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Medical Abbreviations (A-Y)

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A & D
admission and discharge
A & P
Anterior and posterior or Anatomy and Physicolgy
abd
abdominal
ac
before meals
ad lib
as desired
ADL
Activities of Daily Living
adm
admission
AIDS
Acquired Immune Deficency Syndrome
AM
morning
as tol
as tolerated
ASA
aspirin
Ax
Axillary or armpit
B & B
Bowel and Bladder training
BE
Barium enema
BID
twice a day
bil
bilateral
Bl
Blood
Bl Wk
Blood work
BM
Bowel Movement
BP
Blood Pressure
BR
Bed rest
BRP
Bathroom Privileges
BS
Blood Sugar
BUN
Blood Urea Nitrogen
C
Celsius
w/
with
Ca
Calcium
cal
calorie
Cap
capsule
CBC
Complete Blood Count
CBR
Complete Bed Rest
cc
cubic centimeter
CCU
Critical Care Unit
CDA
Certified Dental Assistant
CDC
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
CHD
Coronary Heart Disease
CHF
Congestive Heart Failure
chol
Cholesterol
CICU
Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
ck
check
cl
Chlorine
cl liq
clear liquids
cm
centimeter
CMA
Certified Medical Assistant
CNP
Certified Nurse Practitioner
CNS
Central Nervous System
c/o
complains of
CO2
Carbon Dioxide
COPD
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CPR
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
C & S
Culture and Sensitivity
CSF
Cerebral Spinal Fluid
CVA
Cerebral Vascular Accident
d
day
D & C
dialation and curettage
disc
discharge
DHHS
Department of Health and Human Services
DM
Diabetes Mellitus
DNR
Do Not Resuscitate
DOA
Dead on Arrival
DOB
Date of Birth
DOD
Date of Death
DON
Director of Nursing
Dr
doctor
Drg
dressing
dx
diagnosis
N
Nitrogen
N/A
not applicable
Na
Sodium
NA
Nurse Aide
Neg
negative
NG
nasogastric tube
NICU
Neonatal or Neurological Intensive Care Unit
NIDDM
Non-Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitius
NP
Nurse Practitioner
NPO
nothing by mouth
N/S or NS
Normal saline
N/V or N & V
nausea and vomiting
NVD
Nausea, Vomiting, and Diarrhea
O2
Oxygen
OB
Obstetrics
Oint
ointment
OOB
out of bed
OP
outpatient
OPD or OPC
Out Patient Department or Clinic
OR
Operating Room
os
mouth
OSHA
Occupational Safety and Health Administraiton
OT
Occupational Therapist
OTC
Over the counter
OU
Each optical
OV
Office visit
oz
ounce
p
after
P
pulse or pain
PAP
Papanicolaou test
pc
after meals
PDR
Physicians Desk Reference
PE
Physical exam
PM
after noon
PMC
Postmortem care
PMS
Premenstrual Syndrome
PO
by mouth or phone order
post-op
after an operation
PPE
Personal Protective Equipment
pre-op
before an operation
prep
prepare
PRN
as needed
pt
patient
PT
Physical Therapist
PVD
Peripheral Vascular Disease
q
every
qd
every day
qh
every hour
q4h
every four hours
qhs
every night at bed time
QID
four times a day
qod
every other day
qt
quart
NaCl
Sodium Chloride
NB
newborn
N/C
no complaint
R
respiration or rectal
Rt
Right
RBC
red blood cell
RLQ
Right lower quadrant
RN
Registered Nurse
R/O
Rule out
ROM
Range of Motion
RT
Respiratory Therapist
RUQ
Right upper quadrant
Rx
Prescription
ea
each
ECG
Electrocardogram
EENT
ear, eye, nose, throat
EMS
Emergency Medical Service
EMT
Emergency Medical Technician
ENT
ear, nose, throat
ER
Emergency Room
exam
examination
F
degrees Fahrenheit
FBS
fasting blood sugar
FBW
fasting blood work
FDA
Food and Drug Administration
Fe
iron
FF
force fluids
Fl
fluid
Fr
Fracture
ft
foot
GB
gallbladder
Gm
gram
gt
drop
GTT
glucose tolerance test
Gyn
gynecology
H2O
water
H2O2
hydrogen peroxide
HA
headache
HBV
hepatitis B
Hg
mercury
HIV
Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HOB
head of bed
H&P
history and physical
Hr
hour
HS
hours of sleep
Ht
height
Hx
history
I&O
intake and output
ICCU
intensive coronary care unit
ICU
intensive care unit
ID
intradermal
IDDM
insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
IM
intramuscular
in
inch
inf
infection
inj
injection
Isol
isolation
IV
intravenous
Jt
joint
K
potassium
Kg
Kilogram
L&D
labor and delivery
(L)
left
Lab
laboratory
lb
pound
liq
liquid
LLQ
left lower quadrant
LMP
last menstrual period
LOC
level of consciousness
LPN
licensed practical nurse
LUQ
left upper quadrant
LVN
licensed vocational nurse
MA
medical assitant
mcg
microgram
MD
medical doctor
Med
medical
mg
milligram
Mg
magnesium
MI
myocardial infarction
min
minute
mL
milliliter
MN
midnight
mod
moderate
MOM
milk of magnesia
MRI
magnetic resonance imaging
MS
multiple sclerosis
MT
medical technologist
s, w/o
without
SICU
surgical intensive care unit
SIDS
sudden infant death syndrome
SOB
shortness of breath
Sol
solution
spec
specimen
SPN
student practical nurse
ss
one half
S&S
signs and symptoms
staph
staphylococcus infection
STAT
immediately, at once
STD
sexually transmitted disease
strep
streptococcus infection
Surg
surgery, surgical
susp
suspension
T, Temp
temperature
tab
tablet
TB
tuberculosis
tbsp
tablespoon
TCDB
turn, cough, deep breath
TIA
transient ischemic attack
TID, tid
three times a day
tol
tolerated
TPR
temperature, pulse, respirations
tsp
teaspoon
tx
treatment
UA, U/A
urinalysis
URI
upper respiratory infection
UTI
urinary tract infection
Vag, vag
Vaginal
VO
verbal order
VS, vs, v/s
vital signs (TPRBPP)
WBC
white blood cells
w/c
wheelchair
WNL
within normal limits
Wt, wt
weight
x
times
XR
x-ray
y/o
years old
YOB
year of birth