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Medical Abbreviations

abd. abdomen
a.c. before meals
ADL activities of daily living
ad lib as desired
adm admission
am/AM morning (midnight to noon)
amb ambulate/walk
amt. amount
approx. approximately
ax axillary, armpit
bid/BID twice a day
bm/BM bowel movement
B/P blood pressure
BR, br bed rest
BRP bathroom privileges
°C Celsius degree, centigrade
c(with a little line over it) with
CA cancer
cath. catheter
CBC complete blood count
cc cubic centimeters
CCU coronary care unit
c/o complains of
CO2 carbon dioxide
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CS central supply
CVA cerebrovascular accident/stroke
dc, d/c discontinue
Del. Rm. delivery room
Dr. doctor
dx diagnosis
ECG/EKG electrocardiogram
EEG electroencephalogram
EENT eye, ear, nose, and throat
ER emergency room
°F farenheit degree
ft foot
fx fracture
GI gastrointestinal
GU genitourinary
Gyn gynecology
H2O water, aqua
hr hour
hs bedtime, hour of sleep
ht height
hyper above, high
hypo below, low
ICU intensice care unit
I & O intake and output
IV intravenous
lab laboratory
liq. liquid
LPN licensed practical nurse
LVN licensed vocational nurse
M.D. medical doctor
med. medicine
min. minute
NA nurse aide/nursing assistant
ng nasogastric tube
noct, noc. night
NPO nothing by mouth
O2 oxygen
Ob obstetrics
OOB/oob out of bed
OPD outpatient department
OR operating room
ord. orderly
ORTH orthopedics
O.T. occupational therapy
pc after meals
PEDS pediatrics
per by, through
pm/PM afternoon(noon to midnight)
po by mouth
post after
postop, PostOp postoperative
pre before
preop, PreOp before surgery
prn whenever necessary, when required
Pt, pt patient
P.T. physical therapy
q(with a line over it) every
qd every day
q2h every 2 hours
q3h every 3 hours
q4h every 4 hours
qhs every night at bedtime
qid, QID 4 times a day
qod/QOD every other day
qs quantity sufficient
r rectal
RN registered nurse
ROM range of motion
R.R. recovery room
Rx prescription or treatment ordered by a physician
s(with a little line over it) without
sob short of breath
spec. specimen
ss(with a little line over it) one half
stat at once, immediately
surg. surgery
TID/tid three times a day
TLC tender loving care
VS vital signs
WBC white blood count
w/c wheelchair
wt weight
TX treatment
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