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abbrevations

TermDefinition
TB tuberculosis
tbsp tablespoon
TENS transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
TIA transient ischemic attack
tid three times a day
TKR total knee replacement
TO telephone order
TPN total parental nutrition
TPR temperature pulse respiration
tsp teaspoon
TX, Tx traction, treatment
u unit
U/A, UA urinalysis
UE upper extremity
ung ointment
URI upper respiratory infection
US ultra sound
UTI urinary track infection
VD venereal disease
VFib ventricular fibrillation
VO verbal order
VS vital signs
WBC white blood cell
wt weight
RBC red blood cell
RDA recommended daily allowance
RDS respiratory distress syndrome
Rh- Rh -negative
Rh + Rh + positive
RL Right lateral
RLE `right lower extremity
RLQ right lower quadrant
RLL right lower lobe
RML right mediolateral, right middle lobe
RN registered nurse
ROM or ROJM range of motion
RRT register radiologic technologist, registered respiratory therapist
RUE right upper extremity
RUL right upper lobe
RUQ right upper quadrant
Rx Take
s with out
SA, S-A sinoatrial
OR operating room
OS left eye
Ot occupational therapy
OU each eye
oz ounce
p after
P pulse
PA posterioranterior, physician assistant, pernicious anemia
PCA patient controlled administration
PCP pneumonia
per with
PERRLA pupils equal, round, react to light and accommodations
PET positron emissions tomography
pm evening
PNS peripheral nervous system
PO, po phone order, by mouth
PP postprandial
PPD purified protein derivative
preop, pre- op preoperation
prn as needed
PVC premature ventricular contraction
q every
qam every morning
qd one a day, every day
qh every hour
qhs every night
qid fours times a day
qod every other day
qs quantity sufficient
R respiration
LAt, lat lateral
LE lower extremity
LL left lateral
LLE left lower extremity
LLL left lower lobe
LLQ left lower quadrant
LPN licensed practical nurse
LUE left upper extremity
LUL left upper lobe
LUQ left upper quadrant
mEq milliequivalent
mets metastases
mg milligram
MI myocardial infraction
mL milliliter
MLT medical laboratory technician
mm millimeter
MM malignant melanoma
mm Hg millimeters of mercury
Mono mononucleosis
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
MS mitral stenosis, multiple sclerosis, musculoskeletal
MSN master of science in nursing
MVP minute volume
n & v nausea and vomiting
Na sodium
NG nasogastric
NIDDM non-insulin- dependent diabetes mellitus
noc night
NP nurse practitionar
NPO nothing by mouth
NS normal saline
NSAID nonsteroidal anti- inflammatory drug
NSR normal sinus rhythm
o2 oxygen
OB obstetrics
Fx, FX fracture
GB gallbaldder
GERD gastroesphageal reflux dicase
GI gastrintestinal
gm gram
GYN, hyn gynecology
h2o water
HAV hepatitis A virus
Hb hemoglobin
HBV hep b virus
HCV hep c virus
HDL high density lipoproteins
Hgb, HGB hemoglobin
HIV human immunodeficieny virus
HPV human papilloma virus
hs hour of sleep
IBD inflammatory bowel disease
IBS irritable bowel syndrome
I & D incision and drainage
IM intramuscular
I & O intake output
IV intravenous
K + potassuim
Kg kilogram
L left, liter
Derm. derm dermatology
disc discontinued
DJD degenerative joint diease
DM diabetes mellitus
DOB date of birth
DOE dyspnea on exertion
DVT deep vein thrombosis
Dx diagnosis
E. coli escherichia coli
EENT eyes, ears, nose, throat
EKG electrocardiogram
EMT-b ermgency medical technician basic
Endo endoscopy
ENT ear nose throat
ER emergency room
ERCP `endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
ESRD end stage renal disease
FBS fosting blood sugar
Fe iron
FHR fetal heart rate
BS bowel sounds
BSN bachelor of science in nursing
BUN blood urea nitrogen
BX , bx biopsy
c with
CA cancer, chronological age
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CAD coronary artery diseases
CAT computerized axial tomography
cath cathererization
CBC complete blood count
cc cubic centimeter
CCU cardiac care unit, coronary care unit
chemo chemotherpay
CHF congestive heart failure
chol cholesterol
CNA certified nurse aide
CNIM certification in neurophysiologic intraoperative monitoring
CNS central nervous system
CO2 carbon dioxide
COLD chronic obstructive lung disease
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary diease
CP cerebral palsy, chest pain
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
crit hematocrit
C & S culture and sensitivity test
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CT computerized tomography, cytotechnologist
CV cardiovascular
CVA cerebrovascular accident
CXR chest x- ray
D/C , d/c discountinued
a before
ac before meal
Ad right ear, alzheimers disease as desired
ad lib alzheimers disease as desired
ADL activities of daily living
AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
AMI acute myocardial infraction
amt amount
ANS autonomic nervous system
ante before
ARC `AIDS- related complex
ARD acute respiratory disease
ARF acute respiratory failure acute renal failure
AROM active range of motion
ASCVD arterioslerotic cardiovascular disease
AV , A-V atrioventricular
bid twice a day
BK below knees
BM bowel movement
BP `blood pressure
bpm beats per minute
Created by: palmerleea