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medical abbreviation

health science

ac before meals
ad lib. freely, as desired
AM before noon
c with
d day
dc D/C discontinue
h hour
hs hours of sleep
npo nothing by mouth
pc after meals
PM after noon
prn as requiired
q every
qd every day
qh every hour
qid four times a day
qam every morning
qod every other day
s without
ss half
tid three times a day
A&D ascending and Descending
AK above the knee
ant anterior
bilat bilateral
BK below the knee
L Left
LAD Left Anterior Descending
LAO Left Anterior Oblique
LLE Left Lower Extremity
LLL Left Lower Lobe(Lung)
LLQ Left Lower Quadrant
LUE Left upper Extremity
LUl Left Upper Lobe(Lung)
LUQ Left Upper Quadrant
post posterior
R right
RLE Right Lower Extremity
RLL Right Lower Lobe(Lung)
RLQ Right Lower Quadrant
RUE Right Upper Extremity
RUL Right Upper Lobe(Lung)
RUQ Right Upper Quadrant
AKA Above the knee
BKA Below The Knee
DJD Degenerative Joint Disease
Fx Fracture
LS Lumbarsacral
ORIF Open Reduction Internal Fixation
PROM Passive Range Of Motion
RA Rheumatid arthritis
RF Rheumatoid Factor
ROM Range Of Motion
THR Total Hip Replacement
TKA Total Knee Anthroplasty
TKR Total Knee Replacement
TMJ Temporomandibular joint
TX Tx traction
Created by: GShikak