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Medical Abbreviation

Medical Abbreviations

QuestionAnswer
abd ABDOMEN
ac BEFORE MEALS
ACS ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME
AD RIGHT EAR OR ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
ADL ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING
AED AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR
AKA ABOVE THE KNEE AMPUTATION
ALOC ALTERED LEVEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS
AMA AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OR AGAINST MEDICAL ADVICE
AMI ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION
AMS ALTERED MENTAL STATUS
ARDS ADULT RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME
AROM ACTIVE RANGE OF MOTION
AS LEFT EAR OR AORTIC STENOSIS
AVR AORTIC VALVE REPLACEMENT
AV ATRIOVENTRICULAR (NODE IN THE HEART)
BID TWICE DAILY
BKA BELOW THE KNEE AMPUTATION
BM BOWEL MOVEMENT
BMP BASAL METABOLIC PROFILE
BP BLOOD PRESSURE
bpm BEATS PER MINUTE
BUN BLOOD UREA NITROGEN
c WITH
c/o COMPLAINTS OF
CA CANCER
CAD CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
CAT/CT COMPUTERIZED AXIAL TOMOGRAPHY (SCAN)
Cath CATHETER
CABG CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFT
CBC COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT
cc CHIEF COMPLAINT
CHD CORONARY HEART DISEASE
CHF CHRONIC HEART FAILURE
CKD CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE
CNS CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
COPD CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE
CPR CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION
cr, sCr CREATININE, SERUM CREATININNE
CSF CEREBROSPINAL FLUID
CXR CHEST XRAY
CVA CEREBRAL VASCULAR ACCIDENT
DC DISCHARGE OR DISCONTINUE
DJD DEGENERATIVE JOINT DISEASE
DM DIABETES MELLITUS
DOA DATE OF ADMISSION, DEAD ON ARRIVAL
DOB DATE OF BIRTH
DT DELIRIUM TREMENS
ECG, EKG ELECTROCARDIOGRAM
EEG ELETROENCEPHALOGRAM
ENT EAR, NOSE, AND THROAT
ETOH ETHANOL (ALCOHOL)
FBS FASTING BLOOD SUGAR
FUO FEVER OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN
G tube GASTRIC TUBE (A TUBE IN THE STOMACH)
GB GALL BLADDER
GERD GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE
GSW GUN SHOT WOUND
GU GENITOURINARY
gtts DROPS
HA HEADACHE
hct HEMATOCRIT
HEENT HEAD, EAR, EYES, NOSE, THROAT
hgb HEMOGLOBIN
h/o HISTORY OF
HPI HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESS
hs BEDDTIME
HTN HYPERTENSION
I AND O INTAKE AND OUTPUT
ICU INTENSIVE CARE UNIT
ICP INTRACRANIAL PRESSURE
ID INFECTIOUS DISEASE
IM INTRAMUSCULAR
IO INTRAOSSEOUS
IV INTRAVENOUS
LFT LIVER FUNCTION TESTS
LLQ LEFT LOWER QUADRANT
LOC LEVEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS
LP LUMBAR PUNCTURE
LUQ LEFT UPPER QUADRANT
LV LEFT VENTRICLE
MI MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION (HEART ATTACK)
MRI MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING
MS MITRAL STENOSIS OR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS OR MUSCULOSKELETAL
MVR MITRAL VALVE REPLACEMENT
NAD NO APPARENT DISTRESS
NC NASAL CANNULA
NG, NGT NASOGASTRIC TUBE
NKA/NKDA NO KNOWN ALLERGIES/NO KNOWN DRUG ALLERGIES
NPO NOTHING BY MOUTH
NSAID NONSTEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUG
N/V NAUSEA/VOMITING
OA OSTEOARTHRITIS
OD RIGHT EYE OR OVERDOSE
OOB OUT OF BED
OS LEFT EYE
OU BOTH EYES
O2 OXYGEN
P AFTER
PAD PERIPHERAL ARTERY DISEASE
path PATHOLOGY
pc AFTER MEALS
PCP PATIENT CARE PLAN
PE PHYSICAL EXAM OR PULMONARY EMBOLISM
PERRLA PUPILS EQUAL, ROUND REACTIVE TO LIGHT AND ACCOMMODATION
PND PAROXYSMAL NOCTURNAL DYSPNEA
PO BY MOUTH
ppd PACKS PER DAY (CIGARETTE SMOKING)
prn AS NEEDED OR REQUIRED
PTA PRIOR TO ARRIVAL/PRIOR TO ADMISSION
PVC PREMATURE VENTRICULAR CONTRACTION
q EVERY
QDAY, qday EVERY DAY
QHS, qhs EVERY EVENING
QID, qid FOUR TIMES A DAY
RA RIGHT ATRIUM
RBC RED BLOOD CELL
RLQ RIGHT LOWER QUADRANT
R/O, r/o RULE OUT
ROM RANGE OF MOTION
ROS REVIEW OF SYSTEMS
RR RESPIRATORY RATE
RUQ RIGHT UPPER QUADRANT
RV RIGHT VENTRICLE
s WITHOUT
SA SINOATRIAL NODE
SL SUBLINGUAL
SOAP SUBJECTIVE, OBJECTIVE, ASSESSMENT, PLAN
SOB SHORTNESS OF BREATH
S/P, s/p STATUS POST
Sx SYMPTOM
T TEMPERATURE
TB TUBERCULOSIS
THR TOTAL HIP REPLACEMENT
TIA TRANSIENT ISCHEMIC ATTACK
tid THREE TIMES A DAY
TKR TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT
TO TELEPHONE ORDER
TPR TEMPERATURE, PULSE, RESPIRATION
Tx TREATMENT
U/A URINALYSIS
URI UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTION
UTI URINARY TRACT INFECTION
VD VENEREAL DISEASE
VO VERBAL ORDER
VS VITAL SIGNS
WBC WHITE BLOOD CELL
WNL WITHIN NORMAL LIMITS
w/o WITHOUT
Wt WEIGHT
yo, y/o YEARS OLD
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