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Med Abrev. #1

Phar 442 Abbreviations

a Before
abd Abdomen
ac Before meals
ACS Acute coronary syndrome
AD Right ear or Alzheimer’s disease
ADL Activities of daily living
AED Automated External Defibrillator
AKA Above the knee amputation
ALOC Altered level of consciousness
AMA American Medical Association or against medical advice
AMI Acute myocardial infarction
AMS Altered Mental Status
ARDS Adult respiratory distress syndrome
AROM Active range of motion
AS Left ear or aortic stenosis
AVR Aortic valve replacement
AV Atrioventricular (node in the heart)
BID Twice daily
BKA Below the knee amputation
BM Bowel movement
BMP Basal Metabolic Profile
BP Blood pressure
bpm beats per minute
BUN Blood urea nitrogen
c With
c/o Complaints of
CA Cancer
CAD Coronary artery disease
CAT/CT Computerized axial tomography (scan)
Cath Catheter
CABG Coronary artery bypass graft
CBC Complete blood count
cc Chief complaint
CHD Coronary heart disease
CHF Chronic heart failure
CKD Chronic kidney disease
CNS Central nervous system
COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
cr, sCr Creatinine, serum creatinine
CSF Cerebrospinal fluid
CXR Chest X ray
CVA Cerebral vascular accident
DC Discharge or discontinue
DJD Degenerative joint disease
DM Diabetes mellitus
DOA Date of admission, Dead on arrival
DOB Date of birth
DT Delirium tremens
ECG, EKG Electrocardiogram