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Of each
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Before meals (ante cibum)
AD
Right ear (auris dextra)
ADL
Activities of daily living
ad lib
As desired
adm
admission
AE
Above elbow
AJ
Ankle jerk
AK
Above knee
alt dieb.
Every other day
alt hor.
Every other hour
alt noc.
Every other night
AM, am
Before noon (ante meridiem) morning
AMA
Against medical advice
AMB
Ambulate; ambulatory
ant
Anterior
A-P, AP
Anterior-posterior, Anteriorposterior
approx
Approximately
AQ, aq
Water
ASAP
As soon as possible
AS or LE
Left ear (auris sinistra)
AV
Atrioventricular
BE
Below elbow
bid
Twice a day
bin
Twice a night
BK
Below knee
BM
Bowel movement
BMR
Basal metabolic rate
BRP
Bathroom privileges
C
Centigrade; Celsius or calorie (kilocalorie)
caps
Capsules
CBR
Complete bed rest
CC
Chief complaint; clean catch (urine)
CCU
Cardiac (coronary) care unit
c/o
Complains of
cont
Continue
dc
Discontinue
DC
Discharge from hospital
DNA
Does not apply
DNR
Do not resuscitate
DNS
Did not show
Dr
Doctor
D/W
Dextrose in water
Dx
Diagnosis
EOM
Extraocular movement
ER
Emergency room
Ex
Examination
F
Fahrenheit
FHS
Fetal heart sound
FHT
Fetal heart tones
GB
Gallbladder
GI
Gastrointestinal
GU
Genitourinary
h, hr
Hour
hpf
High power field
hs
Hour of sleep; bedtime (hora somni)
hypo
Hypodermic injection
ICU
Intensive care unit
IM
Intramuscular
I&O
Intake and output
IU
International unit
IV
Intravenous
L
Left
L&A
Light and accommodation
LAT
Lateral
L&W
Living and well
LLQ
Left lower quadrant
LMP
Last menstrual period
LOA
Left occipitoanterior
LPF
Low power field (10x)
LUQ
Left upper quadrant
MTD
Right ear drum (membrana tympani DEXTER)
MTS
Left ear drum (membrana tympani SINISTER)
neg
Negative
NG
Nasogastric
NPO
Nothing by mouth
NS
Normal saline
OD
Right eye (oculus dexter)
OP
Outpatient
OR
Operating room
OS or OL
Left eye (oculus sinister, oculus laevus)
OU
Each eye (oculus uterque)
P
Pulse
PA
Posteroanterior
pc
After meals (post cibum)
PI
Present illness
po
By mouth (per os)
PO
Postoperative
PM, pm
Afternoon or evening (post meridiem)
prn
As necessary, as required, when necessary
q
Every (quaque)
q.h.
Every hour (quaque hora)
q2h
Every 2 hours
q4h
Every 4 hours
q.i.d.
Four times a day (quarter in die)
QM
Every morning (quaque mane)
q.n.
Every night (quaque nocte)
R
Right; respiration
RBC
Red blood cell; red blood (cell) count
Rh
Rhesus blood factor (Rh+ or Rh-)
RLQ
Right lower quadrant
R/O
Rule out
ROM
Range of motion
RUQ
Right upper quadrant
SC, sc, sub q
subcutaneous
SOB
Shortness of breath
SOS
If necessary (si opus sit)
stat
immediately
Sx
Signs, symptoms
T, temp
temperature
tabs
tablets
TC&DB
Turn, cough, deep breathe
TID
Three times a day
tinct
Tincture
TPN
Total parenteral nutrition
trans
Transverse
ULQ
Upper left quadrant
ung
Ointment
URQ
Upper right quadrant
VS
Vital signs
WBC
White blood cells; white blood (cell) count
WM, BM
White male, black male
WF, BF
White female, black female
x
Times, power
-
Negative
+
Positive
F
Female
M
Male
+/-
Positive or negative
*
Birth
Death
%
Percent
#
Number; pound
&
And
<
Less than
=
Equal
>
Greater than
?
Question
@
At
^
increase
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