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Using Medical Terms2

Medical Terminology Abbreviations

MI myocardial infarction (heart attack)
MN midnight
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
MS multiple sclerosis, mitral stenosis, muscular-skeletal
N/A not applicable
Na sodium
NPO not by mouth
NVD nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
OR operating room
os mouth
OS left eye, occular sinistra
p (with line over it) after
P pulse, phosphorus
PMS premenstrual syndrome
po by mouth
PPE personal protective equipment
prn whenever necessary, as needed
pt patient, pint (500 mL or cc)
Px prognosis, physical exam
qid four times a day
RLQ right lower quadrant
ROM range of motion
Rx prescription, take, treatment
s (with line over it), w/o without
ss (with line over it) one half
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 (TPR & BP)
WBC white blood cell
w/c wheelchair
YOB year of birth
F female
M male
Zn Zinc
OPD, OPC outpatient department or clinic
OJ orange juice
OP outpatient
OU each eye
pc after meals
q, q (with line over it) every
qd every day
qh every hour
q3h every three hours
q2h every two hours
q4h every four hours
qhs every night at bedtime
qod every other day
RBC red blood cell
OD right eye, ocular dextra, Doctor of Optometry
XR X-ray
Created by: pkieffer