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Medical Abbreviation

Symbols / A-Z / Roman Numerals

D/C Discontinued, discharged
DRG Diagnostic related group
HIPAA Health Insurance portability and Accountability Act
gtts drops
h hour
HS at Bedtime
Ht height
ECG electrocardiogram
H2o Water
FBS fasting blood sugar
Hg mercury
EENT ear, eye, Nose and throat
Gyn gynecology
FFl Forced Fluids
Dx Diagnosis
EMT Emergency Medical Technician
OR Operating Room
Na Sodium
NPO Nothing by mouth
LMP Last Menstrual Period
LTC Long-Term Care
IM intramuscular
oz. ounce
OJ Orange Juice
mL Milliliters
N/S Normal Saline
IV intravenous
NaCl Sodium Chloride
mm millimeters
OPD Out patient department of clinic
Ob Obsterics
mg milligrams
OU Each/Both
prn Whenever necessary, as needed
RN Registered nurse
Rx Prescription, take, treatment
pt Patient, pint
R Respiration, rectal
qid 4 times a day
q Every
qod Every other day
qt Quart
pc After meals
Pre Before
q2h Every 2 hours
q6h Every 6 hours
ROM Range of motion
Increased or elevated
Decreased or lowered
♀ or F Female
♂ or M Male
° Degree
Δ Changed
Hx History
# Pound
' Feet or minute
" Inches or seconds
L or i or T One
ll or ii or TT Two
V Five
X Ten
L Fifty
C One hundred
M One thousand
D Five hundred
C (with line on top) With
ac Before meals
Cl Chloride or chlorine
AP Appical pulse
BP Blood pressure
CDC Centers of Disease Control and prevention
AED Automated external defibrillation
BMI Blood Mass Index
Bid Twice a day
cc Cubic centimeters
BP Blood pressure
AM Morning
BR Bed rest
BRP Bathroom privileges
CCU Critical Care unit
Bl wk Blood work
CBC Compleat 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
PT Physical therapy/ therapist
PO By mouth
Pre-op Before Operation
stat Immediately, at once
wt Weight
T Temperature
ss One half
s Without
Spec Specimen
vp Venipuncture, venous pressure
TPR Temperature, pulse, respiration
SSE Soap solution enema
tab Tablet
VS Vital signs
w/c Wheelchair
Sig Give the following directions or label
tid Three times a day
Tbsp Tablespoon
Subq,SQ Subcutaneous
WBC White blood cell
XR X-Ray
Sx Symptom, sign
SNF Skilled nursing facility
y/o Years old
YOB Year of birth
Created by: mary_2313