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Abbreviations

QuestionAnswer
c with a line above it with
AC before meals
PC after meals
AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
AP anteroposterior
bid twice a day
ASHD arteriosclerotic heart disease
AD right ear
AS left ear
AU both ears
BMR basal metabolic rate
BP blood pressure
Bx biopsy
C&S culture and sensitivity
CA cancer
CAD coronary artery disease
Cath catherization, catheter
CBC complete blood count
CCU coronary care unit
CHD coronary heart disease
sos one time only if needed
cysto cystoscopy
D&C dilation and curettage
DRE digital rectal examination
Dx diagnosis
Fx fracture
GB gallbladder
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease
GYN gynecology
HBV hepatitis B virus
hs at bedtime(hour of sleep)
IBS irritable bowel syndrome
IV intravenous
LMP last menstrual period
MI myocardial infarction (heart attack)
OB obstetrics
OD right eye
OS left eye
OU both eyes
po by mouth
CHF congestive heart failure
Chol cholesterol
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CVA cerebrovascular accident
stat immediatley
tid three times a day
NG nasogastric
prn as needed
qd everyday
qid four times a day
qod every other day
R/O rule out
SOB shortness of breath
TPR temperature, pulse, and respiration
URI upper respiratory infection
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
KUB kidney, ureter, bladder
BSE breast self-examination
Created by: Hillard
 

 



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