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%
percent
<
less than
>
greater than
abd
abdominal
ABG
arterial blood gas
ac
before meals
ACLS
advanced cardiac life support
AD
right ear (auris dextra)
ad lib.
as much as desired
ADA
American Diabetes Association
ADD
attention deficit disorder
ADDH
attention deficit disorder hyperactivity
ADHD
attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
ADL
activities of daily living
ADRD
Alzheimer's Dementia and Related Disorders
AICD
automatic implantable cardiac defibrillator
ADA
above the knee amputation
amp
ampule; amputation
ARD
acute respiratory disease
AS
left ear (auris sinistra)
ASA
acetylsalicylic acid, aspirin
ASCVD
Arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease
ASHD
arteriosclerotic heart disease
ASHD
arteriosclerotic heart disease
AV
atrioventricular
B/P
blood pressure
BCLS
basic cardiac life support
bid
twice daily
BKA
below the knee amputation
BM
bowel movement
BMI
body mass index
BPH
benign prostatic hyperplasia/hypertrophy
BS
blood sugar
BUN
blood urea nitrogen
C&S
culture and sensitivity
Ca
cancer
CABG
coronary artery bypass graft
CAD
coronary artery disease
cap
capsule
CAT
computed (axial) tomography
Cath
catheterization or catheterize
CBC
complete blood count
cc
cubic centimeter
CC
chief complaint
CDIFF
Clostridium difficile
CF
cystic fibrosis
CHF
congestive heart failure
CMI
chronic mental illness
CNS
central nervous system
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CP
cerebral palsy; cleft palate
CPAP
continuous positive airway pressure
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CRD
chronic respiratory disease
CSF
cerebrospinal fluid
CTA
Clear to auscultation
CV
cardiovascular
CVA
cerebrovascualr accident (stroke)
CXR
chest x-ray
D&C
dilation and curettage
Dext
Dextrose
Dig
Digoxin
DJD
degenerative joint disease
DNR
do not resuscitate
DOA
dead on arrival
DOB
date of birth
DOE
dyspnea on exertion
DRG
diagnosis-related groups
DSD
discharge summary dictated; dry sterile dressing
DT
delirium tremens
Dx
diagnosis
E
eye
ECG
electrocardiogram, EKG
EEG
electroencephalogram
EENT
ear, eye, nose and throat
EKG
electrocardiogram, EEG
EMG
electromyogram
ENT
ear, nose and throat
EOM
extraocular movement
ER
emergency room
ESRD
end-stage renal disease
F
Fahrenheit; field of vision; formula
FBS
fasting blood sugar
Fe
iron
Fl
fluid
Fld
fluid
g
gram
Gastro
Gastro stomach
GB
gallbladder
GBS
gallbladder series
GC
gonococcus or gonorrheal
GDM
gestational diabetes mellitus
GERD
gastroesophageal reflux disease
GI
gastrointestinal
GP
general practitioner
gr
grain
GSW
gunshot wound
gtt
drops
GTT
glucose tolerance test
GU
genitourinary system
Gyn
gynecology
H&H
hematocrit and hemoglobin
H&P
history and physical
Hct
hematocrit
HEENT
head, eye, ear, nose and throat
Hgb
hemoglobin
hh
hard of hearing
HHC
home health care
HIV
human immunodeficiency virus (AIDS)
HOB
head of bed
HR
heart rate
HS
hours of sleep
HSV
herpes simplex virus
Hx
history
I&O
intake and output
IADL
instrumental activities of daily living
ID
intradermal
IDDM
insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
IM
intramuscular
INF
infusion
INH
inhalation
inj
injection
INR
international normalized ratio
IV
intravenous
J TUBE
indwelling tube passed thought abdominal wall into stomach
JRA
juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
kg
kilogram
K
potassium
KCl
potassium chloride
L
left
l
liter
lb
pound
LE
lupus erythematosus
LLE
left lower extremity
LLQ
left lower quadrant
LMP
last menstrual period
LNMP
last normal menstrual period
LOC
level/loss of consciousness
LP
lumbar puncture
LR
lactated ringers
LUE
left upper extremity
LUL
left upper lobe
LUQ
left upper quadrant
m
minim
M
meter
MAE
moves all extremities
MD
muscular dystrophy
mg
milligram
MI
myocardial infarction
min
minute
ml
milliliter
mm
millimeter
MM
mucous membrane
mmHg
millimeters of mercury
MMSE
Mini-Mental Status Examination
mo
mouth
MOW
meals on wheels
MRI
magnetic resonance imaging
MRSA
Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aurelia
MS
multiple sclerosis
MVA
motor vehicle accident
n
normal
N&V
N/V nausea and vomiting
Na
sodium
NaCl
sodium chloride
neg
neg negative
NIDDM
non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
NKA
no known allergies
NKDA
no known drug allergies
NOS
not otherwise specified
NPO
nothing by mouth
NS
normal saline
NSAID
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
O2
oxygen
OBS
organic brain syndrome
OD
ocular dexter, right eye
OR
operating room
OS
ocular sinister, left eye
OTC
over the counter
OU
both eye
oz
ounce
pc
after meals
PCA
patient-controlled analgesia
PDR
Physician's Desk Reference
PEG
pneumoencephalography
PERRLA
pupils equal, round, react to light and accommodation
PET
positron emission tomography
pH
hydrogen ion concentration (alkalinity and acidity)
PH
past history
PI
previous illness
PICC
peripherally inserted cardiac catheter
PID
pelvic inflamatory disease
PMH
past medical history
PND
paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
PO
by mouth
Postop
postoperative
PR
per rectum
PRN
as needed
PT
prothrombin time
pt
pint
PTT
partial thromboplastin time
PVC
premature ventricluar contractions
PVD
peripheral vascular disease
q
every
q12h
every 12 hours
q2h
every 2 hours
q3h
every 3 hours
q4h
every 4 hours
q6h
every 6 hours
qam
every morning
qd
every day
qid
four times daily
qn
every hour
qns
quantity not sufficient
qod
every other day
qpm
every night
qs
quantity sufficient
qt
quart
quat
four
R
respiration; right; reckettsia; roentgen
R/T
related to
RA
rheumatoid arthritis
RBC's
red blood cell count
RDA
recommended daily allowance
RDS
respiratory distress syndrome
REM
rapid eye movement
RLE
right lower extremity
RLL
right lower lobe
RLQ
right lower quadrant
RM
respiratory movement
RML
right middle lobe of lung
ROM
range of motion
RR
recovery room; respiratory rate
RT
radiation therapy; reading test; respiratory therapy
RUE
right upper extremity
RUL
right upper lobe
RUQ
right upper quadrant
SB
small bowel
sc
subcutaneous
SH
serum hepatitis
SI
sublingual
SLE
systemic lupus erythematosus
SO
symptoms of
SOB
shortness of breath
sol
solution
SPC
suprapubic catheter
SR
sedimentation rate
ss
one half
stat
immediately
STD
sexually transmitted disease
suppos
suppository
sus rel
sustained release
Sx
symptoms
Sym
symmetrical
Stat
now
Syr
syrup
T
temperature; thoracic
T&A
tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
tab
tablet
TB
tuberculosis
tbsp
tablespoon
temp
temperature
TENS
transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
TIA
transient ischemic attack
tid
three time daily
tinc
tincture
TMJ
temporomandibular joint
TNTM
too numerous to mention
top
topical
TPN
total parenteral nutrition
TPR
temperature, pulse and respiration
TRANS
transdermal
TSE
testicular self exam
TSH
thyroid-stimulating hormone
tsp
teaspoon
TT
thrombin time
TUR
transurethral resection
U
unit
UA
urinalysis
UE
upper extremity
URI
upper respiratory infection
UTI
urinary tract infection
UV
ultraviolet
VA
visual acuity
vag
vaginal
VC
vital capacity
VD
venereal disease
VHD
valvular heart disease
vol
volume
VRE
Vancomycin resistant enterococci
VS
vital signs
WBC
white blood cell count
WD
well developed
wk
week
WNL
within normal limits
wt
weight
yo
years old
yr
year
CMP
complete metabolic profile