Abbreviations

Abbreviations Description
Ab antibodies
ABG arterial blood gas analysis
AC adrenal cortex
ACTH adrenocorticotropic hormone
ADHD attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
ADR adverse drug reaction(s)
Al3+ aluminium ions
amp ampoule(s)
ANCA antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies
aPTT activated partial thromboplastin time
ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome
AT antithrombin
ATC anatomical therapeutic chemical classification
AV atrioventricular
BE base excess
BH4 tetrahydrobiopterin (THB)
BMI body mass index
BMT bone marrow transplant
BP blood pressure
BPD bronchopulmonary dysplasia
Ca2+ calcium ions
caps capsule(s)
CD continuous drip
CF cystic fibrosis
CH Charrière unit (French catheter scale)
CI contraindication / contraindicated
cm centimeter
CNS central nervous system
conc concentration
CT computed tomography
CTB chewable tablet(s)
CVC central venous catheter
CYP 3 cytochrome P450, family 3
D day(s)
DI drug interaction
DIC disseminated intravascular coagulation
drag dragée(s)
DS dry substance
EEG electroencephalogram
EKG/ECG electrocardiogram
EL explanatory leaflet
Fe2+ iron(II) ions
Fe3+ iron(III) ions
FFP fresh frozen plasma
fridge refrigerator
g gram
GC general condition / general health
GFR glomerular filtration rate
GGT gamma-glutamyltransferase
GI gastrointestinal
GR grade of recommendation
gtt drop(s)
h hour(s)
Hb haemoglobin
HCl hydrochloride
HES hydroxyethyl starch
HF heart failure (cardiac insufficiency)
HI hepatic/liver insufficiency
HLM heart-lung machine
HR heart rate
IA intra-arterial
ICP intracranial pressure
ICU intensive care unit
IM intramuscular
inf infusion
inh inhalation
INH by inhalation
inj injection
INR international normalized ratio
ITH intrathecal
ITP idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
ITR intratracheal
IV intravenous
kg kilogram
LDH lactate dehydrogenase
LTT long-term treatment
MAC Mycobacterium avium complex
MAO monoamine oxidase
max maximum
mcg microgram
mcl microliter
mcmol micromole
MDI metered-dose inhaler
Mg2+ magnesium ions
min minute(s)
MOF multiple organ failure
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
MRSA methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
MS measuring spoon
mth month(s)
MUPS multiple unit pellet system
n/a not applicable, not available, no answer
Na+ sodium ions
NaCl sodium chloride
NAIT neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia
NEC necrotizing enterocolitis
Neo neonate(s)
NSAID non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
OTC ornithine transcarbamylase
PALS pediatric advanced life support
PCA patient-controlled analgesia
PDA patent ductus arteriosus
PDE phosphodiesterase
PDH pyruvate dehydrogenase
PEG percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
PFS pre-filled syringe(s)
PI preterm infant(s)
PMA postmenstrual age
PN parenteral nutrition
PO per os, orally
PONV postoperative nausea and vomiting
pos positive
PU polyurethane
PVC polyvinyl chloride
RDA recommended daily allowance
REC rectal
Ref literature
RI renal insufficiency
RSI rapid sequence induction (intubation)
RT room temperature
SC subcutaneous
sec second(s)
S-inf short(-term) infusion
SL specialities List (prescription drug list)
SLL specialities list with limitations (prescription drug list with limitations)
sol solution
SSRI selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
supp suppository (-ies)
susp suspension
T temperature
t1/2 half-life (period)
T3 triiodothyronine
T4 thyroxine
tab tablet(s)
TBE tick-borne encephalitis
TBI traumatic brain injury
Tc thrombocytes
TI term infant(s)
TOF train-of-four
TSH thyroid stimulating hormone (thyreotropin)
TTS transdermal therapeutic system(s)
U unit(s) (IU)
UTI urinary tract infection
VLBW very low birth weight (<1'500 g birth weight)
VP ventriculoperitoneal
VUR vesicoureteral reflux
wk week(s)
WOP week of pregnancy
X-ray roentgen/radiography
Y year(s)
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