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Abbreviations related to diagnostic procedures, nuclear medicine and pharmacology

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tigrebright's version from 2015-11-24 22:59

Section 1

Question Answer
ADRadverse drug reaction
bpmbeats per minute
BPblood pressure
BUN blood urea nitrogen
CBCcomplete blood count
CT scancomputed tomography scan
endoendoscopy
ESRerythrocyte sedimentation rate
Hcthematocrit
MRImagnetic resonance imaging
RBCred blood count
RRrespiratory rate
TPRtemperature, pulse, respiration
WBCwhite blood count
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Section 2

Question Answer
acbefore meals; ante cibum
ad libas desired; ad libitum
amtamount
bidtwice a day; bis in die
NPOnothing by mouth; nil per os
pcafter meals; post cibum
poby mouth; per os
prnas needed; pro re nata
qhevery hour; quaque plus h for hour
qidfour times a day; quater in die
Rxprescription; recipe (to take)
sigto be labeled accordingly; signa (to write)
tidthree times a day; ter in die
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