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medical terms

ASA acetysalicylic acid
ASAP as soon as possible
BA backache
b/c because
BC birth control
bid twice a day
BM bowel movement
BP blood preasure
BPM beats per minute
BS blood sugar
BSE breast self examination
C with a line over it with
dil dilute
disch discharge
DNKA do not keep appointment
POB date of birth
DOI date of injury
DRE digital rectal examination
DSD dry sterile dressing
DTaP diptheria,tentanus toxoids,acellular pertusis vaccine
D diarrhea and vomiting
DVA each
ea each
ED emergency department
approx approximately
appt appointment
EDD expected date of delivery
Fe iron
Flex sig flexible sigmoidoscopy
freq frequently
F/U follow up
GYN gynocology
h or hr hour
H/A headache
HBP high blood preasure
HC head circumference
Hep B hepatitis B vaccine
Hg mercury
H2O water
HR heart rate
HRT heart rate
hs at bed time
ht height
ID intradermal
IM intramuscular
IPV inactivated polio vaccine
IV intravenous
lab laboratory
lac laceration
N/C no complaints
neg negative
NH nursing home
NICU newborn intensive care unit
NKA no known allergies
NKDA no known drug allergies
NMP normal menstrual peroid
noct nocturnal
NS normal saline
N nausea & vomiting
NVA near visual acuity
OB obsterics
occ occasionally
oint ointment
op operation
OR operating room
OT occupationaltherapy
OTC over the counter
OV office visit
p pulse
pap pap test
path pathology
pc after meals
peds pediactrics
PEN Penicillin
per by or through
pharm pharmacy
PM or p.m. afternoon
PMS premenstrual syndrome
po or PO By mouth
pos positive
postop postoperative
preop preoperative
prep preparation
prn as needed
PT physical therapy
Pt or pt patient
qd everyday
qh every hour
q(2,3,4)h every 2,3,4 hours
qid four times a day
qn every night
QNS quantity not sufficient
qod every other day
QS quantity sufficient
quad quadriplegic
R respiration
RE rectal exam
reg regular
rehab rehabilitation
RMA registered medical assistant
Rx prescription
s with a line over it without
SC or SQ subcutaneous
S/E side effects
sec second
sigmoid sigmoidoscopy
sl slight
sm small
SOB shortness of breath
sol solution
spec specimen
STAT immediately
surg surgery
T tempature
tab,tabs tablet,tablets
temp temperature
ther therapy
tid three times a day
TLC total lung capacity,tender love and care
TPR temperature,pulse,respirations
tr trace
TSE testicular self-examination
vag vaginal,vagina
VE vaginal exam
vit vitamin
VO verbal order
VS vital signs
wk week
WNL Within normal limits
WO written order
w/o without
wt weight
W/U workup
abd abdomen
AD right ear
AS left ear
AU in each ear,both ears
EENT eye,ear,nose,throat
GI gastrointestinal
GU genitourinary
L or lt left
LA left arm
LL left leg
LLQ lower left quadrant
LUQ Left upper quadrant
OD right eye
R or rt right
RLQ Right lower quadrant
RUQ Right upper quadrant
C Celsius
cc cubic centimeter
cm centimeter
dL deciliter
F Fahrenheit
g gram
kg kilogram
L liter
l length
lb pound
m meter
mcg micrograms
mg miligram
mm mililiter
oz ounce
pt pint
qt quart
ss one half
T tablespoon
tsp teaspoon
Dx diagnosis
H/O history of
H&P history and physical
Hx history
MHx medical history
PE or Px Physical examination
prog prognosis
Sx symptoms
Tx treatment
BPH Benign prostatic hypertrophy
CA cancer
CAD Coronary artery disease
CHF congestive heart failure
COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CRC colorectal cancer
CVA cerebrovascular accident
DM diabetes mellitus
Fe def iron deficiency
GC gonorrhea
GDM Gestational diabetes mellitus
HTN Hypertension
IBS irritable bowel syndrome
MI myocardial infarction
MS multiple sclerosis
OA osteoarthritis
OM otitis media
PID Pelvic inflammatory disease
RA rheumatoid arthritis
RF rheumatic fever
STD sexually transmitted disease
TB tuberculosis
URI upper respiratory infection
USI urinary stress incontinence
UTI Urinary tract infection
CT,CAT Computed axial tomography
CXR chest x-ray
ECG electrocardiogram
Echo echocardiogram
EEG electroencephalogram
FOBT fecal occult blood test
IVP intravenous pyelogram
LP lumbar puncture
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
NST nonstress test
PFT pulmonary function test
TRUS transrectal ultrasound
US ultrasound
BG blood glucose
Bx biopsy
CBC complete blood count
C&S culture and sensitivity
diff differential
ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate
FBS fasting blood sugar
GCT glucose challenge test
GTT glucose tolerance test
Hct hematocrit
Hgb hemoglobin
PPBS postprandial blood sugar
PSA prostate-specific antigen
PT prothrombin time
RBC red blood count
RBS random blood sugar
SG specific gravity
trig triglycerides
UA urinalysis
U/C urine culture
WBC white blood count
Created by: justine whitley