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Med Abbreviations

Medical Terminology Abbreviations

AbbreviationFull Term
R/O rule out
BUN blood urea nitrogen
RA rheumatoid arthritis
DX diagnosis
ICU intensive care unit
LMP last menstrual period
WN well nourished
D&C dilatation and curettage
ENT ear, nose, and throat
VO verbal order
IM intramuscular
qd daily/everyday
FUO fever of unknown origin
TX treatment/therapy
AMS altered mental status
FX fracture
AMA against medical advice
CHF congestive heart failure
qid 4x a day
IV intravascular/intravenous
TURP transurethral resection of the prostate
HRT hormone replacement therapy
C/O complains of
CA cancer
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease
ALL acute lymphatic leukemia
NKDA no known drug allergies
MVA/MVC motor vehicle accident/collision
DNR do not resuscitate
ESRD end-stage renal disease
SOB shortness of breath
I&O intake and output
SQ subcutaneous
PE pulmonary embolus/embolism
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
SX symptoms/surgery
WNL within normal limits
DVT deep vein thrombosis
AAA abdominal aortic aneurism
RLL right lower lobe
qod every other day
yo years old
FU follow up
PR per/by rectum
LLL left lower lobe
PTSD post traumatic stress disorder
q every/each
UAC uric acid/umbilical artery catheter
NVD nausea, vommiting, diarrhea
DJD degenerative joint disease
PRN as needed
ED emergency department/erectile dysfunction
TIA transient ischemic attack
GP general practitioner
q4h every 4 hours
DNI do not intubate
CAD coronary artery disease
NPO nothing per oral/by mouth (nil per os)
NSAID non-steroid anti inflammatory drug
DC discontinue/discharge
GSW gun shot wound
S/P status post
Pt patient
OTC over the counter
UA urinalysis
HTN hypertension
WBC white blood cell/count
DOA dead on arrival/drugs of abuse
TPN total parenteral nutrition
qh each/every hour
DM diabetes mellitus
HBP high blood pressure
PO by mouth
CVA cerebrovascular accident
STD sexually transmitted disease
Created by: whittenj5507