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Chapter 4

Abbreviations

QuestionAnswer
I iodine
ICD implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
ICU intensive care unit
I&D incision and drainage
IM intramuscular
inj. injection
I&O intake and output
IOL intraocular lens
IPPB intermittent positive-pressure breathing
IQ intelligence quotient
IUD intrauterine device
IV intravenous
IVP intravenous pyelogram
K potassium
kg kilogram
KJ knee jerk
KS Kaposi sarcoma
KUB kidneys, ureters, bladder
L, l liter
LA left atrium
LAD left anterior descending
lat lateral
LBW low birth weight
LDL low-density lipoprotein
LMP last menstrual period
LOC loss of consciousness
LP lumbar puncture
LPN licensed practical nurse
LTC long-term care
LV left ventricle
L&W living and well
MA mental age
MAOI monoamine oxidase inhibitor
MD doctor of medicine
MDI multiple daily injections
mEq milliequivalent
mets metastases
MG myathenia gravis
Mg magnesium
mg milligram
MH mental health
MI myocardial infarction
ml milliliter
mm millimeter
mm Hg millimeters of mercury
MMR measles-mumps-rubella
monos monocytes
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
MRSA methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
MS multiple sclerosis
N nitrogen
NA, N/A not applicable
Na sodium
NB newborn
NBS normal bowel sounds; normal breath sounds
neg. negative
NG tube nasogastric tube
NICU neonatal intensive care unit
NKA no known allergies
I iodine
ICD implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
ICU intensive care unit
I&D incision and drainage
IM intramuscular
inj. injection
I&O intake and output
IOL intraocular lens
IPPB intermittent positive-pressure breathing
IQ intelligence quotient
IUD intrauterine device
IV intravenous
IVP intravenous pyelogram
K potassium
kg kilogram
KJ knee jerk
KS Kaposi sarcoma
KUB kidneys, ureters, bladder
L, l liter
LA left atrium
LAD left anterior descending
lat lateral
LBW low birth weight
LDL low-density lipoprotein
LMP last menstrual period
LOC loss of consciousness
LP lumbar puncture
LPN licensed practical nurse
LTC long-term care
LV left ventricle
L&W living and well
MA mental age
MAOI monoamine oxidase inhibitor
MD doctor of medicine
MDI multiple daily injections
mEq milliequivalent
mets metastases
MG myathenia gravis
Mg magnesium
mg milligram
MH mental health
MI myocardial infarction
ml milliliter
mm millimeter
mm Hg millimeters of mercury
MMR measles-mumps-rubella
monos monocytes
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
MRSA methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
MS multiple sclerosis
N nitrogen
NA, N/A not applicable
Na sodium
NB newborn
NBS normal bowel sounds; normal breath sounds
neg. negative
NG tube nasogastric tube
NICU neonatal intensive care unit
N
NKDA no known drug allergies
NPO nothing by mouth
NSAID nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
NSR normal sinus rhythm
OA osteoarthritis
OB/GYN obstetrics and gynecology
O.D. doctor of optometry
OR operating room
OT occupational therapy
oz ounce
P phophorus
p after
P-A posteroanterior
P&A percussion and auscultation
PaCO2 partial pressure of carbon dioxide in arterial blood
PaO2 partial pressure of oxygen in blood
pc, p.c. after meals (post cibum)
PCA patient-controlled anesthesia
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