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Med Term - Abbrev.


ā before
ac before meals
ACLS advanced cardiac life support
ADL activities of daily living
aq water
ASA aspirin
b.i.d. twice per day
BLS basic life support
BP blood pressure
Ca++ calcium
cc chief complaint
Cl- chloride
c/o complains of
CO2 carbon dioxide
Dx diagnosis
Fe+ iron
Fx fracture
HR heart rate
h.s. hour of sleep
Hx history
K+ potassium
Na+ sodium
NKA no known allergies
NPO nothing by mouth
NS normal saline
O2 oxygen
pc after meals
prn as needed
q2h every 2 hours
q.i.d. four times per day
Rx prescription
sig directions on label
Sx/Sy signs and symptoms
t.i.d. three times per day
Tx treatment
wnl within normal limits
Created by: Fragasso