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Medical Abbreviation

ā before
A & P anatomy and physiology or anterior and posterior
BE barium enema
bid twice a day
Bl blood
BP blood pressure
BM bowel movement
_ c, w, w/ with
BS blood sugar
BUN blood urea nitrogen
Bx or bx biopsy
CA cancer
Cap capsule
CC chief complain
CCU coronary care unit
cl liq clear liquids
CNS central nervous system
c/o complains of
C & S culture and sensitivity
d day
DNR do not resuscitate
DOA dead on arrival
DOB date of birth
dsg dressing
dx diagnosis
EKG or ECG electrocardiogram
FBS fasting blood sugar
FF or FFl force fluids
FUO fever of unknown origin
Fx fracture
gt, gtt, gtts drop or drops
H & H hemoglobin and hematocrit
HOB head of bead
HOH hard of hearing
H & P history and physical
hr hours
HS hour of sleep (bedtime)
Ht height
hx or Hx history
I & O intake and output
inj injection
irr, irrig irrigation
Isol, isol isolation
IV intravenous
L & D labor and delivery
Lab laboratory
lg large
LUQ left upper quadrant
LLQ left lower quadrant
LOC level of consciousness, or laxative of choice
ICU intensive care unit
K potassium
KCl potassium chloride
BR bed rest
BRP bathroom privileges
ac before meals
amb ambulate
ASA aspirin
ADL activities of daily living
abd abdomen
ABG Arterial Blood Gases
Fl fluid
HBP high blood pressure
IM intramuscular
jt joint
liq liquids
Created by: Rebecca Kinard Rebecca Kinard