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Medical

TermDefinition
DOE dyspnea on exertion
EENT eyes, ears, nose, throat
DOA dead on arrival
DOB date of birth
DON director of nursing
Dr. doctor
DRSG dressing
DVT deep vein thrombosis
dx diagnosis
ECG, EKG electroencephalogram
ER emergency room
ETOH alcohol
exam examination
F Fahrenheit
FBS fasting blood sugar
FF force fluids
fl, fld fluid
FSBS fingerstick blood sugar
ft foot
FWB full weight-bearing
FYI for your information
F/U follow-up
fx fracture
gal gallon
geri chair geriatric chair
GI gastrointestinal
GB gallbladder
GU genitourinary
h, hr hour
H20 water
H/A headache
HBV hepatitis B virus
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
HOB head of bed
HOH head of hearing
ht height
HTN hypertension
hyper above normal, too fast, rapid
hypo low, less then normal
I intake and output
ICU intensive care unit
INC incontinent
irr. irrig irrigation
isol isolation
IV intravenous
kg kilogram
L liter
L, lt left
lab laboratory
ib pound
LLE left lower extremity
lg large
liq liquid
LLQ left lower quadrant
LOC level of consciousness
LPN Licensed practical nurse
LTC long term care
LUQ left upper quadrant
LVN Licensed Vocational Nurse
M.D. medical doctor
meds medications
MI myocardial infarction
min minute
ml milliliter
mm HG millimeter of mercury
mod moderate
MRSA methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus
N/A not applicable
NA nursing assistant
N/C no call
neg negative
NF nursing facility
NKA no known allergies
NPO nothing by mouth
NWB non-weight bearing
Created by: aashleylowery