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Medical Abbreviation

AAA abdominal aortic aneurysm
ABG arterial blood gas
ac before meals
AP anteroposterior
bid twice a day
BP blood pressure
BPH benign prostate hypertrophy
bx biopsy
c with
C&S culture and sensitivity
CA cancer/carcinoma
K potasium
KUB kidney, ureters, bladder
LMP last menstrual period
LFTs liver function tests
MI myocardial infarction
MRSA methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus
MS multiple sclerosis; musculoskeletal
MVP mitral valve prolapse
Na sodium
NG nasogastric
NIDDM noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CAD coronary artery disease
CBC complete blood count
cc cubic centimeters
CCU cardiac/coronary care unit
NKDA no known drug allergies
npo nothing by mouth
NSAID nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs
O2 oxygen
OCD obsessive compulsive disorder
CHF congestive heart failure
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CT computed tomography
CVA cardiovascular accident
CXR chest x-ray
D&C dilation and curettage
DC discontinue
DJD degenerative joint disease
DIP joint distal interphalangeal joint
Dx diagnosis
ORIF open reduction, internal fixation
P&A percussion and ausculatation
PAD peripheral artery disease
PERRLA pupils, equal, round, react to light and accomodation
prn as needed
P.T. physical therapy
PT prothrombin time
q every
q4h every four hours
qd every day
qh every hour
ECG; EKG electrocardiogram
ENT ear, nose, & throat
EOM extraocular movement
ESRD end-stage renal disease
FBS fasting blood sugar
Fx fracture
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease
GI gastrointestinal
qid four times a day
RA rheumatoid arthritis
RBC red blood cells
ROM range of motion
s- without
sc subcutaneous
SOB shortness of breath
sp. gr. specific gravity
gtt drops
GSW gunshot wound
Hb, Hgb hemoglobin
Hct or H&H hematocrit; hematocrit & hemoglobin
HCV hepatitis C virus
HEENT head, ears, eyes, nose, and throat
HOH hard of hearing
hs bedtime
HTN hypertension
I&D incision and drainage
I&O intake and output
STD sexually transmitted disease
T&A tonsillectomy & adenoidectomy
TB tuberculosis
TIA transient ischemic attack
tid three times a day
TM tympanic membrane (eardrum)
TJR total joint replacement
TPR temperature, pulse, respirations
Tx treatment
UA urinalysis
URI upper respiratory infection
IBD inflammatory bowel disease
IDDM insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
IM intramuscular
IV intravenous
US ultrasound
UTI urinary tract infection
WBC white blood cells
WNL within normal limits
Created by: llangenderfer