The Pharmaceutics and Compounding Laboratory
Prescriptions and Medication Orders

Medical Abbreviations

AIDS Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
AMI acute myocardial infarction
ANS autonomic nervous system
AV atrial-ventricular
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
BPH Benign prostatic hyperplasia
BS blood sugar
BSA body surface area
BUN blood urea nitrogen
BW body weight
C centigrade
CA cancer
CA cardiac arrent
CBC complete blood count
CHF congestive heart failure
CMV Cytomegalovirus
CNS central nervous system
COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CV cardiovascular
CVA cerebrovascular accident
DC discontinue
DI diabetes insipidus
DOB date of birth
DX diagnosis
EC enteric coated
EENT eyes, ears, nose, throat
ER emergency room
GERD Gastroesophageal reflux disease
GI gastrointestinal
GYN gynecology
H hypodermic
HA headache
HBP high blood pressure
HCT hematocrit
HDL High density lipoprotein
HIV Human Immunodeficiency virus
IH Infectious hepatitis
IO, I/O fluid intake and output
LDL Low density lipoprotein
MDI metered dose inhaler
MI myocardial infarction
N&V nausea and vomiting
NK not known
NMT Nebulized mist treatment
NPO nothing by mouth
NVD nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
OD overdose
OTC over the counter
PUD peptic ulcer disease
RBC red blood count or red blood cell
RSV Respiratory syncytial virus
SOB shortness of breath
SZ seizue
T temperature
TB Tuberculosis
TPN total perenteral nutrition
U units
UA urinalysis
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
VD venereal disease
VS vital signs
WBC white blood count or white blood cell
WT weight
XX female sex chromosome
XY male sex chromosome