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Medical abbreviation

QuestionAnswer
Abd Abdomen
Ac Before meals
Ad As desired
AIDS Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
AKA Above-the-knee amputation
Amb Ambulate; ambulatory
Am Morning
Amt Amount
Ap Apical
BE Barium enema
BKA Below-the-knee amputation
Bm Bowel movement
BP Blood pressure
BRP Bathroom privileges
- C With
Centigrade/Celsius C
CA Cancer
CABG Coronary artery bypass graft
Cal Calories
Cath Catheter
CBC Complete Blood Count
CBR Complete Bed Rest
CDC Center for Disease Control and prevention
CNA Certified Nursing Assistant
CNS Central nervous system
C/O Complain of
CPR Cardiac pulmonary resuscitation
CS Central service; Central Supply
DOA Dead on Arrival
DOE Dyspnea on exertion
DON Director of nursing
drsg dressing
Dx Diagnosis
ECG;EKG Electrocardiogram
EEG Electroencephalogram
EENT Eyes Ears Nose and Throat
ER Emergency room
F Fahrenheit
FBS Fasting and blood sugar
Fl Fluids
Fx Fracture
FUO Fever of Unknown Origin
Gal Gallon
GB Gallbladder
GI Gastro-urinary
hr Hour
H2O Water
HIV Human immunodeficiency virus
Ht Height
Hx History
ICU Intensive Care Unit
I&O Intake and output
IV Intravenous
L Left;liter
Lab Laboratory
Ib Pound
Liq Liquid
LLQ Left lower quadrant
LOC Level of Consciousness
LPN Licensed practical nurse
lt Left
LUQ Left upper quadrant
LVN License vocational nurse
Meds Medication
mid noc Midnight
Min Minute
ML Milliliter
NA Nursing assistant
Neg Negative
Noc Night
Npo Nothing per mouth; Nothing by mouth
O2 Oxygen
OB Obstetrics
OOB Out of Bed
OR Operating room
os Mouth
OT Occupational therapy
Oz Ounce
PC After meals
PCA Patient Care analgesia
Peds Pediatrics
Per By; Through
Pm Afternoon
Po By mouth orally
Post-op; post-op Post operation; post operative
Prep Preparation
Prn When necessary
Pt Patience
PT Physical therapy
q Every
qh Every hour
q2h q3h q4h Every 2 hours every 3 hours every 4 hours
R Rectal temperature respiration; right
RBC Red blood cell; red blood count
RLQ Right lower quadrant
RN Registered nurse
R/O Rule out
ROM Range of motion
RR Recovery room
rt Right
RUQ Right upper quadrant
- S Without
SNF Skilled Nursing Facility
Spec Specimen
SSE Soap suds enemia
Stat At once immediately
Tbsp Tablespoon
TLC Tender loving care
TPR Temperature pulse and respirations
Tsp Teaspoon
Us Urinalysis
UTI Urinary tract infection
VS Vital signs
WBC White Blood Cell; White Blood count
W/C Wheelchair
Wt Weight
Created by: rosalindebanks