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Medical Abbreviations – H

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H hydrogen
  Hispanic
  head
  height
  Helicobacter
  heavy
  hospital
  hour
  heroin
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
  hamstrings
  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
  halothane-resistant
  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
  heartburn
  Hemoglobin
  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
  Hydrocortisone
  hair cell
  hairy cell
  handicapped
  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
  hydroxycobalamin
HCFA Health Care Financing Administration
hCG human  chorionic gonadotropin
HCH Health Care for the Homeless
  hexachlorocyclohexane
  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
  hematocrit
  histamine challenge test
  hydrocortisone
HCV hepatitis C vaccine
  hepatitis C virus
HCWS healthcare workers
HCY homocysteine
HD haloperidol decanoate
  Hansen disease
  hearing distance
  hemodialysis
  herniated disk
  high dose
  hospital discharge
HDA heteroduplex analysis
  hemodialysis
  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
  hydrogel
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
  health
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
  hepatitis
  heparin
  home exercise program
HES Health Examination Survey
  hetastarch
  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
  height-for-age
  health facility administrator
HFB high-frequency band
HFC histamine-forming capacity
  hepatic fat content
  high fat/cholesterol
  hydrofluorocarbon
  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
  high-grade
  Mercury
  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
  histidine
  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
  heel-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
  harelip
  hearing loss or level
  heat loss
  hepatic lipase
  Hickman line
  Hodgkin lymphoma
  hemolysis
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
  hyperlipidemia
  haldol
HLES hypertensive lower esophageal sphincter
HLGR high-level gentamicin resistance
HLH human luteinizing hormone
  human luteinising hormone
  hypoplastic left heart
  helix-loop-helix
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
  hospitalization
HOT Hypertension Optimal Treatment
  hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  home oxygen therapy
HP helicobacter pylori
  high-pass
  high protein
  Highly purified
  high-phosphorus
  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
  hemangiopericytoma
  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
  hyperlipidemia
  hyperplexia
HPM Head plasma membranes
  Health Promotion Model
  hemiplegic migraine
HPN home parenteral nutrition
  Health Provider Network
  hepatopoietin
  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
  half-strength
  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
  hematocrit
  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
  histamine
HTN hypertension
HTO high tibial osteotomy
HTP House-Tree-Person-test
  heart transplant patients
  high-throughput
  hydroxytryptophan
HTR hard tissue replacement
HTS head traumatic syndrome
HTT Huntingtin protein
  hand thrust test
HTV herpes-type virus
HTX hemothorax
  histrionicotoxin
HTx heart transplant
HU head unit
  holding unit
  Hounsfield units
  human
  hydroxyurea
HUD humanitarian use devices
HUI Health Utilities Index
HUK human urinary kallikrein
HUM Hilbert uniqueness method
  human proteins
  humerus
  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
  heartworm
  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
  hypermetropia
  hyperopia
  hysteria
HYDRO hydronephrosis
HYG hygiene
HHYPER hyperthyroid
HYPO hypodermic, hypodermic injection
  hypothalamus
  hypothermia
  hypothyroid
HYS hysterectomy
  hysteria
  hysterical
Hyst hysterectomy
HZ herpes zoster
   

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