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med term abbrev

abbreviations of common medical terminology

TermDefinition
pp post prandial
ac before meals
po by mouth
npo nothing by mouth
NKA no known allergies
BID twice a day
TID three times a day
QID four times a day
QOD every other day
c/o complains of
n/c no complaints
HOB head of bed
SOB short of breath
OOB out of bed
brp bathroom privaledges
hs at bed time
qhs every night at bed time
hx history
sx symptoms
fx fracture
dx diagnosis
px prognosis
@ about
s/s signs and symptoms
hgb hemoglobin
ac before meals
aka above the knee amputation
b/p blood pressure
CHF congestive heart failure
drg diagnosis related groups
ac before meals
aka above the knee amputation
b/p blood pressure
CHF congestive heart failure
drg diagnosis related groups
gtts drops
fuo fever of undetermined origin
ft foot
gi gastrointestinal
gu genitourinary
hr heart rate
kcl potassium chloride
lat lateral
inj injection
IM intramuscular
LLQ left lower quadrant
LUL left upper lobe
MI myocardial infarction
MVA moving vehicle accident
noc night
OD right eye
os left eye
ou both eyes
nsg nursing
peds pediatrics
prn as needed
PT physical therapy
Rx take (prescription)
ss 1/2
SL sublingual
TB tuberculosis
Temp temperature
TPR temp, pulse, respirations
v/s vital signs
w/c wheelchair
WNL within normal limits
wt weight
y/o years old
ACLS advanced cardiac life support
ad right ear
ad lib as desired
ADL activity of daily living
abd addominal
AU both ears
Ax axillary
BSI body substance isolation
BLS Basic Life support
ASAP as soon as possible
Created by: cbiondillo