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AHP/Crse 1/Lesson 9

AHP Abbreviations

a.c., ante cibum before meals
ABO blood type system
ad lib., ad libitum as desired
aq., aqueous water-based
blasts blast cells
BUN blood urea nitrogen
CBC complete blood count
cm centimeter(s)
CO2 carbon dioxide
Ca calcium
D5W 5% dextrose in water (IV fluid)
b.i.d., bis in die two times a day
DOA dead on arrival
DOB date of birth
DTR deep tendon reflexes
Dx diagnosis, diagnoses
E. coli Escherichia coli (bacteria in bowel)
EBV Epstein-Barr virus
ECG, EKG electrocardigram
EEG electroencephalogram
EM electron microscope
Fr French (a kind of catheter or tube)
FUO fever of unknown origin
GB gallbladder
gm gram(s)
gr grains
H2O water
ID intradermal
IM intramuscular
IU international unit(s)
IV intravenous
kg kilogram(s)
L, 1 liter(s)
LMD local medical doctor
lymphs lymphocytes
mcg microgram(s)
mEq milliequivalent(s)
mg% milligram(s) per cent
mg milligram(s)
midnoc midnight
ml milliliter(s)
mmHg millimeters of mercury
mm millimeter(s)
monos monocytes
n.p.o., nil per os, NBM nothing by mouth
NBS normal bowel sounds
NF none found, not found
NG nasogastric
NSD no serious disease (defect)
O2 oxygen (gas)
O oxygen (chemical element)
p.o., per os by mouth
p.r.n., pro re nata as needed, as required
per cent for every one hundred
pH hydrogen ion concentration
polys polymorphonuclear leukocytes
PTA prior to admission
q.( )h., quaque ( ) hora every ( ) hour(s)
.a.m., quaque ante meridian every morning
q.d., quaque die daily-Always write out, never use abbreviation
q., quaque every
q.h.s. every hour of sleep, every bedtime
q.i.., quarter in die four times a day
q.n.s. quantitiy not sufficient
R/O, RO rule out
RBC red blood cells, red blood count
Rx treatment, prescribe
sed rate sedimentation rate
segs segmented neutrophils
sp. gr. specific gravity
stabs stab cells
stat, statim at once
Subcu., SubQ subcutaneous
Sx symptoms
TBC, TB tuberculosis
TPR temperature, pulse, and respiration
tsp teaspoon
t.i.d., ter in die three times a day
U/A, UA urinalysis
U unit(s)-Always write out, never use abbreviation
wbc, WBCs white blood count, white blood cells
YO years old
ZnO2 zinc oxide