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1. & and 2. @ at 3. a before 4. aa of each 5. abd abdomen 6. ac before meals 7. ADL activities of daily living 8. ad lib as desired 9.

adm admitted, admission, administrator 10. AKAabove the knee amputation 11. AM morning 12. AMA against medical orders 13. amb ambulatory, ambulated 14. amp ampule 15. amt amount 16. A-P anterior-posterior diameter 17. AP apical pulse 18.approx approximately 19.ASAP as soon as possible, A axillary (armpit) 21.BE barium enema twice daily 23.BM bowel movement 24.BP blood pressure 25.BR bed rest 26.BRP bathroom privileges 27.BS breath sounds; blood sugar; bed side; bowel sounds 28.C centigrade 29.Ca calcium 30.CA, ca cancer, carcinoma 31.CAT or CT computerized axial tomography 32.cath catherer 33.CBC complete blood count 34.CBS chronic brain syndrome cubic centimeter 36.CCU coronary care unit 37.CHO carbohydrate 38.CNS central nervous system 39.c/o complains of 40.conc concentrated

41.cont continous 42.C & S culture and sensitivity 43.CSF cerebrospinal fluid 44.CSR central supply room 45.Cysto cystoscopy examination 46.D5W dextrose 5% in water 47.D5NSdextrose 5% in normal saline 48.D51/2NS dextrose 5% in 0.45 normal saline 49.D5RL dextrose 5% in Ringer's lactate 50.DAT diet as tolerated 51.dc'd, DC, disc discontinued 52.dig digoxin 53.DOA dead on arrival 54.drsg dressing 55.Dx diagnosis 56.ECG,EKG electrocardiogram 57.ED emergency department 58.Fe iron 59.Fx fracture 60.GB gallbladder 61.F fahrenheit 62.GI gastrointestinal 63.g gram 64.GP general practitioner grain 66.gtt drops 67.GU genitourinary 68.GYN gynecology 69.h, hr hour 70.hct hematocrit 71.Hg mercury 72.Hgb, hgb hemoglobin 73.H2O water height 75.Hx history 76.IM intramuscular incontinent, increase 78.I & Ointake and output 79.I & O cath In and out catherization 80.invol involuntary

81.irreg irregular 82.irrig irrigation 83.IV intravenous 84.IVF intravenous fluids 85.K potassium kilogram 87.l, L liter 88.L, lt left 89.lap laparotomy 90.LLE left lower extremity 91.LOC level of consciousness 92.LP lumbar puncture 93.LVN licensed vocational nurse 94.LUE left upper extremity 95.mcg microgram 96.m meter medication, medium 98.mEq milliequivalent 99.mEq/L milliequivalent per liter 100. mg milligram 101. mid middle 102. min minute 103. mL, ml milliliter 104. mm millimeter 105. mod moderate 106. MRx1 may repeat times one 107. N nitrogen, normal 108. N/A not available/applicable 109. NA nurses assistant 110. Na sodium 111. NG nasogastric 112. NO nurses order 113. noc at night (nocturnal) 114. NP nurse practitioner 115. NPO nothing by mouth 116. NS, N/S normal saline 117. nsq not sufficient quantity 118. N&V nausea and vomiting 119. NWB non weight bearing 120. 0, 0 none

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O2 oxygen OOB out of bed OR operating room ord ordered Ortho orthopedics OT occupational therapy PR per or via rectum p after P pulse Path pathology pc after meals PE physical exam Ped(s) pediatrics per by or through peri perineal, perineum pH hydrogen ion concentration PM afternoon PO phone order po by mouth (per os) post op post operative(ly) pre med pre medication pre op pre operative(ly) prep preparation prn when necessary prob problem psych psychiatry; psychology psychiatric pt, Pt patient PT physical therapist q every qid four times a day qns quantity not sufficient qs quantity sufficient R right; respiration; rectal RBC, rbc red blood cells reg regular req request R&L right and left RLE right lower extremity RN registered nurse R/O rule out

161. ROM range of motion 162. RR respiratory rate 163. RT radiation therapy; respiratory therapy; recreational therapy 164. Rt, rt right 165. RUE right upper extremity 166. Rx take, therapy, prescription 167. SC subcutaneous 168. SI seriously ill 169. sl slight 170. sm small 171. SOB shortness of breath 172. spec specimen 173. SG, SPG, Sp gr specific gravity 174. soln solution 175. SS soap solution, soap suds 176. stat at once, immediately 177. Str straight 178. sub ling sublingual 179. sub q subcutaneous 180. susp suspension 181. Sx symptoms 182. x times 183. tab tablet 184. TB, TBC tuberculosis 185. tbsp tablespoon 186. TCDB turn, cough & deep breath 187. temp temperature 188. tid three times a day 189. TKO to keep open 190. TO telephone order 191. tol tolerated 192. TPR temperature, pulse and respiration 193. tr trace 194. trach tracheostomy 195. tsp teaspoon 196. Tx treatment 197. U/A, UA urinalysis 198. URI upper respiratory infection 199. UTI urinary tract infection

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vag vaginal via by or through VS, vs vital signs W/A while awake WBC white blood cells WNL within normal limits Wt weight x except ASHD arteriosclerotic heart disease Lab laboratory