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a
artery
3DCRT
Three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy
5-DHT
5-alpha-reductase
5-HT
seratonin
AA
Alcoholics Anonymous
ABG
arterial blood gas
ACC
American College of Cardiology
ACE
angiotensin-converting enzyme
ACF
acute renal failure
ACLS
advanced cardic life support
ACOA
Adult Children of Alcoholics
ACTH
adrenocorticotropic hormone
ADH
antidiuretic hormone
ADC
AIDS dementia complex
ADLs
activities of daily living
AE
above the elbow
AED
automatic electrical defibrillator
A&P
anterior & posterior
anatomy & physiology
ab
away from
abd
abducens
ac
before eating
ad lib
as desired
ADL
activities of daily living
AKA
also known as
algia
pain
AM
morning
AMA
against medical advice
Amb
ambulate
amt
amount
ante
before
anti
against
arthro
joint
ASAP
as soon as possible
b/p
blood pressure
bio
life
BMR
basal metabolic rate
BR
bed rest
brady
slow
BRP
bathroom priveleges
BSC
bedside comode
c
with
c/o
complains of
Ca
calcium
Cal
calories
cap
capsule
cath
catheter
caud
tail
CBC
complete blood cell count
CHO
carbohydrates
chole
gall
CHON
protein
CNA
certified nurses assistant
CNS
central nervous system
cont
continue
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CVA
cerebrovascular accident
cyan
blue
cyst
bladder
cyt
cell
DAT
diet as tolerated
derm
skin
DOA
dead on arrival
Dr
doctor
Dx
diagnosis
dys
difficulty
ectomy
removal of
EENT
eyes, ears, nose, throat
encephalo
brain
endo
within
enteri
intestines
epi
upon, over
ER
emergency room
exam
examination
Fe
iron
fld
fluid
fx
fracture
gastro
stomach
genitor
genitals
glycol
sugar
Gm
grams
gr
grain
graphy
written record
GT
gastrostemy tube
gtt
drops
H&H
hemoglobin & hematicrit
H&P
history & physical
Hct
hematacrit
hma
blood
hemi
half
hepat
liver
Hgb
hemoglobin
HOB
head of bed
hs
hour of sleep
ht
height
Hx
history
hypo
less, less than
hydro
water
I
iodine
I&O
intake & output
IM
intramuscular
inter
between
isol
isolation
itis
inflammation
K
potassium
L
liter
L&D
labor & delivery
LVN
licensed vocational nurse
mal
bad
masto
breast
MD
medical doctor
Mg
magnesium
mg
milligrams
MI
myocardial infarction
Min
minute
ml
milliliter
myo
muscle
Na
sodium
necro
dead
neg
negative
neo
new
nephro
kidney
neuro
brain
NKA
no known allergies
noc
night
NPO
nothing by mouth
OBGYN
obstetrics and gynecology
olig
scanty, small amount
OOB
out of bed
OP
out patient
OR
operating room
os
opening
osis
condition
osteo
bone
ostomy
surgical opening
otomy
opening
oz
ounce
palp
to touch
para
side by side
path
disease
pc
before meals
Peds
pediatric
peri
around
PERL
puils are equal and reactive to light
phlebo
phlebotomist
plegia
paralysis
PM
afternoon
po
by mouth
PO
phone order
pos
positive
post
after
pre
before
psych
psychiatric
PT
physical therapist
pulmo
lung
Px
prognosis
pyo
pus
pyro
heat
qd
everyday
qs
quantity sufficient
r/o
rule out
rm
room
PC
possible complication
RN
registered nurse
ROM
range of motion
RT
repiratory therapist
Rx
treatment
s/p
status post
semi
half
septic
poisonous
stat
immediately
tr
a trace
Tx
treatment
w/c
wheelchair
WNL
within normal limits
wt
weight
y/o
years old