Appendix C Common Medical Abbreviations

These are the abbreviations used commonly munication and in the medical record.

AAA Ahihimin.il jortii.-jiiíLiry&m

AAO Awake,aterí, andunliHoJ

AAÚvJ Awikr iiiJ OriinUIni Iu lime. jicrtun

A PC Atwlutr lund OHinlt: ataolult tMwplnt counii apnea, bj jiljt i rd i i. nnd eyít>lí?gyi ispti ation, biopsy, J :i d cytology. jrliluúE tata edil

Akt AbdoDIrn

AUF Arlerij! hlnod pressuri)

A BW At I si al body weight

AP* Ailtiblcttiíi

AtC HiJino^loJiin A!L"

ACb AnüiiHuuin-Cvnvtrliilg L'nzyihc

ACE-] Augiatífliin^oiivín l ug ut yme l iihibiiúr

Ai 7LS AdvjnccJ <Jiil¡u lili: Mijipoit

ALS At ule coronary syndromes

ACT hl Adn:nDCOTli¿v!n>)ii[ hormone

An Aizlu'HlLvf"h dlítJ4<T Fq(lnl íí I tdPfJl'í ííwtfw)

AUA A rui-í i¿ j n I) jabele* A isoti.il ion; .hIl-moiuh:

Jumiiu«

AHI! AiltiJitlralk lutrrm>ne

A OH f > Atk lítifui ■ Jííkit f»yp<rwl iv¡ty d Iwrdec

AHL Aclivitioi oíd JÜY living

ADK Adverse dru^ nidnn

AT AitíjI fibrillation

AFR AL ¡J-luí kiL'Llliii, .lüMoíemorAl hyjusü sijiLrjtfJ

foreign t»udy

Al-ti! Afebrile

Al Aortic íiWBfFkiflKy

AUW Acquired inmune deficiency fyndmiH

AKA Above-knee .inipnt.ii ion. jIloIhiIll ketciacidosi-ü

all known jllírpkv hU»i known js

Al.l. Acute1niphi.7hI j.í,lél Icuktiiii.i. acute lymphocytic leu kern i j

ALH Alkaline pliuifhalase

AIS Anuyo! topJiií laical tderul*

in medical practice both in verbal com-

ALT A111] i nc trinn,! m i ni» [St JJTJi lia n i ne imiiHi! ra nsferisc AMA n>cdkal «drices Amttkin Medical ABO-

e lit ion; Jn|tmitochi>nJr|jl jnnkidy AMI Acule myocjrJi.it icEarclLun AMI. Acule myelogenous leukemia Amp Ampul* A>JA A ni Itfticlnr j m ibe*ly ANtI Absolute neutrophil nunl AM LI. Acule nnnlyrnphocyl it leukemia AW) Alert And txicnkJ

AODM AJull-unwi dlibel«ifidlilut

AOM Acule milis media

AS 11*3 Aw-ike and orienled to person, place, and lime ASOm AHifce J lid i>ricnK'i) 10 pítSOO, pUíí, lirnie, ¡Hid lltUltkffl AP Anlero|>iu1erjar

A&f Active jnd frivirt; anlerior an J poilerior; issn-

^mentanJ pi .ins; austiillalkm art J peretiision APA1' A^ettmioophto CKtiyta-uniftophenol) *PTT Activated partiil thromhopliMin I line ARE1 Angiotensin receptor blocker ARC AJnS-rdated Ccmptcx A ftp Atufe (Wf if jfofy disease-, adult mplr^iory lIl-uj:if; ,iniihn>iil" HmniMi device. .Lplukic reiinal delachmicnt

A ft PS AJuli rttpirakry Jíjih » »yndrome

ARF Aiuir rtoal iiiluw: Miíte pápintory fiHur*: afittr rluuitijlic Imt

AfiOM Actine ran^e ot jnnliun

ASA A*}'irjn{acttyM¡cyl¡c jch!} ASÍ! Vil AitcrloRclereitk (jrdioviicnljr dL&e¿íe

ASI) Alriil itp1.il deleet

ASI I As-ym mil ri¿ seplul hjrpíiltophy

AST A^ulnt lfjnumHtiít(írOT}¡ i^iiiult mi ¡ihj! ra niícr ¡ihe

ATG A ni ti hriAuCylc jjlutmlin

ATN Acate lulwlirHcnHU

AV

Arteriovenous; atrioventricular auditors- visual

C.MV

Cytomegalovirus

AVK

Aortic wht replacement

CN

Cranial nerve

AAW

Alive and weil

CNS

Central nervous system

BBB

Bundle-branch block; blood-bnin barrier

OO

Complains of

BC

Blood culture

CO

Cardiac output; carbon monoxide

BCOP

Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist

COLD

Chronic obstructive lung disease

BCP

Birth control pill

COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

BCPP

Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist

cp

Chest pain; cerebral palsy

BCPS

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist

CPAP

Continuous positive airway pressure

BF.

Barium enenu

c:pk

Creatine phosphokinase (BB. MB. and MM are

bid

Twice daily (bis in die)

isoenzymes)

BKA

Bclow-knec amputation

CPP

Cerebral perfusion pressure

BM

Bone marrow-, bowel movement; an isoenzyme of

CPR

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

creatine Phosphokinase

CrCI

Creatinine clearance

BMC

Bone marrow cells

CRF

Chronic renal failure; corticotropin-releasing

BMD

Bone mineral density-

factor

B.MR

Basal metabolic rate

CRH

Cort icot ropin • rdea si ng hormone

BMT

Bone marrow transplantation

CRI

Chronic renal insufficiency, catheter-related

BP

Blood pressure

infection

BPD

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia

CRNA

Certified Registered N'urse Anesthetist

BPH

Benign prostatic hyperplasia

CRN'P

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner

bpm

Beats per minute

CRTT

Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician

BR

Bed rest

CSF

Cerebrospinal fluid; colony-stimulating factor

BS

Bowel sounds; breath sounds; blood sugar

CT

Computed tomography, chest tube

BSA

Body surface area

cTnl

Cardiac troponin 1

BUN

Blood urea nitrogen

CTZ

Chemoreceptor trigger zone

Bx

Biopsy

cv

Cardiovascular

C&S

Culture and sensitivity

CVA

CA

Cancer, calcium

CVC

CABG

Coronary artery bypass grafting

CVP

cad

Coronary artery disease

Cx

cam

Chronic active hepatitis

CXR

cam

Complementary and alternative medicine

D&C

capd

Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dials-sis

D,W

cbc

Complete blood count

dbp

cbd

Common bile duct

d/C

cbc;

Capillary blood gas; cortkosteroid-binding

dcc

globulin

di

cc

Chief complaint

DIC

CCA

Calcium channel antagonist

Diff

C( n

Calcium channel blocker

did

CCF.

Clubbing, cyanosis, edema

dka

CCK

Cholecystokinin

dL

CCU

Coronary care unit

DM

CF

Cystic fibrosis

dna

CFS

Chronic fatigue syndrome

dnr

CFU

Colony-forming unit

do

chd

Coronary heart disease

doa

CHF

Congestive heart failure; chronic heart failure

CHO

Carbohydrate

ik)b

ci

Cardiac index

doe

CK

Creatine kinase

ix)t

CKD

Chronic kidney disease

dpgn

CLL

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

drf.

CM

Costal margin

DAG

CMG

Cystometrogram

ds

CM I.

Chronic myelogenous leukemia

dtp

Cerebrovascular accident Central venous catheter Central venous pressure Culture; cervix Chest x-ray

Dilatation and curettage 5% Dextrose in water Diastolic blood pressure Discontinue; discharge Direct-current cardioversion Diabetes insipidus

Disseminated intravascular coagulation Differential

Degenerative joint disease Diabetic ketoacidosis Deciliter Diabetes inellitus Deoxyribonucleic acid Do not resuscitate Doctor of Osteopathy

Dead on arrival; date of admission; duration of action

Date of birth

Dyspnea on exertion

Directly observed therapy

Diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis

Digital rectal examination

Diagnosis-related group

Double strength

Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis

DTR

Deep-tendon reflex

GGtP

Y-Clutamyl transpeptidase

DVT

Deep-vein thrombosis

GI

Gastrointestinal

Dx

Diagnosis

GM-CSF

Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating

EBV

Epstein-Barr virus

factor

EC

Enteric-coated

GN

Glomerulonephritis: graduate nurse

EOG

Electrocardiogram

gr

Grain

ECHO

Echocardiogram

GT

Gastrostomy tube

EGT

Electroconvulsive therapy

g"

Drops (gutUie)

ED

Emergency department

GTT

Glucose tolcrancc test

EEG

Electroencephalogram

GU

Genitourinary

EENT

Eyes, ears, nose, throat

GVHD

Graft-versus-host disease

EF

Ejection fraction

GVL

Graft-versus-leukemia

EGD

Esophagogastroduodenosccpy

Gyn

Gynecology

EIA

Enzyme immunoassay

HAART

1 lighly-activc antiretroviral therapy

EKG

Electrocardiogram

HAMD

Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression

EMG

Elect romyogram

H/A

Headache

EMT

Emergency Medical Technician

HAV

Hepatitis A virus

Endo

Endotracheal, endoscopy

Hb. hgb

Hemoglobin

EOMI

Extraocular movements (or muscles) intact

HbA,

Glycosylated hemoglobin (hemoglobin A J

EPO

Erythropoietin

II BIG

Hepatitis B immune globulin

EPS

Extrapyramidal symptoms

HBP

High blood pressure

ER

Emergency room

HBsAg

Hepatitis B surface antigen

ERCP

Endoscopic retrograde

HBV

Hepatitis B virus

cholangiopancreatography

HC

Hydrocortisone, home care

ERT

Estrogen-replacement therapy

HCG

Human chorionic gonadotropin

ESI.D

End-stage liver disease

HCO,

Bicarbonalc

ESR

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate

Hct

Hematocrit

ESRD

End-stage renal disease

HCTZ

1 iydrochlorothiazidc

ET

Endotracheal

HCV

Hepatitis C virus

ROH

Ethanol

HD

Hodgkin s disease; hemodialysis

FB

Finger-breadth; foreign body

HDL

High-density lipoprotein

FBS

Fasting blood sugar

FDA

Food and Drug Administration

FF-F

Forced expiratory flow rate

FEV,

Forced expiratory volume in ! second

ffp

Fresh-frozen plasma

FM

Family history

no,

Fraction of inspired oxygen

FOB!

Fecal occult Wood test

fpc;

Fasting plasma glucose

FP1A

Fluorescence polarization immunoassay

FSH

Follicle-stimulating hormose

FTA

Fluorescent treponemal antibody

f/u

Follow-up

fuo

Fever of unknown origin

Fx

Fracture

G-CSF

Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor

G6PD

Glucose- 6 -phosphate dehydrogenase

gb

Gall bladder

GBS

Group B Streptococcus: Guillain-Barré

syndrome

GC

Gonococcus

<GDM

Gestational diabetes melliti s

GF.

Gastroesophageal; gastroenterology

GERD

Gastroesophageal reflux disease

GFR

Glomerular filtration rate

GOT

y-Glutamyl transferase

HEENT

I lead, eyes. cars. nose, and throat

HF

Heart failure

H nu

Hemophilus influenzae

HGH

Human growth hormone

H H

Hiatal hernia

H8cH

Hemoglobin and hematocrit

Hib

Hemophilus influenzae type b

HIV

Human immunodeficiency virus

HJR

Hepatojugular reflux

H LA

1 luman Ieukocytcantigen;human lymphocyte

antigen

HMGCoA

Hydroxy-methylglutaryl coenzyme A

H/O

History of

HOB

Head of bed

H&P

History and physical examination

H PA

Hypothalamic-pituitarv axis

H PI

History of present ¡line«

HR

Heart rate

HRSD

Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression

HRT

Hormone-replacement therapy

HS

At bedtime (hora soinni)

HSV

Herpes simplex virus

HTN

1 lypcrtcnsion

Hx

History

IBD

Inflammatory bowl disease

IBW

Ideal body wight

ICD

Implantable cardioverter defibrillator

LLQ

Left lower quadrant (abdomen)

ICP

Intracranial pressure

LMD

Local medical doctor

ICS

Intercostal space

LMP

Last menstrual period

ICU

Intensive-care unit

LMWH

Low-molecular-wight heparin

ID

Identification; infectious disease

LOS

Length of stay-

l&D

Incision and drainage

LP

Lumbar puncture

IDD.M

Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus

I. PN

Licensed Practical Nurse

IFN

Interferon

LPT

Licensed Physical Therapist

'S

Immunoglobulin

LR

Lactatcd Ringer's

IgA

Immunoglobulin A

LS

Lumbosacral

IgD

Immunoglobulin D

LUE

Left upper extremity

IHD

Ischemic heart disease

LUL

Left upper lobe

II

Internal jugular

LUQ

Left upper quadrant

IM

Intramuscular; infectious mononucleosis

LVH

Left ventricular hypertrophy

INI!

Isoniazid

MAP

Mean arterial pressure

INR

International normalized ratio

MAR

Medication administration record

I&0

Intake and output

MB-CK

A creatine kinase isoenzyme

IOP

Intraocular pressure

meg

Microgram

IP

Intraperitoneal

MCH

Mean corpuscular hemoglobin

IPG

Impedance plethysmography

Mcnc

Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration

IPN

Interstitial pneumonia

MCV

Mean corpuscular volume

IRB

Institutional Review Board

MD

Medical Doctor

ISA

Intrinsic sympathomimetic activity

MEM

Metered-dose inhaler

ISH

Isolated systolic hypertension

MEFR

Maximum expiratory flow rate

IT

Intrathecal

mF.q

Milliequivalent

ITP

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

mg

Milligram

IU

International units

M HC

Major histocompatibility complex

IUI)

Intrauterine device

Ml

Myocardial infarction; mitral insufficiency

IV

Intravenous; Roman numeral four; symbol for

MIC

Minimum inhibitory concentration

class 4 controlled substances

ml.

Milliliter

IVC

Inferior vena cava; intravenouscholangiogram

MM

IV DA

Intravenous drug abuse

IVF

Intravenous fluids

MMR

IVIG

Intravenous immunoglobulin

IVP

Intravenous pyelogram; intravenous push

MOM

JODM

Juvenile-onset diabetes mcllitut

MPV

JRA

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

m/r/g

J VI)

Jugular venous distension

MRI

JVP

Jugular venous pressure

MRSA

K

Potassium

MRSE

kcal

Kilocalorie

KCL

Potassium chloride

MS

NOH

Potassium hydroxide

KUB

Kidney, ureter, and bladder

MSE

KVO

Keep vein open

MSW

L

Liter

MTI)

LAD

Left anterior descending; left axis deviation

MIX

I.AO

Left anterior oblique

MVA

i.BBB

Left bundle branch block

MVI

LBP

Low-back pain

MVR

LDH

Lactate dehydrogenase

LDL

Low-density lipoprotein

MVS

LE

Lower extremity

LES

Lower esophageal sphincter

N&V

LET

Liver function test

NAD

LHRH

Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone

NIC

LIE

Left lower extremity

NG

LLL

Left lower lobe

ngt

Multiple myeloma; an isoenzyme of creatine phosphokinase

Measles-mumps-rubella; midline malignant reticulosis

Milk of magnesia

Mean platelet volume

Murmu r/rub/gallop

Magnetic resonance imaging

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcia aureus

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermilis

Mental status; mitral stenosis; musculoskeletal;

multiple sclerosis; morphine sulfate

Mental status exam

Master of Social Work

Maximum tolerated dose

Methotrexate

Motor vehicle accident

Multivitamin

Mitral valve replacement; mitral valve regurgitation mitral valve stenosis; motor, vascular, and sensory

Nausea and vomiting No acute (or apparent) distress Noncontribulory; nasal cannula Nasogastric

Nasogastric tube; normal glucose tolerance

NID DM

Non-insulin-dcpendent diabetes mellitus

PERRI.A

Pupils equal, round, and reactive to light and

NIM

National Institutes of Health

accommodation

NKA

No known allergies

PERRRLA

Pupils equal, round, regular, and react to light

NKDA

No known drug allergies

and accommodation

NI IDA

Nonketotic hyperosmolar acidosis

pirr

Positron-emission tomography

NL

Normal

PFT

Pulmonary function test

NOS

Not otherwise specified

pH

I lydrogen ion concentration

NPN

Nonprotein nitrogen

Pll

Past history; personal history; pinhole, poor

NPO

Nothing by mouth (nilper <«)

health; pubic hair, public health

NS

Normal saline solution (0.9S sodium chloride

PHx

Past history-

solution); neurosurgery

PharmD

Doctor of Pharmacy

NSA ID

Nonsteroidal anti-inflamnmory drug

PID

Pelvic inflammatory disease

NSR

Normal sinus rhythm

PKü

Phenylketonuria

NSS

Normal saline solution

PMH

Past medical history-

NTG

Nitroglycerin

PMI

Past medical illness; point of maximal impulse

NT/ND

Nontender, nondistended

PMN

Polymorphonuclear leukocyte

NVD

Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea; .icck vein

PMS

Premenstrual syndrome

distension; neovascularization of the disk;

PND

Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea

neurovesicle dysfunction; nonvalvular disease

pO

By mouth (per os)

N&V

Nausea and vomiting

Po:

Partial pressure of oxygen

NYHA

New York Heart Association

POAG

Primary open-angle glaucoma

O&P

Ova and parasites

POD

Postoperative day

OA

Osteoarthritis

PPBG

Postprandial blood glucose

ob

Obstetrics

ppd

Packs per day-

ocd

Obsessive-compulsive disorder

PPN

Peripheral parenteral nutrition

OD

Right eye (oeuhu dexter)

Pr

Per rectum

©GT

Oral glucose tolerance test

prbc:

Packcd red blood cells

OPV

Oral poliovirus vaccine

PRERLA

Pupils round, equal, react to light and

OR

Operating room

accommodation

ORxl

Oriented to time

PRN

When necessary, as needed (pro re nata)

ORx2

Oriented to time and place

PSA

Prostate-specific antigen

ORx3

Oriented to time, place, anc person

PS1I

Past surgical history

OS

Left eye (octilus sinister)

PST

Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia

OT

Occupational therapy

PSVT

Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia

ore

Over-the-counter

PT

Prothrombin time; physical therapy; patient

Of

Oculus utcrquc (each eye)

P&T

Peak and trough

p

Pulse; plan; percussion; pressure

PTA

Prior to admission; percutaneous

pa

Physician Assistant; posteredntcrior.

transluminal angioplasty

pulmonary artery

PTCA

Percutaneous transluminal coronary

P&A

Percussion and auscultatior.

angioplasty

PAC

Premature atrial contraction

PTE

Pulmonary thromboembolism

paco,

Arterial carbon dioxide tension

PTH

Parathyroid hormone

Pao,

Arterial oxygen tension

PTSD

Posttraumatic stress disorder

PAÖP

Pulmonary artery occlusion pressure

PTT

Partial thromboplastin time

pc

After meals (post ahum)

PUD

Peptic ulcer disease

pca

Patient-controlled analgesia

pvc

Premature ventricular contraction

PCI

Percutaneous coronary intervention

PVD

Peripheral vascular disease

PCKD

Polycystic kidney disease

PVR

Peripheral vascular resistance

pcn

Penicillin

PVT

Paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia

PCP

Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia; phencyclidine

q

Every (quaque)

PCWP

Pulmonary capillary wedge pressure

QA

Quality assurance

PDF.

Paroxysmal dyspnea on exertion

qd

Every day (quttqite die)

PE

Physical examination; pulironary embolism

QI

Quality improvement

PEEP

Positive end-expiratory pressure

qid

Four times daily (quater in die)

PEER

Peak expiratory flow rate

QMS

Quantity not sufficient

PEG

Percutaneous endoscope gastrostomy;

qod

Every other day

polyethylene glycol

QOL

Quality of life

PERL

Pupils equal, react to light

QS

Quantity sufficient

RA

Rheumatoid arthritis; right atrium

SlDS

Sudden infant death syndrome

KBC

Ked Wood cdl

SJS

Stevens-Johnson syndrome

RCA

Right coronary artery

SL

Sublingual

RCM

Right costal margin

SLE

Systemic lupus erythematosus

RIM

Recommended daily allowincc

SMA-6

Sequential multiple analyzer for sodium.

RDS

Respiratory distress syndrome

potassium.CO.,chloride, glucose, and BUN

ROW

Red cell distribution width

SMA-7

Sodium, potassium. CO,, chloride, glucose.

REM

Rapid eye movement; receat event memory

BUN. and crcatinine

RES

Reticuloendothelial system

SMA-12

Glucose. BUN. uric acid, calcium.

RE

RlKumatoid factor; renal failure; rheumatic fever

phosphorous, total protein, albumin, cholcstcrol. total bilirubin, alkaline

Rh

Rhesus factor in blood

phosphatase. SCOT, and LDH

RHP

Rheumatic heart disease

SMA-23

Includes the entire SMA-12 plus sodium.

RLE

Right lower extremity

potassium. CO,, chloride, direct bilirubin.

RLL

Right lower lobe

trigl)«cride. SGPT, indirect bilirubin. R

RLQ

Right lower quadrant

fraction, and BUN/creatinine ratio

R&M

Routine and microscopic

SMBG

Self-monitoring of blood glucose

RML

Right middle lobe

SNF

Skilled nursing facility

RN

Registered Nurse

SNS

Sympathetic nervous system

RNA

Ribonucleic acid

SOB

Shortness of breath; see order book; side of

R/O

Rule out

bed

ROM

Range of motion

S/P

Status post

ROS

Review of systems

SPE

Sun protection factor

RPh

Registered Pharmacist

SQ

Subcutaneous

RR

Respiratory rate; recovery room

SSKI

Saturated solution of potassium iodide

R&R

Rate and rhythm

SSRI

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor

RRR

Regular rate and rhythm

STAT

Immediately, at once

RRT

Registered Respiratory Therapist

STD

Sexually transmitted disease

RSV

Respiratory syncytial virus

SV

Stroke volume

RT

Radiation therapy-

SVC

Superior vena cava

RUE

Right upper extremity

SVRI

Systemic vascular resistance index

RUL

Right upper lobe

SVR

Supraventricular rhythm; systemic vascular

RL'Q

Right upper quadrant

resistance

RVH

Right ventricular hypertrophy

SVT

Supraventricular tachycardia

s,

First heart sound

sw

Social worker

s,

Second heart sound

Sx

Signs

s,

Third heart sound (ventrkular gallop)

T

Temperature

s.

Fourth heart sound (atrialgallop)

T&A

Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy

SA

Sinoatrial

TB

Tuberculosis

SAD

Seasonal affective disorder

TBG

Thyroid-binding globulin

SAH

Subarachnoid hemorrhage

TBI

Total-body irradiation; traumatic brain

SaO,

Arterial oxygen percent saturation

injury

SBE

Subacute bacterial endocarditis

Tbili

Total bilirubin

SB FT

Small bowel follow-throu$>

T&C

Type and crossmatch

SBGM

Self blood glucose monitoring

TCA

Tricyclic antidepressant

SBO

Small bowel obstruction

TCN

Tetracycline

SBP

Systolic blood pressure

TFT

Thyroid function test

SC

Subcutaneous; subclavian

TG

Triglyceride

SCr

Serum creatinine

TIA

Transient ischemic attack

SEM

Systolic ejection murmur

TIBC

Total iron-binding capacity

SG

Specific gravity

TID

Three times daily (tcr in die)

SGOT (AST)

1 Serum glutamic oxaloac<tic transaminase

TLC

Therapeutic lifestyle changes

(aspartate transaminase)

TMJ

Temporomandibular joint

SGPT (ALT)

Serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase

TM P-SM X Tri met hopri m - su 1 fa me t hoxa zoic

(alanine transaminase)

TNTC

Too numerous to count

SH

Social history

TOD

Target-organ damage

SIADH

Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic

TPN

Total parenteral nutrition

hormone secretion

TPR

Temperature, pulse, respiration

T PROT

Total protein

VOD Veno-occlusive disease

TSH

Thyroid-stimulating hormone

Va/Q Ventilation-perfusion

TURP

Transurethral resection of the prostate

VRE Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus

Tx

Treat, treatment

VS Vital signs

UA

Urinalysis, uric acid

VSS Vital signs stable

VC

Ulcerative colitis

VT Ventricular tachycardia

UE

Upper extremity

VTE Venous thromboembolism

UGI

Upper gastrointestinal

WA While awake

UOQ

Upper outer quadrant

WBC White blood cell (count)

TJPT

Urine pregnancy test

W/C Wheelchair

URI

Upper respiratory infection

WDWN Wei 1 -developed, well-nourished

USP

United States Pharmacopeia

WHO World Health Organization

TJTI

Urinary tract infection

WNL Within normal limits

UV

Ultraviolet

W/U Workup

VF

Ventricular fibrillation

yo Year-old

VLDL

Very low-density lipoprotein

yr Year

VO

Verbal order

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