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Abbreviations

cna

TermDefinition
ā before
ac before meals
AD right ear, Alzheimers disease
ad lib as desired
ADL activities of daily living
AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
AMI acute myocardial infarction
amt amount
ANS autonomic nervous system
ante before
ARC aids related complex
ARD acute respiratory disease
ARF acute respiratory failure
AROM active range of motion
ASCVD arteriosclerotic heart disease
AV, A-V atrioventricular
bid twice a day
BK below knee
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
bpm beats per minute
BS bowel sounds
BSN bachelor of science in nursing
BUN blood urea nitrogen
BX, bx biopsy
with
CA cancer, chronological age
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CAD coronary artery disease
CAT computerized axiel tomography
cath catheterization
CBC complete blood count
cc cubic centimeter
CCU cardiac care unit, coronary care unit
chemo chemotheraphy
CHF congestive heart failure
chol cholesterol
CNA certified nurse aide
CNS central nervous system
CO2 carbon dioxide
COLD chronic obstructive lung disease
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CP cerebral palsy, chest pain
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
crit hematocrit
c & s culture and sensitivity test
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CT computerized tomography
CV cardiovascular
CVA cerebrovascular accident
CXR chest X ray
D/C d/c discontinue
derm dermatology
disc discontinue
DJD degenerative joint disease
DM diabetes melltinus
DOB date of birth
DOE dyspnea on exertion
DVT deep vein thrombosis
dx diagnosis
e. coli escherichia coli
EENT ears, eyes, nose, throat
EKG electrocardiogram
EMT-B emergency medical technician-basic
endo endoscopy
ENT ears nose and throat
ER emergency room
ERCP endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
ESRD end-stage renal disease
FBS fosting blood sugar
fe iron
FHR fetal heart rate
Fx fracture
GB gallbladder
GERD gastroesophageal reflux diesease
GI gastrointestinal
gm gram
gyn gynecology
h2o water
HAV hepatitis A virus
hb hemoglobin
HBV hepatitis B virus
HCV hepatitis C virus
HDL high-density lipoproteins
hgb hemoglobin
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
HPV human papilloma virus
hs hour of sleep
IBS irritable bowel syndrome
I & D incision drainage
IM intramuscular
I & O input and output
IV intravenous
K* potassium
kg kilogram
L left, liter
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 infarction
ml milliliter
mono mononucleosis
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
MS mitral stenosis
MSN master of science in nursing
MVP mitral valve prolapse
n & v nausea and vomiting
na sodium
NG nasogastric
NIDDM non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
noc night
np nurse practitioner
NPO nothing by mouth
NS normal saline
NSR normal sinus rhythm
o2 oxygen
OB obstetrics
OR operating room
OS left eye
OT occupational theraphy
OU each eye
oz ounce
P pulse
PA posteroanterior
PCA patient controlled administration
PCP pnuemocystic carinii
per with
PERRLA pupils equal, round, react to light
PET positron emission tomography
pm evening
PNS peripheral nervous system
po phone order, by mouth
pp postprandial
ppd
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