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Medical terminology

Symbols and Abbreviations

ac before a meal
CI Chlorine
AP apical pulse
c (with line on top) with
BP blood pressure
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
AED automated external defibrillator
BMI Body Mass Index
bid twice a day
cc cubic centimeter
BRP bathroom privileges
CCU critical care unit
Bl blood
CBC complete blood count
BUN blood urea nitrogen
CAP capsule
ADL activity of daily living
ACLS advanced cardiac life support
CVA cerebrovascular accident
CT computed tomography
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
*< less than
*> greater than
# pound
' foot or minute
'' inch or second
I or T 1
TT or II 2
V five
X ten
L Fifty
C one hundred
D five hundred
(°) degree
hx history
Rx prescription
DRG diagnostic related group
hipaa Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
gtts drops
h hours
HS hours of sleep
iV intravenous
ECG electrocardiogram
H20 water
FBS fasting blood sugar
Hg mercury
EENT eye, ear, nose, and throat
Gyn gynecology or gynecologist
Dx Diagnosis
EMT Emergency Medical technician
cL liq clear liquids
CRT certified respiratory therapist
ABG arterial blood gas
AM Morning
D/C discontinue and discarge
Ht height
FF1 force fluids
OR operating room
Na Sodiumn
LMP last menstrual period
NPO nothing by mouth
LTC llong-term case
I and O intake and output
ICD international classification of diseases
IM Intramuscular
OZ fluid ounces
OJ orange juice
mL mililiters
N/S normal saline
IV intravenous
NaCl sodium chloride
mm milimeters
pre-op Preoperative
Ob obstretics
mg miligrams
KCL Potassium chloride
O2 prn oxygen when necessary
IPPB intermittent positive-pressure breathing.
prn as necessary
stat immediately
RN Registered Nurse
wt weight
T thoracic vertebrae
spec specimen
ss (line above) one half
s (line above) without
pt patient
R respiration
vp variegate porphyria
TPR temperature, pulse, respiration
qid four times a day
q every
SSE skin self-examination.
pc after meals
tid three times a day
Sig write on label
OPD outpatient department
ou each eye
qod every other day
Created by: locoserio12