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Med Abbrievations

Medical Abbreviations

abd Abdomen Abdominal
AD Admitting diagnosis
ad lib Wthout help
AIDS Acquired Immune Difficiency Syndrome
AP Anterior/ Posterior
AS Additive Solution
bid Twice a day
BP Blood Pressure
Bx Biopsy
C & S Culture & Sensitivity
co c/o Complains of
Ca Calcium
CBC Complete Blood Count Complete Blood Work
CC Chief Complaint
CCU Critical Care Unit
cm Centimeter
CNS Central Nervous System
CSF Cerebrospinal Fluid
CAT CT Computerize Axial Tomography
CVA Cerebral Vascular Accident (Heart Attack)
CXR Chest X-Ray
Dc Discontinue
diff Differential
DOA Dead On Arrival
Dx Diagnosis
ECG EKG Electrocardiogram
EENT Ears, Eyes, Nose, Throat
FH Family History
Fr Fx Fracture
Hs Hour of Sleep (Bedtime)
I & D Incision & Drainage
OD Right eye
OS Left eye
PA Physician's Assistant
PMH Past Medical History
q4h Every for hours
qid Four times a day
qod Every other day
tid Three times a day
URI Upper Respiratory Infection
UTI Urinary Tract Infection
WBC White Blood Count
amb Walk
am AM Morning Before noon
AHA American Hospital Association
AMA American Medical Association Against Medical Advice
ant Anterior
ASAP As Soon As Possible
approx Approximately
as tol As Tolerated
ADL Activities of Daily Living
ac Before Meals
ax Axilla Axillary Arm Pit
@ At
ASA Asprin (acetylsalicylic acid)
Bl Blood
BS Blood Sugar
BSC bsc Bedside Comode
BRP Bathroom Privileges
BM Bowel Movement
Bl wk Blood Work
CHF Congestive Heart Failure
w/ With
cc Cubic Centimeter
CBR Complete Bed Rest
cath Catheter
CRTT Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
cont Continued
CNP Certified Nurse Practitioner
CMA Certified Medical Assistant
CHD Coronary Heart Disease
CA Cancer
cl liq Clear Liquids
ck Check
CDC Center for Disease Control and Prevention
CDA Certified Dental Assistant
DNR Do Not Resuscitate
d Day
DAT Diet as Tolerated
DMS Diagnostic Medical Sonography
DO Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
DOB Date of Birth
DOD Date of Death
dsg drsg drg Dressing
Dr Doctor
Dx dx Diagnosis
ea Each
ED Emergency Department
EEG Electroencephalogram
ENT Ear, Nose, Throat
EMT Emergency Medical Technician
EMS Emergency Medical Service
ER Emergency Room
Etiol Etiology (cause of disease)
EX ecam Examination
EXC Excision
ext Extract Extraction External
FF FFL Force Fluids
Fl fl Fluid
FBW Fasting Blood Work
FBS Fasting Blood Sugar
Gyn Gynecology
GB Gallbladder
GI Gastrointestional
gtt(s) Drop Drops
Hx hx History
w/o Without
SOB Short of Breath
Sx Symptom Sign
SIDS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
sm Small
S & S Sign & Symptoms
spec specimen
STD (STI) Sexual Transmitted Diseases (Sexual Transmitted Infection)
supp Suppository
surg Surgery
TPR Temperature, Pulse, Respiration
TIA Transient Ischemic Attack
tbsp Tablespoon
tab Tablet
tx Traction Treatment Transplant
tsp Teaspoon
UA U/A Urinalysis
VS Vital Signs (TPR & BS)
Vag Vaginal
Vo Verbal Order
VD Vernereal Disease
w/c Wheelchair
WNL Within Normal Limits
wt Weight
X Times
y/o Years Old
yr Year
o Degree
M Male
F Female
" Inches or Second
' Foot or Hour
# Number or Pound
Down Arrow Lower or Down
Up Arrow Higher Elevate or Up
2 > 1 Greater Than
1 > 2 Less Than
NPO Nothing by Mouth
noc At night Night
N/A Not Applicable
N & V Nausea & Vomiting
neg Negative None
NVD Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea
O2 Oxygen
OTC Over The Counter
OP Outpatient
OT Occupational Therapy/ Therapist
PT Physical Therapy/ Therapist
PRN prn Whenever necessary As needed
pc After Meals
po By mouth
p Pulse Phosphorus
Peds Pediatrics
Pharm Pharmacy
PM pm Afternoon
pt Patient pint (500 mL or cc)
post Posterior After
prep Prepare
PDR Physicians' Desk Reference
post-op After Operation
pre-op Before Operation
qd Every Day
q2h Every two hours
qh Every Hour
q Hour
qt Quart
qhs Every Night at Bedtime
RRT Registered Respiratory Therapist Registered Radiologic Technologist
RN Registered Nurse
R/O Rule Out
RT Respiratory Therapy/ Therapist
Rx Prescription Take Treament
R Respiratory Rectal
ROM Range of Motions
Stat Immediately At Once
Ht Height
HOB Head of Bed
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus (AIDS Virus)
HCV Hepatitis C Virus
HBV Hepatitis B Virus
HOH Hard of Hearing
Hr hr H h Hour Hours
H & P History and Physical
HA Hearing Aid Headache
H2O Water
I & O Input and Output
irrig Irrigation
IV Intravenous
int Interior Internal
inj Injection
inf Infusion Inferior Infection
in Inch
IM Intramuscular
ICU Intensive Care Unit
jt Joint
kg Kilogram
LMP Last Menstrual Period
LOC Laxative of choice level of Consciousness
LPN Licensed Practical Nurse
LAB Laboratory
liq Liquid
lg Large
L & D Labor and Delivery
(L) Left
MI Mycardial Infarction (Heart Attack)
MRSA Methicilin resistant Stapylococcus aureus
ml milliliter
Med Medical Medicine
MA Medical Assistant
MD Medical Doctor muscular dystrophy mycardial disease
Na Sodium
NG Nasogastric Tube
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