Medical Abbreviations

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  1. a
    before
  2. aa
    of each
  3. AA
    aortic aneurysm
  4. AAA
    abdominal aortic Aneurysm
  5. abd
    abdomen
  6. ac
    before meals
  7. ad lib
    at will, as desired
  8. adm
    admission, admitted, administer
  9. AIDS
    acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  10. am
    before noon
  11. AMA
    against medical advice
  12. ant
    anterior
  13. amb
    ambulate (walk)
  14. apporx
    approximately
  15. ASA
    Aspirin
  16. ASAP
    as soon as possible
  17. AB
    atrioventricular
  18. BCAA
    branched chain amino acids
  19. bid
    twice a day
  20. BM
    bowel movement
  21. BMR
    basal metabolic rate
  22. BP
    blood pressure
  23. BPM 
    beats per minute
  24. BUN
    blood urea nitrogen
  25. BW
    body weight
  26. Bx
    Biopsy
  27. c
    with
  28. C
    centigrade, celcius
  29. CA
    cancer, carcinoma
  30. CABG
    coronary artery by-pass graft
  31. CAD
    coronary artery disease
  32. Cap
    capsule
  33. CBW
    current body weight
  34. CC
    chief complaint
  35. CCU
    cardiac care unit
  36. c/o
    complains of
  37. CHF
    congestive heart failure
  38. chol
    cholesterol
  39. CKD
    chronic kidney disease
  40. CO2
    carbon dioxide
  41. cont
    continue
  42. COPD
    chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  43. CPN
    central parenteral nutrition
  44. CPR
    cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  45. CRF
    chronic renal failure
  46. creat
    creatine
  47. CXR
    chest x-ray
  48. dc
    discontinue
  49. DM
    diabetes mellitus
  50. DNR
    do not resuscitate
  51. Dx
    diagnosis
  52. ECG or EKG
    electrocariogram
  53. EBL
    estimated blood loss
  54. ent
    ears, nose, throat
  55. ER
    emergency room
  56. EtOH
    alcohol (ethanol)
  57. F
    Fahrenheit
  58. FAS
    fetal alcohol syndrome
  59. FBS 
    fasting blood sugar
  60. Fx
    fracture
  61. GB
    gallbladder
  62. GERD
    gastroesophageal reflux disease
  63. GI
    gastrointestinal
  64. Glu
    glucose
  65. GU
    genitourinary
  66. GYN
    gynecology
  67. H & H
    Hematocrit and hemoglobin
  68. H&P
    history and physical
  69. HBV
    hepatitis B virus
  70. heent
    head, eyes, ears, nose, throat
  71. Hep B
    hepatitis B vaccine
  72. Hct
    hematocrit
  73. Hgb
    hemoglobin
  74. HIB
    human immunodeficiency virus
  75. hpf
    high power field
  76. HPB
    human papilloma virus
  77. HTN
    hypertension
  78. HR
    heart rate
  79. hr
    hour
  80. Hx
    history
  81. Hypo
    hypiodermic injection
  82. H2O
    water
  83. I+ O
    intake and output
  84. IBW
    ideal body weight
  85. ICU
    intensive care unit
  86. ID
    intradermal
  87. IDDM
    insulin-dependentdiabetes mellitus (type 1)
  88. IgG, IgM, IgE
    Imunoglobulins
  89. IM
    intramuscular
  90. IPV
    inactivated polio vaccine
  91. IUD
    intrauterine device
  92. IV
    intravenous
  93. KUB
    kidney, ureter, bladder (x-ray)
  94. L + A
    light and accommodation
  95. L+W
    living and well
  96. LLQ
    left lower quadrant
  97. lMP
    last menstrual period
  98. Med Hx
    medical history
  99. Met, mets, metas
    metastasis (s), metastases (p)
  100. Mg
    milligram
  101. mL
    milliliter
  102. MRI
    magnetic resonance imaging
  103. MVA or MVC
    motor vehicle accident/ crash
  104. neg
    negativw
  105. ND
    nasoduodenal
  106. NJ
    nasojejunal
  107. NG
    nasogastric
  108. NIDDM
    non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (type 2)
  109. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  110. NTG
    nitroglycerin
  111. N/V
    nausea/ vomiting
  112. OB
    obstetrics
  113. OP
    outpatient
  114. OR
    operating room
  115. P
    pulse
  116. p
    after
  117. PAB
    prealbumin
  118. pc
    after meals
  119. PEG
    percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
  120. PEJ
    percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy
  121. PKU
    phenylketonuria
  122. PO
    by mouth, orally
  123. post-op 
    postoperative (after surgery)
  124. pre-op
    preoperative (before surgery)
  125. pm
    afternoon or evening
  126. prn
    as needed or desired
  127. pt
    patient
  128. Px
    prognosis
  129. q
    everyday
  130. qh
    every hour
  131. q2h
    every 2 hours
  132. q4h
    every 4 hours
  133. qid
    four times a day
  134. qm
    every morning
  135. qn
    every night
  136. RBC
    red blood cell count
  137. Rh
    blood factor, Rh+ or RH-
  138. RPh
    registered phamacist
  139. r/t
    related to
  140. Rx
    prescription, treatment
  141. s
    without
  142. SIDS
    sudden infant death syndrome
  143. s/p
    status: post
  144. s/s
    signs and symptoms
  145. stat
    immediately
  146. SOB
    short of breath
  147. SOS
    if necessary
  148. STI or STD
    Sexually transmitted infection (disease)
  149. Sx
    symptoms
  150. T
    temperature
  151. T3, T4
    thyroid hormones
  152. tab
    tablet
  153. TC&DB
    turn, cough, and deep breathe
  154. Td
    tetanus vaccine
  155. TF
    tube feeding
  156. TG or trig
    triglycerides
  157. tid
    three times daily
  158. TPN
    total parenteral nutrition
  159. TPR
    temperatre, pulse, respiration
  160. TSH
    thyroid-stimulating hormone
  161. Tx
    treatment
  162. URI
    upper respiratory infection
  163. US
    ultrasound
  164. UTI
    urinary tract infection
  165. UB
    ultraviolet
  166. Var
    Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine
  167. vs
    vital signs
  168. WBC
    white blood cell count
  169. y.o
    years old

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