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medical abbreviatons

All abbreviations

a.c. Before meals
b.i.d. twice daily
q.s. quantity sufficient
sig: let it be written
mmHg millimeters of mercury
P Phosphorus
F Farenheit
dr dram
CC Chief Complaint
Sx symptoms
NTP Normal Temperature & Pressure
MA Medical Assistant/ Mental Age
NED No Evidence of Disease
ECF Extended Care Facility
OV/OC Office Visit/Office Call
FH Family History
PT Physical Therapy/ Prothrombin Time
imp. impression
PTA Prior To Admission
BRP Bathroom Privileges
MH Marital,Menstrual,Medical History
FU Follow Up
R/O Rule Out
pH Hydrogen Ion Concentration
Mon Monocyte
IVP Intravenous Pyelogram
TIA Transient Ischemic Attack
NG nasogastric
ASHD Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease
BBB Bundle Branch Block
RLL Right Lower Lobe
VSD Ventrical Septal Defect
PAC Premature Atrial Contraction
BI Body/Bone Injury,Biological indicator
PDR Physicians Desk Reference
LCM Left Coastal Margin
AP Apical Pulse, anteroposterior
CMA Certified Medical Assistant
MS Mitral Stenosis/ Multiple Sclerosis
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
PA Physicians Assistant/ Posterioanterior
spec specimen
inj. injection
IM intramuscular
I Iodine
N Nitrogen
L Liter
gr grain
Ra Radium
AFB Acid Fast Bacillus
PBI Protein Bound Iodine
VDRL Veneral Disease Research laboratory
UGI Upper Gastrointestinal
LMP Last Menstrual period
LMP Last Menstural Period
L&W Living & Well
VS Vital Signs
H & H Hemoglobin & Hematocrit
BUN Blood Urea Nitrogen
p.m. post-meridian (afternoon)
RN Registered Nurse
MI Myocardial Infarction
AI Aortic Insufficiency
RA Right Atrium
P.O by mouth
t.i.d. three times daily
q.h. every hour
q.n.s. quantity not sufficient
q every, each
ung. ointment
p.c. after meals
Ba Barium
Co2 Carbon Dioxide
M meter
HCl Hydrochloric Acid
C Celsius
dsg dosage
OT Occupational Therapy
c/o complains of
TPR Temperature, Pulse & Respiration
PE Physical Examination
RV Right Ventricle
post. posterior
ant. anterior
CBR Complete Bed Rest
A&P Auscultation & Percussion
EEG Electroencephalogram
EMG Electromyogram
Rh Rhesus Factor
Coags Coagulation Time Tests PT, PTT
MVR Mitral Valve Replacement
MVP Mitral Valve Prolapse
LUQ Left Upper Quadrant
AF Atrial Fibrillation
VF Ventricular Fibrillation
LLL Left Lower Lobe
RUQ Right Upper Quadrant
PVC Premature Ventricular Contraction
syr. syrup
sol. solution
sub-q subcutaneous
IV intravenous
q.n. every night
amp. ampule
cap. capsule
elix. elixir
tab. tablet
PP Post Pradinal
ASAP As soon as possible
I&O Intake & output
supp. suppository
STAT immediately
C with a line on top with
S with a line on top without
Co Cobalt
Cl Chlorine
NPO nothing by mouth
dos. dosage
vac vaccine
OTC over the counter
Rx Prescription
DAW Dispense as written
amt amount
< less than
cm centimeter
oz Ounce
Gm Gram
Kg kilogram
Hg Mercury
K Potassium
aq. aqueous
gtt. drop
H Hydrogen
mEq milliequivalent
Ca Calcium
CA Cancer, Chronological age
mm millimeter
Na Sodium
O2 oxygen
> greater than
mg milligram
ml milliliter
staph staphylococcus
Dx Diagnosis
OR Operating Room
palp. palpation
ICU Intensive Care Unit
Tx Treatment
NKA No Known Allergies
SOB Shortness of Breath
HT/HTN hypertension
BP Blood Pressure
pt. patient
DOB Date of Birth
h/o history of
CCU Coronary Care unit
ER Emergency Room
NB Newborn
H&P History & Physical
hx history
alb. albumin
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
RBC Red Blood Count
Plts Platelets
diff. differential
sed.rate sedimentation rate
PT/Pro-time Prothrombin time
GBS Gallbladder Series
sp.gr. specific gravity
WBC White Blood Count
EKG/ECG Electrocardiogram
BMR Basal Metabolic Rate
GTT Glucose Tolerance Test
CBC Complete Blood Count
Hb/Hgb Hemoglobin
HCT/Hct hematocrit
C&S Culture & Sensitivity
LP Lumbar Puncture
LFT Liver Function Test
FBS Fasting Blood Sugar
ESR Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
pap smear Papanicolaou Smear
lymph lymphocyte
BaE Barium Enema
strep streptococcus
UA Urinalysis
LA Left Atrium
RLQ Right Lower Quadrant
LLQ Left Lower Quadrant
lat. lateral
bil. bilateral
LPN Licensed Practical Nurse
CAD Coronary Artery Disease
CHF Congestive heart failure
RCM Right coastal margin
LV left Ventricle
BRBPR Bright Red Blood per rectum
GERD Gastroesophageal Reflux disease
HBV Hepatitis B Virus
IBD Inflammatory Bowel Disease
PPBS Postprandial Blood Sugar
PUD Peptic Ulcer Disease
TPN Total Parenteral Nutrition
AB abortion
AFP Alpha-fetoprotein
BSE Breast Self Examination
BPH Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy/ hyperplasia
CS Cesarean Section
Cx Cervix
DRE Digital Rectal Examination
EMB Endometrial Biopsy
ERT Estrogen Replacement Therapy
FHR Fetal Heart Rate
HSV herpes simplex virus
OCP'S oral contraceptive pills
PSA prostate-specific antigen
PU Pregnancy urine
TURP transurethral resection of prostate
UC uterine contraction
ADH Antidiuretic hormone
ARF Acute Renal Failure
CKD Chronic Kidney Disease
ESRD End Stage Renal Disease
ESWL Extracorporeal Shockwave lithotripsy
GFR Glomerular filtration Rate
HD hemodialysis
PD Peritoneal Dialysis
u/o Urinary Output
VCUG Voiding Cystourethrogram
U/S ultrasound
ABCD asymmetry (shape), border (irregularity), color (variation with one lesion), diameter (greater than 6mm), associated with skin cancer.
Derm dermatology
SLE systemic lupus erythematosus
UV ultraviolet
PPD purified protein derivative
AKA above knee amputation
BC bone conduction
BKA Below knee amputation
C-Spine Cervical spine films
FROM Full Range of Movement
DTR Deep Tendon Reflexes
NSAID non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
AD Alzheimer disease
ADD Attention Deficit disorder
AFP Alpha-fetoprotein, detect neurological defects in fetus Ex:spina bifida
ALS Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
AOM Acute Otitis Media
ARMD Age related macular degeneration
DT Delirium tremens
ECT Electroconvulsive therapy
ICP Intracrainal pressure
LS lumbosacral spine
NKDA No known drug allergies
PERRLA Pupils equal, round, reactive to light and accommodation
SOM serous otitis media
TBI Traumatic brain injury
TM tympanic membrane
ABGs Arterial Blood gases
ARDS Adult respiratory distress syndrome
CAO Chronic Airway Obstruction
CF Cystic Fibrosis
CTA Clear to auscultation
DNR Do Not Resuscitate
DOE Dyspnea on exertion
IMV Intermittent Mandatory ventilation
INH isoniazid
LTB laryngotrachel bronchitis
MDI metered dose inhaler
PFT pulmonary function test
PND Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
RDS Respiratory Distress Syndrome
RML Right middle lobe
RSV Respiratory syncytial virus, causes common cold and bronchopneumonia
TLC Total Lung Capacity
UAO upper airway obstruction
VC Vital Capacity
LUL Left Upper Lobe
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