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MrsC Med Term Abbrev

AA Alcoholics Anonymous
a.c. before meals
AD, a.d. right ear
ad lib freely, as often as desired
am, AM morning
AS, a.s. left ear
AU, a.u. each ear
BE barium enema
BID, b.i.d., bid twice a day
BP blood pressure
BR bedrest
BRP bathroom privileges
BM bowel movement
Bx biopsy
C (with line above) with
CA, Ca carcinoma (cancer)
cap. capsule
disc, DC, d.c. discontinue
DNR do not resuscitate
Dx, dx diagnosis
ED emergency department
ER emergency room
Fx, fx fracture
g, gm gram
gt, gtt drop, drops
h hour
h.s. hour of sleep (bedtime)
Ht., ht height
inj. injection
I and O, I/O intake and output
IV intravenous
K+, K potassium
mg milligram
N&V nausea and vomiting
Na, Na+ sodium
NC nasal cannula
NPO nothing by mouth
NPO p MN nothing by mouth past midnight
oint., ung ointment
OOB out of bed
OTC over the counter
oz. ounce
P pulse
p.c. after meals
pH power of hydrogen concentration
PM, p.m. afternoon
PO, po, p.o. by mouth
PRN as needed
q.am. every morning
q.h. every hour
q.i.d. four times a day
QNS quantity not sufficient
q.s. quantity sufficient
r, R rectal
Rx prescription
S (with line above) without
SOB shortness of breath
ss one-half
stat immediately
syr. syrup
susp. suspension
supp. suppository
T temperature
tab. tablet
tbsp. tablespoon
TID, t.i.d. three times a day
TPR temperature, pulse, and respirations
tsp. teaspoon
Tx treatment
VS vital signs
W/C, w/c wheelchair
Ca calcium
Ortho orthopedics
TMJ temporomandibular joint
RA rheumatoid arthritis
ROM range of motion
CT computed tomography
EMG electromyography
IM intramuscular
ACL anterior cruciate ligament
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
CNS central nervous system
EEG electroencephalogram
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CVD cerebrovascular disease
CVA cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
MS multiple sclerosis
TIA transient ischemic attack
OD oculus dexter (right eye)
OS oculus sinister (left eye)
PERRLA pupils equal, round, reactive to light and accommodation
EENT eyes, ears, nose, and throat
ENT ears, nose, and throat
OM otitis media
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CCU coronary care unit
ECG, EKG electrocardiogram
MI myocardial infarction (heart attack)
ECHO echocardiogram
ASHD arteriosclerotic heart disease
CHD coronary heart disease
CHF congestive heart failure
AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
HD Hodgkin's disease
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
CMV cytomegalovirus
HSV herpes simplex virus
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CXR chest X-ray
ICU intensive care unit
TB tuberculosis
URI upper respiratory infection
ABG arterial blood gas
GI gastrointestinal
EGD esophagogastroduodenoscopy
NG nasogastric
TPN total parenteral nutrition
TURP transurethral resection of prostate
BPH benign prostatic hypertrophy
UTI urinary tract infection
UA urinalysis
BUN Blood urea nitrogen
ADH antidiuretic hormone
IVP intravenous pyelogram
PSA prostate-specific antigen
PKU phenylketonuria
BMR basal metabolic rate
DM diabetes mellitus
FBS fasting blood sugar
IDDM insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (type 1 diabetes)
TSH thyroid-stimulating hormone
ACTH adrenocorticotropic hormone
GTT glucose tolerance test
AB abortion
AFP alpha-fetoprotein
BSE breast self-exam
D & C dilation and curettage
GU genitourinary
GYN gynecology
STD sexually-transmitted disease
C-section, CS cesarean section
EDC expected date of confinement (birth)
LMP last menstrual period
Created by: cudawn