Health abbreviations

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  1. ADL
    activities of daily living
  2. BR
    bedrest
  3. w/c
    wheelchair
  4. abd
    abdomen
  5. AU
    both ears
  6. AD
    right ear
  7. ANS
    autonomic nervous system
  8. AS
    left ear
  9. Ax
    axillary
  10. BP
    blood pressure
  11. C
    Celsius
  12. cc
    cubic centimeter
  13. cm
    centimeter
  14. c/o
    complains of
  15. dx
    diagnosis
  16. ER
    endoplasmic reticulum
  17. Ex
    example
  18. F
    Fahrenheit
  19. FUO
    fever of unknown origin
  20. Fx
    fracture
  21. GI
    gastrointestinal
  22. H&P
    history and physical
  23. Hx
    history
  24. L
    left
  25. LLE
    lower left extremity
  26. LLQ
    lower left quadrant
  27. LUE
    left upper extremity
  28. LUQ
    left upper quadrant
  29. NVD
    nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  30. N.S.
    nervous system
  31. OD
    right eye
  32. OS
    left eye
  33. OU
    both eyes
  34. R
    right
  35. ROS
    review of systems
  36. Rx
    treatment
  37. RLQ
    right lower quadrant
  38. RUQ
    right upper quadrant
  39. s/s
    signs & symptoms
  40. AMI
    Acute Myocardial Infarction
  41. BPH
    Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
  42. CAD
    Coronary Artery Disease
  43. CAHD
    Coronary Atherosclerotic Heart Disease
  44. CHD
    • Congenital Heart Disease;
    • Coronary Heart Disease
  45. CHF
    Congestive Heart Failure
  46. COAD
    Chronic Obstructive Airway Disease
  47. CRD
    Chronic Respiratory Disease
  48. COPD
    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  49. DI
    Diabetes Insipidus
  50. DM
    Diabetes Insipidus
  51. GERD
    Gastroesophageal Reflux
  52. MI
    Myocardial Infarction
  53. MRSA
    Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
  54. OA
    Osteoarthritis
  55. OM
    Otitis Media
  56. PTX
    Pneumothorax
  57. PVD
    Peripheral Vascular Disease
  58. STD
    Sexually Transmitted Disease
  59. UTI
    Urinary Tract Infection
  60. ABG
    arterial blood gas
  61. alb
    albumin
  62. C&S
    culture & sensitivity
  63. CBC
    complete blood count
  64. CT
    computed axial tomography
  65. EEG
    electroencephalogram
  66. EKG
    electrocardiogram
  67. Hb or Hgb
    hemoglobin
  68. Hct
    hematocrit
  69. PERRLA
    pupils, equal, round, react to light, accommodation
  70. ASAP
    as soon as possible
  71. Bid
    twice daily
  72. c with line
    with
  73. CAP
    capsule
  74. CVU
    Cardiovascular Unit
  75. CCU
    Coronary Care Unit
  76. d/c
    discontinue
  77. DNR
    do not resuscitate
  78. g or gm
    gram
  79. hs
    hour of sleep
  80. I&O
    intake & output
  81. IM
    intramuscular
  82. IV
    intravenous
  83. kg
    kilogram
  84. mg
    milligram
  85. ml
    milliliter
  86. mm
    millimeter
  87. NGT
    nasogastric tube
  88. NPO (npo)
    nothing by mouth
  89. OTC
    over the counter
  90. po
    by mouth
  91. prn
    as needed; as often as necessary
  92. s with line
    without
  93. STAT
    immediately
  94. tol
    tolerated
  95. TPR
    temperature, pulse, respirations
  96. tab.
    tablet
  97. t.i.d.
    three times a day
  98. VS
    vital signs
  99. x
    times
  100. y/o
    years old

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