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A & W
Alive and Well
AB
Abortion
abd
abdomen, abdominal
ac
before meals
ADL
activities of daily living
AJ
ankle jerk
AK
above knee
ANS
autonomic nervous system
AP
anteroposterior
bid
twice a day
BK
below knee
BP
blood pressure
BPH
benign prostatic hyperplasia
BS
bowel sounds, breath sounds
c
with
CC
chief complaint
CHD
childhood disease; congenital heart disease; coronary heart disease
CHF
congestive heart failure
CNS
central nervous system
c/o
complains of
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CV
cardiovascular
CVA
costovertebral angle; cerebrovascular accident
CVP
central venous pressure
Cx
cervix
D & C
dilation and curettage
D/C
discontinued
DM
diabetes mellitus
DOB
date of birth
DOE
dyspnea on exertion
DTRs
deep tendon reflexes
DUB
dysfunctional uterine bleeding
Dx
diagnosis
ECG, EKG
electrocardiogram; electrocardiograph
EENT
eye, ear, nose, and throat
ENT
ear, nose and throat
EOM
extraocular movement
FB
foreign body
FH
family history
FROM
full range of motion
FTT
failure to thrive
Fx
fracture
G
gravida
GB
gallbladder
GE
gastroesophageal
GI
gastrointestinal
GU
genitourinary
GYN
gynecologic
HA
headache
HCG
human chorionic gonadotropin
HEENT
head, eyes, ears, nose, throat
HOPI
history of present illness
HPI
history of present illness
Hx
history
ICS
intercostal space
IOP
intraocular pressure
IUD
intrauterine device
IV
intravenous
JVP
jugular venous pressure
KJ
knee jerk
KUB
kidneys, ureter and bladder
lat
lateral
LCM
left costal margin
LE
lower extremities
LLL
lower left lobe (lung)
LLQ
lower left quadrant (abdomen)
LMD
local medical doctor
LMP
last menstrual period
LOC
loss of consciousness; level of consciousness
LS
lumbosacral; lumbar spine
LSB
left sternal border
LUL
left upper lobe (lung)
LUQ
left upper quadrant (abdomen)
M
murmur
MAL
midaxillary line
MCL
midclavicular line
MGF
maternal grandfather
MGM
maternal grandmother
MSL
midsternal line
MVA
motor vehicle accident
N & T
nose and throat
N & V
nausea and vomiting
NA
no answer; not applicable
NKA
no known allergies
NKDA
no known drug allergies
NPO
nothing by mouth
NSR
normal sinus rhythm
OD
oculus dexter; right eye
OM
otitis media
BrSo
Breath Sounds
BoSo
Bowel Sounds
OS
Oculus Sinister (left eye)
OTC
over the counter
p (with a line above)
after
P
para
pc
after meals
PE
physical examination
PERRLA
pupils equal, round, react to light, and accomodation
PGF
paternal grandfather
PGM
paternal grandmother
PI
present illness
PID
pelvic inflammatory disease
PMH
past medical history
PMI
point of maximum impulse; point of maximum intensity
PMS
pre menstrual syndrome
prn
as necessary
PVC
premature ventricular contraction
qh
every hour
qid
four times a day
RCM
right costal margin
REM
rapid eye movement
RLL
right lower lobe (lung)
RLQ
right lower quadrant (abdomen)
RML
right middle lobe (lung)
ROM
range of motion
ROS
review of systems
RRR
regular rate and rythm
RSB
right sternal border
RUL
right upper lobe (lung)
RUQ
right upper quadrant (abdomen)
s (with a line over it)
without
SCM
sternocleidomastoid
Sx
symptoms
T & A
tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
tid
three times a day
TM
tympanic membrane
TPR
temperature, pulse and respiration
UE
upper extremities
URI
upper respiratory infection
UTI
urinary tract infection
WD
well developed
WN
well nourished
<
less than
>
greater than
x
times; by (size)
#
pound