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medical abbreviations "N & O"

N nitrogen
N/A not applicable
Na sodium
NA nursing aide/assistant
NaCl sodium chloride (salt)
NB newborn
N/C no complaints
neg negative, none
Neuro neurology
NG, ng nasogastric tube
NICU neurological intensive care unit
NIDDM non-insulin-dependent-diabetes mellitus
NIH National Institute of Health
Nil none
no number
NO nursing office
noc, noct at night, night
NP nurse practioner
NPN nonprotein nitrogen
NPO nothing by mouth
N/S, NS normal saline
Nsy nursery
N/V, N & V nausea and vomiting
NVD nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
NVS neurological vital signs
O2 oxygen
O & P ova and parasites
Ob, Obs obstetrics
OBRA Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
od overdose
OD right eye, occular dextra, Doctor of Optometry
oint ointment
OJ orange juice
OOB out of bed
OP out patient
OPD, OPC outpatient department or clinic
opp opposite
OR operating room
Ord orderly
Orth orthopedics
os mouth
OS left eye, occular sinistra
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OT Occupational Therapy/Therapist
OTC over the counter
OU each eye
OV office visit
oz ounce
Created by: driscoll