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ABGs
arterial blood gases
ac
before meals(ante cibum)
Ad lib
as desired
bid
twice a day
BIN, bin
twice a night
BM
bowel movement
BMR
basic metabolic rate
BP
blood pressure
c
with (cum)
CBC
complete blood count
cm
centimeter
CO
carbon dioxide
CVA
cerebrovascular accident
CXR
chest x-ray film, chest radiograph
DOA
dead on arrival
Dx
diagnosis
ECF
extracellular fluid, extended care facility
EENT
eye, ear, nose, and throat
F
farenheit
FBS
fasting blood sugar
g
gram
h
hour
hs
at bedtime
Hx
history
ICF
intracellular fluid
ID
intradermal
IDDM
insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
IM
intramuscular
IQ
intelligence quotient
IV
intravenous
K+
potassium(an electrolyte)
L,l
liter
LLQ
left lower quadrant
LPN
licensed practical nurse
LRQ
lower right quadrant
LUQ
left upper quadrant
Na
sodium(an electrolyte)
NIDDM
non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
NPO, npo
nothing by mouth
O2
oxygen
OB
obstetrics
od
once a day
OTC
over the counter
PC, pp
after meals
PE
physical examination
PO, po
orally, by mouth
pp
postprandial (after meals)
PRN
as required
q
every
qh
every hour
q2h
every 2 hours
qid
four times a day
qns
quantity not sufficient
qpm, pn
every night
RUQ
right upper quadrant
s
without
SOB
shortness of breath
stat
immediately
Sx
signs, symptoms
T
temperature
t.i.d.
three times a day
UA
urinalysis
ung
ointment
URQ
upper right quadrant
wt
weight
xx-IU-xx
international unit
xx-U-xx
units
xx-.5mg--xx
0.5mg
xx-5.0mg-xx
5mg
xx-LOC(laxative of choice)-xx
write the specific name of the medication
xx-SSRI, SSI-xx
sliding scale regular or Humulin insulin
xx-Q.D, qd, QD--xx
daily or every day
xx-QOD-xx
every other day
xx-MS, MSO4-xx
morphine sulfate
xx-MgSO4-xx
magnesium sulfate
xx-D/C, d/c, DISC-xx
discharge or discontinue
xx-x3d-xx
for 3 days
xx-S.C., S.Q.-xx
SubQ or subQ or subcutaneously
xx-cc-xx
ml
xx-AOC(antacid of choice)-xx
write specific name of medication
xx-Ss-xx
one-half or 1/2
xx-Gtt-xx
drop
xx-AD-xx
right ear
xx-AS-xx
left ear
xx-AU-xx
both ears
xx-OD-xx
right eye
xx-OS-xx
left eye
xx-OU-xx
both eyes
xx-/-xx
per
xx-u g-xx
mcg