Medical Abbreviations – P To Z

Medical Abbreviations-P

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.

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medical-abbreviations-p

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
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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.

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qevery
QBbloodflow
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
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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 Gastic Bypass

Medical Abbreviations-S

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Excellence
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
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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

 


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xfertransfer
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Y
yoyear old
yryear
Z
ZnZinc
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