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Medical Terms 1-50

First set of abbreviations.

TermDefinition
AB Abortion
ABG Arterial Blood Gas
AC Before meals
ad lib as desired
AGA appropriate for gestational age
AMA against medical advice
approx approximately
AROM artificial rupture of membranes
ax axillary
AM Morning
amb ambulate
AP Anterior/Posterior
AP & Lat anteroposterior & lateral
ASA asprin
bid twice a day
bl. Cult blood culture
BOW bag of waters
bpm beats per minute
BM Bowel Movement
BP or B/P Blood Pressure
BPH Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
BR Bedrest
BRP Bathroom Privileges
BSC Bedside Commode
BTB Breakthrough Bleeding
BUN blood urea nitrogen
BW Birth weight
BX biopsy
-c with
CA cancer
Ca Calcium
CAD coronary artery disease
cap capsule
cath catheter
CBC complete blood count
CHF congestive heart failure
cm centimeter
CNS central nervous system
c/o complaints of
cont continue
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
cp cerebral palsy
CPD cephalo-pelvic disproportion
C culture and sensitivity
CVA cerebrovascular accident
CXR chest x-ray
DC discharge or discontinue
D dilatation & curettage
DJD degenerative joint disease
DOA dead on arrival
Created by: TaylorSPN