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Abbreviations

terminology

TermDefinition
ADD attention deficit disorder
ADR adverse drug reaction
AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
AV Atrial-ventricular
AMI acute myocardial infarction
ANS autonomic nervous system
ASAP as soon as possible
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
BPH benign prostatic hyperplasia
BS blood sugar
BSA body surface area
CA cancer
CAD coronary artery disease
CF cardiac failure
CHF congestive heart failure
CMV cytomegolovirus
CNS central nervous system
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CVA cardiovascular accident, stroke
DAW dispense as written
D/C discontinue
DM diabetes melitus
DOB date of birth
DUR drug utilization review
Dx diagnosis
EC enteric coated
ECG, EKG electrocardiogram
ENT ears, nose, throat
ER emergency room
FH family history
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease
GI gastrointestinal
Gtt drop
HA headache
HBP high blood pressure
HDL high density lipoprotein
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
HR heart rate
IO, I/O fluid intake and output
IOP intraocular pressure
IV intravenous
KVO keep veins open
LBW low birthweight
LDL low density lipoprotein
LOC loss of consciousness
MI myocardial infarction
MICU medical intensive care unit
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
NKA no known allergies
NPO nothing by mouth
NS normal saline
NVD nausea,vomiting,diarrhea
OR operating room
PMH past medical history
PUD peptic ulcer disease
PVD peripheral vascular disease
RA rheumatoid arthritis
RBC red blood count
SBP systolic blood pressure
SOB shortness of breath
STD sexually transmitted diseases
T temperature
T&C type and cross-match(blood)
TB tuberculosis
TEDS thrombo-embolic disease stockings
TPN total parenteral nutrition
Tx treatment
U units
U/A urinalysis
UCHD usual childhood diseases
URD upper respiratory diseases
UTI urinary tract infection
VD venereal disease
VS vital signs
WBC white blood count
WT weight
Created by: MAA522