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a
before
a.c.
before meals
abd
abdomen
ABG
Arterial Blood Gases
ABS
Active Bowel Sounds
AD
right ear
ad lib
as desired
ADH
anit-diuretic hormone
AK
above the knee
alt. h.
alternate hours
ama
against medical advice
APTT
activated partial prothromboplastin time
aq.
water
AS
left ear
ASHD
arteriosclerotic heart disease
AU
both ears
b.i.d.
twice a day
b.i.n.
twice a night
BK
below the knee
BP
blood pressure
BPH
benign prostatic hypertrophy
bpm
beats per minute
BRP
bathroom privleges
BS
blood sugar
BSA
body surface area
BUN
blood urea nitrogen
Bx
biopsy
C
celsius
c
with
CAD
coronary artery disease
CAO
conscious, alert, & oriented
cap
capsule
CC
chief complaint
cc
cubic centimeter
[1 cc = 1 ml (milliliter)]
CCU
coronary care unit
cm
centimeter
CO
cardiac output
CPK
creatinine phosphokinase
D&I
dry&intact
DC or D/C
discharge, discontinue
DM
diabetes mellitus
DOA
dead on arrival
DP
dorsalis pedis
dsg
dressing
ECU
emergency care unit
ED
emergency department
ER
emergency room
ETOH
ethyl alcohol
F
farenheit
FHT
fetal heart tones
fl oz
fluid ounce
fx
fracture
g
gram
gr
grain
gtt
drops
H&H
hematocrit & hemoglobin
H.
hypodermically
h. or hr
hour
h.s.
hour of sleep
Hct
hematocrit
Hgb
hemoglobin
HNV
has not voided
HOB
head of bed
HR
heart rate
Ht
height
I&O
intake&output
ICU
intensive care unit
ID
intradermally
IM
intramuscularly
IS
incentive spirometry
kg
kilogram
KO
keep open
KVO
keep vein open
L
liter
lb
pound