Abbreviations

Card Set Information

Author:
bloring
ID:
152967
Filename:
Abbreviations
Updated:
2012-05-08 17:11:52
Tags:
abbr
Folders:

Description:
Abbreviations for medical terminology
Show Answers:

Home > Flashcards > Print Preview

The flashcards below were created by user bloring on FreezingBlue Flashcards. What would you like to do?


  1. PCA
    patient-controlled analgesic
  2. PO
    by mouth
  3. P
    after
  4. PPBS
    Postprandial blood sugar
  5. prn
    as needed
  6. Pt
    patient
  7. PT
    physical therapy
  8. q
    every
  9. qam
    every morning
  10. qh
    every hour
  11. qid
    four times a day
  12. R/O
    rule out
  13. SCD
    sequential compression device
  14. SSE
    soapsuds enema
  15. TO
    telephone order
  16. VO
    verbal order
  17. w/c
    wheelchair
  18. WNL
    within normal limits
  19. CBB
    complete bedbath
  20. CBR
    complete bedrest
  21. CC
    chief complain
  22. c/o
    complains of
  23. DTR
    deep tendon reflexes
  24. Dx
    diagnosis
  25. eg
    for example
  26. ENT
    ear, nose, throat
  27. EOM
    extraocular movement
  28. etiol
    etiology
  29. fx
    fracture
  30. GI
    gastrointestinal
  31. GU
    genitourinary
  32. H/A
    headache
  33. HEENT
    head, eyes, ears, nose, throat
  34. HL
    heparin lock
  35. HOB
    head of bed
  36. hs
    hour of sleep
  37. h; hr
    hour
  38. H2O2
    hydrogen peroxide
  39. H&P
    history and physical
  40. ht
    height
  41. hx
    history
  42. I&D
    incision and drainage
  43. inc
    incision
  44. I&O
    intake and output
  45. IVF
    intravenous fluids
  46. IVPB
    intravenous piggyback
  47. fx
    fracture
  48. ROM; FROM
    full range of motion
  49. NAS
    no added salt
  50. KVO; TKP
    keep vein open
  51. L
    liter
  52. lt
    left
  53. lb; #
    pound
  54. LLL
    left lower lobe
  55. LLE
    left lower extremity
  56. LLQ
    left lower quadrant
  57. LMP
    last menstrual period
  58. LOC
    level of consciousness
  59. Med
    medical, medicine
  60. mod
    moderate
  61. NG, N/G
    nasogastric
  62. NKA
    no known allergies
  63. Noc
    night
  64. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  65. N&V
    nausea and vomiting
  66. NVD
    normal vaginal delivery
  67. o; os
    orally; by mouth
  68. O2
    oxygen
  69. OD
    right eye
  70. OOB
    out of bed
  71. OP
    outpatient
  72. OR
    operating room
  73. OS
    left eye
  74. OT
    occupational therapy
  75. OTC
    over the counter
  76. OU
    both eyes
  77. p
    after
  78. pc
    after meals
  79. per
    by
  80. PERRL
    pupils, equal, round, reactive to light
  81. PERRLA
    pupils equal, round, reactive to light with accomadation
  82. pm
    after noon
  83. PMH
    previous medical history
  84. PND
    paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
  85. po
    by mouth
  86. POD
    postoperative day
  87. Post op
    postoperative
  88. PP
    postpartum
  89. prep
    prepared for
  90. prn
    as needed
  91. pt.
    patient
  92. PT
    physical therapy
  93. q
    every
  94. qd
    every day
  95. qh
    every hour
  96. qid
    four times a day
  97. qod
    every other day
  98. qs
    sufficient quantity
  99. TBA
    to be absorped
  100. Temp
    temperature
  101. tid
    three times a day
  102. TLC
    tender loving care
  103. to
    telephone order
  104. tx
    treatment
  105. TPR
    temperature, pulse and respiration
  106. UO
    urinary output
  107. VO; v.o.
    verbal order
  108. vol
    volume
  109. VS
    vital signs
  110. W/C
    wheelchair
  111. WD
    warm and dry
  112. WD/WN
    well developed, well nourished
  113. WNL
    within normal limits
  114. y/o
    years old
  115. a
    before
  116. abn
    abnormal
  117. ac
    before meals
  118. AD
    right ear
  119. ADA
    American Diabetes Association
  120. ADL
    activities of daily living
  121. Ad lib
    as desired
  122. AKA
    above knee amputation
  123. AM
    before noon
  124. AMA
    against medical advice
  125. Ax
    axillary
  126. B; bil
    bilateral
  127. bid
    twice a day
  128. BP; B/P
    blood pressure
  129. BR
    bedrest
  130. BRP
    bathroom priveleges
  131. bs; BS
    • breath sounds
    • blood sugar
    • bowel sounds
    • bedside
  132. BSC
    bedside commode
  133. CVA
    cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
  134. D&C
    dilatation and curretage
  135. dsg or drsg
    dressing
  136. EBL
    estimated blood loss
  137. EKG/ECG
    electrocardiogram
  138. EEG
    electroencephalogram
  139. ETOH
    alcohol
  140. FBS
    fasting blood sugar
  141. gtt
    drops
  142. GYN
    gynecology
  143. HMO
    health maintenance organization
  144. HOH
    hard of hearing
  145. HTN
    hypertension
  146. hyper
    above/high
  147. hypo
    below/low
  148. ICU
    intensive care unit
  149. Isol
    isolation
  150. mcg
    microgram
  151. MN
    midnight
  152. OPD
    outpatient department
  153. ortho
    orthopaedics

What would you like to do?

Home > Flashcards > Print Preview