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Abbreviations and their definitions

ACE
angiotensin-converting enzyme
ACL
anterior cruciate ligament
ACTH
adrenocorticotrophic hormone
ADH
antidiuretic hormone
AF
atrial fibrillation
ALT/SGPT
alanine aminotransferase
ANP
atrial natiuretic peptide
AP/SAP
alkaline phosphatase
APC
atrial premature contraction
ARDS
acute respiratory distress syndrome
ARF
acute renal failure
ARVC
arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy
ASD
atrial septal defect
AST/SGOT
aspartate aminotransferase
BID (q12h)
twice daily
BNP
B-type natiuretic peptide
BP
blood pressure
Bpm
beats per minute
BUN
blood urea nitrogen
CBC
complete blood count
CCL
cranial cruciate ligament
CDV
canine distemper virus
CGT
gamma glutamyltransferase
CHF
chronic heart failure
cm
centimeter or centimeters
CNS
central nervous system
CPK/CK
creatine phosphokinase
cPLI
canine pancreatic lipase immunoreactivity
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CrCd
craniocaudal
CRD
chronic renal disease
CRF
chronic renal failure
CRP
C-reactive protein
CVP
central venous pressure
DCM
dilated cardiomyopathy
DJD
degenerative joint disease
DSH
domestic short hair
ECG
electrocardiogram
Echo
echocardiography
ELISA
enzyme linked immunosorbent assay
ENT
ear, nose and throat
EOD (12d)
every 2 days
FNA
fine needle aspirate
g
gram or grams
GA
general anesthetic
GDV
gastric dilation and volvulus
GIT
gastrointestinal tract
HCM
hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
ID
intra-dermal
IGF
insulin-like growth factor
IM
intra-muscular
IP
intra-peritoneal
IT
intra-thoracic
IU
International Units
IV
intravenous
kg
kilogram or kilograms
KV
kilovolts
LBBB
left bundle branch block
mAs
milliampsec
mmol
millimols
MODS
multiple organ dysfunction syndrome
MVD
mitral valve disease
OA
osteoarthritis
PCR
polymerase chain reaction
PCV
packed cell volume
PHT
pulmonary arterial hypertension
PME/PM
post mortem examination
PO
per os (by mouth)
PPDH
peritoneal-pericardial diaphragmatic hernia
ppm
parts per million
PRN
as required
PTH
parathyroid hormone
q28d
every twenty-eight days (monthly)
q2h
every two hours
q7d
every seven days (weekly)
QID (q6h)
four times daily
RBC
red blood cells
RH
relative humidity
RTA/HBC
road traffic accident/hit by car
SC
subcutaneous (NOT SQ)
SG
specific gravity
SID (q24h)
once daily
SIRS
systemic inflammatory response syndrome
T3
tri-iodothyronine
T4
thyroxine
TEG
thromboelastography
TID (q8h)
three times daily
TRH
thyrotropin releasing hormone
TSH
thyroid stimulating hormone
VPC
ventricular premature contraction
VRA
vascular ring anomaly
VSD
ventricular septal defect
WBC
white blood cells

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