Medical Abbreviations

Abbreviation Expanded Form
ADDAttention Deficit Disorder
BMIBody Mass Index
COPDChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CT (as in CT Scan)Computerised Tomography
CABGCoronary Artery Bypass Graft
CATComputerized Axial Tomography
DNADeoxyribo Nucleic Acid
D & CDilation and Curettage
DPTDiphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus
ELISAEnzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
FDAFood and Drug Administration
ICUIntensive Care Unit
LDLLow Density Lipoproteins
MMRMeasles, Mumps, Rubella
MRIMagnetic Resonance Imaging
NADNo Apparent Distress
PUFAPoly Unsaturated Fatty Acid
q.dEvery day
q.i.d.Four times a day
t.i.d.Three times a day
b.i.dTwice a day
h.s.At bedtime (Latin - hora somni)
RBCRed Blood Cells
WBCWhite Blood Cells
CrisprClustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats