Browse Medical Abbreviations

F fluorine [element]; Fahrenheit; father; female
F&C foam and condoms
F&E fluid and electrolyte
F-V loop flow volume loop
F/H family history
F/T full time
F/U follow-up
fa father
FA fatty acid; femoral artery; folic acid; forearm
FACC Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
FACD Fellow of the American College of Dentists
FACP Fellow of the American College of Physicians
FACR Fellow of the American College of Radiology
FACS fluorescence-activated cell sorter; Fellow, American College of Surgeons
FADL functional activities of daily living
FADS fetal akinesia deformation sequence
FAI femoroacetabular impingement; functional assessment inventory
fam family
FAM fertility awareness method
FAMA Fellow of the American Medical Association
FANA fluorescent antinuclear antibodies
FAP familial adenomatous polyposis
FAPA Fellow of the American Psychological Association
FAS fetal alcohol syndrome; facial affective scale
fasc fasciculus
FAX facsimile
FB foreign body, finger breadths; foreign body; finger-breadth (approx. width of finger)
FBC full blood count
FBD fibrocystic disease
FBG fasting blood glucose
FBM fetal breathing movements
FBP fetal biophysical profile
FBS fasting blood sugar
FCAS familial cold auto-inflammatory syndrome
FCB fibrocystic breast
FCE functional capacity evaluation
FCR flexor carpi radialis
FCU flexor carpi ulnaris
FD fibrous dysplasia; fully dilated; focal distance; fire department; fatal dose
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FDB flexor digitorum brevis
FDIU fetal death in utero
FDL flexor digitorum longus
FDLMP first date last menstrual period
FDP flexor digitorum profundus; fibrin degradation products
FDS flexor digitorum superficialis
Fe iron [element]
FEES flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing
FEF forced expiratory flow (rate)
FeLV feline leukemia virus
fem femoral; female
FEM-POP femoral-popliteal
FES functional electrical stimulation
FESS functional endoscopic sinus surgery
FET forced expiratory technique; frozen embryo transfer
FEV forced expiratory volume
FEV 1 forced expiratory volume in 1 second
FEV1 forced expiratory volume in 1 second
FEVR familial exudative vitreoretinopathy
FF force fluids; fundus firm
FFA free fatty acids; frontal fibrosing alopecia
FFF fibula free flap; fully formula fed
FFL flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy
FFP fresh frozen plasma
FFPE fresh-frozen paraffin-embedded tissue
FFR fractional flow reserve
FGF fibroblast growth factor
FGM female genital mutilation
FGT female genital tract
FH family history; fundal height; familial hypercholesterolemia
FHB flexor hallucis brevis; fetal heartbeat
FHC family health center
FHL flexor hallucis longus
FHR fetal heart rate
FHS fetal heart sounds
FHT fetal heart tone(s)
FHx family history
fib fibrillation
FICS Fellow of the International College of Surgeons
FIFO first in, first out
FIH first-in-human [clinical trials]
FIHP familial isolated hyperparathyroidism
FIM functional independence measure
FiO2 fraction of inspired oxygen
Fis fusion inhibitors
FISH fluorescence in situ hybridization
FITC fluorescein isothiocyanate
FIV forced inspiratory volume
fL femtoliter
fl fluid
FL femur length
fl dr fluid dram
fl oz fluid ounce
fl. flexor
Fl02 fraction of inspired oxygen
FLAIR fluid-attenuated inversion recovery
fld fluid
flex flexion
Flu influenza
fluoro fluoroscopy
FM family medicine; fetal movement; frequency modulation; fibromyalgia
fm family
FMD family physician
FMF Familial Mediterranean Fever
FMP first menstrual period
fMRI functional magnetic resonance imaging
FMS fibromyalgia syndrome; full mouth series
FMT fecal microbiota transplant
FMTE full mouth tooth extraction
FNA fine needle aspiration
FNAC fine-needle aspiration cytology
FNE fiberoptic nasal endoscopy
FNP family nurse practitioner
FOB father of baby; fecal occult blood; fiberoptic bronchoscopy; foot of bed
FOBT fecal occult blood test
FOC fronto-occipital circumference
FOD free of disease
FOI flight of ideas
FOM floor of mouth
font fontanelle
FOP fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva
FOUO for official use only
FP follicular phase; family practitioner; family planning; family practice
FPEM family planning education materials
FPG fasting plasma glucose
FPIA fluorescence polarization immunoassay
FPL flexor pollicis longus
fps foot-pound-second
FQHC federally qualified healthcare; federally qualified health center
FQN fluoroquinolone
FR flocculation reaction; friction rub
fr from
frac fracture
frag fragment
FRC functional residual capacity
FRCP Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
FRCS Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
freq frequency
FRG functional related groups
Fri Friday
FRJM full range of joint movement
FROM full range of motion
FRS flexed rotated side bent
FRV functional residual volume
FS frozen section; Fealty's syndrome; finger stick
FSBG finger stick blood glucose/sugar
FSBS finger stick blood glucose/sugar
FSE fetal scalp electrode
FSGS focal segmental glomerulosclerosis
FSH follicle-stimulating hormone
FSHD facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
ft foot, feet (0.3048 meter)
FT fingertip; full term
ft. make, let it be made (L. fiat)
Ft. make, let it be made (L. fiat)
FT3 Free triiodothyronine
FT4 Free thyroxine
FTA fluorescent treponema antigen (test for syphilis)
FTA-ABS fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption
FTD frontotemporal dementia
FTI free testosterone index
FTN finger to nose
FTND full term normal delivery
FTP failure to progress
FTSG full-thickness skin graft
FTT failure to thrive
FU follow-up
FUDR floxuridine
func function
FUO fever of unknown origin
FVC forced vital capacity
FVD fluid volume deficit
FVE fluid volume excess
FWB fully weight bearing
fx fracture
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