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103 abbreviations

medical abbreviations

abd abdomen
ac before meals
ADL activities of daily living
amt amount
appt appointment
caps capsules
c/o complaints of
CRC colorectal cancer
C & S culture and sensitivity
CT computed tomography
DRE digital rectal exam
Dx diagnosis
ENT ear, nose, and throat
FBS fasting blood sugar
Fe iron
FOBT fecal occult blood test
F/U or f/u follow-up
GI gastrointestinal
gr grain
gtts drops
GTT glucose tolerance test
GU genitourinary
H/A headache
Hct hematocrit
Hgb hemoglobin
HDL high-density lipoprotein
H hemoglobin and hematocrit
hs at bedtime
ht height
lb (lbs) pound (pounds)
LDL low-density lipoprotein
mg milligram
mEq/L milliequivalents per liter
ml milliliter
mm millimeter
MSU midstream urine specimen
Na sodium
NKA no known allergies
NSAID nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug
oint ointment
OTC over the counter
oz ounce
pc after meals
PDR Physician's Desk Reference
PE physical exam
per by, through
POL physician's office laboratory
PSA prostate-specific antigen
qod every other day
RBC red blood cell
RBS random blood sugar
R/O rule out
RUE right upper extremity
RUQ right upper quadrant
Rx prescription
sig write on label
spec specimen
tab(s) tablet (s)
Tbsp tablespoon
Tsp teaspoon
TO telephone order
Tx treatment
UA urinalysis
UE upper extremity
ULQ upper left quadrant
URQ upper right quadrant
VO verbal order
VP venipuncture
VS vital signs
WBC white blood cells
w/c wheelchair
wk week
ax axillary
-penia deficiency
-osis abnormal increase
Created by: lmeier