Medical Abbreviations

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  1. a.c.
    before a meal
  2. ADH
    antidiuretic hormone
  3. ad lib.
    freely; as desired
  4. AF
    atrial fibrillation
  5. AI
    aortic insufficiency
  6. a.m.a
    against medical advice
  7. ARC
    AIDS-related complex
  8. A-V, AV, A/V
    arteriovenous; atrioventricular
  9. b.i.d.
    twice a day
  10. BK
    below the knee
  11. BM
    bowel movement
  12. BP
    blood pressure
  13. Bx
    biopsy
  14. CS
    culture and sensitivity
  15. cap.
    a capsule
  16. CBC
    complete blood count
  17. CC
    chief complaint
  18. CCU
    coronary care unit
  19. CK
    creatine kinase
  20. c/o
    complains of
  21. CSF
    cerebrospinal fluid
  22. CT
    computed tomography
  23. CV
    cardiovascular
  24. CVP
    central venous pressure
  25. D and C
    dilation and curettage
  26. dc
    discontinue
  27. DNR
    do not resuscitate
  28. DOA
    dead on arrival
  29. DOB
    date of birth
  30. DRG
    diagnosis-related group
  31. Dx
    diagnosis
  32. ECG
    electrocardiogram; electrocardiograph
  33. ECT
    electroconvulsive therapy
  34. ED
    emergency department; effective dose; erythema dose; erectile dysfunction
  35. EEG
    electroencephalogram
  36. EKG
    electrocardiogram; electrocardiograph
  37. ENT
    ear, nose, throat
  38. ER
    emergency room
  39. f
    female
  40. FUO
    fever of unknown origin
  41. GI
    gastrointestinal
  42. GTT
    glucose tolerance test
  43. Gtt, gtt
    drops
  44. GU
    genitourinary
  45. HCT
    hematocrit
  46. HEENT
    head, eye, ear, nose, and throat
  47. hgb
    hemoglobin
  48. hor. som, h.s.
    bedtime
  49. HTN
    hypertension
  50. Hx, hx
    history
  51. I&O
    intake and output
  52. IM
    intramuscular
  53. IUD
    intrauterine device
  54. IV
    intravenous
  55. IVP
    intravenous pyelogram
  56. KUB
    kidney, ureter, and bladder
  57. LLE
    left lower extremity
  58. LLL
    left lower lobe
  59. LLQ
    left lower quadrant
  60. lmp
    last menstrual period
  61. LOC
    level/loss of consciousness
  62. LP
    lumbar puncture
  63. LUE
    left upper extremity
  64. LUL
    left upper lobe
  65. LUQ
    left upper quadrant
  66. LV
    left ventricle
  67. MRA
    magnetic resonance imaging
  68. NG, ng
    nasogastric
  69. NICU
    neonatal intensive care unit
  70. NKA
    no known allergies
  71. n.p.o.
    nothing by mouth
  72. NSAID
    nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
  73. O2
    oxygen
  74. OOB
    out of bed
  75. OR
    operating room
  76. O.S.
    left eye
  77. OT
    occupational therapy
  78. OTC
    over-the-counter
  79. p.c.
    after meals
  80. PCA
    patient-controlled analgesia
  81. PI
    present illness; previous illness
  82. PICC
    peripherally inserted central catheter
  83. PM
    afternoon/evening
  84. PMH
    past medical history
  85. PO, p.o.
    orally (per os)
  86. PPD
    purified protein derivative (TB test)
  87. p.r.n.
    as needed
  88. PT
    prothrombin time; physical therapy
  89. q
    every
  90. RBC
    red blood cell; red blood count
  91. RDA
    recommended daily/dietary allowance
  92. REM
    rapid eye movement
  93. RLE
    right lower extremity
  94. RLL
    right lower lobe
  95. RLQ
    right lower quadrant
  96. RML
    right middle lobe of lung
  97. R/O
    rule out
  98. ROM
    range of motion
  99. RPM
    revolutions per minute
  100. RUE
    right upper extremity
  101. RUL
    right upper lobe
  102. RUQ
    right upper quadrant
  103. SOB
    shortness of breath
  104. S/P
    no change after
  105. sp gr
    specific gravity
  106. stat.
    immediately
  107. T
    temperature
  108. TENS
    transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
  109. t.i.d.
    three times a day
  110. TPR
    temperature, pulse, and respiration
  111. Tx
    treatment
  112. UA
    urinary analysis
  113. URI
    upper respiratory infection
  114. WBC
    white blood cells; white blood count
  115. WNL
    within normal limits
  116. wt.
    weight

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