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Abbreviations - Bonewit Chapter 1 - YOUR NAME

aa (with a line over it) of each
Ab abortion
abd abdomen
abs absent
ac before meals
ad lib as desired
AM or a.m. before noon
amt amount
AP apical pulse
approx approximately
appt appointment
ASA acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin)
ASAP as soon as possible
BA backache
b/c because
BC birth control
bid twice a day
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
BPM beats per minute
BS blood sugar
BSE breast self examination
c with a line over it with
caps capsules
cath catheter, catheterize
CC Chief complaint
chemo chemotherapy
CMA (AAMA) certified medical assistant (American Association of Medical Assistants
c/o complaints of
CS cesarean section
Cx cervix
d day
/d per day
d/c discontinue
D&I dry and intact
dil dilute
disch discharge
DNKA did not keep appointment
DOB date of birth
DOI date of injury
DRE dry rectal examination
DSD dry, sterile dressing
DTaP diptheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine
D&V diarrhea and vomiting
DVA distance visual acuity
ea each
ED emergency department
EDD expected due date
Fe Iron
Flex sig flexible sigmoidoscopy
Freq frequent
F/U Follow up
Fx fracture
GYN gynecology
h or hr hour
H/A headache
HBP high blood pressure
HC head circumference
Hep B hepatitis B vaccine
Hg mercury
H2O water
HR heart rate
HRT hormone replacement therapy
hs at bedtime
ht height
ID intradermal
IM intramuscular
IPV inactivated polio vaccine
IV intravenous
lab laboratory
lac laceration
lat lateral
lax laxative
LB lower back
LBP lower back pain
liq liquid
LMP last menstrual period
med, meds medication, medications
min minute
MMR measles, mumps, rubella
mod moderate
N/A not applicable
NB newborn
N/C no complaints
neg negative
NH nursing home
NICU newborn intensive care unit
NKA no know allergies
NKDA no know drug allergies
NMP normal menstrual period
noct nocturnal
NS normal saline
N&V nausea and vomiting
NVA near visual acuity
NVD nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
OB obstetrics
occ occasionally
oint ointment
op operation
OR operating room
OT occupational therapy
OTC over-the-counter
OV office visit
p pulse
Pap pap test
path Pathology
pc after meals
peds pediatrics
PEN Penicillin
per by or through
pharm pharmacy
PM or p.m afternoon
PMS premenstrual syndrome
po or PO by mouth
pos positive
postop postoperative(after surgery)
preop preoperative (before surgery)
prep preparation
prn as needed
PT physical therapy, Prothrombin time
Pt or pt patient
qd everyday
qh every hour
q(2,3,4)h every 2,3,4 hours
qid four times a day
qn every night
QNS quantity not sufficient
qod every other day
QS quantity sufficient
quad quadriplegic
R respiration
RE rectal examination
reg regular
rehab rehabilitation
RMA registered medical assistant
Rx prescription
S with line over it without
SC or SQ subcutaneous
S/E side effects
sec second
sigmoid sigmoidoscopy
sl slight
sm small
SOB shortness of breath
sol solution
spec specimen
STAT immediately
surg surgery
T temperature
tab, tabs tablet, tablets
temp temperature
ther therapy
tid three times a day
TLC total lung capacity, tender loving care
TPR temperature, pulse, respiration
tr trace
TSE testicular self examination
vag vagina, vaginal
VE vaginal examination
vit vitamin
VO verbal order
VS vital signs
wk week
WNL within normal limits
WO written order
w/o without
wt weight
W/U work up
abd abdomen
AD Right ear
AS left ear
AU both ears, in each ear
EENT Eye, ear, nose, and throat
GI gastrointestinal
GU genitourinary
L with a circle around it or lt Left
LA with a circle around it Left arm
LL with a circle around it Left leg
LLQ left lower quadrant
LRQ Lower right quadrant
LUQ Left upper quadrant
OD Right eye
OS left eye
OU in each eye, both eyes
r with a circle around it or rt right
RA with a circle around it Right arm
RL with a circle around it Right leg
RLQ Right lower quadrant
RUQ Right upper quadrant
C Celsius
cc cubic centimeter
dL deciliter
F Fahrenheit
g gram
kg kilogram
L litter
lb pound
m meter
mcg micrograms
mg milligram
ml milliliter
mm millimeter
oz ounce
pt pint
qt quart
ss one half
T tablespoon
tsp teaspoon
Dx diagnosis
H/O history of
H&P history and physical
Hx history
MHX medical history
PE or Px physical examination
prog prognosis
Sx symptom
Tx treatment
BPH Benign prostatic hypertrophy
CA cancer
CAD coronary artery disease
CHF congestive heart failure
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CRC colorectal cancer
CVA cerebrovascular accident
DM diabetes mellitus
DVT deep vein thrombosis
FE def iron deficiency
Created by: Mrs.Marshall