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A-O medical abbrs

ac before meals
Cl chloride or chlorine
AP Apical pulse
c with the line over it with
BP blood pressure
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
higher, elevate, or up
low, below average
AED automated external defibrillator
BMI body mass index
bid twice a day
cc cubic centimeter
AM in morning, before noon
BR Bed Rest
BRP Bathroom Privileges
CCU coronary care unit; critical care unit
Bl Wk Blood Work
CBC Complete Blood Count
BUN Blood urea nitrogen
cap capsule
ADL activities of daily living
cl liq Clear liquid
COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
π two
CVA Cerebral vascular accident (stroke)
CT computerized tomography scan
ACLS Advanced cardiac life support
C/o complains of
D/C discontinue, discharge
DRG diagnostic related group
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
gtts drops
h hour(s)
HS hours of sleep (bed time)
Ht height
ECG electrocardiogram
H2O water
FBS fasting blood sugar
Hg mercury
EENT ear, eye, nose and throat
Gyn gynecology
FFl Force fluids
Dx Diagnosis
EMT Emergency Medical Technician
OR Operating room
NPO nothing by mouth
Na Sodium
LMP Last menstrual period
LTC Long-term care
IM Intramuscular
oz ounces
OJ Orange juice
mL milliliters
N/S normal saline
IV Intravenous
NaCl Sodium chloride (salt)
mm millimeters
op operation
OPD Outpatient department or clinic
Ob Obstetrics
mg milligrams
OU In each eye
O2 Oxygen
IPPB Intermittent positive pressure breathing
KCL Potassium chloride