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Medical Terminology

Medical Abbreviation 11

s (with line over) without
sig write; to be labeled
SOB shortness of breath
ss half
SSE soap suds enema
staph staphylococcus (staff infection)
stat immediately
strep streptococcus (respiratory infection)
syr syrup
T temperture
tab tablet
tbsp. tablespoon
tid three times a day
TO telephone order
TPR temperture, pulse & respirations
tsp teaspoon
up universal; precautions (considered infection)
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
vo verbal order
vs vital signs
w/c wheel chair
wt. weight
ccu coronary care unit
CS central supply
EENT eyes, ears,nose & throat
ER emergency room
GI Lab gastrointestinal lab
lab laboratory
MICU Medical Intensive Care Unit
NICU neuro intensive care unit
OB Gyn obstetrics & gynecology
OR operating room
pedi pediatrics
PT physical therapy
RT respiratory therapy
SICU surgical intensive care unit
ABG arterial blood gas
ACP acute care panel
BUN blood urea nitrogen
C&S culture and sensitivity
CBC complete blood count
chem. chemistry
CSF cerebral spinal fluid
CXR chest x-ray
DPT diphtheria, pertussis & tetanus (whooping cough)
FBS fasting blood sugar
HCT hematocrit
Hgb hemoglobin
lytes electrolytes
O&P ova and parasites
O2 oxygen
RBC red blood cells
TB tuberculosis
UA urinalysis
WBC white blood cells
Ca calcium
CI chloride
CRE creatinine
Fe iron
Glu glucose
Kt potassium
Na sodium
NaHCO3 sodium bicarbonate
< less than
> greater than
# pound
@ at
& and
o with arrow off top male
o with + under female