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  1. P
    poor
  2. P:
    plan
  3. P.A.
    physician's assistant
  4. PA
    posterior/anterior
  5. para
    paraplegia
  6. pc
    after meals
  7. PCL
    posterior cruciate ligament
  8. PE
    pulmonary embolus
  9. PEEP
    positive end expiratory pressure
  10. per
    by/through
  11. p.o.
    by mouth
  12. PERRLA
    pupils, equal, round, reactive to light, and accommodation
  13. P.H.
    past history
  14. p.m.
    afternoon
  15. PMH
    past medical history
  16. PNF
    proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
  17. PNI
    peripheral nerve injury
  18. POMR
    problem-oriented medical record
  19. pos.
    positive
  20. poss
    possible
  21. post
    posterior
  22. post-op
    after surgery
  23. PRE
    progressive-resistive exercise
  24. pre-op
    before surgery
  25. prn
    whenever necessary
  26. PROM
    passive range of motion
  27. PSIS
    posterior superior iliac spine
  28. PT
    physical therapy
  29. PT/PTT
    prothrombin time
  30. Pt. or pt.
    patient
  31. PTA
    physical therapy assistant
  32. PTA
    prior to admission
  33. PTB
    patellar tendon bearing
  34. PVD
    peripheral vascular disease
  35. PWB
    partial weight bearing
  36. q
    every
  37. qid
    four time a day
  38. qh
    every hour
  39. qn
    every night
  40. qt.
    quart
  41. R
    right
  42. RA
    rheumatoid arthritis
  43. RBBB
    right bundle branch block
  44. RBC
    red blood cell
  45. R.D.
    registered dietician
  46. re:
    regarding
  47. rehab
    rehabilitation
  48. reps
    repetitions
  49. resp
    respiratory
  50. RN
    registered nurse
  51. R/O or r/o
    rule out
  52. ROM
    range of motion
  53. ROS
    review of systems
  54. RR
    respiratory rate
  55. RROM
    resistive range of motion
  56. RT
    respiratory therapist
  57. Rx
    perscription
  58. SACH
    solid ankle cushion heel
  59. SCI
    spinal cord injury
  60. SC joint
    sternoclavicular joint
  61. sec.
    seconds
  62. SED
    suberythemal dose
  63. sig
    give as follows
  64. SI (J)
    sacroiliac (joint)
  65. SLE
    systemic lupus erythematosus
  66. SLP
    speech language pathologist
  67. SLR
    straight leg raise
  68. SOAP
    subjective, objective, assessment, plan
  69. SOB
    shortness of breath
  70. s/p
    status post
  71. spec.
    specimen
  72. stat.
    at once
  73. sup
    superior
  74. Sx
    symptoms
  75. tab
    tablet
  76. TB
    tuberculosis
  77. TBI
    traumatic brain injury
  78. tbsp.
    tablespoon
  79. TENS or TNS
    transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
  80. THA
    total hip arthroplasty
  81. ther ex
    therapeutic exercise
  82. TIA
    transient ischemic attack
  83. tid
    three times a day
  84. TKA
    total knee arthroplasty
  85. TM (J)
    temporomandibular (joint)
  86. TNR
    Tonic neck reflex
  87. t.o.
    telephone order
  88. TPR
    temperature, pulse, and respiration
  89. tsp.
    teaspoon
  90. TUR or TURP
    transurethral resection
  91. Tx
    traction
  92. TV
    tidal volume
  93. UA
    urine analysis
  94. UE
    upper extremity
  95. UMN
    upper motor neuron
  96. URI
    upper respiratory infection
  97. US
    ultrasound
  98. UTI
    urinary track infection
  99. UV
    ultraviolet
  100. VC
    vital capacity
  101. VD
    venereal disease
  102. v.o. or VO
    verbal orders
  103. vol.
    volume
  104. v.s.
    vital signs
  105. w/c
    wheelchair
  106. W/cm2
    watts per square centimeter
  107. WBC
    white blood cell
  108. wk.
    week
  109. WNL
    within normal limits
  110. wt.
    weight
  111. X
    number of times
  112. y/o or y.o.
    years old
  113. yd.
    yard
  114. yr.
    year
  115. +1 (+2)
    assistance
  116. o^
    male
  117. o+
    female
  118. //
    parallel bars
  119. c-
    with
  120. s-
    without
  121. p-
    after
  122. a-
    before
  123. ~ or ~~
    approximately
  124. ^
    change
  125. =
    equal
  126. +
    plus, positive
  127. minus, negative
  128. #
    number
  129. /
    per
  130. %
    percent
  131. +,&, etc.
    and
  132. 1o
    Primary
  133. 2o
    Secondary to

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