hypertrophie obstructive cardiomyopathy human papilloma virus hour/hours hormone replacement therapy Henoch-Schönlein purpura herpes simplex virus hypertension hemolytic uremic syndrome homovanillic acid history incision and drainage inflammatory bowel disease irritable bowel syndrome intracranial pressure immunoglobulin (e.g., IgA, IgM, IgG, IgE)

intramuscular intraocular pressure inactivated poliovirus vaccine intelligence quotient international units intrauterine device intrauterine growth retardation idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura intravenous inferior vena cava intravenous drug abuse intravenous fluids i ntravenous immunoglob ulins intravenous pyelogram juvenile rheumatoid arthritis jugular venous distention jugular venous pressure potassium potassium chloride kilogram potassium hydroxide liter left atrium left atrial enlargement lb pound

LBW low birth weight

LCP Legg-Calve-Perthes syndrome

LDH lactate dehydrogenase

I.DL. low-density lipoproteins

LES lower esophageal sphincter

IJ'T(s) li ver function test(s)

LG1 lower gastrointestinal (below the ligament of Treitz)

LH luteinizing hormone

HQ left lower quadrant

LMN lower motor neuron

LMP last menstrual period

LOC loss of consciousness

LR lactated Ringer's solution

L;S lecithin:sphingomyelin ratio

LSD lysergic acid diethylamide

1UQ left upper quadrant

LV left ventricle

I.VF left ventricular failure

I.VH left ventricular hypertrophy

M male

MAI Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex

MAO monoamine oxidase

MAO-I monoamine oxidase inhibitor

MAST military antishock trousers

MBP myelin basic protein

MCHC mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration

MCP metacarpophalangeal (hand joint)

MCV mean corpuscular volume

MEN multiple endocrine neoplasia met metabolic (e.g., met. alkalosis)

mets metastasis

MG myasthenia gravis

MHA-TP microhemagglutination assay for antibodies to Treponema pallidum (for syphilis)

MI myocardial infarct ml milliliter mm millimeter

MMR measles, mumps, rubella (vaccine)

mo month/months

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