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Everyone attending — cross-addicted people like me, and people not addicted to alcohol at all — should follow that custom in most cases. There are, however, situations where a person is in crisis, and simply needs a meeting of whatever kind.In that case it is perfectly proper — hell, it’s a life-threatening emergency — to say whatever we need to say in order to get whatever kind of support we need. I’d raise my hand and say “I’m not an alcoholic, but I really, really need help because I’m about to use. ” I would probably be invited to stay and say what I need to say, and if not I’d have a horde of people headed for the door with me. What matters are the emotions, the behaviors and the solutions. pharmacy PI present illness; previous illness PICC peripherally inserted central catheter PID pelvic inflammatory disease PIH pregnancy-induced hypertensionpil. every night Om PC outer membrane porin COOB out of bed OPD outpatient department OR operating room ORIF open reduction with/and internal fixation O. left eye OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration OT occupational therapy OTC over-the-counter OU each eyeoz ounce P, p melting point partial pressure of carbon dioxide in alveolar gas PACU postanesthesia care unit PAD peripheral arterial disease PALS pediatric advanced life support P-ANCA perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody PAO carbon dioxide pressure PCOS polycystic ovarian syndrome PCP Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia; primary care physician; primary care provider PCR polymerase chain reaction PCWP pulmonary capillary wedge pressure PD interpupillary distance; Parkinson disease; peritoneal dialysispd prism diopter; pupillary distance PDA patent ductus arteriosus PDR Physicians' Desk Reference PE physical examination; pulmonary embolism PEEP positive end expiratory pressure PEFR peak expiratory flow rate PEG percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomyper through or by PERRLA pupils equal, regular, react to light and accommodation PET positron emission tomography PFP, P4P pay for performance PFT pulmonary function testp H hydrogen ion concentration Pharm; Phar. against medical advice AMI acute myocardial infarction AML acute myelogenous (myeloblastic) leukemia AMLS Advanced Medical Life Supportamp ampule; amputation ANA antinuclear antibodyanat anatomy or anatomic ANNA anti-neuronal nuclear antibody ANP atrial natriuretic peptideant. astigmatism ASA acetylsalicylic acid ASC atypical squamous cellsasc. British Pharmacopeia BPH benign prostatic hyperplasiabpm beats per minute BRM biologic response modifier BROW barley, rye, oats, and wheat BSA body surface area BSE breast self-examination BUN blood urea nitrogen BW birth weight; body weight Bx biopsy C Calorie (kilocalorie); Celsiusc calorie (small calorie) calcium carbonate CAD coronary artery disease CAH chronic active hepatitis Cal large calorie CAP let (the patient) takecap. orally POLST physician orders for life-sustaining therapypost. every other night AM morning Am mixed astigmatisma.m.a. cold water ARC AIDS-related complex ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome ARMD age-related macular degeneration AS ankylosing spondylitis; aortic stenosis; auris sinistra (left ear)As. pill PIP proximal interphalangeal PIPDA (scan) 99m Tc-para-isopropylacetanilido-iminodiaacetic acid (cholescintigraphy)PKU phenylketonuria PM afternoon/evening PMH past medical history PMI point of maximal impulse PMN polymorphonuclear neutrophil leukocytes PMS premenstrual syndrome PND paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea PNH paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria PNS peripheral nervous system PO; p.o.
Basis weight – In the United States and Canada, the weight, in pounds, of a ream (five hundred sheets) of paper cut to the basic size. avoirdupois AVM arteriovenous malformation AVP arginine vasopressin B boron; bacillus Ba barium BAC blood alcohol concentration BBB blood-brain barrier; bundle branch block BBT basal body temperature BCG bacille Calmette-Guérin BCLS basic cardiac life support BCP birth control pills BD Buerger disease BE barium enema Be beryllium BHS beta-hemolytic streptococci Bi bismuthb. to be taken tomorrow morning CMT certified medication technician CMV cytomegalovirusc.n. to be taken tomorrow night CO carbon monoxide; cardiac output CO carbon dioxide Co cobaltc/o complains of COLD chronic obstructive lung diseasecomp. dram DRE digital rectal examination DRG diagnosis-related group DSM-IV-TR Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, Text Revision DTR deep tendon reflex(es)DTs delirium tremensdur. through the rectum PRBCs packed red blood cellsp.r.n. as much as you please RA rheumatoid arthritis Ra radiumrad radiation absorbed dose RAI radioactive iodine RAIU radioactive iodine uptake RBC red blood cell; red blood count RD Raynaud disease RDA recommended daily/dietary allowance RDS respiratory distress syndrome RE right eye Re rhenium REM rapid eye movement RF rheumatoid factor RFT renal function test Rh rhesus factor; rhodium RHD rheumatic heart disease RLE right lower extremity RLL right lower lobe RLQ right lower quadrant RML right middle lobe of lung Rn radon RNA ribonucleic acid R/O rule out ROM range of motion ROS review of systems RPM revolutions per minute RQ respiratory quotient RR recovery room; respiratory rate RSV respiratory syncytial virus RT radiation therapy; respiratory therapy R/T related to RUE right upper extremity RUL right upper lobe RUQ right upper quadrant S mark without S. standard deviation SDAT senile dementia of the Alzheimer type S. standard error Se selenium Sed rate sedimentation ratesemih. anterioranti-CCP anticyclic citrullinated peptide Ao. aorta A-P anterior-posterior A&P auscultation and percussionap before dinner APAP acetaminophena PTT activated partial thromboplastin AQ, aq wateraq. ascending ASCA anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae antibody ASC-US atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance ASCVD atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease ASD atrial septal defect As H hypermetropic astigmatism As M myopic astigmatism AST aspartate aminotransferase Ast astigmatism ATCC American Type Culture Collectionat. atomic weight Au gold A-V; AV; A/V arteriovenous; atrioventricularav. twice a nightbipap bilevel positive airway pressure BK below the knee BLS basic life support BM bowel movement BMI body mass index BMR basal metabolic rate BMS bone marrow suppression BMT bone marrow transplantation BNP brain natriuretic peptidebol. capsule C&S culture and sensitivitycath catheter CBC complete blood count CBI continuous bladder irrigation CBRNE chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive agents CBT cognitive behavioral therapy CC chief complaintcc cubic centimeter CCl carbon tetrachloride CCU coronary care unit; critical care unit CD4 T-helper cells CD8 cytotoxic cells CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CEA carcinoembryonic antigen CF cystic fibrosis; Christmas factor CFTR cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulatorcg centigram CHD congenital heart disease; coronary heart disease Ch E cholinesterase CHF congestive heart failure CI cardiac index Ci curie CIN cervical intraepithelial neoplasia CIS carcinoma in situ CK creatine kinase CK-MB serum creatine kinase, myocardial-bound Cl chlorine CLL chronic lymphocytic leukemiacm centimeterc.m.s. halved DISIDA (scan) diisopropyl iminodiacetic acid (cholescintigraphy)DJD degenerative joint disease DKA diabetic ketoacidosisd L deciliter DM diabetes mellitus DMARD disease-modulating antirheumatic drug DNA deoxyribonucleic acid DNH do not hospitalize DNR do not resuscitate DOA dead on arrival DOB date of birth DOE dyspnea on exertion DPat diphtheria-acellular pertussis tetanus (vaccine)DPT diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (vaccine)dr. posterior PP placenta previa PPD purified protein derivative (TB test)ppm parts per millionp.r. Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary Online Mobile powered by Unbound Medicine. TY - ELEC T1 - Medical Abbreviations ID - 767492 ED - Venes, Donald, BT - Taber's Medical Dictionary UR - https:// PB - F.