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M.T. Abbrev. H-P

TermDefinition
H & P History and physical
Hct Hematocrit (p.343)
Hgb Hemoglobin (p.320)
HIV Human immunodeficiency virus
HPV Human papilloma virus (p.251)
HTN Hypertension
IABP Intra-aortic balloon pump
IBS Irritable bowel syndrome (p.176)
ICCE IntraCapsular cataract extraction (p.537)
I & D Incision & drainage (p.148-49, 152)
ID Intradermal (p.151)
IM Intramuscular (p.17)
IM Rodding Intramedullary Rodding (femur/tibia fracture)
IOC Intraoperative cholangiogram
IOL Intraocular lens (p.537)
IUD Intrauterine device (p.306)
IVF In vitro fertilization
IVU Intravenous Urography (p.226-227)
K Potassium
KUB Kidney, ureter, bladder (xray of; p.210)
Lt. / Rt. Left / Right
L Liter
LR Lactated Ringers (IV solution) or Ringer’s Lactate
L1-L5 Lumbar Vertebrae 1-5 (p.70)
Lap Laparotomy or Laparoscopy
Lap Chole Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
LASER Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission Radiation
LASIK Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis (p.536)
LEEP Loop Electrocautery Excision Procedure (p.298)
Leuk White
LLQ/LUQ Left Lower Quadrant/Left Upper Quadrant (p.47)
LP Lumbar Puncture (p.467)
LSO Left Salpingo-Oophorectomy
LVN Licensed Vocational Nurse
MD Muscular Dystrophy
Mg Magnesium
MI Myocardial Infarction (p.378-379)
MMF Maxillomandibular Fixation (wiring the mouth shut)
MMK Marshall Marchetti Kranz (bladder suspension)
mod. Modified
MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging (p.104)
MS Multiple Sclerosis (p.457-458)
Na Sodium
NaCl Sodium Chloride
NPO Nothing by mouth
O2 Oxygen
OB Obstetrics (p.270)
OCR Ossicular Chain Reconstruction (middle ear)
OD Ocular Dextrad; eye, right
OM Otitis Media (p.546t)
ORIF Open reduction internal fixation (p.106)
OS Ocular Sinistrad; eye, left
OU Both eyes
PACU Post Anesthesia Care Unit
PE Tubes Pressure Equalization Tubes (ears)
PEG Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (feeding tube; p.197)
PET Scan Positron Emission Tomography scan (p.468)
Phaco Phacoemulsification and Aspiration of Cataract
PPV Pars Plana Vitrectomy
PID Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
PIP Proximal Interphalangeal Joint
Poss. Possible
PRN As needed
PSA Prostate-Specific Antigen (p.254t-255t)
PT Prothrombin Time (p.342t-343t)
PTCA Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty
PTT Partial Thromboplastin Time (p.343)
PVD Peripheral Vascular Disease
Q Every
qh Every hour
qd Every day
RA, RV, LA, LV Rt. & Lt. Atrium/Ventricle (p.361, 367)
Rad. Radical
RBC Red Blood Count/Cells (p.318)
Rh Rhesus Factor (p.320)
RLQ Right Lower Quadrant (p.47)
RSO Right Salphingo-oophorectomy (p.298)
RUQ Right Upper Quadrant
RV Right Ventricle (p.367)
Rx Therapy or Treatment
S1-S5 Sacral Nerves
SA Node Sinoatrial (p.368)
SCCA Squamous Cell Carcinoma (p.141)
SMR Submucosa resection
SOB Shortness of Breath (p.373)
stat Immediately
STD Sexually Transmitted Disease
STSG Split Thickness Skin Graft
SubQ Subcutaneous
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