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Ch.3 Muscular system

Abbreviations

TermDefinition
amb ambulate (walk)
CAT computerized axial tomography
CFT certified fitness trainer
c/o complains of ; complaining of
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
DMD Duchenne muscular dystrophy
DTR deep tendon reflex
EMG electromyogram
h hour(s)
Hx, hx history
IM intramuscular
L left
MD muscular dystrophy
mg milligram(s)
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
N/A not applicable
NMI nuclear medicine imaging
NSAID non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
OTC over- the- counter
PCN penicillin
PCP primary care physician
PFT personal fitness trainer
PRN, p.r.n. as needed
Pt, pt. patient
PT physical therapy
Q2-3H every two or three hours
Q8H every eight hours
R right
RICE rest, ice, compression, elevation
RMS rhabdomyosarcoma
ROM range of motion
wt weight
y/o years old; year-old
CT computed tomography; computerized tomography
CTS carpal tunnel syndrome