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AMA
Against Medical Advice
@
at
AAA
abdominal aortic aneurysm
AAO
Awake, alert, and oriented
ABD
abdomen
ABG
Arterial blood gases
ACS
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Amb
Ambulate (walk)
AMI
Acute Myocardial Infarction
ARDS
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
ARF
Acute renal failure
AS
Aortic stenosis
ASA
Aspirin
ASAP
As soon as possible
ASHD
Ateriosclerotic Heart Disease
AV
Atrioventricular
BBB
Bundle branch block
BGL
Blood Glucose Level
bid
twice a day
BP
blood pressure
BS
Breath sounds or bowel sounds
BVM
Bag valve mask
*C
celcius
c
(a line should be drawn over the c)
with
c/o
complaining of
CA
cancer
Ca++
calcium
CABG
Coroncary artery bypass graft
CAD
Coronary artery disease
cc
chief complaint
CHF
congestive heart failure
CNS
Central nervous system
CO
cardiac output, carbon monoxide
CO2
Carbon dioxide
COPD
Chronic obstructive pulomanry disease
CP
chest pain
CPAP
Continuous positive airway pressure
CPR
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CRF
Chronic renal failure
CSF
Cerebral spinal fluid
CVA
Cerebral vascular accident
CXR
Chest xray
D/C or DC
discontinue
D5W
5% dextrose in water
DDx
differential diagnosis
DI
diabetic insipidus
DIC
Disseminating intravascular coagulation
DKA
diabetic ketoacidosis
DM
diabetes mellitus
DNR
do not resuscitate
DOA
Dead on arrival
DOB
date of birth
DOE
dyspnea on exertion
DVT
deep vein thrombosis
DX
diagnosis
gtts/min
drops per minute
ECG
Electrocardiogram
ENT
Ears, nose, throat
ET
endotracheal
ETA
Estimated time of arrival
ETOH
ethanol
ETT
endotracheal tube
q
every
*F
Fahrenheit
Fx
fracture
A-,an-
without, absence of
Ab-
away from, off
Ad-
to, toward, near, increase
Ante-
Before, forward
Alge-, alges/i, algio
pain
-algia, -algesia
pain
angi-, angi/o
blood or lymph vessel
anteri/o-
front
anti-
against, opposing
-asthenia
weakness
bi-
twice, double
bio-
life
brady-
slow
capnia-, capn/o
carbon dioxide
carcin/o-
cancer
Cardi/o-
heart
-cele
hernia or swelling
cephal/o-
head, toward the head
-cide, -cidal
agent that kills
circum-
circular, around, about
com-, con-
with, together
contra-
opposed, against
de-
away from
derm-, derm/a-, dermat/o-
skin
dys-, dif-, dis-
away, not, negative
di-
two
dia-
through, across
-duc, -duct
lead or pull
endo-
inside, within
-ectomy
removal of an anatomical structure
-emesis
vomiting
-emia
blood
end/o-
within
epi-
upon
-esis
condition, action, or process