Medical Abbreviations.txt

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    • author "Seth"
    • tags "Medical Assisting, medical, abbreviations"
    • description "Medical abbreviations and terminology essential for success in the medical profession
    • black- medical abbreviations"
    • fileName "Medical Abbreviations"
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    • aa
    • Of each
  1. adde
    Add: let it be added
  2. Alt. Dieb
    Alternate days
  3. Alt.noc
    Alternate nights
  4. Aq. Com.
    Common water, tap water
  5. Aq. Ferv
    Hot water
  6. Aq. Susp
    Water suspension
  7. Abdom. Abd
    Abdomen
  8. AD
    Right ear
  9. adm
    Admit
  10. Alb.
    Albumin
  11. A.m.
    Before noon
  12. Anes
    Anesthesia
  13. Ant.
    Anterior
  14. Ante.
    Before
  15. AP
    Anterior posterior, anteroposterior
  16. AP and L
    Anteroposterior and lateral
  17. Approx.
    Approximate
  18. ASA
    Aspirin
  19. ASCWD
    Arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease
  20. ASHD
    Arteriosclerotic heart disease
  21. BE
    Barium enemia
  22. BE. Bx
    Biopsy
  23. BMR
    Basal metabolic rate
  24. BP
    Blood pressure
  25. BUN
    Blood urea nitrogen
  26. C
    Cervical; centigrade
  27. Ca: CA
    Cancer: carcinoma
  28. Ad
    Up to
  29. Ad lib
    As much as needed
  30. Alt. hor
    Alternate hours
  31. Aq. Bull
    Boiling water
  32. Aq. Dest
    Distilled water
  33. Aq. Frig.
    Cold water
  34. f. Or ft
    To be made
  35. F
    Fahrenheit
  36. Fhs & F
    Fetal heart sounds
  37. Fu: F/U
    Follow up
  38. Fx
    Fracture
  39. FHT
    Fetal heart tones
  40. GI
    Gastrointestinal
  41. GU
    Genitourinary
  42. gyn
    Gynecology
  43. H & P
    History and physical
  44. HBP
    High blood pressure
  45. HC
    Hospital consultation
  46. HCL
    Hydrochloric acid
  47. Hct:Hmct
    Hematocrit
  48. HEENT
    Head, eyes, ears, nose, and throat
  49. Hgb, hb
    Hemoglobin
  50. H20
    Water
  51. Hosp
    Hospital
  52. Hpf
    High power field
  53. Hx
    History
  54. HX, PX
    History & physical exam
  55. I & D
    Incision & drainage
  56. IM
    Intramuscular
  57. imp
    Impression
  58. CBC
    Complete blood count
  59. CC
    Chief complaint
  60. CHF
    Congestive heart failure
  61. CNS
    Central Nervous System
  62. CO. C/O
    Complains of
  63. CO
    Carbon dioxide
  64. C-section
    Cesarean section
  65. CVA
    • Cerebrovascular accident
    • Cardiovascular accident
  66. CSF
    Cerebral spinal fluid
  67. Cysto
    Cystoscopy
  68. Guttat
    Drop by drop
  69. D & C
    Dilation & curretage
  70. Temp
    Temperature
  71. D/C or dc
    Discontinue
  72. D.C.
    Discharge
  73. Del
    Delivery
  74. DX
    Diagnosis
  75. Diff
    Differential
  76. DNKA
    Did not keep appointment
  77. DPM
    Doctor of Pediatric Medicine
  78. DPT
    Diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus
  79. Dr.
    Doctor
  80. DTR
    Deep tendon reflex
  81. ECG; EKG
    • Electrocardiogram
    • Electrocardiograph
  82. EEG
    • Electroencephalogram
    • Electroencephalograph
  83. neg
    Negative
  84. OD
    Right eye
  85. EMG
    Electromyogram
  86. ER
    Emergency Room
  87. ESR
    Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
  88. Ex; exam
    Examination
  89. Exc
    Excision
  90. Ext
    External
  91. IVP
    Intravenous piggyback
  92. KUB
    Kidneys, ureters, bladder
  93. L
    Left
  94. L & W
    Living and well
  95. Lab
    Laboratory
  96. Lat
    Lateral
  97. Lbs.
    Pounds
  98. Wt.; wt
    Weight
  99. q.n.s
    Quantity not sufficient
  100. LMP
    Last menstrual period
  101. contra
    Against
  102. Med
    Medicine
  103. mg
    Milligram
  104. MH
    Marital history
  105. MI
    Myocardial infarction
  106. ml
    Milliliter
  107. mm
    Millimeter
  108. MRI
    Magnetic resonance imaging
  109. N/A
    Not applicable
  110. NaCl
    Sodium chloride
  111. NKA
    No known allergies
  112. NKDA
    No known drug allergies
  113. N & V; N/V
    Nausea & vomiting
  114. EENT
    Eyes, ears, nose, and throat
  115. OS
    Left eye
  116. OU
    Both eyes
  117. OP
    Outpatient
  118. OPD
    Out patient dept.
  119. OR
    Operating room
  120. inj
    Injection
  121. OP; op
    Operative
  122. AMA
    Against medical advice
  123. ABG
    Arterial blood gas
  124. BT
    Bleeding time
  125. Decrease
  126. Increase
  127. <
    Less then
  128. >
    Greater then
  129. =
    Approximately equal to
  130. i, ii, iv
    1, 2, 4
  131. Vii, etc
    7, etc
  132. 5; 10
    5hrs, 10 hrs
  133. 5'10"
    5 min., 10 min.
  134. HOB
    Head of bed
  135. I & D
    Incision & drainage
  136. irrig
    Irrigation
  137. IVU
    Intravenous urogram
  138. MR
    May repeat
  139. NPO
    Nothing by mouth
  140. BM
    Bowel movement
  141. BaE
    Barium enema
  142. BR
    Bed rest
  143. ED
    Effective dose
  144. FBS
    Fasting blood sugar
  145. HO
    House office
  146. I & O
    Intake & output
  147. # or no
    Number
  148. NTG
    Nitroglycerin
  149. NVD
    Nausea vomiting and diarrhea
  150. OD
    Overdose
  151. O & P
    Ova and parasites
  152. Agit
    Shake & stir

    (Really?)
  153. NR
    No response
  154. OOB
    Out of bed
  155. OP
    Outpatient
  156. Peds
    Pediatrics
  157. pos
    Positive
  158. PPT
    Partial prothrombin time
  159. SAM
    Self administered medication
  160. TO
    Telephone order
  161. WNL
    Within normal limits
  162. OTC
    Over the counter
  163. PMI
    Patient medication instructions
  164. et.
    And
  165. UCHD
    Usual childhood
  166. Pap
    • Papanicolaou
    • (Pap smear)
  167. Para I
    Having born 1 child
  168. ROM
    Range of motion
  169. PBI
    Protein bound iodine
  170. PH
    Past history
  171. PMH
    Past Medical History
  172. Phys
    Physical
  173. PI
    Present illness
  174. PID
    Pelvic inflammatory disease
  175. Post-op
    Post operative
  176. Pre-op
    Preoperative
  177. WD
    Well developed
  178. Prep
    Prepare; prepared
  179. Prog
    Prognosis
  180. PT
    Physical therapy
  181. R
    Right
  182. RBC; rbc
    Red blood cells
  183. CBC
    Complete blood count
  184. Ret; retn
    Return
  185. RHD
    Rheumatic heart disease
  186. LUQ
    Left upper quadrant
  187. LLQ
    Left lower quadrant
  188. RUQ
    Right upper quadrant
  189. RLQ
    Right lower quadrant
  190. XR
    X-rays
  191. YR
    Year
  192. yoa
    Years of age
  193. LR
    Lactated ringers
  194. Parent
    Parenterally
  195. PND
    Post nasal drip
  196. PT
    Prothrombin time
  197. pt
    Patient
  198. TT
    Thrombin time
  199. VO
    Verbal order
  200. SIG
    Give the following directions
  201. MTD
    Maximum tolerated dose
  202. Non rep
    Do not repeat
  203. Rx
    Take
  204. SOS
    If necessary
  205. sat
    Saturated
  206. OV
    Office visit
  207. P & A
    Percussion & ausculation
  208. R/O
    Rule out
  209. ROS
    Review of system
  210. SLR
    Straight leg raising
  211. SMWD
    Single, married, widowed, divorced
  212. SOB
    Shortness of breath
  213. SpGr
    Specific gravity
  214. T & A
    Tonsillectomy & adnoidectomy
  215. TPR
    Temperature, pulse, & respiration
  216. UGI
    Upper gastrointestinal
  217. URI
    Upper respiratory infection
  218. UTI
    Urinary tract infection
  219. VD
    Venereal disease
  220. WBC; wbc
    White blood cells
  221. WF; BF
    White female; black female
  222. wks
    Weeks
  223. WM; BM
    White/black male
  224. WN
    Well nourished
  225. X
    X-rays; multiplied by
  226. CXR
    Chest x-ray
  227. KVO
    Keep vein open
  228. NSS
    Normal saline solution
  229. I & O
    Intake & output
  230. ICU
    Intensive care unit
  231. FUO
    Fever of unknown origin
  232. CCU
    Coronary care unit
  233. IUD
    Intrauterine device
  234. Fx
    Fracture
  235. CPR
    Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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