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Medical terminology


ADEN/O Gland
@ at
abd abdomen
ac before meals
ADL Activities of Daily Living
am, AM Morning
AMA Against Medical Advice
amb ambulate
amt amount
as tol As tolerated
ASA Aspirin
Ax Axillary
B&B Bowel & Bladder
bid Twice a day
BM Bowel Movement
BP or B/P Blood Pressure
BR Bedrest
BRP Bathroom privileges
BS Blood Sugar
BSC Bedside commode
BX or bx Biopsy
CENTESIS Surgical puncture to remove fluid
CELE Hernia
DESIS To tie together (Surgical Fluid)
CHONDRO/O cartilage
COLP/O Vagina
C With
CA Cancer
Cal Calorie
Cap Capsule
Cath Catheter
CBC Complete Blood Count
CHF Congestive heart failure
Chol Cholesterol
cl liq Clear liquid
cm centimeter
CNS Central Nervous system
c/o complains of
CO2 carbon dioxide
cout continue
COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
C&S culture & sensitivity
CVA Cerebral vascular accident (stroke)
d day
DAT Diet as tolerated
DM Diabetes mellitus
DNR do not resusicate
DOB date of learn
drsg dressing
Dx diagnosis
Created by: 177520