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NVD

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

Na+

Sodium

NaCl

Sodium chloride

N/C

Nasal cannula

No

Complaints

neg

Negative

neuro

Neurology

NG

Nasogastric

NGT

Nasogastric tube

NKA

No known allergies

noc (t)

Night

NPO

Nothing by mouth

NS

Normal saline

nsg

Nursing

NSR

Normal sinus rhythm

NVS

Neurological vital signs

O

Oxygen

OB

Obstetrics

OD

Right eye,overdose

Oint

Ointment

OPD

Out patient department

OR

Operating room

ord

Orderly

ORTH

Orthopedic

ortho

Correct, right (bones)

os

Mouth

OS

Left eye

OT

Occupational therapy

OU

Both eyes

oz

Ounce

p

After

P

Pusle

P&A

Percussion and auscultation

PAC

Premature atrial contraction

palp

Palpation

pc

After meals

PAR

Post anesthesia room

PAT

Paroxysmal atrial tachycardia

pCO2

Partial pressure of carbon dioxide

PDR

Physician desk reference

PE

Physical exam,pulmonary embolism

PEDS

Pediatric

per

By or through

PERL (A)

Pupils equal and reactive to light (and accommodation )

PET

Positron emission tomography

PH

Past history

pH

Hydrogen ion concentration

PID

Pelvic inflammatory disease

PKU

Phenylketonuria

pm

Between noon and midnight

PNS

Peripheral nervous

po

By mouth

post (pos)

Posterior

postop,PostOP

Postoperative

pp (p.p)

Postprandial (after eating )

po2

Partial pressure of oxygen

PPD

Purified protein derivative (tb)

preop,PreOp

Before surgery

prn

As needed,whenever necessary

Pro time

Prothrombin time

pt

Patients pint

PT

Physical therapy

PTT

Partial prothrombaplastin time

PVC

Premature ventricular contraction

Px

Physical exam, prognosis

q

Every

qd

Every day

qh

Every hour

q2h q3h

Every two hours, every three hours

qhs

Every night at bedtime

qid

Four times a day

qns

Quantity not sufficient

qod

Every other day

qs

Quantity sufficient