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Medical Abbreviation

Abd abdomen
ABO The main blood group system
ac before meals
ADA American Diabetic Association or American Dietetics Association
ad lib as desired
ADL activities of daily living
Adm admitted or admission
AM morning
amb ambulatory
amt amount
approx approximately
ASAP as soon as possible
bid twice daily
BM (bm) bowel movement
BP Blood Pressure
BRP bathroom privileges
Bx biopsy
_ c with
_ S without
Ca+ Calcium
CHF congestive heart failure
CHO carbohydrate
cm centimeter
c/o complaints of
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CXR chest x-ray
Dc discontinue
DNR do not resuscitate
DOB date of birth
dx diagnosis
fx fracture
fld fluid
g gram
GI gastrointestinal
gtt drop
h (hr) Hour
H₂O Water
I & O Intake and output
IV Intravenous
K+ Potassium
Kg kilogram
L liter
(L) or LT Left
LMP Last menstrual period
MEDS Medications
mg milligram
mL milliliter
mod moderate
Na+ Sodium
N/A non applicable
neg negative
NKA no known allergies
Ø none
# number or pounds
NPO nothing by mouth
NS normal saline
O₂ oxygen
OD right eye or overdose
OOB out of bed
OS left eye
_ P after
pc after meals
PM afternoon
po by mouth
postop postoperatively
preop preoperatively
prep preparation
prn when necessary
qid four times a day
(R) or RT right
R/O rule out
stat at once or immediately
s/p status post
tid three times a day
TPR temperature, pulse, respirations
tx treatment
VS vital signs
WNL within normal limits
WT weight
> greater than
< lesser than
first degree
second degree
third degree
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