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A
assessment
A & W
Alive and well
CC
Chief Complaint
c/o
complains of
Dx
diagnosis
FH
family history
HEENT
head, eyes, ears, nose, throat
H & P
history and physical
Hx
history
HPI, PI
history of present illness, present illness
IMP
impression
L & W
living and well
NAD
no acute distress
NKA, NKDA
no known allergies, no known drug allergies
O
objective information
OH
occupational history
P
plan (recommendation, disposition)
PE, Px
physical examination
PERRLA
pupils equal,round, and reactive to light and acommodation
PH, PMH
past history, past medical history
ROS, SR
review of systems, systems review
S
subjective information
SH
social history
Sx
symptom
UCHD
usual childhood diseases
WNL
within normal limits
OH
occupational history
P
plan (recommendation, disposition)
PE, Px
physical examination
PERRLA
pupils equal,round, and reactive to light and acommodation
PH, PMH
past history, past medical history
ROS, SR
review of systems, systems review
S
subjective information
SH
social history
Sx
symptom
UCHD
usual childhood diseases
WNL
within normal limits
acute
sharp; having severe symptoms and a short course
chronic
a condition developing slowly and persisting over a period of time
benign
mild or noncancerous
malignant
harmful or cancerous
degeneration
gradual deterioration of normal cells and body functions
degenerative disease
any disease in which tehre is deterioration of structure or function of tissue
diagnosis
determination of the presence of a disease based on an evaluation of symptoms, signs, and test findings
etiology
study of the cause of a disease
exacerbation
increase in the severity of a disease with aggravation of symptoms
remission
a period in which symptoms and signs stop or abate
febrile
relating to a fever
idiopathic
a condition occurring without a clearly identified cause
localized
limited to a definite area or part
systemic
relating to the whole rather than only a part
malaise
a feeling of unwellness
marked
significant
morbidity
sick, a diseased state
mortality
the state of being subject to death
prognosis
prediction of the likely outcome of a disease based on the general health status of the patient along with knowledge of the usual course of the disease
progressive
pertaining to the advance of a condition as signs and symptoms increase in severity
prophylaxis
a process or measure that prevents disease
recurrent
to occur again
sequela
a disorder or condition resulting from a previous disease or injury
syndrome
combination of symptoms and signs that give a distinct clinical picture indicating a particular condition or disease
CCU
coronary (cardiac) care unit
ECU
emergency care unit
ER
emergency room
ICU
intensive care unit
IP
inpatient (a registered bed patient)
OP
outpatient
OR
operating room
PAR
post anesthetic recovery
post-op/postop
postoperative (after surgery)
pre-op/preop
preoperative (before surgery)
RTC
return to clinic
RTO
return to office
BRP
bathroom priveliges
CP
chest pain
DC, D/C
discharge, discontinue
ETOH
ethyl alcohol
pt
patient
RRR
regular rate and rhythm
SOB
shortness of breathe
Tr
treatment
Tx
treatment or traction
VS
vital signs
T
temperature
P
pulse
R
respiration
BP
blood pressure
Ht
height
Wt
weight
WDWN
well-developed and well nourished
y/o,y.o
year old
#
number or pound
if before, means number - #2
if after, means pound - 150#
cu mm
cubic millimeter
gr
grain
gt
drop
gtt
drops