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WCC Med Acronyms

WCC Medical Acronyms

Med AcronymsAcronym decode
A/P anterior/posterior
D/V dorsal/ventral
DVM Doctor of Vet Medicine
RVT Registered Vet Tech
VMD Vet Medical Doctor
AAHA Amer. Animal Hospital Assoc.
ASPCA Amer Society for the prevention of cruelty to animals
AVMA American Vet Medical Assoc.
OFA Orthopedic Foundation for animals
NAVTA North American Vet Tech Assoc.
ac before meals
ad lib as much as desired
bid twice daily
cal calorie
cap capsule
cc cubic centimeter
D 5 W 5% dextrose in water
g gram
gt drop
gtt drops
IA intraarterial
IC intracardiac
ID intradermal
IM intramuscular
IP intraperitoneal
IU international units
IV intravenous
kg kilogram
L liter
LRS lactated Ringers solution
mcg microgram
mEq milliequivalent
mg milligram
ml mililiter
NPO/npo nothing by mouth
OTC over the counter
oz ounce
pc after meals
PO orally
prn as needed
q every
qd every day
q4h every 4 hours
qid four times daily
qod/eod every other day
sid once daily
sig let it be written
SQ subqutaneous
T tablespoon
tsp teaspoon
BAR bright, alert, responsive
CRT Capillary refill time
EKG electrocardiogram
FLUTD feline lower urinary tract disease
FUO fever of unknown origin
FUS feline urological syndrome
GI gastrointestinal
HBC Hit by car
MM mucous membrane
OHE/OVH ovariohysterectomy
PD polydipsia
PE Physical exam
PU polyuria
R/O Rule out
RR respiration rate
SOAP subjective, objective, assessment, plan
stat immediately
T Temperature
TPR Temperature, pulse and respiration
URI Upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
WNL within normal limits
Bx Biopsy
Dx Diagnosis
Fx Fracture
Hx History
Rx Prescription
Sx Surgery
Tx Treatement
AD right ear
AS left ear
AU both ears
OD right eye
OS left eye
OU both eyes
ENT Ears nose throat
EENT Ears eys nose throat
ID intradermal
BP Blood presssure
CHF Congestive Heart Failure
CNS Central Nervous system
aq water
susp suspension
supp supplemental
Created by: wccvettech