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Medical Abbreviations

STUDY
PLAY
ac
before meals
AD
right ear
ad lib
freely, as often as desired
am
morning
BE
barrium enema
BID
twice daily
BP
blood pressure
BR
bedrest
BRP
bathroom privleges
BM
bowel movement
CA
cancer
cap
capsule
D/C
discontinue
DNR
do not resuscitate
Dx
Diagnosis
ED
Emergency Department
Fx
Fracture
gt
drop
gtt
drops
OR
operating room
prn
as needed, whenever necessary
stat
immediately, at once
RN
registered nurse
wt
weight
Cl
chloride or chlorine
Rx
prescription, take, treatment
AP
apical pulse
T
temperature
NPO
nothing by mouth
spec
specimen
pt
patient
R
respiration, rectal
Na
sodium
CDC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
DRG
diagnostic related group
LMP
last menstrual period
MRSA
methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus
vp
venipuncture, venous pressure
AED
automated external defibrillation
HIPAA
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
LTC
long-term care
BMI
body mass index