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  1. abd
    abdomen
  2. ac
    before meals
  3. ab lib
    as desired
  4. ADL
    activities of daily living
  5. AKA
    above the knee amputation
  6. amt.
    amount
  7. ant.
    anterior
  8. AP
    apical pulse
  9. ASHD
    anteriosclerotic heart disease
  10. as tol.
    as tolerated
  11. ax
    axillary
  12. BID
    twice a day
  13. BKA
    below the knee amputation
  14. BM
    bowel movement
  15. BS
    • bowel /
    • breath sounds /
    • Blood sugar
  16. BSC
    bedside commode
  17. B/P
    blood pressure
  18. BRP
    bathroom privileges
  19. Bx
    biopsy

  20. c
    With
  21. CA
    cancer
  22. CAD
    coronary artery disease
  23. cath
    catheter
  24. CBR
    complete bedrest
  25. CHF
    congestive heart failure
  26. CNS
    central nervous system
  27. COPD
    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  28. C/S
    Culture & sensitivity
  29. DAT
    Diet as tolerated
  30. DAR
    dyspnea at rest
  31. DOE
    dyspnea on exertion
  32. DOA
    dead on arrival
  33. DM
    diabetes mellitus
  34. DRGs
    Diagnostic-related groups
  35. drsg
    dressing
  36. DVT
    deep vain thrombosis
  37. et
    and
  38. FF
    force fluids
  39. Fx
    fracture
  40. GI
    gastrointestinal
  41. GU
    gastrourinary
  42. gtt
    drop
  43. hr
    hour
  44. HS
    bedtime
  45. Ht
    height
  46. HTN
    hypertension
  47. Hx
    history
  48. I&D
    incision & drainage
  49. I&O
    intake & output
  50. inj.
    injection
  51. invol.
    involuntary
  52. irrig.
    irrigate
  53. IV
    intravenous
  54. IVP
    intravenous push
  55. IVPB
    intravenous piggyback
  56. L/lt
    Left or liter
  57. lab
    laboratory
  58. lb
    pound
  59. LGI
    lower gastrointestinal
  60. LMP
    last menstrual period
  61. LOC
    level of consciousness
  62. MAR
    Medication Administration Record
  63. mcg
    microgram
  64. mEq
    millequivalent
  65. med
    medication
  66. mod.
    moderate
  67. ml
    millileter
  68. MVA
    motor vehicle accident
  69. noc
    night
  70. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  71. NS
    normal saline
  72. os
    mouth
  73. OB
    obstretics
  74. OOB
    out of bed
  75. O.D.
    overdose
  76. OR
    operating room
  77. ORIF
    open reduction for internal fixation
  78. oz
    ounce

  79. p
    after
  80. P
    pulse
  81. PAR
    post-anesthesia recovery
  82. PACU
    post-anesthesia care unit
  83. pc
    after meals
  84. PCA
    patient controlled analgesia
  85. PE
    • physical exam /
    • pulmonary emboli
  86. PMH
    past medical history
  87. Ped
    pediatric
  88. PID
    pelvic inflammatory disease
  89. per
    through / by
  90. PO
    by mouth
  91. postop
    postoperative
  92. preop
    preoperative
  93. PRN
    when necessary
  94. pt
    patient / pint
  95. P.T.
    physical therapy
  96. PVD
    peripheral vascular disease

  97. q
    every
  98. qs
    quantity sufficient
  99. R
    • Right /
    • Rectal /
    • Respiratory
  100. RBC
    red blood cell
  101. ROM
    range of motion
  102. R/O
    rule out

  103. s
    without
  104. SOB
    short of breath
  105. spec
    specimen
  106. SSE
    soap suds enema
  107. stat
    immediately
  108. STD
    sexually transmitted disease
  109. supp
    suppository
  110. T
    temperature
  111. tsp
    teaspoon
  112. tbsp
    tablespoon
  113. TB
    tuberculosis
  114. THA
    total hip arthroplasty
  115. tab
    Tablet
  116. TPR
    temperature, pulse, respirations
  117. TWE
    tap water enema
  118. Tx
    • treatment /
    • traction
  119. U/A
    urinalysis
  120. UGI
    upper gastrointestional
  121. URI
    upper respiratory infectioin
  122. ung
    ointment
  123. VS
    vital signs
  124. via
    by means of
  125. WBC
    white blood cells
  126. WNL
    within normal limits
  127. W/C
    wheelchair
  128. W/D
    warm and dry
  129. Wt
    weight

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