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LLB
Left lateral bending; long leg brace
OT
Objective test; occupational therapy
NRI
Nerve root involvement or irritation
NMA
Neurogenic muscular atrophy
OM
Occupational medicine; osteopathic manipulation; otitis media
LIC
Left iliac crest
NAD
No active disease; no acute distress; nothing abnormal detected
NNR
Not necessary to return
OPD
Outpatient department
MA
Medical authorization; moderately advanced; muscle activity
MVV
Maximum volume ventilation; maximum voluntary ventilation
PI
Present illness; personal injury
PID
Pelvic inflammatory disease; prolapsed intervertebral disc
PMA
Positive mental attitude; progressive muscular atrophy
PMD
Private medical doctor
PMH
Past medical history
PMI
Past medical illness; point of maximum impact
PN
Pain; post-nasal
PNI
Peripheral nerve injury
PO
By mouth; post-operative
POX
Point of exit
LLC
Long leg cast
PP
Positive pressure; presenting problem; private physician
PP&A
Palpation, percussion and auscultation
PPD
Packs per day; permanent partial disability
PPH
Past pertinent history; post-partum hemorrhage
PR
Partial remission; progress record; pulse rate
PRN
As needed
PROM
Passive range of motion
OPT
Outpatient treatment
OPV
Oral polio vaccine
OR
Operating room; open reduction; oriented
ORIF
Open reduction internal fixation
ORT
Operating room technician
OS
Left eye (oculus sinister); mouth; oral surgery
OTC
Over the counter
P&S
Permanent and stationary
LLCC
Long leg cylinder cast
PCN
Penicillin
LLD
Leg length discrepancy
PE
Physical examination; point of entry
PERRLA
Pupils equal, round, reactive to light & accommodation
PHX
Past history
OAP
Osteoarthropathy
OB
Obstetrics
OBL
Oblique
OBP
Ova, blood and parasites
LLL
Left lower leg; left lower lid; left lower lung
NSR
Normal sinus rhythm
ONC
Oncology
OOB
Out of bed
OPC
Outpatient clinic
LAE
Long above elbow (cast)
OPP
Opposite
LLE
Left lower extremity
NSF
No significant findings
NSI
No sign of infection, inflammation
NSS
Normal saline solution; normal size and shape
NTP
Normal temperature and pressure
NOS
Not on staff; not otherwise specified
NV
Neurovascular
LAC
Laceration; long arm cast
NWB
Non weight bearing
NYD
Not yet diagnosed
O
Pint
PGP
Progressive general paralysis
NOK
Next of kin
NOP
No ocular pain; not otherwise provided for
NP
Nasopharynx; neuropathology; not palpable
MIN
Minimal; minor
NPC
No previous complaint
NPH
No previous history
NPO
Nothing by mouth
NOC
Night
NPT
Normal pressure and temperature
NR
Nerve root; normal range; not remarkable
NAR
Narcotic; no action required
OOP
Out of plaster
NBI
No bone injury
NAI
No acute infection
NBM
Nothing by mouth
NC
No change; no complaint; non-contributory
NCD
Not considered disabling
MK
Marked
NCS
Nerve conduction studies
ND
Nondisabling
NE
Nerve ending; neurologic examination
NIH
National Institutes of Health
LLF
Left lateral flexion; left little finger
NIL
Nothing
NKA
No known allergies
NKD
No known disease
NL
Normal; normal limits
MS
Medical student; minor surgery; multiple sclerosis
MTD
Maximum tolerated dose
MHR
Maximal heart rate
MUS
Muscle
MVA
Motor vehicle accident
MVP
Mitral valve prolapse
LLN
Lower limit of normal
N&M
Nerves and muscles
N&T
Nose and throat
N&V
Nausea and vomiting
NA
No abnormalities; not admitted; not applicable; not available
NAA
No apparent abnormalities
LF
Left foot; linear fracture; low frequency
OA
Osteoarthritis
LDP
Lumbo-dorsal pain
NPO MN
Nothing by mouth after midnight
LK
Left kidney
LFA
Left forearm
MAS
Manifest anxiety scale
LHS
Left hand side
LBT
Low back tenderness
LHG
Left hand grip
PA
Postero-anterior; pulmonary artery
KA
Ketoacidosis
LIQ
Left inner quadrant
KLS
Kidney, liver, spleen
LUA
Left upper arm
MAT
Maternal
LIR
Left iliac region
LLWC
Long leg walking cast
LLX
Left lower extremity
LL
Left lateral; left leg; left lower; left lung
NRM
Normal range of motion
LKS
Liver, kidney, spleen
OCC
Occasionally; occiput; occupation
MBH
Maximum benefit from hospitalization
NRN
No return necessary
LRT
Lower respiratory tract
MDC
Minimum detectable concentration
K
Potassium
LQ
Lower quadrant
NLM
National Library of Medicine
MEDLARS
Medical Literature Analysis and Retreival System
KG
Kilogram
KB
Knee bearing amputation
OBS
Organic brain syndrome; observer; obstetrics
KCL
Potassium chloride
KFT
Kidney function test
LOQ
Left lower quadrant; left outer quadrant
PC
Phone call; posterior cervical; present complaint
NLP
No light perception; normal light perception
LOS
Length of stay; loss of sight
LOM
Left otitis media; limitation of movement; loss of movement
KI
Potassium iodide
KJ
Knee jerk
MEDS
Medications, medicines
NSA
No significant abnormalities
KK
Knee kick
LOC
Level of consciousness; loss of consciousness
LSP
Lumbar spine
KUB
Kidney, ureter, and bladder x-ray
LLS
Long leg splint
MED
Minimum effective dose; medial
LRQ
Lower right quadrant
L&H
Lungs and heart
MTR
Masses, tenderness, rebound
ME
Medical examiner
KVO
Keep vein open
MDV
Multiple dose vial
PD
Partial denture; per diem; pulmonary disease
MTRG
Masses, tenderness, rebound, guarding
LSK
Liver, spleen, kidneys
LS
Left side; liver and spleen; lumbar spine; lumbosacral
MUO
Myocardiopathy of unknown origin
NSAD
No sign of significant disease
MBC
Maximal breathing capacity
MB
Muscle balance
MV
Mitral valve
MAX
Maxilla; maximal; maximum
NSC
No significant change
NSAID
Non-steriodal anti-inflammatory drug
MASS
Massage; massive
MAJ
Major; majority
MAL
Malignant
OC
On call
MID
Minimum infective dose
MI
Mental illness; mitral insufficiency; myocardial infarction
MAC
Maximum allowable concentration; macerated
MT
Manual traction; maximal therapy; more than; muscles and tendons; muscle test
LN
Lymph node
OD
Occupational disease; officer of the day; once daily; overdose; right eye (oculus dexter)
MICU
Mobile intensive care unit
OP
Operation; out patient
MIC
Minimal inhibitory concentration
NIP
No infection present; no inflammation present
LLR
Left lumbar region
MLC
Minimum lethal concentration
MLD
Minimum lethal dose
LLQ
Left lower quadrant
ML
Maximum to left; midline
MKV
Measles, killed vaccine
MHB
Maximum hospital benefit
NSG
Nursing
MSTI
Multiple soft tissue injuries
OH
Occupational history
MH
Marital history; medical history; mental health
NROM
Normal range of motion
NT
Naso-tracheal; nerve treatment; normal temperature; no test, not tested; not tender
MFW
Multiple fragment wounds
NN
Neonatal; nerves; nurse notes
MFU
Medical follow up
MFT
Muscle function test
MEL
Melanoma
NS
Nerves; neurosurgery; no show, nonspecific
MEH
Medical eye history
LBP
Low back pain; low blood pressure
PER OS
By mouth
MPC
Maximum permissible concentration
MEF
Maximal expiratory flow
MRI
Magnetic resonance imaging
MR
Maximum to right; mental retardation
NVD
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
MPD
Maximum permissible dose
NBS
Normal bowel sounds
MP
Menstrual period
NTG
Nitroglycerine
NCO
No complaints offered
NCNS
No complications, no sequelae
OE
On examination; orthopedic examination; otitis externa
LAM
Laminectomy
PERLA
Pupils equal, reactive to light & accommodation
O&E
Observation and examination
NK
Not known
MOD
Medical officer of day; moderate
MFD
Midforceps delivery; minimum fatal dose
LUE
Left upper extremity
MMST
Muscle strength
LUOQ
Left upper outer quadrant
MOM
Milk of magnesia
LUQ
Left upper quadrant
MMPI
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory
LBB
Low back bending
M&F
Mother and father
NSD
Normal spontaneous delivery; no significant defect
LX
Lower extremity
OBJ
Object; objective
NM
Neuromuscular; not measured; not mentioned
MMFR
Maximal midexpiratory flow rate
LANC
Long arm navicular cast
MIFR
Maximal inspiratory flow rate
MMF
Maximal midexpiratory flow
MEFR
Maximal expiratory flow rate
MM
Malignant melanoma; mucous membrane; murmur, muscles
MIF
Maximal inspiratory flow
MG
Muscle group
NMJ
Neuromuscular injection
L&S
Liver and spleen