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â (straight line over a)
before
AAA
Abdominal aortic aneurysm
A & P
auscultation and percussion
abd
abdomen
abn
abnormal
ac
before meals
ad lib
as desired
ADLs
activities of daily living
adm.
admitted, admission
AE
above the elbow
AED
Automated External Defibrillator
AF
atrial fibrillation
AIDS
acquired immune deficiency syndrome
AKA
above-knee amputation
ALL
acute lymphocytic leukemia
A.M.
morning
AMA
against medical advice
amb.
walk; ambulate
AMI
acute myocardial infarction
amp.
ampule
ant.
anterior
AP
anterior-posterior
ARDS
Acute (or adult) Respiratory Distress Syndrome
ARF
Acute Renal Failure
ASCVD
arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease
ASHD
arteriosclerotic heart disease
ax.
axillary
b.i.d. ; BID
twice a day
bil; bilat
bilateral
bipap
bilevel positie airway pressure
BKA
below-knee amputation
BLE
bilateral lower extremities
BM
bowel movement
BMR
basal metabolic rate
BP
blood pressure
BPH
benign prostatic hyperplasia
BR
bed rest
BRP
bathroom privileges; up to bathroom only
BSA
body surface area
BSC
bed side commode
BSE
breast self exam
BUE
bilateral upper extremities
C
centigrade
c (with line over it)
with
C & DB
cough and deep breath
c/o
complains of
Ca, CA
cancer; carcinoma
CABG
coronary artery bypass and graft
CAD
coronary artery disease
Cal
calorie
cap; caps
capsule; capsules
cath
catheterize
CBR
complete bedrest
CBS or OBS
Chronic brain syndrome or organic brain syndrome
C.C.
chief complaint
CHD
coronary heart disease or congenital heart disease
CHF
congestive heart failure
CHO
carbohydrate
CNS
central nervous system
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CP
cerebral palsy
CPAP
continuous positive airway pressure
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CRF
chronic renal failure
CTA
(chest) clear to auscultation
CVA
cerebrovascular accident (stroke); costovertebral angle
CVD
cardiovascular disease
CVP
central venous pressure
CXR
chest x-ray
D/C, d/c
discontinue
DDD
degenerative disc disease
D5W
5% dextrose in water
disch; DC; D/C
discharge
DJD
degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis)
DM
diabetes mellitus
DNR
do not resuscitate
DOA
dead on arrival
DOB
date of birth
DOE
dyspnea on exertion
dr
dram or drams *** use with caution
DRGs
diagnostic related groupings
drsg
dressing
DTs
delirium tremens
DTR
deep tendon reflexes
DVT
deep vein thrombosis
dx, DX
diagnosis
elix
elixer
ENT
ear nose and throat
ESRD
end stage renal disease
et
and
ext
extract or external
F
Fahrenheit
FH
family history
F/U
follow up
FUO
fever unknown origin
fx.
fracture, fractional
GB
gall bladder
GC
gonococcus or gonorrhea
GERD
gastroesophageal reflux disease
GI
gastrointestinal
gm
gram
gr
grain
GSW
gunshot wound
gtt/gtts
drops
GU
genitourinary
GYN
gynecology
h
hour
h.s; HS
hours of sleep (bedtime)
H2O2
hydrogen peroxide
HA, h/a
headache; hyperalimentation
HCVD
hypertensive cardiovascular disease
HEENT
head, eyes, ears, nose, throat
HIPPA
health insurance portability and accountability act
HOB
head of bed
HR
heart rate
HTN
hypertension
HVD
hypertensive vascular disease
hx; HX
history
I & D
incision and drainage
I & O; I/O
intake and output
ICU
intensive care unit
IDDM
insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
IM
intramuscular
IOP
intraocular pressure
IV
intravenous
kg
kilogram
KVO
keep vein open
L
liter or liters
L with circle around it
left
lat
lateral
LLE
left lower extremity
LLL
left lower lobe
LLQ
left lower quadrant
LMP
last menstrual period
LOC
level of consciousness; laxative of choice
LP
lumbar puncture
LUE
left upper extremity
LUL
left upper love
LUQ
left upper quadrant
m, m with circle around it
murmur
MAE
moves all extremities
MD
muscular dystrophy; medical doctor
mg
milligram
MI
myocardial infarction
min
minute
ml, mL
milliliter (1ml=1cc)
MRSA
methicillin resistant staph aureus
MS
multiple sclerosis, musculoskeletal
MVA
motor vehicle accident
NAD
no apparent/acute distress
neuro
neurology; neurosurgery
NG
nasogastric
NIDDM
non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
NKA
no known allergies
NKDA
no known drug allergies
noc
night
NPO
nothing by mouth
NS
normal saline
NSAID
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
NSR
normal sinus rhythm
Nsy
nursery
N/V; N&V
nausea/vomiting
N/V/D
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
NVD
neck vein distention
NWB
non-weight bearing
OA
osteoarthritis
OB
obstetrics
OCD
obsessive compulsive disorder
OD
overdose
OOB
out of bed
OPD
outpatient department
OR
operating room
ORIF
open reduction internal fixation
ortho
orthopedics
os
mouth *** use with caution
OT
occupational therapy
oz
ounces
PACU
post anesthesia care unit
p with line over it
after
P & A
percussion and auscultation
p.c.
after meals
PE
physical examination
PEG
percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
PERRLA
pupils equal, round, and react to light and accommodation
PET
position emission tomography
PH
past history
PI
present illness
PICC
peripherally inserted central catheter
PID
pelvic inflammatory disease
P.M.
afternoon
PM&R
physical medicine and rehabilitation
po; PO
by mouth
post
posterior
post op
after surgery
pre op
before surgery
prep
prepare; preparation
prn
when necessary; as needed
psych
psychology; psychiatric
pt
patient
PT
physical therapy
PTA
prior to admission
PUD
peptic ulcer disease
PVC
premature ventricular contraction
PVD
peripheral vascular disease
q 2 (3, 4, 5, ect) h
every 2, 3, 4, 5 hours
qh
every hour
q.s.
quantity suficient *** use with caution
r with circle around it
right
R/O
rule out
RA
rheumatoid arthritis
RL (LR)
ringer's lactate; lactated ringer's
RLE
right lower extremity
RLQ
right lower quadrant
ROM
range of motion
RR
recover room
R/T, r/t
related to
RUE
right upper extremity
RUL
right upper love
RUQ
right upper quadrant
Rx
take, prescription
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