Medical Abbreviations

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  1. A1C
    Glycosylated hemoglobin
  2. Alert and oriented times three
    AOx3
  3. Abd
    Abdominal
  4. Antibiotics
    ABX
  5. a.c.
    before a meal
  6. Activities of Daily Living
    ADL's
  7. Above Knee Amputation
    AKA
  8. AMA
    against medical advice, American Medical Association
  9. active range of motion
    AROM
  10. Bx
    Biopsy
  11. BIBA
    Brought In By Ambulance
  12. BM
    bowel movement
  13. Blood Pressure
    BP
  14. Body Mass Index
    BMI
  15. Bathroom, Bedrest
    BR
  16. BSC
    Bedside commode
  17. Bx
    Biopsy
  18. Bathroom privileges
    BRP
  19. Breath Sounds
    BS
  20. Complete Blood Count
    CBC
  21. CAT scan
    Computed axial tomography
  22. CXR
    Chest x-ray
  23. C/O
    Complains of
  24. Dx
    Diagnosis
  25. Diastolic Blood Pressure
    DBP
  26. Discontinue
    D/C
  27. Do not resuscitate
    DNR
  28. Doat of admission, Dead on arrival
    DOA
  29. DOB
    Date of Birth
  30. Dyspnew on exertion
    DOE
  31. Electrocardiogram
    ECG
  32. Alcohol
    ETOH
  33. Fracture
    Fx
  34. Fingerstick blood sugar
    FSBS
  35. Fever of unknown origin
    FUO
  36. Gastrointestinal tract
    GI
  37. Healthcare associated infection
    HAI
  38. History
    Hz
  39. Hours of sleep (bedtime)
    hs
  40. Hematocrit
    HCT
  41. Hemoglobin
    HGB
  42. Head of bed
    HOB
  43. Hypertension
    HTN
  44. Incision and drainage
    I&D
  45. Intake and output
    I&O
  46. Intramuscular
    IM
  47. Incentive spirometer
    IS
  48. Kilogram
    kg
  49. Left lower extremity
    LLE
  50. Left lower quadrant of the abdomen
    LLQ
  51. Level of consciousness
    LOC
  52. Left upper lobe lung
    LUQ
  53. Moves all extremities
    MAE
  54. MRSA
    Methicillen resistant staphylococcus aureus
  55. MI
    Myocardial infarction
  56. MRI
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  57. MVC
    Motor Vehicle Crash
  58. PCA
    Patient controlled analgesia
  59. PERRLA
    Pupils equal, round, reactive to light and accomodation
  60. PO
    by mouth
  61. prn
    As needed
  62. RBC
    Red blood cells
  63. Right lower extremity
    RLE
  64. Right lower lobe lung
    RLL
  65. Right lower quadrant abdomen
    RLQ
  66. RML
    Right middle lobe
  67. ROM
    Range of motion
  68. R/O
    Rule out
  69. RSV
    Respiratory syncytial virus
  70. Right upper extremity
    RUE
  71. RUL
    Right upper lobe lung
  72. RUQ
    Right upper quadrant abdomen
  73. Rx
    Treatment
  74. Sx
    Symptoms
  75. SOB
    Shortness of breath
  76. SPB
    Systolic BP
  77. STAT
    Immediately
  78. Signs and symptoms
    S/S
  79. Urine analysis
    UA
  80. UTI
    Urinary tract infection
  81. VO
    Verbal order
  82. VS
    Vital signs
  83. Wheel chair
    W/C
  84. WNL
    Within normla limits
  85. Telephone order
    T/O

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