AHVMA Journal Abbreviations

Here is a list of abbreviations used in the Journal:

AbbreviationDefinition
ACTHadrenocorticotropic hormone
ALPalkaline phosphatase
ALTalanine aminotransferase
ANOVAAnalysis of Variance
ASTaspartate aminotransferase
CBCcomplete blood count
CNScentral nervous system
CSFcerebral spinal fluid
HCThematocrit
Hgb or Hbhemoglobin
hhour or hours
minminutes
MLVmodified live virus
NSAIDsnon-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
ODright eye
OSleft eye
PCRpolymerase chain reaction
PCVpacked cell volume
PMNspolymorphonuclear leukocytes or neutrophils
QDdaily or every day or once a day
RBCred blood cells
SSRIsselective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
U.S. or U.S.A.United States or United States of America
USultrasound
WBCwhite blood cells

 


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