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MT Abbreviations

Medical Term Abbreviations

q1(degree sign) every hour
q2(degree sign) every two hours
am morning
pm evening
ghs every hour of sleep
gh every hour
Dr. doctor
MD Medical Doctor(Medicine)
PhD has a doctorate
pt patient
PT physical therapy
as tol as tolerated
stat immediately;at once
ASAP as soon as possible
hr hour
h hour
hs hour of sleep
bid twice a day (every 12 hrs.)
qid four times a day (every 6 hrs.)
tid Three times a day(every eight hrs.)
qd everyday
q every
Qod every other day
prn as needed;as necessary
NPO nothing by mouth
PO by mouth
IM intramuscular(shot in the muscle)
SQ sub-cutaneous
Sub-Q sub-cutaneous
SC sub-cutaneous
ATB antibiotics
ad lib as desired
CBC Complete Blood Count
AQ water;H2O
Bun blood urine nitrogen
CNS central nervous system
GI gastro intestinal
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
ENT ears,nose & Throat
EENT eyes,Ears,Nose & Throat
EMG Electromyography(electricity muscle recording)
O.S. ocular sinister (Left Eye)
O.D. ocular dexter (right eye)
O.U. ocular unitas(both eyes)
h hour
gtts drops
inj injection
l liter
MEQ miliequivalent
Mg miligrams
ML mililiter
S or S (with a underscore over the top of it) without
stat immediately
WBC white blood count
c(with an under score over the top) with
bp blood pressure
LV left ventricle
LLQ lower left quadrant
LUQ lower upper quadrant
rlq right lower quadrant
RUQ right upper quadrant
LTC long term care
HSV herpes simplex virus
HIV Humanimmunodeficiency Virus
HDL High Density Lipids
HBV Hepatitis "B" Virus
DVT Deep Vein Thrombosis
DNR Do Not Resuscitate
DJD degenerative Joint Disease
D/C Discharge
D & C Dilation & Curettage
CVA cardio vascular accident
CPR Cardio Pulmonary Rescitation
COPD Chornic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
MVI Multi Vitamin Infusion
PUD Peptic Ulcer Disease
PE Physical Examination
NSAID Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs
NG Nasogastric
Na sodium
MVP Mitral Valve Prolapse
Bx biopsy
subq Sub-cutaneous
subcut sub-cutaneous
UV ultra voilet
HCG Human Chorionic Gonadotropia
Hct hematocrit
RLQ right lower quadrant
RUQ right upper quadrant
derm dermatology
VO verbal order
Hgb hemoglobin
RBCs reb blood cells
ROM range of motion
FROM full range of motion
LROM limited range of motion
RICE Rest;Ice:Compression;elevation
SLR Straight Leg Raising
ALS amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (death of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord results in muscular degeneration. Typically fatal within 3 to 5 years.)Also known as Lou Gehrig's disease
BBB blood-brain barrier
CNS central nervous system
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CTS carpal tunnel syndrome (pressure on a nerve in the lower forearm near the wrist results in pain and disuse of the hand)
CT computed tomography
EEG electroencephalography
HNP herniated nucleus pulposus
LP lumbar puncture
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
MS multiple sclerosis
PET positron emission tomography(a type of radiographic procedure)
PNS peripheral nervous system
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