Abbreviations_&_Acronyms

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MEDICAL TERM ABBREVIATIONS
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Some abbreviations needed for med term
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  1. AC, ac, a.c.
    Before meals
  2. PC, pc, p.c.
    After meals
  3. ad lib
    As desired
  4. hr
    Hour
  5. stat
    Immediately
  6. BID, bid, b.i.d.
    Twice a day
  7. TID, tid, t.i.d.
    Three times a day
  8. QID, qid, q.i.d.
    Four times a day
  9. q1h
    Every hour
  10. q2h
    Every two hours
  11. PRN, prn
    As needed
  12. noc
    Night
  13. ASAP
    As soon as possible
  14. ANS
    Autonomic nervous system
  15. PNS
    Peripheral nervous system
  16. CNS
    Central nervous system
  17. DTR
    Deep tendon reflex
  18. ENT
    Ear, nose and throat
  19. GI
    Gastrointestinal
  20. GU
    Genitourinary
  21. H&P
    History & physical
  22. amb
    Ambulate, ambulatory
  23. CC
    Chief Complaint
  24. c/o
    Complains of
  25. FH
    Family history
  26. w/d
    Well developed
  27. w/n
    Well nourished
  28. HOH
    Hard of hearing
  29. ADL
    Activities of daily life
  30. DNR
    Do not resuscitate
  31. HOB
    Head of bed
  32. VS
    Vital signs
  33. PO
    By mouth
  34. w/c, W/C
    Wheelchair
  35. NPO
    Nothing by mouth
  36. -
    c
    With
  37. -
    s
    Without
  38. OB
    Obstetrics
  39. GYN, gyn
    Gynecology
  40. Peds
    Pediatrics
  41. SP, S/P
    Status post
  42. CBC
    Complete blood count
  43. RBC
    Red blood cell or red blood count
  44. WBC
    White blood cell or white blood count
  45. ABG
    Aterial blood gases
  46. BMR
    Basal metabolic rate
  47. CSF
    Cerebrospinal fluid
  48. A&P
    Anterior and posterior
  49. AE
    Above the elbow
  50. BK
    Below the knee
  51. AK
    Above the knee
  52. IM
    Intramuscular
  53. IV
    Intravenous
  54. LLQ
    Left lower quadrant
  55. RLQ
    Right lower quadrant
  56. RUQ
    Right upper quadrant
  57. LUQ
    Left upper quadrant
  58. BP, B/P
    Blood pressure
  59. CPR
    Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  60. CS, cs
    Cesarean section
  61. Dx, dx
    Diagnosis
  62. ECT
    Electroconvulsive therapy
  63. EKG, ECG
    Electrocardiogram
  64. EEG
    Electroencephalogram
  65. I&O
    Intake and output
  66. TPR
    Temperature, pulse and respiration
  67. Bx, bx
    Biopsy
  68. ALS
    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  69. CA, Ca
    Cancer
  70. CAD
    Coronary artery disease
  71. CHF
    Congestive heart failure
  72. COPD
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  73. CV A
    Cerebrovascular accident
  74. DOA
    Dead on arrival
  75. fx or FX
    Fracture
  76. MI
    Myocardial infarction, mental illness
  77. MS
    Multiple sclerosis
  78. SOB
    Shortness of breath
  79. HTN
    Hypertension
  80. FUO
    Fever of undetermined origin
  81. HIV
    Human immunodeficiency virus
  82. HA
    Headache, heart attack

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