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ºC
Degrees Centigrade
ºF
Degrees Farenheight
µg
microgram
@
at
ABG
arterial blood gas
ac
before meals
ADL
activities of daily living
AIDS
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
ALS
advanced life support
am
morning
a.m.a.
against medical advice
AMI
acute myocardial infarction
ARC
AIDS-related complex
ARDS
acute respiratory syndrome
bid
2 times daily
BM,bm
bowel movement
BP
blood pressure
BPH
benign prostatic hypertrophy
BSA
body surface area
with
c/o
complains of
Ca
calcium, cancer, carcinoma
CAD
coronary artery disease
cath.
catheter, catheterize
CBC
complete blood count
CBR
complete bed rest
CC
chief complaint
cc
cubic centimeter
CCU
critical care unit, coronary care unit
CDC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CHF
congestive heart failure
Cl
chlorine
cm
centimeter
cm3
cubic centimeter
CNS
central nervous system
CO
carbon monoxide
CO2
carbon dioxide
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CSF
cerebrospinal fluid
CT
computed tomography
CVA
cerebrovascular accident, costovertebral angle
CVP
central venous pressure
D&C
dilation and curettage
D5W
5% dextrose in water
dc
discontinue
DIC
disseminated intravascular coagulation
diff
differential blood count
DJD
degenerative joint disease
dL
deciliter
DNR
do not resuscitate
DOE
dyspnea on exertion
dx, DX
diagnosis
EBV
Epstein-Barr virus
ECF
extracellular fluid
ECG
electrcardiogram
ECT
electroconvulsive therapy
ED
emergency department
EDC
estimated date of confinement
EDD
estimated date of delivery
EEG
electroencephalogram
EKG
electrocardogram
ER
emergency room
ESR
erythrocyte sedimentation rate
ESRD
end-stage renal disease
Fe
iron
FEV
forced expiratory volume
FHR
functional residual volume
FRC
functional residual capacity
Fx
fracture
g,gm,Gm
gram
GI
gastrointestinal
gr
grain
grav I, II, III, etc.
pregnancy one, two, three, etc.
gt, gtt
drop, drops
GU
genitourinary
GYN, Gyn
gynecological
H2O
water
h
hour
H+
hydrogen ion
h/o
history of
H&P
history and physical examination
HAV
hepatitis A virus
Hb
hemoglobin
HBV
hepatitis B virus
hct, HCT
hematocrit
Hg
mercury
Hgb
hemoglobin
HIV
human immunodeficiency (AIDS) virus
HSV
herpes simplex virus
I&O
intake and output
ICP
intracranial pressure
ICU
intensive care unit
IDDM
insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
Ig
immunoglobulin
IgA, etc.
immunoglobulin A, etc.
IM
intramuscular
IPPB
intermittent positive pressure breathing
IV
intrvenous
IVP
intravenous push, intravenous pyelogram
JRA
juvenile rheumatiod arthritis
K
potassium
kg
kilogram
KUB
kidney, ureters, and bladder (radiograph)
KVO
keep vein open
L
liter
LBBB
left bundle branch block
LLQ
left lower quadrant
LMP
last menstrual period
LNMP
last normal menstrual period
LUQ
left upper quadrant
LVH
left ventricular hypertrophy
m
meter
m, min,
minimum
MAP
mean arterial pressure
mcg
microgram
mg
milligram
Mg
magnesium
MI
myocardial infarction
MICU
medical intensive care unit
mL
milliliter
mm
millimeter
mm3
millimeter cubed
mm Hg
millimeters of mercury
MRI
magnetic resonance imaging
MS
multiple sclerosis
N
nitrogen
Na
sodium
NICU
neonatal intensive care unit
NIH
National Institutes of Health
NPO
nothing by mouth
NS
normal saline
O2
oxygen
OD
right eye; optical density; overdose
OL
left eye
OS
left eye
OT
occupational therapy
OTC
over-the-counter
oz
ounce
Paco2
partial pressure of carbon dioxide (arterial blood)
Pao2
partial pressure of oxygen (arterial blood)
para I, II, etc.
unipara, bipara, etc.
PAT
paroxysmal atrial tachycardia
Pco2
partial pressure of carbon dioxide
PCWP
pulmonary cappillary wedge pressure
PE
pulmonar embolism; physical examination
PEEP
positive end-expiratory pressure
PERRLA
pupils equal, round, and reactive to light and accommodation
PG
prostaglandin
pH
hydrogen ion concentration (acidity and alkalinity)
PID
pelvic inflammatory disease
pm
evening
PMS
premenstrual syndrome
PND
paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
Po2
partial pressure of oxygen
PO,po
orally
ppm
parts per million
p.r.n.
when required; as often as needed
PT
physical therapy; prothrombin time
PVC
premature ventricular contraction
q
every
q2h
every 2 hours
q3h
every 3 hours
q4h
every 4 hours
qd
every day
qh
every hour
qid
4 times daily
qn
every night
qod
every other day
R/O
rule out
RA
rheumatoid arthritis
RBBB
right bundle branch block
RDS
respiratory distress syndrome
Rh+
positive Rh factor
Rh-
negative Rh factor
RHD
rheumatic heart disease
RLQ
right lower quadrant
ROM
range of motion
ROS
review of systems
RUQ
right upper quadrant
without
SC
subcutaneous
SICU
surgical intensive care unit
SIDS
sudden infant death syndrome
SQ, subq
subcutaneous
stat
immediately
STD
sexually transmitted disease
T&A
tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
TB, TBC
tuberculosis
TIA
transient ischemic attack
tid
3 times daily
TKO
to keep open
URI
upper respiratory infection
UTI
urinary tract infection
VD
venereal disease
VDRL
Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (test for syphilis)
VS
vital signs
VT
tidal volume
W/V
weight/volume
WBC
white blood cell; white blood count
WNL
within normal limits