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hypo

hypodermically

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Diag or Dx

diagnosis

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cath

catheter

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c c

cubic centimeter

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q i d

four times a day

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BRP

bathroom privileges

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AIDS

acquired immune deficiency syndrome

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BP or B/P

blood pressure

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gtt gtts

drop (s)

10

Diab

diabetic

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pt

pint

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Exam

examination

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ung

ointment

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COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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mm

millimeter

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N

noon

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B M R

basal metabolic rate

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q s

sufficient quantity

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Gr

grain

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W/C

wheel chair

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Disch or D/C

discharge

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L

liter

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oz

ounce

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stat

immediately

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p o

by mouth

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aa

of each

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Diff

differential blood count

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o u

each eye

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Rx

prescription

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tinct or tr

tincture

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ac

before meals

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W B C

white blood cells

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min

minute

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S O B

shortness of breath

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prog

prognosis

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q h

every hour

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MRSA

methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

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u

unit

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ad lib

as much as desired, at pleasure

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O T

occupational therapy

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PEARL

pupils equal and reactive to light

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ASH.D.

arteriosclerotic heart disease

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Lab

laboratory

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tab

tablet

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amt

amount

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B E

barium enema

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CAD

coronary artery disease

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I V

intravenous

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TPR

temperature, pulse, and respiration

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abd

abdomen

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liq

liquid

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p c

after meal

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Gm

gram

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surg

surgery

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E E G

electroencephalogram

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aq dist

distilled water

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q d

every day

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q h s

each bedtime

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s

without

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N V

nausea and vomiting

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N P O

nothing by mouth

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wt

weight

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v s

vital signs

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decub

lying down

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C N S.

central nervous system

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ROM

range of motion

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IM

intramuscular

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lat

lateral

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T

temperature

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o d

right eye

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amp

ampule

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V O

verbal order

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p r n

as needed

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p

pulse

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q o d

every other day

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o s

left eye

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PROM

passive range of motion

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MN

midnight

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F U O

fever of unknown origin

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S S

soap solution

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c

with

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C V A

cerebral vascular accident

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sol

solution

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H or hr

hour

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Dx

diagnosis

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K U B

kidney-ureter-bladder

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PX

physical examination

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(NIDDM)

non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus

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No

number

90

Disc

discontinue

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spec

specimen

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aq

water

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A/G

albumin/globulin ratio

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TB

tuberculosis

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s s

half

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d/c

discontinued

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COLD

chronic obstructive lung disease same as

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UTI

urinary tract infection

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ca

carcinoma

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h s

at bedtime

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T O

telephone order

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mg

milligram

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q n

every night

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t I d

three times a day

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comp

compound

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cf

compare

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URI

upper respiratory infection

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IDDM

insulin dependent diabetes mellitus

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E K G or E C G

electrocardiogram

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b I d

twice a day

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fl or fld

fluid

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G I

gastrointestinal

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ml

milliliter

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No

number

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s o s

one dose, if necessary

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noct.

at night

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C B C

complete blood count

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P T

physical therapy

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lb

pound

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caps

capsules

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Inf

infusion

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Dil

dilute

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vol

volume