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Physical Exam Abb.

Physical Exam Abbreviations

L.U.Q left upper quadrant
L.L.Q left lower quadrant
R.U.Q right upper quadrant
R.L Q right lower quadrant
abd abdomen
ant anterior
post posterior OR after
C.N.S central nervous system
c/o complains of
D.T delirium tremors (from alcoholism)
DX diagnosis
GI gastrointestinal
L.M.P last menstrual period
L.E. lower extremity (leg)
H.O.H. hard of hearing
D.N.R do not resuscitate (do not perform CPR)
D.N.I do not intubate (put in a tube to help patient breathe)
I&D incision & drainage (of a wound or surgical site)
N.K.A no known allergies
ETOH alcohol
a picture of a triangle change
a picture of a check mark check
N.S.R normal sinus rhythm (heart rhythm)
ad lib as desired
cont continuous
dc OR DC discontinue
rt right OR routine
lt left
picture of a down arrow decrease OR lower
picture of an up arrow increase OR raise
> greater than
< less than
Rx prescription
WC wheelchair
N.H.P nursing home placement
R.T.C. return to clinic (make a doctor's appointment)
MT multiple trauma (patient has multiple injuries from one incident) OR empty
D.R.G Diagnosis Related Group (an insurance coding system)
s/p status post (used to indicate patient has had surgery or a procedure)
nec necessary
noc night
H&P history & physical (a report dictated by the patient's doctor)
BS bowel sounds
Created by: dtomczik



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