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Glossary of med term chapter 9 abb

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AFP
alph-fetoprotein(abnormal finding in certain liver diseases or embryonic cells)
AIDS
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
BPH
benign prostatic hypertrophy
CPD
cephalopelvic disproportion
CS OR C-SECTION
cesarean section
Cx
cervix
D & C
dilation and curettage
DES
diethylstilbestrol (a synthetic estrogen; females who are exposed in utero are subject to increased risk of vaginal or cervical carcinoma)
EDD
expected delivery date
EFM
electronic fetal monitor
FHR
fetal heart rate
FSH
follicle-stimulating hormone
G
gravida(pregnant)
GC
gonococcus
GU
genitourinary
GYN
gynecology
HBV
hepatitis B virus
HCG
human chorionic gonadotropin
HCV
hepatitis C virus
HDV
hepatitis D virus
HIV
human immunodeficiency virus
HPV
human papillomavirus
HSV1
herpes simplex virus type 1
(oral)
HSV2
herpes simplex virus type 2
(genital)
IUD
intrauterine device
lH
luteinizing hormone
LMP
last menstrual period
NB
newborn
NGU
nongonococcal urethritis
OB
obstetrics
Pap
papanicolaou smear, stain or test
PID
pelvic inflammatory disease
PMS
premenstrual syndrome
STD
sexually transmitted disease
TAH
total abdominal hystorectomy
TUR, TURP
transurethral resection of the prostate
VD
vernereal disease
VDRL
venereal disease research laboratory (also test for syphilis)

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