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  1. a
    before
  2. ac
    before meals
  3. ADLs
    acts of daily living
  4. ad lib
    as needed, as desired
  5. b.i.d
    twice a day
  6. BR
    bed rest
  7. BRP
    bathroom privileges
  8. c
    with
  9. c/o
    complains of
  10. D/C
    discontinue
  11. fx.
    fracture
  12. gtt
    drop
  13. HOB
    head of bed
  14. h.s.
    bedtime, hour of sleep
  15. hx
    history
  16. I & O
    intake and output
  17. IM i
    intramusclular
  18. IV
    intravenous
  19. KVO
    keep vein open
  20. MAE
    moves all extremities
  21. mL
    milliliter
  22. NG
    nasogastric
  23. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  24. Os
    mouth
  25. OOB
    out of bed
  26. P
    after
  27. p.c.
    after meals
  28. prn
     when necessary
  29. q
    every
  30. qd
    every day
  31. qh
    every hour
  32. q.i.d.
    four times daily
  33. q.o.d.
    every other day
  34. q.s.
    quanitity suffcient
  35. R/O
    rule out
  36. ROM
    range of motion
  37. S
    without
  38. SC
    subcutaneous
  39. SL
    sublingual
  40. SOB
    shorntness of breath
  41. S/P
    staus post
  42. S.S.E.
    soapsuds enema
  43. Sta
    immediatley
  44. Tab
    tablet
  45. t.i.d.
    three times daily
  46. TPN
    total parenteral nutrition
  47. TRP
    temperature, pulse, and respirations
  48. T.O.
    telephone order
  49. V.O.
    verbal order
  50. VS
    vital signs
  51. VSS
    vital signs stable
  52. WNL
    within normal limits
  53. CMS
    circulation movement sensation
  54. CNS
    central nervous system
  55. HEENT
    head, ear, eye, nose, throat
  56. I & D
    incision and drainage
  57. LLE
    left lower extremity
  58. LLQ
    left lower quadrant
  59. LOC
    level of consciousness; laxative of choice
  60. LMP
    last menstral period
  61. LUE
    left upper extremity
  62. LUQ
    left upper quadrant
  63. LUQ
    left upper quadrant
  64. MI
    myocardial infarction
  65. NS
    normal saline
  66. NWB
    non weight bearing
  67. O.D.
    right eye
  68. O.S.
    left eye
  69. O.U.
    each eye
  70. ORIF
    open reduction internal fixation
  71. OT
    occupational therapy
  72. PERRLA
    pupils, equal, round, and react to light and accommodation
  73. PT
    physical therapy
  74. LR
    Lactated Ringer's
  75. RLE
    right lower extremity
  76. RLQ
    right lower quadrant
  77. RUE
    right upper extremity
  78. RUQ
    right upper quadrant
  79. THR
    total hip replacement
  80. TJR
    total joint replacement
  81. URI
    upper respiratory infection
  82. UTI
    urinary tract infection
  83. CBC
    complete blood count
  84. C & S
    culture and sensitivity
  85. ECG, EKG
    electrocardiogram
  86. EEG
    electroencephalogram
  87. FBS
    fasting blood sugar
  88. Hct
    hematocrit
  89. Hgb
    hemoglobin
  90. K
    potassium
  91. Mcg
    microgram
  92. Na
    sodium
  93. RBC
    red blood cells
  94. UA
    urinalysis
  95. WBC
    white blood count
  96. >
    greater than
  97. <
    less than
  98. change
  99. 20
    secondary to

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