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abd
abdominal
a.c.
before meals
AD
right ear
AFB
acid-fast bacillus
AKA
above the knee
alb
albumin
am
morning
amb
ambulate, walk
amt
amount
ant
anterior
a.c.
before meals
AD
right ear
AFB
acid-fast bacillus
AKA
above the knee
amt
amount
ant
anterior
alb
albumin
am
morning
Ap
apical
AP
apical pulse
approx
approximately
AS
left ear
ASA
aspirin
asap (ASAP)
as soon as possible
Ax
axillary
BE
barium enema
bid
twice a day
bil
bilateral
BLS
basic life support
bpm
beats per minute
BUN
blood, urine, nitrogen
c-spine
cervical spine
CA
cancer
CAD
coronary artery disease
cal
calorie
CAT
Computerized axial tomography
cath
catheter
CBC
complete blood count
CCU
Coronary Care Unit
CHD
Coronary Heart Disease
CHF
Congestive Heart Failure
CNS
Central Nervous System
c/o
complains of
COPD
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CSF
cerebrospinal fluid
CT
Computer Tomography
CVA
Cerebrovascualr Accident (stroke)
CXR
chest x-ray
cysto
cystography
DC
discontinue or discharge
DNA
deoxyribonucleic acid
DNR
do not resuscitate
DOB
date of birth
Dx
diagnosis
ECG
electrocardiogram
EKG
electrocardiogram
ER
Emergency Room
etiol
etiology
exam
examination
FBS
fasting blood sugar
isol
isolation
IV
intravenous
KUB
Kidney, Ureter, Bladder
lab
laboratory
LMP
Last Menstrual period
lt
left
LUQ
Left Upper Quadrant
LUL
left upper lobe (lung)
meds
medications
MI
myocardial infarction
MICU
Mobile Intensive Care Unit
min
minute
MN
midnight
MRI
Magnetic Resonance Imagery
MVA
Motor Vehivcle Accident
Na+
Sodium
neg
negative
NG
nasogastric
NGT
nasogastric tube
NKA
no known allergies
NPO
Nothing by mouth
O
Oxygen
OR
Operating Room
ORTH
Orthopedics
ortho
correct, right (bones)
p.c.
after meals
PE
physical exam, pulmonary emboli
PEDS
pediatrics
pm
between noon and midnight
po
by mouth
post (pos)
posterior
postop (PostOp)
postoperative
preop (PreOp)
preoperative
prn
as needed, whenever necessary
pt
patient, pint
q
every
qd
every day
qh
every hour
q2h, q3h,...
every 2 hours, every 3 hours,...
qhs
every night at bedtime
q_m
every___minutes
qns
quantity not sufficient
qs
quantity sufficient
RBC
red blood cells
RLQ
right lower quadrant
RLL
right lower lobe (lung)
RML
right middle lobe (lung)
R/O
rule out
R.R.
recovery room
RUQ
right upper quadrant
RUL
right upper lobe
rt
right
Rx
take (prescription)
c‾
with
s‾
without
ft
foot
Fx
fracture
GB
gall bladder
GI
gastrointestinal
GU
genitourinary
hgb
hemoglobin
HIV
human immunio vorus
Hx
history
hyst
hysterectomy
ICU
intensive care unit
IM
intramuscular
ing
inguinal
inj
injection
SB
small bowel
Sig:
label/write
SOB
shortness of breath
spec
specimen
TB
tuberculosis
temp (T)
temperature
TIA
transient ischemic attack
tid
three time a day
TMJ
temporomandibular joint
TPR
temperature, pulse, respirations
UA
urinalysis
umb
umbilicus
unk
unknown
URI
upper respiratory infection
V/S
vital signs
WBC
white blood cell/count
w/c
wheelchair
wt
weight
costo
ribs
phrenic
diaphragm