Sometimes you will be embarrassed and puzzled by certain words, which the dictators use. It may be an unusual English or medical word or even drug name.
It can be a brief form, which is also referred to as a short form, or slang expression. Your effort to find it either in English or medical reference may prove futile. There are certain brief forms that can be transcribed as they are. Have a perfect knowledge of those expressions. For example, bands for band neutrophils, basos for basophils, and eos for esnophils can be entered as they are. On the other hand, appy should be transcribed as appendectomy and hot appy as acute appendicitis.