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Med Abbreviations

Common Medical Abbreviations

QuestionAnswer
ADR ADVERSE DRUG REACTION
AV ATRIAL-VENTRICULAR
AMI ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION
ANS AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM
BPH BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA
BSA BODY SURFACE AREA
CA CANCER
CAD CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
CF CARDIAC FAILURE
CHF CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE
CMV CYTOMEGALOVIRUS
CNS CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
COPD CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE
CVA CEREBROVASCULAR ACCIDENT (STROKE)
DM DIABETES MELITUS
DUR DRUG UTILIZATION REVIEW
Dx DIAGNOSIS
EC ENTERIC COATED
ENT EARS, NOSE, THROAT
FH FAMILY HISTORY
GERD GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE
HDL HIGH DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN
HR HEART RATE
IO, I/O FLUID INTAKE AND OUTPUT
IOP INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE
KVO KEEP VEINS OPEN
LBW LOW BIRTH WEIGHT
LDL LOW DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN
LOC LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS
MI MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION
NKA NO KNOWN ALLERGIES
NVD NAUSEA, VOMITING, DIARRHEA
PMH PAST MEDICAL HISTORY
PUD PEPTIC ULCER DISEASE
PVD PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASE
RA RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
RBC RED BLOOD CELL OR RED BLOOD COUNT
SBP SYSTOLIC BLOOD PRESSURE
T TEMPURATURE
T & C TYPE & CROSS-MATCH (BLOOD)
TEDS THROMBO-EMBOLIC DISEASE STOCKINGS
Tx TREATMENT
U UNITS
U/A URINALYSIS
UCHD USUAL CHILDHOOD DISEASES
URD UPPER RESPIRATORY DISEASES
VS VITAL SIGNS
WBC WHITE BLOOD COUNT OR WHITE BLOOD CELL
WT WEIGHT
ABG ARTERIAL BLOOD GASES
CABG CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFT
CMV CYTOMEGALOVIRUS
CV CARDIOVASCULAR
DI DIABETES INSIPIDUS
ID INFECTIOUS DISEASES
IH INFECTIOUS HEPATITIS
Created by: AudreyR