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Nursing Arts

Medical Abbreviations - Page 1

AB, ab, Ab abortion
ABG arterial blood gases
abd abdomen
AC, ac before meals
ad lib as desired
ADD attention deficit disorder
AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome
Amb, amb ambulatory, ambulance
Amt amount
AR apical rate
ARMD age related macular degeneration
AROM active range of motion
ASA aspirin, acetylsalicylic acid
ASD atrial septal defect
ax axilla, axillary
BE barium enema
BID, bid twice a day
bil, bilat bilateral
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
BX, Bx Biopsy
CA, Ca cancer/carcinoma
CAP, cap capsule
cath catheterization
CBC complete blood count
CC chief complaint
CCU cardiac care unit
C/O, c/o complaining of
COLD chronic obstructive lung disease
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPE complete physical exam
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CXR chest X-ray
CVA cerebrovascular accident
DOB date of birth
D/C, d/c discontinue
D & C dilating and curettage
dec deceased
DOA dead on arrival
DOD date of death
DPT diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus
Created by: wenchie040