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Medical abbreviation pgs 1-4

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No / none
Primary
Secondary
with
without
after
before
abd
abdomen
ABG
Arterial Blood Gases
ac
before meal
ad lib
as desired
ADL
activities of daily living
adm
admission
AEB
as evidenced by
AIDS
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AKA
above knee amputation
AM
morning
AMA
against medical advice
amb
ambulation
amp
ampule
amt
amount
A&O
Alert & Oriented
APTT
activated partial thromboplastin time
ASA
asprin
ASAP
as soon as possible
ATC
around the clock
ax
axillary
BBS
bilateral breath sounds
BG
blood glucose
BKA
below knee amputation
BM
bowel movement
BP
blood pressure
BR
bed rest
BRP
bathroom privilege
BS
bed side
BUN
Blood Urea Nitrogen
c
centigrade
C&S
culture & sensitivity
c/o
complaint of
Ca++
Calcium
CAD
coronary artery disease
Cal
calories
CBC
complete blood count
CC
chief complaint
CHF
congestive heart failure
cm
centimeter
CNS
central nervous system
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CSF
cerebral spinal fluid
CTA
clear to auscultation
CVA
cerebral vascular accident
CXR
chest x-ray
d/c
discontinue
diff
differential
DKA
diabetic ketoacidosis
DM
diabetes mellitus
DOA
dead on arrival
DOB
date of birth
DOE
dyspnea on exertion
DTR
deep tendon reflexes
DVT
deep vein thrombosis
Dx
diagnosis
ECF
extended care facility
ECG or EKG
electrocardiogram
ER
emergency room
ETOH
ethyl alcohol
eval
evaluation
ext
external
FBS
fasting blood sugar
Fe
iron
freq
frequency
F/U
follow up
fx
fracture
GI
gastrointestinal
GSW
gun shot wound
gtts
drops
GU
genitourinary
GYN
gynecology
H/H
hematocrit & Hemoglobin
h/o
history of
H2O
water
H2O2
hydrogen peroxide
HA
headache
Hgb
hemoglobin
HOB
head of bed
HOH
hard of hearing
H&P
history & physical
HR
heart rate
HS
bedtime / hour of sleep
ht
height
HTN
hypertension
Hx
history
ICU
intensive care unit
I&D
incision & drainage
IM
intramuscular
inj
injection / injectable
I&O
intake & output
IV
intravenous
IVDA
intravenous drug abuse
K+
potassium
KCl
potassium chloride
Kg
kilogram
LDL
low density lipoprotein cholesterol
LE
lower extremity
LL
lower leg
LOC
loss/level of conciousness
LOS
length of stay
LP
lumbar puncture
LS
lung sounds
(L)
Left
(R)
Right
-
negative
=
equal to
+
positive
#
number
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