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ABGs
arterial blood gases
a.c.
before meals
AD
right ear
AF
atrial fibrillation
AMA
against medical advice
amp
ampule
ant
anterior
AP
anterior-posterior
AS
left ear
AU
both ears
AV
aortic valve
A-V
arteriovenous
ax
axillary
bid
twice a day
BKA
below-knee amputation
BM
bowel movement
BMR
basal metabolic rate
BP
blood pressure
BR
bedrest; bathroom
BS
blood sugar
BUN
blood urea nitrogen
Bx
biopsy
c with a line over it
with
ca
carcinoma
CAD
coronary artery disease
caps
capsules
cath
catheter
CBC
complete blood count
CBG
capillary blood gas
CC
chief complaint
cc
cubic centimeter
c/o
complains of
CHF
congestive heart failure
Cl
chloride
cm
centimeter
CNS
central nervous system
CO
cardiac output
CSF
cerebrospinal fluid
CVP
central venous pressure
D.A.T
diet as tolerated
dc'd
discontinued
DM
diabetes mellitus
dr
dram
drsg
dressing
Dx
diagnosis
EENT
ear, eye, nose & throat
EKG
electrocardiogram
ESRD
end stage renal disease
FB
foreign body
FBS
fasting blood sugar
fx
fracture
GI
gastrointestinal
gm; g
gram
gr
grain
gtts
drops
GU
genitourinary
HB
heart block
Hct
hematocrit
Hgb
hemoglobin
HR
heart rate
hs
at hour of sleep
Hx
history
I&D
incision and drainage
IM
intramuscular
INH
inhalation
inj
injection
I&O
intake and output
IOL
intraocular lens
IV
intravenous
IVC
inferior vena cava
IVPB
intravenous piggyback
JVD
jugular vein distention
KO
keep open
K
potassium
KUB
kidneys, ureters, bladder
KVO
keep vein open
L
liter
lat
lateral
LE
lower extremity
LLL
left lower lobe
LLQ
left lower quadrant
LA
left atrium
LMP
last menstrual period
LOC
level of conciousness
LUL
left upper lobe
LUQ
left upper quadrant
LV
left ventricle
LVF
left ventricle failure
MAP
mean arterial pressure
MI
myocardial infarction
MRx1
may repeat one time
MV
mitral valve
ng
nanogram
NGT
nasogastric tube
noc
night
NPO
nothing by mouth
NS
normal saline
NSR
normal sinus rhythm
N/V
nausea and vomiting
NWB
non weight bearing
NKA
no known allergies
OD
right eye
OS
left eye
OTC
over the counter
OU
both eyes
OOB
out of bed
p with a line over it
after
PA
posterior-anterior
PAP
pulmonary artery pressure
pc
after meal
PCN
penicillin
po
by mouth
POD
postoperative day
pp
post partum
prep
preparation
pm
as required
PTH
parathyroid hormone
q
every
qid
four times per day
R
respirations
RBC
red blood count
RCA
right coronary artery
REM
rapid eye movement
RLL
right lower lobe
RLQ
right lower quadrant
RML
right middle lobe
R/O
rule out
ROM
range of motion
ROS
review of systems
RUL
right upper lobe
RUQ
right upper quadrant
RV
right ventricular
RVF
right ventricular failure
Rx
prescription
s with a line over it
without
SC
subcutaneous
S/I
strict isolation
SL
sublingual
SOB
shortness of breath
spec
specimen
S/R
siderails
ss with a line over it
one half
STAT
immediately
SVC
superior vena cava
SW
sterile water
Sx
symptom
T
temperature
tab
tablet
TB
tuberculosis
TBA
to be absorbed
tid
three times per day
TPR
temperature, pulse & respiration
Tx
treatment
U
unit
UA
urinalysis
UE
upper extremity
URI
upper respiratory infection
UTI
urinary tract infection
VC
vital capacity
vg
ventral gluteal
VO
verbal order
VS
vital signs
WBC
white blood count
WNL
within normal limits
W/S
wound and skin
TO
telephone order