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  1. Common Abbreviations In Veterinary Medicine Instructions

  2. American Hospital Association Antibody; antiobiotics Arterial blood gas Angiotensin-converting enzyme Adrenocorticotropic hormone Antidiuretic hormone Freely, as wanted Ain’t Doin Right Antigen Albumin-globulin ratio Albumin Alkaline Phosphatase Alkaline Amino Transferase

  3. Antinuclear Antibody Anterior-posterior;arterial pressure Activated partial thromboplastin time Acute Renal Failure Arrythmia As soon as possible Atrioventricular Atrioventricular as in first-, second-, third- degree AV block Bright, alert, and responsive Blood-brain barrier

  4. Twice daily Bovine leukosis virus Bowel Movement Basal Metabolic rate Blood pressure Bovine respiratory disease Bovine respiratory syncytial virus Body surface area Blue tongue Blood urea nitrogen Phenylbutazone Bovine virus diarrhea Body weight

  5. Culture and sensitivity Cervical spine Calcium Carcinoma; coronary artery; cardiac arrest Canine adenovirus type 1 Complete blood count Cubic centimeter Canine distemper Congestive heart failure Cholesterol Canine hepatitis virus Chloride California mastitis test Central nervous system

  6. Serum creatine phosphokinase Cardiopulmonary resuscitation Creatine Chronic renal failure; corticotropin-releasing factor Capillary refill time; cathode-ray tube Cerebrospinal fluid; colony-stimulating factor Central venous pressure Direct bilirubin 5% dextrose in water

  7. Differential diagnosis Diethylstilbestrol Canine distemper-hepatitis-leptospirosis vaccine Disseminated intravascular coagulation Degenerative joint disease Domestic longhair Diabetes mellitus Dimethyl sulfoxide Dead on arrival Domestic Short hair

  8. Dermatophyte test medium Dorsal ventral Diagnosis Extracellular fluid Electrocardiogram Echocardiogram Ethylenediaminetetra-acetic acid Eastern equine encephalomyelitis Electroencephelogram Eyes, ears, nose, throat Equine herpes virus Equine infectious anemia

  9. Enzyme-linked immunoabsorbant assay Electromyogram Emergency room Electroretinogram Fluorescent antibody; fatty acids Foreign Body Feline lukemia Virus Feline Infectious peritonitis Feline immunodeficiency virus Feline panleukopenia virus

  10. Follicle stimulating hormone Fever of unknown origin Feline urologic syndrome Feline viral rhinotracheitis Fracture Gram Gallon Gastric dilation volvulus Glomerular filtration rate Gamma-glutamyltransferase Gastrointestinal

  11. Gonadotrophin-releasing hormone Hour Hemoglobin Hit by car Hematocrit Heart Rate History Indirect bilirubin Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis Intracardiac Intracellular fluid Infectious canine hepatitis Intensive care unit

  12. Intradermal Intramuscular Intranasal Intraocular pressure Intraperitoneal Intratracheal International unit Intravenous Intravertebral disc disease Intravenous pyelogram Potassium Canine Kilocalorie Keratoconjunctivitis sicca

  13. Kilogram Left Left bundle branch block Left displaced abomasum Lactate dehydrogenase Lymph node Lactated ringer’s solution Lymphosarconoma Meter squared Mean arterial pressure Microgram Microliter Mean corpuscular hemoglobin

  14. Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration Mast cell tumor Mean corpuscular volume Mean electrical axis Milliequivalents Magnesium Mitral insufficiency or myocardial insufficiency; myocardial infarction Minimal inhibitory concentration Milliliter Modified live virus

  15. Mucous membrane Magnetic resonance imaging Sodium No change Nothing per os (nothing by mouth) Nucleated red blood cell No significant findings Obstetrics Osteochondritis dissecans Right Eye (Occulas dexter) Orthopedic foundation for animals

  16. Ovariohysterectomy (Spay) Ovine progressive pneumonia Left eye (ocular sinister) Over the counter Both eyes Phosphorous Third phalanx or coffin bone Premature atrial contraction Paroxymal atrial tachycardia Packed cell volume Patent ductus arteriosis

  17. Physical examination Orally, or by mouth Per os Parts per million Progressive retinal atrophy Persistant right aortic arch As necessary Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome Pseudorabies virus Physiologic saline Parathyroid hormone Put to sleep Partial thromboplastin time

  18. Penile urethrostomy Premature ventricular contraction Every Every 2 hours Every 6 hours Quantitative buffy coat Every day Every hour Every other day Right Red blood cell Right displaced abomasum Reticulocyte Rule out

  19. Rabies vaccination; residual volume Take (prescription) Subcutaneous Squamous cell carcinoma Sorbitol dehydrogenase Serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase Serum glutamic-pyruvate transaminase Subjective, objective, assessment, plan Specific gravity Statum (immediately) Signs, symptoms Total Bilirubin

  20. Tablet Thromboembolic meningoencephalitis Thrice daily Thoracolumbar vertebra Tender loving care Total Protein Total parenteral nutrition Temperature, pulse, respiration Triglycerides Thyroid-stimulating hormone Treatment Urinalysis Upper respiratory infection

  21. Ultrasound Urinary tract infection Ventral dorsal Vomiting and diarrhea Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society Ventricular premature contraction Ventricular septal defect White blood cell Western equine encephalomyelitis Within normal limits

  22. American Hospital Association • AAHA • Small animal Veterinary association providing veterinary professionals with resources • Back

  23. Antibody; antiobiotics • Ab • Destroys the growth of microorganisms • The drug that destroys the growth of microorganisms • Back

  24. Arterial blood gas • ABG • Blood test that determines concentration of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and bicarbonate • Back

  25. Angiotensin-converting enzyme • ACE • Group of pharmaceuticals used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), type 2 diabetes, and heart failure. • Back

  26. Adrenocorticotropic hormone • ACTH • Stimulates the adrenal cortex, essential to growth • Back

  27. Antidiuretic hormone • ADH • Nine amino acid peptide found in most animals that reduces the amount of water lost in urine • Back

  28. Freely-as wanted • ad lib • The definition is the name……. • Back

  29. Ain’t Doin Right • ADR • Slang used when you don’t know exactly what is wrong but the animal is sick • Back

  30. Antigen • Ag • Stimulates the production of antibodies • Back

  31. Albumin-globulin ratio • A:G • The ratio of albumin (water soluble proteins) to globulin (non water soluble proteins) in the urine, which indicates a variety of diseases such as those of the liver and kidneys • Back

  32. Albumin • ALB • Water soluble proteins that make up about 60% of the plasma in blood, maintains osmotic pressure necessary for intravasular blood transfer • Back

  33. Alkaline Phosphatase • ALK PHOS • ALP • Group of enzymes found in the liver, measuring them checks for bone and liver disease • Back

  34. Alkaline Amino Transferase • ALT • An enzyme which promotes transfer of an amino group, high levels could mean liver disease • Back

  35. Antinuclear Antibody • ANA • Antibodies present in higher that normal numbers in autoimmune disease • Back

  36. Anterior-posterior;arterial pressure • AP • Front to back • The difference between the systolic and diastolic pressures (upper and lower pressures) for blood pressure • Back

  37. Activated partial thromboplastin time • APTT • A test that measures how long it takes blood to clot and if the right amount of heparin is being used • Back

  38. Acute Renal Failure • ARF • Rapid loss of kidney function due to damage to the kidneys, results in retaining urea and creatine that are normal excreted. • Back

  39. Arrythmia • ARR • When the electrical activity of the heart (the heart beat) is irregular: as in faster or slower than regular • Back

  40. As soon as possible • ASAP • As Quickly as you can • Back

  41. Atrioventricular AV Of or pertaining to the atria and ventricals of the heart Back

  42. Atrioventricular as in first-, second-, third- degree AV block • AV block • Occurs when impulses fail to reach the ventricles or are conducted with a delay • Back

  43. Bright, alert, and responsive • BAR • When the animal looks healthy and alert and acts appropriately to stimulus. • Back

  44. Blood-brain barrier • BBB • Membranic structure that protects the brain from chemicals in the blood while maintaining metabolic function • Back

  45. Twice daily • bid • Two times during the day • Back

  46. Bovine leukosis virus • BLV • Retrovirus that causes malignant lymphoma, signs are: weight loss, , decreased milk production, enlarged lymph nodes, loss of appetite, rear-limb weakness or paralysis, fever, protruding eyeballs, gastrointestinal obstruction, heart failure, and abnormal blood lymphocyte count • Back

  47. Bowel movement • BM • Solid feces in the large intestine that is formed after salts and water are absorbed • Back

  48. Basal metabolic rate • BMR • Amount of energy expended at rest in a neutral environment • Back

  49. Blood pressure • BP • The tension of blood on the walls of the arteries. • Back

  50. Bovine respiratory disease • BRD • Shipping fever or pneumonia • Back