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VERY Common Abbr.

Commonly Encountered Abbreviations Q-X's

R respiration
RD respiratory disease
REM rapid eye movement
RN registered nurse
RNA ribonucleic acid
ROM range of motion
Rx prescription
SICU surgical intensive care unit
SLE systemic lupus erythematosus
SOB short(ness) of breath
SOS if necessary
Sp. gr. specific gravity
Staph staphylococcus
stat immediately
STD sexually transmitted disease
strep streptococcus
subcu., SC subcutaneous
T temperature
T&A tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
TB tuberculosis
THR total hip replacement
TIA transient ischemic attack
TPN total parenteral nutrition
TPR temperature, pulse, and respiration
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
VA visual acuity
VD venereal disease
wt weight
X multiplied by
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