PHRD5065 - Medical Abbreviations

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  1. AAA
    apply to affected area
  2. ABD
    abdominal
  3. Abx/ABX
    antibiotics
  4. ac
    before meals
  5. ACLS
    advanced cardiac life support
  6. ACS
    acute coronary syndrome
  7. AD
    right earĀ 

    should not use
  8. ADD
    attention deficit disorder
  9. ADL
    activities of daily living
  10. AIDS
    acquired immune deficiency syndrome
  11. A/O
    alert & oriented
  12. ARDS
    acute respiratory distress syndrome
  13. AS
    left ear

    should not use
  14. ASA
    aspirin
  15. AU
    both ears

    should not use
  16. BID, bid
    twice daily
  17. BP
    blood pressure
  18. BPH
    benign prostatic hypertrophy
  19. BUN
    blood urea nitrogen
  20. BM
    bowel movement
  21. BMI
    body mass index
  22. BMP
    basic metabolic panel
  23. BRBPR
    bright red blood per rectum
  24. CA
    cancer
  25. CAD
    coronary artery disease
  26. CBC
    complete blood count
  27. CC
    chief complaint
  28. CHD
    coronary heart disease
  29. CKD
    chronic kidney disease
  30. Cl
    chloride
  31. CNS
    central nervous system
  32. COPD
    chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  33. CP
    chest pain
  34. CPAP
    continuous positive airway pressure
  35. CPR
    cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  36. Cr
    creatinine
  37. CRF
    chronic renal failure
  38. CSF
    cerebral spinal fluid
  39. CT
    computed tomography
  40. CXR
    chest x-ray
  41. diff
    differential count (WBCs)
  42. DM
    diabetes mellitus
  43. T2DM/T2D
    type 2 diabetes mellitus
  44. DNR
    do not resuscitate
  45. DOB
    date of birth
  46. DOE
    dyspnea on exertion
  47. DVT
    deep vein thrombosis
  48. Dx
    diagnosis
  49. ECG
    electrocardiogram
  50. ECHO
    echocardiogram
  51. EEG
    electroencephalogram
  52. EMR
    electronic medical record
  53. ESRD
    end-stage renal disease
  54. ED
    emergency department
  55. ER
    emergency room
  56. F/C
    fevers/chills
  57. GFR
    glomerular filtration rate
  58. GI
    gastrointestinal
  59. Glu
    glucose
  60. gt, gtt
    drop, drops
  61. GYN, gyn
    gynecology
  62. Hb, Hgb
    hemoglobin
  63. HCO3
    bicarbonate
  64. HCT, Hct
    hematocrit
  65. HEENT
    head, eyes, ears, nose, throat
  66. HF
    heart failure
  67. HIV
    human immunodeficiency virus
  68. h/o
    history of
  69. HPI
    history of present illness
  70. HR
    heart rate
  71. HSC
    herpes simplex virus
  72. HTN
    hypertension
  73. Hx
    history
  74. IBD
    inflammatory bowel disease
  75. ICU
    intensive care unit
  76. IM
    intramuscular
  77. IV
    intravenous
  78. IVDA
    intravenous drug abuse
  79. LE
    lower extremity
  80. LFTs
    liver function tests
  81. LLL
    left lower lobe
  82. LLQ
    left lower quadrant
  83. LMP
    last menstrual period
  84. LPN
    licensed practical nurse
  85. LUL
    left upper lobe
  86. LUQ
    left upper quadrant
  87. MI
    myocardial infarction
  88. MRI
    magnetic resonance imaging
  89. MS
    morphone SO4, MgSO4

    do not use
  90. MVA
    motor vehicle accident
  91. Na
    sodium
  92. NAD
    no acute distress
  93. NC
    nasal cannula
  94. NKDA
    no known drug allergies
  95. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  96. NSAID
    nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
  97. NSR
    normal sinus rhythm (heart)
  98. NT/ND
    non-tender, non-distended (abdomen)
  99. OA
    osteoarthritis
  100. OB
    obstetrics
  101. OB-GYN
    obstetrics and gynecology
  102. OD
    right eye

    should not use
  103. OR
    operating room
  104. OS
    left eye

    should not use
  105. OSA
    obstructive sleep apnea
  106. OTC
    over the counter
  107. OU
    both eyes

    should not use
  108. pc
    after meal
  109. PE
    pulmonary embolism
  110. PEEP
    positive end expiratory pressure
  111. PEERLA
    pupils equal, round, and reactive to light and accommodation
  112. Plt
    platelets
  113. PMH
    past medical history
  114. PMS
    premenstrual syndrome
  115. Pna/PNA
    pneumonia
  116. po
    by mouth
  117. ppx
    prophylaxis
  118. prn
    as the occasion arises, as needed
  119. PT
    physical therapy
  120. pt
    patient
  121. PVD
    peripheral vascular disease
  122. qd
    daily

    do not use
  123. qid
    4 times a day

    do not use
  124. RA (not rheumatoid arthritis)
    room air
  125. RA (not room air)
    rheumatoid arthritis
  126. RBC
    red blood cell
  127. RLL
    right lower lobe
  128. RLQ
    right lower quadrant
  129. RN
    registered nurse
  130. ROS
    review of systems
  131. RR
    respiratory rate
  132. RUL
    right upper lobe
  133. RUQ
    right upper quadrant
  134. Rx
    prescription
  135. SC
    subcutaneous
  136. Scr
    serum creatine
  137. SH
    social history
  138. SL
    sublingual
  139. SOB
    shortness of breath
  140. s/p
    status post
  141. SpO2
    pulse oximeter oxygen saturation
  142. STAT, stat
    immediately
  143. TB
    tuberculosis
  144. Tx
    treatment
  145. tid
    3 times a day
  146. TPN
    total parenteral nutrition
  147. UA, U/A
    urine analysis
  148. URI
    upper respiratory infection
  149. UTI
    urinary tract infection
  150. VS, V/S
    vital signs
  151. WBC
    white blood cell
  152. WNL
    within normal limits

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