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  1. ā
    before
  2. aa
    of each
  3. AA
    aortic aneurysm
  4. AAA
    abdominal aortic aneurysm
  5. abd
    abdomen
  6. ad lib
    at will, as desired
  7. ac
    before meals
  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. approx
    approximately
  15. ASA
    Aspirin
  16. ASAP
    as soon as possible
  17. AV
    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 line above)
    with
  28. C
    centigrade, Celsius
  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
    creatinine
  47. CXR
    chest x-ray
  48. dc
    discontinue
  49. DM
    diabetes mellitus
  50. DNR
    do not resuscitate
  51. Dx
    diagnosis
  52. ECG or EKG
    electrocardiogram
  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 sydrome
  59. FBS
    fasting blood sugar
  60. Fx
    fracture
  61. GB
    gallbladder
  62. GERD
    gastroesophageal reflux disease
  63. GI
    gastrointestinal
  64. Glu
    glucose
  65. gtt
    drop-liquid measurement
  66. GTT
    glucose tolerance test
  67. GU
    genitourinary
  68. GYN
    gynecology
  69. H & H
    hematocrit and hemoglobin
  70. H & P
    history and physical
  71. HBV
    hepatitis B virus
  72. heent
    head, eyes, ears, nose, throat
  73. Hep B
    Hepatitis B vaccine
  74. Hct
    hematocrit
  75. Hgb
    hemoglobin
  76. HIV
    human immunodeficiency virus
  77. hpf
    high power field
  78. HPV
    human papilloma virus
  79. HTN
    hypertension
  80. HR
    heart rate
  81. hr
    hour
  82. Hx
    history
  83. hypo
    hypodermic injection
  84. H20
    water
  85. i
    1
  86. ii
    2
  87. iii
    3
  88. iv
    4
  89. v
    5
  90. I + O
    intake and output
  91. IBW
    ideal body weight
  92. ICU
    intensive care unit
  93. ID
    intradermal
  94. IDDM
    insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (type 1)
  95. IgG, IgM, IgE
    immunoglobulins
  96. IM
    intramuscular
  97. IPV
    Inactivated polio vaccine
  98. IU
    *no longer accepted as unit
  99. IUD
    intrauterine device
  100. IV
    intravenous
  101. KUB
    kidney, ureter, bladder (x-ray)
  102. L + A
    light and accommodation
  103. L + W
    living and well
  104. LLQ
    left lower quadrant
  105. LMP
    last menstrual period
  106. Med Hx
    medical history
  107. Met, mets, metas
    metastasis (s) or metastases (pl)
  108. Mg
    milligram
  109. mL
    milliliter
  110. MRI
    magnetic resonance imaging
  111. MVA MVC
    motor vehicle accident/crash
  112. neg
    negative
  113. ND
    nasoduodenal
  114. NJ
    nasojejunal
  115. NG
    nasogastric
  116. NIDDM
    non-independent-insulin diabetes mellitus (Type II)
  117. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  118. NTG
    nitroglycerin
  119. N/V
    naseau/vomiting
  120. O2
    oxygen
  121. OB
    obstetrics
  122. OP
    outpatient
  123. OR
    operating room
  124. P
    pulse
  125. p (with line above)
    after
  126. PAB
    prealbumin
  127. pc
    after meals
  128. PEG
    percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
  129. PEJ
    percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy
  130. post-op or PO
    postoperative (after surgery)
  131. pre-op
    preoperative (before surgery)
  132. pm
    afternoon or evening
  133. prn
    as needed or desired
  134. pt
    patient
  135. Px
    prognosis
  136. q
    every
  137. QD
    *no longer used as every day
  138. qh
    every hour
  139. q2h
    every 2 hours
  140. q4h
    every 4 hours
  141. qid
    4 times a day
  142. qm
    every morning
  143. qn
    every night
  144. QOD or qod
    *no longer accepted as every other day
  145. RBC
    red blood cell count
  146. Rh
    blood factor, Rh+ or Rh-
  147. RPh
    registered pharmacist
  148. r/t
    related to
  149. Rx
    prescription, treatment
  150. s (with line above)
    without
  151. sc/sq
    *no longer accepted as subcutaneous
  152. SIDS
    sudden infant death syndrome
  153. s/p
    post
  154. s/s
    signs and symptoms
  155. stat
    immediately
  156. SOB
    short of breath
  157. SOS
    if necessary
  158. STI/STD
    sexually transmitted infection (disease)
  159. Sx
    symptoms
  160. T
    temperature
  161. T3, T4
    thyroid hormones
  162. tab
    tablet
  163. TC & DB
    turn, cough and deep breath
  164. Td
    tetanus vaccine
  165. TF
    tube feeding
  166. TG or trig
    triglycerides
  167. tid
    three times daily
  168. TPN
    total parenteral nutrition
  169. TPR
    temperature, pulse, respiration
  170. TSH
    thyroid-stimulating hormone
  171. Tx
    treatment
  172. U
    *no longer accepted as unit
  173. ug
    *no longer accepted as microgram. use mcg
  174. URI
    upper respiratory infection
  175. US
    ultrasound
  176. UTI
    urinary tract infection
  177. UV
    ultraviolet
  178. Var
    Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine
  179. WBC
    white blood cell count
  180. y.o
    years old
  181. x
    times, power
  182. #
    pounds
  183. ~
    approximate
  184. vs
    vital signs
  185. PKU
    phenylketonuria
  186. PO or po
    by mouth, orally
  187. d/c
    *no longer accepted as discharge

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