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Medical Abbreviations

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samikiku's version from 2016-08-29 23:47

Section 1

Question Answer
DxDiagnosis
BxBiopsy
FxFracture
HxHistory
RxPrescription
SxSurgery
TxTreatment
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Section 2

Question Answer
QEvery
QDEvery day
Qhevery hour
Q4hevery four hours
Q6hevery 6 hours
Q8hevery eight hours
Q12hevery twelve hours
Q24hevery 24 hours
SIDonce daily
SIGLet it be written as
TIDThree times daily
QID4 times daily
QOD or EOD every other day
BIDtwice daily
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Section 3

Question Answer
AUboth ears
ADright ear
OUboth eyes
ODright eye
BUNBlood urea nitrogen
CBCcomplete blood count
PCVpacked cell volume
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Section 4

Question Answer
BPblood pressure
cwith
CNSCentral nervous system
ggram
grgrain
gttdrops
Kgkilogram
Lliter
#number or pound
mcgmicrogram
mEqmilliequivalnet
Mgmilligram
mLmilliliter
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Section 5

Question Answer
ICintracardiac
IDintradermal
IMintramuscular
IPintraperitoneal
IUinternational unit or intrauterine
IVintravenous
LRSLactated Ringer's solution
NPOnothing by mouth
NSAIDnonsteroidal anit inflammatory drug
OTCover the counter
POorally
PRNas needed
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