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Med.Term Ch15 Abbrev

Chabner, Language of Medicine 11th edition-Chapter 15 abbreviations

AC Acromioclavicular (joint)
ACL Anterior cruciate ligament of the knee
ANA Antinuclear antibody
BKA Below-knee amputation
BMD Bone mineral density
C1 TO C7 Cervical vertebrae
Ca Calcium
CK Creatine kinase
CMC Carpometacarpal (joint)
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 (sed rate) Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
HNP Herniated nucleus pulposus
IM Intramuscular
L1 to L5 Lumbar vertebrae
NSAID Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
OA Osteoarthritis
ORIF Open reduction (of fracture)/ internal fixation
ortho Orthopedics (or orthopaedics)
OT Occupational therapy
P Phosphorus
PT Physical therapy
RA Rheumatoid arthritis
RF Rheumatoid factor
ROM Range of motion
SLE Systemic lupus erythematosus
T1 to T12 Thoracic vertebrae
TKR Total knee replacement/arthroplasty
THR Total hip replacement/arthroplasty
TMJ Temporomandibular joint
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