Medical Abbreviations-Curriculum Set AH2

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full set of medical abbreviations from allied health curriculum

abd

abdomen, abdominal

ac

before meals

ad lib

as desired

ADL

activities of daily living

AIDS

acquired immune deficiency syndrome

Amb

ambulatory

ASA

Aspirin

ASAP

as soon as possible

ASHD

arteriosclerotic heart disease

BE

barium enema

bid

twice a day

BM

bowel movement

BP

blood pressure

BR

bedrest

BRP

bathroom privileges

BS

blood sugar

°C

degrees Celcius

Ca

calcium

CAT

computerized axial tomography

Cath

catheter

CBC

complete blood count

CBR

complete bed rest

cc

cubic centimeter (use ml instead)

CC

chief complaint

CCU

coronary or critical care unit

CHF

congestive heart failure

Cl

chloride

cl liq

clear liquid diet

cm

centimeter

c/o

complains of

CO²

carbon dioxide

COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CS

central supply

C&S

culture and sensitivity

CVA

cerebral vascular accident-(stroke)

D&C

dilatation and curettage

D/C or dc

discontinued, discharge

Diff

differential white count

DNR

do not resuscitate

DOA

dead on arrival

DOB

date of birth

DON

director of nursing

dr

dram or drainage

dsg

dressing

D/W

dextrose in water

Dx

diagnosis

EEG

electoencephalogram

EENT

ear, eyes, nose and throat

EKG or ECG

electrocardiogram

Exc

excision

Exp

exploratory

°F

degrees Fahrenheit

FBS

fasting blood sugar

FF

force fluids

Fl or fl

fluid

Fx

fracture

FUO

fever of unknown origin

GB

gallbladder

GI

gastrointestinal

GU

genitourinary

Gyn

gynecology

H

Hydrogen

H₂O

Water

HA

headache

HBV

hepatitis B virus

hct

hematocrit

Hg

mercury

Hgb

hemoglobin

HOB

head of bed

Hr, h

hour

HS

hour of sleep, bedtime

I&D

incision and drainage

I&O

intake and output

ICU

intensive care unit

IM

intramuscular

inj

injection

int

internal, interior

irrig

irrigation

IV

intravenous

IVP

intravenous pyelogram

K, K⁺

potassium

KCL

potassium chloride

Kg or kg

kilogram

KUB

kidney, ureter, and bladder x-ray

L&D

labor and delivery

Lap

laparotomy

liq

liquid

LLQ

left lower quadrant

LP

lumbar puncture

LUQ

left upper quadrant

mEq

milliequivalent

mg

milligram

MI

myocardial infarction

ml

milliliter

mm

millimeter

MN

midnight

MRI

magnetic resonance imaging

NA

nurse assistant

NaCl

sodium chloride

ng

nasogastric

noct

night

NPO

nothing by mouth

N/S

normal saline

N&V

nausea and vomiting

O₂

oxygen

O&P

ova and parasites

Obs

obstetrics

OBS

observation

Od

overdose

OD

right eye

OOB

out of bed

OR

operating room

OS

left eye

OT

occupational therapy

OU

both eyes

PAP

Papanicolaou smear

Path

pathology

pc

after meals

PDR

physician's desk reference

per

by or through

pH

measure of acidity/alkalinity

PID

pelvic inflammatory disease

po

by mouth

pre-op

before an operation

prn

as necessary

pt

patient or pint

PT

physical therapy

qd

every day

qh

every hour

q2h

every 2 hours

qid

four times a day

qs

quantity sufficient

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