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Abbreviations Shelby Crank

aa ( with line over it) of each
Ab abortion
abd abdomen
abs absent
ac before meals
ab lib as desired
admin administer
AM or a.m. before noon
amt amount
AP Apical pulse
approx approximately
appt appointement
ASA acetylsalicylic
ASAP as soon as possible
BA backache
b/c because
BC birth control
bid twice a day
BM bowel movement
BP Blood pressure
BPM beats per minute
BS blood sugar
BSE Brest self examination
C (with a line over it) With
caps capsules
cath catheter, catheterize
CC chief complaint
chemo chemotherapy
CMA(AAMA) certified medical assistant (American Association of Medical Assistant)
c/o Complains of
CS cesarean section
Cx cervix
d day
/d per day
d/c discontinue
D&I dry and intact
dil dilute
disch discharge
DNKA did not keep appointment
DOB Date Of Birth
DOI date of injury
DRE digital rectal examination
DSD Dry, sterile dressing
DTaP diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine
D&V diarrhea and vomiting
DVA Distanc visual acuity
ea each
ED emergency department
EDD expected date of delivery
Fe iron
flex sig flexible sigmoidoscopy
freq frequent
F/U follow-up
Fx fracture
GYN gynecology
h / hr hour
H/A headache
HBP high blood pressure
HC head circumference
Hep B Hepatitis B vaccine
Hg Mercury
H2O Water
HR heart rate
HRT Hormone replacement therapy
hs at bedtime
ht Height
ID Intradermal
IM Intramuscular
IPV Inactivated polio Vaccine
IV Intravenous
lab laboratory
lac laceration
lat lateral
lax laxative
LB lower back
LBP Lower back pain
liq liquid
LMP Last menstrual period
med(s) medication(s)
min minute
MMR measles, Mumps, and Rubella
mod moderate
N/A not applicable
NB newborn
N/C No complaints
neg negative
NH nursing home
NICU Newborn intensive care unit
NKA no known allergies
NKDA no known drug allergies
NMP normal menstrual period
noct nocturnal
NS normal saline
N&V nausea and vomiting
NVA near visual acuity
NVD nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
OB obstetrics
occ occasionally
Oint ointment
op operation
OR operating room
OT occupational therapy
OTC over-the-counter (non perscription medication)
OV office visit
P Pulse
Pap Pap test
path pathology
pc after meals
peds pediatrics
PEN penicillin
per by or through
pharm pharmacy
PM or p.m. afternoon
PMS premenstrual syndrome
po or PO by mouth
pos positive
postop postoperative( after surgery)
perop preoperative(before surgery)
prep preparation
prn as needed
PT physical therapy, prothrombin time
Pt or pt patient
qd everyday
qh everyhour
q(2,3,4,)h every(2,3,4,)hours
qid four times a day
qn everynight
QNS quantity not sufficient
qod every other day
QS Quantity sufficient
quad quadriplegic
R Respiration
RE rectal exam
reg regular
Rehab rehabilitation
RMA registered Medical Assistant
Rx prescription
S(with line over it) Without
SC or SQ subcutaneous
S/E side effects
sec second
sigmoid sigmoidoscopy
sl slight
sm small
SOB shortness of breath
sol solution
spec specimen
STAT immediately
surg surgery
T Temperature
tab(s) tablet(s)
Temp temperature
ther therapy
tid three times a day
TLC total lung capacity, tender loving care
TPR temp.,Pulse, and respiration
tr trace
TSE testicualr self-examination
Vag Vaginal, vagina
VE veginal examination
vit vitamin
VO verbal orders
VS vital signs
wk week
WNL within normal limits
WO written order
w/o without
wt weight
W/U work up
abd abdomen
AD right ear
AS left ear
AU in each eye, both eyes
EENT eye, ear,nose, and throat
Gl gastrointestinal
GU genitourinary
L or lt left
LA left arm
LL left leg
LLQ left lower quadrant
LRQ lower right quadrant
LUQ left upper quadrant
OD right eye
OS left eye
OU in each eye , both eyes
R rt right
RA right arm
RL right leg
RLQ right lower quadrant
RUQ right upper quadrant
C Celsius
cc Cubic Centimeter
cm centimeter
dL Deciliter
F Fahrenheit
g gram
kg kilogram
L liter
lb pound
m meter
mcg microgram
mg milligram
ml milliliter
mm millimeter
oz ounce
pt pint
qt quart
ss one half
T tablespoon
tsp teaspoon
Dx diagnosis
H/O history of
H&P history and physical
Hx history
MHx medical history
PE/ Px physical examination
Prog Prognosis
Sx sympotoms
Tx treatment
BPH Benign prostatic hyperplasia
CA cancer
CAD Coronary artery diseease
CHF Congestive heart failure.
COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CRC colorectal cancer
CVA cerebrovascular accident
DM Diabetes mellitus
DVT deep vein thrombosis
Fe Def Iron deficiency
GC gonorrhea
GDM gestational disbetes mellitus
HTN hypertention
IBS irritable bowel syndrome
MI Myocardial infration
MS Multiple sclerosis
OA osteroarthritis
OM otitis media
PID pelvis inflammatory disease.
RA rheumatoid arthritis
RF Rheumatic fever
STD sexually transmitted diease
TB Tuberculosis
URI upper respiratory infection
USI urinary stress infection
UTI urinary tract infection
CT, CAT computed axial tomography
CXR chest x-ray
ECG electrocardiagram
Echo echocardiogram
EEG electroencephalogram
FOBT fecal occult blood test
IVP intravenous pyelogram
LP lumbar puncture
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
NST pilmonary function testnonstress test
PFT pulmonary function test
TRUS transrectal ultrasound
US ultrasound
ABG arterial blood gas
BG blood glucose
Bx biopsy
CBC complete blood count
C&S `culture and sensitivity
diff differential
ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate
FBG fasting blood glucose
FBS fasting blood sugar
GCT glucose challenge test
GTT glucose tolerance test
Hct qhematcrit
Hgb hemoglobin
OGTT oral glucose tolerance test
PET positron emission tomography
PPBS postprandial blood sugar
PSA prostate- specific antigan
PT prothrombin time
RBC red blood cells
RBS random blood sugar
SG specific gravity
trig triglycerides
UA urinalysis
U/C urine culture
WBC white blood cell
Created by: shelbycrank