Nursing: Abbreviations (Symbols through D)

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Ø
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none
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ƌ
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with no
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♀
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female
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♂
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male
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↑
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increase
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↓
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decrease
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#
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number
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%
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percent
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∆
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change
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∞
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infinity
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1°
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primary or first degree
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2°
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secondary or second degree
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3°
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tertiary or third degree
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Ă·
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divided by or division
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~
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approximately
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(+)
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positive
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(-)
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negative
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°
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degree
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=
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equals
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≠
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no equal to
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X
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times
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@
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at
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√
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check or checked
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AD, AS, AU
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right ear, left ear, each ear
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cc
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cubic centimeter
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D/C
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discontinue
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HS
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half strength OR hour of sleep
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IU
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international unit
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QD or qd
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every day
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QOD or qod
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every other day
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SC or SQ
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subcutaneous
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TIW
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three times a week
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U or u
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unit
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ug
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microgram
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trailing zero after the decimal point
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1 mg
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no leading zero before a decimal dose
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0.5 mg
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<
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less than
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≀
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less than or equal to
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>
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greater than
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≄
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greater than or equal to
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&
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and
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(L)
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left
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(R)
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right
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ā
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before
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A and O
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alert and oriented
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abd
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abdomen
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ac
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before meals
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ADLs
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activities of daily living
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AED
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automated external defibrillator
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AGN
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acute glomerulonephritis
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AIDS
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acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
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amb
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ambulatory
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amnio
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amniocentesis
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amt
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amount
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ant
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anterior
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AP
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antepartum
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appt
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appointment
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ASAP
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as soon as possible
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AVN
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Aavascular necrosis
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bact
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bacterial
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BC
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Board Certified
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BF
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breast feeding
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bid
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twice a day
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bilat
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bilateral
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bili
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bilirubin
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BM
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bowel movement
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BMD
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bone mineral density
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BMI
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body mass index
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BP
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blood pressure
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BS
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bowel sounds
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BS and O
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bilateral salpingectomy and oophorectomy
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BSE
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breast self exam
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BTB
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break through bleeding
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BTL
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bilateral tubal ligation
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BUM
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back-up method
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BUN
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blood urea nitrogen
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BV
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bacterial vaginosis
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Bx
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biopsy
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cÂŻ
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with
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C
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Celsius
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C and S
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culture and sensitivity
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c/o
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complains of
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Ca
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calcium
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CA
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carcinoma or cancer
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CAD
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coronary artery disease
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caps
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capsules
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cath
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catheter/catheterization
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CBC
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complete blood count
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CC
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chief complaint
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CDC
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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cert
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certificaiton
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CHD
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coronary heart disease
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CHF
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congestive heart failure
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chla
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chlamydia
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CHO
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carbohydrate
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chol
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cholesterol
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cig
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cigarette
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CIN I, II, III
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cervical intraepithelial neoplaisa, grade 1,2, or 3
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circ
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circumcision
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CIS
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carcinoma in situ
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CLD
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chronic lung disease
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CMO
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care management organization
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CMV
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cytomegavirus
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colpo
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colposcopy
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cong
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congenital
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Contra(s)
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contraindiction(s)
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COPD
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chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
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cp
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chest pain
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CP
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cerebral palsy
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CPK
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creatine phosphokinase
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CrCl
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creatinine clearance
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cyro
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cryo surgery
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CS
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cesarean section
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CSF
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cerebral spinal fluid
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CT scan
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computed tomography scan
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CTA
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clear to auscultation
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CVA
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cerebrovascular accident
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CVAT
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costovertebral angle tenderness
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CVD
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cardiovascular disease
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cx
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cervix
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CXR
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chest X-ray
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D
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deltoid
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D and C
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dilation and curettage
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D and E
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dilation and evacuation
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D/T
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due to
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DBP
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diastolic blood pressure
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del
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delivery
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dept
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department
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derm
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dermatology
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DHHS
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department of health and human services
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disc
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discussed
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DJD
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degenerative joint disease
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DM
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diabetes mellitus
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DNKA
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did not keep appointment
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DOB
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date of birth
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DOE
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dyspnea on exertion
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DRE
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digital rectal exam
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DTR
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deep tendon reflexes
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DUB
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dysfunctional uterine bleeding
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DVT
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deep vein thrombosis
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DX
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diagnosis

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