Medical Abbreviations Glossary

These medical abbreviations are commonly used in hospital, medical, and dental records. There are many others, rarely used, and some doctors and hospitals create their own. If you cannot locate an abbreviation in this glossary, contact us for assistance.

A ______________________________
a aa AA AAA A2 AAL ab AB abd ABG ABN ABP abs a.c. Ac AC acc accom. acid phos. ACL ACTH AD add. ADH ADL ad lib adm. AE AEA AF AFB AFO AFP A/G AGA AI AIDS AJ a.k. aka AKA artery, before equal part of each affected area abdominal aortic aneurysm aortic second sound acute lymphoblastic, leukemia,anterior axillary line antibody abortion abdomen arterial blood gasses abnormal arterial blood pressure absent before meals (ante sebum) acute anterior chamber accident accommodation acid phosphate anterior cruciate ligament adrenocorticotrophic hormone right ear abductor or abduction antidiruetic hormone activites of daily living as desired admission above elbow above elbow amputation atrial fibrillation, afebrile acid fast bacilli ankle-foot orthosis alpha fetoprotein albumin globulin ratio (blood) appropriate gestational age aortic insufficiency acquired immunodeficiency syndrome ankle jerk above knee alcoholic ketoacidosis above knee amputation

alb. alc. alk. phos. ALL ALS ALT AMA amb. AMI AML amnio amp. ANA anes. ann. fib. ANS ant. ante ANUG Anxty A/O AOB AODM AP A&P A-P APC aph A-P & lat AP resection aq. AR ARD ARDS ARF AROM art AS ASA A.S.A.

albumin alcohol alkaline phosphate acute lymphocytic leukemia amyotrophic lateral sclerosis alternating with, alanine aminotransferase (formerly SGPT) against medical advice ambulating, ambulatory acute myocardial infarction acute myeloid leukemia amniocentesis amputation, ampule antinuclear antibody anesthesia annulus fibrosis autonomic nervous system anterior before acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis anxiety alert and oriented alcohol on breath adult onset diabetes mellitus ante partum auscultation and percussion anteroposterior atrial premature contractions aphasia anteroposterior and lateral abdominal perineal resection of the rectum water aortic regurgitation acute respiratory distress adult respiratory distress syndrome acute respiratory failure, acute rheumatic fever artificial rupture of membranes arterial left ear,aortic stenosis acetylsalicylic acid, aspirin American Society of Anesthesiologists

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A.S.A. A.S.A. A.S.A. A.S.A. 1 2 3 4 normal healthy patient patient with mild systemic disease patient with severe systemic disease patient with incapacitating systemic disease that is constant threat to life as soon as possible atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease atrial septal defect arteriosclerotic heart disease atrial flutter acute tubular necrosis asymmetrical tonic neck reflex both ears auditory auricular fibrillation arteriovenous arteriovenous fistula aortic valve replacement alive and well axilla, axillary Ascheim-Zondek test BiW BJ bk. BK BKA bl cult bld. Bl.T BM BMR body wt. BOMA BOW BP BPD BPH BPM Br. BR brach. BrBx. broncho BRP BS B.S. BSA BSB BSC BSD BSO BST BT BTL BUN BW Bx. twice weekly biceps reflex back below knee below knee amputation blood culture blood bleeding time black male, bone marrow, bowel movement basal metabolic rate body weight otitis media, both ears, acute bag of water blood pressure bronchopulmonary dysplasia benign prostatic hypertrophy beats per minute breech presentation bedrest, bathroom brachial breast biopsy bronchoscopy bathroom privileges blood sugar, bowel sounds breath sounds body surface area bedside bag bedside commode bedside drainage bilateral salpingooophorectomy blood serologic test bleeding time bilateral tubal ligation blood urea nitrogen birth weight biopsy

ASAP ASCVD ASD ASHD at. Flutter ATN ATNR AU aud. Aur. Fib A-V AVF AVR A&W Ax. A.Z.

B ______________________________
B. BA Bab. Ba.E Bas. baso BBB BBT BCA BCD BCE BCG bath barium Babinski sign barium enema basal,basilar basophile bundle branch block basal body temperature basal cell atypia basal cell dysplasia basal cell epithelioma bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccine (tuberculosis vaccine) burn dressing change below elbow, barium enema below elbow amputation biological false positive biceps twice daily bilateral inguinal hernia Bilateral, bilaterally bilirubin twice a night

BDC BE BEA BFP Bic. b.i.d. BIH bilat. bili b.i.n.

C ______________________________
c. C C. CI-XII C-1 to C-7 Ca CA with cervical, Caucasian centigrade, Celsius complement 1st to 12th cranial nerve cervical vertebrae calcium carcinoma, cancer

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CABG CAD CAHD Cal CAPD Caps car. card. Card Cath CAT cath CB CBC CBD CBF CBG CBR cc. CC CCU CD CEA Cerv. CF CHD Chem. CHF CHO Chol Chr C.I CI CIS CK Cl Clav. cldy CLL Cl.T cm. CML CMV CN coronary artery bypass graft coronary artery disease coronary atherosclerotic heart disease calorie, calories continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis capsules carotid cardiac cardiac catheterization computerized axial tomography catheterization, catheter Cesarean birth complete blood count common bile duct cerebral blood flow capillary blood gas complete bed rest cubic centimeter chief complaint coronary care unit cardiac disease, contagious disease carcinoembryonic antigen cervix, cervical cardiac failure, cystic fibrosis congenital heart disease, coronary heart disease chemotherapy congestive heart failure carbohydrate cholesterol chronic color index cardiac insufficiency, cardiac index carcinoma in situ creatinine kinase chlorine, chloride clavicle cloudy chronic lymphocytic leukemia clotting time centimeter chronic myeloid leukemia cytomegalovirus cranial nerve CNS cnst. c/o Co2 comb. comm. comp. conc. cons. cont. COPD Cor CPAP CPC CPD CPK CPPB CPR CPT CR cran. CRD creat. CRF C/S, CS C&S CSF C-spine CT C-V CVA CVL CVP CVS Cx CxR Cysto central nervous system constipation complains of, complaints carbon dioxide combine, combination communicable compound, compress concentrated consultation contractions, continued chronic obstructive pulmonary disease heart continuous positive airway pressure clinicopathological conference cephalo-pelvic disproportion creatinine phosphokinase continuous positive pressure breathing cardiopulmonary resuscitation chest physical therapy closed reduction cranial chronic respiratory disease creatinine chronic renal failure Cesarean section culture and sensitivity cerebrospinal fluid cervical spine computed axial tomography cardiovascular cerebrovascular accident, costovertebral angle central venous line central venous pressure cardiovascular system cervix, culture chest x-ray cystoscopy

D ______________________________
DAP db. DBE d/c distal airway pressure decibel deep breathing exercise discontinue

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DC D&C DD D/DW DDx D&E decr. dehyd. Derm. DES D5RL D5W DI DIAG. diam. DIC diff. dil. dim. DIP dis. disch. disp. dist. DIU div. DJD DKA DLE D/L DI DM DNA DNKA DOA DOB DOE Dors D.P. DPT DR D&R drsg. D/S DTR DT’s DU discharges, discontinue dilation and curettage discharge diagnosis dextrose, distilled water differential diagnosis dilation and evacuation decreased dehydrated Dermatology Diethylstilbestrol 5% dextrose and lactated ringers 5% dextrose and sterile water diabetes insipidus, diagnostic imaging diagnosis diameter disseminated intravascular coagulation, disseminated coagulopathy differential dilute diminished distal interphalangeal (joint) disease discharge disposition distilled, distal death in utero divorced degenerative joint disease diabetic ketoacidosis disseminated lupus erythematosis decilter diabetes mellitus, diastolic murmur deoxyribonucleic acid did not keep appointment dead on arrival date of birth dyspnea on exertion dorsal dorsal pedia diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus vaccine delivery room dilation and radium implant dressing discharge summary deep tendon reflexes delirium tremens duodenal ulcer DUB DUI D/W Dx dysfunctional uterine bleeding driving under influence dextrose in water diagnosis

E

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without estimated blood loss Epstein-Barr virus extended care facility, extracellular fluid electrocardiogram enterocytopathogenic human orphan virus Escherichia coli endocervical scrape electroconvulsive emergency department estimated date of confinement estimated date of delivery electroencephalogram eyes, ears, nose, throat electrodiagnosis estimated gestational age esophago- gastroduodenoscopy electrocardiogram elevated elective low forceps endometrial biopsy electromyogram endometrial scrape, emergency medical service enema ears, nose, throat eosinophiles extraocular movement episiotomy left mediolateral episiotomy medial episiotomy right mediolateral episiotomy endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography erythrocyte sedimentation rate electroshock therapy etiology ethanol examine under anesthesia evaluation exercise, example

e EBL EBV ECF ECG ECHO E.coli ECS ECT ED EDC EDOD EEG EENT EEX EGA EGD EKG elev. ELF EmBx EMG EMS En. ENT Eoc. EOM Epis. Epis.LML Epis. Med. Epis. RML ERCP ESR EST ETIOL. ETOH EUA EVAL ex.

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expir Exp. Lap ext. ext. gen. expiration, expiratory exploratory laparotomy extremities, external external genitalia FW Fx fetal weight fracture

G ______________________________
G G.A. GB GBS G.C. GCS GE G/E gen, genl. gest. GFR G.H. G.I. gluc gm Gm+ Gmgm.% GMA GNC GP gr. Grav. gt. Gt.tr. gtts. GSW GTT GU G/W GYN gravida general anesthesia gallbladder gallbladder series gonococcus Glasgow Coma Scale Gastroenterology gastroenteritis general gestation glomerulo filtration rate growth hormone gastrointestinal glucose gram gram positive gram negative grams per 100 c.c. grand mal attack general nursing care General Practitioner, general paralysis grain, grains (dosage) pregnancy drop gait training drops gunshot wound glucose tolerance test genitourinary glucose and water Gynecology

F

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finger, female, Fahrenheit fluorescent antibody first aid foreign body fasting blood sugar fully dilated Food and Drug Administration flexor digitorum profundus iron deficiency forced expiratory flow fetal electrocardiogram femoral femoral popliteal fetal forced expiratory volume force fluid fresh frozen plasma fundal height family history, fetal heart fetal heart rate fetal heart rate- uterine contraction fetal heart tones faction of inspired oxygen concentration fluids flaccid flexor, flexion fluid ounce finger movement full term premature abortion living fractional functional residual capacity finger stick follicle stimulating hormone full term failure to descend full term normal delivery failure to thrive functional uterine bleeding follow-up fever of unknown origin forced vital capacity

F FA F.A. F.B. FBS FD FDA FDP Fe def. FEF FEKG fem. fem. pop. fet. FEV f.f. FFP fh FH FHR FHR-UC FHT FiO2 fl. flac. flex. fl. oz. FM FPAL fract. FRC FS FSH FT FTD FTND FTT FUB F/U,F-U,F.U. FUO FVC

H ______________________________
h H H/A HAF HASCVD Hb., Hgb HB HBP HC hour hydrogen history, hour, hypodermic headache hyperalimentation fluid hypertensive arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease hemoglobin heart block high blood pressure head circumference

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H&C HCG HCO3 Hct. HCVD h.d. Hd HDl HEENT hern. Hem Hem Pro Hep. Lock HGO HH HIDA(scan) HIE hist. HIV HKAFO HLA hot and cold human chorionic gonadotropin bicarbonate hematocrit hypertensive cardiovascular disease at bedtime head, Hodgkin’s disease high density lipids head, eyes, ears, nose, throat hernia Hematology hematology profile Heparin lock hepatic glucose output hard of hearing hepatobiliary scan hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy history, histology human immunodificiency virus hip knee ankle foot orthosis human leukocyte group A, histocompatibility leukocyte focus hand movement hyaline membrane disease human menopausal gonadotropin herniated nucleus pulposus history of house officer head of bed horizontal history and physical high power field history of present illness human placental lactogen heart rate heat, reddening, swelling, tenderness bedtime hysterosalpingography water hydrogen peroxide height, heart hypertensive vascular disease history Hyperal. Hz hyperalimenation hertz (cycles/second)

I ________________________________
I IA IABP i.c. ICCU ICF ICS ICT ICU i.d. ID I&D IDDM I/E Ig IGA IGE IGG IGM IH IHD IM IMCU imp. IMP IMV In. Inc. AB incr. Inev. AB inf inj INR inspir int. INTHC radioactive iodine intra-arterially intra-aortic balloon pump intracutaneous(ly) intensive coronary care unit intracellular fluid intercostal space insulin coma therapy intensive care unit during the day intradermal, identification, Infectious Disease incision and drainage insulin dependent diabetes mellitus inspiratory, expiratory immunoglobulin immunoglobulin A immunoglobulin E immunoglobulin gamma G(Globulin) immunoglobulin M infectious hepatitis ischemic heart disease intramuscular, intramedullary intermediate medical care unit impression inpatient multidimensional psych scale intermittent mandatory ventilation inches incomplete abortion increased (ing) inevitable abortion infusion, inferior injured, injection coagulant response time inspiration, inspiratory internal intrathecally

HM HMD HMG HNP h/o H.O. HOB horiz. H&P hpf HPI HPL HR H.R.S.T. HS HSG H2O H2O2 Ht HVD Hx

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IO I&O IOP IP IPJ IPPB IQ IRDS irreg. IS IST ITP I,U., IU IUC IUCP IUD IUFD IUGR IUP IUTP IV IVC IVD IVP IVPB IVU inferior oblique intake and output intraocular pressure intraperitoneal interphalangeal joint intermittent positive pressure breathing intelligence quota idiopathic respiratory distress syndrome Irregular intercostal space insulin shock therapy idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura International Unit intrauterine catheter intrauterine contraceptive device intrauterine device intrauterine fetal death intrauterine growth retardation intrauterine pregnancy intrauterine term pregnancy intravenous(ly) inferior vena cava, intravenous cholangiogram intervertebral disc intravenous pyelogram intravenous piggy back intravenous urogram KUB KVO kidney, ureter, bladder (x-rays) keep vein open

L

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left, liver, liter, lower, light, lumbar second, third lumbar vertebrae left antrum laboratory laceration lacrimal lactic left anterior descending coronary artery labor and delivery left atrial enlargement laminectomy laparotomy lateral laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy laxative pound large bowel left bundle branch block lower back pain low birth weight left coronary artery lethal dose lactic dehydrogenase low density lipids lupus erythematosus lower extremities leukocytes low forceps, low flap left frontoanterior low forceps delivery left frontoposterior left frontotransverse, liver function test large, leg large for gestational age lymphogranuloma venereum luteinizing hormone left hypertrophia left intercostal space ligament left inguinal hernia

L L2,L3 LA lab. lac. lacr. lact. LAD L&D LAE lam. lap. lat. LAVH lax lb. LB LBBB LBP LBW LCA L.D. LDH LDL LE L.E. leuc. LF LFA LFD LFP LFT lg LGA LGV LH LHT LICS lig. LIH

J ________________________________
J J-P JRA jt. JVP joint Jackson Pratt drain juvenile rheumatoid arthritis joint jugular venous pulse

K ______________________________
K KC1 Kcal. Kg., kg. KJ, K-J KK 17 KS potassium, kidney potassium chloride Kilocalorie, calorie kilogram knee jerk knee kick 17 keto steroids

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liq. LKS LL LLE LLG LLL LLQ LMA LMD l/min LML LMP LMT L.N. LNMP LOA L.O.C. liquid liver, kidneys, spleen lower lid left lower extremity left lateral gaze left lower lobe left lower quadrant left mentoanterior family doctor liter per minute left mediolateral left mentoposterior, last menstrual period left mentotransverse lymph node last normal menstrual period left occiput anterior loss of consciousness, level of consciousness, laxative of choice left otitis media left occipital posterior length of stay left occiput anterior lumbar puncture, light perception low power field licensed practical nurse labor room, lateral rectus, light reflex lower right quadrant loose lumbosacral lateral sacrum anterior left sternal border lower segment Cesarean section liver, spleen, kidneys left salpingo-oophorectomy left sacrum posterior left sacrum transverse left, light low transverse Cesarean section left upper extremity left upper lobe left upper quadrant left ventricle left ventricular end diastolic pressure left ventricular failure LVH L&W LWCT Lymphs lytes left ventricular hypertrophy living and well Lee-White Clotting Time, coagulation time lymphocytes electrolytes

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m. m,M MA macro. MAP max. MBC mcg. MCH MCHC MCL MCP MCV MD MDI Mdnt. ME MEC Med. MEq./L Mets. mg. Mg. MG mg/dl mg.% m.g.r. MH Ml micro MICU min Mitr.I ml. MLF minim married, male, mother murmur, meter, mass, molar mental age macrocytic, macroscopic mean arterial pressure maximum, maxillary maximum breathing capacity microgram mean corpuscular hemoglobin mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration midclavicular line metacarpophalangeal joint mean corpuscular volume muscular dystrophy metered dose inhaler midnight middle ear, medical examiner medical emergency clinic medicine milliequivalents per liter metastasis milligram magnesium myasthenia gravis milligrams per deciliter milligrams per 100 cc murmurs, gallops, or rubs marital history myocardial infarction, mitral insufficiency microcytic, microscopic medical intensive care unit minute mitral insufficiency milliliter medial longitudinal fasciculus

LOM LOP LOS LOT LP lpf LPN LR LRQ Ls. L.S. LSA LSB LSCS LSK LSO LSP LST Lt. LTCS LUE LUL LUQ LV LVEDP LVF

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mm mm. MM MMPI Mn. mod MOM mono. MP MPA MR MRI MRM ms Ms MS MSL mss MT M.T. MVA MVP MVR MW millimeter muscles mucous membrane Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory manganese, midnight moderate milk of magnesia monocyte metacarpophalangea, metacarpophalangeal malpractice attorney medial rectus, mental retardation, mitral regurgitation magnetic resonance imaging modified radical mastectomy mitral stenosis murmurs mitral stenosis, multiple sclerosis, morphine sulfate midsternal line massage metacarpophalangeal (joint) muscles and tendons motor vehicle accident mitral valve prolapse mitral valve replacement maximum voluntary ventilation NG NI NIC NICU NIDDM NKA NM NMR noct. NOS NP N.P. NPH NPN NPO Ns. N.S. NSA NSAID NSD NSR NST N&V NS NSVD NTG NTP nullip NVD N&W NWB NYD nasogastric tube no insurance neonatal intensive care neonatal intensive care unit noninsulin dependent diabetes mellitus no known allergies neuromuscular nuclear magnetic resonance nocturnal not otherwise specified neuropsychiatric Neuropsychiatry NPH insulin (Neutral Protamine Zinc) nonprotein nitrogen nothing by mouth nerves nervous system no significant abnormality nonsteriodal anti-inflammatory drug normal spontaneous delivery normal sinus rhythm non-stress test nausea and vomiting Neurosurgery normal spontaneous vaginal delivery nitroglycerine normal temperature and pressure never gave birth nausea, vomiting, diarrhea normal and well non-weight bearing not yet diagnosed

N ______________________________
n. N2 N2O Na NaCl NAD nb NB NBM NBS NED neg. NER NERD Neur. nerve nitrogen nitrous oxide (anesthetic) sodium sodium chloride no apparent distress note well newborn nothing by mouth normal bowel sounds, normal breath sounds no evidence of disease negative no evidence of recurrence no evidence of recurrent disease Neurology

O ______________________________
o O O2 O2 cap. O2 sat. OA OB, OBG OB/GYN Obs OBS OCC. OD O/E none, without oral oxygen oxygen capacity oxygen saturation osteoarthritis Obstetrics Obstetrics and Gynecology observation organic brain syndrome occipital, occasional right eye on examination

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OH 17 OH OHD oint. O.M. OMS OOB Op. OPC OPD Ophth. OR OR-IF ORT Ortho. os OS ot. Oto OTC O.T. OU OV oz. occupational history 17 hydroxy steroid organic heart disease ointment otitis media organic mental syndrome out of bed operation outpatient clinic outpatient department Ophthalmology operating room, open reduction open reduction with internal fixation operating room technician Orthopaedic Surgery opening, mouth, bone left eye ear Otolaryngology over-the-counter (pharmaceuticals) occupational therapy, old tuberculin both eyes office visit ounce PBI p/c., p.c. PCL PCO2 PCV PD PDA pdr. PDR PDN PE Ped. PEEP PEG PEN PERRLA PET PF PFC PFT pH PH pharm PHYS. PI PICA PICU PID PIP Pit. PKU Plac. plts. PM P.M. PMH PMN PM&R PN P&N PNC PND pneu. protein bound iodine after meals posterior cruciate ligament carbon dioxide concentration packed cell volume (of blood) pupillary distance, peritoneal dialysis patent ductus arteriosus powder Physician’s Desk Reference private duty nurse physical examination, pulmonary embolism Pediatrics positive end expiratory pressure pneumoencephalogram Penicillin pupils equal, round, reactive to light and accommodation (normal) positron emission tomography push fluids persistent fetal circulation pulmonary function test hydrogen ion concentration past history pharmacy physical, physiology present illness, pulmonary insufficiency posterior inferior coronary artery pulmonary intensive care unit pelvic inflammatory disease proximal interphalangeal Pitocin phenylkentonuria placenta platelets petit mal afternoon, post-mortem past medical history polymorphonuclear (leukocytes) Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation poorly nourished, practical nurse Psychiatry and Neurology prenatal clinic, premature nodal contraction paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, post nasal drip pneumo, pneumonia

P ______________________________
P P2 PA P-A p&a PAC PaCO2 PACU PAF palp. PaO2 Pap Para PARU PAS PAT Path. PA view Pb PB after, phosphorus pulse pulmonic second heart sound physician’s assistant posteroanterior percussion and auscultation premature atrial, auricular contraction arterial carbon dioxide tension pressure post anesthesia care unit paroxysmal atrial fibrillation palpate, palpated, palpable alveolar oxygen pressure Papanicolaou test (pap smear) prior births, paraplegic post anesthesia recovery unit pulmonary artery systolic pressure pregnancy at term, paroxysm atrial tachycardia Pathology posterioranterior view on x-ray lead peripheral blood

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peripheral nerve injury pneumothorax by mouth oxygen pressure (or tension) product of conception postoperative day polymorphonuclear leukocytes POMR problem oriented medical record poplit. popliteal pos. positive post. posterior POSTOP. postoperative pot. or potass. potassium pp post partum, post prandial PPBS post prandial blood sugar PPD purified protein derivative PPF protein plasma fractional PPH post partum hemorrhage ppm parts per million PPPG post prandial plasma glucose p.r. per rectum PR Proctology PRBC packed red blood cells PRE progressive resistive exercise prem premature pre-op preoperative prep. prepare for primip. first pregnancy p.r.m. according to circumstances p.r.n., PRN as often as necessary prod. productive Prog. prognosis PROM passive range of motion, premature rupture of membranes pron. pronator, pronation pros. prostate, prostatic prosth. prosthesis prot. protein, Protestant pro.time prothrombin time PS pulmonary stenosis, psychotic, Plastic Surgery PSH past surgical history psi pounds per square inch PSMA progressive spinal muscular atrophy Psych. Psychiatry pt., Pt. patient PNI PNX p.o. PO2 POC p.o.d. polys PT P.T. PTA PTB PTCA PU PUD PUPPP PV PVC PVD PVR PVT PWB% Px, PX physical therapy physical therapy, posterior tibial artery pulse prior to admission, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty patellar tendon bearing percutaneous transvenous coronary angioplasty (balloon angioplasty) pregnancy urine peptic ulcer disease pruritic urticarial papules & plaques of pregnancy plasma volume, peripheral vascular premature ventricular contraction peripheral vascular disease pulmonary vascular resistance previous trouble partial weight bearing with percent physical examination

Q ______________________________
q q.d. q.h. q2H q4H q.i.d. q.i.w. q.l. qn, q.n. q.n.s., QNS q.o.d. q.o.n. q.p. q.q., Q.Q. q.q.h. q.s. qt. qts. quad. quant. q.v. q.w. every every day every hour every two hours every four hours four times a day four times a week as much as desired every night quantity not sufficient every other day every other night as much as you please each, every every four hours quantity, sufficient quart drops quadriplegic quantitative or quantity as much as you wish every week

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R ______________________________
r., R R. Ra RA rad. RAI r.a.m. R.A.S. RAtx RBBB rbc/RBC RCA RCS RCU RD RDS RE rect. reg. rehab. resp. RF RFA RFP RFT Rh, Rh. RH RHD RHF RHT RIH RLA R to L&A RLE RLF RLL RLQ RMA RML RMP RMSF RMT RNA RO, R/O right, rectal, roentgen, x-ray rub, rectal temperature radium rheumatoid arthritis, right atrium radial radioactive iodine rapid alternating movements right arm sitting radiation therapy right bundle branch block red blood cell, red blood count right coronary artery reticulum cell sarcoma respiratory care unit respiratory distress, reaction to degeneration respiratory distress syndrome reconditioning exercise rectum, rectal (ly), rectus muscle regular rehabilitation respiratory, respirations rheumatic fever right frontoanterior right frontoposterior right frontotransverse rhesus blood factor right hyperphoria rheumatic heart disease right heart failure right hypertrophia right inguinal hernia Rancho Los Amigo Scale react to light and accommodation right lower extremity retrolental fibroplasia right lower lobe right lower quadrant right mentoanterior right mediolateral, right middle lobe right mentoposterior Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever right mentotransverse ribonucleic acid rule out ROA ROM ROP ROS ROT RP RQ RR RRE, RR&E RSO RSA RSD RSP RSR RST Rt. RT RTC RUC RUE RUL RUQ RV RVH Rx right occipital anterior range of motion, rupture of membranes, right otitis media right occipital posterior review of systems right occipital transverse retrograde pyelogram respiratory quotient recovery room round, regular, and equal right salpingo-oophorectomy right sacrum anterior reflex sympathetic dystrophy right sacrum posterior regular sinus rhythm right sacrum transverse right radiation therapy, respiratory therapy return to clinic regular uterine contraction right upper extremity right upper lobe right upper quadrant residual volume right ventricular hypertrophy therapy, prescription

S

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without sensation, sensitive, serum Saline sugar and acetone systemic arterial hypertension arterial oxygen saturation stillborn subacute bacterial endocarditis small bowel follow through (x-ray) small bowel obstruction subcutaneous(ly) sickle cell sickle cell crisis sudden cardiac death schizophrenia special care unit second erythrocyte sedimentation rate

s S Sa. S&A SAH SaO2 SB SBE SBFT SBO s.c. SC SCC SCD schiz SCU sec sed. rate

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sem. ves Sens. sep. Sept. AB Serol. SGA s.gl. SGOT,SGO-T SH SI sib. SICU SIDS skel. Sl. SL SLE SLR sm SMA-14 SNS SO SO4 S.O.A.P. SOB sod. Sol. sono. S.O.S. sp. S/P sp.cd. spec. sp.fl. spg. sp.gr sp&H spin. spont. SR SROM SS SSE st st. Staph, Staph. seminal vesicles sensory, sensation separated septic abortion serology, serological test small for gestational age without correction (without glasses) serum glutamic oxalacetic transaminase social history, serum hepatitis sacroiliac joint, stroke index sibling surgical intensive care unit sudden infant death syndrome skeletal slightly under the tongue systemic lupus erythematosus straight leg raising small routine admission chemistry sympathetic nervous system superior oblique sulfate subjective, objective assessment plan shortness of breath sodium solution sonogram repeat once if urgent spine, spinal status post (previous condition) spinal cord specimen spinal fluid sponge specific gravity speech and hearing spine, spinal spontaneous system review, superior rectus muscle, sedimentation rate, stimulus response spontaneous rupture of membranes social service soap suds enema stage (of disease) stomach staphylococcus stat.,STAT STD stom, st. strep. S.T.S. subcut. subling. sulf. sup. supin. supp surg. SVC SVD SVR SVT SWD Sx sys. syst. immediately sexually transmitted disease stomach streptococcus serological test for syphilis subcutaneous sublingual sulfate superior supination suppository surgery, surgical superior vena cava spontaneous vaginaldelivery systemic vascular resistance supra ventricular tachycardia short wave diathermy symptoms system systolic

T ______________________________
T3 T4 TA T&A T&C tab. TAB TAH T.A.T. TB TBI TBLC tbsp. TCDB TEE temp TENS TESD T.F. T of F TGA THERAP. thor. THR triodothyronine total serum thyroxine tendon Achilles tonsils and adenoids, tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy type and crossmatch tablet therapeutic abortion total abdominal hysterectomy tetanus antitoxin tuberculosis total body irradiation term birth living child tablespoon turn, cough, deep breathe transesophageal echocardiography temperature transient electric nerve stimulation total end systolic diameter tuning fork tetralogy of Fallot transposition great vessels therapy,therapeutic thorax, thoracic total hip replacement

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TI TIA t.i.d. TIP TIUP t.i.w. TJ TKR TLC T.M. TMJ TNI TNM TO TOA to AA T, OD TORCH (titer) tricuspid insufficiency transient ischemic shock, transient ischemic attack three times a day terminal interphalangeal (joint) term intrauterine pregnancy three times per week triceps reflex total knee replacement tender loving care, total lung capacity tympanum membrani (ear drum) temporomandibular joint total nodal irradiation tumor, nodes, and metastases telephone order tubo-ovarian abscess to affected areas tension, right eye toxoplamosis others (hepatitis, beta strep, flu, mumps, etc.) rubella, cytomegalovirus (CMV), herpes virus II term pregnancy thrombo proteolytic activity total parenteral nutrition temperature, pulse, respiration trace tracheostomy tricuspid stenosis thyroid stimulating hormone teaspoon toxic shock syndrome temperature, thoracic total thromboplastin index thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura cholangiogram transurethral resection transurethral resection of the bladder transurethral resection of the prostate tidal volume total vaginal hysterectomy tricuspid valve replacement treatment, traction U/A UC UCD UCG UCHD UG UGI UL uln ULQ ung. unilat. u/o Ur. URD URI Urol. URQ u/s, US USI USN USP. USPHA ut. UTI UVL urinalysis uterine contractions usual childhood diseases urinary chorionic gonadotropin usual childhood diseases upward gaze upper gastrointestinal series (x-rays), upper gastrointestinal tract upper lid ulnar upper left quadrant ointment unilateral under observation for, urine output urine upper respiratory disease upper respiratory infection Urology upper right quadrant ultrasound urinary stress incontinence ultrasonic nebulizer United States Pharmacy United States Public Health Administration uterus, uterine urinary tract infection ultraviolet light

TP TPA TPN TPR tr trach TS TSH tsp. TSS T,T. TTI TTP T-Tube TUR TURB TURP TV TVH TVR Tx

V ______________________________
V VA vag VC, (vit.cap) VCS VCU Vd VD VDRL vent. vert. VF VG VHD VI V.I. Via vein visual acuity vagina, vaginal vital capacity vasoconstrictor substance voiding cystourethrogram void venereal disease blood test for syphilis ventilator vertical visual fields, ventricular fibrillation vein graft valvular heart disease volume index vaginal irrigation by way of

U ______________________________
U. unit

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VIPS vit. VLDL VM VN VO VOD vol VOS VP VPC VS, V.S. VSA VSD VSS VT, V Tach V&T VTX Vx. voluntary interruption of pregnancy and sterilization service vitamin very low density lipoproteins vestibular membrane visiting nurse verbal order vision right eye volume vision left eye venous pressure ventricular premature contraction vital signs vital signs absent ventricular septal defect vital signs stable ventricular tachycardia volume and tension (pulse) vertex vertex presentation

Y ______________________________
y.o. yrs. years old years

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