Nursing Abbreviations 2

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  1. F
    Fahrenheit
  2. FUO
    fever of unknown origin
  3. Fx
    Fracture
  4. GM or gm.
    Gram
  5. GI
    Gastrointestinal
  6. GU
    Genitourinary
  7. gtt.
    Drop
  8. GYN
    Gynecology

    Explaination:  medical practice dealing with the health of the female reproductive system (uterus, vagina, and ovaries
  9. GERD
    Gastro esophageal reflux disease

    Explaination: is a condition in which the stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the esophagus. This action can irritate the esophagus, causing heartburn
  10. H or o
    Hour
  11. Hgb.
    Hemoglobin

    Explainatoin: It is a molecule in the red blood cell that carried oxygen
  12. Hct.
    Hematocrit

    Explaination:  is the proportion of your total blood volume that is composed of red blood cells
  13. H/O
    History of
  14. HOB
    Head of Bed
  15. HOH
    Hard of Hearing
  16. HNV
    has not voided
  17. HS
    at bedtime (hour of sleep)
  18. HTN
    Hypertension

    Explaination: It is high blood pressure
  19. Hx
    History
  20. HEENT
    Head, ears, eyes, nose, throat
  21. ICU
    Intensive Care Unit
  22. I&D
    incision & drainage

    Explaination: minor surgical procedures to release pus or pressure built up under the skin, from a boil or infection. Treating the area with an antiseptic, make a small incision that allows the pus fluid to escape by draining
  23. IM
    Intramuscular

    Explaination: To do something within a muscle
  24. Imp.
    Impression
  25. I&O
    intake and output
  26. IV
    Intravenous
  27. IVSS
    Intravenous soluset

    Explaination: When medicine is added to an IV fluid
  28. IVPB
    Intravenous piggyback

    Explaination: Adding medicine to a IV that is already inserted into the vein
  29. Kg.
    Kilogram
  30. K
    Potassium
  31. KVO
    Keep vein open
  32. L
    Liter
  33. LLQ
    Left lower quadrant
  34. LMP
    Last menstral period
  35. LP
    Lumbar puncture

    Explaination: performed in your lower back, a needle is inserted between two lumbar bones (vertebrae) to remove a sample of cerebrospinal fluid 
  36. LUL, LLL
    Left upper, lower lobe lung
  37. LUQ
    Left upper quadrant
  38. LVH
    Left ventricular hypertrophy

    Explaination: is enlargement of the muscle tissue that makes up the wall of your heart's left ventricle. Caused by high blood pressure and results in less blood delivered to the body
  39. mcg.
    Microgram
  40. mEq.
    Milliequivalent

    Explaination: One thousandth (10-3) of a gram equivalent of a another substance
  41. Mg.
    Milligram
  42. MI
    myocardial infarction

    Explaination: Heart attack. results from the interruption of blood supply to a part of the heart, causing heart cells to die
  43. ml
    Milliliter
  44. mm
    Millimeter
  45. MOM
    Milk of Magnesia

    Explaination: Magnesium hydroxide is used as a laxative to relieve occasional constipation and as an antacid to relieve indigestion, sour stomach, and heartburn
  46. Na
    Sodium
  47. NaCl
    Solium chloride
  48. neg.
    Negative
  49. NPO
    Nothing by mouth
  50. NS
    normal saline

    Explaination: a solution of 0.90% w/v of NaCl. IVs for patients who cannot take fluids orally and to prevent dehydration
  51. NSR
    normal sinus rhythm
  52. NAD
    No apparent distress
  53. NIDDM
    Non insulin dependent diabetes

    Explaination: Type 2 diabetes. Normally developes later in life. Can be monetered by diet with no insulin injections
  54. OB
    Obstetrics

    Explaination: medical care during pregnancy and childbirth
  55. OOB
    out of bed
  56. O&P
    Ova & parasites

    Explaination: test to determine if a stool sample contains parasites or eggs (ova) that are associated with intestinal infections
  57. OR
    Operating Room
  58. O2
    Oxygen
  59. oint.
    Ointment
  60. Ophth
    Ophthalmology

    Explaination: branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye. Does operations on the eye
  61. Orth (O)
    Orthopedics

    Explaination: study of the human musculoskeletal system
  62. OTC
    over-the-counter

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