The best way to learn medical shorthand symbols is by taking classes in the subject, and by learning medical symbols and shorthand, patients can easily decipher medical records and prescriptions, notes MedicineNet. Find ... More »

In medical terms, "cc" most commonly stands for "cubic centimeter" and is used as a shorthand code or abbreviation, often when talking about doses of medication. One milliliter is equivalent to one cubic centimeter, or t... More »

According to InteliHealth, "Hx" in medical terms means “history.” Intelihealth explains that this medical abbreviation can often be seen in doctor’s notes and medical charts. More »

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A blood level of 12 to 150 nanograms per milliliter of blood is a normal reading for a ferritin test in women, while 12 to 300 nanograms per milliliter in males is normal, notes MedicineNet. Normal ranges vary between la... More »

A glossary of medical laboratory tests is available from the MedicineNet website, which has a comprehensive alphabetical list of procedures and tests. It includes basic and advanced search options. More »