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Medical Abbreviation

Medical abbreviations A-O including symbols

ABG arterial blood gas
ac before meals
ACLS advanced cardiac life support
ADL activities of daily living
AED automated external defibrillator
AM in the morning, before noon
bid twice a day
bl wk blood work
BMI body mass index
BP blood pressure
BRP bathroom privileges
BUN blood urea nitrogen
- c with
cap capsule
CBC complete blood count
cc cubic centimeter
CCU critical care unit coronary care unit
CDC Center for Disease Control and Prevention
CL chlorine or chloride
cl liq clear liquid
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CRT certified respiratory therapist
CT computerized tomography
CVA cerebral vascular accident
D/C discontinue, discharge
DRG diagnostic related group
Dx diagnosis
ECG electrocardiogram
EENT eyes, ears, nose, throat
EMT emergency medical technician
FBS fasting blood sugar
FFl force fluids
gtts drops
gyn gynecology
H2O water
Hg mercury
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HS Hours of sleep, bedtime
HT height
I & O input and output
ICD International Classification of Disease
IM intramuscular
IPPB Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing
IV intravenous
KCL potassium chloride
LMP Last menstrual period
LTC long term care
mg milligram
mL milliliter
mm millimeter
N/S normal saline
Na sodium
NaCl sodium chloride
NPO nothing by mouth
Ob obsterics
OJ orange juice
OR operating room
OU both eyes, each eye
oz ounces
F, ♀ female
M, ♂ male
*> greater than
*< less than
# pound
" second or inch
' minute or foot
I, i, T (with dot) one
II, ii,TT (with two dots) two
V five
X ten
L fifty
C one hundred
D five hundred
M one thousand
Δ change
° degree
hx history
Created by: niarl