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VetMed Abbrevs

Common abbreviations in the VetMed field

Acute Short Term
Anals or AG Anal Glands
Anorexia Not Eating
BAR Bright,Alert,Responsive
BID Twice a day
BM Bowel Movement
Bx Biospy
C or cast Castrated
C/S or C Culture and Sensitivity
Cap Capsule
CBC Complete blood count
cc Cubic Centimeter
CHEM Blood chemistry panel
Chronic Long term
CRT Capillary refill time
C-sect C-section
Cysto cystocentesis
D diarrhea
d day
d/c discharge
d/o drop off
DLH Domrstic Long Hair (cat)
DSH Domestic Short Hair (cat)
Dx diagnosis
Dysuria trouble with urination
Dz disease
EOD every other day
EX exotic
F female
Fecal fecal sample
FeLv feline leukemia virus
FIP feline infectious peritonitis
FIV feline immunodeficiency virus
h or hr hour
HBC hit by car
Hematuria blood in urine
HR heart rate
HW heart worm
Hx history
K-9 dog(canine)
kg kilogram
L left
Lethargic tired or inactive
LN lymph node
M male
mg milligram
mL milliliter
mm mucous membranes
Mo month
N or (-) negative
NM neutered male
NPO nothing by mouth
NR nothing reported
NSF no signs found
o owner
oz ounces
p/u pick up
PCV packed cell volume
PD polydispia (increased thirst)
PE physical examination
PO by mouth
PU polyuria (increased urination)
Px prognosis
QAR Quiet, Alert, Reponsive
R right
rec reccomended
RR respiratory rate
Rx perscription
S or SF spayed (spayed female)
S/R suture removal
SOAP Subjective, Objective, Assesment, Plan
T4 Thyroid test
TPR Temperature, Pulse, Respiration
Tx treatment
U urine
UA urinalysis
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
V vomiting
V/D vomiting and diarrhea
Wk week
WNL within normal limits
Wt weight
y or yr year
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