Medical abbreviations S - Z




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S

s
without | ss = one-half

SA
sinoatrial

SAA
synthetic amino acid

S&E
sugar and acetone

SBE
subacute bacterial endocarditis

SBFT
small bowel follow through

SBS
short bowel syndrome

SCr
serum creatinine

SEM
systolic ejection murmur

SG
Swan-Ganz

SGA
small for gestational age

SGGT
serum gamma- glutamyl transpeptidase

SGOT
serum glutamic- oxaloacetic transaminase

SGPT
serum glutamic- pyruvic transaminase

SIADH
syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone

sig
write on label

SIMV
synchronous intermittent mandatory ventilation

sl
sublingual

SLE
systemic lupus erythematous

SMO
slips made out

SOAP
subjective, Objective, Assessment, Plan

SOB
shortness of breath

SQ
subcutaneous

STAT
immediately

SVD
spontaneous vaginal delivery

Sx
symptoms

T

T&C
type and cross

TAH
total abdominal hysterectomy

T&H
type and hold

TB
tuberculosis

TBG
total binding globulin

Td
tetanus-diphtheria toxoid

TIA
transient ischemic attack

TIBC
total iron binding capacity

tid
three times a day

TIG
tetanus immune globulin

TKO
to keep open

TLC
total lung capacity

TMJ
temporo mandibular joint

TNTC
too numerous to count

TO
telephone order

TOPV
trivalent oral polio vaccine

TPN
total parenteral nutrition

TSH
thyroid stimulating hormone

TT
thrombin time

TTP
thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

TU
tuberculin units

TUR
transurethral resection

TURBT
TUR bladder tumors

TURP
transurethral resection of prostate

TV
tidal volume

TVH
total vaginal hysterectomy

tw
twice a week

Tx
treatment, transplant

U

UA
urinalysis

UAC
uric acid | umbilical artery catheter

UAO
upper airway obstruction

UBD
universal blood donor

UC
ulcerative colitis | umbilical cord

ud
as directed

UFH
unfractionated heparin

UGI
upper gastrointestinal

URI
upper respiratory infection

URQ
upper right quadrant

US
ultrasound

UTI
urinary tract infection

UUN
urinary urea nitrogen

UVA
ultraviolet A light

V

VAD
venous access device

VC
vital capacity

VCT
venous clotting time

VCUG
voiding cysourethrogram

VDRL
Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (test for syphilis)

VMA
vanillymadelic acid

VO
verbal or voice order

V/Q
ventilation - perfusion

VRE
vancomycin-resistant enterococcus

VSS
vital signs stable

VT
ventricular tachycardia

VV
varicose veins

VW
vessel wall

VWD
von Willebrand's disease

VZV
varicella zoster virus

W

WB
whole blood

WBC
white blood cell or count

WBR
whole body radiation

WD
well developed

WF
white female

WIA
wounded in action

WID
widow, widower

WM
white male

WN
well nourished

WNL
within normal limits

WO
written order | weeks old | wide open.

WOP
without pain

W.P.
whirlpool

WPW
Wolff-Parkinson-White

W-T-D
wet to dry

W/U
workup

X

X2d
times 2 days.

XI
eleven

XII
twelve

XL
extended release. | extra large.

XM
crossmatch

XMM
xeromammography

XOM
extraocular movements

XRT
X-ray therapy (radiation therapy)

XS
excessive

XULN
times upper limit of normal

Y

YF
yellow fever

YLC
youngest living child

yo
years old

YOB
year of birth

yr
year

ytd
year to date

Z

ZDV
zidovudine

ZE
Zollinger-Ellison

Z-ESR
zeta erythrocyte sedimentation rate

Zn
zinc

ZnO
zinc oxide

ZSB
zero stools since birth