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Trista's Med. Abrv.

Medical Abbreviations

_ a Before
A Admission and discharge
__ aa Of each
AD Right ear
ad lib As desired
ADL Activities of daily life
amb ambulate, walk
AP Apical pulse
AS Left ear
as tol As tolerated
ASA Aspirin
AU Both ears
A Alive and well
Ax Axilla, axillary, armpit
bid Twice a day
Bl Wk Blood Work
BM Bowel movement
BP Blood pressure
BR Bed rest
BRP Bathroom privileges
BS Blood sugar
BUN Blood urea nitrogen
Bx, bx Biopsy
_ c, w/ with
Ca Calcium
CA Cancer
CBC Complete blood count
ck check
cl liq clear liquids
co, c/o complains of
COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CSF Cerebral spinal fluid
CVA Cerebral vascular accident (stroke)
d Day
D Dilatation and curettage
DNR Do not resuscitate
DOA Dead on arrival
DOB Date of birth
DOD Day of death
Dx, dx Diagnosis
ea Each
ECG, EKG Electrocardiogram
EEG Electroencephalogram
ER Emergency room
Ex, exam examination
EXC Excision
ext Extract, extraction, external
FBS Fasting blood sugar
FF, FFl Force fluids
GI Gastrointestinal
gt, gtt, gtts drop, drops
HBP High blood pressure
Hg Mercury
HOH Hard of hearing
HS hour of sleep (bedtime)
ICU Intensive care unit
IM Intramuscular
inj injection
IUD Intrauterine device
IV Intravenous
jt joint
K Potassium
L Lumbar
L&D Labor and delivery
LCT Long term care
LMP Last menstrual period
LUQ Left upper quadrant
MI Myocardial infarction (heart attack)
MN Midnight
MRI Magnetic resonance imaging
MS Multiple sclerosis mitral stenosis, muscular-skeletal
N/A Not applicable
Na Sodium
NPO Nothing by mouth
N/V, N&V Nausea and vomiting
NVD Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
OD Right eye, occular dextra, Doctor of Optometry
OJ Orange Juice
OP Outpatient
OPD, OPC Outpatient department or clinic
os Mouth
OS Left eye, occular sinista
_ p After
P Pulse, phoshorus
pc After meals
po By mouth
prn Whenever necessary,as needed
pt Patient, pint (500 mL or cc)
Px Prognosis, physical exam
_ q,q Every
qd Everyday
qh Every hour
q2h Every 2 hours
q3h Every 3 hours
q4h Every 4 hours
qhs Every night at bedtime
qid Four times a day
qod every other day
RLQ Righ lower quadrant
ROM Range of motion
Rx prescription, take, treatment
_ s, w/o without
__ ss One half
S/S. S&S Signs and symptoms
susp suspension
T,Temp Temperature
tab Tablet
tid Three times a day
TPR Temperature, pulse, respiration
UA, U/A Urinalysis
UTI Urinary tract infection
VS Vital signs (TPR & BP)
WBC White blood cell
w/c Wheel chair
XR X-ray
YOB Year of birth
Zn zinc
F Female
M Male
' Foot or minute
" Inch
0 Degree
I or i One
II or ii two
Created by: trista.fechner