NURS 206 - Common Medical Abbreviations

studied byStudied by 1 person
0.0(0)
get a hint
hint

1 / 320

Tags and Description

Nursing

321 Terms

1

Change

New cards
2

1 centimeter (cm) = ___ millimeters (mm)

10 millimeters (mm)

New cards
3

1 cubic centimeter (cc) = ___ milliliter (mL)

1 milliliter (mL) note we no longer use cc

New cards
4

1 cup = ___ ounces (oz)

8 ounces (oz)

New cards
5

1 Gallon = ___ quarts

4 quarts

New cards
6

1 grain (gr) = ___ milligrams (mg)

60 milligrams (mg)

New cards
7

1 gram (gm) = ___ milligrams (mg)

1000 milligrams (mg)

New cards
8

1 inch = ___ centimeters (cm)

2.54 centimeters (cm)

New cards
9

1 kilogram (kg) = ___ grams (gm)

1000 grams (gm)

New cards
10

1 kilogram (kg) = ___ pounds (lbs)

2.2 pounds (lbs)

New cards
11

1 Liter (L) = ____ milliliters (mL)

1000 milliliters (mL)

New cards
12

1 meter (m) = ___ millimeters (mm)

1000 millimeters (mm)

New cards
13

1 milligram (mg) = ___ micrograms (mcg)

1000 micrograms (mcg)

New cards
14

1 milliliter (mL) = ___ cubic centimeter (cc)

1 cubic centimeter (CC) note we no longer use cc

New cards
15

1 ounce (oz) = ___ milliliters (mL)

30 milliliters (mL) note 29.5735 mL to be exact but we usually round up

New cards
16

1 pint = ___ ounces (oz)

16 ounces (oz)

New cards
17

1 pound (lb) = ___ ounces (oz)

16 ounces (oz)

New cards
18

1 quart = ___ ounces (oz)

32 ounces (oz)

New cards
19

1 Tablespoon (T/tbl) = ___ milliliters (mL)

15 milliliters (mL)

New cards
20

1 teaspoon (t) = ___ milliliters (mL)

5 milliliters (mL)

New cards
21

2.2 pounds (lbs) = ___ kilogram (kg)

1 kilogram (kg)

New cards
22

2.54 centimeters (cm) = ___ inch

1 inch

New cards
23

4 quarts = ___ Gallon

1 Gallon

New cards
24

5 milliliters (mL) = ___ teaspoon (t)

1 teaspoon (t)

New cards
25

8 ounces (oz) = ___ cup

1 cup

New cards
26

10 millimeters (mm) = ___ centimeter (cm)

1 centimeter (cm)

New cards
27

12 inches = ___ foot

1 foot

New cards
28

15 milliliters (mL) = ___ Tablespoon (T/tbl)

1 Tablespoon (T/tbl)

New cards
29

16 ounces (oz) = ___ pint

1 pint

New cards
30

16 ounces (oz) = ___ pound (lb)

1 pound (lb)

New cards
31

30 milliliters (mL) = ___ ounce (oz)

1 ounce (oz) note 29.5735 mL to be exact but we usually round up

New cards
32

32 ounces (oz) = ___ quart

1 quart

New cards
33

60 milligrams (mg) = ___ grain (gr)

1 grain (gr)

New cards
34

1000 grams (gm) = ___ kilogram (kg)

1 kilogram (kg)

New cards
35

1000 micrograms (mcg) = milligram (mg)

1 milligram (mg)

New cards
36

1000 milligrams (mg) = ___ gram (gm)

1 gram (gm)

New cards
37

1000 milliliters = ___ Liters (L)

1 Liter (L)

New cards
38

1000 millimeters (mm) = ___ meter (m)

1 meter (m)

New cards
39

ā

Before

New cards
40

a.m.a

Against medical advice

New cards
41

A&O

Alert and oriented

New cards
42

Abd

Abdomen

New cards
43

ABG

Arterial blood gas

New cards
44

AC, a.c., ac

Before meals

New cards
45

Ad lib

At liberty or as desired

For Example: A patient may be permitted to move out of bed freely and orders would, therefore, be for activities to be ad lib

New cards
46

ADA

American Diabetes Association

New cards
47

ADH

Antidiuretic hormone

New cards
48

ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

New cards
49

ADL

Activities of daily living

New cards
50

ADR

Adverse drug reaction

New cards
51

AIDS

Acquired immune deficiency syndrome

New cards
52

AKA

Above the knee amputation

New cards
53

amp

Ampule

New cards
54

Anuric

Not producing urine. Requires dialysis.

New cards
55

APC

Ambulatory Patient Care

New cards
56

ARDS

Acute respiratory distress syndrome

New cards
57

ARF

Acute renal (kidney) failure

New cards
58

BE

Barium enema

New cards
59

BID, bid, b.i.d.

Twice daily

New cards
60

BKA

Below the knee amputation

New cards
61

BM

Bowel movement

New cards
62

BMP

Basic metabolic panel

Electrolytes (Potassium, Sodium, Carbon Dioxide, and Chloride) and Creatinine and Glucose

New cards
63

BP

Blood pressure

New cards
64

BPH

Benign prostatic hypertrophy

New cards
65

BR

Bed rest

New cards
66

BRP

Bathroom privileges

New cards
67

BS

Blood sugar

New cards
68

BUN

Blood urea nitrogen

New cards
69

BW

Body Weight

New cards
70

BX, bx

Biopsy

New cards
71

With

New cards
72

C/O, c/o

Complaint of

New cards
73

C&S

Culture and sensitivity

New cards
74

CA, ca, Ca

Cancer, carcinoma

New cards
75

Ca++

Calcium

New cards
76

CABG

Coronary artery bypass graft

New cards
77

CAD

Coronary artery disease

New cards
78

cap

Capsule

New cards
79

CAT

Computerized axial tomography

New cards
80

Cath

Catheter, catheterize

New cards
81

Cath Lab

Heart Catheterization Laboratory

New cards
82

CBC

Complete blood count

New cards
83

CBI

Continuous bladder irrigation

New cards
84

CBR

Complete bed rest

New cards
85

CC

Chief complaint. The patient's main concern.

New cards
86

cc

Cubic centimeters. Dangerous abbreviation mistaken for 00.

New cards
87

CCMS

Clean catch midstream

New cards
88

CCU

Clean catch urine OR cardiac care unit

New cards
89

CCU

Coronary Care Unit

New cards
90

CDB

Cough, deep breathe

New cards
91

CDC

Center of disease control

New cards
92

Chem panel

Chemistry panel. A comprehensive screening blood test that indicates the status of the liver, kidneys, and electrolytes.

New cards
93

CHF

Congestive heart failure

New cards
94

cm

Centimeter

New cards
95

CNS

Central nervous system

New cards
96

COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

New cards
97

CPAP

Continuous positive airway pressure. A treatment for sleep apnea.

New cards
98

CSF

Cerebrospinal fluid

New cards
99

CT

Chemotherapy OR computerized tomography

New cards
100

CVA

Cerebrovascular accident (stroke)

New cards

Explore top notes

note Note
studied byStudied by 13 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
note Note
studied byStudied by 7 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
note Note
studied byStudied by 39 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
note Note
studied byStudied by 2 people
Updated ... ago
4.0 Stars(1)
note Note
studied byStudied by 5 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
note Note
studied byStudied by 31 people
Updated ... ago
4.0 Stars(1)
note Note
studied byStudied by 4 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
note Note
studied byStudied by 70 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(2)

Explore top flashcards

flashcards Flashcard119 terms
studied byStudied by 1 person
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
flashcards Flashcard38 terms
studied byStudied by 24 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
flashcards Flashcard66 terms
studied byStudied by 3 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
flashcards Flashcard54 terms
studied byStudied by 15 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
flashcards Flashcard87 terms
studied byStudied by 1 person
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
flashcards Flashcard43 terms
studied byStudied by 14 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
flashcards Flashcard132 terms
studied byStudied by 13 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
flashcards Flashcard90 terms
studied byStudied by 27 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)