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SPARTANBURG REGIONAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM COMMON TERMINOLOGY ABBREVIATIONS (Revised June , 2003) -AA2>p2 A2<p2 A2 a aa AA A/A AAA AAROM Ab Abd ABD ABG ABID Abn ABO ABP Absc abt ac AC A/C ACC ACLS Accom ACD ACID PHOS. ACJ ACN ACP ACRA ACS ACTH ad AD ADA ADAPT EQUIP ADD ADH ADL ad lib ADM adv A/DV AE AEB AERO Aortic second sound greater than pulmonary second sound Aortic second sound lesser than pulmonary second sound Aortic second sound before Of each- equal parts Amino acid Auto-analyzer Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Active assistive range of motion Abortion Abdomen Abduction Arterial Blood Gases Antibody identification Abnormality ABO blood group Arterial blood pressure Antibody screen About Before meals Before meals Assist control Anode closing contraction Advanced Cardiac Life Support accommodation Absolute cardiac dullness Acid phosphatase Acromioclavicular Joint Acute conditioned necrosis Advanced Care Planning Acetylcholine receptor assay American Cancer Society Adrenocorticotropic hormone Add: let there be added Right ear American Diabetic Association Adaptive equipment Adduction Antidiuretic hormone Activities of daily living As desired Admit (ed)/admission Against, Advance Arterio/deep venous Above elbow As evidenced by Aerobic
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AF AFB Afeb. AFFL AFL AFRD A. Fib AG A/G AGA AGH agit AGN AgNO AHD AHG AHT AI AICD AIDS AJ AK AKA AKF alb. alk. ALK PHOS ALL ALMI ALP Alt. Dieb. (qod) Alt. Noc. (qon) Alt. Hor. (qoh) Am AM AMA amb AMI AML amp amp. Amp. amt ANA Anes Angio Aniso anisometer. ANP ant Ant. Ax. Line AO AOC AODM

Atrial Fibrillation Acid fast bacillus Afebrile Atrial Fibrillation Flutter Atrial Flutter Acute febrile respiratory disease Atrial fibrillation Atrial Gallop Albumin globulin ratio Average gestational Age Anti-hemophiliac globulin Shake Acute glomerulonephritis Silver nitrate Arteriosclerotic heart disease Antihuman globulin Antihyaluronidase titer Aortic insufficiency Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Ankle Jerk Above knee Above-knee amputation American Kidney Foundation Albumin Alkaline Alkaline phosphatase Acute lymphoblastic leukemia Anterolateral myocardial infarction Anterior lobe of pituitary Every other day Every other night Every other hour Morning Before Noon Against medical advice Ambulate/ambulatory Anterior myocardial infarction Acute myoblastic leukemia Amputate/amputation Ampule Ampere Amount Antinuclear antibody; anaerobic anesthesiology Angiocath Anisocytosis Anisometropia Adenomonophosphate Anterior Anterior axillary line Aorta Anode Opening Contraction Adult onset diabetes mellitus
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Aort. Regurg Aort. Sten A.P. A&P A-P A-P & Lat Apgar. APTT aq. aq. dist. A/R ARC ARDS ARF AROM ART AS ASA ASAP ASCVD ASD ASHD ASMA ASMI ASO Asp Assoc ASST as tol A/SV ATR AU Aud AUS ausc A/V AV AV AVA AV block AVC AVR AWC Ax B b. Ba BAP BB BBB BBD BBS

Aortic Regurgitation Aortic Stenosis Apical Pulse Auscultation & Percussion Anteroposterior Anteroposterior and lateral Assessment by physicians of infant at 0-5 minutes of life Activated partial thromboplastin time water Distilled water Apical/Radial AIDS related complex Adult respiratory distress syndrome Acute Renal Failure Active range of motion artery Left ear Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) As soon as possible Arteriosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Atrial Septal Defect Arteriosclerotic heart disease Anti-smooth muscle antibody Anteroseptal myocardial infarction Anti-streptolysin-O Aspirate Associate, association Assistive As tolerated Arterial/Superficial venous Achilles tendon reflex Both ears Auditory Auscultation Auscultation Alveolar Arteriovenous Aortic Valve- Anterior ventricular Arterial venous anastomosis AV conduction Aberrant Ventricular conduction Aortic Valve Replacement Airway Care axillary Bboth born Barium Brachial artery pressure Blowby Bundle Branch Block Blood Bank Donor Bilateral Breath Sound
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B.C. BE B.E. (BaE) b/f BID b.i.d. Bil. Bili BIPP B&J BJW BK BKA BLD BLE b/m BM BMP BMR BOH BOM BOP BOS BOW BP BPD BPH BR BRP BRB Bronch. Bronk. br. sounds bs BS BS BSA BS&O BSP BSR BTL BUE BUN BV BVM BW bx

Blood Culture Below elbow Barium Enema Black female Twice a day Twice a day Bilateral Bilirubin Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure Bone and joint B.J. Workman Hospital Below knee Below knee amputation Blood Both Lower Extremities Black male Bowel movement Basic Metabolic Profile Basal metabolic rate Born out of hospital Bilateral Otitis Media Blood, ova, parasites Base of support Bag of Waters Blood pressure Biparietal diameter Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy Bedrest Bathroom privileges Bright Red Blood Bronchial, bronchial washing Bronkosol Breath sounds Bowel sounds Blood sugar Bilateral stance Body surface area Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy Bromsulphalein Blood sedimentation rate Bilateral Tubal Ligation Both upper extremities Blood urea nitrogen Blood volume Bronchovesicular markings Body Weight Biopsy - CWith Cervical vertebrae (one thru seven) trichloroethylene Cyclopropane
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c C-1, C-2, etc. C2 HC13 C3 H6

C-spine C/A Ca CA CABG CAD cap(s) CAP CAPD CARB CAT cath. CB CBC cbd CBD CBF CBG CBI CBIL CBS C CC CCBV CCC CCI CCMS CCPD CCR CCU CD cd CDC CDC CDB CE CEA ceph. floc. cf CFT CG c. gl. CHB CHF CHG chol. chol. est. CI CID CK CL CL. LIQ. cldy CLL

Cervical spine Compressed Air Calcium Cancer/Carcinoma; chronological age Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Coronary Artery Disease Capsule(s) Community Acquire Pneumonia Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis Carbonate Computerized axial tomography Catheter Carbenicillin Complete blood count Cord blood drawn Common bile duct Cerebral blood flow Capillary blood gas Continuous bladder irrigation Conjugated (direct) bilirubin Chronic Brain Syndrome Clear Chief Complaint Central circulating blood volume Cathodal closing contraction Chronic coronary insufficiency Clean Catch Mid Stream Continuous Cyclic Peritoneal Dialysis Counter clockwise rotation Coronary Care Unit Chemical dependency Continuous drainage Center for Disease Control Calculated date of confinement Cough, deep breathe Cardiac enlargement Carcinoembryonic Cephalin flocculation test Compare Complement fixation test Contact guard With correction (with glasses) Complete Heart Block Congestive Heart Failure Charge Cholesterol Cholesterol esters Cardiac index Cytomegalic inclusion disease Creatinine kinase Chloride Clear liquids Cloudy Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
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c.m. cm CMG CMP CMR c.n. CNA CNOR CNS CO2 co C.O. c/o COC COD COH COLS comp CONC. COND cond. ref. cond. resp. Const CONSULT Cont. COPD COR CP c/p CPAP CPD CPK CPM CPM CPP CPP CPR CPT CR CR40 CRF CRP CRPA CRT C&S Cs137 CSAI CSF CSR CSS ct Ctr cu. cult.

Tomorrow morning Centimeter cystometrogram Complete Metabolic Profile Cerebral metabolic rate Tomorrow night Colistin nalidixic acid apgar Certified nurse of operating room Central nervous system Carbon Dioxide Without Cardiac output Complains of Cathodal opening contraction Cause of death Carbohydrate Colonies Compound Concentration Condition Condition reflex Condition Respiration Constant Consultation Continued Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Heart Cerebral palsy Chest pain Continuous positive airway pressure Cephalopelvic disproportion Creatinine phosphokinase Count per minute Continuous passive motion Chronic pelvic pain Cerebral perfusion pressure Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation Chest Physical Therapy Cardio-respiratory Cryoprecipitate Chronic renal failure C-reactive protein C-reactive protein antiserum Creatinine Culture and sensitivity Radiocesium Condition Similar to Alcohol Intoxication Cerebrospinal fluid Coronary sinus rhythm Central sterile supply Counter clockwise Center cubic Culture
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CV CVA cva CVD CVP CVR CVRU CVS c/w CWP cx CXR cyl. Cysto

Cardiovascular Cardiovascular accident Costrovertebral angle Cardiovascular disease Central venous pressure Control ventricular response Cardiovascular Recovery Unit Cardiovascular system Compatible with Childbirth without pain cervix Chest x-ray Cylindrical lens Cystoscopic examination -D-

d D D. DASA DBIL D.C. DC DC DC D/C D&C DDD D&E DE Decr. decub DE Derm DES DFV DH DH20 DHEA DIG DI DIC diff dil DIP DIS Disp div DJD DKA DL DLE

Day Right First dorsal vertebra Development Age Stated Approximately Direct (conjugated) bilirubin Direct Coombs Dynamic Compliance Discharge Discontinue Discontinue Dilatation & Curettage Degenerative disc disease Dilatation & Evacuation Digitalis effect Diminished or decreased Lying down Digitalis effect Dermatology Diethylstilbestrol Deep femoral Vein Dermatitis herpetiformis Distilled water Dehydroepiandrosterone Digitalis-Digoxin level Diabetes Insipidus Disseminated intravascular coagulation Differential Dilute Distal interphalanges Discharge Dispense Divide Degenerative Joint Disease Diabetic Ketoacidosis deciliter Disseminated Lupus Erythematosus
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DM D.M.I. D/N DNA DNI DNR DOA DOB DOE DPT dr Dr. DRG DRSG DS D/S DSD DST DTR DT’s DTPA DUB DVT D/W DX

Diabetes Mellitus Diaphragmatic myocardial infarction Day night rotation Deoxyribonucleic acid Do Not Intubate Do not resuscitate Dead on Arrival Date of Birth Dyspnea on exertion Diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus Dram Doctor Diagnosis related group Dressing Dead air space Dextrose in Saline Dry, sterile dressing Dexamethasone suppression test Deep tendon reflex Delirium tremens Bone agent Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding Deep vein thrombosis Dextrose in water Diagnosis -E-

E. E EBL EBV ECA ECF ECF ECG (EKG) echo ECHO virus E. coli ECT Ed ED&C EDC EDTA EDV EEG EENT EF EFM e.g. EGA EGD e.i.

Enema Energy in ergs Estimate blood loss Epstein Barr Virus External carotid artery Extracellular fluid Extended care facility Electrocardiogram Echogram Enteric Cytopathogenic human organ (virus) Escherichia coli; entamoeba coli Electroconvulsive therapy Educate, education Electrodissecation & curettage Estimated date of confinement Ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid End-diastolic volume Electroencephalogram Eyes, ears, nose and throat Ejection Fraction External Fetal Monitor For example Estimated gestational age Esophagogastroducodenoscopy That is
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E.J. EKG elec Elec ELF elix Em EMF EMG EMS Endo ENT Env ENZ EOM eos EPAP epith eq ER ER e.r. ERC ERCP ERP ESR ESRD ESWL et. E-T ETOH ETT EUA ev. eve ex EXC exp Expir. ext ext ext fl

External Jugular Electrocardiogram electric electrophoresis Elective low forceps Elixir Emmetropia Electromotive force Electromyography Emergency Medical Service Endoscopy Ears, nose and throat Environment Enzyme Extraocular movements eosinophilia Expiratory Positive Airway Pressure epithelium Equivalent Emergency Room Early repolarization External rotation Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiograpy Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangi-Pancreategraphy Endoscopic Retrograde Pancreatography Erythrocyte sedimentation rate End Stage Renal Disease Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy And Endotracheal Alcohol Endotracheal tube Exam under anesthesia 1 electron volt evenings Exercise Excision Expired/expiration Expiration Extremity (ies) extract Extract fluid -F-

f F FANA FB FBS Fby fe FEF

Frequency Fahrenheit Florescent antinuclear antibody Foreign body Fasting Blood Sugar Flowby Iron Forced expiratory flow
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fem FEP FET Fetal Position and Presentation: LOA LOT LOP ROA ROT ROP LSA (RSA) LST (RST) LSP (RSP) LFA (RFA) LFT (RFT) LFP (RFP) LMA (RMA) LMT (RMT) LMP (RMP) FEV1 FFP FFS FH FHS FIO2 fl fl oz fl dr flex FR FRJM F.S. FS FSBS FSH ft FTND FTSD f/u FUB FUO Funct FVC FWB fx

Femoral Free erythrocyte site protoporphrin Forced expiratory time

Left occiput anterior Left occiput transverse Left occiput posterior Right occiput anterior Right occiput transverse Right occiput posterior Left sacrum anterior Left sacrum transverse Left sacrum posterior Left frontoanterior Left frontotransverse Left frontoposterior Left mentoanterior Left mentotransverse Left mentoposterior Forced expiratory volume Fresh frozen plasma Flexible Fiberoptic Sigmoidoscopy Family history Fetal heart sound Fraction inspired oxygen Fluid Fluid ounces Fluid dram Flexion Frothy Full range of joint movement Fingerstick Frozen Section Fingerstick Blood Sugar Follicle stimulating hormone Feet Full term normal delivery Full term spontaneous delivery Follow-up Functional Uterine Bleeding Fever of unknown origin Function, functional, functioning Forced vital capacity Full weight bearing Fracture -G-

g G GA

Gram Gravida, gravid (number of pregnancies) Gestational age; general anesthesia
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GB G.B.S. GCS GC GFL GFR GI Gluc. GM Gm. GMH GOT GPT gr. Grav. 1 GS GSW GTR G.T. GTT GTT gtt (s) GU Gyn

Gallbladder Gallbladder series Glasgow Coma Scale Gonorrhea Giant follicular lymphoma Glomerular filtration rate Gastrointestinal Glucose Geiger Muller Gram Greenville Memorial Hospital Glutamic oxaloactive transaminase Glutamic pyruvic transaminase Grain primigravida Gluteal sets Gunshot wound Gait training Gastrostomy tube Gait training (ambulation) Glucose Tolerance Test Drop (s) Genitourinary Gynecology

h (hr) H. HA H.A.A. HAC HBO HbsAg HCG HCS hct, HCT HCVD HD HDL He HEENT Hemo Hg Hgb HH H&H HHN HHNEB HIV HM HMD HME

-Hhour Hypodermic Headache Hepatitis associated antigen Acetic acid Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Hepatitis B surface antigen Gonadoropin (pregnancy test) Human chorionic somatomammotropin Hematocrit Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease Hemodialysis High density lipoprotein Helium- Hektoen agar Head,, ears, eye, nose & throat hemolyzed Mercury Hemoglobin Hiatus hernia Hemoglobin and Hematocrit Hand held nebulizer Hand held nebulizer Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus Hand motion Hyaline membrane disease Heat-Moisture Exchanger
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HNP HO HOB hp H&P HPI HR HS hs Ht. HTN HTLV-III HV HVD Hx

Herniated Nucleus Pulposis Hydrogen peroxide Head of Bed Hot pack History and Physical History of present illness Heart Rate At Bedtime Hour of sleep height Hypertension Human T-cell lymphotropic virus - III Hyperventilation Hypertensive Vascular Disease History

i I I IA IABP IADHS IASD IBC ibI IC ICCE ICDH ICF ICP ICSH ICTx ICU id I&D IDDM IDM IEP IF Ig IgA IgE IgG IgM IHD IHSA IHSS IJP IM IMA IMF

-IOne Iodine Independent Intra-Arterial Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Inappropriate Anti-Diuretic Hormone Syndrome Interatrial septal defect Iron binding capacity Intermittent bladder irrigation Intermediate Care Intracapsular cataract extraction Isocitric dehydrogenase Intracellular fluid Intracranial pressure Interstitial cell stimulating hormone Intermittent cervical traction Intensive Care Unit The same Incision and Drainage Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus Infant of Diabetic Mother Immunoelectrophoresis Interstitial fluid Immunoglobulin Immunoglobulin A Immunoglobulin E Immunoglobulin G Immunoglobulin M Ischemic Heart Disease Iodinated human serum albumin Idiopathic hypertropic subaortic stenosis Inhibitory junction potential Intramuscular Internal Mammary Artery Intermaxillary fixation
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IMI Immob imp IMV in INA Inad INR incr. IND inf Inf Ing inhal inj Init inspir int Int INT ROT inter I&O IOP IP IPAP IPD IPPB IQ IR IRBB/ ILBB Irrig IRV IS I.S. ISC ISF ISO isol IT ITP IUD IUFD IUGR IUP IV IVCD IVP IVPB

Inferior myocardial infarction Immobile, immobility Impression Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation Inch Information not available Inadequate Internationalize Normal ratio Increasing or Increased Industrial Infusion Infection- infarct Inguinal inhalation injection Initial, initiate Inspiration or inspiratory interval Intermittent needle therapy Internal Rotation Interpretation Intake and Output Intraocular pressure Intraperitoneal- interphalangeal joint Inspiratory Positive Airway Pressure Intermittent Peritoneal Dialysis Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing Intelligence quotient Internal rotation Incomplete right/left bundle branch block Irrigation Inspiratory reserve volume Intercostal space- incentive spirometer Immediate spin Intermittent self-catheterization Interstitial fluid Isoenzymes Isolation Intrathecal Idiopathic Thrombocytic Purpura Intrauterine device Intrauterine fetal demise Intrauterine growth retardation Intrauterine pregnancy Intravenous Intraventricular Conduction Defect Intravenous Pyelogram Intravenous Piggyback

-JJODM jt Juvenile onset diabetes mellitus Joint
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JVD

Jugular Vein Distention

-KK+ KCL Kg. KJ KOH KUB KV KVO Kw KW Potassium Potassium chloride Kilogram Knee jerk Potassium hydroxide Kidneys, Ureter, and Bladder Kilovolt Keep Vein Open Kilowatt Keith Wagner Retinopathy

L L LA Lab lac LAC LAD LAFB LAH LAE LAO LAP Lap lat. LATS lb(s) LBA LBBB LBCD LBD LBP LBTS LCA L-1, L-2, etc. LD L&D LDH LDL LE LEP LFA liq (s) LG LGA lge

-LLeft Liter Left atrium Laboratory Laceration Left Atrial Circumflex Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery Left Anterior Fascicular Block Left Anterior Hemiblock Left Atrial Enlargement Left Anterior Oblique Leucine aminopeptidase Laparotomy Lateral Long acting thyroid stimulating hormone Pound(s) Left Brachial Artery Left Bundle Branch Block Left border cardiac dullness Left border of dullness Low back pain Laparoscopic bilateral tubal sterilization Left Coronary Artery Lumbar Vertebrae (one thru five) Left deltoid Labor and Delivery Lactic dehydrogenase Low density lipoprotein Lower extremity Lipoprotein electrophoresis Left Femoral Artery Liquid (s) Left gluteus Large for gestational age Large
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LGH LGLS LGSIC LGV LH LHC LI LIF Licm liq Liss LLE LLL (RLL) LLL volt LLT LLQ (RLQ) LMP Lmt LKS LN LOA LOC LOC Local with SB LOP LOS LP LPH LPHB LPN LR L/R LPM LRA L&RHC LS LSB LSC LSD LSI LSK LT, lt LTC Ltn LUE LUL (RUL) LUQ (RUQ) LV LVED Lv Volt L&W LVH LWCT lymph

Living and in good health Lown-Ganong-Levine syndrome Low Grade Squamous intraepithelial Lesion Lymphogranuloma venereum Luteinizing hormone Left Heart Catheterization Left Iliac Crest Left Iliac Fossa Left intercostal margin Liquid Low ionic strength solution Left Lower Extremity Left Lower Lobe (right) Low Limb Lead Voltage Left Lateral Thigh Left Lower Quadrant (right) Last Menstrual Period Limit, Limited Liver, Kidneys and Spleen Lymph Node Leave of Absence Level of Consciousness Laxative of Choice Local with stand-by anesthesia Left Occiput Posterior Length of Stay Lumbar Puncture Low Power Field Left Posterior Hemiblock Licensed Practical Nurse Lactated Ringers Lecithin/sphingomyelin Ratio Liters per minute Left Radial Artery Left and Right Heart Catheterization Lumbosacral Left Sternal Border Lichen Simplex Chronicus Low Salt Diet Left Side Involvement Liver, Spleen and Kidney Left Tricep Long Term Care Lotion Left Upper Extremity Left Upper Lobe (right) Left Upper Quadrant (right) Left Ventricle Left Ventricular End-diastolic Left Ventricular Voltage Living and Well Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Lee-White Clotting Time Lymphocytes
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Lytes

Electrolytes -MMurmur Meter Mitral First Sound Monitored Anesthesia Care Mandible Multifocal Atrial Tachycardia Mistaken Entry Moves all extremities Mean Arterial Pressure Multifocal Atrial Tachycardia Maximum Acid Output Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor Maximum Maximum Breathing Capacity Modified Barium Swallow 1 millicurie (10,000 microcuries) Micrograms Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration Millicurie Mid Clavicular Line Metacarpophlangeal Mean Corpuscular Volume Mitral Disease Metered Dose Inhaler Medicine, medicated Memory Milliequivalents Metamyelocyte 1 million electron volts Mixed Field Muscle Function Test Milligram Milligram per hundred milliliters of serum blood Magnesium Myocardial Infarction Minimum Inhibitory Concentration Minimum, minute Mixed Astigmatism Metacarpo-interphalanges Mask Milliliter Milli-international Unit Mixture Millimeter Milli-molecular weight Multiple Myeloma 1 cubic centimeter Millimole Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory
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M M. M1 MAC mand MAT ME MAE MAP MAT MAO MAOI max MBC MBS mc mcg MCH MCHC mCi MCL MCP MCV MD MDI Med Mem mEq meta mev MF MFT mg. mg% Mg MI MIC Min, min Mins Atsig MIP MK ml. mIu mixt mm. mM MM mm3 Mmol MMPI

MMT MMR MN, mn Mod MODY MOM mono Mos. mOsm MP MPC MP joint MPL MRI MRSA MS ms MSL MSOF MSR MT MTP MUCO MUSC MV MVP myelo myop MVA MVR

Manual Muscle Test(ing) Mumps, Measles, German Measles Vaccine Midnight Moderate Mature Onset Diabetes of the Youth Milk of Magnesia Monocyte Months Milliosmol Mouthpiece Maximum Permissible Concentration Metacarpal Joint Maximum Permissible Level Magnetic Resonance Imaging Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus Multiple Sclerosis Mitral stenosis Mid-sternal Line Multi-system Organ Failure Marginal Sinus Rupture Medical Technologist Metatarsal Phalangeal Mucomyst Medical University of South Carolina Mitral Valve Mitral Valve Prolapse Myelocyte Myopia Motor Vehicle Accident Mitral Valve Replacement

N Na NASH N/A, NA NaCl NAD NAOH NB N.B. NC N/C NCP NDT neg Neuro NF NG NGT NH NIDDM

-NNormal, nitrogen Sodium Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Not applicable, Not assessed Sodium Chloride Non-diagnostic Abnormality Sodium Hydroxide Newborn Note well Nasal Cannula Neuro check Nursing Care Plan Neuro Developmental Treatment Negative Neurology National Formulary Naso-Gastric Nasogastric Tube Ammonia Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
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NIL NK NKA NKDA Nl, NL NLP NM NMBA NMP no., # noct. (noxt.) non prod non rep NP NPB npc NPH NPN NPO NR NRBC NSA NSAID N/S, NS NSC Nsg NSR NSS NSST-TC NSSTC NSTWC NT NTG, (ntg) NTT Nuchal Cord nunc. N&V NV NVC NVD NWB

Not In Labor Not Known No Known Allergies No Known Drug Allergies Normal No Light Perception Nuclear Medicine Neuromuscular Blocking Agents Nurse May Pronounce Number Nocturnal Nonproductive Do not repeat nonpalpable Nodal Premature Beat Non-productive cough Neutral Protamine Hagedorn (insulin) Nonprotein Nitrogen Nothing by Mouth Non-reactive Nucleated Red Blood Cells No Significant Abnormality Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs Normal Saline No Significant Change Nursing Normal Sinus Rhythm Normal Saline Solution Nonspecific T-wave changes Nonspecific ST changes Nonspecific T-wave changes Nasotracheal Nitroglycerin Nasotracheal Tube Wrapped around infant’s neck Now Nausea and Vomiting Neurovascular Neurovascular Checks Neck vein distention Non-weight Bearing -O-

O O2 cap. O2 sat. obst od OAG OAP OBS, obs, Obs occ Occ. Ther.

Orally, Oral Oxygen capacity Oxygen saturation Obstruction Overdose Open Angle Glaucoma Opthalmic Artery Pressure Obstetrics, Observation Occasional Occupational Therapy
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OCG OFC OG OHD OHS oint OJ Olf OM omn. h. (q h) omn. noct (q n) OOB OOL Op O&P OPD Opth OPS OPV OR Oral ORIF Ortho os OS OT Oto OU OVT oz.

Oral Cholecystogram Occipitofrontal Circumference Orogastric Organic Heart Disease Open Heart Surgery Ointment Orange Juice Olfactory Otitis Media Every hour Every night Out of Bed Onset of Labor Operation, Operative Ova and Parasites Outpatient Department Opthamology Out patient Surgery Oral Polio Vaccine Operating Room Given by Mouth Open Reduction, Internal Fixation Orthopedics Mouth Left Eye Occupational Therapy Otology Both eyes Occlusive Vascular Disease Ounce

p P P* P-A PA Pa O2 PAC Pa CO2 PACU PAD PAH PAP, pap PAR Para PAS PAT P.A.T. Path PB PBI

-PAfter Pulse Portable Posterioanterior Pulmonary Artery, Physician’s Assistant, posteroanterior Partial pressure of oxygen in arterial blood Premature Atrial contraction (s) Partial pressure of carbon dioxide in arterial blood Post Anesthesia Care Unit Pulmonary artery diastolic pressure Para-aminohippurate acid Papanicolaou, Pap test Post Anesthesia Recovery Number of Living Children Pulmonary artery systolic pressure, peripheral anterior synechial Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia Preadmission Testing Pathology Lead Protein Bound Iodine
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Pblm PBI 131 pc PC PCA P. Cath PCN pcv PCV PCWP PCXR PD PDA PE PEARL Peds PEEP PEF PEG PERLA PERRLA per PERI PERL pes PF PFT PH pH Ph PharmD PHN PHONO PHP PI PID PIP joint PJC PKU PLA plat PM, pm PMD PMH PMI PMR PMS PMV PNB PNC PND PNF PNI PNOE

Problem Protein Bound Radioiodine After meals Pressure Control, Packed Cells Patient Controlled Analgesia Porta Cath. Penicillin Pressure Control Ventilation Packed Cell Volume, Polycolycythemia vera Pulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure Portable Chest Xray Postural Drainage, Per Day Patent Ductus Arteriosus Pulmonary Emboli, Embolism Pupils Equal and Reactive to Light Pediatrics Positive End Expiratory Pressure Peak Expiratory Flow Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Pupils Equal and Reactive to Light and Accommodation Pupils Equal, Round, React to Light and Accommodation By, through, by method of administration Perineal Pupils equal and react to light Foot Peak Flow Pulmonary Function Test Past History Hydrogen Ion Concentration Philadelphia Chromosome Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharmacist) Public Health Nurse Phonocardiograph Partial Hospitalization Program Personal Injury Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Premature Junctional Contractions Phenylketonuria Previous Living Arrangements Platelets After Noon Primary Myocardial Disease Past Medical History Point of Maximal Impulse, Past Medical Illnesses Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Premenstrual Syndrome Passymuir Valve Premature Newborn Premature Nodal Contraction Paroxysmal Nocturnal Dyspnea Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation Peripheral Nerve Injury Pentothal, Nitrous oxide, Oxygen and Ethrane
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PNPR PNS Pnx PO PO2 Po4 POC POD Poil POOL Poplit Post Op, postop Port. PP PP&A PPA pos. PPBS PPD P&PD PPT p.r. PR PRBC’s PRE Prep Pre op Press prn PRN Prob Prod PROM P.R.O.M. Pro time PRV PS PSC PSP PSV PSVT Pt pt PT p.t. P.T. PTA PTC PTCA PTH PTT PUD pulv. PV PVC

Positive, negative pressure respiration Peripheral Nerve Stimulator, peripheral nervous system Pneumothorax By mouth Partial Pressure of Oxygen Phosphate Products of Conception Postoperative Day Poikilocyte Premature Onset of Labor Popliteal After Operation Portable Peak Pressure, Post-partum, Postprandial Palpation, Percussion and Auscultation Prenylpyruvic Acid Positive Post Prandial Blood Sugar Purified Protein Derivative Percussion and Postural Drainage Precipitate Per rectum Per rectum Packed red blood cells Progressive Resistive Exercises Make ready for Before Surgery Pressure As often as necessary As often as necessary Probably Productive Premature Rupture of Membranes Passive Range of Motion Prothrombin Time Polycythemia rubra vera Physical Status Posterior Subcapsular Cataract Phenolsulfonaphthalein Pressure Support Ventilation Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia Patient Pint Prothrombin Time Post trandial Physical Therapy Prior to Admission Plasma Thromboplastic Component Percutaneous Transluminal coronary Angioplasty Parathyroid Hormone Partial Thromboplastin Time Peptic Ulcer Disease Powder Polycythemia Vera Premature Ventricular Disease
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PVD PVR PWAP PWP Px PWB

Peripheral Vascular Disease Pulmonary Vascular Resistance Pulmonary Wedge Arterial Pressure Pulmonary Wedge Pressure Physical Examination Partial Weight Bearing

-Qq qd QD qh q1h, q2h, etc. Q1h, Q2h, etc. qid QID qn qhs qns qod QOD qs QS qt quad. qual quant qv qw Every Every day Every day Every hour Every (specified number) hour Every (specified number) hour Four times a day Four times a day Every Night At bedtime (hour of sleep) Quantity not sufficient Every other day Every other day Quantity sufficient, enough Quadriceps Sets Quart Quadrant Qualitative; quality Quantitative; quantity As Much as You Wish Q-wave

R RA RAD rad RAE RAI RAIU RAP R&B RB RBA RBBB RBC RBD RC RCA RCS RD RD

-RRight, rectal, Respirations Rales, Right atrium, Rheumatoid Arthritis Right Axis Deviation Radiation absorbed dose, 100 ergs/gm tissue Right Atrial Enlargement Radioactive Iodine Uptake Radioactive Iodine Uptake Right Atrial Pressure Risks and Benefits Read Back Right Brachial Artery Right Bundle Branch Block Red Blood Cells, Red Blood Cell Count Right Border Of Dullness Restorative Care Right Coronary Artery Reticulum Cell Sarcoma Right Deltoid, Respiratory Disease Registered Dietician
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RDS re reg REG rem rep Resp RER ret cath Retic RF RFA RFB RG RH Rh (+ or -) RHC RHD RHF RIA RIC RID RIF RISA RL RLE RLT RLQ Rm RM RML RN RNa r/o ROM ROP ROS Rout RPCF RPGN RPh RPM RPT RR1 RRA RRE RPR RRR R/S RSR RSR1 RT Rt RTC

Respiratory Distress Syndrome Concerning, About Regular Radiation Exposure Guide Roentgen Equivalent, man Let it be repeated; roentgen equivalent physical Respiration Renal Excretion Rate Retention Catheter Reticulocyte Rheumatoid Factor Right Femoral Artery Renal Blood Floor Right Gluteus Rhonchi Rhesus factor, positive or negative Right Heart Catheterization Rheumatic Heart Disease Right Heart Failure Radioimmunioassay Right Iliac Crest Radioimmunodiffusion Right Iliac Fossa Radioiodine Human Serum Albumin Right Lower Right Lower Extremity Right Lateral Thigh Right Lower Quadrant Room Respiratory Movement Right Middle Lobe; Right Mediolateral Registered Nurse Radiosodium Right Occiput Anterior Rule out Range of Motion Right Occiput Posterior Review of Systems Routine Reiter Protein Complement Fixation Rapidly Progressive Glomerulonephritis Registered Pharmacist Revolutions Per Minute Registered Physical Therapist RR Prime Right Radial Artery; Radioreceptor Assay Round, regular and equal Rapid Plasma Reagin Regular rate and rhythm Rhythm Strip Regular Sinus Rhythm RSR Prime Respiratory Therapy; Right Tricep Right Return to Clinic
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RUE RUOQ RUQ RV RVH RVR RX, Rx

Right Upper Extremity Right Upper Outer Quadrant Right Upper Quadrant Right Ventricle Right Ventricular Hypertrophy Rapid Ventricular Response Treatment; Therapy; Prescription

s S S S, S S-1, S-2, etc. SA S&A Sa O2 SAC SACH SAH Sal Salic SAN sat., Sat, Satis SBGM SB SBP sc SC SC SCCA SD SDH sec Sed seg SEI SG SGA SGOT SGPT SH SI SIADH sig. SIMV sit SIW sl SL SLB

-Swithout Heart sound (closure of mitral and tricuspid valves) Heart sound (closure of aortic and pulmonic valves) Additional heart sounds Sacral vertebrae (one thru five) Sinoatrial Sugar and Acetone Measured Oxygen Saturation Short Arm Cast Solid Ankle Cushion Heel Subarachnoid hemorrhage or hematoma Saline Salicylate (aspirin) Sinoatrial Node Saturation Satisfaction Self-Blood Glucose Monitoring Standby; Sinus Bradycardia Systolic Blood Pressure Subcutaneous; screen Subcutaneous Static Compliance Semiclosed Circle Absorption Standard Deviation Subdural Hematoma Second; Secretion Sedimentation Segmented Neutrophils Subendocardial Infarction Slide Guide Small for Gestational Age Serum Glutamic Oxaloacetic Transaminase Serum Glutamic Pyruvic Transaminase Social History Sacroiliac; Saturation Index Syndrome Inappropriate Anti-Diuretic Hormone Let it be labeled Synchronized Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation Situation or situated Self-inflicted wound Slightly, slight Sublingual Short leg brace
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SLC SLD SLE SLR SLS SLT sm SMA SMCD SMI SMO2 SMR SNF SO SOAP SOB sol sp, spt SP S/P Spec sp.gv. SpO2 spont SPT spt. Sq, subq, subc SQ SR SROM ss S/S SSE SS&G SSI SSKI ST St-T Staph stat, STAT STD std stereo Strep Stillb. stg STS STSG sl subling SUI SUP supp. Surg, surg

Short leg cast Serum Lactic Acid Dehydrogenase Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Straight Leg Raise Single Leg Stance Since Last Tracing Small Sequential Multiple Analysis Senile Macular Chorioretinal Sustained Maximum Inhalation (Incentive Spirometer) Simple Mask Oxygen Submucous Resection Skilled Nursing Facility Significant other Subjective, Objective, Assessment and Plan Shortness of Breath Solution Sputum Spontaneous Status post Specimen Specific gravity Saturation Pulse Oximetry Spontaneous Since Previous Tracing Spirits Subcutaneous Subcutaneous Systems Review; Sinus Rhythm Self Range of Motion One half (1/2) Signs and symptoms Soap Suds Enema Soap suds and glycerin enema Sliding Scale Insulin Saturated Solution of Potassium Iodine Sinus tach ST segment of EKG Staphylococcus Immediately Sexually Transmitted Diseases Standard Stereogram Streptococcus Stillborn Strong Serology Tests for Syphilis Split Thickness Skin Graft Sublingual Sublingual Stress Urinary Incontinence Symptomatic Uterine Prolapse Suppository Surgery, surgical
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SVC SVR SVT sx., sympt syr

Superior Vena Cava Systemic Vascular Resistance Supraventricular Tachycardia Signs, symptoms Syrup

T T&A T-1, T-2, etc. T3 tab TAH TAT Tbc, TB Tbsp. Tbls T-bil TC T&C TCDB TCI TCO2 TDWB TE temp TENS TET, Td TF TH T&H Thio THR Thr TIBC tid TID Tinct. TKA T-L-C TLC TLNB T&M TM TMJ tn TN TNTC TO, T.O. tol TOMO TP TPA

-TTemperature Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy Thoracic vertebrae (one thru twelve) Triiodothyromnne Tablet Total Abdominal Hysterectomy Turn around time; Thematic Apperception Test Tuberculosis/Tubercle Bacilli Tablespoon Total bilirubin Technetium Type and Crossmatch Turn, Cough, and Deep Breath Transient Cerebral Ischemia Transcutaneous O saturation Touch Down Weight Bearing Tenacious Temperature Transelectrical nerve stimulator Tetanus Toxoid Tactile Fremitus Thick Type and Hold Thioglycolate Total Hip Replacement Throat Total Iron Binding Capacity Three times a day Three times a day Tincture Total Knee Arthroplasty Triple Lumen Catheter Tender, loving care Term Living Newborn Type and cross-match Treatment Modality; Tympanic Membrane; Thayer-Martin agar Temporomandibular joint Tension Thin Too numerous to count Telephone Order Tolerated; tolerated Tomogram Total Protein Tissue Plasminogen Activator
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TPI TPN TPR TPT Tr. Trach Trich TSH tsp TT TTH TUR TURB TURP TV TVH TVU TX TXM

Treponema Pallidium Immobilization Test Total Parenteral Nutrition Temperature, pulse, and respiration Technically poor tracing Tincture; trace Tracheostomy Trichomonas Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Teaspoon Tilt Table Thyrotropic Hormone Transurethral Resection Transurethral Resection of the Bladder Transurethral Resection of Prostrate Tidal Volume Total Vaginal Hysterectomy Total Volume Urine Treatment Type and Cross match -U-

UA, U/A UCG UCHD UCMC UE UGI undet. ung UOP UPT URI Uro US U.S. USD USP UT UTI UV Uw

Urinalysis Urinary Chorionic Gonadotropin Usual Childhood Diseases Upstate Carolina Medical Center Upper Extremity Upper GI (gastrointestinal) Undetermined Ointment Urinary Output Uptake Upper Respiratory Infection Urology Ultrasound Unit Secretary The Dispensary of the United States of America United States Pharmacopeia Urinary Tract Urinary Tract Infection Ultraviolet U-wave

-VVA VAD Vag Vapo VC Vcg VD Veteran’s Administration Ventricular Assist Device Vaginal; vagina Vaponefrin Vital Capacity Vector Venereal Disease
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vd; vding VDG VDH VDRL VF VE Vector Veni Vent VF VG VI VIP Vis Vit/Vita vix Vm VMA VO Vol vol% VP VR VRE VS vs VSD V. tach, VT

Void; Voiding Venereal Disease Gonorrhea Valvular Disease of Heart Venereal Disease Research Laboratory Ventricular Fibrillation Minute ventilation Vectorcardiogram Venipuncture Ventilator; ventilation Vocal Fremitus Ventricular Gallop Volume Index Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide Vision, Visual Vitamin, when followed by a specific letter, ie, Vit A Namely Minute ventilation Vanillylmandelic acid Verbal Order Volume Volume percent Venous Pressure Ventricular Response Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus Vital Signs Versus Ventricular Septal Defect Ventricular Tachycardia

w/ W wa, WA, w/a WAIS WAP WB WBC WC w/c WD&N w/f Whp; WP w/m WN WND wnl; WNL WPW WR Wt; wt WTH

-WWith Weight; Wheeze (WHEEZE) While awake Wechsler’s Adult Intelligence Scale Wandering Atrial Pacemaker Whole Blood; Weight Bearing White Blood Cells With meals Wheelchair Well developed and nourished White female Whirlpool White male Well nourished Wound Within normal limits Wolfe-Parkinson-White Syndrome Weakly reactive Weight Wallace Thomson Hospital

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- XYZ y/o Z Years old Symbol of atomic number

AT AT Assist CNM CNS/CS CRNA CRTT C.U.E. DO GN HMS LPN MD NM PA PCA PCT RCP PharmD RD RN RPh RRT RT RST

TITLES Activity Therapy Activity Therapy Assistant Certified Nurse Midwife Clinical Nurse Specialist Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician Clinical Unit Educator Doctor of Osteopathy Graduate Nurse Health Management Specialist Licensed Practical Nurse Doctor of Medicine Nurse Manager Physician’s Assistant Patient Care Assistant Patient Care Technician Respiratory Care Practitioner Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharmacist) Registered Dietitian Registered Professional Nurse Registered Pharmacist Registered Respiratory Therapist Recreation Therapist Respiratory Student Trainee SYMBOLS

° + > <

Degree Negative Positive Is Greater Than Is Less Than Dram Ounce

Ss iss i, ii, iii, etc.

One half One and One half One, two, three, etc. Male
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@

Female At Increase Decrease

= ≠ a ▲ 1/2 stg c p r s 1º 2º

Equal (s) Unequal therefore Before Change Half strength With After or Following Rectal Without Primary Secondary Of each

Heart Shape

Heart Psychiatry/Psychiatric

ORIGINATED: REVIEWED: REVISED: REVIEWED: REVISED:

11/01/95 12/96 02/99 08/99 06/26/2000, 08/18/2000, 07/08/2002, 8/21/2002, 2/27/2003, 6/11/2003

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