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Med Term Mod15

Abbreviations & Meanings

AC joint acromioclavicular joint
ACL anterior cruciate ligament of the knee
ANA antinuclear antibody
C1-C7 cervical vertebrae
Ca calcium
CK creatine kinase
CTS carpal tunnel syndrome
DEXA or DXA dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry
DMARD disease-modifying antirheumatic drug
DO doctor of osteopathy
DTRs deep tendon reflexes
EMG electromyography
ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate
IM intramuscular
L1-L5 lumbar vertebrae
LE cell lupus erythematosus cell
NSAID nonsteriodal anti-inflammatory drug
ORIF open reduction/internal fixation
Ortho othropedics (or orthepaedics)
OT occupational therapy
P phorphorus
PT physical therapy
RA rheumatoid arthritis
RF rheumatoid factor
ROM range of motion
sed rate erythrocyte sedimentation rate
SLE systemic lupus erythemtosus
T1-T12 thoracic vertebrae
TKR total knee replacement
THR total hip replacement
TMJ temporomandibular joint
Created by: lfrancois