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Med Term: Abbrv

Medical Terminology: General Abbreviations

TermDefinition
AA Alcoholics anonymous
a.c. Before meals
AD, a.d. Right ear
ad lib As desired
am, AM Morning, before noon
AS, a.s. Left ear
AU, a.u. Both ears
BE Barium enema
BID, b.i.d., bid Twice a day
BP Blood pressure
BR Bed rest
BRP Bathroom privileges
BM Bowel movement
Bx Biopsy
C (with line above) With
CA, Ca Cancer
cap. Capsule
disc, DC, d.c. Doctor of Chiropractic
DNR Do not resuscitate
Dx, dx Diagnosis
ED Emergency department
ER Emergency room
Fx, fx Fracture
g, gm Gram
gt, gtt Glucose tolerance test
h Hydrogen
h.s. Hour of sleep (bedtime)
Ht., ht Height
inj Injection
I and O, I/O Intake and output
IV Intravenous
K+, K Potassium
mg Milligram
N&V Nausea and vomiting
Na+, Na Sodium
NC No complaints
NPO Nothing by mouth
NPO p MN Nothing by mouth by midnight
oint., ung Ointment
OOB Out of bed
OTC Over the counter
oz. Ounce
P Pulse, phosphorous
p.c. After meals
pH Measure of acidity/alkalinity
PM, p.m. After noon
PO, po, p.o By mouth
PRN Whenever necessary, as needed
q.am Every morning, before noon
q.h. Every hour
q.i.d. Four times a day
QNS Quantity not sufficient
q.s. Quantity sufficient
r, R Respiration, rectal
Rx Prescription, take, treatment
S (with line above) Without
SOB Short of breath
ss One half
stat Right away, at once
syr. Syrup
susp. Suspension
sup., supp Suppository
T Temperature
tab. Tablet
tbsp Tablespoon
TID, t.i.d. Three times a day
TPR Tmperature, pulse, respiration
tsp. Teaspoon
Tx Traction, treatment, transplant
VS Vital signs
W/C, w/c Wheelchair
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