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NA abbreviation

medical abbreviations

bid twice a day
tid three times a day
PRN as needed, whenever necessary
ad lib as desired
ac before meals
pc after meals
ADL activities of daily living
BM bowel movement
BRP bathroom privileges
B/P blood pressure
w/c wheelchair
stat immediately
c with
cath catheter
CNA certified nursing assistant
CO2 carbon dioxide
CPR cardiopulmonary rescusitation
DNR do not rescusitate
H2O water
ht height
I&O intake and output
ml milliliter
NPO nothing by mouth
R rectal
TPR temperature, pulse, respiration
u/a urinalysis
wt weight
a absence of (when put in front of word)
dys difficult/painful
tachy fast
brady slow
hypo low
hyper fast
medial toward the middle
lateral side
anterior front
posterior back
s without
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