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MTSGFF Abbreviations

ABG arterial blood gas
A.C., a.c. before meals
ad lib as desired
AD Alzheimer disease
AIDS acquired immunodeficiency
AFB acid-fast bacillus
AK above-knee
AKA above-knee amputation
Amb. ambulate
AP or A/P anteroposterior
ASHD arteriosclerotic heart
AU both ears
BaE barium enema
B.I.D., b.i.d. twice a day
BP blood pressure
BPH benign prostate hypertrophy
BSE breast self-examination
BUN blood urea nitrogen
Bx, bx biopsy
C-3 cervical-3
C celsius
CA chronological age; cardiac arrest
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CBC complete blood count
Cc cubic centimeters
CEA carcinoembryonic antigen
CHF congestive heart failure
C/O complains of
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CP cerebral palsy
CPD cephalopelvic disproportion
C culture and sensitivity
CSF cerebrovascular accident
CT scan computed tomography
CVA cerebrovascular accident
CXR chest x-ray
D/C discontinue
D dilation and curettage
DES diffuse esophageal spasm
diff differntial count
DM diabetes mellitus
DNR do not resuscitate
DVT deep venous thrombosis
DX diagnosis
EDC estimated date of confinement
EEG electroencephalogram
EKG electrocardiogram
EMG electromyogram
ENT ear, nose, throat
EOM extracular movement
ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate
FBS fasting blood sugar
FHR fetal heart rate
GC gonorrhea
GI gastrointestinal
GTT glucose tolerance test
gt. gtt drops
GU genitourinary
GYN gynecology
HDL high-density lipoprotein
HGB, hgb hemoglobin
h.s. at bedtime
HTN hypertension
HX history
I incision and drainage
IM intramuscular
I intake and output
IV intravenour
IVP intravenous pyelogram
LMP last menstrual period
LP lumbar puncture
LUQ left upper quadrant
mg. milligram
MI myocardial infarction
Na sodium
NG tube nasogastric tube
N.P.O. nothing by mouth
OB obstetrics
P after
PE physical examination
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
P.O., p.o. by mouth
p.r.n. as required
PT prothrombin time
q every
q.h. every hour
RA right atrium
RBC red blood cell
R/O rule out
s without
SOB shortness of breath
Stat immediately
TB tuberculosis
t.i.d. 3 times a day
TPR temperature, pulse, respiration
TURP transurethral resection prostate
UA urinalysis
UGI upper gastrointestinal
URI upper respiratory infection
V.S., V/S vital signs
Created by: ahiltz