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Abbreviations 2

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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  
Pt or pt   patient  
qd   every day  
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 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 capacity, tender loving care  
TPR   temperature, pulse, and respiration  
tr   trace  
TSE   testicular self-examination  
vag   vagina, vaginal  
VE   vaginal examination  
vit   vitamin  
VE   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  
GI   gastrointestinal  
GU   genitourinary  
L(circled) or lt   left  
LA(circled)   left arm  
LL(circled)   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(circled) or rt   right  
RA(circled)   right arm  
RL(circled)   right leg  
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   microgram  
mg   milligram  
ml   milligram  
mm   millimeter  
oz   ounce  
pt   pint  
qt   quart  
ss   one half  
T   tablespoon  
tsp   teaspoon  


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