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Abbreviations/symbol

TermDefinition
" inch or second
' foot or minute
C 100
X ten
V five
♂ or M male
♀ or F female
# pound or number
triangle change
_ c with
> greater than
< less than
D 500
arrow up higher, elevate, up
arrow down lower, down
hx history
L fifty
M 1,000
. degree
II or ii or TT two
I or I or T one
D/C discontinue, discharge
ac before meals
Cl chloride or chlorine
AP apical pulse
BP blood pressure
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
DRG diagnostics related group
AED automated external defibrillation
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
BMI body mass index
AM morning, before afternoon
gtts drops
bid twice a day
cc cubic centimeter
BP blood pressure
h hour
oz ounces
OJ orange juice
HS hour of sleep
Ht height
ECG electrocardiogram
CCU coronary care unit
h2O water
Blwk blood work
CBC complete blood count
BUN blood urea nitrogen
FBS fasting blood sugar
cap capsule
Hg mercury
EENT ear, eye, nose, and throat
Gyn gynecology
ADL activities of daily living
FFl force fluids
cl clear
liq liquids
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease
Dx diagnosis
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CVA cerebral vascular accident
CT computerized tomography
EMT emergency medical technician
ACLS advanced cardiac life support
c/o complains of
CRT certified respitory therapy
ABG arterial blood gas
CXR chest x ray
OR operating room
NPO nothing by mouth
Na sodium
LMP last menstrual period
MRSA methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus
LTC long term care
IM intramuscular
mL milliliter
N/S normal saline
IV intravenous
mm millimeter
op operation
OPD outpatient department
Ob obstetrics
mg milligram
NG nasogastric tube
O oxygen
IPPB intermittent positive pressure breathing
KVO keep vein open
I + O intake and output
ICD internal classification of diseases
PRN whenever necessary, as needed
stat Immediately, at once
RN Registered nurse
wt Weight
Rx Prescription
T Temperature
spec Specimen
__ ss one half
_ s Without
pt Patient or pint
R Respiration or rectal
vp venipuncture, venous pressure
TPR Temperature, pulse, respiration
PM Afternoon
q Every
qid Four times a day
qt Quarr
SSE Soap solution enema
po By mouth
pc After meals
pre Before
VS Vital signs
q2h every two hours
SCD Sequential compression device
tid Three times a day
PROM Passive range of motion
Post After
subq, SQ Subcutaneous
WBC White blood cell
XR X-ray
Sx Symptom
SNF Skilled nursing facility
Y/O Years old
YOB Year of birth
Created by: maguilar3
 

 



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