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Commonly Used Medical Abbreviations

Medical Abbreviations

A

ABBREVIATION

MEANING

A.C.

Before meals

A/G Ratio

Albumin to Globulin Ratio

ACL

Anterior Cruciate Ligament

Ad Lib

At liberty; As desired

ARF

Acute Renal Failure

ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADR

Adverse Drug Reaction

AIDS

Acute Immune Deficiency Syndrome

AKA

Above the Knee Amputation

ANED

Alive with No Evidence of Disease

ADH

Antidiuretic Hormone

ARDS

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

ASCVD

Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

B

B.I.D.

Twice a day

BLD

Blood

BKA

Below the Knee Amputation

BMP

Basic Metabolic Panel

BP

Blood Pressure

BPD

Borderline Personality Disorder

BSO

Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy

C

C&S

Culture and Sensitivity

C/O

Complaint of

Cap

Capsule

Ca

Cancer

CABG

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft

CBC

Complete Blood Count

CC

Chief Complaint

cc

Cubic Centimeters

CDE

Complete Dental Evaluation

CPAP

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure

COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

CT

Chemotheraphy

CVA

Cerebrovascular Accident

D

D/C or DC

Discontinue or Discharge

DCIS

Ductal Carcinoma In Situ

DDx

Differential Diagnosis

DJD

Degenerative Joint Disease

DM

Diabetes Mellitus

DNC, D&C or D and C

Dilatation and Curettage

DNR

Do Not Rescucitate

DOE

Dyspnea On Exertion

DTR

Deep Tendon Reflexes

DVT

Deep Vein Thrombosis

E

ETOH

Alcohol

ECT

Electrocinvulsive Therapy

EC

Enteric Coated

Ext.

External or Extract

Elix.

Elixir

F

FX

Fracture

Fl or Fid

Fluid

G

g

Gram

GvHD

Graft versus Host Disease

gtt

Drop

Gr

Grain

H

H&H

Hemoglobin and Hematocrit

H&P

History and Physical Examination

h.s.

At bedtime

H/O or h/o

History of

HA

Headache

HRT

Hormone Replacement Therapy

HTN

Hypertension

I

I&D

Incision and Drainage

IBD or IBS

Inflammatory Bowel Disease or Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome

ICU

Intensive Care Unit

IM

Intramuscular

IPF

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

IU

SInternational Units

J

Jt

Joint

K

K

Potassium

KCl

Potassium Chloride

L

LBP

Low Back Pain

LLQ

Left Lower Quadrant

LUQ

Left Upper Quadrant

M

MCL

Medial Collateral Ligament

mg

Milligrams

M/H

Medical History

ml

Milliliters

N

N/V

Nausea or Vomiting

Na

Sodium

NCP

Nursing Care Plan

NPO

Nothing Per Orem (Nothing by mouth)

NSR

Normal Sinus Rhythm

O

O.D.

Right Eye

O.S.

Left Eye

O.U.

Both Eyes

ORIF

Open Reduction and Internal Fixation

P

P

Pulse

Q

q.d.

Every day

q.i.d.

Four times a day

q.h.

Every hour

q.h.s.

Every bedtime

q.o.d.

Every other day

q2h

Every 2 hours

R

RA

Rheumatoid Arthritis

RDS

Respiratory Distress Syndrome

R/O

Rule Out

REB

Rebound

RLQ

Right Lower Quadrant

RUQ

Right Upper Quadrant

ROS

Review of Systems

S

s/p

Status Post

T

T

Temperature

T&A

Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy

t.i.d.

Three times daily

tab

Tablet

TAH

Total Abdominal Hysterectomy

THR

Total Hip Replacement

TKR

Total Knee Replacement

TMJ

Tempomandibular Joint

U

UA or U/A

Urinalysis

U

Units

ULN

Upper Limits of Normal

URI

Upper Respiratory Infection

UTI

Urinary Tract Infection

V

V/S

Vital Signs

VSS

Vital Signs are Stable

W

wt.

Weight

X

XRT

External Radiotheraphy


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