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ch1 abbreviations

Chapter 1 Common abbreviations

c or cast castrated
c-sect c section or caesarian section
d day
d/c discharge
DLH domestic long hair
DSH domestic short hair
d/o drop off
EX exotic
F female
k9 canine
M male
mo month
NM neutered male
o owner
p/u pick up
rec recommend
S or SF spayed or spayed female
S/R suture removal
sx surgery
wk week
y or yr year
anorexia not eating or decreased appetite
BM bowel movement
D diarrhea
dysuria difficult or trouble with urination
dz disease
HBC hit by car
hematuria blood in the urine
hx history
lethargic tired or inactive
PD polydipsia (increased thirst)
PU polyuria (increase urination)
U urine
V vomiting
V/D vomiting and diarrhea
acute short term
anals or AG anal glands
BAR bright alert and responsive
chronic long term
CRT capillary refill time
Dx diagnosis
FeLV feline leukemia virus
FIP feline infectious peritonitis
FIV feline immunodeficiency virus
HR heart rate
L left
LN lymph node
mm mucous membrane
N negative
NR nothing reported
NSF no signs found
PE physical exam
Px prognosis
QAR quiet alert responsive
R right
RR respiratory rate
Rx presciption
SOAP subjective objective assessment plan
TPR temperature pulse respiration
Tx treatment
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
WNL within normal limits
Wt weight
+ positive
bx biopsy
CBC complete blood count
chem blood chemistry panel
c/s culture and sensitivity
cysto cystocentesis
fecal fecal or stool sample
HW heartworm
PCV packed cell volume
T4 thyroid test
UA urinalysis
BID twice a day
cap capsule
cc cubic centimeter
d day
EOD every other day
h hour
kg kilogram
mg milligram
nl milliliter
NPO nothing by mouth
oz ounces
PO by mouth
prn refill as needed
q every
qd every day
QID four times a day
Rx prescription
SID once a day
tab tablet
TID three times a day
w week
/ per
# or lb pounds
# number of tablets to dispese
adm administer
IC intracardiac
ID intradermal
IM intramuscular
IN intranasal
IO intraoseous
IP intraperitoneal
IT intratracheal
IV intravenous
PO by mouth
SQ subcutaneous
SUBQ under the skin
Created by: tromanczak