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Med Abbrev a-d

Medical abbreviations a-d

QuestionAnswer
abd abdomen
ABG(s) arterial blood gas
a.c. before meals
ACLS advance cardiac life support
ADL activities of daily living
ad lib as much as needed or desired
Adm admission
AFIB atrial fibrillation
AK above the knee
a.m. morning
AMA against medical advice
ANA american nursing association
amb ambulatory
amp amputation, ampule
amt amount
ant anterior
approx approximately
ASA aspirin
ASAP as soon as possible
Ax axillary
BBG bedside blood glucose
BE barium enemia
BID twice a day
BK below the knee
BM bowel movement
BP(B/P) blood pressure
bpm beats per minute
BR bed rest, bathroom
BRAT bananas, rice, applesauce, tea diet
BRP bathroom privileges
BS bowel sounds
BUN blood urea nitrogen
BSC bedside commode
BX biopsy
Ca calcium, cancer
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CAD coronary artery disease
cap capsule
CBI constant bladder irrigation
CBC complete blood count
CBR complete bed rest
CCU coronary care unit
C&DB cough and deep breath
CDC centers for disease control & prevention
CHO carbohydrate
CL central line
cm centimeter
CMS color motor sensory
CO2 carbon dioxide
c/o complains of
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CSF cerebral spinal fluid
CVA cerebral vascular accident
DAT diet as tolerated
DC D/C discontinued
DM diabetes mellitus
DNR do not resuscitate
DOA dead on arrival
DOB date of birth
DON director of nurses
DRGs diagnostic-related groups
Drng drainage
Dsg dressing
DT delirium tremors
DX diagnosis
Created by: mariavaldez77