Medical Abbreviations


AAA Abdominal aortic aneurysm

AAD American Academy of Dermatology

Anti-arthritic Aasal symptomatic slow-acting

AASLD Amercian Association for the Study of Liver Diseases:

Ac. Acid

Ac Antibodies

ACC American College of Cardiology:

ACE Carcinoembryonic antigen

ACFA complete arrhythmia by atrial fibrillation

ACR cardio-respiratory arrest

PTCA percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty

Ad., A. Adult = from 15 years

ADH antidiuretic hormone

Liver ADH Alcohol dehydrogenase

AFEF French Association for the Study of the Liver:

Afssaps French Agency for the Safety of Health Products:

AFU French Association of Urology:

AHA American Heart Association:

AIC ischemic attack made

AIHUS hospitalouniversitaire International Association of Sexology:

NSAIDs anti-inflammatory drug

TIA transient ischemic attack

Alcohol. Alcoholic

ALD long term illness

Alfediam French Language Association for the Study of Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases

AMH Anti-Mullerian Hormone

AMM Regulation of therapeutic goods

amp. Bulb

AMP Assisted Human Reproduction

ANAES National Accreditation and Health Evaluation Agency:

AOC Achievement of target organs

PAD Arthériopathie chronic occlusive

APA atypical antipsychotic

appl. Application

ARBs Angiotensin II receptor antagonist

ARF Radiofrequency Ablation

ARP plasma renin activity

AUC Area under the curve

ASCO American Society of Clinical Oncology

ASE erythropoiesis stimulating agent

ASG Self-monitoring of blood glucose profiles

Intrinsic sympathomimetic activity ASI

ASLO Antistreptolysin O

ASP Abdomen without preparation (radiograophie of)

ATS antithyroid synthesis

ATT Aerator trans-tympanic

ATU Temporary authorization of Use

Aera under the curve AUC (area under the distribution curve of a drug)

AUT Authorization to use for therapeutic purposes

Stroke Stroke

AVF Cluster headache face

AVK vitamin K


AFB acid fast bacilli resistant

BAV visual acuity decrease

BAV atrioventricular block

BBD right bundle branch block

BBG Left bundle branch block

BDA acute delirium

BK Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase ESBL

BMR multiresistant bacteria

BNL unbound bilirubin

BNP B-type natriuretic peptide

GCP Good Clinical Practice

COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

BSA sinoatrial block

buv. Drinkable

BZD Benzodiazepine


c-my. Spoons measure

CA Air conduction

Coffee spoon teaspoon = 5 mL

CAE External auditory canal

Perennial allergic conjunctivitis CAP

capes. Capsules

soup spoon tablespoon = 15 mL

Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis CAS

NSCLC lung cancer non-small cell

SCLC small cell lung cancer

CCR colorectal cancer

CDA Short-acting

CDAI Crohn’s Disease Activity Index

CECOS Centre for the Study and Conservation of oocytes and sperm

EEC external electric shock

Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy CHIP

CHSPF High Public Health Council of France

ICD-10 International Classification of Diseases No. 10

CIV septal

DIC Disseminated intravascular coagulation

MIC minimum inhibitory concentration

CMNO non-obstructive cardiomyopathy

Obstructive Cardiomyopathy CMO

CMT Medullary Thyroid Cancer

Cytomegalovirus CMV

CNGOF French College of Gynecologists and Obstetricians:

Bone conduction CO

COMT catechol-O-methyltransferase

cp. Tablet

CPA apheresis platelet concentrate

CPAP mask ventilation with positive end-expiratory pressure

Contraindications for IABP drive intra-aortic balloon

SPC Standard platelet concentrate

CRI Club rheumatism and inflammation:

CRP C-reactive protein

CSHPF High Public Health Council of France:

Inhaled Corticosteroid CSI

CSP Public Health Code

CSP posterior semicircular canal

Total cholesterol CT

CTF total binding capacity (transferrin)

CU Uterine contraction


PEF Peak expiratory flow (peak flow)

GFR Glomerular Filtration Rate

DFSP Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

DG Gestational Diabetes

DGS General Health Direction:

Diast. Diastolic

DID Insulin-dependent diabetes

Intrauterine device IUD

DLCO pulmonary diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide

AMD Macular degeneration

NIDDM non-insulin dependent diabetes

DNP Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

DPP-4 dipeptidyl peptidase 4

DR Retinal Detachment

DS Durie and Salmon (classification)

DSI supposed dose ingested

DSM IV Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 4

Delirium tremens DT


E. Child = 30 months to 15 years

EASL European Association for the Study of the Liver

Ebstein Barr Virus EBV

ECBC cyto-bacteriological examination of sputum

ECBU cyto-bacteriological examination of urine

ECC extracapsular extraction

ECCO Crohn’s & Colitis European Organization:

ECG Electrocardiogram

ECT electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) therapy électroconvulsion

EDSS Expanded Disability Status Scale

Electro-encephalogram EEG

ERA extrarenal purification

EFFERV. Effervescent

PFT Pulmonary function tests

EFS French Blood

EG Ethylene Glycol

EGFR Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor

EHSG European Helicobacter Study Group:

EME Status epilepticus


Emuls Emulsion

Pulmonary embolism EP

EPO Erythropoietin

ERP exposure with response prevention ritualized

ES Envenoming scorpion

Premature atrial ESA

ESC European Society of Cardiology:

ESH European Society of Hpertension

ESHRE European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology:

TSE transmissible subacute spongiform encephalitis

Premature ventricular ESV

ETF Ultrasound transfontanellar

EULAR European League Against Rheumatism:


FA Atrial Fibrillation

FAHA inhibitor of factor VIII

FC Heart Rate

FCS False spontaneous layer

FDR Risk Factor

Fe ejection fraction

FFCD French Federation digestive oncology:

FFP French Federation of Psychiatry

FIGO International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics

IVF In Vitro Fertilization

fl. Bottle

FLR Fiessinger – Leroy – Reiter

FNCLCC National Federation of struggle against cancer centers:

FR Respiratory Rate

FSH Follicle Stimulating Hormone

VF Ventricular fibrillation


g Gram

GAFA Glaucoma acute angle closure

GC Chronic Glaucoma

COAG chronic open angle glaucoma

G-CSF Granulocyte-Colony Stimulating Factor

GDS Blood Gas

caps. Capsule

GERCOR Study Group and Clinical Research in Oncology Radiotherapy

GEU Ectopic Pregnancy

GFGHNP Francophone Group gastroenterology hepatology and pediatric nutrition:

GH Growth hormone (GH or somathormone)

GINA Global Initiative for Asthma:

GIST Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumor

GMNH heterogeneous multinodular goiter

Rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis GNRP

Gom. Gums

Glycoprotein IIb IIIa GPIIbIIIa

gttes Drops

Graft versus host GVHD (graft against host reaction)

Gy Gray  


h Hour

HAS Health Authority:

HAV Hepatitis A

HBAg left anterior hemi block

HBPG left posterior Hemi block

LMWH low molecular weight heparin

HBV Hepatitis B virus

HCAI Chronic Autoimmune hepatitis

HCG hormone chorionic gonadotropin

HCV Hepatitis C virus

HDL High Density Lipoprotein

HDT Hospitalisation at the request of a third party

Hemolysis HELLP (hemolysis), elevated liver enzymes (increased transaminases), low platelets (thrombocytopenia

HES blood hypereosinophilia

HFM fetomaternal hemorrhage

OGTT hyperglycemia caused by mouth

HI Haemophilus influenzae


HLA antigenic systems worn by leukocytes (Human leukocyte antigens)

Human menopausal gonadotropin HMG

Hereditary non polypiosis HNPCC colorectal cancer

HO automatically Hospitalization

HOC controlled ovarian hyperstimulation

HOP reserved for hospital use

PPH Postpartum Hemorrhage

HPV Human papillomavirus

HSV Herpes Virus

Hypertension Hypertension

PAH pulmonary arterial hypertension

ICHT intracranial hypertension  


Aortic regurgitation IA

IAH anterior pituitary insufficiency

ICSI Intracytoplasmic Injection


IDF International Diabetes Federation

IDM Myocardial Infarction

IDPP-4 dipeptidyl peptidase 4

IDR intradermal reaction (tuberculin)

IEC ACE inhibitor

IFN Interferon

IGF1 Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1

IHC Immunohistochemistry

IUI Intrauterine Insemination

Interleukin IL

IM Intramuscular

IM mitral regurgitation

MAOI inhibitor of monoamine oxidase

Body Mass Index BMI

IMG Medical termination of pregnancy

INH Isoniazid

inj. Injectable

Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase NNRTI

INR International normalized ratio

OI Opportunistic Infection

IP protease inhibitor

IPI International Prognostic Index

IPP Permanent partial disability

IPS systolic pressure index

IRA Acute renal failure

Radioactive iodine IRA

IRC Chronic Renal Failure

IRC Chronic respiratory failure

MRI Magnetic resonance imaging (nuclear)

SNRIs Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor

ISL slow Adrenal insufficiency

SSRIs Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor

STI sexually transmitted infection

ITG therapeutic termination of pregnancy

ITT temporary total disability

SUI Urinary Incontinence

IV Intravenous

IVD (L) Live Intravenous (slow)

IVG left ventricular failure

Abortion Abortion

Intravenous IVSE by syringe pump

IVT intravitreal


j Day


KC keratoconjunctivitis

KGC keratoconjunctivitis and giant papillary

Superficial punctate keratitis KPS


THE Leukemia

LAL Lymphoblastic Leukemia

AML acute myelogenous leukemia

Promyelocytic leukemia LAP

LCE Chronic leukemia eosinophilic

CSF Cerebrospinal Fluid

LDA Long-acting

Extracorporeal lithotripsy ESWL

Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy PML

THE lupus erythematosus

LFB French Laboratory biofractionnement

Luteinizing hormone LH (Luteinizing Hormone)

LHRH hormone stimulates LH and FSH

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia LLC

CML Chronic myeloid leukemia

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma NHL

Extended-release LP

LPPR list of reimbursable products and services

LRPO lens (contact) rigid oxygen permeable

LSH lens (contact) hydrophilic flexible

lyoph. lyophilizate


M Million

MAC Mycobacterium avium complex

LAM method of breastfeeding amenorrhea

MAP Threatened premature labor

ABPM Ambulatory blood pressure

MC Carbon monoxide

mCi millicuries

MDO Notifiable disease

MDRD Modification of the Diet in Renal Disease

my. Measurement

Fetal death in utero fetal death

MIBI methoxy isobutyl isonitrile

IBD chronic inflammatory bowel disease

MJC Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

MMS Mini mental test

MSN Sudden infant death syndrome

STD Sexually Transmitted Disease (see IST)

MTX Methotrexate


Infant N = 1 to 30 months

NAC N-acetylcysteine

NASH Non Alcoholic steatohepatitis Hepatitis

NASSA specific noradrenergic and serotonergic antidepressants

NC Not specified

NEM Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia

NIHSS National Institute of Health Stroke Score

Neuroleptic NL

NN = 0, Newborn to 1 month

NPH Neutral Protamine Hagedorn

NR Not covered

NYHA New York Heart Association


OACR Obliteration of central retinal artery

OAP acute pulmonary Edema

October Optical Coherence Tomography

OLD Oxygen long term

AOM Acute otitis media

WHO World Health Organization:

OP oestroprogestive

Temporary placement of Ordinance OPP

OSM Otitis with effusion

OV Ovum

CRVO Obliteration of the central retinal vein


P Percentile

PA Blood Pressure

Coronary artery bypass CAP

PAF Adenomatous Polyposis

PAI Individualized Home Project

PAN Peri-arteritis nodosa

PAPO pressure of the occluded pulmonary artery

NOT Systolic blood pressure

PASH Peri-arteritis glenohumeral

past. Pastille

PCA Puncture of anterior chamber

Pch. Patch

Phosphodiesterase PDE

PDGFR Platelet-Derived Growth Factor Receptor

NERM Powder

During pdt

PDT Photodynamic Therapy

PEA Auditory Evoked Potentials

PEG Polyethylene glycol

Pell. Film

Perf. Infusion

Phenylalanine Phe

Pill. Pill

IOP Intraocular pressure

PIT TB Primary infection

PL Lumbar Puncture

PM Pace-maker

PM Molecular Weight

PMI mother and child protection

PNN Neutrophil

appl. Ointment

CPAP Continuous positive airway pressure

For preparation ppi (s) for injection (s)

PPR Nickname rheumatica

PR Rheumatoid Arthritis

Prep. Preparation

Prolactin PRL

PS Performance Status

PSA Prostate Specific Antigen

Pneumococcal PSDP decreased susceptibility to penicillin

PSN nicotine replacement product

Parathyroid hormone PTH

Propylthiouracil PTU

PTV late ventricular potentials

Clinkers. Spraying

PUS perforations, ulcers or bleeding

PVR vitreoretinal proliferation


Enough for QSP


RA Aortic stenosis

RA (C) Aortic stenosis (calcified)

RAA Rheumatic Fever

RAI Search irregular antibodies

UC Ulcerative colitis

IUGR Intrauterine growth restriction

Multidisciplinary consensus meeting RCP

UC Ulcerative colitis

RD Diabetic Retinopathy

GERD Gastroesophageal Reflux

Rh Rh

RHD lifestyle modifications Rules

RIVA pace accelerated idioventricular

RM Mitral valve stenosis

RO receiver estrogen

ROC Reflex oculocardiac

ROT deep tendon reflex

RP Chest X-ray

RP Receivers progesterone

TURP Transurethral resection of the prostate

VUR vesicoureteral reflux


s Second (time)

S Subject

SA amenorrhea Week

sach. Bags

EMS Emergency Medical Service

SAP self-syringe pusher

Subcutaneous SC

SCZ Schizophrenia

SE endoscopic sphincterotomy

séc. Scored

SEES drive probe electrosystolic

wk. Week

September Multiple Sclerosis

ser. Syringe

ser. pr Pre-filled syringe

Sfar French Society of Anesthesia and Intensive Care:

SFC French Society of Cardiology:

SFD French Society of Dermatology:

SFE French Society of Endocrinology:

SFED French Society of Digestive Endoscopy

SFEDP French Society of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology:

SFMV French Society of Vascular Diseases

SFN French Neurological Society:

SFORL French Society of otorhinolaryngology and surgery of the face and neck

SFP French Pediatric Society:

SFR French Rheumatology:

SGA Streptococcus, group A hemolytic

SGB ​​Group B Streptococcus

shamp. Shampoo

SHE hypereosinophilic syndrome

SIADH Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion

WIS lower esophageal sphincter

RLS Restless legs syndrome

ALS Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

MDS Myelodysplastic syndrome

SMP myeloproliferative syndrome

SMUR Medical Service Regional Emergency

SNA acute nephrotic syndrome

CNS Central Nervous System

SNFCP French National Society of coloproctology:

SNFGE French National Society of Gastroenterology:

sol. Solution

PCOS Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

SOR Standards, Options and Recommendations

SPID Syndrome polyalgic idropathique diffuse

SPILF French-language pathology infectious Company:

SPLF in French Pneumology Society

SRLF French Language Intensive Care Society:

STH somathormone (growth hormone)

Stup. Amazing

sup. Suppository

susp. Suspension

susp. buv. Oral suspension

Please programmed ventricular stimulation

system. Systolic


TA Anion gap

GAD Generalized Anxiety Disorder

TCA Activated partial thromboplastin time

TCT Thyrocalcitonin

CT Computed tomography (CT)

TDR rapid detection test

PET Positron emission tomography

TG Triglycerides

TG Thyroglobulin

HRT Hormone Replacement Therapy Menopause

TIAC collective Food poisoning

HIT Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia

TIPS Interministerial Price of health services

TMPT Thiopurine methyl transferase

TNF Tumor Necrosis Factor

TNT nitroglycerin

TO ocular tension

OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

UGI Transit gastroesophageal peptic

TP prothrombin

TRALI Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury

TRH stimulating hormone TSH

TS Suicide attempt

TSH thyroid stimulating hormone

Ventricular tachycardia TV

NSVT nonsustained ventricular tachycardia

Deep vein thrombosis DVT

TVS sustained ventricular tachycardia

TVS Superficial thrombophlebitis

Thiazolidinediones TZD


UAH anti-heparin Unit

IU International Unit

IVU intravenous urography

UPDRS United Parkinson disease rate score

USIC ICU Cardiology

USNIV ICU neurovascular


VADS Routes upper aerodigestive

VD Right Ventricle

VEGF Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor

FEV forced expiratory volume in one second (expiration)

VG Left Ventricle

MCV mean corpuscular volume

HAV Hepatitis A

HBV Hepatitis B virus

HCV Hepatitis C virus


Vit. Vitamin

VL lacrimal pathways

NAV Non-invasive ventilation

BPPV paroxysmal positional vertigo Benin

Respiratory syncytial virus RSV

VS sedimentation rate

Vx Vessels


WPW Wolff Parkinson White


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