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HUC Abbreviations

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
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 complains 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 Farenheit; 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
Created by: tara.halfkenny