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med terms

TermDefinition
AA alcoholics anonymous
a. c before meals
AD, a. d right ear
ad lib freely, as often as needed
am, AM morning
AS, a. s left ear
AU, a. u each ear
BE barium enema
BID, b. i. d. , bid twice a day
BP blood pressure
BR bedrest
BRP bathroom privellege
BM bowel movement
Bx biopsy
C (with line above) with
CA, ca carcinoma (cancer)
cap. capsule
disc, DC, d.c. discontinue
DNR do not resuscitate
Dx, dx diagnosis
ED emergency department
ER emergency room
FX, fx fracture
g, gm gram
gt, gtt drop / drops
h hour
h. s. hours of sleep (bedtime)
Ht. , ht height
inj injection
I and O, I/O intake & output
IV intravenous
K+ , K potassium
mg milligram
N&V nausea & vomiting
Na+, Na sodium
NC nasal cannula
NPO nothing by mouth
NPO p MN nothing by mouth past midnight
oint. , ung ointment
OOB out of bed
OTC over the counter
oz. ounce
P pulse
p. c. after meals
pH power of hydrogen concentration
PM, p. m. afternoon
PO, po, p. o. by mouth
PRN as needed
q. am. every morning
q. h. every hour
q. i. d. four times a day
QNS quantity not sufficient
q. s. quantity sufficent
r, R rectal
Rx prescription
S (with line above) without
SOB short or breath
ss one-half
stat immediately
syr. syrup
susp. suspension
sup. , supp. suppository
T temperature
tab. tablet
tbsp tablespoon
TID, t. i. d. three times a day
TPR temperature, pulse, respiration
tsp. teaspoon
Tx treatment
Vs vital signs
W/C , w/c wheelchair
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