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HUC Appendix B Abbre

Abbreviations for HUC

ABG arterial blood gas
a.c. before food
ad lib as desired
AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
a.k.a. also known as
ASHD arteriosclerotic heart disease
AV arteriovenous
BE barium enema
b.i.d. twice a day
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure; boiling point
BPH benign prostatic hyperplasia; benign prostatic hypertrophy
BSE breast self-exam
BSU Bartholin; Skene; urethral glands
BT bleeding time
BUN blood urea nitrogen
C carbon; Celsius; Centigrade; clearance; concentration; contact
CA cancer; cardiac arrest
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CBC complete blood count (cell)
cc courtesy copy; carbon copy
CC chief complaint
CCU coronary care unit; critical care unit
CF cystic fibrosis
CHF congestive heart failure
cm centimeter
CMT certified medical transcriptionist
CNS central nervous system
c/o complaints of
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
C&S culture and sensitivity
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CVA cerebrovascular accident; costovertebral angle
D&C dilation and curettage
DDD degenerative disk disease
DNR do not resuscitate
DOA dead on arrival
DPT diphtheria; pertussis; and tetanus
DTR deep tendon reflex
Dx diagnosis
ECG/EKG electrocardiogram
EEG electroencephalogram
EENT eye; ear; nose; and throat
e.g. for example
EMG electromyogram
EMS emergency medical services
EMT emergency medical technician
EOM extraocular movement
ER emergency room
etc. and so forth
F Fahrenheit; fertility (factor); field (of vision)
FB foreign body
FBS fasting blood sugar
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FHT fetal heart tones
FNP family nurse practitioner
FUO fever of unknown origin
Fx fracture
G glucose; gravida
GC gonococcus; gonorrhea
GI gastrointestinal
gr grain
gtt. drops
GTT glucose tolerance test
GU genitourinary
GYN gynecology
Hb hemoglobin
HCG human chorionic gonadotropin
Hct hematocrit
HDL high-density lopoprotein
Hg hemoglobin
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
H&P history and physical
HPF;hpf high-power field
HPI history of present illness
Hx history (medical)
ICU intensive care unit
I&D incision and drainage
IM intramuscular
INR international normalized ratio
IV intravenous
IVP intravenous pyelogram
kg kilogram
L left; liter
LDL low-density lipoprotein
LLLQ left lower quadrant
LPF; lpf low-power field
LPN licensed practical nurse
LUQ left upper quadrent
m mass; meter
mcg microgram
MD doctor of medicine
mEq milliequivalent
mg milligram
MI myocardial infraction
mL millilitie
mm millimeter
MMR measles
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
MS multiple sclerosis
NKA no know allergies
NP nurse practitioner
n.o.p. nothing by mouth
n.r. do not repeat
NS normal saline
NSR normal sinus rhythm
O oxygen
OB obstetrics
OC oral contraceptive
O&P ova and parasites
OPV oral poliovirus vaccine
OR operating room
NTC over the counter
oz ounce
Pap Papanicolaou
p.c. after food
PERRLA pupils equal
PFT pulmonary function test
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
PMH past medical history
PMS premenstrual syndrome
PND paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea; postnasal drop
PO/p.o. by mouth
p.r.n. as needed
PT prothrombin time; physical therapy
q.h. every hour
q.i.d. four times a day
q.2 h. every 2 hours
BC/rbc red blood count (cells)
RDS respiratory distress syndrome
REM rapid eye movement (sleep)
RLQ right lower quadrant
RN registered nurse
RUQ right upper quadrant
SIDS sudden infant death syndrome
SOAP subjective; objective; assessment; plan
stat immediately
STD sexually transmitted disease
subcu subcutaneous; subcuticular
T temperature; tetanus
TB tuberculosis
TBV total blood volume
T&C type and crossmatch
TIA transient ischemic attach
t.i.d. three times a day
TM tympanic membrane
TPR temperature; pulse; and respirations
TSE testicular self-exal
TSH thyroid-stimulating hormone
TSS toxix shock syndrome
UA urinalysis
UC urine culture
UGI upper gastrointestinal
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
VDRL Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (test)
WBC/wbc white blood count (cells)
WD well-developed
WN well-nourished
WNL within normal limits
Created by: Burhoe222