General Abbreviations

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General Abbreviations
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General Medical Abbreviations
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  1. a
    before
  2. abx
    antibiotics
  3. AMA
    Against Medical Advice
  4. A&O (x3)
    Alert and oriented to person, place, and time
  5. BCP
    birth control bill
  6. c
    with
  7. c/o
    complaint of
  8. c/w
    consistent with
  9. Cx
    Culture
  10. D/C
    discharge
  11. Ddx
    Differential Diagnosis
  12. DNR
    do not resuscitate
  13. Dx
    diagnosis
  14. Dz
    disease
  15. D/O
    disorder
  16. EP
    Emergency physician
  17. Fx
    Fracture
  18. H&P
    history and physical
  19. LOS
    length of stay
  20. MOB
    Medical observation bed
  21. MVA
    motor vehicle accident
  22. MVC
    motor vehicle collision
  23. NC
    no change
  24. 0
    none, not, no
  25. OOT
    out of town
  26. o/w
    otherwise
  27. p
    after
  28. PTA
    prior to arrival
  29. s
    without
  30. sts
    states
  31. sx
    symptom
  32. THC
    marijuana
  33. UTD
    up to date (as in immunizations)
  34. Rx
    prescription
  35. BID
    2 times daily
  36. PRN
    as needed
  37. PO
    by mouth
  38. PR
    per rectum
  39. Q
    every ( so Q4 means every four hours)
  40. QH
    every hour
  41. QID
    four times a day
  42. SL
    sub lingual, under the tongue
  43. TID
    three times daily
  44. Bx
    biopsy

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