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Important Abbreviations



Abbreviations - Medical

Abbreviation
Expanded Form
ADD
Attention Deficit Disorder
BMI
Body Mass Index
COPD
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CT (as in CT Scan)
Computerised Tomography
CABG
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
CAT
Computerized Axial Tomography
DNA
Deoxyribo Nucleic Acid
D & C
Dilation and Curettage
DPT
Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus
ECG
Electrocardiogram
ELISA
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
FDA
Food and Drug Administration
Hb
Haemoglobin
ICU
Intensive Care Unit
LDL
Low Density Lipoproteins
MMR
Measles, Mumps, Rubella
MRI
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
NAD
No Apparent Distress
PUFA
Poly Unsaturated Fatty Acid
q.d
Every day
q.i.d.
Four times a day
t.i.d.
Three times a day
b.i.d
Twice a day
h.s.
At bedtime (Latin - hora somni)
Rx
Prescription
RBC
Red Blood Cells
WBC
White Blood Cells
Crispr
Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats

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