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105 abbreviations

Medical Abbreviations

ASA aspirin
AS left ear
AU both ears
Bx biopsy
CAD coronary artery disease
CC chief complaint
cc cubic centimeter
d/c discontinue
DDx differential diagnosis
DNKA did not keep appointment
DOE dyspnea on exertion
drsg dressing
DT diphtheria and tetanus toxoid
DTaP diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine
ECG electrocardiogram
ED emergency department
EENT eyes, ears, nose, and throat
Fx fracture
GYN gynecology
HC head circumference
HEENT head, eyes, ears, nose, and throat
Hib Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccine
H/O history of
HTN hypertension
Hx history
H history and physical
LOC loss of consciousness
LRQ lower right quadrant
LUE left upper extremity
LLE left lower extremity
LLQ lower left quadrant
LUQ left upper quadrant
mcg microgram
MDI metered-dose inhaler
MMR measles, mumps, and rubella
N/A not applicable
NKDA no known drug allergies
NPO nothing by mouth
NSR normal sinus rhythm
N nausea and vomiting
NWB non-weight bearing
OB/GYN obstetrics and gynocology
OD right eye
OM otitis media
OP outpatient
OPV oral polio vaccine
OS left eye
OT occupational therapy
OU both eyes
PKU phenylketonuria
PMH past medical history
PVC premature ventricular contraction
RLQ right lower quadrant
SC/SQ subcutaneous
SNF skilled nursing facility
Sx symptoms
STD sexually transmitted disease
TIA trancient ischemic attack
TM tympanic membrane
URI upper respiratory disease
US ultrasound
VA visual acuity
VE vaginal examination
VFib ventricular fibrillation
VT ventricular tachycardia
WB weight bearing
WBAT weight bearing as tolerated
WNL within normal limits
w/o without
paresis partial or incomplete paralysis
ROM range of motion
CMA certified medical assistant
thora chest
nephro kidney
centesis puncture
Created by: lmeier