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review med abrv

review medical abbreviations

CCU coronary care unit
ED emergency department
ER emergency room
ICU intensive care unit
IP inpatient
OP outpatient
OPD outpatient department
AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
a.m.a against medical advice
BP blood pressure
bpm beats per minute
C Celsius, centigrade
c/o complains of
CBC complete blood count
C.C. chief complaint
CNS central nervous system
CPE complete physical examination
CV cardiovascular
D&C dilation and curettage
Dx diagnosis
ECG/EKG electrocardiogram
ER emergency room
F Fahrenheit
FH family history
FL/fl fluid
GBS gallbladder series
GI gastrointestinal
GU genitourinary
GYN gynecology
H&P history and physical
HEENT head, ears, eyes, nose, throat
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
Ht height
Hx history
I&D incision and drainage
inj injection
IV intravenous
L left
L&W living and well
lab laboratory studies
MM mucous membrane
N&V nausea and vomiting
NP new patient
NYD not yet diagnosed
P pulse
P&P pap smear & pelvic exam
Pap pap smear
PE physical examination
pH hydrogen concentration, acidity/alkalinity
PI present illness
PMH past medical history
PMS premenstrual syndrome
pt patient
PT physical therapy
Px physical examination
cc cubic centimeters (1cc = 1ml)
cm centimeter (2.5 cm = 1 inch)
km kilometer
mm millimeter
g, gm gram
kg killogram (1 kg = 1000 gm = 2.2 lbs
L or l liter = 1000 ml (1 gallon = 4 quarts = 8 pints = 3.785 l, 1 pint = 473.16 ml)
a before
a.c. before meals
ad lib. as desired
AM. a.m. morning
amt amount
aq water
b.i.d., BID twice a day
buc buccal
c with a line over it with
cap capsule
d day
FL.sui fluid
h, hr hour
h.s. at bedtime, at the hour of sleep
ID intradermal
q2h every 2 hours
q.i.d., QID four times a day
circled "R" right, registared trademark
Rx prescription, take
s with a line over it without
SC, sub-Q, SQ, subcu subcutaneous
sig: instructions to patient
soln. solution
sp. spirits
ss with a line over them one half
stat immediately
supp., suppos suppository
syr. syrup
T topical
tab tablet
t.i.d, TID three times a day
x times, for
IM intramuscular
IV intravenous
noc., n. night
NPO nothing by mouth
oint., ung. ointment
p with a line over it after
p.c. after meals
per by, through
PM, p.m. after noon
p.o., PO by mouth
PR through the rectum
p.r.n., PRN as needed
PV, vag. through the vagina
q, q) every
qh every hour
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