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Acronyms

***abbreviations***

QuestionAnswer
abd. abdomen
a.c. or ac before meals
ad lib as desired
AMA against medical advice
amt. amount
approx. approximately
NSS normal saline solution
O2 oxygen
OB obstetrics
OOB out of bed
OR operating room
per by or through
b.i.d. or bid twice a day
P pulse
BM bowel movement
p.c. or pc after meals
p.o or po by mouth
BP blood pressure
bpm beats per minute
postop. postoperative
preop. preoperative
BRP bathroom privileges
c-line above it with
pt. or pt patient or pint
PT physical therapy
C centrigade
CCU coronary care unit
c/o complains of
q every
q.i.d or qid four times a day
dc discontinue
ED emergency department
et and
q.s. or qs quantity sufficient
R, Rt right
R respirations
s-line above it without
SS soap suds
stat immediately
t.i.d or tid three times a day
H2O water
I & O intake & output
IM intramuscular
IV intravenous
TPR temperature, pulse, respirations
kg kilogram
L, Lt left
UA urinalysis
via by way of
L liter
lb pound
WC wheelchair
WNL within normal limits
Wt. weight
NKA no known allergies
NPO nothing by mouth
KVO keep vein open
ABG arterial blood gas
AMB ambulate
CO2 carbon dioxide
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
DNR do not resuscitate
DSG, dsg dressing
DX, DX, dx diagnosis
FOB foot of bed
Fx, fx fracture
g gram
Gr grain
H or hr hour
HOB head of bed
Hx or hx history
LMP last menstrual period
mEq milliequivalent
Mg milligram
ML milliliter
mm millimeter
NG nasogastric
N/V or N/V/D nausea/vomiting or nausea/vomiting/diarrhea
O oral
PR per rectum
PRN as needed, when required
Pulse Ox pulse oximetry
QH or qh every hour
R/O or r/o rule out or eliminate
ROM range of motion
ROS review of systems
RX or Rx prescription
t or tsp teaspoon
T or tbsp tablespoon
subq or subq or sc or sq subcutaneous
TF tube feeding
TPN total parental nutrition
Supp or supp suppository
S & S signs & symptoms
Sx symptom(s)
VS vital signs
TX or Tx treatment
Ungt or ung ointment
traingle symbol change
AMI acute myocardial infarction
ASCVD arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease
ASHD arteriosclerotic heart disease
BPH benign prostatic hypertrophy
CA cancer
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CAD coronary artery disease
CHF congestive heart failure
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CVA cerbrovascular accident
DM, IDDM, NIDDM diabetes mellitus insulin dependent diabetes mellitus-type 1 non insulin dependent diabetes mellitus-type 2
HTN, increase blood pressure hypertension, high blood pressure
MI myocardial infarction
PE pulmonary emboli, pulmonary edema
PVD peripheral vascular disease
STD sexually transmitted disease
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
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