A – Z Medical Abbreviations Full List for Students (PDF also Included)

Medical Abbreviations Full List
Medical Abbreviations Full List

A – Z Medical Abbreviations Full List for Students

Abbreviations are used in every field in order to save time or for distinction, medical abbreviations are also used in the medical field for easiness. There is no time for the people nowadays, so abbreviations are used instead of writing long sentences. But the use of the abbreviations sometimes causes confusion and difficulty for the other. The person that is out of the field finds difficulty to understand the medical abbreviation. So, for the person who are out of the field and the others who are fresher in the medical field, we have brought the list of medical abbreviation which will prove helpful to our readers.

Common Medical Abbreviation

Before learning the medical abbreviation you should know some rules about them:

    • The given list don’t use the periods in the acronyms and initialisms.
    • It uses period for some Latin abbreviations.
    • It uses singular abbreviation not plural.
    • It uses the capital letter for the words.

Medical AbbreviationsFull name 
accaccommodation
ACadrenal cortex; air conduction; alternating current; axiocervical
a.c ac before a meal
ad lib.freely; as desired
Aaccommodation; acetum; angström unit; anode; anterior
AAA abdominal aortic aneurysm
ACEAngiotensin Converting Enzyme
ACTHAdrenocorticotropic Hormone
ADHAntidiuretic Hormone
AIDSAcquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
ALTAlanine Aminotransferase
ASTAspartate Aminotransferase
ASAnkylosing spondylitis; aortic stenosis; auris sinistra (left ear)
Asastigmatism
ASAacetylsalicylic acid
ASCatypical squamous cells
asc.ascending
ASCAanti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae antibody
ASC-USatypical squamous cells of undetermined significance
ASCVDatherosclerotic cardiovascular disease
ASDatrial septal defect
ASHhypermetropic astigmatism
AsMMyopic astigmatism
A STAspartate aminotransferase
A stAstigmatism
ATPAdenosine Triphosphate
a.m.a.against medical advice
AMIacute myocardial infarction
BCGBacilli Chalmette Guerin
bid OR b.I.dTwo times a day
BMRBasal Metabolic Rate
BPBlood Pressure
BSABody Surface Area
BUNBlood Urea Nitrogen
BRBedside Round
BPDBorderline Personality Disorder
CCelsius, Centigrade, Complement
CaCalcium
CADcoronary artery disease
CAMPCyclic Adenosine Monophosphate
CBCComplete Blood Count
cGyCentigray
Cicurie
CKcreatine kinase
Clchloride; chlorine
cmcentimeter

 

CNSCentral Nervous System
CO2Carbon dioxide
COPDChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CPKCreatine Phosphokinase
CPK-MBCreatine Phosphokinase Muscle Band isoenzyme
CPRCardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CTComputed Tomography
CuCubic
cwith
CVACerebrovascular accident; costovertebral angle: Cardiovascular accident
CVACerebrovascular accident; costovertebral angle: Cardiovascular accident
CSFcerebrospinal fluid; colony-stimulating factor
D & Cdilation and curettage
dLdeciliter
DNADeoxyribonucleic Acid
DOEDyspnea on exertion
DTPdiphtheria-tetanus-pertussis
DTRdeep tendon reflex(es)
D/Wdextrose in water
ECFExtracellular Fluid
ECGElectrocardiogram
ED emergency departmentEmergency department; effective dose; erythema dose; erectile dysfunction
EDDestimated date of delivery
EEGElectroencephalogram
ENTEar Nose and Throat
ERCPEndoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
ESRErythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
ETOHEtOH ethyl alcohol
FFahrenheit
FDAU.S. Food and Drug Administration
FtFoot; feet
FUOFever of unknown origin
gGram
GFRGlomerular filtration rate
GIGastrointestinal
GVHDGraft Versus Host Disease
G6PDGlucose-6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase
GUGenitourinary
Gygray
HHour
HbHemoglobin
HClHydrochloric acid
HCO3Bicarbonate
HctHematocrit
Hgmercury
HIVHuman Immunodeficiency Virus
HLAHuman Leukocyte Antigen
HMG-CoAHydroxymethyl Glutaryl coenzyme A
Hzhertz
hsat bedtime
ICFIntracellular fluid
ICUIntensive care unit
IgAImmunoglobin A
ILInterleukin
IMintramuscular
INRInternational normalized ratio
IPPBIntermittent positive pressure breathing
IUInternational unit
IVIntravenous
IVUIntravenous urography
KPotassium
Kcalkilocalorie
kgkilogram
Lliter
LOClevel/loss of consciousness
lbpound
LDHLactic dehydrogenase
Mmolar
mmeter
MCHMean corpuscular hemoglobin
MCHCMean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration
mCimCi
MCVMean corpuscular volume
mEqMilliequivalent
MgMagnesium
MIMyocardial infarction
MICMinimum inhibitory concentration
mIUMilli-International Unit
mLMilliliter
mmMillimeter
mmolMillimole
moMonth
molwt molecular weight
mOsmMilliosmole
MRIMagnetic Resonance Imaging
NNitrogen or Normal
NaSodium
NaClSodium Chloride
Ngnanogram
nmnanometer
nmolnanomole
NpoNothing By Mouth
NSAIDNonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug
O2Oxygen
OTCOver-The-Counter
ozounce
PPhosphorus; Pressure
PAco2Alveolar Carbon Dioxide Partial Pressure
PAo2Alveolar Oxygen Partial Pressure
Paco2Arterial Carbon Dioxide Partial Pressure
Pao2Arterial Oxygen Partial Pressure
PASPeriodic Acid-Schiff
Pco2Carbon Dioxide Partial Pressure
PCRPolymerase Chain Reaction
PEphysical examination; pulmonary embolism
PETPositron Emission Tomography
Pgpicogram
PFTpulmonary function test
pHHydrogen Ion Concentration
PMHPast medical history
PMNPolymorphonuclear Leukocyte
PNDParoxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
PVCpremature ventricular contraction
Poorally
Po2Oxygen Partial Pressure
PPDpurified protein derivative
ppmparts per million
qid4 times a day
RARheumatoid Arthritis
S.sacral
SOBshortness of breath
SBESubacute Bacterial Endocarditis
Tid3 times a day
TPNTotal Parenteral Nutrition
Txtreatment
USultrasonic, ultrasound
UTIUrinary Tract Infection
μMicro, micron
μCimicrocurie
Μgmicrogram
μLmicroliter
μmmicrometer
μmolmicromole
μOsmmicro-osmole
millimicron

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Additional Medical Abbreviations

ATP Adenosine Triphosphate
Endo endocrine
ENT ear, nose, and throat
HD hearing distance
TPR temperature, pulse, and respiration
WNL within normal limits

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