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m., mm
muscle
max
maximum
mca
middle cerebral artery
MCO
Managed Care Organization
M.D
medical doctor, doctor of medicine
MD
muscular dystrophy
MDS
Minimum Data Set
MED
minimal erythemal dose
Meds
medications
M (within a circle)
Mother
mg
milligram
MI
myocardial infarction
min.
minimum, minimal
mm
muscles
MMT
manual muscle test
mo
month
mod.
moderate
MP, MCP
metacarpalphalangeal
MS
multiple sclerosis
mtr.
Motor
MV
motor vehicle accident
N
normal (muscle strength)
N/A
not applicable
N & V
nausea & vomiting
NBQC
narrow based quad cane
NCV
nerve conduction velocity
NDT
neurodevelopmental treatment
NEC
necrotizing enterocolitis
neg.
negative
NG
nasogastric
NICU
Newborn Intensive Care Unit
NIDDM
non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
NKA
no known allergies
noc
night, at night
NPO
nothing by mouth
NWB
non weight bearing
O:
objective
O2 sat
oxygen saturation
OB
obstetrics
OD
overdose
OCD
obsessive compulsive disorder
OM
otitis media
O.P.
out patient
O.R.
operating room
OASIS
Outcome and Assessment Information Sets
OBS
organic brain syndrome
OOB
out of bed
OOT
out of town
OR
operating room
ORIF
open reduction, internal fixation
ortho
orthopedics
OT
occupational therapy
OTR
registered occupational therapist
oz
ounce
p (with a line above)
post, after
P
poor (muscle strength, balance)
P/
passive
P:
plan (treatment plan)
P.H., PH, PM H
past history, past medical history
PA
posterior/anterior
para
paraplegia
p.c .
after meals
PCA
patient controlled analgesia
PCP
Primary Care Physician
PD
postural drainage
PDA
patent ductus arteriosis
PDR
physician desk reference
peds
pediatrics
PFT
pulmonary function test
pH
hydrogen-ion concentration
PHO
Physician/Hospital Organizations
PIP
proximal interphalangeal
PiTx
pelvic intermittent traction
PKU
phenylketonuria
PMHx
past medical history
PNF
proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
p.o.
by mouth
POE
prone on elbows
polio
poliomyelitis
POMR
problem-oriented medical record
POS
Point of Service Plan
post
Posterior
post
after
post-op
after surgery; operation
PPO
Preferred Provider Organization
PPS
Prospective Payment System
PRE
progressive resistive exercise
pre-op
before surgery; operation
prn
whenever necessary, as needed
PROM
passive range of motion
pro time
prothrombin time
prox
Proximal
Prx
prognosis
PSIS
posterior superior iliac spine
PT
physical therapy, physical therapist
Pt., pt.
patient
pt
protime
PTA
physical therapist assistant
PUW
pick up walker (standard walker)
PVD
peripheral vascular disease
PWB
partial weight bearing
q (with a line above)
every
q.d
every day
q.h.
every hour
qhs
at bedtime
q.i.d.
four times a day
q.m
every minute
q.o.d.
every other day
qt
quart
q.w .
once weekly
quad
quadriplegic
R (within a circle)
right
RAD
reactive airway disease
R/O, R.O
rule out
RBC
red blood cells
R.D.
registered dietician
RDS
respiratory distress syndrome
REM
rapid eye movement
R.T.
respiratory therapist
R.A.
rheumatoid arthritis
re:
regarding
rm
room
RN
registered nurse
ROM
range of motion
rot.
rotation
RROM
resistive range of motion
RUGs
Resource Utilization Groups
Rx
therapy, treatment