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peds pediatrics
PEN penicillin
per by or through
pharm pharmacy
PM or p.m. afternoon
po or PO by mouth
pos positive
postop postoperative (after surgery)
preop preoperative (before surgery)
prep preperation
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 examinaton
reg regular
rehab rehabilitation
RMA registered medical assistant
Rx prescription
s (with line over it) without
SCor SQ subcutaneous
S/E side effect
sec second
sigmoid sigmoidoscopy
sl slight
sm small
SOB shortness of breath
sol solution
spec specimen
STAT immediately
surg surgery
T temperature
ther therapy
tid three times a day
TLC total lung capacity, tender loving care
TPR temperature, pulse, repiration
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 work up
abd abdomen
AD right ear
AS left ear
AU ineach ear, both ears
EENT eye, ear, nose, and throat
GI gastrointestinal
GU genitourinary
L(with circle around it) lt left
LA(with circle around it) left arm
LL(with 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 circle around it) rt right
RA(with circle around it) right arm
RL(right leg) right leg
RLQ right lower qudrant
RUQ right upper quadrant
C celsius
cc cubic centimeter
cm centimeter
dL deciliter
F farheinheit
g gram
kg kilogram
L liter
l length
lb pound
m meter
mcg microgram
mg miligram
ml mililiter
mm milimeter
oz ounce
pt pint
qt quart
ss one half
T tablespoon
tbs teaspoon
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