Document 8006

GLOSSARY OF MEDICAL ABBREVIATIONS
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1 week
1 month
primary
secondary
increasing
decreasing
positive
negative
psychiatry/psychology
fracture
diagnosis
differential diagnosis
therefore
leading to
very, very
greater than
less than
microgram
AMA
AMP
AMPS
AML
AN
ANA
ANAC
ANC
ANF
AO
AP
APC
APER
APH
A(P)LS
A2
aortic component of second
heart sound
AAA abdominal aortic aneurysm
Ab
antibody
Abdo abdominal
ABG arterial blood gas
ABPA allergic broncho pulmonary
aspergillosis
ABPM ambulatory blood pressure
monitoring
Abx
antibiotics
ac
ante cibum (before food)
ACE antigrade colonic enema
ACE(i) angiotensin-converting
enzyme (inhibitors)
ACTH adrenocorticotrophic
hormone
ACL
anterior cruciate ligament
ACLS advanced cardiac life
support
ACS
acute coronary syndrome
ADH antidiuretic hormone
ADH atypical ductal hyperplasia
ADL activities/aspects of daily
living
AE
air entry
AF
atrial fibrillation
AFB
acid-fast bacillus
AFP
alpha feto protein
antigen
Ag
AHP abnormal head posture
AICD automatic implant able
cardioverter defibrillators
AIDS acquired immunodeficiency
syndrome
AKA above knee amputation
A1
aluminium
APTT
AQ
ARDS
ARM
AROM
ASD
ASO
AST
ATC
ATSP
ATLS
ATN
AV
AVR
AVM
Ax
AXR
B
alkaline phosphatase (also
ALP)
acute lymphoblastic
leukaemia
antimitochondrial antibody
adenosine monophosphate
assessment of
motor/process skills
acute myeloid leukaemia
anxiety neurosis
antinuclear antibody
anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic
antibody
ante natal clinic
antinuclear factor
alveolar oedema
anteroposterior
argon plasma coagulation
abdomino perineneal
excision of rectum
ante partum haemorrhage
advance (paediatric) life
support manuals
activated partial
thromboplastin time
Anaesthetic questiormaire
adult/acute respiratory
distress syndrome
artificial rupture of
membranes
active range of movement
atrial septal defect
antistreptolysin O
aspartate transaminase
anterior tibial compartment
asked to see patient
advanced trauma life
support manual reference
acute tubular necrosis
atrioventricular
aortic valve replacement
arteriovenous malformation
assessment
abdominal x-ray (plain)
barium
bronchoalveolar lavage
British Association of
Paediatric Surgeons
BAWO bilateral antral washout
BBA bom before arrival
BBR bilateral breast reduction
BCC basal cell carcinoma
BCR british comparative ratio
(-INR)
bd
bis die (twice a day)
BF
breast fed
BG
basic grade
BIBA brought in by ambulance
BAL
BAPS
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BINP
BiVA
BK
BKA
BM
BM
BMI
BMJ
BNF
BNO
BO
BOP
BOP
BP
BPD
bpm
BRA
BSA
BSE
BTB
BX
bilateral intra nasal
polypectomy
bilateral ventricular assist
devices
below knee
below knee amputation
barium meal
blood monitoring
body mass index
British Medical Journal
British National Formulary
bowels not open
bowels open
bleeding on probing
biocompatible
osteoconductive polymer
blood pressure
bi parietal diameter
beats per minutes (eg pulse)
bite raising appliance
body surface area
breast self examination
breakthrough bleeding
biopsy
carcinoma
coronary artery bypass graft
CAD coronary artery disease
CAH congenital adrenal
hyperplasia
CAL chronic airflow limitation
cAMP cyclic adenosine
monophosphate (AMP)
CAPD continuous ambulatory
peritoneal dialysis
CAPE Clifton assessment
procedures for the elderly
CBD common bile duct
CBD cortico basal degeneration
CC
creatinine clearance
CCF congestive cardiac failure
(i.e. RVF with LVF)
CCST Certificate of Completion
of Specialist Training
CCT controlled cord traction
CCU cardiac care unit or
coronary care unit
CD
cluster of differentiation
surface molecules, eg CD4
lymphocytes
CD
controlled drug
CDH congenital dislocated hip
CDU Clinical Decisions Unit
CEPH cephalic
CESDI Confidential Entry into
Stillbirths and Deaths in
Infancy
C CABG
Ca
;> Medical Clerical Bureau - Amended: 10 3,11
CHART continuous
hyperfractionated
accelerated radiation
therapy
CHAT Community Health Access
Team
CHB complete heart block
CHD coronary heart disease
(related to ischaemic and
atheroma)
CHD common hepatic duct
CHI
Commission for Health
Improvement
ChVS chorionic villus sampling
CI
contra indications
CIS
carcinoma in situ
CK
creatine (phospho) kinase
(also CPK)
CKMB creatine kinase MB
CLD chronic lung disease
CLL
chronic lymphocytic
leukaemia
CML chronic myeloid leukaemia
CMV cytomegalovirus
CMW Community Midwife
CNS
central nervous system
CNV choroidal neovascular
C/O
complained of
COAD chronic obstructive airways
disease
COC combined oral
contraceptive
i.e. (o)estragen +
progesterone
COPD chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease
COT Community Occupational
Therapy
COTN Chessington O.T.
AB
Neurological Assessment
Battery
CP
cerebral palsy
CP 12 chest pain 12 hour blood
sample
CPAP continuous positive airways
pressure
CPB
cardio-pulmonary bypass
Cpd
cigarettes per day
CPITN Community Periodontal
Index of Treatment Needs
CPM constant passive motion
CPN
Community Psychiatric
Nurse
CPR
cardio-pulmonary
resuscitation
CPPV continuous positive
pressure ventilation
CRF
chronic renal failure
CRP
C-reactive protein
CRPS complex/chronic regional
pain syndrome
CRVO
central retinal vein
occlusion
C&S culture & sensitivity
CSF
cerebrospinal fluid
CSOEM chronic suppurative otitis
externa & infection mastoid
cells
CSM colour sensation &
movement
CSU catheter specimen of urine
CSW Clinical Support Worker
CT
computerised tomography
CTD/R carpal tunnel
decompression/release
CTG
cardiotacograph
CTS carpal tunnel syndrome
CTO chronic total occlusion
CVA cerebro-vascular accident
CVL central venous line
CVP central venous pressure
CVS cardiovascular system
CXR chest x-ray
(
d
day(s) (also expressed as
x/7)
D
dimension
DADL domestic activities of daily
living
D&C dilatation (cervix) &
curettage
dB
decibel
D/C
discharge
D/X
DCIA deep circumflex iliac artery
DCM dilated cardiomyopathy
DCT direct coombs test
DDD degenerative disc disease
DDS deputising doctor service
DES drug eluting stent
DHS dynamic hip screw
Die
disseminated intravascular
coagulation
DIP
distal interphalangeal
DKA diabetic ketoacidosis
dL
decilitre
D/L
direct laryngoscopy
DM
diabetes mellitus
DN
District Nurse
DNA did not attend
DNLO District Nurse Liaison
Officer
DNR do not resuscitate
DoH Department of Health
(United Kingdom)
DP
distal phalanx
DPT dental panoramic tomogram
DSH deliberate self harm
DTA decision to admit
DU
duodenal ulcer
D«feV diarrhoea and vomiting
DVT deep venous thrombosis
DXT deep radio therapy
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E&D
EBL
E-BM
eating and drinking
estimated blood loss
evidence-based medicine
(& its journal published by
the BMA)
EBM expressed breast milk
EBV Epstein-Barr virus
EC
elbow crutches
Echo
echocardiogram
ECG
electrocardiogram
ECM external cardiac massage
ECMO extra-corporeal membrane
oxygenation
ECT
ECV
EDD
electroconvulsive therapy
external cephalic version
estimated/expected date of
delivery
EDTA ethylene diamine tetraacetic
acid (full blood count
bottle)
EEG
electroencephalogram
EFM external fetal monitoring
EFW estimated fetal weight
ELBW extremely low birth weight
ELISA enzyme linked
immunosorbant assay
EM
electron microscope
EMG electromyogram
EMI
elderly mentally ill
ENT ear, nose and throat
EPO evening primrose oil
EPD enzyme potentiated
desensitisation
EPR endoprosthetic replacment
EPS
electrophysiological study
ERCP endoscopy retrograde
cholangio-pancreatogram
or
endoscopic retrograde
cholecysto-pancreatography
ERPC evacuation of
remaining/retained products
of conception
ESR
erythrocyte sedimentation
rate
ET
endotracheal
ETOH ethyl alcohol
ETT endotracheal tube
ETV endoscopic third
ventriculostomy
EUA
examination under
anaesthetic
EUM examination under
microscope
EVD external ventricular drain
EWS early warning score
EXC
excision
EXT
extraction
ECMO extracorporeal membrane
oxygenation
;> Medical Clerical Bureau - Amended: 10 3,11
F
1 fac
fetal abdominal
circumference
FACH forceps to after coming
head
FB
foreign body
FBC
full blood count
FDP
fibrin degradation products
FED
Fuch's endothelial
dystrophy
FESS functional endoscopic sinus
surgery
FEVl forced expiratory volume in
first second
FFA
fundus fluorescein
angiography
FFD
fit for discharge
FFP
Iresh frozen plasma
FH
family history
FH
foetal heart
FHH foetal heart heard
FHHR foetal heart heard regular
FHR
foetal heart rate
FM
fetal movements
FM(N)F fetal movements (not) felt
FOB foecal occult blood
FiOj partial pressure of O j in
inspired air
FROM full range of movements
FSH
follicle-stimulating
hormone
FSE
fetal scalp electrode
FSTF free standing toilet frame
FTA
failed to attend
FTND fiill term normal delivery
FTSG fiill thickness skin graft
F/U
follow up
forced vital capacity
FVC
FWB full weight bearing
G6PD
GTN
GTT
GU
GUM
U
HAV
HA
HAD
HSG
hepatitis A virus
home assessment
hospital anxiety &
depression
haemoglobin
hepatitis B surface antigen
hepatitis B virus
head circumference
human chorionic
gonadotrophin (pregnancy
test)
haematocrit
hepatitis C virus
Health Care Support
Worker
haemodialysis
high-density lipoprotein, a
'good' form of cholesterol
High Dependency Unit
hepatitis D virus
hemiplegia
hyperoesinophilic
syndrome
haematrocrit
helping hand
hereditary haemorrhagic
telangiectasia
hepatic immunodiacetic
acid
hypoxic Ischaemic
Encephalopathy
human immunodeficiency
virus
heel to knee length
has not passed urine
House Officer
hyperfrophic obstructive
cardiomyopathy
hyperosmolar non-ketotic
(diabetic coma)
hereditary osteoonychodysplasia
history of present illness
history of present complaint
human papillomavirus
heart rate
hormone replacement
therapy
hysterosalpingogram
HSV
highly selective vagotomy
Hb
HbsAg
HBV
HC
HCG
Hct
HCV
HCSW
HD
HDL
HDU
HDV
Hemi
HES
Het
HH
HHT
HIDA
HIE
HIV
G g
G
G
GA
GB
GC
GCS
GDP
GFR
GGE
GGSw
GGT
gram
gauge
gravida
general anaesthetic
gall bladder
gonococcus
Glasgow coma scale
General Dental Practitioner
glomerular filfration rate
gasfrograffin enema
gastrograffin swallow
gamma glutamyl
transpeptidase
GH
growth hormone
GI
gastrointestinal
GIFT gamete intra fallopian
fransfer
GIT
gastrointestinal tract
GOR gastro-oesophageal reflux
GORD gastroesophageal reflux
disease
G.P.
General Practitioner
G&S group & save
glucose-6-phosphate
dehydrogenase
glycerol trinitrate
glucose tolerance test
genito-urinary
genito-urinary medicine
HKL
HNPU
HO
HOCM
HONK
HOOD
HPI
HPC
HPV
HR
HRT
1
Ib/ibid
I&D
lABP
IBS
ICP
ICSI
ICU
IDA
IDDM
IDM
IE
Ig
IGTN
IHD
IM
IHSS
IMB
IMV
INP
INR
lO
lOL
lOL
IP
IPPV
I&R
ISC
ISQ
ISR
ITP
ITU
lu
lUCD
lUD
lUG
lUGR
IV
IVAB
IVC
IVF
IVI
IVM
IVRG
IVU
Ibidem, Latin for 'In the
same place'
incision and drainage
intra aortic balloon pump
irritable bowel syndrome
intracranial pressure
intra-cytoplasmic sperm
injection
Intensive Care Unit
iron-deficiency anaemia
insulin-dependant diabetes
mellitus
inferior dental nerve
infective endocarditis
immunoglobulin
ingrowing toenail
ischaemic heart disease
intramuscular
Intensive home support
scheme
inter menstrual bleeding
intermittent mandatory
ventilation
intra nasal polypectomy
international normalized
ratio (prothrombin ratio)
interstitial oedema
implant of lens
induction of labour
Interphalangeal
intermittent positive
pressure ventilation
Intake and Rehabilitation
Team
intermittent self
catheterisation
in status quo
in-stent restinosis
idiopathic
thrombocytopenic purpura
intensive therapy unit
International unit
intra uterine contraceptive
device
intra uterine death
intra uterine growth
infra uterine growth
retardation
Infravenous
infravenous antibiotics
inferior vena cava
in-vifro fertilisation
intravenous infusion
in-vitro maturation
intravenous regional
guanethedine
infravenous urography
herpes simplex virus
HT
HV
HVS
hypertension
Health Visitor or home visit
high vaginal swab
J
junctional ectopic
tachycardia
JVP
jugular venous pressure
K
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JET
K+
potassium
;> Medical Clerical Bureau - Amended: 10 3,11
KCCT
kg
Kpa
L
L
kaolin cephalin clotting
time
kilogram
kiloPascal
litre or left
LA
LA
LAD
local anaesthesia
laser ablation
left anterior descending
(angiogram)
LAD left axis deviation (ECG)
LBBB left bundle branch block
LBT
left before treatment
LBT
laryngotracheobronchoscopy
LCX
left circumflex
LD
lumbar drain
LD
latissimus dorsi
LDH
lactate dehydrogenase
LDL
low-density lipoprotein, a
'bad' from of cholesterol.
LDS
left divergent squint
LFT
liver ftinction test
LH
luteinizing hormone
LIF
left iliac fossa
L K K S liver, kidney (R), kidney
(L), spleen
LLD
limb length discrepancy
LMA laryngeal mask airway
LMN lower motor neurone
LMP
first day of the last
menstrual period
LNOF left neck of femur
LOA
left occipital posterior
LOC
loss of consciousness
LOP
left occipital anterior
LP
lumbar puncture
LRA
lower raising appliance
L/ROA leftyright occipito anterior
L/ROL left/right occipito lateral
L/ROP left/right occipito posterior
L/RSA left/right sacro anterior
L/RSP left/right sacro posterior
LRTl lower respiratory tract
infection
LSCS lower segment caesarian
section
LUNA laparoscopic uterine nerve
ablation
laparoscopic uterosacral
nerve ablation
laser uterosacral nerve
ablation
LUQ
left upper quadrant
LVAD left ventricular assist
devices
LVF
left ventricular failure
LVH
left ventricular hypertrophy
LVRS lung volume reduction
surgery
MAP
MAOI
MCP
morning after pill
monoamine oxidase
inhibitors
Metacarpophalangeal
micro, culture & sensitivity
medial collateral ligament
mean cell volume
microwave endometrial
ablation
MDMA 3,4methylenedioxymethamphe
tamine
ME
myalgic encephalomyelitis
MET maximal exercise test
mg
milligram
MI
myocardial infarction
mL
millilitre
ML
microlaringoscopy
mmHg millimetres of mercury
MM
malignant melanoma
MN
midnight
MND motor neurone disease
MODY maturity onset diabetes in
the young
MOSF multiple organ systems
failure
MR]
magnetic resonance
imaging
MRSA methicillin-resistant
staphylococcus aureus
MRSE methicillin-resistant
staphylococcus epidermis
MS
multiple sclerosis
MS
musculo skeletal
MSA multiple stab avulsions
MSSA methicillin-sensitive
staphylococcus aureus
MSSU mid stream specimen urine
MST morphine sulphate tablets
MSU mid stream urine
MTP
metatarsophalangeal
MW
Midwife
Mx
management
NND
NOS
MCS
MCL
MCV
MEA
N&V
NAI
NaCI
NAD
NBM
NBP
NCCG
ND
NEC
Neg
NFR
NG (T)
NHS
NHL
NICE
nausea and vomiting
non accidental injury
sodium chloride
nothing abnormal detected
nil by mouth
nil by peg
non-consultant career grade
notifiable disease
necrotising enterocolitis
negative
not for resuscitation
nasogastric (tube)
National Health Service
non Hodgkin's lymphoma
National Institute for
Clinical Excellence
NICU neonatal intensive care unit
NIDDM non insulin dependant
diabetes mellitus
NKDA no known drug allergies
NLD necrobiosis lipoidica
NMR
diabeticorum
nuclear magnetic resonance
scan
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NPHC
NPO
N20
NSAIDS
NSCLC
NSTEMI
NVD
NWB
NYHA
I
neonatal death
nil of significance
no obvious symptoms
new patient health check
not passed urine
nitrous oxide
non steroidal anti
inflammatory drugs
non-small cell lung cancer
non-ST elevated
myocardial infarction
normal vaginal delivery
non-weight bearing
New York Heart
Association
OA
occipito-anterior
OAF
Or-antral fistula
OBS
OCP
od
OD
ODP
observations
oral contraceptive pill
omni die (once a day)
overdose
operating department
practitioner
OE
on examination
OGD
oesophagastroduodenoscopy
OGTT oral glucose tolerance test
OM
otitis media
OM
obtuse marginal artery
O/P
on palpation
OP
occipito-posterior
OPA
out-patient appointment
OPC
out-patient clinic
OPD out-patient department
OPG
ortho pantoemograph
ORh-ve blood group O, Rh negative
ORIF open reduction & internal
fixation
ORTW on return to ward
OT
Occupational Therapist
I
P
PA
PA
PAC
PAN
P/c
PCA
PCB
PCI
PCOS
PjCOj
P3O2
PCNL
PCO
PCV
PD
PDA
PDPH
parity
posteroanterior
peri-apical
pre admission clinic
polyarteritis nodosa
presenting complaint
patient controlled analgesia
post coital bleed
percutaneous coronary
intervention
polycystic ovary syndrome
partial pressure of carbon
dioxide in arterial blood
partial pressure of oxygen
in arterial blood
percutaneous
nephrolithotomy
polycystic ovaries
packed cell volume
peritoneal dialysis
patent ductus arteriosus
post-dural puncture
headache
© Medical Clerical Bureau - Amended: 10.3.11
pulmonary embolism
peak expiratory flow rate
percutaneous endoscopic
gastrostomy
PEP
pulmonary embolism
prevention
PERLA pupils equal and reactive to
light and accommodation
PET
pre-eclamptic toxaemia
PFE
pelvic floor exercises
P/h
past/previous history
PUO
PUPP
PE
PEFR
PEG
PICC
PICU
PID
PID
PIE
PIP
PIP
PIPJ
PKU
PM
PMH
PND
PNS
PO
POAC
POC
PONV
PoP
POP
Pos
POSSUM
PPOSSUM
PPH
PPHN
PPI
PPROM
PR
PRN
PROM
PSA
PTA
PTC
PTCA
PTR
PU
peripherally inserted central
catheter.
paediatric intensive care
unit
prolapsed intervertebral
disc
pelvic inflammatory disease
pulmonary interstitial
emphysema
prolactin release inhibiting
factor
proximal interphalangeal
proximal interphalangeal
joint
phenylketonuria
postmortem
previous medical history
post natal depression/
paroxysmal nocturnal
dyspnoea
post nasal space
per OS (by mouth)
pre-op admission clinic
Polythene occlusal covering
post operative nausea and
vomiting
progesterone-only pill
plaster of paris
positive
physiological and operative
severity score for
enumeration of mortality
and morbidity
Portsmouth predictor
equation
post partum haemorrhage
persistent pulmonary
hypertension
proton pump inhibitor
preterm premature rupture
of membranes
per rectum
pro re nata (as required)
premature rupture of
membranes
prostate specific antigen
pure tone audiogram
percutaneous transhepatic
cholangiography
percutaneous transluminal
coronary angioplasty
prothrombin ratio
passed urine
PV
PVC
PVD
Q
R
^
qds
pyrexia of unknown origin
pruritic urticarial papules,
plaques of pregnancy
per vaginum
pulmonary venous
congestion
peripheral vascular disease
quarter die sumendus (to be
taken 4 times a day)
right
rheumatoid arthritis
rest as much as possible
renal artery stenosis
radio allergo-sorbent test
retinoblastoma
right bundle branch block
red blood cells
random blood sugar
Royal College of
Anaesthetists
RCA right coronary artery
RDS
right divergent squint
RDS
respiratory distress
syndrome
RFFF radial forearm
fasciocutaneous flap
RFT
respiratory function tests
RGN Registered General Nurse
rhesus
Rh
RhF
rheumatic fever/
rheumatoid factor
RICE rest, ice, compression and
elevation
RIF
right iliac fossa
RIG
radiological inserted
gastronomy
RIP
rest in peace
RJB
Robert Jones bandage
RM
Registered Midwife
Registered Nurse
RN
ROC removal of clips
ROM range of movement
rhinoplasty of prematurity
ROP
ROS
removal of sutures
R/P
root planing
RR
respiratory rate
respiratory system
RS
RTA road traffic accident
RTW return to work
RUQ right upper quadrant
RVAD right ventricular assist
devices
RVF right ventricular failure
RVH right ventricular hypertropy
R V O T right ventricular outflow
tract
Rx
treatment
^
RA
RAMAP
RAS
RAST
RB
RBBB
RBC
RBS
RCA
S SAD
SALT
sats
SAU
seasonal affective
depression
speech & language therapy
saturation level
Surgical Admissions Unit
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SBE
subacute bacterial
endocarditis
SBO
small bowel obstruction
SBR
serum bilirubin
subcutaneous
SC
SCA
sickle cell anaemia
SCBU special care baby unit
squamous cell carcinoma
SCLC small cell lung cancer
SE
side effect(s)
sec
seconds
SFD
small for date
SI
sexual intercourse
SIADH syndrome of inappropriate
antidiuretic hormone
SIDS sudden infant death
syndrome
SLE
systemic lupus
erythematosus
SLR
straight leg raising
SMD submucous diathermy
SMR sub-mucosal resection
S/N
Staff Nurse
SOB
short of breath
SOBOE short of breath on
exercise/exertion
SOL
space occupying lesion
SP
scale & polish
SPA
supra-pubic aspiration
SPC
supra pubic catheter
SPD
symphisis pubis discomfort
SpO, oximetry estimation of
capillary blood oxygen
saturation (also SaOj)
SPR
Specialist Registrar
SPT
skin prick test
SQ
Surgical questionnaire
SR
slow release
SRM spontaneous rupture of
membranes
SSG
split skin graft
Stat
statim (immediately; as
initial dose)
STD
sexually transmitted disease
STI
sexually transmitted
infection
STl
soft tissue injury
ST/N Student Nurse
STOP suction termination of
pregnancy
SUFE slipped under femoral
epiphysis
superior vena cava
SVC
SVD spontaneous vaginal
delivery
saph. vein graft
SVG
SVIA self ventilating in air
supraventricular
SVT
tachycardia
SW
Social Worker
see
trilogothyronine
thyroxine
T & A ' s tonsils & adenoids
T ^^
;> Medical Clerical Bureau - Amended: 10 3,11
TAAA
TATT
TB
TBG
TBI
TCA
TCC
TCI
TENS
TIA
tid (tds)
TFT
TLC
TLE
TMJ
TMD
TNT
TOE
TOP
TOS
TOS
TPN
TPR
TRITS
TRUS
TSH
TTN
TTO
TTP
TTTS
TURBT
TURP
TVN
TVS
TWOC
Tymps
M uorU
UAI2
UPPP
U&E
UO
URA
URT
URTI
USS
UTA
UTI
uv
thoraco-abdominal aortic
aneurysm
tired all the time
tuberculosis
thyroxine binding globulin
total body irradiation
to come again
transitional cell carcinoma
to come in
transcutaneous electrical
nerve stimulation
transient ischaemic attack
ter in die (3 times a day)
thyroid function test
tender loving care
temporal lobe epilepsy
tempero-mandibular joint
tempero-mandibular
dysfunction
Troponin T
trans oesophageal echo
termination of pregnancy
trial of scar
thoracic outlet syndrome
total parenteral nutrition
temperature, pulse and
respirations count
trimming of inferior
turbates
transrectal ultrasound scan
thyroid-stimulating
hormone
transient tachypnea
tachypnea of the newborn
tablets to take out
tender to percussion
twin to twin transfusion
syndrome
transurethral resection of
bladder tumour
trans urethral resection of
prostate
tissue viability nurse
transvaginal and
transvesical sonography
trial without catheter
typanometry
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VAC
VADs
V/B
VCMG
VE
VE
VEP
VF
VIP
vacuum assisted closure
ventricular assist devices
visited by
videocystometrography
vaginal examination
ventricular extrasystole
visual evoked potential
ventricular fibrillation
visual infusion phlebitis
score
VCUG voiding cystourethrogram
VLBW very low birthweight
VMB very much better
VQ
ventilation/perfusion
sinctigram
VSD ventricular septal defect
VV
varicose veins
w
WBC
white blood cells
WCC
white cell count
WEL
WNL
WNR
W/R
wt
yrs
weekend leave
within normal limits
within normal range
Ward Round
weight
years
units
unstable angina 12 hour
blood sample
Uvulo-palatopharyngoplasty
urea and electrolytes
urine output
upper raising appliance
upper respiratory tract
upper respiratory tract
infection
ultra-sound scan
unable to attend
urinary tract infection
ultraviolet
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