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Abbreviations for second quarter

peds pediatrics
PEN penicillin
per by or through
pharm pharmacy
PM or p.m. afternoon
PMS premenstrual syndrome
po or PO by mouth
pos positive
postop postoperative (after surgery)
preop preoperative (before surgery)
prep preparation
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) hours
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 rehabilitation
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 surgery
T temperature
tab, tabs tablet, tablets
temp temperature
ther therapy
tid three times day
TLC total lung capacity, tender loving care
TPR temperature, pulse, and respiration
tr trace
TSE testicular self-examination
vag vagina, vaginal
VE vaginal examination
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 ear, both ears
EENT eye, ear, nose, and throat
GI gastrointestinal
GU genitourinary
L (with a circle around it) or lt left
LA (with a circle around it) left arm
LL (with a circle around it) left leg
LLQ lower left quadrant
LRQ lower right quadrant
LUQ left upper quadrant
OD right eye
OS left eye
OU in each eye, both eyes
R (with a circle 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
RUQ right upper quadrant
C celsius
cc cubic centimetr
cm centimeter
dL deciliter
F fahrenheit
g gram
kg kilogram
L liter
l length
lb pound
m meter
mcg microgram
mg milligram
ml milliliter
mm millimeter
oz ounce
pt pint
qt quart
ss one half
T tablespoon
tsp teaspoon