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medical terms

medical terminology abbreviations

a Without
Abd Abdomen
A.c Before meals
Ad lib As often as desired
ASHD Arteriosclerotic heart disease
Bid Twice a day
BM Bowel Movement
BRP Bathroom privileges
B.P. Blood pressure
BSC Bedside commode
c With
Ca Calcium
CVA Cerebrovascular accident
CBC Complete blood count
Chem 7 Lytes, bun, cr, glucose
CHF Congestive heart failure
dc Discontinue
DC Discharge
Dx Diagnosis
ECG/EKG Electrocardiogram
ENT Ear, nose, throat
FBS Fasting blood sugar
F/U Follow up
Fx Fracture
GBS Gallbladder series
G Gravida
Gtt(s) Drops
H2O Water
H/A Headache
hr Hour
HCT Hematocrit
Hgb Hemoglobin
HS At bedtime/before hours of sleep
Ht Height
Hx History
IM Intramuscular
I&O Intake and output
IV Intravenous
K+ Potassium
Lit Liter
Lab Laboratory
Lat Lateral
LB Pound
LMP Last menstrual period
Mcg Micrograms
Meds Medications
Meq.(meq/l) Milliequivalents per liter
Mg++ Magnesium
Mg Milligram
M1 Milliliter
MI Myocardial infarction
Na Sodium
N Normal
N/S Normal saline
N/V Nausea and vomiting
NPO Nothing by mouth
NKFA No known food allergies
NKA No known allergies
NKDA No known drug allergies
O2 Sat Oxygen Saturation
O2 Oxygen
P Pulse
PC After meal
PO Oral (by mouth)
Post op (p.o.) Post operative
PRN When necessary
PROG Prognosis
p.t. Patient
Q Every, each, quantity
R Rectal
RBC Red blood cell (count)
Reg Regular
RR Respiratory rate
Rt. Right
Rx Prescription
s Without
S.O.B Shortness of breath
STAT Immediately
SQ Subcutaneously
T Temperature
T.O Telephone order
Tab Tablet
Tbsp Tablespoon
tid Three times daily
TPR Temperature, pulse, respiratory
tsp Teaspoon
Tx Treatment
U Unit
UA Urinalysis
UNK Unknown
UTI Urinary tract infection
V.O Verbal order
VS Vital signs
WBC White blood cell/count
W/C Wheelchair
Wt. Weight
Created by: cubovich