Medical Abbreviations

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Medical Abbreviations
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100 common medical abbreviations
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  1. sx
    Symptoms
  2. TIA
    Transient ischemic attack
  3. TTWB
    toe-touch weight bearing
  4. US
    ultrasound
  5. UTI
    urinary tract infection
  6. LOC
    loss of consciousness
  7. CAD
    coronary artery disease
  8. ABD
    abduction
  9. ADD
    Adduction
  10. /
    per
  11. IR
    internal rotation
  12. ER
    external rotation
  13. amb
    ambulation
  14. ARF
    acute renal failure
  15. BM
    bowel movement
  16. CA
    cancer
  17. BP
    blood pressure
  18. CGA
    contact guard assistance
  19. C/O
    complains of
  20. DJD
    degenerative joint disease
  21. GSW
    gun shot wound
  22. WNL
    within normal limits
  23. VRE
    vanco mycin-resistant entrococus
  24. MRSA
    methicillin-resistant stophyococus aureus
  25. DVT
    deep vein thrombosis
  26. DM
    diabetes mellitus
  27. Dx
    diagnosis
  28. ETOH
    ethyl alcohol
  29. HO
    hand orthosis
  30. I & O
    input and output
  31. IDDM
    Insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
  32. HOB
    Head of bed
  33. IV
    intravenous
  34. UE
    Upper Extremity (arms)
  35. LE
    lower extremity (legs)
  36. NT
    not tested
  37. OOB
    out of bed
  38. UB
    upper body
  39. LB
    lower body
  40. PVD
    peripheral vascular disease
  41. PRN
    as needed
  42. RA
    rheumatoid arthritis
  43. ROM
    range of motion
  44. SOAP
    subject, objective, assessment, plan
  45. SOB
    shortness of breathe
  46. PE
    physical examination
  47. R/O
    rule out
  48. HTN
    hypertension
  49. AKA
    above knee amputation
  50. BKA
    below knee amputation
  51. ORIF
    open reduction internal fixator (broken bone)
  52. ˜
    approximately
  53. A.D.
    assistive device
  54. A.E.
    adaptive equipment
  55. PMH
    prior medical history
  56. CVA
    cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
  57. right
  58. Left
  59. bilateral
  60. TKA
    total knee arthroplasty
  61. TKR
    total knee replacement
  62. THR
    total hip replacement
  63. w/c
    wheelchair
  64. vc
    verbal cue
  65. to
  66. from
  67. both ways
  68. with
  69. with out
  70. after
  71. STG
    short term goal
  72. LTG
    long term goal
  73. Independent
  74. modified independence
  75. S
    supervision
  76. minimal assistance
  77. moderate assistance
  78. maximum assistance
  79. total assistance
  80. DMI
    diabetes mellitus type 1
  81. DMII
    diabetes mellitus type II
  82. SBA
    stand by assistance
  83. BSC
    bedside commode
  84. PROM
    passive range of motion
  85. SROM
    self range of motion
  86. AROM
    active range of motion
  87. AAROM
    active assisted range of motion
  88. FMC
    fine motor control
  89. FMD
    fine motor dexterity
  90. ADL
    activities of daily living
  91. IADL
    instrumental activities of daily living
  92. FIM
    functional independence measure
  93. PT
    physical therapy
  94. pt.
    patient
  95. nosocomial
    hospital acquired infection
  96. idiopathic
    no known cause
  97. assistance
  98. don
    put on
  99. doff
    take off
  100. THP
    total hip percautions

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