Nursing Abreviations

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  1. Abd
    Abdomen
  2. ABO
    the main blood group system
  3. ac
    before meals
  4. ADL
    activites of daily living
  5. ad lib
    as desired
  6. Adm
    admitted or admission
  7. AM
    morning
  8. amt
    amount
  9. approx
    approximately
  10. bid
    twice daily
  11. BM
    bowel movement
  12. BP
    blood pressure
  13. BRP
    bathroom privledges
  14. c
    with
  15. C
    celcius
  16. CBC
    complete blood count
  17. c/o
    compains of
  18. DAT
    diet as tolerated
  19. dc or d/c
    discontinue or discharge
  20. drsg
    dressing
  21. Dx
    diagnosis
  22. ECG(EKG)
    electrocardiogram
  23. F
    Fahrenheit
  24. fld
    fluid
  25. GI
    gastointestinal
  26. gtt
    drop
  27. h(hr)
    hour
  28. h2o
    water
  29. hs
    at bedtime
  30. I&O
    intake and output
  31. IV
    intravenous
  32. LMP
    last menstrual period
  33. (L)
    left
  34. meds
    medications
  35. mL
    mililiter
  36. mod
    moderate
  37. neg
    negative
  38. O
    None
  39. NPO (NBM)
    number of pounds
  40. NS (N/S)
    normal saline
  41. o2
    oxygen
  42. OD
    right eye or overdose
  43. OOB
    out of bed
  44. os
    mouth or opening
  45. OS
    left eye
  46. pc
    after meals
  47. PE (PX)
    physical exam
  48. per
    by or through
  49. PM
    afternoon
  50. po
    by mouth
  51. postop
    post operatively
  52. preop
    pre operatively
  53. prep
    preperations
  54. prn
    when necessary
  55. q
    every
  56. qd
    every day
  57. qh (q1h)
    every hour
  58. q2h
    every two hours
  59. qhs
    evert night at bedtime
  60. qid
    four times a day
  61. (R)
    right
  62. s with a line above it
    without
  63. stat
    at once, immediately
  64. tid
    three times a day
  65. TO
    telephone order
  66. TPR
    temperature, pulse, respirations
  67. Tr
    tincture
  68. VO
    verbal order
  69. VS
    vital signs
  70. WNL
    within normal limits
  71. wt
    weight
  72. A
    absence of (asymptomatic)
  73. Ad
    toward, near
  74. Adeno
    gland
  75. Adreno
    adrenal glands
  76. Ambi
    both
  77. Ana
    up
  78. Ante
    before
  79. Anti
    against
  80. Angi, angio
    blood vessel
  81. Arterio
    artery
  82. arthro
    joint
  83. audio
    hearing
  84. auto
    self
  85. Bacterio
    pertaining to a microorganism, parasite or pathogen
  86. Bi
    two, double
  87. Bili
    relating to bile
  88. Brachy
    short
  89. Brady
    meaning slow
  90. Broncho
    bronchus of lung
  91. cardio
    heart
  92. cephalo
    head
  93. Chole, chol
    bile
  94. cholecyst
    gall bladder
  95. chondro
    cartilage
  96. col
    colon
  97. colpo
    cervix, vagina
  98. costo
    rib
  99. cranio
    skull
  100. cyst, systo
    urinary bladder, sac
  101. dent
    teeth
  102. derma
    skin
  103. duodeno
    duodeum
  104. dys
    bad, difficult, painful
  105. encephalo
    head
  106. endo
    within
  107. entero
    intestine
  108. exo
    out, away from
  109. gastro
    stomach
  110. heme, hemato
    blood
  111. hepato
    liver
  112. herio
    rupture
  113. hernio
    pertaining to a protrusion of a part through tissues
  114. hyper
    above, beyond, excessive
  115. hypo
    below, under, deficent
  116. hystero*
    hysteria, uterus
  117. ileo
    ilieum
  118. jejuno
    jejunum
  119. kerato
    cornea of the eye
  120. kertain
    protein of nails and hair
  121. lapara
    loin, abdomen
  122. laryng
    larynx or voice box
  123. latero
    side
  124. leuko
    having to do with white corpuscles
  125. lith
    stone
  126. lymph
    watery fluid from glands
  127. mast
    breast
  128. menor
    having to do with menses
  129. meso
    middle
  130. metra, metro
    uterus
  131. myelo
    bone marrow and spinal column
  132. myo
    muscle
  133. necro
    dead
  134. nephro
    kidney
  135. neu, neuro
    nerve
  136. oculo
    eye
  137. oophor
    ovary
  138. olig
    decreased, scant amount
  139. ophthalamo
    eye
  140. opto
    vision
  141. orchio
    testicle
  142. Os
    bone or an opening
  143. osteo
    bone
  144. oto
    ear
  145. patho
    disease
  146. phlebo
    vein
  147. physio
    relating to nature, body processes
  148. pneumo
    lung or air
  149. pseudo
    false
  150. pulmo
    lung
  151. procto
    rectum
  152. psych
    soul or mind
  153. pyelo
    pelvis or kidney
  154. pyo
    pus
  155. renal
    kidneys
  156. retro
    backward
  157. rhino
    nose, nasal
  158. sacro
    sacrum, back
  159. salpingo
    tube, fallopian tube
  160. spelno
    to do with the spleen
  161. tachy
    swift or rapid
  162. teno
    tendon
  163. thoraco
    chest
  164. thyro
    thryroid gland
  165. tonsillar
    pertaining to the tonsils
  166. tracheo
    trachea, windpipe
  167. uretero
    ureters, tubes from kidneys to bladders
  168. urino, uro
    urine, urinary system
  169. vaso
    blood vessel
  170. ventro
    abdomen or ventral (ANTERIOR) part of the body
  171. vesico
    urinary bladder
  172. algia
    pain
  173. asthenia
    weakness
  174. biotic
    living matter
  175. blast
    immature cell
  176. cele
    tumor, cyst, hernia
  177. centesis
    surgical puncture
  178. cide
    causing death
  179. cyte
    cell
  180. desis
    surgical fixation
  181. ectomy
    removal of
  182. emia
    blood
  183. esthesia
    feeling, sensation
  184. gene, genic
    production, origin
  185. gram
    a tracing, a mark
  186. graph
    a writing, a record
  187. itis
    inflamation
  188. ize
    to treat by special method
  189. litho
    stone, calculus
  190. lysis
    setting free, destruction
  191. malacia
    softening of
  192. megaly
    enlargement, hypertrophy
  193. meter
    measure
  194. oid
    form, shape, resemblance
  195. ology
    science of, study of
  196. oma
    tumor
  197. opsy
    to view
  198. orrhaphy
    repair of
  199. osis
    process (usually disease process) condition of
  200. otomy
    incision, cutting into
  201. pathy
    diease, suffering
  202. penia
    lack of, definecy of
  203. pexy
    fastening, fixation
  204. phasia
    to speak
  205. phagia
    to eat
  206. plasty
    to shape, mold, surigically repair
  207. pnea
    breathing
  208. poiesis
    formation
  209. ptosis
    drooping, prolapse
  210. rrhagia
    flow
  211. rhaphy
    a suturing, a stitching
  212. rhea
    flow, discharge
  213. rrhage/rrhagia
    bursting forth
  214. scope
    instrument for examining
  215. scopy
    see, examine
  216. stasis
    standing still, control, stopping
  217. staxia
    contol, stopping
  218. stomy
    to form and opening
  219. tome
    instrument to cut
  220. tomy
    incision
  221. trispy
    crushing
  222. trophy
    nourishment, development
  223. uria
    urine
  224. AMB
    ambulatory
  225. CBR
    complete bed rest
  226. OOB
    out of bed
  227. up ad lib
    up as desired
  228. bx
    biopsy
  229. c/o
    complains of
  230. CTA
    clear to auscultation
  231. dx
    diagnosis
  232. FUO
    fever of unknown origin
  233. GI
    gastointestinal
  234. GU
    genitourinary
  235. H/A
    Headahce
  236. h/o
    history of
  237. HPI
    history of present illness
  238. Imp
    impressions
  239. It
    left
  240. MAE
    moves all extremities
  241. NAD
    no apparent distress
  242. NKA
    no known allergies
  243. N/V
    nausea and vomitting
  244. neg
    negative
  245. P
    pulse
  246. PE
    physical exam
  247. PMH
    past medical history
  248. R
    respirations
  249. R/O
    rule out
  250. ROS
    review of systems
  251. rt
    right
  252. SOB
    short of breath
  253. Sx
    symptoms
  254. T
    temperature
  255. ASCVD
    ateriosclerotic cardiovascular disease
  256. ASHD
    arteriosclerotic heart disease
  257. BPH
    benign prostatic hypertrophy
  258. CA
    cancer
  259. CAD
    coronary artery disease
  260. CHF
    congestive heart failure
  261. COPD
    chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  262. CVA
    cerbrovascular accident
  263. DM
    diabetes mellitus
  264. HTN
    hypertension
  265. MI
    myocardial infarction
  266. PE
    pulmonary emboli
  267. PVD
    peripheral vascular disease
  268. STD
    sexually transmitted diease
  269. URI
    upper respiratory infection
  270. ABG
    arterial blood gases
  271. BE
    barium enema
  272. CBC
    complete blood count
  273. Co2
    carbon dioxide
  274. C&S
    culture and sensitivity
  275. CXR
    chest x-ray
  276. ECG
    cardiogram
  277. lytes
    electrolytes
  278. RBC
    red blood cells
  279. UA
    urinanalysis
  280. UGI
    upper GI
  281. WBC
    white blood cells
  282. a with a line above
    before
  283. ad lib
    as desired
  284. AMA
    against medical advice
  285. ASAP
    as soon as possible
  286. BM
    bowel movement
  287. BSD
    bedside drainage
  288. CABG
    coronary artery bypass graft
  289. CPR
    cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  290. dc (disc)
    discontinue
  291. DNR
    do not resuscitate
  292. FOB
    foot of bed
  293. Fx
    fracture
  294. GHWT
    good handwashing technique
  295. HOB
    head of bed
  296. hs
    hours of sleep
  297. KVO
    keep vien open
  298. NH
    nasogastric
  299. noc
    night
  300. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  301. NS
    normal saline
  302. OT
    occupational therapy
  303. p with a line above
    after
  304. prep
    preperation
  305. PRN
    as needed
  306. PT
    physical therapy
  307. pt
    patient
  308. q
    every
  309. ROM
    range of motion
  310. RX
    treatment
  311. s with a line above
    without
  312. SOB
    side of bed
  313. S/P
    status post
  314. TF
    tube feeding
  315. TPR
    temp, pulse, resp.
  316. TURP
    transurethral resection of prostate
  317. VS
    vital signs
  318. WA
    while awake
  319. x
    times

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