Medical Abbreviations/Acronyms

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a

before

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abd

abdomen

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ADL

activities of daily living

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ADAT

advanced diet as tolorated

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ad lib

as desired

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AMB

ambulatory / ambulate

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Ac, AC

before meals

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bid

twice a day

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BM

bowel movement

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BP, B/P

blood pressure

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BRP

bathroom privilages

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c‾

with

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C

centigrade, celcius

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Ca

calcium, cancer

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CBC

Complete Blood Count

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CC

Chief Complaint

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CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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CHF

Congestive Heart Failure

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CNA

Certified Nurse Assistant

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CNS

Central Nervous System

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C/O

Complains Of

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COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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CPR

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

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DM

Diabetes Mellitus

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DOB

Date of Birth

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DOE

Dyspnea on Exertion

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DVT

Deep Vein Thrombosis

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Dx

Diagnosis

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ER

Emergency Room

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F

Fahrenheit

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Fe

Iron

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Fx

Fracture

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g, gm

gram

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gr

grain

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GB

Gallbladder

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GI

Gastrointestinal

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GU

Genitourinary

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h,H

Hour

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H20

Water

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HIPAA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

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hx

History

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H&P

History and Physical

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ICU

Intensive Care Unit

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IDDM

Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus

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I&O

Intake and Output

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JCAHO

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization

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kg

kilograms

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L

Liter

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LLL

Left Lower Lobe

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LLQ

Left Lower Quadrant

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LPN

Licensed Practical Nurse

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LUQ

Left Upper Quadrant

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MN

Midnight

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ml

Millliter

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Meq

Milliequivalent

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NIDDM

Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus

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NPO

Nothing By Mouth

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O

Oxygen

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OA

Osteoarthritis

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OOB

Out of Bed

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oz

Ounce

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OR

Operating Room

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ORIF

Open Reduction-Internal Fixation

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PERRLA

Pupils equal round, reactive to light and accomodation

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Pc, PC

after meals

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PCA

Patient-Controlled Analgesia

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PO

Orally

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POD

Post-op Day

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Pre-op

Preoperatively (before surgery)

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Post-op

Postoperatively (after surgery)

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P.M.

Afternoon

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prn

as needed

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PMI

Point of Maximal Impulse

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PE

Physical Exam

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Pt

Patient

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q1h

every hour

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q2h, q3h

every two hours, every three hours

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qid

four times a day

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RLQ

Right Lower Quadrant

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RN

Registered Nurse

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ROM

Range of Motion

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RUQ

Right Upper Quadrant

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Rx

Prescription

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s-

without

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S/P

Status Post

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SOB

Shortness of Breath

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tid

three times a day

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THR

Total Hip Replacement

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TKA

Total Knee Arthroplasty

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TKR

Total Knee Replacement

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TPR

Temperature, Pulse, Respiration

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Tx

Treatment, traction

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UA

Urinalysis

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UTI

Urinary Tract Infection

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VS

Vital Signs

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WBC

White Blood Count