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Abbreviations #2


CVA Cerebrovascular accident
CXR Chest x-ray
D5 ½ NS 5% dextrose in .45% sodium chloride
D5RL 5% dextrose in lactated ringers solution
D5W 5% dextrose in water
D&C Dilation and curettage
DM Diabetes mellitus
Dp Br deep breath
dsg or dsrg dressing
Dx diagnosis
ECG or EKG electrocardiogram
EEG electroencephalogram
EENT eyes, ear, nose and throat
ER Emergency Room
ETOH alcohol
F female
Fr French (diameter size measurement)
FSB Fasting blood sugar
FSBS fingerstick blood sugar
ft foot or feet
fx fracture
g gram
GI gastrointestinal
gr grain
gtt(s) drop(s)
GU genitourinary
GYN gynocology
HA headache
Hct hematocrit
Hgb hemoglobin
h/o history of
hob head of bed
HOH hard of hearing
H & P History and Physical
hr hour
HS Hour of sleep
ht height
HTN Above or high
Hyper Above or high
Hypo Below or low
ICU Intensive care unit
ID intradermal
IDDM Insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
IM intramuscular
Inj injection
I/O intake and output
IV intravenous
IVP intravenous push
IVPB intravenous piggyback
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