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Pharm Practice 1

Pharm Practice 1 - Medical Abbreviations

a.c. before meals (sig)
a.d. right ear (sig)
a.s. left ear (sig)
a.u. each ear (sig)
ad lib as tolerated (sig)
b.i.d. twice a day (sig)
FUP follow-up (sig)
GTT drops (sig)
h.s. bedtime (sig)
M.R. may repeat (sig)
N.R. do no repeat (sig)
NMT not more than (sig)
NPO nothing by mouth (sig)
o.d. right eye (sig)
o.l. left eye (sig)
o.s. left eye (sig)
o.u. both eyes (sig)
p.c. after meals (sig)
p.r.n. as needed (sig)
q. every (sig)
q.d. every day (sig)
q.i.d. four times a day (sig)
q.o.d. every other day (sig)
q.s. a quantity sufficient (sig)
Rx prescription symbol (sig)
Sig. patient intructions (sig)
stat immediately (sig)
t.a.t. until all taken (sig)
t.i.d. three times a day (sig)
w.a. while awake (sig)
LAD left anterior descending (coronary artery)(anatomy)
LV left ventricle (anatomy)
RCA right coronary artery (anatomy)
T thoracic (followed by number of thoracic vertebra T-2) (anatomy)
Afib atrial fibrillation (diagnosis)
AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (diagnosis)
ASHD atherosclerotic heart disease (diagnosis)
ASPVD atherosclerotic peripheral vascular disease (diagnosis)
BPH benign prostatic hyperplasia (diagnosis)
CA cancer, carcinoma (diagnosis)
CAD coronary artery disease (diagnosis)
CHF congestive heart failure (diagnosis)
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (diagnosis)
CVA cerebrovascular accident (diagnosis)
DM diabetes mellitus (diagnosis)
DX, Dx, dx diagnosis (diagnosis)
FUO fever of unknown origin (diagnosis)
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease (diagnosis)
HA headache (diagnosis)
HIV human immunodeficiency virus (diagnosis)
MI myocardial infarction (diagnosis)
PID pelvic inflammatory disease (diagnosis)
PUD peptic ulcer disease (diagnosis)
PVC premature ventricular contraction (diagnosis)
RA rheumatoid arthritis (diagnosis)
SIADH syndrome of inappropriate ADH (diagnosis)
SLE systemic lupus erythematosus (diagnosis)
STD sexually transmitted disease (diagnosis)
TB tuberculosis (diagnosis)
TIA transient ischemic attack (diagnosis)
URI upper respiratory tract infection (diagnosis)
Vfib ventricular fibrillation (diagnosis)
VT, Vtach ventricular tachycardia (diagnosis)
MS multiple sclerosis, morphine sulfate (diagnosis), (medication)
A&O alert & oriented (H&P)
ADL activities of daily living (H&P)
C/O complains of (H&P)
CC chief complaint (H&P)
CTA clear to auscultation (H&P)
DOE dyspnea on exertion (H&P)
ENT ear, nose, throat (H&P)
FH family history (H&P)
GI gastrointestinal (H&P)
GU genitourinary (H&P)
GYN, gyn gynecology (H&P)
H/O, h/o history of (H&P)
HPI history of present illness (H&P)
HSM hepatosplenomegaly (H&P)
Hx history (H&P)
ICS intercostal space (H&P)
IMP impression (H&P)
JVD jugular venous distension (H&P)
LUQ left upper quadrant (H&P)
N/V/D nausea/vomiting/diarrhea (H&P)
NABS normoactive bowel sounds (H&P)
NKA no known allergies (H&P)
NKDA no known drug allergies (H&P)
PERRLA pupils equal, round, reactive to light and accommodation (H&P)
PMH past medical history (H&P)
PND paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea (H&P)
R/O rule out (H&P)
RLQ right lower quadrant (H&P)
ROM range of motion (of joint) (H&P)
ROS review of systems (H&P)
RRR regular rate and rhythm (heart) (H&P)
RUQ right upper quadrant (H&P)
S&S, s/sx signs and symptoms (H&P)
S/P status post (occurrence) (H&P)
SH social history, surgical history (H&P)
SOAP subjective, objective, assessment, plan (H&P)
SOB short of breath (H&P)
Sx, sx symptoms (H&P)
TX, Tx treatment, therapy (H&P)
W/U work up (H&P)
WDWN well developed, well nourished (H&P)
WNL within normal limits (H&P)
y/o, yo year old (H&P)
PE physical exam, pulmonary embolism (H&P), (diagnosis)
HLA human leukocyte antigen (immunology)
ABG arterial blood gas (lab test)
ACTH adrenocorticotropic hormone, corticotropin (lab test)
ALT alanine aminotransferase (formerly SGPT) (lab test)
AST aspartate aminotransferase (formerly SGOT) (lab test)
BUN blood urea nitrogen (lab test)
C&S culture & sensitivity (lab test)
Ca calcium (lab test)
CBC complete blood count (lab test)
CHEM serum chemistry (lab test)
Cl chloride, chlorine (lab test)
CPK creatine phosphokinase (lab test)
DIFF, diff differential blood count (lab test)
ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate (lab test)
FSBS finger stick blood sugar (lab test)
Hb, Hgb hemoglobin (lab test)
HbA1c glycosylated hemoglobin/hemoglobin A1c (lab test)
HCG human chorionic gonadotropin (lab test)
HCO3 bicarbonate (lab test)
HCT hematocrit (lab test)
HDL high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (lab test)
LFT liver function test (lab test)
MCV mean corpuscular volume (lab test)
Mg magnesium (lab test)
Na sodium (lab test)
PT, Pro Time prothrombin time (lab test)
PTH parathyroid hormone (lab test)
PTT partial thromboplastin time (also aPTT) (lab test)
RBC red blood cell (lab test)
SaO2 systemic arterial oxygen saturation (%) (lab test)
SG specific gravity (lab test)
SGOT serum glutamic-oxalacetic transaminase (see AST) (lab test)
SGPT serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase (see ALT) (lab test)
TIBC total iron-binding capacity (lab test)
TSH thyroid-stimulating hormone (lab test)
UA urinalysis (lab test)
WBC white blood cell (lab test)
P phosphorus, pulse (lab test), (vital sign)
DW dextrose in water (medication)
HRT hormone replacement therapy (medication)
IVPB intravenous piggyback (medication)
MDI metered dose inhaler (medication)
MW molecular weight (medication)
NS normal saline (medication)
NTG nitroglycerin (medication)
OTC over the counter (medication)
Tabs tablets (medication)
TPN total parenteral nutrition (medication)
TPA tissue plasminogen activator (medication)
BMI body mass index (monitoring parameter)
BP blood pressure (monitoring parameter)
bpm beats per minute (monitoring parameter)
BSA body surface area (monitoring parameter)
GFR glomerular filtration rate (monitoring parameter)
HR heart rate (monitoring parameter)
I&O, I/O intake (input) and output (monitoring parameter)
R respirations (monitoring parameter)
VS vital signs (monitoring parameter)
G, g, gm gram (multiple)
gr grain (multiple)
IU international unit (multiple)
Kg kilogram (multiple)
L liter (multiple)
mcg microgram (multiple)
mEq millequivalent (multiple)
mM millimole (multiple)
mOsm milliosmole (multiple)
pH hydrogen ion concentration (multiple)
kcal kilocalorie (multiple)
CCE clubbing, cyanosis, and edema (physical exam)
CNS central nervous system (physical exam)
ACE angiotensin converting enzyme (physiology)
ADH antidiuretic hormone (physiology)
AV atrioventricular (physiology)
CO carbon monoxide, cardiac output (physiology)
CSF cerebrospinal fluid (physiology)
CV cardiovascular (physiology)
TPR total peripheral resistance (physiology)
Bx biopsy (procedure)
CABG coronary artery bypass graft (procedure)
CATH catheter, catheterization (procedure)
CT computed tomography (scan) (procedure)
CXR chest x-ray (procedure)
ECG, EKG electrocardiogram (procedure)
EGD esophagogastroduodenoscopy (procedure)
IPPB intermittent positive-pressure breathing (procedure)
IVP intravenous pyelogram (procedure)
KUB kidneys, ureters, and bladder (procedure)
MRI magnetic resonance imaging (procedure)
NG Tube nasogastric tube (procedure)
PTCA percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (procedure)
PPD purified protein derivative (tuberculin), packs per day (cigarettes) (procedure), (H&P)
PT physical therapy (rehabilitation)
I.M., IM intramuscular (route of administration)
I.V., IV intravenous (route of administration)
ID intradermal (route of administration)
KVO keep vein open (hourly rate of IV fluid administration) (route of administration)
P.O., po by mouth (route of administration)
S.C., SQ, subq subcutaneous (route of administration)
SL sublingual (route of administration)
TKO to keep open (hourly rate of IV fluids to keep vein open) (route of administration)
NaCl Sodium chloride (multiple)
mm Millimeter (multiple)
mL Milliliter (multiple)
mg Milligram (multiple)
mmHg Millimeters of Mercury (multiple)
INR International Normalized Ratio (Lab test)
K Potassium (Lab test)
LDH Lactate Dehydrogenase (Lab test)
LDL Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (Lab test)
t.i.w. three times a week (sig)
UTI urinary tract infection (diagnosis)
CO2 Carbon Dioxide (lab test)
Created by: oupharm2013