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General Abbreviation

TermDefinition
AA
a.c Before meals
AD, a.d Right ear
ad, lib as desired
am, AM morning, before noon
AS, a.s Left ear
Au, a.u Both Ear
BE Barium Enemu
BID Twice a day
BP Blood Pressure
BR Bed Rest
BRP Bathroom Privileges
BM Bowel Movement
C (With line above) With
CA, Ca Cancer, Calcium
Cap Capsule
disc, DC, d,c Doctor of Chiropractor
DNR Do Not Resuscitate`
Dx, dx Diagnosis
ED Emergency Department
ER Emergency Room
Fx, fx Fracture
g, gm Gram
gt, gtt Glucose Tolerance test
h.s Hour of sleep (Bed Time)
Ht, ht Height
Inj Injection
I and O, I/O Intake or Output
IV Intravenous
mg Milligrams
N and V Nausea and Vomiting
Na+, Na Sodium
NC No complaints
NPO Nothing by Mouth
NPO p MIN Nothing by mouth after a minute
Oint, Ung Ointment
OOB Out of bed
OTC Over the counter
oz Ounce
P Pulse, Phosphorous
p.c after meals
pH Measure of Acidity
PM Night
PO, po, p.o. Phone order, by mouth
PRN When neccessary
q, am every morning
q.h Every hour
q.id four times a day
q.n.s quantity not sufficient
q.s quantity sufficient
r, R respiration, rectal
Rx prescription take, treatment
S(with line above) without
SOB Short of Breath
ss signs and symptoms
Stat Immediately, at once
syr Syringe
susp Suspension
sup, supp suppository
T Temperature
tab Tablet
tbsp Tablespoon
TID, t.i.d. Three times a day
TPR Temperature, Pulse, Resperation
tsp Teaspoon
Tx traction,treatment, trasplant
VS Vital Signs(TPR,BP)
W/C, w/c Ward Clark, Wheelchair
Created by: Sharon123