Medical Abbreviations A-D

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A&Ox3

Alert and Oriented x3 (person, place, time)

a.c.

Before meals

a.m.

Before noon

AAA

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

AB

ABortion

abd

Abdomen

ABG

Arterial Blood Gas

abx

Antibiotics

Ad lib.

as desired

A-Fib

Atrial Fibrillation

AICD

Automated Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator

AIDS

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

AMA

Against Medical Advice

Amb

Ambulatory

AMI

Acute Myocardial Infarction

AMS

Altered Mental Status

approx

Approximately

appt

Appointment

appy

Appendectomy

ASA

Acetylsalicylic Acid (Aspirin)

AUS

Artificial Urinary Sphincter

Auto/Ped

Automobile vs Pedestrian

BBS

Bilateral Breath Sounds

BCP

Birch Control Pill

BID

Twice Daily

bilat

Bilateral

BLE

Bilateral Lower Extemities

BM

Bowel MOvement

BP

Blood pressure

BPH

Benign prostatic hypertrophy

BS

Bowel Sounds, Breath Sounds

BSG

Blood sugar glucose

BUE

Bilateral upper extremities

C&S

Culture and Sensitivity

c/o

Complains of

CABG

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft

CAD

Coronary Artery Disease

cath

Catheter, catheterization

CBC

Complete Blood Count

C-Collar

Cervical Collar

CHF

Congestive Heart Failure

CHI

Closed Head Injury

chole

Cholecystectomy

cm

centimeter

CMT

Cervical Motion Tenderness

CNS

Central Nervous System

CO2

Carbon Dioxide

COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

CP

Chest Pain

CPAP

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure

CPR

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

CSF

Cerebrospinal Fluid

C-Spine

Cervical Spine

CT

Computerized Tomography

CT abd/pelvis

CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis

CTIVP

CT scan of the abdomen specifically focusing on the kidneys, ureters and bladder

CTA

Clear to Auscultation, CT Angiogram

CV

Cardiovascular

CVA

Cerebral Vascular Accident or Costovertebral ANgle

CVAT

Costovertebral Angle Tenderness

CXR

Chest X-ray

d/c

Discontinue, Discharge

DDx

Differential Diagnosis

DI

Diabetes Insipidus

DIP

Distal Interphalangeal Joint

DJD

Degenerative Joint Disease

DM

Diabetes Mellitus

DNR

Do Not Resuscitate

DOE

Dyspnea on Exertion

DRE

Digital Rectal Exam

DTR

Deep Tendon Reflex

DUB

Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding

DVT

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Dx, dx

Diagnosis

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