Medical Terminology abbreviations .txt

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Medical Terminology abbreviations .txt
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  1. abd
    abdomen
  2. ABGs
    arterial blood gases
  3. ac
    before meals
  4. ACTH
    adrenocorticotropic hormone
  5. ADL
    activities of daily living
  6. ad lib
    as desired
  7. AIDS
    aquired immune deficiency syndrome
  8. AM
    between midnight and noon
  9. amt
    amount
  10. ant
    anterior
  11. AP
    anteroposterior; angina pectoris
  12. ASA
    asprin
  13. ASAP
  14. ax
    axillary
  15. bid
    twice a day
  16. BM
    bowel movement
  17. BP
    blood pressure
  18. BRP
    bathroom privileges
  19. c (has a line above it?)
    with
  20. C
    Celcius
  21. CA
    cancer, carcinoma
  22. CBC
    complete blood count
  23. CCU
    coronary care unit
  24. cm
    centimeter
  25. CNS
    central nervous system
  26. c/o
    complains of
  27. CO
    carbon monoxide
  28. CO2
    carbon dioxide
  29. CP
    cerebral palsy
  30. CPR
    cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  31. CT
    computed tomography
  32. CVA
    cerebrovascular accident
  33. D&C
    dilation & curettage
  34. DM
    diabetes mellitus
  35. DOA
    dead on arrival
  36. DOB
    date of birth
  37. DRG
    diagnosis-related group
  38. Dx
    diagnosis
  39. E
    enema
  40. ECG
    electrocardiogram
  41. EEG
    electroencephalogram
  42. EENT
    eyes, ears, nose & throat
  43. EKG
    electrocardiogram
  44. EMG
    electromyogram
  45. ENT
    ears, nose & throat
  46. etio
    etiology
  47. exam
    examination
  48. F
    Farenheit
  49. FSH
    follicle-stimulating hormone
  50. Fx
    fracture
  51. g
    gram
  52. GC
    gonorrhea culture
  53. GSW
    gunshot wound
  54. gH
    glucose tolerance test
  55. GU
    genitourinary
  56. Gyn
    gynecology
  57. Hg
    mercury
  58. hgb
    hemoglobin
  59. H2O
    water
  60. H&P
    history & physical examination
  61. ht
    height
  62. Hx
    history
  63. ICU
    intensive care unit
  64. IM
    intramuscular
  65. I&O
    intake & output
  66. IPPB
    internittent positive pressure breathing
  67. IUD
    intrauterine device
  68. IV
    intravenous
  69. IVP
    intravenous pyelogram
  70. K
    potassium
  71. kg
    kilogram
  72. L
    liter
  73. lat
    lateral
  74. L&D
    labor & delivery
  75. LLQ
    lower left quadrant
  76. LPN
    licensed practical nurse
  77. LR
    lactated Ringer (IV solution)
  78. LUQ
    left upper quadrant
  79. MD
    muscular dystrophy
  80. mEq
    milliequivalent
  81. mg
    milligram
  82. mL
    milliliter
  83. MI
    myocardial infarction
  84. mm
    millimeter
  85. MOM
    milk of magnesia
  86. MS
    multiple sclerosis
  87. Na
    sodium
  88. neg
    negative
  89. NG
    nasogastric
  90. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  91. O2
    oxygen
  92. OB
    obstetrics
  93. OD
    overdose
  94. OR
    operating room
  95. Ortho
    orthopedics
  96. OT
    occupational therapy
  97. oz
    ounce
  98. pc
    after meals
  99. PDR
    Physician's Desk Reference
  100. per
    by
  101. Peds
    pediatrics
  102. PID
    pelvic inflammatory disease
  103. PMS
    premenstrual syndrome
  104. PNS
    peripheral nervous system
  105. Po
    orally; post-operative or phone order
  106. PRN
    as needed
  107. Pt
    patient; pint
  108. PVC
    premature ventricular contractions
  109. Px
    prognosis
  110. q
    ever
  111. qt
    quart
  112. R
    rectal
  113. RBC
    red blood cell count
  114. REM
    rapid eye movement
  115. RN
    registered nurse
  116. ROM
    range of motion; rupture of membrances
  117. RT
    respiratory therapy
  118. Rx
    prescription
  119. s (has a line over it)
    without
  120. SIDS
    sudden infant death syndrome
  121. ss
    one half
  122. SSE
    soap suds enema
  123. staph
    staphylococcus
  124. stat
    immediately
  125. sup
    superior
  126. T&A
    tonisllectomy & adenoidectomy
  127. TB
    tuberculosis
  128. temp
    temperature
  129. tid
    three times per day
  130. TURP
    transurethral resection of the prostate
  131. UA
    urinalysis
  132. VD
    venereal disease
  133. VDRL
    venereal disease research laboratory - blood test for syphilis
  134. VS
    vital signs
  135. WBC
    white blood cell count
  136. wt
    weight

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