Medical Abbreviations

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surg

surgery; surgical

Sx, sx

symptoms

T, temp

temperature

T3

triiodothyronine

T4

thyroxine

TAH

total abdominal hysterectomy

Tb

tubercle bacillus

TB

tuberculosis

TC

throat culture; telephone call

T & C

type and cross match

TD

temporary disability

TENS

transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

TG

triglyceride

TIA

transient ischemic attack

TIBC

total iron-binding capacity

tid

three times a day

TPR

temperature, pulse, respiration

tr, trt, tx, TX

treatment

TSA

tumor specific antigen

TSD

Tay-Sachs disease

TSE

testicular self examination

TSH

thyroid stimulating hormone

TURB

transurethral resection of the bladder

TURP

transurethral resection of the prostate

TVS

transvaginal sonography

UA

urinalysis

UAO

upper airway obstruction

UC

urine culture

UCHD

usual childhood diseases

UCR

usual, customary, and reasonable

UGI

upper gastrointestinal (series)

ULQ

upper left quadrant

URI

upper respiratory infection

URQ

upper right quadrant

UTI

urinary tract infection

UV

ultraviolet

vac

vacuum; vaccine

vag

vaginal

VDRL

Venereal Disease Research Lab

VF

ventricular fibrillation

VS

vital signs

V tach

ventricular tachycardia

W

white; work

WBC, wbc

white blood cell; white blood cell count

wcb

will call back

WDWN

well developed, well nourished

WF

white female

wk(s)

week(s)

WM

white male

WNL

within normal limits

w/o

without

WT, wt

weight

XR

x-ray(s)

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