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Medical Terminology

Abbreviations

TermDefinition
stat immediately
VS vital signs
Rx prescription
PRN as necessary
Hs/hs bedtime
NPO nothing by mouth
po by mouth
bid twice a day
q2h every 2 hours
amb ambulate, walk
mg milligram
mL milliliter
L Liter
cc cubic centimeter
tsp teaspoon
qs sufficient quantity
EKG electrocardiogram
DC discharge, discontinue
EEG electroencephalogram
DNR do not resuscitate
IM intramuscular
amb ambulate/walk
IV intravanously
AM morning
po by mouth/orally
bid twice daily
OD right eye
BM bowel movement
OS left eye
B/P blood pressure
OU both eyes
BRP bathroom privileges
oz ounce
Ć with
cath catheter
q every
cc cubic centimeter
q2h every 2 hours
D/C discharge or discontinue
ad lib as desired
drsg dressing
HS bedtime
tid three times daily
ht height
ś without
SOB short of breath
HOB head of bed
I intake and output
after
NPO nothing by mouth
NWB non weight bearing
N/V nausea/vomiting
OOB out of bed
w/c wheelchair
pc after meals
prn as necessary
ADL activities of daily living
qd every day
qh every hour
qid every 4 hours
qod every other day
á before
ggt drop
R rectally
ROM range of motion
Pt patient
abd abdominal
fsbg finger stick blood glusoce
Created by: Closson.Cody