Medical Term Abbreviations

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Medical Term Abbreviations
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  1. abd
    abdominal
  2. ac
    before meals
  3. ADL
    activities of daily living
  4. ad lib
    as desired
  5. AMA
    against medical advice
  6. amb
    ambulate, walk
  7. AOx3
    alert, oriented to person, time and place
  8. aq
    aqueous
  9. asap
    as soon as possible
  10. as tol
    as tolerated
  11. BSC
    beside commode
  12. BM
    bowel movement
  13. B/P
    blood pressure
  14. bpm
    beats per minute
  15. BR
    bed rest, bathroom
  16. BPR
    bathroom privileges
  17. BS
    breath sounds
  18. c
    with
  19. c. diff
    clostridium difficile
  20. CDI
    clean, dry, intact
  21. C&S
    culture and sensitivity
  22. CHF
    congestive heart failure
  23. cl liq
    clear liquid
  24. CNS
    central nervous system
  25. c/o
    complains of
  26. COPD
    chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder
  27. CVA
    cerebrovasuclar accident (stroke)
  28. CXR
    chest x-ray
  29. DNR
    do not resuscitate
  30. DOB
    date of birth
  31. Dx
    diagnosis
  32. DVT
    deep vein thrombosis
  33. ECG or EKG
    electrocardiogram
  34. ED OR ER
    emergency department or emergency room
  35. EENT
    EYES, EARS, NOSE, THROAT
  36. ETOH
    ethyl alcohol
  37. Fx
    fracture
  38. GI
    gastro intestinal
  39. GU
    gentiourniary
  40. gtt(s)
    drop(s)
  41. H&H
    hemoglobin and hematocrit
  42. hct
    hematocrit
  43. hgb
    hemoglobin
  44. Hg
    mercury
  45. HOB
    head of bed
  46. hr or h
    hour
  47. H&P
    history and physical
  48. HR
    heart rate
  49. hs
    bedtime
  50. Hx
    history
  51. I&O
    input and output
  52. inh
    inhalation
  53. IM
    intramuscular
  54. inj
    injection
  55. IS
    incetive spirometry
  56. IV
    intravenous
  57. lt
    left
  58. liq
    liquid
  59. LLQ
    left lower quadrant - abdomen
  60. LOC
    level of consciousness
  61. LUQ
    left upper quadrant
  62. MN
    midnight
  63. MRSA
    methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus
  64. MVA
    motor vehicle accident
  65. NVD
    nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
  66. NC
    nasal cannula
  67. NKA
    no known allergies
  68. NKDA
    no know drug allergies
  69. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  70. OOB
    out of bed
  71. OR
    operating room
  72. OT
    occupationial therapy
  73. OTC
    over the counter
  74. oz
    ounce
  75. p
    after
  76. P
    pulse
  77. pc
    after meals
  78. PO
    by mouth
  79. PR
    per rectum, rectally
  80. prn
    as needed
  81. pt
    patient
  82. PT
    physical therapy
  83. qAM
    every morning
  84. qh
    every hour
  85. q2h, q3h, q4h...
    every two hours, every 3 hours....
  86. qhs
    every night at bedtime
  87. RLQ
    right lower quadrant
  88. rt
    right
  89. RUQ
    right upper quadrant
  90. r/o
    rule out
  91. ROM
    range of motion
  92. s
    without
  93. SCD
    sequential compression device
  94. S&S
    signs and symptoms
  95. sub-Q
    subcutaneous
  96. SL
    sublingual
  97. SOB
    shortness of breath
  98. SR
    sustained release
  99. Sx
    symptoms
  100. T
    temperature
  101. TB
    tuberculosis
  102. TCDB
    turn, cough, deep breath
  103. TPR
    temperature, pulse, respirations
  104. UA
    urinalysis
  105. umb
    umbilicus
  106. unk
    unknown
  107. URI
    upper respiratory infection
  108. UTI
    urinary tract infection
  109. V/S
    vital signs
  110. WA
    while awake
  111. WC
    wheel chair
  112. WNL
    within normal limits
  113. VRE
    vancomycin resistant entrococcus

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