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cc

use mL

2

ml

use ml

3

discharge or discontinue

d/c

4

hour of sleep or bedtime

HS or hs

5

organe juice

oj

6

PO, by mouth or orally

per os

7

daily

q.d/QD

8

nightly

qhs

9

every other day

q.o.d or QOD

10

greater than or less than

> or

11

at

@

12

and

&

13

and

+

14

abd

abdomen

15

a.c

before meals

16

ADL

activities of daily living

17

Ad Lib

as desired

18

adm

admission

19

a.m.

morning

20

amb

ambulatory

21

amt

amount

22

b.i.d

twice a day

23

BM

bowel movement

24

BP

blood pressure

25

BRP

bathroom privileges

26

c with line on top

with

27

c

centigrade

28

CBR

complete bed rest

29

C-Diff

clostridium difficile

30

CHF

congestive heart failure

31

CVA

cerebrovascular accident

32

dermat

skin

33

DNR

do not resuscitate

34

DON

director of nursing

35

Dx

diagnosis

36

dys

difficult, painful

37

F

Fahrenheit

38

FF

force fluids

39

gastr

stomach

40

h.

hour

41

hemat

blood

42

h2o

water

43

HOB

head of bed

44

HOH

hand over hand assistance; hard of hearing

45

ht.

height

46

HTN

hypertension

47

I

independent assistance

48

i&o

intake and output

49

lb

pound

50

liq.

liquid

51

LLQ

left Lower quadrant

52

LPN

licenses practical nurse

53

LUQ

left upper quadrant

54

meds

medications

55

MI

myocardial infarction

56

milliliter

mL

57

MSRA

methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus

58

nursing assistant

NA

59

negative

neg

60

nasogastric

NG

61

night

noc

62

nothing by mouth

NPO

63

o2

oxygen

64

occupational therapy

ot

65

incision

otomy

66

ounce

oz

67

per

by

68

paralysis

plegia

69

after meals

pc

70

afternoon

pm

71

by mouth

po

72

post operative

post-op

73

pre operative

pre op

74

passive range of motion

PROM

75

as necessary

prn

76

patient

pt

77

physical therapy

PT

78

pressure ulcers/decubitus

p/u

79

every

q

80

every hour

qh

81

four times a day

q.i.d

82

rectal

R

83

right lower quadrant

RLQ

84

registered nurse

rn

85

range of motion

rom

86

right upper quadrant

ruq

87

S with line on top

without

88

exam using scope

scopy

89

short of breath

sob

90

specimen

spec.

91

soap suds enema

SSE

92

immediately, at once

stat

93

sexually transmitted disease

std

94

tablespoon

tbsp

95

transient ischemic attack

TIA

96

three times a day

t.i.d

97

tender loving care

TLC

98

temperature, pulse, respiration

TPR

99

turn and position

t&p

100

urinalysis

u/a

101

urinary tract infection

Uti

102

verbal cues

vc

103

vancomycin resistant enterococcus

VRE

104

vital signs

VS

105

wheelchair

W/C

106

weight

wt

107

before a number means number, after number means pound

#

108

check

(check mark)

109

complains of

c/o

110

female

circle with cross facing down

111

male

circle with cross sideways

112

times

X

113

treatment

TX

114

area of trunk between chest and pelvis

abdomen

115

moving a body part away from the midline of the body

abduction

116

sudden or severe symptom and a short course

acute

117

moving a body part toward the midline of the body

adduction

118

one who promotors the welfare of another

advocate

119

keeping in proper position

alignment

120

able to walk

ambulatory

121

lack of appetite

anorexia

122

front

anterior

123

no urine

anuria

124

language impairment

aphasia

125

periods of no respiration

apnea

126

joint inflammation

arthritis

127

without infection

asepsis

128

techniques used to destroy microbes and prevent transmission

aseptic techniques

129

threat to do violence

assault

130

wasting away of muscle tissue

atrophy

131

pertaining to ear

aural

132

armpit

axilla

133

field of medicine focused on obesity

bariatrics

134

unlawful attack on another

battery

135

unusually slow heartbeat

bradycardia

136

supporting to relieve pressure

bridging

137

lack of interest in an activity

burnout

138

malignant tumor

cancer

139

tooth decay

caries

140

tube for evacuating or injecting fluids

catheter

141

basic unit of living matter

cell

142

condition that lasts a long time

chronic

143

mental

cognitive

144

artificial opening into large intestine

colostomy

145

unconscious

coma

146

capability

competency

147

able to control elimination of urine and feces

continent

148

abnormal shortening of muscle

contracture

149

base of fingernail

cuticle

150

blueness of the skin

cyanosis

151

to sit on side of bed

dangle

152

weakening

debilitating

153

bedsore

decubitus

154

artificial teeth

dentures

155

process of destroying pathogenic organism

disinfection

156

loss of recognition of time place or people

disorientation

157

abnormal secretin of urine by kidney

diuresis

158

indigestion

dyspepsia

159

difficulty breathing

dyspnea

160

excessive accumulation of fluid in tissues

edema

161

blood clot

emboli

162

act of vomitting

emesis

163

putting yourself in another's place trying to feel what they feel

empathy

164

nose bleed

epistaxis

165

moral conduct of right and wrong

ethics

166

Turning outward

eversion

167

arms and legs

extremities

168

solid waste

feces

169

thigh bone

femur

170

gas

flatus

171

bending a body part

flexion

172

toss involuntarily point down

foot drop

173

semi sitting position

fowlers

174

break in bone

fracture

175

manner of walking

gait

176

pertaining to the aged

geriatric

177

sugar in the urine

glycosuria

178

offensive odor to breath

halitosis

179

blood in the urine

hematuria

180

paralysis on one side of body

hemiplegia

181

escape of blood from blood vessels or excessive blood loss

hemorrhage

182

high blood pressure

hypertension

183

low blood pressure

hypotension

184

inability to control urine or feces

incontinent

185

keep infection in a confined space and don't let spread

infection precautions

186

yellowing of the skin

jaundice

187

cancer of the blood

leukemia

188

what you write to harm

libel

189

cancerous

malignant

190

negligence done by a professional

malpractice

191

procedures followed to keep germs from being spread from one person to another

medical asepsis

192

unintentional act that results in harm to a person or property

negligence

193

excessive urination at night

nocturia

194

infection originating Ina facility or hospital-acquired

nosocomial

195

overweight

obese

196

brace to support weak body parts

orthotic device

197

pale or less color than normal

pallor

198

disease causing organisms

pathogens

199

area between legs

perineum

200

back

posterior

201

after death

postmortem

202

before surgery

pre operative

203

turning joint downward

probation

204

lying face down

prone

205

artificial body part

prosthesis

206

containing pus

purulent

207

paralysis of all 4 limbs

quadriplegia

208

gurgles heard in the chest

rales

209

thinking and talking about the past

reminiscing

210

hiccup

singultus

211

what you say to harm

slander

212

sample of body fluid

specimen

213

matter brought up from lungs

sputum

214

process that destroys all microorganisms

sterilization

215

turning the joint upward

supination

216

lying on the back

supine

217

fainting

syncope

218

highest BP reading

systolic

219

rapid heartbeat

tachycardia

220

slightly warm, lukewarm

tepid

221

pertaining to heat

thermal

222

inflammation of a vein with clot formation

thrombophlebitis

223

main parts of body except arms, legs, and head

trunk (torso)

224

need to urinate

urgency

225

dizziness

vertigo

226

to urinate

void