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  1. A&O
    alert & oriented
  2. abd
    abdomen
  3. ABG
    arterial blood gas
  4. ac
    before meals
  5. ACW
    anterior chest wall
  6. ad lib
    as desired
  7. ADL
    activities of daily living
  8. AMB
    ambulatory
  9. AM
    morning time
  10. amt
    amount
  11. approx
    approximatly
  12. ARF
    acute renal failure
  13. BG
    blood glucouse
  14. BID, bid
    twice a day
  15. BLE
    bilateral lower extremities
  16. BM
    bowel movement
  17. BP
    blood pressure
  18. BPH
    begnin prostatic hypertrophy
  19. BR
    bedrest
  20. BRP
    bathroom privleges
  21. BS
    bowel sounds
  22. BSC
    bedside commode
  23. Bx (bx)
    biopsy
  24. c (C)
    with
  25. C
    celsius
  26. CA
    cancer
  27. CAD
    coronary artery disease
  28. C&DB
    cough and deep breath
  29. CBC
    complete blood count
  30. CBR
    complete bed rest
  31. CHF
    congestive heart failure
  32. c/o
    complains of
  33. COPD
    chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  34. CPR
    cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  35. CTA
    clear to auscultation
  36. CRF
    chronic renal failure
  37. C&S
    culture & sensitivity
  38. CVA
    cerebral vascular accident
  39. CXR
    chest x ray
  40. DAT
    diet as tolerated
  41. d/c, dc, disc
    discontinue
  42. DM
    diabetes, mellitus
  43. DNr
    do not resuscitate
  44. DOB
    date of birth
  45. DX or dx
     diagnosis
  46. ECG (EKG)
    cardiogram
  47. mL, ml
    milliliter
  48. N/V
    nausea and vomitting
  49. neg
    negative
  50. NG
    nasogatric
  51. NKA
    no known allergies
  52. NKDA
    no known drug allergies
  53. NPO (npo)
    nothing by mouth
  54. NSS
    normal saline solution
  55. NTG
    nitroglycerin
  56. OD
    right eye
  57. OOB
    out of bed
  58. OS
    left eye
  59. os
    mouth
  60. OT
    occupational therapy
  61. OU
    both eyes
  62. pc
    after meals
  63. PE
    physical examination or pulmonary emboli
  64. PEG
    percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube
  65. per
    by or through
  66. PM
    afternoon
  67. PMH
    past medical history
  68. PO (po)
    orally, by mouth
  69. postop
    postoperative
  70. prep
    preperation
  71. PRN (pm)
    as needed
  72. PR
    per rectum
  73. pt
    paitent
  74. PT
    physical therapy
  75. PVD
    Peripheral vascular disease
  76. q (Q)
    every
  77. Q2h, q3h, etc
    • every two hours..
    • every 3 hours...
  78. qh
    every hour
  79. qhs
    every night at bedtime
  80. QID, qid
    four times a day
  81. RBC
    red blood cell
  82. RLE
    right lower extremity
  83. R/O
    rule out
  84. ROM
    range of motion
  85. RT
    respiratory therapy
  86. SA
    sustained action
  87. SBO
    small bowel obstruction
  88. ESRD
    end stage renal disease
  89. F
    Farienheit
  90. Fld
    Fluid
  91. Fx
    fracture
  92. GI
    gastrointestinal
  93. GU
    genitourinary
  94. h (hr)
    hour
  95. h/a (H/A)
    headache
  96. H/O (h/o)
    history of
  97. HOB
    head of bed
  98. HS (hs)
    hours of sleep (bedtime)
  99. HTN
    hypertension
  100. Hx hx
    history
  101. l&O
    intake and output
  102. ICS
    incentive spirometer or intercoastal space
  103. IV
    intravenous
  104. LA
    long lasting
  105. liq
    liquid
  106. LLE
    lower left extremeity
  107. it or (L)
    left
  108. lytes
    elevtrolytes
  109. MAR
    medication administration record
  110. meds
    medications
  111. MI
    myocardial infarction
  112. NC
    nasal cannula
  113. NS (NSS)
    normal saline ( normal saline solution)
  114. SL
    sublingual
  115. SOB
    short of breath
  116. S/P
    status post
  117. STD
    sexually transmitted disease
  118. STAT
    at once, immediately
  119. Supp
    suppository
  120. SR
    sustained release
  121. Sx
    symptoms
  122. TID tid
    three times a day
  123. TF
    tube feeding
  124. TPN
    total parenteral nutrition
  125. TPR
    tempartue pulse respiration
  126. TX (Tx)
    treatment
  127. UA
    urinary analysis
  128. URI
    upper respiratory infection
  129. UTI
    urinary tract infection
  130. VS
    vital signs
  131. WA
    while awake
  132. WBC
    white blood cells
  133. WNL
    within normal limits
  134. wt
    weight
  135. x
    times
  136. XL
    extended release

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