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F female
Fahrenheit
fair
fluoride
father
factor
feces
fetal
finger
firm
flow
fellow
French
Friday
(F) final
FA Fanconi anemia
fatty acid
femoral artery
forearm
fetus active
first aid
folic acid
FAA febrile antigen agglutination
FAAH fatty acid amide hydrolase
FAAN Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network
FAB Fragment antigen binding
fastidious anaerobe broth
FABACs fatty acid bile acid conjugates
FABER flexion, abduction, and external rotation
FAC ferrite ammonium citrate
fractional area change
fractional area concentration
FAD familial Alzheimer disease
Flea Allergy Dermatitis
fetal abdominal diameter
fetal activity determination
FAE fetal alcohol effect
FAF frequency-altered feedback
FAGA full-term appropriate for gestational age
FAH frostbite during acute hypoxia
Functional adrenal hyperandrogenism
FAI Functional Assessment Inventory
FAK focal adhesion kinase
FAL femoral arterial line
FAM family
full allosteric modulators
FANA fluorescent antinuclear antibody
FANG fluorescent angiography
FAO fatty acid oxidation
FAP Facility Admission Profile
familial adenomatous polyposis
femoral artery pressure
FAQ frequently asked questions
FAR frontal arousal rhythm
FAS fetal alcohol syndrome
FAT Fetal Activity Test
fluorescent antibody test
food awareness training
FAV facio-auricular vertebral
FAZ foveal avascular zone
Fragmented atrial activity zone
FB fasting blood
finger breadth
flexible bronchoscope
foreign body
F/B followed by
forward/backward
forward bending
FBC full blood count
FBD familial British dementia
fibrocystic breast disease
functional bowel disease
FBF forearm blood flow
FBG fasting blood glucose
FBH familial benign hypercalcemia
FBI flossing, brushing, and irrigation
full bony impaction
FBL fecal blood loss
FBM felbamate
fetal breathing motion
foreign body, metallic
FBP frontal bite plane
FBRCM fingerbreadth below right costal margin
FBS failed back syndrome
fasting blood sugar
fetal bovine serum
foreign body sensation
FBW fasting blood work
FC family care
febrile convulsion
female child
fever, chills
film coated
finger clubbing
finger counting
flow compensation
follows commands
foster care
functional capacity
FCA Federal False Claims Act
femoral cortical allograft
fluconazole
follicular carcinoma
fracture, complete, angulated
F. cath. Foley catheter
FCBD fibrocystic breast disease
FCC familial cerebral cavernoma
familial colonic cancer
family centered care
femoral cerebral catheter
FCD feces collection device
fibrocystic disease
FCE fluorouracil, cisplatin, and etoposide
FCFD fluorescence capillary-fill device
FCH familial combined hyperlipidemia
FCI fixed-cell immunofluorescence
focal cerebral ischemia
food chemical intolerance
Functional Capacity Index
free cortisol index
FCL fibular collateral ligament
FCM facial choreic movements
flow cytometry
FCNV fever, cough, nausea, and vomiting
FCOU finger count, both eyes
FCP fatigue crack propagation
Fragmentation of the coronoid process
functional communication profile
fasting C-peptide
final common pathway
FCR flexor carpi radialis
fractional catabolic rate
FCS fever, chills, and sweating
FCT fever-clearance time
FCU flexor carpi ulnaris
Familial cold urticaria
first-catch urine
flexor carpi ulnaris muscle
FCV feline calicivirus
famciclovir
FD fatal dose
focal distance
familial dysautonomia
fetal demise
fetal distress
food diary
forceps delivery
Farber Disease
free drain
full denture
fully dilated
functional deficits
F & D fixed and dilated
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FDB first-degree burn
FDC familial dilated cardiomyopathy
fixed-dose combination
FDE fixed-drug eruption
FDF fast death factor
fibre differentiation factor
fractional dimension filtering
FDG feeding
FDI first dorsal interosseous
food-drug interaction
FDL flexor digitorum longus
FDM feline diabetes mellitus
fetus of diabetic mother
FDP fibrin-degradation products
fixed-dose procedure
FDQB flexor digiti quinti brevis
FDR first-dose reaction
FDS flexor digitorum superficialis
for duration of stay
FDT frequency-doubling technology
FE Fat emulsion
field echo
frequency encode
Fe female
iron
F & E full and equal
FEB febrile
FEC fluorouracil, epirubicin, and cyclophosphamide
faecal egg counts
FED fish eye disease
FEE Far-Eastern equine encephalitis
FEF forced expiratory flow rate
FEHBP Federal Employee Health Benefits Plan
FEL familial erythrophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis
FeLV feline leukemia virus
FEM female
femoral
femur
fetal eye movement
FERGs focal electroretinograms
FEN fluid, electrolytes, and nutrition
FEOM full extraocular movements
FEP first-episode psychosis
free erythrocyte porphyrins
FER flexion, extension, and rotation
ferritin
FES Falls Efficacy Scale
Family Environment Scale
fat embolism syndrome
floppy eyelid syndrome
FET familial essential tremor
frozen embryo transfer
FEU fibrinogen equivalent units
FEV forced expiratory volume
forced expired volume
familial exudative vitreoretinopathy
fever
FF form factor
fat free
fecal frequency
filtration fraction
force fluids
formula feeding
forward flexion
foster father
fundus firm
F/F face-to-face
F&F friends and family
FFA free fatty acid
fundus fluorescein angiogram
FFB flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy
FFCD French Foundation for Digestive Cancerology
FFD fat-free diet
FFE free-flow electrophoresis
FFF field-flow fractionation
freedom from failure
FFI fast food intake
fatal familial insomnia
FFL flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy
FFM fat-free mass
Five-Factor Model
five-finger movement
FFN fetal fibronectin
FFOV functional field of view
FFP free from progression
fresh frozen plasma
FFQ food frequency questionnaire
FFR freedom from relapse
FFS failure-free survival
fee-for-service
Fight For Sight
FFT fast-Fourier transforms
freshly frozen tissue
Functional Family Therapy
FG fibrin glue
fusiform gyrus
FGAs first-generation antihistamines
first-generation antipsychotics
FGC familial gastric cancer
female genital cutting
full gold crown
FGF fibroblast growth factor
FGID functional gastrointestinal disorder
FGM female genital mutilation
FGP fundic gland polyps
FGR fetal growth restriction
FGS fibrogastroscopy
FH familial hypercholesterolemia
family history
favorable histology
fetal head
fetal heart
fundal height
FH+ family history positive
FH- family history negative
FHA filamentous hemagglutinin
FHB flexor hallucis brevis
FHC familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
FHD family history of diabetes
FHF fulminant hepatic failure
FHH familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia
FHI fibrous hamartoma of infancy
frontal horn index
FHL flexor hallucis longus
functional hearing loss
FHN family history negative
FHO family history of obesity
FHP family history positive
FHR fetal heart rate
FHS fetal heart sounds
fetal hydantoin syndrome
FHT fetal heart tone
FHVP free hepatic vein pressure
FHx family history
FI fecal incontinence
feeding intolerance
fiscal intermediary
FIA familial intracranial aneurysms
FIB fibrillation
fibrin
fiber
fibula
FICA Federal Insurance Contributions Act
FID father in delivery
free induction decay
FIESTA fast imaging employing steady-state acquisition
FIF forced inspiratory flow
FIGE field inversion gel electrophoresis
FIH familial isolated hypoparathyroidism
factor inhibiting HIF
fat-induced hyperglycemia
fibrous inflammatory hyperplasia
FIL father-in-law
fatty infiltration of the liver
FIM functional independence measure
FIN flexible intramedullary nail
FIP feline infectious peritonitis
flatus in progress
FIRI fasting insulin resistance index
FISH fluorescent in situ hybridization
FISP fast imaging with steady state precision
FIT fecal immunochemical test
FIV feline immunodeficiency virus
in vitro fertilization
FIX factor IX
FJN familial juvenile nephrophthisis
FJP familial juvenile polyposis
FJROM full joint range of motion
FJS finger joint size
FJV first jejunal vein
FKA failed to keep appointment
formally known as
FKE full-knee extension
FL fatty liver
femur length
fetal length
fluid
fluorescein
focal laser
focal length
full liquids
F/L father-in-law
FLA feline major histocompatibility complex
flagella
free-living amebic
FLACC Face, Legs, Activity, Cry, and Consolability
FLAG fludarabine, ara-C, and G-CSF
FLAIR fluid-attenuated inversion recovery
Fluid attenuation inversion recovery
FLC follicular large cell lymphoma
family life cycle
fatty liver cell
fibroblast-like cells
fetal liver cell
FLD fatty liver disease
fluid
FL Dtr full lower denture
FLE frontal lobe epilepsy
FLF fulminant liver failure
FLGA full-term, large for gestational age
FLIC Functional Living Index-Cancer
FLIE Functional Living Index-Emesis
FLM fasciculus longitudinalis medialis
fetal lung maturity
fl. oz. fluid ounce
FLP fasting lipid profile
FL REST fluid restriction
FLS flow-limiting segment
flu-like symptoms
fatty liver syndrome
fibroblast-like synoviocytes
fatty liver Shionogi
FLT fetal liver transplantation
fluorothymidine
FLU influenza
fluconazole
fludarabine
flunisolide
fluoxetine
FLV Friend leukemia virus
feline leukemia virus
fetal lung volume
fetal liver
FLW fasting laboratory work
FM face mask
fat mass
fetal movements
fibromyalgia
fine motor
foster mother
F & M firm and midline
FMC fetal movement count
fine motor coordination
FMD family medical doctor
fibromuscular dysplasia
flow-mediated dilatation
FME full-mouth extraction
FMF familial Mediterranean fever
fetal movement felt
FMG fine mesh gauze
foreign medical graduate
FMH family medical history
FmHx family history
FML familial multiple lipomatosis
FMN first malignant neoplasm
FMOA full-mouth odontectomy and alveoloplasty
FMP fasting metabolic panel
first menstrual period
FMR fetal movement record
fasting metabolic rate
focused medical review
FMS full-mouth series
F & MS frontal and maxillary sinuses
FMT fluorescein meniscus time
FMU first morning urine
FMV flow-mediated vasodilation
FMZ flumazenil
FN false negative
fecal nitrogen
flight nurse
facial nerve
ferritin
febrile neutropenia
femoral neck
finger-to-nose
FNA femoral neck anteversion
Fine Needle Aspiration
FNa filtered sodium
FNAB fine-needle aspiration biopsy
FNAC fine-needle aspiratory cytology
FNB femoral nerve block
fine needle biopsy
FNC Family Nurse Clinician
fatty nutritional cirrhosis
fine needle cytology
FND fludarabine, mitoxantrone, and dexamethasone
FNF femoral-neck fracture
false negative fraction
FNH focal nodular hyperplasia
FNMTC familial nonmedullary thyroid carcinoma
FNP Family Nurse Practitioner
facial nerve palsy
FNR false-negative rate
F/NS fever and night sweats
FNT finger-to-nose
false neurochemical transmitter
FO foot orthosis
foramen ovale
foreign object
FOB father of baby
fecal occult blood
feet out of bed
foot of bed
FOC father of child
fluid of choice
FOD fixing right eye
free of disease
FOF fear of flying
found on floor
FOG fast oxidative glycolytic
Freezing of Gait
FOH family ocular history
FOI flight of ideas
fiberoptic intubation
FOK feeling-of-knowing
FOL fiberoptic laryngoscopy
FOM floor of mouth
frequency of micturition
FONSI finding no significant impact
FOO family of origin
FOOB fell out of bed
FOP fasting office profile
FOS full of stool
fiberoptic sigmoidoscopy
fixing left eye
force of stream
FOT forced oscillation technique
form of thought
FOV field of view
FOZ functional optical zone
FP fall precautions
false positive
familial polyposis
Facial paralysis
family planning
family practice
family practitioner
flat plat
food poisoning
frozen plasma
F/P fluid/plasma
F-P femoral popliteal
FPA fibrinopeptide A
foot progression angle
FPAL full term, premature, abortion, living
FPB femoral-popliteal bypass
FPC familial polyposis coli
family practice center
FPD fixed partial denture
feto-pelvic disproportion
FPE first-pass effect
FPG fasting plasma glucose
FPHx family psychiatric history
FPIA fluorescence-polarization immunoassay
FPL federal poverty level
fasting plasma lipids
familial partial lipodystrophy
FPM full passive movements
FPN ferroportin
Family Practitioner Notice
FPO fetal pulse oximetry
FPPI first postpacing interval
FPU family participation unit
FPV fowl plague virus
feline parvovirus
femoropopliteal vein
fractional plasma volume
feline pseudoleukemia virus
fowlpox viruses
FPZ fluphenazine
FQ fluoroquinolones
frequency
FR flow rate
fluid resuscitation
father
Fracture
first responder
febrile reaction
fluid restriction
fluid retention
frothy
full range
FRA fall risk assessment
femoral ring allograft
FRAC fracture
FRACTS fractional urines
FRAG fragment
FRAG-X Fragile X Syndrome
FRAP family risk assessment program
FRC frozen red cells
functional residual capacity
FRE flow-related enhancement
FRF filtration replacement fluid
FRG Functional Related Groups
FRH febrile-range hyperthermia
FRJM full range of joint movement
FRN fetal rhabdomyomatous nephroblastoma
FROA full range of affect
FROM full range of motion
FRP follicle regulatory protein
functional refractory period
FRS first-rank symptoms
flexed, rotated, side-bent
FS frozen section
Fanconi syndrome
Fecal Smear
fecal streptococci
febrile seizures
Fibromyalgia syndrome
finger stick
fracture site
fracture strength
full strength
functional system
F & S full and soft
FSA Family Services Association
FSB fetal scalp blood
full spine board
FSC Fatigue Symptom Checklist
Forensic Science Center
fracture, simple, and comminuted
FSD female sexual dysfunction
focal-skin distance
fracture, simple, and depressed
FSE fast spin-echo
fetal scalp electrode
FSF fibrin stabilizing factor
FSG fasting serum glucose
FSH follicle-stimulating hormone
FSIQ Full-Scale Intelligence Quotient
FSL fasting serum level
FSM functional status measures
FSO flaxseed oil
frontal sinus obliteration
FSP Family Service Plan
FSR fractionated stereotactic radiosurgery
FSS Fatigue Severity Scale
fetal scalp sampling
FST fever subsidence time
field sobriety test
finger skin temperature
foam stability test
FSW feet of sea water
field service worker
FT full term
family therapy
fast twitch
fibrous tissue
free testosterone
Function Test
facial twitching
fallopian tube
Fallot tetralogy
false transmitter
Familial thrombocytosis
fat tissue
femur-tibia
ferritin
foot
feeding tube
FTA femorotibial angle
FTB fingertip blood
FTC fallopian tube carcinoma
follicular thyroid carcinoma
FTD failure to descend
full-term delivery
FTE Full-time Equivalency
free testosterone
full-time equivalents
FTF fetoprotein transcription factor
finger-to-finger
FTG full-thickness graft
F TIP finger tip
FTMS Fourier-transform mass spectrometer
FTN finger-to-nose
full-term nursery
FTO full-time occlusion
FTP failure to progress
full-term pregnancy
FTR father
failed to report
failed to respond
for the record
FTSD full-term spontaneous delivery
FTT failure to thrive
fat tolerance test
fetal tissue transplant
FTUBE feeding tube
FTV fetal thrombotic vasculopathy
functional trial visit
FU Follow Up
fecal urobilinogen
fluorouracil
fraction unbound
F/U follow-up
FUB functional uterine bleeding
FUCO fractional uptake of carbon monoxide
FUD fear, uncertainty, and doubt
frequency, urgency, and dysuria
full upper denture
FUFA fluorouracil and leucovorin
FUL federal upper limit
FUN follow-up note
FUO fever of undetermined origin
FUP follow-up
FUS fusion
FUT fibrinogen update test
FUV follow-up visit
FV femoral vein
F & V fruits and vegetables
FVBG free vascularized bone graft
FVC false vocal cord
FVD fever, vomiting, and diarrhea
FVFR filled voiding flow rate
FVH focal vascular headache
FVL femoral vein ligation
flow volume loop
functional visual loss
FVM fetal ventriculomegaly
FVP foot venous pressure
FVR feline viral rhinotracheitis
forearm vascular resistance
FW fetal weight
F/W followed with
F waves fibrillatory waves
FVWS flow-velocity waveforms
FWB fetal well-being
free water bolus
fresh whole blood
full-weight bearing
functional well-being
FWCA functional work capacity assessment
FWD fairly well developed
FWHM full-width at half maximum
FWS fast wave sleep
fastest walking speed
free water surface
FWW front-wheel walker
FX fractional urine
Factor-X
fracture
Fx-BB fracture both bones
FXS fragile X syndrome
FY fiscal year
full year
FYI for your information
FZ fetal zone
Focal zone
FZRC frozen red cells
   
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