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Nursing Short Hands

Nursing Acronyms

Medical AbreviationDefinition
@ At
abd Abdomen, Abdominal
ABG Arterial Blood Gas
ac Before Meals
ad lib As desired
ADL Activities of Daily living
adm Admission
am or AM Morning, before nooon
- a Before
ant Anterior
ASA aprin
ASAP As soon as possible
bacti Bacteriology
bid Twice a day
bil Bilateral
BM Bowel Movement
Ax Armpit, Axilla, axillary
BMR Basal Metabolic Rate
BP Blood pressure
BRP Bathroom Privlages
BR Bed Rest
BS Blood Sugar
BUN Blood Urethra nitrogen
Bx Biopsy
Ca Calcium
COPO Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- C with
CA Calcium
CBC complete blood count
CBR Complete bed rest
CCU Coronary care unit, critical care unit
CDC Center For Disease Control and Prevention
CHD Coronary Heart Disease
CHF Congestive Heart Faliure
CHO Carbohydrate
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resusitation
Created by: Sylph Of Heart