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List of Abbreviations for Quicknotes

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List of Abbreviations for Quicknotes

  • AFP: alpha-fetoprotein
  • ALT: alanine aminotransferase
  • ANA: antinuclear antibody
  • ANC: absolute neutrophil count
  • AST: aspartate aminotransferase
  • BID: twice daily
  • bpm: beats per minute
  • BUN: blood urea nitrogen
  • CABG: coronary artery bypass graft
  • CBC: complete blood count
  • COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • CTP: Child-Turcotte-Pugh
  • CT: computed tomography
  • ECG: electrocardiogram
  • EGD: esophagogastroduodenoscopy (upper endoscopy)
  • ELISA: enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
  • ER: emergency room
  • ETR: end-of-treatment response
  • EVR: early virologic response
  • G-CSF: granulocyte colony-stimulating factor
  • GI: gastrointestinal
  • Anti-HAV: antibody to the hepatitis A virus
  • HbA1C: glycosylated hemoglobin (test)
  • Anti-HBc: antibody to the hepatitis B core antigen
  • Anti-HBs: antibody to the hepatitis B surface antigen
  • HBsAg: hepatitis B surface antigen
  • HCC: hepatocellular carcinoma
  • HCV: hepatitis C virus
  • HCV-RNA:hepatitis C virus ribonucleic acid (viral particle)
  • HVPG: hepatic venous pressure gradient
  • IV: intravenous
  • LVP: large-volume paracentesis
  • MAP: mean arterial pressure
  • MELD: Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (score)
  • MI: myocardial infarction
  • MRI: magnetic resonance imaging
  • NSAIDs: nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs
  • PCR: polymerase chain reaction
  • PMN: polymorphonuclear (cells)
  • PO: orally
  • QD: once daily
  • RBC: red blood cell (count)
  • RFA: radiofrequency ablation
  • RVR: rapid virologic response
  • SC: subcutaneous
  • SVR: sustained virologic response
  • THS: thyroid-stimulating hormone
  • TID: 3 times daily
  • TIPS: transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt
  • TMP-SMX: trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole
  • WBC: white blood cell (count)