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Purple Module

Purple Module Terminology - Abbreviations

A & P auscultation & percussion
AC air conduction
Acc accommodation
AD Alzheimer's disease
ADHD attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder
ADLs activities of daily living
ALS amyotropic lateral sclerosis
ANS autonomic nervous system
AOM acute otitis media
ARMD, AMD age-related macular degeneration
AS left ear
Ast astigmatism
AU both ears
BC bone conduction
BEAM brain electrical activity mapping
CNS central nervous system
CP cerebral palsy
CSF cerebrospinal fluid analysis
CT computed tomography
CVA cerebrovascular accident
D diopter
Dx diagnosis
ECCE extracapsular cataract extraction
EEG electroencephalography
Em emmetropia
EMG electromyography
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
MEG magnetoencephalography
mix astig mixed astigmatism
MRA magnetic resonance angiography (gram)
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
MS musculoskeletal/multiple sclerosis/mental state/ mitral stenosis
Myop myopia
NCV nerve conduction velocity
NIHL noise induced hearing test
O.D. Doctor of Optometry
OD right eye / 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 & accommodation
PET positron emission tomography
PPV pars plana vitrestomy
pt patient
qEEG quantitive electroencephalography
RK radial keratotomy
rt right
SICS small incision cataract surgery
SLE slit-lamp
SNS somatic nervous system
ST estropia
Sx symptom
TIA transient ischemic attack
TPR temperature, pulse & respiration
Tx treatment
URI upper respiratory infection
VA visual acuity
VF visual field
WD well-developed
WN well-nourished
WNL within normal limits
XT extropia
Created by: Barbara Ross