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Carnegie Med Abbrev4

Nursing Arts Medical Abbreviations (MA Fall 2014)

PT physical therapy, prothrombin time
PT, Pt, pt patient
PRN, prn as needed
PERLA & D pupils equal; reactive to light; accommodation and distance
PERRLA pupils, equal, round, reactive to light and accomodation
PFT pulmonary function test
PTSD post traumatic stress disorder
qhs every night
QID, qid four times a day
RA rheumatoid arthritis
R rectal
R, resp respiration,respiratory
RO, R/O rule out
QNS quantity not sufficient
RT respiratory therapy
Rx prescription
SOB shortness of breath
spec specimen
STAT immediately
sub-Q, subQ subcutaneous
supp suppository
Sx symptoms
T tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
tab tablet
TIA transient ischemic attack
T, temp temperature
TB tuberculosis
Tid three times a day
Tx treatment
UA urinalysis
UGI upper gastrointestinal
ung ointment
URI upper respiratory infection
US ultrasound
UTI urinary tract infection
VA visual acuity
VD venereal disease
VS vital signs "vitals"
VF visual field
WNL within normal limits
WT weight
y/o year old
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