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Abd
abdomen
ADL
activities of daily living
Ad lib
as desired, at liberty
AMB
ambulatory, ambulate
BM
Bowel movement, bone marrow, black male
BP, B/P
Blood pressure
BRP
Bathroom privelege
C
Celsius, Caucasian
c with a line over it
with
Ca
cancer
Cal
Calories
C/O
Complains of
COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
ER
Emergency room
F
Farenheit, female
Fx
Fracture
GI
Gastrointestinal
GU
Genitourinary
Hgb, HG
Hemoglobin
H2O
Water
ICU
Intensive Care Unit
I&O
Intake and output
K
Potassium
Lab
Laboratory
Na
Sodium
Noc
Night
NPO
Nothing by mouth
O2
Oxygen
OB
Obstetrics
Per
Through, by
PO
Orally (per os)
Postop
after surgery
Preop
before surgery
Prn
when necessary
pt
Patient
PT
Physical therapy
R
Respirations
RBC
Red blood cells, red blood count
RR
Recovery room
Rx
prescriptions
S with a line over it
without
Sol
Solution
Spec
Specimen
two S's with a line over it
one half
SSE
Soap solution enema
T
Temperature
TWE
Tap water enema
UA
Urinalysis
URI
upper respiratory infection
wt
weight
WBC
white blood cells, white blood count
A.M.
before noon
ac
before meals
bid
twice a day
H
hour
HS
hour of sleep
MN
midnight
pc
after meals
P.M.
afternoon, evening
qd
everyday
qod
every other day
q1h
every hour
q2h
every 2 hours
q3h
every 3 hours
q4h
every 4 hours
q6h
every 6 hours
q8h
every 8 hours
qid
four times a day
tid
three times a day
cc
cubic centimeter
cm
centimeter
g, gm
gram
kg
kilogram
L
liter
mcg
microgram
mEq
milliequivalent
mg
milligram
mL
milliliter
tsp
teaspoon
tbsp
tablespoon
AC
before meals
amp
ampule
cap
capsule
comp
compound
dil
dilute
elix
elixir
ext
extract
H, H inside a circle
Hypodermic, hypodermic injection
ID
Intradermal
IM
intramuscular
IV
intravenous
OD
right eye
OS
left eye
OU
both eyes
PC
postprandial
tab
tablet
ADC
Aid to Dependent Children
AHFS
American Hospital Formulary Service
ANA
American Nurses Association
ARC
American Red Cross
C&A
Clinitest and Acetest
CCRN
certified critical care registered nurse
CDC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CRNA
Certified registered nurse anesthetist
CRNP
certified registered nurse practictioner
DEA#
Drug Enforcement Administration #
HRC
human rights committee
LPN
liscenced practical nurse
NCI
National Cancer institute
NLN
National League for Nursing
OSHA
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
RN
registered nurse
VAH
Veterans Administration Hospital