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Glossary of Health Abbreviations E-L

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ea
each
ECG, EKG
electrocardiogram
ED
emergency department
EENT
ear, eye, nose, throat
EMS
emergency medical services
EMT
emergency medical technician
ENT
ear, nose, throat
EPA
Environmental Protection Agency
ER
emergency room
Ex, exam
examination
Exc
excision
ext
extract, extraction
FBS
fasting blood sugar
FF, FFl
force fluids
FH, FHR
fetal heart rate
Fl, fl
fluid
Fr, Fx
fracture
FUO
fever of unknown origin
GB
gallbladder
GH
growth hormone
gt, gtt, gtts
drop, drops
Gyn
gynecology
HA
hearing aid, headache
HBP
high blood pressure
HHA
home health assistant/aide
HMO
health maintenance
HOB
head of bed
HOH
hard of hearing
H&P
history and physical
Hr, hr, H, h
hour, hours
HS
hour of sleep (bedtime)
Ht
height
Hx, hx
history
hypo
hypodermic injection
I&D
incision and drainage
I&O
intake and output
ICCU
intensive coronary care unit
ICU
intensive care unit
ID
intradermal
IM
intramuscular
inf
infusion, inferior, infection
inj
injection
int
internal, interior
IV
intravenous
jt
joint
KUB
kidney, ureter, bladder X-Ray
L
lumbar
L&D
labor and delivery
L&W
living and well

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