Medical Abbreviations

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Medical Abbreviations. These are basic medical abbreviations that will help anyone in the medical field.


 
  
Created Dec 3, 2007
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a, aa
 
of each
2
abd
 
abdomen
3
a.c.
 
before meals
4
ad lib
 
as desired
5
A & P
 
anterior and posterior
6
aq
 
aqueous, water
7
BE, ba.en.
 
barium enema
8
blf
 
black female
9
bib
 
drink
10
b.i.d., BID
 
twice a day
11
bm, BM
 
bowel movement
12
blm
 
black male
13
BP, B/P
 
Blood Pressure
14
BUN
 
blood urea nitrogen
15
c (with a line over it)
 
with
16
C
 
centrigrade
17
Ca
 
calcium
18
cap
 
capsule
19
CBC
 
complete blood count
20
CC
 
chief complaint
21
CCU
 
coronary care unit
22
CHF
 
congestive heart failure
23
cm3 (to the third power)
 
cubic centimeter
24
CNS
 
central nervous system
25
c/o
 
complains of
26
CO2
 
carbon dioxide
27
comp
 
compound
28
COPD
 
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
29
CPR
 
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
30
CSF
 
cerebrospinal fluid
31
CVA
 
cerebrovascular accident
32
cysto
 
cystoscopy
33
D & C
 
dilation and curettage
34
Dil, dil
 
dilute
35
DOA
 
dead on arrival
36
DPT
 
diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus
37
dr.
 
dram
38
dx, Dx
 
diagnosis
39
ECG
 
electrocardiogram
40
EEG
 
electroencephalogram
41
EENT
 
eye, ear, nose, throat
42
EKG
 
electrocardiogram
43
elix
 
elixir
44
ER
 
emergency room
45
et
 
and
46
expl lap
 
exploratory laparotomy
47
ext.
 
extract
48
F
 
fahrenheit or female
49
FBS
 
fasting blood sugar
50
FH
 
family history
51
fl
 
fluid
52
fl. dr.
 
fluid dram
53
fl. oz.
 
fluid ounce
54
Fx
 
fracture
55
GB
 
gallbladder
56
GI
 
gastrointestinal
57
Gm
 
general practiioner
58
gr
 
grain
59
gtt, Gtt, gtts
 
drop, drops
60
GU
 
genitourinary
61
GYN
 
gynecology
62
H, h
 
hour
63
HCL
 
hydrochloric acid
64
Hgb
 
hemoglobin
65
HPI
 
history of present illness
66
Hx
 
history
67
hypo
 
hypodermic, under
68
ICU
 
intensive care unit
69
I&D
 
incision and drainage
70
IM
 
intramuscular
71
inj
 
injection
72
I&O
 
intake and output
73
IPPB
 
intermittent positive pressure breathing
74
IT
 
inhalation therapy
75
IUD
 
intrauterine device
76
IV
 
intravenous
77
IVP
 
intravenous pyelogram
78
k
 
pottasium
79
KUB
 
kidney, ureter, and bladder
80
L, lb
 
pound
81
lat
 
lateral
82
liq
 
liquid
83
LLQ
 
left lower quadrant
84
LMP
 
last menstrual period
85
LUQ
 
left upper quadrant
86
m
 
minim
87
M
 
male
88
mm
 
millimete
89
MS
 
multiple sclerosis
90
NB
 
newborn
91
NKA
 
no known allergies
92
no.
 
number
93
noxt.
 
at night
94
NPO
 
nothing by mouth
95
N&V
 
nausea and vomiting
96
O
 
pint
97
OB
 
obstetrics
98
OD
 
overdose
99
OP
 
outpatient
100
OR
 
operating room
101
os
 
mouth
102
oz
 
ounce
103
Path
 
pathology
104
PBI
 
protein bound iodine
105
p.c.
 
after meals
106
Peds
 
pediatrics
107
per
 
through, by
108
PID
 
pelvice inflammatory disease
109
PKU
 
phenylketonuria
110
PO,p.o.
 
by mouth
111
prn
 
as desired, needed
112
pro time
 
prothrombin time
113
Psych
 
psychiatry
114
pt
 
patient, pint
115
pulv
 
powder
116
Px
 
physical exam
117
q
 
every
118
q 4 h
 
every 4 hours
119
qh
 
every hour
120
q.i.d., QID
 
four times a day
121
qns
 
quantity not sufficient
122
qs
 
quantity sufficient
123
qt
 
quart
124
R
 
right
125
Ra
 
radium
126
RBC
 
red blood cells
127
REM
 
rapid eye movement
128
rep
 
let it be repeated
129
R/O
 
rule out
130
ROM
 
range of motion
131
ROS
 
review of systems
132
Rx
 
prescription, take
133
s (with a line over it)
 
without
134
sig
 
instructions, directions
135
SOB
 
short of breath
136
sol
 
solution
137
solv
 
dissolve
138
s.o.s.
 
distress signal
139
sp. gr.
 
specific gravity
140
stat
 
immediately
141
syr.
 
syrup
142
T
 
temperature
143
T&A
 
tonsilectomy and adenoidectomy
144
tab
 
tablet
145
TIA
 
transient ischemic attack
146
t.i.d.
 
three times a day
147
tinct.
 
tincture
148
TPR
 
temperature, pulse, respiration
149
TUR
 
transurethral resection
150
UA
 
urinalysis
151
ung.
 
ointment
152
URI
 
upper respiratory infection
153
UTI
 
urinary tract infection
154
VD
 
venereal disease
155
vin
 
wine
156
VS
 
vital signs
157
WBC
 
white blood cells
158
WF
 
white female
159
WM
 
white male
160
WNL
 
within normal limits
161
wt., Wt.
 
weight

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