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aa

of Each

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Adb

Abdomen

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Ad lib

as much as desired

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ac

before meals

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A/G

albumin/gobulin ratio

A test to see how much protein is in your body. Most protein in yr body comes from your liver. Both Albumin and Gobulin are proteins in your body that carry out different functions.

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AIDS

accquired immune deficiency syndrome

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aq

water

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aq dist

distilled water

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ASH.D

Arteriosclerotic heart disease

**a thickening and hardening of the walls of the coronary arteries**

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amp

ampule

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amt

amount

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BE

barium enema

**Barium enema is a special x-ray of the large intestine, which includes the colon and rectum.

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bid

twice a day

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BMR

basal metabolic rate

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BP or B/P

blood pressure

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BRP

bathroom privileges

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Ca

carcinoma

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CAD

coronary artery disease

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caps

capsules

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cath

catheter

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c

with

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cc

cubic centimeter

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CC

compleate blood count

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cf

compare

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comp

compound

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COLD

chronic obstructive lung disease, same as COPD

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COPD

chronic obstructive lung disease, same as COLD

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CNS

central nervous system

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CVA

cerebral vascular accident

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d/c

discontinued

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decub

lying down

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Diab

diabetic

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Diag or Dx

diagnosis

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Diff

differential blood count

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Dil

Dilute

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Disc

discontinue

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Dish or D/C

discharge

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dx

diagnosis

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EEG

electroencephalogram

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exam

examination

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fl or fld

fluid

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FUO

fever of unknown origin

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Fx

fracture

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GI

gastrointestinal

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gm

gram

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gr

grain

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gtt or gtts

drop

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H or hr

hour

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hs

at bed time

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hypo

hypodermincally

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IDDM

insulin dependent diabetes mellitus

**a form of diabetes in which patients have little or no ability to produce insulin and are therefore entirely dependent on insulin injections

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(NIDDM)

non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus

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IM

intramuscular

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inf

infusion

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IV

intravenous

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KUB

kidney ureter bladder

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l

liter

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lab

laboratory

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Lat

lateral

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lb

pound

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liq

liquid

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mg

mililligram

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min

minute

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ml

milliliter

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mm

millimeter

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MN

midnight

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MRSA

Methicillin-resistant ++ Staphylococcus aureus
a bacterium that enters the skin through open wounds to cause septicaemia and is extremely resistant to most antibiotics. It has been responsible for outbreaks of untreatable infections among patients in hospitals

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N

noon

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noct.

at night

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NPO

nothing by mouth

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NV

nausea and vomiting

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pt

pint

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od

right eye

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os

left eye

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ou

each eye (both eyes)

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OT

occupatinol therapy

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oz

ounce

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p

pulse

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pc

after meals

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PEARL

pupils equal and reactive to light

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po

by mouth

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prn

as needed

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prog

prognosis

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PROM

passive range of motion

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PT

physical therapy

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PX

physical examination

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qd

every day

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qh

every hour

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qhs

each bedtime

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qid

four times a day

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qn

every night

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qod

every other day

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qs

sufficient quantity

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ROM

range of motion

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Rx

prescription

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s

without

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sol

solution

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SOB

shortness of breath

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sos

one dose, if necessary

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spec

specimen

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SS

soap solution

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ss

half

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stat

immediately

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surg

surgery

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T

temperature

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tab

tablet

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TB

tuberculosis

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tid

three times a day

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tinct or tr

tincture

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TO

telephone order

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TPR

temperature, pulse, and respiration

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u

unit

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ung

ointment

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URI

upper respiratory infection

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UTI

urinary tract infection

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vol

volume

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VO

verbal order

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vs

vital signs

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WBC

white blood cells

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W/C

wheel chair

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wt

weight

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NSAID

Nonsterodidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs
Ex: ibuprofen/ Asprin