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    Medical abbreviations BP, OE, JVP, CNS NAD

    Hello.

    What do the underlined abbreviations stand for? I also wrote how some of them are pronounced but I am not sure I am right. ''Pulse 100/min.'' Pulse one/a hundred beats per minute. ''BP:100/70mm/Hg'' is pronounced as blood pressure a /one hundred seventy millimeters of mercury. I coudn't find the rest of them.
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    Re: Medical abbreviations BP, OE, JVP, CNS NAD

    I don't know what all of them stand for, but I'm sure you can Google them—for example: BP def. You pronounce the letters just the way the letters are pronounced.

    We would usually say "a hundred beats per minute" or "a hundred beats a minute" and "a hundred over seventy" or "one hundred over seventy."
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Medical abbreviations BP, OE, JVP, CNS NAD

    JVP - "jugular venous pressure".
    O/E - "On examination". Prior this you'll find the history - what the patient tells you. O/E tells what you find by looking, feeling, etc.
    CNS - NAD. - "Central Nervous system - No abnormalities detected".

    Pulse rate - 100 beats per minute. "/" is unpronounceable and means various things.
    BP - one hundred on (or over) seventy. No one says "millimeters of mercury", but that's what it means.

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    Re: Medical abbreviations BP, OE, JVP, CNS NAD

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    JVP - "jugular venous pressure".
    O/E - "On examination". Prior this you'll find the history - what the patient tells you. O/E tells what you find by looking, feeling, etc.
    CNS - NAD. - "Central Nervous system - No abnormalities detected".

    Pulse rate - 100 beats per minute. "/" is unpronounceable and means various things. Is it pronouncable here too?
    BP - one hundred on (or over) seventy. No one says "millimeters of mercury", but that's what it means.
    Thank you very much. I didn't underline CVS NAD. NAD- No abnormalities detected" but what are CVS?

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    Re: Medical abbreviations BP, OE, JVP, CNS NAD

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    I don't know what all of them stand for, but I'm sure you can Google them—for example: BP def. You pronounce the letters just the way the letters are pronounced.

    We would usually say "a hundred beats per minute" or "a hundred beats a minute" and "a hundred over seventy" or "one hundred over seventy."
    I recently asked a question about abbreviations and found out that they are not pronounced as lettes of the alphabet. So medical abbreviations are an exeption or do I misunderstand? Would you say ''bi pi one hundred on seventy?'' Or ''Blood pressure one hundred on seventy'' in BP:100/70 min/Hg

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    Re: Medical abbreviations BP, OE, JVP, CNS NAD

    I imagine that would depend on context, and audience. I would guess that medical professionals talking to each other would be more likely pronounce it as letters, since they'd know what it referred to.

    I'm almost certain I've heard nurses refer to my blood pressure both as 'BP' and "blood pressure'.

    The 'on' versus 'over' for the numbers must be a regional difference. In AmE you can only read the numbers as X over Y - 100 over 70.
    FYI, the top number is technically called the systolic number, while the bottom is the diastolic number.

    CVS likely stands for cardiovascular system.

    CVS also happens to be the name of a pharmacy chain in the US, but that's just a coincidence. The store name is an acronym of Consumer Value Store.
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    Re: Medical abbreviations BP, OE, JVP, CNS NAD

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    I recently asked a question about abbreviations and found out that they are not pronounced as lettes of the alphabet.
    That very much depends on the abbreviation.
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    Re: Medical abbreviations BP, OE, JVP, CNS NAD

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    I recently asked a question about abbreviations and found out that they are not pronounced as lettes of the alphabet.
    You asked about abbreviations of units of measure used after numbers. Other abbreviations are usually pronounced by naming the letters.
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    Re: Medical abbreviations BP, OE, JVP, CNS NAD

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    You asked about abbreviations of units of measure used after numbers. Other abbreviations are usually pronounced by naming the letters.
    That's why I said ''maybe I misunderstand.'' Pronunciation. For example, 98.8°F (37.1°C) Ninety-eight point eight ˈfærənhaɪt. Thirty-seven point one /ˈselsiəs/.

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    Re: Medical abbreviations BP, OE, JVP, CNS NAD

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    That's why I said ''maybe I misunderstand.'' Pronunciation. For example, 98.8°F (37.1°C) Ninety-eight point eight ˈfærənhaɪt. Thirty-seven point one /ˈselsiəs/.
    Those are 'ninety-eight point four degrees Fahrenheit' and 'thirty-seven point one degrees Celsius'. Don't try to transfer what you have been told about one specific abbreviation to another.
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