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Abbreviations Chapter 2

caps capsules
cath catheter
cc chief complaint
chemo chemotherapy
CMA(AAMA) certified medical assistint(american asaociation of medical assistint)
c/o complains of
cs cesarean
cx cervix
d day
/d per day
d/c discontinue
D&l dry and intact
dil dilute
disch discharge
DNKA did not keep appointment
DOB date of birth
DOL date of injury
DRE digital rectal examination
DSD dry, sterile, dressing
EDD expected date of delivery
Fe iron
flex sig flexible sigmodoscopy
freq frequent
F/U follow-up
Fx fracture
GYN gynocolgy
h or hr hour
H/A headache
HBP high blood pressure
HC head circumference
hep B hepatitis B
Hg mercury
H2O water
HR heart rate
HRT hormone replacement therapy
hs at bedtime
ht height
ID intradermal
IM intramuscular
IPV inactivated polio vaccine
IV intravenous
lab laboratory
lac laceration
lat lateral
lax laxative
LB lower back
LBP lower back pain
liq liquid
LMP last menstrual period
med medication
min minute
MMR measles,mumps and rubella
mod moderate
N/A not applicable
NB newborn
N/C no complaints
neg negative
NH nursing home
NICU newborn intensive care unit
NKA no known allergies
NKDA no known drug allergies
NMP normal menstrual period
noct nocturnal
NS normal saline
N&V nausea & vomiting
NVA near visual acuity
NVD nausea vomiting diarrhea
DTaP diptheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine
D&V diarrhea and vomiting
DVA distance visual acuity
ea each
ED emergency department
OB obstetrics
occ occasionally
oint ointment
op operation
OR operating room
OT occupational therapy
OTC over the counter
OV office visit
P pulse
pap pap test
path pathology
pc after meals
peds pediatrics
PEN penicillin
per by or through
pharm pharmacy
pm afternoon
PMS premenstrual symptoms
po by mouth
pos positive
postop postoperative
preop preoperation
prep preparation
prn as needed
PT physical therapy, protime
Pt patient
qd every day
qh every hour
q(2,3,4)h every (2,3,4) hours
qid three times a day
qn every night
QNS quantity not sufficient
qod every other day
QS quantity sufficient
quad quadriplegic
R respiration
RE rectal exam
reg regular
rehab rehabilitation
RMA registered medical assistant
Rx prescription
s(with a line over it) without
SC or SQ subcutaneous
S/E side effects
sec second
sigmoid sigmoidoscopy
sl slight
sm small
SOB shortness of breath
sol solution
spec specimen
STAT immediately
surg surgery
T temperature
tab tablets
temp temperature
ther therapy
tid three times a day
TLC total lung capacity, tender loving care
TPR temperature pulse respiration
tr trace
TSE testicular self-exam
vag vagina
VE vaginal exam
vit vitamin
VO verbal order
VS vital signs
wk week
WNL within normal limits
WO written order
w/o without
wt weight
W/U workup
abd abdomen
AD right ear
AS left ear
AU both ears
EENT eye ears nose and throat
GI gastrointestinal
GU genitourinary
L left
LA left arm
LL left leg
LLQ lower left quadrant
LRQ lower right quadrant
LUQ left upper quadrant
OD right eye
OS left eye
OU both eyes
R right
RA right arm
RL right leg
RLQ right lower quadrant
RUQ right upper quadrant
C Celsius
cc cubic centimeter
cm centimeter
dL deciliter
F Fahrenheit
g gram
kg kilogram
L liter
lb pound
m meter
mcg microgram
ml milliliter
mm millimeter
oz ounce
pt pint
qt quart
ss one half
T tablespoon
tsp teaspoon
Dx diagnosis
H/O History of
H&P history and physical
Hx history
MHx medical history
PE or Px physical exam
prog prognosis
Sx symptoms
Tx treatment
BPH benign prostatic hyperplasia
CA cancer
CAD cornary artery disease
CHF congestive heart failure
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CRC colorecatal cancer
CVA cerebrovascular accident
DM diabetes mellitus
DVT deep vein thrombosis
Fe def iron deficiency
GC gonorrhea
GDM gestational diabetes mellitus
HTN hypertension
IBS irritable bowel syndrome
MI myocardial infraction
MS multiple sclerosis
OA osteoarthritis
OM otitis media
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
RA rheumatoid arthritis
RF rheumatic fever
STD sexually transmitted disease
TB tuberculosis
URI upper respiratory infection
USI urinary stress incontinence
UTI urinary tract infection
CT,CAT computed axial tomography
CXR chest x-ray
ECG electrocardiogram
Echo echocardiogram
EEG electroencephalogram
FOBT fecal occult blood test
IVP intravenous pyelogram
LP lumbar puncture
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
NST nonstress test
PFT pulmonary function test
TRUS transrectal ultrasound
US ultrasound
ABG arterial blood gas
BG blood glucose
Bx biopsy
CBC complete blood count
C&S culture and sensitivity
diff differential
ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate
FBG fasting blood glucose
FBS fasting blood sugar
GCT glucose challenge test
GTT glucose tolerance test
Hct hematocrit
Hbg hemoglobin
OGTT oral glucose tolerance test
PET positron emission tomography
PPBS postprandial blood sugar
PSA prostate specific antigen
PT prothrombin time
RBC red blood cells
RBS random blood sugar
SG specific gravity
trig triglycerides
UA urinalysis
U/C urine culture
WBC white blood cells
Created by: carrienewman