Common Medical Abbreviations Flashcards

Terms Definitions
CNS
Central nervous system
EENT
Eye, ear, nose, and throat
Resp
Respiratory
CV
Cardiovascular
GI
Gastoinstestinal
GU
Genitourinary
Derm
Dermatologic
Endo
Endocinologic
F and E
Fluid and Electrolyte
Hemat
Hematologic
Metab
Metabolic
MS
Musculoskeletal
Neuro
Neurologic
PRN
As needed
NPO
Nothing by Mouth
ETOH
Alcohol
BID
Twice a day
BP
Blood Pressure
CBC
Complete Blood Count
COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
DVT
Deep-vein thrombosis
HGB
Hemoglobin
HTN
Hypertension
IM
Intramuscular
MI
Myocardial infarction
MRSA
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
NG
Nasogastric
NIDDM
Non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
NKDA
No known drug allergies
NSAID
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
PAD
Peripheral arterial disease
PT
Prothrombin time
QID
Four times a day
TID
Three times a day
URI
Upper respiratory infection
UTI
Urinary tract infection
WBC
White blood cell
OOB
Out of Bed
KVO
Keep vein open
ac
Before meals
pc
After meals
SubQ
Subcutaneous
po
By mouth
SL
Sublingual
aa
Of each
Ad lib
As desired, freely
h or hr
Hour
ID
Intradermal
qh
Every hour
Stat
Immediately
min
Minute
gtt
Drop
tab
Tablet
cap
Capsule
et
and
noct
Night
aq
Water
N&V
Nausea & Vomiting
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