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COMMON ABREVIATIONS

@
at
a,aa
of each
ac,a.c.
Before meals
ad lib
as musch as needed,as desired
am
Morning
a,ante
Before
b.i.d., BID
Twice a day
bm, BM
Bowel movement
BP, B/Pg
Blood Pressure
BUN
Blood Urea Nitrogen
c
with
C
Centigrade
Ca
Calcium
cap, CAP
Capsule
CBC
Complete Blood Count
cc
Cubic Centimeter
CCU
Critical Care Unit
CHF
Congestive Heart Failure
CNS
Central Nervous System
CO2
Carbone Dioxide
comp
Compound
contra
Againist
COPD
Chronic Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease
CPR
Cardiopulmonary
Resucitation
CSF
Cerebrospinal Fluid
CVA
Cerebrovascular Accident
DC, Disc
Discontinue
D&C
Dilatation and Curettage
Dil, dil
Dilute
DOA
Dead on Arrival
DPT
Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus
qd
Every day
q4h
Every 4 Hours
qh
Every Hour
q.i.d., QID
4 times a day
qns
Quantity Not Sufficient
qt
Quart
R
Rigth
RBC
Red Blood Cells
rep
Repeat
qm, qam
Every morning
qod, QOD
Every other day
qs
Quantity Sufficient
R/O
Rule Out
ROM
Range of Motion
ROS
Review of Systems
Rx
Prescription, Take
s
without
sig
Instructions, Directions
SOB
Short of Breath
sp. gr.
1specific Gravity

dx, Dx
ECG, EKG
EEG
EENT
elix
ER
et
F
FBS
FE
f
f. oz.
Fx
G
Gl
g, G, gm, Gm
gtt, Gtt, gtts
GU
GYN
H, h
Hgb
h.s., hs
Hx
ICU
I&D
IUD
IV
K
kg
KUB
L
Lb, lb
lat
stat, STAT
subq, SC, sub cu
suppose, sup
syr.
T
T, tbsp
t, tsp
tab, TAB
TIA
t.i.d., TID
TPR
UA
URI
UTI
VD
VS
WBC
WNL
wt., Wt

Diagnosis
Electrocardigram
Electroencephalogram
Eyes,ears, nose, and Throat
Elixir
Emergency Room
and
Fahrenheit
Fasting Blood Glucose
Iron
Fluid
Fluid Ounce
Fracture
Gauge
Gastrointestinal
Gram
Drops
Genitourinary
Gynecology
Hour
Hemoglobin
Hour of sleep, Bedtime
History
Intensive Care Unit
Incision and Drainage
Intrauterine Device
Intravenous
Potassium
Kilogram
Kidney, Ureter, and Bladder
Liter, Left
Pound
Lateral
Immediately
Subcutaneous
Suppository
Syrup
Temperature
Tablespoon
Teaspoon
Tablet
Transient Ischemia Attack
3 Times a Day
Temperature, Pulse, and Respirations
Urinalysis
Upper Respiratory Infection
Urinary Tract Infection
Venereal Disease
Vital Signs
White Blood Cells
within Normal Limits
Weight

liq
LLQ
LMP
LUQ
MCG, ug
ml, ML
mm
no
non rep
NPO
NR
N&V
OB
OD
O.D.
OR
O.S.
O.U.
oz
Path
P.C., pc
Peds
per
PID
PKU
PO, p.o.
PR
Prn, PRN
pro time
Psych
pt
q

Liquid
Left Lower Quadrant
Last Menstrual Period
Left Upper Quadrant
Microgram
Milliliter
Millimiter
Number
Do Not Repeat
Nothing by Mouth
No Refills
Nausea and Vomiting
Obstetrics
Overdose
Rigth Eye
Operating Room
Left Eye
Both Eyes
Ounce
Pathology
After Meals
Pediatric
through, by
Pelvic Infammatory
Disease
Phenylketonuria
by Mouth
per Rectum
as desired, as needed
Tprothrombin Time
psychiatry
patient, pint
Every