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medical abbreviation


Side 1Side 2
AAT at all times
abd abdomen
ac before meals
ADL activities of daily living
AFB acid fast bacilli
angio angiogram
ARF acute renal failure
ASAP asoon as possible desease
ASHD arteriosclerotic heart disease
BC blood culture
bid twice a day
BKA below the knee
BP blood pressure
BRB bright red blood
bs bowel sounds
BSC bedside commode
BUN blood urea nitrogen
CAB coronary artery bypass
CAD coronary artery disease
ad-lib as disired
ABG artierial blood gas
ACBG aorta-coronary bypass graft
adq adequate
AMA against medical advice
ARDS adult respiratory distress syndrome
ASA aspirin
ASCVD arteriosclerotic cardiovascular
ATC around the clock
BE barium enema
bilat bailateral
BM bowel movement
BPH benign prostatic hypertrophy
Brft breakfast
BS breath sounds
BTP bowel training program
bx biopsy
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CAPD continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis
cath catheter
CC chief complaint
CHF congestive heart failure
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPK creatinine phosphokinase
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CSM circuation, sensation, motion
CVA cerebral vascular accident
CXR chest x-ray
C-1, C-2 cervical level one, two
c/o complaint of
D5 dextrose 5% and water
dig digoxin
DOE dyspnea on exertion
DSD dry sterile dressing
DTR's deep tendon reflexes
Dx diagnosis
D/C discontinue
ERCP endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatoggram
ESRD end stage renal disease
ETOH ethyl alcohol
Fe iron
gent genatmyein
CBC complete blood count
CCU coronary care unit
CNS central nervous system
CRF chronic renal failure
CV cardiovascular
CVP central venous pressure
C&S cultrure and sensitivity
C-S cercivo-spinal
c/p chest pain
DBP diastolic blood pressure
DM diabetes mellitus
DPH dilantin
dsg dressing
DT's delirium tremors
D&I dry and intact
EKG electocardiogram
FBS fasting blood sugar
FUO fever unkown origin
GI gastrointestinal
gm gram
gtt drop
HA headache
HCTZ hydrochlorathiazide
HO house officer
hr hour
hs house of sleep
hx history
ICP intracranial pressure
IM intramuscular
IV intravenous
I & O intake and output
K+ potassium
KUB kidneys, ureter and bladder
lab laboratory
lap laporatomy
LE lower extremity
LLQ left lower quadrant
LOC level of consciousness
LUE left upper extremity
LV left ventricle
L-S lumbar-sacral
NTG nitroglycerin
gr grain
GU genitourinary
Hct hematocrit
Hgb hemoglobin
HPI history of present illness
HR heart rate
HTN hypertension
H & P history and physical
ICU intesive care unit
int intermittent
I & D incision and drainage
JVD jugular venous distention
kg kilogram
LA left atrium
LAD left anterior descending
lat lateral
LLL left lower lobe
LML left middle lobe
LP lumbar puncture
LUL left upper lobe
L1, L2 lumbar level 1, 2, etc
MAE moves all extremities
N & V nausea and vomiting
OD right eye
OP outpatient
OS left eye
O/E on examination
PAC premature atrial contraction
pc after meals
PCA patient controlled analgesia
PE physical examination
PH past history
PM afternoon
mEg/L millequivalents/liter
min minimum
MR may repeat
NAD no apparent distress
NG nasogastric
NP nasal prongs
NPO nothing by mouth
NSR normal sinus rhythm
po by mouth
POD post op day
PUD peptic ulcer disease
q every
qh every hour
OOB out of bed
ORIF open reduction and internal fixation
OU both eyes
p pulse
PACU post anesthesia care unit
PC packed cells
PCN penicillin
PERRLA pupils equal, round, & react to light and accomodation
pH acid base balance status
MCL midclavicular line
mg milligrams
MOM milk of magnesium
MVI multi vitamins
NC nasal cannula
NKA no known allergy
NPH isophane insulin suspension
NS normal saline
PMH past medical history
PO phone order
PR per rectum
PVD peripheral vascular disease
Q_hours every__ hours
qnoc every night
qid four times a day
RA right atrium
RBC red blood count
RLQ right ower quadrant
ROM range of motion
RUE right upper extremities
rx treatment
SBE subacute bacterial endocarditis
SLR straight leg raise
TWE tap water enema
T & C type and cross
UA urinalysis
UO urine output
UGIB upper gastrointestinal bleed
UTI urinary tract infection
VS vital signs
WNL within normal limits
W/A while awake
w/o without
LAD left anterior descending
OBM obtuse marginal
~ approximate
qs quantity sufficient
RBBB right bundle branch block
RLL right lower lobe
RML right middle lobe
ROS review of systems
RUL right upper lobe
r/o ruled out
SBP systolic bood pressure
SOB shortness of breath
TX treatment
T1, T2 thoracic level, 1, 2
UE upper extremity
UGI upper gastro intestinal
URI upper respiratory infection
VO voice order
WBC white bood count
wt weight
w/c wheelchair
LIMA left internal mammary artery
SVG saphenous vein graft
RCA right coronary artery
c (with line on top) with
s (with line on top) without
cactus thing psychiatric
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