Medical Abbreviations

  1. AAA
    Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  2. A Fib
    Atrial Fibrillation
  3. Abd
    • Abdomen
    • Abdominal
  4. Abx
    Antibiotics
  5. AMA
    Against Medical Advice
  6. AMS
    Altered Mental Status
  7. ASA
    Acetylsalicylic Acid (Aspirin)
  8. BID
    Twice Daily
  9. Bilat LE
    Bilateral Lower Extremities
  10. BM
    Bowel Movement
  11. BP
    Blood Pressure
  12. CA
    Cancer, Carcinoma
  13. CABG
    Coronary Artery Bypass Graft, “Open heart surgery”
  14. CAD
    Coronary Artery Disease, “heart disease”
  15. CT or CAT
    Computerized Assisted Tomography
  16. CHF
    Congestive Heart Failure
  17. COPD
    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  18. CP
    Chest Pain
  19. CPR
    Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  20. C-section
    Caesarean Section
  21. C-spine
    Cervical spine
  22. CSF
    Cerebrospinal Fluid
  23. CVA
    Cerebrovascular Accident -or- Costovertebral Angle
  24. CXR
    Chest X-Ray
  25. c/o
    Complains of
  26. C-Spine
    Cervical Spine (neck)
  27. DKA
    Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  28. DM
    Diabetes Mellitus
  29. DNR
    Do Not Resuscitate
  30. DOE
    Dyspnea On Exertion
  31. DVT
    Deep Venous Thrombosis
  32. Dx
    Diagnosis
  33. Dz
    Disease
  34. EKG/ECG
    Electrocardiogram
  35. EtOH
    Alcohol
  36. FHx
    Family History
  37. Fx
    Fracture
  38. GI
    Gastrointestinal
  39. G/P/Ab
    Gravida/Para/Abortion
  40. GSW
    Gun Shot Wound
  41. GU
    Genitourinary
  42. HA
    Headache
  43. HEENT
    Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose, Throat
  44. HPI
    History of Present Illness
  45. HTN
    Hypertension
  46. Hx
    History
  47. H&H
    Hemoglobin and Hematocrit
  48. H&P
    History of Present Illness and Physical Exam
  49. I&D
    Incision and Drainage
  50. IDDM
    Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
  51. IUP
    Intrauterine Pregnancy
  52. IVDA
    IV Drug Abuse
  53. JVD
    Jugular Vein Distension
  54. LLE
    Left Lower Extremity
  55. LLQ
    Left Lower Quadrant
  56. LNMP
    Last Normal Menstrual Period
  57. LOC
    Loss of Consciousness
  58. LP
    Lumbar Puncture
  59. L-spine
    Lumbar spine
  60. LUE
    Left Upper Extremity
  61. LUQ
    Left Upper Quadrant
  62. MCA
    Motorcycle Accident
  63. MI
    Myocardial Infarction
  64. MVA/MVC
    Motor Vehicle Accident/Collision
  65. N/A
    Not Applicable
  66. NAD
    No Acute Distress, No Acute Disease
  67. NIDDM
    Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
  68. NKDA
    No known Drug Allergies
  69. Nml -or- nl
    Normal
  70. NSAID
    Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug
  71. NSR
    Normal Sinus Rhythm
  72. NTG
    Nitroglycerin
  73. N/V/D
    Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea
  74. O2 Sat
    Oxygen Saturation (a.k.a. SaO2)
  75. OD
    Overdose
  76. PCP
    Primary Care Physician (a.k.a. PMD)
  77. PE
    Pulmonary Embolism -or- Physical exam
  78. PERRL
    Pupils are equal, round, and reactive to light
  79. PO
    Per Os (by mouth)
  80. prn
    As needed
  81. pt
    Patient
  82. PTA
    Prior To Arrival
  83. PUD
    Peptic Ulcer Disease
  84. qd
    Every Day
  85. qh
    Every Hour
  86. qhs
    At Every Bedtime
  87. q2h
    Every 2 Hours
  88. QID
    Four Times a Day
  89. RLE
    Right Lower Extremity
  90. RLQ
    Right Lower Quadrant
  91. ROM
    Range of Motion
  92. ROS
    Review of System
  93. RUE
    Right Upper Extremity
  94. RUQ
    Right Upper Quadrant
  95. Rx
    Prescription
  96. r/o
    Rule Out
  97. SOB
    Shortness of Breath
  98. s/p
    Status Post (after)
  99. Sx
    Symptoms
  100. TIA
    Transient Ischemic Attack
  101. TID
    Three Times a Day
  102. TM
    Tympanic membrane
  103. T-spine
    Thoracic spine
  104. Tx
    Treatment
  105. UA
    Urinalysis
  106. URI
    Upper Respiratory Infection
  107. US
    Ultrasound
  108. UTD
    Up to Date
  109. UTI
    Urinary Tract Infection
  110. WNL
    Within Normal Limits
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