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aa with a line over it. 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
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 certified medical assistant
c/o complains of
CS cesarean section
Cx cervix
d day
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, and 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 menstrual period
noct nocturnal
NS normal saline
N&V nausea and vomitting
NVA near visual acuity
NVD nausea, vomitting, and diarrhea
OB obstetrics
occ occasionally
oint ointment
op operation
OR operating room
OT occupational therapy
OTC over-the-counter (nonprescription medication)
OV office visit
P pulse
Pap pap test
path pathology
pc after meals
Created by: RachaelMoore