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4050A Abbreviations

medical abbreviations for 4050A Pt. Care in Sonography

abbreviationterm or phrase
@ at
AAA abdominal aortic aneurism
ab abortion
abd abdominal
AD advanced directive
adm admission
adn adnexa
AF atrial fibrillation
AFP alpha fetoprotein
ant anterior
Ao aorta
AP anteroposterior
ASAP as soon as possible
ASD atrial septal defect
BBT basal body temperature
BE barium enema
bid twice daily
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
BPH benign prostatic hyperplasia
BSO bilateral salpingo-oopherectomy
Bx biopsy
c with
CA cancer
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CAD coronary artery disease
CAT computerized axial tomography
cath catheter
CBC complete blood count
CC chief complaint
CCU coronary (or cardiac) care unit
CHF congestive heart failure
cm centimeter
CNS central nervous system
c/o complains of
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CRF chronic renal failure
C&S culture and sensitivity
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CT computerized tomography
CV cardiovascular
CVA cerebrovascular accident
cx cervix
CXR chest x-ray
D&C dilation and curettage
DM diabetes mellitus
DNR do not resuscitate
DOA dead on arrival
DRG diagnostic related group
DVT deep vein thrombosis
Dx diagnosis
ECG electrocardiogram
EEG electroencephalogram
EKG electrocardiogram
ENT ears, nose, and throat
ER emergency room
etiol etiology
eval evaluate
exam examination
FHT fetal heart tones
Fx fracture
FUO fever of unknown origin
gb gallbladder
GI gastrointestinal
gm gram
GSW gun shot wound
GU genitourinary
Gyn gynecology
hgb hemoglobin
h/o history of
Hx history
HTN hypertension
ICU intensive care unit
IDDM insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
IM intramuscular
isol isolation
IV intravenous
IVP intravenous pyelogram
KUB kidney, ureter, bladder
lab laboratory
lap laporotomy
lat lateral
L&D labor and delivery
LGA large for gestational age
LK left kidney
LLQ left lower quadrant
LMP last menstrual period
LUQ left upper quadrant
LV left ventricle
LVH left ventricular hypertrophy
MI myocardial infarct
ML midline
mm millimeter
MRA magnetic resonance angiography
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
NaCl sodium chloride
neuro neurology
NG nasogastric
NKA no known allergies
NKDA no known drug allergies
NICU neonatal (or neorological) intensive care unit
NIDDM non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
NPO nothing by mouth
N&V nausea and vomiting
OB obstetrics
OP outpatient
OR operating room
O2 oxygen
PE pleural (or pericardial) effusion
PERL pupils equal and reactive to light
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
PO orally
Post-op post-operative
PRN as needed
PSA prostate specific antigen
Pt patient
qid four times daily
RBC red blood cell
RK right kidney
RLQ right lower quadrant
R/O rule out
RR recovery room
RUQ right upper quadrant
Rx prescription
s without
SGA small for gestational age
SICU surgical intensive care unit
SOB shortness of breath
stat immediately
surg surgical
SV stroke volume
SV supraventricular
Sx symptoms
TAH total abdominal hysterectomy
TB tuberculosis
TIA transient ischemic attack
tid three times daily
Tx treatment
UA urinalysis
UGI upper gastrointestinal
US ultrasound
Ut uterus
UTI urinary tract infection
VD venereal disease
VSD ventricular septal defect
WBC white blood cell
w/c wheelchair
WNL within normal limits
y/o years old
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