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Med Abbreviations

Basic Medical Abbreviations

Abd Abdomen/ Abdominal
Abx Antibiotics
A fib Atrial Fibrillation
AOM Acute Otitis Media
A/P Assessment and Plan
ASA Acetylsalicylic Acid (Aspirin)
BID Twice Daily
Bilat LE Bilateral Lower Extremities
BM Bowel Movement
BP Blood Pressure
c With
CA Cancer/ Carcinoma
CABG Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
CAD Coronary Artery Disease
CBC Complete Blood Count
CHF Congestive Heart Failure
CP Chest Pain
c/o Complains of
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CRF Chronic Renal Failure
C-section Caesarean Section
C-spine Cervical Spine
CT/ CAT Computerized Assisted Tomography
CTA Clear to Auscultation
CV Cardiovascular
CVA Cerebrovascular Accident
CXR Chest X-ray
DM Diabetes Mellitus
DOE Dyspnea on Exertion
DP/ PT (pulse) Dorsalis Pedis/ Posterior Tibialis
DVT Deep Vein Thrombosis
Dx Diagnosis
EKG/ ECG Electrocardiogram
EOMI Extraocular Movements Intact
FHx Family History
F/U Follow-up
Fx Fracture
GERD Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
GI Gastrointestinal
G/P/Ab Gravida/Para/Abortion
GU Genitourinary
HA Headache
HEENT Head, Ears, Eyes, Nose, Throat
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HLD Hyperlipidemia
HPI History of Present Illness
HTN Hypertension
Hx History
H&H Hemoglobin/ Hematocrit
I&D Incision and Drainage
IDDM Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
IUP Intrauterine Pregnancy
LLE Left Lower Extremity
LLQ Left Lower Quadrant
LNMP Last Normal Menstrual Period
LOC Loss of Consciousness
L-spine Lumbar Spine
LUE Left Upper Extremity
LUQ Left Upper Quadrant
MI Myocardial Infarction
N/A Not Applicable
NAD No Acute Disease
NIDDM Non-Inulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
NKDA No Known Drug Allergies
nl/nml Normal
NSAID Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug
NSR Normal Sinus Rhythm
N/V/D Nausea/ Vomiting/ Diarrhea
O2 Sat Oxygen Saturation
OB/GYN Obstetrics and Gynecology
OD Overdose
OM Otitis Media
OP Oropharynx
ORIF Open Reduction and Internal Fixation
PCP/ PMD Primary Care Physician/ Primary Medical Doctor
PE Pulmonary Embolism
PERRL Pupils are Equal, Round, and Reactive to Light
PO Per Os
prn As Needed
Pt Patient
PTA Prior to Arrival
PVD Peripheral Vascular Disease
q Every
QD Every Day
QHS At Every Bedtime
QID Four Times a Day
RLE Right Lower Extremity
RLQ Right Lower Quadrant
ROM Range of Motion
ROS Review of System
RRR Regular rate and Rhythm
RUE Right Upper Extremity
RUQ Right Upper Quadrant
Rx Prescription
r/o Rule Out
SOB Shortness of Breath
SOAP Subjective, Objective, Assessment, Plan
s/p Status Post
Sx Symptoms
T&A Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy
TIA Transient Ischemic Attack
TId Three Times a Day
TM Tympanic Membrane
Tx Treatment
T-spine Thoracic Spine
UA Urinalysis
URI Upper Respiratory Infection
US Ultrasound
UTD Up to Date
UTI Urinary Tract Infection
WNL Within Normal Limits
y/o Years Old
BIRADS Breast Imaging Recording and Data Systems
MVC Motor Vehicle Collision
DPP Dorsalis Pedal Pulse
PCN Penicillin
Created by: Jsojan316