Medical Abbreviations

  1. AAT
    activity as tolerated
  2. ABC
    airway, breathing, circulation
  3. ABD
  4. ABG
    arterial blood gas
  5. ACLS
    advanced cardiac life support
  6. ad lib
    as much as needed
  7. ADH
    anti-diuretic hormone
  8. AF
    atrial fibrillation or afebrile
  9. ARDS
    acute respiratory distress syndrome
  10. ASAP
    as soon as possible
  11. AV
  12. BM
    bone marrow or bowel movement
  13. BP
    blood pressure
  14. BPH
    benign prostatic hypertrophy
  15. BPM
    beats per minute
  16. BRBPR
    bright red blood per rectum
  17. BS
    bowel or breath sounds
  18. BUN
    blood urea nitrogen
  19. BW
    body weight
  20. BX
  21. C&S
    culture and sensitivity
  22. c/c
    chief complaint
  23. c/o
    complaining of
  24. CA
  25. Ca
  26. CABG
    coronary artery bypass graft
  27. CBC
    complete blood count
  28. CC
    chief complaint
  29. CF
    cystic fibrosis
  30. CHF
    congestive heart failure
  31. CN
    cranial nerves
  32. CNS
    central nervous system
  33. CO
    cardiac output
  34. COLD
    chronic obstructive lung disease
  35. COPD
    chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  36. CP
    cerebral palsy or chest pain
  37. CPK
    creatinine phosphokinase
  38. CPR
    cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  39. CrCL
    Creatinine clearance mL/s
  40. CRCL
    creatinine clearance
  41. CRF
    chronic renal failure
  42. CVA
    cerebrovascular accident or costovertebral angle
  43. CXR
    chest X-ray
  44. DAT
    diet as tolerated
  45. DAW
    dispense as written
  46. DC
    discontinue or discharge
  47. DDx
    differential diagnosis
  48. DI
    diabetes insipidus
  49. DM
    diabetes mellitus
  50. DNR
    do not resuscitate
  51. DNS
    do not substitute
  52. DOA
    dead on arrival
  53. DOE
    dyspnea on exertion
  54. ENT
    ear, nose, and throat
  55. ETOH
  56. ETT
    endotracheal tube
  57. FBS
    fasting blood sugar
  58. FEV1
    forced expiratory volume in one second
  59. FRC
    functional residual capacity
  60. FU
    follow up
  61. FUO
    fever of unknown origin
  62. FVC
    forced vital capacity
  63. Fx
  64. GERD
    gastroesophageal reflux disease
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Medical Abbreviations
medical abbreviations AAT to CF