Medical Abbreviations


Abbreviation Meaning
K 6/28 menstrual cycle(e.g lasting 6 days, occurring every 28 days)
KUB Kidneys, ureters and bladder
LA local anaesthetic
LIF left iliac fossa
LKKS/LKS liver, kidney, kidney, spleen/ liver, kidney, spleen
LLL left lower lobe (of lung)
LMP last menstrual period
LN lymph node
LOC loss of consciousness
LOS lower oesophageal sphincter
LRTI lower respiratory tract infection
L(U)SCS lower (uterine) segment Caesarean section
LUTS lower urinary tract symptoms
LVF left ventricular failure
LVH left ventricular hypertrophy
Mane (in prescribing) in the morning
MC&S microscopy, culture, and sensitivities
MCPJ metacarpal phalangeal joint
MELD model end-stage liver disease
MI myocardial infarction
Muct micturition
MMSE Mini-Mental State Examination
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
MSE mental state examination
MSU midstream specimen of urine
MTPJ metatarsal phalangeal joint
MUA manipulation under anaesthesia
MVP mitral valve prolapse
MW midwife
Mx management
N normal
NAD nothing abnormal detected
NBM nil by mouth
NDM neurodevelopmental
NICU neonatal intensive care unit
NIPPV noninvasive (or nasal) intermittent positive-pressure ventilation
NKA no known allergies
NKDA no known drug allergies
Noct. nocturia
Nocte (in prescribing ) at night
NSTEMI non S-T elevation myocardial infarction
OC&P oocytes, cysts, and parasites
OCD obsessive-compulsive disorder
OD overdose; (in prescribing ) omni die (daily)
O/E or OE on examination
OGTT oral glucose tolerance test
OM (in prescribing) omni mane (in the morning)
ON (in prescribing) omni nocte (at night)
OP out-patient
OPD out-patient department
ORIF open reduction, internal fixation