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Common Medical Abbreviations

Common Medical Abbreviations

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Published by Justine Dickson
Used for 1st year pharmacy students to quiz on Common Medical Abbreviations
Used for 1st year pharmacy students to quiz on Common Medical Abbreviations

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Published by: Justine Dickson on Apr 28, 2013
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Common Medical Abbreviations
Justine E. Dickson, PharmD, TTS
SOAP Note Parts
CC Chief Complaint HPI History of Present IllnessROS Review of Systems PMH Past Medical HistoryPE Physical Exam c/o Complains of HEENT Head Ears Eyes Nose Throat DOB Date of BirthDx Diagnosis FH or FHx Family HistorySH or SHx Social History SurgHx Surgical HistoryNKDA No Known Drug Allergies S/Sx Signs/Symptoms
RR Respiratory Rate T TemperatureHR Heart Rate BP Blood PressureWt Weight Ht HeightIBW Ideal Body Weight ABW Actual Body Weight
Lab Findings
 ABG Arterial Blood Gas BUN Blood Urea NitrogenCBC Complete Blood Count H/H Hemoglobin/HematocritHgb Hemoglobin Hct HematocritSCr Serum Creatinine CrCl Creatinine ClearanceLDL Low Density Lipoprotein HDL High Density LipoproteinTG Triglyceride TC Total CholesterolUA Urine Analysis WBC White Blood CountVS Vital Signs WNL Within Normal Limits
Common Medical Abbreviations
Justine E. Dickson, PharmD, TTS
Head Ears Eyes Nose Throat
 EOMI Extraocular Muscles Intact HA HeadacheIOP Intraocular Pressure PERRLA Pupils Equally Round and Reactive to Lightand AccommodationOD/OS Right/Left Eye OU Both Eyes
 MI Myocardial Infarction CAD Coronary Artery DiseaseMRG Murmurs/Rubs/Gallops CABG Coronary Artery Bypass GraftICD Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator CHF Congestive Heart FailureCP Chest Pain HTN HypertensionMVR Mechanical Valve Replacement NSR Normal Sinus RhythmRRR Regular Rate and Rhythm SBP Systolic Blood PressureDBP Diastolic Blood Pressure HLD HyperlipidemiaCCE Clubbing//Cyanosis/Edema 3+ Measure of pitting edema
DOE Dyspnea on Exertion COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseCTAB Clear to Auscultation Bilaterally SOB Shortness of BreathURI Upper Respiratory Infection PNA Pneumonia
Common Medical Abbreviations
Justine E. Dickson, PharmD, TTS
Medication Abbreviations
 APAP Acetaminophen Abx AntibioticsNSAID Non-steroidal Anti-InflammatoryDrugBCP or OCP Birth Control Pill or Oral Contraceptive PillHAART Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy ACEI Angiotensin Converting Enzyme InhibitorBB Beta Blockers CCB Calcium Channel BlockerSNRI Serotonin-Norepinephrine ReuptakeInhibitorSSRI Selective Serotonin Reuptake InhibitorASA Aspirin PCN PenicillinPPI Proton Pump Inhibitor MVI MultivitaminARB Angiotensin Receptor Blocker OTC Over-the-Counter
ADE/ADR Adverse Drug Events/Reaction CKD Chronic Kidney DiseaseCVA Cerebrovascular Accident d/c Discontinue or Discharges/p Status post GSW Gun Shot WoundMVA Motor Vehicle Accident DNR Do Not ResuscitateDVT Deep Vein Thrombosis PE Pulmonary EmbolismEtOH Alcohol y/o Years OldLOS Length of Stay POD Post-op DayNAD No Acute Distress NPO Nothing by MouthPPD Packs per day PRN As neededA&Ox3 Alert and Oriented AKA or BKA Above or Below

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