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a-
without
ab-
away from
ad-
toward
arthro-
joint
brachio-
arm
brady-
slow
buccal-
cheek
cardio-
heart
carpo-
wrist
cephalo-
head
chole-
bile
cysto-
bladder
colp-
vagina
derma-
skin
dys-
painful
ecto-
outside
endo-
inside or within
entero-
intestine
gastero-
stomach
gloss-
tongue
gyne-
woman
hemi
half
hepato-
liver
hydro-
water
hypo-
deficient
hyster-
uterus
inter-
between
lapar-
abdomen
macro-
large
micro-
small
mono-
one
myelo-
bone marrow
myo-
muscle
nephro-
kidney
neuro-
nerve
oculo-
eye
orchid-
testes
osteo-
bone
pan-
all
para-
beside
phleb-
vein
poly-
many
pneumo-
lung
post-
after / behind
pre-
before
pulm-
lung
pyo-
pus
retro-
backward
rhin-
nose
salphingo-
tube
stoma-
mouth
sub-
below
supra-
above
tachy-
fast
thrombo-
clot
trans-
across
vas-
vessel
viscera-
organ
-algia
pain
-centesis
puncture
-ectomy
removal of
-ectasis
enlargement
-emia
blood
-gram
picture
-itis
inflammation
-megaly
enlarged
-lysis
breakdown
-osis
disease, condidtion
-ostomy
surgical opening
-otomy
incision
-pathy
disease
-penia
deficiency
-phagia
swallow
-phobia
fear
-plasty
plastic surgery
-plegia
paralysis
-rrhagia
hemorrhage
-rrhea
flowing
-sarcoma
tumor / cancer
-sclerosis
hardening
-scope
camera / picture
-spasm
contraction
abd
abdomen
ac
before meals
ADLs
Activities of Daily Living
ad lib
as desired
AM
morning
amb
ambulatory
amt
amount
BM
bowel movement
B/P
blood pressure
BR
bed rest
BRP
BathRoom Privileges
c
with
CBR
Complete Bed Rest
Cl
client
c/o
complains of
DAT
diet as tolerated
discontinue
drsg
dressing
Dx
diagnosis
fld
fluid
gtts
drops
hr
hour
hour of sleep, at bedtime
I&&O
intake and output
IV
intravenous
LMP
last menstrual period
I.M.
intramuscularly
IVP
intravenous push
IVPB
intravenous piggy-back
meds
medications
mL / ml
milliliter
mod
moderate
nil
none
NPO
nothing by mouth
N/S or NS
normal saline
OD
right eye
OS
left eye
OU
both eyes
pc
after meals
oob
out of bed
os
mouth
per
by or through
PM
afternoon
po
by mouth
postop
postoperative
prn
when necessary
pt
patient
Rt.
right
s
without
stat
at once / immediately
TPR
Temperature / Pulse / Respiration
Unit
unit of measurement
VO
verbal order
WNL
within normal limits
wt.
weight
every day
every hour
every 2 hours
every night at bedtime
three times per day
No longer abbreviated -- write them out.