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greater than
g
gram
GCS
Glasgow Coma Scale
GERD
Gastroesophageal reflux disease
GI
gastrointestinal
gr
grain
GSW
gunshot wound
gtt
drop
gtts
drops
gyn
gynecological
HEENT
Head, Ears, eyes, Nose, Throat
HHN
handheld nebulizer
HPI
history of present illness
HR
heart rate
HTN
hypertension
Hx
history
pH
hydrogen ion concentration
ICP
Increased intracranial pressure
IM
intramuscular
IO
Intraosseous
IPPB
intermittent positive pressure breathing
IV
intravenous
IVP
intravenous push
IVPB
intravenous pibbyback
J
Joules
JVD
jugular vein distention
K+
potassium
kg
kilogram
KVO
keep vein open
<
less than
L (with a circle around it)
left
L
liter
lb
pound
LMA
laryngeal mask airway
LMP
last menstral period, liters per minute
LOC
level of consciousness, loss of consciousness
LR
lactated Ringers
LUL
left upper lobe
LUQ
left upper quadrant
MAST
Medical anti-shock trousers
mcg
microgram
MDI
metered dose inhaler
mEq
milliequivalent
mg
milligram
MgSO4
magnesium sulfate
MI
myocardial infarction
min
minutes
mL
milliliter
MSO4
morphine sulfate
MVA
motor vehicle accident
MVC
motor vehicle collision
N/A
not applicable
Na+
sodium
NG
nasogastric
NIDDM
non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
NKA
no known allergies
NKDA
no known drug allergies
NPO
nothing by mouth
NSR
normal sinus rhythm
NTG
nitroglycerin
-emia
blood
end/0-
within
epi-
upon
-esis
condition, action, or process
-esthesia
perception, feeling
equa-
equal
eu-
good, well
e-,ex-
out of, from, away from
-ectomy
surgical removal of
extra-
without, outside
-graph, -gram
to write
hemi-
half
hem/o,hemat/o
blood
hom/o-, home/o-
the same , alike
hyp-, hyp/o-
deficient, below normal
hyper-
excessive, above normal
in-, im-
not, with, in, very
-in, -ine
chemical or biochemical substance
infra-
below, beneath, under
inter-
among, between
intra-
inside, within
-ism
condition, disease, practice
iso-
equal, alike
-itis
inflammation
kin-, kine-, kines/i-
movement
lip/o-
fatty, lipid
-logy,-logic
study
-less
without
-lysis
dissolution, loosening