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Medical Abbreviations

STUDY
PLAY
ad lib
as desired
ac
before meals
adm
admission
ASAP
as soon as possible within 30 min
Bid
2x a day
bm
bowel movement
BP
blood pressure
C
Centigrade
Cap
capsule
CC
Chief Complaint
cc
cubic centimeter
C/O
complaint of
CO2
carbon dioxide
CPR
Cardio Pulmonary Rescuitation
CXR
Chest x ray
d/c
discontinue
ECG or EKG
electrocardiogram
EBL
estimated blood loss
ER
emergency room
F
Farenheit
fb
foreign body
fx
fracture
gtt
drop
H&P
history and physical
HR
heart rate
hs
bedtime
H2O
water
I & O
intake and output
IDDM
Insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
IV
Intravenous
IM
Intramuscular
NTG
nirtoglycerin
O2
oxygen
OD
right eye
OS
left eye
OU
both eyes
post-op
after surgery
pre-op
before surgery
po
by mouth
pt
patient
prn
as needed
pc
after meals
qd
every day
qh
every hour
qid
four times a day
qod
every other day
rx
prescription
sub q
subcutaneous
s
without
sx
symptoms
s/s
signs and symptoms
stat
NOW
SOB
short of breath
tab
tablet
TPR
temp, pulse, resp
VS
vital signs
tx
treatment
mg
milligram
ml
milliliter
npo
nothing by mouth
lmp
last menstural period
IUD
intrauterine device
AD
right ear
AS
left ear
AU
both ears
c
with
d
day
LUQ
left upper quadrant
PE
physcial exam
DM
diabetes mellitus
f/u
follow up
UA
urinalysis
appt
appointment
IM
90 degrees
ID
10-15 degrees
Sub Q
45 degrees
IV
15-30 degrees
POL
point of location
hgb
hemoglobin
hx
history
UTI
urinary tract infection
WNL
within normal limits
qns
quanity not sufficent
chol
cholesterol
hct
hematocrit
ROS
review of systems
wt
weight
ASA
aspirin
CBC
complete blood count
CHF
congestive heart failure
C&S
culture and sensitivity
CSF
cerebrospinal fluid
CT
computer tomography
gr
grain
HTN
hypertension
KVO
keep vein open
KUB
kidneys, ureters and bladder
L
liter
lb
pound
NS
normal saline
NSAID
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
OTC
over the counter
pc
after meals
PERRLA
pupils equal, round, reactive to light and accommodation
R/O
rule out
SL
sublingual
TO
telephone order
URI
upper respiratory infection
VO
verbal order
WNL
within normal limits
LLQ
left lower quadrant
RLQ
right lower quadrant
Adult Pulse
60-100
Adult Respiration
15-20
Adult BP
120-140/80-90