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Terminology - Abbreviations

A auscultation and percussion
AC air conduction
Acc accommondation
AD right ear; Alzheimer's disease
ADHD attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
ADLs activity of daily living
ANS autonomic nervous system
AOM acute otitis media
ARMD, AMD age-related macular degeneration
AS left ear; aortic stenosis
Ast astigmatism
AU both ears
BC bone conduction
BEAM brain electrical activity mapping
c/o complains of; complaints
CK creatine kinase (cardiac enzyme); conductive keratoplasty
CNS central nervous system
CP cerebral palsy
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CT computed tomography
CVA cerebrovascular accident
D diopter (lens strength)
Dx diagnosis
ECCE extracapsular cataract extraction
EEG elecrtoencephalography
Em emmetropia
EMG electromyograph
ENG electronystagmography
ENT ear, nose and throat
EOM extraocular movement
EPS electrophysiology studies
FH family history
ICP intracranial pressure
IOL intraocular lens
IOP intraocular pressure
LASIK laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis
LOC loss of consciousness
LP lumbar puncture
lT left
MEG magnetoencephalography
mix astig mixed astigmatism
MRA magnetic resonance angiogram, magnetic resonance angiography
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
MS multiple sclerosis; mental status
Myop myopia (nearsightedness)
NCV nerve conduction velocity
NIHL noise-induced hearing loss
O.D. doctor of optometry
OD overdose
OM otitis media
OP outpatient; operative procedure
OS left eye
OU both eyes
PE pressure-equalizing (tube)
PERRLA pupils equal round and reactive to light and accommendation
PET positron emission tomography
PNS peripheral nervous system
PPV pars plana vitrectomy
pt patient
qEEG quanitive electroencephalography
RK radial keratotomy
rt right
SICS small incision cataract surgery
SLE slit-lamp examination
SNS sympathetic nervous system
ST esotropia
Sx symptom
TIA transcient ischemic attack
TPR temperature, pulse, and respiration
Tx treatment
URI upper respiratory infection
VA visual acuity
VF visual field
WD well-developed
WN well-nourished
WNL within normal limits
XT exotropia
- minus, negative
" inch
# number, following a number, pounds
% percent
@ at
' foot
+ plus, positive
= equals
+_ plus or minus, positive or negative, indefinite
/ divided by
x multiplied by, magnification
(triangle) change, heat
-> to, in the direction of
^ increase(d), up
(down arrow) decrease(d), down
(circle pointing up, right) male
(circle pointing downward) female
aa of each
AHP administrative health professional
AP anteroposterior
PA posteroanterior
BP, B/P blood pressure
Bx, bx biopsy
CC chief complaint
CHIM Canadian Health Information Managers
CHIMA Canadian Health Information Management Association
CPX complete physical examination
D.O., DO Doctor of Osteopathy
D.P.M. Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
dc, DC, D/C, d/c discontinue, discharge
Dx diagnosis
ED emergency department
EMR electronic medical record
EHR electronic health record
FH, FHx family history
FI functional inquiry
Fx fracture
G gravida (pregnant)
HPI history of present illness
Hx history
LLQ left lower quadrant
LMP last menstral period
LUQ left upper quadrant
MRP most responsible physician
NSAIDs nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug(s)
0 (with a line through) NO
ORTH, ortho orthopedics
PAP papanicolaou (test)
para 1, 2, 3, and so on unipara, bipara, tripara, and so on (number of viable births)
PCP primary care physician
PH medical history
PHIPA Personal Health Information Protection Act
PIPEDA Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act
PMH past medical history
PMP previous menstral period
R/O, r/o rule out
RLQ right lower quadrant
RUQ right upper quadrant
Rx prescription
SOAP subjective,, objective, assessment, and plan
SOB shortness of breath
sono sonogram
stat., STAT imemdiately
ther therapy
U&L, U/L upper and lower
UA urinalysis
Created by: DawnLangridge