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Terminology

STUDY
PLAY
at
@
pound
lb
morning
AM
complaint of
c/o
discontinue
d/c
Diagnosis
Dx
Fracture
Fx
water
H2O
oxygen
O2
ounces
oz
after
p or post
afternoon or evening
PM
postoperative
post-op
preoperative
pre-op
Prognosis
Px
prescription or treatment
Rx
immediately
STAT
tablespoon
tbsp
urinary analysis
U/A
weight
wt
laboratory
lab
abdomen
abd
admitted or admission
Adm
ambulate or ambulatory
amb
amount
amt
Cancer
Ca
catheter
Cath
clear liquids
cl liq
discharge
disch
dressing
drsg
fluids
Fld
gallon
gal
gynecology
gyn
hour
hr
inches
in
medications
meds
minute
min
negative
neg
obstetrics
OB
orthopedic
ortho
pediatrics
Peds
specimen
spec
before
a
before meals
a.c.
as desired
ad lib
twice a day
b.i.d.
with
c
none
nil
nothing by mouth
NPO
after meals
pc
by mouth
p.o.
as necessary
p.r.p
every
q
every day
q.d.
every hour
q.h.
every night at bed time
q.h.s
four times a day
q.i.d.
without
s
three times a day
t.i.d.
Liter
L
urinary track infection
UTI
total parenteral nutrition
TPN
Alzheimer disease
AD
activities of daily living
ADL
bowel movement
BM
blood pressure
BP
bed rest
BR
bathroom privileges
BRP
centigrade
C
complete blood count
CBC
cubic centimeter
cc
coronary care unit
CCU
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CPR
cerebral vascular accident
CVA
electrocardiogram
ECG
electroencephalogram
EEG
emergency room
ER
Fahrenheit
F
fasting blood sugar
FBS
force fluids
FF
gastrointestinal
GI
intake and output
I & O
intensive care unit
ICU
intravenous
IV
last menstrual period
LMP
myocardial infraction
MI
out of blood
OOB
operating room
OR
outpatient department
OPD
patient, pint
pt
physical therapy
PT
rectal
R
range of motion
ROM
recovery room
RR
temperature, pulse, respiration
TPR
upper respiratory infection
URI
vital signs
VS
teaspoon
tsp