Common Abb. ADN

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medical abbreviations

ac

before meals

adm

admission

AIDS

Aquired immunodeficeincy Syndrome

alk phos

alkaline phosphate

AMA

against medical advice

AS

left ear

bid

twice a day

BP

blood pressure

BRP

bathroom privileges

BUN

blood urea nitrogen

Ca

calcium

cal

calorie

CBC

complete blood count

chemo

chemotherapy

Cl

chloride

CNS

central nervous system

c/o

complains of

COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder

CPK

creatinine phosphokinase

C&S

culture and sensitivity

CTA

clear to ausculation

D&C

dilatation and curettage

DM

diabeties mellitus

DOA

dead on arrival

DPT

diphtheria-pertussin-tetanus

DTR

deep tendon reflexes

Dx

diagnosis

e.g.

example

EMG

electromyogram

EOM

extraocular movements

fx

fracture

GTT

glucose tolerance test

GU

genitourinary

HA

headache

Hct

hematocrit

htn

hypertension

HOH

hard of hearing

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