• What do you mean by the term ACL?

    Anterior cruciate ligament. ACL injuries are one of the most common ligament injuries to the knee.

  • What is the meaning of the term b.i.d.?

    Twice daily. As in taking a medicine twice daily.

  • What is the full form of BP?

    Blood pressure. Blood pressure is recorded as part of the physical examination. It is one of the “vital signs”.

  • What is the meaning of the term C/O?

    Complaint of. The patient’s expressed concern.

  • Full form of Cap

    Capsule

  • Full form of D/C or DC

    Discontinue or discharge. For example, a doctor will D/C a drug. Alternatively, the doctor might DC a patient from the hospital.

  • What do you mean by gtt?

    Drops.

  • What do you mean by H&H?

    Hemoglobin and hematocrit. When the H & H is low, anemia is present. The H&H can be elevated in persons who have lung disease from long termsmoking or from disease, such as polycythemia rubravera.

  • What do you mean by the term H&P?

    History and physical examination.

  • Meaning of the terms h.s.

    At bedtime. As in taking a medicine at bedtime.

  • Meaning of the term H/O or h/o

    History of.A past event that occurred.

  • Meaning of the term HA.

    Headache.

  • Meaning of the term HTN

    Hypertension

  • Meaning of the term LBP.

    Low back pain. LBP is one of most common medical complaints.

  • Meaning of the term N/V

    Nausea or vomiting.

  • Meaning of the term npo

    Nothing by mouth. For example, if a patient was about to undergo a surgical operation requiring general anesthesia, they may be required to avoid food or beverage prior to the procedure.

  • Meaning of the term q.d.

    Each day. As in taking a medicine daily.

  • Meaning of the term q.i.d.

    Four times daily. As in taking a medicine four times daily.

  • Meaning of the term q2h.

    Every 2 hours. As in taking a medicine every 2 hours.

  • Meaning of the term q3h

    Every 3 hours. As in taking a medicine every 3 hours.

  • Meaning of the term qAM

    Each morning. As in taking a medicine each morning.

  • Meaning of the term qhs

    At each bedtime. As in taking a medicine each bedtime.

  • Meaning of the term qod

    Every other day. As in taking a medicine every other day.

  • Meaning of the term qPM

    Each evening.As in taking a medicine each evening.

  • Meaning of the term R/O

    Rule out. Doctors frequently will rule out various possible diagnoses when figuring out the correct diagnosis.

  • Meaning of the term t.i.d.

    Three times daily. As in taking a medicine three times daily.

  • Meaning of the term tab

    Tablet.

  • Meaning of the term utdict

    As directed. As in taking a medicine according to the instructions that the healthcare practitioner gave in the office or in the past.

  • Meaning of the term Wt

    Weight. Body weight is often recorded as part of the physical examination.

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