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Medical Abbreviation

TermDefinition
mg milligram
prn as need: pro re nata
ac before meals; ante cibum
sig Specific directions provided on a RX
iu international unit
DAW dispense as written
qhs every night
s without, sine
c with ; cum
q every
qd quaque die
MCG microgram
npo nil per os
pc after meals ;post cibum
A&P Anatomy and physiology
DKA diabetic ketoacidosis
EKG Electrocardiogram
EMG electromyogram
ENT ear nose throat
ESRD end stage renal disease
ESWL extracorporeal shock wave lithothripsy
KS Kaposis sarcoma
NICU Neonatal intensive care unit
LVN Licensed vocational nurse
LVH left ventricular hypertrophy
INR international normalized ratio
mm Hg millimeters of mecury
PAD peripheral artery disease
QCT Quantitative computerized tomography
RICE Rest,ice,compression, elevation
Sids Sudden infant death sydrome
SVT Supraventricular tachycardia
TFTs thyroid function test
UA urinalysis
VD venereal disease
VSD Ventricular septal defect
Created by: Neshas
 

 



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