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DX or Dx
Diagnosis
EENT
eyes, ears, nose and throat
ng
nasogastric
VO
verbal order
vs
vital signs
dsg.
dressing
fx
fracture
EKG
electrocardiogram
BM
bowel movement
STAT
immediately
wt
weight
h/o
history of
CCU
critical or coronary care unit
GU
genitourinary
mL
milliliter
ASAP
as soon as possible
CBC
complete blood count
RX or rx
treatment/prescription
med
medicine/medication
TPR
temperature/pulse/respiration
IV
intravenous
NPO
nothing by mouth
pc
after meals
EEG
electroencephalogram
r/o
rule out
L
liver
ER
emergency room
I&O
intake and output
SOB
shoertness of breath
STD or STI
sexually transmitted disease/infection
Amb.
ambulatory
TID
3 times a day
c/o
complaint of
Amt.
amount
gtt(s)
drops
OR
operating room
GI
gastrointestinal
pt
patient
D&C
dilation and curettage
po
by mouth
ft
foot
bid
Twice a day
Cal.
calories
EM
emergency department
H&P
history and physical
FBS
fasting blood sugar
ETOH
alcohol
cath
catheter
DM
diabetes mellitus
ad lib
As Desired
CVA
cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
PRN
as needed
BRP
bathroom privileges
hr
hour
EBL
estimated blood loss
Br
bed rest
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscition
BSC
bed side commode
ADL
activities of daily living
WNL
within normal limits
ICU
intensive care unit
AKA
above the knee amputation
NKA or NKDA
no know allergies/ no known drug allergies
LMP
last menstrual period
N/V/D
nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
GYN
gynecological
ht
height

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