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Medical Abbreviations-Curriculum Set AH2

full set of medical abbreviations from allied health curriculum
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abd
abdomen, abdominal
ac
before meals
ad lib
as desired
ADL
activities of daily living
AIDS
acquired immune deficiency syndrome
Amb
ambulatory
ASA
Aspirin
ASAP
as soon as possible
ASHD
arteriosclerotic heart disease
Ax
axilla
BE
barium enema
bid
twice a day
BM
bowel movement
BP
blood pressure
BR
bedrest
BRP
bathroom privileges
BS
blood sugar
Bx
Biopsy
°C
degrees Celcius
Ca
calcium
CA
cancer
c
with
CAT
computerized axial tomography
Cath
catheter
CBC
complete blood count
CBR
complete bed rest
cc
cubic centimeter (use ml instead)
CC
chief complaint
CCU
coronary or critical care unit
CHF
congestive heart failure
Cl
chloride
cl liq
clear liquid diet
cm
centimeter
c/o
complains of
CO²
carbon dioxide
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CS
central supply
C&S
culture and sensitivity
CVA
cerebral vascular accident-(stroke)
D&C
dilatation and curettage
D/C or dc
discontinued, discharge
Diff
differential white count
DNR
do not resuscitate
DOA
dead on arrival
DOB
date of birth
DON
director of nursing
dr
dram or drainage
dsg
dressing
D/W
dextrose in water
Dx
diagnosis
EEG
electoencephalogram
EENT
ear, eyes, nose and throat
EKG or ECG
electrocardiogram
Exc
excision
Exp
exploratory
°F
degrees Fahrenheit
FBS
fasting blood sugar
Fe
iron
FF
force fluids
Fl or fl
fluid
Fx
fracture
FUO
fever of unknown origin
GB
gallbladder
GI
gastrointestinal
Gm
gram
gr
grain
gtt
drop
GU
genitourinary
Gyn
gynecology
H
Hydrogen
H₂O
Water
HA
headache
HBV
hepatitis B virus
hct
hematocrit
Hg
mercury
Hgb
hemoglobin
HOB
head of bed
Hr, h
hour
HS
hour of sleep, bedtime
Ht
height
I&D
incision and drainage
I&O
intake and output
ICU
intensive care unit
IM
intramuscular
inj
injection
int
internal, interior
irrig
irrigation
IV
intravenous
IVP
intravenous pyelogram
K, K⁺
potassium
KCL
potassium chloride
Kg or kg
kilogram
KUB
kidney, ureter, and bladder x-ray
L&D
labor and delivery
(L)
left
Lap
laparotomy
lb
pound
liq
liquid
LLQ
left lower quadrant
LP
lumbar puncture
LUQ
left upper quadrant
M
minim
mEq
milliequivalent
mg
milligram
MI
myocardial infarction
ml
milliliter
mm
millimeter
MN
midnight
MRI
magnetic resonance imaging
Na
sodium
NA
nurse assistant
NaCl
sodium chloride
ng
nasogastric
noct
night
NPO
nothing by mouth
N/S
normal saline
N&V
nausea and vomiting
O₂
oxygen
O&P
ova and parasites
Obs
obstetrics
OBS
observation
Od
overdose
OD
right eye
OOB
out of bed
OR
operating room
OS
left eye
OT
occupational therapy
OU
both eyes
oz
ounce
p
after
PAP
Papanicolaou smear
Path
pathology
pc
after meals
PDR
physician's desk reference
per
by or through
pH
measure of acidity/alkalinity
PID
pelvic inflammatory disease
po
by mouth
pre-op
before an operation
prn
as necessary
pt
patient or pint
PT
physical therapy
q
every
qd
every day
qh
every hour
q2h
every 2 hours
qid
four times a day
qs
quantity sufficient
qt
quart
R
respiration or rectal
(R)
right
RBC
red blood cell
RLQ
right lower quadrant
R/O
rule out
ROM
range of motion
RR
recovery room
RT
respiratory therapist
RUQ
right upper quadrant
Rx
prescription, take
S&A
sugar and acetone
s
without
sc
subcutaneous
SIDS
sudden infant death syndrome
SOB
shortness of breath
sp gr
specific gravity
ss
one half
SSE
soap suds enema