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Abbreviations

QuestionAnswer
ant anterior
AP anteroposterior
Bx,bx biopsy
CT computed tomography
CTscan,CATscan computed tomography scan
DSA digital subtraction angiography
Dx diagnosis
LAT,laat lateral
LLQ left lower quadrant
LUQ left upper quadrant
MRI magnetic resonace imaging
PA posteroanterior;pernicious anemia
PET positron emissionm tomography
post posterior
RLQ right lowwer quadrant
RUQ right upper quadrant
sono sonogram,sound
SPECT singel photon emission computed tomography
Sx symptom
Tx treatment
U&L, U/L upper and lower
US ultrasound
Ua,U/A urinalysis
BCC basal cell carcinoma
cm centimeter
decub decubitus:bedsore
derm dermatology
FS frozen section
ID intradermal
I&D insion and drainage
IMP impression
Sub Q,sub Q subcutaneous(injection)
ung ointment
XP,XDP xeroderma pigmentosum
BK below the knee
C1,C2 and so on first cervical vertebra....
Ca calcium,cancer
CDH congenital dislocation of the hip
CTS carpal tunnel syndrome
DJD degenerative joint disease
EMG electromyography
Fx fracture
HD hip disarticulation
HNP herniated nucleus pulposus
HP hemipelvectomy
IS intracostal space
I.M.,IM intramuscular;infectious mononucleosis
I.V,IV intravenous
KD knee disarticulation
L1,L2,and so on first lumbar vertebra.....
MG myasthenia gravis
MS musculoskeletal;multiple sclerosis
NSAIDs nonsteroidal anit-inflammatory drugs
ORTH;ortho orthopedics
P phosphorous
PCL posterior crucite ligament
RA rhumatoid arthritis
RF rhumatoid factor
ROM range of motion
SD shoulder disarticulation
THA total hip arthroplasty
THR total hip replacement
TKA total knee arthroplasty
TKR total knee replacment
AD alzhimer's disease
ALS amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
ANS autonomic nervous system
BEAM brain electic activity mapping
CNS central nervous system
CP cerbral palsy
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CVA cerebrovascular accident
EEG electroencephalogram(graphy)
ICP intracranial pressure
LOC loss of consciousness
MEG magnetoencephalography
MRA magnetic resonance angiogram(graphy)
NCV nerve conduction velocity
SNS sympathetic nervous system
TIA transient ischmic attack
ACTH adrenocorticotropic hormone
ADH antidiuretic hormone
BMR basal metabloic rate
DI diabetes insipidus; diagnostic imaging
DKA diabetic ketoacidosis
DM diabetes mellitus
FSH follicle-stimulating hormone
GH growth hormone
IDDM insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
K potassium
LH luteinizing hormone
MSH melonocyte-stimulating hormone
NIDDM non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
NPH neutral protamine Hagedorn
PRL prolactin
PGH pituitary growth hormone
PTH parathyroid hormone
RAI radioactive iodine
RAIU radioavtive iodine uptake
T3 triiodothyronine
T4 thyroxine
TFT thyroid function test
TSH thyroid-stimulating hormone
FBG fasting blood glucosa
PBI protein bound iodine
GTT glucosa tolerance test
Created by: kyismineforever
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