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Medical abbreviation

Medical abbreviations list

NPO nothing by mouth
ad lib as desired
amb ambulate
neg (-) negative
post (+) positive
cxr chest x-ray
EKG electrocardiogram
po by mouth
hs bedtime
AMA against medical advice
qd every day
qhs every bedtime
bid two times a day
tid three times a day
qid four times a day
q4h every 4 hours
AKA above the knee amputation
BKA below the knee amputation
MVA motor vehicle accident
ETA estimated time of arrival
y/o year old
fx fracture
H & P history and physical
Rx take (medication prescribed)
c with
s without
am before noon
pm after noon
ac before meals
pc after meals
BR bedrest
BRP bathroom priviledges
qod every other day
STAT immediately
c/o complains of
CC chief complaint
d/c discontinue or discharge
gtts drops
A & O alert and oriented
s/sx OR s/s signs and symptoms
ER emergency room
ICU intensive care unit
peds pediatrics
CBC complete blood count
BM bowel movement
Hx medical history
OTC over the counter
prn as needed
VS vital signs
I & O intake and output
DNR do not resuscitate
ETOH alcohol
ASA aspirin
HEENT head eyes ears nose and throat
SX surgery
DOA dead on arrival
Dx diagnosis
WNL within normal limits
OOB out of bed
ROM range of motion
TPR temperature, pulse, respirations
OR operating room
Bx biopsy
IM intramuscular
sub-Q subcutaneous
DOB date of birth
SOA shortness of air
O2 oxygen
ADLs activities of daily living
GI gastrointestinal
IV intravenous
CVA cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
MI myocardial infarction (heart attack)
Ca cancer
LMP last menstrual period
ml milliliter
Created by: Mrs. Woods
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