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Chapter 4- Medical Abbreviation

UA

The abbreviation for urinalysis is

HCT

The abbreviation for hematocrit is

hypo

The abbreviation for below or low is

CVA or C.V.A

The abbreviation for cerbrovascular accident or stroke is

GI or G.I.

The abbreviation for gastrointestinal is

po

The abbreviation for by mouth is

dsg

The abbreviation for dressing is

med

The abbreviation for medicine is

p.m. or P.M. or pm or PM

The abbreviation for afternoon is

postop or post op

The abbreviation for postoperative is

n/g tube or ng. tube or N.G.T.

The abbreviation for nasogastric tube is

PMC or P.M.C.

The abbreviation for postmortem care is

PPBS

The abbreviation for postprandial blood sugar is

IV or I.V.

The abbreviation for intravenous is

MD or M.D.

The abbreviation for medical doctor is

lab

The abbreviation for laboratory is

dc or d/c

The abbreviation for discontinue is

DX

The abbreviation for diagnosis is

FBS or F.B.S.

The abbreviation for fasting blood sugar is

hyper

The abbreviation for above or high is

disch, or dish or D/C

The abbreviation for discharge is

cath

The abbreviation for catheter is

EEG

The abbreviation for electroencephalogram is

DR

The abbreviation for delivery room is

VV

The abbreviation for varicose veins is

pap smear

The abbreviation for papanicolaou smear is

Ca

The abbreviation for cancer is

TPR

The abbreviation for temperature, pulse, and respiration is

STAT

The abbreviation for at once or immediately is

prep

The abbreviation for preparing the patien for surgery by shaving the skin is

Spec or spec

The abbreviation for for specimen is

CPR or C.P.R.

The abbreviation for cardiopulmonary resusciation is

Gtt or G.T.T

The abbreviation for glucose tolerance test is

DOA or D.O.A.

The abbreviation for dead on arrival is

F. or Fe. or F or Fe

The abbreviation for femail is

M

The abbreviation for male is

gal

The abbreviation for gallon is

BUN

The abbreviation for blood urea nitrogen

ht

The abbreviation for height is

OJ or O.J.

The abbreviation for orange juice is

ICU or I.C.U

The abbreviation for intensive care unit is

Mn or mm or M/n

The abbreviation for midnight is

ABP

The abbreviation for arterial blood pressure is

OR or O.R.

The abbreviation for operating room is

oz

The abbreviation for ounce is

TSS

The abbreviation for toxic shock syndrome is

carbohydrate

The abbreviation for carb means

chronic brain syndrome

The abbreviation for cbs means

CC

The abbreviation for chief complaint is

Gr

The abbreviation for abbreviation for grain is

GYN

The abbreviation for gynecology is

NSR

The abbreviation for normal sinus rhythm is

elix

The abbreviation for elixir is

emul

The abbreviation for emuslion is

fl or fld

The abbreviation for fluid is

oint, ung

The abbreviation for ointment is

sol

The abbreviation for solution is

supp

The abbreviation for suppository is

syr

The abbreviation for syrup is

tab

The abbreviation for tablet is

tinc

The abbreviation for tincture

IM

The abbreviation for intramuscular is

inj

The abbreviation for injection

R

The abbreviation for rectally is

ad lib

The abbreviation for desired is

AD

The abbreviation for right ear is

AS

The abbreviation for left ear is

AU

The abbreviation for both ears is

dial

The abbreviation for dilute is

d

The abbreviation for day is

AA

The abbreviation for alcoholics anonymous is

ADC

The abbreviation for aid to dependent children is

BBB

The abbreviation for bundle branch block is

blt tm

The abbreviation for bleeding time is

BS

The abbreviation for blood sugar is

BUN

The abbreviation for blood uria nitrogen is

Bx

The abbreviation for biopsy is

Cad

The abbreviation for coronary artery disease is

CCi

The abbreviation for chronic coronary insufficiency is

CPR

The abbreviation for cardiopulmonary resucitation is

COLD

The abbreviation for chronic obstructive lung disease is

EDD

The abbreviation for expected date of delivery is

EMT

The abbreviation foremergency medical technician is

HDC

The abbreviation for hydrochloric acid is

IFN

The abbreviation for interferon is

INS

The abbreviation for insurance is

K

The abbreviation for potassium is

LIG

The abbreviation for ligament is

LPM

The abbreviation for liters per minute is

MRD

The abbreviation for medical records department is

NIH

The abbreviation for national institute of health is

PMH

The abbreviation for past medical history is

PLBO

The abbreviation for placebo is

R.D.A.

The abbreviation for recommended daily allowance is

LPN

The abbreviation for licensed practical nurse is

VPN

The abbreviation for vocational practical nurse is

SPT

The abbreviation for skin prick test is

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