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Abbreves - Schoo

medical abbreviations

a.c. before meals
ad lib freely, as often as desired
am, AM morning
BE barium enema
BID, b.i.d., bid twice a day
BP Blood Pressure
Alcoholics Anonymous AA
BR bedrest
BRP bathroom privileges
BM bowel movement
Bx biopsy
c with
CA, Ca carcinoma, cancer
cap. capsule
cc cubic centimeter
disc, DC, d.c. discontinue
DNR do not resuscitate
Dx, dx diagnosis
ED emergency department
ER emergency room
Fx, fx fracture
g, gm gram
gt, gtt drop, drops
h hour
Ht, ht height
inj. injection
I and O, I/O intake and output
IV intravenous
K+, K potassium
mcg microgram
mg milligram
N&V nausea and vomiting
Na, Na+ sodium
NC nasal canula
NPO nothing by mouth
NPO p MN nothing by mouth past midnight
oint., ung ointment
OOB out of bed
OTC over the counter
oz. ounce
P pulse
p.c. after meals
pH power of hydrogen concentration (degree of alkalinity or acidity)
PM, p.m. afternoon
PO,po,p.o. by mouth
PRN, prn repeat as needed
q.am. every morning
q.h. every hour
q.i.d. four times a day
QNS quantity not sufficient
q.s. quantity sufficient
r, R rectal
Rx prescription
s without
SOB shortness of breath
ss one half
stat immediately
syr syrup
susp. suspension
sup. supp. suppository
T tablespoon
tab. tablet
TB tuberculosis
tbsp. tablespoon
TID, t.i.d. three times a day
TPR temperature, pulse and respiration
tsp. teaspoon
Tx treatment
VS vital signs
W/C, w/c wheel chair
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