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aa
of each
ad lib
as much as desired
aq
water
ASA; APC
aspirin, phenacetin and codein
b.i.d.
twice a day
BP
blood pressure
CA
cancer
c
with
CAD
coronary artery disease
CBC
complete blood count
cc
cubic centimeter (equal to ml)
C.C. or C/C
chief complaint
CCU
coronary care unit
CHF
congestive heart failure
c/o
complains of
CO2
carbon dioxide
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CVA
cerebrovascular accident
CVP
central venous pressure
D.C.
discontinue
DOA
dead on arrival
DOE
dyspnea on exertion
Dx
diagnosis
EEG
electroencephalogram
EKG or ECG
electrocardiogram
ER or ED
emergency room or emergency department
fl
fluid
Fx
fracture
GB
gall bladder
GI
gastrointestinal
Gm or gm
gram
gr.
Grain
GU
genitourinary
h or hr
hour
H or (H)
hypodermic
Hb or Hgb
hemoglobin
Hct.
hematocrit
H & H
hemoglobin and hematocrit
Hg
mercury
Hx
history
H & P
history and physical
IC
intracardiac
ICU
intensive care unit
IM
intramuscular
IV
intravenous
L
liter
LOC
level of consciousness
MAE
moves all extremities
mEq
milliequivalent
mg or mgm
milligram
MI
myocardial infarction
MICU
mobile intensive care unit or medical intensive care unit
ml
milliliter
Ms
morphine sufate or multiple sclerosis
NaHCO3
sodium bicarbonate
NPO
nothing by mouth
NTG
nitroglycerin
O2
oxygen
OB
obstetrics
O.D.
overdose
O.R.
operating room
p
after
p.c.
after meals
P.E.
physical exam
p.o or PND
by mouth
pt.
patient
PT
physical therapy
PTA
prior to admission
PEARL
pupals equal and react to light
PEARLA
pupils equal and react to light, accomidate
q
every
q.h.
every hour
q.i.d.
four times a day
qtt
drop
RBC
red blood cells
RHD
rheumatic heart disease
R/O
rule out
Rx
take or treatment
ROM
range of motion
s
without
S.C., S.Q., or SubQ
subcutaneous
SICU
surgical intensive care unit
S.L.
sublingual
S.O.B.
shortness of breath
ss
half
Stat.
immediately
t.i.d.
three times a day
TPR
temperature, pulse, respiration
V.S.
vital signs
WBC
white blood cells
W/
with
WNL
within normal limits
y.o.
year old