Medical Terminology Appendix B

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AC, ac

Before meals

ABC

Airway/Breathing/Circulation

abd

Abdomen, abduction

ABG

Arterial blood gasses

ABX

Antibiotics

ADA

American Diabetic Association

add

adduction

ADL

Activities of daily living

ad lib

as much as needed, as desired

Adm.

Admission

AKA

Above the knee amputation

a.m.

morning

AMA

against medical advice

AMB, amb

Ambulatory

amp

ampule

Ant.

anterior

AP

anterior-posterior

ARF

Acute rectal failure

AROM

Active range of motion

ASAP

as soon as possible

ASA

aspirin

ASSMT

Assessment

as tol

as tolerated

Ax

Axillary

BBS

bilateral breath sounds

BCX

blood culture

BE

barium enema

BG

blood glucose

bid

twice daily

bil

bilateral

BKA

Below the Knee Amputation

BLE

bilateral lower extremity

bm

bowel movement

BMR

basal metabolic rate

BP, B/P

blood pressure

BPM, bpm

beats per minute

bs

bowel sounds, bedside

BS

Blood Sugar, breath sounds

BSA

body surface area

BUE

Bilateral Upper Extremity

BUN

blood urea nitrogen

C

Degrees Centigrade

Ca

Calcium

CA

Cancer, carcinoma

Cal.

calorie

CT

computerized axial tomography

cath

catheter, catheterization

CBC

complete blood count

CBR

Complete bed rest

CDC

Center for Disease Control

CEA

carcinoembryonic antigen

CHD

congestive heart disease

CHF

congestive heart failure

CHO

carbohydrate

cl liq

clear liquid

cm

centimeter

CNS

central nervous system

c/o

complains of

CO2

Carbon dioxide

Cont.

continued

CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

CRF

chronic renal failure

CRTT

Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician

C/S

C-Section

C&S

culture and sensitivity

CSF

cerebral spinal fluid

CTA

clear to auscultation

CV

Cardiovascular

CVA

Cerebrovascular

CVL

Central Venous Line

Cx

Culture

CXR

Chest x-ray

DAT

diet as tolerated

DI

diabetes insipidus

Diab.

diabetes

DM

Diabetes mellitus

DNR

do not resuscitate

D5NS

Dextrose 5% normal saline

DOA

dead on arrival

DOB

date of birth

Dr.

Doctor

Drsg.

dressing

dx

diagnosis

EKG

electrocardiogram

Echo

echocardiogram

EEG

electroencephalogram

e.g.

for example

ENT

ear, nose and throat

EOM

extraocular muscles, movement

ESR

erythrocyte sedimentation rate

ESRD

End-stage renal disease

E.T.

Expiratory Time

ETT

endotracheal tube

°F

Degrees Fahrenheit

FBS

fasting blood sugar

FEV

Forced Expiratory Volume

FHX

Family history

FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

FREQ

frequent

FROM

full range of motion

FS

full strength

F/U

Follow-up

FUO

fever of undetermined origin

FWB

full weight bearing

Fx

fracture

GFR

Glomerular Filtration Rate

GI

Gastrointestinal

GT

Gastrostomy tube

GTC

generalized tonic clonic

GTT

glucose tolerance test

gtts

drops

GU

genitourinary

GYN

gynecology

HBG

Glycolated hemaglobin

Hct

hematocrit (to be used in laboratory only)

HEENT

Head, eyes, ears, nose and throat

Hgb

hemoglobin

HOB

head of bed

H & H

hemoglobin and hematocrit

H&P

History and physical

HR

heart rate

hs, h.s.

hour of sleep

Ht.

height

HTN

hypertension

hx

history

I

Independent

IBW

ideal body weight

ICU

intensive care unit

I&D

incision and drainage

IDDM

insulin dependent diabetes mellitus

IM

intramuscular

IMM

immunization

Inj

injection

I&O

intake and output

IPPB

intermittent positive pressure breathing

IS

Incentive spirometry

IV

intravenous (with continuous or push)

JT

jejunal tube

K+

potassium level

Kcal

kilocalorie

KCL

Potassium Chloride

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