Medical Acronyms

Alphabetical Listing of Medical Acronyms

  • RSR — Regular Sinus Rhythym
  • RSV — Respiratory Syncitial Virus
  • RUQ — Right Upper Quadrant
  • RX — Prescription
  • S/S — Signs & Symptoms
  • S/S — Signs & Symptoms
  • SAB — Spontaneous Abortion
  • SABA — Supplied Air Breathing Apparatus
  • SAED — SemiAutomatic External Defibrillator
  • SAST — Serum Aspartate Aminotransferase
  • SB — Spina Bifida
  • SBO — Small Bowel Obstruction
  • SC — Subcutaneous
  • SGPT — Serum Glutamic-pyruvic Transaminase
  • SLE — Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • SLUD — Salivation
  • SMO — Standing Medical Orders
  • SNF — Skilled Nursing Facility
  • SOB — Short(ness) of Breath
  • SR — Sedimentation Rate
  • SS — Social Services
  • ST — Sinus Tachycardia (cardiac)
  • STD — Sexually Transmitted Disease
  • STH — Somatotropic Hormone
  • STM — Short Term Memory
  • SUI — Stress Urinary Incontinence
  • SUI — Stress Urinary Incontinence
  • SVR — Systemic Vascular Resistance
  • SVT — Supra-Ventricular Tachycardia
  • SX — Symptoms
  • SX — Surgery
  • SZ — Seizure
  • T3 — Triiodothyronine
  • T3 — Triiodothyronine
  • T4 — Thyroxine
  • TB — Tuberculosis/Trouble Breathing
  • TBF — Total Body Failure
  • TBI — Traumatic Brain Injury
  • TBSA — Total Body Surface Area
  • TCDB — Turn, Cough, Deep Breathe
  • TED — Thrombo-Embolism Deterrent
  • TED — (hose) Thrombo-embolism Deterrent
  • TEP — Transesophageal Puncture
  • THR — Total Hip Replacement
  • THR — Total Hip Replacement
  • TIA — Transient Ischemic Attack
  • TIBC — Total Iron Binding Capacity
  • TID — Three Times A Day
  • TIL — Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes
  • TKR — Total Knee Replacement
  • TM — Tympanic Membrane
  • TNF — Tumor Necrosis Factor
  • TNM — Tumor, Node, Metastases
  • TNTC — Too Numerous To Mention
  • TP — Tuberculin Precipitation
  • TP — Tuberculin Precipitation
  • TPN — Total Parenteral Nutrition
  • TPR — Temperature
  • TTN — Transient Tachypnea of The Newborn
  • TTP — Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia Purpura
  • TUPR — Trans-urethral Prostatic Resection
  • TUR — Trans-Urethral Resection of The Prostate
  • TUR — (or TURP) Trans-urethral Resection of The Prostate
  • TURP — Trans-Urethral Resection of The Prostate
  • TWB — Touch Weight Bear
  • TWE — Tap Water Enema
  • TX — Treatment
  • UA — Urinalysis
  • UA — Urinalysis
  • UAO — Upper Airway Obstruction
  • UBW — Usual Body Weight
  • UGI — Upper Gastrointestinal
  • UPJ — Ureteropelvic Junction
  • URI — Upper Respiratory Infection
  • URI — URinary Incontinence
  • US — Ultrasonic
  • UTI — Urinary Tract Infection
  • UVJ — Ureterovesical Junction
  • UVJ — Ureterovesical Junction
  • VA — Visual Acuity
  • VA — Visual Acuity
  • VBAC — Vaginal Birth After Caeserean
  • VF/VFIB — Ventricular Fibrillation
  • VLDL — Very Low Density Lipoprotein
  • VMA — Vanillylmandelic Acid
  • VPB — Ventricular Premature Beat
  • VPC — Ventricular Premature Contraction
  • VSA — Vital Signs Absent
  • VSD — Ventricular Septal Defect
  • VT/VTACH — Ventricular Tachycardia
  • VW — Vessel Wall
  • VW — Vessel Wall
  • W/C — Wheelchair
  • W/C — Wheelchair
  • WBC — White Blood Cell
  • WD — Well Developed
  • WDI — Warm
  • WHO — World Health Organization
  • WMA — World Medical Association
  • WN — Well Nourished

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