Medical Abbreviations 2 Flashcards

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ID
intradermal
top
topical
EEG
electroencephalography
Tx
TREATMENT
dim
one-half
HD
hemodialysis
post
posterior
in.
inches
ER
emergency
room
rehab
rehabilitation
ant.
anterior
xfer
transfer
Hz
Hertz
GI
Gastrointestinal
lac
Laceration
Dx
Diagnosis
®
right
diff
differential
=
equal
Para
Parous
U/A
Urinalysis
wt
weight
hx
history
os
mouth
~
approximately
FX
Fracture
CA
cancer
Na
sodium
AFB
alpha-fetoprotein
mono
monocyte
ETOH
ethyl alcohol
HPV
human papillomavirus
au
both ears
MR
may repeat
CBC
complete
blood count
blc
blood culture
IR
internal rotation
plantar
plantar flexion
BP
blood pressure
DKA
Diabetic Ketoacidosis
q.d.
every day
modMP, MEP
moderatemetacarpophalangeal
VD
venereal disease
a.c.
before meals
hs
at bedtime
SLP
speech-language pathologist
FH
family history
IV
Intravenous (injection)
DM
Diabetic Mellitus
ac
before meals
GU
genitourinary system
cc
cubic centimeter
MI
Myocardial Infarction
o.u.
both eyes
LH
luteinizing hormone
Pap
papanicolaou smear
BSC
bedside commode
DNA
deoxyribonucleic acid
N/A
not applicable
RTC
return to clinic
CHF
Congestive Heart Failure
BUN
blood urea nitrogen
EAR
NOSE AND THROAT
fl oz.
fluid ounce
GERD
gastroesophageal reflux disease
XRT
radiotherapy, radiation therapy
ABP
arterial blood pressure
ther ex
therapeutic exercise
CHD
coronary heart disease
STG
short term goals
FB
foreign body (fingerbreadth)
ASA
acetylsalicylic acid (asprin)
DW
dextrose in water
BSA
Body surface area
MRA
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
WNL
Within Normal Limits
ABG
aterial blood gases
COCO2
cardiac outputcarbon dioxide
mmHg
millimeters of mercury
AMS
altered mental status
NSR
normal sinus rhythm
URI
upper respiratory infection
BBB
bundle branch block
DNR
do not resuscitate
THA
total hip arthroplasty
CBD
Common Bile Duct
DC
Discontinue or Discharge
JRA
juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
CTA
Clear to auscultation
C&S
culture and sensitivity
FHR
fetal heart rate
BOM
bilateral otitis media
DON
Director Of Nurses
BCC
basal cell carcinoma
DOB
date of birth
SLE
systemic lupus erythrematosus
AAA
Abnorminal aortic aneurysm
WBC
white blood cell
ad lib
as desired
FEF
forced expiratory flow
MMSE
mini-mental state examination
SV
supraventricular, stroke volume
KUB
"kidney, ureter, and bladder"
ASAP
as soon as possible
Hyperal.
hyperalimentation (consumption of nutrients beyond normal amts. to replace nutritional deficiencies)
dias.
diastolic (smaller number, denominator)
VBAC
vaginal birth after cesarean
FROM
Full Range of Motion
COPD
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
cont.COPD
continuechronic obstructive pulmonary disease
ETA
estimated time of arrival
VLDL
very low density lipoprotein
LBBB
left bundle branch block
CPAP
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
KAFO
knee ankle foot orthosis
treatment
management of a patient
ADHD
attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
RML
right middle lobe (lung)
A & W
Alive and well
RRR
regular rate rhythm (standard pulse)
CABGCAD
coronary artery bypass graftCoronary artery disease
EENT
eyes, ears, nose, and throat
HPDP
Health promotion and disease prevention
AP & Lat.
anterior, posterior & lateral
HEENTHEP
head, eyes, ears, noes, throathome exercise program
KVO or TKVO
to keep vein open
LMA
left main coronary artery, laryngeal mask airway
sig
directions for use, give as follows, let it be labeled
para 1, 2, 3
unipara, bipara, tripara (number of viable births)
IM
intramuscular
tsp
teaspoon
UA
URINALYSIS
(L)
left
cal
calorie
cond
condition
quads
quadriceps
AMNIO
amniocentesis
wp
whirlpool
->
Radiating
AFP
Alpha-Fetoprotein
I.M.
intermuscular
lb.
pound
IO
intraosseous
bilat.
bilaterally
mono
monocyte
o->
male
CHO
Carbohydrate
pro
Protein
AV
atrioventricular
quat
four
fl
fluid
dil
dilute
h
hour
UB-92
UB-04
W/O
without
T
Temperature
BX
biopsy
kg
kilogram
EMG
electromyogram
AS
left ear
RPR
retrograde pyelogram
BC
blood culture
c/o
complains of
BR
bed rest
QA
quality assessment
CG
contact guard
PD
peritoneal dialysis
CVA
cerbrovascular accident
KS
Kaposi's Sarcoma
maxMD
maximummedical doctor
EMT-B
Basic EMT
NaCl
sodium chloride
BM
bowel movement
PD
peritoneal dialysis
A-line
arterial line
VS
Vital Sign
OD
Right Eye
amp
ampule; amputation
CPD
cephalopelvic disproportion
OR
Operating Room
-osis
condition, process
BM
bowel movement
FECG;FEKG
fetal electrocardiogram
ET
endotracheal tube
PMS
premenstrual syndrome
KCl
potassium chloride
CPA
costophrenic angle
CEA
carotid endarterectomy
CAD
coronary artery disease
ROM
Range Of Motion
MRI
magnetic resonance imaging
URI
UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTION
LLQ
left lower quadrant
S with circle
supervision/subjective
VC
vital capacity/vena cava
TIW
three times weekly
HEP
home exercise program
ALL
Acute Lymphoblastic leukemia
FBS
Fasting Blood Sugar
KVO
Keep Vein Open
PTPT/PTT
physical therapyprothrombin time
qod
every other day
abd.
abdomen or abdominal
ARC
american red cross
FBS
fasting blood sugar
AMI
acute myocardial infarction
PCL
posterior cruciate ligament
ASCVD
arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease
PMH
Past Medical History
UTI
urinary tract infection
FWB
full weight bearing
BNO
bladder neck obstruction
C&S
Culture and Sensitivity
RVH
right ventricular hypertrophy
NKO
No known allergies
AMI
Acute Myocardial Infarction
DBP
diastolic blood pressure
LD, LDH
lactate dehydrogenase
SBE
subacute bacterial endocarditis
V/Q scan
ventilation-perfusion scan
ADA
American Diabetic Association
LIH
left inguinal hernia
EDC
estimated date of confinement
t.i.d
threes times a day
com.
comminuted fracture (several pieces)
ACCU
Acute Coronary Care Unit
NKMA
No Known Medical Allergies
NKDA
No Known Drug Allergies
pcPCL
after mealsposterior cruciate ligament
AKA
above the knee amputation
SBE
serological test for syphilis
qid
four time a day
D5W
Dextrose 5%, in water
FUO
fever of unknown origin
CPT
chest physical therapyCurrent procedural terminology
MCHC
mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration
BRBPR
bright red blood per rectum
PROMPSIS
passive range of motionposterior superior iliac spine
LUL
left upper lobe (of lung)
OC/OCP
oral contraceptive / oral contraceptive pills (class of medications)
L1, L2
first, second lumbar vertebrae
ROS
review of symptoms (process of gathering pt data regardless of apparent relevance)
ADLad lib
activities of daily livingat discretion
PRN or prn
when needed or necessary
gm%
grams per 100 mL of blood
(arrows pointing back and forth)
to and from
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PCN
penicillin
Decrease
Ung
ointment
noc
night
lg
large
HTN
hypertension
PERIPH
peripheral
GYN
Gynecology
Rx
take;prescription
mlmm
millilitermillimeter
neuro.
neurological
cath
catheter
Bronch
bronchoscopy
vol.
volume
/
per
vit
Vitamin
mcg
microgram
q
every
STD
sexually
Hg
Mercury
SQ
subcutaneous
Derm.
dermatology
supp.
suppository
Obst.
obstruction
R/O
rule out
LP
lumbar puncture
qs
sufficient quantity
s/p
status post
CO
cardiac output
PF
plantar flexion
OU
Both Eyes
P:P.A.
planphysician's assistant
ECT
electroconvulsive therapy
LR
lactated ringers
AS
left ear
Pt., pt.
patient
HH
Hiatal Hernia
BRP
Bathroom Privileges
neg
neg negative
GS
gluteal sets
ST
Speech Therapist
p.o.
by mouth
ClCr/CrCl
creatinine clearance
AI
artificial insemination
_
a
Before
XL
extended release
qpm
every evening
O.M.
otitis media
SpG
specific gravity
AMA
against medical advice
CIS
carcinoma in situ
I&O
intake and output
AOB
alcohol on breath
IBW
ideal body weight
int. rot.
internal rotation
ALS
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 
IDDM
Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
admAE
admission, admittedabove elbow
1 ()2()
primary secondary
BMI
body mass index
HEP C
Hepatitis C
DJD
degenerative joint disease
PUD
peptic ulcer disease
CNS
Central Nervous System
LBP
lower back pain
PND
paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
PID
pelvic inflamatory disease
am or AM
morning
FEV
forced expiratory volume
L
Left or Liter
XX
Female sex chromosome
pH
hydrogen ion concentration
C&S
culture and sensitivity
GTT
glucose tolerance test
TSS
toxic shock syndrome
DVT
deep vein thrombosis
AB or ab
abortion
PEA
pulseless electrical activity
APTT
activated partial thromboplastin time
SaO2
systemic arterial oxygen saturation
IPD
intermittent peritoneal dialysis (across peritoneum via dialysate solution)
FTSG
full thickness skin graft
IUD
intrauterine device (intrauterine death)
SOBS/P
shortness of breathstatus post
ITLS
international trauma life support
RBBB
right bundle branch block
PRBC
Packed Red Blood Cells
-plasty
surgically formed or molded
MOM
milk of magnesium (medication)
IVP
intravenous pyelogram; IV push
WDWN
well developed well nourished
TUIP
transurethral incision of the prostate
DPT
diptheria, pertussis, tetanus or doctorate in physical therapy
DODOB
doctor of osteopathydate of birth
RAD
right anterior descending (cardiac term)
ad lib.
as much as desired
BPH
benign prostatic hyperplasia / hypertrophy
NCCPA
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
HIB
hemophilus influenzae type B (bacteria erroneously credited w/causing flu, bacteremia/PNA/meningitis)
b.i.d. (bis in die)
twice a day
LOC
loss of consciousness, level of consciousness
IV push
Intravenous psuh (method of administering medication)
D & C
Dilation and Curettage (scraping inside body cavity: a surgical procedure that involves scraping the inside surface of a body cavity with an instrument shaped like a spoon curette to remove unwanted growths or other tissue)
PERRLA
Pupils Equal Round React to Light and Accommodation
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