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  1. Δ
    change
  2. total
  3. µ
    micro
  4. ~
    almost
  5. º
    degree
  6. 1º, 2º, 3º
    primary, secondary, tertiary
  7. α (special a)
    alpha
  8. a
    without
  9. A l C
    hemoglobin AlC for diabetes
  10. aa
    each
  11. a.c.
    before meals
  12. a.m.
    morning
  13. a.m.a.
    against medical advice
  14. ABC
    airway, breathing, circulation
  15. abd
    abdominal
  16. ABG
    arterial blood gas
  17. ac
    before meals
  18. acl
    anterior cruciate ligament
  19. Ad Lib
    as desired
  20. ADL
    activites of daily living
  21. adm
    administration
  22. AHA
    American Heart Association
  23. AIDS
    acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  24. alb
    albumin
  25. algia
    pain
  26. AMA
    American Medical Association
  27. amb
    ambulate
  28. amt.
    amount
  29. ant
    anterior
  30. ante
    before
  31. AP
    angina petoris
  32. apnea
    cessesation of breathing
  33. ARC
    American Red Cross
  34. ARDS
    adult respiratory distress syndrome
  35. as tol
    as tolerated
  36. ASA
    asprin
  37. ASAP
    as soon as possible
  38. ASHD
    arteriosclerotic heart disease
  39. ATLL
    acute T cell lymphocyte leukemia
  40. Av
    average
  41. ax
    axillary
  42. b
    beta
  43. BE
    barrium enema
  44. Bib
    drink
  45. BID
    twice a day
  46. BM
    bowel movement
  47. BMR
    basal metabolic rate
  48. BP
    blood pressure
  49. BPM
    beats per minute
  50. brady
    slow
  51. BRP
    bathroom privledges
  52. BS
    blood sugar
  53. BSA
    body surface area
  54. BSI
    body substance isolation
  55. BSN
    bachelor of science nursing
  56. BSP
    body substance precautions
  57. BUN
    blood urea nitrogen
  58. Bx
    biopsy
  59. c
    with
  60. c/o
    complains of
  61. CAD
    coronary artery disease
  62. cal
    calorie
  63. CAT
    computed axial tomography
  64. CATH
    catheter
  65. CBC
    complete blood count
  66. CBI
    continuous bladder irrigation
  67. cc
    cubic centimeter
  68. CDC
    Centers for Disease Control
  69. cele-
    hernia
  70. centesis-
    puncture
  71. cepha-
    head
  72. CF
    cycstic fibrosis
  73. CHF
    congestive heart failure
  74. chol
    cholesterol
  75. circ
    circumcision
  76. cl liq
    clear liquids
  77. CNP
    Certified nurse practitioner
  78. CNS
    central nervous system
  79. COPD
    chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder
  80. CPR
    cardiopulmoary resusitation
  81. c-section
    cesarean section
  82. CSR
    Cheyne-Strokes respiration
  83. CT
    computed tomography
  84. ctd
    circling the drain
  85. CVA
    cerebrovascular accident
  86. CVU
    cardiovascular unit
  87. cx
    cervix
  88. Cx
    culture
  89. CXR
    chest x-ray
  90. cyan-
    blue
  91. D & C
    dilation and curettage
  92. d/c
    discontinue
  93. D5W
    5% dextrose in water
  94. DC
    discharge
  95. decub
    bedsore
  96. del
    delivered
  97. Delta
    change
  98. derma-
    skin
  99. DJD
    degenerative joint disorder
  100. DM
    diabetes mellitus
  101. DMD
    Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  102. DNR
    do not resuscitate
  103. DO
    doctor of osteopathy
  104. DOA
    dead on arrival
  105. DRNG
    drainage
  106. DRSG
    dressing
  107. DTR
    deep tendon reflex
  108. dx
    diagnosis
  109. dynia
    pain
  110. EBL
    estimated blood loss
  111. EBV
    Epstein Bar Virus
  112. echo
    echocardiogram
  113. -ectasis
    dilation
  114. -ectomy
    excision
  115. ED
    emergency department
  116. EDC
    expected date of confinement
  117. edema
    swelling
  118. EEG
    electroencephalogram
  119. EKG
    electrocardiogram
  120. emesis
    vomiting
  121. EMG
    electromyogram
  122. EMS
    emergency medical service
  123. ENT
    ear nose and throat
  124. EP
    evoked potential
  125. ER
    emergency room
  126. ESR
    erythrocyte sedimentation rate
  127. etoh
    patient is drunk or smells like alcohol
  128. EVP
    evoked potential
  129. ext
    external
  130. FAS
    fetal alcohol syndrome
  131. FBS
    fasting blood sugar
  132. FHR
    fetal heart rhythm
  133. FHT
    fetal heart tracing or tone
  134. FMH
    family medical history
  135. FP
    false positive
  136. FUO
    fever of undetermined origin
  137. Fx
    fracture
  138. g
    gamma
  139. GDM
    gestational diabetes
  140. GI
    gastrointestinal
  141. GOMER
    GET OUTTA MY ER
  142. GP
    general practitioner
  143. gtt
    drop
  144. GTT
    glucose tolerance test
  145. GU
    genitourinary
  146. gyn
    gynecologist
  147. H & P
    history and physical
  148. H & H
    hemaglobin and hematocrit
  149. HA
    head aches
  150. HB
    heart block
  151. HBV
    hepatitis B virus
  152. HCG
    human chorionic gonadotropin
  153. HCT
    hematocrit
  154. HD
    Huntington disease
  155. hepa-
    liver
  156. HIV
    human immunodeficiency virus
  157. HOB
    head of bead
  158. HPV
    human papillomavirus
  159. HR
    heart rate
  160. Hr
    hour
  161. HS
    at bedtime
  162. HTN
    hyper tension
  163. Hx
    history
  164. hyper AL
    hyperalimentation
  165. I & D
    incision and drain
  166. I & O
    intake and output
  167. -ia
    condition of
  168. -iasis
    condition of
  169. ICU
    intensive care unit
  170. IDDM
    insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
  171. IM
    intra muscular
  172. IND
    investigational new drug
  173. IRDS
    infant respiratory distress syndrome
  174. irr
    irrigate
  175. -itis
    inflammation
  176. IUD
    intrauterine device
  177. IV
    intra venous
  178. IVP
    intravenous pyleogram
  179. IVU
    intravenous urogram
  180. korotkoff
    sounds for blood pressure
  181. KUB
    kidney, ureter, and bladder
  182. KVO
    keep vein open
  183. LE
    lupus erythematosus
  184. -lepsy
    seizure
  185. LFBS
    last fasting blood sugar
  186. lith-
    stone
  187. LLQ
    left lower quadrant
  188. LMP
    last menstral period
  189. LOC
    loss of consciousness
  190. LP
    lumbar puncture
  191. LPN
    licensed practical nurse
  192. LTC
    long term care
  193. LUQ
    left upper quadrant
  194. lysis
    destruction
  195. malacia
    abnormal softness
  196. mania
    excessive preoccupation
  197. MD
    medical doctor
  198. Meq
    miliequivalent
  199. MI
    myocardial infarction
  200. mL
    militer
  201. mod
    moderate
  202. MOM
    milk of magnesia
  203. MRCP
    mentally retarded cerebal palsy
  204. MRI
    magnetic resonance imaging
  205. MS
    multiple sclerosis
  206. myo-
    muscle
  207. N/A
    non applicable
  208. N/C
    no complaints
  209. NB
    newborn
  210. Neg
    negative
  211. NG
    nasogastric tube
  212. NICU
    neonatal intensive care unit
  213. NIDDM
    non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
  214. NMR
    nuclear magnetic resonance imaging
  215. non rep
    do not repeat
  216. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  217. NYD
    not yet diagnosed
  218. θ
    discontinue
  219. O2
    oxygen
  220. OB
    obstetrics
  221. OB-GYN
    obstetrics and gynecology
  222. OCD
    obsessive compulsive disorder
  223. OD
    over dose
  224. -oid
    resembling
  225. -oma
    tumor
  226. oob
    out of bed
  227. OR
    operating room
  228. OS
    left eye
  229. -osis
    condition of disease
  230. OTA
    open to air
  231. OTC
    over the counter
  232. otto-
    ear
  233. OU
    both eyes
  234. oz
    ounce
  235. p.m.
    afternoon
  236. PACU
    post anesthesia care unit
  237. -pathy
    disease
  238. pc
    after meals
  239. pca
    patient controlled analgesic
  240. PCM
    protein-calorie malnutrition
  241. PCO2
    carbon dioxide pressure
  242. PCV
    packed cell volume
  243. PDR
    physician's desk reference
  244. PE
    pulmonary edema
  245. Peds
    pediatrics
  246. per
    by
  247. PET
    positron emission tomography
  248. -pexy
    surgical fixation
  249. pharm
    pharmacy
  250. PID
    pelvic inflammatory disease
  251. PKU
    phenylketonuria
  252. -plasty
    repair
  253. PM
    post mortem
  254. PMS
    premenstral syndrome
  255. PO2
    oxygen pressure
  256. post op
    post operation
  257. pp
    post partum
  258. ppe
    personal protective equipment
  259. pre
    before
  260. pre op
    before surgery
  261. prep
    preparation
  262. prn
    as needed
  263. PT
    physical therapy
  264. pt
    patient
  265. ptosis
    prolapse or sagging
  266. ptt
    partial thrombin time
  267. PTX
    pneumothorax
  268. Px
    prognosis
  269. q
    every
  270. q 1 hour
    every hour
  271. qd
    every day
  272. QHS
    every night at bedtime
  273. QID
    4 times a day
  274. qns
    quantity not sufficient
  275. QOD
    every other day
  276. qs
    quantity sufficient
  277. R
    rectal
  278. R/O
    rule out
  279. RD
    retinal detachment
  280. RhA
    rheumatoid arthritis
  281. RLQ
    right lower quadrant
  282. RMSF
    Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  283. RN
    registered nurse
  284. ROM
    range of motion
  285. rrhagia
    hemorrhage
  286. rrhaphy
    suture
  287. rrhea
    flow, discharge
  288. rrhexis
    rupture
  289. RUQ
    right upper quadrant
  290. Rx
    prescription
  291. s or sans
    without
  292. S/S
    signs and symptoms
  293. SC
    subcutaneous
  294. SCID
    severe combined immune deficiency
  295. scisis
    break or tear
  296. sclerosis
    hardening
  297. scope
    instrument for viewing
  298. scopy
    visually examining
  299. sig
    directions for use
  300. SOB
    shortness of breath
  301. sos
    if necessary
  302. sp gr
    specific gravity
  303. spec
    specimen
  304. SPECT
    single photon emission computed topography
  305. Sq
    subcutaneous
  306. ss
    one half
  307. stasis
    stopping
  308. stat
    at once
  309. STD
    sexually transmitted disease
  310. stomy
    forming artificial opening
  311. sub Q
    subcutaneous
  312. sup
    suppository
  313. SVD
    spontaneous vaginal delivery
  314. T & A
    tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
  315. Tº
    temperature
  316. T3
    thyroid hormone 3
  317. T4
    thyroid hormone 4
  318. tachy
    fast
  319. TB
    tuberculosis
  320. TCBD
    turn cough deep breath
  321. TIA
    transient ischemic attack
  322. TID
    three times day
  323. tome
    cutting instrument
  324. -tomy
    incision
  325. TPN
    total parenteral nutrition
  326. TPR
    temperature pulse and respiration
  327. trach-
    trachea or anything to do with
  328. -tripsy
    crushing
  329. TSH
    thyroid stimulating hormone
  330. TSS
    toxic shock syndrome
  331. TURP
    transurethral resection prostate
  332. UA
    urinalysis
  333. UDS
    urine drug screen
  334. ung
    ointment
  335. URI
    upper respiratory infection
  336. UTI
    urinary tract infection
  337. vag
    vagina
  338. VD
    venereal disease
  339. VO
    verbal orders
  340. vol
    volume
  341. VS
    vital signs
  342. VSS
    vital signs stable
  343. VZV
    varicella zoster virus
  344. w/c
    wheel chair
  345. w/o
    without

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