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Pharmaceutical & Medical Abbreviations (Most common )

The most common medical abbreviations:

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The most common medical abbreviations[phartoonz.com]

AbbreviationMeaning
ABGsarterial blood gases
AIDSacquired immunodeficiency syndrome
ALTalanine aminotransferase (previously SGPT)
APTTactivated partial thromboplastin time
ARDSadult respiratory distress syndrome
ASTaspartate aminotransferase (previously SGOT)
AVatrioventricular
bidtwice daily
bpmbeats per minute
BPblood pressure
BSAbody surface area
BUNblood urea nitrogen
°Cdegrees Celsius
CalCalorie (kilocalorie)
CBCcomplete blood count
cccubic centimeter
CDCCenters for Disease Control and Prevention
CHFcongestive heart failure
CNcranial nerve
CNScentral nervous system
COPDchronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPKcreatine phosphokinase
CSFcerebrospinal fluid
CTcomputed tomography
cucubic
Cucopper
CVcardiovascular
CVPcentral venous pressure
D5W5\% Dextrose in Water
D10W10\% Dextrose in Water
DERMdermatologic
DICdisseminated intravascular coagulation
dldeciliter (100 ml)
DNAdeoxyribonucleic acid
ECGelectrocardiogram
EDTAethylenediamine tetraacetic acid
EEGelectroencephalogram
EENTeye &ear& nose&throat
ELISAenzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
EMITenzyme-multiplied immunoassay test
°Fdegrees Fahrenheit
FDAFood and DrugAdministration
G-6-PDglucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase
GABAgamma-aminobutyric acid
GIgastrointestinal
gttdrops
GUgenitourinary
Hcthematocrit
HDLhigh-density lipoprotein
HEMAhematologic
HEPAhepatic
Hgbhemoglobin
HIVhuman immunodeficiency virus
hrhour
I&Ointake and output
IMintramuscular
INDinvestigational new drug
IOPintraocular pressure
IUinternational units
IVintravenous
kgkilogram
Lliter
LDHlactate dehydrogenase
LDLlow-density lipoprotein
LOClevel of consciousness
mmeter
m2square meter
MAOmonoamine oxidase
mcgmicrogram
mEqmilliequivalent
METAmetabolic
mgmilligram
MImyocardial infarction
minminute
mlmilliliter
mmmillimeter
mm3cubic millimeter
mm Hgmillimeters of mercury
momonth
mOsmmilliosmole
MRImagnetic resonance imaging
nponothing by mouth
NSAIDnonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
ngnanogram
NKnatural killer (cells)
otcover-the-counter (nonprescription)
ozounce
PABApara-aminobenzoic acid
PACpremature atrial contraction
pHnegative log of hydrogen ion concentration
PMSpremenstrual syndrome
pCO2carbon dioxide pressure (tension)
pO2oxygen pressure (tension)
POby mouth
ppmparts per million
prnas needed
PRper rectum
ptpint
PTprothrombin time
PTTpartial thromboplastin time
PVCpremature ventricular contraction
qevery
qdevery day
q hrevery hour
qidfour times daily
qodevery other day
q 2 hrevery 2 hours
qtquart
RBCred blood cell count
RDARecommended Dietary Allowance
RDSrespiratory distress syndrome
RNAribonucleic acid
SCsubcutaneous
secsecond
SIADHsyndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone
SLsublingual
SLEsystemic lupus erythematosus
SPFsun protection factor
STDsexually transmitted disease
tidthree times daily
Tbsptablespoon
TPNtotal parenteral nutrition
TSHthyroid-stimulating hormone
tspteaspoon
Uunit
UTIurinary tract infection
VHDLvery high density lipoprotein
VLDLvery low density lipoprotein
WBCwhite blood cell count
WHOWorld Health Organization
wkweek
yryear

I will keep the list updated , contact me to add more abbreviations

source : Google , AZ drug facts.

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