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DDS Doctor of Dental surgery
HPI History of present illness
RR respiratory rate
CMA certified medical assistant
Ab Antibody
DOB date of birth
BID/ bid twice a day
BM bowel movement
q every
Ca calcium
MD medical doctor
Hg mercury
H&P history and physical
SQ Subcutaneous
P pulse
QID/qid four times a day
ROM range of motion
Temp tempeture
mm milimeter
F/U follow-up
LPN licensed practitioner nurese
IM Imtramuscular
CC chief complaint
EHR electrical health record
Ant Anterior
EKG Electrocardiogram
BP blood pressure
V/S vital signs
NACL sodium chloride
PO by mouth
SHx surgical history
EMR Electrical medical record
Kg kilogram
Hx history
PT physical therapy
Pt patient
RN registered nurse
BMI body mass index
h.s. at bed time
LNMP last normal menstrual period
ENT ear, nose, and throat
Abn abnormal
WNL within normal limits
OD right eye
OS left eye
TID/tid three times a day
Ag antigen
OR operation room
Lbs pounds
ac before meals
pc after meals
qh every hour
qn every night
q2h every 2 hours
q4h every 4 hours
q6h every 6 hours
q12h every 12 hours
PRN/prn as needed
biw twice a week
SL sublingual
IVPB Intravenous piggy back
NGT or ng Nasogastric tube
NKA no known allergies
NKDA no known drug allergies
ADL activities of daily living
AMA against medical advice
amb anmbulate
AD right ear
AS left ear
AU both ears
bl blood
bl wk blood work
bpm beats per min.
CA cancer
CBC complete blood count
CHO carbohydrates
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease
CPR cardio pulmonary resusitaion
CVA cerebrovascular accident
CXR chest x-ray
d/c discontinue
DNR do not resuscitate
Dx diagnosis
FBS fasting blood sugar
FH family history
GI gastrointestiral
gyn gynecology
hr hour
HR heart rate
ht height
I&O intake and output
IS intercostal space
IT inhalation therapy
IV introvenous
liq liquid
STAT immediately
LOC level of conciousness
meds medication
min minute
MN midnight
NVD nausea, vomitting, diarrhea
neg negative
NPO nothing by mouth
O oxygen
oint ointment
OOB out of bed
os mouth
oz ounce
peds pediatrics
pm between noon and midnight
reg regular
Rx prescription
S&S signs and symptoms
tol tolerated
unk unknown
ur urine
vit vitamin
WA while awake
y/o years(s) old