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Here are a few commonly-used acronyms and abbreviations:
Voici quelques acronymes et sigles fréquemment utilisés:


AF Atrial Fibrillation
BMI Body Mass Index
BP Blood Pressure
BS Blood Sugar
CA Cardiac Arrest
CABG Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
CAD Coronary Artery Disease
CAT scan Computed Axial Tomography scan
CF Cardiac Failure
CNS Central Nervous System
CSF Cerebrospinal Fluid
CT Clotting Time
CX Chest X-ray
DRE Digital Rectal Examination
DVT Deep Vein Thrombosis
ECG / EKG Electrocardiogram
ENT Ear, Nose, and Throat
ER Emergency Room
ESR Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
FBC Full Blood cell Count
FDA Food and Drug Administration
GERD Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
GI Gastrointestinal
HELLP syndrome Haemolysis, Elevated Liver enzymes and Low Platelet count syndrome
HR Heart Rate
HRT Hormone Replacement Therapy
IUD Intra Uterine Device
LFT Liver Function Test
MI Myocardial Infarction
MMR Measles, Mumps, Rubella
MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MS Multiple Sclerosis
NHS National Health Service
NSAIDs Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
N-STEMI Non-ST segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction
OR Operating Room
OTC medications Over-The-Counter medications
PE Pulmonary Embolism
PFT Pulmonary Function Test
Pnx Pneumothorax
PSA Prostate Specific Antigen
REM sleep Rapid Eye Movement sleep
RF Renal Failure
RR Respiratory Rate
SLE Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
SMI Silent Myocardial Infection
SOB Shortness of Breath
STI Sexually-Transmitted Infection
TB Tuberculosis
THR Total Hip Replacement
UTI Urinary Tract Infection

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