med. Procedure ENT Tech trimming back excess palatal tissue &
Ura Uracil abbreviation Chem. / Live Genetics Tech
Urd Uridine abbreviation Chem. / Live Genetics Tech
URF unidentified reading frame Med. Meas. Term General Tech
URI Upper Respiratory Infection / Illness Med. Condition Pulmonary Tech
URR urea reduction rate Med. Meas. Hematology Tech fractional reduction in blood urea nitrogen
US ultrasound / ultrasonography (above 30,000 Hz) Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
USAN United States Adopted Names (for drugs) (USP, NF) Chem. Standard General Tech
USP UNIT UNITED STATES PHARMACOPEIA UNIT (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
Ut dict. [L.] ut dictum - as directed Rx Term General Tech
UTI Urinary Tract Infection Disorder-bacterial Genitourinary Tech Bladder infection; Cystitis - acute bacterial
UTP uridine 5'-triphosphate (ref. UDP, UMP) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
UTP-g UTP–glucose-1-phosphate uridylyltransferase Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
UTP-h UTP–hexose-1-phosphate uridylyltransferase Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
Uub Ununbium (at - 112) (aw - 276.8) Chem. Element General Tech
Uuh Ununhexium (at - 116) (aw - unknown) Temp. name Chem. Element General Tech
Uun Ununnilium (at - 110) (aw - 269) Chem. Element General Tech
Uuo Ununoctium (at - 118) (aw - retracted) Reserved name Chem. Element General Tech
Uup Ununpentium (at - 115) (aw - unknown) Temp. name Chem. Element General Tech
Uuq Ununquadium (at - 114) (aw - 289) Chem. Element General Tech
Uus Ununseptium (at - 117) (aw - unknown) Temp. name Chem. Element General Tech
Uut Ununtrium (at - 113) (aw - unknown) Temporary name Chem. Element General Tech
Uuu Unununium (at - 111) (aw - 272) conflicts w. Rg Chem. Element General Tech Conflicts with Rg at - 111
UV Ultraviolet electromagnetic radiation Energy source General Tech
UVA Ultraviolet A Ray 320 - 400nm Energy source General Tech
UVB Ultraviolet B Ray 280 - 320nm Energy source General Tech
UVC Ultraviolet C Ray 10 - 280nm Energy source General Tech
UVC umbilical venous catheter (ref. UAC) Med. Equipment Genitourinary Tech umbilical venous catheter
UVL Ultraviolet light Energy source General Tech
UVR Ultraviolet radiation Energy source General Tech
V Valine or valyl (essential a-amino acid) (ref. Val) (NT) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech a-aminoisovaleric acid (essential amino)
V Vanadium (at - 23) (aw - 50.9415) Chem. Element General Tech
V Vail's neuralgia Disorder- Syndr. CNS Tech
V volume Med. Meas. General Tech
v velocity, initial rate velocity, or vel [L. or] Med. Meas. General Tech
V vision, or visual acuity Med. Term Ocular Tech
V or v voltage Energy source General Tech
V wave ECG large pressure wave from either atrium or incoming veins Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech regurgitant waves seen - not true V waves
v. [L.] vena - vein Body component Venous Tech
V/Q s. ventilation-perfusion scan Med. Equip./ Test Pulmonary Tech scintigraphic techn. w. inhaled radionuclide
v/v volume of solute per volume of solvent Med. Meas. General Tech
vA alveolar ventilation (A) Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech
VA visual acuity Med. Term Ocular Tech
VA ventriculoatrial Med. Term Cardiovasc. Tech ventriculoatrial
V-A ventricular stimulus to atrial stimulus time interval Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
VAC ventriculoatrial conduction Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech
VAC vincristine, dactinomycin and cyclophosphamide regimen Med. Procedure Cancer Tech Pediatrics
VACTERL vertebral, anal, cardiac, tracheal, esophageal, renal and limb Disorder- Congen. Multi-organ Tech re admin. sex steroids in early pregnancy
VACTERL a. non-random birth defect group association (VATER) Disorder- Congen. Pediatrics Tech C = cardiac defects L = limb abnormal
VAD Ventricular Assist Device (ref. CDRH, FDA, HHS) Med. Equipment Cardiovasc. Tech
Val Valine or valyl (Essential a-amino acid) (NT) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech a-aminoisovaleric acid (essential amino)
VAMP Vesicle-Associated Membrane Protein (ref. SNARE) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech family of SNARE proteins
VAMP vincristine, methotrexate, 6-mercaptopurine, and prednisone Chem. Compound Chemotherap. Tech
VAP Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Disease Pulmonary Tech
VAP Vertical Auto Profile Test (cholesterol test) Med. Meas. / Test Cardiovasc. Tech Cholesterol Test
var. variety (in taxonomy - see subspecies) Med. Term General Tech in taxonomy a subcategory of a species;
VAS Visual Analogue Scale Med. Meas. General Tech
vas vessel (duct or canal conveying any liquid, blood, lymph, etc.) Med. Term Vascular Tech chyle or semen, etc.
VAT p. atrial synchronous ventricular pacemaker Med. Equipment Cardiovasc. Tech dual chamber pacemaker delivering
VATER Vertebral, Anus,TracheoEsophageal, Radial & Renal dysplasia Disorder- Congen. Multi-organ Tech
VATERS non-random birth defect group association (VACTERL) Disorder- Congen. Pediatrics Tech
VATS video-assisted thoracic surgery Med. Procedure Pulmonary Tech
VBAC vaginal birth after caesarean Med. Procedure Gynecologic Tech
VC colored vision Med. Condition Ocular Tech
VC vital capacity Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech
VCA viral capsid antigen (ref. EBV) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
VCE cytologic smear from the vagina, ectocervix & endocervix Med. Meas. Gynecologic Tech
VCFS Velocardiofacial Syndrome Disorder-Bacterial Multi-organ Tech Conotruncal Anomaly Face Syndrome
VCG vectorcardiogram Med. Record Cardiovasc. Tech vectorcardiography record of heart test
vCJD variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (ref. BSE) Disease - Neuro. Brain Tech Mad cow disease
VCU voiding cystourethrography Med. Meas. / Test Genitourinary Tech radiography of the urinary bladder & urethra
VCUG voiding cystourethrogram Med. Record Genitourinary Tech cystourethrography record of test
VD Veneral Disease (see STD) Disease General Tech
VD/VT wasted ventilation - dead space Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech
VDD p. atrial synchronous ventricular inhibited pacemaker Med. Equipment Cardiovasc. Tech dual chamber pacemaker that senses
VDEL Venereal Disease Experimental Laboratory H.I. Org. General / Fed. Tech
VDH valvular disease of the heart Disease Cardiovasc. Tech
VDRL Veneral Disease Research Laboratory - NIH HHS Org. General / Fed. Tech
VDRL a. VDRL nontreponemal antigen solution Chem. Hematology Tech
VDRL t. VDRL nontreponemal antigen serologic test for syphilis (RPR) Med. Test Hematology Tech see RPR test
VEB Ventricular Ectopic Beats Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
VEE Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis Disease - viral CNS Tech encephalomyelitis
VEGF Vascular endothelial growth factor (NT) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
VENG video electro nastatomography (vestibulat testing) Med. Equip./ Test CNS Tech Test
VEOHD Very Early Onset Huntington's Disease (HD) Disorder- Neuro CNS Tech Woody Guthrie's Disease
VEP Visual evoked potential (ref. ERG & PVEP) Med. Meas. / Test Ocular Tech aka visual evoked cortical potential
VEPTR Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib Med. Equipment Musculosketal Tech
VER visual evoked response Med. Cond. / Test Ocular Tech
VF Ventricular Fibrillation (ref. VFib) Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
vf visual field (sight stimuli area) Med. Meas. Ocular Tech accumulation area of sight sensation stimuli
VF vocal fermitus Med. Sympton ENT Tech vibration generated by speaking & heard by
VFI Ventricular Flutter Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
VFib Ventricular Fibrillation (ref. VF) Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
VGDS Voluntary Genomic Data Submission Med. Meas. General Tech
VHDL very-high-density lipoprotein Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech lipoproteins class with density greater
VHF Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers - CDC Disease - Viral Multi-organ Tech www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/virlfvr
VHL Von Hippel-Lindau (vascular tumors - ref. HLS) Disorder- Heredit. Multi-organ Tech Angiomatosis Retinae
VHS Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Disease - Viral Animal- piscis Tech
VI Visual Impairment Med. Condition Ocular Tech
VI/VO Voice Input/Voice Output Med. Meas. ENT Tech
VIG vaccinia immune globulin (human) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
VIH Virus de la Inmunodeficiencia Humana (HIV) Chem. / Live Immunology Tech
VIN vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia Disease Gynecologic Tech
VIP Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech
VIPoma endocrine tumor (pancreas origin w. vaso. intest. polypeptide) Med. Condition Endocrine Tech
VISA Vancomycin-Intermediate/Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Disorder-Bacterial Immunology Tech www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/ar_visavrsa.html
VKH Vogt-Koyanagi-Hardas syndrome Disease Ocular Tech
VLA a. very late activation antigen Chem. / Live Hematology Tech
VLBW Very Low Birth Weight (index) (<1500 grams) Med. Meas. Pediatrics Tech infant weight less than 1500 grams
VLCAD Very long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency Disorder- Genetic Metabolic Tech
VLCD very low calorie diet Med. Term General Tech
VLDL Very Low-Density Lipoprotein Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech lipoprotein class transporting triglycerides
VLM visceral larva migrans Syndrome General Tech
VM-26 teniposide (podophyllotoxin derivative) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech semisynthetic derivative of podophyllotoxin
VMA vanillylmandelic acid Chem. / Live Genitourinary Tech
Vmax maximum velocity Med. Meas. General Tech
VMC void metal composite Med. Compound General Tech void metal composite
V-MI Volpe-Manhold Index Med. Meas. Dental Tech
VNS Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy System Med. Equipment CNS Tech
VNTR Variable number tandem repeats (DNA sequences) Chem. / Live Genetics Tech Linear arrangement of multiple copies
Voc Eval Vocational Evaluation H.I. Term General Tech
VOD Veno-occlusive disease Disease Hepatic/Biliary Tech
VOO p. Ventricular asynchronous pacemaker Med. Equipment Cardiovasc. Tech stimulates ventricle at a constant rate
VP vasopressin (nonapeptide neurohypophysial hormone) Chem. / Live Endocrine Tech A nonapeptide neurohypophysial hormone
VP variegate porphyria Disorder- Metabol. Hepatic/Biliary Tech autosomal dominant hepatic porphyria
VP Voiding Pressure Med. Meas. Genitourinary Tech
VP shunt Ventriculoperitoneal shunt Med. Procedure Cerebral Tech hydrocephalus skull pressure relief
VPB Ventricular Premature Beat Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech ectopic beat arising in the ventricles &
VPC Ventricular Premature Complex Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech ectopic beat arising in the ventricles &
VPD Ventricular Premature Depolarization Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech ectopic beat arising in the ventricles &
VPF vascular permeability factor (peptide factor) Med. Meas. Metabolic Tech
VPRC volume of packed red cells (mL per dL - hematocrit) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech proportion of volume of blood sample
VR Vocal resonance Med. Meas. ENT Tech sound of ordinary speech as heard
VRA visual reinforcement audiometry Med. Equip./ Test ENT Tech
VRE Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (bacterial infections) Disorder-Bacterial Immunology Tech Enterococci bacteria live in skin & intestines
VRSA Vancomycin-Intermediate/Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Disorder-Bacterial Immunology Tech www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/ar_visavrsa.html
VS volumetric solution (specific quantity of solute) Med. Standard General Tech specific quantity of solute per stated unit of
VS virus vesicular stomatitis virus Disease - Viral Gastrointest. Tech
VSCC voltage sensitive calcium channels Med. Term Metabolic Tech
VSD Ventricular Septal Defect Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
VSE Vaginal Self-Examination Med. Test Gynecologic Tech Test
VSG variable surface glycoprotein Chem. / Live Immunology Tech glycoproteins that form the antigenic
VSS vital signs stable Med. Term. General Tech
VSV Varicella-Zoster Virus Disease - Viral Dermatologic Tech source of chicken pox & later shingles
VT Ventricular Tachycardia (ref. ST, SVT, PSVT) Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech
VT dead space ventilation (VD/VT) Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech
Vt tidal volume (aka tidal air) (single breath aspiration) Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech
VT Vision Therapy Med. Term Ocular Tech
VTE Venous thromboembolism (ref. DVT, PE) Med. Condition Venous Tech
VU volume unit (power level log scale of complex audio freq.) Med. Meas. ENT Tech
VUR vesicoureteral reflux (Primary & Secondary) (ref. UTI) Med. Condition Genitourinary Tech Primary VUR - Congenital
VVI p. ventricular demand cardiac device / v. inhibited Med. Equipment Cardiovasc. Tech
VVIR p. ventricular demand pacemaker/ inhibited+ rate response Med. Equipment Cardiovasc. Tech
VVT p. ventricular demand triggered cardiac device Med. Equipment Cardiovasc. Tech stimuli to the ventricle at a fixed rate in
VW vessel wall Body component General Tech
VWD von Willebrand's disease Disease Hematology Tech
VWF or vWF von Willebrand factor (glycoprotein - ristocetin cofactor ) Chem. / Live Hematology Tech glycoprotein synthesized in endothelial cells
VWS Van der Woude Syndrome (IRF6 disorder) Disorder- Genetic Musculosketal Tech
VX organophosphorus compound - chem warfare - CDC Chem. / Liquid Pulmonary Tech potent cholinesterase inhibitor compound
V-Y Plasty skin repair tecnique with V shape incision Med. Procedure Dermatologic Tech skin defect repair w. V-shaped flap incision
VZIG varicella-zoster immune globulin (human) Chem. / Live Hepatic/Biliary Tech
VZV Varicella-Zoster Virus - CDC Disease - Viral Dermatologic Tech www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/shingles
W Tyrptophan (essential a-amino acid) (Trp) (NT) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech a-amino-3-indolepropionic acid
W Tungsten (at - 74) (aw - 183.85) (wolfram) Chem. Element General Tech
W watt (SI unit of power = work done at rate of 1 joule per sec.) SI Standard General Tech James Watt 1736-1819
W work (SI unit of work = "joule" in physics) SI Standard General Tech in physics - joule is force applied to object
W Syndrome Pallister W syndrome (Craniofacial, bone, etc.) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Craniofacial, bone, speech, seizures
w. weight (multiple gravity factor systems) (see wt) Med. Meas. / Std. General Tech apothecaries w., atomic w., avoirdupois w.,
w. with (abbreviation) Med. Term General Tech
W.r. Wassermann reaction abbreviation Med. Condition General Tech
w/v weight (of solute) per volume (of solvent) Med. Meas. General Tech
WADA Wada test - neurologic/speech/injection procedure Med. Procedure ENT Tech ref. transient aphasia or mutism
WAGR Compl WAGR Complex Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Wilms' Tumor-Aniridia-Gonadoblastoma
WAGR Synd. WAGR Syndrome-Wilms' Tumor-Aniridia-Gonadoblastoma-Ret. Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Wilms' Tumor-Aniridia-Gonadoblastoma
WAIS Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale Med. Meas. Psychiatric Tech
W-arch fixed molar maxillary expansion device Med. Equipment Dental Tech attached to lingual part of the molars with
WAS Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (ref. IMD2) Disorder Immunology Tech Immunodeficiency Wiskott-Aldrich Type
Wb weber (SI unit of magnetic flux = electromotive force of 1 volt) SI Standard General Tech produces an electromotive force of 1 volt
WBC White Blood Cell (aka leukcoctye or corpuscle) Cell component Hematology Tech nongranular l's (lymphocytes & monocytes)
WBC White Blood Cell count (range 4.3K - 10.8K cells/cmm) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech no. of leukocytes in unit volume of blood
WBS Williams-Beuren Syndrome (WilliamsSyndrome) (WMS) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Early Hypercalcemia Syndr. w/ Elfin Facies
WD well developed Med. Classif. General Tech
WDHA watery diarrhea, hypokalemia & achlorhydria syndrome Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech aka Verner-Morrison syndrome.
WDHH watery diarrhea, hypokalemia & hypochlorhydria syndrome Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech aka diarrheogenic s. / pancreatic cholera
WEBINO wall-eyed bilateral internuclear ophthalmoplegia Med. Condition Ocular Tech form of internuclear ophthalmoplegia
WebMD www.webmd.com Tech
WEE Western equine encephalomyelitis Disease - viral CNS Tech
wen epidermal cyst (benign) (aka sebaceous cyst) Med. Condition Dermatologic Tech epidermal inclusion cyst, pilar cyst, demoid
WF white female Med. Classif. General Tech
WF Working Formulation for Clinical Usage Med. Term General Tech
WFS1 wolframin protein gene encoder Chem. / Live Multi-organ Tech sebaceous c.
WG Wegener's Granulomatosis (vasculitis) Disease Immunology Tech
WGA Whole Genome Association (NCBI Project) HHS Database Fed. Tech www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/WGA
WHCR Wolf-Hirschhorn Chromosome Region (WHS) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome
WHHL r. Watanabe heritable hyperlipidemic (rabbit) Lab Specimen Metabolic Tech mutant rabbit strain w. genetic LDL deficien.
WHR Waist-to-Hip Ratio Med. Meas. General Tech
WHS Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome (WHCR) Disorder Multi-organ Tech Wolf-Hirschhorn Chromosome Region
WISC Wechsler Intelligence Scale - Children Med. Meas. Psychiatric Tech
wk week Med. Meas. General Tech
WM white male Med.Classification General Tech
WM Syndr. Weill-Marchesani syndrome (WMS) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Spherophakia-Brachymorphia Syndrome
WMS Syndr. Weill-Marchesani syndrome (WM) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Mesodermal Dysmorphodystrophy
WMS Syndr. Williams Syndrome (Williams-Beuren Syndrome) (WBS) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Elfin Facies with Hypercalcemia
WN well nourished Med.Classification General Tech
WNL within normal limits Med. Standard General Tech
WNS Werner Syndrome (ref. WS) Disorder- Heredit. Multi-organ Tech Progeria of Adulthood
WNV West Nile Virus (ref. NIAID, CDC) Disease - viral Multi-organ Tech encephalitis, meningitis, yellow fever
WPW Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome Med. Condition Cardiovasc. Tech tachycardia with abnormal baseline ECG
Wt or wt weight (multiple gravity factor systems) (see w.) Med. Meas. / Std. General Tech apothecaries w., atomic w., avoirdupois w.,
WT1 Wilms tumor suppressor gene Genetics Pediatrics Tech
WWS Wieacker-Wolff Syndrome (Wieacker Syndrome) Disorder- Genetic Multi-organ Tech Contractures of Feet, Muscle Atrophy and
X xanthine (purine base) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech purine base found in body tissues & fluids
X xanthosine (pyrimidine nucleoside) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech pyrimidine nucleoside; xanthine linked by
X halogen atom Chem. Element General Tech
X HOMEOPATHIC DILUTION (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
x abscissa (x-axis point dist. from y-axis) Med. Meas. General Tech cut-off line 2 dimensional coordinate system
X reactance (inductor/capacitor impedance) Med. Meas. General Tech electric impedance term for inductors
X Kienböck unit (x-ray unit = 0.1 erythema dose) Med. Meas. General Tech x-ray exposure unit = to 0.1 erythema dose
X body Langerhans granule - obsolete term Med. Term General Tech
X chromo sex chromozones (W, X, Y, Z) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
X disease unclassified viral diseases of obscure etiology Disease General Tech
X Syn. Metabolic syndrome (insulin level - high risk for CAD) Disorder- Multi Hematology Tech
X wave ECG negative wave in atrial & venous pulse curves Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech negative wave in atrial & venous pulse curves
X zone a transient adrenocortical zone (in types of rodents) Med. Term General Tech
Xaa unspecified amino acid Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
Xan xanthine (purine base) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
Xao xanthosine (pyrimidine nucleoside) Chem. / Live General Tech
XCI X-chromosome inactivation study Med. Test Genetics Tech relative proportion assay of methylated X
XDR TB Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis - CDC Disease - Viral Pulmonary Tech www.cdc.gov/tb/xdrtb/default.htm
Xe Xenon (at - 54) (aw - 131.293) Chem. Element General Tech ref. IUPAC
Xg Xg blood group or Xg antigen Med. Term Hematology Tech
XL X-linked Med. Term Genetics Tech
XLA X-linked agammaglobulinemia Disorder- Heredit. Immunology Tech aka - Bruton's agammaglobulinemia
XLP X-linked Lymphoproliferative Syndrome (EBVS, IM) Disorder- Heredit. Immunology Tech Epstein-Barr Virus-Induced Lymphoproliferative
XMP xanthosine monophosphate (nucleotide) (Ref. GMP) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech nucleotide - the 5'-phosphate of xanthosine
XO unapproved symbol for presence of only 1 sex chromosome Med. Term General Tech
XOAN ocular albinism X-linked (Nettleship) (AROA, OA, OCA) Disorder Dermatologic Tech
XP Xeroderma Pigmentosum (UV cond. - ref. XPS) Med. Condition Dermatologic Tech
XPS X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (ref. AES. IMFP) Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
XRT radiotherapy Med. Equip./ Test General Tech
XTP xanthosine 5c-triphosphate Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
XU excretory urography Med. Equip./ Test Genitourinary Tech after IV injection of opaque medium
XX female sex chromosome complement Chem. / Live Genetics Tech
XY male sex chromosome complement Chem. / Live Genetics Tech
Xy xylose Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech xylene cyanol FF
Xyl xylose Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech xylene cyanol FF
xyl- xylene (xylene cyanol FF) Chem. / Dye Metabolic Tech
Y tyrosine (nonessential amino acid) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech ß-p-hydroxyphenylalanine -synthesized frm
Y pyrimidine nucleoside (ref. X) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
Y Yttrium (at - 39) (aw - 88.90585) Chem. Element General Tech ref. IUPAC
y ordinate (x-axis point dist. from line parallel to y-axis) Med. Meas. General Tech 2 dimensional coordinate system distance
Y wave ECG ventricle filing - atrial & venous pulse curve waves Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech negative wave after atrioventricular valves
YAC yeast artificial chromosome Chem. Replicant Genetics Tech
YAG yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser Med. Equipment Ocular Tech
Yb Ytterbium (at - 70) (aw - 173.054(5)) Chem. Element General Tech ref. IUPAC
YD YARD (CDER / FDA Code) HHS Standard Drug potency Tech www.fda.gov/cder/dsm/drg/drg00501.htm
YO years old Med. Term. General Tech
YOB Year of Birth (CMS) Med. Term. General Tech
YPLL years of potential life lost (listed under year) Med. Meas. General Tech years of potential life lost (listed under year)
YR, Yr or yr year H.I. Term General Tech
YTD YearToDate H.I. Term General Tech
YYYY Year (i.e. mmddyyyy) H.I. Term General Tech Year (i.e. mmddyyyy)
Z benzyloxycarbonyl (carbobenzoxy-) Chem. / Live Metabolic Tech
Z impedance (ohms plus reactance (X) ) Med. Meas. General Tech resistance to flow of an alternating current
Z atomic number (number of protons in the nucleus of a nuclide) Med. Meas. / Std. General Tech number of protons in the nucleus of nuclide
z zepto- (SI and metric systems prefix for submultiples of 10-21) Med. Term. General Tech one sextillion (10-21)
Z- zetta- (metric system & S1 prefix for one sextillion) Med. Term. General Tech
Z score standard deviation units from given control mean Med. Meas. General Tech deviation from mean of age-matched controls
Z wave ECG negative wave in atrial & venous pulse curves Med. Meas. Cardiovasc. Tech negative wave in atrial & venous pulse curves
Z-DNA DNA type dinucleotide repeating unit zigzagging up a helix Chem. / Live Genetics Tech DNA type where phosphate groups form a
ZDV Zidovudine - HIV antiretroviral (ref. AZT) Chem. / Drug Hematology Tech synthetic nucleoside analogue of thymidine
Z-E Syndr. Zollinger Ellison Syndrome (ref. MEN I) Disorder- Genetic Gastrointest. Tech Gastrinoma
ZEEP zero end-expiratory pressure Med. Meas. Pulmonary Tech
ZES Zollinger Ellison Syndrome (Pancreatic tumor) Disorder- Genetic Gastrointest. Tech Pancreatic Ulcerogenic Tumor Syndrome
ZIFT zygote intrafallopian transfer Med. Procedure Gynecologic Tech assisted reproductive technology method
zm zeptometer Med. Meas. General Tech
Zn Zinc (at - 30) (aw - 65.38(2)) Chem. Element General Tech ref. IUPAC
Zo2 microliters of oxygen used per hour by 10/8th spermatozoa Med. Meas. General Tech variable by a function of temperature
Zr Zirconium (at - 40) (aw - 91.224) Chem. Element General Tech
ZSR zeta sedimentation rate (by Zetafuge centrifuge) Med. Meas. Hematology Tech packed-cell volume (zetacrit) of blood spec.
ZZ genotype prefix - person w. @1-antitrypsin deficiency & emph. Med. Term. Genetics Tech deficiency of @1-antitrypsin w. emphysema
Zz. [L.] zingiber - ginger (Zingiber officinale) Med. Treatment Multi-organ Tech dried rhizome of Z. officinale - used for loss