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Chiropractic Abbrevi

Common abreviations used

QuestionAnswer
AAA Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
ABD Abdomen
ABX Antibiotics
AC Acromioclavicular (and Before Meals)
ACL Anterior Cruciate Ligament
AD LIB As Desired
ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
ADE Adverse Drug Effect
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADL Activities of Daily Living
ADR Adverse Drug Reaction
AED Automatic External Defibrillator; Anti-Epileptic Drug
AI Aortic Insufficiency
AIDS Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome
AMA Against Medical Advice; American Medical Association
AMI Acute Myocardial Infarction; Anterior Myocardial Infarction
A&O Alert And Oriented
AP Anterior-posterior
A/P Assessment and Plan
ASA Aspirin
AVSS Afebrile, Vital Signs Stable
B Bilateral
BIB Brought In By
BID Twice a Day
BMI Body Mass Index
BP Blood Pressure
BR Bed Rest
C With
C/B Complicated By
CBC Complete Blood Count
CC Chief Complaint
CCK Cholycystectomy
CHI Closed Head Injury
CMT Cervical Motion Tenderness
CN Cranial Nerves
CNS Central Nervous System
CO Cardiac Output
C/O Complains Of
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CT Cat Scan
C/W Consistent With; Compared With
DBP Diastolic Blood Pressure
DC Discharge; Discontinue; Doctor of Chiropractics
DDX Differential Diagnosis
DF Dorsiflexion
DIF Differential
DIP Distal Inter-Phalangeal
DM Diabetes Mellitus
DO Doctor of Osteopathy
D/O Disorder
D/T Due To
DTR Deep Tendon Reflex
DVT Deep Venous Thrombosis
DX Diagnosis
ECG Electrocardiogram (also known as EKG)
ECHO Echocardiography
EKG Electrocardiogram (also known as ECG)
EMS Emergency Medical System
EMT Emergency Medical Technician
E/O Evidence Of
ETOH Alcohol
EXT Extremities
FB Foreign Body
F/B Followed By
FLU Influenza
FOOSH Fall On Outstretched Hand
F/U Follow-up
FUO Fever of Unknown Origin
FX Fracture
GB Gall Bladder; also Guillain Barre
GP General Practitioner
HA Headache
HCM Health Care Maintenance
HCT Hematocrit
HEENT Head, Ears, Eyes, Nose, Throat
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HOH Hard Of Hearing
HPI History of Present Illness
HR Heart Rate
HSV Herpes Simplex Virus
HTN Hypertension
HX History
IA Intra-Articular
IMP Impression
IR Internal Rotation
K Potassium
KCAL Kilocalories
L Left
LBP Low Back Pain
LCL Lateral Collateral Ligament
LE Lower Extremity (usually preceded by R or L)
LLE Left Lower Extremity
LMD Local Medical Doctor
LMN Lower Motor Neuron
LMP Last Menstrual Period
LPN Licensed Practical Nurse
LS Lumbro-Sacral
LT Light Touch
LUE Left Upper Extremity
MCL Medial Collateral Ligament
MCP Metacarpal-Phalangeal
MEDS Medicines
MI Myocardial Infarction
MMP Multiple Medical Problems
MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
N Nausea
NA Not Available
NAD No Apparent Distress
NABS Normal Active Bowel Sounds
NKDA No Known Drug Allergies
NOS Not Otherwise Specified
NP Nurse Practitioner
NPO Nothing By Mouth
NT Non
OA Osteoarthritis
OCP Oral Contraceptive Pill
OD Right Eye
OM Otitis Media
OOB Out Of Bed
OS Left Eye
OTC Over The Counter
OU Both Eyes
O/W Otherwise
P Pulse
PA Posterior~Anterior; also Physician's Assistant
PC After Meals
PE Physical Exam
PERRL Pupils Equal, Round, Reactive to Light
PIP Proximal Inter~Phalangeal
PMH Past Medical History
PN Progress Note
PNS Peripheral Nervous System
PO By Mouth
PRN Refers to treatments which patient can receive on an "as needed" basis
PSH Past Surgical History
PT Physical Therapy; Patient
Q Every (refers to a time interval...eg. if followed by 6, means "Every 6 Hours;" if followed by AM, D, W, or M =s "Every Morning Day, Week, or Month" respectively)
QHS Every Night
QID Four times per day
R Right
R/B Referred By; Relieved By
RBC Red Blood Cell
RLE Right Lower Extremity
RLL Right Lower Lobe; also Right Lower Lid
RLQ Right Lower Quadrant
RML Right Middle Lobe
R/O Rule Out
ROM Range Of Motion
ROS Review Of Systems
RR Respiratory Rate
RRR Regular Rate and Rhythm
RSD Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
RTC Return To Clinic
RUE Right Upper Extremity
RX Treatment
S Without
2/2 Secondary To
SIDS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
SLR Straight Leg Raise
S/P Status Post
STAT Immediately
STD Sexually Transmitted Disease
STS Soft Tissue Swelling
SX Symptoms
T Temperature
TIA Transient Ischemic Attack
TID Three times per day
TMJ Temporo~Mandibular Joint
TTP Tender To Palpation
UA Urine Analysis
UCC Urgent Care Center
UE Upper Extremity (usually preceded by R or L)
URI Upper Respiratory tract Infection
US Ultrasound
UTD Up To Date
UTI Urinary Tract Infection
UV Ultraviolet
V Vomiting
VS Vital Signs
WBAT Weight Bearing As Tolerated
WBC White Blood Cells
WNL Within Normal Limits
W/O Without
W/U Work~Up
X Except
XLR Crossed Leg Raise
Created by: gacosta