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1st medical terms

abd abdomen
ABR absolute bedrest
ac before meals
ad lib as desired
adm admission
ADL activities
AFB acid-fast bacillus
AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome
BE Barium Enema
C Caesarian
AKA above-knee amputation
AL assisted living
am, AM morning
amb ambulatory
amt amount
ap apical
approx approximately
AROM active range of motion
ASAP as soon as possible
as tol as tolerated
ax axillary (armpit)
BID,b.i.d two times a day
BKA below-knee amputation
bld blood
BM bowel movement
BP, B/P blood pressure
BR bedrest
BPR bathroom provileges
BS blood sugar
BSC bedside commode
c with
C centigrade
CA cancer
CS Central Supply
CABG Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
cath catheter
CBC complete blood count
CBR complete bedrest
cc cubic centimeter
CCU coronary care unit
CDC Centers for Disease Control
CHF congestive heart failure
cl liq clear liquid
CMS circulation, motion, sensation
CNA certified nursing assistant
CNS central nervous system
c/o complains of, in care of
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CVA cerebrovascular accident, stroke
CVS cardiovascular system
DAT diet as tolerated
DM diabetes mellitus
DNR do not resuscitate
cal calorie
EENT eye,ear,nose, and throat
DOE dyspnea on extertion
DOA dead on arrival
DOB date of birth
DON director of nursing
Dr. doctor
drsg dressing
DVT deep vein thrombosis
dx diagnosis
ECG,EKG electrocardiogram
EEG electroencephalogram
ER emergency room
ETOH alcohol
exam examination
F fahrenheit
FBS fasting blood sugar
FF force fluids
fl,fld fluid
FSBS fingerstick blood sugar
ft foot
FWB full weight
FYI for your information
F/U, f/u follow-up
fx fracture
gal gallon
geri chair geriatric chair
GI gastrointestinal
GB gallbladder
GU genitourinary