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COMMON MEDICAL ABBREVIATIONS



Common Medical Abbreviations Index

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A
a
before (ante)
a fib.
atrial fibrillation
a. tach.
atrial tachycardia
a.c. or a/c
before meals
A.D.L.
Activities of Daily Living
AROM
artificial rupture or membranes
A.S.A.P.
as soon as possible
A.T.
Activity Therapy
aa
of each
AA
Alcoholics Anonymous
Ab
abortion
abd
abdomen
ABG
arterial blood gases
ABP
arterial blood pressure
AD
right ear
ad lib
as desired
ADA
American Diabetic Association
adm.
admitted (admission)
alc<
alcohol
alt
alternate
AM
morning
AMA
against medical advice
amb
ambulatory
amt
amount
angio
angiogram
ant
anterior
APC
Aspirin - Phenacetin - Caffeine
approx.
approximately
appt.
appointment
aq.
water (aqueous)
art.
artery
as tol
as tolerated
ASA
acetyl salicylic acid (aspirin)
AWOL
absent without leave
Ax
axilla
B
b.i.d. (BID)
twice a day
B/P
blood pressure
BE
barium enema
blad
bladder
BM
bowel movement
BP
blood pressure
BUN
blood urea nitrogen
Bx
behavior
C
C
centigrade
c
with
c.M. or CM
certified midwife
C.N.M. or CNM
certified nurse midwife
C.S.
central service
c/o
complains of
ca
cancer
ca. or calc.
calcium
CABG
coronary artery bypass & graft
cal
calorie
cap.
capsule
card.
computerized axial tomography
CAT
CT scan
CBC
complete blood count
CC
chief complaint
cc
cubic centimeter
chol.
cholesterol
CL
chloride
clav.
clavicle
cm
centimeter
CNS
central nervous system
CO2
carbon dioxide
comf
comfortable
conc
concentrate
cons
consultation
cont
continued
contrib
contributory
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
COR 0
acute heart stoppage
cpd
compound
CPM
certified professional midwife
CPR
cardio-pulmonary resuscitation
cran
cranial
CSF
cerebral spinal fluid
CVA
cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
D
D & C
dilatation & curettage
D.C.
Doctor of Chiropractic
D.O.
Doctor of Osteopathy
D/C
discharge
d/c
discontinue
D5W
dextrose 5% in water
DD
date dictated
decr
decreased
defib
defibrillation
DEM
direct entry midwife
depr
depressed
Diff
differential
dil
Dilute
dis
disease
dist
distal
dk
>drunk
dl
deciliters
DOA
dead on arrival
DOB
date of birth
dr
dram
Dr.
doctor
DS
discharge summary
DTR's
deep tension reflexes
DT's
delirium tremens
Dx
diagnosis
E
ECT
electroconvulsive therapy
EDD
estimated due date
EEG
electroencephalogram
EENT
eyes, ears, nose & throat
EKG
electrocardiogram
elev
elevate
ENT
ears, nose & throat
EOM
extraoccular muscles (movements)
ER
emergency room
EST
electric shock treatment
EtOH
ethyl alcohol
etx.
external
extr
extremities
F
f/u
follow up
fa
father
FBS
fasting blood sugar
FHT
fetal heart tones
fl
fluids
ft.
foot
FUO
fever of unknown origin
Fx
fracture
G
g or gm
gram
GB
gall bladder
gen
general
genit
genitalia
GI
gastrointestinal
gluc
glucose
gp
group
gr.
grain
grav.
gravid
GSW
gun shot wound
GTT
glucose tolerance test
gtt.
drop
gtts.
drops
GU
genitourinary
gyn
gynecology
H
h
hour
H2O
water
H2O2
Hydrogen Peroxide
HA
headache
hb
husband
Hbg
Hemoglobin
Hct
hematocrit
HCVD
hypertensive cardiovascular disease
Hd.
head
HEENT
head, eyes, ears, nose & throat
hern
herniated
HR
heart rate
hr
hour
HS
hour of sleep
ht
height
hx
history
hyst
hysterectomy
I
I & D
incision & drained
I & O
intake & output
I.C.
initial contact
id
in diem (during the day)
IM
intramuscular
inj
injured
inpt.
inpatient
int
internal
IPPB
intermittent positive pressure breathing
irreg
irregular
irrig
irrigate
IV
intravenous
IVP
intravenous pyelogram
J
K
K+
potassium
kg
kilogram
KUB
kidneys, ureters, & bladder
L
L
left
L & A
light & accommodation
LMP
last menstrual period
L.P.N.
licensed practical nurse
lab
laboratory
lac
laceration
lap
laparotomy or laporoscopy
lat
lateral
lb
pound
LE
lower extremities or Lupus Erythematosus
Leuc
leukocytes
Lg
large or leg
lig
ligament
liq
liquid
LLQ
lower left quadrant
LOA
leave of absence or left occiput anterior
LOP
left occiput posterior
LP
lumbar puncture
LUQ
left upper quadrant
lymphs
Lymphocytes
M
M.D.
Doctor of Medicine, physician
m.s.
multiple sclerosis, morphine sulphate
M.T.
movement therapy
max
maximum
MCH
mean corpuscular hemoglobin
MCHC
mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration
MCV
mean corpuscular volume
med
medical
meds
medicines
mEq/1
milliequivalent per liter
mg
milligram
MI
myocardial infarction (heart attack)
ml or mL
milliliter
mm
millimeter
mo
mother
MR
mental retardation
MR#
medical record number
N
NA
not available
N/A
not applicable
Na+
sodium
NBS
no bowel sounds
neg
negative
ng
naso-gastric
NKA
no known allergies
NMR
nuclear magnetic resonance
No.
number
Noct
night
norm
normal
NPN
non-protein nitrogen
NPO
nothing by mouth
nullip
nulleparous (no pregnancies)
O
O2
oxygen
OA
occiput anterior
o.d.
once a day
O.T.
occupational therapy
OB
obstetrics
OBS
organic brain syndrome
OD
right eye
od
overdose
OP
occiput posterior
opd
out-patient department
ops
operations
OR
operating room
orth
orthopedic
OS
left eye
OU
both eyes
outpt
outpatient
oz
ounce
P
P
after
P & A
percussion & auscultation
P.E.
physical examination
P.I.D.
pelvic inflammatory disease
p.o.
by mouth
PA
postero-anterior
palp
palpated
PBI
protein bound iodine
pc
after meals
pdr
powder
ped
pediatrics
pen
penicillin
per
by
PERLA
pupils equal reactive to light & accommodation
pH
measure of acidity or alkalinity
Ph.D.
Doctor of Philosophy
phys
physical
PM
afternoon
PN
progress note
pneu
pneumonia
pos
positive
post
posterior
postop
postoperative, after surgery
PPD
purified protein derivative
preop
preoperative, before surgery
prep
prepare for
prev
previous
prn
whenever necessary
pros
prostate
prox
>proximal
Psy. Ser.
psychological services
PT
physical therapy
p
patient
pvc
preventricular contraction
pwd
powder
Q
q
every
q.__h
every ____ hour
q.d.
every day
q.h.
every hour
q.i.d.
four times a day
q.n.
every night
q.o.d.
every other day
QA
quality assurance
QAC
quality assurance coordinator
QAP
quality assurance program
QAR
quality assurance review
qns
quantity not sufficient
R
R
right
(R)
refused
R.D.
registered dietician
R.N.
registered nurse
R.O.
reality orientation
ROA
right occiput anterior
ROP
right occiput posterior
R.T.P.
recreational therapeutic pass
R/O
rule out
rad
radial
RBC
red blood (cell) count
rbc
red blood cells
rect
rectal
Rh
rhesus blood factor
RLQ
right lower quadrant
ROS
review of systems
RR
respiratory rate
RUQ
right upper quadrant
Rx
prescription, take
S
s
without
S.H.
state hospital
S/A
sugar & acetone
Sa
saline
Schiz.
schizophrenia
sed rate
erythrocyte sedimentation rate
serol
serology
SGOT
serum glutamic oxalacetic transaminase
SGPT
serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase
sibs
siblings
SIDS
sudden infant death syndrome
sig
to write, to take
sl
slight
SOAPE
subjective, objective, assessment, plan, evaluation
SOB
shortness of breath
Soc. hx
social history
Soc. Ser.
social service
sol
solution
sos
when necessary
sp
spine
sp. cd.
spinal cord
sp. fl.
spinal fluid
sp. gr.
specific gravity
Spec.
specimen
SQ
subcutaneous
SROM
spontaneous rupture of membranes
Staph
staphylococcus
stat
immediately
Strep
streptococcus
subcut
subcutaneous
sup
superior
Surg
surgery
Sx
symptoms
sys
system
T
T & A
tonsillectomy & adenoidectomy
T.A.
therapeutic assignment
t.i.d.
three times a day
T.O.
telephone order
tab
tablet
TB
tuberculosis
tbsp. or T.
tablespoon
temp.
temperature
thor
thorax
thromb
thrombosis
TLC
tender loving care
TM
tympanic membrane (eardrum)
TP
treatment plan
TPR
temperature, pulse, respiration
tsp. or t.
teaspoon
tx
treatment
U
U.O.
urinary output
u/o
under observation
UA
urinalysis
UGI
upper gastrointestinal series (x-ray)
UNK
unknown
URI
upper respiratory infection
UTI
urinary tract infection
V
V. fib.
ventricular fibrillation
V. tach.
ventricular tachycardia
V.O.
verbal order
vag
vaginal
VC
vital capacity
VD
venereal disease
VDRL
serological test for syphilis
vit.
vitamin
vol
volume
VS
vital signs
W
WBC
white blood (cell) count
wbc
white blood cell
wd
well developed
wf
wife
wk
week
wn
well nourished
WNL
within normal limits
wt.
weight
X
x
times
x-ray
radiology
Y
y/o
year old
yrs
years
Z


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