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Medical Abbreviations

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Section 1

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ABIacquired brain injury
Afibatrial fibrillation
A-linearterial line
A-Varteriovenous
AAAabdominal aortic aneurysm
ABGarterial blood gases
ACTHadrenocorticotrophic hormone
AFOankle foot orthosis
AIDSacquired immune deficiency syndrome
ALSamyotrophic lateral sclerosis
ARDSadult respiratory distress syndrome
ARFacute renal failure
ASCVDateriosclerotic cardiovascular disease
ASHDsteriosclerotic heat disease
AVMarteriovenous malformation
B/Sbedside
BBBbundle branch block
BMbowel movement
BOSbase of support
BRbedrest
BRPbathroom privileges
BPblood pressure
BUNblood urea nitrogen
C&Sculture and sensitivity
CAcancer
CABGcoronary artery bypass graft
CADcoronary artery diease
CATcomputerized axial tomography
CBCcomplete blood count
CFcystic fibrosis
EEGelectroencephalogram
EMGelectromyogram
FBSfasting blood sugar
FRCfunctional residual capacity
FUOforever of unknown origin
GYNgynecology
Hcthematocrit
Hbhemoglobin
HCVDhypertensive cardiovascular disease
HIVhuman immunodeficiency virus
HOBhead of bed
Htnhypertension
ICUintensive care unit
IDDMinsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
IMVintermittent mandatory ventilation
IRDSinfant respiratory distress syndrome
IVintravenous
ISincentive spirometry
LBBBleft bundle branch block
LOSlength of stay
LPlumbar puncture
MAPmean arterial pressure
MEDminimal erythemal dose
MImyocardial infarction
MRSAmethicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
NDTneurodevelopmental treatment
NGnasogastric
NIDAMnon-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
NSRNormal sinus rhythm
OAosteoarthritis
OBobstetrics
OBSorganic brain syndrome
O.R.operating room
ORIFopen reduction internal fixation
PEpulmonary embolus
PEEPpositive end expiratory pressure
PNFproprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
PTTpartial thromoboplastin time
Pt. patient
Post-opafter surgery
Pre-opbefore surgery
Pt. Aphysical therapist assistant
PVDperipheral vascular disease
RArheumatoid arthritis
SACHsolid ankle cushion heel
SEDsuberythemal dose
SLEsystematic lupus erthematosus
specspecimen
SNFskilled nursing facility
TBtuberculosis
TIAtransient ischemic attack
THAtotal hip arthroplasty
TKAtotal knee arthroplasty
TNRtonic neck reflex
TURtransurethral resection
TVtidal volume
UAurine analysis
URIupper respiratory infection
UTIurinary tract infection
UVultraviolet
VDvenereal disease
WBCwhite blood cell
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Section 2

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ad libat discretion
admadmission
AMAagainst medical advice
ASAPas soon as possible
assist.assistance
cont. continue
D/Cdiscontinued
deptdepartment
DOBdate of birth
Medsmedications
mo.month
POMRproblem-oriented medical record
prnwhenever necessary
RE:regarding
ROSreview of symptoms
statimmediately
t.o.telephone order
v.o.verbal orders
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Section 3

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Ccentigrade
calcalories
cmcentimeter
FEVforced expiratory volume
ftfeet
FVCforced vital capacity
ggram
hhour
htheight
in.inch
kcalkilocalories
kgkiogram
Lliter
lbpound
mmeter
mgmilligram
minminimal
min.minute
mlmilliliter
mmmillimeter
momonth
ozounce
qt.quart
secsecond
tbsptablespoon
tspteaspoon
VCvital capacity
Volvolume
w/cm2watts per square centimeter
wkweek
ydyard
yryear
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Section 4

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COTAcertified occupational therapy assistant
DOdoctor of osteopathy
MDmedical doctor
OToccupational therapy
OTRoccupational therapist
PAphysician assistant
PTphysical therapist
PTAphysical therapist assistant
RDregistered dietitian
RNregistered nurse
RTrespiratory therapist
SLPspeech-language pathologist
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Section 5

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ASAaspirin
tabtablet
ECFextended care facility
EDemergency department
ERemergency room
N.H.nursing home
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Section 6

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ANSautonomic nervous system
AC jointacromioclavicular joint
ACLanterior cruciate ligament
ASISanterior superior iliac spine
CNScentral nervous system
DIPdistal interphalangeal joint
EENTear, eyes, nose, throat
GBgallbladder
GIgastrointestinal
HEENThead, ear, eyes, not, throat
KUBkidney, uteter, bladder
LElower extremity
IMintramuscular
MPmetacarpophalangeal
nnnerve
PCLposterior cruciate ligament
PSISposterior superior iliac spine
SC jointsternoclavicular joint
SISacroiliac joint
TMJtempomandibular joint
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Section 7

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A:assessment
AAROMActive assisted range of motion
Abdabduction
acbefore meals
addadduction
ADLactivities of daily living
AEabove elbow
AJankle jerk
AKabove knee
ammorning
ambabmbulation
antanterior
APanterior-posterior
AROMactive range of motion
BEbelow elbow
BIDtwice a day
Bbilateral
BKbelow knee
bpmbeats per min
c/ocomplains of
c/cchief complaint
COcardiac output
CWIcrutch walking instructions
DTRdeep tendon reflex
DVTdeep vein thrombosis
Dxdiagnosis
Evalevaluation
extextension
FHfamily history
Flexflexion
FWDfull weight bearing
Fxfracture
GSWgunshot wound
H&Hhematocrit
H&Phistory and physical
h/ohistory of
HAheadache
HEPhome exercise program
HNPherniated nucleus pulposus
HRheart rate
hsat bedtime
Hxhistory
I&Ointake and output
IAPLinstrumental activities of daily living
IMintramuscular
impimpression
indepindependent
infinferior
KAFOKnee-ankle-foot orthosis
KJknee jerk
Lleft
latlateral
LBPlow back pain
LElower extremity
LOCloss of consciousness
maxmanimal
MMTmanuel muscle test
Modmoderate
negnegative
nocnight
NPOnothing by mouth
NWBnon weight bearing
O:objective
odonce daily
OOBout of bed
Ppoor
P:plan
PAposterior anterior
Paraparaplegia
PCafter meals
Perby/through
p.o.by mouth
PERRLApupils equal, round, reactive light, and accommodation
PHpast history
p.m.afternoon
PMHpast medical history
PNIperipheral nerve injury
pospositive
posspossible
postposterior
PREprogressive-resistive exercise
PROMpassive range of motion
PTBpatellar tendon bearing
PWBpartial weight bearing
qevery
qidfour times a day
qhevery hour
qnevery night
Rright
rehabrehabilitation
repsrepetitions
R/Orule out
ROMrange of motion
RROMrestricted range of motion
Rxprescription
SCIspinal cord injury
sigdirections for use
SLPspeech-language pathologist
SOAPsubjective,objective, assessment, plan
SOBworthiness of breath
S/Pstatus post
supsuperior
Sxsymptoms
TBIdramatic brain injury
TENStranscutaneous electrical nerve stimulator
ther extherapeutic exercise
tidthree times daily
TPRtemperature
TXtreatment
USultrasound
v.s.vital signs
w/cwheelchair
WNLwithin normal limits
Xnumber of times performed
Y/oyears old
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Section 8

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+1assistance
//parallel
~approximately
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: equal

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+plus, positive
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: minus
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#number
/per
&and

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