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Abbreviations Med

Med Abbreviations

Ab antibody
abd abdomen
a.c., ac before meals
AD right ear
ADD attention deficit disorder
ad lib freely as disired
AP or A/P anteroposterior (front to back)
aq water
AS left ear
AU each ear
AV anteriovenous
A&W alive and well
B cells white blood cells
b.i.d., bid twice a day
BM bowel movement, bone marrow
BMT bone marrow transplant
BP, B/P blood pressure
bs blood sugar
BW birth weight
Bx, bx biopsy
cap capsule
cath catheter, catheterization
CBC complete blood count
CC chief complaint
cc cubic centimeter
Chemo chemotherapy
CHF congestive heart failure
Chol cholesterol
cm centimeter
CNS central nervous system
c/o complains of
CO2 carbon dioxide
COPD chronic obstrutive pulmonary disease
CPR cardiopulmoary resuscitation
c/w compare with
CVA cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
CX, CXR chest xray
Cx cervix
cysto cystoscopy
D/C discontinue
D&C dilation and cureettage (of the uterine lining)
DNR do not resuscitate
DOB date of birth
Dx diagnosis
DVT deep vein thrombosis
ECG electrocardiography
EENT eyes, ears, nose, throat
ENT ears, nose, throat
ER emergency room; estrogen receptor
FBS fasting blood sugar
Fe iron
FH family history
FHR fetal heart rate
F/U, f/u follow-up
FUO fever of unknown
FX fracture
g, gm gram
GB gall bladder
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease
GI gastrointestinal
gt, gtt drop, drops
GTT glucose tolerance test
GYN, gyn gynecology
H hydrogen
h, hr hour
HB, hgb, Hgb hemoglobin
HBV hapatitis B virus
HCV hepatitis C virus
HEENT head, ears, eyes, nose, throat
h/o history of
H2O water
H&P history and physical (examination)
h.s. at bedtime
HTN hypertension
Hx history
IBD inflammatory bowel disease
IBS irritable bowel syndrome (of unknown etiology)
ICU intensive care unit
ID infectious disease
IM intramuscular; infectious mononucleosis
I&O intake and output (measurement of patient's fluids)
IV intravenous
kg kilogram
L,l left; liter; lower
lat lateral
LMP last menstrual period
L&W living and well
m meter; milli
MD, M.D. doctor of medicine; muscular dystrophy
mets metastases
mg miligram
MH marital history; mental health
MI myocardial infarction (heart attack)
mL milliliter
mm millimeter
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
MS mitral stenosis; multiple sclerosis; mental status
MSW medical social worker
MTD maximum tolerated dose
NB newborn
NED no evidence of disease
NICU neonatal intensive care unit
NKA no known allergies
NPO nothing by mouth
NSAID nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
NSR normal sinus rhythm (of the heart)
NT not tender (to touch)
NTP normal temperature and pressure
N+V nausea and vomiting
O2 oxygen
OA osteoarthritis
OB obstetrics
OR operating room
os mouth
OSA obstructive sleep apnea
OT occupational therapy
OV office visit
p.c., pc after meals
PE physical examination
per by
PFT pulmonary function test
PH past history
PI present illness
PM afternoon; postmortem
PMH past medical history
p/o postoperative
p.o., po by mouth
post-op after operation
pre-op before operation
p.r.n., prn as needed
pt patient
PTA prior to admission
PT physical therapy; prothrombin time
PTR patient to return
Px prognosis
PWB partial weight bearing
q every
q.d., qd each day
q.h., qh every hour
q2h every 2 hours
q.i.d., qid four times a day
q.n., qn each night
q.n.s., qns quantity not sufficient
q.s., qs quantity sufficient
qt quart
RBC, rbc red blood cell (count)
REM rapid eye movement
R/O, r/o rule out
ROM range of motion
RR recovery room; respiration rate
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