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Medical Abbreviations

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ABG's
arterial blood gases
ac
before meals
ADL's
activities of daily living
ad lib
as desired
AMA
against medical advice
am
morning
amb
ambulate
amt.
amount
as tol
as tolerated
AP
apical pulse
ARF
acute renal failure
ASA
acetylsalicylic acid
BE
barium enema
bid
twice daily
BM
bowel movement
BMR
basal metabolic rate
BP
blood pressure
BRP
bathroom priviledges
BUN
blood urea nitrogen
CAD
coronary artery disease
c (with a line over it)
with
C.
centigrade
cap
capsule
C &S
culture and sensitivity
CBC
complete blood count
CC
chief complaint
cm
centimeter
c/o
complains of
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPAP
continuous positive airway pressure
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CSF
cerebrovasular fluid
CT
chest tube
CVA
CEREBROVASULAR ACCIDENT
CVC
central venous catheter
DM
diabetes mellitus
DNR
do not resuscitate
DVT
deep vain thrombosis
dx
diagnosis
EC
enteric coated
ECG, EKG
eletrocardiagram
EENT
eyes ear nose throat
F.
farenheit
Fr
french
FUO
fever of undetermined origin
gm
gram
GI
gastrointestinal
gr
grain
gtt
drops
GU
genitourinary
h
hour
HCT
HEMATOCRIT
HGB
hemoglobin
HOB
head of bed
HR
heart rate
HPI
history of present illness
ht
height
hx
history
I&D
incision and drainage
I&O
intake and output
IM
intra muscular
IV
intraveous
IVP
intravenous push
L (inside a circle)
left
lytes
electrolytes
MAR
medication administration record
mcg
microgram
mEq
milliequivalent
mg
milligram
ml
milliliter
mod.
moderate
MVI
multivitamin
NC
nasal cannula
NKA
no known allergies
NG
nasogastric
noc
night
NPO
nothing by mouth
N/V
nausea/vomiting
OD
right eye
OS
left eye
OU
both eyes
OOB
out of bed
OT
occupatioinal therapy
pc
after meals
P
pulse
PCA
patient controlled analgesia
PE
pulmonary embolism
PERRLA
pupils equally round, reactive to light and with accommodation
pm
afternoon/evening
PICC
peripherally inserted central catheter
PMI
point of maximum impulse
po
by mouth
prn
as needed
PT
physical therapy
PRBC
packed red blood cells
PTA
prior to admit
q
every
q day
every day
qid
4 times a day
QS
quantity sufficient
R (inside a circle)
right
R
respirations
R/O
rule out
ROM
range of motion
RR
respiratory rate
r/t
related to
RX
prescription
subQ
subcutaneously
SOB
shortness of breath
SR
sustained release
stat
immediately
supp
suppository
susp
suspension
s (with line over it)
without
sm
small
T
temperature
tid
3 times a day
TO
telephone order
TPR
temp. pulse respiration
TPN
total parenteral nutrition
UA
urinalysis
VAD
vascular access device
VO
verbal order
VS
vital signs
WBC
white blood cells
WNL
within normal limits
wt.
weight