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Medical Abbreviation

Physical Exam and Diagnosis

TermDefinition
LUQ left upper quadrant
LLQ left lower quadrant
RUQ right upper quadrant
RLQ right lower quadrant
Abd abdomen
CNS central nervous system
c/o complain(s, ing, ed, t) of
Dx diagnosis
GI gastrointestinal
LMP last menstrual period
LE lower extremities
I & D incision and drainage
MS multiple sclerosis, mitral stenosis
URI upper respiratory infection
CVA cerebrovascular accident
T & A tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
STD/ STI sexually transmitted disease or infection
D & C dilation and curettage
CA cancer, carcinoma
UTI urinary tract infection
TUR/ TURP transurethral resection prostate
Fx fracture
AB abortion, antibody
MI myocardial infarction
ASHD arteriosclerotic heart disease
TAH- BSO total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
N & V nausea and vomiting
Cysto cystoscopy
TKR total knee replacement
AK amp or AKA above knee amputation
BK amp or BKA below knee amputation
LOC loss (or level) of consciousness
A & P repair anterior and posterior repair
ORIF open reduction internal fixation
CAB coronary artery bypass
CAD coronary artery disease
SOB short of breath
CP cerebral palsy, chest pain
DVT deep vein thrombosis
HTN hypertension
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
ant anterior
pos posterior
DT delirium tremors
HOH hard of hearing
DNR do not resuscitate
DNI do not intubate
NKA no known allergies
ETOH ethanol
NSR normal sinus rhythm
ad lib as desired
cont continuous
rt right
lt left
Rx prescription
WC wheelchair
NHP nursing home placement
RTC return to clinic
MT multiple trauma
DRG diagnosis related group
S/P status post
Chole cholecystectomy
Appy appendectomy
DOA dead on arrival
FUO fever, unknown origin
COLD chronic obstructive lung disease
CHF congestive heart failure
R/O rule out
Procto proctoscopy
CHT closed head trauma
Staph inf staphylococcus infection
Strep inf streptococcus infection
HA headache, heart attack
RSV respiratory syncytial virus
GSW gunshot wound
SDH subdural hematoma
BS bowel sounds
nec necessary
noc night
H & P history and physical
Created by: jyoung271