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Common Medical Abbreviations C5

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AM   before noon  
NB   newborn  
AMT   amount  
N/C   no complaint  
approx   approximately  
neg   negative, not  
aq   water  
ASAP   as soon as possible  
noc   nocturnal, night  
BC(P)   birth control (pill)  
N/V   nausea & vomiting  
BM   bowel movement  
occ   occasionally  
CC   chief complaint  
OTC   over the counter  
ck   check  
peds   pediatrics  
c/o   complains of  
per   by or through  
dc   discontinue  
PM   afternoon  
dec   decrease  
po   by mouth  
def   deficiency  
postop   postoperative  
DOB   date of birth  
prep   preparation  
dsg   dressing  
pt   patient  
D&V   diarrhea and vomiting  
qns   quantity not sufficient  
DSD   dry sterile dressing  
Rx   prescription  
ea   each  
sigmoid   sigmoidoscopy  
EDD   expected date of delivery  
sl   slight  
GYN   gynecology  
SOB   shortness of breath  
lac   laceration  
spec   specimen  
liq   liquid  
stat   now, immediately  
LMP   last menstrual period  
meds   medications  
mod   moderate  
n   normal  
Dx   diagnosis  
H&P   history and physical examination  
H/O   history of  
Hx   history  
MHx   medical history  
PE   physical examination  
prog   prognosis  
Tx   therapy, treatment  
CAD   coronary artery disease  
COPD   chronic obstructive pulmonary disease  
CVA   cerebrovascular accident  
HT   hypertension  
MI   myocardial infarction, heart attack  
OM   otis media (ear)  
STI   sexually transmitted infection  
TB   Tuberculosis  
URI   upper respiratory infection  
UTI   urinary tract infection  
ECG/EKG   electrocardiogram  
Echo   echocardiogram  
EEG   electroencephalogram  
IVP   intravenous pyelogram  
U/S, US   ultrasound, ultrasonography  
BG   blood glucose  
Bx   biopsy  
C&S   culture and sensitivity  
C&S   culture and sensitivity  
CBC   complete blood count  
WBC   white blood cell count  
FBS   fasting blood sugar  
UA   urinalysis  
U/C   urine culture  
abd   abdomen  
AD   right ear  
AS   left ear  
AU   in each ear  
GI   gastrointestinal  
EENT   eyes, ears, nose, throat  
GU   genitourinary  
LA   left arm  
LL   left leg  
LLQ   left lower quadrant  
RLQ   right lower quadrant  
LUQ   left upper quadrant  
OD   right eye  
OS   left eye  
OU   both eyes  
RUQ   right upper quadrant  
RL   right leg  
RLE   right lower extremity  
rt   right  
lt   left  
C   celcius or centigrade  
cc   cubic centimeter  
F   fahrenheit  
l   length  
L   liter  
qt   quart  
AP   apical pulse  
BP   blood pressure  
DVA   distance visual acuity  
P   pulse  
R   respiration  
SC   subcutaneous  
T   temperature  
VS   vital signs  
wt   weight  
TPR   temperature, pulse, respiration  
AM   before noon  
NB   newborn  
AMT   amount  
N/C   no complaint  
approx   approximately  
neg   negative, not  
aq   water  
NKA   no known allergies  
ASAP   as soon as possible  
noc   nocturnal, night  
BC(P)   birth control (pill)  
N/V   nausea & vomiting  
BM   bowel movement  
occ   occasionally  
CC   chief complaint  
OTC   over the counter  
ck   check  
peds   pediatrics  
c/o   complains of  
per   by or through  
dc   discontinue  
PM   afternoon  
dec   decrease  
po   by mouth  
def   deficiency  
postop   postoperative  
DOB   date of birth  
prep   preparation  
dsg   dressing  
pt   patient  
D&V   diarrhea & vomiting  
qns   quantity not sufficient  
DSD   dry sterile dressing  
Rx   prescription  
ea   each  
sigmoid   sigmoidoscopy  
EDD   expected date of delivery  
sl   slight  
GYN   gynecology  
SOB   shortness of breath  
lac   laceration  
spec   specimen  
liq   liquid  
stat   now, immediately  
LMP   last menstural period  
meds   medications  
mod   moderate  
n   normal  
Dx   diagnosis  
H&P   history & physical examination  
H/O   history of  
Hx   history  
MHx   medical history  
PE   physical exam  
prog   prognosis  
Tx   therapy, treatment  
CAD   coronary artery disease  
CHF   congestive heart failure  
COPD   chronic obstructive pulmonary disease  
CVA   cerebrovascular accident  
HT   hypertension  
MI   myocardial infarction, heart attack  
OM   otis media (ear)  
STI   sexually transmitted infection  
TB   Tuberculosis  
UTI   urinary tract infection  
ECG/EKG   electrocardiogram  
Echo   echocardiogram  
EEG   electrencephalogram  
IVP   intravenous pyelogram  
U/S, US   ultrasound, ultrasonography  
BG   blood glucose  
Bx   biopsy  
C&S   culture & sensitivity  
CBC   complete blood count  
WBC   white blood cell count  
fbs   fasting blood sugar  
RBC   random blood count  
UA   urinalysis  
U/C   urine culture  


   






 
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