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Most Common Medical Abbreviations and Acronyms with full forms

Health care professionals commonly use medical abbreviations and acronyms as a reference to search and record information rapidly and accurately. They also use medical abbreviations to give instructions to their patients.

As there is no standard list used by medical practitioners, it is important to understand the context in which the medical abbreviation has been used.

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Here is a list of most common medical terms you might have seen in your doctor’s prescription notes, drug packages or bottles, and lab or other test reports.

Most Common Medical Abbreviations and Acronyms A-B

Medical Abbreviations – A

The most common medical terminology, acronyms, and abbreviations that are frequently used in medical practices, and starting with the alphabet “A” are grouped in the given list.

Aaccommodation; acetum;

angstrom unit;

anode; anterior

aartery
A2aortic second sound
AAalcoholics Anonymous
aaof each; arteries
AAamino acid
AAAabdominal aortic aneurysm
A-aDO2alveolar arterial O2 difference of each
AAROMactive assisted range of motion
AB, ababortion
abdabdominal/ abdomen
abd.gr.abdominal girth
ABGarterial blood gas
ABIankle-brachial index
ABLAacute blood loss anemia
ABOthree basic blood groups
ACacromo-clavicular; adrenal cortex; air conduction; alternating current; axiocervical
acbefore meals (ante cibum)
acc.accommodation
AC/Aaccommodative convergence/accommodation ratio
ACEangiotensin-converting enzyme
ACE Inhibitor or ACEIangiotensin–converting Enzyme Inhibitors
AChacetylcholine
AChEacetylcholinesterase
AChRacetylcholine receptor
AC Jointacromioclavicular joint
ACLanterior cruciate ligament
ACLSadvanced Cardiac Life Support
ACSacute coronary syndrome
ACTHadrenocorticotrophic hormone
activ.activity
ACVassist control ventilation
ADadvance directive
add.addiction
ADHantidiuretic hormone
ADHDattention deficit hyperactivity disorder
ADHFacute diastolic heart failure
ADLactivities of daily living
ad. lib.as desired (ad libitum); freely
adm.admit, admission
admov.apply
ADRadverse drug reaction
adto; up to
ad sat.to saturation
AEacute exacerbation
AEDautomated external defibrillator
AETalternating esotropia
A-Fibatrial fibrillation
AFLatrial flutter
AFOankle foot orthosis
AFPalpha-fetoprotein
AFRacute renal failure
AFVamniotic fluid volume
A-Faortofemoral
AFBacid fast bacilli
AGAappropriate for gestational age
a/g ratioalbumin to globulin ratio
Agsilver; antigen
AGCatypical glandular cells
AgNO3silver nitrate
ahhypermetropic astigmatism
AHFantihemophilic factor
AIaortic insufficiency; aortic incompetence
AICDautomated implantable cardioverter defibrillator
AIDSacquired immunodeficiency syndrome
AJankle jerk
AKabove the knee
AKAabove the knee amputation
AKIacute kidney injury
Alaluminum
Albalbumin
ALLacute lymphocytic leukemia
ALPalkaline Phosphatase
ALSadvanced life support; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
ALT (SGPT)alanine aminotransferase
alt. dieb.every other day
alt. hor.every other hour
alt. noc.every other night
AMmorning, before noon
Ammixed astigmatism
a.m.a.against medical advice
AMAAmerican Medical  Association
ambambulate
AMIacute myocardial infarction
AMLacute myelocytic leukemia
AMLSadvanced medical life support
AMMLacute myelomonocytic leukemia
amp.ampule
AMSaltered mental status
amt.amount
ANAantinuclear antibody
anatanatomy or anatomic
anast.anastomosis
ANEDalive no evidence of disease
ANNAanti-neuronal nuclear antibody
ant.anterior
anti-CCPanticyclic citrullinated peptide
Ant. Tib.anterior tibial
Anuricnot producing urine
Ao.aorta
AOCDanemia of chronic disease
A&Oalert and oriented
Apapex/apical
apbefore dinner
a.p.antepartum
A-Panterior-posterior
A&Pauscultation and percussion
APAPacetaminophen
APCatrial premature contraction
APDautomated peritoneal dialysis
APLabductor pollicis longus
approxapproximately
aPTTactivated partial thromboplastin
AQ, aqaqueous; water
aq. dest.distilled water
aq. frig.cold water
ARaortic regurgitation
ARCAIDS-related complex
ARDSadult respiratory distress syndrome
ARMDage-related macular degeneration
AROMartificial rupture of membranes
ARFacute renal (kidney) failure
art.arterial
ASaortic stenosis; ankylosing spondylitis; auris sinistra (left ear)
As.astigmatism
ASAacetylsalicyclic acid (aspirin)
ASAPas soon as possible
ASCatypical squamous cells
asc.ascending
ASCAanti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae antibody
ASC-USatypical squamous cells or undetermined significance
ASCVDarteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease
ASDatrial septal defect
AsHhypermetropic astigmatism
AsMmyopic astigmatism
ASHFAcute systolic heart failure
A.S.H.D.arteriosclerotic heart disease
AST (SGOT)Asparate Aminotransferase
A.T.anterior tibial
ATNatubular necrosis
at. wt.atomic weight
AVatrio-ventricular
av.avoirdupois
A-Varteriovenous
AVDatrioventricular dissociation
AV FistulaArteriovenous Fistula
AVIautomatic volume infusion pump
AVMarteriovenous malformation
AVParginine vasopressin
AVRaortic valve replacement
AWOLabsence without leave
A&Walive and well
axaxillary
AXTalternating exotropia

Medical Abbreviations-B

The most common medical abbreviations, acronyms, and terminology that are frequently used in medical practices, and starting with the alphabet “B” are grouped in the given list.

Bbilateral or both; boron; bacillus
b.bone
Babarium
BACblood alcohol concentration
BALblood alcohol level
bal. susp.balanced suspension
Bandemiaelevated level of band forms of white blood cells
BBBbundle branch block; blood-brain barrier
BBTbasal body temperature
BCGbacille Calmette-Guérin
BCLSbasic cardiac life support
BCPbirth control pills
BDBuerger disease
BE.barium enema
BFbreast feeding
BGMblood glucose monitoring
BHSbeta-hemolytic streptococci
bibasilarat the bases of both lungs
bidtwice a day
BFRblood flow rate
bilibilirubin
BIHbilateral inguinal herniorraphy
BiPAPbilevel positive airway pressure
BJbody jacket
BKbelow knee
BKAbelow the knee amputation
Bkfstbreakfast
bldblood
B.M.bowel movement
BMEbiomedical engineering
B-Medbehavorial medicine
BMIbody mass index
BMPbasic metabolic panel
BMRbasal metabolic rate
BNPb-type natriuretic peptide
BObowel obstruction
BOCbiopsy of cervix
BPblood pressure
BPDbronchopulmonary dysplasia; borderline personality disorder
BPHbenign prostatic hypertrophy
BPMbeats per minute
BPPbiophysical profile
BRbedrest
brbathroom
BRBPRbright red blood per rectum
brpbathroom privileges
bradybradycardia
BRBbright red blood
BRRBbright red rectal bleeding
BSbowel sounds
BSCbed side commode
BSIbody substance isolation
BSObilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
BSSbalanced salt solution
BTBVbeat to beat variability
BTLbilateral tubal ligation
BUNblood urea nitrogen
BVTbilateral ventilation tubes
bx, Bxbiopsy

The Most Common Medical Abbreviations and Acronyms-C To E

The most common medical abbreviations, acronyms, and terminology that are frequently used in medical practices, and starting with the alphabet “C” are grouped in the given list.

Ccentigrade
C1, C2, C3, etccervical vertebra #1, #2, #3 etc
Cacalcium
CAcancer
CABGcoronary artery bypass graft
CADcoronary artery disease
CAGE (questions)controlling, anger/annoyance, guilt, eye opener
Cal. ct.calorie count
CAPcommunity acquired pnuemonia
CAPDcontinuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis
cal.calorie
capcapsule
cathcatheterize, catheterization
CAT scancomputerized axial tomography
CAVPcontinuous arterial venous pressure
CBcarotid bruit
CBCcomplete blood count
CBDcommon bile duct
CBDEcommon bile duct exploration
CBG

CC

capillary blood gas

cubic centimeter, chief complaint, critical care, complications, carbon copy

CCEclubbing, cyanosis edema
CCNUlomustine, CeeNU
CCPDcontinuous cycling peritoneal dialysis
CCRAcardiac cath recovery area
CCUcoronary care unit
CDchemical dependency
CDHcongenital dislocation hip
CDHFchronic diastolic heart failure
CDLcirculatory disorders lab
C&DBcough and deep breath
CEAcarotid endarterectomy or carcinoembryonic disease
cervcervical
CHDcongenital heart disease
Chole, cholecholecystectomy
CFcystic fibrosis
CHFcongestive heart failure
CHIclosed head injury
CHOcarbohydrate
Cholcholesterol
CIcardiac index
CIBcarnation instant breakfast
CINcontrast induced nephropathy
circcircumcision
CIScomputer information system
CIWAclinical intervention and withdrawal assessment
CKDchronic kidney disease
Clchloride
CLLchronic lymphocytic leukemia
cmcentimeter
CMCcarpo metacarpal
CMGcystometrogram
cmpcardiomyopathy
CMPcomprehensive metabolic panel
CMSCenters for Medicare & Medicaid Services
C.M.S.color, movement, sensation
CNScentral nervous system
CNSCcertified nutrition support clinician
C.O.cardiac output
CO2carbon dioxide
c/ocomplains of, care of
COCcauterization of the cervix
compresscompression
cong.congenital
contcontinue
COPDchronic obstructive pulmonary disease
COREcenter for medicare & medicaid services
COWSclinical opiate withdrawal scale
C&Pcrowning & pushing
C&Pcomplete and pushing
CPDcephalic pelvic disproportion
CMVcytomegalovirus
CPAPcontinuous positive airway pressure
CPK/CKcreatine phosphokinase
CPMcontinuous passive motion
CPPVcontinuous positive pressure ventilation
CPRcardiopulmonary resustitation
CPTchest physiotherapy
CRclosed reduction
creatcreatinine
CRFchronic renal failure
CRIchronic renal insufficiency
CRNAcertified registered nurse anesthetist
CRPc-reactive protein
CRTcardiac resynchronization therapy
C&Sculture and sensitivity
C/S,consult
c-sectioncesarean section
CSFcerebrospinal fluid
CSHFchronic systolic heart failure
C.S.S.central supply service
CSTcontraction stress test
C.T.chest tube
CT Scancomputerized axial tomography scan
CTAcomputerized tomography angiography
C.T.P.color, temperature, pulse
CTScarpal tunnel syndrome
CTSPcalled to see patient
ctxcontraction
CVcontrolled ventilation/cardiovascular
CVAcerebrovascular accident
CVCcentral venous catheter
CVPcentral venous pressure
CVScardiovascular system
cxcervix/cervical
Cxcancel
CXcircumflex
CXRchest x-ray
cysto/Cystocystoscopy

Medical Abbreviations-D

The most common medical abbreviations, acronyms, and terminology that are frequently used in medical practices, and starting with the alphabet “D” are grouped in the given list.

D (T) D1 D2 D3 etc T1, T2 ,T3 etccorsal/thoracic vertebrae
DATdiet as tolerated
dbpdiastolic blood pressure
DB&Cdeep breathing and coughing
D&Cdilatation and curettage
D/C, discdiscontinue
d/cdischarge
D.D.delivery date
D&Edilatation and evacuation
deceldeceleration
deptdepartment
DESdiethylstilbestrol
devtdevelopment, develop
DFSdoppler flow studies
D/Idry and intact
DICdisseminated intravascular coagulation
dildilation
DIPdistal interphalangeal joint
D/Gdouble lumen groshong
disch., D.C.discharge
dissoc.dissociation
dist.distal
D.J.D.degenerative joint disease
DLHdouble lumen Hickman
DKAdiabetic ketoacidosis
DL-PICCdouble lumen peripherally inserted central catheter
DLVCdouble lumen vascular catheter
DMDiabetes Mellitus
DM Type IDiabetes Mellitus DM Type I
DM Type IIDiabetes Mellitus DM Type II
D.M.I.diaphragmatic myocardial infarction
DNIDo Not Intubate
DNRDo Not Resuscitate
DMSOdimethyl sulfoxide
DODoctor of Osteopathic Medicine
D/Odisorder
DOAdead on arrival, date of admission
DOBdate of birth
DOEDOTdyspnea on exertion/date of examdirectly observed therapy
D.P.dorsalis pedis
DPAPdiastolic pulmonary artery pressure
DPTdiphtheria/pertussis/etanus
DRdelivery room
dsgDSMdressingDiagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
d/tDue/to
DTdiphtheria/tetanus
DTsdelerium tremors
DTICDacarbazine
DTRdeep tendon reflexes
DUBdysfunctional uterine bleeding
DVIdeep venous insufficiency
DVTdeep venous thrombosis
d/wDiscussed With
DWdistilled water
D/Wdextrose in water
D5Wdextrose (5%) IN WATER
dx, DXdiagnosis/diagnosis
DzDisease

Medical Abbreviations-E

The most common medical abbreviations, acronyms, and terminology that are frequently used in medical practices, and starting with the alphabet “E” are grouped in the given list.

Eenema
EBLestimated blood loss
ECCendocervical curettage
ECCEextracapsular cataract extraction
ECG/EKGelectrocardiogram
ECHOechocardiogram
E. Coliescherichia coli
ECMOextracorporeal membrane oxygenation
ECRBextensor carpi radialis brevis
ECRLextensor carpi radialis longus
ECTelectroconvulsive therapy
ECVextra cellular volume
EDemergency department
E.D.Erectile dysfunction
EDCEDDexpected date of confinementestimated delivery date
EEGelectroencephalogram
EENTeyes, ears, nose, throat
EFejection fraction
EFMelectronic fetal monitor
EFWestimated fetal weight
EGAestimated gestational age
EHLextensor hallucis longus
elev.elevated
Elixelixir
EMGelectromyogram
EMMexpressed mother’s milk
EMRElectronic medical record
EMSEmergency Medical Services
ENEnteral Nutrition
ENDOEndoscopy
Enfenfamil
ENTears, nose, throat (otorhinolaryngology)
EOGelectrooculogram
EOMextraocular movement
eoseosinophils
EPExercise Physiology
EPBextensor pollicis brevis
EPEPend positive expiratory pressure
EPLextensor pollicis longus
EPSelectrophysiologic study
EPSEextrapyramidal side effects
ERemergency room
ERCPendoscopic retrograde choledochopancreatography
ERGelectroretinogram
ESelectrical stimulation
ESBLExtended Spectrum Beta-Lactamases
ESRerythrocyte sedimentation rate
ESRDend stage renal disease
estestimated
ETendotracheal
etc.etcetera, and so on
ETOHalcohol
ETTendotracheal tube
EUAexamination under anesthesia
evalevaluation
exerexercise
expexpansion
Explexploratory
extextend, extension
Extextremities

The Most Common Medical Abbreviations and Acronyms-F To K

The most common medical abbreviations, acronyms, and terminology that are frequently used in medical practices, and starting with the alphabet “F” are grouped in the given list.

FFahrenheit
FAFolic Acid
Fafemoral artery
FASfetal alcohol syndrome
F&Cfoam & condoms
FBforeign body
FBHfootball hold
FBMfetal breathing movements
FBSfasting blood sugar
FCRflexor carpi radialis
FCUflexor carpi ulnaris
fdgfeeding
Fdg WtFeeding weight
FDforceps delivery
FDfetal demise, death
FDSflexor digitorum sublimis
Feiron
FECO2forced expiratory carbon dioxide
FEM/Fem/femfemoral
FHRfetal heart rate
FIMfunctional independent measure
flexflexion
Fevlforced expiratory volume
FFfundus firm
[email protected] ufundus firm at umbilicus
FF @ u/1fundus firm at one finger breadth below umbilicus
FFPfresh frozen plasma
FHfundal height
FHTfetal heart tones
FHxfamily history
fibfibrillation
Fl02fraction of inspired oxygen
fl.fluid
flex sigflexible sigmoid
FMfetal movement
FMCfetal movement chart
FMEfull mouth extraction
FNAfine needle aspiration
FOBfoot of bed
fontFontanelle
F-P, fem popfemoral-popliteal
FPflat plate
FPLflexor pollicis longus
FrFrench (such as French Catheter)
FRFriction Rub
FROMfull range of motion
FSFlow Sheet
ftfoot
FTflexor tendon
FTIfree testosterone index
FTNfinger to nose
FTTfailure to thrive
f/ufollow-up
funcfunction
FUOfever of unknown origin
FVCforced vital capacity
Fx , fxfracture
FWBfull weight bearing

Medical Abbreviations-G

The most common medical terminology, acronyms, and abbreviations that are frequently used in medical practices, and starting with the alphabet “G” are grouped in the given list.

Ggravida
GAgestational age
gal.gallon
GBgallbladder
GDMgestational diabetes mellitus
GEgastroesophageal
GEA/GETAgeneral endotrachael anesthesia
gengeneral
GERDGastroesophageal reflux disease
GCgonorrhea, gonococcus
GCSGlasgow Coma Scale
GFRglomerular filtration rate
g=ggrips equal and good
GGTgamma glutamyl transferase
GGTPgamma gluteryl transpeptidase
Ghglenohumeral
GHGrowth Hormone or HGH Human Growth
GIgastrointestinal
Gluglucose
gmgram
G6PDglucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase
grgrain
gravgravida
GSWgun shot wound
GTgait training
gttdrop
GTTglucose tolerance test
GUgenitourinary
GYNgynecology
GXTgraded exercise test

Medical Abbreviations-H

The common medical terminology, acronyms, and abbreviations that are frequently used in medical practices, and starting with the alphabet “H” are grouped in the given list.

Hhypodermic
h.hour
HAheadache
Hamhamstrings
HBhead box
Hb, Hgbhemoglogin
HBAghepatitis B antigen
H-BIGhepatitis B immune globulin
HBPhigh blood pressure
hchead circumference
HChydrocortisone
HCAPHealthcare Associated Pnuemonia
HCGhuman chorionic gonadotrophin
HCLhard contact lens
HClhydrochloridic acid
HCMhypertrophic cardiomyopathy
HCO3Bicarbonate
HCPhealth care provider
Hcthematocrit
HCTZhydrochlorothiazide
HDhemodialysis
HDLHigh Density Lipoprotein
HDThome dialysis training
HEENThead, eyes, ears, nose and throat
HELLPhemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelets
HEMOHematology
HEPhome exercise program
Hep BHepatitis B
Hep CHepatitis C
HFheart failure
HgbA1c or A1cGlycosylated Hemoglobin
HHHiatal hernia
H&Hhemoglobin and hematocrit
HHNKhyperglycemic hyperosmolar nonketotic (syndrome)
HibHaemophilus
HICHealth Information Center
High RAhigh right atrium
HIMHealth Information Management
HIPAAHealth Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HITHeparin- Induced Thrombocytopenia
HIVHuman Immunodeficiency Virus
HJRhepato jugular reflux
HLheparin lock
HMhand movement
HMDhyaline membrane disease
HOHhard of hearing
H&Phistory and physical examination
HNPherniated nucleus pulposus
HPhot packs
HPIhistory of present illness
H20water
Hx/O (H/O)history of
HOBhead of bed
hpfhigh power field
HPVHuman Papillomavirus
HRheart rate
hrhour
hshour of sleep or bedtime
HSGhysterosalpingogram
HSMhepatosplenomegaly
HSVherpes simplex virus
htheight
HThubbard tank
HTLVHuman T-cell Lymphotropic Virus
HTNhypertension
HUSHemolytic-Uremic Syndrome
hxhistory
hzhertz

Medical Abbreviations-I

The most common medical abbreviations, acronyms, and terminology that are frequently used in medical practices, and starting with the alphabet “I” are grouped in the given list.

IABCintraaortic balloon counterpulsation
IABPintraaortic balloon pressure
IABPintra-aortic balloon pump
IBCiron binding capacity
IBSIrritable bowel syndrome
IBWideal body weight
I-125Iodine 125
I-131Iodine 131
ICAinternal carotid artery.
ICCEintracapsular cataract extraction
ICDInternal Cardiac Defibrillator
ICHIntracerebral hemmorhage
ICLHImperial College London Hospital
ICMPIschemic Cardiomyopathy
ICPintracranial pressure
ICUintensive care unit
I&Dincision and drainage
IDInfectious Disease
IDMinfant of diabetic mother
IDUIdouridizine
IFCinterferential current
IHSSidiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis
IJinternal jugular
IM, imintramuscular
IMA (L/R)internal mammary artery-left/right
IMP, Impimpression
IMVintermittent mandatory ventilation
inf.inferior
Infoinformation
ingInguinal
INHIsoniazid
injinjury
INRInternational Normalized Ratio
INSPInspiratory
INTintermittent
interintermittently
I&Ointake and output
IOLintraocular lens
IPInterphalangeal, inpatient
IPDintermittent peritoneal dialysis
IPAPinspired positive airway pressure
IPGimpedance plethysmography
IPOCInterdisciplinary Plan of Care
IPPBIntermittent Positive Pressure Breathing
IPVIQIntrapulmonary Percusive VentilationIntelligence quotient
IRinternal rotation
ISincentive spirometry
ISEinternal spiral electrode
isolisolation
ITintrathecal
ITPIUIdiopathic Thrombocytopenic PurpuraInternational units
IUDintrauterine device
IUFDintrauterine fetal demise, death
IUGRintrauterine growth retardation
IUPintrauterine pregnancy
IUPCintrauterine pressure catheter
IVintravenous
IVCinferior vena cava
IVFintravenous feeding
IVHintraventricular hemorrhage
IVHAintravenous hyperalimentation
IVIGIntravenous Immunoglobin
IVPintravenous pyelogram

Medical Abbreviations-J & K

The common medical terminology, acronyms, and abbreviations that are frequently used in medical practices, and starting with the alphabet “J and K” are grouped in the given list.

JJejunal or Jejunum
JLJudkins left (catheter)
JL4Judkins left #4 curve catheter
JPJackson-Pratt drain
JRjunctional rhythm
JR4Judkins right #4 curve catheter
Jtjoint
JVDjugular venous distention
K
K+potassium
KAketoacidosis
KCknee chest
Kcalkilocalories
KC1potassium chloride
KDUkidney dialysis unit
kgkilogram
K.J.knee jerk
KPCKlebsiella Pneumonia Carbapenemase
KUBkidney, ureters, bladder

Most Common Medical Abbreviations and Acronyms-L To O

The common medical terminology, acronyms, and abbreviations that are frequently used in medical practices, and starting with the alphabet “L” are grouped in the given list.

LLeft
L1, L2, etclumbar vertebra
LaLactic Acidosis
LAleft atrium
lablaboratory
laclaceration
LACleft anticubital
LADleft anterior descending
LADDdiagonal branch of the left anterior
LAEleft atrial enlargement
LAFaleft anterior forearm
LAFBleft anterior fascicular block
LAVHlaparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy
latlateral
LBlower body
lb.pound
LBBBleft bundle branch block
LBPlow back pain
LBWlow birth weight
LCDliquor carbonis detergens
LCLlateral collateral ligament
L Cxleft circumflex
L&Dlabor and delivery
LDHlactic dehydrogenase
LDLLow density Lipoprotein
LDRlabor, delivery, recovery
LElower extremity
LEEPloop electro surgical excision procedure
LVFleft ventricular function
LFTliver function test
LGAlarge for gestational age
LHleft hand
LHCLeft Heart Catherization
LIMAleft internal mammary artery
liqliquid
LLBlong leg brace
LLClong leg cast
LLETZlarge loop excision of transformation zone
LLleft lateral
LLFaleft lateral forearm
LLLleft lower lobe
LLWleft lower wrist
L/Min L/mliters per minute
LMAleft medial ankle
LMFaleft medial forearm
LMLleft mediolateral
LMCAleft main coronary artery
L.M.P.last menstrual period
LMWleft medial wrist
LNMPlast normal menstrual period
LOAleave of absence
LOClevel of consciousness
LOMlimitation of motion
LOSLength of stay
LPlumbar puncture
LPcPlight perception with projection
LPFBleft posterior fascicular block
LPNlicensed practical nurse
LSOleft salpingo-oophorectomy
L/S ratiolecithin to sphingomyelin ratio
LSCleft subclavian
LTleft tilt
LTClow transverse cervical (C/S)
LTVlong term variability
LUAleft upper arm
LULleft upper lobe
LUQleft upper quadrant
LVGleft ventriculogram
LVleft ventricle/ventricular
LVEFleft ventricular ejection fraction
LVHleft ventricular hypertrophy
LWSlow wall suction
LXTexotropia (left)
lyteselectrolytes
l & wliving and well

The Most Common Medical Abbreviations-M

The common medical terminology, acronyms, and abbreviations that are frequently used in medical practices, and starting with the alphabet “M” are grouped in the given list.

Mmurmur
mmeter
mmeter
mAmilliampere
mandmandible, mandibular
MACmonitored anesthesia care
MAEmoving all extremities
MAOMonoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
MAPmean arterial pressure
MARmedication administration record
maxmaxilla, maxillary
MCAmotor cycle accident
MCCMotorcycle Collision
mcg.microgram
MCHmean corpuscular hemoglobin
MCHCmean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration
MCLMCOmedial collateral ligamentmanaged care organization
MCPmetacarpal phalangeal
MCVmean corpuscular volume
MDmedical doctor
MddMajor depressive disorder
MDIMetered Dose Inhaler
mdimanic depressive illness
MEmedical examiner
Medmedicine
medmedial
medsmedicines
METMedical Emergency Team
mEqmilliequivalent
MFmid forceps
mg.,milligram
MHRmaternal heart rate
MHRmaximum heart rate
MImyocardial infarction
Minminute
MICUMedical Intensive Care Unit
MIVFmaintenance intravenous fluid
MLmedication lock
MLmidline (episiotomy)
mlmilliliter
MLCmulti lumen catheter
mmmillimeter
MMKMarshall Marchetti Krantz
mMolmillimoles
MMPIMinnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory
MMRmeasles, mumps, rubella vaccine
MMTmanual muscle test
MNMidnight
modmoderate
MOMmilk of magnesia
MPmetacarpal phalangeal joint
MPAPmean pulmonary artery pressure
MRmitral regurgitation
MRCPMedical Resonance Cholagiopancreatography
MRIMedical Resonance Imaging
MRSAMethicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus
M/SMuscoskeletal
MSmitral stenosis
MSmultiple sclerosis
MSEmental status examination
MSGmassage / monosodium glutumate
MSOFmulti system organ failure
MSRmotor sensory reflex
multmultiple
mvmillivolt
MVAmotor vehicle accident
MVCMotor vehicle collison
MVVmaximum ventilatory volume
mv.movement
MVRmitral valve replacement
MVImultivitamin injection

The Most Common Medical Abbreviations-N

The most common medical terminology, acronyms, and abbreviations that are frequently used in medical practices, and starting with the alphabet “N” are grouped in the given list.

N or nlnormal
Na+sodium
NAnurses’ aide
NANarcotics Anonymous
N/Anot applicablenot administered, in Medication Administration Check (MAK) system
NABSnormal active bowel sounds
NADno acute distress
NATNon-Accidental Trauma
navicnavicular
NBnewborn
NBNnewborn nursery
NCnasal cannula
NCATnormocephalic, atraumatic
NCSNon-concentrated Sweets
NEneurological examination
NECnecrotizing enterocolitis
NEDno evidence of disease
negnegative
NERno evidence of recurrence
NGnasogastric
NGRnasogastric replacement
NH3Ammonia
NInon immune
NICMPNonischemic cadiomyopathy
NICUnewborn intensive care unit
NIFnegative inspiratory force
NIPVLnon-invasive peripheral vascular laboratory
NGTnasogastric tube
NKAno known allergies
NKDAno known drug allergies
NKFAno known food allergies
NLneedle localized
NMnon monitored
NMSneuroleptic malignant syndrome
NormNormal
NOSNot-otherwise specified
NPnasopharyngeal
NPCNon-protein Calories
NPOnothing by mouth
NRnon reactive
NQMInon Q wave myocardial infarction
NR-NSTnon-reactive non-stress test
NSAIDnonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug
NSnormal saline
NSCNutrition Support Committee
NSDnormal spontaneous delivery
NsgNursing
NSICUneurosciences intensive care unit
NSRnormal sinus rhythm
NSTnon-stress test
NSTEMINon-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction
NSVDnormal spontaneous vaginal delivery
NTBneural tube defect
NTnon tender
NTGNitroglycerine
NutrNutrition
NV, n/vnausea and vomiting
nvvisual acuity for near
NVTneurovascular and tendon
NWnursed well
NWBnon weight bearing

Medical Abbreviations-O

The common medical terminology, acronyms, and abbreviations that are frequently used in medical practices, and starting with the alphabet “O” are grouped in the given list.

Ooral
O2oxygen
O2 satoxygen saturation
OAosteoarthritis, osteoarthrosis
OBobstetrics
OB+occult blood positive
OBUSobstetrical ultrasound
OBSorganic brain syndrome
OC’Soral contraceptives
occoccasionally
OCToxytocin challenge test
ODright eye
OGorogastric
OGTorogastric tube
OJorange juice
OMBobtuse marginal branch
OOBout of bed
OORout of room
O and P, O&Pova and parasites
OPOutpatient
OPDoutpatient department
OPGoculoplethysmography
OPIVToutpatient intravenous therapy
OPVoral polio vaccine
ORoperating room
ORIFopen reduction, internal fixation
Orthoorthopedics
OSleft eye
osmouth
OSAObstructive Sleep Apnea
OToccupational therapy
OUboth eyes
ozOunce

Medical Abbreviations and Acronyms-P To Z

The common medical terminology, acronyms, and abbreviations that are frequently used in medical practices, and starting with the alphabet “P” are grouped in the given list.

Ppulse
P2pulmonary component of second sound
papulmonary artery
PAPhysician’s Assistant
P&Apercussion & auscultation
PACpremature atrial contraction
PACpatient access center
PACUpost anesthesia care unit
PACWpulmonary artery capillary wedge
PADPpulmonary artery diastolic pressure
PALperipheral arterial line
PALSPediatric Advance Life Support
palppalpable
Pappapanicolaou (smear)
PARparaffin
Para I, II, etc.having born one child etc.
paraparaplegic
PASpara aminosalicylic acid
patparoxysmal atrial tachycardia
PATpreadmission testing
path, Pathpathology
PAWpulmonary airway pressure
PAWPpulmonary artery wedge pressure
PBpudendal block or peripheral blood
PCpacked cells
pcafter food (post cibum)
PCApatient controlled analgesia
PCKDPolycystic Kidney Disease
PCLposterior cruciate ligament
PCNpenicillin
PCCUpost cardiac cath unit
PCCRpost cardiac cath recovery
PCO2partial pressure of CO2
PCOSPolycystic Ovary Syndrome
PCPPrimary Care Provider
PCWPpulmonary capillary wedge pressure
PDperitoneal dialysis
PDApatent ductus arteriosus
PD&Ppostural drainage and percussion
PEphysical examination
pepulmonary embolus
PEAPulseless Electrical Activity
Pedspediatrics
PEEPpositive end expiratory pressure
pegPercutaneous Endoscopy Gastrostomy
PEGpneumoencephalogram
PEJPercutaneous Endoscopy Jejunostomy
peronperoneal
PERRLApupils equal, round, reactive to light and accommodate
PFplasmapheresis
PFCpermanent flexure contractur
PFOPatent Foramen Ovale
PFTpulmonary function test
PGphosphatidylglycerol
PH, PHxpast history
PharmDDoctor of Pharmacy
PHPpartial hospitalization program
pHlogarithm of reciprocal of hydrogen ion
PHIProtected Health Information
phnipinhole no improvement
PIpresent illness
PICCperipherally inserted central catheter
PICUpediatric intensive care unit
PIDpelvic inflammatory disease
PIGpigtail catheter
PIHpregnancy induced hypertension
PIPpeak inspiratory pressure
PIPproximal interphalangeal
PIVperipheral intravenous
PKUphenylketonuria
PLpalmaris longus
PLLpostero-lateral left
PMafternoon
PMHpast medical history
PMIpoint of maximum impulse
PNApneumonia
PNFpropioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
PNVprenatal vitamins
poby mouth (per os)
PO2partial pressure of oxygen
POCTPoint of Care Testing
PODpost operative day
PONVPost-operative nausea & vomiting
Port.portable
POSTPhysician Orders for Scope of Treatment (r/t Advance Medical Directives)
postposterior, after
post oppost operative (after surgery)
PPpost partum
PP1post partum day l, etc.
PPDTuberculin Purified Protein Derivative
PPEpersonal protective equipment
PPHprimary pulmonary hypertension
PPHNpersistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn
PPNperipheral parenteral nutrition
PPPROMProlonged Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes
PPSpostpartum sterilization
PPTPartial Prothombin Time
PRpulmonic regurgitation
p=rpupils equal and reactive
PRBCpacked red blood cells
PRCpacked red cells
PREprogressive resistive exercises
pre-opPreoperative (before surgery)
preppreparation
PRITposterior resection of inferior turbinates
PRNas needed (pro re note)
proctoproctosigmoidoscopy
probprobable, probably
PROMpassive range of motion

 

PPROMpreterm premature rupture of membranes
PRONpronation
PRVCPressure Regulated Volume Control
proxproximal
PSpulmonic stenosis
PSAProstrate Specific Antigen
PSCUpediatric special care unit
PTphysical therapy
ptProthombin Time
PTLpre-term labor
Ptpatient
PTAprior to admission
PTBpatellar tendon bearing
PTCApercutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
PTEpulmonary thromboembolism
PTLpreterm labor
PTXPnuemothorax
PUDpeptic ulcer disease
PVCpremature ventricular contraction
PVDperipheral vascular disease
PVRpulmonary vascular resistance
PWBpartial weight bearing

Medical Abbreviations-Q & R

The common medical terminology, acronyms, and abbreviations that are frequently used in medical practices, and starting with the alphabet “Q and R” are grouped in the given list.

qevery
QBblood flow
qhrevery hour
q2hr etcevery two hours etc
qidfour times per day
QMPQualified Medical Practitioner
qnsquantity not sufficient
q.s.a sufficient quantity
QS/QSintrapulmonary shunting
qt.quart
quadquadriceps
QUADQuadriplegic

 

Rright
(R)rectal
RA.rheumatoid arthritis
RAright atrium
RACright antecubital
rbright bundle
RBRead Back
RBBBright bundle branch block
rad.radical
RAEright atrial enlargement
RAFaright anterior forearm
RAMrapid alternating movements
R.B.C.red blood cells
RCAright coronary artery
R.D.S.respiratory distress syndrome
RED.redness, edema, drainage
RFtright foot
Refrefused
regurg/Regurgregurgitation
REMrapid eye movements
Resprespiratory, respirations
RETesotrophia (right)
reticsRFreticulocytesrisk factor
RHright hand
RhRhesus
RHDrheumatic heart disease
RLright lateral
RLLright lower lobe
RLQright lower quadrant
RLWright lateral wrist
RLFaright lateral forearm
RMAright medial ankle
R.M.L.right middle lobe
RMLright mediolateral
reps.repetitions
RMFaright medial forearm
RNregistered nurse
RNCregistered nurse certified
RNDradical neck dissection
RNSTreactive non stress test
R/Orule out, ruled out
ROMrange of motion
ROPretinopathy of prematurity
ROSreview of systems
RPPrate pressure product
RRrecovery room
RRRregular rate and rhythm
RSCright subclavian
RSOright salpingo oophorectomy
RSVrespiratory syncytial virus
RTradiation therapy
RTCreturn to clinic
RTUSroutine ultrasound
RUAright upper arm
RULright upper lobe
RUQright upper quadrant
Rupt OMrupture of membranes
RVright ventricle/venticular
R-Vrectovaginal
RVFright ventricular function
RVHright ventricular hypertrophy
RVMright ventricular mean
RVRRapid Ventricular Response
Rxprescription, treatment
Rxnreaction
RXTexotropia (right)
RYGBRoux-en-y Gastric Bypass

Medical Abbreviations-S&T

The common medical terminology, acronyms, and abbreviations that are frequently used in medical practices, and starting with the alphabet “S” are grouped in the given list.

SSsacralwithout (sans)
S-Asino-atrial
S1lst heart sound
S22nd heart sound
S33rd heart sound
S44th heart sound
SAsinus arrhythmia
sasemen analysis
S/Asugar and acetone
SACshort arm cast
SAHsubarachnoid hemorrhage
SAQshort arc quads
satsaturate, saturation
SBsinus bradycardia
sbsmall bowel
SBFTsmall bowel follow through
SBKspinnbarkeit
SBOsmall bowel obstruction
sbpSpontaneous bacterial peritonitis
SBPsystolic blood pressure
scsubclavian
SCDsequential compression device
SCLsoft contact lens
SCIspinal cord injury
scolscoliosis
SDATsenile dementia-Alzheimer’s type
SDHSubdural Hematoma
secsecond
SEMsystolic ejection murmur
SEMIsubendocardial myocardial infarction
SFserum ferritin
SFeSerum Iron
SGAsmall for gestational age
SGOTserum glutamic oxaloaetic transaminase
SGPTserum glutamic pyruvate transaminase
SHsocial history
SHIstandard heparin infusion
SHPHyperparathyroidis
SiSuicidal Idiation
SICUsurgical intensive care unit
SIDSsudden infant death syndrome
simSimilar and simplated
SIMDSubstance-Induced Mood Disorder
SIMVsynchronized I.M.V.
SIVPslow intravenous push
slslight
SLsublingual
SLBshort leg brace
SLEsystemic lupus erythematosus
SLHsingle lumen Hickman
SLRstraight leg raise
SMRsubmucous /resection
SOBshort of breath
solsolution
S/Pstatus post
Spsphere
SPAPsystolic pulmonary artery pressure
Sp grspecific gravity
specspecimen
sqsquamous
SRsinus rhythm
SROMspontaneous rupture of membranes
S/Ssigns & symptoms
SSEsoap suds enema
SSKIsaturated solution of potassium iodide
SSRISelective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor
STsinus tachycardia
ststraight
STATimmediately
stersterile
STD/STIsexually transmitted disease
STICUSurgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit
STSGsplit thickness skin graft
STVshort term variability
SSSshort stay surgery
SQ/SCsubcutaneous
sublingsublinqual
supsupination
SVCsuperior vena cava
SVDspontaneous vaginal delivery
SVRsystemic vascular resistance
SVTsupraventricular tachycardia
s/wsomewhat
SWDshort wave disthermy
sxsymptoms
SzSeizure

Medical Abbreviations-T

The common medical terminology, acronyms, and abbreviations that are frequently used in medical practices, and starting with the alphabet “T” are grouped in the given list.

Tlthallium
Ttemperature
T3RIAtriiodothyronine by radioimmunoassay
T3RUtriiodothyronine by resin uptake
T4thyroxine
T&Atonsillectomy & adenoidectomy
T Airairpuff tonometry
T Appapplanation tonometry
TARtotal ankle replacement
T&Ctype and cross
tabtablet
tachytachycardia
TAHtotal abdominal hysterectomy
TATtetanus antitoxin
TBtuberculosis
TBITraumatic Brain Injury
TBPthrombophlebitis
TCAtricyclic antidepressants
TCHturn, cough, hyperinflate
TCNtetracycline
Tdap or DPTTetanus Diptheria Pertussis Vaccine
TDWBtouch down weight bearing
TEDThrombo Embolic Deterrent
TEEtransesophageal echocardiogram
TEFtracheoesophageal fistula
TENStranscutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
Testosttestosterone
TFtube feeding
TRFtotal fluid removed
T&Htype and hold
THATotal Hip Arthroplasty
THRtotal hip replacement
TIAtransient ischemic attacks
Tibtibial
TIBCtotal iron binding capacity
tidthree times a day
TJCThe Joint Commission
TKEterminal knee extension
TKRtotal knee replacement
TLCtender loving care
TMtympanic membrane
TMJtemporalmandibular joint
TMPtotal membrane pressure
TMTtreadmill test
TNBPtransurethral needle biopsy of prostate
TNFTumor Necrosis Factor
TNMTumor Nodes Metastosis
TNStranscutaneous nerve stimulation
TOtelephone order
toltolerate
TORCHtoxoplasmosis, rebella, cytomegalovirus, herpes
TORPtotal ossicles replacement
tPATissue Plasminogen Activator
TPEtotal plasma exchange
TPNtotal parenteral nutrition
TPRtemperature, pulse, respirations
trtrace
TRtricuspid regurgitation
trachtracheostomy
TRALITransfusion Related Acute Lung Injury
TRHthyroid releasing hormone
TrigTriglyceride
TStricuspid stenosis
TSHthyroid stimulating hormone
TTtetanus toxoid
TTtilt table
TTPthrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
TURtransurethral resection
TURPtransuretheral resection of prostate
TVHtotal vaginal hysterectomy
TVolTotal Volume
TWEtap water enema
TxTransplant
TXtreatment

Medical Abbreviations-U to Z

The common medical terminology, acronyms, and abbreviations that are frequently used in medical practices, and starting with the alphabet “U to Z” are grouped in the given list.

UAumbilical artery
U/Aurinalysis
UACumbilical artery catheter
UAPunstable angina pectoris
UCuterine contraction
UFultrafiltration
UFRultrafiltration rate
UGIupper gastrointestinal
ululnar
u/ourine output
U/Puretero pelvic
UPJuretero pelvic junction
URIupper respiratory infection
Urolurology
Ulsultrasound
usaUSOHunstable anginausual state of health
UTDup to date
UTIurinary tract infection
UVCumbilical venous catheter
UVumbilical vein
UVJuretero vesicle junction

 

V
Vvision
vagvaginal
VASvibroacoustic stimulator
VBvaginal bleeding
VBACvaginal birth after cesarean
VBGVenous Blood Gas
VCvascular catheter
vcvital capacity
VCOEVascular Center of Excllence
VDvenereal disease
ventventilate
VEvaginal exam
VFvisual field
VFventricular fibrillation
V-Fibventricular fibrillation
VEPvisually evoked potential
VERvisual evoked response
vibvibratory sense
VIPvoluntary interruption of pregnancy
VLBWVery low birth weight
VLDLVery Low Density Lipoprotein
VPvenous pressure
VP Shuntventricular peritoneal shunt
vitvitamin
VOverbal order
Volvolume
VREVancomycin resistant Enterococcus
VPCventricular premature contraction
VSvital signs
vsversus
VSDventricular septal defect
Vslvessel
VSSvital signs stable
volvolume
VTventricular tachycardia
TVolTotal volume
V tachventricular tachycardia
vtxvertex

 

W
Wwhite
WAPwandering atrial pacer
w/with
wtWBweightwhole blood
WBweight bearing
WBATweight bearing as tolerated
WBCwhite blood count
w/cwheelchair
W/Dwithdrawal
WDwell developed
WFwaveforms
w/fwhite female
WHwell hydrated
WICwomen, infants, children
w/mwhite male
WNwell nourished
WNLwithin normal limits
w/owithout
W/UWork-up

 

X
xfertransfer
x-rayradiology
Y
yoyear old
yryear
Z
ZnZinc

Medical Abbreviations-Symbol

Common symbols that are used as medical abbreviations and acronyms are listed below.

Symbols

xExcept
ØNone
eaeach
1primary
2secondary
Add Tertiary
female
male
+increase
decrease
O-negative
O+positive
/Onone
~about (approximate)
iitwo
Ione
Pafter
Δchange
=equal
<less than or equal to
>greater than
Ænone
®to
¬from
«to and from
//parallel bars
\flexion
/extension
?questionable
±either or
up and down
#pound
Cwith
swithout
Xtimes
ºdegree

Medical Abbreviations-Prescription

ABX – antibiotics

AC – before meals

Ad lib – at will, as desired

BID – bis in dies (twice a day)

CAP – capsule

GTT – drop-liquid measurement

i – 1

ii – 2

iii – 3

iv – 4

v – 5

MDD – maximum daily dose

NPO – nothing by mouth

OCP – oral contraceptive pill

OPV – oral polio vaccine

OTC – over the counter

PC – after meals

PCN – penicillin

PNV – prenatal vitamins

PO – per os (by mouth)

PRN – as needed

q2h – every 2 hours

q3h – every 3 hours

qam – every morning

qd – once a day

qh – once every hour

qhs – at bedtime

qid – four times a day

qod – every other day

qpm – every evening

RDI – recommended daily intake

Rx – prescription, treatment

SC/SQ – subcutaneous

TAB – tablet

TIW – three times a week

Medical Abbreviations-Care

AXR – abdominal x-ray

BAC – blood alcohol content

BC – birth control

BE – barium enema

BMT – bone marrow transplant

Bx – biopsy

BRP – bathroom privileges

CPR – cardiopulmonary resuscitation

CXR – chest x-ray

ECC – emergency cardiac care

ECG or EKG – electrocardiogram

ECMO – extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

ECT – electroconvulsive therapy

ECV – external cephalic version

FB – foreign body

FNA – fine needle aspiration

FOBT – fecal occult blood testing

GLT – glucose loading test

GTT – glucose tolerance test

H20 – water

I&D – incision and drainage

IM – intramuscular

I&O – intake and output

IV – intravenous

IUPC – intrauterine pressure catheter

In vitro – in the laboratory

In vivo – in the body

KUB – kidney, ureter, bladder (x-ray)

OGTT – oral glucose tolerance test

PAP – pulmonary artery pressure; Papanicolaou test

PEEP – positive end expiratory pressure

PT – physical therapy

T&C – type and cross (blood)

TPA – tissue plasminogen activator (dissolve clots), total parenteral alimentation (intravenous nutritional needs)

UA – urinalysis

US – ultrasound

XRT – external radiation therapy

Medical Abbreviations-Diagnosis or Condition

ADHD – attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

AF – acid-fast

AIDS – acquired immune deficiency syndrome

A&O – alert and oriented

AOB – alcohol on breath

ARDS – adult respiratory distress syndrome

ARF – acute renal failure, acute rheumatic fever

BAD – bipolar affective disorder

BM – bowel movement

BP – blood pressure

CA – cancer

CAB – carotid artery bruit

CABG – coronary artery bypass graft

CAD – coronary artery disease

CBC – complete blood count

CF – cystic fibrosis

C/F – chills, fever

CFT – complement fixation testing

CHD – congenital heart disease

CHF – congestive heart failure

COLD – chronic obstructive lung disease

COPD – chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CP – chest pain

CP – cerebral palsy

C/S – cesarean section

CV – cardiovascular

CVA – cerebral vascular accident (stroke)

DTR – deep tendon reflex

DVT – deep venous thrombosis

Dx – diagnosis

EBL – estimated blood loss

EBV – Epstein-Barr virus

EC – eye contact

ECASA – enteric coated acetylsalicylic acid

EGC – early gastric cancer

FAS – fetal alcohol syndrome

FB – foreign body

F/C – fever, chills

FEF – forced expiratory flow

FHR – fetal heart rate

FM – fetal movement

FRC – functional residual capacity

FSE – fetal scalp electrode

FSH – follicle stimulating hormone

FT – full term

FX – fracture

GA – gestational age

GH – growth hormone

GHRH – growth hormone-releasing hormone

GI – gastrointestinal

GLT – glucose loading test

GSW – gunshot wound

GTT – glucose tolerance test

GU – genitourinary

HA – headache

HA – hemolytic anemia

HAV – hepatitis A virus

HBV – hepatitis B virus

Hb – hemoglobin

HCV – hepatitis C virus

HDL – high-density lipoprotein

HDV – hepatitis D virus

HIV – human immunodeficiency virus

HPA – hypothalamic suppression test

HR – heart rate

HTN – hypertension

IBD – inflammatory bowel disease

IBS – inflammatory bowel syndrome

ICP – intracranial pressure

IDDM – insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus

IPF – idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

IUI – intrauterine insemination

IUP – intrauterine pregnancy

IVF – in vitro fertilization

IVIG – intravenous immune globulin

IVP – intravenous push

JCV – JC virus

JRA – juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

JVD – jugular venous distension

KS – Kaposi sarcoma

LAD – leukocyte adhesion deficiency

LBP – lower back pain

LBW – low birth weight

LIH – left inguinal hernia

LOF – loss of fluid

MD – muscular dystrophy

MR – mental retardation

MS – multiple sclerosis

NAD – no acute distress

Nat/O – birth

NIDDM – non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus

NM – neuromuscular

N/V – nausea vomiting

NVD – normal vaginal delivery

OCD – obsessive compulsive disorder

ON – optic neuritis

OSA – obstructive sleep apnea

PD – Parkinson’s disease

PE – pulmonary embolism

PKD – polycystic kidney disease

PID – pelvic inflammatory disease

PIH – pregnancy induced hypertension

PMS – premenstrual syndrome

PTSD – post-traumatic stress disorder

RA – rheumatoid arthritis

RAD – reactive airway disease

RDS – respiratory distress syndrome

REM – rapid eye movements

RHD – rheumatic heart disease

RXN – reaction

SAB – spontaneous abortion

SBO – small bowel obstruction

SBS – shaken baby syndrome

SOB – shortness of breath

STD – sexually transmitted disease

TAH – total abdominal hysterectomy

TB – tuberculosis

TBI – traumatic brain injury

TGA – transient global amnesia

UC – ulcerative colitis

UO – urine output

URI – upper respiratory infection

UTI – urinary tract infection

VB – vaginal bleeding

VBAC – vaginal birth after caesarean section

VF – ventricular fibrillation

VH – vaginal hysterectomy, hallucination

VIP – voluntary interruption of pregnancy

Medical Abbreviations-Body Description

ABD – abdomen

AD – right ear

AL – left ear

AU – both ears

BMD – bone mass density

BMI – body mass index

BMR – basal metabolic rate

CBD – common bile duct

CBF – cerebral blood flow

FL – femur length

FROM – free range of motion

HC – head circumference

IBW – ideal body weight

LLL – left lower lobe

LLQ – left lower quadrant

LUL – left upper lobe

LUQ – left upper quadrant

LV – left ventricle

OD – right eye

OS – left eye

OU – both eyes

PNS – peripheral nervous system

RA – right atrium

RUL – right upper lobe

RUQ – right upper quadrant

RV – right ventricle, residual volume

TLC – total lung capacity

UE – upper extremity

WT – weight

Medical Abbreviations- Fetal Position and Presentation

LOAleft occiput anterior
LOTleft occiput transverse
LOPleft occiput posterior
ROAright occiput anterior
ROTright occiput transverse
ROPright occiput posterior
LSA (RSA)`left sacrum anterior (right)
LST (RST)left sacrum transverse (right)
LSP (RSP)left sacrum posterior (right)
LFA (RFA)left fronto-anterior (right)
LFT (RFT)left fronto-transverse (right)
LFP (RFT)left fronto-posterior (right)
LMA (RMA)left mento-anterior (right)
LMT (RMT)left mento posterior (right)

Medical Abbreviations-Pelvic Measurement (Pelvimetry)

DCdiagonal conjugate
OCobstetrical conjugate
bisp.bispinous diameter (interspinous diameter)
ITintertuberous
Ant. Sag.anterior sagittal diameter
Post. Sag.posterior sagittal diameter
AP Danteroposterior diameter
Trans Dtransverse diameter
6F#6 French Catheter (cath)

Medical Abbreviations-Amino Acids

A or Ala – alanine

C or Cys – cysteine

D or Asp – aspartic acid

E or Glu – glutamic acid

F or Phe – phenylalanine

H or His – histidine

I or Ile – isoleucine

K or Lys – lysine

L or Leu – leucine

M or Met – methionine

N or Asn – asparagine

O or Pyl – pyrrolysine

P or Pro – proline

Q or Gln – glutamine

R or Arg – arginine

S or Ser – serine

T or Thr – threonine

U or Sec – selenocysteine

V or Val – valine

W or Trp – tryptophan

Y or Tyr – tyrosine

References

  • https://www.fullformgo.com/terms?search=A&cat_name=Medicine&page=1 [View]
  • http://www.medicabbreviations.com/

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