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peds pediatrics
PEN penicilln
per by through
pharm pharmacy
pm or p.m. afternoon
PMS premenstrual syndrome
po or PO by month
pos positive
postop postoperative
preop preoperative
prep preparation
prn as needed
PT physical therapy
Pt or pt patient
qd everyday
qh every hour
q (2,3,4)h every (2,3,4) houses
qid four times a day
qn everynight
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 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
tib three times a day
TLC total lung capacity, tender loving care
TPR temperature, pulse, and respiration
tr trace
TSE testivular 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, both ears
Gl gastrointestinal
GU genitourinary
l(circle around it) or lt left
LA (circle around it) left arm
LL (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 or both eyes
R(circle round it) or rt right
(RA) right arm
(RL) right leg
RLQ right lower quadrant
RUQ right upper quadrant
C celcius
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 milliliter
mm millimeter
oz ounce
pt pint
qt quart
ss one half
T tablespoon
tsp teaspoon
Dx diagnosis
H/O history of
H&P history and physical
Hx history
MHx medical history
PE or Px physical examination
prog prognosis
Sx symptoms
Tx treatment
Created by: Breanneharber