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CMA Abbreviations

comon abbreviations used in clinical setting

Ac before meals
ad lib at will, as desired
adm admission, admitted
ASAP as soon as possible
Bid twice a day
Bm bowel movement
BP blood pressure
BRP bathroom privileges
C Centigrade, Celsius
Cap capsule
CC chief complaint
cc cubic centimeter
c/o complains of
C02 carbon dioxide
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CXR chest x-ray
d/c discontinue or discharge
ECG or EKG electrocardiogram
EBL estimated blood loss
ER emergency room
F Fahrenheit
Fb foreign body
fx fracture
gtt drop-liquid measurement
H & P history and physical
HR heart rate
hr hour
hs hour of sleep (bedtime)
I & O intake and output
IDDM insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
IV intravenous
IM intramuscular
Mg milligram
Ml milliliter
MVA motor vehicle accident
NPO nothing by mouth
NTG nitroglycerin
O2 oxygen
OD right eye
OS left eye
OU both eyes
post-op postoperative (after surgery)
pre-op preoperative (before surgery)
po by mouth
pt patient
prn as needed
pc after meals
qd every day
qh every hour
qid four times a day
qod every other day
Rx prescription, treatment
sc/sq subcutaneous
s without
sx symptoms
s/s signs and symptoms
stat immediately
SOB short of breath
tab tablet
TPR temperature, pulse, respiration
vs vital signs
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