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A
ASSISTANCE
a
BEFORE
AA
AORTIC ANEURISM
AAE
ACTIVE ASSISTIVE EXERCISE
AAROM
ACTIVE ASSISTIVE RANGE OF MOTION
A& O
ALERT AND ORIENTED TO PERSON,PLACE ,AND TIME
abd
abdomen
abdominal
abduction
ABG
ARTERIAL BLOOD GAS
a.c.
BEFORE A MEAL
AC joint
ACROMIOCLAVICULAR JOINT
ACL
ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT
ACTH
ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE
add
ADDUCTION
AD
ASSISTIVE DEVICE
ADD
ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER
ADHD
ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER
ADL
ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING
ad lib
freely;as desired,at liberty
AE
ABOVE THE ELBOW

ACTIVE EXERCISE
AIDS
AQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY DISORDER
ARC AIDS
AIDS-RELATED COMPLEX
A-fib
AF
atrial fibrilation
AIIS
ANTERIOR INFERIOR ILIAC SPINE
AIS
ACUTE ISKEMIC STROKE
AJ
ANKLE JERK
AFO
ANKLE FOOT ORTHOSIS
AK
ABOVE THE KNEE
am
morning
AKA
as known as
above knee amputation
alcoholic ketoacidosis
all known allergies
ALS
AMYOTHROPIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS
a.m.a.
against medical advice
amb
ambulation
AMI
acute miocardial infarction
Amp
amputation
Ant.
anterior
A.P.
anteroposterior
A-P
anterior-posterior
A-M pr
Austin -Moore prosthesis
ARF
ACUTE RENAL FAILURE
ACUTE RESPIRATORY FAILURE
ACUTE RHEUMATIC FEVER
AROM
ACTIVE RANGE OF MOTION
ASA
ASPIRIN
ASAP
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
ASHD
ARTERIOSCEROTIC HEART DISEASE
ASIS
ANTERIOR SUPERIOR ILIAC SPINE
AS TOL
AS TOLERATED
AV
ARTERIOVENOUS
ATRIOVENTRICULAR
AVR
AORTIC VALVE REPLACEMENT
B
BILATERAL/BOUTH
B&B
BOWEL AND BLADDER
BE
BELOW THE ELBOW
bid
twice a day
bin
twice a night
bilat
bilateral
biw
twice a week
BK
BELOW THE KNEE
BKA
BELOW THE KNEE AMPUTATION
BM
BED MOBILITY
BOWEL MOVEMENT
BMR
BASAL METABOLIC RATE
BOS
BASE OF SUPPORT
BP
BLOOD PRESSURE
BATHROOM PRIVILEGES
BED PAN
BAYPASS
B/S
BEDSIDE
BEFORE SLLEP
BLOOD SUGAR
BREATH SOUNDS
bpm
bets per minute
BRP
BATHROOM PRIVILEGES
BUN
BOOD UREA NITROGEN(BOOD TEST)
Bx
biopsy
C
centigrade
c
with
CA
cardiac arrest
coronary artery
Ca
cancer
carcinoma
calcium
CABG
CORONARY ARTERY BAYPASS GRAFT
CAD
CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
CAT scan
COMPUTERIZED AXIAL TOMOGRAM
CBS
CHRONIC BRAIN SYNDROM
cc
chief complaint
CHF
CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE
CHF
CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE
CF
CYSTIC FIBROSIS
CG,cg
contact guarding
CMC
CARPAL METACARPAL
CNS
CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
c/o
complains of
CO
cervical orthosis
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
cont.
continue
CP
cold pack
cerebral palsy
chest pain
cardio pulmonary
CPM
CONTINUOUS PASSIVE MOTION
CPR
CARDIO PULMONARY RESUSCITATION
CPT
CHEST PULMONARY THERAPY
CR
CARDIAC REHABILITATION
CLOSED REDUCTION
CRF
CHRONIC RENAL FAILURE
CVA
CEREBROVASCULAR ACCIDENT
CxR
CHEST X RAY
Cysto
Cystoscope examination
DBE
DEEP BRATHING EXERCISE
D/C,DC
DISCHARDED ,DISCONTINUED
DDS
DOCTOR OF DENTAL SURGERY
DMAD
DOCTOR OF DENTAL MEDICINE
DIP
DISTAL INTERPHALANGEAL JOINT
DJD
DEGENERATIVE JOINT DISEASE
DKA
DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS
DM
DIABETES MELLITUS
DNA
DEZOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACID
DNI
DO NOT INTUBATE
DNR
DO NOT RESUSCITATE
DO
DOCTOR OF OSTEOPATHY
AD
ASSISTIVE DEVICE
AAD
APPROPRIATE ASSISTIVE DEVICE
RW
ROLLING WALKER
SC
STANDARD CANE
NBQC
NORROW BASE QUAD CANE
WBQC
WIDE BASE QUADE CANE
I
INDEPENDENT
VC
VERBAL CUING
CG
CONTACT GUARDING
Min A
Minimal assistance
Mod A
Moderate assistance
Max A
Maximal assistance
+,x
number of person providing assistance
AEA
ABOVE ELBOW AMPUTATION
AKA
ABOVE THE KNEE AMPUTATION
HP
HEMIPELVECTOMY
BEA
BELOW THE ELBOW AMPUTATION
BKA
BELOW THE KNEE AMPUTATION
LUQ
LEFT UPPER QUADRANT
LUE
LEFT UPPER EXTREMITY
LLQ
LEFT LOWER QUADRANT
LLE
LEFT LOWER EXTREMITY
RUQ
RIGHT UPPER QUADRANT
BUE
BOTH UPPER EXTREMITIES
BLE
BOTH LOWER EXTREMITIES
LB
LOW BACK
C/S
CERVICAL SPINE
T/S
THORACIC SPINE
L/S
LUMBAR SPINE
S/I
SACRAL ILIAC
LAC
LONG ARM CAST
SAC
SHORT ARM CAST
LLC
LONG LEG CAST
SLC
SHORT LEG CAST
SLC
SHORT LEG CAST
LLWC
LONG LEG WALKING CAST
SLR
STRAIGHT LEG RISE
THER-EX
THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE
AAE
ACTIVE ASSISTIVE EXERCISE
AE
ACTIVE EXERCISE
GCE
GENERAL CONDITIONING EXERCISE
MRE
MANUAL REISTIVE EXERCISE
NDT
NEURODEVELOPMENTAL TECHNIQUES
PNF
PROPRIOCEPTIVE NEUROMUSCULAR FACILITATION
ARROM
ACTIVE RESISTIVE RANGE OF MOTION
PROM ex
PASSIVE RANGE OF MOTION EXERCISE
#
PONDS
UBE
UPPER BODY ERGOMETER
CMC
CARPAL METACARPAL
DIP
DISTAL INTERPHALANGEAL JOINT
MCP
METACARPOPHALANGEAL JOINT
ASIS
ANTERIOR SUPERIOR ILIAC SPINE
PSIS
POSTERIOR SUPERIOR ILIAC SPINE
SI joint
sacroiliac joint
TMJ
TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT
ECRL
EXTENSOR CARPIRADIALIS LONGUS
ECU
EXTENSOR CARPIULNARIS
EHL
EXTENSOR HALLUCIS LONGUS
EPB
EXTENSOR POLLUCIS BREVIS
FCR
FLEXOR CARPIRADIALIS
FCRB
FLEXOR CARPI RADIALIS BREVIS
FCU
FLEXOR CARPI ULNARIS
FHL
FLEXOR HALLUCIS LONGUS
FHB
FLEXOR HALLUCIS BREVIS
lig
ligament
MCL
MEDIAL COLATERAL LIGAMENT
PCL
POSTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT
VMO
VASTUS MEDIALIS OBLIQUE
CP
COLD PACK
HP
HOT PACK
MH
MOIST HEAT
HT
HUBBART TANK
WP
WHIRLPOOL
Tx
TRACTION
CT
CERVICAL TRACTION
LT
LUMBAR TRACTION
ES
ELECTRICAL STIMULATION
TENS
TRANSCUTANEUS ELECTRICAL NERVE STIMULATION
MENS
MICROCURENT ELECTRICAL NERVE STIMULATION
MWD
MICROWAVE DIATHERMY
SWD
SHORT WAVE DIATHERMY
US
ULTRASOUND
HV
HIGH VOLT
LV
LOW VOLT
UV
ULTRAVIOLET
IR
INFRARED
LLB
LONG LEG BRACE
KO
KNEE ORTHOSIS
AFO
ANKLE FOOT ORTHOSIS
KAFO
KNEE ANKLE FOOT ORTHOSIS
PLS
POSTERIOR LEAF SPRING
HAFO
HINGED ANKLE,FOOT ORTHOSIS
LSO
LUMBOSACRAL ORTHOSIS
TLSO
THORACOLUMBARSACRAL ORTHOSIS
CO
CERVICAL ORTHOSIS
CTLSO
CERVICAL,THORACIC,LUMBOSACRAL ORTHOSIS
WHO
WRIST HAND ORTHOSIS
SACH
SOLID ANKLE CUSHION HEEL
PTB
PATTELAR TENDON BEARING
TD
TERMINAL DEVICE(HOOK,HAND,FOOT)
WFL
WITHIN FUNCTIONAL LIMITS
WNL
WITHIN NORMAL LIMITS
VS
VITAL SIGNS
VSS
VITAL SIGNS STABLE
BP
BLOOD PRESSUE
HR
HEART RATE
RR
RESPIRATORY RATE
O2 SAT.
OXYGEN SATURATION
NWB
NON WEIGHT BEARING
TTWB
TOE TOUCH WEIGHT BEARING
PWB
PARTIAL WEIGHT BEARING
WBAT
WEIGHT BEARING AS TOLERATED
FWB
FULL WEIGHT BEARING
N
NORMAL
N/A
NOT APPLICABLE
NAD
NOT ACUT DISTRESS
NO ACTIVE DISEASE
NBOS
NORROWED BASE OF SUPPORT
NKA
NOT KNOWN ALLERGY
NKDA
NOT KNOWN DRUG ALLERGY
n;nn
nerve;nerves
ABNORMALITY
a departure from the normal
ABRASION
a rubbing or scraping off the skin
ABSCESS
a localized accumulation of pus
ACCRETION
accumulation
ANAPHYLAXIX
unusual or exagerated reaction to a drug or other substance
ANEURYSM
a local dilation of part of an artery,which sometimes leads to rupture of the artery
ANKYLOSIS
fixation or imobility of a joint
ANOMALY
marked deviation from the normal
APERTURE
an opening or outlet
APOPLEXY
sudden paralysis and loss of consciousness
ARTICULATION
a joint;distinct connected speach
ASPIRATOR
apparatus used to remove fluids or gases from a cavity by suction
ATELECTASIS
lack of air in the lungs
AUSCULTATION
listening the sounds in the body to determine the condition of an organ
AUTOPSY
surgical examination of a body after death
BENIGN
not malignant
BIOPSY
the removal of a small portion of tissue for microscopic examination
CANCER
a malignant tumor
CAUSTIC
corrosive or searing
CAUTERY OR CAUTERIZATION
the application of a caustic substance or electrode to control bleeding
CLAUDICATION
intermitent pain in the legs on walking,associated with a vascular disturbance
COAGULATION
formation of a clot
CONTUSION
a bruise
CONVULSION
a violent involuntary contraction of the muscle
CREPITUS OR CREPITATION
a grating sound heard when bone rubs against bone
CYANOSIS
blueness of the skin due to insufficient oxygen in the tissue
DESICCATION
the process of drying up
EDEMA
a swelling due to a collection of fluid in the tissue of body
EFFUSION
the oozing of a fluid
EMPYEMA
pus in a cavity
EMPHYSEMA
swelling orinflation due tu air in the saces between connectve tissue ,as in the lungs
EROSION
an eating or wearing away
FEBRILE
pertaining to fever
FECES
the excrement discharged from the bowels
FISSURE
a groove,cleft or ulcer
FLACCID
a condition characterized by loss of tonus and absence of reflexes
FORAMEN
a natural opening especially in a bone
HIATUS
any gap,fissure or opening in an organ
HISTAMINE
a chemical substance released by the body
HYSTERIA
manifestation and symptoms of mental origin,with no physical reason
IMMOBILIZATION
to fix render immovable
INFLAMMATION
a morbid process characterized by pain,heat,redness,swelling,and loss of function
JAUNDICE
a yellow discolorationof the skin and eyes
LACERATION
a ragged tear of the skin
LETHARGY
a state of indifference or stupor
MALINGERER
one who pretend s being ill in order to gain advantages
MODALITY
a form of application of a treatment
MORBID
diseased or pertaining to disease
MORIBUND
dying
NAUSEA
tendency to vomit
NECROSIS
death of a circumscribed part of tissue
NEURON
a nerve cell
NOCTURNAL
pertaining to night
NODE
a swelling or knoblike eminence,particularly in the lymphatic system
NODULE ,NODULUS
a small node
NOXIOUS
harmful or poisonous
OCCLUSION
the closing of an opening or passage
ORGAN
any part of the body that performs a special function
PALPAPLE
something that can be felt
PALPATION
the act of feeling by hand during examination
PAPILLA
a small con shaped swelling
PARIETAL
pertaining to the walls of an organ or part
PERINEUM
the space between the anus and genital organs
PERITONEUM
the serous membrane lining of the abdominal wall
PROGNOSIS
the probable outcome or result of a disease
PROPHYLACTIC
something that prevents the development of disease
PROPHYLAXIS
measures preventing the development or spread of disease
PROSTRATION
extreme exostion or loss of physical power
PRURITUS
severe or intense itching
PRACTITIONER
one engaged in the practice of medicine
PURPURA
formation of purple patches on the skin and mucous membranes
PUSTULE
a small elevation of the skin with pus
QUADRANT
any of the four parts of the abdomen formed by drawing a symetry in cross
QUALITATIVE
pertaining to quality
RALES
rasping sounds heard in the lungs
REDUCTION
the process of setting a fracture or a dislocation
RBC;WBC
red blood per cubic mm;white blood cells per cubic mm
REFLEX
the automatic response to a sensory stimulus
SCIATICA
inflammation of the sciatic nerve
SECRETION
the fluid products of the cells ,including the glands
SEDATIVE
a medication that has a quieting effect
SEGMENTAL
pertaining to, or forming a segment
SENSITIZATION
rendered sensitive to actionof a serum by repeated injections
SHOCK
a condition of acute peripheral ciculatory failure,marked by pallor and clamminess of skin
SIBLING
one or more offsping of the same parents
SLOUGH
devitalised tissue that is thrown off by living tissue
SPHYNCTER
a ringlike muscle which closes a natural opening ,such as the anus
SPHYGNOMANOMETER
apparatus used to take BP
SQUAMOUS
scaly or platelike
STERILE
free from bacteria
STRICTURE
the narrowing or closure of a passage
STUPOR
partial or nearly complete unconsciousness;lethargy or drowsiness
SUBLUXATION
an incomplete or partial dislocation
SUPPURATION
the formation or discharge of pus
SUTURE
the surgical stitches for joining or clsing the edges of a wound
SYMPTOM
any functional evidence of disease or condition
SYNCOPE
a fainting spell
TRABECULATION
formation or partition in a part
TRACTION
a drawing or pulling apart
TRAUMA
a wound or injury
ULCER
a loss of substance on a cutaneous or a mucous surface
VERTIGO
dizziness
CRANIAL
toward the top of head
SUPINE
lying on the back
PRONE
lying on the stomach