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ABG
arterial blood gas
ac
before meals
ad lib
as desired
ADH
antidiuretic hormone
AIDS
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
AKA
above-knee amputation
bid
twice a day
BKA
below knee amputation
BM
bowel movement
BMR
basal metabolic rate
BP
blood pressure
BPH
benign prostatic hypertrophy
BUN
blood urea nitrogen
c
with
CAD
coronary artery disease
CBC
complete blood count
cc
cubic centimeter
CCU
coronary care unit
CDC
Centers for Disease Control
CHD
coronary heart disease
CHF
congestive heart failure
cm
centimeter
CMA
certified medical assistant
CNS
central nervous system
CO2
Carbon dioxide
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CP
cerbral palsy
CPR
Cardoipulmonary resuscitation
C-section
ceasarian section
CSF
cerebrospinal fluid
CT scan
computerized tomography scan
CVA
cardiovascular accident
CVD
cardiovascular disease
CXR
chest x-ray
cysto
cystocopy
dc/DC
discontinue
D&C
dilation & currettage
diff
differential count (white blood cells)
DM
diabetes mellitus
DOA
dead on arrival
DOB
date of birth
DPT
diptheria, pertussus, tetanus
DRGs
diagnostic related groups
DVT
deep vein thrombosis
dx
diagnosis
ECG, EKG
electrocardiogram
EEG
electroencephalogram
EENT
eye, ear, nose & throat
EMG
electromyogram
ENT
ear, nose, & throat
ESR
erythrocyte sedimentation rate
FBS
fasting blood sugar
FDA
Food & Drug Administration
FEV
forced expiratory volume
FHR
fetal heart rate
FSH
follicle-stimulating hormone
FVC
fracture
GI
gastrointestional
gm
gram
gr
grain
gtt
drops (guttae)
GU
genitourinary
HCC
human chorionic gonadotropin
HCT, hct
hemocrit
Hgb, Hb
hemoglobin
HIV
human immunodefiency virus
hs
at bedtime
hypo
hypodermically
ICU
intensive care unit
IDDM
insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
IM
intramuscular
IQ
intelligent quotient
IUD
intrauterine device
IV
intravenous
IVP
intravenous pyelogram
K+
potassium
kg
kilogram
KUB
kidney ureter bladder
L
liter
LDL
low-density lipoprotein
LLQ
left lower quadrant
LMP
last menstrual period
LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse
LRQ
left upper quadrant
MD
Medical Doctor
mg
milligram (1/1000 gram)
MI
myocardial infarction
mL
milliliter (1/1000 liter)
mm
millimeter (1/1000 meter)
MRI
magnetic resonance imagining
MS
multiple sclerosis
Na
sodium
NPH
Neutral Protamine Hagedron (insulin)
NPO
nothing by mouth (nulla per os)
NSAID
nonsterodial anti-inflammatory drug
O2
Oxygen
OB-GYN
obstetrics & gynecology
OD
right eye or overdose
OR
operating room
OS
left eye
OU
both eyes
oz
ounce
P
pulse
Pap smear
Papanicolaou's smear
pc
after meals
PID
pelvic inflammatory disease
PKU
phenylketonuria
PO
orally
PRN
as required, as needed
PT
prothrombin time; Physical Therapy
PTT
partial thromboplastin time
PVC
premature ventricular contraction
q
every
qd
every day
qh
every hour
q2h
every 2 hours
qid
4 times a day
R, rt
right
RBC
red blood cell; red blood count
RLQ
right lower quadrant
R.N.
Registered nurse
R/O
rule out
ROM
range of motion
RUQ
right upper quadrant
Rx
perscription, treatment, therapy
s
without
SOB
shortness of breath
staph
staphylococcus
stat
immediately
STD
sexually transmitted disease
strep
streptoccus
subcu, subq
subcutaneous
T
temperature
TAH
total abdominal hysterectomy
T&A
tonsillectomy & adenoidectomy
TB
tuberculosis
TIA
transient ischemic attack
tid
three times a day
TKA
total knee replacement
TPN
total parentral nutrition
TPR
temperature, pulse, & respiration
TSH
thyroid-stimulating hormone
TUR, TURP
transurethral resection of the prostate
UA
urinalysis
UGI
upper gastrointestinal
ULG
upper left quadrant
URI
upper respiratory infection
URQ
upper right quadrant
UTI
urinary tract infection
VC
vital capacity
VD
veneral disease
WBC
white blood cell (count); white blood count
wt
weight
XX
female sex chromosomes
XY
male sex chromosomes