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Abv s


a before
aa of each
ac before meals
ad lib as desired
AIDS aquired immuno-deficiency syndrome
am, PM morning
amt amount
APAP acetaminophen
aq/H2o water, aqueous
ASA aspirin
ATD adult tetanus and diptheria
bid twice a day
BMR basal metabolic rate
BP blood preasure
c with
C celsius
c/o complains of
cap capsule
CBC complete blood count
cc cheif complaint
CC cubic centimeter
cm centimeter
CNS central nervous system
CVA cerebral vascular accident
D&C dilation and curettage
d/c discontinue
DAW dispense as written
disp dispense
dl deciliter
DOA dead on arrival
DOB date of birth
DPT diptheria pertussis tetanus
Dr doctor
Dx diagnosis
EEG electroencephalogram
EENT eye, ear, nose, throat
EKG (ECG) electrocardiogram
F farenheit
f/u follow up
FBS fasting blood sugar
r Fx fracture
g, gm gram
gal gallon
gr grain
GI gastrointestional
gtt drop(s)
GU genitourinary
hb hemoglobin
HBP high blood preassure
HD hypodermic
HIB haemophilus influenza type b
HIV huma immunodeficiency virus
hr hour
hs hour of sleep
ht height
HTN hypertension
hx history
IBU ibuprofen
ID intradermal
IM intramuscular
IUD itrauterine device
IV intravenous
kg kilogram
L liter
lab laboratory
lb pound
liq liquid
LLQ lower left quadrant
LMP last menstal period
LUQ left upper quadrant
m meter
mcg microgram
med medication
mEq milliequivalant
mg milligram
MI myocardial infarction
min minute
ml milliliter
mm millimeter
MMR measles, mumps, and rubella
MOM milk of magnesia
MS morphine sulfate
Na sodium
NaCI sodium chloride
NKA no known allergies
NKDA no known drug allergies
NPO nothing by mouth
NS normal saline
O2 oxygen
OB/GYN obstetrics/ gynecology
OPV oral polio vaccine
OR operating room
OT occupational therapy
oz ounce
p after
P pulse
PAR post-anesthesia recovery room
pc after meals
PCN penicilin
PEARL pupils equal and reactive to light
per by
PM evening or afternoon
po by mouth
PP post partum
PPD purified protein derivative
pr per rectum
PREOP preoperative
prep preparation(skin)
prn as needed
pt patient, pint
PT physical therapy, protime
PtHx patient history
Px physical
q every
q.i.d four times a day
q2h every 2 hours
q3h every 3 hours
q4h every 4 hours
qd every day
qhs every hour of sleep
qod every other day
qs quantity
qt quart
R rectal, respiration
r/o rule out
RBC red blood cell
RLQ right lower quadrant
RT right
Rx prescription
s without
sig to write, label
sL sublingual
SOB shortness of breath
sol solution
Spec specimen
SQ subcutaneous
ss half
STAT, stat immediately, at ounce
STD, STI sexual transmitted dicease/ infection
supp suppository
syp syrup
T temparature
T&A tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
t.i.d three times a day
tab tablet
TB tuberculosis
Tbsp tablespoon
tinc tincture
TCN tetracycline
TO tolerates
TPR temparature, pulse. respirations
tsp teaspoon
tud take as directed
TUR transurethral resection
TURP transurethral resection of prostate
Tx treatment
ung oinment
URI upper respiratory infecton
V.O verbal order
WBC white blood cell
wt weight
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