What Does the Medical Term NPO Stand for?

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The term NPO stands for 'Nil Per Os' or nothing by mouth. This means that the person with a status of NOP can not eat or drink anything. The only fluids the person receives are generally from an I.V. Any food is received in the form of liquid nourishment from a Nasogastric tube.
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NPO acronyms: Non-Profit Organization, National Public Health Officer, Non
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Nothing By Mouth.
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A cc is the abbreviation for cubic centimeter, which is the same thing as ml or milliliter. Often times, liquid prescriptions are prescribed in cc or ml for infants. These to terms
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You are correct. Nothing by mouth. Not even water. EDIT. People are given NPO orders for one of two reasons. Either they are soon having surgery and their stomaches have to be empty
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