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U


ultimate

ult

ultrasound

U/S, US

ultraviolet germicidal irradiation

UVGI

umbilical, umbilicus

umb

unchanged

UC

unilateral

unilat.

unknown

unk

up to date

UTD

upper and lower

U/L

upper arch of the jaw

MAX

upper gastrointestinal

UGI

upper respiratory

UR

upper respiratory infection

URI

upper respiratory tract infection

URTI

upper right quadrant

URQ

urinalysis

UA, U/A

urinary chorionic gonadotropin

UCG

urinary output

UOP

urinary tract infection

UTI

urine

U, ur

urogenital

UG

V

vaccine administrator

VA

Vaccine Adverse Reporting System

VAERS

Vaccines for Children

VFC

Vaccine Information Sheet or Statements

VIS

Vaccinia Immune Glogulin

VIG

vagina, vaginal

vag

vaginal birth after delivery

VBAC

vaginal contraceptive film

VCF

vaginal hysterectomy

Vag Hyst

valve

val

variation, variety

var

Varicella zoster Virus

VZV

Varicella-zoster Immune Globulin

VZIG

vascular

vasc

Venereal Disease Research Laboratory Non-treponemal test for Syphilis

VDRL

venipuncture

VP

Venous Thromboembolism

VTE

Ventricular Septal defect

VSD

Verbal Lead Risk Assessment

VLRA

verbal order

VO

verification of certification

VOC

vertical bitewings

VBW

very high density lipoprotein

VHDL

Very Long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency

VLCAD

very low birth weight

VLBW

very low density lipoprotein

VLDL

Victims Identification and Notification Everyday

VINE

vision

vis

vital signs

VS, V/S, v/s

Voucher Pick-up

VP

Vulvovaginal candidiasis

VVC

W

warm and dry

w/d

warm, pink, dry (skin signs)

WPD

well developed

WD

well developed, well nourished

WD/WN

well nourished

WN, w/n

Western blot

WB

wet mount

WM

white

wh

white blood cells, white blood count

WBC

white female

W/F, wf

white male

W/M, wm

WIC Food Instruments (WIC abbreviation)

WICFI

with

c, w, w/

within normal limits

WNL or wnl

within the uterus

in utero

without

ŝ, w/o

woman who has given birth

para

Women, Infants, & Children

WIC

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

WHNP

work up

w/u

wound

wd

Z

zero

Z

Zidovudine

ZDV

zinc

Zn

SYMBOLS


birth

*

change



death



difference between

~

female

♀, O

male



microgram

µg

microliter

µl

micrometer

µm

micromicro-

µµ

mu, micro-

µ

once a day

i/d

one

I

one half

ss

pending

(p)

primary



secondary





REFERENCES
CDC Publications

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices – ACIP

Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine–Preventable Diseases (The Pink Book)

1998 Guidelines for Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

The Core Curriculum on TB

Medical Acronyms, Eponyms & Abbreviations by Marilyn Fuller Delong

Merck Manual

Dorland’s Medical Dictionary



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