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  1. AB
    abnormal
  2. ABMS
    American Board of Medical Specialties
  3. ac
    acute
  4. Amb
    ambulatory
  5. ax
    axillary
  6. BP
    blood pressure
  7. Bx
    biopsy
  8. C
    centigrade, Celsius
  9. CC
    chief complaint
  10. cm
    centimeter
  11. CV
    cardiovascular
  12. Derm
    dermatology
  13. DOB
    date of birth
  14. Dx
    Diagnosis
  15. ENT
    ear, nose, throat
  16. FACP
    Fellow of the American College of Physicians
  17. FACS
    Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  18. FP
    family practice
  19. g
    gram
  20. GI
    gastrointestinal
  21. GYN
    gynecology
  22. HHS
    Health and Human Services
  23. Ht
    height
  24. Hx
    history
  25. kg
    kilogram
  26. L
    liter
  27. mcg
    microgram
  28. mg
    milligram
  29. mL
    milliliter
  30. Neuro
    neurology
  31. OB
    obstetrics
  32. Orth(o)
    Orthopedics
  33. P
    pulse
  34. Path
    pathology
  35. PE
    physical exam
  36. Peds
    pediatrics
  37. Psych
    psychology
  38. R
    respirations
  39. SS
    social security
  40. Sx
    symptom
  41. T
    temperature
  42. TPR
    temperature, pulse, respirations
  43. Wt
    weight
  44. y/o
    years old
  45. abd
    abdomen
  46. A&P
    anatomy and physiology
  47. CO2
    carbon dioxide
  48. DNA
    deoxyribonucleic acid
  49. (S or R) ER
    (smooth or rough) endoplasmic reticulum
  50. H2O
    water
  51. LAT, lat
    lateral
  52. LLQ
    left lower quadrant
  53. LUQ
    left upper quadrant
  54. O or O2
    oxygen
  55. OTC
    over the counter
  56. RLQ
    right lower quadrant
  57. RUQ
    right upper quadrant
  58. BCC
    basal cell carcinoma
  59. CF
    cystic fibrosis
  60. decub
    decubitus
  61. HCl
    hydrochloric acid
  62. ID
    intradermal
  63. I&D
    incision and drainage
  64. MD
    medical doctor
  65. mm
    millimeter
  66. PC
    professional corporation
  67. PPD
    purified protein derivative
  68. SCC
    squamous cell carcinoma
  69. SG
    skin graft
  70. SSN
    social security number
  71. staph
    staphylococcus
  72. strep
    streptococcus
  73. Sub-Q, sub Q
    subcutaneous
  74. TIMs
    topical immunomodulators
  75. UV
    ultraviolet
  76. ACL
    anterior cruciate ligament
  77. ANA
    antinuclear antibodies
  78. AP
    anteroposterior
  79. BMD
    bone mineral density (test)
  80. C1
    first cervical vertebra
  81. C2
    second cervical vertebra
  82. C3
    third cervical vertebra
  83. Ca
    calcium
  84. CDH
    congenital dislocation of hip
  85. CRP
    C-reactive protein blood test
  86. DJD
    degenerative joint disease
  87. DMARDs
    disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs
  88. DXA (formerly DEXA)
    dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry scan
  89. EHT
    estrogen hormone therapy
  90. Fx
    fracture
  91. JRA
    juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  92. jt
    joint
  93. KJ
    knee jerk
  94. L1
    first lumbar vertebra
  95. L2
    second lumbar vertebra
  96. L3
    third lumbar vertebra
  97. LAC
    long arm cast
  98. lig
    ligament
  99. LLC
    long leg cast
  100. LLCC
    long leg cylinder cast
  101. Na
    sodium
  102. NaCl
    sodium chloride
  103. NH3
    ammonia
  104. PD
    peritoneal dialysis
  105. pH
    hydrogen ion concentration
  106. PKU
    phenylketonuria
  107. PUL
    percutaneous ultrasonic lithotripsy
  108. RP
    retrograde pyelography
  109. sp. gr.
    specific gravity
  110. UA
    urinalysis
  111. UG
    urogenital
  112. UTI
    urinary tract infection

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