Med-Terms Abbreviations

Card Set Information

Author:
Lissa-Monster
ID:
95174
Filename:
Med-Terms Abbreviations
Updated:
2011-07-25 13:25:19
Tags:
Medical Terminology
Folders:

Description:
Common approved medical abbreviations
Show Answers:

Home > Flashcards > Print Preview

The flashcards below were created by user Lissa-Monster on FreezingBlue Flashcards. What would you like to do?


  1. WT
    Weight
  2. WNL
    Within Normal Limits
  3. W/C
    Wheelchair
  4. WBC
    White Blood Cell (Count)
  5. VS
    Vital Signs

    Versus
  6. UTI
    Urinary tract Infection
  7. U/S
    Ultrasound
  8. URI
    Upper Respiratory Infection
  9. UE
    Upper Extremity
  10. UA
    Urinalysis
  11. Tx
    Treatment
  12. TUR/TURP
    Transurethral Resection of Prostate Gland
  13. TSH
    Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

    (secreted by pituitary gland)
  14. TPR
    Temperature/Pulse/Respiration
  15. t.i.d.
    • Three times a day
    • (tris in die)
  16. TIA
    Transient Ischemic Attack
  17. TB
    Tuberculosis
  18. tab
    Tablet (pill)
  19. T&A
    Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy
  20. T#
    Thorasic Vertebra

    # = Position
  21. Sx (s/s)
    Signs and symptoms
  22. STAT
    • Immediately
    • (statim)
  23. Sub-Q (SQ)
    Subcutaneous
  24. SOB
    Shortness of Breath
  25. S#
    Sacral Vertebra

    # = position
  26. -
    S
    • Without
    • (sine)
  27. Rx
    • Treatment, Therapy, Prescription
    • (recipe)
  28. RRR
    Regular Rate and Rythm
  29. ROM
    Range of Motion
  30. R/O
    Rule Out
  31. RBC
    Red Blood Cell (Count)
  32. q.s.
    • Quantity Sufficient
    • (quantum sufficit)
  33. q.i.d.
    • Four times a day
    • (quater in die)
  34. q2h
    • Every two hours
    • (quaque secunda hora)
  35. q.h.
    • Every hour
    • (quaque hora)
  36. q.d.
    • Every Day
    • (quaque die)
  37. q
    • Every
    • (quaque)
  38. PWB
    Partial Weight Bearing
  39. PVD
    Peripheral Vascular Disease
  40. PT
    Physical Therapy

    Prethrombin Time
  41. Pt
    Patient
  42. PSA
    Prostate Specific Antigen
  43. prn
    • As Needed
    • (pro re nata)
  44. Prep
    Prepare for
  45. Post-Op (p/o)
    • Postoperative
    • After Operation
  46. p.o.
    • By Mouth
    • (per os)
  47. PERRLA
    Pupils equal, round, and reactive to light, and accomodation
  48. Per
    By
  49. pc
    • After Meals
    • (post cibum)
  50. Para#
    Woman who has produced viable offspring

    # = number of children

    (also unipara, bipara, tripara)
  51. -
    P
    After
  52. OU
    • Each Eye
    • (oculus uterque)
  53. OS
    • Left Eye
    • (Oculus Sinister)
  54. ORTH/ortho
    Orthopedics
  55. ORIF
    Open Reduction with Internal Fixation
  56. OR
    Operating Room
  57. OD
    • Right Eye
    • (oculus dexter)

    Dr. of Optometry
  58. NSAID
    Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug
  59. NOP
    • Nothing by Mouth
    • (nil per os)
  60. NKA
    No Known Allergies
  61. NG
    Nasogastric (tube)
  62. Na
    Sodium
  63. MSW
    Medical Social Worker
  64. MRI
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  65. MI
    • Myocardial Infarction
    • (heart attack)
  66. mg
    milligram
  67. mets
    metastases
  68. lytes
    Electrolytes
  69. LMP
    Last Menstrual Period
  70. LUQ | RUQ
    -------------
    LLQ | RLQ
    Abdominal Quadrants

    • Left Upper | Right Upper
    • Left Lower | Right Lower
  71. LE
    Lupus Erythmatosus

    Lower Extremity
  72. LDL
    Low Density Lipoprotien

    (increased risk of heart attack)
  73. LDH
    Lactate Dehydrogenase

    (associated with heart attack)
  74. lat
    Lateral
  75. L#
    Lumbar Vertebra

    # = position
  76. K
    Potassium
  77. IDDM
    Insulin Dependant Diabetes Mellitus
  78. IVP
    Intravenous Pylography
  79. IV
    Intravenous
  80. IUD
    Intrauterine Device

    (contraceptive)
  81. I&O
    Intake and Output
  82. IM
    Intramuscular

    Infectious Mononucleosis
  83. ICU
    Intensive Care Unit
  84. IBD
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  85. I&D
    Incision and Drainage
  86. Hx
    History
  87. HTN
    • Hypertension
    • (high blood pressure)
  88. h.s.
    • Bedtime
    • (hora somni)
  89. HRT
    Hormone Replacement Therapy
  90. H&P
    History and Physical
  91. h/o
    History of
  92. HIV
    Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  93. HIPPA
    • Health Insurance prtability and Accountability Act
    • (of 1996)
  94. hgb/Hb
    Hemoglobin
  95. HDL
    High Density Lipoprotien

    Decreased coronary artery disease
  96. Hct
    Hematocrit
  97. HCG
    Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

    (secreted during pregnancy)
  98. HBV
    Hepatitis B Virus
  99. GU
    Geritourinary
  100. GTT
    Glucose Tolerance Test
  101. gt/gtt
    Drop/Drops
  102. Grav#
    Gravida - Woman who has had a pregnancy of any durration

    # = number of pregnancies
  103. GI
    Gastrointestinal
  104. GERD
    Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  105. Fx
    Fracture
  106. f/u
    Follow Up
  107. FSH
    Follicle Stimulating Hormone

    (secreted by the pituitary gland)
  108. Fe
    Iron
  109. FBS
    Fasting Blood Sugar
  110. ETOH
    Ethyl Alcohol
  111. ER
    Emergency Room

    Estrogen Receptor
  112. EMG
    Electromyography
  113. ELISA
    Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay

    (AIDS test)
  114. EGD
    Esophagogastroduodenosccopy
  115. EENT/ENT
    Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat / Ear, Nose, and Throat
  116. EEG
    Electroencephalography

    Electroencephalogram
  117. EDC
    Estimated Date of Confinement

    (due date)
  118. ED
    Erectile Disfunction

    Emergency Department
  119. ECG
    Electrocardiography

    Electrocardiogram
  120. EBV
    Epstein Barr Virus

    (cause of mono)
  121. Dx
    Diagnosis
  122. DVT
    Deep Vein Thrombosis
  123. DT
    Delirium Tremens

    (withdrawal)
  124. DOB
    Date of Birth
  125. DM
    Diabetes Mellitus
  126. D&C
    Dilation anf Curettage

    (of the uterine lining)
  127. d/c
    Discontinue

    Discharge
  128. CVA
    Cerebrovasscular Accident

    (stroke)
  129. CT Scan
    Computed Tomography Scan
  130. CSF
    Cerebrospinal Fluid
  131. C-Section/CS
    Cesarean Section
  132. CPR
    Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  133. COPD
    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  134. c/o
    Complaint Of
  135. CNS
    Central Nervous System
  136. CHF
    Congestive Heart Falure
  137. CBC
    Complete Blood Count
  138. CAD
    Coronary Artery Disease
  139. CABG
    Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
  140. C#
    Cervical Vertabra

    # = position
  141. -
    C
    • With
    • (cum)
  142. Bx
    Biopsy
  143. BUN
    Blood Urea Nitrogen
  144. BPH
    Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

    (hyperplasia)
  145. bs
    Blood Sugar

    Bowel Sounds

    Breath Sounds
  146. BP (b/p)
    Blood Pressure
  147. BM
    Bowel Movement
  148. b.i.d.
    • Twice a Day
    • (bi in die)
  149. -
    a
    Before
  150. ASHD
    Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease
  151. ad lib
    • Freely, As Desired
    • (ad libitum)
  152. ac
    • Before Meals
    • (ante cibum)
  153. Abd
    Abdomen
  154. OA
    Osteoarthritis
  155. NKDA
    No Known Drug Allergies
  156. N+V
    Nausea and Vomiting

What would you like to do?

Home > Flashcards > Print Preview