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H hydrogen
HA headache
hearing aid
heart attack
hemolytic anemia
hospital admission
HAA hepatitis associated antigen
Hospital Activity Analysis
haloacetic acid
HAAB hepatitis A antibody
HAART highly active antiretroviral treatment
HABF hepatic artery blood flow
HAC hepatic arterial chemotherapy
hydroxyapatite cement
HACA human antichimeric antibodies
HAD hospital anxiety and depression
HIV-associated dementia
HAE hearing aid evaluation
hepatic artery embolization
HAF hyperalimentation fluid
HAGG hyperimmune antivariola gamma globulin
HAH halogenated aromatic hydrocarbons
hospice at home
HAI hemagglutination inhibition assay
hepatic arterial infusion
HAK hyperalimentation kit
HAL hemorrhoidal artery ligation
hip axis length
HAM human alveolar macrophage
hearing aid microphone
Haldol, Ativan, and morphine
HAN heroin-associated nephropathy
HAO hearing aid orientation
HAP Health Alliance Plan
histamine acid phosphate
hospital-acquired pneumonia
hepatic arterial phase
hearing aid problem
heredopathia atactica polyneuritiformis
HAQ Headache Assessment Questionnaire
HAR hyperacute rejection
high-altitude retinopathy
HAS Hamilton Anxiety Scale
HAT head, arms, and trunk
hepatic artery thrombosis
HAV hepatitis A vaccine
hepatitis A virus
HB heart block
Hepatitis B
Health Board
HBAB hepatitis B antibody
HBBW hold breakfast for blood work
HBC hereditary breast cancer
hit by car
hepatitis B core
HBD has been drinking
healthy blood donors
HBE hepatitis B epsilon
HBF hepatic blood flow
Hemispheric blood flow
hypothalamic blood flow
hand blood flow
fetal hemoglobin
HBGA had it before, got it again
HBGM home blood glucose monitoring
HBH Hemoglobin H disease
Health Belief Model
HBI half-body irradiation
Harvey-Bradshaw Index
HBLs hemangioblastomas
HBLV B-lymphotropic virus human
HBM human bone marrow
human breast milk
HBNK heparin-binding neurotrophic factor
HBO hit by owner
hyperbaric oxygen
HBP high blood pressure
HBR half-body radiation
HBS hepatitis B surface
Health Behavior Scale
HBT hydrogen breath test
HBV hepatitis B vaccine
hepatitis B virus
HBVig hepatitis B virus immune globulin
HBW high birth weight
H/BW heart-to-body weight
HBEX home-based exercise
HC head circumference
hair cell
hairy cell
health care
home care
histamine challenge
hot compress
house call
health center
H & C hot and cold
HCA health care aide
hepatocellular carcinoma
HCAO hepatitis C-associated osteosclerosis
HCCL heavily calcified coronary lesions
HCFA Health Care Financing Administration
hCG human  chorionic gonadotropin
HCH Health Care for the Homeless
Halogenated cyclic hydrocarbons
HCI home care instructions
HCL hairy cell leukemia
HCLF high carbohydrate, low fiber
HCLs hard contact lenses
HCM Health Care Maintenance
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Health Care Manager
hypercalcemia of malignancy
HCO3 bicarbonate
HCP handicapped
healthcare provider
HCR health care review
HCS human chorionic somatomammotropin
human cord serum
hairy cells
HCT head computerized tomography
histamine challenge test
HCV hepatitis C vaccine
hepatitis C virus
HCWS healthcare workers
HCY homocysteine
HD haloperidol decanoate
Hansen disease
hearing distance
herniated disk
high dose
hospital discharge
HDA heteroduplex analysis
high-dose arm
HDCC high-dose combination chemotherapy
HDCT high-dose chemotherapy
HDE high-dose epinephrine
Humanitarian Device Exemption
human dose equivalent
HDF hemodiafiltration
HDG high dose group
HDL high-density lipoprotein
HDM home-delivered meals
HDN hemolytic disease of the newborn
HDP Heart Disease Program
high-density polyethylene
HDR high dose rate
head-down rotation
hemodynamic response
heparin dose response
Humanitarian Daily Ration
HDS Hamilton Depression Scale
herniated disk syndrome
HDT habilitative day treatment
hearing distraction test
HDU hemodialysis unit
HEA human erythrocyte antigen
HEAR hospital emergency ambulance radio
HEAT human erythrocyte agglutination test
HEB Health Education and Behavior
hematoencephalic barrier
hydrophilic emollient base
HEC Health Education Center
HEENT head, eyes, ears, nose, and throat
HEK human embryonic kidney
HEL human embryonic lung
HEM hematology
hypertensive emergency
HEN Health Evidence Network
home enteral nutrition
hemorrhages, exudates, and nicking
HEP hepatic
home exercise program
HES Health Examination Survey
hospital emergency services
HETF home enteral tube feeding
HEV hepatitis E vaccine
hepatitis E virus
Hex altretamine
HF Hageman factor
hard feces
hay fever
heart failure
hot flashes
HFA Health For All
High Functioning Autism
Hageman factor
health facility administrator
HFB high-frequency band
HFC histamine-forming capacity
hepatic fat content
high fat/cholesterol
hard filled capsule
HFD high-fiber diet
HFE hemochromatosis gene
HFHD high-flux hemodialysis
HFHL high-frequency hearing loss
HFI hereditary fructose intolerance
HFJV high-frequency jet ventilation
H flu Haemophilus influenzae
HFM hand-food-and-mouth
Health Facilities Management
HFO high-frequency oscillation
HFP high-frequency power
hepatic function panel
HFR heart frequency
heart-forming region
Hemodiafiltration reinfusion
hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome vaccine
HFS hand-foot skin
hand-foot syndrome
HFUPR hourly fetal urine production rate
HFV high-frequency ventilation
HG handgrip
Haemophilus gallinarum
herpes gestationis
high glucose
Hg mercury
HGA high-grade astrocytomas
Hgb hemoglobin
Hgb F fetal hemoglobin
Hgb S sickle cell hemoglobin
HGD high grade dysplasia
HGE human granulocytic ehrlichiosis
HGF hepatocyte growth factor
hematopoietic growth factors
HGG high-grade glioma
human gamma globulin
HGH human growth hormone
HGI Human Genome Initiative
HGM home glucose monitoring
HGN hypogastric nerve
HGO hepatic glucose output
HGP hepatic glucose production
Human Genome Project
HGS hand-grip strength
human genome sequence
HGV hepatitis G vaccine
hepatitis G virus
HH hard of hearing
hiatal hernia
H/H hemoglobin/hematocrit
H & H hemoglobin and hematocrit
HH Assist hand-held assist
HHC home health care
household contacts
HHD Hand-held Doppler
home hemodialysis
hypertensive heart disease
Doctor of Holistic Health
HHFM high-humidity face mask
HHH helix-hairpin-helix motif
Histiocytic hyperplasia with hemophagocytosis
hyperornithinaemia hyperammonaemia homocitrullinuria syndrome
HHIE-S hearing handicap inventory for the elderly-short form
HHM Humoral Hypercalcemia of malignancy
high-humidity mask
HHN hand-held nebulizer
HHPPS home health prospective payment system
HHRG Home Health Resource Group
HHS hearing handicap scale
Helsinki Heart Study
Harris Hip Score
Health and Human Service
HHT hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasis
head halter traction
heterotopic heart transplantation
HHV-8 human herpesvirus 8
HI head injury
health insurance
hearing impaired
homicidal ideation
HIA hemagglutination inhibition antibody
HIB Haemophilus influenzae type b
HIC handling-induced convulsions
Head Injury Criterion
Human Investigation Committee
Health Insurance Claim
hi-cal high caloric
HID headache, insomnia, and depression
herniated intervertebral disk
HIDA hepato-iminodiacetic acid
HiDAC high-dose cytarabine
HIDS hyperimmunoglobulinemia D syndrome
HIE hyperimmunoglobulinemia E
HIF Haemophilus influenzae
HIHA high impulsiveness, high anxiety
HII hepatic-iron index
HIL hypoxic-ischemic lesion
HIM Health Information Management
hepatitis-infectious mononucleosis
HIN haemophilus influenzae nontypable
HIO health insuring organization
hepatic iron overload
HIP health insurance plan
HIR head injury routine
HIS Hospital Information System
Health Interview Survey
Hanover Intensive Score
HIT heparin-induced thrombocytopenia
HIU head injury unit
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
HJB Howell-Jolly bodies
HJR hepatojugular reflux
HK hand-to-knee
HKAFO hip-knee-ankle-foot orthosis
HKD hyperkinetic disorder
HKMN Hickman
HKO hip-knee orthosis
HKS haloketones
human keratinocytes
hyperkinetic syndrome
HKT heterotrophic kidney transplant
HL heparin lock
heart lung
hairy leukoplakia
hearing loss or level
heat loss
hepatic lipase
Hickman line
Hodgkin lymphoma
H & L heart and lung
HLA human leukocyte antigen
HLB hydrophilic-lipophilic balance
head, limbs, and body
HLD hypersensitivity lung disease
Hemispheric language dominance
herniated lumbar disk
HLES hypertensive lower esophageal sphincter
HLGR high-level gentamicin resistance
HLH human luteinizing hormone
human luteinising hormone
hypoplastic left heart
HLI head lice infestation
HLK heart, liver, and kidneys
HLM heart-lung machine
HLOS hypertensive lower oesophageal sphincter
HLP hyperlipoproteinemia
hLS human lung surfactant
HLT heart-lung transplantation
HLV herpes-like virus
HM hand motion
heavy metal
head movement
heart murmur
hemiplegic migraine
HMA hemorrhages and microaneurysms
HMB beta-hydroxy-beta methylbutyrate
HMD hyaline membrane disease
HME home medical equipment
HMF higher mental functions
human milk fortifier
HMG human menopausal gonadotropin
HMI healed myocardial infarction
health and medical informatics
history of medical illness
HMM altretamine (hexamethyl-melamine)
HMO Health Maintenance Organization
HMP health maintenance plan
HMR histiocytic medullary reticulosis
health maintenance recommendations
health maintenance record
HMS Hearing Measurement Scale
hexose monophosphate shunt
Harvard Medical School
HMV home mechanical ventilation
HMX heat massage exercise
HN head and neck
head nurse
home nursing
H & N head and neck
HNC hyperosmolar nonketotic coma
head and neck cancer
Holistic Nurse, Certified
HNE human neutrophil elastase
HNI hospitalization not indicated
HNKDC hyperosomolar nonketotic diabetic coma
HNKDS hyperosomolar nonketotic diabetic state
HNLN hospitalization no longer necessary
HNN hemorrhagic nephrosonephritis
hierarchical neural network
hybrid neural network
HNP herniated nucleus pulposus
HNRNA heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleic acid
HNS head and neck surgery
HNV has not voided
HNWG has not worn glasses
HO hand orthosis
hip orthosis
H/O history of
+HO hemoccult positive
HOA hip osteoarthritis
HOB head of bed
HOC hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy
hemorrhagic ovarian cyst
Hepatic oval cells
Hereditary ovarian cancer
HOD heroin overdose
HOG High Osmolarity Glycerol
halothane, oxygen, and gas
HOH hand-over-hand
hard of hearing
HOI head-out immersion
hospital onset of infection
HOM high-osmolar contrast media
HONC Hooked on Nicotine Checklist
HONK hyperosmolar nonketotic
HOP hourly output
HOR Health outcomes research
high outlet resistance
higher-order repeat
HOS Health Outcomes Survey
HOSP hospital
HOT Hypertension Optimal Treatment
hyperbaric oxygen therapy
home oxygen therapy
HP helicobacter pylori
high protein
Highly purified
house physician
hard palate
H & P history and physical
HPA human platelet antigen
Hypophyseal-pituitary axis
hypothalamic pituitary axis
hybridization protection assay
HPC hematopoietic precursor cells
history of present condition
HPD hearing protection device
high-protein diet
HP&D hemoprofile and differential
HPDP health promotion and disease prevention
HPE hemorrhage, papilledema, exudate
history and physical examination
HPF high-power field
HPG human pituitary gonadotropin
HPH health promoting hospital
Hashimoto-Pritzker histiocytosis
HPI history of present illness
HPIP history, physical, impression, and plan
HPK hyperkeratosis
HPL human placenta lactogen
HPM Head plasma membranes
Health Promotion Model
hemiplegic migraine
HPN home parenteral nutrition
Health Provider Network
hyperplastic nodules
HPO Hypertrophic Pulmonary Osteoarthropathy
high-pressure oxygen
hydrogen peroxide
HPPM hyperplastic persistent pupillary membrane
HPS hantavirus pulmonary syndrome
Heart Protection Study
hemophagocytic syndrome
His-Purkinje system
HPT heparin protamine titration
histamine provocation test
home pregnancy test
HPV human papilloma virus
HPZ high-pressure zone
HQL health-related quality of life
HR hallux rigidus
hazard ratio
health related
heart rate
H & R hysterectomy and radiation
HRA Human Resources Administration
hereditary renal adysplasia
high-right atrium
HRC Human Rights Committee
heart rate characteristics
hereditary renal cancer
HRD hazard ratios of death
human retroviral disease
hypertension renal disease
HRE high-resolution electrocardiography
HRF Harris return flow
hypertensive renal failure
HRI heart rate impairment
heme-regulated inhibitor
HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors
HRL head rotated left
HRMS high-resolution mass spectrometry
HRNB Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Battery
HROS high-reliability organizations
HRP high-risk pregnancy
HRR head rotated right
HRS hepatorenal syndrome
Health and Rehabilitative Services
Hallucinogen Rating Scale
Hamilton depression rating scale
Haw River Syndrome
HRT heart rate
hormone replacement therapy
HRU health resource utilization
HRV heart rate variability
HS bedtime
heart sounds
heel spur
herpes simplex
HSA Health Service Administration
human serum albumin
Hazardous Substances Act
HSBS evening blood sugar
HSC hematopoietic stem cell
HSE herpes simplex encephalitis
HSG herpes simplex genitalis
H-SIL high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions
HSJ Health Service Journal
hepatic schistosomiasis japonica
HSM hepatosplenomegaly
health system model
HSN heart sounds normal
hereditary sensory neuropathy
head-shaking nystagmus
HSO health services organizations
HSP Human Services Policy
Henoch Shonlein Purpura
Health Systems Plan
heat stress proteins
HSQ Health Status Questionnaire
HSR heated serum reagin
hypersensitivity reaction
HSS health services support
Health Surveillance System
hepatosplenic schistosomiasis
Hospital for Special Surgery score
Hydrocortisone sodium succinate
hypersensitive sites
hypersensitivity syndrome
HSV herpes simplex virus
HT height
head trauma
healing time
hearing test
heart transplant
Hashimoto thyroiditis
high temperature
H & T hospitalization and treatment
HTA Health Technology Assessment
HTB heterotopic bone
human tumor bank
hot tub bath
HTC hypertensive crisis
HTDS high-throughput drug screening
HTE human tracheal epithelial
hypertensive encephalopathy
highly-treatment experienced
HTF HER2 transcription factor
house tube feeding
HTGL hepatic triglyceride lipase
HTK heel-to-knee
human thymidine kinase
human tissue kallikrein
HTL hearing threshold level
HTM Haemophilus test medium
high threshold mechanoceptors
HTN hypertension
HTO high tibial osteotomy
HTP House-Tree-Person-test
heart transplant patients
HTR hard tissue replacement
HTS head traumatic syndrome
HTT Huntingtin protein
hand thrust test
HTV herpes-type virus
HTX hemothorax
HTx heart transplant
HU head unit
holding unit
Hounsfield units
HUD humanitarian use devices
HUI Health Utilities Index
HUK human urinary kallikrein
HUM Hilbert uniqueness method
human proteins
heat, ultrasound, and massage
HUS Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
head ultrasound
HUT head-upright tilt
HV hallux valgus
has voided
hepatic vein
H & V hemigastrecotomy and vagotomy
HVA hallux valgus angle
homovanillic acid
HVD hypertensive vascular disease
HVE high-voltage electrophoresis
HVF Humphrey visual field
HVI hollow viscus injury
HVL half-value layer
HVOD hepatic veno-occlusive disease
HVOO hepatic venous outflow obstruction
HVPC high-voltage pulsed current
HVPG hepatic venous pressure gradient
HVPT hyperventilation provocation test
HVR hypoxic ventilatory response
HVS hyperventilation syndrome
HW half-width
healing well
Heart weight
HWB heparinized whole blood
hot water bottle
HWG has worn glasses
HWP hot wet pack
hepatic wedge pressure
Heart Worm Prevention
Hx history
HXM hexamethylmelamine
Hx & Px history and physical
Hy hydrazine
HYDRO hydronephrosis
HYG hygiene
HHYPER hyperthyroid
HYPO hypodermic, hypodermic injection
HYS hysterectomy
Hyst hysterectomy
HZ hherpes zoster
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