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Medical Terminology Abbreviations

bx biopsy
DLE discoid lupus erythematosus
MRSA A form of staphylococcus aureus that is resistant to a common group of antibiotics that include methicillin, penicillin, and amoxicillin
PPD purified protein derivative (of tuberculin)
PUVA psoralen-ultraviolet A light theraphy
SLE systemic lupus erythematosus
VRE a form of enterococcus that is resistant to most antibiotics
A-K above the knee (amputation)
ASIS anterior superior iliac spine
B bilateral
B-K below the knee (amputation)
C1, C2, ect. first cervical vertebra, second cervical vertebra, ect.
Ca calcium
CTS carpal tunnel syndrome
D1, D2, ect. first dorsal vertebra, second dorsal vertebra, ect. (now referred to as first thoracic vertebra, second thoracic vertebra, ect.)
DJD degenerative joint disease
DTR deep tendon reflex
EMG electromyogram
Fx fracture
IM intramuscularly
L left
L1, L2, etc. first lumbar vertebra, second lumbar vertebra, ect.
MCP metacarpophalangeal
NSAID nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
OA osteoarthritis
P phosphorus
PIP proximal interphalangeal joints
PSIS posterior superior iliac spine
R right
RA rheumatoid arthritis
ROM range of motion
T1, T2, etc. first thoracic vertebra, second thoracic vertebra, ect.
TMJ temporomandibular joint
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