Browse Medical Abbreviations

K
K kosher; Potassium (element)
k/uL kilo per microliter
KA ketoacidosis
KAFO knee ankle foot orthosis
KB ketone bodies
Kcal kilocalories
KCl potassium chloride
KCS keratoconjunctivitis sicca
KCT kaolin clotting time
KCTT kaolin cephalin thromboplastin time
KD Kawasaki disease
kDa kilodalton
KDA known drug allergy
kDNA kinetoplast DNA
KELS Kohlman Evaluation of Living Skills
kg kilogram (1 kg = 2.2 pounds = 1,000 g)
KI potassium iodine
KLS kidney, liver, spleen
KOH potassium hydroxide
kPa kilopascal
KPC Klebsiella Pneumonia Carbapenemase
KPI key performance indicator
Kr Krypton (element)
KS Kaposi's Sarcoma
kU/L kilounit per liter (allergy testing)
KUB kidney, ureters, and bladder (x-ray)
kv kilovolt
KVO keep vein open