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Abbreviations & Acro

ADLs activities of daily living
CNS central nervous system
C&S culture and sensitivity
JVD jugular venous distention
A&P Auscultation and percussion
URI upper respirator infection
BUN blood, urea, nitrogen
q.i.d. four times daily
KUB kidneys, ureter, bladder
NG nasogastric
PUD peptic ulcer disease
PND Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
DTR deep tendon reflex
ACL anterior cruciate ligament
TMJ temporomandibular joint
SLE systemic lupus erythematosus (note the -us at erythematosus).
AD right ear (never to be used)
ENT ears, nose, throat
OU both eyes (not to be used)
PERRLA pupils equal, round, reactive to light and accommodation
REM rapid eye movement
PIP proximal interphalangeal joint
ERT estrogen replacement therapy
ESRD end-stage renal disease
CK creatine kinase
DNR do not resuscitate
BMP basic metabolic panel
OTC over the counter
VRE vancomycin-resistant enterococci
PID Pelvic inflammatory disease
ERT Estrogen replacement therapy
Created by: MTCheryl