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Common Medical Abbreviations

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Section 1

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A/OAlert and Oriented
A FibAtrial Fibrillation
acBefore Meals
ad libAs Desired
AMAAgainst Medical Advice
amMorning
amtAmount
ASAAcetylsalicylic Acid
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Section 2

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BIDBis In Die (twice a day)
BMBowel Movement
BPBlood Pressure
BSBowel Sounds
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cwith
CACancer
CADCoronary Artery Disease
cap., caps.Capsule
CBCCompete Blood Count
ccCubic Centimeter
CHFCongestive Heart Failure
CNSCentral Nervous System
COPDChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CPChest Pain
CPRCardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CVACerebrovascular Accident (stroke)
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D/CDischarge
DCDiscontinue
DNRDo Not Resuscitate
DOBDate of Birth
DxDiagnosis
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ECG/EKGElectrocardiogram
EREmergency Room
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Section 6

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F/UFollow Up
FBSFasting Blood Sugar
Fx Fracture
FYIFor Your Information
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GIGastrointestinal
gttsDrops
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H&PHistory and Physical
hrHour
hsHour of Sleep
HTNHypertension
HxHistory
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I&OIntake and Output
IMIntramuscular
IVIntravenous
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Section 10

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liqLiquid
LPMLiters Per Minute
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Section 11

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medsMedications
mid nocMidnight
minMinute
mlMilliliter
mEqMilliequivalent
MlMyocardial Infarction (heart attack)
MDMedical Doctor
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Section 12

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nocNight
NPONil Per Os (nothing by mouth)
NSAIDNon-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
NTGNitroglycerin
N/VNausea/Vomiting
NCNasal Cannula
NGTNasogastric Tube
NKDANo Known Drug Allergies
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Section 13

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OTCOver the Counter
O2Oxygen
ODOverdose
ozOunce
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Section 14

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pcAfter Meals
perBy, through
pmAfternoon
PCNPenicillin
PEGPercutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (gastric tube)
POPer Os (by mouth)
PRNPro Re Nata (as necessary)
ptPatient
PTPhysical therapy
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Section 15

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qEvery
qdEvery Day
qhEvery Hour
q2hEvery 2 Hours
q3HEvery 3 Hours
qHSEvery night at bedtime
QIDQuarter In Die (four times a day)
QODEvery other day
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Section 16

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RxPrescription
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Section 17

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sWithout
S/SSigns and Symptoms
SOBShortness of Breath
statImmediately
SQSubcutaneous
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Section 18

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tabsTablets
TBTuberculosis
tbsp, TbspTablespoon
tspTeaspoon
TIATransient ischemic attack
TIDThree times a day
TPNTotal Parental Nutrition (through feeding tube)
TPRTemperature, Pulse, Respiration
TXTreatment
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Section 19

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UAUrine Analysis
URIUpper Respiratory Infection
UTIUrinary Tract Infection
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Section 20

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VSVital Signs
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w/With
w/oWithout
w/cWheelchair
wtWeight
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xTimes
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Section 23

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YOYear Old
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