MEDION LIFE P4501 SMARTPHONE (MD98428)

The ABCs of Medical Records:
Medical Abbreviations
rd
3 Edition
Over 6,500 commonly used
medical abbreviations.
Compiled by Med League Support Services, Inc.
Med League Support Services, Inc
The ABCs of Medical Records: Medical Abbreviations 3rd Edition
Patricia W. Iyer, MSN, RN, LNCC
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Third Edition
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Table of Contents
Medical Abbreviations
Page #
A Abbreviations .............................................................................................................................. 4 B Abbreviations ............................................................................................................................ 22 C Abbreviations ............................................................................................................................ 30 D Abbreviations ............................................................................................................................ 45 E Abbreviations ............................................................................................................................ 54 F Abbreviations ............................................................................................................................. 59 G Abbreviations ............................................................................................................................ 64 H Abbreviations ............................................................................................................................ 67 I Abbreviations.............................................................................................................................. 73 J Abbreviations ............................................................................................................................. 79 K Abbreviations ............................................................................................................................ 80 L Abbreviations ............................................................................................................................ 81 M Abbreviations ........................................................................................................................... 88 N Abbreviations ............................................................................................................................ 94 O Abbreviations .......................................................................................................................... 100 P Abbreviations ........................................................................................................................... 103 Q Abbreviations .......................................................................................................................... 114 R Abbreviations .......................................................................................................................... 115 S Abbreviations ........................................................................................................................... 121 T Abbreviations .......................................................................................................................... 130 U Abbreviations .......................................................................................................................... 137 V Abbreviations .......................................................................................................................... 140 W Abbreviations ......................................................................................................................... 143 X Abbreviations .......................................................................................................................... 145 Y Abbreviations .......................................................................................................................... 145 Z Abbreviations .......................................................................................................................... 145 Symbols....................................................................................................................................... 145 DERMATOLOGICAL ABBREVIATIONS .............................................................................. 148 DENTAL ABBREVIATIONS ................................................................................................. 1523 3
MEDICAL ABBREVIATIONS
A Abbreviations
a
a
ā
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Ā
A/
A, Acc
A1
A1
A1
A2
A2
Aa
aa
AA
AA
AA
AA
AA
AA
AA
AAA
AAAASF
AABB
A/AC
AACPDM
Artery, before
Alpha; first of a series of isomeric
Before
Active
Adequate
Aerosol
AgSD (Dressing Cream)
Allergy
Amber
Angstrom unit(s)
Anterior
Applanation tension
Area
Arterial
Arteriole
Artery
Assessment
Assist
Assistance
Asymptomatic
Asynchronous aphasic
Before
Acid-based ratio
Accommodation
Aortic first heart sound
Aortic first sound
Atropine 1%
Aortic second heart sound
Aortic second sound
Of each
Equal parts of each
Affected area
Awake, alert
Alcoholics anonymous
Amplitude of accommodation
Amount administered
Altanto-axial
Atomic absorption
Abdominal aortic aneurysm
American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities
American Association of Blood Banks
Acute and Ambulatory Care
American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
4
AACR
AAE
A.A.E.X.
AAFP
AAG
AAHKS
AAHP
AAHS
AAL
AAL
AAMC
AAMV
AAN
AAN
AANOS
AANS
AAO
AAOFAS
AAOHN
AAOM
AAOO
AAOP
AAOS
AAOx3
AAOX4
AAP
AAP
AAP
AAP
AAPA
AAPA
AAPB
AAPC
AAPCC
AAPMC
AAPMR
AAPPO
AAPS
AAPS
AAPSM
AARC
AaROM
AAO
AAS
AAT
AAT
American Association for Cancer Research
American Association of Endodontists
Active assistive exercise
American Academy of Family Physicians
Acute angle closure glaucoma
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
American Association of Health Plans
American Association for Hand Surgery
Anterior axillary line
Acute lymphoblastic, leukemia
Association of American Medical Colleges
Afro American Male Veteran
American Academy of Neurology
Attending admission note
The American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Association of Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons
American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
American Academy of Oral Medicine
American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
Awake, alert and oriented x 3; i.e., to person, place and time
Awake, alert and oriented to person, place, time and recent events
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Pedodontics
American Academy of Periodontology
American Association of Pathologists
American Academy of Physician Assistants
American Association of Pathologist Assistants
American Association of Pathologists and Bacteriologists
Antibiotic-associated pseudomembranous colitis
Adjusted average per capita cost
Antibiotic-associated pseudo-membranous colitis
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Association of Preferred Providers
American Association of Plastic Surgeons
Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
American Association for Respiratory Care
Active assisted range of motion
Awake, alert & oriented
Acute abdominal series
At all times
Alanine aminotransferase
5
AAT
AATS
AAU
AAWM
AB
AB
AB
Ab, ab
AB, Ab
AB, Ab
AB, abn
Ab
A&B
A>B
ABA
Abb
ABC
ABC
A&BC
Abd
ABD
Abd
Abds
ABE
ABE
ABG
ABGS
ABI
ABJS
ABK
ABL
ABMS
ABN
abnl
ABO
ABOS
ABP
ABP
ABR
Abs
Abs
Abs
ABS
ABS
Abs feb
Attend all Therapies
American Association for Thoracic Surgery
Acute anterior uveitis
American Academy of Wound Management
Apical Beat
American Board of Pediatrics
Blood group AB
Antibody
Abortion
Antibiotic
Abnormal
Abrasion
Apnea and Bradycardia
Air Greater Than Bone (refers to sound conduction in the ear)
American Board of Anesthesiologists
Abbreviation, abbreviated
Airway, breathing, and circulation
Aspiration biopsy cytology
Air and Bone Conduction
Abdomen
Bandage
Abduction
Abdominals
Acute bacterial endocarditis
American Board of Endodontics
Arterial blood gases
Arterial Blood Gas Studies (analysis of blood from
artery)
Ankle to brachial index
Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons
Aphakic bullous keratopathy
Anticonvulsive blood level
American Board of Medical Specialties
Abnormal
Abnormal
Blood group system (A, B, AB, O)
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Board of Pathology
Arterial blood pressure
Auditory brainstem response audiometry
Antibiotics
Absorbed
Absent
Active Bowel Sounds
Arterial blood pressure
While the fever is absent
6
ABTA
Abx
Aby
AC
AC
A/C
A/C
a.c.
Ac
Ac
AC
AC
AC
AC., A.C. or a-c
AC/A
ACA
ACA
AC/A
ACBE
ACC
Acc
ACC
Acc
acc
Accom.
ACCP
ACD
ACDF
ACD solution
ACE
ACF
ACF
ACFAS
ACG
ACG
ACh
ACI
ACI
acid phos.
ACIOL
ACJ
ACL
ACL
ACLA
ACLR
ACLS
American Brain Tumor Association
Antibiotics
Antibody
Acromioclavicular
Air Conduction
Active care
Anti-coagulation
Before meal (ante sebum)
Acute
Acid
Anterior chamber (may be graded, i.e., 4/4; 3/4; 2/4; 1/4; 0/4)
Anticomplementary
Air conduction
Alternating current
Accommodation convergence/accommodation ratio
American Chiropractic Association
Anterior cerebral artery
Accomodative convergencel accommodation ratio
Air contrast barium enema
Accelerate
Accident
American College of Cardiology
Accommodation
Accommodative
Accommodation
American College of Chest Physicians
Anterior cervical discectomy
Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
Acid (citric acid) – citrate (tri-sodium citrate) –dextrose solution
Angiotensin-converting enzyme
Acute care facility
Anterior cervical fusion
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Angle closure glaucoma
Apexcardiogram
Acetylcholine
Acute coronary insufficiency
After care instructions
Acid phosphatase
anterior chamber intraocular lens
Acromioclavicular joint
Anterior clavicular line
Anterior cruciate ligament
American Clinical Laboratory Association
Anterior capsulolabral reconstruction
Advanced cardiac life support
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ACM
ACM
ACMA
ACMV
ACNM
ACNP
ACNP
ACO
ACO
ACOA
ACOEM
ACOEP
ACOG
ACOM
ACOM
ACOMS
ACOOG
ACOS
ACP
ACP
ACP
ACP
ACPM
ACPOC
ACPP
ACR
ACR
ACR
ACR
ACR
ACRM
ACRPI
ACS
ACS
ACS
ACS
ACS
A.C.S.
ACSM
ACSV
ACSVBG
ACSW
ACT
ACT
Act
ACT
Acetaminophen
Anticonvulsant
American Occupational Medical Association
Assist-controlled mechanical ventilation
American College of Nurse-Midwives
Acute care nurse practitioner
American College of Nuclear Physicians
Acute coronary occlusion
Alert, cooperative, oriented
Adult children of alcoholics
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist
American College of Occupational Medicine
Anterior communicating (Artery)
American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
Acid phosphatase
American College of Pathologists
American College of Pharmacists
American College of Prosthodontists
American College of Preventive Medicine
Association of Children's Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics
Prostate-specific acid phosphatase
Adenomatosis of colon and rectum
Adjusted community rating
Ambulance call report
American College of Radiology
American College of Rheumatology
American Congress on Rehabilitation Medicine
Association of Clinical Research for the Pharmaceutical Industry
Acute cervical strain; acute cervical sprain
Acute chest syndrome
Acute confusional state
American Cancer Society
American College of Surgeons
Antireticular cytotoxic serum
American College of Sports Medicine
Aortocoronary saphenous vein
Aortocoronary saphenous vein bypass graft
Academy of Certified Social Workers
Activated clotting time
Active motion
Activity, active
Anticoagulant therapy
8
ACT
ACT
ACT
ACT
ACT
ACTA
ACTA
ACTH
ACTS
ACTZ
ACVB
ACVD
ACVD
ACTH
ACW
A.D.
AD
AD
AD
AD
AD
AD
AD
AD
AD
AD
AD
A&D
ADA
ADA
ADA
ADA
ADASP
ADC
ADCA
ADD
Add
Add
Add
add
Add
ADD
ADD
ADEA
adeno-Ca
ADH
Anxiety control training
Asthma care training
Atropine coma therapy
Acticoat (Dressing Type)
Alternate cover test
American Cardiology Technologists Association
Automatic computerized transverse axial (scanning)
Adrenocorticotropic hormone
Acute cervical trauma syndrome
Acetazolamide
Aortocoronary venous bypass
Acute cardiovascular disease
Arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease
Adrenocorticotropic hormone
Ace Wraps
Right ear (not recommended abbreviation)
Assistive device
Adjuvant chemotherapy
Admission and discharge
Admitting diagnosis
Alternating days
Alzheimer’s disease
Attending doctor
Atopic dermatitis
Adaptic
Advance directives
Autosomal dominant
Alcohol and Drug
American Dental Association
Americans with Disabilities Act
Anterior descending artery
American Diabetic Association
Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology
AIDS dementia complex
Adenocarcinoma
Addiction
Adduct
Adduction
Adductor
Added power for near vision
Addition
Attention deficit disorder
Average daily dose
American Dental Education Association
Adenocarcinoma
Antidiuretic hormone
9
ADH
ADHD
ADJ
ADJ
ADJ
ADL's
ad lib
ad lib
ad lib
adm.
ADM
ADM
ADM
ADM
ADM
ADM
ADM
admin
ADM scale
ADN
ADN
ADNAase
Adol
ADON
ADP
ADP
ADR
ADS
ADT
ADV
ADV
Adv
AE
AE
AE
AEA
AEB
AED
AED
Aeg
AEG
AER
AER
AEX
AF
AF
Atypical ductal hyperplasia
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Adjacent
Adjoining
Adjust
Activities of daily living
As desired
At pleasure
At discretion
Admission
Admitted
Adrenal medulla
Advancement of the mandible
Alcohol, drug, and mental disorders
Anterior deep masseter
Atypical diabetes mellitus; adult onset diabetes mellitus
Auditory dominance model
Administration
Acceptance of Disability Scale Modified
Assistant Director of Nursing
Attending (doctor) discharge note
Antideoxyribonuclease
Adolescent
Assistant director of nursing
Abductor pollicis
Adenosine diphoshate
Adverse drug reaction
Alterative delivery system
A placebo (“anything you desire”)
Advised
Adenovirus
Against (Found on prescriptions)
Above the elbow
Active and equal
Adverse event
Above elbow amputation
As Evidenced By
Antiepileptic drug y)
Automated external defibrillator
The patient (Found on prescriptions)
Air encephalogram
Auditory evoked response
Average evoked response
Active exercise
Afebrile
Atrial fibrillation
10
AF
AF
AF
AF
AF
AF
AF
AFB
AFC
AFDC
AFeb
AFGE
A Fib
AFIP
AFL
AFO
AFP
AFP
AFP
Ag
AG
AG
A/G
AGA
AGF
AGG
aggl.
AGN
Agoragn
A Gram
A/G ratio
AGTT
AH
AH
AH
AHA
a-HBD
AHC
AHC
AHC
AHCA
AHCA
AHCPR
AHD
AHD
AHD
Atrial flutter
Antecubital fossa
Adult female
African-American
Amniotic fluid
Aortic flow
Atrial fibrillation; atrial flutter
Acid fast bacillus
Amniotic fluid cortisol
Aid to Families with Dependent Children
Afebrile
Air fluid gas exchange
Atrial fibrillation
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
Artificial Limb
Ankle foot orthosis
Alphafetoprotein
Acute flaccid paralysis
Alpha-fetoprotein
Antigen
Albumen globulin ratio (blood)
Abdominal Girth
Albumin Globulin Ratio (blood)
Appropriate for gestational age
Angle of greatest flexion
Aggravation
Agglutination
Acute glomerulonephritis
Antigen
Arteriogram
Albumin-globulin ratio
Abnormal glucose tolerance test
Abdominal hysterectomy
Arterial hypertension
Auditory hallucinations
American Hospital Association
A-hydroxybutyric dehydrogenase
Acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis
Acute hemorrhagic cystitis
Alternative health care
Agency for Health Care Administration
American Health Care Association
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
Acute heart disease
Antihypertensive drug
Atherosclerotic heart disease
11
AHD
AHEC
AHF
AHF
AHF
AHG
A.H.G.
A Hgb
AHIMA
AHIS
AHJ
AHM
AHM
AHMA
AHN
AHR
AHRF
AHRQ
AHS
AHS
AHS
AHT
AI
AI
AI
AI
AI
AI
AI
AI
A.I.
AICA
AICA
AID
AIDS
AIDSDRUGS
AIDS-KS
AIDSLINE
AIDS-OI
AIIS
AIMS
AION
AIOSM
AIP
AIS
AIT
Autoimmune hemolytic disease (Hematology)
Area Health Education Center
Acute heart failure
Anterior hyaloid face
Antihemophilic factor
Antihemophilic globin, Factor VIII
Anti-human globulin
Normal adult hemoglobin
American Health Information Management Association
Automated hospital information system
Artificial hip joint
Anterior hyaloid membrane Al auto-immune
Ambulatory Holter monitor
American Holistic Medicine Association
Assistant head nurse
Atrial heart rate
Acute hypoxemic respiratory failure
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (formerly AHCPR)
Academy of Health Sciences
American Hearing Society
American Hospital Society
Arterial hypertension
Active ingredient
Aortic incompetence; aortic insufficiency
Apical impulse
Articulation index
Artificial insemination
Atrial insufficiency
Autoimmune, autoimmunity
Alternating Isometrics
Atherogenic index
Anterior inferior cerebellar artery
Anterior inferior communicating artery
Autoimmune deficiency; autoimmune disease
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
Clinical trials of acquired immunodeficiency drugs
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome with Kaposi’s sarcoma
On-line information on acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
AIDS with opportunistic infections
Anterior inferior iliac spine
Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale
Anterior ischemic optic neuropathy
American Institute of Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine
Acute intermittent porphyria
Adenocarcinoma in situ
After image transfer
12
AltSOT
AltXOT
AJ
A/J
AJKS
AJN
AJNR
AJO
AK
AK
AK
aka
AKA
AKA
AL
AL
AL
Al
ALA
alb.
alc.,alcho.
ALcR
Ald
ALG
ALIF
alk
ALK
alk. phos.
ALL
ALL
ALMI
ALOS
ALP
ALPC
ALRI
ALS
ALS
ALS
ALT
ALT
Alt
alt
alt die
ALTE
alt hore
alt noc
Alternate esotrophis
Alternative exotropia
Ankle jerk
Ankle jerk
American Journal of Knee Surgery
American Journal of Nursing
American Journal of NeuroRadiology
American Journal of Orthopaedics
Aqua K (pad)
Above the Knee
Actinic keratosis
Alcoholic ketoacidosis
Above the knee amputation
Also known as
Left ear (Not recommended abbreviation)
Arterial line (or art. line or A-line)
Axial length
Alert
Δ
(delta)-amino-levulinic acid
Albumin (white)
Alcohol or alcoholic
Alcohol rub
Aldolase
Alginate
Anterior lumbar interbody fusion
Alkaline
Automated lamellar keratoplasty
Alkaline phosphatase (total serum)
Acute lymphocytic leukemia
Allergic; allergy
Anterior lateral myocardial infarction
Average length of stay
Alkaline phosphatase
Argon laser photocoagulation
Anterolateral rotatory instability
Acute lumbar strain
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Advanced life support
Alanine transaminase (formerly SGPT)
Argon laser trabeculoplasty
Alzheimer Disease
Alternate; alternating
Alternate days (Found on prescriptions)
Apparent life-threatening agent
Alternate hours (Found on prescriptions)
Alternate nights (Found on prescriptions)
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ALS
alv
AM A.M
AM
AM
AM
AM
AM
AMA
AMA
AMA
AMA
AMAP
Amb
AMB
AMCRA
AMD
AMI
AML
amnio
AMP
amp
AMP
amp.
amp.
Amp
cAMP
AMRA
AMSSM
amt.
ANA
ANA
ANAC
ANAL
ANAST
ANCA
ANCA-SVV
anes.
Angio.
aniso
Ann Fib
ANP
ANRI
ANS
ant.
ant.ax.line
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Alveolar
Before noon
Adult male
Morning
Anteromedial
Air mattress
Austin-Moore (prosthesis)
American Medical Association
Antimitochondrial antibody
Against medical advice
Advanced maternal age
As much as possible
Ambulate/Ambulatory
Ambulation
American Managed Care and Review Association
Age-related macular degeneration (also ARMD)
Acute myocardial infarction
Acute myelogenous leukemia
Amniocentesis
Adenosine monophosphate
Ampere (Unit of electric current)
Amphetamine
Amputation
Ampule
Amputation
Cyclic adenosine monophonsphate
American Medical Record Association
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
Amount
Antinuclear antibodies
American Nurses Association
Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies
Analgesic
Anastomosis
Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody
Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-small-vessel vasculitis
Anesthesia
Angiogram/angiography
Anisocytosis
Annulus Fibrosus (in intervertebral disc)
Advanced nurse practitioner
Acute nerve root irritation
Autonomic nervous system
Anterior
Anterior axillary line
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ante
anti DNA
Anti-DNAse B
Anti-DS-DNA
Anti-ENA
anti ENA
anti GBM
anti HAV
anti HAV/IgM
anti HBc
anti HBc/IgM
anti HBe
anti HCV
anti SS DNA
ANUG
ANVPS
ANX
Anxty
A/O
A&O
A&Ox3
A&Ox4
Ao
AO
AO
AO
AOA
AOB
AOC
AOD
AODM
AOFAS
AOI
AOM
AOPA
AORN
aort. regurg.
AOS
AOSSM
AOTI
A&P
AP
AP
AP
AP
AP
Before
DNA double strand antibodies
Antideoxyribonuclease B
Anti-doublestranded deoxyribonucleic acid
Anti-extractable nuclear antigen
Antiextractable nuclear antibodies
Glomerular basement membrane antibodies
(HAV Ab total) hepatitis A antibody, total
(HAV Ab/IgM) hepatitis A antibody, IgM
(AHBc) (HBcAb) hepatitis B core antibody, total
(AHBc/IgM) hepatitis B core antibody, IgM
(HBeAb) hepatitis Be antibody
Hepatitis C virus antibody
DNA single strand antibodies
Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis
Adult non-verbal pain score
Anxiety
Anxiety
Alert & oriented
Alert & oriented
Alert & oriented to time, place, person
Alert & oriented to time, place, person, & recent events
Aorta
Aortic
Angle of
Alanto-occipital
American Osteopathic Association
Alcohol on breath
Antacid of choice
Arteriosclerotic occlusive disease
Adult onset diabetes mellitus
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis
Acute otitis media
American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association
Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses
Aortic regurgitation
Academic Orthopaedic Society
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Atraumatic orotracheal intubation
Auscultation and percussion
Acute pancreatitis
Acute pneumonia
After parturition
Alkaline phosphatase
Angina pectoris
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AP
AP
AP
AP
AP
AP
AP
AP
A.P.
A-P
A-P D.
A-P & Lat
A/P
A/P
AP
AP
AP resection
A&P
A&P
A&P
APA
APA
APAP
APB
APC
APC
APC
APC
APC TAB
APD
APH
aph
APL
APL
APLC
APMA
APOM
APP
App
APP
APP
Approx
Appt
APPT
APT
APTA
Antepartum
Aortic pressure
Apical pulse
Appendectomy; appendicitis; appendix
Arterial pressure
Aspiration pneumonia
Atrial pacing
Atrioventricular pathway
Anterior and posterior (projection of x-rays)
Anteroposterior
Anterioposterier diameter
Anteroposterior and lateral
Arterial pressure
Assessment/Plan
Anterior posterior
Apical pulse
Abdominal perineal resection of the rectum
Anterior and Posterior
Auscultation and Palpation
Auscultation and percussion
American Psychiatric Association
Acetaminophen
Acetaminophen
Atrial premature beat
Ambulatory payment classification
Anterior polar cataract
Aspirin, phenacetin, caffeine
Atrial premature contractions
Aspirin-Phenacetin-Caffeine tablets
Afferent pupillary defect
Anterior pituitary hormone
Aphasia
Adductor Pollicis Longus
Anteior posterior lumbar
Anterior posterior lateral cervical
American Podiatric Medical Association
Anterior posterior open mouth
Alzheimer amyloid precursor protein
Appropriate
Appendix.
Assume pain present
Approximately
Appointment
Activated partial thromboplastin time
Anterior posterior thoracic
American Physical Therapy Association
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APTT
APTT
aq.
AR
AR
AR
AR
ARB
ARB
ARC
ARC
ARC
ARD
ARD
ARDS
ARE
ARF
ARF
ARF
ARM
ARNP
AROM
AROM
ARP
ARRT
art
ART
ART
ART
ART
A.S.
AS
AS
AS
AS
AS
AS; ASC
As
As
ASA
ASA
ASA
A.S.A. 1
A.S.A. 2
A.S.A. 3
A.S.A. 4
Automated partial thromboplastin time
Activated partial thromboplastin time
Water, aqueous
Aortic regurgitation
Assisted respirations
Active resistance
Admitting room
Adrenergic Receptor Binder
Angiotensin Receptor Blocker
AIDS related complex
Anomalous retinal correspondence
Abnormal retinal correspondence
Acute respiratory disease
Annual review date
Adult respiratory distress syndrome
Active-resistance exercise
Acute renal failure
Acute respiratory failure
Acute rheumatic fever
Anxiety reaction, mild
Advanced registered nurse practitioner
Artificial rupture of membranes
Active range of motion
American Registry of Pathology
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
Arterial
Artery
Articulation
Artificial
Accredited Record Technician
Left ear (not recommended abbreviation)
Aortic Stenosis
Atrial stenosis; arteriosclerosis
Anal sphincter
Assessment
Ankylosing spondylitis
Arteriosclerosis
Arsenic
Astigmatism
Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin)
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Aspirin
Normal healthy patient
Patient with mild systemic disease
Patient with severe systemic disease
Patient with incapacitating systemic disease that is constant threat to
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ASAP
ASAPS
ASC
ASCAD
ASCO
ASCVD
ASD
ASDP
ASES
ASF
ASH
ASH
ASH
ASH
ASHD
ASHNR
ASIA
ASIS
ASLO
ASMI
ASMI
ASNR
ASO
ASO
ASO
ASO
ASOPA
ASOT
ASPNR
ASPRS
ASR
ASRT
ASS
ASSH
ASSR
Asst
AST
AST
AST
AST; Astigm.
ASTO
As To
ASTRO
ASU
ASX
life
As soon as possible
American Society of Anesthesia Physical Status
Ascending
Arteriosclerotic coronary artery disease
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease
Atrial septal defect
American Society of DermatoPathology
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
Anterior spinal fusion
Asymmetric septal hypertrophy
American Society of Hematology
Ashen
Antistreptoccal hyaluronidase
Arteriosclerotic heart disease
American Society of Head and Neck Radiology
American Spinal Injury Association
Anterior superior iliac spine
Antistreptolysin O
American Sports Medicine Institute
Atrial septal myocardial infarction
American Society of NeuroRadiology
Administrative services only
Arteriosclerosis obliterans
Anti streptolysin O antibodies
Antistreptolysin-O titer
American Society of Orthopaedic Physician's Assistants
Antistreptolysin-O titer
American Society of Pediatric NeuroRadiology
American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Age/sex rate
American Society of Radiologic Technologists
Anterior superior spine
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
American Society of Spine Radiology
Assistant
Alanine aminotransferase
Aspartate aminotransferase (Formerly SGOT)
Association of Surgical Technologists
Astigmatism
Antistreptolysin-O titer
As Tolerated
American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Ambulatory surgery unit
Asymptomatic
18
A/T
AT
AT
AT
AT
AT
AT
ATA
ATBX
ATC
At fib
at. Flutter
ATLR
ATN
ATNR
ATP
ATP
ATOC
ATR
ATR
Atr
Atr fib
ATS
ATS
ATSO
ATSP
Attg
Atyp
ATZ
A.U.
AU
AU
Au
AUA
AUB
Aud
AUDIT
AUG
AUR
Aur
AUS
AUS
Aus
ausc.
AUV
A.V.
Active Therapy
Achilles tendon
Activity therapist
Anterior tibial
Athletic trainer
Atrium
Atrial Tachycardia
Antithyroglobulin antibody
Antibiotics
Around the clock
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial flutter
Asymmetric tonic labyrinthine reflex
Acute tubular necrosis
Asymmetrical tonic neck reflex
Adenosine triphosphate
Attending physician
At time of call
Achilles tendon reflex
Alpha-thalassemia-mental retardation
Atrophy
Atrial fibrillation
American Thoracic Society
Arteriosclerosis
Admit to service of
Asked to see patient
Attending
Atypical
Atypical transformation zone
Both ears (not recommended)
Autograft
Australian antigen
Gold
American Urological Association
Normal uterine bleeding
Auditory
Alcohol use disorders identification test
Acute ulcerative gingivitis
Ambulatory utilization review
Auricle
Acute urethral syndrome
Artificial urinary sphincter
Alcohol users
Auscultation
Anterior urethral valve
Antrioventricular, arteriovenous
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AV
AV
AV
AV
AV/AF
AV; av
A/V
A-V
AV
AV
AV; Av; av
AVA
AVA
AVA
AVA
AVB
AV block
AVC
AVC
AVD
AVD
Avdp
AVF
AVF
AVF
AVG, avg
AVH
AVL
aVL
AVM
AVN
A-V Node
AVO
AVO
AVO
AVPU
AVR
AVR
AVR
AVRI
AVS
AVS
AVSD
AVT
AVZ
Anteversion
Aortic valve
Artificial ventilation, assisted ventilation
Atrioventricular
Anteverted, anteflexed
Avulsion
Auditory/visual
Arteriovenous
Atrioventricular
Both ears
Average
Antiviral antibody
Aortic valve area
Aortic valve atresia
Arteriovenous anastomosis
Atrioventricular block
Atrioventricular block
Aberrant ventricular conduction
Aortic valve closure
Aortic valvular disease
Atrioventricular dissociation
Avoirdupois
Antiviral factor
Arteriovenous fistula
Unipolar limb lead on the left leg in electrocardiography
Average
Acute viral hepatitis
Automated volt left
Unipolar limb lead on the left arm in electrocardiography
Arteriovenous malformations
Atrioventricular node
Atrioventricular node
Aortic valve opening
Aortic valve orifice
Atrioventricular opening
Alert verbal painful unresponsive
Aortic valve replacement
Automated volt right
Unipolar limb lead on the right arm in electrocardiography
Acute viral respiratory infection
Aortic valve stenosis
Arteriovenous shunt
Atrioventricular septal defect
Allen vision test
Avascular zone
20
AW
Aw
AW
Aw
AW
AW
A-W
A&W
A/W
A/W
AWOL
AX
Ax.
AXB
AZ
AZF
AZT
A-Z Test
Above waist
Airway
Alive and well
Awake
Alveolar wall
Anterior wall
Ace wrap
Alive and well
Associated with
Admitted with
Absent without leave
Axial: axillary
Axilla, axillary
Axillary block
Aschheim-Zondek test (pregnancy)
Aschheim-Zondek modified by Freidman
Azidothymidine (Zidovudine)
Ascheim Zonde Test
21
B Abbreviations
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
b
B
B
(B)
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
Ba, BA
Bab.
BAC
Bact
BADL
BAE
Ba.E
Ba En.
BAEP
BAER
BAL
bAO
BAO
BAP
BAPS
Barb
BARB
BARN
BaS
BAS
Bas.
baso. or B
BAT
B&B
b/b
BB
BB
BB
Bath
Both
Brother
Bilateral
Betaxolol
Betopic
Black
Bone
Born
Buccal
Both
Barium
Bacitracin (Dressing Cream)
Blood alcohol
Bone age
Brachial artery
Bronchial asthma
Barium
Babinski sign
Blood alcohol concentration
Bacteriologist; bacteriology, bacterium
Basic activities of daily living
Barium Enema
Barium Enema
Barium Enema
Brainstem
Brainstem auditory evoked response
Blood alcohol level
Branch artery occlusion
Basal acid output
Blood agar plate
Biomechanical ankle platform
Barb barbiturate, barbituric
Barbiturates
Bilateral acute retinal necrosis
Barium swallow
Basal
Basal, basilar
Basophile, polymorphonuclear (segmented) basophil leukocyte(s)
Blunt abdominal trauma
Bowel & bladder
Baby boy
Bed breath
Bed bath
Bed board
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BB
BB
BB
B Blocker
BBB
BBB
BBB
BBBB
BBD
BBFS-PR
BBS
BBS
BBSE
BBT
BC
BC
BC
BC
BC
BC
BC
BC
b/c
B&C
BCA
BCA
BC/BS
BCBS
BCC
BCC
BCD
BCE
BCG
BCLS
BCP
BCS
BCS
BCG
BCP
BD
BD
BD
BD
BD
BD
BD
Breakthrough bleeding
Breast biopsy
Bundle branch
Beta Blocker
Blood-brain barrier
Bundle branch block
Big Boy Bed
Bilateral bundle-branch block
Benign breast disease
Breast biopsy frozen section-possible radical mastectomy
Benign breast syndrome
Bilateral breath sounds
Bilateral breath sounds are equal
Basal body temperature
Blood culture
Back care
Birth control
Blood count
Base curve
Bone conduction (ear examination)
Brachiocephalic
Breast cancer
Because
Biopsy and Curettage
Balloon catheter angioplasty
Basal Cell Atypia
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Basal cell carcinoma
Benign cellular changes (pap smear)
Basal Cell Dysplasia
Basal Cell Epithelioma
Bacille Calmette-Guerin (TB vaccine)
Basic cardiac life support
Birth control pill
Breast conservation surgery
Battered Child Syndrome
Brom Cresol Green; Bacillus Calmette-Guerin
Brom Cresol Purple (birth control pill)
(Lat: bis die) twice a day
Behavioral disorder
Bechct disease
Belladonna
Bile duct
Birth date
Blood donor
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BD
BD
BD
BDC
BDI
BDI-PC
BDR
BDR
BDZ
Be
BE
BE
BE
BE
BE
BE
BE
BE
BE
BEA
BEAP
BEB
Beh Sp
Beh Tech
BEST
BEI
BF
BF
BF
BF
BF
BFL
BFP
BFP
b/g
BG
BG
BG
BHCO3
BHI
BHP
BHS
BHT
BI
BI
BI
Base-down prism
Brain dead, brain death
Bronchodilation, bronchodilator
Burn Dressing Change
Beck depression inventory
Beck Depression Inventory for Primary Care
Background retinal correspondence
Background diabetic retinopathy
Benzodiazapine
Beryllium
Base Excess
Below the elbow
Barium enema
Benzoylecgonine (cocaine)
Binocular visual efficiency
Blood vessel endothelium
Blood volume expander
Both eyes (Ophthalmology)
Brisk and equal
Below Elbow Amputation
Brainstem evoked auditory potential
Benign essenfial blepharospasm
Behavior specialist
Behavior technician
Bedside endoscopic swallow test
Butanol-extractable iodine
Boyfriend
Black female
Breastfed/breastfeeding
Blood flow
Bone fragment
Below functional limits
Binocular fixation pattern
Biological False Positive
Baby girl
Blood Gasses
Blood glucose
Bone graft
Bicarbonate
Brain Heart Infusion
Benign hypertrophic prostate
Beta hemolytic streptococcus
Blunt head trauma
Bodily injury
Base-in prism
Bone injury
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BI
BI
BI
B II
BIBA
Bic
b.i.d.
b.i.d.
BID
BID
BI; Bilat
BIH
bil
BIL
bilat.
bili.
Bin
BIO
Biol
BIP
BiPAP
BIPE
bisp.
BiVAS
BIW
BJ-BJP
BJ
BJ
BJE
BJM
bk.
BK
BKA
Bkwds
bl
BL
BL
BL.
Blad
BLBS
BL., Coag.
bl. cult.
bld.
Bld
Bldg.
Brain injury
Burn index
Billroth I
Billroth II
Brought in by ambulance
Biceps
Twice daily
Bis in die
Brought in dead
Twice a day (not recommended)
Bilateral
Bilateral Inguinal Hernia
Bilateral
Brother-in-law
Bilateral, bilaterally
Bilirubin
Twice a Night
Binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy
Biological
Bronchiolitis obliterans with interstitial pneumonia
Bipolar positive airway pressure
Brief psychiatric examination
Bispinous or interspinous diameter
Biventricular assist system
Twice a week (Not recommended)
Bence Jones (proteinuria)
Biceps jerk
Bone and joint
Bones, joints, extremities
Bones, joints, muscles
Back
Below the knee
Below knee amputation
Backwards
Bleeding
Bilateral lower lung fields (Physical assessment term
referring to location)
Blood loss
Black
Bladder
Bilateral breath sounds
Bleeding time and coagulation
Blood culture
Blood
Bloody (Drainage)
Building
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BLE
BLEED
Bleed and CT
BLS
Blst
Bl.T
BM
BM
BM
BM
BM
BM
BM/E
BMD
BMG
BMI
BMJ
B-Mod
BMP
BMR
BMT
B/N
BNI
BNO
BNP
B&O
B/O
BO
body wt.
BOE
BOM
BOMA
BOO
BOOP
BOP
BOS
BOW
BP
BP
B/P
B.P., P.B.
BPD
BPD
BPD
BPH
BPH
Both lower extremities
(Mnemonic for gastro-intestinal hemorrhage)
Bleeding and clotting time
Basic life support
Blisters
Bleeding time
Black male
Bone marrow
Bowel movement
Blood monitoring
Body mass
Basal metabolism
Bowel movement with enema
Bone mineral density
Benign monoclonal gammopathy
Body mass index
British Medical Journal
Behavior modification
Basal metabolic panel
Basal metabolic rate
Biomedical muscle test
Beneath
Blind nasal intubation
Bladder neck obstruction
Brain Natriuretic Peptide
Belladonna & Opium (suppositories)
Because of
Base-out prism
Body weight
Bilateral otitis externa (external canal ear infection)
Bilateral otitis media (middle ear infection)
Otitis media, both ears, acute
Bladder outlet obstruction
Bronchitis obliterans with organized pneumonia
Blood, ova, parasites
Base of support
Bag of waters
Blood pressure
Bipolar
Blood pressure
British Pharmacopoeia
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
Biparietal diameter
Borderline personality disorder
Benign prostatic hyperplasia
Benign prostatic hypertrophy
26
BPI
BPM
BPM
BPRS
BR
BR
Br
Br.
Br.
Brach
Brady
BRAP
BRB
BRBPR
BrBx.
broncho
BRP
BRS
Br sounds
BRVO
bs
B.S.
BS
BS
B/S
BS
BS
BS
BS
BSA
BSA
BSA
BSAEP
BSB
BSC
BSD
BSE
BSER
BSI
BSL
BSN
BSO
BSP
BSR
BSS
BST
Brief Pain Inventory
Beats per minute
Breaths per minute
Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale
Bed rest
Bathroom
Brown
Breech presentation
Bromide
Brachial
Bradycardia
Branch retinal artery occlusion
Bright red blood
Bright red blood per rectum
Breast biopsy
Bronchoscopy
Bathroom privileges
Bruising
Breath Sounds
Branch retinal vein occlusion
Bedside
Breath sounds
Blood sugar
Bed side
Bed side
Bowel sounds
Bronchial secretion
Blind Spot
Bismuth sulfite agar
Bowel signs active
Body surface area
Broad spectrum antibiotics
Brain stem auditory evoked potentials
Bedside bag
Bedside commode
Bedside drainage
Breast self examination
Brainstem evoked response audiometry
Blood stream infections
Baseline
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bilateral salpingoopherectomy
Brom Sulphalein Test
Bowel sounds regular
Balanced salt solution
Blood serologic test
27
BSU
BSV
BT
BT
BT
BT
BT
BT
BTB
BTB
BTB
BTC
BTC
BTC
BTD
BTE
BTL
BTP
B.T.P.
BTR
B.T.U.
BTW
BTW
BTZ
BU
BU
B.U.
BUE
BUN
BUN/CR
BUO
BUQ
BUR
BUS
BUT
BV
BV
BV
BV
BVA
BVD
BVO
BVP
BW
BW
Bartholin, Skene, urethral (glands)
Binocular single vision
Blood transfusion
Bleeding time
Bladder tumor
Body temperature
Brain tumor
Breast tumor
Breakthrough bleeding
Back to bed
Back to baseline
Basal temperature chart
Biliary tract complication
Body temperature chart
Biliary tract disease
Behind the ear (Hearing aid)
Bilateral tubal ligation
Break through pain
Biologic test for pregnancy
Biceps tendon reflex
British thermal unit(s)
Back to work
By the way
Benzothiazepine
Burn
Base-up prism
Bodansky unit(s)
Bilateral upper extremities
Blood urea nitrogen
Blood urea nitrogen/creatine ratio
Bleeding of undetermined origin, bruising of
undetermined origin
Both upper quadrants
Bilateral ureteral occlusion
Bartholin, urethral, and Skene glands
Breakup time (of tear film)
Bacterial vaginosis
Blood vessel
Blood volume
Bronchovesicular
Best-corrected visual acuity
Back vertex distance
Branch vein occlusion
Back vertes power
Bed wetting
Below waist
28
BW
BW
BW
BW
BW
BW
BWS
BWX
Bx
BZ. BZD
Biological warfare
Biological weapon
Body weight
Blood work
Birth Weight
Black woman
Battered woman syndrome
Bite wing x-ray
Biopsy
Benzodiazepine
29
C Abbreviations
c.
C
C
C
C
C
C.
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
c
C section
C1
C-1
C-1 to C-7
C1-C7
C I-XII
C-2
ca
Ca
Ca++
CA, ca
CA
CA
CA
CA
CA
CA
CA
CA
CA
C.A.
C-A
CAB
CAB
CABG
CAC
With
With (cum)
Carbon
Cast
Catholic
Caucasian
Centigrade, Celsius complement
Celsius
Cervical
Cervical vertebra
Chlorine
Clinical
Controller
Constricted
Compliance
Cranial nerve
Cup
Cycloplegic
With retractive correction
Cesarean section
Cyclopentolate (Cyclogyl) 1% eyedrops
First cervical vertebra
Cervical vertebrae 1-7 or cervical nerves roots 1-7
Cervical spine levels 1-7
Cranial Nerves 1st to 12th
Second cervical vertebra
About
Calcium
Calcium
Cancer
Carcinoma
Catholic
Community acquired
Cardiac arrest
Caucasian adult
Corneal abrasion
Chronological age
Coccidioidomycosis antibodies
Cold agglutinins
Constant awareness
Carbonic annhydrase
Coronary artery bypass
Cellulose acetate butyrate
Coronary artery bypass graft
Certified alcoholism counselor
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CACG
CAD
CAE
CAF
CAG
CAHD
CAI
CAL
Cal
Cal
Cal
cal
Calc
Cal ct
CAM
CAMM
CAN
C-ANCA
CAO
C/A/P
CAP
Cap
Cap
CAPD
caps.
CAQ
Car
car
card
Card cath
CARE
C-Arrest
CAT or CT
Cat
cat. ext.
cath
CAT scan
Cat-Trab
Cauc.
CB
CB
c/b
CBA
CBB
CBC
CBD
Chronic angle closure glaucoma
Coronary artery disease
Carotid artery endarterectomy
Caucasian adult female
Closed angle glaucoma
Coronary atherosclerotic heart disease
Carbonic anhydrase inhibitor
Chronic airway limitation
Calories
Large calorie
Calm
Small calorie
Calcium
Calorie count
Caucasian adult male
Community Administered Medication
Certified nursing assistant
Cytoplasmic antineutrophil cytoplasmic anitbody
Conscious, Alert, and Oriented
Chest, abdomen, pelvis
College of American Pathologists
Capsule
Capitation
Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis
Capsules
Certificate of Added Qualification
Carbapenem
Carotid
Cardiac
Cardiac catheterization
Computerized Audit and Record Evaluation System
Cardiac arrest
Computerized axial tomography/computerized tomography
Cataract
Cataract Extraction
Catheter/catheterization
Computerized axial tomography
Combined cataract-traceculectorny
Caucasian
Call bell
Cesarean birth
Characterized by
Competitive binding assay
Complete bed bath
Complete blood count
Common bile duct
31
CBE
CBF
CBGs
CBI
CBI
cbl
CBP
CBR
CBS
CBT
CBT
CBV
CBV
CBZ
cc
cc
cc
CC
CC
Cc
CC
CC
Cc
CC
CC
Cc
CC
CC
CC
CC
C.C.
C.C.
C&C
CCA
CCA
CCA
CCB
CCC
C, C3, C4
CCCR
CCCS
CCE
CCF
CCF
CCF
C-C fistula
Charting by exception
Cerebral blood flow
Capillary blood gases
Closed brain injury
Continuous bladder irrigation
Chronic blood loss
Comprehensive behavior plan
Complete bed rest
Ciliary body bend
Carotid body tumor
Computed body tomography
Cerebral blood volume
Circulating blood volume
Carbamazepine (Tegretol)
Cubic centimeter
With retractive correction
With correction (cum correctico)
Care Companion
Chief complaint
Clean catch
Colony count
Complicating condition
Concave
Contrast cystogram
Corpus callosum
Corrected
Creatinine clearance
Critical care
Critical condition
Crohn colitis
Chief complaint
Civil commitment
Cold and clammy
Critical care assessment
Circumflex coronary artery
Common carotid artery
Calcium channel blocker
Council on clinical classification
Complement
Closed chest cardiac resuscitation
Condom catheter collecting system
Cyanosis, clubbing, edema
Compound comminuted fracture
Congestive cardiac failure
Cephalin cholesterol flocculation
Carotid (artery) – cavernous (Sinus) fistula
32
CCG
CCHIT
CCI
CCIS
CCLI
CCM
CC/MCC
CCMS
CCMSU
CCN
CCN
CCPD
CCR
CCT
CCT
CCT
CCU
CCU
CCW
C.D.
CD
CD
CD
CD
CD
CD
CD
CD
CD
CD
CD
CD
CD
CD
CD
CD
CD
C&D
C&D
C & DB
C/D
CDB
CDBE
CDC
CDD
CDI
Cholecystogram, cholecystography
Certification Commission for Health Information Technology
Chronic coronary insufficiency
Children’s Crisis Intervention Service
Composite clinical and laboratory index
Critical care medicine
Complicating condition/major complicating condition
Clean (urine) catch midstream
Clean catch midstream urine
Coronary care nursing
Critical care nursing
Continuous cyclic peritoneal dialysis
Creatinine clearance
Chronic catatonic type (Schizophrenia)
Cyclocryotherapy
Computed coronal tomography
Coronary care unit
Cardiac Care Unit
Counterclockwise
Contagious disease (ward)
Contagious disease
Cardiac Disease
Carbon dioxide
Cardiac dysrhythmia
Cardiovascular disease
Caudad, caudal
Cause of death
Celiac disease
Centration distance
Color Doppler
Common (bile) duct
Communicable disease
Conduction disorder
Contact dermatitis
Crohn disease
Cut down
Cystic duct
Coughing and deep (breathing)
Clean and dry
Cough and deep breathe
Cup/disc ratio
Coughing deep breathing
Coughing deep breathing exercises
Centers for Disease Control
Clean, dry dressing
Clean, dry, intact
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Cdiff
C. diff
CDH
CDI
CDR
CDS
CDT
CDT
CDUB
CD4t
CE
CE
CE
CE
CEA
CEA
CEA
C.E.A.
C.E.A.
CEBMD
ceph. floc.
CEPP
Cerv
Cervical dil
C-ext
CF
cf
CF
CF
CF
CF
CF
Cf
C-F
C&F
C3F3
CFA
CFDI
CFFCSF
CFFF
C-flex
CFM
CFNP
CFNS
CFR
CG
C-diff, clostridium difficile (Laboratory)
C. difficile
Congenital dyspasia of hip
Clean, Dry, and Intact (Drainage)
Clinical dementia rating
Controlled Dangerous Substance
Chronic disorganized type (schizophrenia)
Clock drawing test
Chronic dysfunctional uterine bleeding
T lymphocyte helper/inducer ratio
Angle (radiograph), center-edge angle
Cardiac enlargement
Cardiac enzymes
Cataract extension
Carotid endarterectomy
Carcinoembryonic antigen
Cultured Epidermal Autografts
Continuous epidural anesthesia
Cholinesterase activity
Corneal epithelial basement membrane dystrophy
Cephalin cholesterol flocculation
Continued extension pending placement
Cervix, Cervical (neck)
Cervical dilation
Cervical with extension
Clofibrate
Compare, refer to
Complement fixation
Cystic Fibrosis (of lung)
Confrontation field
Count fingers visual activity
Cardiac failure
Compare
Complement-fixation test
Cell and flare
Pertluoropropane
Certified first assistant
Color-flow duplex imaging
Clear free-flowing cerebral spinal fluid
Critical flicker fusion frequency
Cervical with flexion
Continuous electronic fetal monitoring
Certified family nurse practitioner
Chills, fever, night sweats
Code of Federal Regulations
Chorionic gonadotropin
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CG
CG
CGA
cGMP
CGN
CGy
CH
CH
CH
ch.
CHAMPUS
CHB
CHCC
CHD
CHD
CHD
CHED
Chem.
Chemo
CHF
CHG
CHI
Chlor
CHO
chol.
CHOL
chol. est.
Chr
CHR
CHRPE
CI
CI
CI
CI
Ci
CIB
CIC
CICU
CID
CID
CID
CIE
cig
CIN
CINAHL
CIND
Contact Guard
Ciliary ganglion
Contact guard assist
Cyclic guanosine monophosphate
Chronic glumerulonephritis
Centi gray (Unit of radiation)
Chief
Chronic
Crown-heel
Chest
Civilian Health and Medical Program for Uniformed Services
Complete Heart Block
Chapel Hill Consensus Conference
Congenital heart disease
Congenital dislocation of the hip
Coronary heart disease
Congenital hereditary endothelial dystrophy
Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy
Congestive heart failure
Change
Closed head injury
Chlorides
Carbohydrate
Cholesterol
Serum cholesterol
Cholesterol esters
Chronic
Chronological
Congenital hypertrophy of the retinal pigment epithelium
Cardiac insufficiency
Cardiac index
Color Index
Confidence interval
Curie
Carnation instant breakfast
Crisis intervention clinic
Cardiac intensive care unit
Carpal instability, dissociative
Confirmed in Duplicate
Cytomegalic inclusion disease
Commission Internationale de I’Eclairage
Cigarette
Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
Cumulative Index of Nursing Literature
Carpal instability non-dissociative
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CIOM
CIN
CIP
circ
circ
circ.
CIS
CIYEUA
CJD
ck
CK
CKC
Cl
Cl
CL
CL
CL
CL
CL
CL
Cl
CL
Cl
CL
Cl
Cl
Cl, Clostr
Cl
Cl
CL
CL, HC
CL
CL
CL; cl
CLA
CLA
Clav
CLBBB
CLBP
CLD
CLD
CLD
Cldy
CLEA
CLEK
CLH
Closed intraocular microsurgery
Cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia
Clinical investigation plan
Circulation
Circumference
Circumcision
Carcinoma in situ
Clear yellow urine
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Check
Creatinine kinase
Closed kinetic chain
Chloride, chlorine
Close
Clear
Chest and left arm (Lead in electrocardiography)
Cholelithiasis
Clavicle
Clear liquid
Clearance
Cleft
Cleft lip
Clinic, clinical
Clinical laboratory
Clonus
Closed, closure
Clostridium
Clotting
Cloudy
Contact lens
Contact lenses, hard
Corpus luteum
Critical list
Clean
Cerebellar ataxia
Certified laboratory assistant
Clavicle
Complete Left Bundle Branch Block (of Heart)
Chronic low back pain
Complete lower denture
Chronic lung disease
Clear liquid diet
Cloudy
Continuous lumbar epidural anesthesia (analgesia)
Collaborative longitudinal evaluation of keratoconus
Corpus luteum hormone
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CLIA
CLINPROT
CLL
CLL
CLMA
CLP
c/l/p
ClP
CLS
CLT
CLT
Cl.T
cl. time
CLWS
CM
cm.
CM
CM
CM
CM
CM
CM
CM
CM
CM
CM
CM
CM
CM
C/M
Cm
CMA
CME
CME
CMHC
CMI
CMI
CML
CML
CMM
CMN
CMO
CMP
CMP
CMS
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act
Clinical cancer protocols
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
Cholesterol-lowering lipid
Clinical Laboratory Management Association
Cleft lip with cleft palate
Closed long posterior (cervix)
Clinical pathology
Clinical laboratory scientist
Certified laboratory technician; clinical laboratory
technician
Clotting time
Clotting time
Clotting time
Continuous low wall suction
Cardiac monitor
Centimeter
Cardiac murmur
Cardiac muscle
Cardiomyopathy
Carpometacarpal
Caucasian male
Cervical mucosa or mucus
Circumferential measurement
Clinical medicine
Congenital malformation
Contrast medium
Costal margin
Continuous murmur
Tomorrow morning
Counts per minute
Maximal urea clearance
Certified medical assistant
Continuing medical education
Cystoid macular edema
Community mental health center
Cell mediated immune response
Cytomegalic inclusion disease
Chronic myelocytic leukemia
Chronic myelogenous leukemia
Cool mist mask
Circulation motion neurovascular
Comfort measures only
Cardiomyopathy
Competitive medical plan
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Formerly
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CMS
CMS
CMS 1500
CMT
CMV
CN
CNI
CNII
CNIII
CNIV
CNV
CNVI
CNVII
CNVIII
CNIX
CNX
CNXI
CNXII
CNA
CNA
CNAA
CNAG
CNDO
CNM
CNN
CNP
CNS
CNT
cnst.
CNVM
CO
CO
CO
CO
Co
Co
c.o.
C.O.
C.O.
C/O
C/O
C/O
COA
HCFA)
Circulation, motion, sensation
Color motion sensation
A standard claim form for submission of charges
(Formerly HCFA 1500)
Chemotherapy
Cytomegalovirus
Cranial nerves (Often followed by a Roman numeral from I to XII, e.g.
CNII)
1st cranial nerve (olfactory)
2nd cranial nerve (optic)
3rd cranial nerve (oculomotor)
4th cranial nerve (trochlear)
5th cranial nerve (trigeminal)
6th cranial nerve (abducens)
7th cranial nerve (facial)
8th cranial nerve (vestibulo-cochlear)
9th cranial nerve (glossopharyngeal)
10th cranial nerve (vagus)
11th cranial nerve (spinal accessory)
12th cranial nerve (hypoglossal)
Certified nursing assistant
Certified in nursing administration
Certified in nursing administration, advanced
Chronic narrow angle glaucoma
Congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction
Certified nurse midwife
Cranial nerves
Certified Nurse Practitioner
Central nervous system
Could not test
Constipation
Choroidal neovascular membrane
Carbon Monoxide
Cardiac output
Check out
Childhood-onset
Cobalt
Coccyx; Coccygeal
cardiac output
Cardiac Output Measured in liters/minute
Constant observation
Complains of
Care of
Complaint of
Certificate of authority
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COAD
COAG
COAG
COB
COBRA
COC
COC
COC
COG
Cog
col ct
COLD
COM
COMA
Comb
comb.
comf.
Comm
COMM. MTG
Comp
comp
Con
CON
conc
conc.
conj
cons.
CONS
cont
cont.
Con’t
Contrib
co-ord
COP
COPD
COPE
Cor
COTA
CoTXS
Course
COW
COWS
COX-2
CO2
CP
CP
Chronic obstructive airway disease
Chronic open angle glaucoma
Coagulation
Coordination of benefits
Comprehensive Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
Coccygeal
Certificate of coverage
Continuity of care
Center of gravity
Cognitive
Colony count
Chronic obstructive lung disease
Computer Output Microfilm System
Congenital oculomotor apraxia
Combine
Combine, combination
Comfortable
Communicable (disease)
community meeting
Compound or compress
Complete
Consultation
Certificate of Need
Concentrate
Concentrated
Conjunctive, conjunctival
Consultation
Consults
Continue
Continued, containing, continuous, contractions
Continuous
Contributory
Coordination
Change of position
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Chronic obstructive pulmonary emphysema
Heart
Certified occupational therapy assistant
Contractions
Course of treatment
Circle of Willis
Cold opposite, warm same
Cyclooxygenase-2
Carbon dioxide
Care plan
Chest pain
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CP
CP
CP
Cp
Cp
c-PAN
CPAP
CPB
CPBA
CPC
CPC
CPD
CPD
cpd
CPE
CPEO
CPHA
CPK
C(P)K
CPM
CPM
CPM
CPM
CPM
CPP
CPPB
CP&PD
CPR
CPR
CPR
CPR
CPS
CPT
CPT
CPT
CPZ
CQI
CR
CR
CR
Cr
CR
CR
CR
CR
CR
Cerebral palsy
Cold pack
Chemically Pure
Cold pack
Copious (Drainage)
Cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa
Continuous positive airway pressure
Cardiopulmonary bypass
Competitive Protein Binding Assay
Central posterior curve
Clinicopathological Conference
Cephalopelvic disproportion
Citrate-phosphate-dextrose
Compound (type of fracture also)
Complete physical exam
Chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia
Commission on Professional and Hospital Activities
Creatine phosphokinase
Creatine (phospho) kinase
Continuous passive motion
Continue present management
Clinical project manager
Counts per minute
Cyclophosphamide (Anti-cancer drug)
Cerebral perfusion pressure
Continuous Positive Pressure Breathing
Chest percussion and postural drainage
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Computerized Patient Record
Checks with previous results
C-reactive protein
Children's Protective Services
Chronic paranoid type (schizophrenia)
Chest physical therapy
Current Procedural Terminology
Chlorpromazine (Thorazine, others)
Continuous Quality Improvement
Cardiorespiratory
Controlled respirations
Conditioned reflex
Crackles
Carrier replacement
Clinical records
Closed reduction
Complete remission; complete response
Conditional release
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Cr
CRC
CRA
CRA
Cran
CRAO
CRBBB
CRC
CRC
CR&C
CrCl
CRD
Creat
CRF
CRF
CRI
crit
CRNA
C.R.N.A.
Cr.Ns.
CROM
CRP
CRRN
CRT
CRT
CRT
CRT
CR-test
CRTT
CRV
CRVO
CRVO
CS
CS
CS
CS
CS
CS
CS
Cs
CS
CS
CS
CS
CS
CS
Creatinine
Colorectal cancer
Clinical research associate
Central retinal artery
Cranial (nerves)
Central retinal artery occlusion
Complete right bundle branch block
Colorectal carcinoma
Community rating by class
Closed reduction and cast
Creatinine clearance
Chronic Respiratory Disease
Creatinine
Chronic renal failure
Coriticotropin-releasing factor
Chronic renal insufficiency
Hematocrit
Certified registered nurse anesthetist
Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner
Cranial Nerves
Cervical range of motion
C-reactive protein
Certified rehabilitation registered nurse
Capillary refill time
Certified
Chronic residual type (schizophrenia)
Computerized renal tomography
A rapid test (Hyland) for C-reactive protein
Certified respiratory therapy technician
Central retinal vein
Central vein occlusion
Central retinal vein occlusion
Central Supply
Cardiogenic shock
Carotid sinus
Cerebrospinal
Cigarette smoker
Conscious sedation
Conscious, consciousness
Consciousness
Convalescence, convalescent
Coronary sclerosis
Coronary sinus
C-section, Cesarean section
Current smoker
Cushing syndrome
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CS
C.S.
C/S
C/S
C/S
Cs
C&S
C&S
C+S
C-section
CSC
CSF
CSF
CSF-WR
CSG
CSH
CSH
CSM
CSME
CSNB
CSP
CSP
C-spine
CSR or CSCR
CSS
CSS
cst
CST
CST
CST
C.S.T.
CSUM
CSVV
CT
Ct
CT
CT
CT
CT
CT
CT
CT
CT
CT
CT
CT
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Central service
C sect, Cesarean section
Consult
Cycles per second
Standard Urea Clearance
Culture & sensitivity
Conjunctiva and sclera
Culture and sensitivity
Cesarean section
Controlled substance consultation
Cerebrospinal fluid
Coronary sinus flow
Cerebrospinal fluid-Wassermann reaction
Cholecystography, cholecystogram
Carotid sinus hypersensitivity
Chronic subdural hematoma
Central, steady and maintained fixation
Clinically Significant Macular Edema
Congenital stationary night blindness
Cervical spine
Cyclosporine
Cervical spine
Central serous chorioretinopathy
Churg-Strauss syndrome
Controlled substance schedule
Convulsive Shock Therapy
Cookie swallow test
Convulsive Shock Therapy
Contraction Stress Test
Child Study Team
Central, steady, unmaintained fixation
Cutaneous small-vessel vasculitis
Chest tube
Count
Computerized tomography
Computerized axial tomography
Carpal tunnel
Cerebral thrombosis
Cervical traction
Cervical-thoracic
Chemotherapy
Chin tuck
Clinical trial
Cover test
Clotting Time
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CTA
CTA
CTAB
CTAP
CTB
CTB
CTD
CTD
CTF
CTF
CTH
CTNB
CTR
CTRS
CTS
CT scan
CTSP
CTV
Ctx
Ctx
CU
CU
Cu
Cu
C.U.
CUD
CULD
cult.
cu. m
cu mm
CUSUM
CUT
CV
CV
CV
CV
C.V.
C-V
CVA
CVA
CVAT
CVC
CVD
CVF
CVI
CVI
Clear to auscultation
Crustine Trypticase Agar
Clear to auscultation bilaterally
Called to Authorize Person
Confined to bed
Cease to breath
Circling the drain
Connective tissue disease
Called to floor
Continue to follow
Chronic tension-type headache
Guided needle biopsy
Carpal tunnel release
Certified therapeutic recreational specialist
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Computerized Axial Tomography
Called to see patient
Costovertabral angle tenderness
Contraction
Cervical traction
Cause unknown
Clinical unit
Cubic
Copper
Clinical Unit(s) of gastric acidity
Complete upper denture
Complete upper and lower dentures
Culture
Cubic micron(s)
Cubic millimeter
Central, unsteady, unmaintained fixation
Chronic undifferentiated type
Cervical vertebra
Color vision
Cryoglobulinemic vasculitis
Cardiovascular
Coefficient of Variation
Cardiovascular
Cerebrovascular accident
Costovertebral angle
Costovertebral angle tenderness
Central venous catheters
Cardiovascular disease
Confrontation visual field
Cerebral Vasucular Insufficiency
Cortical visual impairment
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CVL
CVP
CVS
CVS
cvx
CW
CW
CW
CW
CW
C/W
c/w
C/W
CWI
CWP
Cx
cx
cx
Cx
CX
CXR
Cxs
CY
cyl
Cylinder
CYP
Cysto
CYU
CZP
Central venous line
Central venous pressure
Cardiovascular system
Chorionic villous sampling
Cervix
Caseworker
Chest wall
Clockwise
Close work
Crutch walking
Compare with
Consistent with
Continue With
Crutch walking instructions
Childbirth without pain
Cervix
Cervix
Cylinder (in diopters), axis (in degrees)
Culture
Consciousness
Chest x-ray
Crutches
Cyanotic
Cylinder (refraction)
Corneoconjunctival intra-epithelial neoplasia
Cytochrome P450
Cystoscopy into Bladder
Clear yellow urine
Clonazepam (Klonopin)
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D Abbreviations
Δ
d
d
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D-15
D-100
D 250
DA
D/A
D/A
DA
DA
DAB
DAFO
DAP
DAP
DAPRE
DAPT
DAT
DAT
DAT
DAT
DAW
db
dB
DB
DB; DOB
DB
DBCE
DBE
Delta; freezing point depression
Day
Distal
Dakins solution
Dependent
Drainage
Drugs (Abuse)
Diminished
Demand
Dilated
Distance
Distance vision
Diamox
Dry
Duoderm (Dressing Type)
Day
Diopter (lens strength)
Dorsal (vertebrae, roots)
Dextro rotation
Famsworth D-15 color vision test
Famsworth D-100 color vision test
Diamox 250 mg
Dark adaption
Date of accident
Date of admission
Degenerative arthritis
Dopamine
Dorsal abductors
Dynamic ankle/foot orthosis
Draw a Person Test
Distal Airway Pressure
Daily adjustable progressive resistive exercise
Direct agglutination pregnancy test
Dementia of the Alzheimer's type
Direct antibody testing
Diet as tolerated
Direct antiglobulin test
Dispense as written
Decibel
Dark adaption
Disability
Date of birth
Dynamic Balance
Deep breathing coughing expectorating
Deep breathing exercise
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DBP
DBW
DBW
DC
DC, D.C. or d-c
DC
DC
DC
DC (DCT)
DC; D/C
dc
dc or dc’d
D/C
D/C
D/C, DC
d/c
D&C
DCA
DCABG
DC&B
DCI
DCIS
D colony
DCR
D\C Sum:
DD
DD
DD
DD
DD
DD
DD
d, /d
DDD
DDD
DDH
DDS
D/DW
DDx
De
D&E
DEA
DEA
DEC; dec
Dec
Dec’d
Diastolic blood pressure
Desirable body weight
Diabetic black women
Dioptres cylinder
Direct current
Doctor of Chiropractic
Diagonal conjugate
Donor’s Cells
Direct Coombs
Discharged, discontinue (Not recommended)
Discontinue
Discontinued; discharged
Discontinue
Discharge
Discharge (from hospital/clinic/care)
Diarrhea/constipation
Dilation and curettage
Deferred compensation administrator
Double coronary artery bypass graft
Dilation, curettage and biopsy
Duplicate coverage inquiry
Ductal carcinoma in situ (Type of breast cancer)
Dwarf or diphtheroid colony
Dacrocystorhinostomy
Discharge summary
Developmental disabilities
Developmentally Delayed
(optic) Disc diameter
Discharge diagnosis
Date dictated
Differential diagnosis
Dry dressing
Day, per day
Degenerative disk disease
Division of Developmental Disability
Dissociated double hypertropia
Doctor of dental surgery
Dextrose in distilled water
Differential diagnosis
Dehydration
Dilation and evacuation
Diethylamine
Drug Enforcement Agency
Deceased
Decrease
Decedent
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Decel
decr.
Deg
dehyd.
Dehyd
Den
depr.
Depr
Dept
Derm.
DES
des
Dev
DF
DFA
DFA
DFCS
DFM
DFP
D/H
DHA
DHD
DHEA
DHEA-S
DHT
DI
DI
DI
D&I
DIA
diag. or Dx
diam
Diast
DIB
DIB
DIC
Dict
Diff.
Diff
DIFF
Dig.
Dig
DIL
Dil.
dil.
Dim
Decelerating
Diminished or decreased
Degeneration
Dehydrated
Dehydration
Dental
Depressed
Depression
Department
Dermatology
Diethylstilbestrol
Describe
Deviation
Dorsiflexion
Diet for age
Direct fluorescent antibody test
Department of Family and Children Services
Deep friction massage
Dilsopropyl fluorophosphate
Drug history
Dehydroepiandrosterone
Developmental hip dysplasia
Dehydroepiandrosterone
Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate
Dobhoff tube
Date of injury
Diabetes insipitus
Diagnostic Imaging
Dry & intact
Diaphoretic
Diagnosis
Diameter
Diastolic
Dead in Bed
Difficulty in Breathing
Disseminated intravascular coagulation, disseminated coagulopathy
Dictation
Differential
Differential Blood Count
Differential Count
Digitalis
Digoxin
Dilated, dilate
Dilantin
Diluted, dilute, dissolve, dilatation
Diminish, diminished
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DIP
DIP
DIPJ
DIS
Dis
Disc
disch.
Disl
disp
Disp.
dist.
Dist
Dist
DIST
DIST
DIU
div.
DIV
DIW
DJD
DKA
DKA
DKB
DKTC
dl, deciliter
dL
DL
DL
dL
DLA
D/L DI
DLE
DLS
DLS
DM
DM
DMARD
DMC
DMD
DMD
DMD
DMD
DMD
DMD
D.M.D.
Distal interphalangeal (joint)
Distal Interphangeal Phalanx
Distal interphalangeal joint
Disabled
Disease
Discontinue
Discharge
Dislocate; dislocation
Disposition
Dispense
Distilled, distal
Distant
Distilled
Distal, distribution
Distended
Death in Utero
Divorced
Drug-induced vasculitis
Dextrose in water
Degenerative joint disease
Diabetic ketoacidosis
Did not keep appointment
Deep knee bends
Double knee to chest
0.01 liters (100 ml)
Deciliter
Direct laryngoscopy
Danger list
Deciliter
Dorsolateral area
Decilter
Discoid lupus erythematosus
Date last seen
Daily living skills
Diabetes mellitus
Diastolic murmur
Disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs
Decision Making Capacity
Daily maintenance dose
Delayed mental development
Depression and manic depression
Disease modifying drug
Doctor of dental medicine
Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Doctor of Dental Medicine
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DME
DMI
DMR
DMSO
DMT
DMV
DMV
D+N
DNA
DNA
D Nase
DNC
DND
DNH
DNI
DNI/DNR
DNKA
DNR
DNR
DNS
DNS
D/NS
DNT
D/N
DO
D.O.
DO
DO
D/O
DOA
DOA
DOA
DOB
DOD
DOD
DOE
DOE
DOH
DOI
DOL
DOMS
DON
Dors
DOS
DOT
DP
Durable Medical Equipment
Desipramine (Norpramin, etc.)
Division of Mental Retardation
Dimethyl sulfamethoxazole
Dynamic muscle test
Disc, macula, vessels
Dorsal metatarsal veins
Distance and near
Deoxyribonucleic acid
Did not attend (clinic)
Deoxyribonuclease
Dominant-negative complementation
Died a natural death
Do Not Hospitalize
Do not intubate
Do not intubate, do not resuscitate
Did not keep appointment
Do not resuscitate
Dorsal nerve root
Did not show for appointment
Director of nursing service
Dextrose in normal saline
Did not test
Did not
Doctor of Osteopathy
Doctor of Osteopathy
Donor Site
Dorsal outflow
Disorder
Dead on arrival
Date of admission
Day of admission
Date of birth
Date of death
Date of discharge
Dyspnea on exertion
Date of examination
Department of Health
Date of injury
Day of life
Delayed onset muscle soreness
Director of Nursing
Dorsal (back)
Date of surgery
Date of transfer
Deep pulse
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DP
DP
DP
D.P.
DPE
DPL
DPM
DPM
D.P.N.
DPNH
DPOA
DPR
DPT
DPT
D&Q
D&R
DR
dr.
DR
DR
DR
DR
DRA
DRG
DRE
DRG
Drng
DRS
Drsg
DS
DS
DS
D/S
D/S
DSD
Dsg
DSG
DSK
DSM
DSMB
DSM-IV
DSN
D-Stix
DT
DT
Diastolic pressure
Distal pulses
Dorsalis pedis (pulse)
Dorsal pedia
Dipivefrin
Diagnostic peritoneal lavage
Doctor of podiatric medicine
Disintegrations Per Minute
Diphosphopyridine Nucleotide, Oxidized
Diphosphopyridine Nucleotide, Reduced
Durable power of attorney
Drug price review
Days per thousand
Diptheria - Pertussis -Tetanus vaccine
Deep and quiet
Dilation and Radium Implant
Dining room
Dram
Delivery room
Diabetic retinopathy
Dressing
Doctor
Deficit Reduction Act of 2005
Diagnosis-related Group
Digital rectal examination
Dorsal root ganglion
Drainage
Disability rating scale
Dressing
Double Strength
Dioptres spherical
Donor’s Serum
Discharge summary
Dextrose in Saline
Dry sterile dressing
Dressing
Dry sterile gauze
Dusky
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Data Safety Monitoring Board
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Fourth Edition
Doctor of science in nursing
Dextrostix
Delirium Tremens
Date transcribed
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DT
DT
DT
DT
D/T
dTc
DTP
DTP
DTR's
DTR
DTS
DT's
DTV
DTZ
DU
DU
DU I
DU II
DU III
DU IV
DUB
DUE
DUI
Duod
DUP
DUR
DUS
DUS
DUS
DUs
Dus
DUSN
Dv
DV; DVA
D&V
D&V
DVD
DVERT
DVI
DVI
DVI
DVM
DVOI
DVP
DVP
DVR
Date and time
Date of treatment
Due to
Diphtheria and tetanus
Due to
d-tubocurarine (curare)
Diphtheria and tetanus toxoids with pertussis
Distal tingling on percussion
Deep tendon reflexes
Daughter
Due to stool
Delirium tremens
Due to void
Diltiazem
Duodenal ulcer
Decubitus ulcer
Decubitus Ulcer Stage 1; red, unbroken skin
Decubitus Ulcer Stage 2; superficial, blister, excoriation
Decubitus Ulcer Stage 3; not subcutaneous tissue
Decubitus Ulcer Stage 4; muscle, tender or bone
Dysfunctional uterine bleeding
Drug use evaluation
Driving Under Influence
Duodenum
Decubitus ulcer potential
Drug utilization review
Divergent unilateral strabismus
Doppler ultrasound
Dusseldorf (Catheter)
Drug users
Duodenal ulcers
Diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis
Double vibrations
Distance vision; distance visual acuity
Diarrhea and vomiting
Ductions and version
Dissociated vertical deviation
Domestic violence emergency response team
Deep venous insufficiency
Domestic violence investigation
Doppler velocity index
Optic disk, retinal vessels and macula
Direct visual oral intubation
Domestic violence programs
Doppler velocity profile
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
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DVR
DVS
DVT
DVT
DVWR
DW
DW
DW
DW
D/W
D/W
DWI
DWI
DWR
DWR
DWCL
DWSCL
DX
DX
DX
DX
Dx
Dx
DYSF
Dysp
DZ
DZ
Dz
Dz
D1
D2
D5
D5LR
D5NS
D5 N/S
D5 R/L
D5W
D10
D10W
D10/W
D1 - D12
D1OW,
D5%DW
D5%NS
D5LR
D5W
Duble valve replacement
Ductions, versions, saccades
Deep venous thrombosis
Deep vein thrombosis
Dysfunctional ventilatory weaning response
Daily weight
Dextrose in water
Distilled water
Doing well
Discussed with
Dextrose in water
Driving while impaired
Driving while intoxicated
Delayed word recall
Desirable weight range
Daily wear contact lenses
Daily wear soft contact lenses
Dextran
Dicloxacillin
Discharged
Disease
Diagnosis
Dressing
Division of Youth and Family Services
Dyspnea
Diazepam
Dizziness
Dozen
Disease
Diagonal ONE PNF pattern
Diagonal TWO PNF pattern
5% dextrose
Dextrose 5% in lactated ringer's
Dextrose 5% in normal saline
Dextrose 5% in normal saline
5% dextrose in Ringer’s lactate
5% dextrose in water
10% dextrose
10% dextrose in water
10% dextrose in water
Dorsal vertebrae (Thoracic vertebrae 1 through 12)
10% queous dextrose solution
Dextrose 5% in distilled water
Dextrose 5% in normal saline
Dextrose 5% with lactated ringers
Dextrose 5% in water
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11-DOC
11-desoxycorticosterone
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E Abbreviations
e
E
E
E
E
E
E
E’
E
E
E1
E3
EAB
EAC
EAP
EB
EBL
EBRT
EBV
EBV
EB (V)
EC
EC
ECASA
ECCE
ECCE c IOL
ECD
ECF
ECF
ECF
ECG
E. Coli
ECHO
Echo
EchoEEG
ECHO virus
ECIC
ECL
ECM
ECMO
ECRB
Without
Extremity
Enema
ETOH
Expiratory
Esotropia
Esophoria at distance
Esophoria at near
Epinephrine
Eosinophil
Epinephrine 1%
Estriol
Epidural anesthesia block
External auditory canal
Employee assistance program
Evidenced by
Estimated blood loss
External beam radiation therapy
Estimated blood volume
Epstein-Barr virus
Epstein-Barr virus
Enteric Coated
Eschar (Black, Soft, Leathery)
Enteric coated aspirin
Extra capsular cataract extraction
Extra capsular cataract extraction with intraocular lens implantation
Endothelial cell density
Enteriocutaneuus fistula
Extended care facility
Extracellular Fluid
Electrocardiogram
Escherichia coli
Ultrasound cardiogram
Echocardiogram
Echoencephalogram
Enterocytopathic human orphan virus
Extracranial-intracranial
Euglobulin Clot Lysis
Escherichia coli medium
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
Extensor carpi radialus brevis
54
ECRL
ECS
ect
ECT
ECU
ECU
ED
EDC
EDD
EDH
EDI
EDOD
EDTA
EE
EEG
EENT
EES oint
EEX
EF
EF
EFM
Eg
EGA
EGD
E. histolytica
EHL
EHM
EHW
EIA
EIA
EIA
EIL
EIS
EJ
EjFx
EJV
EKC
EKF
EKG, ECG
elev.
ELF
ELISA
Elix
ELOS
Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus
Endocervical scrape
Ectopic
Electroconvulsive therapy
Environmental control unit
Extensor Carpi Ulnaris
Emergency Department
Estimated date of confinement (due date)
Estimated date of delivery
Epidural hematoma
Electronic data interchange
Estimated Date of Delivery
Ethylendiminetetracetic acid (used in measuring kidney
function)
Early evening
Electroencephalogram, electroencephalograph
Ears, eyes, nose, throat
Erythromycin ointment
Electrodiagnosis
Ejection fraction
Eccentric fixation
Electronic Fetal Monitor
For example
Estimated Gestational Age
Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
Entamoeba histolytica
Extensor hallicus longus
Essentially healthy male
Essentially healthy woman
Essay immunosobent assay
Exercise induced asthma
Enzyme Immunoassay
Extension in lying
Extension in standing
External jugular
Ejection fraction
External jugular vein
Epidemic keratoconjunctivitis
Epikeratophakia
Electrocardiogram
Elevated
Elective Low Forceps
Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay
Elixir
Estimated length of stay
55
EM
EM
EM
E/M
EmBx
EMD
EMD
Emeq
EMG
EMP
EMS
EMS
EMT
EMUO
EMV
En.
enc
END
ENDO
ENDO
Endo
EnfcFe
ENG
ENMT
ENT
Entero
Eo or eos
EOB
EOB
Eoc.
EOE
EO/EC
EOG
EOI
EOL
EOM
EOM
EOM
EOM
EOM
EOMB
EOMB
EOMI
Eos.
Eos
Epirentinal Membrane
Emergency medical technician
Emmetropia
Evaluation and management
Endometrial Biopsy
Electromechanical dysfunction
Electro-Mechanical Dissociation
Emergency equipment
Electromyography, electromyogram
Epimacular proliferation
Emergency Medical Service
Endometrial scrape
Emergency Medical Technician
Early morning urine osmolarity
Eyes, motor, verbal response (Glasgow coma scale)
Enema
Encourage
Electronystagmography
Endoscopy
Endocrine
Endodontics
Enfamil with iron
Electronystagmography
Ear, nose, mouth and throat
Ear, nose and throat
Enterocolitis
Eosinophil
Explanation of benefits
Edge of bed
Eosinophiles
Extra oral exam
Eyes open/eyes close
Electro-oculogram
Evidence of insurability
End of life
End of month (Insurance)
Extraocular movement
Extraocular Muscle
External Otitis Media
End of Mattress, Edge of Mattress
Extraocular muscle balance
Explanation of medicare benefits
Extraocular muscles intact
Eosinophile
Eosinophils (blood count)
56
EOSS
EOY
EP
EPAP
EPB
Epi
epi
Epis.
Epis. LML
Epis. Med.
Epis. RML
epith.
EPO
EPO
EPO
EPS
EPS
ER
ER
ER
ER
ERA
ERCP
ERCP
ERG
ERISA
ERM
ERP
ERT
ERV
ES; E-stim
ES
Esc
Esc
ESC
ESKD
ESLD
Esp
ESR
ESRD
ESRF
ess
Est.
EST
EST
End of shift summary
End of year
Electrophysiology
Expiratory positive airway pressure
Extensor Pollicis Brevis
Epinephrine
Epithelium
Episiotomy
Left Mediolateral Episiotomy
Medial Episiotomy
Right Mediolateral Episiotomy
Epithelium or epithelial
Erythropoietin
Epogen
Exclusive Provider Organization
Extrapyramidal side effects (of neuroleptic medications)
Extrapyramidal symptoms
Emergency room
Eternally rotated
External rotation
Estrogen receptor
Estrogen receptor assay
Endoscopic retrograde cannulation
Encoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
Electroretinogram
Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974
Epi-retinal membrane
End range pain
Estrogen Replacement Therapy
Expiratory Reserve Volume
Electrical stimulation
Esophageal stethoscope
Eschar, Tan, Yellow, Gray, Soft, Leathery
Eschar, Leathery, Stingy
Escharotomy
End-stage Kidney Disease
End Stage Liver Disease
Especially
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
End-stage renal disease
End-stage renal failure
Essential
Estimated
Estriols
Exercise stress test
57
EST
E.S.T.
E-stim
ESWL
Et
ET, E(T), E, E’
ET
ET
ETA
ETCO2
ETH
etiol
ETOH
ETOH
EtoH
EtOH
ETR
ETS
ETT
EUA
EV
EVA
eval
EW
EW
ex.
Ex
EX
EX
Exc
Excess
expir.
Exp. Lap
expt
ext.
Ext
Ext.
Ext
Ext
Extens
Ext. gen.
Extr.
Electroshock therapy
Electroshock Treatment
Electrical Stimulation
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
And
Esotropia, intermittent esotropia, esophoria, and esophoria at near
Estropia at distance
Endotracheal
Estimated time of arrival
End-tidal CO2
Elixir Terpine Hydrate
Etiology
Alcohol
Ethyl alcohol
Ethanol
Ethyl Alcohol (ethanol)
Effective Thyroxin Ratio
Endotracheal suctioning
Endotracheal tube
Examination under anesthesia
Eversion
Electronical visual aids
Evaluation
Edinger~Westphal nucleus
Extended wear contact lens
Exercise, example
Exercise
Extensive
Examination
Excision
Excessive
Expiration or expiratory
Exploratory laparotomy
Expectorant
Extremities, External
Extraction
Extract
Extension
External (outside)
Extension, Extensor
External Genitalia
Extremities, extremity
58
F Abbreviations
F
F
F
F
F
F
F
F
F.
F.
FA
FA, f/a
FA
FA
F.A.
FADER
FADIR
fam. phys.
FANA
FAS
FAST
FAST
FAV
FB
FB
FB
F/B
F.B.
FBP
FBR
FBS
FBS
FBS
FBS&2hPP
FBW
FC
FC
F/C
FCNV
FD
FD
F&D
FD
FDA
Fahrenheit
Fair
Father
Female
Final
Finger(s)
Foot
Formed
In history, can mean either female or father
Fahrenheit (temperature); formula
Forearm
Fluorescein angiogrami angiography
Febrile antigen(s); fluorescent antibody
Free air
Frequent Awareness
Flexion, Abduction, External Rotation
Flexion, Adduction, Internal Rotation
Family physician
Fluorescent antinuclear antibody
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Focal Assessment with Sonography for Trauma
Focused abdominal sonography for trauma
Foveal avascular zone
Facial bones
Finger breadth
Foreign Body
Followed by
Foreign body
Fibrin Breakdown Products
Full body restraint
Fasting blood sugar
Fasting blood sugar test
Foreign body sensation
Fasting blood sugar and 2-hour post prandial
Fasting blood work
Foley catheter
Follows commands
Fever/chills
Fever chills nausea vomiting
Fixation disparity
Fully Dilated
Fixed and dilated
Fetal demise
Food & Drug Administration
59
FDL
FDP
FDP
F Enema
Fe
Fe++
FeBC
Fe def.
FEF
FEF
FEKG
FEM
Fem
Fem
fem. pop.
FEN
FEP
FeSO4
FESS
fet.
FEV
FEV
FEV-1
FEVR
FF
FF
FF
FF
f.f.
F+F
FFA
FFA
FFB
FFF
FFI
FFP
FFS
FFS
FFW
FFWB
F-G
fh
FH
FH
F.Hgb
Flexor digitorum longus
Fibrin degradation product
Flexor Digitorum Profundus
Fleet enema
Iron
Iron
Iron-Binding Capacity
Iron deficiency
Frontal eye fields
Forced Expiratory Flow
Fetal Electrocardiogram
Fast eye movements
Femur
Femoral
Femoral popliteal
Fluids electrolyes nutrition
Free erythrocyte protoporphyrin RBC
Ferrous sulfate
Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Fetal
Forced expectorant volume
Forced expiratory volume, timed
Forced expiratory volume in one second
Familial exudative vitreal retinopathy
Forward flexion
Force fluids
Fundus firm
Filtration fraction
Forced fluids
Fix and follow vision
Fundus fluorescein angiography
Free fatty acids
Flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope
Flicker fusion frequency
Fiberoptic flexible laryngoscopy
Fresh frozen plasma
Fee for service
Five-factor score
Front wheel walker
Flat Foot Weight Bearing
Fair to Good
Fundal height
Family history
Fetal Heart
Fetal Hemoglobin
60
FHL
FHR
FHR-UC
FHS
FHT
FI
Fib
fib
fib.
FIGLU
FIL
FIM
FiO2
FIS
Fi-test
fl.
fl
FL
Flac
Fld.
Flex
Flex
Fl. Ext.
FLK
Fl oz
Flr
FLR
flt
fl tr
fluoro
FM
FM
FM
FM
FM-100
FM
FM
FMD
FMG
FMX
Fn
FNA
FND
FNP
Fo.
Flexor Hallicus Longus
Fetal heart rate
Fetal Heart Rate – Uterine Contraction
Fetal heart sounds
Fetal heart tones
White, Translucent
Fibrillation
Fibula
Fibrinogen
Formiminoglutamic Acid
Flexion in lying
Functional independence measure
Fraction of inspired oxygen concentration
Flexion in Standing
A rapid test (Hyland) for plasma fibrinogen
Fluid
Femtoliter
Flushed
Flaccid (limp)
Fluid
Flexor
Flexion
Fluid extract
Funny looking kid
Fluid Ounce
Floor
Full Leather Restraints
Floating
Fluoride treatment
Fluoroscopy
Full mouth
Face mask
Family meeting
Family Member
Farnsworth-Munsell 100-hue color vision test
Fibromyalgra
Finger Movement
Family medical doctor
Fine mesh gauze
Full mouth x-ray
Function
Fine needle aspiration
Focal Neurological Deficits
Family Nurse Practitioner
Formentation
61
f/o
FOB
FOB
FOB
FOB
FOBT
FOF
FOH
FOI
Font
FOS
FP
fpa
FPAL
FPD
FPL
FPO
FPT., SPT.
Fr
Fr
Fr
FR
fract.
FRC
FRCP
FROM
Frx.
Fry
FS
FS
FS
F/S
FSBS
FSBG
FSC
FSF
FSH
FSIQ
FSP
FT
FT
FT
Ft
Ft
F3T
Fall-out
Fiberoptic bronchoscopy
Father of baby
Foot of bed
Fecal occult blood
Fecal occult blood testing
Found on floor
Family ocular vision
Flight of ideas
Fontanelle
Flexible sigmoidoscopy
Fixation preference
Far point of accommodation
Full Term Premature Abortion Living
Fixed partial denture
Forced preferential looking
Fobi Pouch Operation
Faintest or slightest possible trace
French (refers to catheter size)
Fracture
Fairly
Federal Register
Fracture, fractional
Functional residual capacity
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Full range of motion
Fracture
Fracture
Frozen section
Finger stick
Fever scan (Forehead thermometer)
Finger Stick
Finger Stick Blood Sugar
Fasting sugar blood glucose
Fasciotomy
Fibrin Stabilizing Factor, Factor XIII
Follicle-stimulating hormone
Full Scale Intelligence Quotient
Fibrin split products
Fetal tones
Full term
Fingertip
Foot, feet
Fetal
Trifluorothymidine
62
FTFT
FTA
FTA
FTA-ABS
FTC
FTD
FTF
FTFC
FTG
FTI
FTN
FTND
FTO
FTO
F.T., O.F.
FTP
FTP
FT4
FT4
FTR
FTSG
Ft., St.
FTT
FU, F/U, F.U.
5-FU
FUB
FUO
FUO
FVC
FW
FWB
FWBAT
FWD
FWW
Fx
fx
Fxl
Fxn
FY
Face to face treatment
Fluorescent treponemal antibody
Fluorescent treponema absorption (test for syphilis)
Fluorescent Treponemal Antibodies Absorbed
Full to confrontation visual fields
Failure to Descend
From the floor
Full to finger counting
Full-time glasses
Free Thyroxine Index
Full term nursery
Full term normal delivery
Full-time occlusion
Fronto, temporal occipital
fragility test of erythrocytes; osmotic fragility
Full-time patch
Failure to progress
Free thyroxine
Free T4
Failed to return
Full thickness skin graft
Faint or slight trace
Failure to Thrive
Follow up
5-fluorouracil
Functional Uterine Bleeding
Fever of unknown origin
Fever of Undetermined Origin
Forced vital capacity
Fetal weight
Full Weight Bearing
Full weight bearing as tolerated
Fairly well developed
Front Wheeled Walker
Fracture
Friction
Functional
Function
Fiscal year
63
G Abbreviations
G
G
G
g
G
G
G&H
GA
GA
G.A.
ga
GAD
GAF
gal
Gal
gastroc
GB
GB
GBIA
GBP
GBS
GC
GC
GC
GC
G.C.
G/C
g.-Cal.
GCE’s
GCL
GCS
g/dL
GE
GE
GE
GE
G/E
GEA
GEC
Gen
Genl
Genit
GERD
Gest
Grava (# of pregnancies)
Gravida
Good
Gram
Green
Garbled
Grooming and Hygiene
Gestational age
Gastric Analysis
General anesthesia
Gauge
Generalized anxiety disorder
Global Assessment of Functioning
Galactose
Gallon
Gastrocnemius
Gall bladder
Grab bar
Guthrie bacterial inhibition assay
Gabapentin (Neurontin)
Gall Bladder Series
Gonococcal
Gonorrhea
Gonococcus
Granulating from center
Gas Chromatography
GeriChair
Gram-calorie or small calorie
General conditioning exercises
Ganglion cell layer
Glasgow Coma Scale
Grams per Deciliter
Gastroenteral
Gastroenterology
Granulating from edges
Gastroesophageal
Gastroenteritis
General endrotracheal anesthesia
Galactose Elimination Capacity
General
General
Genitalia
Gastroesophageal reflux disease
Gestation
64
GETA
GF
GF
gf
GF-BAO
GFR
GFR
GGT
GGT
GGTP
GH
GH
GH
GH
g/h
GHAA
GHPC
GI
GIB
GLC
GLF
glob.
GLU
gluc.
Gm
GM
Gm +
Gm Gm. %
GMA
GMF
GN
GN
GNC
G. neg.
GNR
GNT
Gold. Sol.
Gomco
GOTA
GP
GP
GP
GPC
GPC
General endotracheal anesthesia
Grandfather
Glomerular filtration
Girlfriend
Gastric fluid, basal acid output
Glomerular filtration rate
Ganglion cell layer
Gamma glutamyl transferase
Gamma glutamyl transpeptidase
Gamma glutamyl transpeptidase
Graduate Nurse
General health
Glenohumeral
Growth hormone
Grooming and hygiene
Group Health Association of America
Giant helicoids peripapillary choroidopathy
Gastrointestinal
Gastrointestinal bleeding
Gas-liquid chromatography
Glomerular filtration rate
Globulin
Glucose
Glucose
Gram
Grandmother
Gram positive
Gram negative
Grams per hundred milliliters of serum
Grand mal attack
General Medical Floor
Graduate nurse
Glomerulonephritis
General nursing care
Gram Negative
Gram negative rods
Graduate Nurse Technician
Colloidal gold curve
Suction Machine
General orotracheal anesthesia
General practitioner
Gas permeable (contact lens)
General paralysis
Gram positive cocci
Giant papillary conjunctivtis
65
G. pos
G6PD
gr.
gr.
GR
Grad
Gram-neg
Gram-pos
Grav
Grav I, II, etc
Grav. I
GS
GS
GS
GSI
GSR
GSW
GT
GT
GTC
GTE
GTE’s
GTF
GTP
gt., gtt
GTT
gtt/min
Gt. tr.
Gtts
G-tube
Gtube
GU
GVF
GVHR
GW
G/W
GWNL
GXT
Gy
Gyn
G6PD
Gram Positive
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase
Grain
Grains (dosage)
Gravida
Gradually
Gram-negative
Gram-positive
Gravida
Gravida (Pregnancy) one, two, etc
Primigravida
Gutter splint
Gram stain
Gluteal sets
Genuine stress incontinence
Galvanic skin response
Gunshot Wound
Gastroscopy tube
Gait training
Generalized tonic-clonic
Great toe extension
General toning exercises
Glucerna tube feeding
Glutamyl transpeptidase
Drop (plural: gtts)
Glucose tolerance test
Drops per Minute
Gait training
Drops
Gastrostomy tube
Gastrointestinal tube
Genitourinary
Golmann visual field
Graft vs. host reaction
Generalized Weakness
Glucose and water
Grossly within normal limits
Graded exercise tolerance (Stress test)
Grays (Units of radiation)
Gynecology, gynecological, gynecologist
Glucose-6 phosphate dehydrogenase
66
H Abbreviations
H
H., hr., hrs., h.
H
H
H
H
H
H
H
HA
HA
HA
HA
H/A
H/A
HAA
HAC
HA-C
HAF
HALT
HAP
HARC
HAS
HASCVD
HA-T
HATS
HAV
Hb.
HB
HB
HB
HbA1c
HbA2
HBAg
HbAlc
HbcAb
HB(C)V
HBDH (HB)
HBeAg
HbF
HBsAb
HB1
HB2
HB3
Hand
Hour (as q.h.)
Hypodermic
Hyperphoria
Hydrogen
Hispanic
Histamine
Hot
Hydrogen history
Hyperalimentation
Hand
Hospital acquired
Heterophil antibody
Headache
Heated Aerosol
Hepatitis-associated antigen
Hopsital-acquired condition
Heated aerosol-continuous
Hyperalimentation fluid
Hungry, angry, lonely, tired
Hospital acquired pneumonia
Harmonious abnormal retinal correspondence
Homatropine 5% eyedrops
Hypertensive arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease
Heated aerosol treatment
Hemoagglutination treponema test for syphilis
Hepatitis A virus
Hemoglobin
Heart block
H-Base
Heinz body
Glcosylated hemoglobin
Hemoglobin A2
Hepatitis B Antigen
Glycosylated hemoglobin
Type B hepatitis core antibody
Hepatitis B (C) Virus
Hydroxybutyric dehydrogenase
Hepatitis Be antigen
Hemoglobin F
Hepatitis B surface antibody
Heart block-first degree
Heart block-second degree
Heart block-third degree
67
HBP
HbsAb
HbsAG
HBSAg
HBV
HC
HC
HC
HC
HC
H&C
HCF
HCFA
HCFA 1500
hCG
HCI
HCL
HCL
HCM
HCM
HCO3
HCP
HCPCS
HCPP
hcrit, hct
17 HCS
HCS
HCT
Hct.
HCTZ
HCV
HCVD
HD
HD
Hd
Hd
HD
HDC
HDF
HDL
HDL
HDV
H&E
HEDIS
HEENT
High blood pressure
Type B hepatitis surface antibody
Type B hepatitis surface antigen
Hepatitis surface antigen
Hepatitis B virus
Hickman catheter
Hydrocolloid
Home care
Hydrocortisone
Head circumference
Hot and Cold
Hydrocephalus
Health Care Finance Administration
HCFA billing form
Human chorionic gonadotropin
Hydrochloric acid
Hard contact lens
Hairy cell leukemia
Health care maintenance
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Bicarbonate
Health care plan
HCFA Common Procedural Coding System
Health Care Prepayment Plan
Hematocrit
Hydroxycorticosteroids
Human Chorionic Sommatommatropin
Head cat (scan)
Hematocrit
Hydrochlorothiazide
Hepatitis C virus
Hypertensive cardiovascular disease
Hemodialysis
Hospital day
Head
Hodgkin's Disease
Heart Disease
High dose chemotherapy
High dry field
High density lipoprotein
High density lipids
Hepatitis D virus
Hematoxylin & eosin
Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set
Head, ears, eyes, nose, throat
68
Hem
HEMA
Heme
Hem Pro
HEP
HEP
Hep Lock
Hern
HEV
HEW
HF
HFN
HG
HG
Hg
Hgb
HGC
HGH
HGLD3
HGO
H/H or H&H
HH
HH
HHA
HHA
HHA
HHA
HHC
HHS
HHM
HI
HI
H-I
5 HIAA
HIAA
Hib
HICP
HIDA (scan)
HIE
HIOS
His
HIS
Hist
Histo
HITECH
Hematoma
Hydroxyethyl methacrylate
Hematology
Hematology Profile
Home exercise program
Heparin
Heparin Lock
Hernia, herniated
Hepatitis E virus
Department of Health, Education and Welfare
Heart Failure
High flow nebulizer
Hand grips
Mercury
Hemorrhage
Hemoglobin
Horizontal gaze center
Human growth hormone
Test of the immune system
Hepatic glucose output
Hemoglobin & hematocrit
Hiatal hernia
Hard of hearing
Hand held assist
Household activities
Home health agency
Home health aide
Home health care
Department of Health and Human Services
Household mobility
Head injury
Homicidal ideation
Hemagglutination-inhibition
5-Hydroxyindoleacetic acid
Health Insurance Association of America
Hemophilus influenzae type B
Health Insurance Purchasing Cooperative
Hepatobiliary scan
Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
High Index of Suspicion
History
Hospital Information System
History, histology
Histoplasmosis
Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act
69
HIV
HJ
HJR
HK
HKAFO
HKB
H/L
HLA
HLA
HLA
HL-A
HM
HM
HMD
HME
HMG
HMG-CoA
HMO
HN
HNP
HNV
HO
HO
HO
H/O
HOB
HOBF
HOCM
HOH
HOOC
HOP
HOP-HAC
HOPI
Horiz
Hosp
HOTV
H&P
HP
HP
Hp
hpf
HPI
HPL
HPLC
HPN
(HTLV III) human immunodeficiency virus
Hepatojugular reflux
Hepatojugular reflux
Herpes Keratitis
Hip, knee, ankle, foot orthosis
Hinged knee brace
Heparin lock
Human leukocyte antigen
Human leukocyte group A
Histocompatibility leukocyte focus
Human leukocyte associated antigens
Hand motion vision
Hand motion/movement
Hyaline membrane disease
Heat moisture exchanger
Human menopausal gonadotropin
3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A
Health Maintenance Organization
Head nurse
Herniated nucleus pulposus
Has not voided
House officer
Homograft
Hold order
History of
Head of bed
Head of bed flat
Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy
Hard of hearing
House officer on call
Hospital outpatient
Hospital outpatient-hospital acquired condition
History of Present Illness
Horizontal
Hospital
HOTV vision test
History & Physical
Hot pack
Hemiplegia
Haptoglobin
High powered field
History of present illness
Human placental lactogen
High-pressure liquid chromatography
Hypertension
70
HPT
HPV
H.pylori
HR
HR
hr
HRF
HRR
HRR
H.R.S.T.
HRT
hs
h.s.
HS
HS
HSA
HSG
HSIL
HSK
HSM
HSP
HSP
HST
HSV
HSV1
HSV2
Ht.
HT
HT
HT
HT
HT
hT
hT1
HT
HT1
H(T)
H(T) 1
HTCVD
HTLV I
HTN
HTU
HUC
HUV(S)
HV
Hypertension
Human papilloma virus
Helicobacter (Campylobacter) pylori
Heart rate
High risk
Hour
High risk for falls
Hardy-Rand-Ritter (color plates)
Heart rate regular
Heat, reddening, swelling, tenderness
Hormone replacement therapy
Hour of sleep
At bedtime once only
Herpes Simplex
House staff
Health service agreement
Hysterosalpingography
High grade squamous intraepithelial lesion
Herpes simplex keratitis
Hepatosplenomegaly
Health service plan
Henoch-Schonlein purpura
Health Service Technician
Herpes simplex virus
Herpes virus type 1
Herpes virus type 2
Height
Healing touch
Heart
Hydrotherapy
Hubbard Tank
Heavy trace
Hypotropia at distance
Hypotropia at near
Hypertropia at distance
Hypertropia at near
Intermittent hypertropia at distance
Intermittent hypertropia at near
Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease
Human T-cell leukemia/lymphoma virus
Hypertension
Hypo/hyperthermia Unit
Hospital Unit Clerk
Hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis (syndrome)
Hypersensitivity vasculitis
71
HV
HV
HV
HVA
Hvac
HVD
HVF
HVGS
Hvy
HW
Hx, hist.
HX & PHY
HX of SX
Hyg
Hyperal
Hypo
Hypo
Hyst
Hyst
Hz
HZ
H2O
H2O2
Hemovac
Home visit
Hyperventilation
Homovanillic acid
Hemovac
Hypertensive vascular disease
Humphrey visual field
High voltage galvantic stimulation
Soiled greater than 75% of Dressing
Heparin well
History
History and physical
History of symptoms
Hygiene
Hyperalimentation
Hypotropia
Hypocromasia
Hysteria
Hysterectomy
Hertz, cycles per second
Herpes zoster
Water
Hydrogen Peroxide
72
I Abbreviations
i, ii, iii,
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I125
I131
I131
IA
IABP
IACD
IAC
IADL
IAN
IAPB
IBC (TIBC)
IBD
IBNR
IBS
IBT
IBW
i.c.
ICA
ICCE
ICCU
ICD
ICD
ICDH (ICD)
ICD-9-CM
ICD-10-CM
ICDO
ICF
ICF
ICF/MR
ICH
ICHPPC
One, Two, Three, etc.
Impaired
Incisal
Independent
Infiltrated
Initiated
Inspiratory
Integra
Introbatum
Iodine
Iris
Irregular
Iodine125 (a radioactive iodine)
Iodine131 (a radioactive iodine)
Radioactive iodine
Intra-arterially
Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump
Internal Automatic Cardiac Defibrillator
Internal auditory canal
Instrumental acts of daily living
Initial assessment note
International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness
Iron binding capacity
Inflammatory bowel disease
Incurred but not reported
Irritable bowel syndrome
Intrathecal Baclofen Trial
Ideal body weight
Intracutaneous(ly)
Intermediate care unit
Intracapsular cataract extraction
Intensive coronary care unit
Implantable cardiac defibrillator
International Classification of Diseases
Isocitrate dehydrogenase
International Classification of Diseases, 9th Edition for Clinical
Modification
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision for Clinical
Modification
International Classification of Diseases for Oncology
Intercellular fluid
Intermediate care facility
Intermediate care facility/mental retardation
Intracranial hemorrhage
International Classification of Health Problems in Primary Care
73
ICN
ICO
ICP
ICP
ICS
ICT
ict
ICU
ID
ID
ID
Id
ID
id
I&D
IDC
IDC or IDCPC
IDDM
IDT
ie
IE
I/E
IEP
IF 1%
IF
IF
IF
IFA
IFN
IFOS
Ig
IgA
IgD
IgE
IgG
IgM
IH
IHD
HIS
IHSS
IHV
II
IIC
IIC
IICU
Intensive care nursery
International Congress of Ophthalmology
Intracranial pressure
Intermittent catheterization program
Intercostal space
Insulin coma therapy
Icterus
Intensive Care Unit
Infectious disease
Injected dose
Intradermal
In Diem (During the Day)
Identification
Same day (Rehabilitation)
Incision and drainage
Indirect Coombs
Interdisciplinary care plan
Insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
Interdisciplinary team
That is
Initial evaluation
Inspiratory, expiratory
IEP immunoelectrophoresis
Inflamase Forte 1%
Inferential
Intrinsic factor
Internal fixation
Indirect fluorescent antibody test
Interferon
International Federation of Ophthalmologic Societies
Immunoglobulin
Immunoglobulin A
Immunoglobulin D
Immunoglobulin E
Immunoglobulin G
Immunoglobulin M
Infectious hepatitis
Ischemic heart disease
International Headache Society
Idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis
Intraventricular hemorrhage
Icterus index
Intermittent intravenous catheter
Intermittent infusion cap
Intermediate intensive care unit
74
IID
IJ
I/J
IJug
IJV
IK
IL2
IM
IM
IM
IM
IMCU
IME
IMI
IMM
immunol
IMO
Imp.
IMP
IMV
IMViC
In
Inc
INC
Inc
inc
Inc. AB
incompat
incr.
inct.
Inev. AB
Inf
Inf.
Inf
INF
Infect
INFXN
INH
INH
INH
INI
Ini
inj
inj
INNS
Intermittent intravenous device
Internal jugular
Insight/judgment
Internal jugular
Internal jugular vein
Interstitial keratitis
Interleukin2
Intramuscular
Intramedullary
Intramuscular injection
Infectious mononucleosis
Intermediate medical care unit
Independent Medical Evaluation
Inferior myocardial infarction
Immunologic
Immunology
Integrated Multiple Option
Impression
Inpatient multidimensional psychiatric scale
Intermittent mandatory ventilation
Imdo-Methyl Red-Voges Proskauer-Citrate Agar
Inches
Incontinent
Incentive
Incision
increase
Incomplete abortion
Incompatible
Increased
Incontinent
Inevitable abortion
Infusion
Inferior
Infection
Intravenous nutritional fluid
Infection
Infection
Isoniazid
Isonicotinic acid hydrazide (isoniazide)
Inhalation
If no improvement
Injured
Injection
Injury
International Neuroblastoma Staging System
75
inoc
INP
In Pt
INR
insuff
inspir.
Int
INTHC
Intraop
Int Rot
INV
Invol
Involv
I&O
IO
IOC
IOE
IOFB
IOL
IOL
IOM
IOP
IOR
ip
IP
IP
IP
IPA
IPA
IPAP
IPE
IPF
IPG
IPJ
IPN
IPOP
IPPB
IPPS
IPV
IQ
IR
IR
IR
IR
IR
Inoculation
Intermittent needle port
Inpatient
International Normalized Ratio
Insufficiency
Inspiration or inspiratory
Internal
Intrathecally
Intraoperative
Internal Rotation
Inversion
Involuntary
Involved
Intake & output
Inferior oblique
Intern on call
Intraoral exam
Intraocular foreign body
Intraocular lens
Intra-ocular lens implant
Institute of Medicine
Intraocular pressure
Ideas of reference
Intraperitoneal
Interphalangeal
Inpatient
Intraperitoneally
Individual Practice Association
Immunopreciptin analysis
Inspiratory positive airway pressure
Initial psychiatric examination
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Impedance Plethysmography
Interphalangeal joint
Interdisciplinary progress notes
Immediate postoperative prosthesis
Intermittent positive pressure breathing
Impatient prospective payment system
Inactivated poliovirus vaccine
Intelligence quotient
Internally rotate
Intraretinal Hemorage
Inferior rectus
Internal rotation
Infrared
76
IRBBB
IRDS
IRDS
irreg
irrig
IRM
IRMA
Irreg
Irrig
IRU
IS
IS
I.S.
I sat %
ISC
ISCH
ISICU
IS/IS
isoenz
Isol
ISP
IST
IT
IT
ITB
ITB
ITP
ITR
IU
IUC
IUCP
IUD
IUFD
IUGR
IUP
IUTP
IV
IVC
IVC
I.V.C.S.
IVD
IVDA
IVF
IVFA
Incomplete right bundle branch block
Infant respiratory distress syndrome
Idiopathic respiratory distress syndrome
Irregular
Irrigate, irrigation
Intermediate restorative material
Intraretinal Microvascular Abnormailties
Irregular
Irrigation
Inpatient rehabilitation unit
Incentive spirometer
Intercostal space
Induced sputum
Iron saturation percent
Intermittent straight catheterization
Ischemic
Intermediate Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Intensity of service/severity of illness (Describes how sick a patient is
and the level of health care services the patient requires.)
Isoenzyme
Isolation
Individual service plan
Insulin shock therapy
Intertuberous
Intrathecal
Intrathecal baclofen therapy
Iliotibial band
Idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura
Inferior Turbinate Resection
International Units
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
Intravenous Conscious Sedation
Intervertebral disc
Intravenous drug abuse(r)
Intravenous fluids
Intravenous fluorescein angiography
77
IVH
IVH
IVIg
IVP
IVP
IVPB
IVU
IWR
Intraventricular hemorrhage
Intravenous hyperalimentation
Intravenous immunoglobulin
Intravenous push (given rapidly)
Intravenous pyelogram
Intravenous piggy back
Intravenous Urogram
Ideal weight range
78
J Abbreviations
J, Ji, J2…
J
J
J
J
Jaund
JCAHO
JCO
JCO
JDC
JODM
JP
JRA
JT
JT
JVD
JVP
JVP
JXG
Jaeger notation/size of type for near vision
Jugular
Jaundiced
Joint
Jewish
Jaundice
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Journal of Clinical Oncology
Juvenile Court Order
Jugular venous distention
Juvenile onset diabetes mellitus
Jackson Pratt (drain)
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
Jejunostomy tube
Joint
Jugular venous distension
Jugular venous pulsation
Jugular venous pulse
Juvenile xanthogranulmoa
79
K Abbreviations
K or K+
K
K
K
K
K
K
K
KA
KAFO
KB
KC
KCal
KCl
KCS
KELS
kg
kg. cal
KGH
17 KGS
KIA
KJ
KK
kl
KLB
Klebs
KOH
KOR
KP
KP
KPs
KrF
K Rider
KS
Ks
17 KS
K sicca
KT
KUB
KVO
Potassium
Kidney
Kaltostat (Dressing Type)
Curvature
Flattest meridian of keratometry reading
Keratometry
Keratometer reading
Cornea
Kind Armstrong
Knee ankle foot orthosis
Ketone bodies
Knee chest
Kilocalorie
Potassium Chloride
Keratoconjunctivitis sicca
Kohlman Evaulation of Living Skills
Kilogram
Kilogram calorie or large calorie
Keeps good health
17 Ketagenic steroids
Kligler’s Iron Agar
Knee jerk
Knee kick
Kiloliter(s)
Klebs-Loeffler bacillus
Klebsiella
Potassium hydroxide
Keep open rate
Keratic precipitate
Keep Open
Keratic precipitates
Krypton fluoride
Potassium chloride dose given IV
Keratitis sicca
Ketosteroids
17 Ketosteroids
Keratoconjunctivitis sicca
Kinesio Therapy
Kidneys, ureter, bladder (x-rays)
Keep vein open
80
L Abbreviations
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
(L)
L2, L3
L1 – L5
LA
LA
LA
LA
LA
LA
LA
LA
LA
L&A
lab.
LAB
lac.
Lacr
Lact
lact
LAD
LAD
LAE
LAH
LAL
lam.
Lap.
Lap
LAP
LAP
Length
Labored
Liquid
Liver
Lung
Large
Lensometer
Left
Lumbar
Liters
Lower
Light
Lymphocyte
Levorotation (depending on context)
Left
2nd, 3rd lumbar vertebrae
Lumbar vertebrae 1 – 5 or lumbar nerve roots 1 – 5
Latin America
Left arm
Left antecubital
Local anesthesia
Long acting
Light adaption
Limited assistance
Left antrum
Lactic acid
Light and accommodation
Laboratory
Laboratory results
Laceration
Lacrimal
Lactic acid
Lactate, lactating
Left axis deviation
Left anterior descending coronary artery
Left atrial enlargement
Left atrial hypertrophy
Low air loss
Laminectomy
Laparotomy
Laparoscopy
Leucine amino peptidase
Leukocyte alkaline phosphatase
81
lAQ
LASER
LASIK
lat.
Latex R.A.
LATS
LAV
lav
LAVH
Lax
lb.
LB
LB
L/B
LBB
LBBB
LBD
LBMS
LBP
LBQ
LBS
LBW
LC
LC
LCA
LCL
LCM
LCM
LCP
LCS
LCSW
LCT
LCTA
LCV
LCV
LCV
L&D
L.D.
LD
LDH
LDL
LDL
L-DOPA
LDR
LE
Long arc quad set
Light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation
Laser in situ keratomileusis (or) laser assisted intrasomal keratoplasty
Lateral
Latex Test Rheumatoid Arthritis
Long acting thyroid stimulating hormone
Lavatory
Lavage
Laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy
Laxative
Pound
Large bowel
Low back
Left in bag
Left Bundle Branch
Left bundle branch block
Lower body dressing
Lower Body Motor Strength
Low back pain
Large base quad (cane)
Last Blood Sugar
Low birth weight
Lactation consultant
Lumbar complete
Left coronary artery
Lateral collateral ligament
Large case management
Left Costal Margin
Licensed clinical psychologist
Low continuous suction
Licensed clinical social worker
Lateral canthal tendon
Lungs clear to auscultation
Leucovorin
Last clinic visit
Leukocytoclastic vasculitis
Labor & delivery
Lethal dose
Leishman-Donovan body(ies)
Lactate dehydrogenase
Low density lipoprotein
Low density lipids
Levadopamine
Labor, delivery, recovery (room)
Lower extremities
82
LE
LE
L.E.
LEEP
LE prep
L.E.S.
LE test
Leuc
LF
LF
LF
LFA
LFD
Lf dose
LFP
LFT
LFT
LFT's
LFV
Lg
Lg
Lg
LG
LGA
LGI
LG temp
LGV
LH
L HoT
LHT
LHyperT
LHypoT
LIB
LiCo3
LICS
Lido
Lig
LIH
LIMA
LIP
Liq
LIS
LJX
LKS
Late entry
Left eye
Lupus erythematosus
Loop Electro Excision Procedure
Lupus erythematosus cell preparation
Boeck-Drbohlav’s modified Locke-Egg-Serum Medium
Rapid screening test (Hyland) for the antinuclear factors usually
found in systemic lupus erythematosus
Leukocytes (in blood)
Low forceps
Low flap
Latex fixation
Left frontoanterior
Low forceps delivery
Flocculating unit of diphtheria toxin
Left frontoposterior
Left frontotransverse
Liver function tests
Liver function tests
Left femoral vein
Large
Leg
Soiled greater than 75% of Dressing
Left Gluteal (muscle in buttocks)
Large for gestational age
Lower gastrointestinal
Low grade temperature
Lymphogranuloma venereum
Luteininzing hormone
Left Hypotropia
Left hypertropia, right hypertropia
Left hypertropia
Left hypotropia
Left in bag
Lithium carbonate
Left intercostal space
Lidocaine
Ligament
Left inguinal hernia
Left internal mammary artery
Licensed independent practitioner
Liguid
Low intermittent suction
Lateral jaw x-ray
Liver, kidneys, spleen
83
LL
LL
LL
L. late
LLB
LLb
LLC
LLE
LLG
LLL
LLQ
LLR
LLSB
LM
LM
LMA
LMA
LMAU
LMC
LMD
LMD
LMG
L/min
LML
LMN
LMOM
LMP
LMP
LMSW
LMT
LN
L.N.
LNHA
LNMP
LO
LOA
LOA
LOA
LOA
LOA
LOB
LOC
LOC
LOC
L.O.C.
Lower left
Lower lid
Lateral lumbar
Left Lateral
Left lower base
Long leg brace
Long leg cast
Left lower extremity
Left lateral gaze
Left lower lobe (lung)
Left lower quadrant
Left lateral recumbent
Left lower sternal border
Left main
Landmark
Laryngeal mask airway
Left mentoanterior
Local Medical Assistance Unit
Lymphocyte
Local medical doctor
Family doctor
Lethal midline granuloma
Liters per Minute
Left mediolateral
Lower motor neuron
Left message on machine
Last menstrual period
Left mentoposterior
Licensed master social worker
Left mentotransverse
Leukocyte esterase/nitrate
Lymph node
Licensed Nursing Home Administrator
Last normal menstrual period
Lens opacities
Leave of absence
Left occiput anterior
Loosening of associations
Loss of Appetite
Lysis of adhesions
Loss of balance
Laxative of choice
Level of consciousness
Loss of consciousness
Level of care
84
LOF
LOL
LOM
LOM
LOM
LOM
LOP
LOQ
LOS
LOS
LOS
LOT
LOT
LOU
LOW
LP
LP
LPC
lpf
LPI
LPM
LPN
LPO
LPT
LP/VN
LR
LR
LR
LR
LR
L/R
L/RFD
LS
LS
Ls.
LS
L/S
L/S
L/S
LSA
LSA
LSB
LSB
LSCS
LSD
Level of function
Little old lady
Little old man
Left otitis media
Loss of Motion
Loss of memory
Left occiput posterior
Lower outer quadrant
Length of stay
Line of sight
Level of sedation
Left occiput transverse
Left occiput anterior
Loss of urine
Little old woman
Lumbar puncture
Light perception
Licensed professional counselor
Lower power field
Laser peripheral iredectomy
Liters per minute
Licensed practical nurse
Light perception only
Licensed Physical Therapist
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse
Labor room
Lower right
Lactated Ringer’s solution
Light reflex
Lateral Rectus
Left hyperphoria
L/R fixation disparity
Lumbar sacral
Lumbosacral
Loose
Liquid scintillation
Lung sounds
Left Side
Lecithin/Sphingomyelin ratio
Left sacrum anterior
Lateral sacrum anterior
Long spine board
Left sternal border
Lower segment Cesarean section
Lysergic acid diethylamide
85
LSIL
LSK
L/S ratio
LSO
LSOM
LSOT
LSP
L-spine
LST
LT
LT
LT
LT
lt
lt
LTC
LTCS
Ltd
LTG
LTG
LTI
LTM
LTP
LTR
L-trax
LTW
LU
LUD
LUE
Lumb
LUL
LUL
LUQ
LUSB
LV
LVA
LVE
LVEDP
LVEF
LVF
LVF
LVH
LVN
LVSF
l&w
Low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion
Liver, Spleen, Kidneys
Lecithin sphingomyelin ratio
Left salpingo-oophorectomy
Left serous otitis media
Left esotropia
Left sacrum posterior
Lumbar spine
Left sacrum transverse
Lactose tolerance
Long term
Letter
Lateral thoracic
Left
Light
Long Term Care
Low transverse Cesarean section
Limited
Long term goal
Low tension glaucoma
Low transverse incision
Long term memory
Longterm placement
Lower trunk rotation
Lumbar traction
Living and Well
Immunizing units
Left uteral displacement
Left upper extremity
Lumbar
Left upper lobe (lung)
Left upper lid
Left upper quadrant
Left upper sternal border
Left ventricle
Low vision aid
Left ventricle enlargement
Left ventricular end diastolic pressure
Left ventricular ejection fraction
Left ventricular function
Left Ventricular Failure
Left ventricular hypertrophy
Licensed vocational nurse
Left ventricular shortening fraction
Living and well
86
LWBS
LWC
LWCT
LWPE
LWS
Lx
lymph.
lytes
lytes
L1, L2
L1-L5
Left without being seen
Local wound care
Lee-White Clotting Time, coagulation time
Left without physician exam
Low wall suction
Lumpectomy
Lymphocyte
Electrolytes
Serum electrolytes
1st lumbar vertebra, etc. (Total of 5)
Lumbar Spine Levels 1-5
87
M Abbreviations
M
M
M.
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
m
m.=
MA
MA
MA
MA
M/A
MA-1
MAC
MAC
MAC
MAC
MAC
Macro
MAE
MAEW
MAFO
MAI
MAL
malign
Mand
MAO
MAO
MAOI
MAP
MAR
MAST
Maintained
Murmur
Mass
Moderate
Male
Manifest (non-cyclopleged) refraction
Mother
Mucous
Myopia
Meter
Thousand
Minim
Manifest refraction
Mepitel
Married
Molar
Monocyte
(prefix) Meta
Minimus (1/16 of fluid dram)
Maxillary Anstrostomy
Mental age
Microaneuryms
Mid afternoon
Mood/affect
Respirator
Minimum alveolar concentration
Monitored anesthesia care
Mitral annular calcification
Maximum allowable cost list
Mycobacterium avium complex
Macrocytic (large cells in blood count)
Moves all extremities
Moves all extremities well
Molded ankle foot orthosis
Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare
Midaxillary line
Malignant
Mandibular
Monoamine oxidase
Maximal acid output
Monoamine oxidase inhibitor
Mean arterial pressure
Medication administration record
Medical anti-shock trousers
88
M-A Tube
Max
Max
MB
MBC
MBC
M Blue
MBP
MBS
MBT
MC
MC
mc
MCA
MCC
mcg.
MCH
MCHC
MCL
MCL
MCL
MCO
M.C.O.
MCP; MP
MCP
MCR
mcU
MCV
MD
MD
Md
Md
MDA
MDE
MDI
Mdnt.
MDR
MDS
MDS
MDU
ME
ME
MEC
Med.
med
Miller Abbott Tube
Maximum
Maxillary
Methylene blue
Maximum breathing capacity
Minimum bacterial concentration
Methylene Blue
Myelin basic protein
Monitored barium swallow
Multiple Body Trauma
Metacarpal
Mixed cryoglobulinemia
Millicurie(s)
Middle cerebral artery
Major complicating condition
Microgram
Mean corpuscular hemoglobin
Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration
Medial collateral ligament
Medical Cruciate Ligament
Mid-clavicular line
Managed Care Organization
Municipal Court Order
Metacarpophalangeal (joint)
Metacarpal Phangeal
Modified community rating
Microunit
Mean corpuscular volume
Muscular dystrophy
Medical doctor
Soiled 25 – 75% of Dressing
Moderate (Drainage)
Anesthesiologist
Major depressive episode
Metered dose inhaler
Midnight
Multi-drug resistant
Minimum Data Set
Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Mallett distance unit
Middle ear
Medical examiner
Medical emergency clinic
Medicine
Medial
89
Medigap
MEDLARS
Meds
Meds
Medsupp
meg, megm
MEq (mEq/L)
MET
mets
MFR
M&G
Mg
mg.
mg/dl
MGF
MGM
mgm
Mgr
m.g.r.
mg.%
Mg04
MH
MH
MH
MH
MH
M/H
MHC
MH/CD
MHP
MH/SA
MI
M/I
MI
MI
MIC
MICA
MIC antibody
micro
micro
MICU
MICU
MID, ML
MIF
MIFC
Medicare Supplement Insurance
Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System
Medicines
Medications
Medicare Supplement Insurance
Microgram
Milliequivalents (per liter)
Muscle energy technique
Metastasis
Myofascial release
Murmurs & gallops
Magnesium
Milligram
Milligrams per deciliter
Maternal grandfather
Maternal grandmother
Milligrams
Manager
Murmurs, gallops, or rubs
Milligrams per hundred milliliters of serum
Magnesium sulfate
Mental health
Marital history
Malignant hyperthermia
Moist heat
Myocardial Intraction
Medical history
Mental health center; mental health counselor
Mental health/chemical dependency
Moist heat packs
Mental health/substance abuse
Mentally Ill
Mother/Infant
Myocardial infarction
Mitral insufficiency
Minimum inhibitory concentration
Mentally Ill Chemical Abuser
Microsomal antibody (thyroid)
Microcytic
Microscopic
Medical intensive care unit
Mobile intensive care unit
Midline
Merthiolate-iodine-formalin
Merthiolate-iodine-formalin concentration
90
min
min
Min
Min
min
mis
Misc
MISL
Mitr.l
mIU
MJ
ml.
MLAI
MLD
MLD
MLE
MLF
MLM
mm.
mm
mm
MM
mM
MM
MM
MMEF
MMG
MMP
MMPI
MMR
MMSE
MMT
MN
Mn
Mn
M&N
M&N
MNU
mo
m/o
mob
MOD
Mod
MOH
Minims
Minute(s)
Minimal
Mins
Minimum
Miscarriage
Miscellaneous
Mislabeled
Mitral insufficiency
Milliinternational unit
Marijuana
Milliliter
Midline abdominal incision
Manual lymphatic drainage
Minimum lethal dose
Midline episiotomy
Medical longitudinal fasciculus
Modified left mastectomy
Muscles
Millimeter
Cubic millimeter
Mid morning
Millimole
Motion monitor
Mucous membrane
Maximum Midexpiratory flow
Mammogram
Methadone Maintenance Program
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory
Measles-mumps-rubella (vaccine)
Mini mental status examination
Manual muscle test
Midnight
Manganese
Mononuclears (leucocytes in blood count)
Mydriacyl and neosynephrine solution
Mydriacyl and neosynephrine mixture used for pupil dialation
Mallett near unit
Month
Month old
Mobilization
Medical (doctor) on duty
Moderate
Management of health
91
MOM
mono
mono.
morph
mos
mOsm
mOT
MP
MP
MP
MPA
MPA
MPN
MPV
MR
MR
MR
MR
MR
MR
MRA
MRA
MRE
MRI
MRM
MROC
MRN
mRNA
MRSA
MS
MS
M.S.
Ms
MS
MS
MSAF
MSE
Msg
MSIII
MSIS
MSIV
MSL
MSN
MSO
MSS
Milk of magnesia
Monocyte
Mononucleosis
Morphology
Months
Milliosmole
Memorandum of transfer
Mouth prop
Metacarpophalangeal joint
Menstrual Period
Microscopic polyangiitis
Malpractice attorney
Medical Progress Note
Mean platelet volume
Mental retardation
Mitral regurgitation
May Repeat
Maddock rod
Medical rectus
Methyl red test
Magnetic resonance angiography
Malignant Rheumatoid Arthritis
Most recent episode
Magnetic resonance imaging
Modified radical mastectomy
Medical resident on call
Medical record number
Messenger ribonucleic acid
Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus
Morphine sulfate
Multiple sclerosis
Mitral stenosis
Murmurs
Musculoskeleton
Muscle strength
Meconium stained amniotic fluid
Mental status exam
Massage
Medical student, 3rd year
Multiple State Information System
Medical student, 4th year
Midsternal line
Masters of Science in Nursing
Management Service Organization
Medical social services
92
mss
MSSA
MSSU
MSW
MS04
MST
MT
M.T.
MT
MT
MT
MT
MTP
MTP
MTP joint
MTP
MTP
MTX
Multip
Multip
musc
MVA
MVI
MVM
MVP
MVR
MVV
MW
Mwing
MX
Mx
Mx
MYC
Myelo
M1
M1
m2
Massage
Methicillin Sensitive Staph Aureus
Midstream specimen urine
Masters Degree in Social Work
Magnesium sulfate
Moist
Metatarsal
Muscles and tendons
Muscle test
Membrana Tympani
Music therapy
metacarpophalangeal joint
Master treatment plan
Metatarsophalangeal
Metatarsophalangeal joint
Minor treatment protocol
Master treatment plan
Methotrexate
Multiple
Multiparous (More than one pregnancy)
Muscle, muscles, muscular
Motor vehicle accident
Multivitamin injection
Mobilization with movement
Mitral valve prolapse
Mitral valve replacement
Maximum voluntary ventilation
Merry walker
Maddock wing
Maxillary
Mastectomy
Multiple
Mycophenolate mofetil
Myelogram/Myelography
Mitral first
Mitral valve component of 1st heart sound
Meter squared
93
N Abbreviations
n.
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
5’ N
N2O
N2O
N2O
Na or Na+
NA
NA
NA
NA
N/A
NA
N/A
Na Bicarb
NaCl
NAD
nad
NAD
NADH
NAG
NAGS
NAI
NAI
NAIC
NANDA
NAPD
NaPent
NAR
NAS
NASH
NAT
NB
nb
nbl
NBM
NBP
Nerve
Nodal
Normal
Nitrogen
Notified
Nasal
No
Necrotic, Black, Dry, Hard
Neutrophil
5’-nucleotidase
Nitrous oxide
Nigrogen
Nitrous
Sodium
Nursing assistant
Not available
Not awake
Nurses Aid
Not ambulatory
Narcotics Anonymous
Not applicable
Sodium Bicarbonate
Salt (sodium chloride)
No active/acute disease
No acute distress (no apparent distress)
No abnormality detected; no active disease
Nicotineamide adenine dinucleotide, reduced
Narrow angle glaucoma
Neuro apophyseal glides
No acute injury
No apparent injury
National Association of Insurance Commissioners
North American Nursing Diagnosis Association
No active pulmonary disease
Sodium thiopental (Pentothal)
No Apparent Reason
No added salt
Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis
Not assessed in triage
Newborn
Note well
Normoblast
Nothing by mouth
Non Invasive Blood Pressure
94
NBQC
NBS
NBS
NBT
NBW
NC or N/C
N/C
NC
NC
NC
NCA
NCAT
NCHCT
NCLEX-PN®
NCLEX-RN®
NCP
NCPDP
NCQA
NCT
NCV
ND
ND
ND
NDC
NDT
NE
Neb
NEC
NEC
NED
Neg.
Neg. O.D.
Neg. O.S.
Neg. O.U.
NEFG
NER
NERD
Neuro
Neuro
NeuroSurg
N.F.
NFD
NFLPN
NFS
NFTD
Narrow based quad cane
Normal breath sounds
Normal bowel sounds
Nitro blue tetrazolium test
Normal birth weight
Nasal cannula
No complaints
No charge
Noncontributory
Nasal cannula
Nurse controlled analgesia
Normocephalic atraumatic
Non-Contrast Head CT Scan
National Council Licensure Examination – Practical Nurse
National Council Licensure Examination – Registered Nurse
Nursing care plan
Nation Council of Prescription Drug Programs
National Committee for Quality Assurance
Non-contact tonometry; near cover test
Nerve conduction velocity
Neural density filter
Not distended
Note dictated
National Drug Code
Neurodevelopmental treatment
Not examined
Nebulizer
Necrotizing enterocolitis
Not classified elsewhere
No evidence recurrent disease
Negative
Negative Right Eye
Negative Left Eye
Both Eyes Together or For Each Eye
Normal external female genitalia
No evidence of recurrence
No evidence of recurrent disease
Neurology/neurological
Neurologist
Neurosurgery
National Formulary
No focal deficits
National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses, Inc.
Natural Fiber Supplement
Normal full term delivery
95
NG
NG
NG
NG or N-G
NGB
NGRI
NGT
NGTD
NH
NH
NH3
NHA
NHL
NI
NIA
NIBPM
NIC
NICU
NICU
NIDDM
NIDSEC
NIF
NIH
Nirr
Nitro
NK
NKA
NKCA
NKDA
NKFA
NKMA
NKOA
Nl
NLP
NLT
NM
nm
NMBA
NMDS
nml
NMR
NMRI
NN
NNH
NNP
No growth
Nanogram
Nasogastric
Nasogastric tube
Neurogenic bladder
Not guilty by reason of insanity
Nasogastric tube
No growth to date
Nursing home
Nursing hours
Ammonia
Nursing home acquired
Non Hodgkin’s lymphoma
No insurance
Nursing Information Systems
Non-invasive blood pressure monitor
Nursing Interventions Classification
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Neurological Intensive Care Unit
Non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
Nursing Information and Data Set Evaluation Center
Negative inspiratory force
National Institute of Health
Nodal (irregular)
Nitroglycerin
Not known
No known allergies
No known contrast allergies
No known drug allergies
No known food allergies
No known medication allergies
No known other allergies
Normal
No light perception
No later than
Neuromuscular
Nanometer
Neuromuscular blocking agent
Nursing Minimum Data Set
Normal
Nuclear magnetic resonance
Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging
Nurses note
Number needed to harm
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
96
no.
N.O.
NOC
Noc
noc
Noct
noct.
NOD
NOK
non-par
Non. Rep.
non seg.
Nor
Norm
NOS
NOS
NP
NP
NP
NP
N-P
NPA
NPA
NPA
NPC
NPC
NPDB
NPH
NPL
NPN
NPN
NPN
NPO
NQF
N.R.
N.R.
NR
NR
N.R.
NR
NRB
nRBC
NRC
NREM
NRM
Number
Not obtainable
Nursing Outcomes Classification
Night
Nocturia
Night
At night / nocturnal
Nurse on duty
Next of Kin
Non-participating provider
Not to be refilled or repeated
Nonsegmented neutrophil
Norsen
Normal
No office show
Not otherwise specified
Nurse practitioner
Non-productive
Not patent
Nasopharyngeal
Neuro-Psychiatric
Nasopharyngeal airway
National Prescription Audit
Non-participating provider approved
No previous correction; near point of convergence
Nonproductive cough
National Practioner Data Bank
Neutral protamine hagedorn (Insulin)
No perception of light
Nonprotein nitrogen
Nursing progress note
Non-participating provider not approved
Nil per os (nothing by mouth)
National Quality Forum
Do not repeat
No refills
No response
Non-rebreather
Not Reacting
Not Recorded
Non-rebreathing (circuit)
Nucleated red blood cells
Normal retinal correspondence
Non rapid eye movement
Non rebreather mask
97
NRT
NS
NS
NS
NS
NS
NS or NSC
NSA
NSAID
NSCLC
NSCLCA
NSD
NSD
NSF
NSFTD
NSG
NSG
NSR
NSS
NSS
NST
NSTE
NSTEMI
NSU
NSVD
NT
NT
NT
N-T
NTA
NTC
NTD
NTE
NTG
NTG
NTP
NTS
NTT
NTT
Nuc. RBC
Nullip
NUV
N/V
N&V
NVD
No Rebound Tenderness
Normal saline
Neurosurgery
Nerves
Nervous System
Nuclear sclerosis
Nuclear sclerotic cataract
No significant abnormality
Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
Non-small cell lung cancer
Non small cell lung cancer
Nasal septal deviation
Normal spontaneous delivery
No significant findings
Normal spontaneous full term delivery
Nursing
Neurosurgery
Normal sinus rhythm
Normal saline solution
Normal sterile saline
Non-stress test
Non standard elevation
Non ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction
Neurosurgey unit
Normal spontaneous vaginal delivery
Not tender
Nursing technician
Not tested
Naso-tracheal
Nothing to add
Non tender calf
Negative to date
Not to exceed
Nitroglycerin
Normotensive glaucoma
Normal temperature and pressure
Nasotracheal suction
Numbness tenderness tingling
Nasotracheal tube
Nucleated red blood cells
Nulliparous (no pregnancies)
Normocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis
Nausea/vomiting
Nausea and vommiting
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
98
NVD
NVD
NVE
NVI
NVI
N&W
NWB
NWB
NYD
NWT
N2O
N20/02
Neovascularization of the Optic Disc
Normal vaginal delivery
Neovascularization of the retina elsewhere
Neurovascular intact
Neovascularization of iris
Normal and well
Non-weight bearing
No weight bearing
Not yet diagnosed
Normal wearing time
Nitrous oxide
Nitrous oxide and oxygen
99
O Abbreviations
O
O
o
o
O
O
O
OA
OA
OA
OA
OA
O Antigen
O.B.
OB
OB/GYN
obl
OBRA
OBS
OBS
Obs
OC
OC
OC
OC
OC
O/C
OCBZ
Occ
OCC
OCC
Occas
occ bl
Occ TH
Occup Rx
OCD
OCT
OCT
OD
OD
OD
OD
o.d.
ODD
Objective
Other
None
Without
Oral
Orally
Occlusal (Surface of tooth)
On arrival
Oral airway
Osteoarthritis
Open access
Open area
Somatic antigen
Occult blood
Obstetrics
Obstetrics and gynecology
Oblique
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987
Organic brain syndrome
Observation
Obstructive
Oral contraceptives
Obstetrical conjugate
Occluded (burn)
On call
Optical center
Oncoming
Oxycarbazepine (Trileptal)
Occupation
Occasional
Occiput or Occipital
Occasional
Occult blood
Occupational Therapy
Occupation or Occupational Therapy
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Oxytocin challenge test
Ornithine carbamyl transferase
Right eye (not recommended)
Overdose
Overall diameter
Optical density
Once daily
Oppositional defiant dissorder
100
ODS
OE
O/E
OET
OGT
17 OH
OH
OH
OH Corticoids
17 OHCS
OHD
OHFM
OHT
Oint
Oj
OKC
OLT
OLT
OM
OMB
OMFS
OMS
ONH
OOA
OOB
OOP
OOP
OOP
OOPS
OOR
OP
OP
OP
OP
OP
O&P
OPA
OPC
OPC
OPD
Oph
Ophth
OPOT
OPPS
One day stay
Otitis externa
On examination
Oro-endotracheal tube
Orogastric tube
17 Hyrdroxy steroid
Occupational history
Oral hygiene
Hydrocorticosteroids
17-Hydroxycorticosteroids
Organic heart disease
Overhead frame
Ocular hypertension
Ointment
Orange Juice
Open kinetic chain
Occiput left transverse
Orthotopic Liver Transplant
Otitis media
Ocular motor balance
Oral Maxillary Facial Surgery
Organic Mental Syndrome
Optic nerve head
Out of area
Out of bed
Out of premises
Out of pocket
Out on pass
Out-of-pocket-expenses
Out of room
Occiput posterior
Outpatient
Oropharyngeal
Operation
Overpressure
Ova and parasites
Oral pharyngeal airway
Order of protective custody
Outpatient clinic
Outpatient department
Ophthalmoscope or Ophthalmoscopic
Ophthalmology
Outpatient occupational therapy
Outpatient prospective payment system
101
Opt
OPTN
OPV
OPV
OR
OR
ORETT
ORIF
ORT
ORT
Orth.
OS
os
os
os
OSA
OSCAR
OSH
OSHA
osm
osmo
OT
O.T.
Ot
OT
ot
OTA
OTC
OTH
Oto
OTR
OU
Out Pt
OV
O/W
OX
OX3
oz
O2
O2 cap.
O2 sat.
Optopor Sponge
Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network
Oral poliovirus vaccine
Oral polio vaccine
Operating room
Open reduction
Oral endotracheal tube
Open Reduction and Internal Fixation
Operating room technician
Occiput right transverse
Orthopedic
Left eye (not recommended)
Mouth
Opening
Bone
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Online Survey Certification and Reporting
Outside Hospital
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Osmole(s)
Osmolality
Occupational therapist
Old tuberculin
Otolaryngology
Occupational therapy
Ear
Open to air
Over the counter non-prescription medication
Outside Hospital
Otolaryngology
Registered Occupational Therapist
Both eyes (not recommended)
Outpatient
Office visit
Otherwise
Oximeter
Oriented times three
Ounce
Oxygen
Oxygen capacity
Oxygen saturation
102
P Abbreviations
P
P
P
P
P
p
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P131
PA
PA
PA
P&A
P-A
PAAO
PAB
PAB, PABA
PAC
PAC
PaCO2
PACU
PAF
PAGE
PAH
PAL
Palp
palp
Palp
PAM
PAN
P-ANCA
PANSS
PAOP
PaO2
PAO2
PaO2
Pap
PAP
PAP
# live births (Para)
Pending
Plan
Purulent
Pulse
After
Potassium
Phosphorus
Poor
Phlebitis
Pressure
Pump
Page (plural: pp)
Radioactie phosphorous
Pernicious anemia
Physician's assistant
Pulmonary artery
Percussion and auscultation
Posterior anterior
Pan American Association of Ophthalmology
Pre-albumin
Para-aminobenzoic acid
Premature atrial contraction
Pre-admission certificate
Partial Pressure CO2
Post anesthesia care unit
Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis
Para-amino hippurate
Posterior axillary line
Palpitation
Palpate
Palpable
Pulmonary Artery Mean Pressure
Polyarteritis nodosa
Perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic anitbody
Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale
Pulmonary artery occlusion pressure
Partial Pressure O2
Alveolar oxygen pressure
Peripheral arterial oxygen content
Papanicolaou test (pap smear)
Pulmonary artery pressure
Primary atypical (virus) pneumonia
103
PAP-M
PAR
Par
Para
Para
Para
Para
Para I, Para II, etc.
paracent.
paratyph.
PARR
PARU
PAS
PAS
PAS
Past Hx
PASV
PAT
PAT
PAT
PAT
PA test
Path
pathol
PA view
PAWP
PAX
Pb
PB
PB
PB
P Bars
PBG
PBI
PBS
p.c.
PC
PC
PC
PC
pc
Mean pulmonary artery pressure
Post anesthesia recovery
Participating provider
# live births
One Pregnancy
Prior births
Paraplegic
Primipara, Secundipara, etc. Indication of a woman of so many children
Paracentesis
Paratyphoid
Postanesthesia recovery room
Post anesthesia recovery unit
Periodic acid schiff stain
Pulmonary artery systolic pressure
Para-aminosalicylic acid
Past medical history
Pressure Activated Safety Valve
Preadmission testing
Paroxysmal atrial tachycardia
Pregnancy at term
Paroxysm atrial tachycardia
Phenylalanine test
Pathology
Pathology
Posterioranterior view on x-ray
Pulminary Artery Wedge Pressure
Periapical x-ray
Lead
Peripheral blood
Piggy Back
Phenobarbital
Parallel bars
Porphobilinogen
Protein bound iodine
Phosphate-buffered saline
After meals
Packed cells
Porta cath
Posterior chamber
Posterior capsule
Post prandial
104
PC
PC
PCB
PCA
PCA
PCG
PCG
PCH
PCL
PCN
PCN
PCN
PCN
PCO2
PCO2
pCO2
Pco2
PCP
pcp
PCP
PCP
PCPM
PCS
PCR
PCR
PCRC
PCS
PCV
PCWP
PCXR
PD
PD
PD
PD
PDA
PDD
PDE5
PDL
PDN
PDOF
PDR
PDR
Pdr
PDRP
PDQ
Pin Care
Phenol-coefficient
Pnuematic compression boot
Personal care attendant
Patient-controlled analgesia
Primary care giver
Phonocardiogram
Personal care home
Posterior cruciate ligament
Penicillin
Percutaneous nephrostomy
Primary Care Network
Primary care nurse
Partial pressure carbon dioxide
Carbon dioxide concentration
Carbon dioxide tension
Carbon dioxide pressure
Pneumocystic carinii pneumonia
Phencyclidine
Patient care plan
Primary care physician
Per contract per month
Precordial stethoscope
Physician Contingency Reserve
Polymerase chain reaction
Patient’s (recipient’s) cells
Pneumatic compression sleeves
Packed Cell Volume (of blood)
Pulmonary capillary wedge pressure
Portable chest x-ray
Peritoneal dialysis
Postural drainage
Prism Diopters
Papillary distance
Patent Ductus Aerteriosus
Pervasive development disorder
Phosphodiesterase type 5
Periodontal ligament
Private duty nurse
Principle direction of force
Physicians Desk Reference
Proliferative diabetic retinopathy
Powder
Psychotropic Drug Reduction Program
Physicians Data Query
105
PE
PE
PE
PE
PE, PHACO
PEA
PEA
PEC
Ped.
Pedi
PEE
PEEP
PEER
PEG
PEG
PEG
PEG
PEK
PEJ
PEN
PEP
Per
Per
Percuss & ausc.
Peri
Perio
Periop
PERL
PERLA
PERRLA
PERT
PESP
PET
PEX
PF
PF
PFC
PFF
PFM
PFS
PFS
PFSH
PFT
PF, PA 1%
PG
Physical examination
Pharcoemulsification
Pulmonary embolism
Pulmonary Edema
Phacoemulsification
Pulseless Electrical Activity
Phenyl ethyl alcohol agar
Pre-existing condition
Pediatrics
Pediatric
Punctuate epithelial erosions
Positive end expiratory pressure
Population expected event rate
Percutaneous endoscopic gastroscopy
Pneumoencephalogram
Percutaneous gastrostomy
Punctuate epithelial granularity
Punctuate epithelial keratitis
Percutaneous jejunostony
Penicillin
Performance Evaluation Procedure
Perineal
Through or by
Percussion and auscultation
Perineum, perineal
Periodontal
Perioperative
Pupils equal and reactive to light
Pupils equal & reactive to light & accommodation
Pupils equal, round, reactive to light & accommodation
Program Evaluation Review Technique
Psychiatric Emergency Screening Program
Positron emission computed tomography
Plasma exchange
Push fluids
Plantarflexion
Persistent fetal circulation
Protein-free filtrate
Porcelain fused to metal (Crown)
Patellofemoral syndrome
Pulmonary Function Studies
Past family social history
Pulmonary function test
Pred Forte eye drops, prednisolone acetate
Phosphtidylglyerol
106
Pg
PGF
PGM
PgRT
PGY
pH
pH
PH
PH
PH
pH
PH or PMH
PHACO
pharm
Pharm. D.
Phb
Phos
Phos
PHN
PHR
phy
Phys
physio
Phys Med
Phys Th
PI 1/8
PI
PI
PI
PICA
PICC
PICU
PICU
PICU
PID
PIE
piggy bank
PIOPED
PIP
PIP
PIP
PIH
Pit
PIV
PIVM
Pictogram (0.000000000001 gram)
Paternal grandfather
Paternal grandmother
Progesterone receptor test
Postgraduate year
Hydrogen ion concentration
Negative log of hydrogen ion concentration
Private home
Pinhole
Personal history
Power of hydrogen
Past history or past medical history
Pharcoemulsification
Pharmacy
Doctor of Pharmacy
Phenobarbital
Phosphate
Phosphorus
Public health nurse
Periodic health review
Phytohemagglutinin test
Physical
Physiotherapy, physical therapy
Physical Medicine
Physical Therapy
Phospholine Iodine 1/8%
Post injury
Present illness
Pulmonary insufficiency
Posterior inferior coronary artery
Peripherally inserted central catheter
Pediatric intensive care unit
Pulmonary intensive care unit
Psychiatric intensive care unit
Pelvic inflammatory disease
Problem, Implementation, Evaluation
IV medication connection to main IV
Prospective investigation of pulmonary embolism diagnosis
Peak inspiratory pressure
Proximal Interphangeal Phalanx
Personal Injury Protection
Pregnancy induced hypertension
Pitocin
Peripheral intravenous
Passive intervertebral motion
107
PJC
pK
Pk
PK
PKP or PK
PKU
PL
PL
PL
pl
Plac
pl ct
PLF
PLND
PLP
PL(S)O
Plt
Plts
PM
PM
PM
PM
PMD
PMDD
P.M.E.B.S.
PMG
PMH
PMHx
PMI
PMN
PMP
PMP
PMS
PM & R
PMR
PMR
PMV
PMV
PMX
PN
PN
PN
P&N
PNC
PNC
Porcelain jacket crown
Dissociation constant
Clean, not progressive
Pyruvate kinase assay
Penetrating keratoplasty
Phenylketonuria
Plastic surgery
Plan of treatment
Light perception
Plasma
Placenta
Platelet count
Prior level of functioning
Pelvic lymph node dissection
Panretinal laser photocoagulation
Posterior leaf (spring) orthosis
Platelet
Platelets
Post mortem
Petit mal
Afternoon
Post meridian
Primary or private medical doctor
Premenstual dysphoric disorder
Physical, mental, emotional, behavioral, social
Primary medical group
Prior medical history
Past medical history
Point of maximal impulse
Polymorphonuclears (leucocytes-blood count)
Primary medical physician
Previous menstrual period
Premenstrual syndrome
Physical medicine & rehabilitation
Polymyalgia rheumatica
Periodic Medical Review
Prolapsed mitral valve
Passy Muir Valve
Pneumothorax
Practical nurse
Poorly nourished
Progress note
Psychiatry and neurology
Prenatal clinic
Premature nodal contraction
108
PND
PND
PND
Pneu.
Pneumo
PNF
PNH
PNI
PNO
PNP
PNS
PNS
PNT
PNX
PO
PO
PO
PO
PO2
pO2
pO2
pO4
p.o.
POA
POAG
POB
POC
POC
POC
POC
POD
POD
POH
POHS
poik
polys (PMN)
POMR
PON
Poplit
POR
POS
Pos.
POS
post
Post
Post nasal drip
Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
Pending
Pneumonia
Pneumothorax (collapsed lung)
Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
Paroxysmal noctural hemoglobinuria
Peripheral nerve injury
Paroxysmal Nocturnal Dyspnea
Pediatric nurse practitioner
Peripheral nerve stimulator
Peripheral nervous system
Percutaneous neuromodulation therapy
Pneumothorax
Per os (by mouth)
Postoperative
Phone order
Pedal Pulse
Partial pressure oxygen in bloodstream
Partial Pressure of Dissolved Oxygen in a Solution
Oxygen tension
Phosphate
By mouth
Present on admission
Primary open angle glaucoma
Place of birth
Position of choice
Plan of care
Product of conception
Personally owned conveyance (car)
Physician on duty
Postoperative day (Followed by a number)
Previous ocular history
Presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome
Poikilocytosis
Polymorphonuclear leukocytes
Problem-Oriented Medical Record
Post operative nausea vomiting
Popliteal
Problem-Oriented Record
Plan of service
Positive
Point of service
After
Post mortem examination, autopsy
109
Post
Post cib
Postop.
Post-op
Post. Sag. D.
Pot
POTA
P. ox.
P&P
PP
PP
PP
PP
PP
p.p.
PPB
PPBS
PPD
PPD
PPDR
PPF
PPH
PPH
PPI
PPLO
PPM
PPM
PPO
PPP
PPPG
PPRC
PPS
PPS
PPT
PPT
Ppt
PPTL
PPVT-R
PQRE
PR
P.R.
p.r.
p.r.
PR3
PRA
Posterior (back)
After eating
Postoperative
After operation
Posterior sagittal diameter
Potassium
Potentially open to air
Pulse oximeter
Prothrombin and Proconvertin test time
Pedal pulse
Peripheral pulse
Postpartum
Post prandial
Positive pressure
Pulse pressure
Positive pressure breathing
Postprandial Blood Sugar
Packs per day
Purified protein derivative
Preproliferative diabetic retinopathy
Protein plasma fractional
Post partum hemorrhage
Past psychiatric history
Protein pump inhibitors
Pleuropneumonia-like organisms
Parts per million
Permanent pacemaker
Peferred provider organization
Pedal pulse present
Post prandial plasma glucose
Physician Payment Review Commission
Permanent pacemaker system
Prospective Payment System
Person, place and time
Partial Prothrombin Time
Percipitate, prepared
Postpartum tubal ligation
Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-Revised
Progressive quad resistance exercises
Proctology
Pupil Reaction
Per rectum
Pulse rate
Proteinase 3
Plasma renin activity
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PRAS
PRBC
PRC
PRE
prem
pre-op
Pre-op
prep.
Prep
Prev
Prgn
PRICE
primigravida
Primip.
PRK
p.r.m.
p.r.n.
p.r.n.
PRN
PRO
PRO
PRO
Pro
Proc
Prod
Prog
PROM
PROM
PROM
pron
Prophy
Pros
prot
prot
Prothr. Time
Pro. Time
prot. Ox 19
Prox
PRP
P&S
PS
PS
PS
PS
PS
Pre-reduced anaerobically sterilized media
Packed red blood cells
Pregnancy risk category
Progressive Resistive Exercise
Premature
Preoperative
Before Surgery
Prepare for
Preparation and/or Skin Shave
Previous
Pronator - Pronatin
Protect, rest, ice, compression, elevation
During the First Pregnancy
Primiparous (first pregnancy)
Photorefractive keratectomy
According to circumstances
When Necessary, as required
In dosage
As needed
Protein
Peer Review Organization
Professional Review Organization
Pronation
Procedure
Productive
Prognosis
Passive range of motion
Premature rupture of membranes
Prolonged rupture of membranes
Pronator, pronation
Dental prophylaxis
Prostate, prostatic
protein
Protestant
Prothrombin Time
Prothrombin Time
Proteus Ox 19
Proximal
Pan-retinal photocoagulation
Pain & spasm
Physical status
Plastic surgery
Pressure Support
Packing Strips (Dressing Type)
Pulmonary stenosis
111
PS
P.S.
PSA
PSA
PSBO
PSC
PSCC
PSH
P.S.H.
psi
PSIS
PSMA
PSP
PSP
PS RS
PSS
PSVT
Psy; Psych
PsychD
PT
pt
PT
PT
PT
pt
P&T
PT
PTA
PTA
PTA
PTA
p’tase
PTB
PTC
PTC
PTCA
PTE
Pt Ed
PTH
PTN
PTSD
PTT
Ptx
PU
PU
Psychotic
Pyloric stenosis
Prostatic specific antigen
Prostatic Antigen
Partial small bowel obstruction
Posterior subcapsular cataract
Posterior subcapsular cataract
Past surgical history
Psycho-social history
Pounds per square inch
Posterior superior iliac spine
Progressive spinal muscular atrophy
Phenosulfonphthalein
Phenol Sulphonphthlein test
Patient’s (recipient’s) serum
Pelvic Sepsis Syndrome
Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
Psychiatric
Doctor of Psychology
Prothrombin time
Patient
Physical therapy
Posterior tibial (pulse)
Physiotherapy
Pint
Peak & trough
Physical Therapy
Prior to admission or arrival
Physical therapy assistant
Plasma thromboplastin antecedent factor XI
Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty
Phosphatase
Patellar tendon bearing
Persistent transitional circulation
Plasma thromboplastin component factor IX
Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
Pretrial evaluation
Patient education
Parathyroid hormone
Phenytoin (Dilantin)
Posttraumatic stress disorder
Partial thromboblastin time
Pelvic traction
Pregnancy urine
Peptic ulcer
112
PUD
Pulm.
pulse ox.
Pulv
PUPPP
Pur
PV
PV
PVA
PVC
PVD
PVD
PVDz
PVL
PVP
PVR
PVR
PVR
PVT
PVT
P/W
PWB
PWB%
PWD
Px
Px
Px
Px
PZ-CK
PZI
p131
P1, P2, P4
P2
P2
P32
Peptic ulcer disease
Pulmonary
Pulse oximetry
Powder
Prutic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy
Purulent
Plasma volume
Peripheral vascular
Polyvinyl alcohol
Premature ventricular contraction
Peripheral vascular disease
Posterior vitreous detachment
Peripheral vascular disease
Peripheral venous line
Polyvinylpyrrolidone
Post void residual
Peripheral vascular resistance
Pulmonary Vascular Resistance
Previous trouble
Paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia
Presented with
Partial weight bearing
Partial weight bearing with percent
Powder
Physical examination
Prognosis
Patient
Pneumothorax
Pancreozymin-Cholescystokinin
Protamine zinc insulin
Radioactive Phosphorous
Pilocarpine (with concentration)
Pulmonic second heart sound
Pulmonic second sound
Radioactive phosphorus
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Q Abbreviations
q
q
Q(x)H
QA
qam
q.d.
q.h.
q.hs.
q.hs.
qhs
q2H
q4H
q.i.d.
q.i.w.
q.l.
QM
QMB
QMT
q.n.
QNS
qod
qoh
qon
qp
qPM
q.q.
q.q.h.
QRC
QS
Qs
QS
qSHIFT
qt
qtts
quad
qual
quant.
qv
q.w.
Every
Each
Every (x) hours
Quality Assurance
Every morning
Every day
Every hour
Every 2 hours, Every 4 hours, etc.
Daily at bedtime
Every hour of sleep (Not recommended)
Every two hours
Every four hours
Four times a day
Four times a week
As much as desired
Quality management
Qualified Medicare beneficiary
Quality management team
Every night
Quantity not sufficient
Every other day
Every other hour
Every other night
As much as desired
Every afternoon
Each, every
Every 4 hours
Quantitative radiocardiography
Quantity sufficient
As much as needed
Quadriceps sets
Every shift
Quart
Drops
Quadriplegic
Qualitative
Quantitative/quantity
As much as you please/wish
Every week
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R Abbreviations
R.
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R (Resp)
®
R or Rt.
Ra
RA
RA
RA
R.A.
R.A.
Rad
rad
rad
RAD
RAE
RAH
RAI
RAI
R Air
RAIU
r.a.m.
RAN
RAP
RAP
RAP
RAPD
RAPS
RAS
RAS
RAST
RAST
Reacting
Rectal
Rectal Temperatur
Rectum
Redness
Registration
Regular
Reinforced (Dressing Type)
Respiratory Rate
Returned
Resident
Right Fretal
Roentgen (x-ray)
Rub
Respirations
Right
Right
Radium
Room air
Right arm
Rheumatoid arthritis
Regional anesthesia
Right Atrium (of heart)
Radial
Radius
Radiation absorbed dose
Right axis deviation
Right atrial enlargement
Right atrial hypertrophy
Residential Assessment Instrument
Radioactice Iodine
Room air
Radioactive iodine uptake
Rapid alternating movements
Resident admitting note
Right Arterial Pressure
Resident Assessment Protocol
Retinal artery pressure
Relative afferent papillary defect
Resident Assessment Protocols
Renal artery stenosis
Right arm sitting
Radioallergosorbent test
Radioimmunosorbent assay test
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RA-test
RAtx
RBBB
RBC
RBC
RC
R&C
RCA
RCIS
RCM
R colony
RCP
RCS
RCS
RCT
RCT
RCT
RCT
RCU
RCV
RD
RD
RD
RD
RDA
RDH
RDS
RDW
RE
re
Re
RE
RE
R.E.
readm
Rec
REC
rec.
Recd
Rect
Rect
Rectic.
Reg
Reg. Ins.
Rehab
Rapid test (Hyland) for rheumatoid arthritis
Radiation therapy
Right bundle branch block
Red blood cells
Red blood count
Rotator cuff
Reasonable and customary
Right coronary artery
Resistered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist
Right Costal Margin
Rough colony
Respiratory care practitioner
Respiratory Care Service
Reticulum cell sarcoma
Rotator cuff tear
Randomized controlled trial
Root canal therapy
Registered care technician
Respiratory care unit
Receive
Registered dietitian
Retinal detachment
Respiratory distress
Reaction to degeneration
Recommended dietary allowance
Registered dental hygienist
Respiratory distress syndrome
Red cell distribution width
Rehabilitation engineering
Concerning
Regarding
Right eye
Reconditioning exercise
Radium emanation
Readmission
Recreation
Recommendations
Rectum, rectal, rectis
Received
Rectum
Rectus muscle
Reticulocyte
Regular
Insulin Injection
Rehabilitation
116
REIL
REIS
rem
REMS
reps
R.E.S.
Res
Resp
Ret
ret
retics
REX
RF
RF
RF
RF
RF
RF
RF
RFA
RFA
RFIL
RFIS
RFL
RFP
RFP
RFT
R/G
Rh
Rh
RH
RH
RhA
RHCF
RHD
RHF
RHI
R HoT
RHT
RHyperT
RHypoT
RI
RI
RIA
RICE
RIG
Repeated extension in lying
Repeated extension in standing
Roentgen, equivalent, man
Rapid eye movement sleep
Repetitions
Reticulo-endothelial system
Resident
Respiratory, Respirations
Retinoscopy
Retraction
Reticulocyte
Resistive exercise
Refill
Rheumatic Fever
Rheumatoid factor
Relative fraction
Renal failure
Replacement fluid
Risk Factors
Reason for Admission
Right frontoanterior
Repeated flexion in lying
Repeated flexion in standing
Right Femoral Vein
Right frontoposterior
Request for proposal
Right frontotransverse
Red, Granulating, Bumpy, Beefy
Rhesus blood factor
Rh Factor of Blood
Rhonchi
Right hyperphoria
Rheumatoid arthritis
Residential Health Care Facility
Rheumatic heart disease
Right heart failure
Regular Humulin Insulin
Right hypotrophia
Right hypertrophia
Right hypertropia
Right hypotropia
Regular insulin
Refractive index
Radioimmunoassay
Rest, ice, compression, and elevation
Right inguinal hernia
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RIG
RIH
RISS
RK
RL
RLA
R to L&A
RLE
RLF
RLL
RLL
RLO
RLQ
RLR
RM
RMA
RMC
RML
RML
RMP
RMSF
RMT
R/N
RN
RNA
RNC
RNFL
RNP
RO
R/O
ROA
ROC
ROC
ROD
ROM
ROM
ROM
ROM
ROP
ROP
ROS
ROT
rot
RP
RP
Rigid
Right inguinal hernia
Regular insular sliding scale
Radial keratotomy
Ringer’s lactate solution
Rancho Los Amigo Scale
React to light and accommodation
Right lower extremity
Retrolental fibroplasia
Right lower lobe (lung)
Right lower lid
Rule Out
Right lower quadrant
Right lateral recumbent
Rebreathing mask
Right mentoanterior
Rating method code
Right medial lateral
Right middle lobe (lung)
Right mentoposterior
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Right mentotransverse
Renew
Registered nurse
Ribonucleic acid
Registered nurse, certified
Retinal nerve fiber layer
Restorative Nursing Program
Reality orientation
Rule out
Right occiput anterior
Red blood cells
Resident on call
Resident on duty
Range of motion
Rupture of membrane
Right otitis media
Range of movement
Right occiput posterior
Retinopathy of prematurity
Review of systems
Right occiput transverse
Rotation
Retinal pigmentosa
Retrograde pyelogram
118
RPA
RPB
RPCF
RPD
RPE
RPF
RPG
RPGN
RPI
RPh
r.p.m.
RPR
RPR
RPT
RQ
RR
RR
RR
RR
RR
RRA
RRE
RRP
RRR
RROM
RRT
RRW
RS
R/S
RS
RSA
RSD
RSI
RSO
RSOM
RSOT
RSP
RSR
RST
RSV
RT
RT
RT
RT
RT
Registered Physician Assistant
Retinol-binding protein
Reiter’s Protein Complement-Fixation (a test for syphilis)
Removable partial denture
Retinal pigmentosa epithelium
Renal plasma flow
Retrograde pyelogram
Rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis
Renal Perfusion Index
Registered pharmacist
Revolutions per minute
Rapid plasma reagent
Repair
Registered Physical Therapist
Repiratory quotient
Recovery room
Respiratory rate
Red rubber
Road Rash
Room ready
Registered Record Administrator
Round, regular, and equal
Radical retropubic prostatectomy
Regular rate & rhythm
Resistive range of motion
Rapid response team
Ronchi rales wheezes
Redness, swelling
Right side
Rhythmic stabilization
Right sacrum anterior
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
Repetative strain injury
Right salpingo-oophorectomy
Right serous otitis media
Right esotropia
Right sacrum posterior
Regular sinus rhythm
Right sacrum transverse
Respiratory syncytial virus
Respiratory therapy
Recreational therapy
Radiation therapy
Recreational therapist
Right
119
RT
RT
R/T
RTC
RTC
RTO
RTS
RTS
RTW
RT3U
RUB
RUC
RUE
RUG
RUG
RUL
RUL
RUQ
RV
RV
RVE
RVH
RVS
RVT
RW
R/W
R-W
Rx
Rx
Rx
Rx
Rx-ed
RXN
Rexns
Return
Rectal Temperature
Related to
Return to clinic
Round the Clock
Return to office
Raised toilet seat
Return to school
Return to work
Resin T3-uptake
Rubricyte
Regular uterine contraction
Right upper extremity
Resource Utilization Group
Retrograde urethrogram
Right upper lobe (lung)
Right upper lid
Right upper quadrant
Right ventricle
Residual volume
Right ventricular enlargement
Right ventricular hypertrophy
Relative Value System (Method of assigning the cost of a procedure or
service)
Rate, volume, tone
Rolling walker
Reviewed with
Rideal Walker
Prescription
Take (therapy)
Therapy
Treatment
Treated
Reaction
Reactions
120
S Abbreviations
1SH
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
s or sc
S
s
S
S
S
S
S1
S2
S3
S4
S1 – 5
SaO2
SaO2
S&A
SA
Sa.
SA
SA
SAB
SAC
SAC
SACH
SAH
SAH
SAID
sal. level
SaO2
SARS
SART
One story house
Sacral
Scanty
Sensitive
Serious
Sister
Serum
Subjective
Supervision
Subclavian
Swelling
Normal sinus rhythm
Without
Sensation
Without refractive correction
Sign
Second
Sorbsan
Soft
Sine
Shallow
First heart sound
Second heart sound
Atrial gallop
Ventricular gallop
Sacral vertebrae 1 – 5 or sacral nerve roots 1 – 5
Pulse oximetry determination
Oxygen saturation
Sugar & acetone
Sustained action
Saline
Sinoatrial
Substance abuse
Subarachnoid block
Short arm cast
Sub-acute care
Solid ankle-cushion heel (prosthetic foot)
Subarachnoid hemorrhage
Systemic arterial hypertension
Specific adaptation to imposed demands
Salicylate level
Arterial oxygen saturation
Severe acute respiratory syndrome
Sexual response team
121
Sat
Sat
SAQ
SB
SB
SB
SB
SB
SBA
SBE
SBF
SBFT
SBIS
SBO
SBP
SBQ
SBS
SBT
SBT
SC
SC
SC
SC
Sc
SC
sc
S/C
SC anemia
SCB
Scc
SCC
SCC
SCCA
SCD
SCD
Sch
schiz
schz
SCI
SCI WRA
SC joint
SCLC
SCL, EWSCL
SCM
Saturation
Saturated
Short arc quad set
Side bending
Sinus bradycardia
Specialty bed
Stillborn
Static Balance
Stand by assistance
Subacute bacterial endocarditis
Said to be fasting
Small bowel follow through (x-ray)
Side bending in standing
Small bowel obstruction
Systolic blood pressure
Small base quad (cane)
Short bowel syndrome
Simple bleeding time
Slide board transfer
Subclavian
Subcutaneous(ly)
Sickle cell
Sternoclavicular
Scant (Drainage)
Screening certificate
Without refractive correction
Straight catheterize
Sickle cell anemia
Strictly confined to bed
Succinylcholine
Squamous cell carcinoma
Sickle cell crisis
Semi-closed circle absorber system (breathing circuit)
Sequential compression device
Sudden cardiac death
Succinylcholine
Schizophrenia
Schizophrenic
Spinal cord injury
Spinal cord injury without radiologic abnormality
Sternoclavicular joint
Small cell lung cancer
Soft and extended wear
Sternocleidomastoid muscle
122
SCM
SCO
S colony
SCR
SC Trait
SCU
SD
SDA
SDA
SDAT
SDCU
SDH
SDM
SDS
SDSS
SDU
S&E’d
S/E
SEA
SEAL
sec
sed
sed
Sed Rate
sed. Rate
segs
segs
SEM
Sem. Ves.
Sen
Sen
Sens
sep
Sept AB
Sero, Serol
Sers
SersSq
Sf
SF
SF
SF
SG
SG
SGA
SGC
SGD
Soft care mattress
Superior Court Order
Smooth colony
Standard class rate
Sickle cell trait
Special care unit
Standard deviation
Specific dynamic action
Same day admission
Senile Dementia Alzheimer's Type
Same day care unit
Subdural hematoma
Same day medical
Same day surgery
Same day surgical suite
Step-down unit
Seen and examined
Side Effect
Sheep erythrocyte agglutination
Superior epithelial arcuate lesion
Second, section
Sedimentation
Sedation
Sedimentation rate
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
Segmented cells
Segmented neutrophils
Systolic ejection murmur
Seminal Vesicles
Sensory
Sensation, sensitivity
Sensory, sensation
Separated
Septic abortion
Serology or Serological Test
Serous, Clear, Yellow
Serosanguinous – Yellow with Blood
Sedimentation rate
Spinal fluid
Synovial fluid
Stepfather (May be encircled)
Specific gravity
Swan Ganz Catheter
Small for gestational age
Swan-Ganz catheter
Straight gravity drainage
123
SGIS
s. gl.
SGOT
SGPT
SGS
SH
SH
SH
SHAPA
S Hgb.
SHO
SI
SI
SI
SI
SI
SI
SI
SI
SIADH
SIB
sib(s)
SIC
SICU
SIDS
sig. or S.
Sig
Sig
Sig
Sig
SI/HI
SIL
SIM
Sim cFE
SIRS
SIRS
Skel
SL
Sl.
SL
SL
Sl
Sl
SLAP
SLB
Side glide in standing
Without correction (without glasses)
Serum glutamate oxaloacetate transaminase
Serum Glutamic Pyruvic Transaminase
Subglottis stenosis
Social history
Serum hepatitis
Story house
Social history and psychosocial assessment
Sickle cell hemoglobin
Senior house officer
Sacral Iliac
Steroid injection
Suicidal ideation
Suicidal intent
Sacroiliac joint
Stroke index
Serious illness
Surgical Incision Wound
Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion
Self-injurious behavior
Sibling(s)
Standard industry code (Insurance)
Surgical intensive care unit
Sudden infant death syndrome
Directions
Take (prescription label)
Let it be marked, label as
Mark it on the label
Sidmoidoscopy
Suicidal/homicidal ideation
Sister-in-law
Sulfide-indol-motility
Similac with iron
Severe inflammatory response syndrome
Systemic inflammatory response syndrome
Skeletal
Saline lock
Slight(ly)
Sublingual
Under the tongue
Slough, Slimy, Stringy
Slough, Tan, Yellow, Green, Gray, Moist, Stringy, Loose
Superior Labrum Anterior-Posterior
Short leg brace
124
SLC
SLDH
SLE
SLE
SLE; SLX
SLH
SLK
SLK
SLM
SLP
SLR
SLR
SLS
Sm
Sm
S-M
SM
SM
SMA; SMAC
SMA-14
SMI
SMO
SMO
SMR
SMR
SMT
SN
SNF
SNL
SNS
SNT
SO
SO2
SO4
SOAP
SOAPIE
SOAPIER
SOB
SOB
Soc
SOC
Sod
SOD
Short leg cast
Serum lactic acid dehydrogenase
Straight leg extension
Systemic lupus erthematosus
Slit lamp exam
Supportive living home
Superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis
Spleen liver kidney
Slit-lamp microscope
Speech/language pathologist
Straight leg raise
Straight leg raising
Single leg Stance
Soiled less than 25% of dressing
Small (Drainage)
Sensorimotor
Stepmother (may be encircled)
Streptomycin
Sequential multiple analyzer
Routine admission chemistry
Supplementary medical insurance
Supramalleolar orthoses
Slip made out
Submucous resection
Somnolent metabolic rate
Static muscle test
Student nurse
Skilled nursing facility
Standardized Nursing Language
Sympathetic nervous system
Soft not tender
Superior oblique
Oxygen saturation
Sulfate
Subjective Data, Objective Data, Assessment, Plan
Subjective Data, Objective Data, Assessment, Plan, Implementation,
Evaluation
Subjective Data, Objective Data, Assessment, Plan, Implementation,
Evaluation, Revision
Shortness of breath
Stool occult blood
Social
Start of care
Sodium
Sphincter of Oddi
125
SOD
SOD
SOI
sol.
sol’n
SOM
SONO
S.O.S.
S.O.S.
s.o.s.
SNOMED
SNOP
S/P
S/P
S-P
SP
sp.
sp
sp
sp
SP
SPA
SPA
SPC
SPCA
Sp.cd
SPD
spec
SPF
Sp. Fl.
Spg.
sp. gr.
spec.
sp & H
SPIN
spin
spont
SPK
Spl
SP Level I
SP Level II
SPN
SpO2
SQ
Sq
Statement of deficiency
Supervisor on duty
Signs of infection
Solution
Solution
Serous otitis media
Sonogram
When necessary
If needed
May be Repeated Once if Urgently Required
Systemized Nomenclature of Medicine
Systematized Nomenclature of Pathology
Status post
Suicide precautions
Suprapubic
Special procedure
Spine
Spinal
Spinal Anesthetic
Speech therapy
Suicide precaution(s)
Summary plan description
Salt poor albumin
Single point cane
Serum prothrombin conversion accelerator, Factor VII
Spinal Cord
Sterile Processing Department
Specimen
Sun protection factor
Spinal Fluid
Sponge
Specific gravity
Specimen
Speech and hearing
Standard prescriber identification number
Spine, spinal, spinous
Spontaneous
Superficial punctuate keratitis
Splints
Suicidal precautions Level I
Suicidal precautions Level II
Student practical nurse
Oxygen saturation by pulse oximetry
Subcutaneous
Square
126
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SRN
SRN, SRNVM
SROM
SRR
SS
SS
SS
SS
SS
SS
SS
SS
S/S or S & S
S/S
ss
ss
ss
s.s.
SSA
SSA(B)
SSC
SSD
SSD
SSE
ss. enema
SSI
SSI
SSI
SSKI
SSN
SSRI
SSS
SSS
ST
ST
Side rail
Sinus rhythm
System review
Spontaneous respiration
Sedimentation Rate
Sustained Release
Scarlet red
Superior rectus muscle
Stimulus response
Subretinal neovascularization membrane
Subretinal neovascular membrane
Spontaneous rupture of membranes
Self release restraint
Social Services
Social Security
Shigella-Salmonella Agar
Serosanguineous
Sliding scale
Salem sump
Substernal
Sjogren’s syndrome
Signs & symptoms
Swish and swallow
A half
One Half
Soap Solution
Soap suds
Subsegmental atelectasis
Single-stranded A (B) antigen
Stainless steel crown
Serosanguineous drainage
Social security disability
Soap suds enema
Soap suds enema
Sliding scale insulin
Supplemental security income
Social Security Income
Saturated Solution of Potassium Iodine
Social security number
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
Specific soluble substances
Sick Sinus Syndrome
Short term
Sinus tachycardia
127
ST
ST
st
st
Staph
Stat
Stat
STD
STD
Std Meds
STE
STEmi
STG
stillb.
STJ
STM
STNR
stom
STP
STR
Strep
STS
STSG
STW
STW
subcut.
subconj
Subg
subling.
subling
subq.
Sulf
Sum
SUN
Sup
Sup
Supin
Supp
Surg
SUS
susp.
Susp
SUX
SV
Skin tear
Speech therapy
Stage (of disease)
Stomach
Staphylococcus
Immediately
At Once
Sexually transmitted disease
Skin test dose
Standard Medications
Steps to enter
Segment elevation myocardial infarction
Short term goal
Stillborn or stillbirth
Subtabular joint
Short term memory
Symmetric tonic labyrinthine reflex
Stomach
Sodium thiopental
Short term rehabiliation
Streptococcus
Serologic test for syphillis
Split thickness skin graft
Soft tissue wound
Soft tissue work
Subcutaneous
Subconjunctival
Subgingival
Under the tongue
Sublingual
Subcutaneous
Sulfate
Summary
Serum urea nitrogen
Supervisor, superior
Supine
Supination
Suppository
Surgery or surgical
Stain Urinary Sediment(s)
Suspension
Suspicious Odor – Noticed prior to dressing removal, or odor does not
diminish with exposure to air
Succinyl choline
Spontaneous ventilation
128
SV
SVC
SVC
SVD
SVE
SVID
SVR
SVT
SW
SW
SW
SW
SW
S/W
S/W
SWD
SWR
Sx
Sx
Sxn
Sxn
Sym
sympat.
Sympt.
syr.
Sys
Sys
Syst
Sz
SZAF
Sz D/O
Stroke Volume
Superior vena cava
Service
Spontaneous vaginal delivery
Sterile vaginal exam
Small vessel ischemic disease
Systemic vascular resistance
Supra ventricular tachycardia
Social worker
Skin wheal
Standard walker
Stab wound
Swollen
Soap and Water
Spoke with, speak with
Short wave diathermy
Soft wrist restraint
Sign
Symptoms
Suction
Section
Symptom
Sympathetic
Symptoms
Syrup
Systolic
System
Systolic
Seizure
Schizoaffective
Seizure disorder
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T Abbreviations
T
T
T
T
T
T
T
T
T
T
T
T
T&A
T&A
T&A
T/A
T-A
TA
TA
TA
TA
TA
TAB
TAB
TAB
tab.
TAC
Tach
TAH
TAH & BSO
Talc.
TANF
TAS
TAT
TAT
TAT
TAT
TAU
TB
TB
TB
TBA
TBA
TB(C)
Temperature
Tourniquet
Tympanic
Thoracic
Tobacco
Tenderness
Tan
Transparent
Tablespoon
Tongs
Tonsillectomy
T-piece
Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
Tonsils and adenoids
Time and amount
Toothache
Toxin-antitoxin
Applanation tonometry
Temporal Arteritis
Tendon Achilles
Toxoplasma antibodies
Transactional analysis
Therapeutic abortion
Triple antibiotics
A vaccine prepared with typhoid and paratyphoid A & B
Tablet
Triamcinolone cream
Tachycardia
Total abdominal hysterectomy
Total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
Talcum
Temporary Aid to Needy Families
Therapeutic activity specialist
Thematic Apperception Test
Turnaround time
Tetanus Antitoxin
Tetanus Antitoxin Test
Triple antibiotic ointment
Tuberculosis
Tuberculin
Tubercle Bacillus
To be admitted
To be assessed
Tuberculosis
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TBC
TBG
TBG
TBI
TBI
TBH
TBLC
Tbs
TBSA
TBSP
TC
TC
TC
TC
TC
TC
TC
T/C
TC
TC
T&C
T&C
TCA
TCA
TCDB
TCH
TCN
TCP
TD
Td
T/D
TDWB
TDD
TE
TED
Ted hose
TEDS
T.E.D.’s
TEE
tel
Temp
Temp Flg
TEN
TEN
TENS
Concentration for tubercle bacilli
Thryoxine binding globulin
Total binding globulin
Total body irradiation
Traumatic brain injury
Tracheobronchial hygiene
Term birth living child
Tablespoon
Total body surface area
Tablespoon
Telephone call
Tracheostomy color
Trauma call
Traffic collision
Thought content
Temperature current
To consult
To continue
To contain
Throat culture
Type & cross
Type & cross match
Trichloroacetic acid
Tricyclic antidepressant
Turn, Cough, Deep Breath
Marijuana
Tetracycline
Thrombocytopenia
Tardive dyskinesia
Tetanus - diptheria
Triple dye
Touch down weight bear
Tentative discharge date
Therapeutic exercise
Anti embolism stockings
Antiembolitic stockings
Thromboembolytic preventive stockings
Elastic Support Hose
Transesophageal Echocardiogram
Telemetry
Temperature
Temporary filling
Tender
Total enternal nutrition
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
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TENS
TESD
Tests
Tet
TF
TF
TF
TF
T/F
t/f
T of F
TFA
TFCC
TFL
TFM
TFT
TG
TGA
TGB
TGT
T&H
THA
THAM
THC
Therap
Ther ex
Thor
Thor
THP
THR
Thromb
TI
TIA
TIA
TIBC
TICU
t.i.d.
TID
TIN
Tinc, Tr
TIP
TIUP
TIW
TJ
TKA
Transient electric nerve stimulation
Total end systolic diameter
Diagnostic testing results
Tetanus
Tube feeds
Tube feeding
Transfer form
Tuning Fork
Transfer
Tranfser
Tetralogy of Fallot
Total fatty acids
Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex
Total fluid limit
Transverse friction massage
Thyroid function test
Triglycerides
Transposition great vessels
Tiagabine (Gabatril)
Thromboplastin generation test
Type and hold
Total hip arthroplasty
Tris-hydroxyaminomethane
Tetrahydrocannabinol
Therapy, therapeutic
Therapeutic exercise
Thorax
Thoracic
Total Hip Precautions
Total hip replacement
Thrombosis
Tricuspid Insufficiency
Transient ischemic shock
Transient ischemic attacks
Total iron-binding capacity
Trauma intensive care unit
Three times a day
Three times a day
Three Times a Night
Tincture
Terminal interphalangeal
Term intrauterine pregnancy
Three times per week (Not recommended)
Triceps reflex
Total knee arthroplasty
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TKO
TKR
TL
TL
TL
T-L
TLC
TLC
TLC
TLC
TLOA
TLOA
TLSO
TLV
TM
TM
Tm
TM
TMA
TMA
TMax
TNF
TMJ
TMP-SMX
TNI
TNM
TNM
TNS
TNTC
TO
TO
T/O
T-O
TOA
to AA
toco
T, OD
TOD
TOF
TOF
Tol
To Noc
T.O.P.
TOPV
TORB
To Keep Open
Total knee replacement
Tubal ligation
Triple lumen
Temporary leave
Thoracolumbar
Thin layer chromatography
Total lung capacity
Triple lumen catheter
Tender loving care
Temporary leave of absense
Trial leave of absence
Thoracic lumbar sacral orthosis
Total lung volume
Tympanic membrane
Temperature maximum
Maximal tubular clearance
Tympanum Membrane
Thyroid microsomal antibody
Trans metatarsal amputation
Temperature maximum
Tumor necrosis factor
Temporomandibular joint
Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole
Total nodal irradiation
Staging system—primary tumor
Tumor, nodes and mestasteses
Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulator
Too numerous to count
Telephone order
Total ordered
Throughout
Temperature oral
Tubo-ovarian abscess
To affected areas
Tocodynamometer
Tension, right eye
Time of death
Train-of-four (on PNS)
Tetralogy of fallot
Tolerated
Tonight
Termination of pregnancy
Trivalent oral polio vaccine
Telephone order received by
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TORCH (titer)
TOS
Tot prot
TOV
Toxo
TP
TP
TP
T&P
TPA
TPA
TPA
TPCF
TPI
TPIA
TPM
TPMB
TPN
TPP
TPR
TR
tr
TR
T-R
tr.
Trach
Trach
trans
Trans. D.
trax
Trc
Trich
Trig
Tris
TRP
TRS
T&S
TS
TS
TS
TSA
TSH
TSI
TSR
Toxoplasmosis others (hepatitis, beta strep, flu, mumps, etc.) rubella,
cytomegalovirus (CMV), herpes virus II
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Total proteins
Try on voiding
Toxoplasmosis
Thought process
Total Protein
Term pregnancy
Turned and positioned
Third party administrator
Thrombo proteolytic activity
Treponema pallidum agglutination
Treponema pallidum complement-fixation
Treponema pallidum immobilization
Treponema pallidum immune adherence phenomenon
Topiramate (Topamax)
Treponema pallidum methylene blue
Total parenteral nutrition
Time place person
Temperature, pulse, respiration
Traction
Trace
Therapeutic recreation
Temperature rectal
Tincture
Tracheostomy
Tracheal airway
Transfer
Transverse diameter
Traction
Traction
Trichomonas vaginalis
Triglyceride
Tris (hydroxmethyl) aminomethane
Turn Reposition
Transcyte
Type & screen
Time started
Total sent
Tricuspid stenosis
Total shoulder arthroplasty
Thyroid stimulating hormone
Triple sugar-iron agar
Total shoulder replacement
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TSS
TS/S
TSTC
tsp
T/P
TT
TT
TT
TT
TT
TT
TTI
TTJV
TTNB
TTP
TTT
T-Tube
TTWB
TU
TU
TU
TUMT
TUR
TURB
TURBT
TURP
TURP-BT
TV
TV
TV
TVH
TVR
TVS
TW
TWE
tx
Tx
Tx
tx plan
Tyl
Typ
T ½, T ¼
T1, T2, etc.
T1-T12
T3
Toxic shock syndrome
Turned side to side
Too small to characterize
Teaspoon
Tracheostomy Peg tube
Tilt table
Tourniquet time
Tetanus toxoid
Temperature tympanic
Thymol turbidity
Thrombin time
Total thromboplastin index
Transtracheal jet ventilation
Transient tachypnea of newborn
Thrombotic thrombocyopenic purpura
Tilt table test
Cholangiogram
Toe touch weight bearing
Tuberculin units
Toxic units
Tub
Transurethral Microwave Therapy
Trans-urethral resection
Transurethral resection of bladder
TUR bladder tumors
Transurethral Resection of Prostate
Transurethral Resection of Prostate – Bladder Tumor
Tidal volume
Trial visit
Total volume
Total vaginal hysterectomy
Tricuspid valve replacement
Transvaginal sonogram
Thought withdrawal
Tap water enema
Therapy
Treatment
Traction
Treatment plan
Tylenol
Typical Odor – Notice with dressing removal, fades after open to air
Timoptic (with concentrations)
1st thoracic vertebra, etc. (12 total)
Thoracic spine levels 1-12
Triiodothyronine
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T3-uptake
T4
T7
Resin T3-uptake
Thyroximine total
T3-uptake x T4
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U Abbreviations
U
U
U
U
UA
UA
UA
U/A
U.A.
UAC
UAC
UB-92
UBE
UBMS
UBR
UC
UC
U&C
UCD
UCG
UCHD
UCI
UD
ud
Udip
UDS
UDV
UE
ug
UG
UGI
UGI
UGI w/SBFT
UI
UIBC
U/L
U/L
UL
UL
Uln
ULTT
ULQ
UM
umb.
Unit
Unable
Uncle (May be encircled)
International enzyme unit
Urinalysis
Routine urinalysis
Uric acid
Urinalysis
Umbilical artery
Umbilical artery catheter
Uric acid
Uniform Billing Code 1992
Upper body ergometer
Upper Body Motor Strength
Upper body restraints
Uterine contractions
Urine culture
Usual and customary
Usual childhood diseases
Urinary chorionic gonadotropins
Usual childhood diseases
Urea clearance
Uterine displacement
As directed
Urinary dip stick
Urine drug screen
Under direct vision
Upper extremities
Microgram (0.000001 gram)
Upward gaze
Upper gastrointestinal series (x-ray)
Upper gastrointestinal tract
Upper gastrointestinal series with small bowel follow through
Urinary incontinence
Unsaturated iron binding capacity
Unit per Liter
Upper/lower
Upper left
Upper lid
Ulnar
Upper limb tension test
Upper left quadrant
Utilization management
Umbilicus
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UML
UMLS
UMN
U/N
ung.
unilat.
UNK
UNOS
UO
UO
UOQ
UOP
UP
UPIN
UPJ
Upper G.I.
UR
UR
ur
URC
URD
URI
Urol.
URQ
UR/QA
URR
URT
URTI
US
US
USG
USHL
USI
USN
USOH
USP
USP
USPHA
USPHS
UT
UT
UTA
UTD
Ut Dict
UTI
Unified Medical Language
Universal Medical Language System
Upper Motor Neuron
Ultrasonic Nebulizer
Ointment
Unilateral
Unknown
United Network for Organ Sharing
Urinary output
Under observation
Upper outer quadrant
Urinary output
Ureteropelvic
Universal physician identification number
Ureter pelvic junction
Upper Gastrointestinal (x-ray)
Utilization Review
Upper right
Urine
Usual, customary, and reasonable
Upper respiratory disease
Upper respiratory infection
Urology or urological
Upper right quadrant
Utilization review/quality assurance
Urea reduction ratio
Upper respiratory tract
Upper respiratory tract infection
Unit secretary
Ultrasound
Ultrasonography
United States Hygienic Laboratory
Urinary stress incontinence
Ultrasonic nebulizer
Usual state of health
United States Phamacopoeia
United States Pharmacy
United States Public Health Administration
United States Public Health Service
Upper trapezius muscle
Uterus, uterine
Unable to assess
Up to date
As Directed
Urinary tract infection
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UTU
UTUCB
UU
U.V.
UV
UVB12BC
UVL
UVR
Unable to use
Unable to Use Call Bell
Urinary urobilinogen
Umbilical vein
Ultraviolet
Unsaturated Vitamin B12 binding capacity
Ultraviolet light
Ultra violet radiation
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V Abbreviations
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
VA
VA
Va
Vacc
vac.ext.
vag.
VAMC
VAS
VATS
Vband
VBG
VBGB
VC
VC
VC
VC or vit.cap.
VCG
VCP
VCR
VCS
VCU
VD
Vd
VDRF
VDRL
VE
Ve
VE
Vect
VEF
vent
Vent
Vent
Vent scan
VEP
Vert
Vert
Vessel
Vein
Flow (eg. liters per minute)
Vaginally
Veneral
Ventilation
Vision
Visual acuity
Veterans Administration
Visual acuity
Vaccination, vaccine
Vacuum extraction
Vagina or vaginal
Veterans Administration Medical Center
Visual analog scale
Videocassette of thoracic surgery
Vertical banding
Vertical banded gastroplasty
Vertical band gastric bypass
Verbal cues
Vital Capacity
Vac and Sponge
Vital capacity
Vectocardiogram
Vocal cord paralysis
Vincristine
Vasoconstrictor substance
Voiding cystourethrogram
Venereal disease
Void
Ventilator dependent respiratory failure
Venereal disease research laboratory test
Vaginal exam
Minute volume
Voluntary effort
Vector
Ventricular ejection fraction
Ventilator
Ventral
Ventricular
Ventilation scan
Visual evoked potential
Vertebra, Vertebral
Vertical
140
VF
VF
V Fib
VG
VH
VHB
VHD
V.I.
V.I.
VI
via
Vi antigen
vin
VIP
VIPS
Visc
Vit.
Vit
Vit
Vit A tol
VLDL
VM
VM
V/M
VMA
VN
VNS
VO
VOD
VOL
vol
VORB
VOS
VP
V-P
VP
V-P
VPA
VPB
VPC
V/Q
VR
VR
VRE
VS
Visual field
Ventricular fibrillation
Ventricular fibrillation
Vein graft
Visual hallucinations
Vitreous Hemorrhage
Valvular heart disease
Vaginal irritation
Vaginal irrigation
Volume index
By way of
Virulence (typhoid) antigen (Felix and Pitt)
Wine
Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide
Voluntary interruption of pregnancy and sterilization service
Viscous, viscosity
Vitamin when followed by specific letter
Vitamins
Vitreous
Vitamin A tolerance
Very low density lipoproteins
Vestibular membrane
Venti mask
Venti mask
Vanillylmandelic acid
Visiting nurse
Visiting nurse service
Verbal order
Vision right eye
Voluntary
Volume
Verbal order read back
Vision left eye
Vest posey
Ventriculo-peritoneal (shunt)
Venous pressure
Voges-Proskauer reaction
Valproic acid
Ventricular premature beats
Ventricular premature complexes/contraction
Ventilation/perfusion
Ventricular rate
Vocational rehabilitation
Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus(i)
Vital signs
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vs
VSA
VSD
VSS
V&T
Vt
VT
V Tach
VTAP
VTBI
VTX
VTX
Vx.
Versus
Vital signs absent
Ventricular septal defect
Vital signs stable
Volume and tension (pulse)
Tidal volume
Ventricular tachycardia
Ventricular tachycardia
Verified and Called to Authorized Person
Volume to be infused
Vertex
Vitrectomy
Vertex presentation
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W Abbreviations
W
W
W
W
W
w/
WA
WAIS
WAIS-R
WAR
WASS
WB
WB
WBAT
WBAT
wbc
WBC
WBC diff
WBOS
WBQC
WBT
W/C
WC
wd
WD
WD
W-D
W/D
W/D
W/D
Wd cult
WDL
WD/WN
W/E
WE
WEP
WF
WF
W/F
WFD
WFL
WG
wh. ch.
Wrist
With
Wheeze
White
Widowed
With (Not recommended)
While awake
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised
Wasserman antibody reaction (the original complement-fixation test
for syphilis)
Wasserman
Weight bearing
Whole blood
Weight bearing ambulation training
Weight bearing as tolerated
White blood cells
White blood count
White blood count differential
Wide base of support
Wide based quad cane
Weight bearing to tolerance
Wheelchair
Ward clerk
Wound
Well developed
Working distance
Wet to dry
Warm and Dry
Wet to Dry
Withdrawal
Wound culture
Within defined limits
Well-developed and well-nourished
Weekend
Wide excision
Weekend pass
White female
Wave form
White female
Word finding difficulties
Within functional limits
Wegener’s granulomatosis
White child
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wh. ch.
WHO
whpl
WISC
WISC-R
WISC-III
wk
wkly
W.L.
WM
Wm
W/M
WN
w/n
WNL
W/O
WOB
WOI
WP
WPPSI
WPPSI-R
WPW Syndrome
WRAT-R
W/R/C
W/R/R
WS
WS
wt
WTM
WTR
W/U
W/W
WWP
W4D
Wheel chair
World Health Organization
Whirlpool
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (3rd edition)
Week
Weekly
Wave length
White male
Warm
White male
Well nourished
Within
Within normal limits
Without
Work of breathing
Without incident
Whirlpool
Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (age 4 – 6 ½)
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revise (age 5 – 15)
Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome
Wide Range Achievement Test-Revised
Wheezes Rales Cough
Wheezes rhonchi rales
Ward secretary
Water seal
Weight
Wet to moist
Within therapeutic range
Work up
Wet to Wet
Warm Whirlpool
Worth 4-dot test (in strabismus)
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X Abbreviations
x
X
X
X
X, X’
xfer
X-match
XR
XRT
XRT
XS
Xs
XT, X(T)
Times
Except
Xeroform
Exoptrophia
Exophoria, exophoria at near
Transfer
Cross match
X-ray
X-ray therapy
Radiation therapy
Excess
Excessive
Exotropia, intermittent exotropia
Y Abbreviations
Y
Y
YAG
yo
y/o
yr(s)
ytd
Yes
Yellow
Neodymium-yttrium aluminum garnet laser
Year old
Year old
Year(s)
Year-to-date
Z Abbreviations
Z-E
Zn
Zno
ZnSO4turb
ZOE
ZSM
30-2
Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
Zinc
Zinc oxide
Zinc sulfate turbidity
Zinc oxide and eugenol
Zonisamide (Zonegran)
Commonly used automated Humphrey visual fields
Symbols
°
>
<
=
║ Bars
-ve
+ve
M/6 Na/L
/ cut
↓
↑
Degrees
Is greater than
Is less than
Equal, equals
Parallel Bars
Negative
Positive
1/6 Molar Sodium Lactate
Discontinued
Decreased, down going, lower
Increased, up going, higher
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/
%F, %B
#
÷
Per
Percent free, percent bound
Fracture
Divided
146
DERMATOLOGICAL ABBREVIATIONS
147
DERMATOLOGICAL ABBREVIATIONS
AA
ACD
ACK
ACN
ACR
AGA
ALD
ANG
ATD
BCC
BP
BUR
CHA
CIA
CPS
COA
COD
CUH
CYS
DD
DAC
DAR
DEF
DEN
DEP
DER
DFSP
DRE
ECC
ECZ
EIC
EPD
EPS
ER
ERY
FB
FOL
FUN
FUR
GR
HEM
HES
HEZ
HIR
Alopecia Areata
Actinic Degeneration
Actinic Keratosis
Acne Vulgaris
Acne Rosacea
Alopecia Androgenica
Allergic Dermatosis/it is
Angioma
Atopic Dermatitis
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Bullous Pemphigoid
Burn
Chalazion
Cicatricial Alpocia
Chicken Pox Scarring
Condyloma Acuminata
Contact Dermatitis
Cutaneous Horn
Cyst (non-specific)
Darier’s Disease
Dermal Atrophy Cicatrisata
Dermal Atrophy
Dermatofibroma
Dermatitis (non-specific)
Dermal Papule
Dermatosis of Pregnancy
Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans
Drug Eruption
Ecchymosis
Eczema
Epithelized Infundibul Cyst
Epidermoid Cyst
Epithelized Sinus
Erythema
Erythrasma
Foreign body
Folliculitis
Fungus (tinea)
Furuncle
Granuloma
Hemangioma
Herpes Simplex
Herpes Zoster
Hirsutism
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HIS
HMI
HOG
HTS
HYM
IBT
ICH
IED
IMP
KAC
KEL
KETS
LE
LIH
LIP
LMM
LP
LSC
MEL
MEL
MIL
MM
MOC
MOR
MYF
NE
NEU
NEV
NLD
ONL
ONM
OSC
PA
PAR
PED
PEL
PER
PPP
PIC
POL
PR
PSS
PSO
PYO
PYR
RAA
Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Hormonal Imbalance
Hypogonadism HXNHx Malignant Neoplasm
Hypertrophic Scarring
Hypermelnosis
Insect Bite
Ichthyosis
Infectious Eczematic Dermatitis
Impetigo
Keratoacanthoma
Keloid
Keratosis
Lupus Erythematosus
Lipomatous Hypertrophy
Lipoma
Lentigo Maligna Melanoma
Lichen Planus
Lichen Simplex Chronicus
Melasma
Pneumoniae Infestions Melasma
Milia
Malignant Melanoma
Molluscum Contagiosum
Morphea / Scleroderma
Mycosis Fungoides
Neurotic Excoriation
Neurofibroma
Nevus
Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum
Onycholysis
Onychomycosis
Osteoma Cutis
Parapsoriasis
Paronychia
Pediculosis
Perleche
Perioral Dermatitis
Pigmented Purpura
Pilar Cyst
Polymorphous Light Eruption
Pityriasis Rosea
Previous Surgical Site
Psoriasis
Pyoderma
Pyrogenic Granuloma
Radiation Alopecia
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RAD
SCA
SCC
SEB
SEC
SED
SEH
SEK
SEP
SKI
SOL
STG
SY
SYC
TEL
TRA
TRE
TRS
TSP
TTM
TV
URT
VAV
VER
VIT
XAN
Injections
TA5 02.cc
PT11 3.0cc
Radiodermatitis
Scabies
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Seborrhea
Sebaceous Cyst
Seborrheic Dermatitis
Sebaceous Hyperplasia
Seborrheic Keratosis, other
Sebopsoriasis
Seborrheic Keratosis inflamed
Solar Lentigo
Skin Tags (acrochordon)
Syphilis
Synovial Cyst
Telangiectasia
Traumatic/Traction Alopecia
Trichoepithelioma
Traumatic Scarring
Trichostasis Spinulosa
Trichotillomania
Tinea Versicolor
Urticaria
Varicose Venule
Verruca (wart)
Vitiligo
Xanthelasma
Triamcinolone acetonide 5 mg/ml 0.2 administered in aliquots of 0.5 – 0.1 ml per
site
Progesterone 1 mg/ml & triamcinolone acetonide 1 mg/ml 3.0 cc administered in
aliquots of 0.5 – 0.1 ml per site
DELTA F 50 (DF or F) Prednidolone 50 mg/ml I.M.
AK 3 cc
Sclerosing solution to venules – 3.0 cc in concentrations of 0.25% and 0.5%
PSX 0.75 cc
Polydimethylsiloxane (medical grade) 0.75 cc drawn up – somewhat less
administered – in aliquots of 0.01 – 0.01 ml to diagrammed sites
SRG/PLG
Blood serum protein
TATBA5
Aristopan
N2CRX
Liquid Nitrogen
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Surgeries
A/S
CO2CRX
CUR
DES
DML
EXC
I&D
LS
SQS
SR
SUT
TANG
TP
Acne Surgery
Cryosurgery with stick of solid CO2
Curettage
Desiccation
Desiccation of Multiple Lesions
Excision
Incision and Drainage
Liposuction
Subcisionsm or Subcutaneous Surgery (Undermining)
Scalp Reduction
Suture
Tangential
Hair Transplants or Punch Skin Grafts
Laboratory
HA
Panel A
Panel F
Panel M
C&S
Hormone Assay/Profile (usually for acne alopecia or hirsutism)
Accutane Assay
Hormone Assay – full
Assay – mini
Culture and sensitivity
Miscellaneous
AGNO3
TCA 20%
LENS
NEO-D
AlCl3
FSTA
Silver Nitrate
Painting of 20% trichloroacetic acid
Kodachromes taken – views/diagnosis indicated
Neomycin ointment applied
Aluminum Chloride
Full strength trichloroacetic acid
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Dental Abbreviations
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DENTAL ABBREVIATIONS
abut
ASA
ANUG
adj
adm
AEGD
pm
AMA
alg
alv
amal
amox
Abutment
Acetasalicylic acid (aspirin)
Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis
Adjust/adjustment
Administered
Advanced education in general dentistry (program)
Afternoon
Against medical advice
Alginate
Alveolar
Amalgam
Amoxicillin
∡
ant
A/P
abx
appl
appt
~
prn
assoc
@
bilat
Bx
BW
BF
BM
BP
B
bu
cap
cem
CEJ
CF
cm
CO
CR
CEPH
∆
CC
C/O
CD
/CD
CD/
Angle
Anterior
Anterior/posterior
Antibiotic
Appliance
Appointment
Approximately
As necessary
Associated
At
Bilateral
Biopsy
Bitewing (radiograph)
Black female
Black male
Blood pressure
Buccal
Buildup
Capsule
Cement/cemented
Cemento enamel junction
Clinic facilitator
Centimeter(s)
Centric occlusion
Centric relation
Cephalometric radiograph
Change
Chief complaint
Complains of
Complete denture
"Complete denture, lower (see also full denture)"
"Complete denture, upper (see also full denture)"
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comp
CN
¶
DAU
DH
DPH
DEJ
DDS
DA
Dx
D/C
D
EPT
emerg
ER
endo
epi
=
esth
EBL
ex
ext
F
FTS
FH
♀
FPD
F
f/u
e.g.
Fx
/F
F/
FGC
FME
FMX
FTMGF
GA
GPR
ging
>
GBR
GTR
GP
H&N
HF
Composite
Crown
Decrease
Dental auxiliary utilization
Dental hygiene
Dental public health
Dentino enamel junction
Dentist
Dentoalveolar
Diagnosis/diagnostic
Discontinue
Distal
Electric pulp test
Emergency
Emergency room or clinic
Endodontics
Epinephrine
Equal to/equals
Esthetic
Estimated blood loss
Examination
Extraction
Facial
Failed-to-show
Family history
Female
Fixed partial denture (bridge)
Fluoride
Follow-up
For example
Fracture
"Full (complete) denture, lower (see also complete denture)"
"Full (complete) denture, upper (see also complete denture)"
Full gold crown
Full mouth extractions
Full mouth x-ray
Full thickness mucogingival flap
General anesthesia
General practice residency (program)
Gingiva/gingival
Greater than
Guided bone regeneration
Guided tissue regeneration
Gutta percha
Head & neck
Hispanic female
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HM
Hx
H&P
HPI
hosp
hr
imp
impl
IMP
I
I&D
µ
ICS
IRM
IO
IM
IV
IVDA
LAB
lab
L
<
L
1a
LA
LL
LR
♂
mand
max
med
meds
M
mm
mx
mod
am
NP
NV
N20/02
NAD
NKA
NKDA
NSC
ø
NSAID
Hispanic male
History
History & physical
History of present illness/complaint
Hospital
Hour
Impacted/impaction
Implant
Impression
Incisal
Incision and drainage
Increase
Intercuspal space
Intermediate restorative material (temporary filling)
Intra-oral
Intramuscular
Intravenous
Intravenous drug abuse
Labial
Laboratory
Left
Less than
Lingual
Local anesthesia
Lower anterior
Lower left
Lower right
Male
Mandible/mandibular
Maxilla/maxillary
Medical
Medications
Mesial
Millimeter(s)
Missing
Moderate
Morning
New patient
Next visit
Nitrous oxide/oxygen
No acute disease
No known allergies
No known drug allergies
No significant change
"No, none, negative"
Non-steriodal anti inflammatory drug(s)
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norm
NA
N/A
NPO
#
obs
O
OVD
1x
ORIF
opp
OP
OMFS
OAC
OAF
OH
OHI
ortho
P
PAN
PDH
PMH
PSH
path
Pt
pedo
PCC
pcn
PA
PDL
PSR
perio
PE
MD
porc
PFM
post-op
P/C
post
pre-op
prefab
prep
Rx
PIP
prim
1o
Normal
Not available
Not applicable
Nothing by mouth
Number
Observed/observation
Occlusal
Occlusal vertical dimension
Once
Open reduction with internal fixation
Opposite
Oral & maxillofacial pathology
Oral and maxillofacial surgery
Oral antral communication
Oral antral fistula
Oral hygiene
Oral hygiene instruction(s)
Orthodontics
Palatal
Panoramic radiograph
Past dental history
Past medical history
Past surgical history
Pathology
Patient
Pediatric dentistry
Patient care coordinator
Penicillin
"Periapical (specify radiograph, lesion, etc.)"
Periodontal ligament
Periodontal screening & recording
Periodontics
Physical exam
Physician
Porcelain
Porcelain-fused to-metal (crown)
Post-operative
Post and core
Posterior
Pre-operative
Prefabricated
Prepare/preparation
Prescription
Pressure indicator paste
Primary
Primary
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prophy
prosth
quad
re-eval
rxn
reg
P
RPD
/P
P/
rest
retx
RTC
R
RCT
R/O
S/RP
2o
sed
SH
NaOCl
SPC
std
S/P
surf
surg
tab
temp
temp
TMD
TMJ
3o
x
x/d
³
´
top
Tx
TP
2x
unk
UA
UL
UR
v/s
VSS
Prophylaxis
Prosthodontics
Quadrant
Re-evaluation
Reaction
Regular
Removable partial denture
Removable partial denture
"Removable partial denture, lower"
"Removable partial denture, upper"
Restorative
Retreat/retreatment
Return to clinic
Right
Root canal therapy
Rule out
Scaling and root planning
Secondary
Sedative
Social history
Sodium hypochlorite
Special patient clinic
Standard
Status post (no change - as before)
Surface
Surgical/surgery
Tablet
Temperature
Temporary (filling or crown)
Temporomandibular disease
Temporomandibular joint
Tertiary
"Times (e.g., take Rx x 3days)"
Times per day
To the left
To the right
Topical
Treatment
Treatment plan/treatment planning
"Twice (3x, 4x, etc.)"
Unknown
Upper anterior
Upper left
Upper right
Vital signs
Vital signs stable
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wk
WF
WM
WNL
w/o
w/u
WL
yo
ZOE
zmc
Week
White female
White male
Within normal limits
Without
Work-up
Working length
"Year old (e.g., ""45 yo white female"")"
Zinc oxide/eugenol
Zygomatic mandibular complex
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