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Ch. 8 Digestive


abd abdominal
a.c., ac before meals (from the Latin "ante cibum")
ATT PHYS attending physician
BP blood pressure
CAT computerized axial tomography
CBC complete blood count
CC chief complaint
CT computed tomography; computerized tomography
CV cardiovascular
EGD esophagogastro-duodenoscopy
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease
GI gastrointestinal
IBS irritable bowel syndrome
LGI lower gastrointestinal
mg milligram(s)
NG, ng nasogastric
NPO; n.p.o. nothing by mouth (from the Latin "non per os")
NS nonsmoker
p.c., pc after meals (from the Latin "post cibum")
PO; p.o. by mouth (from the Latin"per os")
PRN, p.r.n. as needed (from the Latin "pro re nata")
Pt, pt. patient
Q4H every four hours ( from the Latin "quaque quarta hora")
SOB shortness of breath
UGI upper gastrointestinal
y/o years old; year-old (as in 16-year-old)
Created by: chawa12