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Business Prac. Chps 13,14,15, 17

TermDefinition
pt patient
ASHD arteriosclerotic heart disease
HBP high blood pressure
ECG/EKG electrocardiogram
stat immediately
lab laboratory
comp comprehensive/complete
Px physical exam
PTR patient to return
wk week
I&D incision and drainage
R or rt right
FDCPA fair debt collection practice act
EFTS electronic funds transfer system
mg miligram
tid three times a day
i.e. for example
kg kilogram
CT computerized tomography
NSF non-sufficient funds
B/F balance forward
POS point of service
MICR magnetic ink character recognition
ABA american banking association
ATM automated teller machine
Dx diagnosis
L or lt left
ad lib as much as needed
PRN as necessary
retn return
pd paid
adj adjustment
ROA received on account
POS point of service
recd received
TPR temperature, pulse, respiration
SOB shortness of breath
HTN hypertension
abn abnormal
cp chest pain
diag diagnosis
BBB bundle, branch, block
U/A urinanalysis
CC chief complaint
HPI history of present illness
ROS review of systems
CMA certified medical assistant
HC house call
G III three pregnancies
Para I woman having borne one child
wks weeks
LMP last menstrual period
approx approximately
EDC estimated date confinement
BP blood pressure
FHS fetal heart syndrome
perf performed
PE physical examination
C/O complains of
abd abdomen
ofc office
adv advise
TOS type of service
ICD International Classification of Diseases
CPT Current Procedural Terminology
HCPCS Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System
CAC computer assisted coding
NLP National Language Processing
R/O rule out
NEC not elsewhere classifiable
NOS not otherwise specified
RUQ right upper quandrant
ED emergency department or erectile dysfunction
RN registered nurse
FH family history
F farenheit
Dr. doctor
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
IPPB intermittent positive pressure breathing
Tx treatment
bid twice a day
AP anteroposterior
TB tuberculosis
O2 oxygen
CHAMPVA civilian health and medical program of the veteran affairs/association
COBRA consolidated omnibus budget reconciliation act
PERRLA pupils equal round and reactive to light accomodation
NCAT normocephalic atrimatic
TSH thyroid stimulating hormone
FSH follicle stimulating hormone
X x-ray or multiple
DM diabetes mellitus
KUB kidneys, ureters, bladder
AP&L anteroposterior & lateral
A&P auscultation & percussion
TDaP tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis
Dilat dialate
K potassium (kalemia)
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
MRA magnetic resonance angiogram
UPj utero pelvic junction
CVA cerebrovascular accident (aka stroke)
CPE complete physical examination
IVP intravenous pyelogram
CAD coronary artery disease
Brev brevital (form of anesthesia)
FCRA fair credit reporting act
C&C call and cancel
LUQ left upper quadrant (liver)
QID four times a day
QD every day/daily
BID twice a day
PO post operative
po by mouth
LLQ left lower quadrant
ALL or A allergies
SPGR specific gravity
Q3H every 3 hours
ASA acetylsalic acid (aspirin)
Fe iron
NaCl sodium chloride (salt)
RLQ right lower quadrant
SOAP subjective, objective, assessment, plan
CHEDDAR chief complaint, history of present illness, examination, details, drugs and dosage, assessment, return visit or referral
PASS pull, aim, squeeze and sweep
WBC white blood cells
RBC red blood cells
vit vitamins
Mg magnesium
ft feet
lb pound
wt weight
w white
EMT emergency medical technician
HA headache
Cauc caucasian
LBP low blood pressure
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