Top 300 Pharmacy Drug Cards

Preface L: Abbreviations

These are the abbreviations used commonly through these flash cards:

ACE    Angiotensin-converting enzyme

ACE-I Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor

ADHD Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

aPTT   Activated partial thromboplastin time

ARB    Angiotensin II receptor blocker

AUC   Area under the (time-concentration) curve

AV      Atrioventricular

bid      Twice daily (bis in die)

BMD  Bone mineral density

BP      Blood pressure

BPH    Benign prostatic hyperplasia

BUN    Blood urea nitrogen

CABG Coronary artery bypass grafting

CAD    Coronary artery disease

CBC    Complete blood count

CHF    Congestive heart failure; chronic heart failure

Cmax   Concentration, maximum (on time-concentration curve)

CNS    Central nervous system

COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CrCl    Creatinine clearance

CSF    Cerebrospinal fluid

CYP    Cytochrome P

d   Day

dL Deciliter

DM      Diabetes mellitus

DNA    Deoxyribonucleic acid

DVT    Deep vein thrombosis

ECG    Electrocardiogram

ELISA Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay

ESR    Erythrocyte sedimentation rate

F  Bioavailability

FDA    Food and Drug Administration

FPG    Fasting plasma glucose

GI      Gastrointestinal

h  Hour

Hgb    Hemoglobin

HbAlc      Glycosylated hemoglobin (hemoglobin Alc)

Hct    Hematocrit

HCTZ Hydrochlorothiazide

HDL    High-density lipoprotein

HMG-CoA Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA

hs  At bedtime (hora somni)

HPV    Human papillomavirus

HTN    Hypertension

IM      Intramuscular; infectious mononucleosis

INR    International normalized ratio

IUD    Intrauterine device

IV      Intravenous; Roman numeral four; symbol for class 4 controlled substances

LDL    Low-density lipoprotein

MDI    Metered-dose inhaler

mEq    Milliequivalent

mg      Milligram

MI      Myocardial infarction; mitral insufficiency

min     Minute

mo      Month

MRI    Magnetic resonance imaging

NG      Nasogastric

NSAID Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug

NSR    Normal sinus rhythm

NYHA New York Heart Association

OCD    Obsessive-compulsive disorder

OTC    Over-the-counter

PCP    Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia

PDEI  Phosphodiesterase inhibitor

PE      Pulmonary embolism

PFT    Pulmonary function test

po      By mouth (per os)

pr      Per rectum

prn    When necessary, as needed (pro re nata)

qid    Four times daily (quater in die)

qod    Every other day

REMS     Risk evaluation and mitigation strategy

RNA  Ribonucleic acid

s  Second

SCr    Serum creatinine

sq      Subcutaneous

SSKI Saturated solution of potassium iodide

SSRI Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor

TCA  Tricyclic antidepressant

TIBC Total iron-binding capacity

tid      Three times daily (ter in die)

Tmax Time to maximum concentration (on time-concentration curve)

TSH   Thyroid-stimulating hormone

TTP    Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

UTI    Urinary tract infection

Vd      Volume of distribution

VLDL Very low-density lipoprotein

WBC  White blood cell (count)

wk       Week

y   Year

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