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axillary temperture
a or AX
abduction
ABD
abdomen or abdominal
Abd or abd
arterial blood gases
ABG
before meals
a.c.
right ear
AD
left ear
AS
American Dietectic Association
A.D.A.
adduction
ADD
activities of daily living
ADL
as desired, as much as needed
ad lib
admission
Adm
acid fast bacilli
AFB
Albumin-globulin ration
A/G ratio
acid fast bacilli
AFB
above the knee
AK
albumin
Alb
alkaline
Alk
before noon
A.M. or a.m.
against medical advice
AMA
ambulator
Amb or amb
amputation
Amp
above the knee amputation
AKA
ampule
amp
amount
amt
anesthesia
Anes
anterior-posterior
AP
anterior and posterior
A&P
appendectomy
append.or appy
apporxiamately
approx.
aqueous, water
aq
aspirin
ASA
as soon as possible
ASAP
arteriosclerotic heart disease
ASCVD
both ears
AU
atrioventricular node
A-V node
bundle branch block
BBB
barium enema x-ray
BE
twice a day
b.i.d.
bilateral
bil
biopsy
biop or bx
bilateral salpingo- oophorectomy
bil. S&O
below the knee
BK
bowel movement
BM
basal metabolic rate
BMR
blood pressure
BP or B/P
bed rest
BR
bathroom privileges
BRP
breath sounds, bowel sounds
BS
bedside commode
BSC
bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
BSO
blood urea nitrogen
BUN
black
blk or bk
centigrade
C
with
-
c
first cervical vertebra, second cervical vertebra, ect
C1, C2,
calcium
Ca
cancer
CA
coronary artery disease
CAD
calorie
Cal
capsule
Cap
catheter
Cath
complete blood count
CBC
chronic brain syndrome
CBS
chief complaint
CC
cubic centimeter
cc
coronary care unit
CCU
cough and deep breathe
C & DB
coronary heart disease
CHD
congestive heart failure
CHF
chronic
chr
cloride
Cl
centimeter
cm
color, mobility, sensation
CMS or CCms
cytomegalic virus
CMV
central nervous system
CNS
complains of
c/o
carbon dioxide
CO2
chronic obstruction pulmonary disease
COPD
complete bed rest
CBR
clinitest and acetest
C & A
cough, deep breathe and leg exercises
C, DB, & LE
creatine phosphokinase
CPK
cardiopulmonary resusciation
CPR
certified respirtory technician
C.R.T.T.
cesarean section
C-Section
culture and sensitivity
C & S
cerebrospinal fluid
CSF
cervical spine
C-spine
chest tube
CT
computerized tomagraphy scan
CT scan
cerebrovascular accident
CVA
cardiovascular disease
CVD
central venous pressure
CVP
chest x-ray
CXR
check
ck or CK
diet as tolerated
DAT
discontinue
DC or dc
discharged and discharge
disc.
dressing dry and intact
DDI
diameter
diam
differential
diff
distilled
dist
Doctor of Osteopathy
D.O.
dead on arrival
DOA or D.O.A.
date of birth
DOB
dram
dr.
doctor
Dr.
drainage
drng
dressing
dsg.
delirium tremens or tremors
DT
diagnosis
Dx.
each
ea.
electrocardiogram
ECG or EKG
excision
exc.
electroconvulsive treatment
ECT
electroencephalogram
EEG
esophagogastroduodenoscopy
EENT
eye, ear, nose and throat
E.N.T. or ENT
elixir
elix.
ear, nose,and throat
E.N.T. or ENT
Emergency Room
ER
Emergency Department
ED
endotracheal tube
ET
Alcohol (Ethyl, Grain)
ETOH
examination
exam
exploratory
exp.
Fahrenheit
F.
fasting blood sugar
FBS
iron
FE
foreign body
FB
fluid
Fld. or fl
foot of bed
FOB
foot or feet
ft.
fever of undetermined origin
F.U.O.
fracture
FX or Fx
female
F or Fe
gallon
gal.
gallbladder
GB
gonorrhea
GC
gastrointestinal
GI
gram
gm.
grain
gr.
gunshot wound
GSW
drop or drops
Gt. or gt (gtt)
glucose tolerence test
GTT
genitourinary
GU
gynecology
GYN or Gyn
hypodermic
H or (H)
hour
h or hr
headache
HA
hemoglobin
Hb. Hg. Hgb
hemocrit
Hct.
hypertensive cardiovascular disease
HCVD
head, eyes, ears, nose, and throat
H.E.E.N.T. or HEENT
hemoglobin or hematocrit
H&H
history and physical
H&P
water
H2O
hydrogen peroxide
H2O2
head of bed
HOB
hour of sleep; at bedtime
H.S. or h.s.
height
Ht. or ht.
hypertensive vascular disease
HVD
history
HX
hysterectomy
Hyst.
Herniated Nucleus Purposa
HNP
intensive care unit
ICU
incision and drainage
I&D
intramuscular
I.M.
impression; improved
Imp.
intermittent mechanical ventilation
IMV
inch
In.
infection
Inf.
injection/injury
inj.
intermittent positive pressure breathing
IPPB
intake and output
I&O
isolation
Isoln. or Iso.
intravenous
IV
intravenous pyelogram
IVP
Potassium
K
kilogram
KG or kg.
potassium cloride
KCL
kidneys, ureters, and bladder
KUB or K.U.B.
keep vein open
KVO
left
L
liter
L. or l
labratory
Lab.
laceration
Lac.
laporotomy
Lap.
lateral
lat.
pound
lb.
left bundle branch block
LBBB
labor and delivery
L&D
large
lg
liquid
liq.
left lower lobe
LLL
last menstral period
LMP
level of consciousness/loss of consciousness
LOC
Licensed Physical Therapist
L.P.T.
lumbar spine
L Spine
left lower lobe
L.U.L. or LUL
left upper quadrant
LUQ or L.U.Q.
Licensed Vocational Nurse
L.V.N.
living and well
L&W
electrolytes
lytes
male; married; roman numeral for one thousand
M
minum
m.
maximum
max
microgram
mcg.
midclavicular line
MCL
Doctor of Medicine
M.D.
medical technology
Med. tech.
medical
Med.
milliequivalent
mEq.
milligram
mg or mgm
Magnesium
Mg
Myocardial infarction
MI
minute
min.
miscellaneous
misc.
millilter
Ml. or ml.
millimeter
mm
mucous membrane
MM or M/M
milk of magnesia
MOM
motor vehicle accident
MVA
morphine sulfate
M.S.
sodium
Na.
not applicable/nurse aide
N.A.
no complaint
N/C
negative
neg.
nasogastric
N/G or NG
no known allegies
NKA
number
no. or #
nothing by mouth
NPO
nausea or vomiting
N&V
nursing
Nsg.
normal sinus rhythm
NSR
nursery
Nsy
nitroglycerin
NTG
non/no weight bearing
NWB
nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
N, V & D
normal saline solution
N.S. or n.s.
oxygen
O2
obstetrics
OB
objective
obj.
organic brain syndrome
OBS
obstruction
obst
occasional
occ
right eye
o.d.
overdose
OD
ointment
oint.
out of bed
OOB
Out Patient Department
OPD
Ophthalmology
Ophth.
ova and parasites
O&P
Operating Room
OR
open reduction with internal fixation
ORIF
Orthopedics
Ortho.
left eye
o.s.
both/each eye
o.u.
ounce
oz.
post/after
P
posterior-anterior or Physicians Assistant
PA
after meals
p.c.
pediatrics
Pedi
by, through
per
personal history
Per. Hx.
pupils equal and reactive to light
PEARL
pupils equal, reative to light and accommodation
PEARLA/PERRLA
pulmonary function test
P.F.T.
power of hydrogen
PH
physical
phy
pelvic inflammatory disease
PID
afternoon
p.m.
by mouth
p.o.
phone order
P.O.
positive
pos.
post-operatively (after surgery)
post-op
pre-operativley (before surgery)
pre-op
post prandial (after eating) or post partum
PP
whenever necessary
PRN or p.r.n.
prothrombin time
pro. time or PT
partial thromboplastin time
PTT
proximal
prox.
psychiatry
Psych.
patient
Pt.
pint
pt.
physical therapy
PT
peripheral vascular disease
PVD
partial weight bearing
PWB
each/every
- -
q. 2h or q.2
every hour
-
q or qh
every day (daily)
q.d.
every other day
q.o.d.
four times a day
q.i.d.
quantity sufficient
q.s.
quanitity not suffcient
q.n.s.
right
(R) or Rt.
respriation
Resp.
red blood cell
RBC
right lower lobe
RLL
right lower quadrant
RLQ
room
Rm.
right middle lobe
RML
Registered Nurse
R.N.
rule out
R/O
range of motion
ROM
Recovery Room
RR
Registred Respiatory Therapy Tehcnician
R.R.T
right
R or rt.
Respiratory Therapy
R.T.
return to clinic
RTC
rectal temperture
R
right upper lobe
RUL
right upper quadrant
RUQ
prescription
RX or Rx.
without
-
s
one-half
__
ss or ss
saturated
sat.
subcutaneous
SC or Sub. Q.
sediment/sedimentation
sed.
label/let it be labeled
sig.
slight/slightly
sl
small
sm
salpingo-oophorectomy
S&O
shortness of breath
SOB
solution
sol.
spirits
sp.
specimen
spec.
square
sq.
soap suds enema
SSE
staphylococcus
staph
Immediatley, At Once!!!!
STAT
subcutaneous
subq.or sub-Q
suppository
supp.
surgery
Surg.
stab wound
SW
symptoms
SX or symp.
syrup
syr.
sexually transmitted disease
STD
temperture
T/temp/t.
first thorasic vertebra,second, etc.
T1, T2
tablet
Tab.
total abdomianl hysterectomy
TAH
tetanus antitoxin
T.A.T.
tetanus toxoid
Tet. Tx.
tablespoon
T., tbsp, Tab
type and crossmatch
T&C
turn, cought, deep breath
T.C.D.B.
anti-embolism stocking (hose)
TED
transient ischemic attack
TIA
three times a day
t.i.d.
tincture
tinct.or tr.
too numerous to count
TNTC
telephone order
T.O. or TO
temperture, pulse, respiration
TPR
trace
tr
tracheostomy
Trach.
traction
Tx.
teaspoon
tsp.
transurethral resection
T.U.R.
transurethral resection of prostate
TURP
total vaginal hysterectomy
TVH
treatment
tx.
unit
U.
urinalysis
UA/ua
upper gastrointestinal
UGI
upper respiratory infection
URI
urinary tract infection
UTI
venereal disease
VD
void
vd.
verbal order
V.O.
vital signs
V.S.
volume
vol.
volume
vol.
white
W.
white blood count
W.B.C.
wheelchair
W.C./wc
well developed, well nourished
WDWN
white female
WF
week
wk.
white male
WM
well nourished
WN
within normal limits
WNL
written order
W/O
weight
wt.
times (multiply)
X
roentgen rays
X-ray
except
-
X
years old
YO or y/o
years
yrs.
year
yr.
5% Dextrose in normal saline
D5NS
5% Dextose in 0.45%normal saline
D5 1/2 NS
5% Dextrose in Ringer's Lactate
D5RL
5% Dextrose in water
D5W
10% Dextrose in water
D10W
normal saline (0.9% saline)
N.S.
Ringer's Lactate
RL
at
@
greater than
>
less than
<
equal
=
proportionate to/approxiamatley
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