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  1. AAHA
    American Animal Hospital Association
  2. Ab
    antibiotic
  3. ACD
    Acit-Citrate-Dextrose
  4. ACTH
    Adrenocorticotropic Hormone
  5. AD
    R ear
  6. Ad lib
    Freely or as wanted
  7. ADR
    Aint Doing Right, Active Defense Reflex, Adverse Drug Reaction
  8. AL
    Left ear
  9. AMA
    Against Medical Advise, American Medical Association
  10. AP
    Anterior - Posterior
  11. APTT
    Activated Partial Thromboplastin
  12. AS
    Left ear
  13. AU
    Both ears
  14. BAR
    Bright Alert Responsive
  15. BID
    twice daily
  16. BM
    Bowel Movement
  17. BW
    Body Weight
  18. C & S
    Culture and Sensitivity
  19. CBC
    Complete Blood Count
  20. cc
    cubic centermeter
  21. CC
    Chief Complaint, Client Complaint
  22. CRT
    Capillary Refill Time
  23. Ddx
    Differential Diagnosis
  24. DLH
    Domestic Long Hair
  25. DOA
    Dead On Arrival
  26. DSH
    Domestic Short Hair
  27. DV
    Dorsoventral
  28. DX
    diagnosis
  29. ECG
    Electrocardiogram
  30. FB
    foreign body
  31. FeLV
    Feline Leukemia Virus, Feline Leukemia Vaccine
  32. FIP
    Feline Infections Periotonitis
  33. FIV
    Feline Immunodeficiency Virus
  34. FUO
    Fever of Unknown Origin
  35. FUS
    Feline Urologic Syndrome
  36. FX
    Fracture
  37. g
    gram
  38. GDV
    Gastric Dilitation Volvulus or Bloat
  39. GI
    Gastrointestinal
  40. gm
    gram
  41. gtt
    drops
  42. h
    hour
  43. HBC
    Hit By Car
  44. HCT
    Hematocrit
  45. HR
    Heart Rate
  46. hs
    at bedtime
  47. HX
    history
  48. ICU
    Intensive Care Unit
  49. ID
    intradermal
  50. IM
    Intramuscular
  51. IN
    Intranasal
  52. IOP
    Intraocular Pressure
  53. IU
    International Unit
  54. IV
    intravenous
  55. IVD
    Intervertebral Disc Disease
  56. IVP
    Intravenous Pyelogram
  57. kg
    kilogram
  58. L or LT
    Left
  59. mcg
    microgram
  60. mEq
    milliequivalent
  61. ml
    millileter
  62. MLV
    Modified Live Virus
  63. MM or mm
    Mucous Membrane
  64. NPO
    Nothing Per Os or Nothing Per Mouth
  65. NSF
    No Significant Findings
  66. OD
    Right eye
  67. OFA
    Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
  68. OHE or OVH
    Ovariohysterectomy (spay)
  69. OL
    Left eye
  70. OS
    Left eye
  71. OTC
    Over The Counter
  72. OU
    both eyes
  73. pc
    after meals
  74. PCV
    Packed Cell Volume
  75. PEG
    Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrotomy
  76. per os
    by mouth
  77. PO
    Per Os or by mouth
  78. ppm
    parts per million
  79. PRN
    As Needed or As Necessary
  80. PTS
    Put To Sleep
  81. PTT
    Partial Thromboplastin Time
  82. PU
    Penile Urethrostomy
  83. q
    every
  84. q2h
    every 2 hours
  85. q6h
    every 6 hours
  86. qd
    every day
  87. qh
    every hour
  88. QID
  89. Four Times a Day
  90. Qns
    Quantity Not Sufficiant
  91. qod
    every other day
  92. R or RT
    Right
  93. RBC
    Red Blood Cell
  94. R/O
    Rule Out
  95. RTG
    Ready To Go
  96. RV
    Rabies Virus or Rabies Vaccine
  97. RX
    prescription
  98. SC or SQ
    Subcutaneous
  99. Sig
    label
  100. S.O.A.P
    • Subjective = Reasin for Visit
    • Objective = Vitals
    • Assessment = Diagnosis
    • Plan or Procedure = Tx plan
  101. sp.
    species
  102. sp. gr
    specific gravity
  103. SR
    Suture Removal
  104. STAT
    Statum or Immediately
  105. SX
  106. Signs, Symptoms or Surgery
  107. TID
    Three Times a Day
  108. TPR
    Temperature, Pulse, Respiration
  109. TX
    Treatment
  110. U
    unit
  111. UA
    Urinalysis
  112. URI
    Upper Respiratiory Infection
  113. US
    Ultrasound
  114. UTI
    Urinary Tract Infection
  115. VD
    Ventrodorsal
  116. V-D
    Vomiting - Diarrhea
  117. WNL
    Within Normal Limits

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