Medical Abbreviations

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  1. AFib
    Atrial Fibrillation
  2. AAA
    Abdominal aoritc aneurysm
  3. AB
    Abortion
  4. abd
    abdomen, abdominal
  5. ABG
    Arterial Blood Gas
  6. abx
    Antibiotic
  7. AMA
    Against Medical Advice
  8. AMI
    Acute Mayocardial Infarction
  9. AMS
    Altered Mental Status
  10. approx
    approximately
  11. appt
    appointment
  12. appy
    appendectomy
  13. ASA
    Acetylsalicylic Acid (aspirin)
  14. Auto/Ped
    automoblie vs. pedestrian
  15. A&O x3
    Alert & Oriented x3 (person, place, time)
  16. BBS
    Bilateral Breath Sounds
  17. BCP
    Birth Control Pill
  18. bilat
    bilateral
  19. BLE
    Bilateral lower extremities
  20. BM
    Bowel Movement
  21. BP
    Blood Pressure
  22. BS
    Bowel sounds, breath sounds
  23. BSG
    Blood sugar glucose
  24. BUE
    Bilateral Upper Extremities
  25. CABG
    Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
  26. CAD
    Coronary Artery disease
  27. cath
    Catherter, catheterization
  28. CBC
    Complete blood count
  29. CHF
    Congestive heart failure
  30. CHI
    closed head injury
  31. chole
    cholecystectomy
  32. CMT
    cervical motion tenderness
  33. CNS
    central nervous system
  34. c/o
    complains of
  35. CO2
    carbon dioxide
  36. COPD
    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  37. CP
    Chest Pain
  38. CPAP
    Continuous positive airway pressure
  39. CPR
    cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  40. C&S
    culture & sensitiviy
  41. CSF
    cerebrospinal fluid
  42. CTA
    clear to auscultation, CT Angiogram
  43. CV
    Cardiovascular
  44. CVA
    Cerebrovascular Accident
  45. CVAT
    Costovertebral Angle tenderness
  46. CXR
    chest x-ray
  47. C-Collar
    Cervical collar
  48. C-Spine
    Cervical spine
  49. C-Section
    Cesarean section
  50. d/c
    discontinue
  51. DIP
    Distal Interphalangeal (joint)
  52. DJD
    Degenerative Joint Disease
  53. DKA
    Diabetic ketoacidosis
  54. DM
    diabetes mellitus
  55. DNR
    Do not resuscitate
  56. DTR
    Deep vein thrombosis
  57. Dx, dx
    diagnosis
  58. EKG (ECG)
    Electrocardiogram
  59. EOMI
    Extra ocular movements intact
  60. epi
    Epinephrine
  61. EtOH
    Ethyl Alcohol (consumption, dependency)
  62. ETT
    Endotracheal Tube
  63. FB
    Foreign Body
  64. FHT
    fetal heart tone
  65. FROM
    full range of motion
  66. ftn
    finger-to-nose (coordination test)
  67. Fx
    Fracture
  68. F/U
    follow up
  69. GB
    Gallbladder
  70. GCS
    glasgow coma scale
  71. GERD
    gastro esophageal reflux disease
  72. GSW
    gunshot wound
  73. HA
    headache
  74. Hgb
    hemoglobin
  75. HCT
    hematocrit
  76. HTN
    hypertension
  77. h/o
    history of
  78. HR
    heart rate
  79. Hx
    History
  80. Hyst
    hysterectomy
  81. IBS
    irritable bowel syndrome
  82. ICD
    implantabe cardioverter-defibrillator
  83. ICE
    ice, compression, elevation
  84. ICH
    intracranial hemorrhage
  85. IM
    Intramuscular
  86. ICP
    intercranial pressure
  87. IUP
    Intrauterine pregnancy
  88. IV
    Intravenous
  89. IVPB
    intravenous piggyback
  90. I&D
    Incision and Drainage
  91. JVD
    Jugular venous distension
  92. KUB
    kidneys, ureters, bladder (x-ray)
  93. L
    left
  94. lac
    laceration
  95. LBBB
    left bundle branc block
  96. LFT
    Liver function test
  97. LLQ
    left lower quadrant
  98. LMP
    Last Menstrual Period
  99. LNMP
    Last normal menstrual period
  100. LOC
    Loss of consciousness
  101. LP
    lumbar puncture
  102. L-spine
    lumbar spine
  103. LUW
    left upper quadrant
  104. LVH
    left ventricular hypertrophy
  105. MAEW
    moves all extremities will
  106. med, meds
    medication; medications
  107. MI
    Myocardial Infarction
  108. MIP
    Metacarpointerphalangeal (joint)
  109. MVC
    Motor Vehicle Collision
  110. NAD
    No Acute Distress
  111. NCAT
    Normocephalic, atraumatic
  112. NG
    nasogastric
  113. NH
    nursing home
  114. NKA
    n known allergies
  115. NKDA
    No known drug allergies
  116. nl
    normal
  117. NPO
    nothing per os (by mouth)
  118. NRB
    nonrebreather (oxygen mask)
  119. NSR
    normal sinus rhythm
  120. NTG
    nitroglycerin
  121. N/V
    Nausea and vomiting
  122. N/V/D
    Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  123. NVID
    neuroVascularly Intact Distally
  124. NS
    Normal Saline
  125. O2
    Oxygen
  126. abs
    observe
  127. OD
    overdose
  128. Ortho
    orthopedic; orthopedics
  129. PA & Lat
    Posteroanterior and lateral (x-ray)
  130. palp
    palpation
  131. PCN
    Penicillin
  132. PCP
    primary care physician
  133. PE
    Pulmonary embolism
  134. PERRLA
    Pupils equal, round and reactive to light and accommodation
  135. PID
    pelvic inflammatory disease
  136. PIP
    Proximal interphalangeal (joint)
  137. post-op
    post operative
  138. PPD
    Packs per day (cigarettes)
  139. preg
    pregnancy, pregnant
  140. PRN
    as needed
  141. Pt
    Patient
  142. PTA
    prior to arrival
  143. PTX
    pneumothorax
  144. PUD
    Peptic Ulcer Disease
  145. PVC
    premature ventricular contractions
  146. PVD
    peripheral vascular disease
  147. q
    each, every
  148. q.d.
    every day
  149. q.h.
    every hour
  150. q.h.s
    at bedtime, every night
  151. R
    right
  152. RA
    room air
  153. RA
    Rheumatoid Arthritis
  154. RBBB
    Right bundle branch block
  155. RBC
    red blood cells
  156. resp
    respiration, respiratory
  157. RICE
    rest, ice, compression, elevation
  158. RLQ
    Right lower quadrant
  159. R/O
    Rule out
  160. ROM
    range of motion
  161. RR
    respiratory rate
  162. RRR
    regular rate and rhythm
  163. RUQ
    right upper quadrant
  164. Rx
    perscription
  165. SBO
    small bowel obstruction
  166. scope
    arthroscopy, endoscopy
  167. script
    prescription
  168. SEM
    Systolic Ejection Murmur
  169. SI
    Sacroiliac (joint)
  170. SLR
    straight-leg raise
  171. SOB
    shortness of Breath
  172. sono
    sonogram
  173. s/p
    status post
  174. SP
    Suprapubic
  175. SR
    sinus Rhythm
  176. STAT, stat
    at once, immediately
  177. STD
    sexually transmitted disease
  178. strep
    streptococcus
  179. SVT
    supraventricular tachycardia
  180. Sx
    Symptoms
  181. tachy
    tachycardia
  182. TIA
    Transient Ischemic Attack
  183. TM
    Tympanic Membrane
  184. trach
    Tracheotomy, tracheostomy
  185. t-spine
    thoracic spine
  186. TTP
    tender to palpation
  187. Tx
    Treatment
  188. UA
    Urinalysis
  189. UDS
    urine drug screen
  190. URI
    Upper respiratory Infection
  191. US
    ultrasound
  192. UTD
    up to date
  193. UTI
    urinary tract infection
  194. V-Fib
    ventricular fibrillation
  195. VS
    vital signs
  196. VSS
    vital signs stable
  197. V-Tach
    ventricular tachycardia
  198. WBC
    white blood count
  199. W/D
    warm and dry
  200. WDWN
    well-developed, well-nourished
  201. WNL
    within normal limits
  202. YTD
    year to date

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