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Medical Abbreviation

Abbreviations in medical

TermDefinition
p.o orally
I.M intramuscularly
subq. subcutaneous
Rectally rectally
I.V intravenous
O.D. Right Eye
O.U. Both Eyes
hs Hours of Sleep
A.D Right Ear
T one
TT Two
TTT Three
TTTT four
A.U Both Ears
A.S Left Ear
q.d once a day
b.i.d twice a day
t.i.d three times a day
q.i.d four times a day
q.h.s. before bed
5X a day 5 times a day
q.4h every 4 hours
q.6h every six hours
q.o.d. every other hour
prn. as needed
c with
g.t.t. drops
g.t. drop
a.c. before meals
p.c. after meals
s without
ID intradermal
BP blood pressure
RBS random blood sugar
can cancellation
c/o complains of
cons consultation
CP chest pain
CPE complete physical examination
ECG electrocardiogram
f/u follow up
GI Gastrointestinal
I & D Incision and drainage
inj injections
lab laboratory studies
N & V Nausea and vominting
NP new patient
NS no-show patient
P & P Pap smear and Pelvic examination
Pap pap smear
PMS Premenstrual syndrome
pt patient
PT Physical Therapy
re recheck
ref referral
RS Reschedule
RX prescription
sig sigmoidoscopy
SOB Shortness of breath
S/R suture removal
STD Sexually transmitted disease
surg surgery
URI upper respiratory infections
US ultrasound
UTI urinary tract infections