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Medical abbreviations

D/C Discontinue or discharge
DRG Diagnostic related group
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
h Hour
HS Bedtime
Ht Height
ECG Electrocardiogram
H2O Water
FBS Fasting blood sugar
Hg Mercury
EENT Eye, ear, nose and throat
< Less than
> Greater than
Gyn Gynecology
FFl Force fluids
ggts Drops
EMT Emergency Medical Technician
Dx Diagnosis
# Pound
Hx History
' Foot or minute
" Inch or second
I or i or T(with a dot on top) One
II or ii or TT ( with two dots on top) Two
Decreased or lowered
Increased or elevated
° Degree
Δ Change
V Five
X Ten
L Fifty
C One hundred
D Five hundred
M One thousand
ac before meals
Cl chlorine or chloride
AP apical pulse
c (with a line on top) with
BP blood pressure
CDC Centers of Disease control and prevention
CRT Certified respiratory therapist
ABG Arterial blood gas
AED Automated external defibrillation
BMI Body mass index
bid twice a day
cc cubic centimeter
BRP bathroom privileges
BR bedrest
CCU Coronary care unit or Critical care unit
BlWk blood work
AM in the morning
CBC complete blood count
BUN blood urea nitrogen
cap capsule
ADL activities of daily living
cl liq clear liquid
COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CVA Cerebral vascular accident
CT Computerized tomography
ACLS advanced cardiac life support
OR operating room
prn whenever necessary, as needed
NPO nothing by mouth
Na sodium
LMP Last menstrual period
LTC long-term care
IM intramuscular
oz ounce
Oj orange juice
mL milliliter
N/S normal saline
IV intravascular
mm millimeter
op operation
OPD outpatient department or clinic
Ob obsterics
mg milligram
OU each eye
O2 oxygen
IPPB intermittent positive pressure breathing
KCL potassium chloride
prn whenever necessary, as needed
RN registered nurse
Rx prescription, treatment, take
pt patient
R respiration, rectal
qid 4 times a day
q every
qod every other day
qt quart
pre-op before an operation
q2h every 2 hours
PT physical therapy
ROMS range of motions
q6h every 6 hours
q12h every 12 hours
po by mouth
pc after meals
stat immediately, at once
wt weight
T temperature
spec specimen
ss(line on top) one half
s (line on top) without
vp venipuncture, venous pressure
TPR temperature, pulse, respiration
tsp teaspoon
SSE Soap solution enema
tab tablet
VS Vital signs
w/c wheel chair
sig give the following directions
Tbsp tablespoon
subq,SQ subcutaneous
WBC white blood cells
XR X-ray
Sx symptoms
SNF Skilled nursing facility
Y/O year(s) old
YOB year of birth
Created by: anisley21