Friday, February 8, 2013

Medical terminology abbreviations

Medical Terminology abbreviations

ADHD- Attention deficincy hyperactivity disorder
ADL- Activities of daily living
AIDS- Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
ALS- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
AP- Anteroposterior
BP- Blood pressure
BHP- Benign prostatic hyperplasia
BPM- Beats per minute
BSE- Breast self-examination
BUN- Blood urea nitrogen
bx- biopsy
CA- cancer
CABG- coronary artery bypass graft
CAD- coronary artery disease
CAM- Complementary and alternative medicine
CBC- complete blood count
CHF- congestive heart failure
CNS- central nervous system
COPD- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPAP- continous positive airway pressure
CPR- cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CSF- cerebrospinal fluid
CT- computed tomography
CVA- cerebrovascular accident
CXR- Chest x-ray
D&C- dilation and curettage
diff - differential white blood cell count
DRE- digital rectal examination
DVT- deep vein thrombosis
ECG, EKG- Electrocardiogram
EEG- electro-encephalography
EGD- Esophagogastroduodenscopy
ENT- Ears, nose and throat
ESR- erythrocyte sedimentation rate
Fx- fracture
GB- gall bladder
GERD- Gastroesophageal reflux disorder
GI- gastrointestinal
HIV- human immunodeficiency virus
HPV- Human papilloma virus
Hx- history
IBS- irritable bowel syndrome
ICP- intracranial pressure
IQ- intelligence quotient
IUD- intrauterine device
LLQ- lower left quadrant (of the abdomen)
LMP- last menstral cycle
LUQ- left upper quadrant
MRI- magnetic resonance imaging
MS- multiple sclerosis
NPO- nothing by mouth
NSAID- nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug
OA- osteoarthritis
OCD- obsessive-complusive disorder
OM- otitis media
OTC- over the counter
PA- posteroanterior
PID- pelvic inflammatory disease
PTCA- Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
PTSD- Posttraumatic stress disorder
PVC- premature ventricular complex (or contractions)
RA- Rheumatoid arthritis
RBC- Red blood cells (or count)
RLQ- right lower quadrant (of the abdomen)
ROM- range of motion
RUQ- right upper quadrant (of the abdomen)
Rx- prescription
SOB- shortness of breath
STD- sexually transmitted disease
Sx- symptom
TIA- transient ischemic attack
UA- urinalysis
US- ultrasound
UTI- urinary tract infection
WBC- white blood cells (or white blood count)