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Med Abbreviation 3

TermDefinition
mod moderate
MP, MEP metacarpophalangeal
MRSA methicillin-resistant Staphyloccus Aureus
MVA motor vehicle accident
NDT neurodevelopmental treatment
neg. negative
NG or ng nasogastric
N.H. nursing home
NIDDM non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
nn nerve
noc night, at night
NPO or npo nothing by mouth
NSR normal sinus rhythm
NWB non-weight bearing
O: objective
OA osteoarthritis
OB obstetrics
OBS organic brain syndrome
od once daily
OOB out of bed
O.P. outpatient
O.R. operating room
ORIF open reduction, internal fixation
OT occupational therapy, occupational therapist
OTR occupational therapist (used to follow official signature)
oz. ounce
P poor
P: plan, intervention plan, plan of care
P.A. physician's assistant
PA posterior/anterior
para paraplegia
pc after meals
PCL posterior cruciate ligament
PE pulmonary embolus
PEEP positive end expiratory pressure
per by/through
p.o. by mouth
PERRLA pupils equal, round, reactive to light, and accommodation
P.H. past history
p.m. afternoon
PMH past medical history
PNF proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
PNI peripheral nerve injury
POMR problem-oriented medical record
pos. positive
poss possible
post posterior
post-op after surgery (operation)
PRE progressive-resistive exercise
pre-op before surgery (operation)
prn whenever necessary, as often as necessary
PROM passive range of motion
PSIS posterior-superior iliac spine
PT physical therapy, physical therapist
PT/PTT prothrombin time/ partial thromboplastin time
Pt. or pt. patient
PTA physical therapy assistant
PTA prior to admission
PTB patellar tendon bearing
PVD peripheral vascular disease
PWB partial weight bearing
q every
qid four times a day
qh every hour
qn every night
qt. quart
R right
RA rheumatoid arthritis
RBBB right bundle branch block
RBC red blood cell (count)
R.D. registered dietician
re: regarding
rehab rehabilitation
reps repetitions
resp respiratory, respiration
RN registered nurse
R/O or r/o rule out
ROM range of motion
ROS review of systems
RR respiratory rate
RROM resistive range of motion
RT respiratory therapist, respiratory therapy
Rx intervention plan, prescription, therapy
SACH solid ankle cushion heel
SCI spinal cord injury
SC joint sternoclavicular joint
sec. seconds
SED suberythemal dose
sig directions for use, give as follows, let it be labeled
SI(J) sacroiliac (joint)
SLE systemic lupus erythematosus
SLP speech-language pathologist
SLR straight leg raise
SNF skilled nursing facility
SOAP subjective, objective, assessment, plan
SOB shortness of breath
S/P status post (e.g. S/P hip fx)
spec specimen
stat. immediately
sup superior
Sx symptoms
tab tablets
Created by: studybri