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Med Terms

Medical Terms Abbreviations

Ab antibody
ABGs arterial blood gases
ACLS advanced cardiac life support
ADE adverse drug experience
ADR adverse drug reaction
BBB blood brain barrier
Bib drink
bm bowel movement
BP blood pressure
BSN Bachelor of Science in Nursing
BUN blood urea nitrogen
c/o complaint of
CBC complete blood count
CNS central nervous system
comp compound
CS cesarean section
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CT clotting time
DNR do not resuscitate
DO Doctor of Osteopathy
DP Doctor of Podiatry
DOM Doctor of Podiatry Medicine
DR, MD Doctor; Doctor of medicine
DVM Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Dx diagnosis
ECG, EKG electrocardiogram
EENT eye, ear, nose, throat
exp expired
GI gastrointestinal
Hx history
LPN Licensed Practical
MRI magnetic reasonance imaging
N & V nausea and vomiting
neg negative
NKA no known allergies
NKDA no known drug allergies
NPO nothing by mouth
OD Doctor of Optometry; overdose
OR operating room
OTC over the counter
PCA patient-controlled analgesia
pt patient
R/O rule out
RN registered nurse
RR recovery room
S & S signs & symptoms
sat saturated
SOB shortness of breath
syr syringe
UTI urinary tract infection
VS vital signs
Created by: nbrooks



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