Abbreviations and Symbols

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Abbreviations and Symbols
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  1. AC or ac
    • Before meals
    • (ante cebum)
  2. AD
    Activities of Daily Living
  3. Ad lib
    As Desired
  4. Adm
    Admission
  5. AK
    Above Knee
  6. AM or am
    • Before noon
    • (ante meridiem)
  7. AMA
    Against Medical Advice
  8. AMB
    Ambulate
  9. Ant
    Anterior
  10. AP
    Anterior-Posterior
  11. Approc
    Approximately
  12. Aq
    water
  13. ASAP
    As Soon As Possible
  14. AV
    Arterioventricular
  15. _
    a
    Before
  16. _
    c
    With
  17. _
    s
    without
  18. _
    p
    after
  19. BE
    Below Elbow
  20. BID
        or
       bid
    Twice a Day
  21. BK
    Below the Knee
  22. BM
    Bowel Movement
  23. BMR
    Basal Metabolic Rate
  24. BRP
    Bathroom Privileges
  25. dc
    discontinue
  26. DNA
    Does Not Apply
  27. DNR
    Do Not Resuscitate
  28. Dr.
    Doctor
  29. Dx or DX
    Diagnosis
  30. EOM
    Extraoccular Movement or motion
  31. ER
    Emergency Room
  32. EX
    Examination
  33. F
    Fahrenheit
  34. FHT
    Fetal Heart Tones
  35. GB
    GallBladder
  36. GU
    Genitourinary
  37. H or hr
    Hour
  38. HS
    hour of sleep
  39. ICU
    Intensive Care Unit
  40. CCU
    Coronary Care Unit
  41. IM
    Intramuscular
  42. IU
    International Unit
  43. IV
    Intravascular, intravenous
  44. L
    Left
  45. C
    Centigrade
  46. Caps
    Capsules
  47. CBR
    Complete Bed Rest
  48. CC
    Chief Complaint
  49. C/O
    Complaints of
  50. LAT
    Lateral
  51. L & W
    Living and Well
  52. LLQ
    Left Lower Quadrant
  53. LMP
    Last Menstrual Period
  54. LUQ
    Left Upper Quadrant
  55. Neg
    Negative
  56. NG
    Nasogastric
  57. NGT
    Nasogastric Tube
  58. NPO
    Nothing by Mouth
  59. NS
    Normal Saline
  60. OP
    Outpatient
  61. OR
    Operating Room
  62. P (AP,RP)
    Pulse (Apical Pulse, Radial Pulse)
  63. PA or AP
    Posteroanterior or anterioposterior
  64. PI
    Present Illness
  65. po
    by mouth
  66. PO
    Post operative
  67. PM
    afternoon or evening
  68. PRN
    as needed, when necessary
  69. Q
    every
  70. Qh
    every hour
  71. Q2h
    every 2 hours
  72. D/C
    dischage
  73. R
    respirations
  74. DAT
    Diet as Tolerated
  75. RBC
    Red Blood Count
  76. RLQ
    Right Lower Quadrant
  77. SC, sc, subc, subq, S.Q.
    Subcutaneous
  78. SOB
    Shortness of Breath
  79. STAT
    Immediately
  80. Sx
    Signs or Symptoms
  81. T, temp
    temperature
  82. Tabs
    Tablets
  83. TC & DB
    turn, cough, deep, breath
  84. TID
    Three Times A Day
  85. Qid
    Four Times A Day
  86. QOD
    • every other day
    • (preferred write out)
  87. QD
    every day
  88. Tinct
    Tincture
  89. TPN
    Total Parental Nutrition
  90. Trans
    Transverse
  91. ULQ
    Right Lower Quandrant
  92. Ung
    Ointment
  93. VS
    Vital Signs
  94. WBC
    white Blood Count
  95. WM, BM
    White Male, Black Male
  96. WF, BF
    • White Female
    • Black female
  97. Amt
    Amount
  98. gtt
    Drop
  99. C
    Celcius
  100. EKG or ECG
    Electrocardiogram
  101. Drsg
    Dressing
  102. OS, OD, OU
    • Left, right, or both eyes
    • (preferred write out)
  103. AS, AD, AU
    Left, Right or both ears
  104. GI
    Gastrointestinal
  105. ROM
    Range of Motion
  106. R/O
    Rule out
  107. ^
    increase or increased
  108. #
    Number; pound
  109. +/-
    positive or negative
  110. x
    times; power

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