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  1. a
    Before
  2. A&O x3
    Alert & Oriented to person, place and time
  3. A&W
    alive and well
  4. a. fib, AF
    atrial fibrilation
  5. A1C
    glycosylated hemoglobin
  6. ABG
    arterial blood gases
  7. ABI
    ankle brachial index
  8. ABW
    actual body weight
  9. ABx
    antibiotics
  10. ACEI
    Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors
  11. ACTH
    adrenocorticotropic hormone
  12. ad
    to; up to; right ear
  13. ADL
    activities of daily living
  14. ADR
    adverse drug reaction
  15. AFB
    acid fast bacillus
  16. AI
    aortic insufficiency
  17. AIDS
    acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  18. AKA
    above the knee amputation
  19. Alb.
    albumin
  20. Alk. Phos.
    alkaline phosphatase
  21. ALT
    alanine amino transferase
  22. ANA
    antinuclear antibody
  23. AP
    anteroposterior
  24. APTT
    activated partial thromboplastin time
  25. ARDS
    adult respiratory distress syndrome
  26. ARF
    acute renal failure
  27. as
    left ear
  28. ASA
    acetyl salicylic acid (aspirin)
  29. ATC
    around the clock
  30. au
    both ears
  31. AV
    arterio-venous
  32. Baso
    basophils
  33. BC
    blood culture
  34. BCPS
    board certified pharmacotherapy specialist
  35. BG
    blood glucose
  36. BID
    twice daily
  37. Bili
    bilirubin
  38. BIW
    twice a week
  39. BKA
    below the knee amputation
  40. BLE
    bilateral lower extremities
  41. BM
    bowel movement
  42. BMI
    body mass index
  43. BMP
    basic metabolic panel
  44. BMR
    basal metabolic rate
  45. BMT
    bone marrow transplant
  46. BP
    blood pressure
  47. BPH
    benign prostatic hypertrophy
  48. BRBPR
    bright red blood per rectum
  49. BS
    breath sounds, bowel sounds
  50. BSA
    body surface area
  51. BUE
    bilateral upper extremities
  52. BUN
    blood urea nitrogen
  53. Bx
    biopsy
  54. c
    with
  55. C&S
    culture and sensitivity
  56. c/o
    complaint of
  57. c/w
    consistent with
  58. CA
    cancer or carcinoma
  59. CABG
    coronary artery bypass graft
  60. CAD
    coronary artery disease
  61. CAE
    certified asthma educator
  62. cap
    capsule
  63. CAT, CT
    computerized axial tomography
  64. Cath
    catheter
  65. CBC
    complete blood count
  66. CC
    cheif complaint
  67. cc*
    cubic centimeter
  68. CCU
    coronary care unit
  69. CDE
    certified diabetes educator
  70. CHF
    congestive heart failure
  71. CK
    creatinine kinase
  72. CMP
    comprehensive metabolic panel
  73. CMV
    cytomegalovirus
  74. CNS
    central nervous system
  75. COPD
    chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  76. CP
    chest pain
  77. CPR
    cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  78. Cr
    creatinine
  79. cr
    cream
  80. CrCl
    creatinine clearance
  81. CRF
    chronic renal failure
  82. CSF
    cerebrospinal fluid
  83. CVA
    cerebrovascular accident
  84. CVD
    cerebrovascular disease
  85. CXR
    chest x-ray
  86. D.O.
    doctor of osteopathy
  87. D/C*
    discontinue or discharge
  88. D5W
    dextrose 5% in water
  89. DEXA
    dual energy x-ray absorptiometry
  90. DI
    diabetes inspidus
  91. DKA
    diabetic ketoacidosis
  92. DM
    diabetes mellitus
  93. DNR
    do not resuscitate
  94. DOA
    dead on arrival
  95. DOB
    date of birth
  96. DOC
    drug of choice
  97. DOE
    dyspnea in exertion
  98. DTaP
    diptheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis
  99. DTR
    deep tendon reflexes
  100. DTs
    delirium tremens
  101. DUR
    drug utilization review
  102. DUE
    drug utilization evaluation
  103. DVT
    deep venous thrombosis
  104. Dx
    diagnosis
  105. EBV
    Epstein-Barr virus
  106. ECG, EKG
    electrocardiogram
  107. ECHO
    echocardiogram
  108. ECT
    electroconvulsive therapy
  109. ED
    emergency department; erectile dysfunction
  110. EEG
    electroencephalogram
  111. EF
    ejection fraction
  112. EMG
    electromyogram
  113. EMT
    emergency medical technician
  114. ENT
    ear, nose and throat
  115. Eos
    eosinophils
  116. EPS
    extrapyramidal symptoms
  117. ESR
    erythrocyte sedimentation rate
  118. ESRD
    end stage renal disease
  119. EtOH
    ethanol
  120. F/U
    follow up
  121. FAPhA
    fellow of the american pharmacist's association
  122. FASCP
    fellow of the american society of consultant pharmacists
  123. FASHP
    fellow of the american society of health-system pharmacists
  124. FBS
    fasting blood sugar
  125. FCCP
    fellow of the american college of clinical pharmacy
  126. FeNa
    fractional extraction of sodium
  127. FEV
    forced expiratory volume
  128. FFP
    fresh frozen plasma
  129. FH
    family history
  130. FSH
    follicle stimulating hormone
  131. FUO
    fever of unknown origin
  132. FVC
    forced vital capacity
  133. G-6-PD
    glucose-6 phosphate dehydrogenase
  134. GABA
    gamma-aminobutyric acid
  135. GC
    gonorrhea
  136. GERD
    gastroesophageal refulx disease
  137. GFR
    glomerular filtration rate
  138. GGTP; GGT
    gamma glutamyl transpeptidase
  139. GI
    gastrointestinal
  140. Glu
    glucose
  141. GSW
    gun shot wound
  142. GTT
    glucose tolerance test
  143. gtt
    drops, drop
  144. G-tub; GT
    gastrostomy tube
  145. GU
    genitourinary
  146. GVHD
    graft vs. host disease
  147. Gyn
    gynecology
  148. H. flu
    Hemophilus influenza
  149. H/O
    history of
  150. HA
    headache
  151. Hct
    hematocrit
  152. HCTZ*
    hydrochlorothiazide
  153. HDL
    high density lipoprotein
  154. HEENT
    head, eyes, ears, nose, throat
  155. HEPA
    high efficiency paticulate air filter
  156. Hgb
    hemoglobin
  157. HIV
    human immunodeficiency virus
  158. HMO
    health maintenance organization
  159. HPI
    history of present illness
  160. hs*
    at bedtime
  161. HSV
    herpes simplex virus
  162. Ht
    height
  163. HTN
    hypertension
  164. Hx
    history
  165. I & O
    intake and output
  166. IABP
    intra-aortic balloon pump
  167. IBD
    inflammatory bowel disease
  168. IBW
    ideal body weight
  169. ICD-9
    international classification of disease 9th edition
  170. ICU
    intensive care unit
  171. ID
    infectious disease
  172. IM
    intramuscular
  173. INF
    interferon
  174. ITP
    idiopathic thrombocytopenic pupura
  175. IUD
    intrauterine device
  176. IV
    intravenously
  177. IVDA
    intravenous drug abuser
  178. IVP
    intravenous push
  179. IVPB
    intravenous piggyback
  180. JCAHO
    joint commission on accredidation of healthcare organization
  181. JRA
    juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  182. J-tube
    jejunostomy tube
  183. JVD
    jugular vein distension
  184. JVP
    jugular vein depression
  185. KS
    Kaposi's sarcoma
  186. KVO
    keep vein open
  187. LAD
    left anterior descending
  188. LBBB
    left bundle branch block
  189. LDH
    lactate dehydrogenase
  190. LDL
    low density lipoprotein
  191. LE
    lower extremity
  192. LFT
    liver function tests
  193. LLL
    left lower lobe
  194. LLQ
    left lower quadrant
  195. LMP
    last menstrual period
  196. LOC
    level of consciousness, level of care
  197. LP
    lumbar puncture
  198. LPN
    licensed practical nurse
  199. LTC
    long term care
  200. LUE
    left upper extremity
  201. LUL
    left upper lobe
  202. LUQ
    left upper quadrant
  203. LVD
    left ventricular dysfunction
  204. LVEDP
    left ventricular end diastolic pressure
  205. LVEF
    left ventricular ejection fraction
  206. LVH
    left ventricular hypertrophy
  207. Lymphs
    Lymphocytes
  208. MAI
    myobacterium avium-intracellulare
  209. MAOI
    monoamine oxidase inhibitor
  210. MCH
    mean corpuscular hemoglobin
  211. MCL
    mid clavicular line
  212. MCV
    mean corpuscular volume
  213. MD
    doctor of medicine, maintenance dose
  214. MI
    mycocardial infarction
  215. MIC
    Minimum inhibitory concentration
  216. MMR
    measles, mumps, rubella vaccine
  217. MOM
    milk of magnesia
  218. Mono
    monocyte
  219. MR
    mitral regurgitation
  220. MRI
    magnetic resonance imaging
  221. MRSA
    methicillin resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis
  222. MVA
    motor vehicle accident
  223. MVP
    mitral valve prolapse
  224. N/V
    nausea and vomiting
  225. NAD
    no apparent distress
  226. NC/AT
    normal cephalic atraumatic
  227. NGT
    nasogastric tube
  228. NICU
    neonatal intensive care unit
  229. NKA (NKDA)
    No known (drug) allergies
  230. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  231. NR
    no refill
  232. NSAID
    nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
  233. NSR
    normal sinus rhythm
  234. NTG
    nitroglycerine
  235. NYHA
    New York Heart Association
  236. O2 sat
    oxygen saturation
  237. OCD
    obsessive compulsive disorder
  238. OD
    overdose; right eye
  239. OOB
    out of bed
  240. OR
    operating room
  241. OS
    left eye
  242. OU
    both eyes
  243. P
    pulse
  244. P&A
    percussion and auscultation
  245. p.o.
    by mouth
  246. PA
    physicians assistant
  247. PAC
    premature atrial contractions
  248. PACP
    pulmonary arterial capillary pressure
  249. PACU
    post anesthesia care unit
  250. PAD
    peripheral arterial disease
  251. PAP
    papanicolaou smear test
  252. PAT
    paroxysmal atrial tachycardia
  253. Pc
    after meals
  254. PCA
    patient controlled analgesia
  255. PCO2
    partial carbon dioxide tension
  256. PCP
    pneumocystic carinii pneumonia
  257. PE
    physical examination
  258. PERRLA
    pupils equal, round, and react to light and accommodation
  259. PET
    positron emission tomography
  260. PFT
    pulmonary function test
  261. Pharm. D
    Doctor of Pharmacy
  262. PICU
    pediatric intensive care unit
  263. PID
    pelvic inflammatory disease
  264. Plts
    platelets
  265. PMH
    past medical history
  266. PMI
    point of maximal impulse
  267. PO2
    partial oxygen tension
  268. Polys
    polymorphonuclear leukocytes
  269. Post-op
    post-operative
  270. PPD
    purified protein derivative, packs per day
  271. PR
    per rectum
  272. PRBC
    packed red blood cells
  273. prn
    as needed
  274. PSA
    prostrate specific antigen
  275. PT
    prothrombin time, physical therapy
  276. PTA
    prior to admission
  277. PTCA
    percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
  278. PUD
    peptic ulcer disease
  279. PVC
    premature ventricular contraction
  280. PVD
    peripheral vascualr disease
  281. q
    every or each
  282. q.a.m.
    every morning
  283. q.d.
    every day
  284. q.h.
    every hour
  285. q.i.d.
    four times a day
  286. q.o.d
    every other day
  287. q.p.m.
    every evening
  288. q.s.
    quantity sufficient
  289. QOL
    quality of life
  290. R/O
    rule out
  291. RA
    rheumatoid arthritis
  292. RBBB
    right bundle branch block
  293. RBC
    red blood cell count
  294. REM
    rapid eye movement
  295. Rh
    Rhesus blood factor
  296. RHD
    rheumatic heart disease
  297. RLE
    right lower extremity
  298. RLQ
    right lower quadrant
  299. RML
    Right middle lobe
  300. RN
    registered nurse
  301. ROM
    range of motion
  302. ROS
    review of systems
  303. RR
    respiratory rate
  304. RRR
    regular rate and rhythm
  305. RUE
    right upper extremities
  306. RUQ
    right upper quadrant
  307. s
    without
  308. S/P
    status post
  309. SBE
    subacute bacterial endocarditis
  310. SBO
    small bowel obstruction
  311. SBP
    spontaneous bacterial peritonitis; systolic blood pressure
  312. SC, SQ
    subcutaneous
  313. SCr
    serum creatinine
  314. Segs
    segmented neutrophils
  315. SH
    social history
  316. SIADH
    syndrome of inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion
  317. Sig.
    Label
  318. SL
    sublingual
  319. SLE
    systemic lupus erythematosus
  320. SNF
    skilled nursing facility
  321. SOB
    shortness of breath
  322. ss
    one half
  323. SSKI
    saturated solution of potassium iodide
  324. STAT
    immediately and only once
  325. STD
    sexually transmitted disease
  326. SVT
    supraventricular tachycardia
  327. t.i.d.
    Three times a day
  328. T3
    Tri-iodothyronine
  329. T4
    thyroxine
  330. Tab(s)
    tablet(s)
  331. TB
    tuberculosis
  332. TC
    total cholesterol
  333. TG
    triglycerides
  334. TIA
    transient ischemic attack
  335. TIBC
    total iron binding capacity
  336. Tinc
    tincture
  337. TIW
    three times a week
  338. TPA
    tissue plasminogen activator
  339. TPN
    total parenteral nutrition
  340. TSH
    thyroid stimulating hormone
  341. TSS
    toxic shock syndrome
  342. TTP
    thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
  343. TURP
    transurethral resection of prostate
  344. Tx
    treatment, therapy
  345. u.d.
    as directed
  346. UA
    urinalysis
  347. UE
    upper extremities
  348. UGI
    upper gastointestinal series
  349. Ung
    ointment
  350. URI
    upper respiratory tract infection
  351. US
    ultrasound
  352. USP
    United States Pharmacopeia
  353. UTI
    urinary tract infection
  354. v.s.
    vital signs
  355. VD
    venereal disease
  356. VLDL
    very low density lipoprotein
  357. VSS
    vital signs stable
  358. VT
    ventricular tachycardia
  359. WBC
    white blood cell count
  360. WDWN
    well developed, well nourished
  361. WNL
    within normal limits
  362. ZES
    Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

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