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ABG
arterial blood gases
a.c.
before meals
AD
right ear
ab lib
as desired
a.m. (ante meridiem)
morning
AP
anteroposterior
AS
left ear
ASHD
arteriosclerotic heart disease
AU
both ears
b.i.d. (bis in die)
twice a day
BP
blood pressure
bx
biopsy
c
with
C&S
culture and sensitivity
CA
cancer/carcinoma
CABG (pronounced cabbage)
coronary artery bypass graft
IDDM
insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
I.M.
intramuscular
I.V.
intravenous
K
potassium
KUB
kidney, ureters, bladder
LMP
last menstrual period
MI
myocardial infarction
MS
multiple sclerosis; musculoskeletal
Na
sodium
NG
nasogastric
NIDDM
noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
NKDA
no known drug allergies
n.p.o. (nil per os)
nothing by mouth
O2
oxygen
OD
overdose; right eye
OS
left eye
CBC
complete blood count
cc (use mL)
cubic centimeter
CCU
cardiac/coronary care unit
CHF
congestive heart failure
CIS
carcinoma in situ
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CSF
cerebrospinal fluid
CT
computed tomography
CVA
cerebrovascular accident
CXR
chest x-ray
D&C
dilation and curettage
DC
discontinue
decub
decubitus/lying down
DIP joint
distal interphalangeal joint
DM
diabetes mellitus
DOE
dyspnea on exertion
DUB
dysfunctional uterine bleeding
Dx
diagnosis
ECG; EKG
electrocardiogram
P&A
percussion and auscultation
PERRLA
pupils, equal, round, react to light and accommodation
p.m. (post meridiem)
evening/night
pp
postprandial (after having eaten a meal)
p.r.n.
as needed
P.T.
physical therapy
PT
prothrombin time
q. (quaque)
every
q4h
every four hours
q.d. (use once daily)
every day
q.h.
every hour
q.i.d.
four times a day
q.o.d.
every other day
RBC
red blood cells
Rx
take; prescription
s
without
SC; SQ
subcutaneous
SLE
systemic lupus erythematosus
EDC
expected date of confinement (pregnancy due date)
EMG
electromyogram; electromyography
ENT
ear, nose, & throat
EOM
extraocular movement
FBS
fasting blood sugar
Fx
fracture
GER
gastroesophageal reflux
GI
gastrointestinal
gtt
drops
Hb, Hgb
hemoglobin
Hct or H&H
hematocrit; hematocrit and hemoglobin
HEENT
head, ears, eyes, nose, and throat
h.s.
bedtime
I&D
incision and drainage
I&O
intake and output
SOB
shortness of breath
sp. gr.
specific gravity
T&A
tonsillectomy & adenoidectomy
TB
tuberculosis
TIA
transient ischemic attack
t.i.d.
three times a day
TM
tympanic membrane (eardrum)
TPR
temperature, pulse, respirations
TURP
transurethral resection of the prostate
Tx
treatment
URI
upper respiratory infection
US
ultrasound
VDRL
venereal disease research laboratory (name of the test for syphilis)
WBC
white blood cells
TPN
total parenteral nutrition
ROM
range of motion