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Medical Abbreviation

A & P Anatomy and physiology
ad lib freely, at will
ac before meals
adm admission
AED automated extermal defibrillator
amb ambulate
ASAP as soon as possible
ax axillary
bid twice a day
BM bowel movement
BMI body mass index
BMR basal metabolic rate
BRP bathroom privileges
/c with
CBC complete blood count
CC cheif complaint
CHO carbohydrate
cl liq clear liquids
c/o complains of
CPR cardio pulmonary resuscitation
CT computerized tomography
D/C discontinue
DNR do not resuscitate
Dx diagnosis
EEG electroencephalogram
EKG, ECG electrocardiogram
FBAO foreign body airway obstruction
FBS fasting blood sugar
FF forced fluids
GB gallbladdar
Hgb hemoglobin
Hct hematocrit
HOB head of bed
hs hours of sleep, bedtime
ht height
hx history
IM intramuscular
IV intravenous
LOC level of consciousness
LPN, LVN Licensed practical nurse, licensed vocational nurse
LTC long term care
(L) Left
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
N/A not applicable
neg negative
NG nasogastric
noct night
NKA no known allergies
NPO nothing by mouth
O2 oxygen
OOB out of bed
OR operating room
BP blood pressure
OTC over the counter
/p after
pc after meals
po by mouth
PPE personal protective equipment
prn as necessary
pt patient
q2h every 2 hours
qhs every night at bedtime
qs quantity sufficient
qid four times a day
R respirations
(R) right
RBC red blood cell
RN registered nurse
R/O rule out
ROM range of motion
Rx prescribe, take, treatment
/s without
/ss half
STAT immediately
STD sexually transmitted disease
T temperature
tab tablet
tid three times a day
TPR temperature, pulse, respiration
UA urinanalysis
VS vital signs
WBC white blood cell
w/c wheelchair
wt weight
WNL within normal limits