Common Veterinary Medical Abbreviations and Acronyms

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aa (over lined)

of each

ab

antibody

a.c.

before meals

Ad lib

as much as desired

A/P

anterior/ posterior

BAR

bright, alert, responsive

BCS

body condition score

Bid

twice a day

b.i.d

twice a day

BM

bowel movement

BP

blood pressure

bpm

beats per minute

CBC

complete blood count

cc

cubic centimeter

CRT

capillary refill time

C&S

culture and sensitivity

DEA

drug enforcement association

DOA

dead on arrival

D/V

dorsal/ ventral

FDA

food and drug administration

Fx

fracture

GSW

gun shot wound

HBC

hit by car

HR

heart rate

hs

at bedtime

IC

intracardiac

ID

intradermal

IM

intramusclar

IN

intravenous

IP

intraperitoneal

IV

intravenous

L (circled)

left

MM

mucous membrane

N/M

neutered male

NPO

nothing by mouth (nothing by os)

NSAID

non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug

O (line over)

owner

OHE

ovariohysterectomy

OVH

ovariohysterectomy

p.c.

after meals

PCV

packed cell volume

PE

physical exam

Per Os

orally

PRN

as required

qd

every day

qh

every hour

qid

four times a day

qod

every other day

q12h

every 12 hours

RBC

red blood cell

r (circled)

right

SC

subcutaneously

SQ

subcutaneously

subq

subcutaneously

subcu

subcutaneously

SID

once a day

s.i.d

once a day

S/F

spayed female

Sig

lable; prescription

Stat

immediately

tab

tablet

tid

three times a day

t.i.d

three times a day

TPR

temperature, pulse, respiration

UA

urinalysis

VD

ventral/dorsal

WBC

white blood cell

WNL

within normal limits

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