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aa(with line over them) of each
Ab abortion
abd abdomen
abs absent
ac before meals
ad lib as desired
admin administer
AM or a.m. before noon
amt amount
AP apical pulse
approx approximately
appt appointment
ASA acetylsalicylic(asprin)
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 line over it) with
caps capsules
cath catheter,catherize
CC chief complaint
chemo chemotherapy
CMA certified medical assistant
c/o complaint of
CS cesarean section
Cx cervix
d day
/d perday
d/c discontinue
D dry and intacted
dil dilute
disch discharge
DNKA did not keep appointment
DOB date of birth
DOI date of injury
DRE digital rectal examination
DSD dry,sterile dressing
DTaP diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine
D diarrhea and vomiting
DVA distance visual acuity
ea each
ED emergency department
EDD expected date of delivery
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 cirumfrence
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 intrvenous
lab laboratory
lac laceration
lat lateral
lax laxative
LB lower back
LBP lower back pain
liq liquid
LMP last menstral period
med, meds medication, medicatons
min minute
MMR measels, 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 known allergies
NKDA no known drug allergies
NMP normal menstral period
noct nocturnal
NS normal saline
N nausea & vomiting
NVA naer visual acuity
NVD nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
OB obstetrics
occ occasionaly
oint ointment
op operation
OR oerating room
OT occupational therapy
OTC over-the-counter (nonperscription medication)
OV office visit
P pulse
Pap Pap test
path pathology
pc after meals
Created by: sashapalmer