Abbreviations

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Abbreviations
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  1. @
    at
  2. ā
    before
  3. AED
    automated external defibrillator
  4. ad lib
    as desired
  5. ASAP
    as soon as possible
  6. (Ax)
    • axillary temperature (temperature measured in the armpit)
    • [ak-suh-ler-ee]
  7. BP
    blood pressure
  8. c
    with
  9. CA
    cancer
  10. c/o
    complains of
  11. CPR
    cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  12. CVA
    cerebral vascular accident (stroke)
  13. d
    day
  14. DNR
    do not resuscitate
  15. DOA
    dead on arrival
  16. dx, Dx
    diagnosis
  17. EKG
    electrocardiogram
  18. fx
    fracture
  19. h
    hour
  20. ht
    height
  21. I&O
    intake and output (fluids in and out of body)
  22. IV
    intravenous (existing or taking place within, or administered into a vein/s)
  23. LLQ
    left lower quadrant
  24. LUQ
    left upper quadrant
  25. MD
    medical doctor
  26. MI
    myocardial infarction (heart attack)
  27. p
    after
  28. prn
    as needed
  29. pt
    patient
  30. q
    every
  31. (R)
    rectal temperature 
  32. r/o
    rule out
  33. RLQ
    right lower quadrant
  34. RUQ
    right upper quadrant
  35. s
    without
  36. stat
    immediately
  37. STD
    sexually transmitted disease
  38. (T)
    tympanic temperature (tympanic membrane; eardrum)
  39. TPR
    temperature, pulse, respiration
  40. TLC
    tender loving care
  41. VS
    vital signs
  42. wt
    weight

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