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  1. # or No
    Number
  2. +
    Positive
  3. -
    Negative
  4. /
    per
  5. 0
    Zero
  6. Secondary to
  7. <
    More than
  8. =
    Equal
  9. A
    Asian
  10. a.c.
    Before eating (ante cibum
  11. A/O
    Alert and oriented
  12. A/P
    Anterior-posterior
  13. AAA
    Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  14. AAL
    Anterior axillary line
  15. Ab
    Abortion
  16. abd pn
    Abdominal pain
  17. Abd
    Abdomen
  18. ABG
    Arterial blood gas
  19. AC
    Anticubital
  20. ACE
    Angiotensin-converting enzyme
  21. ACL
    Anterior cruciate ligament
  22. ACLS
    Advanced cardiac life support
  23. AED
    Automated external defibrillator
  24. AF
    Atrial Fibrillation
  25. ALS
    Advanced life support
  26. AMA
    Against medical advice
  27. AMI
    Acute myocardial infarction
  28. ant.
    Anterior
  29. APAP
    Tylenol
  30. ARDS
    Adult respiratory distress syndrome
  31. ASA
    Aspirin
  32. ASHD
    Atherosclerotic heart disease
  33. AT
    Atrial tachycardia
  34. AV
    Atrioventricular
  35. B
    Black
  36. BBB
    Bundle branch block
  37. BBS
    Bilateral breath sounds
  38. BCP
    Birth control pills
  39. BLS
    Basic life support
  40. BS
    Blood sugar
  41. BS
    Breath sounds
  42. BSA
    Body surface area %
  43. BVM
    Bag valve mask
  44. C
    Celsius
  45. c/o
    Complains of
  46. CABG
    Coronary artery bypass graft
  47. CaCl2
    Calcium chloride
  48. CAD
    Coronary artery disease
  49. CAO
    Conscious
  50. Ca²⁺
    Calcium
  51. CBC
    Complete blood count
  52. CC
    Chief Complaint
  53. cc
    Cubic centimeter
  54. CCB
    Calcium channel blocker
  55. CF
    Cystic fibrosis
  56. CHB
    Complete heart block
  57. CHF
    Congestive heart failure
  58. CHS
    Current health status
  59. CIP
    Cardiac injury profile
  60. Cl?
    Chloride
  61. cm
    Centimeter
  62. CNS
    Central nervous system
  63. COPD
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  64. CP
    Chest pain
  65. CPAP
    Continuous positive airway pressure
  66. CPR
    Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  67. CRF
    Chronic renal failure
  68. CSF
    Cerebrospinal fluid
  69. CSM
    Carotid sinus massage
  70. CT
    Computerized tomography
  71. CV
    Cardiovascular
  72. CVA
    Cerebrovascular accident
  73. CVP
    Central venous pressure
  74. CXR
    Chest X-ray
  75. D&C
    Dilation and curettage
  76. DD
    Differential diagnosis
  77. Dig
    Digoxin
  78. DIP
    Distal interphalangeal (joint)
  79. dL
    Deciliter
  80. DM
    Diabetes mellitus
  81. DNR
    Do not resuscitate
  82. DOA
    Dead on arrival
  83. DOB
    Date of birth
  84. DOE
    Dyspnea on exertion
  85. DP
    Dorsalis pedis (pulse)
  86. DPH
    Dilantin (phenytoin sodium)
  87. DPHM
    Diphenhydramine
  88. DPT
    Diptheria-pertussis-tetanus
  89. DTR
    Deep tendon reflexes
  90. DTs
    Delirium tremens
  91. DU
    Duodenal ulcer
  92. DVT
    Deep venous thrombus
  93. EBV
    Epstein-Barr virus
  94. ECP
    External cardiac pacing
  95. EDC
    Estimated date of confinement
  96. EEG
    Electroencephalogram
  97. EKG
    ECG
  98. EMD
    Electromechanical dissociation
  99. ENT
    Ear
  100. EOMI
    Extra-ocular movements (intact)
  101. ESRF
    End-stage renal failure
  102. ETA
    Estimated time of arrival
  103. ETOH
    Alcohol
  104. ETT
    Endotracheal tube
  105. Exp
    Expiratory
  106. F
    Fahrenheit
  107. FBO
    Foreign body obstruction
  108. FH
    Family history
  109. FHT
    Fetal heart tones
  110. FROM
    Full range of motion
  111. FTND
    Full-term normal delivery
  112. FUO
    Fever of unknown origin
  113. g
    gm
  114. G/P
    Pregnancies/Births (gravida/para)
  115. GB
    Gallbladder
  116. GI
    Gastrointestinal
  117. gr
    Grain
  118. GSW
    Gunshot wound
  119. gtt(s)
    Drop (s)
  120. gtts/min
    Drops per minute
  121. GU
    Genitourinary
  122. GYN
    Gynecological
  123. H&P
    History and physical
  124. H
    Hispanic
  125. h
    hr
  126. H/A
    Headache
  127. HBV
    Hepatitis B virus
  128. HCO3?
    Bicarbonate
  129. HCTZ
    Hydrochlorothiazide
  130. HEENT
    Head
  131. Hgb
    Hemoglobin
  132. HH
    Hiatal hernia
  133. HPI
    History of present illness
  134. HR
    Heart rate
  135. HS
    Heart sounds
  136. HTN
    Hypertension
  137. Hx
    History
  138. H?S
    Heel-to-shin (cerebellar test)
  139. IC
    Intracardiac
  140. ICP
    Intracranial pressure
  141. ICS
    Intercostal space
  142. ID
    Infections disease
  143. IDDM
    Insulin-dependant diabetes mellitus
  144. IM
    Intramuscular
  145. IMP
    Impression
  146. inf.
    Inferior
  147. Insp
    Inspiratory
  148. IO
    Intraosseous
  149. IPPV
    Intermittent positive-pressure ventilation
  150. IV
    Intravenous
  151. IVP
    Intravenous push
  152. IVR
    Idioventricular rhythm
  153. IWMI
    Inferior wall myocardial infarction
  154. J
    Joules
  155. JVD
    Jugular venous distention
  156. kg
    Kilogram
  157. KVO
    Keep vein open
  158. K?
    Potassium
  159. L
    Liter
  160. Lac
    Laceration
  161. LBP
    Lower back pain
  162. LCL
    Lateral collateral ligament
  163. LLL
    Left lower lobe
  164. LLQ
    Left lower quadrant
  165. LN
    Lymph node
  166. LOC
    Level of consciousness
  167. lpm
    L/min
  168. LR
    RL
  169. LSB
    Long spine board
  170. LSK
    Liver
  171. LUL
    Left upper lobe
  172. LUQ
    Left upper quadrant
  173. LV
    Left ventricle
  174. M/S
    Musculoskeletal
  175. MAL
    Midaxillary line
  176. mcg
    Microgram
  177. MCI
    Mass casualty incident
  178. MCL
    Medical collateral ligament
  179. MCL
    Modified chest lead
  180. MCP
    Metacarpalphalangeal (joint)
  181. Med
    Medications
  182. mEq
    Milliequivilant
  183. mg
    Milligram
  184. MgSO4
    Magnesium sulfate
  185. min
    Minute
  186. mL
    Milliliter
  187. Mm
    Millimeter
  188. mmHg
    Millimeters of mercury
  189. MOEW
    Moves all extremities (well)
  190. MS
    Morphine sulfate
  191. MS
    Multiple sclerosis
  192. MTP
    Metatarsalphalangeal (joint)
  193. MVC
    Motor vehicle crash
  194. MVP
    Mitral valve prolapse
  195. n/a
    Not applicable
  196. n/v
    Nausea/vomiting
  197. NaCl
    Sodium chloride
  198. NAD
    No apparent distress
  199. NaHCO3
    Sodium bicarbonate
  200. NB
    New born
  201. NC
    Nasal cannula
  202. NG
    Nasogastric
  203. NIDDM
    Non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
  204. NPA
    Nasopharyngeal airway
  205. NPO
    Nothing by mouth
  206. NRM
    Non-rebreather mask
  207. NROM
    Normal range of motion
  208. NS
    Normal saline
  209. NSAID
    Nonsteroidal anti-inflamitory agent
  210. NSR
    Normal sinus rhythm
  211. NT
    Non-tender
  212. NTG
    Nitroglycerin
  213. NTR
    No transport-refusal
  214. No
  215. OB
    Obstetrical
  216. OBS
    Organic brain syndrome
  217. Occ
    Occasional
  218. OD
    Overdose
  219. OH
    Occupational history
  220. OM
    Otitis media
  221. OPA
    Oropharyngeal airway
  222. OT
    Occupational therapy
  223. O2
    Oxygen
  224. P
    Pulse
  225. PAC
    Premature atrial contraction
  226. PAL
    Posterior axillary line
  227. Palp
    Palpation
  228. PAT
    Paroxysmal atrial tachycardia
  229. PB
    Phenobarbital
  230. Pc
    After eating
  231. PCL
    Posterior cruciate ligament
  232. PCN
    Penicillin
  233. PE
    Physical exam
  234. PE
    Pulmonary embolism
  235. PEA
    Pulseless electrical activity
  236. PEARL
    Pupils equal and reactive to light
  237. PEEP
    Positive end-expiratory pressure
  238. PERRLA
    Pupils equal
  239. pH
    Hydrogen-ion concentration
  240. PH
    Past history
  241. PID
    Pelvic inflammatory disease
  242. PIH
    Pregnancy-induced hypertension
  243. PIP
    Proximal interphalangeal (joint)
  244. PJC
    Premature junctional contraction
  245. pk/years
    p/y
  246. PMD
    Private medical doctor
  247. PMI
    Point of maximal impulse
  248. pn
    Pain
  249. PND
    Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
  250. PNS
    Peripheral nervous system
  251. PO
    Orally
  252. PO
    Post-operative
  253. post.
    Posterior
  254. prn
    As needed
  255. PROM
    Passive range of motion
  256. psi
    Per square inch
  257. PSVT
    Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
  258. Pt
    Patient
  259. PT
    Physical therapy
  260. PT
    Posterior tibial (pulse)
  261. PTA
    Prior to arrival
  262. PUD
    Peptic ulcer disease
  263. PVC
    Premature ventricular contraction
  264. Q
    Every
  265. R
    Respirations
  266. R/O
    Rule out
  267. Resp
    Respiratory
  268. RHD
    Rheumatic heart disease
  269. RLL
    Right lower lobe
  270. RLQ
    Right lower quadrant
  271. RML
    Right middle lobe
  272. ROM
    Range of motion
  273. ROS
    Review of symptoms
  274. RUL
    Right upper lobe
  275. RUQ
    Right upper quadrant
  276. Rx
    Therapy
  277. S/S
    Signs and symptoms
  278. SC
    SQ
  279. SH
    Social history
  280. SL
    Sublingual
  281. SOB
    Shortness of breath
  282. SSB
    Short spine board
  283. sscp
    Substernal chest pain
  284. stat
    Immediately
  285. STD
    Sexually transmitted disease
  286. sup.
    Superior
  287. SVT
    Supraventricular tachycardia
  288. T
    Temperature
  289. TB
    Tuberculosis
  290. TIA
    Transient ischemic attack
  291. TKO
    To keep open
  292. TM
    Tympanic membrane
  293. TMJ
    Temporomandibular joint
  294. TOT
    Turned over to
  295. TVF
    Tactile vocal fremitus
  296. Tx
    Treatment
  297. UI
    Urinary incontinence
  298. Unc
    Unconcious
  299. URI
    Upper respiratory infection
  300. UTI
    Urinary tract infection
  301. VA
    Visual acuity
  302. VD
    Venereal disease
  303. VF
    Ventricular fibrillation
  304. VO
    Verbal order
  305. VS
    Vital signs
  306. VT
    Ventricular Tachycardia
  307. W
    White
  308. W/D
    Warm and dry
  309. WA
    While awake
  310. WAP
    Wandering atrial pacemaker
  311. WNL
    Within normal limits
  312. WPW
    Wolf-Parkinson-White Syndrome (disease)
  313. Wt
    Weight
  314. x (x3h)
    Times (for three hours)
  315. y/o
    Year old
  316. Increased
  317. Decreased
  318. Approximate
  319. Unequal
  320. Left
  321. Right
  322. Change
  323. Female
  324. Male
  325. Radiates to

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