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Med Abbreviations

Medical Abbreviations

ā before
ac before meals
ASIS Anterior Superior Iliac Spine
AC joint acromioclavicular
ADL activities of daily living
AIIS anterior inferior iliac spine
AMA against medical advice
ant. anterior
AROM active range of motion
ASA aspirin
bid "bis in die" twice a day
bilat bilateral
BP blood pressure
bpm or BPM beats per minute
c/o complains of
cm centimeter
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CWI crutch walking instructions
DIP distal interphilaneal joint
DJD degenerate joint disease
DO Doctor of Osteopathy
DOB date of birth
DTR deep tendon reflex
Dx diagnosis
dc DC d/c discontinue
ECG or EKG electrocardiogram
ER emergency room
eval evaluation
ext. extension
flex. flexion
F/U follow up
FUO fever of unknown origin
FWB full weight bearing
fx or Fx fracture
GI gastrointestinal
GYN gynecological
HNP history and physical
HR heart rate
Hx history
IM intramuscular
inf inferior
int interval
IV intravenous
kg kilogram
left (needs circle)
L5 lumbar 5
lat lateral
LBP lower back pain
LOC loss of consciousness
LE lower extremity
UE upper extremity
max maximal
mmHg millimeters of mercury
MMT manual muscle testing
MD medical doctor
mg milligram
MI myocardial infarction
ml mL milliliter
mm millimeter
MCP metacarpal phalangeal
n. nerve
N/A not applicable
neg negative
NPO nothing by mouth
OD (oculus dexter) right eye
OS (oculus sinister) left eye
OR operating room
ORIF open reduction internal fixation
pc aftr meals
ac before meals
PNF propioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
- p after
PRE progressive resistancce exercise
PIP proximal interphalengeal joint
PSIS posterior superior iliac spine
Pt or pt patient
PT physical therapy
PROM passive range of motion
prn PRN as needed
qd every day
qh q2h every hour; every 2 hours
qid four times daily
rehab rehabilitation
reps repetitions
R/O rule out
ROM range of motion
Rx prescription
right (needs circle)
S/S signs and symptoms
Sx symptoms
s without used medical but not AT
SI sacroiliac joint
SLR straight leg raise
S/P status post
strep strepatococus
tid thre times a day
TKE terminal knee extension
TMJ temporomandibular jaw
Tx treatment
US ultrasound
UTI urinary tract infection
v.o. verbal order
vs: vital signs
w athletic training with
w/o athletic training without
WNL within normal limits
W/cm2 watts per centimeter squared
MRSA methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus
yo years old
# indicates number
2(degree symbol) secondary to
MOI mechanism of injury
NSAIDS non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
LMP last menstrual period
p! pain
Created by: azizm4