common medical abbreviations

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  1. ADD
    attention deficit disorder
  2. ADR
    adverse drug reaction
  3. AIDS
    acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  4. AV
    atrial-ventricular
  5. AMI
    acute myocardial infraction
  6. ANS
    autonomic nervous system
  7. AWP
    average wholesale price
  8. BM
    bowel movement
  9. BP
    Blood pressure
  10. BPH
    benign prostatic hyperplasia
  11. BS
    Blood sugar
  12. BSA
    body surface area
  13. CA
    cancer
  14. CAD
    coronary artery disease
  15. CF
    cardiac failure
  16. CHF
    congestive heart failure
  17. CMV
    Cytomegalovirus
  18. CNS
    Central Nervous System
  19. COPD
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  20. CVA
    cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
  21. DAW
    dispense as written
  22. D/C
    discontinue
  23. DM
    diabetes melitus
  24. DOB
    date of birth
  25. DUR
    Drug Utilization Review
  26. Dx
    Diagnosis
  27. EC
    enteric coated
  28. ECG, EKG
    electrocardiogram
  29. ENT
    ears, nose, and throat
  30. ER
    emergency room
  31. FH
    family history
  32. GERD
    Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  33. GI
    gastrointestinal
  34. Gtt
    drop
  35. HA
    headache
  36. HBP
    high blood pressure
  37. HDL
    High density lipoprotein
  38. HIV
    human immunodeficiency Virus
  39. HR
    heart rate
  40. IO, I/O
    fluid into and output
  41. IOP
    intraocular pressure
  42. IV
    intravenous
  43. KVO
    keep veins open
  44. LBW
    low birth weight
  45. LDL
    low density lipoprotein
  46. LOC
    loss of consciousness
  47. MI
    myocardial infraction
  48. MICU
    medical intensive care unit
  49. MRI
    Magnetic Resonance imaging
  50. NKA
    no known allergies
  51. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  52. NS
    normal saline
  53. NVD
    Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  54. OR
    operating room
  55. PMH
    past medical history
  56. PUD
    peptic ulcer disease
  57. PVD
    peripheral vascular disease
  58. RA
    rheumatoid arthritis
  59. RBC
    red blood count or red blood cell
  60. s
    without
  61. SBP
    systolic blood pressure
  62. SOB
    shortness of breath
  63. STD
    sexually transmitted disease
  64. T
    temperature
  65. T&C
    type and cross-match
  66. TB
    tuberculosis
  67. TEDS
    Thrombo-embolic disease stockings
  68. TPN
    total parental nutrition
  69. Tx
    treatment
  70. U
  71. units
  72. U/A
    urinalisis
  73. UCHD
    usual childhood diseases
  74. URD
    upper respiratory disease
  75. UTI
    urinary tract infection
  76. VD
    venereal disease
  77. VS
    vital signs
  78. WBC
    white blood count or white blood cell
  79. WT
    weight

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