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Chapter 4- Medical Abbreviations

Chapter 4- Medical Abbreviation
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The abbreviation for urinalysis is
HCT
The abbreviation for hematocrit is
hypo
The abbreviation for below or low is
CVA or C.V.A
The abbreviation for cerbrovascular accident or stroke is
GI or G.I.
The abbreviation for gastrointestinal is
po
The abbreviation for by mouth is
dsg
The abbreviation for dressing is
med
The abbreviation for medicine is
p.m. or P.M. or pm or PM
The abbreviation for afternoon is
postop or post op
The abbreviation for postoperative is
n/g tube or ng. tube or N.G.T.
The abbreviation for nasogastric tube is
PMC or P.M.C.
The abbreviation for postmortem care is
PPBS
The abbreviation for postprandial blood sugar is
IV or I.V.
The abbreviation for intravenous is
MD or M.D.
The abbreviation for medical doctor is
lab
The abbreviation for laboratory is
dc or d/c
The abbreviation for discontinue is
DX
The abbreviation for diagnosis is
FBS or F.B.S.
The abbreviation for fasting blood sugar is
hyper
The abbreviation for above or high is
disch, or dish or D/C
The abbreviation for discharge is
cath
The abbreviation for catheter is
EEG
The abbreviation for electroencephalogram is
DR
The abbreviation for delivery room is
VV
The abbreviation for varicose veins is
pap smear
The abbreviation for papanicolaou smear is
Ca
The abbreviation for cancer is
TPR
The abbreviation for temperature, pulse, and respiration is
STAT
The abbreviation for at once or immediately is
prep
The abbreviation for preparing the patien for surgery by shaving the skin is
Spec or spec
The abbreviation for for specimen is
CPR or C.P.R.
The abbreviation for cardiopulmonary resusciation is
Gtt or G.T.T
The abbreviation for glucose tolerance test is
DOA or D.O.A.
The abbreviation for dead on arrival is
F. or Fe. or F or Fe
The abbreviation for femail is
M
The abbreviation for male is
gal
The abbreviation for gallon is
BUN
The abbreviation for blood urea nitrogen
ht
The abbreviation for height is
OJ or O.J.
The abbreviation for orange juice is
ICU or I.C.U
The abbreviation for intensive care unit is
Mn or mm or M/n
The abbreviation for midnight is
ABP
The abbreviation for arterial blood pressure is
OR or O.R.
The abbreviation for operating room is
oz
The abbreviation for ounce is
TSS
The abbreviation for toxic shock syndrome is
carbohydrate
The abbreviation for carb means
chronic brain syndrome
The abbreviation for cbs means
CC
The abbreviation for chief complaint is
Gr
The abbreviation for abbreviation for grain is
GYN
The abbreviation for gynecology is
NSR
The abbreviation for normal sinus rhythm is
elix
The abbreviation for elixir is
emul
The abbreviation for emuslion is
fl or fld
The abbreviation for fluid is
oint, ung
The abbreviation for ointment is
sol
The abbreviation for solution is
supp
The abbreviation for suppository is
syr
The abbreviation for syrup is
tab
The abbreviation for tablet is
tinc
The abbreviation for tincture
IM
The abbreviation for intramuscular is
inj
The abbreviation for injection
R
The abbreviation for rectally is
ad lib
The abbreviation for desired is
AD
The abbreviation for right ear is
AS
The abbreviation for left ear is
AU
The abbreviation for both ears is
dial
The abbreviation for dilute is
d
The abbreviation for day is
AA
The abbreviation for alcoholics anonymous is
ADC
The abbreviation for aid to dependent children is
BBB
The abbreviation for bundle branch block is
blt tm
The abbreviation for bleeding time is
BS
The abbreviation for blood sugar is
BUN
The abbreviation for blood uria nitrogen is
Bx
The abbreviation for biopsy is
Cad
The abbreviation for coronary artery disease is
CCi
The abbreviation for chronic coronary insufficiency is
CPR
The abbreviation for cardiopulmonary resucitation is
COLD
The abbreviation for chronic obstructive lung disease is
EDD
The abbreviation for expected date of delivery is
EMT
The abbreviation foremergency medical technician is
HDC
The abbreviation for hydrochloric acid is
IFN
The abbreviation for interferon is
INS
The abbreviation for insurance is
K
The abbreviation for potassium is
LIG
The abbreviation for ligament is
LPM
The abbreviation for liters per minute is
MRD
The abbreviation for medical records department is
NIH
The abbreviation for national institute of health is
PMH
The abbreviation for past medical history is
PLBO
The abbreviation for placebo is
R.D.A.
The abbreviation for recommended daily allowance is
LPN
The abbreviation for licensed practical nurse is
VPN
The abbreviation for vocational practical nurse is
SPT
The abbreviation for skin prick test is