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ACTH Adrenocorticotropic Hormone
ADH Antidiuretic Hormone
BMR Basic Metabloic Rate
DI Diabetes Insipidus
DKA Diabetes Ketocidosis
DM Diabetes Mellitus
FSH Follicle-stimulating Hormone
GH Growth Hormone
IDDM Insulin-dependent Diabetes Mellitus
NIDDM Non-insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
K Potassium
LH Luteinizing Hormone
MSH Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone
NPH Neutral Protamine Hagedorn
PRL Prolactin
PGH Pituitary Growth Hormone
PTH Parathyroid Hormone
RAIU Radioactive Iodine Uptake
T3 Triiodothyronine
T4 Thyroxine
TFT Thyroid Function Test
TSH Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
ICSH Interstitial Cell Stimulating Hormone
HRT Hormone Replacement Therapy
BMI Body Mass Index
TPR Temperature, Pulse, Respirations
RBC Red Blood Count
RUQ Right Upper Quadrant
TRH Thyrotropin-releasing Hormone
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
DOB Date of Birth
Hb Hemoglobin
SOB Shortness of Breath
Aa of each; affected area
a.c. before meals
AD; ad right ear
AS; as left ear
Au; au both ears
ASAP as soon as possible
BID; b.i.d. twice daily
cap(s) capsule
Elix Elixir
GM; gm gram
gt; gtt drop
Gtt; gtts drops
h/hr hour
h.s. at bedtime
IM intramuscular
ICF Intracellular Fluid
ITT Insulin Tolerance Test
GTT Glucose Tolerance Test
IV Intravenous
kg kilograms
L Litre
liq liquid
mg milligram
ml millilitre
NPO nothing by mouth
OD; od right eye
OS; os left eye
OU; ou both eyes
OTC over the counter
oz ounce
pc; p.c. after meals
po; p.o. by mouth orally
PRN; p.r.n. as required
qd; od; q.d. every day
q2h, q3h every 2 hours; 3 hours
qh; qod every hour
s without
c with
sol solution
ss one half
STAT immediately
tab tablet
tbsp tablespoon
tsp teaspoon
TID; t.i.d. threes times daily
tr trace
Tx Treatment
Rx Therapy; Prescription
FBS Fasting Blood Sugar
ung. ointment
sl sublingual
sc; s/c; sub q subcutaneously
ID Intradermal
IT intrathecal
IC intracavitary
PO by mouth
TOP topical
BID; b.i.d. twice a day
QID; q.i.d. four times a day
LLQ Lower Left Quadrant
ICU Intensive Care Unit
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