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  1. abd.
    abdomen
  2. a.c.
    before meals
  3. ad lid.
    as desired
  4. ADL
    activities of daily living
  5. adm.
    admission
  6. amt.
    amount
  7. am/ AM
    morning
  8. amb.
    ambulate/ walk
  9. approx.
    approximately
  10. ax
    axillary, armpit
  11. bid/ BID
    twice a day
  12. bm/ BM
    bowel movement
  13. B/P
    blood pressure
  14. BR
    bed rest
  15. BRP
    bathroom privileges
  16. C
    Celsius degree
  17. _
    c
    with
  18. CA
    cancer
  19. cath.
    catheter
  20. CBC
    complete blood count
  21. cc
    cubic centimeters
  22. CCU
    Coronary Care Unit
  23. c/o
    complains of
  24. CO
    2
    Carbon Dioxide
  25. CPR
    Cardiopulmonary Resuscitaion
  26. CS
    Central Supply
  27. CVA
    Cerebrovascular Accident
  28. dc, d/c
    discontinue
  29. Del. Rm.
    Delivery room
  30. Dr.
    Doctor
  31. dx
    diagnosis
  32. ECG/ EKG
    Electrocardiogram
  33. EEG
    electroencephalogram
  34. EENT
    Eye, Ear, Nose, and throat
  35. ER
    emergency room
  36. F
    fahrenheit degree
  37. ft
    foot
  38. fx
    fracture
  39. GI
    Gastrointestinal
  40. d
    daily, day
  41. GU
    gentiourinary
  42. gyne
    woman
  43. h2o
    water
  44. hr
    hour
  45. hs
    hour of sleep/ bedtime
  46. ht
    height
  47. hyper
    above, high
  48. ICU
    Intensive Care Unit
  49. I & O
    Intake and Output
  50. isol.
    isolation
  51. IV
    intravenous
  52. lab
    laboratory
  53. liq.
    liquid
  54. LPN
    licensed practical nurse
  55. LVN
    licensed vocational nurse
  56. BA
    barrium enema
  57. z
    dram
  58. _
    Z
    ounce oz
  59. NKA
    non known allergies
  60. NKDA
    non known drug allergies
  61. K
    potassium
  62. Na
    sodium
  63. noct./ noc.
    nocturnal (night)
  64. Ca
    calcium
  65. M.D.
    medical doctor
  66. med.
    medicine
  67. min.
    minute
  68. NA
    nurse aide/ nursing assistant
  69. ng
    nasogastric tube
  70. npo
    nothing by mouth
  71. O2
    Oxygen
  72. Ob
    obstetrics
  73. OOB
    out of bed
  74. OPD
    out patient department
  75. OR
    Operating room
  76. ord.
    orderly
  77. ORTH
    Orthopedics
  78. O.T
    occupational therapy
  79. PAR
    postanesthesia room
  80. pc
    after meals
  81. PEDS
    pediatrics
  82. per
    by, through
  83. PM/ pm
    afternoon/ night
  84. po
    by mouth
  85. post
    after
  86. . .
    __
    ss
    half
  87. stat
    immediately, at once
  88. surg.
    surgery
  89. TID/ tid
    three times a day
  90. TLC
    tender loving care
  91. VS
    vital signs
  92. WBC
    white blood count
  93. w/c
    wheelchair
  94. wt
    weight
  95. RBC
    red blood count
  96. gt, gtt, gtts
    drops
  97. HOH
    hard of hearing
  98. FB
    foreign body
  99. B & B
    Bladder & Bowel
  100. OD
    right eye
  101. OS
    left eye
  102. OU
    both eyes
  103. AD
    right ear
  104. AS
    left ear
  105. AU
    both ears
  106. UA
    urinalysis
  107. ETOH
    Alcohol
  108. tsp
    teaspoon
  109. e/c
    egg crate
  110. gt
    gastric tube
  111. n/c
    no complains
  112. _
    X
    except
  113. WNL
    within normal limits
  114. QN
    every night
  115. QID/ qid
    four times a day
  116. _
    P
    after
  117. _
    a
    before
  118. cap.
    capsule
  119. RA
    room air
  120. (+)
    positive
  121. (-)
    negative

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