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I need medical abbreviation list and medical drug
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    natasa is offline New Member
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    Default I need medical abbreviation list and medical drug


    Anyone there who could help me out finding the latest abbreviations list.
    I even want the latest drug list because my current program does not have many drugs.

    So if anyone could suggest anything which is available online for informationd quick look purposes.

    any help for medical abbreviation list and medical drug list would be very helpful.

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    Heartsy is offline New Member
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    Lightbulb Medical abbreviations

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    mcgraw1011 is offline New Member
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    Common Medical Abbreviations
    Below is list of medical acronyms and abbreviations for medical terms:
    Abbreviation Medical Term
    a.a. Amino Acids
    AB >>>>>>>>
    ab Abdomen or Abdominal
    AD Alzheimer's Disease
    ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
    ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    AE Hyperkalemia
    AED Automated External Defibrillator
    AF Amniotic Fluid
    AI Artificial Insemination
    AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
    Alc Alcohol
    ALL Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
    AMS Acute Mountain Sickness
    ARF Acute Renal Failure
    ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder
    BAC Blood Alcohol Content
    BCAA Brached Chain Amino Acid
    BCP Birth Control Pill
    BD Bipolar Disorder
    BDD Body Dysmorphic Disorder
    BE Barium Enema
    BM Bone Marrow
    BMI Body Mass Index
    BMR Basal Metabolic Rate
    BMT Bone Marrow Transplant
    BP Blood Pressure
    BPD Borderline Personality Disorder
    BPH Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
    BSL Blood Sugar Level
    CA Cancer
    Ca Calcium
    CAPD Central Auditory Processing Disorder
    CV Cardiovascular
    CFS Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    CHF Congestive Heart Failure
    CHO Carbohydrate
    Chol Cholesterol
    CKD Chronic Kidney Disease
    COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    CPT Current Procedural Terminology
    CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
    CRF Chronic Renal Failure
    CTS Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    DBT Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
    Detox Detoxification
    DHEA Dehydroepiandrosterone
    DI Diabetes Insipidus
    DID Dissociative Identity Disorder
    DJD Degenerative Joint Disease
    DKA Diabetic Ketoacidosis
    DM Diabetes Mellitus
    DMD Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
    DNA Deoxyribonucleic Acid
    DSM Diagnostic and Statistical Manual
    DU Duodenal Ulcer
    DUB Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding
    DVT Deep Vein Thrombosis
    dz Disease
    EAA Essential Amino Acids
    ECT Electroconvulsive Therapy
    ED Erectile Dysfunction
    EFAD Essential Fatty Acid Deficiency
    EI Emotional Intelligence
    EMR Electronic Medical Record
    ESWL Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy
    ETOH Ethanol
    FBS Fasting Blood Sugar
    FFA Free Fatty Acids
    Flu Influenza
    Fx Fracture
    GAD Generalized Anxiety Disorder
    GB Gallbladder
    GC Gonorrhea
    GERD Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
    GH Growth Hormone
    GI Glycemic Index
    GN Glomerulonephritis (Nephritis)
    GTT Glucose Tolerance Test
    GU Gastric Ulcer
    HA, H/A Headache
    HACE High Altitude Cerebral Edema
    HAPE High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
    HAV Hepatitis A Virus
    HBP High Blood Pressure
    HBV Hepatitis B Virus
    HCC Hepatocellular Carcinoma
    HCV Hepatitis C Virus
    Hgb Hemoglobin
    HGH Human Growth Hormone
    HH Hiatus Hernia
    HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
    HONK Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Coma
    HR Heart Rate
    HRT Hormone Replacement Therapy
    HSV Herpes Simplex Virus
    HTN Hypertension
    H&M Hematemesis and Melena
    IBC Inflammatory Breast Cancer
    IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    ID Infectious Disease
    IDA Iron Deficiency Anemia
    IDDM Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
    IMN Infectious Mononucleosis
    IMS Irritable Male Syndrome
    IOL Induction Of Labor
    IPPB Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing
    IQ Intelligence Quotient
    IUD Intrauterine Device
    JIA Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
    L Leukocytes (White Blood Cells)
    LASIK Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis
    LBP Low Back Pain
    L&D Labor and Delivery (Childbirth)
    LFT Liver Function Test
    LN Lymph Node
    LP Lumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap)
    MDD Major Depressive Disorder (Clinical Depression)
    Mg Magnesium
    MI Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)
    MMR Measles, Mumps, Rubella
    Mono Infectious Mononucleosis (Glandular Fever)
    MRSA Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
    MS Multiple Sclerosis
    MSM Methylsulfonylmethane
    MVC Motor Vehicle Crash
    NBN Newborn Baby Nursery
    NIDDM Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
    NKA No Known Allergies
    NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming
    NSD Normal Spontaneous Delivery (Natural Childbirth)
    O2 Oxygen
    OA Osteoarthritis
    OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
    OCP Oral Contraceptive Pill
    OCPD Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder
    OPV Oral Polio Vaccine
    OS Orthopedic Surgery
    OSA Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    Osteo Osteomyelitis
    OTC Over-the-counter Drug
    PAD Peripheral Artery Disease
    Pap Papanicolaou Test (Pap Smear)
    PCa Prostate Cancer
    PCO Polycystic Ovary
    PCOS Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
    PCR Patient Care Report
    PD Parkinson's Disease
    PDD Pervasive Developmental Disorder
    PKD Polycystic Kidney Disease
    PMS Premenstrual Syndrome
    PP Postpartum
    Preme Premature Baby
    PTA Peritonsillar Abscess
    PTSD Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
    PUD Peptic Ulcer Disease
    RA Rheumatoid Arthritis
    RAD Reactive Attachment Disorder
    RBC Red Blood Cells
    RD Retinal Detachment
    REM Rapid Eye Movement
    RF Rheumatic Fever
    RLS Restless Legs Syndrome
    Rx Prescription Drug
    SAB Spontaneous >>>>>>>> (Miscarriage)
    SAH Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
    SARS Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
    Scope Microscope or Endoscope
    SI Sacroiliacal (Sacroiliac Joints)
    SIDS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
    SLE Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    SMA Spinal Muscular Atrophy
    SOB Shortness of Breath (Dyspnea)
    SS Sickle-cell disease (anemia)
    STD Sexually Transmitted Disease
    STI Sexually Transmitted Infection
    STOP Surgical Termination Of Pregnancy (>>>>>>>>)
    Strep Streptococcus
    STS Serological Test for Syphilis
    SVT Supraventricular Tachycardia
    Sz Seizure
    TB Tuberculosis
    TBI Traumatic Brain Injury
    TG Triglycerides
    TKR Total Knee Replacement
    TMJ Temporomandibular Joint
    Tu Tumor
    UC Umbilical Cord
    UTI Urinary Tract Infection
    VV Varicose Veins
    WBC White Blood Cell, White Blood Cell Count
    W/C Wheelchair
    WS Williams Syndrome
    wt Weight
    XRT Radiation Therapy
    YF Yellow Fever

    I hope that would help you.

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    llm2000 is offline New Member
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    This is a list also of the ones used in medical charts:

    Ac: before meals
    ad lib: at will, as desired
    adm: admission, admitted
    ASAP: as soon as possible
    Bid: twice a day
    Bm: bowel movement
    BP: blood pressure
    BRP: bathroom privileges
    C: Centigrade, Celsius
    Cap: capsule
    CC: chief complaint
    cc: cubic centimeter
    c/o: complains of
    C02: carbon dioxide
    CPR: cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    CXR: chest x-ray
    d/c: discontinue or discharge
    ECG or EKG: electrocardiogram
    EBL: estimated blood loss
    ER: emergency room
    F: Fahrenheit
    Fb: foreign body
    fx: fracture
    gtt: drop-liquid measurement
    H & P: history and physical
    HR: heart rate
    hr: hour
    hs: hour of sleep (bedtime)
    H20: water
    i: 1
    ii: 2
    iii: 3
    iv: 4
    v: 5
    I & O: intake and output
    IDDM: insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
    IV: intravenous
    IM: intramuscular
    Mg: milligram
    Ml: milliliter
    MVA: motor vehicle accident
    NPO: nothing by mouth
    NTG: nitroglycerin
    O2: oxygen
    OD: right eye
    OS: left eye
    OU: both eyes
    post-op: postoperative (after surgery)
    pre-op: preoperative (before surgery)
    po: by mouth
    pt: patient
    prn: as needed
    pc: after meals
    qd: every day
    qh: every hour
    qid: four times a day
    qod: every other day
    Rx: prescription, treatment
    sc/sq: subcutaneous
    s: without
    sx: symptoms
    s/s: signs and symptoms
    stat: immediately
    SOB: short of breath
    tab: tablet
    TPR: temperature, pulse, respiration
    >>: vital signs

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