Abbreviation List

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Abbreviations

AAP

American Academy of Pediatrics

ACC

American College of Cardiology

ACE

angiotensin-converting enzyme

ACLS

advanced cardiovascular life support

ACOG

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

AHA

American Heart Association

ALT

alanine aminotransferase

ANC

absolute neutrophil count

APA

American Psychiatric Association

aPTT

activated partial thromboplastin time

ARDS

acute respiratory distress syndrome

ASBMT

American Society of Bone Marrow Transplantation

ASCO

American Society of Clinical Oncology

AST

aspartate aminotransferase

ATS

American Thoracic Society

AUC

area under the serum concentration-time curve

AV

atrioventricular

BP

blood pressure

bpm

beats per minute

BUN

blood urea nitrogen

CABG

coronary artery bypass grafting

CAD

coronary artery disease

CAPD

continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis

CBC

complete blood count

CDC

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CHD

coronary heart disease

CHF

congestive heart failure

CK

creatine kinase

Clcr

creatinine clearance

CNS

central nervous system

COX-1

cyclooxygenase-1

COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CPK

creatine phosphokinase

CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

CSF

cerebrospinal fluid

CYP

cytochrome P-450

DBP

diastolic blood pressure

DVT

deep-vein thrombosis

ECG

electrocardiogram

FDA

US Food and Drug Administration

FEV1

forced expiratory volume in 1 second

FSH

follicle-stimulating hormone

GABA

γ-amino butyric acid

GERD

gastroesophageal reflux disease

GFR

glomerular filtration rate

GI

gastrointestinal

GU

genitourinary

HbA1c

glycosylated hemoglobin (hemoglobin A1c)

HBV

hepatitis B virus

HCTZ

hydrochlorothiazide

HCV

hepatitis C virus

HDL

high-density lipoprotein

HIV

human immunodeficiency virus

IDSA

Infectious Diseases Society of America

IgE

immune globulin E

IgG

immune globulin G

IgM

immune globulin M

IM

intramuscular

INR

international normalized ratio

IOP

intraocular pressure

IV

intravenous

JNC 7

Joint National Committee on the Prevention, Detection, and Treatment of Hypertension

LDH

lactate dehydrogenase

LDL

low-density lipoprotein

LH

luteinizing hormone

LMW

low molecular weight

MAO

monoamine oxidase

MI

myocardial infarction

MIC

minimum inhibitory concentration

NIH

National Institutes of Health

NSAIA

nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

NYHA

New York Heart Association

OTC

over-the-counter or nonprescription

PCI

percutaneous coronary intervention

PE

pulmonary embolism

PSA

prostate-specific antigen

PT

prothrombin time

PTT

partial thromboplastin time

PVC

polyvinyl chloride

RBC

red blood cell

SA

sinoatrial

SBP

systolic blood pressure

Scr

serum creatinine concentration

SIADH

syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion

SNRI

selective serotonin- and norepinephrine-reuptake inhibitor

SSRI

selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitor

Sub-Q

subcutaneous

TIA

transient ischemic attack

TSH

thyrotropin, thyroid-stimulating hormone

UGT

uridine diphosphate-glucuronosyltransferase

ULN

upper limit of normal

USPHS

US Public Health Service

VLDL

very low density lipoprotein

VF

ventricular fibrillation

VPCs

ventricular premature complexes

VT

ventricular tachycardia

WBC

white blood cell

WHO

World Health Organization

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