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Medical Abbreviations

ac before meals
Cl chloride or chlorine
AP Apical Pulse
_ c or w/ with
BP Blood Bressure
CDC Centers for Disease Control Prevention
^ l (arrow pointing up) Increase, elevate
AED Automated External Defribrillation
BMI Body Mass Index
bid twice daily
cc cubic centimeter
AM in the morning
BRP Bathroom Privileges
CCU Coronary Care Unit
Bl Wk Blood Work
CBC Complete Blood Count
BUN Blood Urea Nitrogen
cap capsule
ADL Activities of Daily Living
cl liq clear liquids
_._._ l l , II, ii two
Cap Community-Acquired Pneumonia
CVA Cerebrovascular Accident (stroke)
CT Computed Tomography
ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support
c/o complains of
CRT Certified Respiratory Therapist
ABG Arterial Blood Gas
BR Bed Rest
d/c, disc discontinue, discharge
DRG diagnostic related test
HIPPA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
gtts drops
h hours
HS bedtime
Ht height
ECG, EKG electrocardiogram
H O 2 Water
FBS fasting blood sugar
Hg mercury
EENT ear, eye, nose, throat
Gyn gynecology
FFL, FF force fluid
Dx diagnosis
EMT emergency medical technician
> greater than
< less than
# pound or number
' foot or minute
" inch or second
° degree
l v (arrow pointing down) lower or down
I or i or _._ l one
V five
X ten
L fifty
C one hundred
D five hundred
M one thousand
Δ change
OR operating room
NPO nothing by mouth
Na Sodium
LMP last menstrual period
I & O intake and output
ICD international classification of diseases
LTC long-term care
IM intramuscular
oz ounce
OJ orange juice
mL milliliters
N/S normal saline
IV intravenous
NaCl sodium chloride
mm millimeters
op operation
OPD outpatient department
Ob obstetrics
mg milligrams
OU each eye or both eyes
O 2 oxygen
IPPB intermittent positive pressure breathing
KCL potassium chloride
MRSA methicillin-resistance staphylococcus aureus
Created by: Raqi2001