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Medical Abbreviation

Abbreviations

TermDefinition
LUQ left upper quadrant
LLQ left lower quadrant
RUQ right upper quadrant
RLQ right lower quadrant
abd abdomen, abduction
CNS central nervous system
c/o complain(s, ing, ed, t) of
Dx diagnosis
GI gastrointestinal
lmp last menstrual period
LE lower extremity
I & D incision and drainage
MS multiple sclerosis, mitral stenosis
URI upper respiratory infection
CVA cerebrovascular accident
T & A tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
STD, STI sexually transmitted disease or infection
D & C dilation and curettage
CA cancer, carcinoma
UTI urinary tract infection
TURP transurethral resection prostate
Fx fracture
AB abortion, antibody
MI myocardial infarction
ASHD arteriosclerotic heart disease
TAH- BSO total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
N & V nausea and vomiting
cysto cystoscopy
TKA, TKR total knee replacement
AK or AKA above knee or above knee amputation
BK or BKA below knee or below knee amputation
LOC loss (or level) of consciousness
AP anteroposterior
ORIF open reduction internal fixation
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CAD coronary artery disease
SOB short of breath
CP cerebral palsy, chest pain
DVT deep vein thrombosis
HTN hypertension or high blood pressure
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
ant anterior
post. posterior
D/C or d/c discharge, discontinue
a.c. before meals
DNR do not resuscitate
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
Bx or bx biopsy
cath catheterization, catheter
ad lib as desired, at discretion
cont continue
R right, respiration
L left
Rx prescription, intervention plan
WC wheelchair
DOB date of birth
EENT eyes, ears, nose and throat
FH family history
HF heart failure
S/P status post, no change after
ICU intensive care unit
L & D labor and delivery
NPO nothing by mouth
pc after meals
PO or p.o. orally, by mouth
CHF congestive heart failure
R/O or r/o rule out
TBI traumatic brain injury
VS vital signs
Tx treatment, traction
B/S bedside
Noc. or noct. night, at night, in the night
Created by: jyoung271