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Medical terminology


AA of each
a.c before meal
AD, a.d right ear
ad lib as desired
am, AM morning
AS, a.s left ear
AU, a.u both ears
BE barium enema
BID, b.i.d, bid twice a day
BP blood pressure
BR bed rest
BRP bathroom privileges
BM bowel movement
BX biopsy
C (with line above) centigrade
CA, Ca calcium; cancer
cap capsule
disc, DC, d.c intervertebral disc
DNR do not resuscitate
Dx, dx diagnosis
ED emergency department
ER emergency room
Fx, fx fracture
g, gm gram
gt, gtt drops, a drop
H hydrogen
h.s at bedtime
Ht, ht hypertension
inj injection
I and O, I/O intake and output
IV intravenous
K+, K potassium
mg milligram
N&V nausea and vomiting
Na+, Na sodium
NC nursing care
NPO nothing by mouth
oint, ung ointment
OOB out of bed
OTC over the counter
oz ounce
P pulse; pint
p.c after meals
pH measure of acidity
PM, p.m evening
PO, po, p.o by mouth orally
PRN as needed every morning
q.h every hour
q.i.d four times a day
QNS quantity not sufficient
q.s sufficient quantity
r, R respiration. rectal
Rx prescription only
S (with line above) without
SOB shortness of breath
ss one half
stat immediately
syr syrup
susp suspension
sup, supp suppository
T temperature
tab tablets
tbsp tablespoon
TID, t.i.d three times a day
TPR temperate, pulse, respiration
tsp teaspoon
Tx treatment
VS vital signs
W/C, w/c wheelchair
NPO p MN nothing by mouth, pulse, midnight
Created by: Simeen.jumma
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