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Medical Abbreviation

Common Medical Abbreviations

TermDefinition
AIDS Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
a.m.a. against medical advice
b.i.d. twice a day
BP Blood Pressure
bpm beats per minute
CBC Complete Blood Count
C.C. Chief Complaint
CNS Central Nervous System
CPE Complete Physical Examination
CV CardioVascular
D & C Dilation and Curettage
Dx Diagnosis
ECG Electrocardiogram
ED/ER Emergency Department/ Emergency Room
FH Family History
Fl/fl fluid
F/U Follow Up
GBS Gallbladder series
GI Gastrointestinal
GU Genitourinary
GYN gynecology
HEENT head, ears, eyes, nose, throat
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
I & D incision and drainage
ICU Intensive Care Unit
inj. Injection
IV intravenous
MI Myocardial infarction
MM mucous membrane
NPO nothing by mouth
NYD not yet diagnosed
OOB out of bed
OPD out patient department
OR Operating room
PH Past History
PRN as needed
PT physical therapy
Pt patient
q.i.d. four times a day
ROS/SR review of symptoms/ system review
s.c./subq. subcutaneously
SOB shortness of breath
S/R suture removal
stat immediately
t.i.d. Three times a day
TPR temperature, pulse, respiration
UCHD usual childhood diseases
VS vital signs
WNL within normal limits