150 A Medical Abbreviations

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AAO

awake, alert, oriented

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Abd

abdomen

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a.c.

before meals

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AD

right ear

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ADD

adduction

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ADL

activities of daily living

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ADR

adverse drug reaction

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ad lib

as much as needed

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A/E

as evidence by

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AEB

as evidenced by

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AKA

also known as

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AM

before noon

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AMA

against medical advice

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amb

ambulate

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amp

ampule

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ANS

autonomic nervous system

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ant

anterior

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A/P

anteroposterior

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AROM

active range of motion

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AS

left ear, aortic stenosis

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ASA

aspirin

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AU

both ears

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Ax

axillary

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BE

barium enema

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BID

twice a day

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BKA

below knee amputation

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BM

bowel movement, bone marrow

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BMR

basal metabolic rate

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BP

blood pressure

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BPH

benign prostatic hypertrophy

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BPM

beats per minute

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BRP

bathroom privileges

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BS

breath sounds, bowel sounds

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BUN

blood urea nitrogen

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BX

biopsy

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c

with

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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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C/O

complaining of

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CO

cardiac output

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COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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CP

cerebral palsy, chest pain

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CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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CVP

central venous pressure

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CXR

chest x-ray

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DAT

diet as tolerated

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DC

discontinue, discharge

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DM

diabetes mellitus

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DNR

do not resuscitate

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DVT

deep vein thrombosis

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DX

diagnosis

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EBL

estimated blood loss

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ECG

electrocardiogram

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ENT

ear, nose, throat

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ESR

erythrocyte sedimentation rate

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ETT

endotracheal tube

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FBS

fasting blood sugar

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FFP

fresh frozen plasma

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F/U

follow up

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FUO

fever of unknown origin

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Fx

fracture

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GI

gastrointestinal

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gr

grain

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gt or gtt

drops

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GU

genitourinary

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HCT

hematocrit

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HEENT

head, eyes, ears, nose, throat

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Hgb

hemoglobin

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H/H

hemoglobin and hematocrit

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HOB

head of bed

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HPI

history of present illness

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HR

heart rate

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HS

at bedtime

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HTN

hypertension

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Hx

history

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I & O

intake and output

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ICU

intensive care unit

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IM

intramuscular

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IV

intravenous

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JVD

Jugular Vein Distension

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KUB

kidney, ureter, bladder

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LLL

left lower lobe

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LMP

last menstrual period

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LOC

level of consciousness

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LUL

left upper lobe

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LUQ

left upper quadrant

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CVA

cerebrovascular accident (stroke)

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MI

myocardial infarction (heart attack)

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mL

milliliter

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MMR

measles, mumps, rubella

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MRSA

methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus

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MS

multiple sclerosis

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MSSA

methicillin-sensitive staphylococcus aureus

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MVI

multivitamin injection

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NG

nasogastric

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NKA

no known allergies

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NKDA

no known drug allergies

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NPO

nothing by mouth

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OD

right eye, overdose

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