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AB abortion
abd Abdomen
Ac before meals
AD right ear
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Ab lib as desired
-AS- left ear
ASA Aspirin
AU both ears
BE barium enema
BID twice a day
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
BUN blood, uria, nitrogen
Bx biopsy
~ c with
CAD Coronary Artery Disease
CBC complete blood count
CHF Congestive Heart Failure
CNS Central Nervous System
CO2 Carbon Dioxide
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CPR Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation
CVA Cerebral vascular accident
c/o complaining of
CXR chest x-ray
d/c discontinue
D&C Dilation and curettage
DM Diabetes Mellitus
DVT Deep Vein Thrombosis
Dx Diagnosis
EKG Electrocardiogram
ECHO Echocardiogram
EDC Expected date of conception
HEENT Head, eyes, ears, nose, throat
ER emergency room
FB Foreign body
FBS Fasting Blood Sugar
Fe Iron
f/u follow up
FUO Fever of unknown origin
Fx fracture
Gm gram
GTT Glucose Tolerance Test
Gt drop
Gtt drops
GYN Gynecology
Hct hematocrit
HDL high density lipoprotein
Hg mercury
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Hs at bedtime
Hx history
I&D Incision and drainage
IM Intramuscular
IV intravenous
IUD intrauterine Device
K Potassium
Kg Kilogram
IVP Intravenous pyelogram
KUB Kidney, Ureter, Bladder
LDL Low Density Lipoprotein
LLQ Left Lower Quadrant
LMP Last Menstrual period
LOC Loss of Consciousness
LUQ Left upoer Quadrant
Mcg Microgram
Mg miligram
MI Myocardial Infraction
MS Multiple Sclerosis
NA Sodium
NPO nothing by mouth
O2 oxygen
OD right eye
OS left eye
OU both eyes
Pc after meals
PDR Physician desk reference
PE Physical Exam
PEDS Pediatrics
PID Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
PMS Premenstrual Syndrome
Po by mouth
Prn as needed
PT Physical Therapy
pt patient
p pulse
PTT Prothrombine time
PFT Pulmonary Function test
Perrla Pupils, Equal, Round, Reactive to light Accommodations
Q every
Qd every day
QH every hour
Qhs every night
Qid four times a day
Qod every other day
RBC Red Blood Cells
RLL right lower lobe
RLQ right lower quadrant
r/o rule out
rx prescription
S without
SOB shortness of breath
Stat immediately
STD sexually transmitted disease
T temperature
T&A Tonsils and Adenoids
Tab tablet
TIA Transient Ischemic Attack
Tid three times a day
Tx treatment
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
VD venereal disease
VS vital signs
Created by: prodriguez88