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a

before (ante)

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A&O

alert & oriented

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ac

before meals

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ad lib

as desired

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ADL

activity of daily living

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AEB

as evidenced by

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AMA

against medical advice

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amb

ambulatory

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AP

apical pulse

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ASAP

as soon as possible

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AWOL

absence without leave

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bid

twice a day

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BM

bowel movement

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BR

bedrest

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BRP

bathroom privileges

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BS

blood sugar

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BSC

bedside commode

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c

with

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c/o

complains of

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cap

capsule

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CBC

complete blood count

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cc

chief complaint

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CNS

central nervous system

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CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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CT

cat scan

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CXR

chest x ray

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DM

diabetes mellitus

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DNR

do not resuscitate

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DOA

dead on arrival

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DOB

date of birth

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drsg

dressing

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Dx

diagnosis

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ED/ER

emergency room

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EEG

electroencephalogram

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EENT

eyes, ears, nose & throat

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EHR

electronic health record

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EKG

electrocardiogram

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EMR

electronic medical record

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ENT

ears, nose & throat

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ETOH

alcohol

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FBS

fasting blood sugar

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Fx

fracture

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GI

gastrointestinal

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gtts

drops

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GU

genitourinary

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GYN

gynecology

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H&H

hemoglobin & hematocrit

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H&P

history & physical

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h/o

history of

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HgB

hemoglobin

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HCT

hematocrit

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HOB

head of bed

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HOH

hard of hearing

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HR

heart rate

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HS

at bedtime or hour of sleep

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Hx

history

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I&D

incision & drainage

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I&O

intake & output

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IM

intramuscular

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IV

intravenous

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K+

potassium

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L

liter

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LLE

left lower extremity

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LLQ

left lower quadrant

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LOC

level of consciousness

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LUQ

left upper quadrant

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MR

medical record

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N/V

nausea & vomiting

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NAS

no added salt

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NG

nasogastric

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NGT

nasogastric tube

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NKA

no known allergies

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noc

at night

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NPO

nothing by mouth

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NSAID

non-steroidal anti-inflammatory

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O2

oxygen

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OOB

out of bed

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OT

occupational therapy

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OTC

over the counter

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p

after

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P.E.

physical examination

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pc

after meals

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PCN

penicillin

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PERLA

pupils equal reactive to light

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po

by mouth

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PPE

personal protective equipment

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prn

as needed

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pt

patient

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PT

physical therapy

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q

every

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qid

four times a day

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r/o

rule out

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RBC

red blood count

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RLE

right lower extremity

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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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SOB

shortness of breath

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