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Mr. G Health Assistant Medical Abbreviations

QuestionAnswer
A & P anatomy and physiology
ad lib freely, at will
ac before meals
adm admission
AED automated external defibrillator
amb ambulate
ASAP as soon as possible
ax axillary
bid twice a day
BM bowel movement
BMI body mass index
BMR basal metabolic rate
BP blood pressure
BRP bathroom privileges
c with
CBC complete blood count
CC chief complaint
CHO carbohydrate
cl liq clear liquids
c/o complains of
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CT computerized tomography
D/C discontinue
DNR do not resuscitate
Dx diagnosis
EEG electroencephalogram
EKG, ECG electrocardiogram
FBAO foreign body airway obstruction
FBS fasting blood sugar
FF force fluids
GB gallbladder
Hgb hemoglobin
Hct hematocrit
HOB head of bed
hs hour of sleep, bedtime
ht height
hx history
IM intramuscular
IV intravenous
LOC level of consciousness
LPN, LVN licensed practical (vocational) nurse
LTC long term care
WNL within normal limits
wt weight
w/c wheelchair
WBC white blood cells
VS vital signs
UA urinalysis
TPR temperature, pulse, respiration
tid three times a day
tab tablet
T temperature
STD sexually transmitted disease
STAT immediately
ss one half
s without
Rx prescription, take, treatment
ROM range of motion
R/O rule out
RN registered nurse
RBC red blood cell
R right
R respiration
qid four times a day
qs quantity sufficient
qhs every night at bedtime
q2h every 2 hours
pt patient
prn as necessary
PPE personal protective equipment
po by mouth
pc after meals
p after
OTC over the counter
OR operating room
OOB out of bed
O2 oxygen
NPO nothing by mouth
NKA no known allergies
noct night
NG nasogastric
neg negative
N/A not applicable
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
L left
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