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A2
aortic second sound
a
before
aa
of each
AA
Alcoholics Anonymous
AAA
abdominal aortic aneurysm
AAROM
active assisted range of motion
abd
abdomen, abdominal, abduction
ABG
arterial blood gases
ABO
blood group
ac
before meals (ante cibum)
ACTH
adrenocorticotropic hormone
add
adduction
ADH
antidiuretic hormone
ad lib
as desired
adm
admit, admission
A fib
atrial fibrillation
AFO
ankle foot orthosis
AGA
appropriate for gestational age
AIDS
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
AKA
above knee amputation
ALS
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
AMA
against medical advice
amb
ambulatory, ambulation
amp
ampule
amt
amount
ANGIO
angiogram
ant
anterior
ante
before
A/P
anterior/posterior
APB
atrial premature beat
appt
appointment
ARDS
adult respiratory distress syndrome
ARF
acute renal failure
AROM
active range of motion or artificial rupture of membranes
ART
assisted reproductive technology
ASA
aspirin
ASAP
as soon as possible
ASD
atrial septal defect
ASHD
arteriosclerotic heart disease
as tol
as tolerated
AV
atrioventricular
A-V shunt
arteriovenous shunt
ax
axillary or axillary temperature
b, B, (B)
bilateral
bac
bacillus
bands
banded neutrophils, stabs
baso
basophil
BBB
bundle branch block
BBT
basal body temperature
BE
barium enema
BICU
Burn Intensive Care Unit
bid
twice a day
bili
bilirubin
BiPap
noninvasive ventilation
BKA
below knee amputation
BMR
basal metabolic rate
BOS
base of support
BP
blood pressure
BPH
benign prostatic hypertrophy
bpm
beats per minute
BR
bed rest
B/S
bedside
BS
bowel sounds
BSD
bedside drainage
BSA
body surface area
BSO
bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
BUN
blood urea nitrogen
Bx
biopsy
c
with
C1-C7
cervical vertebrae 1 through 7
Ca
calcium
CA
carcinoma
CABG
coronary artery bypass graft
CAD
coronary artery disease
cal
calorie
cap
capsule
CAPD
continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis
CAT
computerized axial tomography
cath
catheter
CBBB
complete bundle branch block
CBC
complete blood count
CBG
capillary blood gas
cc, CC, C/C
chief complaint
CCU
coronary care unit
CHB
complete heart block
CHF
congestive heart failure
CHO
carbohydrate
chol
cholesterol
CLL
chronic lymphatic leukemia
cm
centimeter
CMV
cytomegalovirus
CNS
central nervous system
C/O
complains of
CO
cardiac output
CO2
carbon dioxide
cont
continued
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
COTA
certified occupational therapy assistant
C & P
cystoscopy and pyelography
CP
cerebral palsy
CPAP
continuous positive airway pressure
CPK
creatinine phosphokinase
CPM
continuous passive motion
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CPT
current procedural terminology
creat
creatinine
CRF
chronic renal failure
cs, CS
close supervision
C/S
cesarean section
C & S
culture and sensitivity
CSF
cerebrospinal fluid
CSW
certified social worker
CT
computerized tomography
CVA
cerebrovascular accident
CVP
central venous pressure
cxr
chest x-ray
D & C
dilatation and curettage
D/C
discontinue or discharge
DDS
Doctor of Dental Surgery
derm
dematology
DIC
disseminated intravascular coagulation
diff
differential blood count
DIP
distal interphalangeal joint
disch
discharge
DJD
degenerative joint disease
DLE
disseminated lupus erythematosus
DM
diabetes mellitus
DME
durable medical equipment
DNA
deoxyribonucleic acid
DNR
Do Not Resuscitate
DO
doctor of osteopathy
DOA
dead on arrival
DOB
date of birth
DOE
dyspnea on exertion
DRG
diagnosis related group
DTR
deep tendon reflex
DVT
deep venous thrombosis
Dx
diagnosis
DYFS
Division of Youth and Family Services
ECF
extended care facility
ECG, EKG
electrocardiogram
ECHO
echocardiogram (ultrasound)
E coli
Escherichia coli (coliform bacteria)
ED
Emergency Department
EEG
electroencephalogram
EENT
eyes, ears, nose, and throat
eg
for example
EGA
estimated gestational age
EMG
electromyography
ENT
ears, nose, and throat
eq
equivalent
E.R.
emergency room
ER
external rotation
ERV
expiratory reserve volume
ESR
erythrocyte sedimentation rate
ESRD
end stage renal disease
est
estimated
EST
electroshock therapy
E-stim
electrical stimulation
ETOH
ethyl alcohol
ETT
endotracheal tube
eval
evaluation
exam
examination
ext
external, extension
F
F
fair (MMT)
FBS
fasting blood sugar
Fe
iron
FES
functional electrical stimulation
FEV
forced expiratory volume
FIO2
fractional concentration of inspired oxygen
fl
fluid
flex
flexion
FRC
functional residual capacity
FVC
forced vital capacity
FWB
full weight bearing
Fx
fracture
G
good (MMT)
GB
gall bladder
GC
gonococcus (gonorrhea)
GERD
Gastro-esophageal reflux disease
GFR
glomerular filtration rate
GH
growth hormone
GHRF
growth hormone releasing factor
GI
gastrointestinal
GP
general practitioner
grav
gravida (pregnant)
Grav-I
primigravida
Grav-II
secundigravida
G-tube
gastostomy tube
Gyn
gynecology
H/A
headache
Hb
hemoglobin
HBV
hepatitis B virus
HCG
human chorionic gonadotropin
HC1
hydrochloric acid
HCO3
bicarbonate
hct
hematocrit
HCVD
hypertensive cardiovascular disease
HD
hemodialysis
HEENT
head, eyes, ears, nose, and throat
hemi
hemiplegia
Hep
hepatitis
HEP
home exercise program
Hg
mercury
Hgb
hemoglobin
H&H, H/H
hematocrit and hemoglobin
HHA
home health aide
HHD
hypertensive heart block
HIV
human immunodeficiency virus
H&N
head and neck
H&P
history and physical
HNP
herniated nucleus pulposus
H2O
water
HOB
head of bed
HR
heart rate
hr
hour
hs
at bedtime
ht
height
HTN
hypertension
Hx
history
HXPI
history of present illness
I
independent
IASD
interarterial septal defect
ICP
intracranial pressure
ICU
Intensive Care Unit
I & D
incision and drainage
IDDM
insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
IE
initial evaluation
Ig
immunoglobulin
IM
intramuscular
imp
impression
inc
incomplete
incr
increase
inf
inferior, infusion
Ing
inguinal
inj
injection
int
internal
in vitro
within a test tube or flank
in vivo
within a living body
I & O
intake and output
IP
interphalangeal joint
IPPB
intermittent positive pressure breathing
IQ
intelligence quotient
IR
internal rotation
IRV
inspiratory reserve volume
IUD
intrauterine device
IUP
intrauterine pregnancy
IV
intravenous
IVC
inferior vena cava
IVF
in vitro fertilization
IVSD
intraventricular septal defect
J-tube
jejunostomy tube
K
potassium
KAFO
Knee ankle foot orthosis
KCL
potassium chloride
Kg
kilogram
KJ
knee jerk
KVO
keep vein open
L
left
L1-L5
lumbar vertebrae 1 through 5
LA
left atrium
lab
laboratory
lap
laparotomy
lat
lateral or latissimus dorsi muscle
lb
pound
LBBB
left bundle branch block
LBP
lower back pain
LBQC
large base quad cane
LBW
low birth weight
L & D
labor and delivery
LE
lower extremity
LHF
left heart failure
LLE
left lower extremity
LLL
left lower lobe (lung)
LLQ
left lower quadrant
LML
left middle lobe
LMP
last menstual period
LOC
level of consciousness or loss of consciousness
LOB
loss of balance
LOS
length of stay, limits of stability
LP
lumbar puncture
LPN
licensed practical nurse
LTC
long term care
LTG
long term goal
LUE
left upper extremity
LUL
left upper lobe (lung)
LUQ
left upper quadrant
LV
left ventricle
LVH
left ventricular hypertrophy
lymph
lymphocyte, lymphatic system
lytes
electrolytes
MAP
mean arterial pressure
Max
maximal
MCA
middle cerebral artery
MCP
metacarpal phalangeal joint
MCV
mean corpulcular volume
M.D.
Doctor of Medicine
MDI
meter dose inhaler
mEq
milliequivalent
mets
metastasis
mg
milligram
MICU
Mobile Intensive Care Unit
MI
myocardial infarction
min
minimal, minute
misc
miscellaneous
ml
milliliter
mm
millimeter
MMT
manual muscle test
MMV
mandatory minute ventilation
mod
moderate
mono
infectious mononucleosis
mos
months
MP, MCP
metacarpalphalangeal
MRI
magnetic resonanance imaging
MS
multiple sclerosis
MVA
motor vehicle accident
mvt.
movement
N/A
not applicable
NAD
no apparent distress
NBQC
narrow base quad cane
NC
nasal cannula
N/C
no complaints
NDT
neurodevelopmental treatment
neb
nebulizer
neg
negative
neuro
neurology
NGT
nasogastric tube
NICU
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
NIDDM
noninsulin dependent diabetes mellitus
NIF
negative inspiratory force
NKA
no known allergies
norm
normal
npo
nothing by mouth
NPH
normal pressure hydrocephalus
nsg
nursing
NSR
normal sinus rhythm
NST
non-stress test
N/T
not tested
NWB
non weight bearing
O2
oxygen
O2 sat
oxygen saturation
OA
osteoarthritis
OB
obstetrics
OB/GYN
obstetrics and gynecology
OBS
organic brain syndrome
od
once daily
os
left eye
OOB
out of bed
OP
outpatient
OPD
outpatient department
OR
operating room
ORIF
open reduction internal fixation
ortho
orthopedics
OT, OTR
occupational therapy, occupational therapist registered
ou
both eyes
oz
ounces
P
Poor (MMT) or plan
P.A.
physician's assistant
P/A
posterior/anterior
PACU
Post Anesthesia Care Unit
Pap
Papanicolaou smear (smear for cervical cancer)
PAP
pulmonary arterial pressure
Para
having borne a child, paraplegia
PAT
paroxysmal atrial tachycardia
PAWP
pulmonary arterial wedge pressure
Pb
lead
pc
after meals
PCA
patient controlled anesthesia
pCO2
partial pressure of carbon dioxide
PCP
pneumocystis carinii pneumonia
PCV
pressure control ventilation
PD
peritoneal dialysis, Parkinson's Disease
PE
physical examination, pulmonary embolus
Peds
pediatrics
PEEP
positive and expiratory pressure
PEFR
peak expiratory flow rate
PEG
percutaneous endoscopic gastostomy
PERRLA
pupils equal, round & reactive to light/accomodation
PET
positron emission tomography test
PF
plantar flexion
PI
present illness
PICU
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
PID
pelvic inflammatory disease
PIP
peak inspiratory pressure
PKU
phenylketonuria
pm
afternoon
PM
post mortem
PMHx or PMH
past medical history
PMR
physcial medicine and rehabilitation
PMS
premenopausal syndrome
PNF
proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
po
by mouth (per os)
PO2
partial pressure oxygen
pos
positive
post
after
post-op
post-operative
PPN
peripheral parenteral nutrition
P-R interval
segment of electrocardiogram
pre-op
pre-operative
prep
prepare
PRE
progressive resistive exercise
prox
proximal
PROM
passive range of motion, premature rupture of membranes
PRVC
pressure regulated volume control
PSV
pressure support ventilation
PT
physical therapy
pt
patient
PTA
physical therapist assistant, prior to admission
PTB
patella tendon bearing
PTT
prothrombin time
PTA
prior to admission
ptt
partial thromboplastin time
PVC
premature ventricular contraction
PVD
peripheral vascular disease
PVT
paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia
PWB
partial weight bearing
q
every
qd
every day
qh
every hour
q2h
every 2 hours
qid
four times a day
qn
every night
QOD
every other day
qpm
every night
QRS
wave form complex of electrocardiogram
quad
quadriplegic or quadricep muscle
quant
quantitative
r or R
right
RA
rheumatoid arthritis
rad
radial, radiation
RBBB
right bundle branch block
RBC
red blood cell (count)
R.D.
Registered Dietitian
rec
recommend
rehab
rehabilitation
reps
repetitions
REM
rapid eye movement
req
required
resp
respiration
RF
rheumatic fever
Rh
Rhesus (blood factor)
RLE
right lower extremity
RLL
right lower lobe (lung)
RLQ
right lower quadrant
RML
right mediolateral
RN
Registered Nurse
RNA
ribonucleic acid
R/O
rule out
ROM
range of motion
ROS
review of symptoms
RPFT
Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist
RT
Respiratory Therapist or radiation therapy
RSR
regular sinus rhythm
RUL
right upper lobe (lung)
RUQ
right upper quadrant
Rx
prescription
s
without (sine)
S
Supervision
S1-S5
sacral vertebrae 1 through 5
SA
sinoatrial
SAH
subarachnoid Hemmorhage
SACH
solid ankle cushion heel
SaO2
arterial saturation of hemoglobulin
SAQ
short arc quads
SBA
stand by assist
SBD
straight bag drainage
SBE
subacute bacterial endocarditis
SBO
small bowel obstruction
SCI
spinal cord injury
sed. rate
sedimentation rate
sep
separately
SG
Swan-Ganz
sib
sibling
SIDS
sudden infant death syndrome
SIMV
synchronous intermittent mandatory ventilation
SLE
systemic lupus erythematosus
SLP
Speech and Language Pathologist
SLR
straight leg raise
SNF
skilled nursing facility
SOAP
subjective, objective, assessment and plan
SOB
shortness of breath
sol
solution
S/P
status post
spec
specimen
SpO2
saturation via pulse oximetry
spont
spontaneous
staph
Staphylococcus
STAT
immediately
STG
short term goal
strep
Streptococcus
subq
subcutaneous
sup
superior or supine
surg
surgery
SVC
superior vena cava
SvO2
venous saturation of hemoglobin
Sx
symptoms
sys
system
syst
systolic
STD
sexually transmitted disease
T
trace (as in MMT)
T1-T12
throracic vertebrae 1 through 12
T3/T4/T7
thyroid tests
tab
tablet
TAH
total abdominal hysterectomy
TB
tuberculosis
TBA
to be assessed
TBSA
total burn surface area
TEDS
Total Embolic Deterrent System (elastic stockings)
temp
temperature
TENS
transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator
THA
total hip arthroplasty
THR
total hip replacement
TIA
transient ischemic attack
tid
three times a day
TKA
total knee arthroplasty
TKR
total knee replacement
TLC
triple lumen catheter
t/c
total lung capacity
TMJ
temporomandibular joint
TNR
Tonic Neck Reflex
t.o., TO, T/O
telephone order
TPN
total parenteral nutrition
TPR
temperature pulse respiration
trach
tracheostomy
trans
transverse
TSH
thyroid stimulating hormone
tsp
teaspoon
TTWB
toe touch weight bearing
TURP
transurethral resection of prostate
Tx
treatment
UE
upper extremity
UMN
upper motor neuron
u/o
urine output
US
ultrasound
UTI
urinary tract infection
UV
ultraviolet
VA
Veterans Administration
VAS
visual analog scale
vc
vital capacity
VNA
Visiting Nurse Association
v.o., VO, V/O
verbal order
vol
volume
V/Q
ventilation/perfusion quotient
VRE
vanco resistant enterococcus
v.s., VS
vital signs
VSS
vital signs stable
VT, Vtach
ventricular tachycardia
W
WB
weight bearing
WBAT
weight bearing as tolerated
WBC
white blood cell
WBQC
wide base quad cane
W/C
wheelchair
WFL
within functional limits
WNL
within normal limits
wt
weight
w/u
work up
x
times
yr
year
y/o
year old