Medical Abbreviations

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  1. a`
    before
  2. ABG
    ARTERIAL BLOOD GAS
  3. AC
    BEFORE MEALS
  4. AD
    RIGHT EAR
  5. ADA
    AMERICAN DIABETIC ASSOCIATION
  6. ADL
    ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING
  7. ad lib
    as desired
  8. a.m.a
    against medical advice
  9. amb
    ambulate
  10. amp
    ampule
  11. AS
    LEFT EAR
  12. AU
    BOTH EARS
  13. BE
    BARIUM ENEMA
  14. BID
    TWICE DAILY
  15. BPH
    BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERTROPHY
  16. BR
    BEDREST
  17. BR
    BEDREST
  18. BRP
    BATHROOM PRIVILEGES
  19. BS
    BLOOD SUGAR
  20. BUN
    BLOOD UREA NITROGEN
  21. bx
    biopsy
  22. ~c
    with
  23. c/o
    complaints of
  24. CA++
    calcium
  25. Ca
    cancer
  26. CAD
    CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
  27. cap
    capsule
  28. CAT
    COMPUTERIZED AXIAL TOMOGRAPHY
  29. cath
    catheter
  30. CBC
    COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT
  31. CBR
    CONTINUOUS BLADDER IRRIGATION
  32. cc
    cubic centimeter (use ml in place of cc)
  33. CC
    chief complaint
  34. CCMS
    CLEAN CATCH MIDSTREAM
  35. CBD
    cough, deep breathe
  36. CDC
    center for disease control
  37. CHF
    congestive heart failure
  38. cl liq
    clear liquid
  39. cm
    centimeter
  40. CNS
    central nervous system
  41. COPD
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  42. C&S
    culture and sensitivity
  43. CSF
    CEREBROSPINAL FLUID
  44. CVA
    cerebral vascular accident
  45. CVC
    central venous catheter
  46. CXR
    chest xray
  47. DAT
    diet as tolerated
  48. D/C
    discharge
  49. D&C
    dilation & curettage
  50. DD
    DEPENDENT DRAIN
  51. D&I
    dry and intact
  52. D5W
    dextrose 5% and water
  53. diff
    differential blood count
  54. dil
    dilute
  55. DX
    diagnosis
  56. DNR
    do not resuscitate
  57. DOE
    dyspnea on exertion
  58. ECG/EKG
    electrocardiogram
  59. EEG
    electroencephalogram
  60. elix
    elixir
  61. ext
    extract
  62. ET
    endotracheal
  63. ETS
    endotracheal suction
  64. Fe
    iron
  65. fl
    fluid
  66. FS
    finger stick
  67. FUO
    fever unknown origin
  68. g,gm
    gram
  69. GD
    gravity drain
  70. GI
    gastrointestinal
  71. gr
    grain
  72. G-tube
    gastrostomy tube
  73. gt, gtt
    drop
  74. GU
    genitourinary
  75. H/A
    headache
  76. HAL
    hyperalimentation
  77. Hct
    hematocrit
  78. Hgb
    hemoglobin
  79. HL
    heparin lock
  80. H & P
    history and physical
  81. H2O2
    hydrogen peroxide
  82. HS
    bedtime, half strength
  83. hx
    history
  84. h/o
    history of
  85. IBI
    intermittent bladder irrigation
  86. I&D
    incise and drain
  87. IM
    intramuscular
  88. I&O
    intake and output
  89. IS
    incentive spirometer
  90. IU
    international unit
  91. IV
    intravenous
  92. IVP
    intravenous push
  93. IVPB
    intravenous piggy-back
  94. JP tube
    jackson pratt tube
  95. J tube
    jejunostomy tube
  96. K+
    potassium
  97. Kg
    kilogram
  98. KVO
    keep vein open
  99. L
    liter
  100. lap
    laparoscopic
  101. LR
    lactated ringer
  102. Circle around a L
    left
  103. lbs
    pounds
  104. LIS
    low intermittent suction
  105. mg
    milligram
  106. mcg
    microgram
  107. mEq
    milli-equivalent
  108. MI
    myocardial infarction
  109. NAS
    no added salt
  110. N/C
    nasal cannula
  111. NG
    nasogastric
  112. NKA
    no known allergies
  113. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  114. N & V
    nausea and vomiting
  115. NS
    normal saline
  116. OD
    right eye
  117. oint
    ointment
  118. OOB
    OUT OF BED
  119. OS
    left eye
  120. oz
    ounce
  121. _
    p
    after
  122. PAS
    pneumatic alternating stockings
  123. pc
    after meals
  124. PCA
    patient controlled analgesia
  125. PE
    pulmonary embolism
  126. per
    by way of
  127. PICC
    peripherally inserted central catheter
  128. PN
    parenteral nutrition
  129. PO
    by mouth
  130. POD
    post op day
  131. PR
    per rectum
  132. PRC
    packed red cells
  133. prn
    as needed
  134. pt
    patient
  135. PT
    physical therapy/ prothrombim time
  136. PTT
    partial thromboplastin time
  137. PVC
    premature ventricular contraction
  138. q
    every
  139. qd
    every day
  140. qh
    every hour
  141. q2h
    every 2 hours
  142. QID
    four times a day
  143. QOD
    every other day
  144. qs
    quantity sufficient
  145. circle around R
    right
  146. reg
    regular
  147. RA
    room air
  148. RDS
    respiratory distress syndrome
  149. R/O
    rule out
  150. ROM
    range of motion
  151. Rx
    take; prescription
  152. _
    S
    without
  153. SL
    saline lock, sub lingual
  154. SOL
    solution
  155. SS
    sliding scale
  156. S/S
    signs and symptoms
  157. SC, SQ
    subcutaneous, sub-Q
  158. ss
    1/2 or half
  159. SSE
    soap solution enema
  160. STAT
    immediately
  161. susp
    suspension
  162. tab
    tablet
  163. TEDS
    elastic stockings
  164. TF
    tube feeding
  165. TID
    three times a day
  166. tinct
    tincture
  167. TKO
    to keep open
  168. t/o
    telephone order
  169. TPN
    total parenteral nutrition
  170. TPR
    temperature, pulse, respiration
  171. TWE
    tap water enema
  172. u
    unit
  173. UA
    urine analysis
  174. UGI
    upper gastrointestinal
  175. ung
    ointment
  176. URI
    upper respiratory infection
  177. v/o
    verbal order
  178. VS
    vital signs
  179. W/A
    while awake
  180. WBC
    white blood count
  181. W--->D
    wet to dry
  182. WNL
    within normal limits
  183. APC
    ambulatory patient care
  184. CATH LAB
    heart catheterization lab
  185. CCU
    coronary care unit
  186. ED or ER
    emergency department or emergency room
  187. ENDO
    endoscopy
  188. L & D
    labor and delivery
  189. MICU
    MEDICAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT
  190. OR
    OPERATING ROOM
  191. ORTHO
    ORTHOPEDICS
  192. PACU
    POST ANESTHESIA CARE UNIT
  193. PEDS
    PEDIATRICS
  194. SICU
    SURGICAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT
  195. SNF
    SKILLED NURSING FACILITY

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