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med. abb. 13

13 pages of med abbreviations

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A & P Anatomy and Physiology
ab abortion
abd Abdominal
ABG Arterial Blood Gas
a.c. Before Meals
ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support
ADL Activities of Daily Living
ad lib As Desired
adm Admission
alt dieb Alternate Days(every other day)
am Morning
AMA Against Medical Advice
amb Ambulate, Walk
AMI Acute Myocardial Infarction
amt Amount
ANS Autonomic Nervous System
ant Anterior
approx Approximately
aq Aqueous
ARDS Acute Respiratory Distress Sydrome
ASA Aspirin
ASAP As Soon As Possible
as tol As Tolerated
ATD Admission, Transfer, Discharge
Ax Axillary(Armpit)
BE Barium Enema
bid Twice a Day
bil Bilateral
BK Below Knee
bl Blood
bl wk Blood Work
BLS Basic Life Support
BM Bowel Movement
B/P Blood Pressure
bpm Beats Per Minute
BR Bed rest
BRP Bathroom Privileges
BS Breath Sounds
BUN Blood, Urea, Nitrogen
bx Biopsy
_ c With
C&S Culture & Sensitivity
c-spine Cervical Spine(Neck)
CA Cancer
CAD Coronary Artery Disease
cal Calorie
CAT Computerized Axial Tomography
cath Catheter
CBC Complete Blood Count
cc Cubic Centimeter
CC Chief Complaint
CCU Coronary Care Unit
CHD Coronary Heart Disease
CHF Congestive Heart Failure
CHO Carbohydrate
chol Cholesterol
circ Circumcision
cl liq Clear Liquid
CNS Central Nervous System
c/o Complains of
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CPK Creatine Phosphokinase
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CPT Chest Physical Therapy
CSF Cerebolspinal Fluid
CT Computer Tomography
CVA Cerebovascular Accident(Stroke)
CVU Cardiovascular Unit
cx Cervix or Complaint of
CXR Chest X-ray
cysto Cystography
d/c Discontinue
D & C Dilation and Curettage
DAT Diet as Tolerated
DC Discontinue or Discharge
del Delivery
Del. Rm. Delivery Room
DNA Deoxyribonucleic Acid
DNR Do Not Resuscitate
DOA Dead on Arrival
DOB Date of Birth
DPT Diptheria, Pertussis, Tetanus
D/S Dextrose in Saline
DT's Delirium tremens
DW Distilled Water
D5W 5% Dextrose in Water
Dx Diagnosis
EBL Estimated Blood Loss
ECG Electrocardiogram
EEG Electroencephalogram
EENT Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat
EKG Electrocardiogram
EMG Electromyogram
ESR Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
est Estimated
ER Emergency Room
ET Endotracheal
ETA Estimated Time of Arrival
etiol Etiology
ETOH Ethyl Alcohol, Intoxicated
LD Lethal Dose
LDH Lactic Dehydrogenase
LDL Low-Density Lipoprotein
liq Liquid
LLQ Left Lower Quadrant(Abdomen)
LMP Last Menstrual Period
LOC Level of Consciousness
LP Lumbar Puncture
lt Left
LUQ Left Upper Quadrant(Abdomen)
meds Medications
MI Myocardial Infarction
min Minute
MN Midnight
MOM Milk of Magnesia
MRI Magnetic Resonance Imagery
MS Multiple Sclerosis
MVA Motor vehicle Accident
NVD Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea
Na+ Sodium
NaCl Sodium Chloride
N/C Nasal Cannula OR No Complaints
neg Negative
neuro Neurology
NG Nasogastric
NGT Nasogastric Tube
nitro Nitroglycerine
0.09% NaCl/Liter H20 NS(Normal Saline)
Created by: adelich