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q
every
min
minimum
po
by mouth
NPO
nothing by mouth
pc
after meals
mEq/L
milliequivalents per liter
PM
afternoon
L1, L2, etc.
lumbar level one, lumber level two, etc.
kg
kilogram
lat
lateral
HR
heartrate
Hgb
hemoglobin
ICU
intensive care unit
LV
left ventricle
LUE
left upper extremity
gr
grain
GI
gastrointestinal
L-S
lumbar-sacral
K+
potassium
IV
intravenous
lab
laboratory
gtt
drop
ICP
intercranial pressure
hx
history
hs
hour of sleep
hr
hour
EKG/ECG
electrocardiogram
gm or g
gram
CV
cardivascular
DBP
diastolic blood pressure
MCL
midclavicular line
pH
acid-base balance status
N & V
nausea and vomiting
bilat.
bilateral
Fe
iron
CNS
central nervous system
CCU
coronary care unit
dx
diagnosis
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
c/o
complaint of
C-1, C-2, etc.
cervical level one, cervical level two, etc.
cath
catheter
brft
breakfast
BM
bowl movement
mg
milligram
MOM
milk of magnesium
PACU
post anesthesia care unit
PC
packed cells
PCN
penicillin
PERRLA
pupils equal, round, and react to light and accomodation
NS
normal saline
PMH
past medical history
PO
phone order
PR
per rectum
MVI
multivitamins
NC
nasal cannula
NKA
no known allergy
NPH
isophane insulin suspension
RA
right atrium
RBC
red blood count
red blood cell(s)
RLQ
right lower quadrant
ROM
range of motion
PVD
peripheral vascular disease
Q __ hrs
every __ hours
qh
every hour
qid
4x a day
TWE
tap water enema
T & C
type and cross
UA
urine analysis
UO
urine output
RUE
right upper extremities
rx
treatment/prescription
SBE
subacute bacterial endocarditis
SLR
straight leg rise
W/A
while awake
w/o
without
OBM
obtuse marginal
LAD
left anterior descending
UGIB
upper gastrointestinal bleed
UTI
urinary tract infection
VS
vital signs
WNL
within normal limits
RLL
right lower lobe
RML
right middle lobe
PUD
peptic ulcer disease
POD
post op day
p
pulse
OU
both eyes
ORIF
open reduction and internal fixation
OOB
out of bed
NG
nasogastric
NAD
no apparent distress
MR
may repeat
NSR
normal sinus rhythm
NP
nasal prongs
PCA
patient controlled analgesia
PAC
premature atrial contraction
O/E
on examination
PH
past history
PE
physical examination
MAE
moves all extremities
LUL
left upper lobe
LP
lumbar puncture
OS
left eye
OP
outpatient
OD
right eye
NTG
nitroglycerin
LA
left atrium
JVD
jugular venous distention
I & D
incision and drainage
LLL
left lower lobe
LML
left middle lobe
LAD
left anterior descending
HPI
history of present illness
Hct
hematocrit
int
intermittent
H & P
history and physical
HTN
hypertension
LOC
level of consciousness
LLQ
lower left quadrant
GU
genitourinary
I & O
intake and output
IM
intramuscular
LE
lower extremity
lap
laparotomy
KUB
kidneys, ureter, bladder
HO
house officer
HCTZ
hydrochlorathiazide
HA
headache
D & I
dry and intact
DT's
delirium tremors
Dsg
dressing
Gent
gentamycin
FUO
fever unknown origin
FBS
fasting blood sugar
C-S
cervico-spinal
C & S
culture and sensitivity
CVP
central venous pressure
DPH
Dilantin
DM
diabetes mellitus
c/p
chest pain
CAPD
continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis
ETOH
ethyl alcohol
ESRD
end stage renal disease
CRF
chronic renal failure
CBC
complete blood count
DSD
dry sterile dressing
DOE
dyspnea on exertion
dig
digoxin
D5
dextrose 5% and water
ERCP
endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram
D/C
discontinue
DTR's
deep tendon reflexes
CSM
circulation, sensation, motion
CPK
creatinine phosphokinase
CXR
chest x-ray
CVA
cerebral vascular accident
CABG
coronary artery bypass graft
bx
biopsy
BTP
bowel training program
BS
breath sounds
CHF
congestive heart failure
CC
chief complaint
CAD
coronary artery disease
BE
barium enema
ATC
around the clock
ASCVD
arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease
adq
adequate
BPH
benign prostatic hypertrophy
ROS
review of systems
RUL
right upper lobe
@
at
qnoc
every night
qs
quantity sufficient
RBBB
right bundle branch block
T1, T2, etc.
thoracic level one, thoracic level two, etc.
UE
upper extremity
UGI
upper gastrointestinal
URI
upper respiratory infection
r/o
ruled out
SBP
systolic blood pressure
SOB
shortness of breath
TX
treatment
LIMA
left internal mammary artery
SVG
saphenous vein graft
RCA
right coronary artery
~
approximate
VO
voice order
WBC
white blood count
wt
weight
w/c
wheelchair
˚
degree
Ψ
psychiatric
increase
decrease
>
greater than
<
less than
_
c
with
_
s
without
SOS
once if necessary
STAT
give immediately
Tid
3x a day
Tiw
3x a week
PRN
as needed
AM
morning
qd/od
everyday
qod
every other day
ml
milliliter
min/ɱ
minim
ng
nanogram
oz
ounce
m2/M2
square meter
mcg
microgram
mEq
milliequivalent
mg
milligram
dr
dram
fl dr
fluid dram
fl oz
fluid ounce
L
liter
ung
ointment
XR
extended release
cc
cubic centimeter
dl
deciliter
susp
suspension
syr
syrup
tab
tablet
tr/tinct
tincture
ext
extract
mixt
mixture
SR
sustained release
supp
suppository
cap
capsule
CD
controlled dose
elix
elixir
emuls
emulsion
=
equal
secondary
change
aq
water
T/tbsp
tablespoon
t/tsp
teaspoon
U
unit
x
times
pt
pint
qt
quart
__
ss
one half
TO
telephone order
IVPB
intravenous piggy back
KVO
keep vein open
left
AD
right ear
AS
left ear
AU
both ears
ID
intradermal
Bid
2x a day
Sl
sublingual
vag
vaginal
BIW
2x a week
NGT
nasogastric tube
right
rect
rectal
SC
subcutaneous
AMA
against medical advice
ACBG
aorta-coronary bypass graft
ARDS
adult respiratory distress syndrome
BUN
blood urea nitrogen
CAB
coronary artery bypass
ad lib
as desired
ABG
arterial blood gas
ASA
aspirin
BP
blood pressure
BRB
bright red blood
bs
bowel sounds
BSC
bedside commode
ASHD
arteriosclerotic heart disease
BC
blood culture
bid
2x a day
BKA
below the knee
AAT
at all times
abd
abdomen
ac
before meals
ADL
activites of daily living
AFB
acid fast bacilli
angio
angiogram
ARF
acute renal failure
ASAP
as soon as possible