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ac, a.c. before meals
ad lib as desired
ADL activities of daily living
aq water
A&W alive and well
BP, B/P blood pressure
bw, BW birth weight
Bx, bx biopsy
cap capsule
CC chief complaint
Cath catheter
cc cubic centimeter
chemo chemotherapy
chr chronic
cm centimeter
c/o complains of
C&S culture & sensitivity
CX, CXR chest x-ray
Cx cervix
DOA dead on arrival
DOB date of birth
Dx diagnosis
FBS fasting blood sugar
FH family history
F/U follow up
Fx fracture
h, hr hour
hgb hemoglobin
hct hematocrit
h/o history of
ht height
Hx history
IM intramuscular
kg kilogram
LMP last menstrual period
mcg microgram
mm millimeter
NKDA no known drug allergies
pc, p.c. after meals
Px prognosis
pt. patient
q.n.s. quantity not sufficent
R/O rule out
Rx prescription
SOB shortness of breath
Sx signs and symptoms
T time, temperature
U/O urinary output
V/S vital signs
wt weight
Created by: ruthalcala