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abbreviations 2nd courter

peds pediatrics
PEN penicillin
per by or through
pharm pharmacy
p.m or P.M afternoon
pms premenstrual syndrome
po or PO by mouth
postop postoperative (after surgrey)
preop preperative (before surgrey)
prep preperation
pos positive
prn as needed
PT physical therapy
Pt or pt patient
qd every day
qh every hour
q(2,3,4)h every(2,3,4)hour
qid four times a day
qn every night
QNS quantity not sufficient
qod every other day
QS quantity sufficient
quad quadriplegic
R respiration
RE rectal examination
reg regular
rehab rehabillitation
RMA registered medical assistant
Rx prescription
s with a line over it without
SC or SQ subcutaneous
S/E side effects
sec second
sigmoid sigmoidoscopy
sl slight
sm small
SOB shortness of breath
sol solution
spec specimen
STAT immediately
surg surgrey
T teamperature
tabs or tab tablets or tablet
temp temperature
ther therapy
tid three times a day
TLC total lung capacity tender loving care
TPR temperature, pulse, and respiration
tr trace
TSE testicular self-examination
vag vagina, vaginal
vit vitamin
VO verbal order
VS vital signs
wk week
WNL within normal limits
WO written order
w/o without
wt weight
W/U workup
abd abdomen
AD right ear
AS left ear
AU in each ears, both ears
EENT eyes, ears, nose, and throat
GI gastrointestinal
GU genitourinary
L with circle around it or it left
LA with circle around it left arm
LL with a circle around it left leg
LLQ lower left quadrant
LRQ lower right quadrant
LUQ left upper quadrants
OD right eyes
OS left eye
OU in each eye, both eyes
R with a cirlce around it or rt right
RA with a circle around it right arm
RL with a circle around it right leg
RLQ right lower quadrant
RUG right upper quadrant
C clesius
cc cubic centimeter
cm centimeter
dL deciliter
F fahrenheit
g gram
kg kilogram
L liter
l length
lb pound
m meter
mcg microgram
mg milligram
ml milliter
mm millimeter
oz ounce
pt pint
qt quart
ss one half
T teaspoon
tsp teaspoon
Created by: darciascearse