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Medical Abbreviation

A&D Admission and discharge
ac Before meals
AD Right ear
ad lib as desired
ADL activities of daily life
- a before
-- aa of each
amb ambulate, walk
AP apical pulse
AS left ear
as tol as tolerated
ASA aspirin
AU both ears
A&W alive and well
Ax axilla, axillary, armpit
bid twice a day
Bl Wk blood work
BM bowel movements
BP blod pressure
BR bed rest
BRP bathroom privileges
BS blood sugar
BUN blood urea nitrogen
Bx, bx biopsy
- c w/ with
Ca calcium
CA cancer
CBC complete blood count
ck check
cl liq clear liquids
co, c/o complains of carbon monoxide
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CVA Cerebral vascular accident (stroke)
d day
D&C dilation and curettage
DNR do not resuscitate
DOA dead on arrival
DOB date of birth
DOD date of death
Dx, dx diagnosis
ea each
ECG, EKG electrocardiogram
EEG electroencephalogram
ER emergency room
Ex, exam examination
Exc excision
ext extract, extraction, external
FBS fasting blood sugar
FF, FFl force fluids
GI gastrointestinal
gt, gtt, gtts drop, drops
HBP high blood pressure
Hg mercury
HOH hard of hearing
HS hour of sleep (bedtime)
ICU intensive care unit
IM intramuscular
inj injection
IUD intrauterine device
IV intravenous
jt joint
K potassium
L lumbar
L&D labor and delivery
LCT long-term care
LMP last menstrual period
LUQ left upper quadrant
MI myocardial infraction (heart attack)
MN midnight
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
MS multiple sclerosis, mitral stenosis, muscular-skeletal
N/A not applicable
Na sodium
NOP nothing by mouth
NVD nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
OD right eye, occular dextra, Doctor of Optometry
OJ orange juice
OP outpatient
OPD, OPC outpatient department or clinic
OR operating room
os mouth
OS left eye, occular sinistra
OU each eye
- p after
P pulse, phosphorus
pc after meals
po by mouth
prn whenever necessary, as needed
pt patient, pint (500 mL or cc)
Px prognosis, physical exam
q, - q every
qd every day
qh every hour
q2h every two hours
q3h every three hours
q4h every four hours
qhs every night at bedtime
qid four times a day
qod every other day
RBC red blood cells
RLQ right lower quadrant
ROM range of motion
Rx prescription,take, treatment
- s, w/o without
-- ss spirits, liquor
S/S, S&S signs and symptoms
susp suspension
Sx symptom, sign
T, Temp temperature
tab tablet
tid three times a day
TPR temperature, pulse, respiration
UA, U/A urinalysis
UTI urinary tract infection
VS vital signs
WBC white blood cell
w/c wheelchair
XR X-ray
YOB year of birth
> greater than
< less than
' foot or minute
" inch or second
F female
M male
I one
II two
0 degree
Created by: Mahalkita22