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  1. AFib
    Atrial Fibrillation
  2. AAA
    Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  3. AB
    Abortion
  4. abd
    Abdomen, Abdominal
  5. ABG
    Arterial Blood Gas
  6. ABx, abx
    Antibioitc
  7. a.c.
    Before meals
  8. ACLS
    Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  9. ab lib.
    As desired
  10. AIDS
    Aquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
  11. AKA
    Above-knee amputation
  12. ALB
    Albumin
  13. ALK-P
    Alkaline phosphatase
  14. ALS
    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  15. a.m.
    Before noon
  16. AMA
    Against Medical Advice
  17. AMB, amb
    Ambulatory, ambulate
  18. AMI
    Acute Myocardial Infarction
  19. amnio
    Amniocentesis
  20. AMS
    Altered mental status
  21. amt
    Amount
  22. anes
    Anesthesia, anesthesiology
  23. ant.
    Anterior
  24. AP
    Anteroposterior
  25. approx
    Aproximate, approximately, approximation
  26. appy
    Appendectomy
  27. art.
    Arterial, artery
  28. ASA
    Acentylsalicylic Acid (Aspirin)
  29. ASAP
    As soon as possible
  30. ATLS
    Advanced trauma life support
  31. Auto/Ped
    automobile vs. pedestrian
  32. AVB
    atrioventricular block
  33. A&Ox3
    Alert & Oriented x3 (person,place,time)
  34. band
    Neutrophil
  35. BBB
    Bundle Branch Block
  36. BBBB
    Bilarteral Bundle Branch Block
  37. BBS
    Bilateral Breath Sounds
  38. BC
    Blood culture
  39. BCP
    Birth Control Pill
  40. BID, b.i.d.
    Twice daily
  41. bilat
    Bilateral
  42. BKA
    Below-knee amputation
  43. BLE
    Bilateral lower extremeties
  44. BLL
    Bilateral lower lobes
  45. BLQ
    Bilateral lower quadrants
  46. BM
    Bowel movement
  47. BP
    Blood Pressure
  48. BPH
    Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
  49. BS
    Bowel sounds, breath sounds
  50. BSG
    Blood Sugar Glucose
  51. BTL
    Bilateral Tubal Ligation
  52. BUE
    Bilateral upper extremeties
  53. Blood Urea Nitrogen
    BUN
  54. BUQ
    Bilateral upper quadrants
  55. BUS
    Bartholin's, Urethral, And Skene
  56. C1 - C7
    1st - 7th cervical vertebrae
  57. CA
    Cancer
  58. CABG
    Coronary Arterial Bypass Graft
  59. CAD
    Coronary Artery Disease
  60. CAT
    Computerized Axial Tomography
  61. cath
    Catheter, catheterization
  62. Ca
    Calcium
  63. CBC
    Complete Blood Count
  64. CC
    Chief Compaint
  65. CCE
    Clubbing, Cyanosis, Edema
  66. Cardiac Care Unit
    CCU
  67. C-collar
    Cervical collar
  68. chemo
    Chemotherapy
  69. chem panel
    Blood chemistry profile
  70. CHF
    Congestive Heart Failure
  71. CHI
    Closed Head Injury
  72. Cholesterol
    chol
  73. chole
    Cholecystectomy
  74. CJD
    Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease or CJD (pronounced /ˈkrɔɪtsfɛlt ˈjɑːkoʊb/,[1] "KROITS-felt YA-kob") is a degenerative neurological disorder (brain disease) that is incurable and invariably fatal.
  75. CK
    Creatine Kinase
  76. CK-MB
    Creatine kinase myocardial band
  77. cm
    centimeter
  78. CMT
    Cervical Motion Tenderness
  79. CNS
    Central Nervous System
  80. CNII-XII
    Cranial Nerves 2-12
  81. c/o
    complains of
  82. CO2
    Carbon Dioxide
  83. cond
    Condition
  84. cont
    Continue
  85. COPD
    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  86. CP
    Chest Pain
  87. CPAP
    Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
  88. CPR
    Cardiopulmonary Resusication
  89. C&S
    Culture and Sensitivity
  90. CSF
    Cerebrospinal Fluid
  91. CT
    Computerized tomography
  92. CTA
    Clear to Auscultation OR CT Angiogram
  93. CV
    Cardiovascular
  94. CVA
    Cerebrovascular Accident
  95. CVAT
    Costovertebral angle tenderness
  96. CVD
    Cardiovascular Disease
  97. CVP
    Central Venous Pressure
  98. CXR
    Chest X-Ray
  99. Cx
    Cervix, Cervical
  100. C-Collar
    C-Collar
  101. C-Spine
    Cervical Spine
  102. C-Section
    Cesarean section
  103. d/c
    Discharge OR Discontinue
  104. DDS
    Doctor of Dental Surgery
  105. DDX, DDx
    Differential Diagnosis
  106. DEA#
    Drug Enforcement Agency #
  107. DED
    Died in E.D.
  108. DI
    Diabetes insipidus
  109. Disl
    Dislocation
  110. DIP
    Distal Interphalangeal (joint)
  111. DJD
    Degenerative Joint Disease
  112. DKA
    Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  113. DM
    Diabetes mellitus
  114. DNR
    Do not resuscitate
  115. DO
    Doctor of Osteopathy
  116. DOA
    Dead on arrival
  117. DOB
    Date of birth
  118. DP
    Dorsalis pedis (pulse)
  119. DTR
    Deep tendon reflex
  120. DTs
    Delirium temens
  121. DUB
    Dysfunctional uterine bleeding
  122. D/V Screen
    Domestic Violence Screen
  123. DVT
    Deep vein thrombosis
  124. Dx, dx
    Diagnosis
  125. D&C
    Dilation and Curettage
  126. echo
    Echocardiogram
  127. ED
    Emergency Department
  128. EDP
    ED Physician
  129. EDC
    Expected date of confinement
  130. EEG
    Electroencephalogram
  131. EENT
    Eyes, ears, nose, and throat
  132. EKG (ECG)
    Electrocardiogram
  133. E&M codes
    Evaluation and mangement codes
  134. EMS
    Emergency medical services
  135. epi
    Epinephrine
  136. ER
    Emergency room
  137. ERP
    Emergency room physician
  138. ESR
    The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), also called a sedimentation rate or Biernacki Reaction, is the rate at which red blood cells sediment in a period of 1 hour.
  139. ESRD
    End-Stage Renal Disease
  140. EtOH
    Ethyl Alcohol (consumption, dependency)
  141. ETT
    Endotracheal Tube
  142. Ext
    External, extremities
  143. FB
    Foreign body
  144. FFP
    Fresh frozen plasma
  145. FIO2
    Fraction of inspired oxygen
  146. FMHX
    Family history
  147. FHT
    Fetal heart tone
  148. flu
    Influenza
  149. FROM
    Full Range of Motion
  150. FTN
    Finger-to-nose (coordination test)
  151. Fx
    Fracture
  152. F/U
    Follow Up
  153. g
    Gram
  154. G
    Gravid

    In medicine, gravidity refers to the number of times a woman has been pregnant,[1] regardless of whether the pregnancies were interrupted (by abortion, or fetal death) or resulted in a live birth.
  155. GB
    Gallbladder
  156. GC
    Gonorrhea
  157. GCS
    Glasgow coma scale
  158. GERD
    Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  159. GI
    Gastrointestinal
  160. GRAV
    Number of pregnancies
  161. GSW
    Gunshot wound
  162. gtt., gtts
    Drops (Eye Drops, Ear Drops)
  163. GU
    Genitourinary
  164. GYN, gyn
    Gynecology; gynecologic
  165. G-Tube
    Gastronomy tube
  166. H202
    Hydrogen Peroxide
  167. H20
    Water
  168. H/A
    Headache
  169. Hbg
    Hemoglobin
  170. hCG
    Human chroionic gonadotropin
  171. HCT
    Hematocrit

    The hematocrit (Ht or HCT) or packed cell volume (PCV) or erythrocyte volume fraction (EVF) is the percentage (%) of the concentration of red blood cells in blood
  172. HEENT
    Head, eyes, ears, nose, throat
  173. hep
    Hepatitis
  174. H&H
    Hemoglobin & hematocrit
  175. HDL
    High density lipoprotein
  176. HIV
    Human immunodeficiency virus
  177. hr
    Hour
  178. HSM
    Hepato-Splenomegally
  179. HTN
    Hypertension
  180. HTX
    Hemothorax
  181. HTS
    Heel-to-shin (test)
  182. HTN
    Hypertension
  183. H&P
    History and Physical
  184. H/O, h/o
    History of
  185. HPI
    History of Present Illness
  186. HPTX
    Hemopneumothorax
  187. HR
    Heart Rate
  188. Hx
    History
  189. Hyst
    Hysterectomy
  190. IBS
    Irritable bowel syndrome
  191. ICD
    Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
  192. ICE
    Ice, compression, elevation
  193. ICH
    Intracranial hemorrhage
  194. ICP
    Intracranial Pressure
  195. ICU
    Intensive Care Unit
  196. IDDM
    Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
  197. IM
    Intramuscular
  198. inf
    Inferior
  199. IPPB
    Intermittent positive-pressure breathing
  200. IU
    International Unit
  201. IUD
    Intrauterine (contraceptive) device
  202. IUP
    Intrauterine pregnancy
  203. IV
    Intravenous
  204. IVDA
    Intravenous drug abuse
  205. IVP
    Intravenous pyelogram
  206. IVPB
    Intravenous piggyback
  207. IV push
    Intravenous push
  208. I&D
    Incision & Drainage
  209. I&O, I/O
    Intake and Output
  210. JVD
    Jugular venous distension
  211. KPO4
    Potassium Phosphate
  212. KCL
    Potassium Chloride
  213. Kg
    Kilogram
  214. KUB
    Kidneys, ureters, bladder (xray)
  215. K+
    Potassium
  216. L
    Left
  217. L1-L5
    1-5 lumbar vertebrae
  218. lac
    Laceration
  219. LAD
    lymphadenopathy
  220. LAH
    Left anterior hemiblock
  221. lap.
    Laparoscopy, laparotomy
  222. LAP-APPY
    Laparoscopic appendectomy
  223. LAP CHOLE
    Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  224. LAT
    Lateral
  225. lb.
    Pound
  226. LBBB
    Left bundle branch block
  227. L&D
    Labor and Delivery
  228. LDH
    Lactate Dehydrogenase
  229. LDL
    Low-density lipoprotein
  230. LE
    Leukocyte esterase
  231. LFT
    Liver Function Test
  232. lig
    Ligament
  233. LLE
    Left Lower Extremity
  234. LLL
    Left Lower Lobe (of lung)
  235. LLQ
    Left Lower Quadrant
  236. LML
    Left middle lobe (of lung)
  237. LMP
    Last Menstrual Period
  238. LNMP
    Last Normal Menstrual Period
  239. LOC
    Loss of Consciousness
  240. LP
    Lumbar Puncture
  241. LR
    Lactate Rings
  242. LS
    Lumbosacral
  243. L-Spine
    Lumbar Spine
  244. LUE
    Left Upper Extremity
  245. LUL
    Left Upper Lobe (of Lung)
  246. LUQ
    Left Upper Quadrant
  247. LVH
    Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
  248. m
    Meter
  249. MAE
    Moves all extremeties
  250. MAEW
    Moves all extremeties well
  251. MCA/MCC
    Motorcycle Accident/Collision
  252. MCP
    Metacarpophalangeal (joint)
  253. M.D.
    Doctor of Medicine
  254. MDM
    Medical Decision Making
  255. med, meds
    Medication; Medications
  256. met
    Matastasis; metastatic
  257. Meth
    Methamphetamine
  258. mets
    Metastases (plural)
  259. mg
    Milligram
  260. MGR
    Murmurs, gallops, rubs
  261. MH/MR
    Mental health and mental retardation
  262. MI
    Myocardial infarction
  263. Mini MSE Score
    Mental State Examination
  264. MIP
    Metacarpointerphalangeal (joint)
  265. mL
    Milileter
  266. mm
    Millimeter
  267. mo
    Month old
  268. MRI
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  269. MTP
    Metatarsophalangeal (joint)
  270. MVA
    Motor Vehicle Accident
  271. MVC
    Motor Vehicle Collision
  272. MS
    Musculoskeletal
  273. MS
    Multiple Sclerosis
  274. NA
    Not applicable
  275. Na+
    Sodium
  276. NaCl
    Sodium Chloride
  277. NABS
    Normoactive Bowel Sounds
  278. NAD
    No Acute Distress
  279. NCAT
    Normocephalic, atraumatic
  280. neg
    Negative
  281. Neuro
    Neurologic, neurologist, neurology
  282. NG
    Nasogastric
  283. NH
    Nursing home
  284. NIDDM
    Non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
  285. NKA
    No known allergies
  286. NKDA
    No known drug allergies
  287. nl
    Normal
  288. NPO
    Nothing per os (by mouth)
  289. NRB
    Nonrebreather (oxygen mask)
  290. NSR
    Normal Sinus Rhythm
  291. NSVD
    Normal Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery
  292. NTT
    Nasotracheal tube
  293. NT
    Non-tender
  294. NTG, nitro
    Nitrogylcerin
  295. N/V
    Nausea and Vomiting
  296. N/V/D
    Naseua, Vomiting, and Diarrhea
  297. N/V/C/D
    Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Constipation
  298. NVI
    Neurovascularly Intact
  299. NVID
    Neurovascularly Intact Distally
  300. NS
    Normal Saline
  301. O2
    Oxygen
  302. o/a
    on arrival
  303. OB
    Obstetrics; obstetrician
  304. OB/GYN
    Obstetrician-gynecologist
  305. obs
    observer
  306. OCD
    Obsessive compulsive disorder
  307. OD
    Overdose
  308. O.D., o.d.
    Oculus dexter (right eye)
  309. OJI
    On the job injury
  310. OOT
    Out of town
  311. OR
    Operating Room
  312. Ortho
    Orthopedic; orthpedics
  313. O.S.
    Oculus sinister (left eye)
  314. os
    Opening (mouth, cervix)
  315. O.U.
    Oculus Uterque (both eyes)
  316. OXIM
    Pulse oximeter
  317. oz
    Ounce
  318. P
    Para
  319. PA & Lat
    Posteroanterior and lateral (x-rays)
  320. PAC
    Premature artial contractions
  321. palp
    Palpation
  322. para
    number of live births
  323. PCN
    Penicillin
  324. PCO2
    Partial pressure of Carbon Dioxide
  325. PCP
    Primary care physician
  326. PCT
    Primary care technician
  327. PE
    Physical Education
  328. PE
    Pulmonary embolism
  329. Peds
    Pediatrics
  330. PEG
    Percutanesous endoscopic gastronomy
  331. PERRLA
    Pupils equal, round, and reactive to light
  332. PEx
    Physical examination
  333. pH
    Hydrogen ion concentration
  334. PHx
    Past History
  335. PICC
    Peripherally inserted central catheter
  336. PID
    Pelvic inflammatory disease
  337. PIP
    Proximal interphalangeal (joint)
  338. PM
    Afternoon, evening
  339. PMD
    Private Medical Doctor
  340. PMHx
    Past Medical History
  341. PMS
    Premenstrual syndrome
  342. PO, p.o.
    Per os (by mouth) orally
  343. polio
    Poliomyelitis
  344. pos
    Positive
  345. post
    Posterior
  346. post-op
    Post operative
  347. PPD
    Packs per day (cigs)
  348. PR
    Per rectum
  349. preg
    Pregnancy, pregnant
  350. prep
    Prepare
  351. PRN, p.r.n
    As needed
  352. PSHx
    Past surgical history
  353. Pt
    patient
  354. PT
    Physical therapy
  355. PT
    Prothrombin time
  356. PTA
    Prior to Arrival
  357. PTT
    Partial Thromboplastin Time
  358. PTSD
    Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  359. PTX
    Pneumothorax
  360. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    PUD
  361. PVC
    Premature ventricular contractions
  362. PVD
    Peripheral vascular disease
  363. Q, q
    Each, every
  364. q.d.
    Every day
  365. q.h.
    Every hour
  366. q.2h
    Every 2 hours
  367. QHS, q.h.s.
    At bedtime, every night
  368. q.o.d.
    Every other day
  369. qual
    Qualitative
  370. quant
    Quantitative
  371. R
    Right
  372. RA
    Room air
  373. RA
    Rheumatoid Arthritis
  374. RBBB
    Right Bundle Branch Block
  375. RBC
    Red blood cells
  376. RER
    Return to ER
  377. resp
    Respiration, respiratory
  378. Rh
    Rhesus (blood factor)
  379. RICE
    Rest, ice, compression, elevation
  380. RLE
    Right lower extemity
  381. RLL
    Right Lower Lobe
  382. RLQ
    Right Lower Quadrant
  383. RML
    Right Middle Lobe (of lung)
  384. RN
    Registered nurse
  385. R/O
    Rule Out
  386. ROM
    Range of motion
  387. ROS
    Review of Systems
  388. RR
    Respiratory Rate
  389. RRR
    Regular rate and rhythm
  390. RTER
    Return to Emergency Room
  391. RUE
    Right Upper Extremity
  392. RUL
    Right Upper Lobe (of Lung)
  393. RUG
    Right Upper Quadrant (of abdomen)
  394. Rx
    Prescription
  395. S1-S5
    First to fifth sacral vertebrae
  396. SAB
    Spontaneous Abortion
  397. SAH
    Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  398. SBQ
    Small bowel obstruction
  399. Supraclavicular
    SC
  400. scope
    Arthroscopy, endoscopy
  401. script
    prescription
  402. sed rate
    Sedimetation rate
  403. seg
    Segmented neutrophil
  404. SEM
    Systolic Ejection Murmur
  405. SGOT
    Serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase
  406. SGPT
    Serum glutamic-pyruvate transaminase
  407. Sh Arm
    Short Arm
  408. Sh Leg
    Short Leg
  409. SHx
    Social history
  410. SI
    Sacroiliac
  411. sig.
    let it be written, label document
  412. SubL
    Sublingual
  413. SLR
    Straight Leg-raise
  414. SOAP
    Subjective, Objective, Assessment, Plan
  415. SOB
    Shortness of breath
  416. sono
    Sonogram
  417. S/P
    Status Post
  418. SP
    Suprapubic
  419. SubQ
    Subcutaneous
  420. SR
    Sinus Rhythm
  421. SSE
    Soapsuds enema
  422. S Tach
    Sinus Tachycardia
  423. STAT, stat
    At once, immediately
  424. STD
    Sexually transmitted disease
  425. strep
    Streptococcus
  426. supp
    Suppository
  427. surg
    Surgery, surgeon, surgical
  428. SVT
    Supraventricular tachycardia
  429. Sx
    Symptoms
  430. Tmax
    Temperature
  431. T1-T12
    1st - 12th Thoracic Vertebrae
  432. tachy
    Tachycardia
  433. TAB
    Terminated Abortion
  434. TB
    Tuberculosis
  435. T&C
    Type and crossmatch
  436. TD
    Tetanus-diptheria (toxoid)
  437. T&H
    Type and Hold
  438. TIA
    Transient Ischemic Attack
  439. tib-fib
    Tibia and fibula
  440. TID, t.i.d.
    Three times a day
  441. TM
    Tympanic Membrane
  442. TMTC
    Too many to count
  443. TOA
    Tubovarian Abscess
  444. TPN
    Total parental nutrition
  445. trach
    Tracheotomy
  446. TS
    Trauma score
  447. T&S
    Type and screen
  448. TSH
    Thyroid stimulating hormone
  449. T-spine
    Thoracic Spine
  450. TTP
    Tender to palpation
  451. TURP
    Transurethral resection of the prostate
  452. Tx
    Treatment
  453. UA
    Urinalysis
  454. UDS
    Urine Drug Screen
  455. UMB, umb
    Umbilical, umbilicus
  456. URI
    Upper Respiratory Infection
  457. Ultrasound
    US
  458. UTD
    Up to date
  459. UTI
    Urinary Tract Infection
  460. UV
    Ultraviolet
  461. UVJ
    Ureterovesical junction
  462. V1-V6
    Precordial chest leads
  463. VA
    Veteran's Administration
  464. vag
    Vagina, vaginal
  465. VD
    Venereal disease
  466. v fib
    Ventricular fibrillation
  467. VOVC
    Victim of a Violent Crime
  468. VS
    Vital Signs
  469. VSS
    Vital Signs Stable
  470. V-Tach
    Ventricular tachycardia
  471. WBC
    White Blood Count
  472. W/D
    Warm and dry
  473. WDWN
    Well-developed, well-nourished
  474. wk
    week
  475. WNL
    Within Normal Limits
  476. wt
    Weight
  477. x
    times
  478. yr
    year
  479. YO, yo
    year old
  480. YTD
    Year to date

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