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Abbreviations- Bonewit Chapter - Ayana Robinson

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aa (with a line over it)   of each  
Ab   abortion  
abd   abdomen  
abs   absent  
ac   before meals  
ad lib   as desired  
admin   administer  
AM or a.m   before noon  
amt   amount  
AP   aplical pulse  
approx   approximately  
appt   appointment  
ASA   acetylsalicylic acid (asprin)  
ASAP   as soon as possible  
BA   backache  
b/c   because  
BC   birth control  
bid   twice a day  
BM   bowel movement  
BP   blood pressure  
BPM   beats per minute  
BS   blood sugar  
BSE   breast self-examination  
c (with a line over it)   with  
caps   capsules  
cath   catheter, catheterize  
CC   cheif complaint  
chemo   chemotherapy  
CMA (AAMA)   certified medical assistant (American Association of Medical Assistants)  
c/o   capsules  
cath   catheter, catheterize  
Cx   cervix  
d   day  
/d   per day  
d/c   discontinue  
D&I   dry and incontact  
dil   diliute  
disch   discharge  
DNKA   did not kepp appointment  
DOB   date of birth  
DOI   date of injury  
DRE   digitalrecal examination  
DSD   dry, sterile dressing  
DTaP   diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and scellular pertussis vaccine  
D&V   diarrhea and vomiting  
DVA   distance visual acuity  
ea   each  
ED   emergency department  
EDD   expected date of delivery  
Fe   iron  
flex sig   flexible sigmoidoscopy  
freq   frequent  
F/U   follow-up  
Fx   fracture  
GYN   gynecology  
h or hr   hour  
H/A   headache  
HBC   high blood pressure  
HC   head circumfrence  
Hep B   hepatitis B vacine  
Hg   mercury  
H2O   water  
HR   heart rate  
HRT   hormone replacement therapy  
hs   at bedtime  
ht   height  
ID   intradermal  
IM   intramuscular  
IPV   inactivated polio vaccine  
IV   intravenous  
lab   laboratory  
lac   laceration  
lat   lateral  
lax   laxative  
LB   lower back  
LBP   lower back pain  
liq   liquid  
LMP   last menstrual period  
med, meds   medication, medications  
min   minute  
MMR   measles, mumps, and rubella  
mod   moderate  
N/A   not applicable  
NB   newborn  
N/C   no complaints  
neg   negative  
NH   nursing home  
NICU   newborn intensive care unit  
NKA   no know allerigies  
NKDA   no known drug allergies  
NMP   normal menstrual period  
noct   nocturnal  
NS   normal saline  
N&V   nausea and vomiting  
NVA   near visual acuity  
NVD   nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea  
OB   obstetrics  
occ   occasionaly  
oint   ointment  
op   operation  
OR   operating room  
OT   occupational therapy  
OTC   over-the-counter (nonprescription medication)  
OV   office visit  
P   pulse  
Pap   Pap test  
path   pathology  
pc   after meals  
peds   pediatrics  
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 (after surgery)  
preop   preoperative (before surgery)  
prep   preparation  
prn   as needed  
PT   physical therapy, prothrombin time  
Pt or pt   patient  
qd   every day  
qh   ever hour  
q(2,3,4) hours   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   respirtations  
RE   rectal examination  
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   temperature  
tab,tabs   tablet, tablets  
temp   temperature  
ther   therapy  
tid   three times a day  
TLC   total lung compacity , tender loving care  
TPR   temperature, pulse, respiration  
tr   trace  
TSE   testicular self-examination  
vag   vagina, vaginal  
VE   vaginal examination  
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,and throat  
GL   gastrointestinal  
GU   genitourinary  
L (with a circle around it) or lt   left  
LA (with a circle around it)   left arm  
LL (with a circle around it)   left leg  
LLQ   lower left quadrant  
LRQ   lower right quadrant  
LUQ   left upper quadrant  
OD   right eye  
OS   left eye  
OU   in each eye, both eyes  
R (with a circle around it) or rt   right  
RA (with a circle around it)   right arm  
RL (with a circle around it)   right leg  
RLQ   right lower quadrant  
RUQ   right upper qyadrant  
C   Celsius  
cc   cubic centimeter  
cm   centimeter  
dL   deciliter  
F   Fahrenheit  
g   gram  
kg   kilogram  
L   liter  
lb   pound  
m   meter  
mcg   microgram  
mg   milligram  
ml   millitier  
mm   millimeter  
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 hyperplasia  
CA   cancer  
CAD   coronary artery disease  
CHF   congestive heart failure  
COPD   chronic obstructive pulmonary disease  
CRC   colorectal cancer  
CVA   cerebrovascular accident  
DM   diabetes mellitus  
DVT   deep vein thrombosis  
Fe def   iron dediciency  
GC   gonorrhea  
GDM   gestational diabetes mellitus  
HTN   hypertension  
IBS   irritable bowel syndrome  
MI   myocardial infraction  
MS   multiple sclerosid  
OA   osteoarthritis  
OM   otitis media  
PID   pelvic inflammatory disease  
RA   rheumatoid arthritis  
RF   rheumatic fever  
STD   sexually transnitted disease  
TB   tuberculosis  
URI   upper respiratory infection  
USI   urinary stress incontinence  
UTI   urinart 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  
ABG   arterial blood gas  
Bg   blood glucose  
Bx   biopsy  
CBC   complete blood count  
C&S   culture and sensitivity  
diff   differential  
ESR   erythrocyte sedimentation rate  
FBG   fasting blood glucose  
FBS   fasting blood sugar  
GCT   glucose challenge test  
GTT   glucose tolerance test  
Hct   hematocrit  
Hgb   hemoglobin  
OGTT   oral glucose tolerence test  
PET   positron emission tomography  
PPBS   postprandial blood sugar  
PSA   prostate-specific antigen  
PT   prothrimbin time  
RBC   red blood cell  
RBS   random blood sugar  
SG   specific gravity  
trig   triglycerides  
UA   urinalysis  
U/C   urine culture  
WBC   white blood cell  


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