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FLAVIN MED104 Abv

Medical Terminology Abbreviations

QuestionAnswer
pt patient
T temperature or tablespoon
P pulse
R respiration
VS vital signs
BP blood pressure
po per oral
inj injection
kg kilogram
mm millimeter
cap capsule
FL fluid
bid twice a day
tid three times a day
c with
s without
p after
q every
h hour
dc or D/C discontinue or discharge
npo nothing by mouth
qd every day
qh every hour
qid four times a day
pc after meals
ac before meals
QNS quantity not sufficient
ID intradermal
IM intramuscular
IV intravenous
po per oral
PDR Physicians Desk Reference
Ca calcium
CA cancer
CBC complete blood count
Chol cholesterol
CxR Chest X-Ray
ESR erythrosedimentation rate
FBS fasting blood sugar
GTT glucose tolerance test
EKG or ECG electrocardiogram
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
PT protime (coag test in a light blue top tube) OR physical therapy
RBC red blood cell
UA urinalysis
WBC white blood cell
CMA certified medical assistant
LVN licensed vocational nurse
PT physical therapist or physical therapy OR protime
p after
q every
PPO perfered provider organization
HMO health maintence organization
PCP primary care physician
RN registered nurse
ASA aspirin
BM bowel movement
GI gastro intestinal
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
N/V nausea & vomiting
GERD gastroespophageal reflux disease
IBS irritable bowel syndrome
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
abd abdomen
ABGs arterial blood gases
ac before meals
ACL anterior cruciate ligament
AD right ear
AIDS aquired immune deficiency syndrome
AMA against medical advice OR American Medical Association
AMI acute myocardical infarction
amt amount
ant anterior
AP anteroposterior or angina pectoris
ARDS adult (acute) respiratory distress
AS left ear
as tol as tolerated
ASA aspirin
AU both ears
AV atrioventicular
BBB bundle branch block
BCC basal cell carcinoma
BE barium enema
bid twice a day
BM bowel movement
BOM bilaterial otitis media
BP blood pressure
BPH benign prostatic hyperplasia
BR bed rest
BRP bathroom privileges
BS blood sugar OR bowel sounds
Bx biopsy
c/o complains of
CA cancer
Ca calcium
CBC complete blood count
cc cubic centimeter
CCU coronary care unit
CF cystic fibrosis
CHF congestive heart failure
chol cholesterol
cm centimeter
CNS central nerous system
CO2 carbon dioxide
COLD chronic obstructive lung disease
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CP cerebral palsy
CPK creatine phosphokinase
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CT (CAT) scan computed (axial) tomography scan
CVA cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
CxR chest X-ray
D and C dilation and curettage
diff differential (blood count)
DM diabetes mellitus
DOA dead on arrival
DOB date of birth
Dr dram OR doctor
DVT deep vein thrombosis
wt weight
WBC white blood cell
W/C wheel chair
VS vital signs
VD venereal disease
VC vital capicity
VA visual acuity
UTI urinary tract infection
US ultrasound
AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
BPH benign prostatic hyperplasia
Bx biopsy
CIN cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
CIS carcinoma in situ
C-Sec section cesarean section
D and C dilation and curettage
DRE digital rectal exam
ED erectile dysfunction
FAS fetal alcohol syndrome
FBD fibrocystic breast disease
GYN gynecology
HBV hepatitis B virus
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
HMD hyaline membrane disease
HPV human papillomavirus
HRT hormone replacement therapy
HSV2 herpes simplex virus type 2
ID intradermal
OB obstetrics
OB/GYN obstetrics/gynecology
Pap smear (test) Papanicolaou smear (or test)
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
PTH parathyroid hormone
PMS premenstrual syndrome
PSA prostate specific antigen
RDS respiratory distress syndrome (of the newborn)
SAB spontaneous abortion
STI sexually transmitted infection
TAB therapeutic abortion
TSS toxic shock syndrome
TURP transurethral resection of the prostate
TVS transvaginal sonography
BCC basal cell carcinoma
bx biopsy
SLE systemic lupus erythematosus
SqCCa squamous cell carcinoma
TBSA total body surface area
ACL anterior cruciate ligament; a ligament that stabilizes the knee joint
CTS carpal tunnel syndrome
DJD degenerative joint disease
DMD Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy
DO physician specializing in osteopathy
EMG electromyography
MG myasthenia gravis
NSAIDs nonsteroidal anti-Inflammatory Drug (these can raise BP if used over a long period of time)
OA osteoarthritis
ortho orthopedics
RA rheumatoid arthritis
ROM range of motion
SCI spinal cord injury
THR total hip replacement
TKA total knee arthroplasty
TKR total knee replacement
TMJ temporomandibular joint
C1 1st cervical vertebrae
T1 12th thoracic vertebrae
L1 through L5 the five lumbar vertebrae
AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome
CBC complete blood count
HCT Hct hematocrit
HGB Hgb hemoglobin
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
PLT platelet count
PT prothrombin time or physical therapy
PTT partial thromboplastin time
RBC red blood cell or red blood count
WBC white blood cell or white blood count
ASHD atherosclerotic heart disease
ASD atrial septal defect
AV atrioventricular
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CAD coronary artery disease
CHF congestive heart failure
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
ECG EKG electrocardiogram
MI myocardial infarction
PET position emission tomography
HMD hyaline membrane disease
LTB laryngotracheobronchitis
NRDS neonatal respiratory distress syndrome
PE pulmonary embolism
PPD purified protein derivative
RDS respiratory distress syndrome
SARS severe acute respiratory syndrome
TB tuberculosis
URI upper respiratory infection
ABGs arterial blood gases
ARDS adult (acute) respiratory distress syndrome
CF cystic fibrosis
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CxR chest X Ray
BE barium enema
EGD esophagogastroduodenoscopy
FOBT fecal occult blood test
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease
GI gastrointestinal
IBD inflammatory bowel disease
IBS irritable bowel syndrome
LGI lower GI series
N and V nausea and vomiting
SCS stool culture and sensitivity
UGI upper GI series
BUN blood urea nitrogen
cath catheter, catheterization
HD hemodialysis
IVP intravenous pyelogram
RP retrograde pyelogram
SG specific gravity
UA urinalysis
UTI urinary tract infection
VCUG voiding cystourethrogram
AD Alzheimer’s disease OR right ear
ADHD attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
ADD attention deficit disorder
ALS amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
CT (CAT) scan computed (axial) tomography scan
CP cerebral palsy
CVA cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
DTR deep tendon reflexes
EchoEG echoencephalography
EEG electroencephalogram (cephalo=brain)
LASIK laser
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
MS multiple sclerosis
OM otitis media
PD Parkinson disease
PET positron emission tomography
PTSD posttraumatic stress disorder
ADH antidiuretic hormone
DI diabetes insipidus
DM diabetes mellitus
FBS fasting blood sugar
FSH follicular stimulating hormone
GH growth hormone
GTT glucose tolerance test
HRT hormone replacement therapy
LH luteinizing hormone
PH parathyroid hormone
PPBS postprandial blood sugar
RAIU radioactive iodine uptake
pt patient
bid twice a day
po by mouth
tid three times a day
apt appointment
f/u follow up
R/S reschedule
npo nothing by mouth
i one
ii two
Rx prescription
sig as directed
OU both eyes
OD right eye
OS left eye
AD right ear
PFT pulmonary function test
AS left ear
AU both ears
ROM range of motion
ABGs arterial blood gases
APAP tylenol
PDR physicians drug reference
CPT book current procedural terminology
ICD international classification of diseases
BPD bipolar disorder
bpm beats per minute
BSE breast self exam
BUN blood urea nitrogen
cap(s) capsule
CBC complete blood count
CHF congestive heart failure
RMA registered medical assistant
C and S culture and sensitivity
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
Cx cervix
DDS doctor of dental surgery
DEA drug enforcement agency
dil dilute
CO2 carbon dioxide
O2 oxygen
Dx diagnosis
Tx treatment
ENT ears nose & throat
PERLA pupils equal reactive to light accomidation
ESR erythrosedimentation rate
FBS fasting blood sugar
GI gastrointestinal
GB gallbladder
GC gonorrhea
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease
GH growth hormone
EMB endometrial biopsy
gravida pregnancy
para live births
GYN gynecology
HEENT head ears eyes nose throat
hs hour of sleep (at bedtime)
ICP intracranial pressure
inj injection
FSH follicular stimulating hormone
Fx fracture
FVC forced vital capacity
ggt drops
GTT glucose tolerance test
HA headache
HSG hysterosalpingography
HSV herpes simplex virus type I
HTN hypertension (high BP)
I and O intake and output
IRDS infant respiratory distress syndrome
KUB kidneys ureter & bladder
MVP mitral valve prolapse
LLQ left lower quad
RUOQ right upper outer quad
NB newborn
OB obstetrics
OM otitis media
OR operating room
LUL left upper lobe
mcg microgram
noc night
NS normal saline
O and P ova and parasite
OTC over the counter
PCP primary care provider
PPD purified protein derivative (TB test)
prn as needed
PSA prostate specific antigen
PTH parathyroid hormone
q every
d day or daily
qhs every hour of sleep
RN registered nurse
SAD seasonal affective disorder
SIDS sudden infant death syndrome
STAT NOW !
susp suspension
T tablespoon or temperature
T and A tonsil & adnoidectomy
TIA transient ischemic attack
TPN total parenteral nutrition
TSH thyroid stimulating hormone
UA urinalysis
UGI upper gastrointestinal
US ultrasound
UTI urinary tract infection
VA visual acuity
H hematocrit and hemoglobin
wt weight
x times
Vtach ventricular tachycardia
VFib ventricular fibrillation
t teaspoon (contains 5cc)
ss (with a line over it) one-half
A and P auscultation & percussion &/or Anatomy & Physiology
abd abdomen
ABGs arterial blood gases
ACL anterior cruciate ligament
ac before meals
AD alzheimer's disease & or right ear
ad lib as desired
ADL activities of daily living
Afib atrial fibrillation
AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome
AMA against medical advice & or American Medical Association
AMI acute mycardial infarction
amt amount
ant anterior
AP anteroposterior &/or angina pectoris
ARDS adult (acute) respiratory distress syndrome
AS left ear
ASA aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid)
AU both ears
ax axillary
BBB bundle branch block
BCC basel cell carcinoma
BE barium enema
bid twice a day
BM bowel movement
BOM bilateral otitis media
BP blood pressure
BPH benign prostatic hyperplasia
BR bed rest
BRP bathroom privileges
ENT Ears, Nose and Throat
ERT estrogen replacement therapy
ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate
F fahrenheit
FACP Fellow of the American College of Physicians
FOB fecal occult blood
FSH follicle-stimulating hormone
FUO fever unknown origin
Fx or fx fracture (broken bone)
g gram
GC gonorrhea (STD)
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease
GH growth hormone
GI gastrointestinal
GSW gunshot wound
GTT glucose tolerance test
H and H hemoglobin & hematocrit
h hour
Hg mercury
ht or HT height
HTN hypertension aka elevated BP
LMP last menstrual period
LUQ left upper quad
mcg microgram
MD medical doctor or muscular dystrophy
MI myocardial infarction
NB newborn
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