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PMI Abbreviations

Common Healthcare Related Abbrevations

TermDefinition
ABGS arterial blood gases
ABO blood group system
AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome albumin
ALT alanine transaminase
Aq water
AST aspartate aminotransferase
b.i.d. twice a day
BMP basic, metabolic profile
BP blood pressure
BS blood sugar
BUN blood urea nitrogren
Bx biopsy
(-)about C with
C celsius; centigrade
C & S culture & sensitivity
Ca calcium
CAD coronary artery disease
CBC complete blood count
Chem chemistry
ck creative kinase
c/o complains of
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Crit hematocrit
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CVA cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
D day
DIC disseminated intravascular coagulation
Diff differential count of white blood cells
DNA deoxyribonucleic acid
DOB date of birth
DVT deep venous thrombosis
Dx diagnosis
ED emergency department
ESR/sed rate erythrocyte (sedimentation westigren rate)
FBS fasting blood sugar
Fe iron
FH family history
FSH follicle stimulating hormone
FUO fever of unknown orgin
Fx fracture
GI gastrointestinal
gluc glucose
GTT glucose tolerance test
h hour
HBV hepatitis B virus
HCG human chorionic gonadotropin
HCT/Hct hematocrit
HGB/hgb hemoglobin
HH(H&H) hemoglobin and hematocrit
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
h/o history of
H2o water
hx history
ICU intensive care unit
ID identification, intradermal
IM intramuscular
IP inpatient
IV intravenous
K+ potassium
LE lymphocytes
lytes electrolytes
MI myocardial infarction
MS multiple sclerosis
Na+ sodium
Neg negative
NG nasogastric
NKA no known allergy
NPO nothing by mouth
O2 oxygen
O & P ova and parasite
OR operating room
Path pathology
Peds pediatrics
pH hydrogen ion concentration (measure of acidity or alkalinity)
PKU phenylketonuria
PLT platelet
p.o. orally
pos positive
PP postprandial (after a meal)
pre-op before operation
PSA prostate specific antigen
pt patient
PT prothrombin time/physical therapy
PTT partial thromboplastin time
QNS q.n.s. quantity not sufficient (not enough blood)
RBC red blood cell or red blood count (also rbc)
req requisition
R/O rule out
RR recovery room
(-)S without
SC/SO subcutaneous
Sed rate erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)
Staph staphylococcus
STAT, stat immediately (statum)
Strep streptococcus
Sx symptoms
TB tuberculosis
T & C type & crossmatch (type & x)
TIBC total iron binding capacity
TSH thyroid stimulating hormone
Tx treatment
UA/ua urinalysis
UTI urinary tract infection
WBC, wbc white blood cell
WT, wt weight
y/o years old
Created by: rosemariea1213