Abbreviations A - I

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Abbreviations A - I
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  1. AC, ac
    before meals
  2. ABC
    airway/breathing/circulation
  3. abd
    abdomen, abduction
  4. ABG
    aterial blood gases
  5. ABX
    antibiotics
  6. ADA
    American Diabetic Association
  7. add
    adduction
  8. ADL
    Activities of Daily Living
  9. ad lib
    as much as needed, as desired
  10. Adm.
    admission
  11. AKA
    above the knee amputation
  12. a.m.
    morning
  13. AMA
    against medical advice
  14. AMD, amb
    ambulatory
  15. amp
    ampule
  16. ant.
    anterior
  17. AP
    anterior-posterior
  18. ARF
    acute renal failure
  19. AROM
    active range of motion
  20. ASAP
    as soon as possible
  21. ASA
    aspirin
  22. ASSMT
    assessment
  23. as tol
    as tolerated
  24. Ax
    axillary
  25. BBS
    bilateral breath sounds
  26. BCX
    blood culture
  27. BE
    barium enema
  28. BG
    blood glucose
  29. bid
    twice daily
  30. bil
    bilateral
  31. BKA
    below the knee amputation
  32. bld
    blood
  33. BLE
    bilateral lower extremity
  34. bm
    bowel movement
  35. BMR
    basal metabolic rate
  36. BP, B/P
    blood pressure
  37. BPM, bpm
    beats per minute
  38. bs
    bowel sounds
  39. bs
    bedside
  40. BS
    blood sugar
  41. BS
    breath sounds
  42. BSA
    body surface area
  43. BUE
    Bilateral upper extremity
  44. BUN
    blood urea nitrogen
  45. Bx
    biopsy
  46. C
    degrees Centigrade Co
  47. Ca
    calcium
  48. CA
    cancer, carcinoma
  49. cal.
    calorie
  50. CT
    computerized axial tomography
  51. cath
    catheter, catherization
  52. CBC
    complete blood count
  53. CBR
    complete bed rest
  54. CDC
    Center for Disease Control
  55. CEA
    carcinoembryonic antigen
  56. CHD
    congenital heart disease
  57. CHF
    congestive heart failure
  58. CHO
    carbohydrate
  59. cl liq
    clear liquid
  60. cm
    centimeter
  61. CNS
    central nervous system
  62. c/o
    complains of
  63. CO2
    carbon dioxide
  64. Cont.
    continued
  65. CPR
    cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  66. CRF
    chronic renal failure
  67. CRTT
    certified Respiratory Therapy Technician
  68. C/S
    C-section
  69. C & S
    culture and sensitivity
  70. CSF
    cerebral spinal fluid
  71. CTA
    clear to auscultation
  72. CV
    cardiovascular
  73. CVA
    cerebrovascular
  74. CVL
    central venous line
  75. Cx
    culture
  76. CXR
    chest x-ray
  77. DAT
    diet as tolerated
  78. DI
    diabetes insipidus
  79. diab
    diabetes
  80. DM
    diabetes mellitus
  81. DNR
    do not resuscitate
  82. D5NS
    detrose 5% normal saline
  83. DOA
    dead on arrival
  84. DOB
    date of birth
  85. Dr.
    doctor
  86. Drsg
    dressing
  87. dx
    diagnosis
  88. EKG
    electrocardiogram
  89. Echo
    echocardiogram
  90. EEG
    electroencephalogram
  91. e.g.
    for example
  92. ENT
    ear, nose, and throat
  93. EOM
    extraocular muscles, movement
  94. ESR
    erythrocyte renal disease
  95. ESRD
    end-stage renal disease
  96. et
    and
  97. E.T.
    expiratory time
  98. ETT
    endotracheal tube
  99. F
    female
  100. oF
    degrees Fahrenheit
  101. FBS
    fasting blood sugar
  102. Fe
    iron
  103. FEV
    forced expiratory volume
  104. FHX
    family history
  105. fl
    fluid
  106. FNP
    Family Nurse Practitioner
  107. FREQ
    frequent
  108. FROM
    full range of motion
  109. FS
    full strength
  110. F/U
    follow-up
  111. FUO
    fever of undetermined orgin
  112. FWB
    full weight bearing
  113. Fx
    fracture
  114. GFR
    glomerular filtration rate
  115. GI
    gastrointestinal
  116. gm
    gram
  117. GT
    gastrostomy tube
  118. GTC
    generalized tonic clonic
  119. GTT
    Glucose Tolerance Test
  120. gtts
    drops
  121. GU
    genitourinary
  122. GYN
    gynecology
  123. HBG
    Glycolated hemoglobin
  124. Hct
    hematocrit


    (to be used by laboratory only)
  125. HEENT
    head, eyes, ears, nose and throat
  126. Hgb
    hemoglobin
  127. HOB
    head of bed
  128. H & H
    hemoglobin and hematocrit
  129. H & P
    history and physical
  130. hr
    hour
  131. HR
    heart rate
  132. hs, h.s.
    hour of sleep
  133. Ht.
    height
  134. HTN
    hypertension
  135. hx
    history
  136. I
    independent
  137. IBW
    ideal body weight
  138. ICU
    intensive care unit
  139. I & D
    incision and drainage
  140. IDDM
    insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
  141. IM
    intramuscular
  142. IMM
    immunization
  143. Inj
    injection
  144. I & O
    intake and output
  145. IPPB
    intermittent positive pressure breathing
  146. IS
    incentive spiromentry
  147. IV
    intravenous


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