Medical Abbreviations

Medical Abbreviations. These Are Basic Medical Abbreviations That Will Help Anyone In The Medical Field.
Created Dec 3, 2007
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Side ASide B
a, aa
of each
abd
abdomen
a.c.
before meals
ad lib
as desired
A & P
anterior and posterior
aq
aqueous, water
BE, ba.en.
barium enema
blf
black female
bib
drink
b.i.d., BID
twice a day
bm, BM
bowel movement
blm
black male
BP, B/P
Blood Pressure
BUN
blood urea nitrogen
c (with a line over it)
with
C
centrigrade
Ca
calcium
cap
capsule
CBC
complete blood count
CC
chief complaint
CCU
coronary care unit
CHF
congestive heart failure
cm3 (to the third power)
cubic centimeter
CNS
central nervous system
c/o
complains of
CO2
carbon dioxide
comp
compound
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CSF
cerebrospinal fluid
CVA
cerebrovascular accident
cysto
cystoscopy
D & C
dilation and curettage
Dil, dil
dilute
DOA
dead on arrival
DPT
diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus
dr.
dram
dx, Dx
diagnosis
ECG
electrocardiogram
EEG
electroencephalogram
EENT
eye, ear, nose, throat
EKG
electrocardiogram
elix
elixir
ER
emergency room
et
and
expl lap
exploratory laparotomy
ext.
extract
F
fahrenheit or female
FBS
fasting blood sugar
FH
family history
fl
fluid
fl. dr.
fluid dram
fl. oz.
fluid ounce
Fx
fracture
GB
gallbladder
GI
gastrointestinal
Gm
general practiioner
gr
grain
gtt, Gtt, gtts
drop, drops
GU
genitourinary
GYN
gynecology
H, h
hour
HCL
hydrochloric acid
Hgb
hemoglobin
HPI
history of present illness
Hx
history
hypo
hypodermic, under
ICU
intensive care unit
I&D
incision and drainage
IM
intramuscular
inj
injection
I&O
intake and output
IPPB
intermittent positive pressure breathing
IT
inhalation therapy
IUD
intrauterine device
IV
intravenous
IVP
intravenous pyelogram
k
pottasium
KUB
kidney, ureter, and bladder
L, lb
pound
lat
lateral
liq
liquid
LLQ
left lower quadrant
LMP
last menstrual period
LUQ
left upper quadrant
m
minim
M
male
mm
millimete
MS
multiple sclerosis
NB
newborn
NKA
no known allergies
no.
number
noxt.
at night
NPO
nothing by mouth
N&V
nausea and vomiting
O
pint
OB
obstetrics
OD
overdose
OP
outpatient
OR
operating room
os
mouth
oz
ounce
Path
pathology
PBI
protein bound iodine
p.c.
after meals
Peds
pediatrics
per
through, by
PID
pelvice inflammatory disease
PKU
phenylketonuria
PO,p.o.
by mouth
prn
as desired, needed
pro time
prothrombin time
Psych
psychiatry
pt
patient, pint
pulv
powder
Px
physical exam
q
every
q 4 h
every 4 hours
qh
every hour
q.i.d., QID
four times a day
qns
quantity not sufficient
qs
quantity sufficient
qt
quart
R
right
Ra
radium
RBC
red blood cells
REM
rapid eye movement
rep
let it be repeated
R/O
rule out
ROM
range of motion
ROS
review of systems
Rx
prescription, take
s (with a line over it)
without
sig
instructions, directions
SOB
short of breath
sol
solution
solv
dissolve
s.o.s.
distress signal
sp. gr.
specific gravity
stat
immediately
syr.
syrup
T
temperature
T&A
tonsilectomy and adenoidectomy
tab
tablet
TIA
transient ischemic attack
t.i.d.
three times a day
tinct.
tincture
TPR
temperature, pulse, respiration
TUR
transurethral resection
UA
urinalysis
ung.
ointment
URI
upper respiratory infection
UTI
urinary tract infection
VD
venereal disease
vin
wine
VS
vital signs
WBC
white blood cells
WF
white female
WM
white male
WNL
within normal limits
wt., Wt.
weight

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