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Medical Terminology Abbreviations for LVN

Abd

abdomen

Abg's

arterial blood gases

AIDS

acquired immune deficiency syndrome

AKA

above the knee amputation

ALS

amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

ASHD

arterial sclerosis heart disease

BID

twice a day

BKA

below the knee amputation

BP

blood pressure

BPH

benign prosthetic hypertrophy

BRP

bathroom privilege

BM

bowel movement

Ca, CA

calcium, cancer

CABG

coronary artery bypass graph

CAD

coronary artery disease

COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CO2

carbon dioxide

CNS

central nervous system

CNF

congestive heart failure

PO

by mouth

PR

by rectum

PTT

Partial thromboplastin time

PID

pelvic inflammatory disease

Q am

every morning

Q H

every hour

Q PM

every night

QID

4 times a day

RA

right atrium

ROM

range of motion

RV

right ventrical

SARS

severe acute respiratory syndrome

SOB

shortness of breath

STAT

immediately

STD

sexually transmitted disease

Sx

symptom

TB

tuberculosis

TKR

total knee replacement

TID

three times a day

TSH

thyroid stimulation hormone

TURP

transurethral resection of the prostate

Tx

treatment

CPR

cardiac pulmonary resuscitation

C&S

culture and sensitivity

CSF

cerebrospinal fluid

CT

computated axial tomography

CV

cardiovascular

CVA

cardiovascular accident

DJD

degenerative joint disease

DM

diabetes mellitus

Dx

diagnosis

EKG

electroencephalogram

EKG

Electro Cardiogram

EENT

Ear Eyes Nose Throat

ESRD

end stage renal disease

FBS

fasting blood sugar

Fx

fracture

FSBS

fasting blood sugar

GERD

gastroesophogeal reflux disease

GH

growth hormone

GI

gastrointestinal

GTT

glucose tolerance test

GU

genitourinary

Gyn

gynocology

HTN

hypertension

IBS

irritable bowel syndrome

ID

intradermal

IDDM

insulin dependent diabetes melittus

IM

intramuscular

IV

intravenous

IVP

intravenous pyelogram

K+

potassium

KUB

kidney, ureters, bladder (x-ray)

LA

left atrium

LV

left ventrical

MI

myocardial infarction

MRI

magnetic resonance imaging

MS

multiple sclerosis

NGT

nasal gastric tube

NIDDM

non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus

N&V

nausea and vomiting

NPO

nothing by mouth

OTC

over the counter

OD

overdose

O.D.

right eye

O.S.

left eye

OU

both eyes

OC

occular

PE

physical exam

PERRLA

pupils equal, round, reactive to light and accommodation

PMS

premenstral syndrome

UA

urinalysis

UGI

upper gastrointestinal

URI

upper respiratory infection

UTI

urinary tract infection

VC

ventricular catherization

VD

venereal disease

PT

physical therapy

PUD

peptic ulcer disease

GT

Gastrostomy tube

CBC

complete blood count

MTV

multivitamins

DSS

docusate sulfate

FESO4

ferrous sulfate

Noc

nocturnal, night

ID

interdermal

SC

subcutaneous

NSS

normal saline solution

WTD

wet to dry

DD

dry dressing

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