Abbreviation Meaning
ABG Arterial blood gases
ADD Attention deficit disorder
AIDS Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
AMI Acute myocardial infarction
ANS Autonomic nervous system
AV Atrial-ventricular
BM Bowel movement
BP Blood Pressure
BPH Benign prostatic hyperplasia
BS Blood sugar
BSA Body surface area
CA Cancer
CABG Coronary artery bypass graft
CAD Coronary artery disease
CF Cardiac failure
CHF Congestive heart failure
CMV Cytomegalovirus
CNS Central nervous system
COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CV Cardiovascular
CVA Cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
DI Diabetes insipidus
DM Diabetes melitus
DOB Date of birth
Dx Diagnosis
ECG/EKG Electrocardiogram
ENT Ears, nose, throat
ER Emergency room
FH Family history
GERD Gastroesophageal reflux disease
GI Gastrointestinal
HA Headache
HBP High blood pressure
HDL High density lipoprotein
HIV Human immunodeficiency virus
HR Heart rate
I/O, IO Fluid intake and output
ID Infectious disease
IH Infectious hepatitis
IOP Intraocular pressure
IV Intravenous
KVO Keep vein open
LBW Low birth rate
LDL Low density lipoprotein
LOC Loss of consciousness
MI Myocardial infarction
MICU Medical intensive care unit
MRI Magnetic resonance imaging
NKA No known allergies
NPO Nothing by mouth
NVD Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
OR Operating room
PAP Pulmonary artery pressure
PMH Past medical history
PUD Peptic ulcer disease
PVD Peripheral vascular disease
RA Rheumatoid Arthritis
RBC Red blood count, Red blood cell
ROM Range of motion
s Without
SBP Systolic blood pressure
SOB Shortness of breath
STD Sexually transmitted disease
T Temperature
T&C Type & cross-match
TB Tuberculosis
TEDS Thrombo-embolic disease stockings
TPN Total parenteral nutrition
Tx Treatment
U Units
U/A Urinalysis
UCHD Usual childhood diseases
URD Upper respiratory diseases
UTI Urinary tract infection
VD Venereal disease
VS Vital signs
WBC White blood count, White blood cell
WT Weight

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