Medical Terminology (UND DPT Abbreviations) – Flashcards

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A:
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assessment
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AAROM
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active assistive range of motion
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abd
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abduction
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ac
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before meals
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AC joints
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acromioclavicular joints
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ACTH
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adrenocorticotrophic hormone
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add
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adduction
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ADL
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activities of daily living
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ad lib
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at discretion
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adm
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admission
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AE
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above elbow
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AFO
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ankle foot orthosis
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AIDS
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autoimmune deficiency syndrome
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AIIS
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anterior inferior iliac spine
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AJ
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ankle jerk
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AK
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above knee
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AKA
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above knee amputation
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a.m.
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morning
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AMA
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against medical advice
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amb
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ambulation, ambulating, ambulated, ambulate, ambulates
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ant
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anterior
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AP
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anterior-posterior
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AROM
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active range of motion
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ASA
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aspirin
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ASAP
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as soon as possible
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ASHD
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arteriosclerotic heart disease
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ASIS
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anterior superior iliac spine
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asst.
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assistance, assistive
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(B)
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bilateral
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BADL
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basic activities of daily living
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B/S
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bedside
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BE
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below elbow
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bid
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twice a day
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bilat.
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bilateral, bilaterally
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BK
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below knee
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BKA
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below knee amputation
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BM
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bowel movement
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BP
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blood pressure
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bpm
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beats per minute
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BRP
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bathroom privileges
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BUN
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blood urea nitrogen (blood test)
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C
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centigrade
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C & S
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culture and sensitivity
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CA
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cancer, carcinoma
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CABG
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coronary artery bypass graft
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CAD
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coronary artery disease
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cal
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calories
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CBC
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complete blood count
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CBI
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closed brain injury
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CBS
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chronic brain syndrome
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CC, C/C
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chief complaint
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cc
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cubic centimeter
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CGA
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contact guard assist
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CHF
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congestive heart failure
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cm
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centimeter
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CNS
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central nervous system
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c/o
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complains of
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CO2
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carbon dioxide
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COLD
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chronic obstructive lung disease
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cont.
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continue
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COPD
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chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
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COTA
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certified occupational therapy assistant
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CP
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cerebral palsy
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CPR
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cardiopulmonary resuscitation
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CSF
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cerebral spinal fluid
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CV
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cardiovascular
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CVA
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cerebrovascular accident
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CWI
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crutch walking instructions
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Cysto
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cystoscopic examination
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dept.
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department
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DIP
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distal interphalangeal joint
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D/C
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discontinued or discharged
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DM
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diabetes mellitus
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DO
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doctor of osteopathy
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DTR
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deep tendon reflex
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Dx
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diagnosis
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ECF
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extended care facility
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ECG, EKG
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electrocardiogram
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EEG
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electroencephalogram
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EENT
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ear, eyes, nose, throat
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EMG
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electromyogram, electromyography
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E.R.
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emergency room
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eval.
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evaluation
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ext.
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extension (/)
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ER
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external rotation
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F
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fair (muscle strength, balance)
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FBS
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fasting blood sugar
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FH
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family history
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flex
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flexion (*check mark*)
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ft.
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foot, feet (the measurement, not the body part)
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FUO
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fever, unknown origin
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FWB
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full weight bearing
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FWW
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front wheeled walker
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fx
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fracture
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G
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good (muscle strength, balance)
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GB
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gall bladder
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GI
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gastrointestinal
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gm
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gram
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GYN
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gynecology
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h, hr
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hour
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H & H, H/H
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hematocrit and hemoglobin
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H & P
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history and physical
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HA, H/A
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headache
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Hb, Hgb
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hemoglobin
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HCFA
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Health Care Finance Administration
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HCVD
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hypertensive cardiovascular disease
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HEENT
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head, ear, eyes, nose, throat
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HEP
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home exercise program
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HI
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head injury
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HIV
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human immunodeficiency virus
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HNP
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herniated nucleus pulposus
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HOB
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head of bed
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HR
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heart rate
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hs
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at bedtime
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ht.
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height
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Ht
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hematocrit
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Htn
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hypertension
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Hx
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history
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I & O
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intake and output
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IADL
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instrumental activities of daily living
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ICU
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intensive care unit
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IM
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intramuscular
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imp.
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impression
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in.
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inches
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indep, (I)
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independent
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inf
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inferior
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IR
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internal rotation
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IV
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intravenous
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kcal
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kilocalories
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kg
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kilogram
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KJ
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knee jerk
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KUB
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kidney, ureter, bladder
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L, I.
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liter
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(L)
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left
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lb.
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pound
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LBP
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low back pain
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LE, L/E
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lower extremity
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LOC
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loss of consciousness
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LP
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lumbar puncture
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m
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meter
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MAA
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maximal assist
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max
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maximal
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MD
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medical doctor; doctor of medicine
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MDRO
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multiple drug resistant organism
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MED
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minimal erythemal dose
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Meds.
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medications
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MFT
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muscle function test
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mg
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milligram
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MI
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myocardial infarction
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MIA
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minimal assist
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min
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minimal
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min.
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minutes
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ml
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milliliter
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mm
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millimeter
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MMT
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manual muscle test
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mo.
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month
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MOA
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moderate assist
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mod
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moderate
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MP, MCP
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metacarpalphalangeal
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MRSA
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methicillin resistant staph aureus
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MRROM
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manual resistive range of motion
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MS
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multiple sclerosis
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MVA
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motor vehicle accident
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N
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normal (muscle strength)
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NDT
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neurodevelopmental treatment
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neg., (-)
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negative
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N.H.
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nursing home
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noc
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night, at night
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npo
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nothing by mouth
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NSR
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normal sinus rhythm
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NWB
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non-weight-bearing
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O:
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objective
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OB
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obstetrics
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OBS
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organic brain syndrome
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od
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once daily
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O.P.
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outpatient
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O.R.
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operating room
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ORIF
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open reduction, internal fixation
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OT
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occupational therapy, occupational therapist
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OTR
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occupational therapist (used to follow official signature of the occupational therapist)
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oz.
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ounce
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P
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poor (muscle strength, balance)
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P:
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plan (treatment)
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P.A.
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physician's assistant
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PA
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posterior/anterior
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para
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paraplegia
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pc
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after meals
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per
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by/through
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per os, p.o.
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by mouth
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PERRLA
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pupils, equal, round, reactive to light and accommodation
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P.H.
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past history
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p.m.
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afternoon
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PNF
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proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
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PNI
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peripheral nerve injury
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POMR
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problem-oriented medical record
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pos.
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positive
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post
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posterior
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post-op
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after surgery (operation)
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PRE
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progressive resistive exercises
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pre-op
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before surgery (operation)
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prn
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whenever necessary
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PROM
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passive range of motion
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PSIS
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posterior superior iliac spine
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PT
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physical therapy, physical therapist (used after therapist's signature; varies from facility to facility)
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PT/PTT
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protime/prothrombin time
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Pt., pt.
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patient
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PTA
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physical therapist assistant
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PTCA
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percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
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PTB
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patellar tendon bearing
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PVD
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peripheral vascular disease
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PWB
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partial weight bearing
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q
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every
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qd
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every day
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qh
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every hour
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qid
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four times a day
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qn
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every night
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qt.
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quart
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(R)
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right
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RA
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rheumatoid arthritis
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RBC
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red blood count
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R.D.
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registered dietician
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re:
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regarding
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rehab
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rehabilitation
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reps
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repetitions
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resp
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respiratory, respiration
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RN
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registered nurse
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R/O
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rule out (In order to make an accurate diagnosis, the physician will try to rule out or eliminate a disease, condition; if he or she cannot, this will become the diagnosis.)
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ROM
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range of motion
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ROS
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review of symptoms
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RROM
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resistive range of motion
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R.T.
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respiratory therapist, respiratory therapy
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RTW
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return to work
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Rx
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treatment, prescription, therapy
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SACH
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solid ankle cushion heel
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SBA
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standby assist
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SCI
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spinal cord injury
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SC joint
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sternoclavicular joint
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sec.
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seconds
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SED
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suberythemal dose
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SIB
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self injurious behavior
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sig
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directions for use, give as follows, let it be labeled
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SI(J)
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sacroiliac (joint)
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SLE
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systemic lupus erythematosus
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SLR
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straight leg raise
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SNF
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skilled nursing facility
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SOAP
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subjective, objective, assessment, plan
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SOB
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shortness of breath
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S/P
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status post (example: S/P (L) hip fx means Pt. fx her hip in the recent past)
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spec
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specimen
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stat.
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immediately, at once
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Sx
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symptoms
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T
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trace (muscle strength)
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tab
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tablet
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TB
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tuberculosis
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TBI
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traumatic brain injury
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tbsp.
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tablespoon
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TENS, TNS
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transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator
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THA
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total hip arthroplasty
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THR
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total hip replacement
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TIA
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transient ischemic attack
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tid
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three times daily
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TKA
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total knee arthroplasty
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TKR
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total knee replacement
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TM(J)
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temporomandibular (joint)
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TNR
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tonic neck reflex (also ATNR, STNR)
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t.o.
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telephone order
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TOA
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total assist
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TPR
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temperature, pulse & respiration
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tsp.
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teaspoon
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TUR/TURP
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transurethral resection (of prostate)
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Tx
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traction
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UA
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urine analysis
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UE, U/E
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upper extremity
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UMN
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upper motor neuron
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URI
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upper respiratory infection
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US
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ultrasound
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UTI
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urinary tract infection
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UV
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ultraviolet
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VD
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venereal disease
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v.o.
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verbal orders (example: v.o. Dr. Smith/ your signature)
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vol.
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volume
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v.s.
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vital signs
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w/c
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wheelchair
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W/cm^2
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watts per square centimeter
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WBAT
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weight bearing as tolerated
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WBC
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white blood cell count
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wk.
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week
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WNL
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within normal limits
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wt.
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weight
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WW
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wheeled walker
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x
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number of times performed (x2= twice, x3= 3 times)
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y/o or y.o.
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years old
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yd.
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yard
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yr.
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year
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+1, +2
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assistance (assistance of 1 person given; also written "assistance of 1") (Examples: amb...with min +1 assist., or amb...with +1 min assist..,or amb..with min assist. of 1)
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female
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male
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down, downward, decrease, diminished
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up, upward, increase, augmented
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//
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parallel or parallel bars (also written // bars)
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with
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s (with line over it)
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without
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p (with line over it)
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after
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ā
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before
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~ or ≈
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approximately
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@
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at (this symbol is not exclusively used for at); each
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Δ
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change
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>
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greater than
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<
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less than
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=
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equals
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+
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plus, positive (positive also abbreviated pos.)
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-
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minus, negative (negative also abbreviated neg.)
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#
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number (#1= number 1), pounds (5# wt.= 5 pund weight; also abbreviated lbs.)
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/
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per
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%
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percent
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+, &, et.
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and
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↔, ⇆
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to and from
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to, progressing toward, approaching
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primary
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secondary, secondary to
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A:
answer
assessment
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AAROM
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active assistive range of motion
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abd
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abduction
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ac
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before meals
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AC joints
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acromioclavicular joints
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ACTH
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adrenocorticotrophic hormone
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add
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adduction
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ADL
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activities of daily living
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ad lib
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at discretion
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adm
answer
admission
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AE
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above elbow
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AFO
answer
ankle foot orthosis
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AIDS
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autoimmune deficiency syndrome
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AIIS
answer
anterior inferior iliac spine
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AJ
answer
ankle jerk
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AK
answer
above knee
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AKA
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above knee amputation
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a.m.
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morning
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AMA
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against medical advice
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amb
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ambulation, ambulating, ambulated, ambulate, ambulates
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ant
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anterior
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AP
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anterior-posterior
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AROM
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active range of motion
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ASA
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aspirin
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ASAP
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as soon as possible
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ASHD
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arteriosclerotic heart disease
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ASIS
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anterior superior iliac spine
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asst.
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assistance, assistive
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(B)
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bilateral
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BADL
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basic activities of daily living
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B/S
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bedside
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BE
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below elbow
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bid
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twice a day
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bilat.
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bilateral, bilaterally
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BK
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below knee
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BKA
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below knee amputation
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BM
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bowel movement
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BP
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blood pressure
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bpm
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beats per minute
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BRP
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bathroom privileges
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BUN
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blood urea nitrogen (blood test)
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C
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centigrade
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C & S
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culture and sensitivity
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CA
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cancer, carcinoma
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CABG
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coronary artery bypass graft
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CAD
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coronary artery disease
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cal
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calories
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CBC
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complete blood count
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CBI
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closed brain injury
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CBS
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chronic brain syndrome
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CC, C/C
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chief complaint
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cc
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cubic centimeter
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CGA
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contact guard assist
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CHF
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congestive heart failure
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cm
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centimeter
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CNS
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central nervous system
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c/o
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complains of
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CO2
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carbon dioxide
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COLD
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chronic obstructive lung disease
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cont.
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continue
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COPD
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chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
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COTA
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certified occupational therapy assistant
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CP
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cerebral palsy
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CPR
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cardiopulmonary resuscitation
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CSF
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cerebral spinal fluid
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CV
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cardiovascular
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CVA
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cerebrovascular accident
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CWI
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crutch walking instructions
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Cysto
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cystoscopic examination
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dept.
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department
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DIP
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distal interphalangeal joint
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D/C
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discontinued or discharged
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DM
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diabetes mellitus
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DO
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doctor of osteopathy
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DTR
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deep tendon reflex
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Dx
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diagnosis
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ECF
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extended care facility
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ECG, EKG
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electrocardiogram
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EEG
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electroencephalogram
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EENT
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ear, eyes, nose, throat
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EMG
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electromyogram, electromyography
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E.R.
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emergency room
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eval.
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evaluation
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ext.
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extension (/)
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ER
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external rotation
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F
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fair (muscle strength, balance)
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FBS
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fasting blood sugar
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FH
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family history
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flex
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flexion (*check mark*)
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ft.
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foot, feet (the measurement, not the body part)
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FUO
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fever, unknown origin
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FWB
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full weight bearing
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FWW
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front wheeled walker
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fx
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fracture
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G
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good (muscle strength, balance)
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GB
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gall bladder
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GI
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gastrointestinal
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gm
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gram
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GYN
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gynecology
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h, hr
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hour
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H & H, H/H
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hematocrit and hemoglobin
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H & P
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history and physical
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HA, H/A
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headache
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Hb, Hgb
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hemoglobin
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HCFA
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Health Care Finance Administration
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HCVD
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hypertensive cardiovascular disease
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HEENT
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head, ear, eyes, nose, throat
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HEP
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home exercise program
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HI
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head injury
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HIV
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human immunodeficiency virus
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HNP
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herniated nucleus pulposus
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HOB
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head of bed
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HR
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heart rate
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hs
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at bedtime
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ht.
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height
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Ht
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hematocrit
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Htn
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hypertension
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Hx
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history
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I & O
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intake and output
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IADL
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instrumental activities of daily living
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ICU
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intensive care unit
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IM
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intramuscular
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imp.
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impression
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in.
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inches
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indep, (I)
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independent
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inf
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inferior
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IR
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internal rotation
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IV
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intravenous
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kcal
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kilocalories
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kg
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kilogram
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KJ
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knee jerk
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KUB
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kidney, ureter, bladder
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L, I.
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liter
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(L)
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left
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lb.
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pound
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LBP
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low back pain
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LE, L/E
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lower extremity
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LOC
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loss of consciousness
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LP
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lumbar puncture
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m
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meter
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MAA
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maximal assist
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max
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maximal
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MD
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medical doctor; doctor of medicine
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MDRO
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multiple drug resistant organism
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MED
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minimal erythemal dose
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Meds.
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medications
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MFT
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muscle function test
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mg
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milligram
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MI
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myocardial infarction
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MIA
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minimal assist
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min
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minimal
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min.
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minutes
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ml
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milliliter
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mm
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millimeter
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MMT
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manual muscle test
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mo.
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month
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MOA
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moderate assist
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mod
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moderate
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MP, MCP
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metacarpalphalangeal
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MRSA
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methicillin resistant staph aureus
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MRROM
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manual resistive range of motion
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MS
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multiple sclerosis
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MVA
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motor vehicle accident
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N
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normal (muscle strength)
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NDT
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neurodevelopmental treatment
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neg., (-)
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negative
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N.H.
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nursing home
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noc
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night, at night
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npo
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nothing by mouth
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NSR
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normal sinus rhythm
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NWB
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non-weight-bearing
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O:
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objective
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OB
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obstetrics
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OBS
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organic brain syndrome
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od
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once daily
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O.P.
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outpatient
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O.R.
answer
operating room
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ORIF
answer
open reduction, internal fixation
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OT
answer
occupational therapy, occupational therapist
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OTR
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occupational therapist (used to follow official signature of the occupational therapist)
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oz.
answer
ounce
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P
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poor (muscle strength, balance)
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P:
answer
plan (treatment)
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P.A.
answer
physician's assistant
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PA
answer
posterior/anterior
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para
answer
paraplegia
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pc
answer
after meals
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per
answer
by/through
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per os, p.o.
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by mouth
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PERRLA
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pupils, equal, round, reactive to light and accommodation
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P.H.
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past history
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p.m.
answer
afternoon
question
PNF
answer
proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
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PNI
answer
peripheral nerve injury
question
POMR
answer
problem-oriented medical record
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pos.
answer
positive
question
post
answer
posterior
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post-op
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after surgery (operation)
question
PRE
answer
progressive resistive exercises
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pre-op
answer
before surgery (operation)
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prn
answer
whenever necessary
question
PROM
answer
passive range of motion
question
PSIS
answer
posterior superior iliac spine
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PT
answer
physical therapy, physical therapist (used after therapist's signature; varies from facility to facility)
question
PT/PTT
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protime/prothrombin time
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Pt., pt.
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patient
question
PTA
answer
physical therapist assistant
question
PTCA
answer
percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
question
PTB
answer
patellar tendon bearing
question
PVD
answer
peripheral vascular disease
question
PWB
answer
partial weight bearing
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q
answer
every
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qd
answer
every day
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qh
answer
every hour
question
qid
answer
four times a day
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qn
answer
every night
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qt.
answer
quart
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(R)
answer
right
question
RA
answer
rheumatoid arthritis
question
RBC
answer
red blood count
question
R.D.
answer
registered dietician
question
re:
answer
regarding
question
rehab
answer
rehabilitation
question
reps
answer
repetitions
question
resp
answer
respiratory, respiration
question
RN
answer
registered nurse
question
R/O
answer
rule out (In order to make an accurate diagnosis, the physician will try to rule out or eliminate a disease, condition; if he or she cannot, this will become the diagnosis.)
question
ROM
answer
range of motion
question
ROS
answer
review of symptoms
question
RROM
answer
resistive range of motion
question
R.T.
answer
respiratory therapist, respiratory therapy
question
RTW
answer
return to work
question
Rx
answer
treatment, prescription, therapy
question
SACH
answer
solid ankle cushion heel
question
SBA
answer
standby assist
question
SCI
answer
spinal cord injury
question
SC joint
answer
sternoclavicular joint
question
sec.
answer
seconds
question
SED
answer
suberythemal dose
question
SIB
answer
self injurious behavior
question
sig
answer
directions for use, give as follows, let it be labeled
question
SI(J)
answer
sacroiliac (joint)
question
SLE
answer
systemic lupus erythematosus
question
SLR
answer
straight leg raise
question
SNF
answer
skilled nursing facility
question
SOAP
answer
subjective, objective, assessment, plan
question
SOB
answer
shortness of breath
question
S/P
answer
status post (example: S/P (L) hip fx means Pt. fx her hip in the recent past)
question
spec
answer
specimen
question
stat.
answer
immediately, at once
question
Sx
answer
symptoms
question
T
answer
trace (muscle strength)
question
tab
answer
tablet
question
TB
answer
tuberculosis
question
TBI
answer
traumatic brain injury
question
tbsp.
answer
tablespoon
question
TENS, TNS
answer
transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator
question
THA
answer
total hip arthroplasty
question
THR
answer
total hip replacement
question
TIA
answer
transient ischemic attack
question
tid
answer
three times daily
question
TKA
answer
total knee arthroplasty
question
TKR
answer
total knee replacement
question
TM(J)
answer
temporomandibular (joint)
question
TNR
answer
tonic neck reflex (also ATNR, STNR)
question
t.o.
answer
telephone order
question
TOA
answer
total assist
question
TPR
answer
temperature, pulse & respiration
question
tsp.
answer
teaspoon
question
TUR/TURP
answer
transurethral resection (of prostate)
question
Tx
answer
traction
question
UA
answer
urine analysis
question
UE, U/E
answer
upper extremity
question
UMN
answer
upper motor neuron
question
URI
answer
upper respiratory infection
question
US
answer
ultrasound
question
UTI
answer
urinary tract infection
question
UV
answer
ultraviolet
question
VD
answer
venereal disease
question
v.o.
answer
verbal orders (example: v.o. Dr. Smith/ your signature)
question
vol.
answer
volume
question
v.s.
answer
vital signs
question
w/c
answer
wheelchair
question
W/cm^2
answer
watts per square centimeter
question
WBAT
answer
weight bearing as tolerated
question
WBC
answer
white blood cell count
question
wk.
answer
week
question
WNL
answer
within normal limits
question
wt.
answer
weight
question
WW
answer
wheeled walker
question
x
answer
number of times performed (x2= twice, x3= 3 times)
question
y/o or y.o.
answer
years old
question
yd.
answer
yard
question
yr.
answer
year
question
+1, +2
answer
assistance (assistance of 1 person given; also written "assistance of 1") (Examples: amb...with min +1 assist., or amb...with +1 min assist..,or amb..with min assist. of 1)
question
answer
female
question
answer
male
question
answer
down, downward, decrease, diminished
question
answer
up, upward, increase, augmented
question
//
answer
parallel or parallel bars (also written // bars)
question
answer
with
question
s (with line over it)
answer
without
question
p (with line over it)
answer
after
question
ā
answer
before
question
~ or ≈
answer
approximately
question
@
answer
at (this symbol is not exclusively used for at); each
question
Δ
answer
change
question
>
answer
greater than
question
<
answer
less than
question
=
answer
equals
question
+
answer
plus, positive (positive also abbreviated pos.)
question
-
answer
minus, negative (negative also abbreviated neg.)
question
#
answer
number (#1= number 1), pounds (5# wt.= 5 pund weight; also abbreviated lbs.)
question
/
answer
per
question
%
answer
percent
question
+, &, et.
answer
and
question
↔, ⇆
answer
to and from
question
answer
to, progressing toward, approaching
question
answer
primary
question
answer
secondary, secondary to
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