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M.T Abbreviations

Medical Terminology, Abbreviation

AC, ac before meals
Ad lib as desired
Adm admission, admitted
ASAP as soon as possible
BID, bid twice a day
Bm bowel movement
BP blood pressure
BRP bathroom privileges
C centigrade, celsius
c with
Cap capsule
CC chief complaint
cc cubic centimeter
C/O, c/o complains of
CO2 carbon dioxide
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CXR chest x-ray
D/C or d/c discontinue or discharge
ECG or EKG electrocardiogram
ER emergency room
F fahrenheit
Fx fracture
Gtt drop-liquid measurement
H, hr hour
HR heart rate
H & P history and physical
HS, hs at bedtime, hour of sleep
H2O water
ID intradermal
IM intramuscular
I & O intake and output
IDDM insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
IV intravenous
Mg milligram
Ml, ml milliliter
NPO nothing by mouth
NTG nitroglycerin
O2 oxygen
OD right eye
OS left eye
OU both eyes
PC, pc after meals
Post-op postoperative
Pre-op preoperative
PO,po by mouth
Pt, pt Patient
Prn as needed, when necessary
qam every morning, every a.m
qd every day, daily
qh every hour
q2h every 2 hours
q4h every 4 hours
q6h every 6 hours
q8h every 8 hours
QID, qid four times a day
qod every other day
Rx prescription, treatment
S, s without
SX symptoms
S/S, s/s signs and symptoms
Stat immediately
SOB short of breath
Sub-Q, sc/q subcutaneous
Tab, tab tablet
TID, tid three times a day
TPR temperature, pulse, respiration
VS,vs vital signs
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