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Medical Abbreviations A-D

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A&Ox3
Alert and Oriented x3 (person, place, time)
a.c.
Before meals
a.m.
Before noon
AAA
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
AB
ABortion
abd
Abdomen
ABG
Arterial Blood Gas
abx
Antibiotics
Ad lib.
as desired
A-Fib
Atrial Fibrillation
AICD
Automated Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
AIDS
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AMA
Against Medical Advice
Amb
Ambulatory
AMI
Acute Myocardial Infarction
AMS
Altered Mental Status
approx
Approximately
appt
Appointment
appy
Appendectomy
ASA
Acetylsalicylic Acid (Aspirin)
AUS
Artificial Urinary Sphincter
Auto/Ped
Automobile vs Pedestrian
BBS
Bilateral Breath Sounds
BCP
Birch Control Pill
BID
Twice Daily
bilat
Bilateral
BLE
Bilateral Lower Extemities
BM
Bowel MOvement
BP
Blood pressure
BPH
Benign prostatic hypertrophy
BS
Bowel Sounds, Breath Sounds
BSG
Blood sugar glucose
BUE
Bilateral upper extremities
C&S
Culture and Sensitivity
c/o
Complains of
CABG
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
CAD
Coronary Artery Disease
cath
Catheter, catheterization
CBC
Complete Blood Count
C-Collar
Cervical Collar
CHF
Congestive Heart Failure
CHI
Closed Head Injury
chole
Cholecystectomy
cm
centimeter
CMT
Cervical Motion Tenderness
CNS
Central Nervous System
CO2
Carbon Dioxide
COPD
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CP
Chest Pain
CPAP
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
CPR
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CSF
Cerebrospinal Fluid
C-Spine
Cervical Spine
CT
Computerized Tomography
CT abd/pelvis
CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis
CTIVP
CT scan of the abdomen specifically focusing on the kidneys, ureters and bladder
CTA
Clear to Auscultation, CT Angiogram
CV
Cardiovascular
CVA
Cerebral Vascular Accident or Costovertebral ANgle
CVAT
Costovertebral Angle Tenderness
CXR
Chest X-ray
d/c
Discontinue, Discharge
DDx
Differential Diagnosis
DI
Diabetes Insipidus
DIP
Distal Interphalangeal Joint
DJD
Degenerative Joint Disease
DM
Diabetes Mellitus
DNR
Do Not Resuscitate
DOE
Dyspnea on Exertion
DRE
Digital Rectal Exam
DTR
Deep Tendon Reflex
DUB
Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding
DVT
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Dx, dx
Diagnosis