Abbreviations J - Y and Symbols

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Abbreviations J - Y and Symbols
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  1. JT
    jejunal tube
  2. K+
    potossium level
  3. Kcal
    kilocalorie
  4. KCL
    potassium chloride
  5. Kg
    kilogran
  6. KUB
    kedneys, ureters, badder
  7. KVO
    keep vein open

    (cannot stand alone; must be accompanied with a specific rate)
  8. L
    left
  9. l
    liter
  10. LAB
    laboratory
  11. LAT
    lateral
  12. lb
    pound
  13. LE
    Lower Extremity
  14. LIQ
    Liquid
  15. LLE
    Left lower extremity
  16. LLL
    left lower lobe
  17. LLQ
    left lower quadrant
  18. LMP
    last menstrual period
  19. L/min
    liters per minute (oxygen)
  20. LOC
    loss of consciousness
  21. LP
    lumbar puncture
  22. LTC
    long term care
  23. LUE
    Left upper Extremity
  24. LUL
    left upper lobe
  25. LUQ
    left upper quadrant
  26. LVN
    licensed vocational nurse
  27. Lytes
    electrolytes
  28. MAE (E)
    moves all extremities (equally)
  29. max
    maximum
  30. Mcg
    microgram
  31. MCL
    midclavicular line
  32. M.D.
    Medical Doctor
  33. meds
    medications
  34. mEq
    milliequivalent
  35. mg
    milligram
  36. MI
    myocardial infarction
  37. min
    minute or minimum
  38. ml
    milliliter
  39. mm
    millimeter
  40. MMR
    measles, mumps, rubella
  41. mod
    moderate
  42. MRI
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  43. N/A
    not applicable
  44. Na+
    sodium
  45. NACL
    sodium chloride
  46. NC
    nasal cannula
  47. neg
    negative
  48. NG
    nasogastric
  49. NGT
    nasogastric tube
  50. NKA
    no known allergies
  51. NKDA
    no known drug allergies
  52. NS
    normal saline
  53. NSR
    normal sinus rhythm
  54. N/V
    nausea and vomiting
  55. NWB
    non-weight bearing
  56. O2
    oxygen
  57. OB
    obstetrics
  58. OR
    Operating Room
  59. OOB
    out of bed
  60. Ophth
    ophthalmic
  61. OT
    occupational therapy
  62. OTC
    over the counter drugs
  63. OTR
    Occupational Therapist Registered
  64. oz.
    ounce
  65. Path
    Pathology
  66. pc
    after meals
  67. PCA
    patient controlled analgesia
  68. PE
    physical exam
  69. PERRLA
    pupils equal, round, reactive to light and accommodations
  70. PF
    peak flow
  71. PFT
    Pulmonary Function Test
  72. PMI
    point of maximum impulse
  73. p.m.
    afternoon
  74. po
    by mouth
  75. P. Ox
    pulse oximeter
  76. PT
    prothrombin time
  77. PROM
    Passive Range of Motion
  78. PR
    per rectum
  79. prn
    when necessary
  80. prox
    proximal
  81. PT
    Physical therapy
  82. pt
    patient
  83. PWB
    partial weight bearing
  84. q
    every
  85. qid
    four times a day
  86. qns
    quantity not sufficient
  87. R
    right
  88. RBC
    red blood cells
  89. RDS
    respiratory distress syndrome
  90. Rec
    rectal
  91. reg
    regular
  92. Resp
    respiratory
  93. RLL
    right lower lobe
  94. RLQ
    right lower quadrant
  95. RN
    Registered Nurse
  96. R/O
    rule out
  97. ROM
    range of motion
  98. ROS
    review of systems
  99. RPh
    Registered Pharmacist
  100. RUE
    Right Upper Extremity
  101. RUL
    Right Upper Lobe
  102. RUQ
    Right Upper Quadrant
  103. Rx
    medication, perscription
  104. SBA
    stand-by assistance
  105. SOB
    short of breath
  106. SP
    speech
  107. S/P
    status post
  108. Sp. gr.
    specific gravity
  109. sq
    Subcutaneous (injection)
  110. S/S
    Signs/Symptoms
  111. STAT
    at once, immediately
  112. STD
    Sexually Transmitted Disease
  113. Subcut.
    Subcutaneous
  114. TB
    tuberculosis
  115. tbsp.
    Tablespoon
  116. TCDB
    turn cough and deep breath
  117. TID, tid, t.i.d.
    three times a day
  118. T, temp
    temperature
  119. T.O. or T/O
    telephone order
  120. TPR
    temperature, pulse, and respirations
  121. tsp
    teaspoon
  122. TTWB
    toe touch weight bearing
  123. Tx
    treatment
  124. UA
    urinalysis
  125. UE
    upper extremity
  126. UTI
    urinary tract infection
  127. URI
    upper respiratory infection
  128. V/O, V.O.
    verbal order
  129. V/S
    vital signs
  130. WB
    weight bearing
  131. WBAT
    weight bearing as tolerated
  132. WBC
    white blood cell
  133. W/C, w/c
    wheel chair
  134. WNL
    within normal limits
  135. Wt.
    weight
  136. X
    times
  137. x-match
    cross match
  138. y/o
    years old
  139. yr.
    years(s)
  140. &
    and
  141. up arrow
    increased
  142. arrow down
    decreased, low
  143. %
    percent, percentile
  144. 2o
    secondary to
  145. "
    inches or seconds
  146. '
    foot, feet or minutes
  147. picture of a triangle
    change
  148. =
    equal
  149. ~
    =
    approximately equal to
  150. @
    at
  151. #
    number (preceding number) or pounds
  152. 1o
    Primary
  153. +
    positive
  154. -
    negative
  155. SR w/up arrow
    side rails up
  156. -
    s
    without
  157. -
    c
    with
  158. o
    +
    female
  159. o w/arrow going up
    male

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