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Includes 100+ commonly used abbreviations in the medical field, helping healthcare professionals and students quickly understand complex terminology.

Common Medical Abbreviations for example: BP: Blood pressure, HR: Heart rate, RR: Respiratory rate, O2: Oxygen, SaO2: Oxygen saturation, ABG: Arterial blood gas, GI: Gastrointestinal

some of the most common medical abbreviations

Common Medical Abbreviations list

List of 100 medical abbreviations and their corresponding meanings:

1.ABGArterial Blood Gas
2.ACLAnterior Cruciate Ligament
3.ACSAcute Coronary Syndrome
4.ADHDAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
5.AIDSAcquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
6.AKIAcute Kidney Injury
7.ALSAmyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
8.AMIAcute Myocardial Infarction
9.ANAAntinuclear Antibody
10.ARDSAcute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
11.ASHDArteriosclerotic Heart Disease
12.BIDTwice Daily
13.BMIBody Mass Index
14.BPBlood Pressure
15.BPHBenign Prostatic Hyperplasia
16.BPMBeats Per Minute
17.BRBPRBright Red Blood Per Rectum
18.BUNBlood Urea Nitrogen
20.CADCoronary Artery Disease
21.CBCComplete Blood Count
22.CCUCoronary Care Unit
23.CHFCongestive Heart Failure
24.CNSCentral Nervous System
25.COPDChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
26.CPAPContinuous Positive Airway Pressure
27.CPRCardiopulmonary Resuscitation
28.CRPC-Reactive Protein
29.CVACerebrovascular Accident
30.CXRChest X-Ray
31.DKADiabetic Ketoacidosis
32.DMDiabetes Mellitus
33.DOADead On Arrival
34.DVTDeep Vein Thrombosis
37.EMRElectronic Medical Record
38.ENTEar, Nose, and Throat
39.ESRErythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
40.FBSFasting Blood Sugar
41.FDAFood and Drug Administration
42.FHRFetal Heart Rate
43.GERDGastroesophageal Reflux Disease
45.GSWGunshot Wound
48.HBPHigh Blood Pressure
49.HCGHuman Chorionic Gonadotropin
50.HDLHigh-Density Lipoprotein
51.HIVHuman Immunodeficiency Virus
52.HRTHormone Replacement Therapy
54.IBSIrritable Bowel Syndrome
55.ICUIntensive Care Unit
56.I&DIncision and Drainage
57.ICPIntracranial Pressure
58.IUDIntrauterine Device
59.JVDJugular Venous Distension
61.KUBKidneys, Ureters, and Bladder
62.LFTLiver Function Test
63.LDLLow-Density Lipoprotein
64.LMPLast Menstrual Period
65.LPLumbar Puncture
66.LVHLeft Ventricular Hypertrophy
67.MIMyocardial Infarction
68.MRIMagnetic Resonance Imaging
69.MSMultiple Sclerosis
70.NGTNasogastric Tube
71.NICUNeonatal Intensive Care Unit
72.NPONothing By Mouth
73.NSAIDNon-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug
75.OCPOral Contraceptive Pill
76.OROperating Room
78.PAPhysician’s Assistant
79.PADPeripheral Arterial Disease
80.PCPPrimary Care Physician
81.PEPulmonary Embolism
82.PETPositron Emission Tomography
83.pHAcidity or Alkalinity of a Substance
84.PIDPelvic Inflammatory Disease
85.PMSPremenstrual Syndrome
86.POPer Oral (by mouth)
87.PTPhysical Therapy
88.PTProthrombin Time
89.PVCPremature Ventricular Contraction
90.qdEvery Day
91.qidFour Times a Day
92.qhsEvery Night at Bedtime
93.RBCRed Blood Cell
94.REMRapid Eye Movement
95.RNARibonucleic Acid
96.ROMRange of Motion
98.SLESystemic Lupus Erythematosus
99.SOBShortness of Breath
100.STDSexually Transmitted Disease
102.TIATransient Ischemic Attack
103.TPRTemperature, Pulse, Respiration
104.TSHThyroid-Stimulating Hormone
106.UCUlcerative Colitis
107.UTIUrinary Tract Infection
108.VREVancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus
109.WBCWhite Blood Cell
110.WHOWorld Health Organization
111.WNLWithin Normal Limits
113.y/oYears Old

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