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Medical Abbreviations - AMSPAR 04/05

ECG Electro Cardiogram
DVT Deep Vein Thrombosis
CVP Central Venous Pressure
CAD Coronary Artery Disease
BP Blood Pressure
ICU Intesive Care Unit
CCU Coronary Care Unit
HS Heart Sounds
ITU Intesive Therapy Unit
IV Intravenous
CABG Coronary Artery Bypass Graph
CHF Congestive Heart Failure
AS Aotic Stenosis
ASD Atrial Septum Defect
AIDS Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome
WBC White Blood Count
RBC Red Blood Count
ALL Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia
BUN Blood Urea Nitrogen
FBC Full Blood Count
MB Bachelor Of Medicine
PhD Doctor Of Philosophy
MSU Mid Stream Urine
MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
HRT Hormone Replacement Therapy
IVU Intravenous Urogram
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
PSA Prostatic-specific Antigen (test for cancer of prostate)
ESR Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
stat At Once
bd Twice Daily
mg Milligrams
ac before meals
on Every Night
qds Four Times Daily
aa Equal Amounts
ac Before Food
alt die Alternate Days
alt noct Alternate Nights
mane In the morning
nocte At Night
NP Proper Name
om Every Morning
on Every Night
pa To The Affected Parts
pc After Food
prn Whenever Necessary
qid Four times Daily
sos Whenever Necessary
rep Let it be repeated
tid Three Times Daily
caps Capsules
COAD Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease
COLD Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
FB Foreign Body
LRTI Lower Respiratory Tract Infection
PE Pulmonary Embolism
PND Post Natal Drip
RD Respiratory Disease
RDS Respiratory Distress Syndrome
SMR Sub Mucous resection
SOB Short Of Breath
Ts & As Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy
TB Tubulerculosis
URI Upper Respiratory Infection
URTI Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
VC Vital Capacity
D&C Dilation & Curettage (scraping of the womb)
BO Bowels Open
D&V Diarrhoea & Vomiting
DU Duodenal Ulcer
BM Bowel Movement
GI Gastrointestinal
IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome
LIF Left Illiac Fossae
IUC Idiopathic Ulcerative Colitis
N&V Nausea & Vomiting
NG New growth
EMU Early Morning Urine
DNA Did Not Attend
TCI To Come In
CVA Cerebro Vascular Accident
Hb Haemoglobin
Ung Ointment
FRCP Fellow Of Royal College Of Physicians
BBA Born Before Arrival
MSSU Mid Stream Urine Specimen
ENT Ear, Nose, Throat
DNR Do Not Resuscitate
HI Hypodermic Injection
MRCP Member Of The Royal College Of Physicians
AMSPAR Association Of Medical Secretaries, Practice Managers, Administrators & Receptionists
BMA British Medical Association
FRCOG Fellow Of The Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
PID Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
RIH Right Inguinal Hernia
Na Sodium
TCI To Come In
CDH Congenital Dislocation Of The Hip
NSAIDs Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs
UTI Urinary Tract Infection
FRCGP Fellow Of The Royal College Of General Practitioners
PR Per Rectum
PSa Prostatic Specific Antigen
TIA Transient Ischaemic Attach (Stroke)
DNA Did Not Attend
SIDS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
K Potassium
MRSA Multiple Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
INR International Normalised Ratio
TURP Transurethral Rescetion Of Prostate Gland
od Everyday
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