correct abbreviation for millicuries please
Posted By: cornfused on 2008-01-04
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Subject: correct abbreviation for metastasis?
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As q. day is a dangerous abbreviation, the correct format is p.o. daily...:)...nm
Subject: As q. day is a dangerous abbreviation, the correct format is p.o. daily...:)...nm
Personally, I would spell out, but the correct abbreviation would be mets (metastases).
Subject: Personally, I would spell out, but the correct abbreviation would be mets (metastases).
millicuries - nm
Subject: millicuries - nm
oops, millicuries should be mCi (little i)
Subject: oops, millicuries should be mCi (little i)
Subject: abbreviation help
I am typing a report that requires diagnosis abbreviations be expanded. In all my years working I have never expaned "ST" could use some guidance.
The diagnosis is ST elevated myocaridal infarction.
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another abbreviation that might fit is CTS
Subject: another abbreviation that might fit is CTS
Abbreviation help please....
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Calculated cardiac index was 1.9 meters per minute per meter squared.
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Subject: abbreviation help - TGA
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Subject: abbreviation help
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Subject: Abbreviation site
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nm is telling you that ST is not an abbreviation sm
Subject: nm is telling you that ST is not an abbreviation sm
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Subject: could someone help on abbreviation board please?
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Subject: is there an abbreviation for a diagnosis UC?
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An abbreviation link for you.
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