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  1. abd
    abdomen
  2. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  3. ABR
    absolute bed rest

    • NS
    • normal saline
  4. ac
    before meals
  5. O2
    oxygen

    • ad lib
    • freely, as desired

    • O.T.
    • occupational therapy
  6. am
    morning
  7. p
    after
  8. AMA
    against medical advice
  9. bid
    twice a day
  10. q
    per (once q day)
  11. BP
    blood pressure
  12. pc
    after meals
  13. BR
    bed rest
  14. prn
    as needed
  15. BSC
    bed side commode
  16. pt
    patient
  17. bm
    bowel movement
  18. r/t
    related to
  19. BRP
    bathroom privileges
  20. bx
    biopsy
  21. c
    with
  22. c/o
    complains of
  23. CPR
    cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  24. CBR
    complete bed rest
  25. dx
    diagnosis
  26. DNR
    do not resuscitate (no code)
  27. fx
    fracture
  28. f/u
    follow up
  29. gm
    gram
  30. GI
    gastrointestinal
  31. GU
    genitourinary
  32. hr
    hour
  33. HS
    hour of sleep
  34. HA
    hour of awakening
  35. rx
    prescription
  36. post-op
    post operative
  37. pre-op
    pre operative
  38. P.T.
    physical therapy
  39. prep
    preparation
  40. P
    pulse
  41. PMH
    past medical history
  42. r/o
    rule out
  43. ROM (therapy)
    range of motion
  44. ROM (OB)
    rupture of membranes
  45. OB
    obstetrics
  46. sx
    suction
  47. stat
    immediately
  48. s
    without
  49. subq
    subcutaneous
  50. I/O, I & O
    intake and output
  51. T
    temperature
  52. tsp
    teaspoon
  53. gtts
    drops
  54. tbsp, Tbsp
    tablespoon
  55. tx
    treatment
  56. VS
    vital signs
  57. WNL
    within normal limits
  58. ABG
    arterial blood gases
  59. CBC
    complete blood count
  60. CO2
    carbon dioxide
  61. C & S
    culture and sensitivity
  62. CXR
    chest x-ray
  63. WBC
    white blood count
  64. Lytes
    electrolytes
  65. RBC
    red blood cells (count)
  66. UA
    urinalysis
  67. UGI
    upper gi
  68. EKG, ECG
    electrocardiogram
  69. cap
    capillary
  70. CHF
    congestive heart failur
  71. conc.
    concentration
  72. CSF
    cerebrospinal fluid
  73. d
    diem, day
  74. H
    hydrogen
  75. Hb
    hemoglobin
  76. IU
    international unit
  77. L
    liter
  78. m
    meter
  79. mEq
    milliequivalent
  80. min
    minute
  81. mm
    millimeter
  82. mm Hg
    millimeters of mercury
  83. mm H2O
    millimeters of water
  84. mm3
    cubic millimeter
  85. mo
    month
  86. mol
    mole
  87. Na
    sodium
  88. vol
    volume
  89. wk
    • week
    • yr
    • year
  90. >
    more than
  91. >
    more than or equal to
  92. <
    less than or equal to
  93. <
    less than
  94. +
    plus or minus (approximately)
  95. deci or d
    one tenth
  96. centi or c
    on hundredth
  97. milli or m
    on thousandths
  98. micro
    one millionth
  99. ADLs
    activities of daily living
  100. adm
    admission
  101. AKA
    above the knee amputation
  102. amb
    ambulate
  103. alb
    albumin
  104. ant
    anterior
  105. AP
    anterior/posterior
  106. ATC
    around the clock
  107. approx
    approximately
  108. ax
    axillary
  109. BKA
    • below the knee amputation
    • Ca
    • calcium
  110. CA
    cancer
  111. c/o
    complains of
  112. CVP
    central venous pressure
  113. diab
    diabetic
  114. DOA
    dead on arrival
  115. et
    and
  116. FHT
    fetal heart tones
  117. ft
    feet
  118. grav
    gravida
  119. mct
    hematocrit
  120. HOB
    head of bed
  121. I & D
    incision and drainage
  122. ID
    intradermal
  123. IM
    intramuscular
  124. irriga
    irrigatioin
  125. IV
    intravenous
  126. K
    potassium
  127. kg
    kilogram
  128. lt
    left
  129. lat
    lateral
  130. bilat
    bilateral
  131. lb
    pound
  132. lymph
    lymphatic
  133. MAE
    moves all extremities
  134. MI
    myocardial infarction
  135. neg
    negative
  136. NKA
    no known alleries
  137. N/V, N & V
    nausea and vomiting
  138. noct
    nocturnal
  139. OOB
    out of bed
  140. oz
    ounce
  141. PO
    by mouth
  142. pr
    per rectum
  143. qAM
    every morning
  144. qid
    4 times per day
  145. qs
    quantity sufficient
  146. R
    rectal
  147. rt
    right
  148. resp
    respirations
  149. RLQ
    right lower quadrant
  150. r/o
    rule out
  151. sm
    small
  152. SL
    sublingual
  153. BE
    barium enema
  154. CNS
    central nervous system
  155. DJD
    degenerative joint disease
  156. DOE
    dyspnea on exertion
  157. Dts
    delerium tremens
  158. FUO
    fever of unknown origin
  159. GB
    gallbladder
  160. GYN
    gynecology
  161. H2O2
    hydrogen peroxide
  162. CVD
    cardiovascular disease
  163. HT
    hypertension
  164. ICU
    intensive care unit
  165. LLQ
    left lower quadrant
  166. LOC
    level of consciousness
  167. LMP
    last menstrual period
  168. LUE
    left upper extremity
  169. LUQ
    left upper quadrant
  170. NWB
    non weight bearing
  171. ORIF
    open reduction internal fixation
  172. ortho
    orthopedics
  173. SOB
    short of breath
  174. S/S, S&S
    signs and symptoms
  175. T & A
    tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
  176. tab
    tablet
  177. t.i.d
    three times a day
  178. trach
    tracheostomy
  179. TUR
    transurethral resection
  180. vag
    vaginal
  181. wt
    weight
  182. PAR
    postanesthesia room
  183. PE
    physical exam
  184. PERRLA
    pupils equal, round, and react to light and accommodation
  185. PID
    pelvic inflammatory disease
  186. PI
    present illness
  187. psych
    psychology
  188. RL or LR
    Ringer's lactate or lactated Ringer's
  189. RLE
    right lower extremity
  190. RR
    recovery room
  191. RUE
    right upper extremity
  192. RUQ
    right upper quadrant
  193. surg
    surgery
  194. ANS
    automatic nervous system
  195. BPH
    benign prostatic hyperplasia
  196. BS
    bowel sounds
  197. CC
    chief complaint
  198. CHD
    congenital heart disease
  199. COPD
    chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  200. Cx
    cervix
  201. D & C
    dilation and curettage
  202. DB
    diabetes mellitus
  203. DOB
    date of birth
  204. DTRs
    deep tendon reflexes
  205. FH
    family history
  206. FTT
    failure to thrive
  207. GE
    gastroesophageal
  208. HA
    head ache
  209. HOPI
    history of present illness
  210. ICS
    intercostal space
  211. IUD
    intrauterine device
  212. lat
    lateral
  213. LE
    lower extremities
  214. LLL
    left lower lobe (lung)
  215. LUL
    left upper lobe (lung)
  216. M
    murmur
  217. MCL
    midclavicular line
  218. NA
    not applicable, no answer
  219. NSR
    normal sinus rhythm
  220. OM
    otitis media
  221. OTC
    over the counter
  222. PMS
    premenstrual syndrome
  223. REM
    rapid eye movement
  224. RLL
    right lower lobe (lung)
  225. RML
    right middle lobe (lung)
  226. ROS
    review of systems
  227. RRR
    regular rate and rhythm
  228. RUL
    right upper lobe (lung)
  229. Sx
    symptoms
  230. TPR
    temperature, pulse, and respiration
  231. WD
    well developed
  232. WN
    well nourished
  233. X
    times, by
  234. #
    pound
  235. mdi
    metered dose inhaler
  236. dpi
    dry poweder inhaler

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