Medical Abbreviations

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Medical abbreviations from Box 17-3 pg 330 in Taylor textbook (excluding already known ones)
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  1. AMB
    ambulatory
  2. BRP
    bathroom privileges
  3. CBR
    complete bed rest
  4. OOB
    out of bed
  5. up ad lib
    up as desired
  6. abd
    abdomen
  7. bx
    biopsy
  8. c/o
    Complains of
  9. CTA
    clear to auscultation
  10. dx
    diagnosis
  11. FUO
    fever of unknown origin
  12. H/A
    headache
  13. h/o
    history of
  14. HPI
    history of present illness
  15. Imp
    impressions
  16. lt
    left
  17. MAE
    moves all extremeties
  18. NAD
    no apparent distress
  19. N/V
    nausea and vomiting
  20. PE
    physical examination
  21. PMH
    past medical history
  22. R/O
    rule out
  23. ROS
    review of systems
  24. rt
    right
  25. SOB
    short of breath/Side of bed
  26. sx
    symptoms
  27. ASCVD
    atreriosclerotic cardiovascular disease
  28. ASHD
    arteriosclerotic heart disease
  29. BPH
    benign prostatic hypertrophy
  30. CA
    cancer
  31. CAD
    coronary artery disease
  32. CVA
    cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
  33. DM
    diabetes mellitus
  34. PE
    pulmonary emboli
  35. PVD
    peripheral vascular disease
  36. URI
    upper respiratory infection
  37. ABG
    arterial blood gas
  38. BE
    barium enema
  39. C&S
    culture and sensitivity
  40. CXR
    chest x-ray
  41. lytes
    electrolytes
  42. UA
    urinalysis
  43. UGI
    upper GI
  44. secondary to
  45. increasing
  46. (triangle)
    change
  47. (X w/ a line over it)
    except
  48. (a w/ a line over it)
    bevore
  49. ad lib
    as desired
  50. AMA
    against medical advise
  51. BM
    bowel movement
  52. BSD
    bedside drainage
  53. (c w/ a line over it) or C
    with
  54. CABG
    coronary artery bypass graft
  55. dc (disc)
    discontinue
  56. DNR (no code)
    Do not resuscitate
  57. Dsg
    dressing
  58. FOB
    foot of bed
  59. fx
    fracture
  60. GHWT
    good handwashing technique
  61. HOB
    head of bed
  62. hs
    hour of sleep
  63. hx
    history
  64. KVO
    keep vein open
  65. noc
  66. night
  67. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  68. NS, NIS, N/S
    normal saline
  69. (p w/ a line over it)
    after
  70. q
    every
  71. ignore
    ignore
  72. (s w/ line over it) or S
    without
  73. S/P
    status post
  74. TF
    tube feeding
  75. TURP
    transurethral resection of prostate
  76. TPR
    temp, pulse, rate
  77. tx
    treatment
  78. WA
    while awake

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