An abbreviation is a shortened form of a written word or phrase. It consists of a group of letters or words taken from the full version of the word or phrase. You will find them in almost area of life, from commonly used abbreviations in names or titles, such as Mr. for Mister or Dr. for Doctor, etc.
Health care professionals commonly use a list of abbreviations and other medical terminology for rapidly search and accurately record information. Therefore, it is important to understand the context in which the abbreviation or term has been used.
This list contains the most common abbreviations. Click on a letter to see the abbreviations beginning with that letter.