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acronyms for common medical abbreviations

ADD Attention deficit disorder
AIDS Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
BM Bowel movement
BP Blood pressure
BS Blood sugar
BSA Body surface area
CA Cancer
CHF Congestive heart failure
CNS Central nervous system
COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
DAW Dispense as written
D/C Discontinue
DOB Date of birth
EC Enteric coated
ENT Ears, nose, throat
ER Emergency room
GERD Gastroesophageal reflux disease
Gtt drop
HA Headache
HBP High blood pressure
IV Intravenous
NKA No known allergies
NPO Nothing by mouth
NS Normal saline
NVD Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
RA Rheumatoid arthritis
s Without
SOB Short of breath
STD Sexually transmitted diseases
T Temperature
TB Tuberculosis
TEDS Thrombo-embolic disease stockings
TPN Total parenteral nutrition
U Units
URD Upper respiratory diseases
UTI Urinary tract infection
WT Weight
ADR Adverse drug reaction
AV Atrial-ventricular
AMI Acute myocardial infarction
ANS Autonomic nervous system
AWP Average wholesale price
BPH Benign prostatic hyperplasia
CAD Coronary artery disease
CF Cardiac failure
CMV Cytomegalovirus
CVA Cerebrovascular accident (Stroke)
DM Diabetes melitus
DUR Drug utilization review
Dx Diagnosis
ECG, EKG Electrocardiogram
FH Family history
GI Gastrointestinal
HDL High density lioprotein
HIV Human immunodificiency virus
HR Heart rate
IO, I/O Fluid intake and output
IOP Intraocular pressure
KVO Keep veins open
LBW Low birth weight
LDL Low density lipoprotein
LOC Loss of conciousness
MI Myocardial infarction
MICU Medical intensive care unit
MRI Magnetic resonance imaging
OR Operating room
PMH Past medical history
PUD Peptic ulcer disease
PVD Peripheral vascular disease
RBC Red blood count or red blood cell
SBP Systolic blood pressure
T Type and cross-match
Tx Treatment
U/A Urinalysis
UCHD Usual childhood diseases
VD Venereal disease
VS Vital signs
WBC White blood count or white blood cell
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