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J – K – L – M


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JODM juvenile onset diabetes mellitus
JVD  jugular venous distention


KOR keep open rate
KUB kidneys, ureters, bladder
KVO keep vein open


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L left
LAD left axis deviation or left anterior descending
LAE left atrial enlargement
LAHB left anterior hemiblock
LAP left atrial pressure or leukocyte alkaline phosphatase
LBBB left bundle branch block
LDH lactate dehydrogenase
LE lupus erythematosus
LIH left inguinal hernia
LLL left lower lobe
LMP last menstrual period
LNMP last normal menstrual period
LOC loss of consciousness or level of consciousness
LP lumbar puncture
LPN licensed practical nurse
LUL left upper lobe
LUQ Left Upper Quadrant
LV left ventricle
LVEDP left ventricular end diastolic pressure
LVH left ventricular hypertrophy


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MAO monoamine oxidase
MAP mean arterial pressure
MAST medical antishock trousers
MBT maternal blood type
MCH mean cell hemoglobin
MCHC mean cell hemoglobin concentration
MCV mean cell volume
MI myocardial infarction or mitral insufficiency
mL milliliter
MLE midline episiotomy
MMEF maximal mid expiratory flow
mmol millimole
MMR measles, mumps, rubella
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
MRSA methicillin resistant staph aureus
MS multiple sclerosis or mitral stenosis, or morphine sulfate
MSSA methicillin-sensitive staph aureus
MVA motor vehicle accident
MVI multivitamin injection
MVV maximum voluntary ventilation
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